Archive for August, 2022

More parking options offered

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Those of you who are commuters and resident drivers are aware that parking is tight this year. We want to remind you that the Morse Lot and 99 lot are under-utilized parking options for commuters and residents.

The 99 lot is right next to Steve’s Automotive. Do not park in spaces marked off for Steve’s Automotive. The Morse Lot is near the baseball fields on the north side of campus.

Please contact Campus Public Safety at 503-554-2090, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., for more information.

Pennington permit holders: Feel free to use River Street parking lot

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Notice to Pennington permit holders: Please start utilizing the River Street parking lot. Your permit is valid for both the Pennington and River Street lots.

Part of the Penn lot will soon be closed off to parking due to construction, so please make use of the River Street option. It is located west of the Penn lot behind Stevens.

Please contact Campus Public Safety at 503-554-2090, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., for more information.

Come wish Scot Headley well at retirement celebration Sept. 9

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Come join our retirement celebration for Scot Headley! Drop by to say goodbye to a friend and comrade who has given many years of service to the university.

Mark your calendar for Friday, Sept. 9, at 9:30 a.m. in Canyon Commons (CCD 103). Come show Scot your appreciation for the work he did here and help give him a special send-off!

Contact Becky Jensen at with any questions.

Join a rock climbing or kayaking trip this weekend

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Looking for an adventure? University Recreation’s OREC program provides outdoor excursions that are open to all George Fox students. No prior outdoor experience is necessary in order to join these trips and OREC provides all of the transportation, equipment, food, and instruction.

Go here for information on what trips are being offered this semester and to register for the trip you’re interested in.

Trips this weekend include:

  • Outdoor Rock Climbing at Broughton’s Bluff (Sept. 3)
  • Swiftwater Kayaking on the North Santiam River (Sept. 4)

Students can also apply here for financial assistance from a new scholarship fund provided by University Recreation.

Have any questions? Contact Jasmin Fuentes at

Info on parking policies and citation appeals process

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

If you have a car on campus this year, here are a few reminders on our parking policies and the citation appeals process.

  • Familiarize yourself with our parking policies.
  • Make sure to park in the location your parking permit designates. You can find these locations on our campus parking map.
  • Familiarize yourself with the parking citation appeals process here.

Please contact Campus Public Safety at or 503-554-2090 with any questions you may have.

Women’s basketball is looking for a new team manager

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

George Fox women’s basketball is looking for a manager for the upcoming winter season!

If you are someone who loves being a part of a strong community and would like to be involved with a great group of young ladies, reach out to Coach Mike Coppolino to apply or for more information on the position.

If you’re interested, please contact Coach Coppolino this week at

‘The Student Collective’ now hiring yearbook designers

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Looking to help put together the George Fox University yearbook (The Student Collective)? We are looking for experienced students to fill the positions of graphic designer, writer, and photographer/photo editor.

You would be working closely with the rest of our team from early September to the conclusion of the academic year to put together a physical representation of life at Fox. These are paid positions, however you do not have to be work-study eligible.

If interested, please fill out the application to the best of your ability by Sunday, Sept. 4. If you have any questions, please contact Bella Dean at

Starting a new on-campus job? Swing by HR with paperwork

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

If you are starting a new on-campus job, please come to the human resources office with your new hire paperwork by your first day of work. You do not need to make an appointment; just come to 206 N. Meridian St., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. during the week, and we will be happy to help!

Don’t forget to bring your verification documents (a list of acceptable documents can be found on the George Fox website). Email Kelly Peterson at with any questions.

Audition for fall musical ‘Oliver’ on Sept. 6

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Auditions for the performing arts department’s fall production Oliver! The Musical are taking place Tuesday, Sept. 6.

We are looking for an energetic cast of 10 to 25 performers to play a variety of larger-than-life roles, so have fun with it! Signs-ups and audition information can be found on the Wood-Mar Auditorium door on the third floor of EHS. We hope to see you there!

Contact Kathy Harris at with any questions.

Wellness Wednesdays: Celebrate end of summer, excitement of new academic year

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

We are celebrating the end of summer and the beginning of the school year this week. Whether you are a student, parent or educator, we encourage you to read our pieces on what it’s like for students to return to school and how you can care for yourself during the school year.

We also have a bonus resource for parents: a helpful social medical cheat sheet infographic. Visit this link to view them all.

Be well in all seasons of life.

– Your People and Culture Team

Join the fun of the Color Run this Friday

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

The Color Run is at 6 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 2! We are kicking off the year with this annual event in front of HMS. Grab your free T-shirt and run through the balloon arch and color with your friends.

Check out the Activities Weekly email for more details.

Coming up:

  • Fox Jamboree (previously known as the Hoedown): Friday, Sept. 9, 6 p.m., the quad
  • Serve Day Celebration: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1:30 p.m., the quad
  • Fox County Fair: Friday, Sept. 16, 6 p.m., the quad

Contact with any questions.

Be mindful of construction while walking around campus

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

With construction on the new chapel set to begin, please be mindful of your surroundings as you make your way around campus.

When walking through campus, please use the Crisman Crossing bridge instead of the Wheeler bridge or the Wheeler access road (Amphitheater Way). All trails in the canyon leading north of the Wheeler access road will be closed until further notice.

Please contact Plant Services at with any questions.

Some important registration deadlines and reminders

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Please keep these registration reminders in mind these next couple of weeks:

  • You may add classes yourself in MyGeorgeFox through this Sunday, Sept. 4.
  • You may drop classes yourself in MyGeorgeFox through Sunday, Sept. 11.
  • You will be charged a $25 drop fee if you drop classes during Week 2, Sept. 5-11.

Please submit the Request Permission to Add a Class form for the following scenarios:

  • Enrolling in a closed/full class
  • Enrolling in a class with a missing prerequisite
  • Enrolling in a class that creates a time conflict
  • Enrolling in a class during Week 2 (Sept. 4-9)

View our MyGeorgeFox Instructions for guidance on how to add and drop classes yourself. If you need advice on your class schedule, contact your CAP coach.

Interested in marketing, business, graphic design or tech? Check out FashioNXT opportunity

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

FashioNXT is looking for volunteers to help with this year’s production on Oct. 8. Time magazine has called this the No. 1 fashion production outside of New York.

If you are majoring in business, marketing, art, graphic design, or tech, and you have an interest in the fashion industry, I would strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.

We have had several George Fox students internship at FashioNXT in the past and truly enjoy their experience. Here are some of the opportunities to gain experience at FashioNXT:

  • Multi-brand Events Production: Engage in the biggest multi-brand experiential event in the region
  • Digital Marketing: Emphasis on helping execute experiential fashion marketing for FashioNXT; involved in learning and executing web analytics (organic/SEO and paid) to social media
  • Advertising and Marketing: Learning and executing campaign for the biggest annual fashion show in the region; identify marketing priorities, identifying various sales funnels for each category, and connecting with them through graphics, video, and social media
  • PR: Identify and execute ideal media for each sales funnel (brands and patron), and media funnels (press for participating brands); close loop through online and in person engagement
  • App Development and App Marketing: Currently developing five apps in event and small business brand and talent eco-system; will continue to develop apps, as well as market the apps that completes to get market adoption

If you are interested, please contact:
Tito Chowdhury

Wade Witherspoon
Employer Relations Manager, Career & Academic Planning Center

Be sure to sign University Recreation waiver before using Hadlock Student Center

Monday, August 29th, 2022

University Recreation is excited to welcome you into our recreational facility and programs this year! Students and employees must sign a waiver each year in order to use the Hadlock Student Center.

Please visit this link to sign the waiver for this academic year. The waiver resets on July 1 of every year.

Questions? Contact AJ Heil at

Sign up now to participate in Bruin Market on Oct. 1

Monday, August 29th, 2022

Sign up today for a vendor space at this year’s Bruin Market during homecoming. Join George Fox alumni, community members and student vendors to showcase your business, talents, innovation and artistic wares.

The event is scheduled from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. Sign up online at this link, and contact Holly Anderson at if you have any questions.

You’re invited to join a Life Group this fall

Monday, August 29th, 2022

The Office for Spiritual Life is hosting Life Groups this fall (the weeks of Sept. 19 through Nov. 7). Life Groups are small groups of undergraduate students who meet together for prayer, Bible study and fellowship.

Groups meet weekly (for eight weeks) for 60 to 90 minutes. This fall, our groups will be either in person or completely via Zoom. Life Groups through the Office for Spiritual Life will also be spiritual life-credit eligible. To sign up, please fill out this form by Wednesday, Sept. 14.

In the meantime, feel free to check out our GFU SpiL Instagram posts to see descriptions of each Life Group’s theme or topic of study. Most groups will begin the week of Sept. 19. Your group leader will contact you with additional details by the Friday prior to the start of your group.

If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact the spiritual life office at

Join the fun of ‘Fell Kickoff’ event Thursday night

Monday, August 29th, 2022

The Margaret Fell Scholars Program invites you to its “Fell Kickoff” dinner and orientation for returning students, early applicants and anyone interested in the program (both theology and non-theology majors are welcome!). We’ll meet at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Newbergundian Bistro (203 Villa Road).

The program provides an annual scholarship, multi-year fellowship, many books, and unique pastoral development. Come and learn more about the program! Check out this flier to get details about Thursday’s event, and contact Sunggu Yang at if you have any questions.

All invited to theology’s semester kickoff and welcome chapel on Sept. 8

Monday, August 29th, 2022

The School of Theology invites all – theology and non-theology students – to its fall semester kickoff and new student welcome chapel (“Living Water Worship”)! We’ll gather from 10:50 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, in Canyon Commons 102.

There will be amazing music, talk, and prayerful moments. Of course, lunch is provided, and you’ll get chapel credit. Come, taste the goodness of the Lord! Check out this flier to learn more, and contact Sunggu Yang at with any questions.

Navy vet seeks place to stay until Sept. 24

Monday, August 29th, 2022

One of our non-traditionally aged students needs a place to stay until his permanent housing starts on Sept. 24. This student is a 22-year Navy veteran.

If you have a room that you could rent to him until Sept. 24, please contact Jere Witherspoon at 503-554-2316 or email