Student Financial Services news

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

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Important webinar about your credit and securing a job

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Did you know 60 percent of employers check credit history? What’s your score?

A recent study found that 60 percent of employers are now checking applicants’ credit history, which makes knowing and managing your credit score more important than ever.

Join the Great Lakes webinar “Know Your Score” on Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. Central timeFeb. 24 at 1 p.m. Central time, or Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. Central time and learn how credit affects all aspects of your life, including your chances of getting a job, receiving favorable interest rates for a car, house, and even insurance rates. When you leave this event you’ll know how to request free copies of your credit report and how to improve, manage, and protect your credit score.

Sponsored by Student Financial Services

Don’t click George Fox online ads

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Request from Marketing Communications: If you see a George Fox advertisement online, please do not click it. Each click on an ad costs the university money, in some cases as much as $15 per click.

In most cases, an online ad that is viewed – but not clicked on – does not cost the university any money. Help us be good stewards of our limited advertising dollars.

Thank you,
Marketing Communications

FoxTALE unavailable for two hours on Jan. 23

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

FoxTALE will be unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, Jan. 23, for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have questions, please contact the IT Service Desk.

University closes Monday for New Year’s holiday

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

All university offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 2, to observe the New Year’s holiday.

University offices closed Friday through Tuesday for Christmas holiday

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

All university offices will be closed on Friday, Dec. 23, as well as Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 26-27, to observe the  Christmas holiday.

Don’t forget Bruin Bookstore’s new address

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Just a reminder … The Bruin Bookstore’s web address has changed. You can find us online at gfubookstore.com.

Say thanks to someone who made a difference

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Is there someone at George Fox who has made a difference in your academic career? Someone who ignited a spark to make you want to learn or attend class or who has acted as a role model? Take a moment to write an e-mail, e-card, or traditional “thank you” card to that professor (or other person). Try to be specific as you describe how this person has contributed to your life.

Newberg students can stop by the student life office’s front desk (third floor of Stevens Center) or the Academic Resource Center (the ARC in the second floor of  library) to pick up a blank card. Of course, one can make or buy one’s own card.

FoxTALE unavailable for one hour on Dec. 28

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

FoxTALE will be unavailable from 6 to 7 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Wednesday, Dec. 28, for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

University closes Nov. 24-25 for Thanksgiving holiday

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

The university will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24-25, for the Thanksgiving holiday. All offices, bookstores and libraries will be closed those two days.

The Murdock Learning Resource Center will reopen from 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27. All other facilities will remain closed through Sunday.

City council candidate speaks at Boise Center Speaker Series event Nov. 18

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Ben Quintana, candidate for the Boise City Council, will speak at the next Boise Center Speaker Series event on Friday, Nov. 18, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. It will be held at The Courtyard by Marriott, 1789 S. Eagle Road, in Meridian. Coffee and pastries will be served, and there is no charge to attend.

Quintana’s presentation is titled “Leading forward by giving back.” Here is a synopsis:

In order to thrive in our changing world, leaders of today and tomorrow must be competent, adaptable, creative and experienced. Although many have faced layoffs, prolonged underemployment and rapidly changing work environments, some leaders continue to succeed more than others. Learn how to differentiate yourself from the crowd and discover your true potential through the art of giving. This presentation will discuss how to develop a successful career and enhance leadership skills through the practice of giving to and serving others.

Registration is now available. For more information, contact Sandi Gregory at sgregory@georgefox.edu.

FoxTALE unavailable for two hours on Oct. 25

Friday, October 21st, 2011

This is a reminder that FoxTALE will be unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Tuesday, Oct. 25, for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

FoxTALE unavailable for two hours on Oct. 25

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

FoxTALE will be unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Tuesday, Oct. 25, for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Newberg campus closed Friday for mid-semester holiday

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

The Newberg campus will be closed Friday, Oct. 14, for the mid-semester holiday. All offices, the Bruin Bookstore and the library will be closed.

Foxfiles unavailable for two hours on Oct. 3

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Foxfiles will be unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. (PDT) on Monday, Oct. 3, for system maintenance.

Bruin Bookstore has a new website address

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

The Bruin Bookstore has moved … but not very far. Our website has moved to a new address: gfubookstore.com.

It’s the same website, just a new address.

TIAA-CREF rep on campus, available via phone

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Shane Roghaar, our TIAA-CREF representative, will be on campus in Newberg Sept. 27 and Sept. 28, and in Portland on Sept. 29. You may make an appointment with him to discuss your retirement investments by visiting this link on the HR web page.

Employees in other locations may contact Shane to arrange a telephone consultation at 866-928-4221.

FoxTALE unavailable for two hours on Sept. 20

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Here’s a reminder that FoxTALE will be unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Tuesday, Sept. 20, for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

FoxTALE unavailable for two hours on Sept. 20

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

FoxTALE will be unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Tuesday, Sept. 20, for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Portland, Salem, Redmond and Boise sites closed on Monday

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

The university’s campuses in Portland, Salem, Boise and Redmond will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5, for the Labor Day holiday. The Newberg campus will be open and will instead take a mid-semester holiday on Friday, Oct. 14.