Archive for January, 2023

Join the fun of Trivia Night Friday in Canyon Commons

Tuesday, January 31st, 2023

Join us as we partner with the university’s Black Student Union to kick off Black History Month with a Trivia Night at 7 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 3, in Canyon Commons. The first-place prize is five tickets to the Portland Trailblazer’s Black History Month kick-off game.

Here are some more events coming up soon:

  • Sadie Hawkins: Friday, Feb. 17, and Saturday, Feb. 18, at 8:30 p.m. at Portland Spirit
  • Movie Night: Friday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in Hadlock
  • Escape Rooms: Friday, March. 3 at 7 p.m. Various locations around campus

Contact with any questions.

Help unload food for the Bruin Community food bank

Tuesday, January 31st, 2023

The weekly food delivery for the Bruin Community Pantry takes place every Tuesday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Please consider volunteering if you are available during this time and are looking for community service opportunities.

Student-athletes can sign up using the Helper Helper app. Volunteers help to unload the truck and bring the boxes into the food bank. Then, the staff can restock the shelves.

For more information, please contact Jere Witherspoon at

Grocery bags needed at the Bruin Community Pantry food bank

Tuesday, January 31st, 2023

Once again, the Bruin Community Pantry food bank is in need of grocery bags. We take all types, shapes, and sizes!

Just drop them off at the food bank in Roberts 109. If you have any questions, please contact Jere Witherspoon at

Photo ID now required to pick up packages at Mail Services

Tuesday, January 31st, 2023

If you still have a student ID card that does not have a photo on it, you must go to IT and get your photo taken. Your Mail Services package(s) will not be released to you until photo proof is provided.

You can also use your driver’s license if your student ID card does not have a photo on it. If you have any questions, please contact Richard Silver at

Diabetes webinar with WebMD chief medical officer offered on Feb. 21

Tuesday, January 31st, 2023

Over 1 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with diabetes each year. You can avoid future problems associated with the disease by understanding and mitigating the risk.

Dr. John Whyte, WebMD’s chief medical officer, will share information from his new book, Take Control of Your Diabetes Risk, in a one-hour webinar at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21. You will learn how food, exercise, and sleep are not only factors for this disease but play a larger role in wellness.

Dr. Whyte will use a significant portion of the time to answer your questions about wellness in the workplace. This is a rare and exciting opportunity! Sign up here.

The first 100 attendees to sign up and provide their mailing addresses will each receive a free book autographed by Dr. Whyte after the webinar.

Contact Aga Luptak at with any questions.

Join Providence for Women’s Wellness Workshop this Friday

Tuesday, January 31st, 2023

Join Providence Basecamp Prevention + Wellness this Friday, Feb. 3, for an in-person event hosted by Dr. Lori Tam, medical director for women’s heart wellness at the Providence Heart Institute.

This live workshop allows attendees flexibility to select from a variety of educational and movement-based sessions throughout the event. You can join the event for a short time or stay for the full event; either way allows you an opportunity to experience a variety of lifestyle conversations and activities centered around women’s heart health and wellness.

Click here to register, and contact Aga Luptak at with any questions.

Join Contemplative Worship this afternoon

Tuesday, January 31st, 2023

Come join us today (Wednesday) between 2:15 and 2:45 p.m., for Contemplative Worship in Hoover 250. We will have a time of attentive waiting on the present Christ. Spiritual life credit is available.

Employee Climbing Club meets Mondays and Thursdays in Hadlock

Tuesday, January 31st, 2023

Did you know there is a George Fox Employee Climbing Club?

We meet twice a week at the Hadlock climbing wall to enjoy a time of bouldering and community with fellow employees. We meet at 4:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, and you’re welcome to stay for as long or as little as you’d like. All climbing experience levels are welcome! It’s a time to get to know each other and help each other learn new skills.

If you’re interested, please fill out this form to be added to our contact list and so you can add your input on meeting times and days.

Our first meeting is tomorrow (Thursday). Looking forward to seeing you on the climbing wall!

If you have any questions, contact Jenna Holmes at

How to report bias incidents to the Oregon DOJ Bias Response Hotline

Monday, January 30th, 2023

The Oregon Department of Justice offers a Non-Emergency Bias Incidents Response Hotline at 1-844-924-BIAS (1-844-924-2427). Trauma-informed operators are standing by from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday. Interpreters of over 240 languages are available to assist you.

If you are calling the Oregon DOJ Bias Incident Hotline after hours, please leave a message, including a phone number where you can be reached, in order to receive a follow-up call from a DOJ representative. (The hotline accepts all relay calls.)

You can also report a bias incident to the Oregon DOJ 24 hours a day online here.

What happens when I call the Bias Response Hotline or make a report online?

The DOJ Bias Response Hotline is here to help you understand your options, make choices about next steps, and receive support in the aftermath of experiencing or witnessing bias.

If you call the Bias Response Hotline, you are connecting with trauma-informed hotline advocates who are trained in crisis intervention and can provide bias response advocacy, including assistance in reporting a bias crime to law enforcement.

For more information, see What Happens on the Hotline? and Reporting Bias Crime to Law Enforcement.

Your W-2 is now available

Monday, January 30th, 2023

Your W-2 has been sent in the mail or is available to print electronically on MyGeorgeFox on the Payroll tile of your employee (or student) homepage.

Please contact with any questions.

How to report a bias incident to George Fox

Monday, January 30th, 2023

Help protect our campus by reporting bias incidents and hate crimes, including bias-related incidents and hate crimes related to an individual or groups concerning:

  • Race
  • Color
  • National origin
  • Religion
  • Disability
  • Age
  • Marital status
  • Gender
  • Gender identity
  • Sex (including pregnancy status)

Such crimes are not tolerated in the George Fox community. These actions may also violate local, state and federal law. Designated university personnel investigate all complaints or allegations of harassment promptly.

If you believe that you have witnessed or been subjected to harassment, discrimination, bias-related incidents and/or hate crimes, we encourage you to immediately report the incident to the dean of student belonging and equity/Title IX coordinator for students at or 503-554-2318, or student life personnel.

Students can also report gender-related bias incidents by clicking the red report button found at the top of Title IX website and the undergraduate handbook, or by clicking here.

In case of emergency, call 911. In case of on-campus emergencies, first call 911, then if possible call Campus Public Safety at 503-554-2090.

Sign up today for Feb. 9 tour of Caravan Coffee

Monday, January 30th, 2023

Join the Stewards of Sustainability Club on a tour of our campus’s coffee supplier, Caravan Coffee (750 E. 9th St., in Newberg). Sign-ups for the tour close tomorrow (Wednesday) so sign up ASAP here. Both students and employees are invited to join!

We will see their roasting warehouse and coffee shop, taste some coffee, and learn about their sustainable practices. The event is Thursday, Feb. 9, and the remaining time slot is from 9:30 to 10 a.m.

Contact Lilly McAfee at with any questions.

‘Planning Your Financial Literacy’ session meets Thursday in Canyon Commons

Monday, January 30th, 2023

Join us in a conversation led by Adam Puckett that will educate first-gen students on financial topics, including budgeting and credit, to help them avoid costly mistakes such as taking on too much credit card debt. The first 25 students get free food.

We’ll meet at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday,  Feb. 2, in Canyon Commons 103. Both students and employees are welcome!

Contact Alicia Marcial-Cruz at with any questions.

Where do you find restoration? Fill out form to let ‘The Student Collective’ know

Monday, January 30th, 2023

Want a chance to win a gift card and help create the ninth volume of The Student Collective? Please fill out this form regarding restoration as a student during this time of life.

If you have any questions or comments, please email Bella Dean at

Come to UREC’s spring break info meeting Feb. 16 for free pizza and a chance to win $100 voucher

Monday, January 30th, 2023

Want some free pizza and a chance to win $100 toward a spring break trip?

Come learn about UREC’s awesome spring break trips on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Hadlock. Please RSVP here so we know how much pizza to provide.

Have questions? Email Jasmin Fuentes at

Learn about snow safety tonight at UREC workshop

Monday, January 30th, 2023

Join UREC tonight (Tuesday) for a workshop on how to stay safe in the winter while up in the mountains.

All who attend will receive a free snowshoe rental package voucher. This workshop is open to all George Fox students and employees. Learn more and register here.

Contact Jasmin Fuentes with any questions at

Come to poetry reading by Bill Jolliff and Ed Higgins this Thursday

Monday, January 30th, 2023

This Thursday, Feb. 2, join us in Wood-Mar Auditorium at 3 p.m. to hear Bill Jolliff and Ed Higgins present their work.

Bill will read from his new poetry collection, At Rest in My Father’s House, and Ed will read from his new and recent releases, Near Truth Only and The Heart’s Optic Nerve. Refreshments will be provided.

Questions? Contact Susana Barnreuther-Martinez at

Join a snow camping trip in the mountains this weekend

Monday, January 30th, 2023

Join UREC for a snow camping trip in the mountains this weekend (Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 4-5)!

We will be camping up on the Santiam Pass with Lifelines, the outdoor ministry of Cru. As part of this, you’ll learn how to snowshoe, build a snow shelter, and cook in the backcountry. Any students who attend also get one spiritual life/chapel credit for participating. Find more info and register here.

Contact Jasmin Fuentes with any questions at

Important reminder from student life office in light of recent incident

Sunday, January 29th, 2023

University staff on Friday became aware that over a week ago someone anonymously left vulgar and highly offensive messages on a whiteboard in a campus classroom. We want to remind our community that language and/or behavior that relies on negative stereotypes or is demeaning toward individuals or groups is absolutely unacceptable for George Fox students and employees, whether it occurs in person, through social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) or anonymously.

Violations of these expectations are taken very seriously by the university, especially when directed at another because of their race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, or disabilities. We want to remind everyone that George Fox has harassment, discrimination, and bias-related incident policies that can be viewed here.

Any incidents of harassment, discrimination or bias should be reported immediately to the student life office. We would also encourage community members to hold one another accountable for what we say and do in this important area.

Celebrate women’s sports with us on National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Sunday, January 29th, 2023

This next week, we celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

This is an annual celebration where we promote communities to join in the effort to celebrate girls and women to participate in sports, knowing that the skills, confidence, strength and character gained through sports is what helps us make us all great leaders!

We will be hosting our fourth annual NGWSD coach panel discussion at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, in Canyon Commons 101-102. Join us for an evening of discussion led by our panel guests, Laura Schott (women’s soccer), Emily Davis (volleyball), Carol Laube (baseball) and Jen Burke (lacrosse).

Snacks, chapel credit and special giveaways will be included!

This event is open to everyone, not just women. It will be a great evening of discussions about how sports have helped lead them forward in all areas of life. We look forward to seeing you there!

Some questions include:

  • As athletes and women, we all face tough situations. What was a difficult event in your life and how did you trust in God to get you through it?
  • Did you have your life figured out upon graduation? What noticeable growth did you go through after graduating?
  • How may a team environment help you grow in your faith?
  • What do you think are collective goals for us as women in sport to further our success and continue growing our presence as athletes/coaches? How should we be focused on growing/honoring women in sports?
  • What was the process like letting go of your role as an athlete?