Start Earning Rewards: Create a Regence Empower well-being account

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Have you had a chance to check out the Regence Empower well-being tools on regence.com yet? It’s a helpful resource that allows you can access numerous tools to support a healthy lifestyle – and be rewarded for doing so!

The available resources include online self-guided programs, fitness and nutrition trackers, decision-making tools, and a comprehensive health library. As an added bonus, you can earn a $25 gift card when you complete the Health Assessment (HA).

The first step is to create an account or sign in to your account on regence.com. Keep your member card handy and follow these steps:

  1. Go to regence.com, click “Sign In”, then “Register” (first-timers only)
  2. Once you’ve created your account, sign in to regence.com and click Regence Empower
  3. You are now on the Regence Empower well-being platform! As you use the site, you’ll notice the recommendations are tailored to you and your goals.

In addition to the $25 gift card reward for completing the Health Assessment, you will find a whole host of health-related resources, programs and tools. Stay tuned for upcoming communications regarding:

  • Health assessment
  • Health coaching
  • Online well-being tools

Explore today and see what the Regence Empower well-being program can do for you! Questions? Contact Kara Holcombe at kholcombe@georgefox.edu.

Learn more about MedSavvy at info meeting July 23

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Join us to learn how you can stay healthy and save money with MedSavvy!

MedSavvy keeps you in-the-know with information about how well medications work and how much they cost, so you can find better treatment options for you and your family. All the information comes from a team of specially trained, licensed pharmacists, so you know it is information you can trust.

Join us in the Roberts Center’s Room 101 on Tuesday, July 23, at 10 a.m. for a launch-and-learn coffee break with Janet Bronson from MedSavvy!

During this event, you will learn how to:

  • Virtually manage medications for yourself and loved ones
  • Stay up-to-date on the effectiveness, safety and cost of your medication
  • Receive relevant safety and cost-savings alerts about your medications, direct from MedSavvy pharmacists
  • Shop nearby pharmacies to see if you could save money on your medication
  • Get your questions answered by a licensed pharmacist

Sign up today, as space is limited. You can do so at this link.

How do I register with MedSavvy?

1. Directly Online

  • On Regence insurance? Log onto your regence.com account and access MedSavvy from your member dashboard.
  • Not on Regence insurance? Go to MedSavvy.com and use registration code GOBRUINS (code can be shared with loved ones).

2. Mobile: Text GOBRUINS to 77417 to receive a customized registration link.

California is final stop on culinary journey of Route 66

Monday, July 15th, 2019

We’re reaching the final destination of our culinary journey along Route 66 with a stop in California.

Join us tomorrow (Wednesday) between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on the Klages patio for a California carne asada burrito filled with hand-cut fries, guacamole and sour cream. It will be served with mixed fresh-fruit sticks, tortilla chips and salsa, and a house-made churro cup filled with dulce de leche ice cream, all for just $7.25.

We will have the door prize drawing after lunch, so don’t forget to turn your punch cards in by 1:30 p.m.!  

Student offers painting discount to employees, students and alumni

Monday, July 15th, 2019

As part of a summer internship program, student Lucas Rodmyre is running his own painting business in Newberg, Sherwood, Tigard, Beaverton and Tualatin. He also employs several George Fox students as painters on his teams.

Rodmyre is offering a 10 percent discount to George Fox students, alumni, and employees on exterior painting. To schedule an estimate, contact him via email, phone or text at 206-430-0196.

Walk in the Old Fashioned Festival Parade on July 27

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

Want to walk with George Fox University in the Old Fashioned Festival parade on the morning of Saturday, July 27? The MarCom office is looking for students, employees and their families to walk alongside some George Fox-sponsored vehicles while handing out candy, stickers and social media cards.

We are looking for around 50 people to sign up to volunteer in the parade; the first 25 will receive a free George Fox T-shirt to wear during the parade!

Please email Missy Downs (mdowns@georgefox.edu) to sign up or to get time and location details.

Come show appreciation for custodial team at reception Thursday

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

The university community is invited to join Plant Services as we gather to celebrate the custodial employees who have worked so hard for us over the years and will be leaving us this month.

Please join us anytime between 10 and 11:30 a.m. this Thursday, July 18, in the Canyon Commons dining room. Pastries and coffee will be served.

If you have questions, contact Dixie Downey (ddowney@georgefox.edu).

See you there!

Who’s on Campus This Week

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

NBC Basketball Camp, July 15-19
One-hundred and sixty-five campers are here to learn basketball skills and the importance of goal setting, gratitude, positive attitude, integrity, forgiveness, leadership, and a strong personal faith.  Mark Johnson is the camp director.

SIMIODE Mathematics Conference, July  17-27
SIMIODE is the  Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations. George Fox’s own Corban Harwood is hosting a national mathematics conference filled with intensive workshops for mathematics professors visiting from multiple states.                                

Please consider sending notes of encouragement

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

The Staff Development Committee invites the community to pray for our friends who have served us so graciously as part of custodial staff and others who have left us this year.

Pray God surrounds them with his peace and opens doors for employment. We invite you to send thank you cards or other notes of encouragement to our custodial staff at Box #6274 through Thursday, July 18. 

Don’t forget to sign up for MedSavvy info session July 23

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

Join us to learn how you can stay healthy and save money with MedSavvy!

MedSavvy keeps you in-the-know with information about how well medications work and how much they cost, so you can find better treatment options for you and your family. All the information comes from a team of specially trained, licensed pharmacists, so you know it is information you can trust.

Join us in the Roberts Center’s Room 101 on Tuesday, July 23, at 10 a.m. for a launch-and-learn coffee break with Janet Bronson from MedSavvy!

During this event, you will learn how to:

  • Virtually manage medications for yourself and loved ones
  • Stay up-to-date on the effectiveness, safety and cost of your medication
  • Receive relevant safety and cost-savings alerts about your medications, direct from MedSavvy pharmacists
  • Shop nearby pharmacies to see if you could save money on your medication
  • Get your questions answered by a licensed pharmacist

Sign up today, as space is limited. You can do so at this link.

How do I register with MedSavvy?

1. Directly Online

  • On Regence insurance? Log onto your regence.com account and access MedSavvy from your member dashboard.
  • Not on Regence insurance? Go to MedSavvy.com and use registration code GOBRUINS (code can be shared with loved ones).

2. Mobile: Text GOBRUINS to 77417 to receive a customized registration link.

Juniors can register for residential parking permits

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

The vehicle registration portal opens up today (Monday, July 15) on MyGFU for juniors to register their vehicles for residential parking permits! Be sure to have your DMV registration slip in front of you, as you will need some of that information in order to register.

The portal will open on July 22 for sophomores. Freshmen need to fill out the parking permit application form located on the Campus Public Safety website (beginning July 1) if they are going to be living on campus. If your application is approved, you will be sent a link where you can register.

The portal is currently open for commuters and graduate students.

Questions? Call our office at 503-554-2090 during business hours, or email Elrike Shaw at eshaw@georgefox.edu.

Employees: Please pass this information along to students you know.

Be courteous to Summer Visit Day guests when parking today

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

We are thrilled to welcome more than 100 prospective students and their families to campus for Summer Visit Day today (Friday). For many of these visitors, it will be their first time setting foot on campus. We are so thankful for your involvement in making this a memorable experience for our students.

As a courtesy to our guests, please avoid parking in the Hoover and Stevens lots so that they can arrive on campus with ease. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kelly Friesen at ext. 2248.

Please avoid parking in Hoover and Stevens lots tomorrow

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

We are thrilled to welcome more than 100 prospective students and their families to campus for Summer Visit Day tomorrow (Friday). For many of these visitors, it will be their first time setting foot on campus. We are so thankful for your involvement in making this a memorable experience for our students.

As a courtesy to our guests, please avoid parking in the Hoover and Stevens lots so that they can arrive on campus with ease. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kelly Friesen at ext. 2248.

Finance has a new email address

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

The Finance team has a new email address for your convenience! Please use Finance@georgefox.edu for all your reporting (Vena) and accounting (GL) questions.

As always, you can direct accounts payable questions to AccountsPayable@georgefox.edu.

Thank you!

Make plans to attend July 25 all-employee meeting

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Make plans to join your colleagues at the all-employee meeting on Thursday, July 25. We’ll be meeting in Canyon Commons from 3:30 to 5 p.m. (with live streaming in PDS 160).

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

Support student Coleman Weimer as documentary premieres this Sunday

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

The university community is invited to support cinematic arts student Coleman Weimer as his documentary film, Mt. Angel Pilgrim, plays at an opening reception for the “Pilgrimage” Diocesan Fine Art Exhibit at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 N.W. 19th, in Portland.

Come meet Coleman and other artists as they present their work this Sunday, July 14. Two sessions are scheduled, from 9 to 10 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the cathedral’s Kemper Hall. There is no charge to attend.

The following Sunday, July 21, Coleman’s film will be shown at a special screening at the same location beginning at 9 a.m. That event will feature a Q&A with Coleman and the subject of the film, a man named Sherman.

Questions? Contact Dawn Ford at dford@georgefox.edu.

Hadlock Student Center will have extended hours July 11-18

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

The Hadlock Student Center will have extended hours July 11-18 as the university hosts NBC basketball camps on campus. Our hours will be 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Starting Monday, July 22, we will return to our normal hours for the remainder of the summer. 

Please note that all three basketball courts will be in use during times when NBC camp groups are utilizing the building. 

Sign up today for MedSavvy info session July 23

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Join us to learn how you can stay healthy and save money with MedSavvy!

MedSavvy keeps you in-the-know with information about how well medications work and how much they cost, so you can find better treatment options for you and your family. All the information comes from a team of specially trained, licensed pharmacists, so you know it is information you can trust.

Join us in the Roberts Center’s Room 101 on Tuesday, July 23, at 10 a.m. for a launch-and-learn coffee break with Janet Bronson from MedSavvy!

During this event, you will learn how to:

  • Virtually manage medications for yourself and loved ones
  • Stay up-to-date on the effectiveness, safety and cost of your medication
  • Receive relevant safety and cost-savings alerts about your medications, direct from MedSavvy pharmacists
  • Shop nearby pharmacies to see if you could save money on your medication
  • Get your questions answered by a licensed pharmacist

Sign up today, as space is limited. You can do so at this link.

How do I register with MedSavvy?

1. Directly Online

  • On Regence insurance? Log onto your regence.com account and access MedSavvy from your member dashboard.
  • Not on Regence insurance? Go to MedSavvy.com and use registration code GOBRUINS (code can be shared with loved ones).

2. Mobile: Text GOBRUINS to 77417 to receive a customized registration link.

Hadlock is closed this morning

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

The Hadlock Student Center will be closed this morning (Wednesday) from 6 to 9 a.m. while the city of Newberg is repairing the water main. 

We will reopen for our normal afternoon hours.

Get a taste of Arizona today at lunch

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Bon Appetit’s culinary journey along Route 66 resumes today (Wednesday) with a stop in Arizona.

Join us on the Klages patio between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for a Sonoran-style bacon-wrapped hot dog on a house-made bun with assorted toppings, along with a Southwest potato salad, sopapilla bars, and an Arizona Sunset drink, all for $7.25. See you there!

Bruin Store is now processing departmental charges

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Good news! The Bruin Store can now process your departmental charges, so feel free to take advantage of this service the next time you need to make a purchase at the store.

Questions? Contact Paige Jacobs at pjacobs@georgefox.edu.