East Lewis parking lot will be temporarily closed

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

The East Lewis parking lot will be unavailable for parking on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

The parking lot will be used as a Virginia Garcia Memorial Community Testing site. If you typically park in this location (Lot G on the parking map), please plan to park elsewhere on Oct. 6.

Parking enforcement will allow graduate students and Resident East students to park in any other lot that day without being ticketed.  

Questions? Call Campus Public Safety at (503) 554-2090 or email Elrike Shaw (eshaw@georgefox.edu).

Concerned about political polarization? Attend George Fox Civility Project

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

The first presidential debate is history. Did it make you more or less worried about the effects of polarization in our country? 

If political polarization concerns you, you can do something about it by connecting with the 2020 George Fox Civility Project.

The opening session of the 2020 George Fox Civility Project is this Monday, Oct. 5, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., in Bauman Auditorium (and Zoom).

It will be starting with a talk by Professor of Politics Emeritus Ron Mock on what civility is, its grounding for Christians in basic elements of our faith, and its roots for political leaders in their fundamental duty to be stewards of our political culture.

Those who attend will have a chance to evaluate excerpts from political debates for their civility. Feedback collected from attenders will help in creating a political civility inventory that citizens can use to hold candidates and political leaders to account for whether their communications and actions strengthen or destroy our political culture.  

You can attend in person at Bauman Auditorium or via Zoom. Attendance in person will be limited. Those who arrive after the room reaches its 100-person COVID capacity will be asked to attend via Zoom. Zoom attendees can access the session at the above link.

Questions? Contact Ron Mock (rmock@georgefox.edu).

‘Urgency’: Visit a free art exhibit about climate change and failing society

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Starting today (Thursday), all on campus are welcome to visit a free art exhibition featuring the artwork of Adam Long and Jillian Sokso, professors of art and design at George Fox University.  The exhibit, “Urgency,” remains up through Oct. 21 in the Minthorne Gallery.

This exhibition features photographs from Long, and serigraph, relief, and chine colle prints from Sokso. Long’s and Sokso’s work discusses the urgency of climate change and America’s failing society. 

The gallery will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Sarah Cuevas, exhibitions and collections assistant, at scuevas15@georgefox.edu.

Wellness Wednesday: Quick and easy flu shots

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

Last week we talked about the importance of taking a flu shot this year. Our Wellness Wednesday message for today is “Don’t waste fall by being sick. get a flu shot! It’s super quick.”

Remember it takes around two weeks for the body to build immunity in order to provide protection, so plan it now.

Here are your quick and easy options to get a flu shot this year:

  • For Newberg campus students
    • Contact the Health and Counseling Center for more information at hcc@georgefox.edu or 503-554 2340. You can also visit their website here.
  • Find your closest locations online
    • Confirm the type of vaccine you need and put your ZIP code in, and you will get an instant list of all options in your area.
    • If you live in Newberg
  • For Kaiser flu shots
    • Kaiser drive-through and walk-up flu shot clinics are available from Oct. 3 to Oct. 31, with no appointment necessary.
    • Search by your city or ZIP code here.

Below are some important items to remember before you get a flu shot:

  • Does the flu shot protect against COVID-19?
    • No. The flu shot doesn’t protect against COVID-19. However, the flu vaccine can help reduce your risk of flu illness, hospitalization, and death.
    • If fewer people get the flu, care teams can focus their time and resources on providing COVID-19 patients with the care they need. During 2018-19 flu vaccination prevented an estimated 58,000 flu-related hospitalizations.
  • Should a flu vaccine be given to someone with suspected of confirmed COVID-19?
    • No. If you tested positive for COVID-19, or believe you might have it, it’s best to wait before getting a flu shot. This will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to anyone in the flu shot location, including other patients and healthcare teams.

Be well! Questions? Contact Aga Luptak (aluptak@georgefox.edu).

Survey: COVID-19 Servant Engineering Project

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

The College of Engineering is seeking potential clients for a servant engineering project regarding COVID-19.

If you are an at-risk individual concerned about the spread of COVID-19, please fill out this very short survey.

Questions? Contact Andrew Younglove at ayounglove18@georgefox.edu.

Disclaimer:

These surveys are student generated and are not to be associated with any official research conducted by faculty and staff at George Fox University. Any views or opinions presented in these surveys are solely those of the students and do not represent those of George Fox University. The distribution of these surveys is a service provided to George Fox University students as they prepare their research required by the curriculum. Students are required to have department approval. Any questions about these surveys should be directed to the students associated with the survey in question.

The Christian’s role in protest discussed tonight

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

What is protest? How has the church been involved in protest? Should Christians protest? These are all topics that will be discussed at the Intercultural Resource Center’s first Mathetes event, which will be hosted over Zoom at 7 p.m. tonight (Wednesday).

Come hear from Rusty St. Cyr, Keisha Gordon, Victoria Prieto, and Mercy Love about their protest experiences and integration with faith. Chapel credit is available on the iAttended app.

You can RSVP here. Questions? Contact Hannah Lee (hlee17@georgefox.edu).

All invited to join in George Fox Civility Project

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Do you wish there was something you could do to help overcome America’s increasing  polarization before it tears our country apart?

You can! Connect with the 2020 George Fox Civility Project. The 2020 GFCP has three elements: two events and a project.

  • The first event will be an introductory session on Monday, Oct. 5, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium (limit: 100 occupants) or Zoom. Participants will learn a new way of thinking about how political leadership should act, and help create a political civility inventory for assessing whether politicians and others strengthen our political culture or destroy it when they communicate about their different views.
  • The second is a project: a field test of the political civility inventory while you watch the vice presidential debate on Wednesday, Oct. 7, and/or the presidential debate on Thursday, Oct. 15.
  • The closing event on Monday, Oct. 19, will feature George Fox professors Mark Hall and Phil Smith in a (hopefully civil!) debate about who should get our vote for president.

You do not have to participate in all three elements. You can attend either event, or both. If you want to participate in the project, you should attend the first event.

Don’t miss this chance to get in on the ground floor of an important university initiative, and help your community and our nation deal with controversial issues more constructively!

If you want  to come in person, plan to be at Bauman a few minutes before 7:30 p.m. If you want to attend via Zoom, keep watching the Daily Bruin – we’ll post the link soon!

Contact Ron Mock (rmock@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Sign up to compete in inaugural Ping Pong Tournament

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Hey everyone! The Ping Pong Club is super excited to be partnering with Hadlock and Paddle Palace to host the inaugural Paddle Palace George Fox Intramural Ping Pong Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 3 to 6 p.m. in Hadlock.

Registration will open on IMLeagues on Monday, Oct. 19, and will close Friday, Oct. 23. We will have prizes available, including a $25 Nike gift card, balls, and paddles.

The rules for the tournament can be found here. We hope to see you there!

Any questions can be directed to the Ping Pong Club President Noah Fitzsimmons at nfitzsimmons17@georgefox.edu. To stay updated on the event, please fill in your information on the form found here.

Come shop at Fred Meyer for George Fox Day Saturday

Monday, September 28th, 2020

This Saturday, Oct. 3, will be George Fox Day at Fred Meyer (3300 Portland Road, in Newberg). Bring your George Fox ID and receive 10 percent off of your purchase. Some restrictions may apply.

In the grocery department, 10 percent will be taken off only the Kroger and Simple Truth products. Gas, alcohol, tobacco, and money orders will not be discounted. 

Questions? Contact Jennifer McCollum at jmccollum@georgefox.edu.

Mathetes: What is the Christian’s role in protest?

Sunday, September 27th, 2020

What is protest? How has the church been involved in protest? Should Christians protest? These are all topics that will be discussed at the Intercultural Resource Center’s first Mathetes event, which will be hosted over Zoom at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Come hear from Rusty St. Cyr, Keisha Gordon, Victoria Prieto, and Mercy Love about their protest experiences and integration with faith. Chapel credit is available on the iAttended app.

You can RSVP here. Questions? Contact Hannah Lee (hlee17@georgefox.edu).

Last chance to sign up for APA workshop

Sunday, September 27th, 2020

Join the ARC for an APA workshop with Sue O’Donnell. Learn the details of 7th edition APA style, including formatting, citations, references, writing style, and more. The workshop will take place tomorrow (Tuesday) from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. in Hoover 105.

Because of room capacity and safety procedures, registration is required. The first 30 students to register will receive a confirmation of their registration the morning of the workshop. If you are not among the first 30 to sign up, we will send you the slides and video of the presentation after the event.

You can register at this link.

Questions? Contact Julia James jjames@georgefox.edu.

Available now: Meal plans and preorder from the Bridge Cafe

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

For the first time ever, we are able to add meal plans for graduate students!

If you are interested in adding either of our “Block Plans” or another meal plan, please email housing@georgefox.edu and we will get it set up within one business day for you to start getting food!

The Bridge Cafe is open from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and so should be available during your hours on campus.

Part of being able to offer graduate meal plans is our new app: GET mobile. The app is used over 500 times daily by our undergraduates to order and pick up meals and beverages to go.

If you would like to use the app to order food to go, follow these instructions:

  • Download the “GET Mobile app” by searching your phone’s app store for GET MOBILE
    • The app is grey and says “GET.”
  • Launch the app and find George Fox University from the list of schools
  • Enter your George Fox username and password
  • It may ask you to enter your email and phone number
    • A phone number is required to notify you when your order is ready
  • Land on the Dashboard, with a (1) Accounts, (2) Transactions, and (3) Order section
  • Add a credit card or debit card on file when making your first order
  • To place an order select “Start an Order”
  • Choose the Bridge Cafe
  • Place your order
    • Some options can be preordered and some can only be ordered for ASAP (weekly rotating menu in Canyon Commons)
  • View your cart and select your payment method
    • You can add a card during your first order

When you get the notification that your order is ready, you can pick it up at the station right outside the Bridge Café. No waiting in line!

Questions or problems? Please reach out Jason Rosvall at jrosvall@georgefox.edu.

Concerned about flu season this year?

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

We hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the clear air and sunshine. Today we would like to talk about the importance of getting a flu vaccination this year.

Flu shots reduce the risk of respiratory illnesses and severe complications. Please find out more about the importance and benefits of getting a flu shot in 2020 here.

Please stay tuned for where you can get the vaccine shots in the area. More to come!

Stay healthy and keep the campus safe!

Do you feel overwhelmed by the surplus of information in the world?

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

Join us for Fox @ the Fireside: Navigating the Information Wilderness Part 1, an online panel from 4 to 5 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) with Bryce Coefield (Director of Intercultural Life), Amber Nelson (Clinical Psychology), Brian R. Snider (Engineering & Computer Science) and John Spencer (Education).

We will discuss the challenges of our often overwhelming information environment and consider practical ways to sort through everything we read, see and hear.

We hope that attendees will leave encouraged and empowered to face the information wilderness with confidence and wisdom.

No registration is required. Click here to learn more.

Survey: Compost and Landfill Management

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

Hello! As part of our Servant Engineering research, we are looking for responses from anyone who has two minutes to spare.

This survey is intended to improve our understanding of a broad range of demographics and will be used in reducing the waste that ends up in a landfill. Click here to complete the survey. 

Questions? Contact Malachi Tamminga mtamminga18@georgefox.edu. Thank you for your time!

Disclaimer: These surveys are student generated and are not to be associated with any official research conducted by faculty and staff at George Fox University. Any views or opinions presented in these surveys are solely those of the students and do not represent those of George Fox University. The distribution of these surveys is a service provided to George Fox University students as they prepare their research required by the curriculum. Students are required to have department approval. Any questions about these surveys should be directed to the students associated with the survey in question.

Survey: COVID-19 Servant Engineering Project

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

The College of Engineering is seeking potential clients for a servant engineering project regarding COVID-19.

If you are an at-risk individual concerned about the spread of COVID-19, please fill out this very short survey.

Questions? Contact Andrew Younglove at ayounglove18@georgefox.edu.

Disclaimer: These surveys are student generated and are not to be associated with any official research conducted by faculty and staff at George Fox University. Any views or opinions presented in these surveys are solely those of the students and do not represent those of George Fox University. The distribution of these surveys is a service provided to George Fox University students as they prepare their research required by the curriculum. Students are required to have department approval. Any questions about these surveys should be directed to the students associated with the survey in question.

Learn about the Deaf community: Deaf Awareness Month

Monday, September 21st, 2020

The Disability Services Office is recognizing Deaf awareness in the month of September. The Deaf community has made amazing contributions to our culture, such as American Sign Language (ASL), a language of its own, which has allowed for communicative doors to be opened.

Did you know there are at least 70 signed languages in the world? Click here to learn more about Deaf culture.

What’s the deal with the to-go boxes in the Bon?

Sunday, September 20th, 2020

Bon Appetit wanted to remind everyone that to-go boxes are only for food being purchased through the GET Food mobile app. If you are dining in one of the tents on campus, eating in your room, or staying inside the Canyon Commons, please use a disposable plate for your meals. As always, food is meant to be consumed during that meal period for the person who swiped their card.

The GET Food mobile app is available from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. every weekday in the Bon and from 7:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. every weekday in the Bridge. Keep an eye out for more items being added all the time.

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

Servant Engineering Survey: COVID-19

Sunday, September 20th, 2020

The College of Engineering is seeking potential clients for a servant engineering project regarding COVID-19. If you are an at-risk individual concerned about the spread of COVID-19, please fill out this very short survey.

Contact Andrew Younglove (ayounglove18@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Safety tips for social meeting apps

Friday, September 18th, 2020

Meeting new people can be exciting, but be aware that there are people with bad intentions who do use dating apps like Tinder,  Bumble, or the many other social meeting apps.

A victim of a crime is never at fault and should not be blamed for their actions. For those who would like to know what precautions they can take in order to reduce the risk of victimization, we offer the following tips:

  • If you plan to meet a stranger either on campus or off campus via an online app, let someone know where you are going, who you are meeting, your expected meeting time, and how long you plan on visiting.
  • If you feel comfortable doing so, bring a friend along for the first meeting.
  • Meet in a public setting that is well lit with others around and drive your own transportation if necessary.
  • Do not get in a vehicle with someone you just met.
  • Remember, if you ever start to feel uncomfortable, you have the right to end the meeting and leave.

Safety escorts are available through Campus Public Safety 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. If you feel unsafe, please call our office so that we can escort you to your destination (503-554-2090).