Archive for August, 2018

Looking for a church home? Church lifts are available

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Are you looking for a church home while you are at George Fox? The Office for Spiritual Life has this webpage to help you get connected with area churches. There will also be a Church Fair on the quad during dinner on Serve Day, Sept. 12, so you can get acquainted with pastors and ministry opportunities.

Starting this weekend, a number of area churches are sending September shuttles to our campus to make it easy for you to get to church. The following churches have worked with the spiritual life office and have agreed to ensure your safety by adhering to these university stipulations: two representatives in the vehicle, a sign clearly marking the vehicle, and pick-up and drop-off before and after services.

Though these churches are trusted community partners, we ask you to use discretion in your church search and travel. Please contact or call 503.554.2320 with any questions!

Church Lift: September Shuttles to Local Churches

  • Grace Baptist Church: 10:30 a.m. pick-up in front of Brandt Hall
  • Newberg Christian Church: 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. pick-up in Stevens lot
  • Newberg Emerging Friends Church: 4:45 p.m. pick-up in Stevens lot
  • Northside Community Church: 9:30 a.m. pick up in Stevens lot
  • Red Hills Church: 8:40 & 10:40 a.m. pick-up in front of Brandt Hall
  • St. Peter Catholic Church: 7:45 a.m. pick-up in Stevens lot

Sign up for a Life Group

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Are you interested in connecting with others and growing deeper in faith together?

The Office for Spiritual Life offers Life Groups for undergraduate students for spiritual growth, fellowship and prayer. Sign up online for the group of your choice. You can sign up with your friends or, with the details provided, you can choose a group that’s just right for you.

Most groups are led by an employee or a trusted and trained friend of the university. Life Groups meet weekly for 60 to 90 minutes. Fall groups are eight weeks in length, beginning the week of Sept. 17 and ending the week of Nov. 5. Sign-ups open today (Saturday) and close on Sept. 14.

Sign up here.

Have shoulder pain? Have PT students check it out

Friday, August 31st, 2018

The physical therapy department is looking for volunteers to participate in a lab session on the shoulder. If you have a problem with your shoulder or upper arm, our lab is the place to be!

Our doctor of physical therapy second-year students, along with faculty members, will be performing examinations and giving you direction on how to take care of your condition. Volunteers are needed for either a one- or two-hour session beginning at 12:30 p.m. and ending at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Roberts Center.

Please email or call Linda Dallof at or 503-554-2451 to sign up. We hope you can join us!

Chehalem pool temporarily unavailable to undergraduate students

Friday, August 31st, 2018

ASC is currently working with the Chehalem community pool and the university to renegotiate undergraduate students’ membership and access to the pool. Because of this, the pool is temporarily unavailable for undergraduate student use.

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes you, and we hope to come to a new agreement as quickly as possible.

Questions? Email

Join Little Bruins this year

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Do you enjoy spending time with kids? Then Little Bruins may be the right fit for you. Much like Big Brother/Sister programs, Big/Little Bruins are George Fox students who are paired one-to-one with a student from an elementary or middle school in the Newberg Public School District.

Big Bruins meet and establish a relationship with Little Bruins to serve as a role model for a fruitful lifestyle. The program requires George Fox students to visit their Little Bruin for at least one hour a week during the months of October, November, February and March.

Students interested in this service opportunity need to apply by Friday, Sept. 7. All the forms and information can be found at this link. The will be a Serve Day training on Sept. 12 for those who apply.

Please contact Alex Embleton ( for more information and any questions.

Come join the Swing Dance Club in the FoxHole tonight

Friday, August 31st, 2018

The Swing Dance Club’s first meeting is tonight! Beginner lessons go from 6:30 to 7 p.m., followed by the intermediate dance from 7 to 7:30 p.m. and open dance from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Bring a friend, meet new people, learn fun dance moves! See you tonight!

Questions? Contact Andrea Alsager (

Interested in getting some firefighting experience?

Friday, August 31st, 2018

The Dundee Fire Department is looking for service-oriented students willing to make a difference and get started in the fire service. Dundee is located three miles southwest of George Fox.

This position is entry level, no experience is required, and training and equipment are provided. Scheduling is very flexible.

For more information, contact John Angel (

Try out to be Pennington Bear, George Fox’s mascot

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

It is the moment you have all been waiting for: The university’s sports marketing department will be hosting mascot tryouts to be “Pennington Bear” on Wednesday, Sept. 5.

If interested, please email Mckenna Tillotson ( and she will give you the details on time and location. Serious inquiries only, and you must be available to work all home football games (Sept. 8, Oct. 6, Oct. 20 and Nov. 10).

Welcome Weekend Survey

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Hello new students!

We hope you enjoyed all of the Welcome Weekend festivities! We are looking to gather some feedback from your experiences. If you could take some time to click the link below and fill out this short survey, it would be greatly appreciated! We will select at random two people who have completed the survey to win a $25 Amazon gift card.

Welcome Weekend Survey 

We pray that the school year will bring many blessings.

– Welcome Weekend Staff

Sign up to be a Friday@Fox overnight host

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Do you live on campus and want to help prospective students experience George Fox?? The admissions office is looking for volunteers to host students overnight Thursday evenings before they attend Friday@Fox.

Visit this link for more information on this volunteer opportunity and to sign up! Questions? Contact Kelly Hughton at

Join James Project on Habitat for Humanity project tomorrow

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Interested in helping neighbors through community service as an outlet of faith? Come to James Project! Tomorrow (Saturday), we will be meeting in the Bridge Cafe at 8:30 a.m. before heading over to a work site for Habitat for Humanity. We will be done by around 12:30 p.m.

Be ready for hands-on service as we create community! Transportation, gloves and snacks will be provided!

Write with any questions.

Like getting good deals? Be sure to use your Bruin Card for discounts

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Do you like getting good deals? Discounts on cool stuff? Good news: The Bruin Card, a multi-use discount card you can use at 15 local businesses, will be available in both a digital and hard-copy format.

  • Want it digitally? You can find it by going to on your mobile device, clicking on MyGFU, then clicking “Bruin Discounts.” The digital format is live and available to use now!
  • Want a hard copy? Returning students and employees on the Newberg campus will receive the Bruin Card in campus mailboxes by mid-September. New students will receive them in their LIBA 100/285 or HNRS 150 class.

And here’s more good news: You can use the card as many times as you’d like until it expires on Aug. 31, 2019! So, not only will you be getting great savings on your purchases, you’ll be supporting local businesses. Just show your card or the digital offer on your mobile device when you make your purchases.

Don’t have a campus box? Pick up a card at the Information Desk on the first floor of the Stevens Center after Sept. 16.

Campus courier service has change of schedule next week

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Because Labor Day is on Monday, Sept. 3, the campus courier service will deliver next week on Tuesday and Thursday.

Thank you,
Mail Services

Deans speak at Bruins Lead events this semester

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Join us for our Bruins Lead series! This semester we have the privilege of listening to and learning from the deans of the different colleges.

All sessions take place from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. and will meet in Wheeler 208.

  • Thursday, Sept. 6: Laura Hartley, dean of College of Arts and Sciences
  • Thursday, Sept. 20: Bob Harder, dean of College of Engineering
  • Thursday, Oct. 4: Joseph Clair, dean of College of Christian Studies
  • Thursday, Oct. 18: Jekabs Bikis, dean of College of Business

Everyone is welcome and as always, snacks are provided! Contact Elise Trask ( with any questions.

George Fox Football Tickets for Employees

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

George Fox’s football team is proud to welcome you back to another exciting season of Bruin football. Over the last four seasons, the Bruins have led the way in home attendance in the Northwest Conference.

Coming into the 2018 season, the program had two players named to the preseason All-American Team, the most of any NWC school. Come out and show your spirit as the Bruins host Howard Payne University at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, in their home opener.

All George Fox employees are entitled to free entry into the uncovered general admission bleachers at home football games when they show their George Fox ID at the gate. Children under 10 are also admitted for free. Additional tickets can be purchased at the gate or in advance here.

Employees who are interested in purchasing reserved season tickets in the covered grandstands can do so here.

If you have questions, please contact Mckenna Tillotson at

Hadlock Student Center: Important Update

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

The opening of the Hadlock Student Center will be delayed, with an anticipated grand opening event for the entire campus community the week of Sept. 10. We are working closely with our contractor and will keep the campus community updated regarding the opening date as soon as it is confirmed.

When the center opens, there will be a number of exciting new programs and services for students and employees. Please take a few minutes to review the policies for employees, spouses, dependents, students and guests.

Two important items to note:

  • Anyone entering the building will be required to have a valid George Fox University ID card; there will be no exceptions.
  • All employees, spouses, dependents, students and guests will be required to have a completed liability and release form on file. This form will be live on MyGFU soon, and information will be sent out with a link once the form is available.

We are excited to share this beautiful new facility with the campus community! Contact Rob Simpson, director of campus recreation ( or Keith Schneider, assistant director of campus recreation ( with any questions.

CPR/First Aid-certified volunteers needed for home football games

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Are you currently certified in First Aid and CPR? If so, we need volunteers to work and staff the medical First Aid tent during the home football games this fall!

Home game dates are Sept. 8, Oct, 6 and 20, and Nov. 10. Please contact Mark Stone at if you can help out with some or all of these dates!

University’s Rocket League team needs players

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

The Collegiate Rocket League is back, and the George Fox team needs players! Collegiate Rocket League is open to both PC and PS4 players of any rank. The first qualifier starts Saturday, Sept. 8, so act quickly! We will play against other colleges for up to $12,000 in scholarships.

To join the team or ask questions, email Zach Bishop at

Serve in the Bruin Brigade this football season

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

It takes an army of volunteers to ensure that all the logistics for football games are handled in an organized and efficient way. For that reason, George Fox organized the Bruin Brigade, consisting of a group of volunteers who will handle everything from directing game-day traffic and selling tickets to serving as parking lot coordinators and cleaning up after the game.

There are four home games this season, and we need volunteers to serve this year! Please reach out if you are considering finding a new way to be involved while supporting George Fox football and connecting to the community.

  • Sept. 8 vs. Howard Payne: Arrive at 11 a.m.; kickoff is 1 p.m.
  • Oct. 6  vs. Whitworth (Homecoming): Arrive at 11:30 a.m.; kickoff is 1:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 20 vs Linfield (Family Weekend): Arrive at 11:30 a.m.; kickoff is 1:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 10 vs. Puget Sound: Arrive at 11:30 a.m.; kickoff is 1:30 p.m.

Please contact Mckenna Tillotson ( to sign up or if you have questions.

The Symphonic Band still has spots open

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

The university’s Symphonic Band has the following spots open:

  • Oboe
  • Four clarinets
  • Bass clarinet
  • Alto saxophone
  • Two bassoons
  • Two horns
  • Two percussionists

We would love to have you join us! Please contact Dwayne Corbin at for more information. Auditions are not required.