Morse lot closed for expansion work

Monday, July 22nd, 2024

Work will begin this week to expand the Morse parking lot. Please use the Le Shana lot if you need parking close to the baseball fields.

If you have any questions, please contact the Campus Public Safety office at 503-554-2090 or Plant Services at 503-554-2012.

Check out the new look for many of our library databases

Monday, July 22nd, 2024

The George Fox University Library is excited to announce a new look and improved functionality for over 90 of our online databases on the EBSCOhost platform. These include APA PsycINFO, CINAHL, Education Source, ATLA Religion, and Business Source Complete.

This shift will take place over the week of July 22, with some small updates continuing into the month of August. Throughout the transition, you can still access all of our databases from the “Databases A-Z” button on the library’s website. Existing permalinks should continue to function.

We’ve created an introduction video, but we welcome you to connect with a librarian or make a research help appointment if you would like one-on-one assistance or have further questions.

Join today’s online session to learn about myProvidence and Wellness Dashboard

Monday, July 22nd, 2024

Don’t forget to join us today (Tuesday) for a virtual lunch and learn about myProvidence and Wellness Dashboard!

In this session, we will discuss how you can securely access and manage your health plan benefits with the online member portal myProvidence. We’ll also cover our Wellness Dashboard, where you can access our wellness tools such as health assessment, action plans, and health library.

Learning about your benefits is an investment that reaps rewards! See you there!

You can still register this morning at this link (scroll to bottom of page).

Share your ‘gift of words’ with our service award recipients

Sunday, July 21st, 2024

The upcoming all-community meeting on Monday, Aug. 19, will be a time for celebration and looking ahead toward our shared aspirations for the 2024-25 academic year.

During the meeting, we will also be celebrating some amazing accomplishments, including employees who have milestone service anniversaries this year. These are employees who have completed five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years of service at George Fox!

It’s become our tradition to thank these colleagues with our “gift of words.” Please take the time to submit this Google form and help us honor your coworkers and friends with notes of encouragement, gratitude or shared memories. The deadline to respond is Friday, Aug. 2.

Thank you in advance for making this an extra-special celebration for our loyal employees celebrating a milestone service anniversary this year!

Join tomorrow’s session to learn about myProvidence and Wellness Dashboard

Sunday, July 21st, 2024

Join us online tomorrow (Tuesday) from noon to 1 p.m. to learn about myProvidence and Wellness Dashboard!

In this session, we will discuss how you can securely access and manage your health plan benefits with the online member portal myProvidence. We’ll also cover our Wellness Dashboard, where you can access our wellness tools such as health assessment, action plans, and health library.

Register today at this link.

Is your department interested in taking part in the Community Fair Aug. 23?

Sunday, July 21st, 2024

We are excited to announce that on Friday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., we will be hosting our Community Fair during Welcome Weekend on the quad.

Please let me know if you are interested and willing to staff a tent for your department. We will provide a 10X10 tent, one table and two chairs. You would provide any paperwork or other items you would like to be made available to students or family members/guests.

If you could please complete this Google Form by Monday, Aug. 5, to let me know if you are interested, that would be helpful.

Thank you!
– Kara Holcombe (

Gather with your colleagues in the new chapel Tuesday for a time of worship

Thursday, July 18th, 2024

Join your colleagues and coworkers for our next employee worship gathering this Tuesday, July 23, from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. in the new George Fox chapel.

Enjoy singing, a time of reflection and prayer, and fellowship with colleagues. These gatherings aim to provide an opportunity to worship together while promoting unity among our employees through our shared commitment to Jesus Christ.

For more information, contact Joe Thouvenel at or Debrianna Debolt at

Check out NWYM events and ‘Happy Birthday, George!’ gathering on campus

Thursday, July 18th, 2024

This coming week (Sunday evening through Wednesday morning), the Northwest Yearly Meeting will be holding sessions on the university’s Newberg campus, and all are welcome (see schedule here).

On Monday, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Hoover 103, Jay Miller and Paul Anderson will present a workshop celebrating the 400th birthday of George Fox and the spiritual impact of his historic ministry: “Happy Birthday, George! Explosive Ministry Then and Now.”

Feel free to reach out to Paul at with any questions.

Be sure to nominate colleagues for Staff and Administrator of the Year awards

Wednesday, July 17th, 2024

Each year, the university honors the extraordinary contributions of our faculty, staff and administrators through our “Faculty of the Year,” “Staff of the Year” and “Administrator of the Year” awards. Faculty award recipients received their awards this past spring; staff and administrators will be awarded at the all-community meeting on Monday, Aug. 19.

If you believe someone is deserving of this honor, please nominate them! This nomination form will be open through Friday, July 26. Nominees will be presented to the VP operations team for final selection. Please help us honor your dedicated coworkers by taking the time to submit your nominations!

Feel free to reach out to Joe Thouvenel at if you have any questions.

Consider volunteering as a Life Group leader this fall

Wednesday, July 17th, 2024

The Office for Spiritual Life is looking for Life Group leaders for our fall 2024 Life Groups series (the weeks of Sept. 16 through Oct. 28). Life Groups are small groups of undergraduate students who meet together for prayer, Bible study and fellowship. Groups meet weekly for 60 to 90 minutes.

This fall our groups will be either in person or completely via Zoom. Life Groups through the Office for Spiritual Life led by a George Fox staff or faculty member will be SpiL-credit eligible in order to encourage students to engage in high-quality spiritual formation experiences that are participatory and offer ongoing community.

To sign up, please fill out this form by Monday, Aug. 19.

An update regarding parking permit registration

Wednesday, July 17th, 2024

Unfortunately, we have encountered a delay in implementation of the upgraded parking permit system. We will notify the university community as soon as we have a new registration date.

Thank you for your patience. Please contact Campus Public Safety at 503-554-2090 or if you have any questions.

Vintage school desks are for sale through finance office

Wednesday, July 17th, 2024

Hey there, nostalgia lovers! The finance office has 24 vintage school desks looking for new homes. These beauties might be a bit dusty and sport some creative doodles from their glory days, but that’s just part of their charm! Imagine the stories they could tell.

Perfect for your home office, crafting corner, or as unique décor pieces. Grab one (or more) and relive those school day memories!

We have two styles: One for $30 and another for $20. If you are interested in purchasing one or more – or would like to see photos – please reach out to Gabe Morales at

Enroll your kids in an esports youth camp this summer

Wednesday, July 17th, 2024

Have any kids interested in esports? Encourage them to enroll in an esports summer youth camp!

Camps for ages 8 to 12 and 13 to 17 are running this summer. They will meet in the Wheeler Sports Center’s Esports Arena. Use code “GFU10” to get 10% off the registration fee (for George Fox employees, alumni and university partners).

Prices vary ($100-$400), depending on length, activities and camp structure. Visit this webpage for more information, and contact Jerry Sanchez at with any questions.

Be sure to subscribe to the ‘Bruin Blog’

Wednesday, July 17th, 2024

Subscribe to the George Fox Bruin Blog, which features student stories, program updates, student advice and more.

Keep informed and stay engaged with the George Fox University community. Subscribe today at this link!

Employees and their families are invited to walk in Newberg parade on July 27

Tuesday, July 16th, 2024

The Newberg Old Fashioned Festival is a time-honored tradition, and this summer George Fox is once again planning to march in the grand parade on Saturday, July 27. We invite you to join in marching with us from 10 a.m. to noon.

Staging occurs at Renne Field behind Edwards Elementary School (please note staging for the parade takes place at 9 a.m.). This is an amazing opportunity to celebrate our connection and love for Newberg!

If you and your family are interested in participating, mark your calendars and complete this form by July 21. The first 75 people to sign up will receive a free George Fox T-shirt!

Feel free to contact Joe Thouvenel at or Faith McKee at for more information.

Swing by Hadlock tomorrow to say farewell to AJ Heil

Tuesday, July 16th, 2024

Please join us in saying farewell to AJ Heil tomorrow (Thursday) from 2 to 3 p.m. in the student life office (in the Hadlock Student Center).

It will be an open-house format with a time to offer encouraging words around 2:15 p.m. We hope to see you there!

Please feel free to contact Mark Pothoff at with any questions.

Please be sure to fill out Serve Day survey to help us plan for the event

Tuesday, July 16th, 2024

Preparations are underway for Serve Day 2024!

If you haven’t already, please complete the Serve Day ’24 Employee Info Survey. This is for all our regular Newberg employees part time and above (and any Portland employees who’d like to join).

We want to do our best to prioritize making serve site connections with employees that can help us grow ongoing community service partnerships and/or in roles that set you up to “serve with passion.”

Also on the form, you can note any limitations and previous serve site connections or questions you have, and we will take it all into consideration when coordinating this summer.

If you’re planning to be on sabbatical, family leave, or know of a significant change that will keep you away from campus during the week of Sept. 11, you can let us know by using the form, which is essential for our preparations.

The next 56 days will breeze by, and before you know it, it will be time for our next highly anticipated, university-wide day of service together on Sept. 11, 2024.

Contact with all of your important questions and feedback.

All invited to Silent Worship this morning in the Prayer Chapel

Tuesday, July 16th, 2024

Join Brayden Thomas and others for Silent Worship today (Wednesday) in the university’s Prayer Chapel behind Edwards Hall. We’ll meet from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

In quieting ourselves before the Lord, we learn to listen for his leadings within, abiding in Christ and he in us.

Contact Paul Anderson at with any questions.

Eat well: Support local farmers markets

Tuesday, July 16th, 2024

Farmers markets not only provide fresh, local food, they also provide a deeper connection to the community around you. The Oregon Farmers Markets Association was created to support local agriculture and create healthier communities.

Use this link to search for a farmers market near you, to get outside, enjoy the community around you, and find fresh, local produce to cook and enjoy.

– The Wellness Committee

Traveling this summer? Check out Assist America service

Tuesday, July 16th, 2024

Providence Health Plan members: If you are spending time away from home this summer, remember to plan for the unexpected.

As a Providence Health Plan member, you have access to Assist America, which provides logistical support for your emergency medical needs when traveling 100 miles, or more, from your home. Assist America’s operations team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to assist you.
Learn more here.