Archive for August, 2023

Join us for the Color Run today and the Starlight Parade tomorrow

Thursday, August 31st, 2023

The Color Run will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1. We are kicking off the year with this annual event in front of the Hobson/Macy/Sutton (HMS) complex. Grab your free T-shirt, run through the balloon arch, color with your friends, and enjoy a fun and exciting surprise after the run.

The Starlight Parade will take place from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. Blue Zone is back! Come celebrate our first football game of the season with free Blue Zone merchandise and a show brought to you by our cheer, dance and drum line teams.

Join us in the parade as we gather all our students at each dorm and make our big entrance into the student section and raise the Blue Zone flag! Check out the activities weekly email for more details.

Coming up:
Fox Co. Fair (Clubs Fair): Friday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m. in the Quad
Fox Jamboree: Friday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m. in the Quad
Amazing Race: Friday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. Meet in front of Stevens.

Contact with any questions.

A resource for employees: Students in Distress folder

Thursday, August 31st, 2023

The Office of Student Life thought it would be helpful to provide information about what we can do at George Fox University when concerns arise about a student’s behavior. While some of the information is more specific to traditional undergraduate students (due to the residential nature of these programs, etc.), some of the information applies to graduate and ADP students and programs as well.

In the past, we have delivered brightly colored folders with information for staff and faculty to use as a resource in situations where a student in crisis needs intervention. There is also information about employee responsibilities regarding FERPA as well as guidance in a campus emergency.

In order to reduce paper and make these materials accessible to you online, we have created a folder in Google Drive. Please bookmark this folder for quick reference.

For more information, please contact Jere Witherspoon at or 503-554-2316.

Audition for George Fox’s fall drama on Tuesday

Thursday, August 31st, 2023

Auditions for The Potting Shed, George Fox Theatre’s fall drama, are coming up on Tuesday, Sept. 5, in Wood-Mar Auditorium. Auditions are open to all current George Fox students of any major, and no acting experience is required.

The Potting Shed by Graham Green is a riveting drama exploring themes of family, faith, doubt, and how we choose to respond to miracles. Read more about the play and sign up for an audition time here.

If you have any questions, reach out to Ben Tissell at

Academic Resource Center will open next week

Thursday, August 31st, 2023

The Academic Resource Center will be open next week. To schedule an appointment, please go to The schedule will be available on TracCloud starting Friday evening.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at, stop by the office in Murdock Library, or call us at 503-554-2449 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Portland Writing Center will open next week

Thursday, August 31st, 2023

The Portland Writing Center will open next week. To schedule an appointment via Zoom or Asynchronous, please go to

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at or call 503-554-2449 any time between 8 and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Sand volleyball tournament planned for Sept. 1-2 has been canceled

Thursday, August 31st, 2023

We are sad to announce that the intramural sand volleyball tournament planned for Sept. 1-2 has been canceled due to inclement weather.

We encourage you to look for other opportunities to play and compete on IMLeagues at this link!

Questions? Email

Come to the Arts and Crafts Club’s first meeting today

Thursday, August 31st, 2023

All are invited to join Arts and Crafts Club today (Friday) for our first meeting of the year! We will have materials for drawing and painting this week, though you are always welcome to bring whatever creative personal projects you are working on. No artistic skills are necessary.

Join us in Klages 232 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. to enjoy a peaceful environment and get to know other crafters. Email Lilly McAfee at if you have any questions.

Become a contributor to George Fox’s student newspaper

Thursday, August 31st, 2023

The Crescent, George Fox University’s student-run newspaper, is hiring for the 2023-24 academic year!

Working for The Crescent is a great opportunity for students who are interested in exploring journalism, improving their writing skills and working to inform the George Fox community. Not a writer? We are also hiring photographers!

If you are interested in any of these positions, apply here. Applications close at midnight Friday, Sept. 8. Email with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!

Learn to help in an emergency by attending an Evacu-trac training session Sept. 4

Thursday, August 31st, 2023

Did you know that the university has Evacu-tracs located in Stevens and EHS?

Evacu-tracs are tools to help us evacuate someone who cannot walk down the stairs during an evacuation. If you work in EHS or Stevens and would like to learn how to assist during an emergency evacuation by operating an Evacu-trac, please come by for a fun training session Monday, Sept. 4, at 4 p.m. on the third floor of EHS, next to the elevator.

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Knoernnschild at

Come to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ first gathering of the year Sept. 4

Thursday, August 31st, 2023

Do you have a love for Jesus and sports? Are you looking for community?

Come out to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ first “huddle” gathering of the year! All are welcome, students and student-athletes alike. We are a community of people that love to have intentional conversations about faith, and we are super passionate about transforming the culture of our teams, classrooms and campus to become more like the Kingdom of Heaven.

Join us Monday, Sept. 4, at 8:30 p.m. in the FoxHole (located in the basement of Klages). We’d love to see you there (and invite some friends while you’re at it).

Chapel credit and snacks (Crumbl cookies) will be provided.

Contact  if you have any questions.

Be sure to secure your belongings on campus

Wednesday, August 30th, 2023

This is a reminder from Campus Public Safety to always remember to secure your belongings in a safe place.

Your dorm room or another locked room is the best place to keep your valuables from getting lost or stolen.

Please contact Campus Public Safety at 503-554-2090 if you have any questions.

Try slacklining and learn about OREC outdoor adventures today

Wednesday, August 30th, 2023

Do you want to learn more about the incredible outdoor recreation opportunities that we have here at Fox, such as backpacking, kayaking, whitewater rafting and adventure travel?

Our OREC trip leaders will be out on the quad from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, with a slackline and some lawn games. We’d love for you to stop by and chat with us.

For details, contact AJ Heil at

Rides to St. Peter’s available for mass Sept. 3

Wednesday, August 30th, 2023

Dr. Erika Barber is offering rides to St. Peter’s Catholic Church for mass at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3. Students who are seeking a ride to mass should email Dr. Barber at

Find out how to join the Autism Group and participate in weekly meetings

Wednesday, August 30th, 2023

The Autism Group will meet every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning Sept. 7. In order to participate, you must have autism or Asperger’s syndrome.

Come enjoy games, snacks, conversation and other activities. If you are interested in coming to the group, please reach out to Carrie Hall at for the location and additional details.

Sign up for a booth at Bruinpalooza

Wednesday, August 30th, 2023

It’s time to sign up for a booth at Bruinpalooza during homecoming! Join us on the quad on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Connect with your alumni and celebrate our Bruin community. Email to sign up today.

A reminder about changes to Health and Counseling Center’s medical care model

Tuesday, August 29th, 2023

Beginning this semester, the university is no longer offering its own primary medical care. Rather, we are welcoming a new health care model for students in partnership with Providence Medical Group.

The medical care clinic will continue to be co-located with counseling services, but it will be staffed by providers from Providence Health systems. As such, medical care will be accessed through your medical insurance plan similar to when you go to see your own medical care providers at home (with the requisite costs associated with your medical insurance plan such as co-pays and deductibles).

Please note that this change only applies to medical care. Counseling services will continue to be offered to students through George Fox at no additional cost.

We believe students will be well-served by partnering with Providence Medical Group. A couple of anticipated advantages of moving to this model are expanded hours and access to Providence Health system’s expansive network of specialists and medical services.

The new Providence medical services and George Fox counseling services will be housed in the Health and Counseling Center’s current location on campus (Woodward House). We are looking forward to the excellent medical care that Providence will provide and will be communicating details regarding these changes on the Health and Counseling website.

Update: Social work’s ice cream social moved to Sept. 7

Tuesday, August 29th, 2023

All social work students (and anyone interested in social work!) are invited to an ice cream social from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, on the Roberts Center lawn (note the updated date). Pop in for a popsicle, hang out with faculty and other students, and enter to win prizes (lots of them!)

We’ll also have faculty from the Master of Social Work program available to answer questions. Please come by; we’d love to see you! (If it’s raining, we’ll see you in the social work office)

If you have any questions, contact Kim Rapp at

Participate in adversity and eating research study for $15 Amazon gift card

Tuesday, August 29th, 2023

We are doctoral clinical psychology students at George Fox University conducting a study on adversity and eating. The study involves filling out an online survey, which will take approximately 20 minutes total to complete. Participants will receive a $15 Amazon gift card upon successful completion of the survey.

If you have any questions or are interested in participating in our study, please contact the researchers, Delaney O’Brien and Natasha Eades, at

Please let me know if you have any questions or need further info from us.

Nationwide rep visits Newberg campus today to discuss retirement benefits

Monday, August 28th, 2023

We are excited to announce that Nationwide will be returning to our Newberg campus today (Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This visit presents an excellent opportunity for you to engage with our Nationwide representatives and learn more about your retirement benefits.

  • Location: Hoover 104
  • 9-10 a.m.: Mid-career Savers Workshop
  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: One-on-one consultations

You can schedule a personalized one-on-one session with our dedicated Nationwide representative to discuss your financial planning and retirement needs. To secure your preferred time slot, please use this link to schedule your meeting.

We understand that scheduling may be limited, so if you encounter any difficulties or have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Andy Segrist at 503-702-3769 or

If your preferred time is not available, Andy will be happy to assist you with alternative arrangements or address any inquiries you may have.

Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to engage with Nationwide and take a step toward securing your financial future.

Join daily morning prayer time this semester

Monday, August 28th, 2023

Want to start your day off right? Join us for a practice of daily morning prayer! Beginning this week, we will be gathering together daily (Monday through Friday) from 8:30 to 8:50 a.m. in the courtyard outside the Hoover art gallery (until the rains come or we outgrow the space!).

All students, faculty, and staff are all welcome! If you have any questions, please contact Travis Pickell at