Archive for December, 2018

Be informed of the Bruin Store’s commencement and Christmas break hours

Friday, December 14th, 2018

The Bruin Store will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today (Saturday) for commencement. If you are a graduate be sure to bring your Bruin Store coupon with you when you shop!

Below are our hours for the remainder of Christmas break:
Dec. 17-21: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dec. 24-Jan. 1: Closed
Jan. 2-11: 10 a.m. to  2 p.m.

Will resume our normal semester hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 14.

Email Michael Simmons at 1478mgr@follett.com for more information.

Enter ‘The Student Collective’s’ Christmas photo contest

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Are you proud of your Christmas decorations? Do you want a chance to be featured in The Student Collective (Fox’s yearbook) and win a gift card to the coffee shop of your choice?

Submit your photos to this link. The winner will be contacted at the beginning of spring semester!

Write ascstudentcollective@georgefox.edu with any questions.

IT department is closed for the Christmas break

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Please be aware that the IT department will be closed for the university’s Christmas break from Dec. 24 through Jan. 1.

If you encounter a problem at any time during the days  IT is closed, please email the Service Desk at servicedesk@georgefox.edu. One of our team members will get back to you as soon as the office reopens with full services available.

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Know Gary Hood? Tell him his Bible is at the lost and found

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

If you know a Gary Hood, please direct him to the Campus Public Safety office to retrieve his Bible!

Sign up for employee group fitness classes in Hadlock

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

The Hadlock Student Center is offering a number of group fitness classes for employees the week of Dec. 17. Take advantage of this great opportunity to get a workout in before Christmas. Please see the schedule below and go to IM Leagues to sign up in advance.

  • Monday at noon: Indoor Cycling
  • Tuesday at noon: HIIT Bootcamp
  • Wednesday at noon: Indoor Cycling
  • Wednesday at 5 p.m.: Yoga
  • Thursday at noon: Barre Fusion

If you have any questions, contact Rob Simpson (simpsonr@georgefox.edu).

Hadlock Student Center posts Christmas break hours

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

The Hadlock Center will be open throughout Christmas break. Come in and enjoy the space while it’s quiet. See modified hours below.

  • Dec. 15 and 16: Closed
  • Dec. 17-21: 6 to 8 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Dec. 22-Jan. 1: Closed
  • Jan. 2-4: 6-8 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 5-9 p.m.
  • Jan. 5-6: 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Jan. 7-11: 6 to 8 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 5 to 9 p.m.

If you have any questions, contact Rob Simpson at simpsonr@georgefox.edu or Keith Schneider at kschneid@georgefox.edu.

Shuttle transportation available during the break

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

George Fox is partnering with Hillsboro Airporter to provide shuttle service to Portland International Airport. Students will be expected to work directly with Hillsboro Airporter to reserve their spot.

Here are the details:

Each shuttle can fit five to six passengers. The cost per student is based on the total number of passengers during the scheduled times, so if you can fill one shuttle the cost per student could be as low as $15 (if you have a total of six passengers). Cost for one student is $65.

If you make your reservations more than 24 hours in advance, Hillsboro Airporter can group you together. To reserve your spot, go online to Hillsboro Airporter & Car Service LLC.

Hillsboro Airporter accepts cash or credit card for payment. Parents can call Hillsboro Airporter with a credit card to pay for their student’s fare. Hillsboro Airporter has 24/7 service. It will work with students and their families, putting students together to lower the cost of the fare.

Other options for transportation can be found on the above website. Questions? Contact the Office of Student Life (jwitherspoon@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2316).

Families of employees invited to use Hadlock Student Center tomorrow

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

The Hadlock Student Center is hosting another Family Day tomorrow (Friday) from 4 to 8 p.m. We are excited to share this space with George Fox employees and their immediate family members!

If you plan to attend, please take note of these items:

  • Sandals and other open-toe shoes are not permitted.
  • Non-marking athletic shoes are required in the gym and fitness center rooms.
  • Children under 14 are allowed in all areas of the HSC except the cardio/weight area.
  • Family members aged 14 to 17 can use the cardio/weight equipment while directly supervised by a parent or guardian.
  • Please take a few minutes in advance to complete this waiver for yourself (if you haven’t done so already) and a separate form for each family member who will be attending.

If you have any questions, please contact Rob Simpson at simpsonr@georgefox.edu or Keith Schneider at kschneid@georgefox.edu.

Join colleagues at today’s all-employee meeting

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Don’t forget to join your colleagues at the all-employee meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. this afternoon (Thursday) in Canyon Commons (with live streaming in PDS 160).

Consider contributing to university’s Textbook Assistance Fund

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

George Fox is a private college, so if students can pay to enroll, they can certainly pay for their books, right? Not necessarily. Click this link to see stories of undergraduate students who would have benefited from help buying course materials.

For some students, purchasing textbooks can make the difference between a college education and dropping out of college. The Textbook Assistance Fund  has been created to provide assistance to undergraduate students who cannot purchase required textbooks or course materials due to financial hardship.

We invite you to donate to the Textbook Assistance Fund.  One faculty member contributed a portion of royalties, turning income from book sales into funds that enable students to acquire textbooks. See the invitation to contribute if you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation to the fund.

Contact Cheri Hampton (champton@georgefox.edu) if you have questions about the Textbook Assistance Fund.

Be aware of the holiday deposit schedule for December 2018

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

The Finance office will be closed from Dec. 22 through Jan 1. Deposits that need to have a December 2018 date must be deposited no later than noon on Friday, Dec. 21. If it arrives later, it will go into a deposit for January 2019. Please look around your desks and file cabinets to see if there are any lingering items that need to go to the bank.

If you are taking extra time off during the Christmas/New Year holiday, please send your deposits over BEFORE you leave.

If you should have any questions about deposits, please contact Heather Groenlund at ext. 2173.

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Nominate colleagues for recognition at tomorrow’s all-employee meeting

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Do you know someone who has had a recent success who deserves special recognition at the December all-employee meeting? Please take a moment to share the success of your colleague using this form.

Mark your calendar for this week’s all-employee meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) in Canyon Commons (with live streaming in PDS 160).

Have questions about the “shout-out” process? Contact Darby Thiessen (dthiessen@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2188).

Give to ‘Crepes for a Cause’ this morning in the quad

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Join us for “Crepes for a Cause” on the quad this morning (Wednesday) from 9 a.m. to noon. Buy fresh crepes with all the toppings for $3 each. All proceeds go to Every Child and will be used to purchase Christmas gift cards for youth in foster care in Yamhill County.

You can learn more about Every Child by visiting their website.

Contact Tricia Hornback (phornback@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Submit your business card order requests before this Friday

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Marketing communications will be processing the next business card order on Friday, Dec. 14. Submit your request for business cards directly with B&B Print Source before Friday, Dec. 14.

Questions? Contact Danette Newkirk at dnewkirk@georgefox.edu.

Write a ‘thank you’ note to someone who’s made a difference

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Is there someone at George Fox University who has made a difference in your college experience? Someone who ignited a spark that made you want to learn more than you thought you could, someone who walked alongside you during a difficult season, or a person who has been a mentor?

Take a moment to write an email, e-card, or traditional “thank you” card to that professor, RA, tutor, supervisor, or another influential person. Try to be specific as you describe how this person has contributed to your life.

Students in Newberg can stop by the ARC or Bruin Den to pick up a blank card while supplies last!

Volunteers needed in Bruin Community Pantry during spring semester

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

The Bruin Community Pantry is seeking volunteers for the spring 2019 semester. Areas for volunteering are (but not limited to):

  • Food pantry: Staffing the pantry during the hours it is open
  • Food drive: Organizer (both on- and off-campus. potentially)
  • Leftovers pick-up: Student employee position between 9 and 11 a.m. to pick up food from Bon Appetit

If you are interested in volunteering and would like more information, please contact Jere Witherspoon or attend one of two informational meetings:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 3 p.m. in Klages 232
  • Thursday, Jan. 17, at 8 p.m. in the Bruin Den

Refreshments will be provided! Please RSVP by Monday, Jan. 14, here.

On the sheet, there are three tabs at the bottom:

  • Pantry sign-up
  • Volunteer sign-up
  • RSVP to meetings

Need more information? Check out the Bruin Community Pantry Facebook page and website.

If you are not able to attend one of these meetings but are interested in volunteering, please contact Jere at jwitherspoon@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2316.

Need a ride? Shuttle transportation service available during break

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

George Fox is partnering with Hillsboro Airporter to provide shuttle service to Portland International Airport. Students will be expected to work directly with Hillsboro Airporter to reserve their spot.

Here are the details:

Each shuttle can fit five to six passengers. The cost per student is based on the total number of passengers during the scheduled times, so if you can fill one shuttle the cost per student could be as low as $15 (if you have a total of six passengers). Cost for one student is $65.

If you make your reservations more than 24 hours in advance, Hillsboro Airporter can group you together. To reserve your spot, go online to Hillsboro Airporter & Car Service LLC.

Hillsboro Airporter accepts cash or credit card for payment. Parents can call Hillsboro Airporter with a credit card to pay for their student’s fare. Hillsboro Airporter has 24/7 service. It will work with students and their families, putting students together to lower the cost of the fare.

Other options for transportation can be found on the above website. Questions? Contact the Office of Student Life (jwitherspoon@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2316).

Finance Department: Dropbox reminder for the holidays

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

For those of you who will be working during the holiday shutdown period of Dec. 22–Jan. 1, the Finance Department would like to remind you that our dropbox is available during this time. The slot for the dropbox is located directly to the left of the front door of the Finance Department building.

The dropbox will be checked periodically during the holiday shutdown. Please feel free to use the dropbox for any correspondence, invoices, check requests, deposits, expense reimbursement requests, etc. However, please be sure to have all paperwork in some type of envelope so nothing is lost, misplaced or mixed in with someone else’s paperwork. A sealed envelope for deposits is required.

Please call Jennifer Klapp with any questions at ext. 2170.

Thank you!
– Finance Department

Murdock Library faculty office courier suspended over Christmas break

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

The Murdock Library faculty office courier service will be suspended during Christmas break. The service will end on Friday, Dec. 14, and resume on Monday, Jan. 14.

If you have any questions, contact Patty Vanier at pvanier@georgefox.edu.

Prepare for spring 2019 and attend FoxTALE and Zoom labs

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

As the fall term ends and we prepare for the 2019 spring term, you are invited to participate in labs where you can prepare FoxTALE course sites and develop contingency plans in the event of inclement weather.

You can join colleagues, and our library’s digital learning community, to share strategies on how to set up online discussions and create assignments in FoxTALE, as well as how to conduct a class using a Zoom web conference.

Library Study Room Meetings (walk in anytime during the lab time)

  • Wednesday, Dec. 12, 1 to 3 p.m., Murdock Library Study Room 103
  • Thursday, Dec. 13, 1 to 3 p.m., Portland Center Library Study Room 131

Zoom Web Conference Sessions (login anytime during the open-mic web conference session)

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18, noon to 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 18, 4 to 5 p.m.

Contact Gloria Doherty (gdoherty@georgefox.edu) with any questions.