Archive for January, 2024

Extend the Be Known promise to Scholarship Summit guests tomorrow

Wednesday, January 31st, 2024

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will be hosting Scholarship Summit on campus tomorrow (Friday). With around 400 visitors expected on campus, we are asking students and employees to help extend the Be Known promise throughout the day. Here’s what you can keep in mind.

  • Use street parking instead of campus parking lots. Guests will be arriving between 7:45 and 8:30 a.m. and will fill all the main campus parking lots.
  • Be mindful of guests in your housing area. We will have housing tours circulating through Edwards, Gulley, Pennington, HMS, and Newlin from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tour groups will be viewing dorm lobbies and a room on the first floor of each dorm.
  • Plan for a busier-than-usual Canyon Commons. Guests will be going through the main servery line. If you see a family looking for a spot to sit, invite them to join you!
  • Our closing sessions will be from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Canyon Commons private dining rooms; please be mindful of noise levels if you are in the dining hall at that time.

If you have questions, email or call Lauren Hill at 503-554-2245.

Discover ways to celebrate Black History Month, compliments of the George Fox community

Wednesday, January 31st, 2024

In celebration of Black History Month (Feb. 1-29), the Intercultural Resource Center has compiled recommendations for engagement, crowdsourced from the George Fox community for the George Fox community. Check them out here.

This resource lists events at George Fox and in Portland, a playlist to listen to, art exhibitions to visit – including one from George Fox’s own Marvin Eans – and more. Be sure to check it out as you engage and celebrate this month.

Note: First on the event list, as a kickoff to Black History Month, is a cookout hosted by Student Activities and the Black Student Union in Klages at 7 p.m. tomorrow night (Friday). Come join us!

Happy Black History Month, George Fox!

Sign up now to compete in intramurals

Wednesday, January 31st, 2024

Intramurals has opened its half-season sports, which include ping pong, floor hockey, and five-on-five coed basketball. These sports all occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and championships are the final week of February. Sign-ups close this Friday, Feb. 2, so register now on IMLeagues.

We’re also hosting three tournaments in February, in six-on-six volleyball, pickleball, and cornhole. More information can be found on IMLeagues.

Intramurals are open to both students and employees!

If you have any questions, email

All invited to Physical Therapy Research Symposium on Feb. 7

Wednesday, January 31st, 2024

Please join the College of Physical Therapy for our 10th annual research symposium from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the Medical Sciences Building. Physical therapy doctoral faculty and third-year students will showcase various rehabilitation research topics.

If you have any questions, please contact Samantha Skaggs at

Please make note of changes to business card, name badge and stationery orders

Wednesday, January 31st, 2024

The ordering process for placing business cards, name badges and stationery orders through B&B Print Source has changed. You can review the changes, see the guidelines, and access the ordering link by visiting the Marketing Communications website here.

Contact Brandy Donavant at if you have any questions.

Enjoy pizza and learn about PR tonight in Stevens 101

Tuesday, January 30th, 2024

Calling all enthusiasts of public relations! Come join the Public Relations Student Society of America at 5:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) in Stevens 101 as we dive into the different aspects of being a public relations professional.

Olivia Aragon will be leading a fun night of activities and conversation about what PR is, what career opportunities are available, and what relation PR has to other career fields.

Everybody is welcome, and we will have free pizza and drinks. See you there!

Contact Stefani Peden at with any questions.

Interested in learning more about suicide prevention? Fill out interest form

Tuesday, January 30th, 2024

The Sources of Strength Club is launching for the spring! As an upstream suicide prevention program, we strive to build relationships, help our community to connect with sources of resilience and hope, and have fun doing it.

If you’d like to get involved, or you have ideas for ways to improve wellbeing and mental health in our community, or you’d like to be trained, please let us know on this interest form.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Kelly Chang at

Financial assistance is available for on-campus medical visits

Tuesday, January 30th, 2024

This year, the university selected Providence Medical Group to provide the on-campus medical care for students, with medical visits charged to the student’s insurance plan. We are pleased to announce that there is now a fund to assist with “out-of-pocket” costs that exceed $75 per visit (after your insurance pays its portion of the medical charges).

If you receive a bill for more than $75 (after your insurance processes a claim), please call 503-683-1097 and they will provide financial assistance. (Note: This financial assistance is available to any student who has had a medical visit this academic year, including during the fall semester.)

Have low-back pain? Sign up for free treatment with DPT students on April 10

Tuesday, January 30th, 2024

Do you have any low-back pain? Our doctor of physical therapy students (along with licensed clinicians) will have a chance to evaluate your low back and set you up for success while getting you back to what you want/love to do!

Join us for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program’s patient evaluation day from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 10, in the Medical Sciences Building (448 Werth Blvd).

If you would like to participate/sign up/want more information, please email Li-Zandre Philbrook ( for a spot. This will be a free event.

Sign up for free neck or upper-back treatment with DPT students on March 11

Tuesday, January 30th, 2024

Do you have any neck or upper-back pain? Our physical therapy students (along with licensed clinicians) will have a chance to evaluate your neck and upper back and set you up for success while getting you back to what you want/love to do!

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program will host a DPT patient evaluation day from 8 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 11, in the Medical Sciences Building (448 Werth Blvd).

If you would like to participate/sign up/want more information, please email Li-Zandre Philbrook at for a spot. This will be a free event.

Learn how to better defend your faith at today’s Ratio Christi meeting

Tuesday, January 30th, 2024

If someone asked you to defend your faith, would you know how? Join the Ratio Christi (Latin for “The Reason for Christ”) meeting from 2 to 3 p.m. this afternoon (Wednesday) to learn from some of the best scholars in the field on how to better defend your Christian faith! We’ll meet in Hoover 206.

Dr. Doug Keil will present on the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus. Chapel credit is provided!

Feel free to reach out to Austin Bradford at with any questions.

Notice a student who is disengaged or struggling?

Tuesday, January 30th, 2024

If you have concerns about a traditional undergraduate student, 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

A few notes about alerts:

  • 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 also invited to submit alerts for the reasons above.
  • Alerts can be submitted any time during the semester.
  • 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 ( 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.

Concerns about graduate and ADP students should be communicated to department chairs.

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

Make plans to attend Janelle Freitag’s retirement celebration tomorrow afternoon

Tuesday, January 30th, 2024

After 22 years of service to George Fox, Janelle Freitag has decided to retire. For those of us who know Janelle, this is bittersweet. We are sad to see her go, yet excited for this next chapter in her life!

The Graduate School of Counseling and the Office of Academic Affairs hope you will join us to help celebrate this momentous occasion tomorrow (Thursday). Please stop by Canyon Commons 101, between 2:30 and 4 p.m., to congratulate Janelle and wish her well!

Contact Laurie Fair at with any questions.

Sharpen your networking skills at ‘Networking Made Easy’ session Thursday

Monday, January 29th, 2024

Interested in becoming a networking pro? Do you want to impress others with your networking skills? The PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) and the Business Club are teaming up to help the George Fox community sharpen their networking skills!

We will be providing some tips on networking, and we will have a comfortable environment for students to practice networking with their peers. We’ll meet at 6 p.m. this Thursday, Feb. 1, in Hoover 103. Snacks will be provided, and all majors are welcome!

Reach out to Stefani Peden at with any questions.

Come learn about the PR field and enjoy pizza and brownies tomorrow

Monday, January 29th, 2024

Have you ever wondered what public relations is? Are you looking into different majors? Or are you a communications or marketing student looking into different career options?

Come join the Public Relations Student Society of America in Stevens 101 tomorrow (Wednesday) at 5:30 p.m. for a fun and informational evening with lots of pizza and brownies!

Olivia Aragon, a fellow PR student, will be discussing what PR is, what career options are available, and the benefits of working in PR. We will have plenty of food and some fun activities. All majors are invited!

Contact Stefani Peden at with any questions.

All invited to chapel and lunch to hear from author Kaitlyn Schiess on Thursday

Monday, January 29th, 2024

We are excited to host author Kaitlyn Schiess in chapel this Thursday, Feb. 1, at 10:50 a.m. in Bauman Auditorium. Her sermon will be based on her most recent book, The Ballot and the Bible: How Scripture Has Been Used and Abused in American Politics and Where We Go from Here.

All are welcome as we explore what it means to follow Christ in this upcoming election season.

Employees and students are also invited to a complimentary lunch following Kaitlyn’s chapel address, hosted by the Cultural Enterprise and the Department of History and Politics. Join us at noon that Thursday in Canyon Commons 103.

During lunch, Kaitlyn will speak on the topic of the Bible and the American presidency. Guests are invited to go through the cafeteria line and join us for the talk, which will begin shortly after noon.

Schiess is the author of The Liturgy of Politics: Spiritual Formation for the Sake of Our Neighbor. To read more about her, visit this President’s Speaker Series page.

Sidewalk south of track closed for two weeks beginning tomorrow

Monday, January 29th, 2024

Starting tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan. 31), the sidewalk south of the track will be closed for two weeks. Pedestrians journeying to Wheeler from Ross will need to cut across the football field to the gate in front of Wheeler.

The sidewalk will be closed from the Alumni Plaza to the external stairs on the south side of Wheeler while the sidewalk is being reconstructed. The reconstructed sidewalk is expected to open on Thursday, Feb. 15. Thank you for your understanding!

Free counseling services are available on campus

Monday, January 29th, 2024

Need counseling? Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, anxious or depressed? Are you having problems in your relationships that are getting in the way of your academics or life in general?

George Fox’s counseling services are here to meet all of your mental health needs. Counseling is free for Newberg campus students and conveniently located right here on campus. Counseling for non-Newberg-based students is available for $30 per session.

We offer in-person and virtual appointments for students living in Oregon. One-time consults and ongoing counseling appointments are available. To schedule an appointment, please call 503-554-2340.

All invited to the BSU Cookout on Friday; get your Sadies tickets

Monday, January 29th, 2024

Join the Black Student Union Cookout! Experience the rhythm of music, the joy of dancing, and indulge in delicious soul food. Don’t miss out on this celebration at 7 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 2, in Klages!

Also, tickets for Sadies are still on sale in Canyon Commons. You can pick them up today (Tuesday) or tomorrow between 5 and 7 p.m.

Finally, we’re looking for students to take the spotlight in our weekly Student Activities promo videos! Do you want to be part of the action and showcase your talents or interests? Now’s your chance! Each week, we’re selecting students to be featured in a variety of exciting videos. To sign up, please complete the form here!

Here is a rundown of campus events coming up soon:

  • BSU Cookout: Friday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. in Klages
  • Sadie Hawkins: Friday & Saturday, Feb. 9 & 10, at 10 p.m. on the Portland Spirit
  • Jazz Swing Night: Friday, Feb. 23, at 8:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons

If you have any questions, please reach out to

Nationally recognized trumpeter performs on campus Feb. 9

Monday, January 29th, 2024

The university’s performing arts department is proud to welcome trumpeter, composer and educator Jason Palmer to campus for a residency and performance with the university’s Jazz Ensemble and Faculty Jazz Quartet on Friday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium.

Admission is free for George Fox students and employees (with ID). Additional tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for students and children.

The public is also invited to a presentation/masterclass on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 4:30 p.m. in Ross 208. Elementary, middle and high school students who attend the presentation will receive a free ticket to Friday night’s performance.

The recipient of numerous awards, fellowships, and competitions, Palmer has performed with Roy Haynes, Herbie Hancock, Winton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and many other jazz luminaries.

He has recorded 13 albums as a leader, performed on over 40 albums as a sideman., and toured more than 30 countries. He currently serves as the assistant professor of ensembles and brass at Berklee College of Music in Boston.