Attend open houses to celebrate professors Brent Weaver and Kenn Willson

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

The university community is invited to attend an open house to honor professor Brent Weaver on Tuesday, April 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Alumni Plaza. In case of bad weather, the Bauman lobby/porch will be used.

Brent will be presented an emeritus honor at noon. Please bring cards or letters for him to read later.

Two days later, on Thursday, April 29, join us for an open house to honor professor Kenn Willson from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Alumni Plaza (or in the Bauman lobby/porch if the weather is poor).

We will present Kenn with an emeritus honor at 3:45 p.m. Please bring a card or letter with your well wishes for him.

Questions? Contact Kathy Harris (

Come say farewell to Jenny Elsey on April 28

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

With mixed emotions, the student life department invites you to a celebration and farewell of our beloved Jenny Elsey.

Please come to an open house on Wednesday, April 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Intercultural Resource Center on East Sheridan Street.

You are welcome to bring a card, but we will have some artistic options for people to participate in to share their care for Jenny.

Please contact Jere Witherspoon ( in student life if you have any questions.

Support sociology seniors by attending Zoom research presentations tomorrow

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Please join the Department of Sociology on Zoom for our senior research presentation tomorrow (Thursday) from noon to 1:15 p.m. You can join any session that interests you.

Each session will have approximately a 10-minute presentation and a five-minute Q&A. Here’s the schedule:

  • 12:05-12:20 p.m., Meg Cecil: “Combatting Sex Trafficking: Can Sex Workers Do It Better?”
  • 12:20-12:35 p.m., Meghan Elford: “Decriminalizing Sex Work Could Change United States Healthcare”
  • 12:35-12:50 p.m., Taylor Morris: “Political Conservatism and Attitudes toward Government Spending on Crime and Law Enforcement: Findings from the General Social Survey Since 1974”
  • 12:50-1:05 p.m. Satoshi Seth: “Belonging in a Christian University: Findings from George Fox Belonging Survey”

Questions? Please contact Young-IL Kim at

Help clean up the canyon for Earth Day tomorrow

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Campus Recreation invites you to participate in a campus and canyon cleanup on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22! The cleanup will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. We will be picking up litter throughout campus and the canyon, not doing other forms of manual labor or landscaping.

Please fill out this form if you would like to help out. Campus Recreation will provide gloves, supplies and instructions for the event.

Please plan to meet in front of the Hadlock Student Center at 4 p.m. Family members (including children) and friends are welcome to attend, also!

See you there! Contact AJ Heil ( with any questions.

April birthday folks: Pick up your treat tomorrow

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

The Office of the Provost would like to wish you a very happy birthday!

If you have a birthday in April, please stop by AAO on the first floor of the Stevens Center tomorrow (Thursday) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to pick up your birthday treat.

Portland Center employees may pick up their treat from Peg Hutton at the front desk. Questions? Contact Laurie Fair at

Come watch intramural volleyball championship match tomorrow night

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Campus Recreation invites you to come watch the 6-on-6 volleyball intramural championship game at the Hadlock Student Center at 8 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) night!

We will have an announcer and will be hyping up the game for others to get involved with and enjoy as spectators! Come early to grab a seat or a spot to watch.

Please keep in mind that properly worn face masks are required, and physical distancing between you and others of at least six feet must be maintained at all time. Please do not come if you are sick or experiencing signs and symptoms that could be related to sickness.

We look forward to having you cheer on your favorite team in the championship game!

If you have questions, please contact AJ Heil at

Be aware of email scam targeting students

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Please be aware of an email scam that is currently circulating. This scam is primarily directed to students and claims to offer money in exchange for posting advertisements on their cars. The Federal Trade Commission has details of the scam on their website.

Please contact the Service Desk ( if you have replied this email scam.

Attend Julia James’ Sendoff Soiree this Friday

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Julia James, the ARC coordinator, will be leaving George Fox at the end of the month to become director of the Academic Success Center at Central Washington University.

Drop by the Murdock Library this Friday, April 23, between 1 and 3 p.m. to celebrate as we host Julia James’ Sendoff Soiree.

Bring an herb, spice or kitchen gadget to outfit Julia’s new home, or just yourself!

Questions? Contact Andrea Abernathy ( or Rick Muthiah (

Steps for Success: Prayer walks

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Welcome to the third week of Steps for Success! We are getting closer to meeting our personal walking goals. This week we are going over spiritual well-being and walking, specifically prayer walking.

Don’t forget to keep track of your steps and take photos of yourself walking to have a chance to be included in the end-of-the-event summary collection.

Happy Walking!

Questions? Contact HR (

Enjoy crepes on the quad Friday morning

Monday, April 19th, 2021

Come to the quad this Friday, April 23, to celebrate the end of the semester with a free crepe! The George Fox Civility Project is providing a crepe free to any student or employee who takes a brief civility poll.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to noon just outside Klages. See you there!

Questions? Contact Ron Mock at

Experiencing COVID symptoms? Complete COVID Concern and Reporting Form

Monday, April 19th, 2021

In order for the COVID Response Team to connect George Fox community members with resources and help facilitate student communication with faculty, please be sure to complete the COVID Concern and Reporting Form if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Questions? Contact Jere Witherspoon (

Register your team for Hadlock’s sand volleyball tournament

Sunday, April 18th, 2021

Hadlock and Campus Recreation are hosting a sand volleyball tournament Sunday, April 25, at 1 p.m. Come out and enjoy the nice weather by participating in this fun-filled event!

The format will be 4-on-4 and will either be a double- or single-elimination event, depending on how many people register.

All students and employees are invited to participate. Anyone can create a team on IM Leagues to register and then fill in the roster this week. Register here.

Questions? Contact AJ Heil (

‘George Fox Gives’: Please consider donating to student scholarship funds

Sunday, April 18th, 2021

We are on a mission to make George Fox’s Be Known promise available to all! That is why this week we are highlighting four scholarship funds that support retention among our student communities.

  • Inertia Fund Endowed Scholarship
    • Support engineering students alongside alumnus Allen McLeod, who created this scholarship just two years after graduating. The name specifically points to the concept of putting something in motion, according to McLeod, whose hope was that others would join in to help grow the fund.
  • Legacy League Leadership Scholarship
    • Support sophomore, junior and senior students with financial needs and demonstrated leadership while attending George Fox. The Legacy League is a service organization of alumni, parents, friends and employees of the university who are dedicated to supporting its mission.
  • Mark Selid Scholarship
    • In memory of Mark Selid, a beloved accounting professor, help provide this $5,000 scholarship for outstanding accounting and finance students.
  • School of Professional Studies (SPS) Scholarship
    • Support working adults pursuing their bachelor’s degree through one of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.”

Does one of the above funds stand out? Join the increasing employee donor community by making a donation to one of the funds that you’re passionate about. Click here for details on all “George Fox Gives” funds.

Questions? Contact Lindsey Coates ( or 503-554-2120).

Don’t forget to take the library’s feedback survey

Sunday, April 18th, 2021

Please take a few minutes to complete the George Fox Library Survey. The library is seeking feedback on the quality of our services, collections, and spaces, and we’d love to know your thoughts. The survey should take about five minutes, and your response is anonymous.

Questions? Contact Kate Wimer (

Bruin Store is raffling off great prizes to celebrate end of semester

Sunday, April 18th, 2021

The Bruin Store is raffling off 35 prizes to celebrate the end of the year. Each prize is valued between $5 and $45, the raffle is open to everyone, and there is no limit on how many raffle tickets you can get!

Between today (Monday) and Thursday, April 29, there are three ways to be entered to win:

  • Make a purchase of any amount in the Bruin Store 
  • Find Pennington in his graduation cap
    • Come see us, and we will fill you in!
  • Place an online order to be picked up in store
    • This is a fantastic way for families of graduates to order gifts ahead of time!

Winners will be drawn on Friday, April 30, and will be called to be notified that they won. Prizes can be picked up any time during graduation weekend.

Bruin Store hours during graduation weekend:

  • Friday, April, 30, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 1, from 1 to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 2, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Questions? Contact Paige Jacobs (

Mail Services now offering FedEx service

Sunday, April 18th, 2021

Mail Services is happy to announce that we are now offering FedEx in addition to USPS and UPS!

Packages going out by FedEx must be brought to Mail Services no later than noon. Any packages brought by after noon will run the risk of going out the following day.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Richard Silver at

Interested in attending the 2022 Sundance Film Festival?

Sunday, April 18th, 2021

In January 2022, selected George Fox students are traveling to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The festival is widely regarded as the most prestigious annual showcase for new work from American and international independent filmmakers.

Alongside the Sundance Festival, our students will also be attending the Windrider Forum, a venue for conversations about the intersections of faith and film.

The tentative dates for the trip are Jan. 23-29. Attending students will be required to notify professors in advance of anticipated absences and create appropriate academic work plans. Personal costs for students will be approximately $975 (not including food and incidentals), depending on airline and lodging costs.

You do not need to be a cinematic arts or communication major to attend. Applications from all full-time George Fox undergraduate students will be considered, but we will be limited to traveling with approximately 10 selected students.

Applications received by Wednesday, April 28, will receive first consideration. You can apply at this link.

During the Spring 2022 semester, CMCO 285/485, a selected topics course, will be offered on “Independent Cinema,” and will connect to the Sundance trip experience. Students will have the option (it is not a requirement) to register for this course to receive credit connected to the Sundance and later semester experiences.

Further questions? Contact Professor Steve Classen in the Department of Communication & Cinematic Arts at

Check out sessions covering Canvas

Sunday, April 18th, 2021

Want a quick introduction to Canvas? Check the Schedule of Topics hosted in 30-minute Zoom sessions where you can ask questions and discuss features.

Sessions are offered every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between April 20 and May 6:

  • Introduction to Canvas
  • Import FoxTALE Content to Canvas Courses
  • Canvas Gradebook
  • Canvas Quizzes

These quick sessions will prepare you to dive deeper with the Canvas trainer, who will deliver four hands-on Zoom sessions May 11-13:

  • Canvas Classic Quizzes vs. New Quizzes
  • Canvas Group Work and Collaboration
  • Canvas Outcomes and Learning Mastery
  • Analytics and Data

The trainer will host each topic in a two-hour session that includes time to work in your own Canvas course sites.

See the full listing at the link above. Questions? Contact Gloria Doherty at

Attend Business Bridge barbecue to talk with business professors and students

Friday, April 16th, 2021

All students are invited to join the Business Bridge Club for hamburgers, hot dogs, and lawn games. This will be a great opportunity to mingle with business professors and learn more about the COB and Business Bridge Club.

The barbecue will be off campus at Seth Sikkema’s home (address available on RSVP form) tomorrow (Sunday) at 6 p.m. Complete this RSVP if you plan to attend. 

Questions? Contact Haley Raine Lindsay (

All invited to attend Spring Choir Concert today

Friday, April 16th, 2021

Come hear the Mixed Choir and the Men’s Chorale today (Saturday) at 1 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium.

The concert is free, and all students and employees are welcome to attend in person. The event will also be live-streamed here.

Questions? Contact Danielle Warner (