Archive for October, 2023

Unlock parenting secrets in this week’s George Fox Talks

Tuesday, October 31st, 2023

This week on George Fox Talks, Dr. Melanie Mock, seasoned English professor and author of Finding Our Way Forward: When the Children We Love Become Adults, joins host Jay Miller to discuss the dynamics of parenting and connecting with young adults.

Don’t miss this conversation!

Listen today on YouTube, Apple podcasts, Spotify or our website.

Don’t forget to swing by Christmas Bazaar Sale at Friendsview this Saturday

Tuesday, October 31st, 2023

Be sure to check out the Christmas Bazaar Sale at the Friendsview Retirement Community (1301 E. Fulton) between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 4!

Enter through the lobby and follow the signs to the basement. Students pay half-price all day, and everything is free after 2 p.m.!

Enjoy cookies and cider while you shop for ornaments, decorations, wrapping paper and more.

Thank you for making the ‘Well-being Boo Bash’ a success

Tuesday, October 31st, 2023

The “Well-being Boo Bash” has officially come to a close! We’re thrilled to celebrate the success of the event that brought together the spirit of well-being and fun. Your participation, enthusiasm and engagement have truly made this event a memorable one.

We’d like to extend a huge congratulations to all participants who took part in this adventure! The energy, creativity and positivity you brought to each department truly made this experience remarkable.

It’s time to announce the event’s raffle winners! Congratulations Dixie Downey, Piper Parks and Carrie Kisling! Come claim your prizes in the Office of People and Culture.

We hope this wellness challenge not only brought joy but also fostered a sense of community among us. Thank you to everyone who offered activities at their departments and made this event a huge success!

Stay tuned for more exciting events and initiatives aimed at promoting our collective well-being. Your participation makes all the difference. Keep up the fantastic work, and let’s continue this positive momentum together!

– Your Wellness Committee

Dress your best for the Barbie Dream House Dance this Friday

Tuesday, October 31st, 2023

Channel your inner Barbie and Ken at the Dream House Dance this Friday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m. in Stevens! Don’t hold back – dress to impress! It’s a night of glitz, glam, and unforgettable memories. Starting at 7 p.m., there will be a special sunglasses giveaway before the dance at the volleyball game in Wheeler.

Check out the Activities Weekly email for more details on upcoming events.

Events coming up:

  • Mr. Bruin: Friday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in Bauman
  • Game Night: Friday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in Wheeler
  • Holiday Hangout and Christmas Celebration: Thursday, Nov. 30, at 5 p.m. in Stevens

Contact with any questions.

President Robin and Ruth Baker invite employees to Christmas Concert and open house

Tuesday, October 31st, 2023

President Robin and Ruth Baker cordially invite employees to celebrate together at this year’s Christmas Concert, “All is Bright!,” on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 2:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium. Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. Reserve your tickets here.

Employees are entitled to two complimentary tickets for Sunday’s matinee (while tickets last!). Each employee and student should obtain their ticket using their George Fox email address. Once you select the seat you would like to reserve, you will then choose “employee comp” from a pricing option list.

Following the concert on Sunday, employees are invited to the Baker Christmas open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Also following Sunday’s performance, poinsettias will be available for sale ($10 cash).

If you can’t make Sunday’s festivities, employees can also reserve two complimentary tickets for Friday or Saturday evenings’ performances. Or employees and their families can attend a free family-friendly dress rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7.

Questions? Contact Carly Reumann at

Don’t forget to stop by the Benefits and Wellness Fair today in Canyon Commons

Tuesday, October 31st, 2023

Today (Wednesday) is the day! Join us at 11 a.m. in Canyon Commons at the Benefits and Wellness Fair for a chance to connect directly with industry experts and vendors, and gain valuable insights into our benefits and wellness resources. Don’t miss out on this chance to enhance your well-being.

If you plan on getting your flu shot, please make sure to bring your insurance card. The list of acceptable insurance can be found here. Come prepared and fill out the flu shot form ahead of time. Families are welcome, and there are no age restrictions. Note: We are not able to offer COVID shots at this time, as was originally scheduled.

Reach out to Aga at with any questions. See you there!

Check out these Native American Heritage Month resources and events

Tuesday, October 31st, 2023

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month (November), the Intercultural Resource Center has compiled a digital document for engagement this month.

We invite you to join us in learning from and witnessing the Gospel message through followers of Jesus in First Nations communities, citing passages from the First Nations version of the New Testament and the works of George Fox faculty alumni.

Additionally, every good Heritage Month involves getting together, so we will be hosting events here at the IRC (the Moore House), including a First Nations connection event on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 4 to 5 p.m., as well as a film screening of Indian Horse on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

We hope that these opportunities serve as a starting point for your celebration this month. As always, we want to hear and represent you, so if you have recommendations for celebrating this month and future cultural heritage months, please let us know by filling out this form.

Happy Native American Heritage Month, George Fox!

Join in thanking Adina Briggs McConaughey at farewell celebration Friday

Tuesday, October 31st, 2023

Please join the College of Engineering for a farewell celebration for Adina Briggs McConaughey. Come by the Maker Hub in Klages from 3 to 5 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 3, have a treat, and help us say thank you for her work over 21 years!

Contact Jennifer McCollum at if you have any questions.

Canopy webinar covers budget strategies for the holiday season

Tuesday, October 31st, 2023

It may be called “the most wonderful time of the year,” but December can also be filled with unwanted debt with holiday spending. Learn budgeting strategies and tactics to avoid that year-end credit card crunch and sidestep debt traps in the future.

Join a Canopy webinar, “Breezing Through the Holidays,” on either Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., or on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. You can register here.

Join Quaker worship time this afternoon in Hoover 250

Tuesday, October 31st, 2023

All are welcome to join us today (Wednesday) for a time of waiting on the Lord and responding to his leadings. Paul Anderson will host our meeting in Hoover 250 from 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. Chapel credit is available.

For more information, contact Paul Anderson at

Earn SpiL credit at this Sunday’s rafting trip with UREC

Tuesday, October 31st, 2023

Join University Recreation for a whitewater rafting trip this Sunday, Nov. 5, on the Clackamas River!

Our guides for this experience will be Youth Dynamics, an organization that uses the outdoors and experiential education to help people go deeper in relationship with God and others.

As part of our time, we will share some experiences and reflections with one another through activities facilitated by Youth Dynamics. We will be rafting and having loads of fun on the water the rest of the time!

Register with this link. Have questions? Email AJ Heil at

Support a fundraiser for Safe Families for Children at this Friday’s volleyball game

Tuesday, October 31st, 2023

At 6 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 3, the Bruin volleyball program will be hosting Safe Families for Children at our home game against Pacific Lutheran University. The game is free for volunteers, families and children in the Safe Families for Children Movement.

It is also a fundraiser to celebrate our families as they move into their own apartments; we want to bless them with some self-care items. We have created an Amazon Wish list if you wish to contribute.

If you have any questions, reach out to Addison at

Stop by Climbing Club’s Halloween party tonight in Hadlock

Monday, October 30th, 2023

In the awesome conjunction of the club’s regular meeting time on Tuesdays and the once-a-year “All Hallows’ Eve” holiday, the Climbing Club is throwing a Halloween party at 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) in Hadlock.

Costumes are strongly encouraged, and there will be a contest for the best one! Snacks will be provided. Whether you stop by for a bit during your Halloween night or stay the whole time, we hope to see you there!

Reach out to Lily at with any questions.

Get your flu shot on campus tomorrow

Monday, October 30th, 2023

Exciting news, everyone! We’re hosting a flu shot clinic on campus tomorrow (Wednesday). If you’re interested in getting a free flu shot, we warmly invite you to join us in Canyon Commons between 1 and 2 p.m. Note: We are not able to offer COVID shots at this time, as was originally scheduled.

Please remember to bring your insurance card with you. Find the list of acceptable insurances here for your reference. This is a fantastic opportunity to prioritize your health!

Don’t miss out on resources, swag, snacks and more at tomorrow’s Benefits and Wellness Fair

Monday, October 30th, 2023

Join us for the Benefits and Wellness Fair tomorrow (Wednesday) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Canyon Commons. Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Benefits and wellness resources: Discover a wealth of resources to support your well-being, both personally and professionally.
  • Free flu and COVID shots: Stay healthy this season by getting your free flu and COVID shots in Newberg. Families are welcome, and remember to bring your insurance card! (No age restrictions for family members; please review this list of accepted insurances).
  • Biometric health screenings: Get valuable insights into your health with biometric screenings. Knowledge is power, and we’re here to empower you.
  • Direct connections to vendors and experts: Have your questions answered and receive expert advice by connecting in person with vendors and benefits experts.
  • Fellowship: Engage with your colleagues and create connections that extend beyond the workplace.
  • Healthy snacks: Try out some nutritious snacks, because staying healthy can be delicious too!
  • Fantastic prizes: Come see the incredible prize baskets that you could win in our raffle.
  • Free swag: Who doesn’t love free goodies? Get your hands on some fantastic swag.

Join us for a day of learning, networking and fun!

If you have any questions, please reach out to Aga at

Equip yourself with self-defense skills at Hadlock’s workshop Nov. 7

Monday, October 30th, 2023

We’re excited to invite you to an empowering self-defense workshop designed to boost your confidence and equip you with essential skills for personal protection.

This workshop, taking place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7 in Hadlock, covers a range of practical techniques, including palm strikes, elbow strikes, knee strikes, kicks, and defenses against wrist grabs, front chokes, and rear chokes.

Our experienced self-defense instructor will guide you through each technique, ensuring you have a clear understanding of the mechanics and principles behind them. You will also have the opportunity to practice these skills in a safe and supportive environment, helping you build muscle memory and confidence.

Spots are limited, so secure yours at this link!

Contact Eden at if you have any questions.

Swing by student life office tomorrow to make your own caramel apple

Monday, October 30th, 2023

It’s caramel apple season! Stop by the student life office in Hadlock tomorrow (Wednesday) between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to make your own caramel apple!

See you then!

Local poets will read their work and sign books this Friday at Chapters

Monday, October 30th, 2023

Three poets from the Newberg area will read poetry and sign books at Chapters Books at 7 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 3, as part of the bookstore’s “First Friday” open house.

All three have long connections with Newberg and George Fox.

Ed Higgins is a George Fox Emeritus Professor of Writing and Literature. He has published widely both poetry and flash fiction, including the poetry collection Near Truth Only (2022), published by Fernwood Press. He is assistant editor of the online journal Brilliant Flash Fiction.

William Jolliff recently retired as professor of English at George Fox. His poetry collections include Twisted Shapes of Light (2015) and At Rest in My Father’s House (2023). He has also published works of nonfiction and criticism.

Nancy Thomas’ poetry publications include The Secret Colors of God and Close to the Ground. She is poetry editor for Friends Journal and has a poetry collection forthcoming from Fernwood Press.

All three authors will read and sign books as part of the event.

For more information, contact Maureen Rogers at

Reminder from the registrar’s office: Last day to withdraw from a class is Sunday, Nov. 5

Monday, October 30th, 2023

Please be aware that the last day to withdraw from a class with a “W” grade is this Sunday, Nov. 5. If you review your mid-semester grades and think that it is in your best interest to withdraw from a class, you must do so in MyGeorgeFox by following these instructions  by 11:59 p.m. on Nov 5.

Withdrawal from a class records a “W” grade on your transcript. A “W” grade has no impact on your GPA. However, reducing your number of completed courses this semester may affect future semester planning. Be sure to check in with your faculty advisor or CAP coach if you have questions.

Get a discounted massage to help fund the Doctor of Physical Therapy program’s trip to Uganda

Monday, October 30th, 2023

Experiencing stress, aches, pains, or just want to feel relaxed? Come get a massage from a Doctor of Physical Therapy student! Don’t miss our last event of the semester!

Our mission is to improve our community’s health by offering discounted massages to students and employees ($25) and community members ($30). We are offering 25-minute massages Friday, Nov. 10, from 3 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9 to 1:30 p.m. in the Medical Sciences Building (448 Werth Blvd., in Newberg).

Your contribution will help fund our medical service trip to Uganda. Donations are also welcome; there will be a tip jar on site! You can register for a massage using this Google Form.

If you have questions reach out to us at