Archive for January, 2021

SpiL invites you to lead an undergraduate Life Group this semester

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

As a key strategy for soul care of undergraduates during the pandemic, the Office of Spiritual and Intercultural Life is looking for multiple Life Group leaders for our Spring Life Groups series taking place the week of Feb. 22 through April 9.

Life Groups provide a space for students to gather for weekly prayer, Bible study, and fellowship. Groups typically meet for an hour to 90 minutes.

This spring, all of our groups will be meeting either by Zoom or hybrid.

  • Hybrid groups will meet primarily via Zoom, but may occasionally meet outdoors as the weather, state and university regulations, and participants’ comfort permit.

Throughout the pandemic, Life Groups run that through the Office of Spiritual and Intercultural Life will also be eligible for SpiL credit in order to encourage students to engage in high-quality spiritual formation experiences that are participatory and offer ongoing community.

We welcome our employees, alumni, family members of George Fox employees and students, as well as members of our wonderful local churches to consider leading a group. Groups may also be co-led with an upperclassman student if the leader desires.

For more information and to sign up, click here or contact the Office of Spiritual Life (spirituallife@georgefox.edu).

Participate in HSC’s upcoming outdoor activities

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

Campus Recreation and the Hadlock Student Center are providing several upcoming outdoor activities that are open to George Fox students and employees!

All activities listed are free and open to everyone of all skill levels and abilities. This includes a Spikeball tournament, bike ride socials, intro to disc golf, and a twice-weekly boot camp fitness class!

For more details and registration info, please use the following links:

Questions? Contact AJ Heil (aheil@georgefox.edu).

Sources of Strength podcast to be released this week

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

We all have important stories to share about isolation and belonging. Often, these stories involve overcoming hardship and adversity in order to reach a place of security.

Starting Wednesday, Feb. 3, the Sources of Strength team will be releasing a series of interviews with George Fox students, professors, and alumni regarding their experiences with this idea of belonging in their own lives.

What obstacles did they face and how did they surmount them? If they were to do it again, how might they approach belonging differently – and how can anyone hope to find belonging amidst a global pandemic?

Join us every Wednesday to hear about your community’s strengths and become encouraged and challenged to discover your own. Listen on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, or Spotify!

Questions? Contact Ben Drury (bdrury17@georgefox.edu).

Interested in interning in Ecuador? Attend today’s Zoom event

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

Living and Learning will be hosting a virtual information event via Zoom today (Monday) at 11 a.m. to provide information about its summer internship opportunity in Ecuador. Register here.

This event will be helpful to learn more about the program, as well as give students the ability to ask questions to the in-country staff!

Questions? Check out our website for updated information or email Gabrielle Rene Hartman (ghartman18@georgefox.edu).

Bruin Community Pantry hours for spring semester

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

The Bruin Community Pantry will be open during the following hours for the spring 2021 semester:

Monday: 8 a.m. – noon; 1 to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 11 a.m. – noon; 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 to 10 a.m.; 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday: 1 to 6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – noon;  1 to 3 p.m.; 4 to 5:30 p.m.

The Bruin Community Pantry is closed during all university holidays.

Find out more information, check out the pantry website.

Update: COVID-19 George Fox music policy

Friday, January 29th, 2021

In light of current research findings, the university has updated its Covid-19 policies around music.  One highlight of the new policy:  Group vocal and instrumental music are welcome in outdoor locations on campus, with spacing 12 feet apart, with all participants masked, with capacity limit of 50 total people, and with an employee host present and responsible for Covid-19 policy adherence.   To view the policies, please visit this webpage

Questions? Contact COVID-19 operations team (cot@georgefox.edu).

Not parking on campus this semester? Fill out parking waiver form

Friday, January 29th, 2021

George Fox commuter and graduate students who do not plan to bring a vehicle to campus for the spring term can request an exemption from being automatically charged the parking permit fee by completing the parking waiver form.

This form must be filled out no later than tomorrow (Sunday) in order to be considered. Please read the waiver form thoroughly as you fill it out.

Parking Waiver Form Details:

  • By signing this form you agree that you will not bring a vehicle and park on George Fox’s Newberg campus or the surrounding Good Neighbor areas (as specified in the parking policies) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m, Monday through Friday.
  • If your vehicle is found parked on campus during these times, the following will occur:
    • You will be automatically issued a parking permit, your waiver will be revoked which will reinstate your permit fee, and you will be fined an additional $75 for parking an unregistered vehicle. These citations are not eligible to be appealed.
    • You will be required to pick up the permit from Campus Public Safety and an officer will assist you in the proper placement of the permit.

Note: There may be additional fines for any other violations according to the parking policies of the university.

Questions? Call Campus Public Safety at 503-554-2090 during business hours, or email Elrike Shaw (eshaw@georgefox.edu).

Get your LinkedIn headshot taken at the IDEA Center

Friday, January 29th, 2021

It’s time to apply for internships and jobs! Ninety-four percent of recruiters vet their applicants on LinkedIn, so the IDEA Center is here to help!

We will take your professional photo on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 3 and 5 p.m. Ask for Annie or Nate. You can also make an appointment in Handshake with James Conway, one of our Career Coaches, to create or update your LinkedIn profile.

If you have any questions or need help making an appointment, contact careers@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2330.

Come watch environmental documentary and enjoy snacks Feb. 6

Friday, January 29th, 2021

Come join the Stewards of Sustainability Club on Saturday, Feb. 6, to watch an environmental documentary called Kiss the Ground and enjoy snacks! We’ll meet at noon in Hoover 105.

The film features experts and celebrities talking about how good soil can help combat climate change. Hoover 105 has a capacity of 34, so please sign up on this Google Sheet to save your spot and help us determine how many snacks to provide.

Questions? Contact Sydney Schroeder at sschroeder18@georgefox.edu.

Join Galentines craft party tomorrow

Friday, January 29th, 2021

Ready to meet new friends, study the Bible, and have loads of fun? Come to Delight Ministries’ kickoff tomorrow (Sunday) at 7 p.m.

We’ll have you pick up a kickoff kit (stickers and stationary and tea!) in Hoover Sunday afternoon, and then hop on a Zoom call that evening. We will introduce our ministry, reveal our study for the semester, and make GALENTINES together – how fun!

Check out this Google Doc for more info.

ELI summer internship applications are due tomorrow

Friday, January 29th, 2021

The Emerging Leaders Internship (ELI) program is dedicated to improving racial and cultural diversity at the leadership level in Portland-area companies by providing leadership pathways for traditional and non-traditional students of color and aspiring professionals.

The student application deadline is tomorrow (Sunday, Jan. 31)! You still have time to get your application in and potentially be selected to connect with Portland employers and engage in meaningful, career-advancing opportunities this summer through ELI.

Submit your application here. Questions? Contact Carol Parker Walsh at cparkerwalsh@georgefox.edu.

Continue to use CampusClear app for chance to win $50 Red Hills gift card

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

Thank you so much to those of you who are using CampusClear. This is a state-required effort to keep our campus safe.

Our team works on making sure the George Fox community regularly checks in using the app, as well as following up with anyone who reports specific symptoms or testing results.

  • Student-athletes and athletic staff using SWAY should use both apps
  • If you NEVER come to any George Fox campus, you do not need to complete the form. However, if you come to any George Fox campus – even once every other week – you DO need to complete the form.

Starting Monday, Feb. 1, through the end of the spring semester, each CampusClear check-in will be recorded as an entry into a raffle for a $50 gift certificate to the Red Hills Market in Dundee. 

Please help us keep our campus community safe by continuing to check in on CampusClear.

Questions? Please email cot@georgefox.edu.

SpiL credit opportunities are available on the iAttended app

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

The spring semester SpiL credit opportunities are on the iAttended app. Please make sure you are checking regularly to stay on top of your requirement. If you do not see a schedule, enter the code 7733 and it will appear.

Questions? Contact the Office for Spiritual Life (spirituallife@georgefox.edu).

Join the Critical Hit Club to play Dungeons & Dragons

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

Please join us tomorrow (Saturday) from 6 to 10 p.m. over Zoom as we start up the semester with awesome adventures in Dungeons & Dragons!

Whether you are interested in joining a game, running your own D&D campaign as a Dungeon Master, or brand new to D&D, we would love for you to join.

Questions? Contact Alex Gonzalez (agonzalez18@georgefox.edu) for the Saturday Zoom link and more information.

Participate in outdoor activities: Spikeball, bike rides, disc golf, and more

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

Campus Recreation and the Hadlock Student Center are providing several upcoming outdoor activities that are open to George Fox students and employees!

All activities listed are free and open to everyone of all skill levels and abilities. This includes a Spikeball tournament, bike ride socials, intro to disc golf, and a twice-weekly boot camp fitness class!

For more details and registrations, please use the following links:

Questions? Contact AJ Heil (aheil@georgefox.edu).

Use CampusClear to be entered in AirPods drawing

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

Thank you so much to those of you who are using CampusClear. This is a state-required effort to keep our campus safe.

Our team works on making sure the George Fox community regularly checks in using the app, as well as following up with anyone who reports specific symptoms or testing results.

  • Student-athletes and athletic staff using SWAY should use both apps
  • If you NEVER come to any George Fox campus, you do not need to complete the form. However, if you come to any George Fox campus – even once every other week – you DO need to complete the form.

Starting Monday, Feb. 1, through the end of the spring semester, each CampusClear check-in will be recorded as an entry into a raffle for an Apple AirPod.

Please help us keep our campus community safe by continuing to check in on CampusClear.

Questions? Please email cot@georgefox.edu.

Survey: PTSD/Trauma Experience and Academics

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

Learning Support Services is looking to host an open discussion on the intersection between PTSD/trauma experiences and academic life. We would like to measure students’ interest in having separate discussions for those with military and non-military related trauma, along with how those traumas affect academic success.

Please fill out this survey if you think this discussion would apply to your experiences in academics.

Questions? Please contact Learning Support Services (lss@georgefox.edu).

George Fox Civility Project hosts Jonathan Kuttab regarding Israel/Palestine

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

The George Fox Civility Project invites you to hear from a Palestinian Christian who’s working on a significant civility project.

The two-part series with Jonathan Kuttab begins on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom, speaking on the topic “Civility, Justice, and a Bill of Rights: A Vision of Israel/Palestine as One State.” Please register for the event here. SpiL credit is available for students.
 
Kuttab has an ambitious vision. For the first part of the series, he will discuss what politics in Israel and Palestine must look like in the long term for two traumatized groups to live safely, justly, and peaceably side by side in a small country.

On Wednesday, March 31, he will focus on civility-boosting transformations needed now for Palestinians and Israelis to negotiate a one-state solution.
 
According to George Fox Civility Project director Ron Mock, “Kuttab’s transformative project could teach us critically needed lessons about civility, justice, and political peacemaking. George Fox needs to be right in the middle of all that learning.”
  
If you would like to be connected to the Civility Project, please email Ron (civility@georgefox.edu) or visit the Civility Project website.

Pip’s Doughnuts is coming back to campus this Tuesday

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

Next Tuesday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the quad, Pip’s Doughnuts is coming back to campus!

Stop by the quad and grab a hot drink from our team outside of Klages and made-to-order mini doughnuts from the Pip’s Mobile Truck.

Questions? Contact Student Activities (activities@georgefox.edu).

Interested in being a chiropractor? Attend guest lecture via Zoom

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

Interested in pursuing a career as a chiropractor? Join the Exercise Science Club to hear from Dr. David Scheiner of Life Chiropractic College West for an informational meeting next Thursday, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m. via Zoom.

Dr. Scheiner will be talking about the program at LCCW and will be available to answer questions. We hope to see you there!

Questions? Contact Karlie Stewart (kstewart19@gerogefox.edu).