Join us for Woolman Peacemaking Forum next week

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

George Fox University’s Center for Peace and Justice invites you to the 2017 John Woolman Peacemaking Forum on Monday and Tuesday, March 20-21. Our theme this year is “Peace: Personal and Global.”

This year, we welcome guest speaker Michelle Loyd-Paige, PhD, a professor of sociology and executive associate to the president for diversity and inclusion at Calvin College.

Here is the schedule:

Monday, March 20, 7-8:30 p.m., EHS 102
Join us as Loyd-Paige speaks about doing kingdom work in “Peacemaking: More Than Good Intentions.” This event is open to the public, and we encourage you to invite friends and family!

Tuesday, March 21, 10:50 a.m. (chapel), Bauman Auditorium
Students and employees are invited to chapel as Loyd-Paige discusses how embracing cultural differences can enrich our worship in “A Bigger Hospitality.”

Tuesday, March 21, 11:30 a.m –1:30 p.m., Canyon Commons 103
After chapel, students are encouraged to stop by the Peacemaking Connections Expo and check out current job and internship opportunities available with various nonprofit peacemaking and service organizations!

We hope you will join us for this exciting two-day event as we focus on putting the work of peace into practice. Refreshments will be provided by the Center for Peace and Justice.

Questions? Contact Laurie Fair (lfair@georgefox.edu).

The library wants to hear from you!

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Please take a moment to complete LibQUAL+, George Fox libraries’ survey on the quality of library services and resources.

Most people complete the survey in six to seven minutes. Please view this FAQ page for detailed information.

The survey will run until Sunday, March 26. Enter soon for a chance to win prizes!

LibQUAL+ Library Survey

Questions? Contact Rob Bohall (rbohall@georgefox.edu).

Graduating this spring? Come to Grad Night Open House April 5

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Spring 2017 grads: Stop by our Grad Night Open House on Wednesday, April 5, 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, Jostens and Bruin Store representatives while also enjoying snacks with your cohort and other George Fox graduates!

See you there! Contact Darla Norgren (dnorgren@georgefox.edu) with questions.

Faculty and staff, please let your students know about this event!

Make plans to attend Woolman Peacemaking Forum March 20-21

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

George Fox University’s Center for Peace and Justice invites you to the 2017 John Woolman Peacemaking Forum on Monday and Tuesday, March 20-21. Our theme this year is “Peace: Personal and Global.”

This year, we welcome guest speaker Michelle Loyd-Paige, PhD, a professor of sociology and executive associate to the president for diversity and inclusion at Calvin College.

Here is the schedule:

Monday, March 20, 7-8:30 p.m., EHS 102
Join us as Loyd-Paige speaks about doing kingdom work in “Peacemaking: More Than Good Intentions.” This event is open to the public, and we encourage you to invite friends and family!

Tuesday, March 21, 10:50 a.m. (chapel), Bauman Auditorium
Students and employees are invited to chapel as Loyd-Paige discusses how embracing cultural differences can enrich our worship in “A Bigger Hospitality.”

Tuesday, March 21, 11:30 a.m –1:30 p.m., Canyon Commons 103
After chapel, students are encouraged to stop by the Peacemaking Connections Expo and check out current job and internship opportunities available with various nonprofit peacemaking and service organizations!

We hope you will join us for this exciting two-day event as we focus on putting the work of peace into practice. Refreshments will be provided by the Center for Peace and Justice.

Questions? Contact Laurie Fair (lfair@georgefox.edu).

See if you have what it takes to ‘Beat Baker’ this Saturday

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Think you have what it takes to beat our president, Robin Baker, in a 5K run? Sign up and find out!

Register for the “Beat Baker” run at georgefox.edu/health (T-shirt included in registration). The race is in Newberg on Saturday, March 18, at 8 a.m., and the cost is only $10 for students and $25 for non-students.

The run is part of a full slate of Health and Wellness Week activities. Check out the website for more details.

Save the Date for an Evening of Inspiration!

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Join the university’s MBA program for our first event as we launch the George Fox Business Leadership Society. We are honored to hear from Jessica Williams, founder of the Superwoman Project (superwomanproject.com), TEDx Talk speaker, and life coach.

Here are the details:

When: Thursday, April 13, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Portland Center

The evening will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, door prizes, networking and much more! At-the-door registration is $5 for students, $8 for alumni; early registration is $3 for students, $6 for alumni. All payments must be made at the door.

Register at this link. Questions? Contact Ashley Walker at awalker@georgefox.edu.

Veterans: Don’t forget today’s special reception at the Portland Center

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Veterans, be sure to attend a Veteran Reception from 5 to 6 p.m. today (Thursday) in Portland Center’s Room 155A. Enjoy some pizza, get to know other veterans, and learn ways to support each other.

Students, faculty and staff who are veterans are welcome. Please RSVP to Jack Lyda at lydaj@georgefox.edu.

Peter Iver Kaufman speaks tonight on ‘Leadership and the Humanities’

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

The William Penn Honors Program invites you to hear Peter Iver Kaufman speak on “Leadership and the Humanities” tonight (Thursday) at 7:30 p.m. in Hoover 105.

Kaufman is a professor at the University of Richmond in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies and professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill’s history and religious studies departments. He teaches a wide range of leadership courses and studies the political cultures of late antique, medieval and early modern Europe and North Africa.

He has written nine books, is the author of more than 40 articles on authority, religious conflict and literary history, and is editor-in-chief of Religions and editor of a series of monographs on the religion around iconic figures.

The lecture is open to the public, and admission is free. If you have any questions regarding the event, please email Jocelyn Stein at honors@georgefox.edu.

Make Your Voice Heard: Student Satisfaction Survey

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

What’s great about your experience at George Fox? What’s not so great? Speak out!

George Fox is currently administering an important student satisfaction survey, and needs your input.

Survey items cover all areas, including:

  • Parking adequacy
  • Quality of academic advising and instruction
  • IT and library services
  • Much more

An area for open comments is available at the end.

All students should have received an email invitation with a link to the survey. Please take 20 minutes or so to submit your responses.

Thank you!
– Rob Bohall (rbohall@georgefox.edu)

Veterans: Make plans to attend special reception tomorrow

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Veterans, make plans to attend a Veteran Reception from 5 to 6 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) in Portland Center’s Room 155A. Enjoy some pizza, get to know other veterans, and learn ways to support each other.

Students, faculty and staff who are veterans are welcome. Please RSVP to Jack Lyda at lydaj@georgefox.edu.

Sign up now for ‘Beat Baker’ run on March 18

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Think you have what it takes to beat our president, Robin Baker, in a 5K run? Sign up and find out!

Register for the “Beat Baker” run at georgefox.edu/health (T-shirt included in registration). The race is in Newberg on Saturday, March 18, at 8 a.m., and the cost is only $10 for students and $25 for non-students.

The run is part of a full slate of Health and Wellness Week activities. Check out the website for more details.

How to register formal student complaints

Monday, March 6th, 2017

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.

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 (studentlife@georgefox.edu).

All welcome to Spring Faculty Lecture tonight in Hoover 105

Monday, March 6th, 2017

All are invited to the 2017 Spring Faculty Lecture tonight (Tuesday), featuring Craig Johnson, professor emeritus of leadership studies and recipient of the 2015-16 Faculty Achievement Award for Graduate Research & Scholarship.

Craig’s lecture, “A Walk on the Shadow Side of Leadership,” will begin at 6 p.m. in Hoover 105. Following is a synopsis:

“We will focus on the power leaders have to cast light or shadow over followers. They must take special care, ‘lest the act of leadership create more harm than good.’ Refusing to face the dark side of leadership makes abuse more likely. Exploring the destructive dimension of leadership highlights the ethical challenges facing leaders and equips us to illumine rather than darken the lives of others.”

Come early and enjoy the 2017 Spring Richter Student Scholars Symposium! It is scheduled from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Hoover lobby. George Fox student scholars, from both undergraduate and graduate programs, will present their research in a conversational poster format.

The event is sponsored by the Faculty Development Committee. Refreshments will be served.

Questions? Contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu.

Complete a survey to help the library – and possibly win a prize

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Please take a few minutes to complete the LibQUAL+ survey on the quality of library resources and services. If you have already submitted the survey, thank you! If not, please take six to seven minutes and do so soon.

Only you can tell the library how well it meets your needs; enter soon for a chance to win prizes!

Library Survey

Questions? Contact Rob Bohall (rbohall@georgefox.edu)

Make plans to attend Thursday’s honors lecture

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

The William Penn Honors Program invites you to hear Peter Iver Kaufman speak on “Leadership and the Humanities” this Thursday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Hoover 105.

Kaufman is a professor at the University of Richmond in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies and professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill’s history and religious studies departments. He teaches a wide range of leadership courses and studies the political cultures of late antique, medieval and early modern Europe and North Africa.

He has written nine books, is the author of more than 40 articles on authority, religious conflict and literary history, and is editor-in-chief of Religions and editor of a series of monographs on the religion around iconic figures.

The lecture is open to the public, and admission is free. If you have any questions regarding the event, please email Jocelyn Stein at honors@georgefox.edu.

Craig Johnson reflects on leadership in lecture tomorrow night

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

All are invited to the 2017 Spring Faculty Lecture tomorrow (Tuesday), featuring Craig Johnson, professor emeritus of leadership studies and recipient of the 2015-16 Faculty Achievement Award for Graduate Research & Scholarship.

Craig’s lecture, “A Walk on the Shadow Side of Leadership,” will begin at 6 p.m. in Hoover 105. Following is a synopsis:

“We will focus on the power leaders have to cast light or shadow over followers. They must take special care, ‘lest the act of leadership create more harm than good.’ Refusing to face the dark side of leadership makes abuse more likely. Exploring the destructive dimension of leadership highlights the ethical challenges facing leaders and equips us to illumine rather than darken the lives of others.”

Come early and enjoy the 2017 Spring Richter Student Scholars Symposium! It is scheduled from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Hoover lobby. George Fox student scholars, from both undergraduate and graduate programs, will present their research in a conversational poster format.

The event is sponsored by the Faculty Development Committee. Refreshments will be served.

Questions? Contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu.

Craig Johnson speaks on leadership at faculty lecture Tuesday

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

All are invited to the 2017 Spring Faculty Lecture on Tuesday, March 7, featuring Craig Johnson, professor emeritus of leadership studies and recipient of the 2015-16 Faculty Achievement Award for Graduate Research & Scholarship.

Craig’s lecture, “A Walk on the Shadow Side of Leadership,” will begin at 6 p.m. in Hoover 105. Following is a synopsis:

“We will focus on the power leaders have to cast light or shadow over followers. They must take special care, ‘lest the act of leadership create more harm than good.’ Refusing to face the dark side of leadership makes abuse more likely. Exploring the destructive dimension of leadership highlights the ethical challenges facing leaders and equips us to illumine rather than darken the lives of others.”

Come early and enjoy the 2017 Spring Richter Student Scholars Symposium! It is scheduled from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Hoover lobby. George Fox student scholars, from both undergraduate and graduate programs, will present their research in a conversational poster format.

The event is sponsored by the Faculty Development Committee. Refreshments will be served.

Questions? Contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu.

Make Your Voice Heard: Student Satisfaction Survey

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

What’s great about your experience at George Fox? What’s not so great? Speak out!

George Fox is currently administering an important student satisfaction survey, and needs your input.

Survey items cover all areas, including:

  • Parking adequacy
  • Quality of academic advising and instruction
  • IT and library services
  • Much more

An area for open comments is available at the end.

All students should have received an email invitation with a link to the survey. Please take 20 minutes or so to submit your responses.

Thank you!
– Rob Bohall (rbohall@georgefox.edu)

Veterans: Join us for special reception on March 9

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Veterans, make plans to attend a Veteran Reception from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, in Portland Center’s Room 155A. Enjoy some pizza, get to know other veterans, and learn ways to support each other.

Students, faculty and staff who are veterans are welcome. Please RSVP to Jack Lyda at lydaj@georgefox.edu.

Veteran honor cords available for commencement ceremony

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

If you are a veteran graduating in the spring of 2017 and would like to wear a veteran honor cord at the commencement ceremony, please email veterans@georgefox.edu to request an application. All applications must be received by Friday, April 7.