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!

Join us tomorrow for the Wellness Challenge kickoff event in Hadlock Student Center

Wednesday, January 10th, 2024

The Step Into 2024 Wellness Challenge kickoff event is right around the corner!

Join the Wellness Committee on Friday, Jan. 12, anytime from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hadlock Student Center to learn about alternative ways to get in your steps.

You will get a guided tour of the building and learn about the various classes and activities that are offered, including pickleball, walking the track and rock climbing. You could even join a 15-minute sample spin class at 1 p.m.

Light snacks will be served, and you can earn raffle tickets for prizes during the event.

If you have any questions, please contact Jan Balzer at

Make your own ‘boundary bear’ on Thursday outside the Murdock Library

Monday, December 4th, 2023

First-Generation Support and the Department of Inclusive Excellence will host an event, Build Your Own Boundary Bear, on Thursday, Dec. 7, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

The event will take place outside the Murdock Library. Each student will get a small teddy bear with access to boundary phrases. Free coffee will be provided.

If you have questions, contact Dahiana at

Help out the Stewards of Sustainability Club by competing in the Garden Olympics on Dec. 9

Monday, December 4th, 2023

Get ready for the Garden Olympics! These games will be hosted by the Stewards of Sustainability Club in their garden on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 2 to 3 p.m.

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or simply enjoy the thrill of leaping into piles of leaves and playing in the mud, all are invited to participate! Compete in a series of fun activities designed to prepare the club’s garden for the winter season.

Victors will walk away with fabulous prizes. Mark your calendar and be part of the Stewards of Sustainability Club’s grand finale for the semester.

Please sign up for the event here. More information is provided on the sign-up form.

Reach out to Lilly McAfee at if you have questions.

Attend the Wellness Enterprise’s workshop on navigating polarization next week

Sunday, November 5th, 2023

As you know, we live in a time where communities are often in tension with each other. This tension can manifest in a polarization of behaviors, attitudes, emotions, and beliefs that often leaves us in a place of despair.

The Wellness Enterprise invites you to a workshop that provides a Christ-centered approach to a more hopeful path of communication and relationship that addresses the isolating polarization. All employees are invited to “Being the Bridge Between Despair and Hope: Navigating Polarizing Times” in Roberts 170 on Tuesday, Nov. 14from 4 to 6 p.m.

The workshop will be presented by Executive Dean David Cimbora and Dr. Norlan Hernandez, who serves as Vanguard University’s director for the Jesse Miranda Center for Hispanic Leadership and as founder and president of Faithful Teachings, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to partnering with local faith-based communities on holistic initiatives for the transformation of society in Latin America.

If you have any questions, you may direct them to David Cimbora at

Join Quaker worship time this afternoon in Hoover 250

Tuesday, October 10th, 2023

Hey folks, join us today for Quaker worship, a time of attentive waiting upon the Present Christ, and responding in prayerful faithfulness. Jay Miller 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

Bring your loved ones out to Employee Family Day at Hadlock on Sept. 16

Tuesday, September 5th, 2023

Join us for Employee Family Day at the Hadlock Student Center on Saturday, Sept. 16! Get ready for some fun and excitement with your loved ones! Enjoy a variety of activities and games available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., including

  • Bouldering at the rock climbing wall
  • Dodgeball
  • Floor hockey
  • Pickleball
  • Top-roping at the rock climbing wall (belayers provided)
  • Basketball
  • Open gym and weight room

Family members and kids of all ages are welcome as long as the related employee is present. Please note that waivers are required for family members, so be sure to check the age-specific guidelines. Complete a guest waiver here.

If you have any questions, email Joe Thouvenel at

Schedule a time to meet with Nationwide retirement specialist on Tuesday

Wednesday, June 21st, 2023

Don’t forget: Andy Segrist, our dedicated retirement specialist from Nationwide, will be on campus on Tuesday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Stevens 209 for a short workshop and Q&A sessions, followed by one-on-one meetings for those interested:

  • 9-10 a.m.: “Younger Investors workshop” and Q&A
  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: One-on-one meetings

Click this link to schedule a time to meet one-on-one. If a time isn’t available, feel free to call or email Andy anytime at 503-702-3769 or To learn more, view this PDF.

Modified hours at Bon Appetit for holiday weekend

Thursday, January 12th, 2023

Bon Appetit will have modified hours for the holiday weekend, starting tonight (Friday):

Friday, Jan. 13
Dinner: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 14
Brunch: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 15
Brunch: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 16
Bridge Café: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Maker’s Market: Closed

Please keep up to date with our hours here.

Visit the FAFSA open house this Friday

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

The Financial Aid office is hosting a Financial Aid/FAFSA open house Friday, Oct. 28, during Family Weekend from 1 to 3 p.m.

Check in at our Financial Aid office. Our team is available to provide assistance and answer any questions you and your family might have about the FAFSA. We’d love to see you there!

If you have any questions, contact Brennan Rains at

Carve pumpkins with the Psychology Club tonight

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

Come join the Psychology Club for pumpkin carving on the Quad tonight (Thursday) from 5:30 to 7 p.m. We will have pumpkins for you to paint or carve, along with music, snacks and drinks. 

If you have any questions, contact Sophie Davis at

Hadlock hosts injury prevention exercise series

Monday, October 10th, 2022

Interested in learning how to reduce the risk of exercise-related injuries? Join our exercise coaches in interactive learning sessions covering the following topics:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 12: Knee & Ankle Injury Prevention Strategies
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19: Elbow & Wrist Injury Prevention Strategies
  • Wednesday, Oct. 26: Neck & Back Injury Prevention Strategies

All sessions take place in the Hadlock Student Center. Sign up on IMLeagues and email for more information.

Fencing Club hosts training workshop this afternoon

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Join the Fencing Club for a LARP day training session today (Friday) from 4 to 5 p.m. in Hadlock’s large fitness studio.

LARP is a version of foam-sword medieval battle simulation that includes padded melee weaponry. This is in preparation of our LARP day competition against the Critical Hit Club, which will take place in two weeks (Oct. 14) from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

All students and employees are welcome. All equipment is provided, although it’s recommended participants bring athletic clothes and a water bottle.

If you have any questions, reach out to club president Mark Berglin at

New students! Fill out this survey to enter to win prizes

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

We would like all new, traditional, undergraduate students to complete a short beginning of semester survey that asks questions about your start to the year. Each student who completes the survey will be entered for $25 gift card drawings. We would like to have ALL new students (including transfer students) respond.

Three drawings have already been pulled but a final prize winner will be selected from those who complete the survey by midnight, this Sunday, Sept. 18.

For more information, contact Rick Muthiah at

Come hear civil engineering candidate’s presentations tomorrow and Friday

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Join us for a civil engineering candidate class with Dr. Gideon Lyngdoh tomorrow (Thursday) at 4 p.m. in Hoover 102. He’ll be talking about bending moment capacity in reinforced concrete beams via the ACI code.

On Friday, Aug. 12, Lyngdoh will present a research talk on next-generation civil infrastructure development of innovative, sustainable, low-cost, and alternative materials to advance green materials technologies in the field of civil infrastructure. It will take place at 11 a.m. in Hoover 102.

Questions? Contact Adina McConaughey at

Swing by Spring Clubs fair today

Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

Hey Bruins, looking to get involved on campus? Want to learn to fence, dance, or play frisbee? Interested in learning more about political issues, faith, or arts and crafts? Well then George Fox has a club for you!

Swing by our spring club fair today (Friday) to learn more about all of our awesome student clubs. With so many to choose from, there’s something for everyone! The fair will be held in the Canyon Commons banquet rooms between 5 and 6 p.m., so drop on by before or after dinner!

Questions? Contact Genevieve Wolf at

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Reflections

Sunday, January 16th, 2022

President Robin Baker reflects upon times when America did not live up to its promise and the challenging words of two men, Frederick Douglass and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who stood up and fought for African-American freedom. Read his blog post here.

All-Employee Meeting Nov. 30

Monday, November 15th, 2021

The next All-Employee Meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 3 p.m. in Canyon Commons. It will be followed by the campus Christmas tree lighting.

Come do some ‘electro swing’ dancing in the FoxHole tonight

Friday, October 8th, 2021

Ready for a cross over between the old and new? Join the Swing Dance Club in the FoxHole from 6:30 to 9 p.m. tonight (Saturday) for some electro swing!

Electro swing is like a mix between old-fashioned swing music of the 1920s and the new electronic music of the 2020s. To enjoy this cross-century music combination, It will be a flashier event full of lights, color, fun and excitement.

Wear your brightest colors and get ready to dance your heart out! If you have any questions, email Mark Berglin at

Library closed Wednesday through Friday this week

Monday, July 5th, 2021

The Murdock library and the 24-hour space will be closed Wednesday through Friday this week (July 7-9) due to a planned power outage.  The 24-hour space plans to reopen on Saturday, July 10, and the Library plans to reopen at Monday, July 12 at 8 am.  Library employees will be working remotely and can be reached via email. Check the library website for information.

If you have a question about an item you have requested or an item on loan, please email  If you need research help, please email .