Anti-Virus update for Windows users

Monday, January 21st, 2019

The university is transitioning our anti-virus software from Avast to FortiClient. This will result in better coverage and fewer software conflicts. This will apply to work-study systems as well, and the rollout of this process will begin today (Tuesday, Jan. 22).

FortiClient has been in use as George Fox’s VPN software on laptops, and we have now expanded its services by including their anti-virus protection for all George Fox machines. This means that the former anti-virus software is no longer active, and you will need Forticlient installed or upgraded on your computer in order to be protected.

There are two steps that need to be taken for this to happen:

  1. Installation or upgrade of Forticlient
  2. Removal of previous Antivirus software (Avast or Sophos)

In most cases, IT will be able to push FortiClient directly onto your Windows PC remotely. If your system has a previous version of FortiClient it will likely require a reboot.

After FortiClient is installed, the previous antivirus application should be removed. You can uninstall the old software from Settings/Apps. If you need assistance with uninstalling Avast or Sophos, contact the Service Desk.

This process has already been done for Apple products, but if you have questions about your Mac or were not contacted, please contact the Service Desk.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to give us a call at 503-554-2569, option 2.

Let your voice be heard at BSU’s spoken word event Feb. 8

Monday, January 21st, 2019

The Black Student Union is hosting a spoken word event at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, in Lemmons 8!

The theme is “Know the past, shape the future.” If anyone is interested in performing, please contact Ellie Watts at ewatts16@georgefox.edu to get involved. Your voice needs to be heard!

Join in the fun of Bruin FanFest this Saturday

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Come support men’s and women’s basketball at Bruin FanFest on Saturday, Jan. 26, in Wheeler Gymnasium. The event begins at 3:30 p.m., just prior to the 4 p.m. tip-off of the women’s basketball game against Lewis & Clark. The men will tip off at 6 p.m.

The activities will include:

  • A Polaroid photo booth
  • A bounce house
  • A raffle and prizes  (show a picture with “Mama Bear” and get some free Stand Tall swag!)
  • Crafts
  • A henna tattoo artist
  • Face painting
  • A basketball shootout
  • Cotton candy
  • Exclusive Bruin FanFest T-shirt for sale ($6)
  • And more!

All activities are free, and everyone who wears Bruin gear will get free admission to the basketball games!

Finally, the evening will also include a teddy bear toss, “Bruins and Bears,” during halftime of the women’s game, for which the school is collecting new teddy bears as a donation to sick children in hospitals. Teddy bears can be purchased beforehand and brought to the game, or at the ticket tables at the game.

Questions? Contact Mckenna Tillotson (mtillotson@georgefox.edu).

Thursday’s all-employee meeting has been canceled

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Please take note: The January all-employee meeting, originally scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 24, in Canyon Commons, has been canceled.

We will meet again in the same venue from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28.

Juilliard grad saxophonist performs at ‘Evening of Jazz’ this Saturday

Monday, January 21st, 2019

The university community is invited to Bauman Auditorium for “An Evening of Jazz” featuring saxophonist and flutist Erica von Kleist at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26.

Von Kleist will play with the university’s Jazz Ensemble and Faculty Jazz Quartet. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and established herself early on in her career on the New York jazz scene.

She has performed, toured and made Grammy-Nominated recordings with various artists, including the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Chris Potter, Sean Jones, Seth MacFarlane, and Rufus Reid.

Students and employees are entitled to one complimentary ticket. Additional tickets can be purchased here.

In addition to the concert, von Kleist is doing a masterclass on Friday, Jan. 25, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Ross 208. School-age students who come (middle schoolers and high schoolers) can get a voucher for a free ticket to the concert.

Biomechanics and volleyball discussed in presentation on Thursday

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Volleyball’s rise in popularity over the past 30 years has created a growing need to better understand the biomechanical causes for shoulder injuries, particularly in youth volleyball players.

The biomedical engineering program is inviting a candidate to speak to how their research lab uses motion capture to analyze the mechanics of hitting a volleyball with the goal of creating better best-practices guidelines for strength and conditioning and repetition counts.

Join us from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, in EHS 102 to hear about several ongoing experiments in the lab, including using impulse and momentum techniques to estimate the forces on the body during a hit and ways to compare variation in types of motions. The presentation will highlight connections between the undergraduate engineering curriculum and the research techniques.

Questions? Contact Adina McConaughey (amcconaughey@georgefox.edu).

Interested in being a Life Group leader this spring?

Monday, January 21st, 2019

The Office for Spiritual Life is looking for post-college Life Group leaders for our six-week spring Life Groups (the weeks of Feb. 11 through March 22). 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 at the time and location of your choosing. Participants will select the group they wish to participate in based on the details that leaders provide.

We welcome our employees, alumni, family members of George Fox employees and students, and members of our wonderful local churches to consider leading a group. Our spring leader meeting will take place on Thursday, Jan. 31, from noon to 1:30 p.m., and lunch will be provided.

For more information and to sign up, visit this webpage or contact the Office for Spiritual Life at spirituallife@georgefox.edu.

‘Will America Ban Hate Speech?’ presented in Hoover 105 tonight

Monday, January 21st, 2019

The politics department invites the university community to a special guest lecture, “Will America Ban Hate Speech?,” at 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) in Hoover 105.

Presenting will be Arthur Milikh, associate director and research fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics. Milikh conducts research on America’s founding principles, oversees the center’s research portfolio, and gives talks on the tenets of the American political tradition to policymakers, political leaders and the public.

Contact Angela Umfleet at 503-554-2678 for more information.

Sign up for Thursday’s Foster Parents’ Night Out training session

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Interested in mentoring children in foster care? Come to a training and get certified to serve with Foster Parents’ Night Out. Sign up using this link. The training is scheduled from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, in Lemmons 5.

Contact Cana Buckley (cbuckley17@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Sign up now to volunteer at Night to Shine on Feb. 8

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Night to Shine is back on Friday, Feb. 8! Night to Shine is a special-needs prom sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, complete with a red-carpet entrance, limos, dinner, professional hair and makeup, karaoke and lots of dancing!

We are looking for volunteers to be buddies to our special guests. We also have many other volunteer opportunities. To sign up to volunteer, go to newbergcc.org/ntsvolunteer. Have questions? Contact Katlyn Kronschnabl at katlyn@newbergcc.org.

Theatre department’s winter musical ‘Jane Eyre’ opens next week

Monday, January 21st, 2019

The George Fox theatre department opens its winter musical Jane Eyre this month. Come join us for a compelling and powerful musical adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece.

The show runs in Wood-Mar Auditorium Jan. 31 through Feb. 2 and Feb. 7-9 at 7:30 p.m., and will also include 2 p.m. matinee performances on Sunday, Feb. 3, and Sunday, Feb. 10. Open captioning will be available for the shows on Feb. 3 and Feb. 7.

Student tickets are free both Thursdays, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7. Bring your student ID to the door. Employees are provided with one complimentary ticket for any of the shows.

Reserve your seat online and bring your George Fox ID with you to show at the door. You may also purchase additional tickets online. Tickets are also available for pick-up at the box office in the Bruin Store (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.).

For more information, visit this page. See you at the show!

Sign up for intramural volleyball before midnight

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

There is still time to put together an intramural volleyball team. Sign-ups are on IM Leagues, and they close today (Monday) at midnight. Games begin tomorrow in the Hadlock Student Center.

If you have any questions, email intramurals@georgefox.edu.

Make plans to attend today’s MLK event at cultural center

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

The university community is invited to the Chehalem Cultural Center to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., today (Monday). This year’s theme is “A Message of Hope.”

In addition to spoken word, musical and vocal performances, we are excited to welcome our guest speaker, Miles K. Davis, president of Linfield College. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; the program begins at 6 p.m., followed by a reception and resource fair. The center is located at 415 E. Sheridan St.

Contact Rick Muthiah at rmuthiah@georgefox.edu for more information.

Please encourage students to attend Jobs & Internship Fair

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the IDEA Center is hosting its third annual Job & Internship Fair. Employers from the Portland area and beyond will be on campus to talk with students from all majors, looking to recruit for various jobs and internships.

This is an amazing opportunity for our students to connect with industry-leading companies right here on campus. If you could, please encourage your students to register for this event through Handshake. Your partnership is much appreciated!

We would love to provide resume help/preparation before the event so they can go into the fair feeling confident.

Questions? Contact Grace Tissell at gtissell@georgefox.edu.

Make plans to attend staff lunch tomorrow in Canyon Commons

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

Be sure to join us for the staff lunch tomorrow (Tuesday) at noon in Canyon Commons 101-102. We’d love to have you join us for fellowship and a delicious meal! The cost is $3 (cash, check, debit or credit).

If you forgot to RSVP last week, you can still do so at this link. See you there!

Retail cafes closed Monday in observance of MLK holiday

Friday, January 18th, 2019

The Bruin Den, Bruin Bites and Bridge Cafe will all be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

All three cafes will resume normal hours of operation on Tuesday. We would also like to thank you for your patience and understanding this past week while the Bruin Bites was closed. It will be open again starting Tuesday, Jan. 22!

Deadline to organize intramural volleyball team is this Monday

Friday, January 18th, 2019

There is still time to put together an intramural volleyball team. Sign-ups are on IM Leagues, and they close this Monday, Jan. 21, at midnight. Games begin on Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the Hadlock Student Center.

If you have any questions, email intramurals@georgefox.edu.

University closes Monday to observe MLK holiday

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

The university’s offices and libraries will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, to observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

On the Newberg campus, the Hadlock Student Center will be open from noon to 11 p.m. that day, and the Bruin Store will be open from noon to 2 p.m. In-store pick-up orders can be retrieved during those hours in the store (no longer in the FoxHole).

‘Will America Ban Hate Speech?’ presented this Tuesday in Hoover 105

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

The politics department invites the university community to a special guest lecture, “Will America Ban Hate Speech?,” at 7 p.m. this Tuesday, Jan. 22, in Hoover 105.

Presenting will be Arthur Milikh, associate director and research fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics. Milikh conducts research on America’s founding principles, oversees the center’s research portfolio, and gives talks on the tenets of the American political tradition to policymakers, political leaders and the public.

Contact Angela Umfleet at 503-554-2678 for more information.

Spring Serve applications are open!

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

We are now taking applications for spring break serve trips! SpiL trips are week-long trips March 24-31.

This year, we are going to:

  • Urban Impact (Seattle)
  • Outdoor Oregon (Ashland, Oregon)
  • Camp Attitude (Foster, Oregon)
  • Mending Wings (Wapato, Washington)
  • Portland 101 (Portland)

Applications to be a student leader are also available. If you have been on a trip before, consider joining a team as a student leader! Applications can be found on the SpiL website.

Applications are open through February. For more information or if you have any questions, email Monik Kadarmanto at mkadarmanto@georgefox.edu.

Faculty, please encourage students to apply!