Archive for August, 2021

Be mindful of Mail Services’ courier schedule

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

Mail Services will be running its courier service between campuses this fall. Below is the schedule.

  • Medical Science Building (Werth): Monday through Friday
  • Portland Center: Tuesday and Thursday

Items that need to be delivered must be at Mail Services by 10:30 a.m. for same-day delivery. If you have any questions, please contact Richard Silver at

Please consider completing health and well-being survey for student research

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

Andrea Friesen, a kinesiology student and Richter Scholar researcher, is in need of 30 faculty members to fill out a health and well-being survey (PROMIS) to form a control group as she studies the effect of exercise program participation on workplace self-efficacy.

Those who participate in the control group will be asked to complete the survey again in eight weeks. After completion of pre- and post-survey, control group participants will be entered in a raffle to win one of two $10 gift cards to Coffee Cottage.

Please contact Andrea for more information (

Mail Services open from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

Mail Services will be open for limited hours this Saturday, Aug. 28. You will be able to come pick up your packages between 1 and 4:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Richard Silver at

Hadlock closed tomorrow; open extended hours over weekend

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

The Hadlock Student Center will be closed all day tomorrow (Thursday) for staff training.

We will reopen at 6 a.m. on Aug. 27 with extended hours for Welcome Weekend: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Aug. 27; 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Aug. 28; and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 8 to 11 p.m. on Aug. 29.

Contact AJ Heil ( with any questions.

Audition for ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ on Aug. 31

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

The George Fox student community is welcome to audition for the university theatre’s fall play, William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. General auditions will be on Tuesday, Aug. 31, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in Wood-Mar Auditorium.

Theatre students are instructed to prepare a 90-second Shakespearean monologue for the audition. If you are not a theatre student you don’t need to memorize a monologue. However, please bring your favorite Shakespearean monologue to the audition and be ready to perform/read it for the director. You can sign up for an audition time slot at this link.

Callbacks will be on Wednesday and ThursdaySept. 1-2, from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

Contact Rhett Luedtke at with any questions.

Join Fall Convocation Chapel Tuesday in Bauman Auditorium

Tuesday, August 24th, 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 ( with any questions.

Take advantage of IDEA Center’s drop-in appointment option

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

Welcome everyone! We are so happy to see everyone back on campus!

As we prepare to welcome all our new and returning students, the IDEA Center will be offering drop-in appointments only from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during Welcome Weekend and throughout the first week of classes.

Students are encouraged to simply come by the IDEA Center to connect with a CAP Coach starting today (Wednesday)  through Friday, Sept. 3. Individual appointments will not be available during this time.

We are excited to have our full community back together! Thank you in advance for your understanding as we anticipate a very busy start to the semester!

Questions? Contact Sherri Moore at

Library offers courier service for faculty

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

The library is pleased to delivery library materials to faculty offices on the Newberg campus. All library material must be signed for by the faculty member or persons authorized to sign.

If you have used this service in the past, or if you are signing up for the first time, please fill out the request at this link. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Cameron at or ext. 2422.

Volunteers needed for Bruin Community Pantry this semester

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

Volunteers are needed for the Bruin Community Pantry food bank on Fridays and Saturdays. If you are interested in getting involved with this vital part of our Be Known promise, please contact Jere Witherspoon as soon as possible. Our schedule changes starting at the end of this week! 

Please email Jere at

Wellness Wednesdays: Take five-minute breaks

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

We hope you are doing well and remembering to take good care of yourself. There are still free water bottles available at HR, so please stop by anytime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

This week we are encouraging you to take mini breaks to help you decompress and recharge your energy. A quiet moment can go a long way in a busy or stressful day. Find out about different and surprising ways to relax in a short time.

Be well. Questions? Contact HR at

Check out the new and improved Undergraduate Student Handbook

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

The Undergraduate Student Handbook is a significant resource that serves to articulate the lifestyle standards, community policies, and other aspects of being a member of the George Fox community.

Students are encouraged to bookmark this important resource and set aside some time to read the university’s policies found in its contents.

If you have any questions, please Jere Witherspoon in the student life office (

Learn about helpful resources for trauma

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Interested in finding solidarity and learning about helpful resources for backgrounds with trauma? Disability and Accessibility Services is sponsoring a group for you.

The group will meet in person every first Thursday at 12 p.m. and third Tuesday 7 p.m. The first meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 2 at 12 p.m. Email for location and further information.

Submit requests for fall semester course reserves

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Faculty are now invited to submit requests for fall semester course reserves at the library. Materials are processed in the order received and can take up to 5 days to complete.

To place a request please fill out and submit the reserves on the library website. If you have any questions please contact Mary Cameron, or ext. 2422

Furniture walk-throughs currently suspended; please enter work orders

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

If you as a faculty or staff member require a desk, bookcase, filing cabinet or table, a work order will need to be entered for the delivery of these items.

Contact your building monitor so that they can enter the work order on your behalf. The custodial services team will deliver an item that matches the existing building furniture style. If no items exist in the surplus furniture inventory, your request will be denied and purchasing will work with you on acquiring the pieces of furniture that are needed.

Visits to Plant Services to look at the surplus furniture inventory are not allowed at this time. Contact Sonia Rademacher ( with any questions.

Trauma group available as a resource on campus

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Interested in finding solidarity and learning about helpful resources for students with trauma backgrounds? Disability and Accessibility Services is sponsoring a group for you!

The group will meet in person on months’ first Thursdays at noon and third Tuesdays 7 p.m. The first meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 2, noon. Email for location and further information.

Faculty: Submit your course reserves

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Faculty are now invited to submit requests for fall semester course reserves at the library. Materials are processed in the order received and can take up to five days to complete.

To place a request, please fill out and submit the reserves on the library website. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Cameron at or ext. 2422.

Richter Scholars Program info meeting set for Sept. 21

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Richter Scholars program proposals are due Monday, Oct. 18.

If you are interested in doing research with a faculty mentor, attend the Richter informational meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 5 p.m. in Hoover 105 to learn more about the program. Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible.

The Richter Scholars program at George Fox distributes funds to support student research activities that are devised, initiated and carried out by individual student researchers, with mentorship, guidance, and expertise provided by a faculty mentor.

The purpose of these funds is to support educational research opportunities that encourage the practices of independent thought leading to independent achievement and personal responsibility. For the purpose of this program, research is defined as a knowledge-generating activity that is designed to provide new information on a topic, tool, or process, and that proceeds according to established and accepted research methods.

Before preparing a proposal, please read through the full proposal guidelines, eligibility requirements, and review criteria through this link.

*Faculty mentors: Please note that several important proposal elements and eligibility requirements have been recently updated. Please thoroughly read through all posted documentation as you work with your student mentee to prepare a proposal. Submittals will be electronic.

For more information, contact Vetta Berokoff at

Come to our Welcome Back Bash on Aug. 28

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Get hyped for the new school year with Student Activities at our Welcome Back Bash this Saturday, Aug. 28, on the quad. Come between 5 and 9 p.m. for a night of free dinner, games, music and sweet treats!

Questions? Email

Bruin Brigade football game volunteers needed

Monday, August 23rd, 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 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!

Submit your Family Weekend ideas

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

We want to make our George Fox community aware that Family Weekend is scheduled for Oct. 22-24. This weekend is an opportunity for families and students to connect again and spend some quality time together at a crucial time in the semester.

Family Weekend plans are underway, and if you have an event, lecture or idea that could benefit students and families, we invite you to contact us! Preference will be given to those events with hybrid or individualized capabilities. The format will be adapted as needed depending on COVID restrictions and policies at that time.

For more information, contact Megan Fisher, director of parent and family programs, at