Encourage students to meet with Peace Corps recruiter tomorrow

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Know students who may be interested in the Peace Corps? Encourage them to visit with Peace Corps recruiter Scot Roskelley tomorrow (Wednesday). He will be hosting a recruitment table from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Canyon Commons. He will also host an information session at 4 p.m. in Canyon Commons 102.

Questions? Contact Nadine Pasin at npasin@georgefox.edu.

Check out this week’s home games

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Check out this week’s George Fox athletics home games:

  • Women’s volleyball vs. Pacific University – Friday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m., Wheeler Sports Center
  • Women’s soccer vs Lewis & Clark College – Saturday, Sept. 21, noon, Austin Sports Complex
  • Football vs. Pomona-Pitzer (homecoming game) – Saturday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m., Stoffer Family Stadium
  • Women’s soccer vs. Willamette University – Sunday, Sept. 22, noon, Austin Sports Complex

Questions? Check out the athletics website.

Gather for Industry Insiders talk this Thursday

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Come hear from Kevin Greco at the first Industry Insiders lecture of the year this Thursday, Sept. 19, from 1:25 to 2:40 p.m. in Hoover 105.

As a student at George Fox, Kevin doggedly pursued and received an internship with SpaceX that led to engineering work on the Falcon 9 rocket. He went on to become the North American president of Sled Dogs SnowSkates, an enterprising sports equipment company that produces unique skates with a short ski on the sole instead of a blade.

Come hear from this remarkable College of Business alumnus, strategist and entrepreneur who is fascinated by the evolution of start-ups and their role in the global market. RSVP here.

Questions? Contact Colleen Sump at csump@georgefox.edu.

Guest speakers discuss Constitution this week

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

The politics department invites the university community to a pair of Constitution Day lectures this week.

Bradley Watson, the Philip M. McKenna Chair in American and Western Political Thought and co-director of the Center for Political and Economic Thought at Saint Vincent College, will speak tonight (Monday) on the topic “The Living Constitution and the Decline of the Rule of Law.”

Later this week, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, David Nammo, executive director and CEO of the Christian Legal Society since 2012, will speak on “Religious Liberty and the Rule of Law.”

Both lectures begin at 6:30 p.m. in Hoover 105 and are free and open to the public. Contact Mark David Hall (mhall@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Volunteer for poverty simulation

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

The Nursing and Social Work departments are looking for volunteers to participate in our poverty simulation on Friday, Oct. 11, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. in Canyon Commons.

This event is required for social work and nursing students and is dependent upon volunteers to help be a part of the “community”. You will assume the role of a business owner or agency member (such as a grocery store clerk, pawn shop owner, DMV employee, etc.)

No preparation is needed; a packet will be given to you at the event with all that you need to know. You will have the opportunity to watch the students as they take on the role of a family living in poverty and as they go through daily tasks with the added challenge of poverty.

Please RSVP by Monday, Sept. 30, if you would like to participate by contacting Kim Rapp at rappk@georgefox.edu or Jenny Vuksich at jvuksich@georgefox.edu.

All invited to lecture on the benefits of physical fitness

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Join the Health and Human Performance Department this Wednesday, Sept. 18, as we host guest speaker Leonard Kaminsky, director of the Fisher Institute for Health and Well-Being at Ball State University.

Kaminsky will give a presentation on the benefits of physical fitness, specifically the role fitness plays in one’s health and longevity. The presentation will start at 3 p.m. in Hoover 105.

Questions? Contact Mary Imboden at mimboden@georgefox.edu.

Last chance to RSVP for staff lunch

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

The Staff Development Committee invites all hourly staff to this month’s staff lunch this Wednesday, Sept. 18, at noon in Canyon Commons 101. We would love to have you join us for fellowship and a delicious meal! 

This month we will be celebrating our back-to-school season and learning more about what the Hadlock Student Center has to offer us as employees. The cost for lunch is $3 in cash, check, debit or credit. Please RSVP by 5 p.m. today (Monday).

Questions? Contact Audrey Lichten at alichten@georgefox.edu.

Updated food bank hours

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Here is an update on the Bruin Community Pantry’s food bank hours:

  • Mondays – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Wednesdays – 8 to 10:30 a.m.; 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. 
  • Thursdays – 12:30 to 5 p.m. 
  • Fridays – Noon to 4 p.m. 

The food bank will be closed during university holidays.

If you would like to volunteer, donate, or receive more information about the Bruin Community Pantry, contact Jere Witherspoon at jwitherspoon@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2316.

Gather for art exhibition opening tonight

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

The Minthorne Gallery is hosting an exhibition titled “Graphic Resistance” by Carlos Barberena beginning tonight (Monday) and running through Friday, Oct. 25.

The exhibition will open with a talk by the artist at Chehalem Cultural Center from 6 to 7 p.m. tonight (Monday). A reception will follow in the Minthorne Gallery in the Hoover Academic Building from 7 to 8 p.m.

Barberena is known for his satirical relief prints and the use of images from pop culture, as well as from political and cultural tragedies. He is a Nicaraguan self-taught printmaker based in Chicago, where he runs the printmaking projects Bandolero Press and La Calaca Press. He is also a member of the Instituto Gráfico de Chicago.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Salzman at jsalzman@georgefox.edu.

RSVP now for upcoming staff conference

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

The Staff Development Committee would like to invite all hourly staff to the Fall 2019 Staff Conference on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (please note earlier release time than previously announced). We will have the privilege to gather together for worship and to hear from speaker and author Susan Christy.

The conference will meet on the Newberg campus and is required for all half-time-and-above hourly staff. Faculty and administrators: Please note this date and encourage your staff to attend. RSVP here by Monday, Sept. 30.

Questions? Contact Courtney Elrod at celrod@georgefox.edu.

Get your passport next week

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Passport Day is coming, and if you plan to do any international traveling, you will want to take advantage of this event.

On Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 2526, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., we will have a USPS representative on-site to help you with all of your passport needs. For passport information, click here.

This event is open to the community, so please share this information with your friends and family.

Questions? Contact Richard Silver at rsilver@georgefox.edu.

Got shoulder pain? Have PT students check it out

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

The School of Physical Therapy is looking for volunteers to participate in a lab session on the shoulder. If you have a problem with your shoulder or upper arm, our lab is the place to be!

Our doctor of physical therapy second-year students, along with faculty members, will be performing examinations and giving you direction on how to care for your condition. Volunteers are needed for either a one- or two-hour session from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Roberts Center.

Contact Linda Dallof at ldallof@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2451 to sign up.

New exhibition comes to Minthorne Gallery

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

The Minthorne Gallery is hosting an exhibition titled “Graphic Resistance” by Carlos Barberena beginning Monday, Sept. 16, through Friday, Oct. 25.

The show will open with a talk by the artist at the Chehalem Cultural Center (415 E. Sheridan St.) from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16. A reception will follow in the Minthorne Gallery in the Hoover Academic Building from 7 to 8 p.m.

Barberena is known for his satirical relief prints and the use of images from pop culture, as well as from political and cultural tragedies. He is a Nicaraguan self-taught printmaker based in Chicago, where he runs the printmaking projects Bandolero Press and La Calaca Press.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Salzman at jsalzman@georgefox.edu.

Plan to attend staff conference

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

The Staff Development Committee would like to invite all hourly staff to the Fall 2019 Staff Conference on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Newberg campus. We have the privilege to gather together for worship and to hear from speaker and author Susan Christy.

The conference is required for all half-time-and-above hourly staff. Faculty and administrators: Please note this date and encourage your staff to attend. RSVP here by Monday, Sept. 30.

Questions? Contact Courtney Elrod at celrod@georgefox.edu.

Serve Day team seeks your feedback

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Thank you for your amazing participation in Serve Day! It was a great day of service, and we keep hearing encouraging news from our community partners. 

More than 2,000 people were involved in Serve Day in various ways. We know that this means that more than 2,000 people saw different sides of Serve Day; we are eager to learn about these experiences.

If you have any feedback you would like to share regarding Serve Day, we would be happy to receive it. Please use this form.

Questions? Contact serveday@georgefox.edu.

Make note of tuition remission deadlines

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

George Fox University offers tuition remission to eligible employees, their spouses and their dependent children. Please see the tuition remission web page for more information.  

Employees may elect tuition remission for eligible part-time students up to 120 days before the start of a semester. The deadline to apply for students enrolling part time for spring 2020 is Sept. 15, 2019. You may also elect future semesters on the enrollment form. 

Please note future deadlines:
Summer semester 2020: Jan. 5, 2020
Fall semester 2020: May 3, 2020 

Eligible employees may elect tuition remission for full-time students for the 2020-21 academic year between now and Nov. 5, 2019. Employees with dependents wishing to utilize tuition exchange must also apply for tuition remission. Please see the web page for instructions.  

Contact Nichole Drew at ndrew@georgefox.edu with questions.

RSVP now for Sept. 18 staff lunch

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

The Staff Development Committee invites all hourly staff to our first staff lunch on Thursday, Sept. 18, in Canyon Commons 101 from noon to 1 p.m. Join us for food, fun and fellowship! The cost is $3 cash, check, debit or credit.

Please RSVP here. Questions? Contact Audrey Lichten (alichten@georgefox.edu).

Bruin Card is now Bruin Discounts

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

In an effort to bring you even more great local discounts, the Bruin Card has been moved to a digital format and is now Bruin Discounts.

It can be found by logging in on igfu.georgefox.edu, a mobile version of MyGeorgeFox. Once logged in, you will find Bruin Discounts near the top of the landing page. 

While the card only had space for 15 discounts, there are currently 22 discounts for staff, 23 for students and more on the way! Discounts only show up on your mobile device if you are eligible for them.

For those without a smartphone, please stay tuned. There will be a limited number of cards printed for your use with a web address to a page that has all of the current offers listed.

Questions? Contact Barbi Doran at bdoran@georgefox.edu.

Vespers meets at 4:15 p.m. today in Stoffer Family Stadium

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Today our normal Wednesday evening Vespers (chapel) service will meet at 4:15 p.m. in Stoffer Family Stadium for the closing ceremonies of Serve Day.

We will not be having Vespers at 7 p.m. tonight. We hope to see you there!

Bruin Store is closed today

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

The Bruin Store is closed today (Wednesday) for Serve Day. We will be open again tomorrow (Thursday) with our usual business hours.

Questions? Contact Paige Jacobs at pjacobs@georgefox.edu.