Archive for December, 2018

Important end-of-semester reminders from library digital learning and IT

Monday, December 17th, 2018

As the semester closes, library digital learning and IT would like to share a few reminders with faculty:

  • Faculty will want to keep an archive of the gradebooks for all courses taught for the past five years. If you use the FoxTALE gradebook in your 2018 Fall course sites, you can export each gradebook into a spreadsheet that can be saved outside of FoxTALE. The guide, Downloading the Gradebook, includes a video demonstration on the process.
  • You will want to use your new 2019 Spring course sites to teach your spring-term courses since students are automatically enrolling in these sites. If you would like to import content from another course site, the guide, Importing Course Content, includes a video demonstration and step-by-step instructions.
  • 2019 Spring sites are currently hidden from students. When you are ready, you can give students access to your courses. The guide, Making the Course Visible, demonstrates how to make a course available.
  • You may need to adjust the course start and end dates in each of your course sites. This will assure that your courses are listed correctly in the Dashboard (e.g., courses move from “Future” tab to “In Progress” tab on Jan. 14). The guide, Adjusting Course Start and End Dates, demonstrates how to make this adjustment.
  • Note: Adjusting the course start date does not make the course accessible to students. Only the setting “Course Visibility” enables students to enter the course.

As we move into the season of inclement weather, you are invited to join us for a web conference for ideas on how to conduct a class using a Zoom web conference. We are offering two opportunities for this session. You can receive one clock hour of professional development for participation in this web conference.

You can register for one of these sessions using the form Faculty Sign-up for Development Events.

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

We hope you find this information helpful. If you would like more information, we encourage you to contact digitallearning@georgefox.edu or servicedesk@georgefox.edu

Take advantage of in-store pick-up for spring textbook orders

Monday, December 17th, 2018

In-store pick-up is now available at georgefoxshop.com. Buy or rent your spring textbooks and select in-store pick-up as your shipping method. Be sure to stock up on all your spring supplies, too!
Your textbooks and supplies will be available for pick-up when you arrive in the spring.

You can also shop at the Bruin Store. We will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this week (Dec. 17-21) and we will be closed Dec. 24 to Jan. 1.

Thank you and Go Bruins!

Complimentary tickets available for the Build, Remodel & Landscape Show

Monday, December 17th, 2018

Complimentary tickets are available to the 2019 Build, Remodel & Landscape Show coming up Jan. 4-6 at the Oregon Convention Center. Employees can pick up two tickets each ($12 total value) at the Information Services desk in the Stevens Center.

We have a limited supply, so please request/pick them up only if you are reasonably certain you will attend.

Portland and Salem employees can request tickets by emailing Barbi Doran at bdoran@georgefox.edu.

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

Monday, December 17th, 2018

Tomorrow (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.

Take advantage of employee group fitness classes in Hadlock

Sunday, December 16th, 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).

In-store pick-up for spring textbooks available when you return to school

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

In-store pick-up is now available at georgefoxshop.com. Buy or rent your spring textbooks and select in-store pick-up as your shipping method. Be sure to stock up on all your spring supplies, too!
Your textbooks and supplies will be available for pick-up when you arrive in the spring.

You can also shop at the Bruin Store. We will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this week (Dec. 17-21) and we will be closed Dec. 24 to Jan. 1.

Thank you and Go Bruins!

Consider contributing to university’s Textbook Assistance Fund

Sunday, December 16th, 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.

Hadlock Student Center posts Christmas break hours

Sunday, December 16th, 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. 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.

Be aware of holiday deposit schedule for December 2018

Sunday, December 16th, 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!

University closes Dec. 24 through Jan. 1 for the holidays

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

The university’s offices will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 1, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays.

Libraries (including the Murdock Library 24/7 space) on the Newberg and Portland campuses will be closed Dec. 22 through Jan. 1. The libraries will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. the week of Dec. 17 and will reopen on Jan. 2 with the same 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours.

The Bruin Store will also be closed. You are still free to purchase items online at georgefoxshop.com.

Prepare for spring 2019 and attend FoxTALE and Zoom labs

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

As the fall term ends and we prepare for 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.

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) for more information.

Spring payment information worth noting

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Bills for spring term are in the mail. Before you rush to pay, you might want to consider waiting until Jan. 1, 2019, to make payment.

Wonder why? Read our most recent edition of the SFS News to learn more. In brief, there are possible negative tax impacts of making payment for the spring term in December. The exception to this is when a transaction has a December due date.

Find more info on SFS News here.

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.

We 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.