Archive for February, 2019

Comings and Goings

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Jeff Woods (Campus Public Safety), Trevor Woods (Plant Services), Kristine Nelson (Nursing), Dwayne Worden (Plant Services) and Jen Klapp (Finance) have left the university.

Movers & Quakers

Monday, February 18th, 2019

John Regier is transitioning into a new position as director of graduate, Adult Degree Program and international admissions.

Employee Empowerment has some structural changes to announce. Katie Sol is now associate director of employee empowerment, responsible for compensation, classification and payroll; Beth Hampton is now a student employment specialist, responsible for student employment and payroll; Kasondra Silva is now a benefits and systems administrator, responsible for employee benefits and HR systems; and Kara Holcombe is a recruiting and training manager, responsible for employee recruitment, onboarding and training. Check out the department’s webpage or contact if you need to know who to contact for assistance.

Aaron Geist is assuming the position of associate director of financial aid.

Matt Williams is transitioning into the role of groundskeeper II in the plant services department.

About Our People

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Young-IL Kim (Sociology) teamed with a student, Isaak Swan, to publish an article, “Religious Heterogamy, Marital Quality, and Paternal Engagement,” in the Feb. 10 edition of the journal Religions, an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open-access journal on religions and theology, published monthly online by the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute.


Monday, February 18th, 2019

Feb. 19          Sue Corbett-Furgal, Kelly Hughton, Cristina Schmitt, Jere Witherspoon
Feb. 20          Gina Braden, Scot Headley, Jason Hunter, Andrew Moses, Bethany Pflug
Feb. 21          Adina Briggs McConaughey, Jon Hall
Feb. 22          Mark David Hall, Cindi Pratt
Feb. 23          Jeongah Kim, Ally Weatherford, Mark Weinert
Feb. 25          Andrea Abernathy
Feb. 26          Daniel Winn
Feb. 28          Stephanie Bestland
March 1         Andrew Fleming
March 2         Justin Johnson, Winston Seegobin
March 3         Joseph Clair, Greg Davenport, Kayin Griffith, Rhett Luedtke
March 4         Tyler Cuddeford

Tickets available for Bösendorfer Concert Thursday in Bauman

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

The works of Beethoven and Chopin will be performed on the George Fox stage when Bösendorfer Educational Artist Kenn Willson presents his “Encounters with Beethoven and Chopin” concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in Bauman Auditorium.

Students and employees are entitled to one complimentary ticket. Additional tickets may be purchased for $12 (general admission), $8 (seniors and alumni) and $6 (students and children under 12). They may be purchased online at this link or by calling the school’s box office at 503-554-3844.

Willson will perform Beethoven’s Ecossaises Dances, German Dance #1, Sonata Op. 31 #3Movement 2 (Scherzo), Sonata Op. 27 #2 (“Moonlight”) and Ode to Joy. His Chopin repertoire includes Prelude Op. 28 #4, Prelude Op. 28 #6, and Ballade, Op. 47.

More on the concert is available on this webpage.

Former PGE CEO to speak at Industry Insiders tomorrow

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Peggy Fowler, a 1973 George Fox University graduate in chemistry and math, loves George Fox and is eager to come back to campus to talk to students at the next Industry Insiders tomorrow (Tuesday) at 7 p.m. in Hoover 105.

All are invited to come hear about Peggy’s remarkable professional life and how she broke the glass ceiling. If you plan to come, please RSVP here.

Peggy began her tenure at Portland General Electric in 1974 as a chemist in the company’s analytical lab and went on to manage almost every major area of the company before becoming PGE’s first female CEO in 2000. A subsidiary of ENRON at the time, Peggy guided PGE through scandal and the biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history.

Questions? Contact Colleen Sump at

Encourage students to attend Job and Internship Fair tomorrow

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Be sure to encourage your students to attend the Job and Internship Fair tomorrow (Tuesday). From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., employers from the Portland area and beyond will be attending the fair to talk with students from all majors as a recruiting opportunity for their jobs and internships.

We would love to see faculty there, so please drop by Canyon Commons 101-103 to engage with your students or company employers on the day of the fair!

Questions? Contact Grace Tissell at

Check out these ARC resources for your students

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Check out our semester calendar to see if it might be of use to your students as they plan projects for their classes! For more time management and learning resources, refer students to our learning tools page.

Please contact Julia James at if you would like the ARC to initiate academic coaching consultations with any of your students.

Come to Job and Internship Fair tomorrow

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Join us for the Job and Internship Fair tomorrow (Tuesday) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101-103!

Employers throughout the Portland area and beyond will be attending the fair to talk with students from all majors as a recruiting opportunity for their jobs and internships.

This is an incredible networking opportunity for students to connect with industry-leading companies such as Nike, Nordstrom, the Portland Police Bureau, the Portland Timbers, ProScribe, Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics, and the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette.

If you are planning to attend the fair, be sure to register and confirm your attendance for the event through our web page on Handshake.

Questions? Contact Grace Tissell at or stop by our office on the first floor of Stevens.

‘Terra’ movie will show this Friday, Feb. 22

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Come watch Terra, a visually stunning documentary that reflects humans’ relationship to other species on Earth as humanity becomes more and more isolated from nature.

The movie will be shown this Friday, Feb. 22, in Edwards-Holman Science Center 102 at 6:30 p.m.

Food and beverages will be provided by Stewards of Sustainability and the Ecology Club. Bring your own mug!

Please RSVP here. Questions? Contact Jessyka Evans at

Gather for Black Student Union meeting tonight

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Come join the Black Student Union for their meeting tonight (Monday) at 7 p.m. for a night of discussion and community. Everyone is welcome!

Questions? Contact Jessica Coyne at

Come to talk on healthy relationships tonight

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

All are invited to hear Christine Guzman of Azusa Pacific University share about how self-care relates to relationships tonight (Monday) from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101-103.

Discussions will include how to communicate and listen for affirmative consent in relationships, how to set healthy boundaries for yourself, and how to develop a strong support network among your peers so you can flourish while on campus.

Questions? Contact Brett Meyers at

The Bridge Café reopens today

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

The Bridge Café reopens today (Monday)!

Hours of operation for the Bridge and Bruin Bites cafés will change slightly to 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. until further notice. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Questions? Contact Lisa Miles at

‘The Wineskin’ is now accepting submissions

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

The Wineskin is now accepting submissions! There is no theme for this semester – just send us your best poems, stories, essays and artwork.

The editors are open to a wide range of styles and subject matter, but we are particularly looking for work that pushes boundaries and surprises us with its artistic approach and perspective of the world.

Please submit all poetry, prose, photography and artwork here. Our submission guidelines are as follows:

  • Poetry and prose manuscripts must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document in Times New Roman with 12-point font. Please title your pieces and remove your name from the document.
  • Limit all prose to 1,000 words and send no more than five poems per submission.
  • For artwork, files should be named with the title of your piece, followed by your name. Please remove all watermarks from your work.
  • Submissions close on Friday, March 22.

Questions? Contact Hannah Dierdorff at

Deputy CEO’s business lectures are canceled

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Ms. Tran canceled both her Feb. 21 and Feb. 22 business talks, as she needed to return to Vietnam on urgent business.

We are truly sorry about her cancellation. We hope to see you at our upcoming MBA events!

Questions? Contact Allie Duncan at

Commuter lunch is this Wednesday, Feb. 20

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Join us for a commuter lunch on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the FoxHole. Please note that this lunch is exclusively for undergraduate commuter students. 

We look forward to seeing you there! Any questions should be directed to Kristi Welker, director of Commuter Life, at

Commuter Life is hiring student leaders

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Commuter Life is hiring five student leaders for next year.

The Commuter Life student team is committed to improving the commuter experience and helping commuters feel known. If you have a heart for this ministry, we would love for you to apply.

Applications for the commuter life coordinator role have been extended up to today (Monday). Applications for the commuter assistant role are open now until March 1. All position postings and links to the applications are on Handshake.

If you have questions, reach out to Kristi Welker at or 503-554-2308.

Adult couple needed for roles in student film

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

We are in need of a couple between the ages of 35 and 45 years old for our student film. Ask your friends, parents, uncles and aunts to audition for our film!

We also need a female student from Fox to act for our main role. This is for the advanced film class here on campus, so it is a great resume builder and the finished film will be in the Fox Film Festival. 

Please contact Austin Carrero at or Arnelie Dela Cruz at for more information on this film and to set up an audition time.

Sign up to climb in Bruin Boulder Bash competition

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Join the George Fox climbing community on Friday, March 1, for the inaugural Bruin Boulder Bash from 6 to 9 p.m.

Students, staff and faculty are welcome to compete in beginner (V0-V3) and advanced (V4+) divisions for men and women. There will be fun and prizes for all, with a raffle running throughout the evening. Sign up through

Questions? Contact Emma Jorgensen at or Keith Schneider at

Find your lost items at Campus Public Safety office

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Did you know that the Campus Public Safety office is the home of the Lost and Found? If you have found something, please bring it promptly to our office so it has a better chance of being reunited with its owner. Please come to our office if you have lost something and we will check for you, and if we don’t have it we will note it on a master list.

However, due to the daily arrival of lost items and our very limited storage space, we will only be able to keep items for a maximum of two weeks before donating them to charitable causes, so please don’t delay if you have lost something!

Questions? Contact Nadine Kincaid at