Archive for December, 2021

Wellness Wednesdays: Joy

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

We challenge you to choose joy today.
Practice joy.
Know joy.

It’s possible to experience it even in difficult times. Be inspired to seek joy and live it here and now.

Be well.

Questions? Contact Human Resources at hr@georgefox.edu.

Make note of the December 2021 deposit schedule

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

The Finance office will be closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 2 for Christmas break. Deposits that need to have a December 2021 date must be brought to our office no later than 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23. If it arrives later, it will go into a deposit for January 2022.

Please look around your desks and file cabinets to see if there are any lingering items that need to go to the bank. If you are taking extra time off during the Christmas/New Year holiday, please send your deposits over before you leave.

If you have any questions about deposits, please contact Heather Groenlund at ext. 2173. Thank you, and have a very Merry Christmas!

Mail Services: Please have your packages delivered to Newberg campus

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

Due to the low staffing at the Portland Center, Mail Services is encouraging you to have your packages delivered to the Newberg campus. They will then be brought to you by the campus courier on Tuesday and Thursday. Please use the following shipping address: 414 N. Meridian St., Newberg, OR 97132.

If you have any questions, please contact Richard Silver at rsilver@georgefox.edu.

Check out Plant Services’ spring semester job opportunities

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

Ready to earn some money? Plant Services has openings in its spring semester crews for both carpentry and grounds. Enrolled students can apply in Handshake for this opportunity!

Questions? Contact Dixie Downey at ddowney@georgefox.edu.

December birthday folks: Pick up your treat Thursday or Friday

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

Have a December birthday? The Office of the Provost would like to wish you a very Happy Birthday!

If you have a birthday in December, please stop by the academic affairs office on the second floor of Hoover (HVR 230) tomorrow (Thursday) or Friday, Dec. 17, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to pick up your birthday treat. Portland Center employees may pick up their treat at the front desk.

Questions?  Contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu.

Are you leaving your vehicle on campus over Christmas break?

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

If you plan to leave your vehicle on campus over Christmas break, please make arrangements with Campus Public Safety. You will need to fill out a form, leave your keys at the Campus Public Safety office, and park in a designated lot.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 503-554-2090 or campussafety@georgefox.edu.

Interested in social work? Attend BSW info session on Jan. 27

Monday, December 13th, 2021

Would you like to know more about working in a helping profession? Come to the BSW info session on Thursday, Jan. 27, from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. in Roberts 215. Donuts will be provided!

At the session, you will be able to learn more about social work as a major and the professional opportunities that having a bachelor’s degree in social work offers.

Contact Kim Rapp (rappk@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Sign up for Mindfulness Wednesday activities

Monday, December 13th, 2021

Counteract the stress of finals week by taking intentional time for self care! During Mindfulness Wednesday this week, University Recreation is offering yoga, meditation, and mindfulness classes from 1 to 4 p.m. Sign up for the meditation and mindfulness classes with this link, and sign up for the yoga classes here.

Other activities for Mindfulness Wednesday will include free kombucha on tap, tote bag painting, prayer from campus pastors, and more!

Contact Kara Holcombe (kholcombe@georgefox.edu) or Angel Glockling (aglockling@georgefox.edu) for more details.

Interested in studying abroad? Apply by Jan. 14

Monday, December 13th, 2021

Thinking about studying abroad next year? If so, it’s time to apply! Applications can be found at the Center for Study Abroad website.

Applications are due by Jan. 14, 2022.

Contact Lynn Scott (lscott@georgefox.edu) or David Martinez (dmartinez@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Academic mentor positions available for graduate students

Sunday, December 12th, 2021

Learning Support Services is recruiting two or three graduate students to work as academic mentors on the Newberg campus during the spring 2022 semester.

Academic mentors generally have six to eight one-on-one meetings with students each week; the position pays current Oregon minimum wage. Students can find more details and application information on the HandShake position posting. The position is open to any George Fox graduate student. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Past academic mentors have commented on how much they grew through the experience, especially through their one-on-one sessions with high-risk students. The role is not a formal counseling role, but has similarities that can be especially helpful for graduate students who will be entering helping professions.

Please contact Rick Muthiah (rmuthiah@georgefox.edu) if you have questions.

Join colleagues at all-employee meeting on Thursday

Sunday, December 12th, 2021

Join your colleagues at the next all-employee meeting, set from 3 to 4:30 p.m. this Thursday, Dec. 16, in Canyon Commons. For those who cannot attend in person, a livestream is available at this link.

Sign up for Mindfulness Wednesday activities

Sunday, December 12th, 2021

Counteract the stress of finals week by taking intentional time for self care! During Mindfulness Wednesday this week, University Recreation is offering yoga, meditation, and mindfulness classes from 1 to 4 p.m. Sign up for the meditation and mindfulness classes with this link, and sign up for the yoga classes here.

Other activities for Mindfulness Wednesday will include free kombucha on tap, tote bag painting, prayer from campus pastors, and more!

Contact Kara Holcombe (kholcombe@georgefox.edu) or Angel Glockling (aglockling@georgefox.edu) for more details.

Support theatre students by attending Senior Showcase tonight

Sunday, December 12th, 2021

The theatre program’s senior seminar class will present its Senior Showcase tonight (Monday) at 7:30 p.m. in Wood-Mar Auditorium.

We invite you to come support these talented artists as they celebrate their time here at Fox and look forward to their future as emerging artists in the professional world.

Contact Rhett Luedtke at rluedtke@georgefox.edu for more information.

Christmas holiday deadlines for Accounts Payable

Sunday, December 12th, 2021

All requests for payment received by 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 20, will be ready at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23. All requests for payment received Dec. 21 through Dec. 23 by 5 p.m. will be ready at 8 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 7.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Questions? Contact Melodee Powers at mpowers@georgefox.edu.

Need chapel credit? Attend movie this afternoon in Hoover 105

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Chapel credits are almost due. If you don’t have as many as you need, here’s a chance to get another!

Stewards of Sustainability is hosting a movie event in Hoover 105 at 4 p.m. today (Saturday). Students who attend will receive a chapel credit.

We will be showing The Cowboy And The Preacher. The movie informs evangelicals of their environmental responsibilities for this Earth that God has given us stewardship over.

Come watch with us to receive a chapel credit and learn about your role in protecting our environment.

Questions? Contact Alana Young at ayoung18@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Check out Holiday Hangout tonight

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Join us tonight (Friday) for our annual Holiday Hangout! There will be art walk bingo on the quad from 5 to 7 p.m., a Christmas art market in Stevens from 7 to 9 p.m., and a range of festive activities!

Coming Up

  • Late Night Breakfast: Monday, Dec. 13, Canyon Commons
  • Finals Week Activities: Dec. 14-17

Contact activities@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Ushers needed for graduate midyear commencement

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

The academic affairs office is still in need of several ushers for the graduate midyear commencement ceremony next Saturday, Dec. 18, at 3 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium. It’s an exciting time for our graduates, and a great way to celebrate with their families as they watch their graduates walk across the stage and receive their master’s or doctoral degree!

The time commitment is from 1:30 to about 4:30 p.m. Those who volunteer can choose to receive a tangible gift of $50 or three hours of time off (with supervisory approval). Please consider volunteering in this important way! We can’t do it without you!

If you are available and willing to help out, please contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu as soon as possible.

Thank you!

Be aware of accelerated payroll deadline in December

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

The Finance office will be closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 2 for Christmas break. Deposits that need to have a December 2021 date must be brought to our office no later than 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23. If it arrives later, it will go into a deposit for January 2022.

Please look around your desks and file cabinets to see if there are any lingering items that need to go to the bank. If you are taking extra time off during the Christmas/New Year holiday, please send your deposits over before you leave.

If you have any questions about deposits, please contact Heather Groenlund at ext. 2173. Thank you, and have a very Merry Christmas!

Join Game Board Club for Christmas party Sunday

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Come join the Game Board Night Club for some board games, music and Christmas fun this Sunday, Dec. 12!

We’ll have snacks, lots of awesome board games, and Christmas music! And the best part? It’s free! The party will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. in Hoover 102.

Any questions? Contact Gabriel Messing at gmessing19@georgefox.edu.

Eat at Chipotle tomorrow to support women’s lacrosse team

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Need catering? Or maybe a burrito or two? Come to the Newberg Chipotle between 4 and 8 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday) to help support the George Fox women’s lacrosse team.

Present this flyer at checkout, or tell the cashier that you are there for the fundraiser before you pay. Order online for pick-up using code A8KQMB3.

Thank you for your support!  We will see you on Saturday!

For more information, contact Katie Brand (kbrand@georgefox.edu).