Farewell reception for Elizabeth Anderson is Thursday

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Join us at 2 p.m. this Thursday, May 23, in the student life office in the Stevens Center as we host a “thank you” reception for Elizabeth (Liz) Anderson.

After five years as an area coordinator and investing in hundreds of undergraduates’ lives, she is moving on to new adventures. Please come join us in recognizing and thanking her.

All invited to Hadlock’s ‘River Night’ tomorrow at Rogers Landing

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Tomorrow (Wednesday), the Hadlock Student Center is hosting our first “River Night” from 5 to 7 p.m. Bring a picnic dinner and come join us at Rogers Landing. We will have kayaks, paddleboards and lawn games on hand. 

The cost is $3 per person or $6 per family. Please contact Rob Simpson at simpsonr@georgefox.edu with questions. 

Physical therapy clinic is open over the summer

Monday, May 20th, 2019

George Fox University’s Physical Therapy Clinic is open now and all summer long to serve your needs. We provide care from prevention to after-surgery rehabilitation.

Our team of therapists are board-certified specialists in sports medicine, pediatrics and neuro-rehab. We can help you regain function, decrease pain and enjoy life more. Some of the common conditions we treat are sprains and strains of all body parts, surgeries to the extremities and spine, chronic pain and many more!

If you would like more information regarding our services, or would like to speak with a licensed physical therapist, please give us a call at 503-554-2479 or visit our website.

We are providers for Regence Blue Cross of Oregon and are out-of-network providers for most other insurances. We look forward to meeting you and helping you on your journey to well-being.

Sign up now for Diversity Conference on campus Oct. 4-6

Sunday, May 19th, 2019

We are pleased to host the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities’ (CCCU) Diversity Conference on our Newberg campus Friday through Sunday, Oct. 4-6, 2019!

This is a great opportunity for us to join colleagues from across the country to worship, listen and learn together about God’s call for work in Christian higher education. More details about the conference can be found here.

Many of you have asked about attending. We would invite you to complete this online form so we know who will be attending. (Faculty, these hours can count toward faculty development required hours for next academic year.)

NOTE: For every four individuals signed up we get 50 percent off the cost, which would be $200 a person. You or your department would need to cover that cost. This includes all meals, and all plenary and workshop sessions. The deadline to sign up for the early-bird rate is June 10, 2019.

Please let Rebecca Hernandez (rhernandez@georgefox.edu) know if you have any questions or concerns.

Wood-Mar lot closed tomorrow and Wednesday

Sunday, May 19th, 2019

The Wood-Mar parking lot will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, May 21-22, for construction work on the EHS roof. A crane will be setting up to lift the rooftop HVAC units off in preparation for reroofing EHS and Wood-Mar.

Parking in the Wood-Mar lot can resume on Thursday; however, construction crews will be sharing the Wood-Mar parking lot throughout the summer. The Hoover parking lot will remain open during this time.

Please contact the Plant Services office at 503-554-2010 if you have any questions.

Illinois is first stop on Bon Appetit’s ‘culinary road trip’

Sunday, May 19th, 2019

It’s time for a culinary road trip! Bon Appetit is heading out on Route 66 again this summer and will be serving up foods that pay homage to this quintessential all-American highway.

Our first stop this Wednesday, May 22, will be Illinois. Come join us on the patio outside Klages between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and enjoy a traditional Illinois meal.

Don’t forget to pick up a road trip punch card and have it punched every time you join us; those who visit us four or more times will be entered into a drawing for a raffle prize at the end of the road!

Hadlock offering group fitness classes this summer

Sunday, May 19th, 2019

The Hadlock Student Center will continue to offer group fitness classes for employees and students throughout the summer. To see the full list of classes, visit IM Leagues or stop by the welcome desk in Hadlock. 

Questions? Contact Rob Simpson at simpsonr@georgefox.edu.

EHS and Wood-Mar buildings closed on Wednesday

Sunday, May 19th, 2019

On Wednesday, May 22, a heavy crane will lift the rooftop HVAC units off of EHS in preparation for reroofing EHS and Wood-Mar. For your safety, no access will be granted into either the EHS or Wood-Mar buildings on Wednesday.

Preparation has already begun on EHS, so EHS is currently closed. Any desired access into a construction zone must be prearranged through Plant Services, as an escort is required. 

Both EHS and Wood-Mar will be closed on Wednesday during the heavy crane work, and no access will be granted that day. Wood-Mar will reopen on Thursday, May 23.

If you have any questions, please contact the Plant Services office at 503-554-2010.

Plan to attend all-employee meeting on May 29

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Make plans to join your colleagues at the all-employee meeting on Wednesday, May 29. We’ll be meeting in Canyon Commons from 3:30 to 5 p.m. (with live streaming in PDS 160).

The meeting will include updates from President Robin Baker and a time to honor the retiring Fred Gregory for his service to the university.

Have a shout-out you’d like to give to a colleague for recent work they’ve done? Share it at this link!

See you there!

Sign up now for Diversity Conference on campus Oct. 4-6

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

We are pleased to host the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities’ (CCCU) Diversity Conference on our Newberg campus Friday through Sunday, Oct. 4-6, 2019!

This is a great opportunity for us to join colleagues from across the country to worship, listen and learn together about God’s call for work in Christian higher education. More details about the conference can be found here.

Many of you have asked about attending. We would invite you to complete this online form so we know who will be attending. (Faculty, these hours can count toward faculty development required hours for next academic year.)

NOTE: For every four individuals signed up we get 50 percent off the cost, which would be $200 a person. You or your department would need to cover that cost. This includes all meals, and all plenary and workshop sessions. The deadline to sign up for the early-bird rate is June 10, 2019.

Please let Rebecca Hernandez (rhernandez@georgefox.edu) know if you have any questions or concerns.

Update your vehicle registration now

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Now that the dust has settled from the spring semester, it is a great time to update your vehicle registrations!

Please make note of this car registration information …

  • If you are still using an all-white staff permit, or an orange adjunct permit, it has been void for four years.
  • If you have yet to initially register your vehicle, please do so at your earliest convenience on MyGFU. Be sure to have your DMV vehicle registration slip in front of you, as the database will ask for some information that is on there.
  • If you are currently registered but have a change, addition or deletion of a vehicle, please bring the DMV registration slip to the Campus Public Safety office or email Nadine Kincaid at nkincaid@georgefox.edu if you aren’t in Newberg so we can update your vehicle information.
  • Tired of switching your gratis permit from car to car? It’s only $5 cash to purchase a permit for your second car! Bring your money to the CPS office and we can issue you a new permit dedicated to your second vehicle.
  • Did you purchase a new car but don’t have the new plates yet? No problem! We can register it using the temporary permit on the back window, then update it later when you email your new plate numbers to Nadine.
  • If you work at the Portland Center but make frequent visits to the Newberg campus, we need you to register your vehicle as well and to park in the staff lots.
  • Please don’t wait until school starts to do these updates, as the line often stretches out the Campus Public Safety office door!

Questions? Have an out-of-the-box situation? Call Nadine at 503-554-2090 during office hours.

Please don’t park in Hoover, Stevens lots today and tomorrow

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

The undergraduate admissions office is getting ready to welcome its incoming class for Genesis! Please be courteous of our guests by avoiding parking in the Hoover and Stevens parking lots today (Thursday) and tomorrow.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to Kelly Friesen at kfriesen@georgefox.edu or ext. 2248.

Hadlock offering group fitness classes this summer

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

The Hadlock Student Center will continue to offer group fitness classes for employees and students throughout the summer. To see the full list of classes, visit IM Leagues or stop by the welcome desk in Hadlock. 

Questions? Contact Rob Simpson at simpsonr@georgefox.edu.

Be courteous to Genesis guests when parking Thursday and Friday

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

The undergraduate admissions office is getting ready to welcome its incoming class for Genesis! Please be courteous of our guests by avoiding parking in the Hoover and Stevens parking lots on Thursday and Friday, May 16-17.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to Kelly Friesen at kfriesen@georgefox.edu or ext. 2248.

Come hear biology candidate’s lecture today in Hoover 102

Monday, May 13th, 2019

The university community is invited to a biology candidate research lecture presented by Dr. Elizabeth DuPriest from 11 a.m. to noon today (Tuesday) in Hoover 102.

Fetal and early childhood environmental influences can “program” a baby’s health and risk of disease that they experience later in life. Using nutritional and transgenic models, Dr. DuPriest will explain how maternal influences shape early growth and the structure and function of the offspring’s kidneys, liver, and adipose tissue.

The title of Dr. DuPriest’s lecture is “Developmental Origins of Health and Disease: Thank Your Mother for Your Good Health!”

Questions? Contact Adina McConaughey at amcconaughey@georgefox.edu.

Come to quad this afternoon for ice cream social

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

The Staff Development Committee invites all university staff, administrators, faculty and student employees to enjoy ice cream sundaes today (Monday) from 2 to 2:45 p.m. on the quad.

Come celebrate the start of summer with your colleagues! Questions? Contact Adina McConaughey (amcconaughey@georgefox.edu).

PT research team seeks volunteers for bunions study

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

Do you have experience with bunions? Then we need you!

George Fox University’s School of Physical Therapy is conducting research on bunions. Our research team is interested in looking at two groups of people: 1) persons who had surgery for their bunions, and 2) those who currently have bunions. 

We would like to know how the foot functions following bunion surgery. In order to answer this question, we are collecting data on how people walk and on muscle strength.

Testing is conducted in the physical therapy department. The tests are simple to perform and require about an hour to complete. The results of our study will help to provide direction as to the best form of rehabilitation after surgery or in lieu of surgery.

If you are interested in our study, would like more information or would like to enroll as a participant, please contact Jaymee at 808-728-8353 or email jkau17@georgefox.edu. Jaymee will be happy to answer all your questions. There is a monetary incentive for participation in this study.

Important Year-End Dates from Finance

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

Fiscal-Year-End 2018-19 is quickly approaching, and the Finance Department would appreciate your help in ensuring a smooth and timely year-end close.

Please visit our web page here for information concerning important deadline dates. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Heather Groenlund (ext. 2173) for deposit-related issues or Michelle Conrad (ext. 2160) for accounts payable-related issues.

We appreciate all of your help this time of year!
– Your Finance Team

Volunteers needed for Genesis

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

The undergraduate admissions office needs student volunteers to act as tour guides. Volunteers will receive a catered breakfast and lunch, as well as a free T-shirt!

If you are interested, please email Jessica Dougherty at jdaugherty17@georgefox.edu with your phone number, T-shirt size and the dates you are free to volunteer. 

Genesis will be taking place on campus May 16-18. Employees, if you know students who might be interested, tell them about this opportunity!

Volunteers needed for Genesis

Friday, May 10th, 2019

The undergraduate admissions office needs student volunteers to act as tour guides. Volunteers will receive a catered breakfast and lunch, as well as a free T-shirt!

If you are interested, please email Jessica Dougherty at jdaugherty17@georgefox.edu with your phone number, T-shirt size and the dates you are free to volunteer. 

Genesis will be taking place on campus May 16-18. Employees, if you know students who might be interested, tell them about this opportunity!