Archive for March, 2020

Join lacrosse team on virtual 5K run this Monday

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Our season isn’t over yet! Student-athletes are leading the charge and taking one last shift on National Student-Athlete Day to be the difference for cancer patients who are at the highest risk of contracting COVID-19.

Want to join us? Participate in the Last Shift Virtual 5K Challenge at 9 a.m. this Monday, April 6, by running anywhere (such as your neighborhood) while wearing your George Fox gear! 

Simply follow this link to register and become a part of our team. The registration fee is $20 and goes to a great cause. Be sure to click the “Join a Team” tab and type in “George Fox University.”

All who register and post a picture of themselves running on Monday with #LastShift2020 and #georgefoxlacrosse will be entered to win a free George Fox lacrosse T-shirt.

Questions? Contact Katie Brand at

Learn more about academic accommodations

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Here at the Disability Services Office, we know that transition to an online/remote learning environment is not easy. Some students find that physical, mental health, or other disability-related barriers that were manageable in an in-person class are barriers in a distance scenario.

If you find that you need academic accommodations in the remote education environment, please visit our website or apply online. Contact our office (, Rick Muthiah (, or Andrea Byerley ( if you have questions.

Courier service will continue

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Mail Services will be running its courier service between campuses. Deliveries will be made weekly on Wednesday morning. Anything that is going to the Portland Center needs to be brought to Mail Services by no later than 9:30 a.m.

If you have questions, contact Richard Silver at

Student Accounts processing personal checks through MyGeorgeFox

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Student Accounts is now processing personal checks through This payment method allows for swift, secure and safe payment handling. An added benefit is that payments generate a receipt to the student that can be forwarded to whomever made payment on their account. 

To make future payments online directly, please visit our website to learn how and to authorize access for others to make payments on your behalf. You will find that once the bank account information is saved, the payment process is very quick. No fee is charged for submitting e-check payments. Thank you for helping us in this way!

This change impacts personal check payments only. Other payments require customary handling and will experience a slight delay.

Contact Jenny Getsinger ( if you have any questions.

Finance offers drop box

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Finance has a drop box located to the left of the front door that can be used for most business coming into the department. This may be more convenient for all of us while the buildings on campus are locked. We are here processing transactions, and we will check that box several times during the day.

Please be sure to secure your documents in an envelope. The information submitted should include your contact information so we can reach you if we have questions.

Questions? Contact Cris Banton at

Thank you,
The Finance Team

Mail Services is back to regular hours

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Mail Services has resumed its regular operating hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Questions? Contact Richard Silver at

Bruin Store is open by appointment

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Until further notice, the Bruin Store will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, by appointment only. This is so that we can honor the social distancing guidelines and have enough time between customers to deep-clean surfaces. Please call the store at 503-554-2540 to set up an appointment time.

We are doing a few other things to help our customers stay home and stay safe:

  • Shipping is free for all online orders, with no minimum purchase, and we are shipping orders out daily.
  • We are cleaning and quarantining all rental books as they are checked back in, and they are not being put out for sale immediately.
  • We will have a few racks of professional clothing from The Closet Project set up in-store for appointments as well. At this time those purchases are still cash-only, and we are taking extra precautions regarding all cash handling.
  • All leftover T-shirts from The Closet Project pop-up that were 100% cotton were donated to those who are making masks for the local hospitals. Nearly 90 T-shirts were donated, and many have already been sewn into masks and re-donated to our medical community.

We will be providing updates via the Daily Bruin and on Instagram (@the_bruin_store). Questions? Contact Paige Jacobs at

Information on building access for students

Monday, March 30th, 2020

The following buildings will be accessible to students via card access Monday through Friday for the remainder of the spring semester:

  • Stevens Center: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Canyon Commons: 9 a.m. to noon and 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Beebe post office: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Klages and the Roberts Center will be locked. If you need to check your mailbox in either of those locations, please call Campus Public Safety so that we can grant you access to the building.

The athletic buildings will be locked. All other areas, including 24-hour spaces, have been shut down for students. Student workers and researchers will have to request special access and will need a supervisor’s approval.

Questions? Contact 503-554-2090 or email Elrike Shaw at

Info on keeping Zoom meetings secure

Monday, March 30th, 2020

It is critical for each of us to keep our students and fellow employees safe in our online meetings as we continue with the academic terms. Zoom has recently released this blog post with helpful information about keeping your Zoom meetings secure while providing the best experience for those you interact with.

Please contact the service desk ( with any questions about managing meetings in Zoom.

Sign up for summer online courses

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

As you register for courses next year, take advantage of our numerous summer online listings! All summer online courses are 50 percent off tuition, and although sections are filling up very fast, there are still slots left for some general education options (CHEM 120, BIBL/RELI 215, MATH, MUSI, and more).

See our website for details, and contact summer online director Brian Doak ( with any questions. 

Remote academic support available through ARC

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Need help with a writing assignment? Would you like to set up an academic coaching meeting for support, a listening ear, and strategies for navigating the remaining weeks of the semester? Good news: The ARC is going remote! 

Consultants at the ARC are available for remote writing and academic coaching consultations. You can make an appointment at or email for help scheduling appointments. On the day of your appointment, an ARC consultant will email you with instructions and a link to join a virtual Zoom meeting that will occur at your scheduled appointment time. 

If you are interested in subject specific support, Open Study Table tutors are available. Their areas of expertise include: biology, anatomy and physiology, general chemistry, Bible, theology, mechanical engineering, business, communication and Spanish.

Contact Julia James ( to be connected with an OST tutor! 

Check university’s COVID-19 page for answers to account questions

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Answers to many COVID-19 student account credit questions can be found online at the university’s “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response” web page. If you have not visited this site yet, please do!

Sign up to join prayer initiative

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

The Office for Spiritual Life invites the university community to “Pray 4 Today,” a prayer initiative that begins today (Monday).

The idea is simple: We are looking for four people to sign up to pray per day for the remainder of the spring semester. How you pray, where you pray, and for what or whom you pray are up to you – but will you consider joining us?

If you are interested, please sign up here. Questions? Contact our office at Thanks!

Encourage students to enroll in online courses

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Faculty: Encourage your students to take advantage of our numerous summer online listings! All summer online courses are 50 percent off tuition, and although sections are filling up very fast, there are still slots left for some general education options (CHEM 120, BIBL/RELI 215, MATH, MUSI, and more).

Direct students to our website for details and to online director Brian Doak ( if they have any questions. 

University closed today for spring break holiday

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

All Newberg, Portland, Salem and Redmond offices are closed today (Friday) for the spring break holiday.

Students invited to join prayer initiative

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

The Office for Spiritual Life invites students to “Pray 4 Today,” a prayer initiative that begins next week, on March 30.

The idea is simple: We are looking for four people to sign up to pray per day for the remainder of the spring semester. How you pray, where you pray, and for what or whom you pray are up to you – but will you consider joining us?

If you are interested, please sign up here. Questions? Contact our office at Thanks!

Check out Bruin Athletics’ work-study postings

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Hey Bruins! If you love sports and want to get paid to watch them, join the Bruin work-study team today!

We have a wide variety of positions to fill, from photography and graphic design to game management and staff writers. Head to this page to see job postings for each position, or look for our jobs on Handshake.

Questions? Contact Seth Preuss (

Join the university pastors to pray for our students

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

The university pastors and the Employee Prayer Network would like to invite you to consider joining us in a special spring semester prayer project. 

Knowing that there are many personal concerns within our student community – including physical and mental health, finances, family relationships, soul care, graduation transitions, and academic success – this is an important time for us to pray for our students purposefully, listening to the prompting of the Holy Spirit and praying with consistency.

If you would be willing to pray for the same five students each business day, from now through May 1, please send an email to Jamie Noling-Auth ( and the Office for Spiritual Life can provide you with a list of students. Or, if you have a specific group that you know and want to pray for, would you share those names with us?

We would love to make sure that all of our undergraduates have someone committed to praying for them in this unusual time. (As always, all student information needs to remain within our employee community in order to protect student privacy and adhere to FERPA guidelines.)

Thank you! Contact our office ( with any questions.

Join a five-week Zoom Life Group

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

The Office for Spiritual Life will be offering a five-week Life Group series, beginning the week of March 30 and ending the week of May 1. All Life Groups will take place over an electronic platform, will have no more than six students, and will include Bible reading and discussion with a Spil/Student Life group leader.

To sign up, drop us an email at We look forward to growing deeper in faith together!

Friendsview in need of Personal Protective Equipment

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

There is a shortage of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for health care workers who are caring for the most vulnerable during this COVID-19 pandemic. Many medical facilities and organizations simply have little to no supplies.

At Friendsview, it is reported that by the end of this week the staff will not have disposable PPE and will need to move to contingent plans of using reusable options.

They are in need of the following items:

  • Safety goggles
  • Sunglasses with side coverage
  • Face shields
  • Bandanas
  • Cloth gowns
  • Lab coats
  • Scrub jackets
  • Scrubs
  • Disposable rain gear (ponchos)
  • Sleeve covers
  • Coveralls
  • Oversized long-sleeved shirts that can be laundered and re-used
  • Aprons
  • Gloves and masks

If you are able to help in any way, all donations can be dropped off in the front lobby at Friendsview, marked “Attention: Deb Sabin.”

Thanks for your consideration.