Check out deals at Columbia Sportswear Employee Store Nov. 5-28

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

George Fox employees are invited to shop the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store from Nov. 5 to Nov. 28!

What the employee store has to offer:   

  • All the latest product from the Columbia Sportswear Company family (SOREL, Mountain Hardwear, prAna, and Columbia Sportswear)
  • Items are marked with employee pricing (up to 50 percent off regular retail pricing)

What to bring to access the store:

  • This invitation: Click here (printed or shown on mobile phone)
  • Work/organization ID (business card, badge, pay stub, signature of work email, uniform, membership card, etc.)
  • Personal photo ID
  • This invite is valid for you and four guests (you must be present)
  • This invite grants store access only (offer not valid online)

Questions? Contact Sara Reamy (sreamy@georgefox.edu).

Donate hats and gloves at volleyball match Friday

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Help the volleyball team assist our community by donating new or gently used hats and gloves at our home match at 7 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 29, against Willamette.

We are seeking donations for ages 0-18. The drive is being done in partnership with Safe Families for Children, a faith-based community services movement that serves vulnerable, isolated families in crisis.

Email Kassandra Staton at kstaton20@georgefox.edu if you have any questions.

Pick up your October birthday treat tomorrow or Friday

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

The Office of the Provost would like to wish you a very happy birthday! If you have a birthday in October, please stop by the academic affairs office on the second floor of Hoover tomorrow (Thursday) or Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to pick up your birthday treat.

Portland Center employees may pick up their treat at the front desk. Questions? Contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu.

Join Contemplative Worship tomorrow morning

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Join us for Contemplative Worship after the manner of Friends tomorrow (Thursday) from 11 to 11:30 a.m. in Hoover 104. Spiritual life credit is available for students, and all are welcome.

For more information, contact Paul Anderson (panderso@georgefox.edu).

More than $2,000 in prizes up for grabs at ‘Rocktoberfest’ Friday

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

We are giving away more than $2,000 worth of door prizes and awards at the Rocktoberfest Climbing Competition this Friday, Oct. 29! All students and employees are welcome to participate, and many of these prizes are randomly chosen as door prizes from among all the competitors (not just awards for the top climbers).

The cost of the competition is $10, which covers the cost of a T-shirt for each competitor. However, there are five spots available for students that need financial assistance. Please register for a time slot by going here. If you would like to request one of the sponsored slots, please contact Moriah Clock at mclock20@georgefox.edu.

We are thankful for our many generous donors and sponsors, including the following: Black Diamond, Metolius, The Circuit Bouldering Gym, Planet Granite, Deuter, Friction Labs, College Outside, Entre Prises USA, Chapters Coffee, Miss Hannah’s Gourmet Popcorn, and the Grocery Outlet.

If you have any questions, contact AJ Heil at aheil@georgefox.edu.

Wellness Wednesdays: Rest. Recover. Restore.

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Today we focus on restoration. How do we restore from prolonged stress, illness, negativity, conflict, burnout, depressed mood, fatigue? God wants to give us the strength and peace that nothing else can provide for us. Today we invite you to receive God’s promises of restoration by contemplating Psalm 23:1-6 and these resources.

Be encouraged. You are already blessed.

Questions? Contact HR at hr@georgefox.edu.

Transportation shuttle available for holidays and semester break

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

George Fox is once again partnering with Hillsboro Airporter to provide a shuttle service to Portland International Airport for the semester break.

Students will be expected to work directly with Hillsboro Airporter to reserve their spot. If you make your reservations with others more than 24 hours in advance, Hillsboro Airporter can group you together. Go here to reserve your spot.

Hillsboro Airporter accepts cash or credit card for payment. Parents can call Hillsboro Airporter with their credit card information to pay for their student’s fare. The company offers 24/7 service.

Questions? Contact the Office of Student Life (jwitherspoon@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2316).

Help marketing students by taking our survey

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Please take our survey on customizable backpacks to help us with a marketing project!

If you have questions, contact Anna Parrott at aparrott18@georgefox.edu. Thank you!

Disclaimer:
These surveys are student generated and are not to be associated with any official research conducted by faculty and staff at George Fox University. Any views or opinions presented in these surveys are solely those of the students and do not represent those of George Fox University. The distribution of these surveys is a service provided to George Fox University students as they prepare their research required by the curriculum. Students are required to have department approval. Any questions about these surveys should be directed to the students associated with the survey in question.

Don’t forget to sign up for this Saturday’s ‘Glow Climb Night’

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Join University Recreation for a glow-in-the-dark, after-hours rock-climbing night on Saturday, Oct. 30, to try out all the new competition routes that debuted on Friday, the day before. We’ll be going from 9 to 11 p.m.

We’ll have glow sticks, black lights, and offer a fun lounge where you can hang out and play games with friends and the George Fox Climbing Club. All George Fox students and employees are invited to attend. The event is free for all.

Be sure to wear your “Rocktoberfest” competition T-shirt if you want to glow! Sign up for a one-hour session to climb and/or just hang out with us at the climbing wall.

Details and registration can be found here. Have questions? Contact Julia Bedell at jbedell20@georgefox.edu.

Have an October birthday? Pick up a treat Thursday or Friday

Monday, October 25th, 2021

The Office of the Provost would like to wish you a very happy birthday! If you have a birthday in October, please stop by the academic affairs office on the second floor of Hoover Thursday, Oct. 28, or Friday, Oct. 29, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to pick up your birthday treat.

Portland Center employees may pick up their treat at the front desk. Questions? Contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu.

HR: Workplace Safety Reminder

Monday, October 25th, 2021

You play a vital role in creating a safe work environment at George Fox. Reporting workplace hazards, incidents or injuries is a crucial occupational safety requirement. If you are injured on the job or observe a workplace hazard, please contact your supervisor immediately. Your supervisor will provide necessary assistance and documentation.

All workplace incidents and related documentation must be turned into Human Resources within 24 hours. Please refer to our safety resources online, and if you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Aga Luptak at aluptak@georgefox.edu and Kim Knoernschild at kknoernschild@georgefox.edu. We are here to provide support.

Survey: Self-defense Product

Monday, October 25th, 2021

We are gathering information based on the desire for self-defense products in today’s society. When you have time, please fill out this survey to assist our marketing project for crafting the Guardian Self Defense Keychain.

Your feedback is highly regarded and contributes to the design of our product. Thank you!

Contact Eryka Naploeon (enapoleon20@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Disclaimer:
These surveys are student generated and are not to be associated with any official research conducted by faculty and staff at George Fox University. Any views or opinions presented in these surveys are solely those of the students and do not represent those of George Fox University. The distribution of these surveys is a service provided to George Fox University students as they prepare their research required by the curriculum. Students are required to have department approval. Any questions about these surveys should be directed to the students associated with the survey in question.

Join BIPOC climb event tonight in Hadlock

Monday, October 25th, 2021

University Recreation is hosting BIPOC climb nights and women’s climb nights at the Hadlock Student Center throughout the fall semester. The next BIPOC climb night is tonight (Tuesday) from 7 to 10 p.m.

The BIPOC climb nights are for any members of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community and allies! Join us for climbing, community, conversation, and fun. Everyone is invited! After tonight, our next climb night will be Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 7 to 10 p.m.

If you have questions about the BIPOC Climb Nights, please email Austin Shirazi at ashirazi17@georgefox.edu.

Survey: Travel App

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Our group is designing a travel app for our Principles of Marketing 260 final project. In contrast with traditional travel websites, we are looking to create a convenient and fun app environment where users can quickly look through local experiences and find “hidden gems” to visit.

Whether it’s restaurants, viewpoints or historical locations, we are looking to create a comprehensive database of quality experiences for our users. Please fill out this survey to help us understand our audience’s preferences and needs.

Thank you! Contact Anika Perry (perrya20@georgefox.edu) with questions.

Disclaimer:
These surveys are student generated and are not to be associated with any official research conducted by faculty and staff at George Fox University. Any views or opinions presented in these surveys are solely those of the students and do not represent those of George Fox University. The distribution of these surveys is a service provided to George Fox University students as they prepare their research required by the curriculum. Students are required to have department approval. Any questions about these surveys should be directed to the students associated with the survey in question.

Join fun of Maker Hub’s ‘Spooky Soiree’ this Saturday

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Join us for our “Spooky Soiree” in the Maker Hub from 7 to 10 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 30! It will be a fun evening of activities, including pumpkin laser cutting, pumpkin painting, festival games, and a photo booth!

Come dressed in your best costume to compete in a costume competition with a university-renowned panel of judges that you all know and love. Costume contest judging is from 8 to 9 p.m., followed by a dance party.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Students, employees and families are welcome.

Questions? Contact Emily Erickson at eerickson18@georgefox.edu.

Join in chapel services this week

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Please join us in Bauman Auditorium this week for a time of worship in chapel! Today (Tuesday) at 10:50 a.m., President Robin Baker will be preaching on discipleship. Tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7 p.m., we are hosting Worship Artist Jahana McCoy and her band as we spend the entire chapel time in musical worship.

We hope to see you there!

Questions? Contact Jamie Johnson at Jamiej@georgefox.edu.

Come to the Third Culture Club panel discussion this Friday

Monday, October 25th, 2021

What’s a TCK? “Third Culture Kids” are individuals with a mixed cultural identity influenced by their parents’ culture and the culture(s) in which they were raised. Some specific examples include: minoritized individuals, bicultural/biracial, first- and second-generation immigrants, someone who lived outside their parents’ passport country, or anyone that’s culturally confused.

We are hosting a panel to highlight the differences in life experiences that exist here on campus, and to talk about navigating cultural nuances in one’s identity.

This event is open to all students and employees, so please join us at 7 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 29, in Hoover 105!

Questions? Contact Joshua Zimmer at jzimmer20@georgefox.edu.

Sign up for a discounted massage from a DPT student on Nov. 5

Sunday, October 24th, 2021

Do you have stress, aches, pains, or just want to feel relaxed? Come by to get a massage from a doctor of physical therapy student and receive free stress management advice!

Our mission is to improve our community’s health by offering discounted massages to students ($15), employees and community members ($20). We are offering a 25-minute massage on Friday, Nov. 5, from 8 to 11 a.m. in the new Medical Sciences Building (448 Werth Blvd., in Newberg).

We will be taking all the current precautions related to the delivery of healthcare during COVID-19. All proceeds will help fund our medical service trip to Uganda. Donations are also welcome. You can register here.

Questions? Contact Desiray Anderson (danderson20@georgefox.edu).

Update on Friday “Gunshots Reported” Incident

Saturday, October 23rd, 2021

Friday’s Newberg campus lockdown was prompted by a “highly intoxicated” man firing shots into the air at his home near the Chehalem Aquatic Center. Newberg-Dundee Police Chief Jeff Kosmicki told media that police responded to a possible shooting in the 1800 block of Orchard Drive.

Witnesses told police a man came out of a residence and fired several shots in the air, but they lost sight of him. Officers were able to reach the suspect by phone, police said, but he appeared to be intoxicated and refused to come out of the residence.

Based on the circumstances, police said they left the area and shut down the street to all cars and pedestrians as they attempted to deescalate the situation. 

The incident lasted more than two hours before it was resolved. 

If you are feeling a need to talk to someone, please reach out to a faculty or staff member, university pastor, or our Health and Counseling Center. We offer free confidential counseling sessions for our students. Just send an email to set up a private appointment.

Sign up for ‘Glow Climb Night’ at Hadlock Oct. 30

Friday, October 22nd, 2021

Join University Recreation for a glow-in-the-dark, after-hours rock-climbing night on Saturday, Oct. 30, to try out all the new competition routes that debuted on Friday, the day before. We’ll be going from 9 to 11 p.m.

We’ll have glow sticks, black lights, and offer a fun lounge where you can hang out and play games with friends and the George Fox Climbing Club. All George Fox students and employees are invited to attend!

Be sure to wear your “Rocktoberfest” competition T-shirt if you want to glow! Sign up for a one-hour session to climb and/or just hang out with us at the climbing wall.

Details and registration can be found here. Have questions? Contact Julia Bedell at jbedell20@georgefox.edu.