Archive for December, 2018

Please take note of these end-of-year giving reminders

Sunday, December 30th, 2018

University Advancement is closed through tomorrow (Tuesday, Jan. 1). As you contemplate any calendar-year-end gifts or engage with others who might be contemplating a year-end gift, please take note of the following dates.

To make a 2018 tax-deductible donation …

  • Checks and cash must be postmarked on or before Dec. 31.
  • Credit card gifts made at giving.georgefox.edu must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31.
  • Mutual funds, stocks or securities must be received by Dec. 31. Note: Each brokerage firm has a different timeframe to process transactions; please consult with your broker and initiate any transfers well in advance of the end of the year to receive a 2018 tax deduction.

Please double-check your offices and desks to ensure all donations are delivered in a timely manner so as to honor the generosity of our donors. All members of University Advancement will be available to answer calls and emails pertaining to year-end giving, but the office itself will be closed during this time.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

University Advancement: End-of-year giving reminders

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

University Advancement is closed through Tuesday, Jan. 1. As you contemplate any calendar-year-end gifts or engage with others who might be contemplating a year-end gift, please take note of the following dates.

To make a 2018 tax-deductible donation …

  • Checks and cash must be postmarked on or before Dec. 31.
  • Credit card gifts made at giving.georgefox.edu must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31.
  • Mutual funds, stocks or securities must be received by Dec. 31. Note: Each brokerage firm has a different timeframe to process transactions; please consult with your broker and initiate any transfers well in advance of the end of the year to receive a 2018 tax deduction.

Please double-check your offices and desks to ensure all donations are delivered in a timely manner so as to honor the generosity of our donors. All members of University Advancement will be available to answer calls and emails pertaining to year-end giving, but the office itself will be closed during this time.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

FoxTALE unavailable tomorrow night through Friday morning

Monday, December 24th, 2018

FoxTALE will be upgraded during the Christmas break and unavailable for an extended time from tomorrow (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. to Friday, Dec. 28, at 6 a.m. We realize this is longer than usual and apologize for any inconvenience, but hope you will be enjoying the holidays.

We also want to remind you that after the upgrade you will view past course sites (prior to 2016 Fall) on the FoxTALE-Archive site. Institutional Technology will move the oldest course sites in batches over the next few weeks until all course sites previous to 2016 Fall are moved to the Archive. We anticipate this work will be completed by the end of this week.

Questions? Email the tech team at servicedesk@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2569.

– Your Educational Technology Team

 

FoxTALE will be unavailable tomorrow night through Friday morning

Monday, December 24th, 2018

FoxTALE will be upgraded during the Christmas break and unavailable for an extended time starting tomorrow (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. to Friday, Dec. 28, at 6 a.m., We realize this is longer than usual and apologize for any inconvenience, but hope you will be enjoying the holidays.

Questions? Email the tech team at servicedesk@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2569.

– Your Educational Technology Team

 

Need a stocking stuffer? ‘Stand Tall’ tumblers available for purchase

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

Are you looking for a last-minute stocking stuffer? Need an extra water bottle for your workouts in 2019?

Employee Empowerment has a limited supply of our exclusive “Stand Tall” tumblers available for purchase at $20 each (cash or checks made to “George Fox University”).

Stop by Employee Empowerment today! Contact Darby Thiessen at dthiessen@georgefox.edu with any questions.

End-of-year giving reminders from University Advancement

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

University Advancement will be closed Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 1. As you contemplate any calendar-year-end gifts or engage with others who might be contemplating a year-end gift, please take note of the following dates.

To make a 2018 tax-deductible donation …

  • Checks and cash must be postmarked on or before Dec. 31.
  • Credit card gifts made at giving.georgefox.edu must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31.
  • Mutual funds, stocks or securities must be received by Dec. 31. Note: Each brokerage firm has a different timeframe to process transactions; please consult with your broker and initiate any transfers well in advance of the end of the year to receive a 2018 tax deduction.

Please double-check your offices and desks to ensure all donations are delivered in a timely manner so as to honor the generosity of our donors. All members of University Advancement will be available to answer calls and emails pertaining to year-end giving, but the office itself will be closed during this time.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Be aware of email phishing attempts

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

There have been a few phishing attempts that have been circulating through George Fox emails. These attempts can come in various forms, and they are sent to try to gain access to either your email account or to confidential information. So that you don’t fall victim to these attempts, please review the guidelines below.

If you feel you’ve received a suspicious email, check the following:

  • The sender’s address. If it is unrecognizable or something similar to, but not exactly, the sender’s normal email address, it could be an attempt. Please note that a similar email address does not mean the original email address has been compromised; this is called a spoofing account.

Examples of email addresses used in recent phishing attempts: “rbaker@my.com” and “mshelton.georgefox.edu@gmail.com.”

  • Any link or odd instructions. If the email directs you to click on a link (even something familiar such as iTunes, etc.) or input sensitive information, it could be an attempt to get your password or other important information. Verify with the sender personally if you are suspicious.

If you feel that you have received some sort of phishing attempt:

  1. Email the Service Desk at servicedesk@georgefox.edu.
  2. Mark the email as “spam” in your Gmail inbox, which will then make Google aware of the issue.
  3. Request that anyone who has been emailed via the attempt also mark it as “spam” in their inbox.
  4. If you did not click on any links or reply, you do not need to do anything further.
  5. If you did click on a link or send a reply with sensitive information, you’ll want to change your password as soon as you can in MyGFU (this will automatically update your email password). Then go through the Settings in your Gmail account to look for anything amiss, such as an unfamiliar forwarding address or vacation-responder that you never created.

Feel free to call the Service Desk at 503-545-2569 and press “2” if you would like help walking through these steps.

Reminder: IT department is closed over the Christmas break

Wednesday, December 19th, 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!

Faculty invited to submit requests for spring course reserves

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Faculty are now invited to submit requests for spring semester course reserves at the libraries! Materials are processed in the order received and can take up to five days to complete, so we encourage submitting early and over break if possible!

To place a request, please fill out and submit this reserves form. If you have any questions, contact Patty Vanier at pvanier@georgefox.edu or ext. 2425.

FoxTALE will be unavailable for portion of Christmas break

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

FoxTALE will be upgraded during the Christmas break and unavailable for an extended time from 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26, to 6 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 28. We realize this is longer than usual and apologize for any inconvenience, but hope you will be enjoying the holidays.

We also want to remind you that after the upgrade you will view past course sites (prior to 2016 Fall) on the FoxTALE-Archive site. Institutional Technology will move the oldest course sites in batches over the next few weeks until all course sites previous to 2016 Fall are moved to the Archive. We anticipate this work will be completed the week of Dec. 24.

Questions? Email the tech team at servicedesk@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2569.

– Your Educational Technology Team

Consider volunteering as a Life Group leader this spring

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

The Office for Spiritual Life is looking for post-college Life Group leaders for our six-week spring Life Groups (the weeks of Feb. 11 through March 22). Life Groups are small groups of undergraduate students who meet together for prayer, Bible study and fellowship.

Groups meet weekly for 60 to 90 minutes at the time and location of your choosing. Participants will select the group they wish to participate in based on the details that leaders provide.

We welcome our employees, alumni, family members of George Fox employees and students, and members of our wonderful local churches to consider leading a group. Our spring leader meeting will take place on Thursday, Jan. 31, from noon to 1:30 p.m., and lunch will be provided.

For more information and to sign up, visit this webpage or contact the Office for Spiritual Life at spirituallife@georgefox.edu.

Last call for gifts to the Newberg School District

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

This Advent season the Office for Spiritual Life has been coordinating with the Newberg School District to provide meals to students who are vulnerable to food insecurity over the extended holiday break.

If you would like to contribute to our effort, please send monetary gifts or grocery store gift cards to the Office for Spiritual Life by Thursday morning (Dec. 20), so that grocery store gift cards can be distributed to families before the end of the week.

If you have questions, please contact our office at spirituallife@georgefox.edu or 503-554.2320.

Finance Department: Dropbox reminder for the holidays

Tuesday, December 18th, 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

Be sure to bring ID card/key if on campus next week

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

The campus will be completely locked down beginning Friday night, Dec. 21, and will remain locked until the morning of Jan. 2. If you plan to work or be on campus during those times, please remember to bring your ID card and office and/or room key.

FoxTALE will be unavailable for portion of Christmas break

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

FoxTALE will be upgraded during the Christmas break and unavailable for an extended time starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, to 6 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 28. We realize this is longer than usual and apologize for any inconvenience, but hope you will be enjoying the holidays.

Questions? Email the tech team at servicedesk@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2569.

– Your Educational Technology Team

Avoid Wood-Mar/EHS parking lot today due to hazardous waste processing

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

Today (Wednesday), from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Wood-Mar/EHS parking lot will be closed, due to a hazardous waste haul processing. Stay out of harm’s way and park elsewhere. Thank you!

If you have any questions, call Teresa Arnold at ext. 2724.

Make plans to attend Oregon Symphony concert on Jan. 4

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

George Fox will host the Oregon Symphony for its 32nd appearance in Bauman Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 4, at 8 p.m. The concert is a gift from George Fox honorary board member Ken Austin, cofounder of A-dec, with his late wife Joan Austin.

A limited number of tickets have been provided for George Fox half-time and full-time employees.

Tickets are limited to two per employee on a first-come, first-served basis in the Event Services office (1109 E. Hancock). Reservations may be taken for Portland Center employees only. Today (Wednesday), remaining tickets (limited to two per person) will be available to those who sign up on the wait list.

If you find you are not able to attend, please return your tickets for another employee’s use.

Questions? Please contact Michelle Dawson at mdawson@georgefox.edu or ext. 2029.

End-of-year giving reminders

Monday, December 17th, 2018

University Advancement will be closed Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 1. As you contemplate any calendar-year-end gifts or engage with others who might be contemplating a year-end gift, please take note of the following dates.

To make a 2018 tax-deductible donation …

  • Checks and cash must be postmarked on or before Dec. 31.
  • Credit card gifts made at giving.georgefox.edu must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31.
  • Mutual funds, stocks or securities must be received by Dec. 31. Note: Each brokerage firm has a different timeframe to process transactions; please consult with your broker and initiate any transfers well in advance of the end of the year to receive a 2018 tax deduction.

Please double-check your offices and desks to ensure all donations are delivered in a timely manner so as to honor the generosity of our donors. All members of University Advancement will be available to answer calls and emails pertaining to year-end giving, but the office itself will be closed during this time.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Oregon Symphony tickets are still available for employees

Monday, December 17th, 2018

George Fox will host the Oregon Symphony for its 32nd appearance in Bauman Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 4, at 8 p.m. The concert is a gift from George Fox honorary board member Ken Austin, cofounder of A-dec, with his late wife Joan Austin.

A limited number of tickets have been provided for George Fox half-time and full-time employees.

Tickets are limited to two per employee on a first-come, first-served basis in the Event Services office (1109 E. Hancock). Reservations may be taken for Portland Center employees only. On Wednesday, Dec. 19, remaining tickets (limited to two per person) will be available to those who sign up on the wait list.

If you find you are not able to attend, please return your tickets for another employee’s use.

Questions? Please contact Michelle Dawson at mdawson@georgefox.edu or ext. 2029.

Web editor one-on-one training sessions offered on Jan. 30

Monday, December 17th, 2018

Have you been to one of the training sessions offered by web development, but have some more specific questions? Have some specific questions about using Cascade Server, the system used to update the university website?

One-on-one training sessions are being offered at the Newberg campus on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Training sessions will be 30 minutes and be held in Library Study Room 110. Use this link to sign up for a session using Google Calendar. If no appointment slot appears, please use the date selector tool to find Jan. 30.

Questions? Please contact Peter Crackenberg in the Office of Marketing Communications at pcrackenberg@georgefox.edu.