Archive for November, 2021

Familiarize yourself with face-covering policy on all campuses

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

Faculty, staff, students, vendors and visitors across all campus locations must use face coverings as required by state guidelines. You can read the full face-covering policy here.

Masks, face coverings, or face shields are currently required for:

  • All indoor public campus spaces (e.g., classrooms, offices, hallways, meeting rooms, etc.) unless the individual is alone in an individual private workspace defined by OHA as an indoor space within a public or private workplace used for work by one individual at a time. It must be enclosed on all sides with walls from floor to ceiling and with a closed door. Note: Face coverings are required in all cubicle and open workspaces.
  • In the Bruin Den, Canyon Commons or Bridge Cafe you may remove your face covering ONLY if you are actively eating.

The university has worked hard to follow CDC and OHA guidance through the pandemic, but we recognize there will be a variety of personal perspectives on how our campus should transition back to pre-pandemic life. We ask that, as members of a Christ-centered community, we treat one another with kindness and grace, particularly when our views differ from one another.

Be well and stay safe!

Questions? Contact the COT ( or HR (

Interested in writing YA fiction? Enroll in spring class

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

Calling all readers and writers of Young Adult Fiction! Young Adult (YA) fiction is one of the hottest writing genres going, and George Fox is blessed to have an award-winning YA author in its English department: Guadalupe Garcia McCall.

This spring, Professor McCall is offering a special course in writing Young Adult Fiction. The class will be an introduction to the genre; you will read several examples of YA fiction and will have the opportunity to develop your own YA novel.

The class (WRIT 465A) will meet at 9:25 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Questions? Contact Professor McCall at You can check out Professor McCall’s publications and writing awards here.

Employees and their families invited to Christmas Open House on Dec. 12

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

Join us as we celebrate the Savior’s birth! Employees and their families are invited to the Bakers’ annual Christmas Open House from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12, in Canyon Commons 101-103. Join us for a bowl of chili and holiday sweets.

If you have questions, please contact Michelle Dawson at

Use form to promote accessibility in Hadlock

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

Please fill out this anonymous form to help promote accessibility in the Hadlock Student Center.

Thank you,
Disability Awareness and Advocacy Subcommittee

Tickets still available for next week’s Christmas Concert

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

Plan now to join us for this year’s Christmas concert, O Holy Night, scheduled Friday, Dec. 10, through Sunday, Dec. 12. We will host 7:30 p.m. concerts on Friday and Saturday and a 2:30 p.m. matinee Sunday.

Staff may have two complimentary tickets for any night. Students and employees also are invited to attend a formal dress rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. Thursday free of charge, for which there will be general seating (please be sure to use social distancing when possible).

Tickets for the Thursday concert are available from Kathy Harris in Ross 101 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., until 700 seats are given away. Masks must be worn to each performance (no exceptions).

Tickets for the Friday through Sunday concerts are available online at this link. The system automatically puts a gray (social distance) seat between each selection, so select your spots and don’t space them out. For those who can’t attend in person, a livestream of Sunday’s concert will be available here.

Poinsettias ($10) and Christmas trees ($20) will be for sale after the last concert on Sunday (cash and checks only).

Contact Kathy Harris ( with any questions.

Employees invited to shop Adidas Employee Store through Dec. 31

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

George Fox employees are invited to shop the Adidas Employee Store through Friday, Dec. 31. More information can be found here.

Questions? Contact Sara Reamy (

Wellness Wednesdays: Holiday Travel

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

We hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Some of us will travel near and far to see our loved ones this holiday season. As the road conditions get more challenging and many of us choose to drive by car rather than by plane, we would like to share some tips and advice on long holiday travel.

Be safe and well!

Questions? Contact HR at

Compete in cornhole tournament this Saturday

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

Sign up with a partner through IMLeagues for our upcoming cornhole tournament! The event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 4. Register by Friday at 11:59 p.m. to participate!

First-place winners will receive an intramural champion shirt, mask, and a place on our intramural champions wall!

Please contact Emiline Bova ( if you have any questions.

Sign up for eSports tournament by Thursday night

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

Join us remotely or in person at the Wheeler eSports arena for University Recreation’s first eSports event: Super Smash Bros!

If interested, sign up here. To play from home, you will need a Nintendo device. The tournament will take place from 8 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3.

The deadline to sign up is tomorrow (Thursday) at midnight!

Please email Angel Glockling ( if you have any questions.

Come to the Society of Women Engineers’ Kahoot! night tomorrow

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

The George Fox section of the Society of Women Engineers is hosting its last “Chill with SWE” event tomorrow (Thursday) at 7 p.m. in the FoxHole.

All are welcome to play Kahoot! and enjoy snacks, and there will be a $15 Target gift card for the Kahoot! champion!

Questions? Email

Earn $10 for participation in storytelling research

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

You have the unique opportunity to participate in research over Zoom for a chance to get a $10 gift card!

Participation would involve two short assessments that involve telling stories and answering questions. Each assessment will take about 20 to 30 minutes. Click here to sign up.

Questions? Contact B. Cameron Stumpf (

Come help city of Newberg at community service event this Saturday

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

Interested in helping keep your Newberg community clean and looking nice? Volunteer on Saturday, Dec. 4, to do community service and clean up debris along Springbrook Road.

Van transportation is currently TBD, so please use your own transportation and join us by at 8 a.m. The meeting place address is 512 S. Springbrook Road.

Sign up here and come help serve your community! Those who sign up will receive an email about available van transportation if we get a volunteer driver. God bless!

Questions? Contact Aric Bergers at

Swing by Maker Hub today and Friday to make Christmas Gifts

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

The Maker Hub is hosting Santa’s workshop events for students and employees who would like to give quality handmade gifts for Christmas this year. Come make custom leather goods, jewelry, linens, keychains and more today (Wednesday), and on Friday, Dec. 3. All tools and materials are provided, free of charge, by the Maker Hub!

After you’ve made your creation(s), join us in the Maker Hub on Monday, Dec. 6, to wrap your workshop gifts, decorate Christmas cookies, eat mac and cheese, and watch Elf. Wrapping paper and food are provided!

We hope you take advantage of these fantastic opportunities:

Workshop Dates

  • Wednesday, Dec. 1, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 3, 2 to 5 p.m.

Gift-Wrapping Party

  • Monday, Dec. 6, 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Showing of Elf starts at 8 p.m.

Questions? Contact Emily Erickson at

Participate in Christmas tree lighting this afternoon

Monday, November 29th, 2021

Please join us for the annual Christmas tree lighting today (Tuesday) from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. There will be carols, cookies, and hot cider in the Stevens Center’s atrium.

This event will immediately follow the all-employee meeting.

Questions? Contact Michelle Dawson at

Participate in annual Christmas tree lighting today

Monday, November 29th, 2021

Please join us for the annual Christmas tree lighting today (Tuesday) from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. There will be carols, cookies, and hot cider in the Stevens Center’s atrium.

Questions? Contact Michelle Dawson at

Join your colleagues at today’s all-employee meeting

Monday, November 29th, 2021

Be sure to join your colleagues at today’s all-employee meeting at 3 p.m. in Canyon Commons. Afterwards, you are invited to take part in a campus Christmas tree-lighting ceremony.

All invited to chapel events this week

Monday, November 29th, 2021

Please join us this week for chapel on Tuesday morning (Advent chapel) and Wednesday evening (continuing our series in the Gospel of Luke).

We’ll meet at 10:50 a.m. this morning and at 7 p.m. tomorrow night, both in Bauman Auditorium. See you there!

Have fun at CREO paint night tonight in Canyon Commons

Monday, November 29th, 2021

We’re excited to host our next CREO paint night! “Creo” translates to “create’ in Latin. We will have a special Christmas-themed event, and we will be painting wood slices!

Join us at 6 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) in Canyon Commons 102 & 103 for a fun, relaxing and creative experience. All skill levels are welcome, and all supplies will be provided. Just be sure to wear something that you don’t mind getting a little paint on!

Spiritual life credit will be available for this event. We hope to see you there!

If you have any questions, contact Stephanie Lopez (

Get your tickets for Saturday’s ‘Gatsby Gala’ winter formal

Monday, November 29th, 2021

This weekend is the Gatsby Gala! The winter formal will be from 8 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville!

There will be hors d’oeuvres, a photo booth, and plenty of dancing! Tickets will be on sale in Canyon Commons Tuesday and Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m., and will also be available in the student life office in Hadlock during office hours through Dec. 3.

Coming Up:

  • Holiday Hangout: Friday, Dec. 10, Quad & Stevens Center
    5-7 p.m.: Art Walk Bingo
    7-9 p.m.: Christmas Activities and Art Market

Contact with any questions.

Play volleyball for a good cause this Friday night

Monday, November 29th, 2021

Want to play some volleyball for a good cause? We are super excited to host a volleyball tournament to raise awareness of human trafficking. Both students and employees are welcome to participate.

Join us from 7 to 8:30 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 3, for our “Battle for Blue Heart” tournament in the Hadlock Student Center. Spread the word, and use this form to sign up.

Questions? Contact Lyla Roy at