Bruin Store hosts online flash sale today only

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

It’s time for a long overdue one-day flash sale at the Bruin Store! Today (Wednesday) only, get 25 percent off of your online order, including clothing, accessories, gifts, and collectibles. Use promo code MAYFLASH at georgefoxshop.com.

Note: Sale is online only, and exclusions apply. Questions? Contact Paige Jacobs at pjacobs@georgefox.edu.

Please turn in deposits before you leave campus

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

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, 2020, must be deposited in the current fiscal year.

If you have any questions about deposits, please contact Heather Groenlund at 503-554-2173. Thank you and have a great summer!

Hadlock continues to offer virtual group fitness classes

Monday, May 11th, 2020

The Hadlock Student Center is continuing to offer a few virtual group fitness classes throughout the month of May (Yoga and Body Tone). 

These classes will be taught by our own instructors, whom you already know and love. To see the full schedule or to sign up, go to imleagues.com!

Questions? Contact Rob Simpson at simpsonr@georgefox.edu.

Finance: Be aware of requisitions guidelines

Sunday, May 10th, 2020

Please be aware of these items relating to requisitions:

  • If you are entering a requisition to receive pre-approval to use your George Fox Visa, you need to enter US Bank as the supplier. Their supplier ID is 80002684. Once you receive the corresponding PO, you may complete the purchase with your George Fox Visa. These charges then need to be submitted on your monthly Concur report.
  • Please make sure you enter in information in the Requester’s Justification field on all requisitions. This is what needs to be provided: what it is, how it’s used, and why it is critical to university operations. If it is grant related, provide an explanation of the grant and that it is in the budget. If you do not include this information your requisition will be denied. 
  • Please make sure you Check Budget on each requisition entered. If you do not click on Check Budget, the requisition cannot be processed.
  • If you receive an email stating that your requisition is denied, you need to click on the link and then open up the approver’s comments. There you will see why your requisition was denied. Make the necessary corrections on the requisition and then resubmit the requisition for approval.

Questions? Contact Matt Hammar at mhammar@georgefox.edu.

Please review updated purchasing policy

Sunday, May 10th, 2020

Please take a few moments to read the updated purchasing policy on this Finance webpage. This policy goes into effect tomorrow (Tuesday, May 12).

Please contact Matt Hammar (mhammar@georgefox.edu) or Kathi Becker (kbecker@georgefox.edu) with questions.

Share your COVID-19 story with future generations

Sunday, May 10th, 2020

If you could teach someone about COVID-19 and the quarantine 100 years from now, what would you share? What records and artifacts would you give them to learn from? In 100 years where would historians find these records?

We in archives invite George Fox students and employees to share your COVID-19 story with this submission form. How has this pandemic impacted your life? What has this experience been like for you? Sharing your experiences now will help people in the future understand what life was like during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you have any questions, contact Rachel Thomas at rthomas@georgefox.edu.

Plant Services: Please be aware of office hours

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

With this summer being so unusual, you may wonder about service hours in Plant Services. Our operations are occurring from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., but our office hours are from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, please direct them during office hours. Thank you!

Archive your COVID-19 story for future generations

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

If you could teach someone about COVID-19 and the quarantine 100 years from now, what would you share? What records and artifacts would you give them to learn from? In 100 years where would historians find these records?

We in archives invite George Fox students and employees to share your COVID-19 story with this submission form. How has this pandemic impacted your life? What has this experience been like for you? Sharing your experiences now will help people in the future understand what life was like during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you have any questions, contact Rachel Thomas at rthomas@georgefox.edu.

Spring edition of ‘The Wineskin’ is now online

Monday, May 4th, 2020

The spring edition of The Wineskin literary and art journal is now online! 

The Wineskin is a student-run publication showcasing the writing and art of George Fox students. Published once a semester, the magazine includes poetry, prose, photography, illustration and digital media.

Visit the thewineskin.com to read the art and writing of students and their commentary on peace during a chaotic time. Click this link to read! 

Be sure to turn in deposits before you leave campus

Monday, May 4th, 2020

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, 2020, must be deposited in the current fiscal year.

If you have any questions about deposits, please contact Heather Groenlund at 503-554-2173. Thank you and have a great summer!

Join virtual commencement ceremony today

Friday, May 1st, 2020

In order to mark the day we originally scheduled undergraduate commencement, we have created a virtual event for graduates, their families and friends to enjoy from wherever they are currently living at a time that is convenient.

After 8 a.m. today (Saturday), a virtual ceremony can be viewed. Visit this page for the link to watch the event, as well as links to a special commissioning message from University Pastor Jamie Noling-Auth and a special “Get to Know the Class of 2020” feature.

The virtual commencement ceremony features separate captioned versions in English, Spanish and Mandarin. This service is available on your desktop computer or mobile device.

Congratulations, graduates!

All invited to virtual commencement ceremony tomorrow

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

In order to mark the day we originally scheduled undergraduate commencement, we have created a virtual event for graduates, their families and friends to enjoy from wherever they are currently living at a time that is convenient.

After 8 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday, May 2), a virtual ceremony can be viewed in the on-demand section at this link. There are separate captioned versions available as well (English, Spanish and Mandarin). This service is available on your desktop computer or mobile device.

Congratulations, graduates!

Please bring in your deposits before you leave campus

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

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, 2020, must be deposited in the current fiscal year.

If you have any questions about deposits, please contact Heather Groenlund at 503-554-2173. Thank you and have a great summer!

Info on purchasing moving forward

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Thank you to all who have curtailed spending for nonessential items. In our continuing effort toward being good stewards of George Fox resources, we will now require that all purchases be approved in advance.

The PeopleSoft Purchasing system is the vehicle that we will be using for all purchases moving forward (including Visa transactions). Generated purchase requests will be converted into PO’s, and the approved PO will be sent to you electronically so that you will be able to complete the purchase.  If you are requesting a purchase that uses your George Fox Visa card, the vendor selected would be “USBank.”

An email was sent to all PeopleSoft users on April 16, 2020, with instructions/tutorial on creating purchase requests. We know that there will be some who haven’t generated purchase requests or haven’t done so for some time – not to worry! We will be available to give all the assistance that you need, including one-on-one training either over the phone, via email, in person or on Zoom.

Please call or email either Kathi Becker (kbecker@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2166) or Matt Hammar (mhammar@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2008) if you have questions.

Support sociology seniors with today’s Zoom event

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Please come and support our sociology seniors as they present their research via Zoom today (Thursday) from 3 to 5 p.m. Click here to join the meeting. You can join any session that interests you.

Here is the schedule for the afternoon:

  • 3-3:20 p.m.: Jiayu (Shirley) Xiao, “The Relationship Between Family Support and Mental Health of the Elderly in Newberg, Oregon”
  • 3:20-3:40 p.m.: Justin Trimble, “The Affinity Between George Fox Football Athletes and Career Choice in Law Enforcement”
  • 3:40-4 p.m.: Julia Sutter, “Does George Fox University Provide Enough Support for Students with Disabilities?”
  • 4-4:20 p.m.: Kameron Olsen, “Religious Affiliation and Environmental Concern: Evidence from the 2018 General Social Survey”
  • 4:20-4:40 p.m: Shawn Durham, “Immigration Rhetoric and Policy: Content Analysis of Presidential Speeches from Clinton to Trump”

Questions? Contact Young-IL Kim at ykim@georgefox.edu.

Join in watching virtual commencement ceremony Saturday

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

In order to mark the day we originally scheduled undergraduate commencement, we have created a virtual event for graduates, their families and friends to enjoy from wherever they are currently living at a time that is convenient.

After 8 a.m. this Saturday, May 2, a virtual ceremony can be viewed in the on-demand section at this link. There are separate captioned versions available as well (English, Spanish and Mandarin). This service is available on your desktop computer or mobile device.

Congratulations, graduates!

Compete in May fitness challenge

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

The Hadlock Student Center intramurals program is hosting a running, cycling and walking/hiking challenge during the month of May. The individuals who log the most minutes for the entire month (there will be three separate groups) will win the respective championship. Depending on the number of sign-ups, we may have separate categories for students and faculty/staff.

Whether you run, ride or walk/hike really fast, or you’re just getting out for some exercise and cruising, the winners will be determined not by speed but by the total number of minutes for the entire month of May.

For more information and to sign up, go to imleagues.com. Questions? Email studentcenter@georgefox.edu.

Last issue of ‘The Crescent’ released today

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

The student newspaper is releasing its final issue for the semester! The Crescent’s latest articles can be read at gfucrescent.com today (Wednesday) beginning at noon.

Thank you all for an incredible year! Please continue to stay safe and informed.

Planning underway to safely open campus in fall

Monday, April 27th, 2020

George Fox is planning for students to return to dorms and classrooms on campus for the fall semester. We are committed to finding a way to provide the in-person campus experience that is invaluable to helping our students find their calling.

We will do so thoughtfully and within the mandates from the governor’s office, but we will do everything in our power to offer our students in-person teaching rather than only remote delivery this fall. Teams of George Fox employees are developing plans – in concert with the governor’s office and public health guidance – for the return to campus.

If you have questions, contact your VP or the university provost.

Support sociology seniors with Thursday’s Zoom event

Monday, April 27th, 2020

Please come and support our sociology seniors as they present their research via Zoom this Thursday, April 30, from 3 to 5 p.m. Click here to join the meeting. You can join any session that interests you.

Here is the schedule for the afternoon:

  • 3-3:20 p.m.: Jiayu (Shirley) Xiao, “The Relationship Between Family Support and Mental Health of the Elderly in Newberg, Oregon”
  • 3:20-3:40 p.m.: Justin Trimble, “The Affinity Between George Fox Football Athletes and Career Choice in Law Enforcement”
  • 3:40-4 p.m.: Julia Sutter, “Does George Fox University Provide Enough Support for Students with Disabilities?”
  • 4-4:20 p.m.: Kameron Olsen, “Religious Affiliation and Environmental Concern: Evidence from the 2018 General Social Survey”
  • 4:20-4:40 p.m: Shawn Durham, “Immigration Rhetoric and Policy: Content Analysis of Presidential Speeches from Clinton to Trump”

Questions? Contact Young-IL Kim at ykim@georgefox.edu.