Archive for September, 2021

Safety and security tip: Secure your living area and don’t leave valuables in your car

Friday, September 24th, 2021

Here’s a quick reminder for your safety and security. There are still some warm days ahead, and we understand some people like to open windows and prop doors for better airflow. We would ask that you remember to secure your area if you are not around and make sure the doors are not propped open. Leaving windows open or doors propped is a safety and security concern.

Remember, please secure your valuables and don’t leave valuables in your car, unlocked room, or in general just lying around. If something seems out of place or you have a concern, feel free to call Campus Public Safety at 503-554-2090. We have 24/7 officers are on duty.

Thank you and enjoy your weekend!

Servant engineering team seeking feedback with public health survey

Friday, September 24th, 2021

A servant engineering team has created a survey for the students and employees of George Fox to determine their interest in various public health topics.

We would appreciate it if you would be willing to take some time to fill it out.

Thank you!

These surveys are student generated and are not to be associated with any official research conducted by faculty and staff at George Fox University. Any views or opinions presented in these surveys are solely those of the students and do not represent those of George Fox University. The distribution of these surveys is a service provided to George Fox University students as they prepare their research required by the curriculum. Students are required to have department approval. Any questions about these surveys should be directed to the students associated with the survey in question.

Volunteer to chop and stack wood this morning

Friday, September 24th, 2021

Volunteer to chop/stack wood for veterans, elderly and disabled persons today (Saturday) at Friends Community Cemetery. Work time will be from 9 to 11 a.m. We’ll meet in the back of the cemetery (white barn).

If you have any questions, email or

Come watch documentary and enjoy snacks this afternoon in Hoover 105

Friday, September 24th, 2021

Join the Stewards of Sustainability Club today (Saturday) for a documentary and discussion event with snacks! We will be showing the episode Recycling Sham from the Netflix series Broken.

All are welcome! We’ll meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Hoover 105. Contact Sydney Schroeder ( with any questions.

Come watch ‘Survivor’ with the Psychology Club this Wednesday

Friday, September 24th, 2021

Would you like to study human psychology with a group? Well, what better way to observe human psychology and social behavior than by watching the hit TV show Survivor?!

Come join the Psychology Club to watch Survivor 41 from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29, in the Roberts lobby in front of the psychology department! Snacks, as always, will be provided!

Email Skylar Schwalb ( if you have any questions.

Important reminder from student life office about social media, civility, bias and harassment

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

We want to remind all of us about the expectations of living in a Christ-centered community that honors kindness, grace, and civility as important values. We believe that all people are of great worth and value in the eyes of God and seek to increasingly become a campus characterized by loving support of one another.

Cultural humility means that we seek to understand and appreciate others, also created in the image of God, who are different from ourselves. Language and/or behavior that relies on stereotypes or is demeaning toward individuals or groups is absolutely unacceptable for George Fox students and employees, whether it occurs in person, through social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) or anonymously.

Violations of these expectations are taken very seriously by the university, especially when directed at another because of their race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, or disabilities. We want to remind everyone that George Fox has harassment, discrimination, and bias-related incident policies that can be viewed here.

Any incidents of harassment, discrimination or bias should be reported immediately to the student life office. We would also encourage community members to hold one another accountable for what we say and do in this important area.

May God enable each of us to be more and more like Jesus in the way we treat one another!

City of Newberg offers emergency alert system

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

The city of Newberg has an emergency alert system that automatically alerts city residents about emergency situations via text, phone, and email. You can sign up for this free service here.

Questions? Contact Campus Public Safety at 503-554-2090.

Join Gaby Viesca’s Life Group this semester

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

As our pastor in residence, Gaby Viesca will be leading a Life Group this semester! This group is a six-week journey where we’ll learn to hear God’s voice and the way he uniquely speaks to each one of us.

SPIL credit will be offered for participating in this group. It will be on Zoom. If you are interested in joining, please fill out this form and she will reach out with details.

Plan to attend APA 7th Edition workshop on Sept. 30

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Confused about the differences between MLA and APA? Unsure if your APA in-text citations are quite right?

If so, come to our workshop featuring an APA expert, psychology professor Sue O’Donnell! The workshop will take place on Thursday, Sept. 30, at 10:50 a.m. in Hoover 105.

Please contact Hannah Jackson ( if you have any questions.

Donate to prize baskets given out at Benefits Fair

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Calling all arts and crafts makers! We are preparing prize baskets for our Benefits Fair raffle. If you are an artist, a crafter, or a small business owner and would like to donate any items that we can include in the baskets, please contact Aga Luptak at Thank you!

Join fun of Rocktoberfest Climbing Competition Oct. 29 in Hadlock

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Get ready for University Recreation’s Rocktoberfest Climbing Competition on the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 29, at the Hadlock Student Center. Registration will be opening soon!

This rock-climbing competition is open to climbers of any level and is a great opportunity to connect with others in a fun, supportive, climbing environment. Beginner, intermediate and advanced skill levels will all be represented in this competition, and there will be winners for each category!

In addition, there will be door prizes, awards and swag available for all competitors. You also won’t want to miss the awards ceremony and giveaways that will be happening that night at the end of the competition! The entire event will run from 1 to 9 p.m.

Contact AJ Heil ( if you have questions.

Join whitewater rafting trips this weekend for SpiL credit

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Looking for an last-minute adventure? Join University Recreation and the Office of Spiritual Life tomorrow (Saturday) or Sunday, Sept. 26, for a whitewater rafting trip on the Deschutes River! No prior rafting experience is necessary.

This is a great first-time rafting experience. We will be rafting with Lifelines, the outdoor ministry of CRU. As part of our time, we will share some experiences and reflections with one another as part of a couple of activities facilitated by Lifeline. The rest of the time, we will be rafting and having loads of fun on the water!

Students who participate in this trip will earn one SPIL (Spiritual Life) credit. Go to this link to register for this trip or other upcoming OREC trips.

Have questions? Contact AJ Heil at

P.S. If the trip that you desire to attend is full, please consider joining a waiting list to be contacted if any spots open up.

October outdoor recreation trip and activity registration is now live

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

University Recreation has just released its outdoor recreation (OREC) trip and activity schedule for the month of October! All trips can now be registered for and paid for online via IM Leagues. Please go here to see all of the trips, workshops, and activities that are offered this month.

Activities include:

  • Mountain biking
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Backpacking
  • Slacklining, and more!

No experience is necessary to participate in any of these activities!

Students who are experiencing financial difficulties can now apply for financial assistance for outdoor trips and activities through a new scholarship fund. If you would like to submit a request for financial assistance for any of these trips and activities, please go here.

Have questions? Contact AJ Heil at

Check out Maker Hub’s ‘Tool Tip Friday’

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Did you know that the Maker Hub has a handheld wood CNC router? This machine from Shaper Origin can engrave wooden signs, cut inlays, and makes cutting dovetail joints a breeze. Check out this video that shows the process of making a trivet with the same Shaper Origin CNC router we have in the Maker Hub.

The Maker Hub exists as a resource and creative outlet for the whole George Fox community (yes, including non-engineers!). We are looking for student aces. A student ace is simply an expert on a piece of equipment who helps train other students on the usage of that equipment and gains extra privileges within the Maker Hub.

Please email if you would like to get connected or have any questions.

All invited to civil discourse with Braver Angels on Oct. 5

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Oregon’s co-coordinators for Braver Angels, a national group promoting civil conversation and cooperation across political divides, will describe their work in a special presentation on campus Tuesday, Oct. 5.

The free event is open to the public and is set from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Hoover 105. The evening will feature Elise Keith and Ben Nanke, who co-coordinate the Oregon chapter’s work, Elise as a “Blue” and Ben as a “Red.”

More information on the Oct. 5 event and the George Fox Civility Project is available at this link, or by contacting Civility Project Director Ron Mock at You can also read about the Braver Angels at this link.

A Zoom link to the event will be available soon. You will be able to find it on the Civility Project website.

Braver Angels (BA) is one of the leading national organizations working to overcome America’s historically high levels of political polarization and alienation. Their events allow conservatives and liberals to get past destructive stereotypes so “we can have civil conversations about real issues that lead to productive problem-solving,” according to the BA website.

Participate in the Color Run tonight!

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Run, jog, walk, or crawl the Color Run tonight (Friday)!

We’ll start in the amphitheater at 6:30 p.m., and end the race with an after party full of music, dancing, and Otter Pops!

Questions? Email

Join Exercise Science Club for hike to Tryon Creek this Saturday

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

All are welcome to join a community of students in the kinesiology department for an Exercise Science Club hike this Saturday, Sept. 25!

Fill out this form to RSVP, and plan to meet at 9:15 a.m. in the Duke parking lot to carpool to Tryon Creek State Natural Area. We will collectively decide which of the hikes to take and plan to be back on campus by noon after an optional brunch!

You can check out the hikes here. Questions? Contact Andrea Friesen at

Rent paddleboards, kayaks and tubes to enjoy nice weather this weekend

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

Did you know we’re supposed to hit a high temperature of 87 on Friday and 81 on Saturday? Go enjoy time outside, on the water, by renting paddleboards, tubes or kayaks from the Hadlock Rental Center!

Many of our paddleboards and kayaks are inflatable and can fit into a vehicle of any size. Rentals include paddles, life jackets, and other accessories at no additional cost. We also have hundreds of other items that you can rent, including camping equipment and yard games.

You can also check out all that we have to offer and make a reservation online by going here. Want to go with other students? Sign up for one of our trips here.

Have questions? Email AJ Heil at

Richter Scholars program proposals are due Oct. 18

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

If you missed the recent 2021 Richter Scholars kickoff event with all the changes to the program, the recording, once available, will be posted on the Richters Scholars webpage.

The Richter Scholars webpage has been updated to reflect all the changes and where you will find the link for the new method of applying electronically. Before preparing a proposal, please read through the full proposal guidelines, eligibility requirements, and review criteria at the above link.

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.

Students, upload your application documents using this link. Faculty, upload your letter of recommendation using 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.

For more information, contact Vetta Berokoff at

Fall 2021 book returns beginning soon

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

The Bruin Bookstore will begin returning unsold books to their publishers soon. If you need a book for later in the semester, we strongly urge you to make your purchase as soon as possible.

Questions? Contact Laura King at