Have lunch with the provost today and next Friday

Thursday, January 26th, 2023

Provost Andrea Scott will host lunch in the AAO conference room (Hoover 250) today and next Friday, Feb. 3, at 12:30 p.m. All employees are invited to bring their own lunch and enjoy some fellowship as we continue the pursuit of community here on campus.

To learn more, watch Andrea’s recent Friday Update video.

We hope to see you there! Contact Charlene Maugeri at cmaugeri@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Bill Jolliff, Ed Higgins present poetry reading on Feb. 2

Thursday, January 26th, 2023

The university community is invited to hear our own Bill Jolliff and Ed Higgins read their poetry at a special event hosted by the English department. Join us in Wood-Mar Auditorium at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, to hear them present their work. Both have new poetry collections coming out this year.

Questions? Contact Susana Barnreuther-Martinez at sbarnreuther@georgefox.edu.

Make visitors feel ‘Known’ at Scholarship Summit today

Thursday, January 26th, 2023

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is hosting Scholarship Summit on campus today (Friday)! Be sure to prepare for our guests!

With around 700 visitors expected, we are asking George Fox students and employees to help extend the Be Known promise throughout the day. Here’s what you can keep in mind.

  • Use street parking instead of campus parking lots. Guests will be arriving on campus between 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. and will fill all the main campus parking lots.
  • Be mindful of guests in your housing area. We will have housing tours circulating through Edwards, Gulley, Pennington, HMS, and Newlin from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour groups will be viewing dorm lobbies and a room on the first floor of each dorm.
  • Plan for a busier-than-usual Canyon Commons. Guests will be going through the main server line and will be encouraged to dine in Canyon Commons 101 to 103. If you see a family looking for a spot to sit, invite them to join you!

If you have questions, email visit@georgefox.edu or call Lauren Hill at 503-554-2245.

Lunchtime climbing hours now offered in Hadlock

Thursday, January 26th, 2023

Due to employee request, University Recreation is now offering top rope climbing hours every Wednesday (starting on Feb. 8) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hadlock Student Center.

Everyone is welcome to top rope climb during this time! There will be staff present to help belay you and to check off people for belay skills as needed. We will also be offering top rope hours on one Sunday per month, starting on Feb. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Contact AJ Heil at aheil@georgefox.edu with any questions.

All invited to try out fencing this afternoon in Hadlock

Thursday, January 26th, 2023

Join the Fencing Club today (Friday) in Hadlock’s large fitness studio from 5 to 6 p.m.! We’ll be going over beats, and our game of the day is Protect the President.

All equipment is provided, and no prior experience is required. Think you’re clumsy? No worries! Just come curious and ready to learn!

If you have any questions, reach out to the club’s vice president, Shianna, at sdeckugelstad22@georgefox.edu.

Maker Hub’s ‘Tool Tip Friday’: Bead Roller

Thursday, January 26th, 2023

Did you know that the Maker Hub has a bead roller?

The Maker Hub’s Mittler Brothers Bead Roller is located in the Machine Shop and is used for forming and reinforcing sheet metal. This machine works best when operated by two people, one person to turn the handle and another to guide the metal. It works by placing metal between the rollers (dies). The material is then formed to give extra strength and rigidity.

The bead roller can also be used to create artistic patterns on sheet metal. There are many different types of rollers to use, and they can be changed out depending on the needed application. Check out this video to see how it works!

The Maker Hub exists as a resource and creative outlet for the entire George Fox community (yes, including non-engineers!). We are looking for student aces. A student ace is simply an expert on a piece of equipment who helps train other students on the usage of that equipment and gains extra privileges within the Maker Hub.

Please email makerhub@georgefox.edu if you would like to get connected or have any questions.

Show the ‘Be Known’ promise tomorrow at Scholarship Summit

Wednesday, January 25th, 2023

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is hosting Scholarship Summit on campus tomorrow (Friday)! Be sure to prepare for our guests!

With around 700 visitors expected, we are asking George Fox students and employees to help extend the Be Known promise throughout the day. Here’s what you can keep in mind.

  • Use street parking instead of campus parking lots. Guests will be arriving on campus Friday morning between 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. and will fill all the main campus parking lots.
  • Be mindful of guests in your housing area. We will have housing tours circulating through Edwards, Gulley, Pennington, HMS, and Newlin from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour groups will be viewing dorm lobbies and a room on the first floor of each dorm.
  • Plan for a busier-than-usual Canyon Commons. Guests will be going through the main server line and will be encouraged to dine in Canyon Commons 101 to 103. If you see a family looking for a spot to sit, invite them to join you!

If you have questions, email visit@georgefox.edu or call Lauren Hill at 503-554-2245.

Join the Students for Life Club at the Oregon March for Life this Saturday

Wednesday, January 25th, 2023

Join the George Fox Students for Life Club at the Oregon March for Life this Saturday, Jan. 28! Thousands of Oregonians will be gathering at the Oregon Capitol in Salem for the first March for Life since the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

The band will begin playing at 2:15 p.m., with speakers starting at 2:30 p.m. The Oregon March for Life will begin immediately following. We will leave George Fox at 1 p.m.

If you plan to go and/or need a ride, please fill out this form.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out to Abby Antonov at aantonov21@georgefox.edu.

Chat about ChatGPT (and potentially more!) on Feb. 2

Tuesday, January 24th, 2023

Are you fascinated by ChatGPT? How about chatting some more about it? Chief Strategy Officer Shawn Daley invites anyone interested in looking at the interface of AI and universities to an informal discussion (potentially free Coke Zero will be provided) to determine if the community would like to make any further exploration steps. This is an open invite, for faculty and staff across all departments.

We’ll meet at noon on Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Hoover AAO conference room.

Please email Shawn at sdaley@georgefox.edu to let him know that you’re planning to attend.

Have lunch with the provost the next two Fridays

Tuesday, January 24th, 2023

Provost Andrea Scott will host lunch in the AAO conference room (Hoover 250) on the next two Fridays at 12:30 p.m. All employees are invited to bring their own lunch and enjoy some fellowship as we continue the pursuit of community here on campus.

We hope to see you there! Contact Charlene Maugeri at cmaugeri@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Hear from nationally known mental health expert today in chapel

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

The George Fox community is invited to come hear from nationally known mental health expert Kobe Campbell in chapel this morning (Tuesday). Please join us at 10:50 a.m. in Bauman Auditorium if you are able. You can read more about Kobe here.

Please submit your December Concur reports ASAP

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

Hello everyone! Your Concur reports for the month of December were due on Jan. 10. Please get them submitted to avoid any disruption with your card access.

If you have any questions or would like one-on-one help, please give Kathi Becker a call at 503-554-2166.

Join Contemplative Worship tomorrow afternoon

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

Come join us tomorrow (Wednesday) between 2:15 and 2:45 p.m., for Contemplative Worship in Hoover 250. We will have a time of silent waiting on Christ and prayer. Spiritual life credit is available.

Please be considerate to our visitors this Friday

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will be hosting Scholarship Summit on campus this Friday, Jan 27.

With around 700 visitors expected on campus, we are asking students and employees to consider parking in alternative parking lots to ensure enough parking for visitors in the Stevens, Hoover, and Bauman lots. Alternate parking can be found in the 99W lot, Austin Sports Complex lot, or street parking as possible.

If you have any questions, contact Lauren Hill at hilll@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2245.

Submit Fox360 alerts for traditional undergraduates

Sunday, January 22nd, 2023

If you have concerns about a student in the traditional undergraduate program, log into Fox360 at Fox360.georgefox.edu to submit an “alert” for the student. Submit alerts for concerns in the following areas:

  • Academic: Missing multiple classes; consistently poor academic performance
  • Behavioral: Concerning or disruptive behaviors in or outside of class, missing work
  • Emotional: Mental health concerns; unusual emotional expression
  • Physical: Medical concerns; extreme changes in grooming, personal care
  • Social: Personal, social, or family concerns that are affecting well-being and performance

If a student is enrolled in your course but hasn’t attended class or engaged in GFD online activity, submit an alert. Student employee supervisors and other non-faculty are invited to submit alerts with concerns for the reasons above. We trust those submitting an alert have attempted to make contact, and either have not been able to connect with the student or believe additional outreach is needed.

The Student Support Network will assign a case manager to follow up with students. Case managers will do our best to give updates to faculty and employees who submit alerts or provide feedback. You are welcome to contact Jere Witherspoon (jwithers@georgefox.edu) or me to inquire about the status of a student.

This Fox360 Quick Guide provides a visual overview of the Fox360 system; more details about using Fox360 are available in this Google Doc.

If you have questions or would like more information regarding Fox360, contact Rick Muthiah at 503-554-2314 or rmuthiah@georgefox.edu.

Ping Pong Club starts up again this Wednesday

Sunday, January 22nd, 2023

The Ping Pong Club is starting up again this semester, and all staff and students are invited to come play and have fun.

Every week, the Ping Pong Club sets up some tables in the Hadlock Student Center’s gym. We provide paddles and balls, but you are also welcome to bring your own. Similar to Ultimate Frisbee, there are no costs or obligations to participate; all skill levels are welcome.

We meet every Wednesday, including this week, in Hadlock from 5:15 to 6:25 p.m.

Please email nredmanbrown20@georgefox.edu or ewelborn21@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Join the Fencing Club in Hadlock’s fitness studio today

Thursday, January 19th, 2023

Looking to blow off some steam? Join the Fencing Club today (Friday) from 5 to 6 p.m. in Hadlock’s large fitness studio. All are welcome.

We’ll be teaching disengages, and our game of the day is tribal warfare. See you there!

If you have any questions, reach out to the club’s vice president, Shianna Deck-Ugelstad (sdeckugelstad@georgefox.edu).

Maker Hub’s ‘Tool Tip Friday’: Turnstiles

Thursday, January 19th, 2023

Don’t confuse the Maker Hub with Hadlock when you check out the Hub’s new turnstiles! Everyone is now expected to scan their George Fox ID when entering and exiting through the turnstiles.

The turnstile installation is a part of the Maker Hub’s data collection initiative. Data collected from the turnstiles will help us acquire funding for new equipment and develop the space. This will also help track usage trends to better serve our current user base and inform our marketing efforts.

Compliance with the turnstiles benefits everyone because it creates more opportunities for further development of the Maker Hub. For more information, check out the Maker Hub’s Wiki Page.

If you have any questions or would like to get connected, please email makerhub@georgefox.edu.

Pick up your January birthday treat today

Thursday, January 19th, 2023

The Office of the Provost would like to wish you a very Happy Birthday!

If your birthday falls in January, we would like to celebrate you. Please stop by the Academic Affairs Office on Friday, Jan. 20, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. for a sweet treat and a surprise. (Allergen-free options are available). We’re located on the second floor of Hoover in Suite 230.

Portland Center employees may pick up their birthday treats at the front desk.

Make wintertime crafts with the Arts & Crafts Club tomorrow

Thursday, January 19th, 2023

Come join the Arts & Crafts Club tomorrow (Saturday) from 3 to 6 p.m. in Hoover 203 to enjoy hot cocoa, fireplace ambiance and music, all while crafting mug cozies, paper snowflakes and magazine Christmas trees. We hope to see you there!

If you want to know more about the Arts & Crafts Club, contact Laura Conover (lconover19@georgefox.edu).