Archive for August, 2018

‘The Crescent’ is hiring

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

The Crescent, the university’s student newspaper, is hiring! We need reporters, section editors, copy editors, photographers, a social media manager, and a financial manager.

All positions receive a stipend! If interested, send a resume and cover letter to Alicia Pacheco at and Jacks Whitehurst at This is a great opportunity to gain experience and get your work published!

Spikeball and doubles tennis get intramurals season started

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Intramurals are kicking off next week! There are a lot of changes happening within intramurals, and we are very excited to get everything going.

We are starting off with Spikeball and doubles tennis. Spikeball will run Monday and Wednesday starting Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. on the quad. Doubles tennis will run Tuesday and Thursday starting Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. on the outdoor tennis courts. Both leagues are open for sign-ups in IMLeagues until Sunday at 6 p.m., so go find a team and sign up!

All intramural leagues and tournaments are open to faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students.

Contact Jordan Caddel ( with any questions.

Quakers and Notes a cappella auditions coming up Sept. 6-7

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

George Fox’s premiere a cappella group, Quakers and Notes, is holding auditions for the 2018-19 season and is looking for talented singers who are hardworking and dedicated.

Click this link for more information and audition slots. For more information, please contact Alexa Aldridge (

Make a donation to the Bruin Community Pantry on Serve Day

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Bruin Community Pantry will be collecting donations of non-perishable items on Serve Day (Wednesday, Sept. 12). A donation barrel will be set up in front of the Stevens Center all day.

Please bring your items with you in the morning. If you do not have any extra food in your pantry, please consider purchasing the items from our generous sponsor, Newberg’s Grocery Outlet!

Look for the barrel with the Bruin Community Pantry logo on the front. Also, check out our Facebook page for announcements.

Contact Jere Witherspoon at for more information.

Undergrad commuters: Check out the 2018-19 lunch schedule

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Undergrad commuters: We invite you to join the Commuter Life team for lunch. All lunches will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please see the schedule below for the dates and location of these lunches. The lunches are highly social and all about building community within the undergraduate commuter community.

  • Monday, Sept. 10 (FoxHole)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 17 (Canyon Commons Dining Room)
  • Thursday, Nov. 8 (FoxHole)
  • Thursday, Jan. 24 (Canyon Commons Dining Room)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 20 (FoxHole)
  • Thursday, March 7 (Canyon Commons Dining Room)
  • Monday, April 8 (FoxHole)

Like us/Follow us on Instagram to stay up-to-date with Commuter Life happenings!

Questions? Contact Kristi Welker at

Application form now required for private business use of George Fox property

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Employees who wish to use George Fox property for the purposes of private tutoring, counseling, private training or other private professional and non-professional practices are now required to submit a simple application and signed release form. To learn details on the reasons and need for this practice, see this Google Doc written by Vicki Piersall, vice president of Finance. The packet also includes the application forms.

If you use your office or other university facilities for your private business, please download the appropriate form(s), complete them and submit them to your dean’s office. Client releases and approved application should be sent confidentially to Matt Hammar at Box 6029.

Questions? Contact Vicki at vpiersall@

Learn more about Foster Parents Night Out at training Sept. 9

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Interested in mentoring children in foster care? Foster Parents’ Night Out is a once-a-month program where you get to do just that! If you want to get involved, please attend the training from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9.

Contact Cana Buckley ( if you plan to attend or have any questions! A location of the meeting has yet to be finalized.

Join the Swing Dance Club Saturday nights

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Come join the Swing Dance Club in the Foxhole every Saturday night. Beginner lessons start at 6:30 p.m., followed by the intermediate dance at 7 p.m. and the free dance from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Questions? Contact Andrea Alsager (

Apply now to be an ASC representative

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Looking to get involved on campus? Join ASC! Applications are now open for all campus representative positions and for our brand new class representative positions.

ASC strives to be the voice of students and needs dedicated student-leaders to advocate for their classmates. The time commitment isn’t too strenuous and schedules are flexible. Being a rep is a ton of fun!

To apply to represent your living area, click this link.

To apply to represent your class, follow this link.

Applications are due Wednesday, Sept 5.

For more information on the positions, go to or email

Get employee pricing at adidas Employee Store

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

The adidas Employee Store is sharing employee discounts with all George Fox University staff, faculty, administrators and students. An access pass valid through Sept. 20 is available here. (Note: You must be logged into your George Fox email account to access this link).

If you have any questions, contact the adidas Employee Store at 971-234-8536 or the George Fox Employee Empowerment office at 503-554-2180.

Social work majors: Don’t forget tomorrow’s ice cream social

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Calling all social work majors! Please help us kick off the new school year with ice cream, root beer floats and hot dogs! Join us tomorrow (Friday) from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the Meridian Street House Lawn (social work office).

Feel free to just drop in and say “hi”! We look forward to seeing you all!

Questions? Contact Kim Rapp at

Intramurals table set up tomorrow in front of Klages Center

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Tomorrow (Friday) some of the Hadlock Student Center staff will be at a table in front of the Klages Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help you sign up for IMLeagues and get teams going for the upcoming sports.

If you have any questions or need help with something, then plan to stop by during that time. We will have the new sports schedules out for everyone to see as well as information on the weekend tournaments being held this week!

Hadlock Student Center: Important Update

Tuesday, August 28th, 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.

‘The Crescent’ is hiring

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

The Crescent, the university’s student newspaper, is hiring! We need reporters, section editors, copy editors, photographers, a social media manager, and a financial manager.

All positions receive a stipend! If interested, send a resume and cover letter to Alicia Pacheco at and Jacks Whitehurst at This is a great opportunity to gain experience and get your work published!

Join James Project on Habitat for Humanity project Saturday

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Interested in helping neighbors through community service as an outlet of faith? Come to James Project! This Saturday, Sept. 1, 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.

Updated Wheeler Fitness Center hours

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

We finally have updated Wheeler Fitness Center hours! We appreciate everyone’s patience as we have worked through delayed openings, closures and staffing shortages.

From Monday, Aug. 27, through Friday, Sept. 7, the fitness center space in Wheeler will remain open with limited hours to employees and students. Hours are as follows:

  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 8:30 to 11 p.m.
  • Tuesday/Thursday: 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 8:30 to 11 p.m.

Weekend hours for Saturday, Sept. 1, are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and hours for Sunday, Sept. 2, are 1 to 9 p.m.

New online Presidential Appearance Request Form created

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

The Office of the President has developed a Presidential Appearance Request Form that will assist in managing the president’s schedule. The president strives to accommodate as many engagement requests which support the mission of the university as possible. The completion of this form is required for anyone desiring the president (and spouse) be present and/or participate at an event.

We appreciate your patience with scheduling the president’s complex calendar. The link to the form can also be found on the President’s Office contact page and will be posted on the “Resources for Current Employees” and “Resources for Faculty” pages as well.

Please note: It is expected that the requestor has followed procedures and obtained the approval of their administrator prior to submitting the request.

All invited to Contemplative Worship on Thursdays this semester

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

The university community is invited to join professor Paul Anderson and student Anastasia Reinhardt as they lead Contemplative Worship (or, unprogrammed worship after the manner of Friends) on Thursdays in Hoover 250. The gathering will meet each Thursday this semester from 10:50 to 11:40 a.m., and all are welcome.

The first five experiences will count for chapel elective credit if students desire. Our hope is that students develop spiritual sensitivity to the light of Christ within.

Contact Paul at with any questions.

There’s more than one way to donate to the Bruin Community Pantry

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

The giving of food isn’t the only way you can donate to the Bruin Community Pantry. Besides donations of non-perishable items, employees can fill out a payroll deduction form to make a donation.

Please contact Jere Witherspoon if you would like more information about this process. You can also contact our advancement office.

Email Jere at for more information.

Academic Resource Center: Help your students get off to a strong start

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is here to help students with writing, study skills, test-taking strategies, time management and more. Here’s what you can do to help your students get off to a strong start:

  • In all your syllabi, include the standard ARC description provided by Rick Muthiah
  • Talk about the ARC during your classes:
    – Before major papers are due
    – Recommend academic coaching as a way to get support with accountability, time management, study skills and more
  • Consider requiring a visit to the ARC for one of your papers. If you are requiring a visit, please email Maddie Lowen ( to make sure the ARC schedule and consultants are prepared to meet your students’ needs.

If you have any questions, contact Maddie Lowen (