All invited to Saint John’s Bible presentation Friday

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

All students and employees are invited to attend a special session, “Illuminating the Word – the Making of the Saint John’s Bible,” from 9 to 9:50 a.m. tomorrow (Friday) in Lemmons 8. Brad Neary, director of the Saint John’s Bible Heritage Program, will make a PowerPoint presentation on the making and significance of the Saint John’s Bible.

As part of George Fox University’s “A Year with the Saint John’s Bible” celebration, Volume 6 (The Gospels and Acts) will be available for viewing.

Questions? Contact Paul Anderson at panderso@georgefox.edu.

Take part in Write for Rights event

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Every year, around Human Rights Day on Dec. 10, hundreds of thousands of people around the world send a message to someone they’ve never met. Letter writing has always been at the core of Amnesty International’s work, and 53 years of human rights activism show that letters really do have the power to change lives.

You can be a part of this, too. The George Fox chapter of Amnesty International is hosting a Write for Rights event at the Coffee Cottage in Newberg on Monday, Dec. 1, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Come for the whole time, or just a few minutes and write a letter to change a life.

Click here for more information on the event. Contact Jennifer Newman at newmanj11@georgefox.edu if you have any questions.

We hope to see you there!

W-2 Forms are now paperless: Have you consented?

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

In support of our Creation Care values, Human Resources will issue 2014 year-end W-2 forms online in “Self Service” for all employees. In order for the university to save the expense of purchasing, printing, stuffing into envelopes and delivering your form by campus mail, the law requires that you give your consent to receiving this form online. If you consented in the past, you do NOT need to do so again.

You can verify your consent status or give consent for the first time by following the steps below. It only takes about 30 seconds, so I encourage you to take care of it as soon as possible – perhaps right now? Here’s how:

  1. Log in to http://mygfu.georgefox.edu
  2. From the menu at left, select “Self Service”
  3. Select “Payroll and Compensation”
  4. Select “W-2/W-2c Consent”
  5. Check your current status. Does it say “Consent received?” If so, thank you! You’re done. If not …
  6. Read the statement and check the box to give consent. Click “Submit.”
  7. Enter your GFU password as a confirmation of your identity and click “Continue.”
  8. Click “OK”

You’ll receive a confirmation email of your decision shortly after completing this process. And just to be clear, you will only have to do this once – not every year.

Thanks very much. Let me know if you have any questions.

Katie Sol, Human Resources (ksol@georgefox.edu)

Learn about becoming a licensed counselor

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Do you enjoy helping people? Have you considered a career as a clinical mental health counselor, couple and family systems counselor, school counselor or school psychologist? If so, 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. on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the Portland Center. Register online or learn more about our programs at counseling.georgefox.edu.

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

Science Outreach Program equipment available for loan

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

The Science Outreach Program aims to serve the greater community and promote an interest in science from a Christ-centered perspective. Our purpose is to help advance science education, raise the scientific consciousness of the community, and share resources of the George Fox University Science Department.

We have scientific equipment many elementary, middle and high schools do not own. Equipment loans are also available to the homeschooling community. If you need microscopes, dissecting tools, physics models or a variety of other teaching items, we can loan them to you and help enrich scientific learning among your students and family. Equipment is loaned out on a first come, first served basis for up to one week (seven days).

To borrow equipment, send your requests to scienceoutreach@georgefox.edu. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Licon at elicon@georgefox.edu.

Veterans Coordinator on Campus

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Sherri Moore, the veterans coordinator for George Fox, will be on campus at the Portland Center Friday, Nov. 14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule an appointment to meet with her, please email smoore@georgefox.edu or simply drop by the Student Accounts Office.

Weather-related campus closure information

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Winter is coming. Following is our process for announcing campus closure information. The provost will make the decision whether or not to close the Newberg campus, Portland Center and Salem site for daytime classes by 6:30 a.m. or 2:15 p.m. for evening classes. This applies to all days of the week, including Saturday. Decisions at the Redmond site will be made by the professor.

Major considerations are road conditions, ice, utility service disruption, and how long the severe weather or emergency is likely to last. To find out if a closure decision has been made when bad weather occurs:

  1. Visit the George Fox flashalert.net page (this is the first site updated).
  2. Listen to local radio and television stations. Each campus will be identified separately.
  3. Call the George Fox University switchboard at 503-538-8383.

For more information, visit georgefox.edu/closure.

Join free self-defense class

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Learn basic methods of self-defense at no charge this Thursday, Nov. 13 from 6-8 p.m. in Wheeler 221. The college years are one of the most vulnerable times when it comes to violence and assault. This is the most prevalent among women ages 18-25, so it is important to have at least a basic knowledge of self-defense. The instructor is an experienced martial arts instructor who is offering this class free of charge. There will be two sessions offered throughout the school year.

December grads: Attend Thursday’s open house at Portland Center

Monday, November 10th, 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!

No U.S. Mail Service on Tuesday, Nov. 11

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Due to the Veterans Day holiday on Tuesday, Nov. 11, there will be no incoming or outgoing U.S. Mail that day. Other carriers such as UPS and FedEx will be operating as normal. George Fox’s Mail Services will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Questions? Contact Mail Services at ext. 2555.

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.