Archive for January, 2022

Sign up now for this Friday’s ‘Amazing Race’

Monday, January 31st, 2022

This Friday, Feb. 4, join the “Amazing Race” and complete challenges around Newberg for a chance to win a $100 Langer’s gift card. Sign up your team of two to four people using this link. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. starting at the Stevens Center.

Coming Up:

  • Dancing with the Stars/Sadie Hawkins: Saturday, Feb. 19, Portland Spirit Boats
  • Fox Family Feud: Friday, Feb. 25, Canyon Commons

Contact with any questions.

Audition for spring show ‘The Hijabis’ on Feb. 8

Monday, January 31st, 2022

The George Fox student community is welcome to audition for the university theatre’s spring interfaith play, The Hijabis by Rohina Malik.

General Auditions
General auditions will be on Tuesday, Feb. 8, from 7 to 10 p.m. via Zoom. You can sign up for an audition time slot here.

Theatre students are instructed to prepare a 90-second contemporary monologue for the audition.

If you are not a theatre student you don’t need to memorize a monologue. However, please bring your favorite 90-second monologue, or short story, or something you are excited to perform/read for the director.

Callbacks will be on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 9-10, from 7 to 10 p.m. (details to be announced soon).

Rehearsals begin Monday, Feb. 14, and run Monday through Friday from 7 to 10:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Actors will only be called to the rehearsals when they are working their scenes, and the director will work around your schedule to the best of her ability.

Performance dates are March 31 to April 2 and April 7-9 at 7:30 p.m., and April 10 at 2 p.m.

Contact Rhett Luedtke at with any questions.

1098-T tuition tax statements are now available

Monday, January 31st, 2022

Student Accounts would like you to know that 1098-T tuition tax statements are now available! Students may download their form by:

  • Logging in to MyGeorgeFox
  • Selecting “Financial Account”
  • Clicking on “Account Services”
  • Selecting “View 1098-T”

Make sure you allow pop-ups in your browser. If you do not see a form available, you did not qualify this year. There are multiple reasons this may happen, but the most common are:

  • Scholarships, grants, or third party payments were in excess of the qualified payments.
  • You did not have qualifying enrollment.

For a FAQ and more information about the 1098-T, including links to IRS guidelines and instructions, please visit our webpage, or email Chris Pulver at

Physical copies were also mailed at the end of January to those who did not sign up for electronic delivery.

Take the Hadlock weight room survey

Monday, January 31st, 2022

Please help University Recreation improve our Fitness Center by taking this 10-minute survey! We want to hear from the voices of our employees and employee families as we consider different options to make the Fitness Center more functional, accessible and enjoyable for the entire George Fox community.

Please share this survey with anyone you know who uses the Hadlock Student Center and would like to have a real impact on the decisions made within the Fitness Center (weight room).

Everyone who completes this survey by March 18 will receive a $5 voucher for the Hadlock Rental Center!

Please email Angel Glockling at with any questions about the survey. Thank you!

University Recreation seeks your feedback with Fitness Center survey

Monday, January 31st, 2022

Please help University Recreation improve our Fitness Center by taking this 10-minute survey. We want to hear from the voices of our students as we consider different options to make the Fitness Center more functional, accessible, and enjoyable for the entire George Fox community.

Everyone who completes this survey by March 18 will receive a $5 voucher for the Hadlock Rental Center!

Please email Angel Glockling at with any questions about this survey. Thank you!

Listen to first-generation students’ grad school journeys this afternoon

Monday, January 31st, 2022

Please join us to learn from past and current first-generation students about their journey navigating graduate school. They will discuss their graduate school experiences, how to prepare, and questions to consider. This event is open to all students, employees and alumni!

Join us at 5 p.m. today (Tuesday) in Hoover 105. We will provide snacks and drinks. See you then!

Here’s a list of our wonderful panelists:

  • Romare Ashford, graduate assistant for Pennington Residence Hall
  • Hannah Jackson, MA, Academic Resource Center coordinator
  • Stephanie Lopez, MS, pastor of operations and digital communications
  • Mitzi Martinez, MS, leadership development coordinator and analyst
  • Travis Pickell, PhD, MDiv, assistant professor of theology & ethics; director, Character Virtue Initiative

Contact Jesse Cetz at with any questions.

Hear Owens’ story of mountain rescue this Friday

Monday, January 31st, 2022

“During spring break in March 2013, our 23-year-old daughter, Mary Owen, a George Fox student and outdoor adventurer, went missing.”

The George Fox Library is pleased to host Shelli and Bruce Owen for a “Fox at the Fireside” presentation about their book, Mountain Rescue, at 2:30 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 4, in the Murdock Library.

Shelli and Bruce will share their story, including the true events they wrote about in their book, and the process of writing the book itself. This will be a casual conversation in the library’s fireplace commons.

Learn more about the event and the Owens’ book here.

Questions? Contact Kate Wimer at

Try UREC’s new Hatha yoga class this semester

Monday, January 31st, 2022

New this semester, University Recreation is offering Hatha (restorative) yoga at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. Dive deeper into your own personal practice as we focus on alignment and refining traditional poses. You’ll build strength and leave class focused and refreshed!

This class will be available both in person and virtually. Sign up on IMLeagues. If you’re interested in practicing yoga from home, look for the Zoom link in the confirmation email you receive after signing up.

Please email Angel Glockling at with any questions.

Physical therapy program showcases its work at symposium Feb. 17

Monday, January 31st, 2022

Please join the College of Physical Therapy for our eighth annual research symposium from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17, in the Medical Sciences Building (448 Werth Blvd.).

In this symposium, physical therapy doctoral faculty and third-year students will showcase various rehabilitation research topics.

Questions? Please contact Samantha Skaggs at or 503-554-2451.

Notify bookstore of late-start classes, late-use books

Monday, January 31st, 2022

Greetings! Now that the book rush is over, unsold textbooks and other course materials will be returned to vendors.

If you have a late-start class, or have titles that will not be used until later in the semester, please let the bookstore know so we don’t send them back. As in fall, we can create a “late use” section in the store so your students can find their books as we gear up to reset for summer.

Email us at, or call 503-554-2543.

Learn more about clubs on campus

Sunday, January 30th, 2022

Hey Bruins, did you miss out on the club fair on Friday? Not to worry, it’s never too late to get involved! Check out our website for more information on all the clubs here on campus.

Questions? Contact Genevieve Wolf at

Be sure to join a Life Group

Sunday, January 30th, 2022

Life Group sign-ups are now open! You can join a group here. Groups begin the week of Feb. 14 and go through April 15.

Life Groups are led by staff, professors, seniors and local pastors and meet weekly for a time of prayer and fellowship. This semester, spiritual life credit is offered to students who participate.

If you have any questions, please contact the spiritual life office at

Love discussing big theological questions? Consider being a Theologia group leader

Sunday, January 30th, 2022

Do you love summer camp, discussing the big theological questions, and encountering young adults in Christian community? Apply to be a Theologia group leader!

Theologia’s heart is to create space for high school students to ask the big questions, to lean into community discussions, and to grow deeply in their relationship with God. Leaders must be rising juniors and seniors (current sophomores and juniors). We can’t wait to meet you!

Want to find out more about Theologia? Check it out here. You can apply at this link.

If you have any questions, contact Hannah Souter at

Get your tickets to see ‘Godspell’ this week

Sunday, January 30th, 2022

The final shows of George Fox University Theatre’s production of Godspell: 2012 Revised Version are scheduled this week.

Performances in Wood-Mar Auditorium are scheduled as follows:

  • Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 3-5, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday matinee: Feb. 6 at 2 p.m.

You can purchase tickets here or by calling the performing arts box office at 503-554-2670.

All patrons must be masked – there are no exceptions. Our ticketing system will automatically place one empty seat on either side of your ticket purchase to create extra space between you and the patrons next to you. Please choose the gray seats to seat your entire party together with no spaces between you. The system will add the gray/COVID seat after your purchase is complete. We encourage all patrons to be vaccinated to help protect our actors and fellow audience members from COVID-19.

Students may acquire free tickets for Thursday night performances. George Fox faculty and staff are entitled to one free ticket for the run of the show. Both options may be selected when you purchase or select your tickets in our online ticketing system. Please use your George Fox email address when ordering.

For details or assistance, email Kathy Harris at or call 503-554-2670.

Come hang out at Disability and Accessibility Services’ popcorn bar Thursday

Sunday, January 30th, 2022

Students are invited to bring suggestions or ideas for what they want in a learning disability support group. Come to our popcorn bar this Thursday, Feb. 3, in Stevens 101 to hang out or share your thoughts!

Questions? Contact Alyssa Overcash at

Check out Intro to Backpacking Workshop tomorrow night

Sunday, January 30th, 2022

Interested in learning more about backpacking? University Recreation is hosting four workshops that provide a great opportunity to learn about how to improve your backpacking experience!

Our first session will be tomorrow (Tuesday) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For this session, our instructors will present how to properly pack for a backpacking trip, going over clothing, supplies and equipment, as well as techniques for packing that increase safety, comfort and overall enjoyment of the experience. It is free to all George Fox students, employees and family members.

Go here to register for this session. If you have any questions, contact AJ Heil at

Volunteer to help DPT students’ fall prevention research study

Sunday, January 30th, 2022

Doctor of physical therapy students are conducting a research study and are in need of volunteers who are older adults. The study concerns developing a fall prevention program through balance exercises that mitigate the risk of falling.

To participate in our study, you must:

  • Be age 60 or older
  • Live independently or in an assisted living facility
  • Be able to walk at least one block without the help of another person
  • Stand unsupported without an assistive device
  • Pass a mental status examination

To participate, you must not have a diagnosis of a neurological condition or a current illness or health issues that would make performing physical activities unsafe. Also, you may not be taking medications which cause excessive sleepiness.

Participants will come to the university’s Medical Sciences Building, where we would ask you to sign an informed consent form, answer questions, and perform a short mental status examination and a timed up-and-go test.  Depending on your responses to the questionnaires and timed up-and-go performance, you may or may not be eligible for the study.

Those who are eligible will perform a physical performance test in a lab setting, consisting of the following activities: blood pressure and heart rate, walking test, balance tests, and a fear of falling questionnaire.

You are able to stop participation in the study at any time and for any reason. No information that would identify you will be made public, and we do not feel there is more than minimal risk associated with this study.

If you or anyone you know is interested in participating, we invite you to schedule an appointment for testing. Please call 503-554-2463 or email the study team at

Delight women’s ministry kickoff is this Sunday night

Thursday, January 27th, 2022

Are you a gal who wants to build friendships, study the Bible, and have tons of fun this semester? Come to  Hoover 102 for Delight Ministries’ kickoff this Sunday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m.

Delight is a national women’s ministry focused on digging deep into God’s Word and building intentional relationships. We love to get to know each other, cultivate space for meaningful conversation, and study the Bible!

This semester we will be meeting in Hoover 102 on Sunday nights at 7 p.m., and we would love for you to be a part of it. Come as you are; we can’t wait to meet you!

Visit our Instagram @delight_georgefox for more information about our kickoff! Questions? Contact Sarah Casimes at

Check out Columbia Sportswear Employee Store in February

Thursday, January 27th, 2022

George Fox employees are invited to shop the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store Feb. 4-27!

What the employee store has to offer:   

  • All the latest product from the Columbia Sportswear Company family (SOREL, Mountain Hardwear, prAna, and Columbia Sportswear)
  • Items are marked with employee pricing (up to 50 percent off regular retail pricing)

What to bring to access the store:

  • This invitation: Click here (printed or shown on mobile phone)
  • Work/organization ID (business card, badge, pay stub, signature of work email, uniform, membership card, etc.)
  • Personal photo ID

This invite is valid for you and four guests (you must be present), and it grants you store access only (offer not valid online).

Questions? Contact Sara Reamy (

Employees are invited to shop at Nike Company Store Feb. 5-27

Thursday, January 27th, 2022

Employees are invited to shop the Nike Company Store Saturday, Feb. 5, through Sunday, Feb. 27. Please download this pass for all the details and read the fine print carefully. You’ll need to take your employee ID with you, and ID for family members who accompany you.

Have fun shopping!

Questions? Contact Sara Reamy at