Archive for June, 2019

Sign up now for this Friday’s web editor training session

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

A training session for Cascade Server, the system used to edit the university website, will be offered on Friday, June 28, from 10 a.m. to noon.

This basic-level session is tailored for editors who have either not edited the website before or need a refresher on using the software. The session will be held in Stevens 307. Sign up using this form.

Questions? Contact Peter Crackenberg at pcrackenberg@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2138.

Come thank Jenny Zaganiacz for her service at open house Wednesday

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Join us anytime between 1 and 3 p.m. this Wednesday, June 26, in the student life office as we host a farewell open house for Jenny Zaganiacz.

After eight years as the operations manager for housing and residence life, assisting thousands of families, she is starting a new adventure. Please join us to thank her for her investment in many students’ lives.

Spaces are available in upcoming CPR/AED/First Aid classes

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

The Campus Public Safety office is offering a series of CPR, AED and First Aid courses in July and August. Courses are designed for the general public, whether you need First Aid and/or CPR and AED for a job requirement or want basic classes for your own needs.  

The sessions will teach you how to perform CPR on adults, children and infants, including rescue breathing with a mask; how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED); and how to help someone who is choking. Also included is basic First Aid, choking, and care for common medical, injury and environmental emergencies. 

For more details on dates, times and cost, and to sign up, visit the Campus Public Safety website.

Finance has a new email address

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

The Finance team has a new email address for your convenience! Please use Finance@georgefox.edu for all your reporting (Vena) and accounting (GL) questions.

As always, you can direct AP questions to AccountsPayable@georgefox.edu.

Thank you!

Be aware of phishing attempts

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

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.
  • The reply email address is unrecognizable. They will spoof the sender’s email and address while the reply email address is completely different. Examples of email addresses used in recent phishing attempts include “rbaker@my.com,” actual George Fox email addresses, and “mshelton.georgefox.edu@gmail.com.” One attempt used “edu.edu.mail1@gmail.com” as the reply address.
  • 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:

  • Email the Service Desk at servicedesk@georgefox.edu.
  • Mark the email as “spam” in your Gmail inbox, which will then make Google aware of the issue.
  • Request that anyone who has been emailed via the attempt also mark it as “spam” in their inbox.
  • If you did not click on any links or reply, you do not need to do anything further.
  • 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.

Hadlock hosts Family Day on June 28

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

The Hadlock Student Center is hosting a Family Day on Friday, June 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. We are excited to share this space with George Fox employees and their immediate family members!

If you plan to attend, please note:

  • We will not have staffing for roped climbing at the climbing wall.
  • Sandals and other open-toe shoes are not permitted.
  • Non-marking athletic shoes are required in the gym and fitness center rooms.
  • Children under the age of 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 when directly supervised by a parent or guardian.
  • Please take a few minutes in advance to complete the waiver on MyGFU 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.

Please clear Weesner parking spaces June 30 for re-striping

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Plant Services will be cleaning and re-striping the parking areas directly in front of Weesner Village, as well as the Weesner House lot, on Monday, July 1, and Tuesday, July 2. Please vacate these areas on Sunday night, June 30, to avoid potential damage to your vehicles.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Spaces are available in upcoming CPR/AED/First Aid classes

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

The Campus Public Safety office is offering a series of CPR, AED and First Aid courses in July and August. Courses are designed for the general public, whether you need First Aid and/or CPR and AED for a job requirement or want basic classes for your own needs.  

The sessions will teach you how to perform CPR on adults, children and infants, including rescue breathing with a mask; how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED); and how to help someone who is choking. Also included is basic First Aid, choking, and care for common medical, injury and environmental emergencies. 

For more details on dates, times and cost, and to sign up, visit the Campus Public Safety website.

Year-end Purchasing Deadlines

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

The end of the fiscal year is approaching, and with that Finance would like to inform you of a few requirements for year-end purchase orders.

Please remember that if you order goods and/or services on a PO, they need to be physically received/completed by June 30, 2019. Goods and services received after June 30, 2019, will be charged to the 2019-20 budget year. Therefore, all purchase requisitions/POs for this fiscal year need to be entered by May 31, 2019. 

Your George Fox Visa can be used until June 21, 2019. If you will be traveling between June 21 and June 30 and you need to use your George Fox Visa, you must contact Purchasing prior to arranging travel.

Concur Expense Reports and Visa Reports for 2018-19 must be submitted by July 10, 2019. Any reports created and submitted after July 10 will be reflected in the 2019-20 budget.

Questions? Contact Matt Hammar at mhammar@georgefox.edu.

Medication questions? Come to MedSavvy presentation Tuesday

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

You shouldn’t have to pay more for your medications!

Explore medication options, effectiveness, prices and user reviews with MedSavvy. See how your medication stacks up for safety and effectiveness, and save your medication information in one place. Start making smarter health decisions for you and those you care for.

George Fox partners with MedSavvy to offer employee access to this impactful resource. Come to our information session on Tuesday, June 25, at 10 a.m. in Roberts Center’s Room 130 to learn more. RSVP here today, as space is limited.

Questions? Contact Kara Holcombe at kholcombe@georgefox.edu.

Lunch will be served at next week’s all-employee meeting

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Make plans to join your colleagues at the next all-employee meeting, scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, June 27, in Canyon Commons. Lunch will be provided for attendees following the meeting.

Portland Center employees are encouraged to attend the meeting in person, if possible, as there will not be live streaming available.

If you have a shout-out you’d like to give a colleague at the meeting, you can do so at this link.

Looking ahead, the all-community meeting this fall will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 19, in Canyon Commons. The day begins with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m., and lunch will be provided midway through the meeting.

HR has moved to Sheridan Street House

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

The human resources team has moved across the street. We are now housed in the Sheridan Street House, located at 214 N. Meridian St.

Stay tuned for details on a future open house event!

Important info about vehicle registration

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Students: Following are the dates when the vehicle registration portal will open:

  • July 1: All commuters and graduate students only
  • July 8: Seniors
  • July 15: Juniors
  • July 22: Sophomores

For incoming freshmen and transfer students, the application for a parking permit will open up on July 1 on the Campus Public Safety website. Approved residential applicants will then be given instructions on how to register for a permit.

Commuters and graduate students may register only one vehicle on MyGFU, and if they have a second family-owned vehicle they switch in-between, that vehicle must be registered in the Campus Public Safety office. This option is only for a second family-owned vehicle, not a roommate’s, girlfriend’s or boyfriend’s vehicle, etc.

Commuter and graduate parking permits are not limited, but residential permits are. Please register when the registration portal opens up for your class so as to not miss out on a permit.

Questions that aren’t answered on our website? Out-of-the-box vehicle situation? Call 503-554-2090 during business hours, or write Elrike Shaw at eshaw@georgefox.edu.

Employees: Be sure to pass this information along to students you know.

Tennis clinics available for all ages this summer in new facility

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Check out the adult and junior tennis clinics being offered this summer at the university’s new indoor courts at 1101 E. Crestview Dr. They began this week and will continue through mid-August.

Instructor Jeff Cero, an associate head coach with the George Fox men’s program, will host two-hour adult sessions on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with classes based on skill level, from beginners to a 4.5+ National Tennis Rating Program level. The format will include drills for the first hour and match play the second. The cost is $25 per class or $99 for five classes.

Junior lessons for ages 8 to 18 are offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the day, for beginners as well as more advanced players. The cost is $25 per lesson, or 12 classes for $250 (two free).

To sign up or learn more, visit this page. You can also drop in on the day of and pay by check or cash.

Medication questions? Come to MedSavvy presentation Tuesday

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

You shouldn’t have to pay more for your medications!

Explore medication options, effectiveness, prices and user reviews with MedSavvy. See how your medication stacks up for safety and effectiveness, and save your medication information in one place. Start making smarter health decisions for you and those you care for.

George Fox partners with MedSavvy to offer employee access to this impactful resource. Come to our information session on Tuesday, June 25, at 10 a.m. in Roberts Center’s Room 130 to learn more. RSVP here today, as space is limited.

Questions? Contact Kara Holcombe at kholcombe@georgefox.edu.

Stop by Klages patio today for Texas-inspired lunch

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Bon Appetit’s culinary road trip along Route 66 is taking us to Texas today (Wednesday). Come to the Klages patio between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for traditional beef brisket along with regional side dishes, dessert and sweet tea. The cost is just $7.25.

Don’t forget to ask for a punch card if you haven’t gotten one yet. If you visit four or more times, you can enter the drawing for a fun prize at the end of the road.

Come to Hadlock’s ‘River Night’ tomorrow at Rogers Landing

Monday, June 17th, 2019

The Hadlock Student Center is hosting another “River Night” tomorrow (Wednesday) from 4 to 7 p.m. Bring your dinner and come join us at Rogers Landing. We will have kayaks, paddleboards, and lawn games ready for you and the family.

The cost is $3 per person or $6 per family. Please contact Rob Simpson at simpsonr@georgefox.edu with any questions. 

Please take a minute to fill out chapel survey

Monday, June 17th, 2019

The Office for Spiritual Life is interested in having employees attend chapel more regularly, so we’d like to collect information to help us know how to encourage employee attendance.

Would you take a couple of minutes to complete this five-question survey? If you have questions, please email Jamie Johnson (jamiej@georgefox.edu). Thank you!

Texas is this week’s stop on Route 66 culinary road trip

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Bon Appetit’s culinary road trip along Route 66 is taking us to Texas tomorrow (Wednesday). Come to the Klages patio between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for traditional beef brisket along with regional side dishes, dessert and sweet tea. The cost is just $7.25.

Don’t forget to ask for a punch card if you haven’t gotten one yet. If you visit four or more times, you can enter the drawing for a fun prize at the end of the road.

Come thank Jenny Zaganiacz for her service at open house next Wednesday

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

Join us anytime between 1 and 3 p.m on Wednesday, June 26, in the student life office as we host a farewell open house for Jenny Zaganiacz.

After eight years as the operations manager for housing and residence life, assisting thousands of families, she is starting a new adventure. Please join us to thank her for her investment in many students’ lives.