BlueZone Store closes early on Friday

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

The BlueZone Store will be finalizing its midyear inventory on Friday, Oct. 31, and will close at 2 p.m. The store will reopen on Monday, Nov. 3, with regular hours.

Be sure to check out, ‘Like’ seminary’s Facebook page

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

George Fox Evangelical Seminary posts photos from international travels, creative blogs from professors, and invitations to our seminary guest lectures on its Facebook page.

Be sure to check out our page here to stay up to date with us – and be sure to “Like” our page while you’re at it!

Recommendation from IT on the new Apple OS Yosemite

Monday, October 27th, 2014

TechTips Forum post: For people with Macintosh computers, our IT Mac-certified tech, Rich Bass, highly recommends that Mac users do not upgrade to Yosemite (OS 10.10) yet. There are reported issues of Wifi connectivity dropping for many users. The issue doesn’t affect everyone, but there are widespread reports across the web of Wifi issues. Apple will most likely release an update to fix this, but the update hasn’t come out yet.

If you have updated your Mac to Yosemite and are experiencing Wifi connectivity issues (or other problems) since upgrading, you can stop by IT and we can image your computer back to Mavericks (10.9).

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Portland Center hosts Grad Night Open House Nov. 13

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

December 2014 grads: Stop by our Grad Night Open House on Thursday, Nov. 13, to pick up your cap and gown between 4 and 6:30 p.m. at the Portland Center (PDS 155).

Meet with student accounts, alumni, and BlueZone Store representatives, and enjoy snacks with your cohort and other George Fox graduates!

Passport event has been canceled

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Passport Days, originally scheduled for Nov. 5-6, have been canceled for this fall. The USPS representative had to cancel for that date.

If you need to apply or renew a passport, you can do so at the Dundee Post Office, located at 279 S.W. 5th St., in Dundee. We apologize for any inconvenience.

- Mail and Print Services

St. John’s Bible on display today on Newberg campus

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

St. John's BibleThe university community is invited to explore portions of the St. John’s Bible at a special presentation from 2:30 to 5 p.m. today (Friday) in the Stevens Center’s Duke Atrium. The project began in 1998 at Saint John’s Abbey and St. John’s University, which commissioned renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce a hand-written, hand-illuminated Bible.

Come see a work of art that unites an ancient Benedictine tradition with the technology and vision of today, illuminating the Word of God for a new millennium. The Gospels and Acts will be on display, along with several individual art pieces from the series.

In addition, Brad Neary, representative for the project, and Paul Anderson, professor of biblical studies at George Fox, will present short talks on topics related to the Bible and its artwork.

Stop by the atrium and enjoy the St. John’s Bible!

Family Weekend is packed with events Oct. 24-25

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Join us for activities during Family Weekend Oct. 24-25! Registration and information will be located in the Stevens Center (Duke) Atrium from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24.

Here is a rundown of events …

Auxiliary Bazaar
Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (EHS)

St. John’s Bible Presentation
Friday, 2:30-5 p.m. (Stevens Center’s Duke Atrium) Cost: Free
Come see a work of art that unites an ancient Benedictine tradition with the technology and vision of today. Includes presentations by Brad Neary, a representative of the St. John’s Abbey/University-commissioned project, and George Fox Biblical Studies Professor Paul Anderson.

Fall Carnival
Friday, 5-8 p.m.
Come to the center of campus to enjoy fun and games at the fall carnival put on by the student government.

Fall Music Department Concert
Friday, 7:30 p.m. (Bauman Auditorium) Cost: Free
Enjoy vocal and instrumental performances by George Fox University’s Concert Choir and Symphonic Band as they debut the 2014-15 season.

Theatre Presentation: Twelfth Night
Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. (Wood-Mar Auditorium) Cost: $12 (adult); $10 (alumni); $8 (child/senior); employees entitled to one complimentary ticket

Academic Open House: Major Discovery Event
Saturday, 10-11 a.m. (Hoover Academic Building)
Students and parents are invited to attend academic open houses to connect with department instructors and discover the possibilities of each major.

Tailgate
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., (Le Shana Parking Lot)

Women’s Soccer vs. Pacific Lutheran
Saturday, 1 p.m. (Austin Sports Complex)

Football vs. Pacific
Saturday, 1 p.m. (Stoffer Family Stadium)

Volleyball vs. Willamette
Saturday, 7 p.m. (Wheeler Gym)

Family Bingo
Saturday, 7:30 p.m. (Klages Dining Hall) Cost: Adult – $9, Non-GFU students and children – $7, GFU Students – Free

Questions? Visit this link for the complete schedule and for registration information. You may also call Alumni and Parent Relations at 503-554-2134.

Former PGE CEO Peggy Fowler speaks on Newberg campus today

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Peggy Fowler, former CEO of Portland General Electric Co. (PGE), will be on the university’s Newberg campus as part of the College of Business’ Executive in Residence Program. All are welcome to attend her presentation from 11 to 11:50 a.m. today (Wednesday) in Hoover 105. The title of her presentation is “Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Life Lessons from a Transformational Leader.”

Fowler will give a public interview and allow time for Q&A. For more information, contact Jeff VandenHoek at jvandenh@georgefox.edu.

Come see St. John’s Bible in Stevens atrium this Friday

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

St. John's BibleThe university community is invited to explore portions of the St. John’s Bible at a special presentation from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in the Stevens Center’s Duke Atrium. The project began in 1998 at Saint John’s Abbey and St. John’s University, which commissioned renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce a hand-written, hand-illuminated Bible.

Come see a work of art that unites an ancient Benedictine tradition with the technology and vision of today, illuminating the Word of God for a new millennium. The Gospels and Acts will be on display, along with several individual art pieces from the series.

In addition, Brad Neary, representative for the project, and Paul Anderson, professor of biblical studies at George Fox, will present short talks on topics related to the Bible and its artwork.

Stop by the atrium and enjoy the St. John’s Bible!

Today and tomorrow are busy with homecoming events

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Don’t forget to join us for activities during homecoming weekend today (Friday) and tomorrow. Registration and information will be set up in the Stevens Center (Duke) Atrium from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 18. Registration is also available online at homecoming.georgefox.edu.

Here is a rundown of homecoming events Oct. 17-18 …

On Friday, we will host a Classic Bruins Supper (5-7 p.m. in Cap and Gown Room); a reunion for Dayspring members (6-8 p.m. at Friendsview); a men’s soccer game against Willamette (6 p.m.); and a jazz concert featuring New York-based drummer Matt Wilson (7:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium).

On Saturday, morning events include a Dayspring reunion breakfast (9-10 a.m.) and concert (10 a.m.), a department open house and networking gathering (9:30 a.m.), and class reunions (for the classes of 1974, 1984, 1994 and 2004) from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The afternoon/evening schedule includes a women’s soccer game against Lewis & Clark (noon), a football game against Puget Sound (1:30 p.m.), an Alumni and Sports Hall of Fame Awards event (5-8 p.m.), and a “World’s Got Talent” variety show (8 p.m.).

Questions? Visit the above homecoming link for the complete schedule and registration information. You may also call Alumni and Parent Relations at 503-554-2134.

Mark your calendar: ‘Passport Day’ returns Nov. 5-6

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

“Passport Day” is just around the corner. Mark your calendars. The USPS will be on the Newberg campus Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 5-6, to process passport applications – both new applications and renewals. It will be offered in Cap and Gown A from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday.

This service is open to all George Fox University students and employees as well as their families and friends. Details will be posted closer to the event.

St. John’s Bible on display on Newberg campus Oct. 24

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

The university community is invited to explore portions of the St. John’s Bible at a special presentation from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in the Stevens Center’s Duke Atrium. The project began in 1998 at Saint John’s Abbey and St. John’s University, which commissioned renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce a hand-written, hand-illuminated Bible.

Come see a work of art that unites an ancient Benedictine tradition with the technology and vision of today, illuminating the Word of God for a new millennium. The Gospels and Acts will be on display, along with several individual art pieces from the series. In addition, Brad Neary, representative for the project, and Paul Anderson, professor of biblical studies at George Fox, will present short talks on topics related to the Bible and its artwork.

Stop by the atrium and enjoy the St. John’s Bible!

Former PGE CEO Peggy Fowler visits Newberg campus Oct. 22

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Peggy Fowler, former CEO of Portland General Electric Co. (PGE), will be on the university’s Newberg campus as part of the College of Business’ Executive in Residence Program. All are welcome to attend her presentation from 11 to 11:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Hoover 105.

Fowler will give a public interview and allow time for Q&A. For more information, contact Jeff VandenHoek at jvandenh@georgefox.edu.

Join us for homecoming festivities this Friday & Saturday

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Join us for activities during homecoming weekend this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17-18! Registration and information will be set up in the Stevens Center (Duke) Atrium from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 18. Registration is also available online at homecoming.georgefox.edu.

This year, we are celebrating homecoming and Family Weekend on back-to-back weekends. Stay tuned for information on Family Weekend Oct. 24-25.

Here is a rundown of homecoming events Oct. 17-18 …

On Friday, we will host a Classic Bruins Supper (5-7 p.m. in Cap and Gown Room); a reunion for Dayspring members (6-8 p.m. at Friendsview); a men’s soccer game against Willamette (6 p.m.); and a jazz concert featuring New York-based drummer Matt Wilson (7:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium).

On Saturday, morning events include a Dayspring reunion breakfast (9-10 a.m.) and concert (10 a.m.), a department open house and networking gathering (9:30 a.m.), and class reunions (for the classes of 1974, 1984, 1994 and 2004) from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The afternoon/evening schedule includes a women’s soccer game against Lewis & Clark (noon), a football game against Puget Sound (1:30 p.m.), an Alumni and Sports Hall of Fame Awards event (5-8 p.m.), and a “World’s Got Talent” variety show (8 p.m.).

Questions? Visit the above homecoming link for the complete schedule and registration information. You may also call Alumni and Parent Relations at 503-554-2134.

FoxTALE maintenance scheduled for Monday, Oct. 13

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

FoxTALE will be unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, Oct. 13, for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Questions? Contact the IT Service Desk (servicedesk@georgefox.edu)

Newberg campus closes Friday for mid-semester holiday

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

The Newberg campus will be closed Friday, Oct. 10, for the mid-semester holiday. All offices, the BlueZone Store, Mail Services and the library will be closed.

Flu shots are available at Health and Counseling Center

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Flu shots are now available! Please call 503-554-2340 to schedule an appointment at the Health and Counseling Center. The shot is free if you have the GFU United Healthcare student insurance or $20 if you have any other insurance.

Interested in becoming a counselor?

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Are you interested in a career as a clinical mental health counselor, couple and family systems counselor, school counselor or school psychologist? If so, then join an upcoming Graduate School of Counseling information meeting to learn about masters-level counseling programs offered at George Fox. Prerequisite classes are not required and your bachelor’s degree does not need to be in psychology to apply.

An info meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. this Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Portland Center. Register online here.

Contact Joel Moore at jmoore@georgefox.edu or 503-554-6166 if you have questions or to schedule a one-on-one appointment.

Ticket info for upcoming football games

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

The George Fox football team has its first two away games of the season scheduled on Friday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. against Willamette University and on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 1:30 p.m. against Linfield College.

Willamette University does not sell general admission tickets in advance, so you will need to purchase your tickets at the gate the day of the game. To purchase tickets in advance for the Linfield game, please visit this link.

Our next home football game is Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 1:30 p.m. against the University of Puget Sound. Employees and students will be admitted with their ID cards; other fans can purchase tickets in advance here.

Thanks!
The Sports Marketing Team

Annual Security Report now available

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

The university’s Annual Security Report is now available. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the school. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security (for example, policies for responding to emergency situations).

Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the school and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus. This report is available online at this link. You may also request a paper copy from the security services office.