Archive for September, 2018

Make plans to celebrate unveiling of Alumni Plaza this Saturday

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

Have you walked by the area between the Ross Center and Stoffer Family Stadium and wondered what was going on? If so, we have exciting news: The space will be home to a new Alumni Plaza featuring a 10-foot-tall bronze bear! The plaza will serve as a visual reminder of our pride in being Bruins and celebrate the legacy of George Fox.

On the Saturday of homecoming weekend, Oct. 6, we will host a special Alumni Plaza unveiling ceremony from 11:30 to noon. Free bear claws and coffee will be served, and a tailgate time follows in the Bauman parking lot. We hope you can join us!

The unveiling event is one of many activities happening that weekend. For a complete schedule of homecoming events, visit this page.

Co-creator of VSCO, Greg Lutze, speaks on campus this Friday

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

Do you use VSCO – one of today’s best-selling apps and a growing competitor of Instagram? Want to meet the co-creator, Greg Lutze, who happens to be a George Fox graduate from 2000? Then come to the next Industry Insiders on Friday, Oct. 5, from 11 to 11:50 a.m. in Hoover 105. 

RSVP here. A leader driven by creative vision and soul, Greg is passionate about the intersection of art and technology. He will be honored as a 2018 Distinguished Alumnus at homecoming this weekend. His visit is sponsored by the Department of Business and Economics.

Contact Colleen Sump (csump@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Women: Don’t forget to attend tomorrow’s fall luncheon

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

The women of the George Fox community (staff, faculty and administrators, as well as female spouses) are invited to the Fall Ladies’ Luncheon tomorrow (Tuesday). Ruth Baker will be hosting this come-and-go event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101-102.

A short devotional and prayer will be at noon. Please come and meet the new women in our community, take advantage of this time to connect, and enjoy a delicious meal. There is no charge to attend.

Contact Michelle Dawson (mdawson@georgefox.edu) with questions.

Volunteers needed to usher at fall theatre shows

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

Volunteers are needed to help out with ushering in Wood-Mar Auditorium for the fall show, The Government Inspector!

The dates needed for ushers are the 7:30 p.m. shows Oct. 18-20 and Oct. 25-27 and the 2 p.m. show on Oct. 28.

If you are interested in helping, please email Emma Johnson (ejohnson18@georgefox.edu). Please include what date(s) work and the best way to contact you!

All invited to Hadlock Student Center housewarming party this afternoon

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

Today (Monday) as a kickoff to homecoming week, Student Activities and Student Government are hosting a housewarming party for our new offices! There will be food, music and a party to welcome everyone into the new space! Join us at the Hadlock Student Center at 3 p.m.

Check out our new website for more information.

Join photography club meeting this afternoon

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

Are you interested in taking better photos, visiting beautiful locations in Oregon, and creating a photography portfolio? Look no further than Photography Club! We are open to beginners who have never used a camera as well as more intermediate photographers looking to get more out of their cameras.

We will be meeting from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Roberts Center’s Room 168 today (Monday). Snacks and drinks will be provided.

While we provide cameras at meetings, we highly encourage you to bring your own camera as well even if it’s just your phone.

Please contact Xylia Rehling (xrehling17@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions.

Come to biomedical engineering info meeting tomorrow

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

Come to EHS 102 at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow night (Tuesday) to hear about the new biomedical engineering major. We will be discussing the courses required, how it will impact George Fox, what kind of jobs can you get with this degree, internship options and more! There will be time for questions and answers.

Faculty, if you know of students interested in this major, please pass this information along.

If you have any questions, contact Abraham Kang (ykang@georgefox.edu).

Interested in studying abroad? Visit with Veritas rep Wednesday

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

If you are interested in studying abroad at a Veritas study abroad location, come by the study abroad office in the Intercultural Resource Center at 5:30 p.m. this Wednesday, Oct. 3, for a chance to connect with our representative, get information and ask questions. Pizza and drinks will be provided!

Veritas program locations include Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, London, France, Rome, Scotland, Spain and others. Students who will be studying abroad at Veritas locations in the spring of 2019 are welcome to attend as well.

Questions? Contact Lynn Scott (lscott@georgefox.edu).

Concerned about a student? Submit a ‘Fox360’ alert

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

If you have concerns about a student, log into Fox360 to submit an “alert” for the student. Submit alerts for concerns in the following areas:

  • Academic – Missing multiple classes; consistently poor academic performance
  • Behavioral – Concerning or disruptive behaviors in or outside of class
  • Emotional – Mental health concerns; unusual emotional expression
  • Physical – Medical concerns; extreme changes in grooming, personal care
  • Social – Personal, social, or family concerns that are affecting well-being and performance

This Fox360 Quick Guide provides a visual overview of the Fox360 system; more details about using Fox360 are available in this Google Doc.

The Student Support Network will assign a “case manager” to follow up with students. Case managers will do their best to give updates to faculty members who submit alerts or provide feedback. You are welcome to contact Jere Witherspoon (jwithers@georgefox.edu) or Rick Muthiah to inquire about the status of a student.

If you have questions or would like more information regarding Fox360, please contact Rick Muthiah at 503-554-2314 or rmuthiah@georgefox.edu.

Don’t forget to get your Blazer tickets for Nov. 4 game

Saturday, September 29th, 2018

Enjoy cheering on the Portland Blazers against the Minnesota Timberwolves at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, with other Bruins in Club 5 seats. Get access to nicer restrooms and amenities, as well as comfortable seats, for $47 each. Or, bring your whole family and sit with George Fox students in the tan section for only $10 per seat.

The evening includes a postgame free-throw experience for all Bruins. Seats are limited, and the deadline to purchase tickets is Oct. 1. Don’t miss a great matchup at great prices!

Buy tickets at this linkContact Nichole Drew (ndrew@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Join the Swing Dance Club tonight

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Join the Swing Dance Club tonight (Saturday) in the FoxHole. Beginner lessons start at 6:30 p.m., intermediate at 7 p.m., and the open dance will go from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

For more information, please contact Andrea Alsager (aalsager17@georgefox.edu).

Interested in photography? Join club meeting Monday

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Are you interested in taking better photos, visiting beautiful locations in Oregon, and creating a photography portfolio? Look no further than Photography Club! We are open to beginners who have never used a camera as well as more intermediate photographers looking to get more out of their cameras.

We will be meeting from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Roberts Center’s Room 168 on Monday, Oct. 1. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

While we provide cameras at meetings, we highly encourage you to bring your own camera as well even if it’s just your phone.

Please contact Xylia Rehling (xrehling17@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions.

Join employee group fitness classes

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

We are starting a number of employee-only group fitness classes, some of which began this week in the Hadlock Student Center.

  • On Wednesdays we are offering yoga with Stacie Cannon from 5 to 6 p.m. Stacie is a veteran yoga instructor with more than 15 years of teaching experience. Whether you have taken yoga for years or this is your first time, this class is for you.
  • Starting the week of Oct. 8, we will be offering HIIT Boot Camp on Tuesdays from noon to 12:45 p.m.
  • SPIN class will be available Wednesday mornings at 6:15 a.m.
  • Barre Fusion will be held on Thursdays from noon to 12:45 p.m. These classes will be taught by our very own Katie Sol from Employee Empowerment. Katie has been an instructor and manager at Excel Fitness for 15-plus years and has her personal training certificate.

For more information on class offerings and to sign up, visit this link or email Rob Simpson (simpsonr@georgefox.edu).

For information about your employee benefits or to volunteer for our new wellness committee, contact Darby Thiessen (dthiessen@georgefox.edu).

Interested in teaching English in China?

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Are you graduating next year and asking, “What’s next, God?” Let’s talk about your next job, apartment , paycheck, community and ministry … in China! Any degree qualifies so long as you love the Lord, are in good health and have an optimistic spirit with leadership experience.

Email or text Adam Carpenter to set up a coffee or taco appointment and talk: ascarpenter@gmail.com or 503-841-1817.

Co-creator of VSCO, Greg Lutze, speaks on campus Oct. 5

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Do you use VSCO – one of today’s best-selling apps and a growing competitor of Instagram? Want to meet the co-creator, Greg Lutze, who happens to be a George Fox graduate from 2000? Then come to the next Industry Insiders on Friday, Oct. 5, from 11  to 11:50 a.m. in Hoover 105, sponsored by the Department of Business and Economics.

RSVP here. A leader driven by creative vision and soul, Greg is passionate about the intersection of art and technology. He will be honored as a 2018 Distinguished Alumnus at homecoming this weekend.

Contact Colleen Sump (csump@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Author Gabe Lyons speaks tonight on ‘Faithfulness in the Age of Distraction’

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Author Gabe Lyons is on campus tonight (Friday) to present a free lecture, “Faithfulness in the Age of Distraction,” at 7:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium. Lyons is coauthor of Good Faith (2016) and unChristian (2007) and the author of The Next Christians (2010), a manifesto for how Christians can faithfully lead in a changing culture.

Lyons’ talk will pierce through your scattered, frantic day-to-day – the too-tight schedules, the looming deadlines, the constant technological buzz – everything that has become a barrier to our relationship with God and others. You’ll come away with new tools and a refreshed perspective on what it takes to live out the gospel in our modern world.

Chapel credit is available to students who attend! To learn more, visit this page.

Timbers tickets available for Saturday’s game

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

We have a few Portland Timbers tickets available today (Friday) for faculty and staff to purchase. The game is Saturday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $20 each.

Please email Stephanie St. Cyr at sstcyr@georgefox.edu if you are interested.

Sign-ups open for intramural sand volleyball tournament

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

The Hadlock Student Center will be hosting a sand volleyball tournament this weekend, Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept 30, at the courts behind HMS. The event will run both days and will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday and at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

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

Sign-ups are now live on IMLeagues. Questions? Contact Jordan Caddel (jcaddel15@georgefox.edu).

Come to SpIL trip info night meeting on Oct. 3

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Come to a SpIL trip info night immediately after Vespers on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 8 to 9 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium and find out about the various opportunities available to serve and immerse in Christian community development work nationally and abroad.

Trips take place during winter, spring and summer breaks and are coordinated by the spiritual life office in collaboration with local Christian organizations and the communities who are challenged with unique needs.

Learn alongside them and fellow students about what Christian community development looks like across language and cultural barriers, as well as the assets and needs in the context of this Christian organization. You can also hear the stories and testimonies of trip mentors and past participants on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Shalom Chapel.

For more information, contact Monik Kadarmanto (mkadarmanto@georgefox.edu).

Volunteers needed to usher at fall theatre shows

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Volunteers are needed to help out with ushering in Wood-Mar Auditorium for the fall show!

The dates needed for ushers are Oct. 18 through Oct. 20Oct. 25 through Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 28 at 2 p.m.

If you are interested in helping, please email Emma Johnson (ejohnson18@georgefox.edu). Please include what date(s) work and the best way to contact you!