Archive for May, 2024

Take time to rejuvenate yourself this weekend

Thursday, May 30th, 2024

Embrace a rejuvenating weekend dedicated to your physical and emotional well-being. Find serenity in your walks, savoring the beauty of God’s creation. Take this time to refresh and renew yourself, inside and out, and capture peace.

Remember, our “Peace in Motion” weekend is all about fostering holistic wellness and rejuvenation.

– Wellness Committee

Mental Health Awareness Month: ‘Peace in Motion’

Wednesday, May 29th, 2024

As Mental Health Awareness Month comes to a close, we’re excited to culminate the month with a special event this weekend – “Peace in Motion.” This is a great opportunity to care for our physical and mental well-being.

Event Highlights:

Group Walks
Walk through the serene landscapes around you with any friends, coworkers or family of your choosing.

Nature Photo Contest
Capture peace while you are walking out in nature and submit your photos to enter a raffle.

Spiritual Reflection
Take time during your walks for moments of spiritual reflection through meditation, prayers or simply quiet contemplation.

– Wellness Committee

Swing by Friendsview’s resale garage sale on June 7-8

Wednesday, May 29th, 2024

The George Fox community is invited to the Friendsview Retirement Community’s resale garage sale on Friday and Saturday, June 7-8. The sale will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

George Fox students get half-price on all items both days, and on Saturday all attendees can get half off their purchase or $3 per bag. The address is 1301 E. Fulton in Newberg.

We hope to see you there! Contact Jere Witherspoon at if you have any questions.

Portland Center’s book drop is closing

Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

The book drop at the Portland Center will no longer be available, effective Thursday, May 30. Please return library items to the Newberg campus or by mail.

Feel free to reach out to Sarah Willhite at with any questions.

Mental Health Awareness Month: ‘Learn to Live’

Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

Treating your emotional, psychological and social well-being with the same care as your physical health is important. Behavioral health conditions can significantly impact day-to-day life, including your relationships, happiness and productivity.

To help you enjoy your happiest, healthiest life, your Providence Health Plan offers a self-directed virtual program called “Learn to Live.” It’s confidential, available in English and Spanish, and accessible from anywhere. Be sure to check it out!

Swing by the Thomas Center to sign Mark Stone’s farewell book

Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

After 17 years as an employee and four years of attending George Fox, I am embarking on a new chapter in my life and leaving the university.

It has been an awesome 21 years of growing with the George Fox family. I will miss all of you, and you will be in my prayers.

Please stop by between now and Friday to sign my farewell book on the Thomas Center’s front desk (between 7 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.). Thank you for an awesome adventure!

– Mark Stone, Plant Services

Plant Services office closes Friday at lunch for Mark Stone’s farewell event

Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

This Friday, May 31, the Plant Services office will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as we bid farewell to Mark Stone. If you have an extremely important matter that needs answers (or have stories about Mark to share), you’ll find us at Abby’s Pizza.

Check out the Bruin Store’s 75% discount sale

Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

The Bruin Store is clearing out inventory with a 75% discount sale on everything from hats, clothing and holiday stockings to mugs, tech cables and George Fox-branded pens and pencils.

Swing by to get amazing discounts! Visit us in person between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays or 24/7 online. Contact Kristin McGuirk with any questions at

Share your ‘bucket list’ ideas with Jenny Getsinger as she retires

Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

After more than 28 years of faithful service at George Fox, Jenny Getsinger, director of student accounts, is retiring – and she wants your most fun “bucket list” ideas to keep her busy and challenged during retirement.

Please complete this form to share your “bucket list” ideas and/or a note to wish her well. We will also be hosting a reception for her in the Stevens Center’s atrium on Monday, June 3, at 2 p.m. We hope to see you there!

Feel free to reach out to Marcy Nielsen at with any questions.

Participate in brain activity research study for chance to win $100 Amazon card

Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

Do your part for science, a fellow student, and maybe even your Amazon wish list by participating in a two-week research study exploring brain activity in different conditions.

You won’t know what condition you’ll be doing until you sign up for the Richter grant study, but I can guarantee you won’t do anything life threatening, physically exhaustive, or anything that allows me to read your mind. The study requires you to sit in a room and do the task from one of the conditions. Sessions will only take 10 to 15 minutes.

Everyone who participates will be entered into a raffle for a $100 Amazon gift card! Write to be involved in this study.

Thank you!

– Eden Del Valle

Swing by Klages tomorrow to wish Fred Smith well as he retires

Monday, May 27th, 2024

Join us as we say farewell to Fred Smith, who is retiring from George Fox after more than 33 years of service to the university. We’ll gather from 2:30 to 4 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) in the Klages Center.

Feel free to reach out to Mark Stone at with any questions.

Gather with colleagues this morning for worship time

Monday, May 27th, 2024

Join your coworkers today (Tuesday) for our employee worship gathering, where you can enjoy singing, devotionals, prayer and fellowship with colleagues in a relaxed setting. We’ll gather from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. in Canyon Commons 103.

This is the first of three scheduled summer gatherings that will provide an opportunity for us to worship together while promoting unity among employees through our shared commitment to Jesus Christ. In addition to today, we’ll meet on Tuesday, June 25, and Tuesday, July 23.

For more information, contact Joe Thouvenel at or Debrianna Debolt at

Check out the patio specials at the Bridge Cafe this week

Sunday, May 26th, 2024

Bon Appetit is closed today (Monday) in observance of Memorial Day.

Please join us in the Bridge Cafe for our weekly patio specials. We are adding another day! On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we will be cooking up specials out on the patio.

This week, our specials are:

  • Tuesday: Grilled Hawaiian teriyaki burgers
  • Wednesday: Shrimp po’boy sandwiches
  • Thursday: Chicken bulgogi rice bowl

We will also have the “Bridge Barbecue” with hamburgers and hot dogs. Finally, the GET Mobile App is set up for summer, allowing you to order the patio special ahead if you are short on time.

If you have any questions, please email Katie Anderson at

The Virtual Learning Center (VLC) is ready to help you this summer

Sunday, May 26th, 2024

Do you need help with crafting a paper? Do you need help with time management? Are you looking for learning strategies?

If so, the Virtual Learning Center (VLC) is ready to help you this summer. We offer Zoom and asynchronous 50-minute appointments. To schedule an appointment go to the TracCloud icon on your Canvas Dashboard or go to

Don’t wait until the last minute to schedule your appointment. If you have any questions, please email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

University closes this Monday to observe Memorial Day

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

All university offices in Newberg and at regional sites will be closed this Monday, May 27, to observe the Memorial Day holiday. The libraries in Newberg and the Portland Center will also be closed, although the 24-hour space in the Murdock Library will remain open.

Upcoming webinar covers real estate and mortgage market

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

Wondering what’s really happening with home prices and mortgage rates? In an upcoming Canopy webinar, “Real Estate and Mortgage Market Update,” industry experts will share current market information; projections for the rest of this year; answer any of your questions about buying, selling and refinancing; and the mortgage process.

This is always a highly attended webinar, packed with great information, and a great place to get your questions answered.

Reserve a seat here. It is scheduled from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4.

Join ‘Becoming a Homeowner’ webinar on June 4 or 13

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

Homeownership starts well before the contracts are signed; preparation is one of the keys to a smooth home-buying process.

In an upcoming Canopy session, “Becoming a Homeowner,” we’ll cover all major pre-purchase topics such as budgeting, the down payment, credit reports, debt-to-income ratios, and the mortgage lending process.

Reserve a seat here. The webinar will be presented twice – at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, and at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13.

Mental Health Awareness Month: The Importance of Music

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

Music stimulates the release of dopamine in the brain, enhancing mood and reducing stress. Studies indicate that music can alleviate symptoms of physical pain and the emotional distress that accompanies it.

Consider incorporating music therapy into your mental health routine for added benefits. Find out more here.

Embrace the healing power of music, and let its melodies uplift your spirit and ease your pain.

– Wellness Committee

Come wish Fred Smith well at retirement celebration on May 29

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024

Join us as we say farewell to Fred Smith, who is retiring from George Fox after more than 33 years of service to the university. We’ll gather from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, in the Klages Center.

Feel free to reach out to Mark Stone at with any questions.

Gather with colleagues for worship gathering this Tuesday

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024

Join your colleagues and coworkers for our employee worship gatherings this summer, where you can enjoy singing, devotionals, prayer and fellowship with colleagues in a relaxed setting.

These gatherings aim to provide an opportunity to worship together while promoting unity among our employees through our shared commitment to Jesus Christ. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 28Tuesday, June 25, and Tuesday, July 23, from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

Our May 28 worship gathering will be happening in Canyon Commons 103. For more information, contact Joe Thouvenel at or Debrianna Debolt at