Need Microsoft Office on your computer?

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Need Microsoft Office on your computer? Want to get it for free?

Office 365 provides Microsoft Office for PC and Mac computers and selected mobile devices for as long as you are a George Fox student. Login into Office365 with your GFU email and password. You will be provided with the most recent version that will work with your operation system. You can install one or all of the following: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote.

Questions? Contact the IT Service Desk at servicedesk@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2569.

Information on purchasing and picking up textbooks

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

For your convenience, textbooks are now located in the Bruin Store, near the cafeteria/Bruin Den, on the Newberg campus. (The Textbook Annex is no longer being staffed.)

Undergraduate students should bring a copy of their class schedule to purchase books. Graduate students are encouraged to order in advance using our online store and have books shipped to their home or campus box. All students are encouraged to order books in advance at georgefoxshop.com (click the “Books” tab, then select courses) to have their books ready when they arrive on campus.

Welcome to the new Bruin Store! We look forward to seeing you.

Questions? Contact Sandy Gidding at sgidding@georgefox.edu.

Registering formal student complaints

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

While most student concerns and complaints can and should be resolved informally, there is a formal general complaint procedure described in the “Support for Students” section of the Undergraduate Student Handbook as well as on the Graduate/DPS Policies page of the website.

Please note that these procedures cover complaints of a general nature and do not supersede specific policies involving special cases such as grade appeals, sexual harassment, etc., which are covered elsewhere in the Student Handbook, Catalog or Graduate/DPS Policies.

For more information, contact the student life department at studentlife@georgefox.edu.

Information on your new Bruin Store

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Follett Higher Education Group took over operation of the BlueZone Bookstore in June of 2015. The store has been renamed the Bruin Store (Georgefoxshop.com), and now offers textbooks and merchandise in one location. At the beginning of each semester, undergraduate and graduate textbooks will be offered for sale in the Bruin Store and no longer in the Textbook Annex. The remainder of the year the Bruin Store will be your source for Bruin apparel, accessories, gifts and general school supplies.

Part of our agreement with Follett is that they have the exclusive right to sell merchandise and services traditionally offered in college and university bookstores, including but not limited to, all required course materials (print and digital); class and alumni rings and jewelry; clothing (whether or not emblematic); school supplies; desk and dorm accessories; gifts; souvenirs; graduation regalia (sale and rental) and announcements; course-adopted software and paper and electronic custom anthologies; and textbook buybacks.

This agreement does not prohibit sales by student groups or student government organizations, but Follett should be consulted with prior to these sales.

If you have any questions, please email Matt Hammar at mhammar@georgefox.edu.

Information on purchasing and picking up textbooks

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

For your convenience, textbooks are now located in the Bruin Store, near the cafeteria/Bruin Den, on the Newberg campus. (The Textbook Annex is no longer being staffed.)

Undergraduate students should bring a copy of their class schedule to purchase books. Graduate students are encouraged to order in advance using our online store and have books shipped to their home or campus box. All students are encouraged to order books in advance at georgefoxshop.com (click the “Books” tab, then select courses) to have their books ready when they arrive on campus.

Welcome to the new Bruin Store! We look forward to seeing you.

Questions? Contact Sandy Gidding at sgidding@georgefox.edu.

Need Microsoft Office on your computer?

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Need Microsoft Office on your computer? Want to get it for free?

Office 365 provides Microsoft Office for PC and Mac computers and selected mobile devices for as long as you are a George Fox student. Login into Office365 with your GFU email and password. You will be provided with the most recent version that will work with your operation system. You can install one or all of the following: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote.

Questions? Contact the IT Service Desk at servicedesk@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2569.

Information on purchasing and picking up textbooks

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

For your convenience, textbooks are now located in the Bruin Store, near the cafeteria/Bruin Den, on the Newberg campus. (The Textbook Annex is no longer being staffed.)

Undergraduate students should bring a copy of their class schedule to purchase books. Graduate students are encouraged to order in advance using our online store and have books shipped to their home or campus box. All students are encouraged to order books in advance at georgefoxshop.com (click the “Books” tab, then select courses) to have their books ready when they arrive on campus.

Welcome to the new Bruin Store! We look forward to seeing you.

Questions? Contact Sandy Gidding at sgidding@georgefox.edu.

FoxTALE upgrade on Friday, Aug. 21

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

FoxTALE will be unavailable on Friday, Aug. 21, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Pacific Time) for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Learn about becoming a counselor at Aug. 18 info meeting

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Do you enjoy helping people? Have you considered a career as a school counselor, school psychologist, clinical mental health counselor, or couple and family systems counselor? Interested in trauma counseling or play therapy?

If so, then join an upcoming Graduate School of Counseling information meeting to learn about masters-level counseling programs offered at George Fox. Your bachelor’s degree does not need to be in psychology to apply.

An info meeting is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18, in Room 155A at the Portland Center. We will be joined by Dr. Rand Michael, associate professor and director of the marriage, couple and family counseling program at George Fox. Register online at this link 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.

Retirement party for Mark Ocker is this Friday

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Don’t forget to join us for Mark Ocker’s retirement reception at the Portland Center this Friday, Aug. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m.  Mark has touched the lives of many people in the George Fox community over the years, and we look forward to an evening of celebration. There is no cost to attend, and all are invited.

For more information, contact Ashley O’Doherty at 503-554-6180 or aodoherty@georgefox.edu.

Subscribe to TechTips

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

The IT department posts updates, how-tos and tips relevant to university supported software, including the Google Apps Suite, Microsoft Office, Windows 7, Apple OS, iOS and more.

To subscribe to the group TechTips: Hints, Tips and Updates from George Fox IT and receive posts by email, click on this link and then select “Join Group” (requires George Fox sign-in).

Questions? Contact Kandie Comfort at kcomfort@georgefox.edu.

Learn about becoming a counselor

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Do you enjoy helping people? Have you considered a career as a school counselor, school psychologist, clinical mental health counselor, or couple and family systems counselor? Interested in trauma counseling or play therapy?

If so, then join an upcoming Graduate School of Counseling information meeting to learn about masters-level counseling programs offered at George Fox. Your bachelor’s degree does not need to be in psychology to apply.

An info meeting is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18, in Room 155A at the Portland Center. We will be joined by Dr. Rand Michael, associate professor and director of the marriage, couple and family counseling program at George Fox. Register online at this link 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.

Don’t forget ADP open house tonight at Portland Center

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

The university’s Adult Degree Program is hosting an evening open house from 6 to 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday), in Room 160 at the Portland Center to share information about the major programs starting this fall.

Do you have friends or family who have been considering finishing their degree? We would be honored if you would pass this invitation on to them. All students looking to finish their bachelor’s degree are welcome to attend.

Anyone interested in attending can RSVP by emailing adultdegree@georgefox.edu. Questions? Contact Danae Allen at dallen@georgefox.edu.

Learn about becoming a counselor

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Do you enjoy helping people? Have you considered a career as a school counselor, school psychologist, clinical mental health counselor, or couple and family systems counselor? Interested in trauma counseling or play therapy?

If so, then join an upcoming Graduate School of Counseling information meeting to learn about masters-level counseling programs offered at George Fox. Your bachelor’s degree does not need to be in psychology to apply.

An info meeting is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18, in Room 155A at the Portland Center. Register online at this link 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.

Open house for Adult Degree Program set for Tuesday night

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

The university’s Adult Degree Program is hosting an evening open house from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, in Room 160 at the Portland Center to share information about the major programs starting this fall.

Do you have friends or family who have been considering finishing their degree? We would be honored if you would pass this invitation on to them. All students looking to finish their bachelor’s degree are welcome to attend.

Anyone interested in attending can RSVP by emailing adultdegree@georgefox.edu. Questions? Contact Danae Allen at dallen@georgefox.edu.

All are invited to Mark Ocker’s retirement party Aug. 14

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

In hopes of including everyone, we have changed Mark Ocker’s retirement gathering to a reception at the Portland Center from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14. Mark has touched the lives of many people in the George Fox community over the years, and we look forward to an evening of celebration. There is no cost to attend, and all are invited.

For more information, contact Ashley O’Doherty at 503-554-6180 or aodoherty@georgefox.edu.

‘SFS News’: Please subscribe!

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Last week the Office of Student Financial Services sent out fall semester updates and alerts (this time specifically to traditional undergraduate students) through the “SFS News,” our communication tool to students. Did you know that you don’t need to be a student to subscribe?

If you have not signed up yet, please don’t delay. Go now to this link to both sign up and view previously sent SFS alerts and reminders. Click on the icon “Get Email Updates” to enroll and scroll down to “View Archived Newsletters” to see our most recent news or to access archives. It’s important!

Questions? Contact Jenny Getsinger at jgetsing@georgefox.edu.

Mark Ocker’s retirement party set for Aug. 14 at Portland Center

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

In hopes of including everyone, we have changed Mark Ocker’s retirement gathering to a reception at the Portland Center from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14. Mark has touched the lives of many people in the George Fox community over the years, and we look forward to an evening of celebration. There is no cost to attend, and all are invited.

For more information, contact Ashley O’Doherty at 503-554-6180 or aodoherty@georgefox.edu.

University closes Friday to observe Independence Day holiday

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

All university offices will be closed this Friday, July 3, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The University Store will also be closed, as will libraries in Newberg and the Portland Center.

University Store has openings for part-time customer service workers

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

The University Store is now hiring temporary customer service workers, with the potential to go long-term. Here are the details:

  • Start immediately
  • No experience is necessary, but you must enjoy serving customers and have the ability to learn our sales system.
  • Job is part time, with more hours during busy times (start of classes, campus events, etc.). Great for students and employee spouses who want part-time work (students do not have to qualify for financial aid).

To apply, visit follettcareers.com, plug in the state/city names, click “Search Jobs” and select the temporary position for Newberg. Questions? Email Sandy Gidding at 1478txt@follett.com or sgidding@georgefox.edu.