Archive for January, 2023

Hear from nationally known mental health expert today in chapel

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

The George Fox community is invited to come hear from nationally known mental health expert Kobe Campbell in chapel this morning (Tuesday). Please join us at 10:50 a.m. in Bauman Auditorium if you are able. You can read more about Kobe here.

Please submit your December Concur reports ASAP

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

Hello everyone! Your Concur reports for the month of December were due on Jan. 10. Please get them submitted to avoid any disruption with your card access.

If you have any questions or would like one-on-one help, please give Kathi Becker a call at 503-554-2166.

Join Spanish Bible studies each Tuesday this semester

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

Hello Bruins! This semester the Spanish department will be once again hosting a weekly Spanish Bible study in the Minthorn basement.

You are invited every Tuesday at 5 p.m. (including today)! Come on over to worship Jesus and read the Bible in Spanish. Join us and get chapel credit!

Feel free to send any questions to Professor Jiroo Kuroda at

Interested in becoming a physician assistant? Check out Saturday’s info meeting

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

Interesting in learning more about becoming a physician assistant? Join us for an information meeting at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Jan. 28, in the Medical Sciences Building (448 Werth Blvd., in Newberg).

Information meetings allow prospective students to learn more about the Master of Medical Science (MMSc) Physician Assistant (PA) program. This one-hour event will be facilitated by the program director, Dr. Curt Stilp. He will provide highlights of what makes our program distinct.

Faculty and students may be available to address your questions. Be sure to visit the PA website to RSVP, and contact Cristina Schmitt at with any questions.

Join Contemplative Worship tomorrow afternoon

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

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

Check out Paul Anderson’s Life Group this semester

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

Paul Anderson will be leading a Life Group, translating Women’s Speaking Justified by Scripture, by Margaret Fell (the Mother of Quakerism), into Modern English. She wrote it in Lancaster Castle in 1664, imprisoned for having open worship in her home.

Sign up here, and contact Paul for more information at

Please be considerate to our visitors this Friday

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will be hosting Scholarship Summit on campus this Friday, Jan 27.

With around 700 visitors expected on campus, we are asking students and employees to consider parking in alternative parking lots to ensure enough parking for visitors in the Stevens, Hoover, and Bauman lots. Alternate parking can be found in the 99W lot, Austin Sports Complex lot, or street parking as possible.

If you have any questions, contact Lauren Hill at or 503-554-2245.

Submit Fox360 alerts for traditional undergraduates

Sunday, January 22nd, 2023

If you have concerns about a student in the traditional undergraduate program, log into Fox360 at to submit an “alert” for the student. Submit alerts for concerns in the following areas:

  • Academic: Missing multiple classes; consistently poor academic performance
  • Behavioral: Concerning or disruptive behaviors in or outside of class, missing work
  • Emotional: Mental health concerns; unusual emotional expression
  • Physical: Medical concerns; extreme changes in grooming, personal care
  • Social: Personal, social, or family concerns that are affecting well-being and performance

If a student is enrolled in your course but hasn’t attended class or engaged in GFD online activity, submit an alert. Student employee supervisors and other non-faculty are invited to submit alerts with concerns for the reasons above. We trust those submitting an alert have attempted to make contact, and either have not been able to connect with the student or believe additional outreach is needed.

The Student Support Network will assign a case manager to follow up with students. Case managers will do our best to give updates to faculty and employees who submit alerts or provide feedback. You are welcome to contact Jere Witherspoon ( or me to inquire about the status of a student.

This Fox360 Quick Guide provides a visual overview of the Fox360 system; more details about using Fox360 are available in this Google Doc.

If you have questions or would like more information regarding Fox360, contact Rick Muthiah at 503-554-2314 or

Reminder: Photo ID will be required to pick up packages at Mail Services

Sunday, January 22nd, 2023

Mail Services is reminding all students that, as of Wednesday, Feb. 1, you must have your photo ID in order to pick up your packages. Photos from your phone will not be accepted. If your student ID card does not have a photo on it, you will need to go to IT to get your photo taken.

Packages will not be released if your photo is not on your student ID card. 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

Sign up for Life Groups now!

Sunday, January 22nd, 2023

The Office for Spiritual Life is hosting Life Groups this spring (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 seven weeks) for 60 to 90 minutes. This spring, our groups will be either in person or via zoom.

Life Groups through the Office for Spiritual Life will also be SPIL credit eligible if led by a George Fox faculty or staff member. To sign up, please fill out this form by Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Most Life Groups will begin the week of Jan. 30. Your Life 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

Ping Pong Club starts up again this Wednesday

Sunday, January 22nd, 2023

The Ping Pong Club is starting up again this semester, and all staff and students are invited to come play and have fun.

Every week, the Ping Pong Club sets up some tables in the Hadlock Student Center’s gym. We provide paddles and balls, but you are also welcome to bring your own. Similar to Ultimate Frisbee, there are no costs or obligations to participate; all skill levels are welcome.

We meet every Wednesday, including this week, in Hadlock from 5:15 to 6:25 p.m.

Please email or with any questions.

Need help with finding your vocation? Come to this workshop Feb. 3

Sunday, January 22nd, 2023

Are you in the process of discerning your vocation? The spiritual life office and the School of Theology are partnering with the Beacon Hill Friends House Vocational Discernment Project to offer a workshop for students discerning their vocation.

The workshop will be grounded in Quaker practices of discernment but is open to all. We will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, in Hoover 211.

For more information, please contact Jay Miller at

Swing by Canyon Commons Wednesday for Summer Camp Fair

Sunday, January 22nd, 2023

This Wednesday, Jan. 25, camps from around the Northwest will be on campus to talk with you about the summer employment opportunities they have available.

They will be in Canyon Commons from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please take the opportunity to stop by and see what Christian camping is all about and how you may benefit by being a paid camp counselor.

Contact Wade Witherspoon at with any questions.

Join the Fencing Club in Hadlock’s fitness studio today

Thursday, January 19th, 2023

Looking to blow off some steam? Join the Fencing Club today (Friday) from 5 to 6 p.m. in Hadlock’s large fitness studio. All are welcome.

We’ll be teaching disengages, and our game of the day is tribal warfare. See you there!

If you have any questions, reach out to the club’s vice president, Shianna Deck-Ugelstad (

Maker Hub’s ‘Tool Tip Friday’: Turnstiles

Thursday, January 19th, 2023

Don’t confuse the Maker Hub with Hadlock when you check out the Hub’s new turnstiles! Everyone is now expected to scan their George Fox ID when entering and exiting through the turnstiles.

The turnstile installation is a part of the Maker Hub’s data collection initiative. Data collected from the turnstiles will help us acquire funding for new equipment and develop the space. This will also help track usage trends to better serve our current user base and inform our marketing efforts.

Compliance with the turnstiles benefits everyone because it creates more opportunities for further development of the Maker Hub. For more information, check out the Maker Hub’s Wiki Page.

If you have any questions or would like to get connected, please email

Pick up your January birthday treat today

Thursday, January 19th, 2023

The Office of the Provost would like to wish you a very Happy Birthday!

If your birthday falls in January, we would like to celebrate you. Please stop by the Academic Affairs Office on Friday, Jan. 20, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. for a sweet treat and a surprise. (Allergen-free options are available). We’re located on the second floor of Hoover in Suite 230.

Portland Center employees may pick up their birthday treats at the front desk.

Take the Polar Plunge tonight

Thursday, January 19th, 2023

Join us tonight for one of our most thrilling traditional campus activities, the Polar Plunge!

Take the plunge with your friends tonight (Friday) at 7 p.m., in Hess Creek right here on campus. The first 350 to take the plunge will receive a limited-edition sweater. Come enjoy a hot beverage after your plunge as well. We can’t wait to see you all there!

In addition, don’t forget to sign up for The Dating Game (previously known as The Bachelor & Bachelorette). This was one of our highest-rated events last year, so you won’t want to miss it. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, in Bauman Auditorium. Register to be a contestant here.

In addition, here are some more events coming up soon:

  • Black History Trivia Kickoff: Friday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. in Canyon Commons
  • Sadie Hawkins: Friday, Feb. 17, and Saturday, Feb. 18, at 8:30 p.m. at Portland Spirit

Contact with any questions.

Make wintertime crafts with the Arts & Crafts Club tomorrow

Thursday, January 19th, 2023

Come join the Arts & Crafts Club tomorrow (Saturday) from 3 to 6 p.m. in Hoover 203 to enjoy hot cocoa, fireplace ambiance and music, all while crafting mug cozies, paper snowflakes and magazine Christmas trees. We hope to see you there!

If you want to know more about the Arts & Crafts Club, contact Laura Conover (

Come to the Comic Book Club’s Welcome Back Bash tonight

Thursday, January 19th, 2023

The Comic Book Club is hosting its Welcome Back Bash tonight (Friday) at 7 p.m. in Hoover 207.

The event includes entertainment and snacks. We’ll be talking about what shows and movies were released over break and fun activities to look forward to this semester.

Hanging out with the Comic Book Club is a good way to unwind from a busy week and get to know fellow students. Don’t know anything about comics? Don’t worry! Members vary in terms of their knowledge of comic books and commitment to different fandoms. We hope to see you there!

If you have any questions about the Comic Book Club, reach out to Maggie Hartley (

Pray and worship together tonight at The Burn

Thursday, January 19th, 2023

Students are invited to reflect and rest in the presence of God through The Burn, a prayer and worship event in Canyon Commons 101 running from 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, to 6 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. There will be worship teams playing throughout the night, as well as collective and self-guided activities set up to foster prayer. Coffee and snacks will be provided.