Archive for December, 2022

Make your Portland Writing Center appointments today

Sunday, December 11th, 2022

Want help with a paper? Looking for support on how to stay organized and study for tests as finals get closer?

Book an appointment with the Portland Writing Center (PWC) and finish the semester strong. Be sure to schedule early, because appointments fill up fast this time of year.

Questions? Contact Hannah Jackson at or visit our website.

For study tips, follow us on Instagram at gfwpwc.

Encourage your students to make ARC appointments ASAP

Sunday, December 11th, 2022

Are you requiring students to go to the Academic Resource Center (ARC) before the end of the semester? Do you have students who would benefit from an ARC appointment for writing, study tips, or general academic support?

Please encourage these students to schedule now. Appointments fill up fast this time of year, so students need to schedule today.

Questions? Contact Hannah Jackson at or visit our website.

Make your last-minute ARC appointments today

Sunday, December 11th, 2022

Want help with a paper? Looking for support on how to stay organized and study for tests as finals get closer?

Book an appointment with the Academic Resource Center (ARC) and finish the semester strong. Be sure to schedule now because appointments fill up fast! We are open Monday through Friday!

Questions? Contact Hannah Jackson at or visit our website.

Please approve student timesheets by Jan. 1

Sunday, December 11th, 2022

If you supervise any student employees this semester, please be mindful to approve their timesheets by Jan. 1.

Students have been reminded that they need to lock their timesheet on their last day of work, rather than the last day of the month, in hopes to mitigate any errors that may come up from them forgetting to lock their timesheet in the midst of the holidays.

Please email Kelly Peterson at with any questions.

Be sure to lock your December timesheets

Sunday, December 11th, 2022

Please be mindful to lock your December timesheet on the last day you work this month! With the holidays coming up and campus closing on Dec. 23, it’s important that you remember to make sure all your hours are accounted for in order to have an accurate paycheck for Jan. 15, 2023.

If you have questions about your timesheet or your paycheck, please email Kelly Peterson at

‘Joy and Mindful Eating’ webinar available on Dec. 14

Sunday, December 11th, 2022

Sometimes we eat because we are hungry, and our bodies need a boost in energy. Other times we may find ourselves eating because we need comfort or even eating out of boredom.

Our relationships with food can change over time and from meal to meal. It can be helpful to pause for a moment so that we can really appreciate what is on our plate and think about our relationship with the next meal.

A registered dietitian with Providence, Jamie, will talk about the multitude of food relationships we may have and how we can use mindful eating to encourage healthy habits. The webinar takes place on Wednesday, Dec. 14, from noon to 12:30 p.m. Click here to register for the webinar.

George Fox recommends Hillsboro Airporter shuttle service

Sunday, December 11th, 2022

George Fox University recommends the Hillboro Airporter for transportation to Portland and PDX. The company works to group people together to reduce the cost.

Work directly with the company to arrange your trip here. 

Make note of some Accounts Payable holiday deadlines

Thursday, December 8th, 2022

In preparation for Christmas and the university’s holiday break closure, Accounts Payable will be processing the check run on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Please take note of the following deadlines:

  • All payment requests received by Friday, Dec. 16, by 5 p.m. will be included in the Dec. 21 check run.
  • All other requests received after Dec. 16 will be included in our regularly scheduled check run on Jan. 5.

Questions? Please contact Accounts Payable at Merry Christmas!

Spiritual life office is collecting clothing, gift cards for children, families and unsheltered neighbors

Thursday, December 8th, 2022

Every December, the Office for Spiritual Life looks to enlist the generosity of our campus to serve our neighbors through offering donated gift cards and warm clothing, both for the families of Newberg school children as well as folks living unsheltered during the upcoming holiday break.

A good percentage of students in the Newberg School District participate in the free lunch program, and many experience other insecurities around food, shelter and other important necessities. Over the holiday break, many of these families will have difficulty getting what they need.

In response, we collect gift cards (to local grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations) to aid these families during the break. Please direct gift cards and/or donations to the Office for Spiritual Life by Friday, Dec. 16.

There will also be donation bins around campus for collecting warming items (jackets, gloves, hats, pants, socks, blankets, and umbrellas) that would be helpful to the work of Saturday Samaritans, an organization in Portland regularly offering compassion, kindness, human connection, nutritious food, clothing, blankets and other items to strengthen the bodies, minds and souls of our neighbors living outside without shelter.

Contact with any questions.

Please make our Friday @ Fox visitors feel welcome today

Thursday, December 8th, 2022

Today marks our final Friday @ Fox visit day of the semester. Prospective students will participate in a campus tour, visit classes, eat lunch on campus, and tour academic departments of interest.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is asking students and employees to help make visitors feel the Be Known promise during their time on campus tomorrow.

A couple of things to note:

  • Please plan to park in areas outside of the Stevens lot if possible to ensure enough spaces for visitors.
  • There will be tours rotating through campus and residence areas at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Contact Miranda Davidson at with any questions.

All are invited to nursing’s Christmas party this afternoon in Roberts 170

Thursday, December 8th, 2022

Please join the Nursing Club for our annual Christmas Party today (Friday) from 4 to 7 p.m. in Roberts 170! There will be food, crafts, a photo booth, an ugly sweater contest, and a Christmas movie! A group of us will also walk over for caroling at the Chehalem Health and Rehab Center at 6 p.m.

We are also collecting donations for our annual Christmas Service Drive! This year, we are collecting items for one of our clinical partners, Hope Center in Salem:

  • 0 to 6-month clothing (any color)
  • Size 5 and 6 diapers
  • Adult leggings of all sizes (for pregnant and postpartum women)

Please bring donations to the Christmas party in Roberts 170 or drop them in Professor Kaye Anderson’s office, Roberts 139.

We would love to see you all there!

The George Fox Nursing Club aims to provide a supportive community for pre-nursing and current nursing students. We hope to serve the community and grow in our understanding of what it means to be professional nurses who provide compassionate care.

Contact Raven Otis at with any questions.

Come swing dance tomorrow night in the FoxHole

Thursday, December 8th, 2022

Join the Swing Dance Club tomorrow (Saturday) from 6:30 to. 9 p.m. in the FoxHole! No prior experience is necessary. All students are welcome; faculty are welcome if you bring a partner.

The teaching is going to be a bit different this week, as all the officers will have a chance to teach their favorite move. Join us at 6:30 p.m. for a basic lesson. We will go over other moves periodically throughout the rest of the evening.

If you have any questions, reach out to the club’s president, Jula Fisher, at

Come ‘Protect the President’ with the Fencing Club this afternoon

Thursday, December 8th, 2022

Join the Fencing Club today (Friday) from 4 to 5 p.m. in Hadlock’s large fitness studio. No prior experience is necessary, and all students and faculty are welcome!

We will be teaching dagger combat and foil sparring. Our game of the day is “Protect the President.”

If you have any questions, reach out to the club’s vice president, Shianna, at

Get a free donut this morning, compliments of the Psychology Club

Thursday, December 8th, 2022

Come stop by the Murdock Library today (Friday) between 10 a.m. and noon to get a free donut! The only catch is you have to show that you follow the Psychology Club on Instagram!

Sorry for the mix-up with dates! We will be there today! Contact Lila Coddington at with any questions.

Tis the season to be jolly … and to apply for scholarships!

Thursday, December 8th, 2022

As you are wrapping up your classes and tying a bow on your finals, Christmas is quickly approaching. While spending time with family and friends, eating delicious food, and celebrating Christmas and New Year’s, the month-long winter break is also a great time to apply for scholarships!

Not sure where to start? We recommend checking out George Fox donor-funded scholarships! All you have to do is submit one application, which could give you the opportunity to be matched with one of our 200-plus donor-funded scholarships.

You can start your application here at

If you have questions about the donor-funded application, please contact Brennan Rains at

Merry Christmas, Bruins, and a Happy New Year!

Swing by Stevens Center tonight for Holiday Hangout

Thursday, December 8th, 2022

Are you ready for some holiday cheer? Want to support your art and design friends? Need to go Christmas shopping?

Join us in the Stevens Center for our Holiday Hangout tonight (Friday) at 7 p.m.! There will be snacks, activities, and some awesome student work to purchase. We’ve also heard Santa might make an appearance.

Want to sell your work at Holiday Hangout? You don’t have to be an art student to rent a table. Click here to sign up for the market!

Check out the Activities Weekly email for more details. Also, don’t forget Late Night Breakfast this Monday, Dec. 12, beginning at 9:30 p.m. in the Bon!

Contact with any questions.

Take a microbreak at the Murdock Library today at noon

Thursday, December 8th, 2022

It’s that time of year when we are all glued to our desks, studying for finals, wrapping up projects, and powering through grading. The Library and the Academic Resource Center (ARC) invite you to join us in taking a brief break to stretch and have some fun!

Join us in the Murdock Library today (Friday) and follow along as we take you through 10 stretches (that you can do without leaving your desk), all set to catchy tunes. We’ll meet at noon.

Can’t join us in person? Check out the stretches at this link and the music track here.

Contact Kate Wimer at for more information.

Musicians needed for the university’s Worship Ensemble

Thursday, December 8th, 2022

The George Fox Worship Ensemble is seeking talented instrumentalists for the spring term.

If you play bass, guitar or drums, and want to make a joyful noise for the Lord and have fun with some great people, then register for MUSA165W!

The ensemble meets Mondays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. We plan on recording some original music as well as playing in the community this spring.

Email Aaron Barnhart at for more info.

Support student-created pregnancy resource website

Thursday, December 8th, 2022

A group of business communication students created a website that directs pregnant or parenting individuals to the resources available to them. These resources include counseling, free nurse consultations, parenting classes, and more.

Please support the website by checking it out here or referring it to a friend. Thank you!

Contact Avery Kibby at if you have any questions about the project.

Volunteer to be a Life Group leader this spring

Thursday, December 8th, 2022

The Office for Spiritual Life is looking for Life Group leaders for its spring 2023 Life Groups series (the weeks of Jan. 30 through March 13). Life Groups are small groups of undergraduate students who meet together for prayer, Bible study and fellowship. Groups meet weekly for 60 to 90 minutes.

This spring, our groups will be either in person or completely via Zoom (this provides access for our George Fox Digital students). Life Groups led by a George Fox staff or faculty member will be SpiL-credit eligible in order to encourage students to engage in high-quality spiritual formation experiences that are participatory and offer ongoing community.

We welcome our employees, current seniors, alumni, family members of George Fox employees and students, and members of our wonderful local churches to consider leading a group.

To sign up, please fill out this form by Monday, Jan. 2.

For more information and to sign up, visit this webpage or contact the Office for Spiritual Life at