Archive for January, 2019

Interested in social work? Come to an info session

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Are you interested in helping people? Have you ever considered a degree in social work? Social work is a profession for those with a desire to help people improve their lives.

If this sounds exciting to you, please plan to attend one of our info sessions to find out more about the major and about the many opportunities a degree in social work can provide!

We’ll be hosting two sessions in Stevens 109. Pizza will be provided in the evening session (Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 5 to 6 p.m.), and donuts will be provided in the morning session (Thursday, Jan 24, from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.).

Please plan to join us if you’d like to know more. Contact Kim Rapp (rappk@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions.

Group fitness classes for employees resume in Hadlock

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Group fitness classes have started again in the Hadlock Student Center. In addition to a handful of employee-exclusive classes, there are also a number of open classes each week for students and employees.

To see the most up-to-date schedule and to sign up for classes, go to IM Leagues. If you have any questions, contact Rob Simpson at simpsonr@georgefox.edu.

Want to be a leader on campus? Come to today’s Leadership Fair

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

It’s time to start thinking about leadership roles for next year! Don’t miss the Student Leadership Fair today (Wednesday) in Canyon Commons from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be information on how to apply for roles in Student Activities, Student Government, clubs, Spiritual and Intercultural Life, Residence Life, Commuter Life, the Hadlock Student Center and peer advising. Professional staff and student leaders will be available to answer any questions you have.

If you have questions or want to know more, contact Stephanie St. Cyr (sstcyr@georgefox.edu) or Kristi Welker (kwelker@georgefox.edu).

We hope to see you there!

Faculty candidate research presentation: Biomechanics and Volleyball

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Volleyball’s rise in popularity over the past 30 years has created a growing need to better understand the biomechanical causes for shoulder injuries, particularly in youth volleyball players.

The biomedical engineering program is inviting a candidate to speak to how their research lab uses motion capture to analyze the mechanics of hitting a volleyball with the goal of creating better best-practices guidelines for strength and conditioning and repetition counts.

Join us from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, in EHS 102 to hear about several ongoing experiments in the lab, including using impulse and momentum techniques to estimate the forces on the body during a hit and ways to compare variation in types of motions. The presentation will highlight connections between the undergraduate engineering curriculum and the research techniques.

Questions? Contact Adina McConaughey (amcconaughey@georgefox.edu).

Complimentary tickets available for the 2019 Portland Remodeling Show

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Complimentary tickets are available to the 2019 Portland Remodeling Show coming up Jan. 25-27 at the Portland Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Employees can pick up two tickets each ($8 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.

Spring Serve applications are open!

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

We are now taking applications for spring break serve trips! SpiL trips are week-long trips March 24-31.

This year, we are going to:

  • Urban Impact (Seattle)
  • Outdoor Oregon (Ashland, Oregon)
  • Camp Attitude (Foster, Oregon)
  • Mending Wings (Wapato, Washington)
  • Portland 101 (Portland)

Applications to be a student leader are also available. If you have been on a trip before, consider joining a team as a student leader! Applications can be found on the SpiL website.

Applications are open through February. For more information or if you have any questions, email Monik Kadarmanto at mkadarmanto@georgefox.edu.

Faculty, please encourage students to apply!

Interested in BSW program? Late application deadline is coming up!

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

If you are a social work sophomore (or social work freshman who is planning on studying abroad) and are planning to apply to the BSW program, this is a reminder that the late application deadline is Friday, Jan. 25, by 5 p.m., when all application materials need to be turned in to the Meridian Street House (social work office).

Know students who would make good leaders? Encourage them to attend today’s fair

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Know students would would make good campus leaders? Encourage them to attend the Student Leadership Fair to learn how to become a Resident Assistant (RA), Peer Advisor (PA), or other student life leader.

The fair will be in Canyon Commons today (Wednesday) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  If students wish to know more, they can contact Stephanie St. Cyr (sstcyr@georgefox.edu) or Kristi Welker (kwelker@georgefox.edu).

Web editor one-on-one training available on Jan. 30

Monday, January 14th, 2019

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.

Volunteers needed for Night to Shine prom on Feb. 8

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Night to Shine is back on Friday, Feb. 8! Night to Shine is a special-needs prom sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, complete with a red-carpet entrance, limos, dinner, professional hair and makeup, karaoke and lots of dancing!

We are looking for volunteers to be buddies to our special guests. We also have many other volunteer opportunities. To sign up to volunteer, go to newbergcc.org/ntsvolunteer. Have questions? Contact Katlyn Kronschnabl at katlyn@newbergcc.org.

Want to be a leader on campus? Come to Leadership Fair tomorrow

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Do you want to learn more about on-campus student leadership opportunities for next year? Come to the Student Leadership Fair to learn how to become a Resident Assistant (RA), Peer Advisor (PA), or other Student Life leader.

The fair will be in Canyon Commons tomorrow (Wednesday) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be representatives from clubs, Commuter Life, Intercultural Life, the Peer Advisor program, Residence Life, Spiritual Life, Student Activities, and Student Government to answer questions about roles they are hiring for next academic year.

If you have questions or want to know more, contact Stephanie St. Cyr (sstcyr@georgefox.edu) or Kristi Welker (kwelker@georgefox.edu).

We hope to see you there!

Join colleagues at staff lunch on Jan. 22

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Join us for this month’s staff lunch on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at noon in Canyon Commons 101-102. We’d love to have you join us for fellowship and a delicious meal! The cost is $3 (cash, check, debit or credit).

Please RSVP by 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, at this link. See you there!

Volunteers still needed to oversee Life Groups

Monday, January 14th, 2019

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.

Undergraduate commuters: Check out this semester’s lunch schedule

Monday, January 14th, 2019

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 among undergraduate commuters.

  • Thursday, Jan. 24 – Canyon Commons
  • Wednesday, Feb. 20 – FoxHole
  • Thursday, March 7 – Canyon Commons
  • Monday, April 8 – FoxHole

Any questions should be directed to Kristi Welker, director of Commuter Life, by emailing kwelker@georgefox.edu or calling 503-554-2308.

Encourage students to attend tomorrow’s Leadership Fair

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Know students would would make good campus leaders? Encourage them to attend the Student Leadership Fair to learn how to become a Resident Assistant (RA), Peer Advisor (PA), or other Student Life leader.

The fair will be in Canyon Commons tomorrow (Wednesday) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be representatives from clubs, Commuter Life, Intercultural Life, the Peer Advisor program, Residence Life, Spiritual Life, Student Activities, and Student Government to answer questions about roles they are hiring for next academic year.

If students wish to know more, they can contact Stephanie St. Cyr (sstcyr@georgefox.edu) or Kristi Welker (kwelker@georgefox.edu).

MLK celebration event set for Monday

Monday, January 14th, 2019

The university community is invited to the Chehalem Cultural Center to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, Jan. 21. This year’s theme is “A Message of Hope.”

In addition to spoken word, musical and vocal performances, we are excited to welcome our guest speaker, Miles K. Davis, president of Linfield College. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; the program begins at 6 p.m., followed by a reception and resource fair. The center is located at 415 E. Sheridan St.

Contact Rick Muthiah at rmuthiah@georgefox.edu for more information.

IDEA Center hosts special drop-in hours this week

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Do you need to make adjustments to your schedule? Are you considering a major change? The IDEA Center CAP Coaches are available for special drop-in hours during the first week of school.

Come stop by our office on the first floor of the Stevens Center between 10 a.m. and noon or between 1 and 4 p.m. today through Friday!

Kaiser rep speaks on campus today about summer internships

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Kaiser Permanente has an excellent summer internship program in Oregon and Washington that offers paid positions for students in accounting/finance, mental health, IT, marketing, engineering and more!

LaTasha Brown, whose job is to recruit talent for Kaiser, will host an info session to share about the program and to meet interested students. Join us in Hoover 105 at 5 p.m. today (Tuesday) to take advantage of this opportunity! George Fox students who attended these info sessions in years past will be coming to share their experiences as well.

Got questions? Contact Grace Tissell (gtissell@georgefox.edu).

AA meetings resume on campus this semester

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Have you struggled with alcohol? Looking for some support? Feel free to attend the AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) meeting on campus. We meet Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. during the spring semester in Roberts 168. Our theme is “One Hour, Big Change.”

All George Fox students, staff, faculty and administrators are welcome to attend. There is no fee to participate.

Questions? Contact Gregg Lamm at gregg.lamm@gmail.com.

RSVP by tomorrow for next week’s estate planning workshop

Sunday, January 13th, 2019

Please join us to learn about estate planning on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at noon in Canyon Commons 103. The estate planning workshop will review the five documents everyone should have in place for a tax-efficient and loving estate plan.

Gene Christian, a recognized regional estate planning leader and George Fox alumnus, will present this workshop and be available for those who would like to confidentially discuss their estate plans.

A light lunch of soup and salad will be served, and there is no cost to you for either the workshop or the lunch. Please RSVP to Karlyn Fleming no later than tomorrow (Jan. 15) at kfleming@georgefox.edu or ext. 2115.

Space is limited, so please reserve your place early!