Learn to make hanging baskets tomorrow in the Thomas Center

Monday, May 16th, 2022

The hanging basket event is back! Learn to make those gorgeous hanging baskets that grace our George Fox quad area. You will learn this valuable lesson on how these beauties are assembled and help us in plant services in the process.

Please join us at the Thomas Center tomorrow (Wednesday) starting at 9 a.m. and lasting approximately three hours. You are welcome to join in the class at any time. See you then!

Questions? Contact Dixie Downey at ddowney@georgefox.edu.

Mark your calendars for farewell event for Jamie Noling-Auth on May 25

Sunday, May 15th, 2022

With mixed emotions, the student life office invites you to a celebration and farewell to Jamie Noling-Auth. Please come to an open house on Wednesday, May 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Stevens Center Atrium.

A special program will take place at 3 p.m., and refreshments will be provided!

Please contact Jere Witherspoon (jwitherspoon@georgefox.edu) in student life if you have any questions.

‘Finding balance with technology’ webinar available for viewing tomorrow

Sunday, May 15th, 2022

Learn about the role screens play in your overall health – how digital life affects your physical, mental and social well-being.

During an online webinar tomorrow (Tuesday), the Providence health coaching team will provide tips to help you manage your tech use and achieve a balance that feels right for you. The session runs from noon to 1:15 p.m. You can register here.

Questions? Contact Aga Luptak at aluptak@georgefox.edu.

Faculty: Share your published books

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Faculty, have you published a book in 2021 or 2022, or do you plan to have a book published in the next few months? If so, we want to know about it and share it with readers of the George Fox Journal. Please fill out this form, which should take about one minute.

Questions? Contact Journal editor Jeremy Lloyd at jlloyd@georgefox.edu.

Making an office move? Be aware of the process to make it happen

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

A reminder to the community: If you or someone in your department wishes to move to another office location, there’s a process for that! All potential office moves must start with a discussion, outlined on this web page.

The relocation process ensures that your location is updated with several departments, including Information Services, IT, Mail Services and Plant Services.

If you have a new employee starting work, please fill out the Relocation Form and specify their starting date so that our records can be updated. Both the Newberg campus and the Portland Center need to follow this process. Thank you!

Questions? Contact Dixie Downey at ddowney@georgefox.edu.

Don’t forget to return your faculty rental regalia

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Don’t forget to return your rental regalia to the Bruin Store. We’re open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, all summer, for your convenience.

Questions? Contact Laura King at lking@georgefox.edu.

Today is last day to pick up your birthday treat

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

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

If you have a birthday in May or June, please stop by the academic affairs office on the second floor of Hoover (HVR 230) today (Friday) for a slice of birthday cake!

Portland Center employees may pick up a cupcake at the front desk! Contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Free Zumba class is part of PT’s Health and Wellness Week

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

Most people do not meet the CDC’s recommended minimum weekly aerobic fitness guidelines for maintaining or improving health. A strategy to increase your aerobic fitness is to find activities that are fun while providing a workout.

Zumba is one way to do this. Zumba is a fitness class that consists of different dance moves. If you would like to try this free class, scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu.

The class is part of the College of Physical Therapy’s Health and Wellness Week (May 16-21). Learn about this Zumba class and more on the event website.

IT Service Desk closed from noon to 1 p.m. this summer

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

The IT Service Desk will be closed from noon to 1 p.m. this summer through Friday, Aug. 5. Please plan to visit or call us between 8 a.m. and noon or from 1 to 5 p.m. to receive assistance, ask questions, or pick up/drop off equipment. Please do not drop off equipment when our office is closed.

You can always email your questions or requests to servicedesk@georgefox.edu.

Sign up for free yoga course during PT’s Health and Wellness Week

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

Yoga can be a great way to increase strength and improve flexibility. Research has also demonstrated positive improvements in lowering blood pressure.

The College of Physical Therapy will be providing a yoga course as part of its Health and Wellness Week at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, in the Medical Sciences Building (448 N. Werth Blvd., in Newberg). In this class you will perform a variety of yoga exercises and learn how easy it is to do at home.

To sign up, email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu.

Have a May or June birthday? Enjoy a slice of cake today or tomorrow

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

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

If you have a birthday in May or June, please stop by the academic affairs office on the second floor of Hoover (HVR 230) today (Thursday) or tomorrow for a slice of birthday cake!

Portland Center employees may pick up a cupcake at the front desk! Contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Bon Appetit and Bridge Cafe are closed tomorrow

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

Bon Appetit and the Bridge Cafe will be closed tomorrow (Friday). We look forward to seeing you again on Monday morning serving coffee, smoothies, pastries, sandwiches, salads and more.

Questions? Contact Jason Rosvall at jrosvall@georgefox.edu.

Join today’s online ‘In the Kitchen with Jamie’ session

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Join Providence’s registered dietitian, Jamie Libera, as she talks about in-season fruits and vegetables and the spices of life. She will present today (Wednesday) at noon online. Reserve your spot here.

Learn about the benefits of choosing fresh produce and get new flavor combination ideas that pack a punch of goodness without the sodium.

Questions? Contact Aga Luptak at aluptak@georgefox.edu.

Wellness Wednesdays: Home Ownership

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Our financial wellness theme continues this month. This week, we are sharing helpful resources about home ownership, including buying, selling and refinancing, as well as free financial advice and online tools.

Be well.

– HR

Learn how to strength train at home

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Performing strength training exercises helps to maintain function and reduce the risk of injury. It is recommended that we strength train at least two days a week. However, only about 20% of people meet this recommendation.

In a free 30-minute course offered through the College of Physical Therapy, you can learn how to strength train at home without owning specific gym equipment. Get all the details here.

Interested? Email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu to participate.

Join healthcare workers summit via Zoom on June 10

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Healthcare workers are burned out and leaving their noble work – and the suicide rate in this demographic is alarming and a longstanding problem. We need to take care of our healthcare workers so they can take care of us! Let’s start healing together.

We in the Interprofessional Primary Care Institute invite you to join us for a continuing medical education course (CME), “Healthcare Worker Wellness Summit: From Demoralization to Remoralization in OUR Work,” via Zoom from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 10.

You will receive CME and strength through sharing stories and learning skills to bring back joy in our healthcare work.

For more information and the registration link, go here.

All invited to art and design faculty candidate’s presentations this week

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

The Department of Art & Design invites you to attend a research presentation by faculty candidate Justin Barker. He will share some of his research in the field of graphic design tomorrow (Thursday) at 1:30 p.m. and give a teaching demo on graphic design skills on Friday, May 13, from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Both presentations will be held in Hoover 103.

Contact Rachel Davis at racheld@georgefox.edu with any questions.

All invited to PT’s Health and Wellness Week May 16-21

Monday, May 9th, 2022

The College of Physical Therapy’s Health and Wellness Week is next week! All events are free and open to the George Fox community, family and friends.

Details about each event can be found here. Email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu to sign up for an event.

Sample Mediterranean dishes for free this Monday night

Monday, May 9th, 2022

You have less than a week to sign up for the free Mediterranean diet taster and educational session, hosted by the College of Physical Therapy. Join us at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 16, at the Medical Sciences Building, 448 N. Werth Bvld., in Newberg.

Sample five dishes and learn how this diet may reduce the risk of heart disease and other chronic illnesses. This event is one of several free offerings during our Health and Wellness Week.

To sign up, email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu.

Finance office: Last call for deposits

Monday, May 9th, 2022

If your contract ends soon and/or you will not be on campus through the summer, please bring over any cash or checks before you leave.

Please look around your desks and file cabinets to see if there are any lingering items that need to be deposited. Checks dated prior to June 30, 2022, must be deposited in the current fiscal year.

If you should have any questions about deposits, please contact Heather Groenlund at ext. 2173. Thank you and have a great summer!