Archive for May, 2024

Mental Health Awareness Month: Providence Behavioral Health Resources

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024

Providence members: Explore the many behavioral health resources available through our health plan, including a broad provider network, care management and crisis support, resources for improved well-being, self-management and mindfulness tools, Telehealth and virtual care.

We acknowledge that behavioral health care should be personalized. Everyone’s path and requirements are different, influenced by their unique personal situations. Discover the resources that can help you and your family thrive.

If you have any questions related to benefits, contact Aga Kasprzyk at

Women: Join webinar this morning to get retirement insight and guidance

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024

Join us today (Thursday) at 10 a.m. for an hourlong special webinar addressing the unique financial challenges women face when planning for retirement.

You’ll gain valuable insights and guidance on various aspects of retirement planning, including envisioning your retirement, setting income goals, addressing potential medical and long-term care needs, and leaving a meaningful legacy.

You can still register today! Feel free to reach out to Aga Kasprzyk at if you have any questions.

Suffer from knee pain? Consider taking part in research study

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024

Do you suffer from knee pain and are over the age of 50? You may very well be an ideal candidate for a research study being conducted by Rebecca Dobler, a faculty member in the university’s Department of Physical Therapy.

The purpose of the study is to determine the influences of peak effort in participants with knee pain and/or knee osteoarthritis during a one-minute sit-to-stand test, and new approaches in knee pain education. This research is done in conjunction with A.T. Still University to fulfill dissertation requirements of the principal investigator.

We are seeking participants who are over 50 with either self-declared knee pain or documented knee OA from a provider. An initial phone screening will be completed to determine your eligibility. The study will be conducted at the Medical Sciences Building at 448 Werth Blvd., in Newberg.

Please call 503-554-2466 or email for more information.

Swing by Bruin Store this week for Memorial Day sale

Tuesday, May 21st, 2024

Swing by the Bruin Store this week and get an additional 40% off in-store clearance items. The Memorial Day sale runs today (Wednesday) through Friday. We’re open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Feel free to reach out to Kristin McGuirk at with any questions.

Mental Health Awareness Month: Providence Basecamp

Tuesday, May 21st, 2024

Join us on the journey toward better mental health and find out more about Providence Basecamp today.

Providence Basecamp is offering free wellness classes designed to support our minds and bodies. They focus on reducing stress, improving mental clarity, and fostering a balanced lifestyle. Whether you’re looking to unwind after a long day or build resilience, there’s something beneficial for everyone.

Visit the Providence Basecamp website to find the classes you’re interested in. Taking time for self-care is essential, and these classes are a great way to start.

– Wellness Committee

Join music department to sing three pieces this summer

Monday, May 20th, 2024

Missing music this summer? Come sing through some major works and octavos as part of the music department’s “Summer Sings!” series.

We will meet on Tuesday, May 28, to sing through Schubert’s Mass in G; on Tuesday, June 25, to sing through Frostiana by Randall Thompson; and on Tuesday, July 16, to sing through Vivaldi’s Gloria. Each session will meet from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in Ross 208.

These sessions are open to all regardless of skill level. Hope you’ll come sing with us!

Contact Danielle Warner at with any questions.

Attend today’s Providence webinar on care management

Monday, May 20th, 2024

Providence members: Attend a lunch-and-learn webinar about Providence Care Management today (Tuesday) at noon!

Whether you need help understanding a new diagnosis, navigating long-term health issues or complex medical issues, Providence Care Management is here to assist. Care management services are open to all Providence Health Plan members and available at no cost.

Save the webinar to your calendar today!

Mental Health Awareness Month: Check out Talkspace

Monday, May 20th, 2024

Providence’s Talkspace is an online therapy service that connects users to a dedicated, licensed therapist in their state of residence via private messaging or live sessions. Users can regularly message their dedicated therapist via text, voice or video as life happens – anywhere, anytime. Therapists engage daily, five days per week.

Founded with the mission to eliminate the stigma associated with mental health and make therapy available to all, Talkspace has a network of thousands of credentialed clinicians and has been used by over 1 million people.

Find out more about Talkspace here and get started here.

Schedule an in-person or virtual retirement consultation

Sunday, May 19th, 2024

Sign up for retirement consultations with Phillip Carbajal, our dedicated retirement specialist. These on-site and virtual appointment days will provide you with an opportunity for a personalized one-on-one meeting.

You may also reach out to Phillip and schedule a virtual appointment at a time that may be more convenient for you. Here are upcoming appointment options:

  • Tuesday, May 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Location: Virtual
  • Thursday, June 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Location: Hoover 250

To schedule an in-person or virtual appointment, please use this link. You can also contact Phillip directly at 360-953-4841 or

Bruin Community Pantry is looking for flower donations

Sunday, May 19th, 2024

The Bruin Community Pantry is looking for plant donations to spruce up the entrance of the food bank. Please consider donating one or more of the following items: flowering plants, tomato plants, fertilizer, and planting soil.

Items can be dropped off at the food bank at Lewis Apartment #1.

Questions? Please contact Jere Witherspoon at

Bruin Community Pantry is in need of grocery bags

Sunday, May 19th, 2024

The Bruin Community Pantry is in need of grocery bags – plastic, paper or reusable.

You can drop them off at the food bank during our hours of operation:

  • Monday: Noon to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Or, you can drop them off in the student life office in Hadlock.

Thank you!

Questions? Contact Jere Witherspoon at

Virtual Learning Center is open for the summer

Sunday, May 19th, 2024

The Virtual Learning Center is open for the summer. We look forward to helping you with writing consultations or academic coaching. The VLC offers 50-minute appointments over Zoom or Asynchronous.

Be sure to schedule your appointment. To do so, go to the TracCloud icon on your Canvas dashboard or go to

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at or contact Heather Harney at

Plan to attend special retirement webinar for women this Thursday

Sunday, May 19th, 2024

Save the date! We are excited to invite you to a special retirement webinar tailored specifically for women from 10 to 11 a.m. this Thursday, May 23. The webinar will focus on addressing the unique financial challenges that women often encounter as they plan for retirement.

The event will provide valuable insights and guidance on various aspects of retirement planning, including envisioning your retirement, setting income goals, considering potential medical and long-term care needs, and leaving a meaningful legacy.

Register here today! Feel free to reach out to Aga Kasprzyk at with any questions.

Take advantage of the Providence LifeBalance featured deals for May

Thursday, May 16th, 2024

Providence members: Here are your LifeBalance featured deals for May.

  • Red, White and Blues Half Marathon & 10K Run/Walk: Race on June 29 and save 20% off registration fees.
  • Studio 15: Save $10 off all services at Studio 15.
  • Rare Earth Adventures: Enjoy 15% off any trip or camp that is already scheduled.
  • Bass Pro Shops: Save $15 on $100, $30 on $200, and more
  • Cabela’s: Shopping for Father’s Day? Save $15 on $100, $30 on $200, and more
  • Sonos: Score a new speaker for the summer and save 15% off purchases.

Check out these seven effective strategies to enhance your mental health

Thursday, May 16th, 2024

Taking care of your mental health is crucial for your overall well-being, particularly when you’re juggling a busy schedule and feel like you have no time for yourself. Join us in exploring seven effective strategies to protect and enhance your mental health.

Last chance to register for Summer Online!

Wednesday, May 15th, 2024

Summer is quickly approaching, and so is your last chance to sign up for Summer Online!

Summer Online courses are less than half the price of regular tuition – and run for eight weeks, starting June 3. It’s a great way to create space in your fall schedule, while saving time and money! Plus, courses are flexible and taught by George Fox professors that you know and love.

You can see a full list of courses offered at, under 2024 Summer Term. Register on MyGeorgeFox this week to save your spot!

Make plans to attend Providence care management webinar this Tuesday

Wednesday, May 15th, 2024

Mark your calendar to attend a lunch and learn webinar about Providence Care Management this Tuesday, May 21, at noon. The Providence Care Management team, consisting of registered nurses, social workers, clinical support coordinators, and technicians, is dedicated to helping you understand your health better so you can take an active role in improving it.

Whether you need help understanding a new diagnosis or navigating long-term health issues, Providence Care Management is here to assist.

Care Management services are open to all Providence Health Plan members and available at no cost. Participation is voluntary, and declining/opting-out may be done upon contact with your case manager or by contacting Providence by phone at 800-662-1121 (TTY: 711) or email at

Save the webinar to your calendar today!

Check out the behavioral health resources available to you

Wednesday, May 15th, 2024

We hope you found yesterday’s Wellness Wednesday newsletter helpful. As promised, throughout Mental Health Awareness Month, we will highlight various mental health resources available to you.

Today, we are excited to share the expanding suite of behavioral health resources offered through your Providence Health Plan. Recognizing that behavioral health requires personalized solutions for each individual, your medical plan provides a diverse range of services tailored to your unique needs. Here’s a brief overview of these offerings.

Stay tuned for many more resources this month!

– Wellness Committee

Offer Jenny Getsinger retirement ‘bucket list’ ideas and celebrate her on June 3

Wednesday, May 15th, 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.

Be aware of police training happening on campus today

Wednesday, May 15th, 2024

Please be aware that there will be police training on campus today (Thursday) at the Edwards residence hall. This gives their team an opportunity to work in a multiple-story building and practice teamwork and standard procedures.

Expect to hear occasional pops as well as staged “fights.” If you have any questions, contact Lisa Leslie at