Attend The Friends Association of Higher Education’s virtual seminar

Thursday, January 21st, 2021

The Friends Association for Higher Education’s Quaker Leadings in Higher Education series will present a Zoom conversation Tuesday, Jan. 26 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on “Care in Times of Conflict: Cultivating Vulnerability and Resilience.”

Sign up here to register.

Questions? Contact Paul Anderson (panderso@georgefox.edu).

Updated policy on face coverings (including face shields)

Thursday, January 21st, 2021

George Fox has updated its face-covering policy to meet new state guidelines.

Students, faculty, staff, vendors and visitors must use face coverings when in the following locations:

  • Enclosed public and common areas
  • Outdoor areas where physical distancing is not easily maintained

“Face covering” means a cloth, polypropylene, paper or other face covering that covers the nose and the mouth and that rests snugly above the nose, below the mouth, and on the sides of the face. Appropriate face coverings include two-layered face masks or gaiters.

The following are not approved face coverings because they allow droplets to be released:

  • Masks with valves or vents for exhalation
  • Lace masks or other coverings with openings, holes, visible gaps in the design or material
  • Masks with valves or vents for exhalation

“Face shield” means a clear plastic shield that covers the forehead, extends below the chin, and wraps around the sides of the face. Mini face shields that only cover the mouth are not permitted.

Face shields may be used:

  • When presenting in front of a class or audience so long as you maintain six feet of distance at all times.  If you are closer or likely to be closer than six feet, you must wear a face mask.
  • For employees who have work spaces that are cubicles or in common areas without a door, provided they maintain at least six feet of distance from others (they must put on a face mask when working with another individual in their workspace or if they leave their workspace).
  • If you have a medical condition preventing masks
  • If you are working with the hearing impaired so they can lip read

Employees and students should switch back to face masks when not in the above four circumstances.

Thomas Center equipment yard is closed to foot traffic

Thursday, January 21st, 2021

To create the safest environment possible for our employees and local pedestrians, we are closing the equipment yard at the Thomas Center to pedestrian foot traffic.

This also applies to the Thomas Lane service road that connects to Fulton Street. Thomas Lane will be closed to foot traffic past the batting cages.

If you wish to walk to the Thomas Center, please use the walking path that extends between Fulton Street and the Thomas Center (by the Morse practice field), or use the Villa Road sidewalk.

Questions? Contact Dixie Downey (ddowney@georgefox.edu). Thank you.

Information sessions on becoming a tutor

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Would you like to help other students learn through one-on-one tutoring? Consider becoming a tutor in the spring 2021 semester! As an independent tutor, you can help other George Fox students while earning a little extra money.

Learning Support Services is hosting four information sessions about Tutor Matching Service, a marketplace that facilitates connections between tutors and those seeking tutoring!

Join us for one of these Zoom information sessions:

  • Friday, Jan. 22 at noon
  • Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 31 at 3 p.m.

We’ll discuss how to sign up, participate in training to earn approval badges and much more.

Questions? Contact Julia James at jjames@georgefox.edu.

Come use the Maker Hub this semester

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

The Maker Hub is a makerspace located in the Klages Center at the Newberg campus. What exactly is a makerspace? Put simply, it’s a design and creative space that supports numerous disciplines such as woodworking, metalworking, 3D printing, electronics, textiles and art.

The Maker Hub is a resource that is available to all Fox students. One of the main reasons it exists is to add value to your educational experience here at Fox in both academic contexts and in the context of recreational or personal projects. So don’t miss out on the opportunity to build something and learn new skills. It’s a fantastic remedy for stress and stir-crazy feelings if you are looking for something to do here on campus.

The main “Hub” area is already open, and the technical shops (machine shop, wood shop, etc.) are scheduled to open next week. If you would like to get connected, email Nick Sullivan at nsullivan@georgefox.edu for more info.

ARC opens next week for appointments! Check out our semester calendar

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Need help writing a paper, staying on top of your assignments, or preparing for tests? Come to the Academic Resource Center (ARC) where you will find students helping students. Through one-on-one and group consultations, trained peer consultants can help you become a better reader, writer, and learner. We are located on the first floor of the Murdock Library.

We will be open for appointments starting Monday, Jan. 25. This semester we are offering both physically distanced, in-person appointments and virtual appointments over Zoom.

All appointments scheduled with Gabriela or Hannah will be over Zoom. If you would like an in-person consultation, be sure to make an appointment with any other consultant. See our availabilities and schedule an appointment online here.

Check out our semester calendar that prints out to one page! This handy tool helps with keeping track of important deadlines and scheduled holidays.

ARC Questions? Contact Julia James (jjames@georgefox.edu).

Bruin Community Pantry hours for spring semester

Monday, January 18th, 2021

The Bruin Community Pantry will be open during the following hours for the spring 2021 semester:

Monday: 8 a.m.-noon, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 11 a.m.-noon, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.-noon,  1 p.m. to 3 p.m., 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Bruin Community Pantry is closed during all university holidays.

Find out more information, check out the website.

Financial Aid Office continues to serve students remotely

Monday, January 18th, 2021

The Financial Aid Office is currently closed for in-person meetings. We are ready to serve students throughout the current COVID-19 situation and meet needs in a variety of ways:

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions. We are here to help!

Activities team seeks two graduate-level students for coordinator positions

Monday, January 18th, 2021

This position is for graduate level-students only. The George Fox Activities team is seeking two graduate-level coordinators to assist in planning and implementing events and helping lead a team of undergraduate students. Applications are due by Monday, Jan. 25.

Here is the link to the full job description, and the application can be found here.

If you have questions, please write chrisl@georgefox.edu.

Bring student ID with you when picking up packages

Monday, January 18th, 2021

When picking up your package(s) from Mail Services, please remember that you must have your student ID with you.

If you don’t have your student card with you, then a driver’s license is acceptable. Mail Services will not accept any form of digital photo.

Learning Support Services open house and Hydro Flask giveaway

Monday, January 18th, 2021

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) and Disability and Accessibility Services (formerly DSO) have come together under one roof! The entire Learning Support Services (LSS) team is now located on the first floor of the Murdock Library. If you’ve been to the ARC, you know where we are.

To celebrate, we’re hosting a Hydro Flask prize drawing for all students as part of our rolling open house. The LSS open house will be held Tuesday, Jan. 19 – Friday, Jan. 29. Stop by to enter to win a 32 oz. Hydro Flask, get acquainted with the space and say hi! We look forward to seeing you.

We are also pleased to announce that the “Disability Services Office” name has been changed to Disability and Accessibility Services (DAS). We hope this new name will more accurately reflect the work we do both to serve students with disabilities and to increase accessibility across campus, including:

  • Physical building accessibility
  • Universal design for learning in courses
  • Education and advocacy across campus
  • Opportunities for students to connect around diagnoses, conditions, or symptoms that impact their lives

You can contact Disability and Accessibility Services at das@georgefox.edu or visit georgefox.edu/das for information. Our old email and web addresses still work.

Please contact any of the Learning Support Services team if we can be of service to you:

Outdoor recreation rental center offering pick-up service

Monday, January 18th, 2021

The Hadlock Student Center’s outdoor equipment rental center is currently open for reservations and pick-ups! In the winter, the most popular rentals are snowshoes, trekking poles, gaiters, backpacks, sleeping pads, and sleeping bags.

Students, staff and faculty must reserve equipment online in advance and select a time and day they would like to check the equipment out and a time that they can bring it back.

The rental center is located in the Hadlock Student Center and is one of the services we are able to offer, uninterrupted, using this reservation system. Please note that the Hadlock Student Center is closed and that walk-in service is not an option during this time.

For rental center pricing and to make a reservation, please visit this webpage. Have questions? Please email studentcenter@georgefox.edu.

Info on how to register a formal complaint

Monday, January 18th, 2021

While most student concerns and complaints can and should be resolved informally, there is a formal general complaint procedure described in the “Support for Students” section of the Undergraduate Student Handbook as well as on this website.

Note that these procedures cover complaints of a general nature and do not supersede specific policies involving special cases such as grade appeals, sexual harassment, etc., which are covered elsewhere in the Student Handbook, catalog or Graduate/DPS Policies.

For more information, contact the student life office (studentlife@georgefox.edu).

Hadlock Student Center remains closed

Monday, January 18th, 2021

Unfortunately, the Hadlock Student Center remains closed for open recreation and fitness activities due to guidance from the Oregon Health Authority.

Our outdoor recreation rental center is now open for for walk-in service Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Online reservations are highly encouraged.

Campus Recreation is preparing to be able to reopen quickly, when the time comes, while also working to develop virtual and outdoor recreation offerings for students, staff, and faculty for the spring semester. Watch a video update on reopening and our preparations.

Remember to utilize the online class schedule

Monday, January 18th, 2021

Class.georgefox.edu is a great resource for anyone needing to look up details on a class, including meeting times and location, teaching modality, enrollment limit and waitlist numbers, course description, instructor info, and often textbook listings, too (click the book icon after clicking on a course to expand its info).

Bon Appetit meals are to-go only for now

Sunday, January 17th, 2021

Because of changes in Oregon COVID-19 guidelines, food in Canyon Commons will be to-go only to start the spring semester. You may eat your food in your residence hall, in heated outdoor tents on campus or other locations on campus.  Feel free to order ahead using the Get Mobile Food app.

How to order your Bon Appetit food online

Bon Appetit has expanded its menu items over the break. If you haven’t already, download the the GET MOBILE app to order food to go. You can find get more information online.

COVID-19 Testing and Results

Sunday, January 17th, 2021

COVID-19 testing is required for Newberg students returning to campus. It may take several days to receive results back. While you wait for the results, we ask you to limit your close contacts. You may attend classes, maintaining six feet of physical distancing and wearing a face covering.

See our COVID-19 website for more information about schedule and results.

All invited to join MLK event today via live stream

Sunday, January 17th, 2021

The Chehalem Cultural Center is hosting the 11th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day event today (Monday). Several George Fox employees and students have been involved in the planning of this important event. SpiL credit is offered for those who attend.

Due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, this will be a fully live-streamed event. Details for connecting to the live stream will be posted to the MLK Day event web page. The pre-show music and slide show begins at 5:45 p.m., with the main program beginning at 6 p.m.

Go online early enough to ensure you have your live stream set up and working.

Safety and service reminders from Campus Public Safety

Sunday, January 17th, 2021

Campus Public Safety would like to remind the George Fox community of a few helpful safety tips. Because, while the Newberg campus is located in what is considered a generally safe location, we know that, unfortunately, crimes and emergencies can occur in any location and at any time of day.

We encourage everyone to program Campus Public Safety’s phone number into your cell phone right now so that it is available in case you need it. We are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 503-554-2090.

The following are some of the reasons why you may want to give us a call:

  • If you feel unsafe, please call our office so that we can escort you to your destination. Safety escorts are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
  • In case of an emergency, first, call 911, and then call CPS; we can coordinate with emergency first responders to help direct them to your location.
  • Roadside assistance: We are happy to assist in unlocking your car or giving you a jump start if your battery is dead.
  • Locked out of your room? Campus policy requires that you first try calling a RA from your living area if you are locked out of your room. If you are unable to reach an RA, then you are welcome to call CPS and we will make our best effort to respond as soon as we are available.
  • Reporting crimes and accidents: If you need to report a crime or accident, we can connect you to the proper George Fox department or off-campus agency to complete and file a report.

A victim of a crime is never at fault and should not be blamed for his or her 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:

  • Let someone know where you are going, your expected travel time, and how long you plan on being in that location.
  • If you are running or walking in the evening, wear bright or reflective clothing to make yourself more visible to drivers and to help someone spot you faster in case of an emergency.
  • Also, if you are running or walking in the evening, go with someone or a group of people you trust. (If you choose this option, be sure to wear the appropriate face coverings.) Stay in well-lit, highly visible areas. Stay in familiar areas and avoid shortcuts.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and walk with purpose. Distractions like using your cell phone while walking can make you particularly vulnerable.
  • In regards to electronics, be sure that your phone is charged before traveling. Wear only one earbud while you walk and keep your volume low.
  • Do not leave valuable items in your car in an open view. Park in well-lit areas where it will be safe for you to return to at night. Take note of where you park so that you can easily locate your car again.

Questions? Call Campus Public Safety at 503-554-2090 or email Elrike Shaw at eshaw@georgefox.edu. Campus Public Safety officers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year!

Join MLK event Monday via live stream

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

The Chehalem Cultural Center is hosting the 11th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day event on Monday, Jan. 18. Several George Fox employees and students have been involved in the planning of this important event.

Due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, this will be a fully live-streamed event. Details for connecting to the live stream will be posted to the MLK Day event web page. The pre-show music and slide show begins at 5:45 p.m., with the main program beginning at 6 p.m.

Go online early enough to ensure you have your live stream set up and working.