Archive for April, 2022

Say farewell to Guadalupe García McCall today in Canyon Commons

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

One of our wonderful writing professors, Guadalupe García McCall, is sadly leaving George Fox. As such, the Department of Language and Literature is throwing a going-away reception for her today (Friday) in Canyon Commons 101.

The reception will start at 11:30 a.m., and a short program will begin at noon. All are invited to come and say goodbye to Guadalupe.

Contact Emma Rieth at with any questions you may have.

Sign up for free Mediterranean Diet session on May 16

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Are you familiar with the Mediterranean Diet? There are many health benefits associated with it. The College of Physical Therapy, as part of our Health and Wellness Week, is offering a free taster and educational session from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on Monday, May 16, so join us at the Medical Sciences Building!

Come sample five dishes and learn about the health benefits, plus a chance to win one of three cookbooks. The event is limited to 30 people. To sign up, email Jason Brumitt at

Maker Hub’s ‘Tool Tip Friday’: Wood Lathe

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Wooden rings, spoons and flower pots are just some of the beginner items you can make with the Maker Hub’s Teknatool Wood Lathe. The wood lathe is a machine very similar to the metal lathe in the machine shop.

To start, two free-spinning center points on each side of a wood piece clamp the wood between them and hold it centered. It operates by spinning a piece of wood stock at a variable speed, and lets the operator create round objects.

Unlike the metal lathe, there is not a cutter secured to the machine that is moved into place to cut. On the wood lathe, an operator will instead use long handled chisels to carve away the wood.

There are a wide variety of projects that can be done on the wood lathe, some easier than others, and all requiring a different need for skills and tools. For more information, check out the Maker Hub’s Wiki Page and watch this video to see how it works.

The Maker Hub exists as a resource and creative outlet for the entire 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.

Bridge Café will be open Saturday morning

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

The Bridge Café will be open this Saturday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to noon, with limited options. Cash, credit, debit, and flex points will be accepted.

Our summer hours begin on Monday, May 2. Check out our Bon Appetit page for more information.

Calling all writers: Apply for 2022-23 intern position in MarCom office

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

Do you love to write? Looking to strengthen your communication skills in a practical, hands-on way – and get paid for it? The marketing communications (MarCom) office has the job for you!

We are looking for a writing intern for the 2022-23 academic year. The duties will include posting Daily Bruin announcements and writing for the Bruin Blog. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in journalism, communications, blogging, or any job that requires strong writing skills.

Check out the job description in Handshake to learn more and apply, and contact Sean Patterson at if you have any questions.

Moms of young children gather for lunch on May 4 in Canyon Commons

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

Each semester, employees who are mothers of young/school-aged children, as well as expectant mothers, gather for an informal networking lunch. This semester’s lunch has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 4, from noon to 1 p.m. in Canyon Commons 3.

Lunch will be provided. Please contact Jamie Noling-Auth with questions at

Equipment rental available at Hadlock throughout entire summer

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

Students, employees and alumni are eligible to rent equipment from the Hadlock Student Center throughout the summer. Popular summer rental items include stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, water tubes, tents, sleeping bags, hammocks, and yard games.

New rental items that will be available this summer include mountain bikes, bike racks, and a multi-person stand-up paddleboard that can hold two to four people.

Summer is our most popular rental season, so we highly recommend making a reservation (no money down) to reserve your equipment online. Please also keep in mind that Hadlock is closed on the weekends, so equipment for the weekend needs to be picked up prior to Saturday and Sunday and dropped off after the weekend concludes.

To see what equipment is available and to make reservations, please go here. If you have questions, please contact AJ Heil at

Be aware of policies concerning bicycles on campus over the summer

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

Campus Public Safety will be conducting its annual bicycle roundup starting Wednesday, May 4. If you are staying on campus over the summer and plan to keep a bike here, please come to Campus Public Safety to get a sticker ID so your bike will not be removed.

Here are a few more things you should be aware of:

  • At the end of spring semester, a university-wide bicycle cleanup is done. Bicycles that are illegally parked, unregistered or inoperable are impounded. Bicycle racks need to be cleared to do routine maintenance to the bike racks and surrounding areas.
  • Bicycles may not be stored on campus during the summer semester. Bicycle claims can be made at the Campus Public Safety office.
  • Students using their bikes during the summer must move their bikes to the nearest rack of their summer housing.
  • Bicycles not picked up from the impound lot within 60 days will be forwarded to local charities at the discretion of the Campus Public Safety office. Junk bicycles will be recycled.

Questions? Contact Karen Toohey at 503-554-2091 or

Wish Peggy Gibbons well at reception today in Roberts 215

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

Please join us as we say farewell and best wishes to Peggy Gibbons, assistant professor of social work, between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. today (Thursday) in Roberts 215. Light refreshments will be served. All are invited to come celebrate the impact Peggy has had on our community. Swing by when you can!

Questions? Contact Kim Rapp at

Don’t forget to clean out your mail folder before leaving campus

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

Help mail services out and please clean out your mail folder before you leave campus at the end of the semester. You will need your ID.

If you have any questions, reach out to us at

Thank you!

Graduating students can purchase Hadlock summer memberships

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

Graduating students are eligible to purchase a Hadlock Student Center membership for summer 2022. Summer hours will begin on Monday, May 2, and extend through Wednesday, Aug. 19.

Summer hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Hadlock will be closed Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer, as well as Memorial Day and Independence Day.

A membership is required to use the facility, but no membership is needed in order to rent outdoor equipment during the summer. Summer memberships are $75 and valid through Aug. 19. Memberships are also available for spouses of recently graduated students.

Current undergraduate students who are enrolled for the fall semester receive a free Hadlock membership for the entire summer.

If you would like to set up a time to purchase a membership, please contact AJ Heil at

Be sure to clean out your mail folder before you leave campus

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

Help mail services out and please clean out your mail folder before you leave campus at the end of the semester. You will need your ID.

If you have any questions, reach out to us at

Thank you!

Computing machinery club seeking leaders for next year

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

Do you want to further deepen your relationships with your computer science professors? Want to meet alumni from George Fox who will further your connections? Do you want to foster soft skills in leadership to be a part of a premier club organization?

If you answered yes to these questions, apply to be a club board member on the Association for Computing Machinery committee! Members collaborate, plan and host the annual Code Jam for all students in every major.

If you are interested, learn more and sign up at this link.

Apply for research and data assistant position in advancement office

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

Do you enjoy gathering, organizing and managing information? Do you like checking things off of a to-do list? Are you secretly a really good Facebook stalker?

If this piques your interest, please check out our full-time summer job opportunity in the Office of Advancement.

The Office of Advancement is a strategic department in charge of managing relationships with alumni, parents and donors to the university. In our office, students learn transferable skills and get office perks such as access to snacks, coffee and tea.

We encourage you to be a part of this team that supports the entire university and wants to see you grow. Questions? Contact Marina Alcala-Medel at

Have boxes? Deliver them to mailroom for students to use

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

Does your department have quality boxes? If so, consider giving them to students to pack their belongings for the move home or onward!

Please make sure all boxes are sturdy and either can close completely or have a lid. You can deliver them to the mailroom on the Newberg campus, where students will pick them up free of charge. This is a small but impactful way we can help students Be Known!

Questions? Reach out to Megan Fisher at ext. 2112 or Richard Silver ( in the mailroom.

Celebrate our first-generation seniors in the IRC this Friday

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our first-generation college seniors at the Intercultural Resource Center on Friday, April 29, from 4 to 5 p.m.!

We will have light refreshments and a time to recognize and celebrate our graduates. All family, friends and members of the first-gen community are invited to be a part of this celebration. We hope to see you there!

Questions? Contact Jesse Cetz at for more information.

Summer hours posted for Murdock Library

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

The Murdock Library will be closed on weekends starting this Saturday, April 30. Our summer hours will be Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 24-hour space will remain open throughout the summer.

Questions? Contact Mary Cameron at

Support sociology seniors at today’s poster presentation event

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

Please join the Department of Sociology for our senior research poster presentation today (Wednesday) from noon to 2 p.m. in the EHS Atrium. You can join any time during that time frame. Enjoy light refreshments while browsing research posters that interest you.

Following is the list of presentations:

  • Aubrey Baker & Abbie Sol: “The Imposter Phenomenon Among Undergraduate Students at George Fox University”
  • Madison Burch & Amber Jewell: “The Effects of Early Education on College Success Among Undergraduate Students at George Fox University”
  • Matasina Childress, Camille Fievez & Bethany Schmidt: “Marriage Attitudes Among Undergraduate Students at George Fox University”
  • Dayven Hayes, Jayce Lien & Audrey Wojnarowisch: “Juvenile Justice: Comparing Differences in Social Support Strategies Among Youth Intervention Programs”
  • Ash Lingbloom: “Identity Development of Queer Students in the Religious Climate of George Fox University”
  • Krista Mulkey & Victoria Prieto: “The Effects of Political Climate on Art Museum Exhibits”
  • Tyler Neissl & Matthew Phillip: “How Does GFU Impact the Christian Faith Among Student-Athletes?”
  • Nancy Romero: “Diversity in Higher Education: Social Media Content Analysis”

Questions? Please contact Young-IL Kim at

Come say farewell to Abigail Favale this afternoon in Stevens Center

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

Abigail Favale has been a beloved member of the George Fox community as a student, alumna, faculty member and now dean since arriving on campus as a student in 2001. This summer she’ll be leaving the university to take an exciting new role at the University of Notre Dame. She will be missed by many here.

Please come to Abigail’s farewell reception at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the Stevens Center Atrium. Light refreshments and cake will be served.

Questions? Contact Jane Sweet at

Make plans to attend Baccalaureate service this Friday night

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

The university pastors invite all graduating seniors and their guests to attend the undergraduate Baccalaureate service from 7 to 8:15 p.m. this Friday, April 29, in Bauman Auditorium.

Baccalaureate is the first event of commencement festivities and the final worship service for the graduating class. During this service, we will celebrate God’s work in the lives of our students, hear from our graduates, worship God together, and commission our graduates with prayers of blessing. Attire for the event is business casual.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office for Spiritual Life at or 503-554-2320.