Campus Public Safety office offers tips on staying safe this summer

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

The Campus Public Safety office would like to offer these safety tips as we approach summer …

  • Don’t prop open doors! Purchase a fan now before they are gone for the summer, and use it for air circulation in your room or apartment.
  • If you want to sleep with open windows, buy some wooden dowels and cut them three to four inches shorter than the width of your window track. That way, it locks the window so that nobody can enter from the outside, but you still get cooler evening air coming in.
  • Walk in pairs at night, or call Campus Public Safety for an escort back to your residence.
  • Stay hydrated! Your water bottle should be your constant companion.
  • Use sunscreen and wear a hat.
  • If you are working outdoors and begin to feel faint from the heat, get out of the heat and into a cooler location and sit down, rest and hydrate. Learn the signs of heat stroke.
  • Do any outdoor work earlier in the morning when the temperatures are cooler.
  • Use a windshield screen in your car to help reduce the internal temperature, and never leave a child or pet in a car! Temperatures can climb rapidly in a closed car in the summer, and it can be deadly.
  • If you see somebody who doesn’t belong on campus, contact Campus Public Safety immediately with a good physical description of the person and location so we can check them out.
  • Stay safe and have a great summer!

Library study rooms available for the summer

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

The library has three faculty study rooms available for those needing a quiet area for study and research for the summer.

If you are interested in requesting a room for summer, please email Mary Cameron at mcameron@georgefox.edu. Requests will be prioritized on a first-come, first-served basis.

Swing by Phase II this week

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Plant Services is hosting its annual Phase II event this week. Feel free to swing by the Macy basement between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. today (Wednesday) or Thursday, May 9, or between 8 a.m. and noon on Friday, May 10.

After students and staff view the items, whatever remains will be donated to the International Student Emergency Fund and other local charities.

At the end of every school year, many students have good reusable items that they do not want to take home over the summer. These items often include blankets, clothing, kitchen supplies, small appliances, radios, room decorations, furniture, etc. 

In an effort to keep the dumpsters from overflowing and to be better stewards of our resources, Phase II was initiated. Many students have benefited from these items. For example, summer work-study students often find items they need for apartment living.

Questions? Contact Dwayne Astleford at dastlefo@georgefox.edu.

Hadlock Rental Center will be closed on weekends during summer

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Please note that the Hadlock Student Center and Rental Center will not be open on Saturday and Sunday through the summer months. If you’re looking to rent equipment for the weekend, it needs to be picked up Friday between 4 and 7 p.m. and returned on Monday by noon.

Summer hours for the Hadlock Student Center and Rental Center are:

  • Monday-Friday: 6 to 9 a.m.; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday/Sunday: Closed

Please contact Keith Schneider at kschneid@georgefox.edu with questions. 

Make hanging baskets for the quad today

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Want to make the gorgeous hanging baskets that grace our quad? Join us today (Wednesday) starting at 9 a.m. The session will last approximately four hours, and you are welcome to join at any time. We will meet in the Thomas Center’s lower patio area at 1101 Villa Road.

Please contact the Plant Services office at 503-554-2010 for more information.

Music is focus of Legacy League luncheon on May 15

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

The university’s music program will be the focus of the a George Fox Legacy League luncheon program at noon on Wednesday, May 15, in the Canyon Commons dining hall.

Reservations are due by Saturday, May 11, and the cost is $10, payable at the door. Reservations may be made by calling Connie Magee at 503-927-5011 or Judy Woolsey at 503-538-7314.

Featured will be Nathanael Ankeny, assistant professor of music and director of the George Fox Jazz Ensemble. He will discuss how he teaches students to listen to jazz and how he sees his work as a ministry to students and the community. A noted saxophonist, he will perform with Dwayne Corbin, associate professor of instrumental music, on drums and Elliott Shannon, a biology major, on bass.

Year-end Purchasing Deadlines

Monday, May 6th, 2019

The end of the fiscal year is approaching, and with that Finance would like to inform you of a few requirements for year-end purchase orders.

Please remember that if you order goods and/or services on a PO, they need to be physically received/completed by June 30, 2019. Goods and services received after June 30, 2019, will be charged to the 2019-20 budget year. Therefore, all purchase requisitions/POs for this fiscal year need to be entered by May 31, 2019. 

Your George Fox Visa can be used until June 21, 2019. If you will be traveling between June 21 and June 30 and you need to use your George Fox Visa, you must contact Purchasing prior to arranging travel.

Concur Expense Reports and Visa Reports for 2018-19 must be submitted by July 10, 2019. Any reports created and submitted after July 10 will be reflected in the 2019-20 budget.

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

Worry about falling? Sign up for fall risk screening with PT students

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Do you ever worry about falling? Have you fallen, or do you feel unsteady? Second-year physical therapy students are conducting research on fall risk screening and would love to help keep you safe!

We are looking for adults aged 50 and older living independently in the community. Participation takes about an hour with physical assessments and a small amount of paperwork. You will receive guidance on exercises to help you achieve activity goals that are meaningful to you! Referrals to physical therapy and community-based exercise programs are an option as well.

Sessions are scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 10, and from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 24, in the Roberts Center.

Please contact Austyn Byassee at abyassee17@georgefox.edu to sign up!

Annual Phase II event open for viewing Wednesday morning

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Plant Services is hosting its annual Phase II event this week. Feel free to swing by the Macy basement between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) or Thursday, May 9, or between 8 a.m. and noon on Friday, May 10.

After students and staff view the items, whatever remains will be donated to the International Student Emergency Fund and other local charities.

At the end of every school year, many students have good reusable items that they do not want to take home over the summer. These items often include blankets, clothing, kitchen supplies, small appliances, radios, room decorations, furniture, etc. 

In an effort to keep the dumpsters from overflowing and to be better stewards of our resources, Phase II was initiated. Many students have benefited from these items. For example, summer work-study students often find items they need for apartment living.

Questions? Contact Dwayne Astleford at dastlefo@georgefox.edu.

Learn web editing at training session next Monday

Monday, May 6th, 2019

A training session for Cascade Server, the system used to edit the university website, will be offered on Monday, May 13, from 2 to 4 p.m.

This basic-level session is tailored for editors who have either not edited the website before or need a refresher on using the software. The session will be held in Stevens 307. Sign up using this form.

Questions? Contact Peter Crackenberg at pcrackenberg@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2138.

Make hanging baskets for the quad this Wednesday

Sunday, May 5th, 2019

Mark your calendars to make gorgeous hanging baskets to grace our quad! You can learn this valuable lesson on how these beauties are assembled and help us in the process.

Join us this Wednesday, May 8, starting at 9 a.m. The session will last approximately four hours, and you are welcome to join at any time. We will meet in the Thomas Center’s lower patio area at 1101 Villa Road.

Please contact the Plant Services office at 503-554-2010 for more information.

Murdock Library faculty office courier has been suspended for summer

Sunday, May 5th, 2019

The Murdock Library faculty office courier has been suspended during summer break. The service will resume on Monday, Aug. 26.

Questions? Contact Patty Vanier at pvanier@georgefox.edu.

2019 Welcome Weekend changes information

Sunday, May 5th, 2019

As we approach the end of the spring semester, we know it seems strange to be thinking about undergraduate student Welcome Weekend when it is still four months away! However, we want to let you know about some changes in the schedule that may affect your planning.

  • Welcome Weekend is shifting from four days to three days and will be held Friday through Sunday, Aug. 23-25.
  • Freshmen will move in on Friday (Aug. 23) morning.
  • Programs for parents and families will begin Friday afternoon and conclude that night (not continuing into Saturday).
  • The George Fox Late Night at Target event will be on Friday night.

There were a variety of reasons for these changes, but we believe this will serve our incoming students and families very well! Of course, our goal is always for us to show tremendous hospitality and welcome to these new members of our community. Check out the schedule on our Welcome Weekend website.

If you have questions about how this change will impact you or your department, please contact Stephanie St. Cyr (sstcyr@georgefox.edu) or Bill Buhrow (bbuhrow@georgefox.edu).

PT research team seeks volunteers for bunions study

Sunday, May 5th, 2019

Do you have experience with bunions? Then we need you!

George Fox University’s School of Physical Therapy is conducting research on bunions. Our research team is interested in looking at two groups of people: 1) persons who had surgery for their bunions, and 2) those who currently have bunions. 

We would like to know how the foot functions following bunion surgery. In order to answer this question, we are collecting data on how people walk and on muscle strength.

Testing is conducted in the physical therapy department. The tests are simple to perform and require about an hour to complete. The results of our study will help to provide direction as to the best form of rehabilitation after surgery or in lieu of surgery.

If you are interested in our study, would like more information or would like to enroll as a participant, please contact Jaymee at 808-728-8353 or email jkau17@georgefox.edu. Jaymee will be happy to answer all your questions. There is a monetary incentive for participation in this study.

Hadlock Rental Center closed on weekends during summer

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Please note that the Hadlock Student Center and Rental Center will not be open on Saturday and Sunday through the summer months. If you’re looking to rent equipment for the weekend, it needs to be picked up Friday between 4 and 7 p.m. and returned on Monday by noon.

Summer hours for the Hadlock Student Center and Rental Center are:

  • Monday-Friday: 6 to 9 a.m.; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday/Sunday: Closed

Please contact Keith Schneider at kschneid@georgefox.edu with questions. 

Worry about falling? Sign up for fall risk screening with PT students

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Do you ever worry about falling? Have you fallen, or do you feel unsteady? Second-year physical therapy students are conducting research on fall risk screening and would love to help keep you safe!

We are looking for adults aged 50 and older living independently in the community. Participation takes about an hour with physical assessments and a small amount of paperwork. You will receive guidance on exercises to help you achieve activity goals that are meaningful to you! Referrals to physical therapy and community-based exercise programs are an option as well.

Sessions are scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 10, and from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 24, in the Roberts Center.

Please contact Austyn Byassee at abyassee17@georgefox.edu to sign up!

President Baker reflects on the loss of a good friend

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

The university lost a longtime supporter on May 1 with the death of Ken Austin. Beyond that, President Robin Baker lost a close friend. In his latest blog post, Robin reflects on the impact Ken had on the university and shares his personal thoughts on the loss of someone who was humble, generous and committed to service. You can read it here.

Updated summer hours for Bruin Community Pantry

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Due to the lack of volunteers, access to the Bruin Community Pantry food bank is limited this summer. To arrange access, contact the Office of Student Life at 503-554-2310 or call Nancy at 503-554-2224.

If you have questions, please email Jere Witherspoon at jwitherspoon@georgefox.edu.

Come see students’ documentary films tonight

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Curious to see what our documentary film students have been up to this semester? Come support them and check out their handiwork at the cinematic arts department’s Documentary Showcase tonight (Thursday) at 7:30 p.m. in Lemmons 4.

Students Coleman Weimer, Ashlyn Eperjesi, Keeghan vanderWater, Russell Bowen, Sean McNeil, Yue Li and David Pascual-Matias will be showing their six- to 10-minute films. These same films will be circulated on the festival circuit next year.

The showcase is about an hour long, and there will be a time to ask questions of the filmmakers. Come see these fascinating nonfiction films on a variety of topics!

Questions? Contact Dawn Ford at dford@georgefox.edu.

Support engineering students at their Makers Competition today

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Join our first-year engineering students as they compete for awards in a Shark Tank-style Makers Competition! 

The makers will compete today (Thursday) at 8 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. in Klages Maker Hub. The theme this year is “Smart Baby/Child Products.”

Questions? Contact Adina McConaughey at amcconaughey@georgefox.edu.