Archive for November, 2022

Volunteers needed to assist with Thursday’s Christmas celebration

Monday, November 28th, 2022

Can you spare some time this Thursday to assist with the university’s Christmas celebration late in the day?

We are in need of helping hands! Volunteer to prep, serve at activity stations, or clean up. Anyone willing to chip in can contact Faith McKee at to volunteer your services.

The festivities begin at 4 p.m. and run through 7 p.m. in the Stevens Center and around campus. Read today’s What’s Bruin newsletter, coming to your in-box later this morning, to get more details.

Join tonight’s discussion on ‘what active civility looks like’

Monday, November 28th, 2022

What would active civility look like? How would people treat their political enemies? How would justice get done? Is it possible for our communities to turn away from bitter polarization and learn to work together?

Come to Hoover 105 tonight (Tuesday) to hear several members of the Newberg/Dundee area United as Neighbors group discuss the Civility Pledge they helped draft prior to this year’s elections. You will have a chance to ask questions, offer suggestions, and consider how you can help heal our community. We’ll meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Hoover 105.

For more information, contact George Fox Civility Director Ron Mock at

Swing by Hadlock this week to purchase Winter Formal tickets

Monday, November 28th, 2022

You’re invited to “Winter Formal: An Evening in Athens” this Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. at NW Events and Environments in Hillsboro. We can’t wait to see you there!

Tickets for the event are on sale in Hadlock during the following times this week. Swing by between:

  • 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. today (Tuesday)
  • 8 and 10 a.m. Wednesday
  • 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, or until we sell out.

These tickets go fast, so get yours while you can!

Check out the Activities Weekly email for more details. Here are some events coming up:

  • Holiday Hangout: Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. in Wheeler
  • Late Night Breakfast: Monday, Dec. 12, at 9:30 p.m. in The Bon
  • Finals Week Activities: Monday-Friday, Dec. 12-16

Contact with any questions.

Learn how to better manage money at special presentation this Monday

Monday, November 28th, 2022

Want to learn more about finances and how to be a good steward of your money? Join us this Monday, Dec. 5, for a special presentation by our own athletic director, Adam Puckett, as he discusses the topic from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at a location to be determined.

For those of you who don’t know, Adam is a CPA and was a partner at an accounting firm in Lake Oswego for many years before he came to Fox as our AD. Pizza will be provided!

Sign up here! If you have any questions, reach out to Grace Lalley at

Join Contemplative Worship tomorrow afternoon in Hoover 250

Monday, November 28th, 2022

Join us tomorrow (Wednesday) for Contemplative Worship After the Manner of Friends, waiting in silence in the sacramental presence of Christ, seeking to attend, discern, and mind the present leading. We’ll be meeting from 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. in Hoover 250.

All are welcome, and spiritual life credit is available for students. Contact Paul Anderson at with any questions.

Free COVID-19 booster vaccination clinics offered Dec. 2 and Dec. 7

Monday, November 28th, 2022

More COVID-19 Bivalent (Pfizer) booster vaccination clinics are here!

The clinics will be held on Friday, Dec. 2, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. The vaccines are free of charge.

The clinics will be held at the Health and Counseling Center (located on River Street). Please arrive five minutes early to your appointment, and bring your COVID card with you. We will see you there!

Call 503-554-2340 if you have any questions, or to schedule an appointment.

Shop the holiday art sale this Friday and Saturday in Lemmons

Monday, November 28th, 2022

Art & Design students are hosting a holiday sale this Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3! Please stop by the Lemmons Center and do some Christmas shopping.

Hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday (we will also have a table in Canyon Commons on Friday). There will be plenty of gifts, a wrapping station, goodies and more!

For more information, contact Amy Williams at

Apply to be a university ambassador today!

Monday, November 28th, 2022

Interested in leading tours, interacting with prospective students, working with the admissions team and making amazing friends while doing so? The admissions office is looking for proactive students to join our Ambassadors team starting this spring semester.

To apply, fill out this form by Friday, Dec. 9!

Have questions? Email Missy Downs at for more information.

Hear from DMSc students at a graduate research symposium on Dec. 8

Monday, November 28th, 2022

Come to the graduate research symposium hosted in Canyon Commons (Room 102-103) on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The DMSc program was created in response to an ever-growing demand for healthcare leaders, particularly in rural, traditionally underserved and international locations. Our DMSc students are excited to present their research to you in a symposium-format doctoral defense.

The focus of our students’ research is rooted in service and leadership, particularly with an emphasis on global health and humanitarian service and leadership. As a part of their coursework, our DMSc students participated in a service trip to Africa and the greater Pacific Northwest.

Come to the symposium on Dec. 8 to hear about the exciting research our DMSc students have been doing. You will not only have the opportunity to hear about their research, but you are also encouraged to ask questions and interact with our students.

A silent auction will be held during the event and will showcase handmade items from master craftsmen and women throughout Africa.

For more information (or to donate to a future DMSc service trip), contact us at

Visit the self-care table in Canyon Commons today at lunch

Monday, November 28th, 2022

Students, do you feel like there is no time to take proper care of yourself?

George Fox College of Nursing students will be at a table in Canyon Commons today (Tuesday) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with self-care tips designed to work with your busy schedules. We would love to chat with you on your way to lunch, even if just for 30 seconds!

If you have any questions, reach out to Marie Miller at

Be aware of accelerated payroll deadlines in December

Sunday, November 27th, 2022

Please note the accelerated payroll deadlines for December. Due to Christmas break, we will have fewer days to process the December payroll.

Please have all check requests submitted and approved by Friday, Dec. 9. Temporary part-time employee timesheets also should be forecasted and locked and approved by Dec. 9.

Regular employee timesheets and student timesheets can be locked at the end of the month as usual. The student payday will be on Thursday, Dec. 15, and the regular employee payday will be on Thursday, Dec. 22.

Questions? Contact the payroll team at

Robin and Ruth Baker invite employees to Christmas concert and open house

Sunday, November 27th, 2022

President Robin and Ruth Baker cordially invite employees to celebrate together at this year’s Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium. Reserve tickets here.

Employees are entitled to two complimentary tickets for Sunday’s matinee (while tickets last!). Once you select the seat you would like to reserve, you will then choose “employee comp” from a pricing option list. Following the concert on Sunday, employees are invited to a Christmas open house at the president’s home from 4 to 6 p.m. at 701 E. Franklin St., in Newberg.

If you can’t make Sunday’s festivities, employees can get complimentary tickets for Friday or Saturday evenings’ performances. Or employees and students can attend a free family-friendly dress rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8.

Questions? Contact Carly Reumann at

Don’t forget to sign up for department Christmas decoration competition

Sunday, November 27th, 2022

Calling all departments, including major programs, student-serving offices, student life, and administrative offices: You are invited to participate in our Christmas decoration competition!

This is your chance to shine, tie up that tinsel, deck those halls. A committee from marketing, advancement and admissions will be judging your decor on Thursday, Dec. 1, for spirit, creativity and amazement. There will be prizes!

So bring us your best elves. Please complete this form to let us know your department will be participating. Santa’s helpers will swing by your area between 10 and 11:30 a.m., and winners will be announced at the community Christmas extravaganza later in the day. Thanks for making spirits bright this season!

Contact Amanda Howard at with any questions.

Learn more about Northern Ireland Studies program Wednesday in Minthorn 200

Sunday, November 27th, 2022

Imagine wandering through the rolling green hills of Northern Ireland, exploring ancient landmarks, and cycling across the bumpy, cobblestone streets of Belfast.

The Northern Ireland Studies program, offered each fall and spring semester through a joint partnership between George Fox and John Brown University, is a transformative experience deeply rooted in the country’s culture and history. Want to learn more? Attend our info meeting at 5 p.m. this Wednesday, Nov. 30, in Minthorn 200.

As part of the program, you will take courses in peacemaking and reconciliation, Irish history and culture, and other electives of interest. While there, you will reside in the historic, 19th-century Lakeside Manor, situated on four acres overlooking Willis Lake in the quiet suburbs of South Belfast.

With Belfast a short bus ride away, you can venture to the city to visit the historical locations from your textbooks or sit down with friends for a cup of tea and biscuits. All meals are included in the program cost.

Contact Lynn Scott at for more information.

Shop at the Nike Company Store Nov. 25 through Dec. 27

Thursday, November 24th, 2022

Employees are invited to shop the Nike Company Store on Friday, Nov. 25, through Tuesday, Dec. 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

Weekly devotionals available on Advent Reader

Thursday, November 24th, 2022

The university pastors invite you to enter into the Advent season using the Advent Reader with weekly devotionals written by Pastors Jamie Johnson, Cyndi Murillo, Olivia Pothoff, Rus St. Cyr and Gaby Viesca.

If you would like a printed copy, please send an email to

Come to Contemplative Worship this afternoon in Hoover

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

Join us today for Contemplative Worship after the manner of Friends, a time of open worship, embracing the sacramental presence of Christ, where two or three are gathered in his name. A SpiL credit is available for students.

We will be in Hoover 250 from 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. this afternoon (Wednesday).

For more information or if you have any questions, reach out to Paul Anderson at

Use the ‘Share My Information’ tile in MyGeorgeFox

Monday, November 21st, 2022

Do you know that you can now grant MyGeorgeFox “permissions” to your parents, spouse or someone else who is helping with your bill?

You control what you share! It is easy. Visit your “Share My Information” tile and walk through the steps. Please also let the person know the invitation is from you and why so they don’t think the email is “junk.”

If you have questions, reach out to Jenny Getsinger at

All are welcome to attend Psychology Club’s chapel tonight at 6 p.m.

Monday, November 21st, 2022

Join the Psychology Club for a chapel tonight (Tuesday) from 6 to 7 p.m. in Hoover 103! PsyD students Manesha Ram and Cameron Stumpf will be speaking about shame and faith. Snacks will be offered, and all are welcome to join us!

If you have any questions about the chapel or Psychology Club, reach out to Skylar Schwalb at

Volunteer for suicide prevention with the Clover Clinic

Monday, November 21st, 2022

Want to connect more with your community?

Come volunteer for the suicide prevention program through the Clover Clinic. Volunteering for the program consists of community outreach to anyone struggling with or knows someone who is struggling with suicide. The project goal is to put the power back into people’s hands.

If you are interested and want to learn more, contact Sophie Davis at