Bridge Cafe closed afternoon of July 30 through Aug. 8

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

The Bridge Café will be closed starting Friday, July 30, at 2 p.m. We will reopen on Monday, Aug. 9, at 9 a.m.

Be aware of multi-factor authentication coming soon

Monday, July 26th, 2021

Through the next month, George Fox will start requiring multi-factor authentication to sign in to university resources through Single Sign On. This change will affect signing into resources such as email and Canvas.

All employees and students are highly encouraged to opt-in to multi-factor authentication prior to the requirement date by following these instructions.

Individuals who have not opted in by the dates below will be prompted to do so before being able to access Single Sign On:

  • Staff and Administrators: Aug. 2, 2021
  • Students: Aug. 16, 2021
  • Faculty: Aug. 23, 2021   

Please contact the IT Service Desk (servicedesk@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Group connection and facilitation opportunity

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

Are you a returning student or an employee who has a chronic illness/medical condition, has celiac disease/gluten intolerance, or is on the autism spectrum? Disability & Accessibility Services is looking for leaders/facilitators for these three different affinity groups on the Newberg campus.

The goal is to provide a safe space for students with these conditions, diagnoses, and/or restrictions to connect with other students with similar experiences in order to reduce feelings of isolation and build community.

If this is something you’re interested in or would just like more information, contact Andrea Byerley (abyerley@georgefox.edu) in Disability & Accessibility Services.

Be aware of required multi-factor authentication coming soon

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

Through the next month, George Fox will start requiring multi-factor authentication to sign in to university resources through Single Sign On. This change will affect signing into resources such as email and FoxTALE.

All employees and students are highly encouraged to opt-in to multi-factor authentication prior to the requirement date by following these instructions.

Individuals who have not opted in by the dates below will be prompted to do so before being able to access Single Sign On:

  • Staff and Administrators: Aug. 2, 2021
  • Students: Aug. 16, 2021
  • Faculty: Aug. 23, 2021   

Please contact the IT Service Desk (servicedesk@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Spots still open in Wilderness First Aid course this August

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

Campus Recreation is hosting a Wilderness First Aid certification course at the Hadlock Student Center on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 17-18. Students, employees and community members are all eligible to participate.

The course is a two-day introduction to general wilderness medicine concepts and basic life support skills. It is perfect for anyone who likes to spend time outside. This course provides relevant and realistic first-aid training and is taught by a professional instructor with significant patient care and backcountry experience.

To read more about this type of course, go to the Wilderness Medical Associates website.

You can register for the course at the Hadlock Student Center here. Please register as soon as possible to ensure your spot. We have reached our minimum number of participants, so it is confirmed and running.

If you have questions about the course, please reach out to AJ Heil at aheil@georgefox.edu.

Enter group reservations for Hadlock outdoor equipment in August and September ASAP

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

The Hadlock Student Center offers affordable group rentals for kayaks, paddleboards, river tubes, yard games, hammocks, and other popular equipment. If you are interested in reserving multiple items for a group outing in August or September, please do this as soon as possible to ensure equipment inventory is available and to help us prepare for your outing.

Many group coordinators have inquired for sports teams, student welcome activities, and staff bonding and residence life events. These items are also available to any students, employees or alumni for personal outings and for George Fox-related outings. However, things tend to book up fast for August and September, so please act now to ensure availability for your outing.

If you need help planning an outing, please reach out to AJ Heil at aheil@georgefox.edu for suggestions on locations and logistics.

If you are interested in making a reservation for any of our equipment, please visit our website here for pricing, availability, and to make an online reservation. If you have difficulties making a reservation, you can also call or email the Hadlock Student Center at studentcenter@georgefox.edu.

Bridge Cafe closed afternoon of July 30 through Aug. 8

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

The Bridge Café will be closed starting Friday, July 30, at 2 p.m. We will reopen on Monday, Aug. 9, at 9 a.m.

Be aware of required multi-factor authentication coming soon

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

Through the next month, George Fox will start requiring multi-factor authentication to sign in to university resources through Single Sign On. This change will affect signing into resources such as email and FoxTALE.

All employees and students are highly encouraged to opt-in to multi-factor authentication prior to the requirement date by following these instructions (you will need to log in to the data-wiki with your George Fox credentials to access the instructions).

Individuals who have not opted in by the dates below will be prompted to do so before being able to access Single Sign On:

  • Staff and Administrators: Aug. 2, 2021
  • Students: Aug. 16, 2021
  • Faculty: Aug. 23, 2021   

Please contact the IT Service Desk (servicedesk@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Updated information regarding students with disabilities

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

Andrea Byerley is now the assistant director of Disability & Accessibility Services (DAS) and has primary responsibility for working with students and faculty around accommodation needs. She is also leading initiatives to increase engagement on disability-related topics.

Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and other employees should email das@georgefox.edu for assistance, or call the DAS office at 503-554-2448. Andrea’s role remains under the umbrella of Learning Support Services, which is led by Rick Muthiah.

All invited to swing dance Friday nights at Jaquith Park

Monday, July 19th, 2021

Hello dance enthusiasts! The Swing Dance Club is continuing to host our “Swing Over Summer” events from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Friday through the end of August at Jaquith Park in Newberg.

Our goal for the lessons is to kick-start our club for the upcoming academic year. That being said, both students and employees are welcome, and there is no charge to participate. If you want to have some fun, learn a new skill, and get some bonus dancing practice in before the school year starts, then this is the place for you!

There are no requirements for participation, although it’s recommended you have an athletic pair of shoes and a water bottle. If you have any questions or would like to be added to the email list, contact Mark Berglin at mberglin19@georgefox.edu.

Water meter testing scheduled on campus today

Sunday, July 18th, 2021

The city of Newberg will be conducting what they call “large water meter testing” today (Monday). The Newberg campus has both large water meters with bypass valves and large water meters without bypass valves. Buildings being serviced by meters without bypass valves will experience a disruption in water service during testing times.

Locations of large water meters with bypass valves (that should not experience disruption in water service):

  • Roberts Center meter
  • Wood-Mar meter

Locations of water meters without bypasses:

  • Ross meter (testing scheduled for 8:30 a.m.)
  • Wheeler meter (testing scheduled for 10:30 a.m.)
  • Hobson / Macy / Sutton meter (testing scheduled for 1:30 p.m.)
  • George Fox irrigation meter, located near Wood-Mar (no testing schedule provided)
  • Morse Field meter (no testing schedule provided)

The city has stated that the testing should take about 30 minutes per meter. During that time the water may be off completely, unless it has a bypass valve. Questions can be directed to the plant services office (plantservices@georgefox.edu).

Are you an ‘expert’? Share your knowledge!

Thursday, July 15th, 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 sreamy@georgefox.edu for more information.

Updated information regarding students with disabilities

Thursday, July 15th, 2021

Andrea Byerley is now the assistant director of Disability & Accessibility Services (DAS) and has primary responsibility for working with students and faculty around accommodation needs. She is also leading initiatives to increase engagement on disability-related topics.

Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and other employees should email das@georgefox.edu for assistance, or call the DAS office at 503-554-2448. Andrea’s role remains under the umbrella of Learning Support Services, which is led by Rick Muthiah.

Come hear theology candidates’ presentations tomorrow morning

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

The university’s School of Theology invites the community to hear a pair of professor candidates tomorrow (Thursday) in Stevens 109.

At 9 a.m., professor of theology and ethics candidate Travis Pickell will speak on the topic “Re-Thinking Agency and Identity at the End-of-Life: Baptism, The Lord’s Supper, and the ‘Spirituality of Martyrdom.'” His presentation will be followed by a 10:40 a.m. talk by Christian ministries candidate Soojin Chung, who will speak on “Adopting for God: The Mission to Change America Through Transnational Adoption.”

Both employees and students are invited to attend. Questions? Contact Nancy Schifferdecker at nschifferdecker@georgefox.edu.

Who’s on Campus This Week

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

The following groups are on the Newberg campus this week (July 12-17)…

  • The NBC Basketball Camp is hosting 80 overnight campers on campus.
  • The Northwest Christian Church Soccer Outreach Camp has 130 day campers in attendance.
  • The College of Engineering is hosting its inaugural Maker Hub Bruin Camp this week, at which high school students get an opportunity to explore engineering career opportunities
  • The George Fox University Honors Program is hosting a college immersion experience for under-represented high school students for two weeks.
  • Admissions is hosting a live Summer Visit Day on Friday, July 16.
  • The College of Education is hosting its graduate in-person classes and events all week.
  • Rotary is hosting its fundraising banquet in Canyon Commons on Saturday evening.

Register by Friday for wilderness first aid course this August

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

Campus Recreation is hosting a Wilderness First Aid certification course at the Hadlock Student Center on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 17-18. Students, employees and community members are all eligible to participate.

The course is a two-day introduction to general wilderness medicine concepts and basic life support skills. It is perfect for anyone who likes to spend time outside. This course provides relevant and realistic first-aid training and is taught by a professional instructor with significant patient care and backcountry experience.

To read more about this type of course, go to the Wilderness Medical Associates website.

You can register for this course at the Hadlock Student Center here. Please register by this Friday, July 16, if possible, to ensure the course has enough participants to run.

If you have questions about this course, please reach out to AJ Heil at aheil@georgefox.edu

Be aware of water meter testing scheduled for July 19

Sunday, July 11th, 2021

The city of Newberg will be conducting what they call “large water meter testing” on Monday, July 19. The Newberg campus has both large water meters with bypass valves and large water meters without bypass valves. Buildings being serviced by meters without bypass valves will experience a disruption in water service during testing times.

Locations of large water meters with bypass valves (that should not experience disruption in water service):

  • Roberts Center meter
  • Wood-Mar meter

Locations of water meters without bypasses:

  • Ross meter (testing scheduled for 8:30 a.m.)
  • Wheeler meter (testing scheduled for 10:30 a.m.)
  • Hobson / Macy / Sutton meter (testing scheduled for 1:30 p.m.)
  • George Fox irrigation meter, located near Wood-Mar (no testing schedule provided)
  • Morse Field meter (no testing schedule provided)

The city has stated that the testing should take about 30 minutes per meter. During that time the water may be off completely, unless it has a bypass valve. Questions can be directed to the plant services office (plantservices@georgefox.edu).

Vehicle registration now open

Sunday, July 11th, 2021

The vehicle registration portal is now open for all students to register their vehicles for parking permits for the 2021-22 school year!

Here are some things to be aware of:

  • The university parking registration fee has been incorporated into the Student Fee, so students will no longer need to pay an additional out-of-pocket fee to register their vehicle.
  • Students bringing a vehicle to campus must register their vehicle and obtain a parking permit.
  • There have been significant changes in parking areas this year, so be sure to look over your new parking map to ensure you are parking in the right place.
  • All students may order a permit this year.
  • All residents may order a resident parking permit, and all commuters may order a commuter parking permit. Vehicles must be parked in the lots assigned to their permit designation.
  • Register here and be sure to have your DMV registration slip in front of you.
  • If you are unable to register, please call our office for assistance.

Questions? Call the security office at 503-554-2090 during business hours, or email Elrike Shaw at eshaw@georgefox.edu.

Join free ‘Find Your Fit’ health and fitness program

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

Are you interested in improving your health and fitness? The Find Your Fit employee health and fitness program will help you do both!

This program is free to George Fox employees and spouses, as well as graduate students. As part of the program you will receive a health and fitness assessment. These measurements will then be used to help an exercise science student create an individualized exercise prescription for you designed to reach your health and fitness goals.

We have about 20 spots left this summer, so please contact Mary Imboden (mimboden@georgefox.edu) if interested.

Registration closes tomorrow for young writers’ camp

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

Have children in the fourth through ninth grades? We have a camp for them! The Oregon Writing Project is hosting a young writers’ camp, themed “Mission to Mars,” July 12-16! Camp meets from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

Registration closes tomorrow (Thursday) at 5 p.m. If you are an employee of or a student at George Fox, we are able to offer a discount of 40% for your child.

Contact Carol Brazo (cbrazo@georgefox.edu) for more details.