Archive for August, 2021

Important info to know regarding COVID and campus life

Friday, August 27th, 2021

Three things you need to know about COVID-19 and campus life:

  1. Wear your face masks where required. By state mandate, masks are required in indoor public spaces and at outdoor public settings where six feet of physical distancing is not possible.

  2. Let us know if you have symptoms. Students and employees who experience COVID-19 or cold symptoms should quarantine and let the university know by completing the COVID Care Form. We can help you – and protect our community – if you let us know.

  3. Free COVID testing and vaccinations are available on the Newberg campus. Contact the Health and Counseling Center to make an appointment (503-554-2340).

Student Accounts is open today

Friday, August 27th, 2021

Student Accounts is open today (Saturday) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you have a Student Account Unpaid Balance Hold, it is important that you pay online or stop by for assistance today! Swing by and see us on the first floor of the Stevens Center.

Questions? Contact Jenny Getsinger (jgetsing@georgefox.edu).

Come audition for University Players Wednesday night

Friday, August 27th, 2021

Are you interested in being part of a tight-knit ensemble that uses story and music to help connect us to each other and God?

If so, you may be interested in auditioning for the University Players, a touring performance ensemble that travels to schools, prisons, churches and other gatherings throughout the school year.

Auditions will be held this Wednesday, Sept. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Wood-Mar Auditorium. For more information about auditions, please visit this link.

Please feel free to email the director of the group, JeanneAnn Comiskey (jcomiskey@georgefox.edu), with any questions!

Join us for all-campus worship tomorrow night

Friday, August 27th, 2021

Join us for the first worship service of the new academic year in Stoffer Family Stadium tomorrow night (Sunday) from 7 to 8 p.m.

Not only will this be the first chapel credit opportunity of the year, it will also be the first time that our community has been able to gather for worship since the start of the pandemic. We are looking forward to beginning the new year in prayer and worship.

All are welcome! (Masks are required, and there is plenty of room to spread out.) Contact Jamie Noling-Auth (jnolingauth@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Join Autism/Aspergers Group Thursday night

Friday, August 27th, 2021

Did you know George Fox has an Autism/Aspergers Group? Come join us this Thursday, Sept. 2, for games, snacks and conversation. We will be meeting in Hoover 250 between 6:30 and 8 p.m.

Questions? Contact Carrie Hall at chall@georgefox.edu. Hope to see you there!

Audition for student-led worship bands on Thursday

Friday, August 27th, 2021

Are you a musician interested in being in one of our two student-led worship bands this semester? We are hosting auditions on Thursday, Sept. 2, and you are invited!

Please fill out this form and we will assign you an audition time. Questions? Email Pastor Jamie Johnson (jamiej@georgefox.edu).

‘The Crescent’ is taking applications

Friday, August 27th, 2021

The Crescent, a student publication, is hiring for the 2021-22 school year! We are looking for students who are interested in exploring journalism, improving their writing skills, and working to inform the George Fox audience.

The following positions are open: writers, photographers, copy editor, photo editor, and art director. If you are interested in any of these positions, please fill out this Google Form. Email asccrescent@georgefox.edu with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!

Plan to attend Tuesday’s Convocation Chapel

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

Join us Tuesday, Aug. 31, at 10:50 a.m., for Fall Academic Convocation Chapel in Bauman Auditorium. Provost Andrea Scott will address the community, and president Robin Baker and ASC president Micah Mensing will lead the Community Charge.

Come start the year off blessed as we worship together and welcome students to campus. See you Tuesday!

Contact Laurie Fair (lfair@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Several connection opportunities are available

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

Disability & Accessibility Services, the Academic Resource Center, faculty, staff, and student leaders are joining together to offer a whole slate of connection opportunities this fall. Click here to indicate your interest in receiving information about one or more of these options! We’d love to have you join us!

  • Academic Coaching (all students)
  • ADHD Group (all students)
  • Autism/Aspergers Group (Newberg campus)
  • Becoming a Tutor (all students)
  • Celiac/Gluten Free Group (Newberg campus)
  • Chronic Illness Group (all students)
  • Learning Disability Group (all students)
  • Trauma Group (Newberg campus)

Contact Andrea Byerley (abyerley@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Important vehicle registration information

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

All students who plan to bring a vehicle to campus must register their vehicles for parking permits!

The university parking registration fee has been incorporated into the Student Fee, so students will no longer need to pay an additional out-of-pocket fee to register their vehicle. Students bringing a vehicle to campus must register their vehicle and obtain a parking permit.

There have been significant changes in parking areas this year, so be sure to look over your new parking map to ensure you are parking in the right place.

Here is some more info:

  • All students may order a permit this year.
  • All residents may order a resident parking permit.
  • All commuters may order a commuter parking permit.
  • Graduate students may order a graduate permit.
  • Vehicles must be parked in the lots assigned to their permit designation.

Register here and be sure to have your DMV registration slip in front of you.

If you have any trouble registering your vehicle, please call our office at 503-554-2090 so that we may assist you.

Questions? Call the Campus Public Safety office at the above number, or email Elrike Shaw at eshaw@georgefox.edu.

Portland Writing Center available as a resource, including via Zoom

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

The Portland Writing Center (PWC), located in the Portland Center Library, is available for Zoom video conference and email writing consultations.

Graduate, George Fox Connect (GFC), and George Fox Digital (GFD) students are invited to contact the PWC for feedback on writing projects, citation assistance, or other writing-related issues. Check wc.georgefox.edu for additional information, including hours of operation and appointment scheduling.

For more information, email the Writing Center at wc@georgefox.edu. If you have questions about the Portland Writing Center, please contact Hannah Jackson at hjackson@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2449.

Be mindful of guests when parking today

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

Welcome Weekend is here! In order for our hundreds of new students to have a seamless move-in experience, we need extra cooperation from the staff, faculty and students already here.

Staff and faculty: Please plan to park along the street, in the front lot of Roberts, the Stevens lot or Hoover lot on Friday.

The Bauman and Le Shana parking lots have been barricaded, so please park nearest to Stoffer Stadium if you need to park in the Bauman lot. Also, please do not park in the Pennington lot.

The parking rows adjacent to the service road by Newlin are also barricaded and unavailable for parking.

Questions? Please contact Campus Public Safety at 503-554-2090 and view the parking brochure on the Campus Public Safety website for lot locations. 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation to help make move-in day the best day ever for our new students!

Bruin Community Pantry food bank hours for fall semester

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

The Bruin Community Pantry will be open during the following times for the fall semester:

  • Mondays: 4 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 12:30 to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 4 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Fridays: 8 to 9:30 a.m.; 1 to 2 p.m.

We are closed during all George Fox holidays. These hours are subject to change depending upon our volunteer team schedule.

Volunteers are still needed for Tuesdays at 10 a.m. for unloading food, and Saturdays.

Join the Bruin Community Pantry Facebook and Instagram pages for up-to-the-minute announcements and information.

For more information, please contact Jere Witherspoon at bruincommunitypantry@georgefox.edu.

All invited to swing dance tonight at Jaquith Park

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

Want to learn to dance? Join the Swing Dance Club tonight (Friday) at Jaquith Park from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for a basic lesson and free-dance period!

Learn a new skill, join a great community, and have a fun time! All participants are welcome, so bring your friends!

If you have any questions, email Mark Berglin at mberglin19@georgefox.edu.

Bruin Brigade football game volunteers needed

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

It takes a village to make our football games a success. Interested in a volunteer opportunity to serve our awesome Bruin football fans? Then Bruin Brigade is the place for you!

The Bruin Brigade is a team of volunteers who help at the ticket tent, gates and in the parking lots directing traffic prior to every home game. The team arrives two hours prior to kickoff and are free to enjoy the rest of the game starting at halftime. All volunteers will receive a meal prior to each game they volunteer, free entry into the second half, and a T-shirt.

If this sounds like something you would like to help with, please email Mindy Mickelson in the athletics department at mmickelson@georgefox.edu with your first and last name, the games you can volunteer, and your T-shirt size.

Please note: We are asking for a three-game commitment to receive a T-shirt. Volunteers working the gates will need to be willing to use their phone to scan in tickets through the HomeTown Gate app (free on app store). Wi-Fi is available at the gates.

2021 Football Schedule

  • Saturday, Sept. 4, vs. Redlands at 7:05 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 9, vs. Willamette at 1 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 23 vs. Pacific at 1 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 13, vs. Whitworth at 1 p.m.

Go Bruins!

Swing by Health and Counseling Center for free COVID vaccine today

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

Not vaccinated? The Health & Counseling Center on the Newberg campus is offering free Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccinations today (Friday) for employees, students and their families.

Drop by anytime between 9 a.m. and noon or from 1 to 4 p.m. Questions? Contact Molly Hickok (mhickok@georgefox.edu).

TIAA Live Webinars available for financial planning

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

Attend TIAA Live Webinars to help boost your financial know-how. You can register for upcoming titles at TIAA.org/webinars.

Upcoming September webinars (all times Pacific):

  • The 411 on 529 College Savings Plans: Sept. 14 at 9 a.m. 
  • Inside Money: Managing Income and Debt: Sept 14 at noon
  • Start to Finish: The Early Career Woman’s Guide to Financial Wisdom: Sept. 15 at 9 a.m. 
  • Tomorrow in Focus: Sept. 15 at noon
  • Understanding Medicare: Sept. 16 at 9 a.m. 
  • Making it Easier for You: Online Tools and Resources: Sept. 16 at noon

Free COVID vaccines available tomorrow in Health and Counseling Center

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

Not vaccinated? The Health & Counseling Center on the Newberg campus is offering free Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccinations tomorrow (Friday) for employees, students and their families.

Drop by anytime between 9 a.m. and noon or from 1 to 4 p.m. Questions? Contact Molly Hickok (mhickok@georgefox.edu).

Come make some music!

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

Come make music with us! The music department offers many ways to get involved in groups and lessons. We are open and would love to have you!

Find out more information here. If you have questions, contact Danielle Warner (dwarner@georgefox.edu).

Be mindful of guests when parking for Welcome Weekend

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

Welcome Weekend is almost here! In order for our hundreds of new students to have a seamless move-in experience, we need extra cooperation from the staff, faculty and students already here on Thursday evening, Aug. 26, and Friday, Aug. 27.

Staff and faculty: Please plan to park along the street, in the front lot of Roberts, the Stevens lot or Hoover lot on Friday.

The Bauman and Le Shana parking lots will be barricaded on Thursday after 5 p.m., so please park nearest to Stoffer Stadium if you need to park in the Bauman lot. Please also refrain from parking in the Pennington lot.

The parking rows adjacent to the service road by Newlin will also be barricaded and unavailable for parking. Please make sure to move any vehicles parked there by 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Questions? Please contact Campus Public Safety at 503-554-2090 and view the parking brochure on the Campus Public Safety website for lot locations. 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation to help make move-in day the best day ever for our new students!