Archive for September, 2021

Sem. Sisters invite you to join in conversations

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

Sem. Sisters, a women’s theological friendship community of faculty, staff, students and alumni created to hold up, support and affirm a woman’s calling to ministry, invites you to join our Facebook group.

Events are hosted during Portland Seminary’s Bridgeweek, and our Facebook group hosts a variety of conversations. To receive an invite to the group, please contact Maria Hearing ( or Grace Babayan ( We would love to have you join us!

Volunteer to chop and stack wood this Saturday

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

Volunteer to chop/stack wood for veterans, elderly and disabled persons this Saturday, Sept. 25, 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

Supervisors: Be aware of work injury protocol

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

Supervisors: This is a note to remind you about our current work injury protocol. George Fox safety resources, including our current work injury protocols and forms, can be found on our website.

If you are a new supervisor and have not attended the supervisor work injury training, please contact Aga Luptak at

All invited to Stewards of Sustainability Club’s documentary event Saturday

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

Join the Stewards of Sustainability Club this Saturday, Sept. 25, 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.

Register for course ‘Companioning Our Shadow: Emotions & Relationships’

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

Psychologist Carl Jung coined the term “shadow” to refer to the parts of ourselves we hide, repress or deny. Robert Bly called the shadow “the long bag we drag behind us.” We place all that would cause us pain and conflict into the bag, but it holds incredible power to transform our lives, relationships, and communities.

On Friday, Oct. 15, Join Michael Simmons as he explores practices and tools for companioning our shadow, particularly around our emotions and relationships. This course will be a space to invite Christ to meet our hidden parts and deepen that process of healing.

Michael is a spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and serves on the leadership team with Companioning Center on the board of Deep Water, a local community that provides tools, processes and sacred space for women and men to heal.

Michael is a doctoral student at Portland Seminary and is an ordained elder in the Free Methodist Church.
This course will be offered via Zoom from 9 to 11 a.m. PST (noon to 2 p.m. EST). The cost is $39, and the Zoom link will be provided. You can register here if you’re interested.

If you have any questions, contact Jessica Anders (

Portland Writing Center seeks your feedback with survey

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

The Portland Writing Center would like your feedback! Would you fill out this survey?

Questions? Contact Hannah Jackson at

Pick up your birthday treat at the academic affairs office today or tomorrow

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

The Office of the Provost would like to wish you a very happy birthday!

If you had a birthday this summer (June – August), or you have a birthday in the month of September, please stop by the Office of Academic Affairs today or tomorrow, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., to pick up your birthday treat.

Please note that we have moved … you’ll find us in Hoover 230!

Portland Center employees may pick up their treat at the front desk.

Questions? Contact Laurie Fair at

October outdoor recreation trip and activity registration is now live

Tuesday, September 21st, 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

Concrete trucks scheduled to use Fulton Street tomorrow

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Tomorrow (Thursday), Fulton Street traffic will be impacted by large concrete trucks waiting to offload at the Friendsview construction site.

The work will begin at 3 a.m. and continue all day. The trucks will be lining up on Fulton Street to enter and exit onto Center Street into the Friendsview complex. Traffic is advised to use another route, if possible.

If you have any questions, contact Dixie Downey (

Providence members: Check out featured deals in LifeBalance Program

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Providence members: Check out the September featured deals with your LifeBalance Program. The LifeBalance Program offers members exclusive savings on thousands of recreational, wellness, travel, and cultural activities locally and throughout the U.S.

Whether you’re looking to take a vacation, join a gym, catch a play, or go for a run, visit here to save! Access to LifeBalance discounts is available – at no cost – to all Providence Health Plan members. Find out more here.

Questions? Contact Aga Luptak at

Student Survey: ‘Book Suggestions’

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Do you have a favorite book you think other students should read? Well, the Bruin Blog is collecting book suggestions!

If there’s a title you want to share, you can fill out this survey.

Let us know what you like!

If you have any questions, contact Alex Morales at

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.

Fox Got Talent performance is next Friday

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Next Friday, Oct. 1, a variety of talents will take the stage from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium for Fox Got Talent! If you’re interested, sign-ups to audition tomorrow night are still open.

You can fill out this form for more information about how to audition for the chance to win a $500 cash prize! Auditions are open to both students and employees.

Questions? Contact Student Activities at

Register for #CareerGoals networking event!

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Have you signed up for the IDEA Center’s first networking event of the year? Come network with this group of 15 intriguing alumni professionals at this round-robin event! It will take place Friday, Oct. 8, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons.

For 10 minutes, professionals will share about their career journey, as well as any advice they wish they knew when they were college students at George Fox. Students will have the opportunity to ask any questions regarding the alumni’s career of choice or education path.

Every 10 minutes students will move to a new table with a new professional. For the final 20 minutes of the event, all students will have the chance to connect with our guests in a traditional mixer-type format.

We will be hosting alumni from the following industries: HR and recruiting, education, healthcare, technology, start-ups, government, nonprofit work, marketing, event planning, athletics, ministry, and so much more!

The undergrad degrees they received from George Fox University include accounting, finance, engineering, cognitive science, biology, organizational communication, marketing, family and consumer sciences, Christian ministries, business administration, and psychology.

Register for the event on Handshake! Log into your Handshake account, click “Events” in the top left corner, then scroll down to find the selection “#CAREERGOALS: A Career Exploration Event”, hosted by George Fox University. By clicking on that title, you will be given the opportunity to sign up for the event.

Don’t miss out on this amazing networking opportunity! We hope to see you there!

Questions? Contact Karis Lee (

Wellness Wednesdays: Emergency Preparedness, Part III

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

This week we are continuing our National Preparedness Month series. Last week we shared helpful information on how to be ready for an earthquake. This week we are sharing some important tips on fire safety.

Be well and stay safe!

Questions? Contact HR at

Participate in upcoming arrow tag tournament

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Have you signed up yet to play arrow tag?! This Saturday, University Recreation will be hosting an arrow tag tournament from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Hadlock Student Center. Don’t miss out!

You can register here if you’re interested. Registration closes on Friday, Sept. 24, at 11:59 p.m.

Contact Angel Glockling ( with any questions.

Yearbook is hiring!

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

The Student Collective is George Fox University’s yearbook, and is looking for driven, flexible, and talented individuals who are passionate for helping tell the unique stories of George Fox. If you believe you’re a good fit for our team, please fill out this form.

If you have any questions, contact Michaella Thoman at

Join Sources of Strength for our Fall Kick-Off today!

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Are you passionate about your mental health and the mental health of others? If so, then you will love Sources of Strength!

In Sources of Strength, we focus on how to be healthier in our own lives and encourage others to do the same. Our first event, the Fall Kick-Off, is today (Wednesday). Come to Hoover 105 from 6 to 8 p.m. to learn more about what we do, build community, and eat delicious snacks!

Questions? Contact Grace Emhoff (

Earn $10 gift card for research participation

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

You have the unique opportunity to participate in research over Zoom for a $10 gift card! Participation would involve two short assessments that involve telling stories and answering questions. Each will take about 20 to 30 minutes.

Click here to sign up. Questions? Contact B. Cameron Stumpf (

Use your voice: Share your story!

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Are you willing to dedicate 15 to 30 minutes of your time to share a little bit of your story? If so, please fill out this form. It should only take you 30 seconds to complete.

The Bruin Bound Podcast is a podcast run by the George Fox admissions office. Last year, many of the episodes focused on the practical aspects of applying to college. The topics were mostly informational, centering on things like financial aid, transferring to George Fox, and activities available on campus.

This year, we are making a shift to focus more on the voices, experiences and stories of people at George Fox. We would love to hear your story. Whether it is something profound, funny, difficult, intense or ordinary, we want to hear what you have to share.

The podcast topics will cover everything from transition, to food, to fun memories with friends. If you have any questions or thoughts, please feel free to reach out to Satoshi Seth at

All invited to social work grad’s presentation on Oct. 7

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Come listen to George Fox social work graduate Tony Nehren (class of 2020) talk about his work in DHS Child Protection Services of Marion County, and specifically, how his work as a certified Native American and Alaskan Native specialist has transformed his understanding of what it means to be a human and an American citizen.

All are welcome to join us from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, in Hoover 105. Contact Kim Rapp at with any questions.