Reminder about required Title IX course for all students

Monday, September 20th, 2021

George Fox is using Vector Solutions/Safe Colleges to deliver the required Title IX education course. Students should have received an email in August from Jere Witherspoon in student life with detailed instructions regarding the course. If you did not receive it, please contact Jere to receive this information. She will send you an email with detailed information.

The deadline for completing the course has passed. However, if you haven’t taken it, you are still responsible to do so. You can make arrangements with Jere for an extension.

More information about Title IX can be found here. If you have questions, please contact Jere for more information at

Contemplative Worship meets Thursday in Hoover 104

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Contemplative worship (sometimes called Communion After the Manner of Friends) will be held from 11:05 to 11:35 a.m. this Thursday, Sept. 23, in Hoover 104.

Worship this week will explore an imaginary dialogue with Christ as an opening into attentive waiting upon the Lord in silence. All are welcome, and elective chapel credit is available.

If you have any questions, you can email Paul Anderson at

Chapel schedule this week

Monday, September 20th, 2021

We are excited for another week of worship with you! This week we will again have Pastor-in-Residence Gaby Viesca preaching on Tuesday morning. We will meet in Bauman at 10:50 a.m. All are welcome!

Vespers (Wednesday evening chapel) is digital and will be released by 7 p.m. on Wednesday night. That means we will NOT be meeting in person this week on Wednesday evening.

Questions? Email

Library Faculty Workshop begins today

Monday, September 20th, 2021

The Library Faculty Workshop series kicks off on Zoom today (Tuesday) at 11 a.m. Join librarian Kate Wimer as she reviews how to find and access library materials efficiently and strategically, to save time for you and your students.

All library workshops this fall will be online and recorded for later viewing. You can go here to learn more and get the online links.

Questions? Contact Kate Wimer (

All are invited to audition for Fox Got Talent on Thursday

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Auditions for Fox Got Talent will be held Thursday, Sept. 23, in Bauman Auditorium between 7 and 9 p.m.

All talents of all ages (students and employees!) are welcome and encouraged to participate. We’re looking for jugglers, magicians, contortionists, impressionists, singers, sword swallowers, speedy Rubik’s Cube solvers, or whatever you do best.

Fill out this form to audition for a chance to compete for a $500 cash prize!

If you have questions, contact Student Activities (

Work with servant engineering team on physical limitations project

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Are you interested in working with a group of engineering students to help them better understand living with physical limitations? If so, we would love to work together!

Our focus as a servant engineering team is to better understand the challenges of living with physical limitations, in an effort to design and produce a prototype device to aid in everyday life activities! The limitation can be small or large; our goal is to learn more about all aspects of adaptive and assistive devices.

If you are interested, or if you know somebody who would be, please fill out this form.

Questions? Contact William Anderson at

Come say farewell to Mitzi Martinez this afternoon

Sunday, September 19th, 2021

The student life office invites you to celebrate and say farewell to our wonderful colleague, Mitzi Martinez, at an open house today (Monday) from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Intercultural Resource Center.

Please contact Liz Simmons ( if you have any questions.

Concrete trucks scheduled to use Fulton Street this week

Sunday, September 19th, 2021

On Tuesday, Sept. 21, and Thursday, Sept. 23, Fulton Street traffic will be impacted by large concrete trucks waiting to offload at the Friendsview construction site.

The work will begin at 3 a.m. and continue all day. The trucks will be lining up on Fulton Street to enter and exit onto Center Street into the Friendsview complex. Traffic is advised to use another route, if possible.

If you have any questions, contact Dixie Downey (

Final call for stationery orders

Sunday, September 19th, 2021

This is the final call to order university stationery for the large fall order. The collective order helps keep costs low – the higher the volume, the lower the cost. Consequently, it is most economical to overestimate needs and store a small surplus.

Orders can be placed on the marketing communications website and will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 24.

Continue to purchase all non-departmental stationery (including “second-sheet letterhead”) through the university’s Office of Mail Services.

Questions? Email Jamison Loop at

Save the Date: Hadlock sale is set for Oct. 1

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

University Recreation is hosting its annual “Gearage Sale” on Friday, Oct. 1, from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Hadlock Student Center.

Students and employees are eligible for great deals on outdoor and sporting equipment, including but not limited to the following: rock-climbing shoes, sleeping pads, sleeping bags, backpacking backpacks, water filters, camp stoves, paddleboards, and more!

Save the date in your calendar! You won’t want to miss the sale! Contact AJ Heil ( with any questions.

Free rock-climbing classes offered in Hadlock

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

Want to learn how to belay or climb the top rope-climbing wall at Hadlock? We have classes every day, Monday through Friday, at 7 p.m.!

The classes are completely free to students, employees and members. Please register by going here.

Have questions? Please email Austin Shirazi at

BIPOC and women’s climb nights scheduled in Hadlock

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

University Recreation is hosting BIPOC climb nights and women’s climb nights at the Hadlock Student Center throughout the fall semester. Three of each climb night will be happening, and no registration is necessary. Please note these dates in your calendar!

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!

Dates for BIPOC Climb Nights:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 28 (7-10 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 26 (7-10 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 16 (7-10 p.m.)

If you have questions about the BIPOC Climb Nights, please email Austin Shirazi at

Women’s climb nights are for anyone who identifies as female to come and climb in a fun, safe, supportive environment. Please note that the climbing wall will be closed during this time to other users.

Dates for Women’s Climb Nights:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 22 (7-10 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 20 (7-10 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 24 (7-10 p.m.)

For information on the Women’s Climb Nights, please contact Moriah Clock at

Extra credit opportunity for your students: APA 7th Edition Workshop

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

On Thursday, Sept. 30, psychology professor Sue O’Donnell will be hosting her annual APA workshop for students.

If you would like your students to get extra credit for attending the workshop, please email Hannah Jackson (

Murdock Library: Faculty office courier

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

The library is pleased to deliver library materials to faculty offices on the Newberg campus!

All library materials must be signed for by the the faculty member or persons authorized to sign. Please fill out a campus courier request form if you are interested.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Cameron at or ext. 2422.

Join the ‘Mysteries of Murdock’ tonight

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

Undergraduate students, you are cordially invited to be our guest for an evening of mystery and fun at the Murdock Library. Along the way, you’ll be introduced to tools and services that will help equip you to excel as a student and scholar (and you might also meet Bigfoot).

Complete our quest, explore the library, and earn entries in our prize raffle for hammocks, a disc golf set, a parks pass, and more. Come if you dare … the mystery begins at 6 p.m. tonight (Friday).

Questions? Contact Kate Wimer at

Wish Mitzi Martinez well at open house Monday

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

The student life office invites you to celebrate and say farewell to our wonderful colleague, Mitzi Martinez, at an open house on Monday, Sept. 20, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Intercultural Resource Center.

Please contact Liz Simmons ( if you have any questions.

Come say farewell to Liz Simmons on Tuesday

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

The student life office invites you to celebrate and say farewell to our wonderful colleague, Liz Simmons, at an open house on Tuesday, Sept. 21, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the student life office in the Hadlock Student Center. There will be a time of sharing at 3:45 p.m.

Please contact Mark Pothoff ( if you have any questions.

‘The Wineskin’ is accepting submissions from all

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

The Wineskin is accepting submissions! The theme for this semester is “WITNESS,” so send us your best poems, stories, essays, and artwork in that stream of thought; we welcome thematic interpretation.

The editors are open to a wide range of styles and subject matter, but we are particularly looking for work that pushes boundaries and surprises us with its artistic approach and perspective of the world.

All are welcome to submit, including employees and those who are not members of the George Fox community!

Submission Guidelines:

  • Poetry and prose manuscripts must be submitted as a Word document, in Times New Roman, 12-point font. Please title your pieces and remove your name from the document.
  • Limit all prose to 1,000 words and send no more than five poems per submission.
  • For artwork: Files should be named as the title of your piece, followed by your name. Please remove all watermarks from your work.
  • All work should be submitted through our website. Submissions close at midnight on Friday, Oct. 15.

Contact Jaime Miller ( with any questions.

Come to the Latinx Heriage Club event today

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

¡Bienvenidos! The Latinx Heritage Club invites you to join us today (Thursday) for our first club event of the year! We will have some prizes, games and free food. This event will be hosted in the Intercultural Resource Center from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

We welcome everyone, including employees, to join us in community as we celebrate the start of Hispanic Heritage Month!

Questions? Contact Susie Montes at

Are you an ‘expert’? Share your knowledge!

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

Are you an expert in your field? Do you have any creative or interesting hobbies? Have you participated in any ministries that are unique? Have you published recently? Volunteered with the Peace Corps? Had a career in a unique industry?

Our engaged and curious neighbors at Friendsview Retirement Community are looking for presenters for their community during the 2021-22 academic year. Presentations usually run 40 minutes with a 10-minute Q&A, and can be done via Zoom or in person in Newberg.

If you’d like to be considered for a presentation, email Sara Reamy, director of alumni relations, at for more information.