University closes this Monday to observe Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

All university offices in Newberg and at regional sites will be closed on Monday, May 28, to observe the Memorial Day holiday. Libraries in Newberg and the Portland Center also will be closed.

Some outdoor safety tips for the three-day weekend

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

With a long holiday weekend ahead, here are some safety tips if camping, hiking or backpacking are on your get-away list!

  • Research cell phone coverage for your trip. If you will be out of range, find out how to access services for the ranger or local law enforcement. Check out communication devices at outdoor stores that allow you to text, boost your signal or use your cell phone as a radio in case of emergency.
  • Leave at home or in a safety deposit box all jewelry, electronics, unneeded cash and credit cards. Connect with other campers, and if they seem trustworthy, agree to watch each other’s tent and camping equipment when out on a hike or day excursion.
  • Take valuables with you if at all possible or use a diversion safe that looks like an ordinary object.
  • Hide items that you need to store in your vehicle and transfer them to your trunk prior to arriving at your destination.
  • Lock your vehicle and close windows and sunroofs.
  • Look for people loitering around parking areas, and don’t leave your car if there are suspicious persons hanging around.
  • Trust your instincts! If something feels “off” about a campsite or campers, follow your gut.
  • Carry a whistle or noise-maker to draw attention to yourself if you need help.
  • Make a family plan about what to do if any family member becomes separated from the group.

These great tips are courtesy of the City of Portland’s Crime Prevention Program.

– Campus Safety Office

All are invited to retirement reception for Theresa Schierman on May 30

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Plan to join us for a retirement reception for Theresa Schierman, who is retiring after 10 years as a financial aid counselor. We will gather at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, in the Stevens Center atrium. Refreshments will be served.

Theresa has impacted so many lives through her extraordinary commitment to each individual student and their families. She will be blessed by your presence.

Contact Terri Crawford (tcrawford@georgefox.edu) with questions.

Survey: Catholic women perspectives

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Are you a woman over the age of 18? Have you ever identified as Catholic? If yes, please consider taking an anonymous, 10-minute survey for a PsyD student’s dissertation. Simply click the link below.

Survey: Catholic Women Perspectives

Thank you very much for your consideration!

– Colleen Conklin (cconklin15@georgefox.edu)

Come wish Laura Simmons well at farewell reception today

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Come say farewell to Laura Simmons! After 17 years of service at the seminary, Laura is moving on to other opportunities. Join us for light snacks at the seminary as we honor her time at the institution.

Drop by anytime between 1 and 4 p.m. today (Monday) to wish her the best!

Contact Sara Reamy (sreamy@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Come say farewell to Laura Simmons on Monday

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Come say farewell to Laura Simmons! After 17 years of service at the seminary, Laura is moving on to other opportunities. Join us for light snacks at the seminary as we honor her time at the institution.

Drop by anytime between 1 and 4 p.m. on Monday, April 23, to wish her the best!

Contact Sara Reamy (sreamy@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Watch mini-documentary ‘One Person Can Make a Difference’ today

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Join students in the Master of Social Work program community practice track today (Thursday) at noon for a showing of the 15-minute mini-documentary “One Person Can Make a Difference” in room 155 on the Portland campus.

Contact Pua Billamor (pbillamor17@georgefox.edu) with questions.

George Fox hosts NWC Softball Tournament

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
George Fox softball is playing for an automatic berth to the NCAA National Tournament this weekend after clinching its first Northwest Conference Championship! For the first time in program history, the Bruins are also hosting the tournament, which means you can support the Bruins right here on campus. The weather forecast calls for sunny skies and warm temperatures, so take a study break and catch a game or two as the softball team continues its incredible season.
The first game will take place Friday at noon. Afterwards, the games will take place according to the double elimination tournament schedule. For more information, visit the George Fox Athletics website. Go Bruins!

Watch mini-documentary ‘One Person Can Make a Difference’ tomorrow

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Join students in the Master of Social Work program community practice track tomorrow (Thursday) at noon for a showing of the 15-minute mini-documentary “One Person Can Make a Difference” in room 155 on the Portland campus.

Contact Pua Billamor (pbillamor17@georgefox.edu) with questions.

Watch mini-documentary ‘One Person Can Make a Difference’ on Thursday

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Join students in the Master of Social Work program community practice track on Thursday at noon for a showing of the 15-minute mini-documentary “One Person Can Make a Difference” in room 155 on the Portland campus.

Contact Pua Billamor (pbillamor17@georgefox.edu) with questions.

How to register a formal student complaint

Monday, April 16th, 2018

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).

Student Sick Pay Policy

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Beginning April 29, 2018, students who occupy a student employee position will no longer accrue sick pay. Students will have until Aug. 26, 2018, to use any sick time that is available to them.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Kasondra Silva at ksilva@georgefox.edu.

Portland Center IT Service Desk help wanted

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

The Portland Center IT Service Desk is seeking current DPS or graduate students to assist part time with campus tech needs. Duties include reserving, setup and pickup of classroom equipment, troubleshooting A/V equipment and computers, routine maintenance, refilling paper and toner, operating camcorders and sound equipment, and other duties as assigned.

Customer service skills are more important than tech skills, as we will provide training. Our shifts are evenings, from 3:30 to  7:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Apply online by going to this link and finding job listing #1417809 – IT Service Desk – Portland. For more information, contact Andy Lockhart at 503-554-6127 or alockhart@georgefox.edu.

Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Student Sick Pay Policy

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Beginning April 29, 2018, students who occupy a student employee position will no longer accrue sick pay. Students will have until Aug. 26, 2018, to use any sick time that is available to them.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Kasondra Silva at ksilva@georgefox.edu.

Wish Tom Head well at retirement reception today

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

The College of Business invites the George Fox community to celebrate Tom Head’s outstanding contribution to the university. Tom will retire at the end of the semester after 41 years of exemplary service. Join us today (Wednesday) in Canyon Commons 102 anytime between 3 and 5 p.m.

If you are unable to attend and would like to send Tom a greeting, email him directly at thead@georgefox.edu or send a card in care of Kelly Borror, 414 N. Meridian St. #6252, Newberg, OR 97132.

Portland Center IT Service Desk help wanted

Monday, April 9th, 2018

The Portland Center IT Service Desk is seeking current DPS or graduate students to assist part time with campus tech needs. Duties include reserving, setup and pickup of classroom equipment, troubleshooting A/V equipment and computers, routine maintenance, refilling paper and toner, operating camcorders and sound equipment, and other duties as assigned.

Customer service skills are more important than tech skills, as we will provide training. Our shifts are evenings, from 3:30 to  7:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Apply online by going to this link and finding job listing #1417809 – IT Service Desk – Portland. For more information, contact Andy Lockhart at 503-554-6127 or alockhart@georgefox.edu.

Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Portland Center IT Service Desk help wanted

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

The Portland Center IT Service Desk is seeking current DPS or graduate students to assist part time with campus tech needs. Duties include reserving, setup and pickup of classroom equipment, troubleshooting A/V equipment and computers, routine maintenance, refilling paper and toner, operating camcorders and sound equipment, and other duties as assigned.

Customer service skills are more important than tech skills, as we will provide training. Our shifts are evenings, from 3:30 to  7:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Apply online by going to this link and finding job listing #1417809 – IT Service Desk – Portland. For more information, contact Andy Lockhart at 503-554-6127 or alockhart@georgefox.edu.

Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Student Sick Pay Policy

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

Beginning April 29, 2018, students who occupy a student employee position will no longer accrue sick pay. Students will have until Aug. 26, 2018, to use any sick time that is available to them.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Kasondra Silva at ksilva@georgefox.edu.

Wish Tom Head well at retirement reception on April 11

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

The College of Business invites the George Fox community to celebrate Tom Head’s outstanding contribution to the university. Tom will retire at the end of the semester after 41 years of exemplary service. Join us on Wednesday, April 11 in Canyon Commons 102 anytime between 3 and 5 p.m.

If you are unable to attend and would like to send Tom a greeting, email him directly at thead@georgefox.edu or send a card in care of Kelly Borror, 414 N. Meridian St. #6252, Newberg, OR 97132.

Don’t forget today’s Grad Night Open House

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Spring 2018 Grads: Stop by our Grad Night Open House today (Wednesday) to pick up your cap and gown between 4 and 6 p.m. at the Portland Center (PDS 155).

Meet with student accounts, alumni relations, Jostens and Bruin Store representatives while also enjoying snacks with your cohort and other George Fox graduates!

Faculty, please encourage your students to attend!

Questions? Contact Darla Norgren at dnorgren@georgefox.edu.