Archive for April, 2023

Mail Services announces summer courier schedule

Sunday, April 30th, 2023

Mail Services has adjusted the courier schedule for the summer season (May 1 to Aug. 25). Here is the schedule:

  • Medical Sciences Building: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Portland Center: Tuesday (only)

If special courier arrangements need to be made, please reach out to Richard Silver at

IT: Some ‘tech tips’ to keep you connected this summer

Sunday, April 30th, 2023

As we head into the summer, here are a few “tech tips” to be mindful of.

  • Make sure you have two methods of authentication for MFA in order to stay connected.
  • Use the above link to change the phone number associated with your MFA if you need to add an international number.

If you get a new phone:

When traveling with a laptop:

  • Do not leave your laptop in the car
  • Keep out of the sun or heat source
  • Do not leave it unattended

Contact us in IT if you have any questions, at 503-554-2569 or

Watch Canopy webinar on the ‘Science of Happiness’

Sunday, April 30th, 2023

Learn how to bring more happiness to your personal and professional life. Research supports that happy people feel better, do better, and live better. While this is great news, it still begs the question, “Why?” And more importantly, “How?”

During this available-on-demand Canopy webinar, we will explore the history and research behind this concept of happiness, how it relates to the various facets of your life, and what intentional activities you can do to increase your life satisfaction and fulfillment.

Join ‘Mental Health Awareness & Holistic Wellness’ webinar on Wednesday

Sunday, April 30th, 2023

Join a Canopy webinar, “Mental Health Awareness and Holistic Wellness,” from 10 to 10:30 a.m. this Wednesday, May 3. Topics discussed include stigma reduction, signs and symptoms, and community resources. You can register here.

Contact Aga Luptak at with any questions.

Health and Wellness Week returns Monday, May 15

Sunday, April 30th, 2023

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program’s annual Health and Wellness Week returns Monday, May 15. This year we will be offering exercise and nutrition classes. Most will be at the Medical Sciences Building, however our “Pool-A-Palooza” for kids will be at Chehalem Aquatic Center.

  • Monday, May 15, at 6 p.m.: DASH Diet Taster and Educational Session
  • Tuesday, May 16, at 6 p.m.: Yoga Session
  • Wednesday, May 17, at 6 p.m.: High Fitness Class
  • Thursday, May 18, at 6 p.m.: Sports Nutrition (Taster and Educational Session)
  • Saturday, May 20, at 3:30 p.m.: Pool-A-Palooza

Additional details can be found only our Events page.

To sign up for events (or to ask questions), please email Jason Brumitt at

Donate reusable items to Phase 2

Thursday, April 27th, 2023

At the end of every school year, many students have good, reusable items that they don’t want to take home. These items often include clothing, blankets, kitchen supplies, small appliances, room decorations, small furniture, etc.

In an effort to keep the dumpsters from overflowing and to be better stewards of resources, Phase 2 was initiated. We are happy to receive reusable items that students do not want to take home, from today through Sunday, April 30. The gathered items will be donated to different organizations in the local area.

Collection barrels will only be placed in dorm lobbies across campus. There will also be a drop-off location at Plant Services (#59 on the campus map) during normal business hours, in or near the receiving bay located to the left of the main entrance. Look for and use these barrels as you prepare to leave the campus. Please place donated items in bags inside the barrels.

We do not accept:

  • Trash
  • Damaged, broken, or dirty items
  • Undergarments or socks
  • Items bigger than the barrel
  • Liquids
  • Chemicals (may be placed in a box or bag next to the barrels)
  • Food: Take sealed, unexpired food to the Bruin Community Pantry in Roberts

There will also be a few extra-large dumpsters for trash located on campus. By law, computers, monitors, and TVs cannot go into the trash. They can be placed beside the barrels; please note if they are broken.

Contact Rob Leslie at with any questions.

Update: Bookstore is open until 3:30 p.m. for spring commencement

Thursday, April 27th, 2023

In response to popular demand, the Bruin Bookstore will be open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday for spring commencement, and all sweatshirts and drinkware items are 20 percent off. Congratulations, Class of 2023!

All are invited to join Andrea Scott for lunch today in Hoover 250

Thursday, April 27th, 2023

Come join Andrea Scott for lunch in the AAO conference room (Hoover 250) today (Friday) from noon to 1 p.m. All employees are invited to bring your own lunch, but please let us know if you’re planning to come so we know to expect you.

Contact Charlene Maugeri at with any questions.

Academic Affairs office is hiring for the summer

Thursday, April 27th, 2023

The Office of Academic Affairs is looking to hire an office assistant for the summer! Apply on Handshake here if you’re interested!

If you have questions, contact Charlene Maugeri at

Make plans to attend Health and Wellness Week sessions in mid-May

Thursday, April 27th, 2023

The School of Physical Therapy’s Health and Wellness Week returns this May. This year we will be offering these free events:

  • Monday, May 15: DASH Diet Taster and Educational Session
  • Tuesday, May 16: Yoga Exercise Session
  • Wednesday, May 17: High Fitness Exercise Class
  • Thursday, May 18: Sports Nutrition Taster and Educational Session

Note: All events begin at 6 p.m.

Info about each class can be found here. To sign up, email Jason Brumitt at

Plant Services announces summer hours

Thursday, April 27th, 2023

The Plant Services office will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. this summer, starting Monday, May 1.

There’s still time to sign up for PT’s Run for Africa event

Thursday, April 27th, 2023

There’s still time to sign up for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program’s annual Run For Africa event on Saturday, May 6. The 5K or one-mile fun run/walk raises money to support PT’s medical mission to Uganda.

To learn a little about our medical mission, check out this video. To sign up for the event, visit this link.

Wish Val Orton well at retirement party this Monday

Thursday, April 27th, 2023

Please join us at 3 p.m. in Roberts Center’s Room 203 on Monday, May 1, to honor the retirement of nursing professor Val Orton after 12 and a half years of service at George Fox. Light refreshments and beverages will be served.

Reach out to Heather Brammeier at if you have any questions.

Don’t forget to pick up a yearbook

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

Go get your yearbook! Whether or not you reserved one, there is one waiting for you!

If you didn’t reserve a copy, go to the student life office in Hadlock to pick one up. If you did reserve one, it will be in your mailbox or in the student life office waiting for you.

Have a great summer, students and employees!

Join a Wilderness First Responder course in August

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

University Recreation is hosting a Wilderness First Responder course this August on the Newberg campus.

The course is ideal for anyone who spends a significant amount of time recreating in outdoor settings. The curriculum also provides essential training in wilderness medicine, leadership, and critical thinking for professionals and leaders working and traveling in outdoor, low-resource, and remote environments.

We have four spots remaining in this course, and they may go quickly!

For more information and to register, go here. Current George Fox students can also apply for a scholarship for the course by going here.

If you have questions about the course, please contact AJ Heil at

Don’t forget to return your rental books to the bookstore

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

Don’t forget to return your rental books to the bookstore! We’re open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Go Bruins!

Bridge Cafe announces its hours for the summer

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

The Bridge Cafe will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. this summer. We will be trying out new menu items all summer long and have lunch specials available each week. Keep an eye out at for those specials.

Murdock Library posts summer hours

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

Beginning this Saturday, April 29, the Murdock Library will be open this summer Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. The 24-hour space will remain open during the summer.

Contact Mary Cameron at with any questions.

Be sure to register for ‘Focused Acceptance & Commitment Therapy’ session

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

The university community is invited to the Interprofessional Primary Care Institute’s “Focused Acceptance & Commitment Therapy” event May 9-11.

Both in-person and Zoom sessions will be hosted, with Tuesday’s event taking place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and both Wednesday’s and Thursday’s meetings from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sessions will feature Dr. Patricia Robinson and Dr. Kirk Strosahl, founders of Focused Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and internationally renowned psychologists.

This CME is an excellent cross-training opportunity in behavioral theory and practice for the medical, dental, pharmacy and nursing professions.

For more information, please visit our event page. Questions? Write us at

We would love to see you and/or your colleagues in May at George Fox or on Zoom!

Bruin Community Pantry announces summer hours

Tuesday, April 25th, 2023

The Bruin Community Pantry food bank’s summer hours will start on Monday, May 1, and run through Friday, Aug. 25.

Here are our summer hours:

  • Mondays: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; 4-6 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: Noon to 1:30 p.m.; 4-5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 9-11 a.m.
  • Thursdays: 4-6 p.m.

We will be closed May 29, June 19 and July 4.

If you need access to the food bank outside of these hours, please contact Jere Witherspoon at