Parking waiver form available for graduate and commuter students

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Starting Monday, July 13, George Fox graduate and commuter students who do not plan to bring a vehicle to campus can request an exemption from being automatically charged the parking permit fee by completing the parking waiver form. Please read the waiver form thoroughly as you fill it out.

By signing this form you agree that you will not bring a vehicle and park on George Fox’s Newberg campus or the surrounding Good Neighbor areas (as specified in the parking policies) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

If your vehicle is found parked on campus during these times, the following will occur:

  • You will be automatically issued and charged for a parking permit and be fined an additional $75 for parking an unregistered vehicle.
  • You will be required to pick up the permit from Campus Public Safety and an officer will assist you in the proper placement of the permit.

Note: There may be additional fines for any other violations according to the parking policies of the university.

If you are taking four or fewer credit hours in a semester, you may be eligible for this waiver. However, you must obtain a special temporary permit from Campus Public Safety and display it appropriately to avoid the above-listed sanctions.

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

Employees: Please pass this information along to students you know.

Juniors can register for residential parking permits on Monday

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

The vehicle registration portal opens up Monday, July 13, on MyGeorgeFox for juniors to register their vehicles for residential parking permits! Be sure to have your DMV registration slip in front of you, as you will need some of that information in order to register.

The portal will open on July 20 for sophomores and on July 27 for freshmen. The portal is currently open for seniors, commuters and graduate students.

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

Employees: Please pass this information along to students you know.

Please note academic schedule change

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Based upon current public health guidance, George Fox is adjusting its academic calendar to reduce class time during the influenza season and to minimize student travel to and from campus. 

  • Monday, Aug. 24: First day of undergraduate and graduate classes
  • Friday, Oct. 9: Mid-semester holiday (Newberg campus)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 25: Last day of face-to-face instruction
  • Thursday-Friday, Nov. 26-27: Thanksgiving break
  • Monday-Friday: Nov. 30-Dec. 4: Final exams/presentations (most completed remotely)

Students in on-campus housing are welcome to stay on campus through the Thanksgiving holiday. Those who return home for the holiday will be asked to complete finals off campus. 

At this point, the university plans to start the spring semester in person on Jan. 11, 2021.

On-campus track and field camp set for July 13-17

Monday, July 6th, 2020

In lieu of a virtual camp, the George Fox coaching staff will host an on-campus track and field camp July 13-17 on the Newberg campus.

The camp will be divided into a 10 to 11:30 a.m. session for younger children (ages 7-13) and a noon to 1:30 p.m. session for middle and high schoolers (ages 13-19). Camp will be held at the track complex each day Monday through Friday.

For detailed information, please visit this link. Discounts will be given to families with multiple students attending.

Questions? Please email Adam Haldorson at ahaldorson@georgefox.edu or Mike Wilson at mwilson@georgefox.edu.

Grad students, seniors and commuters can register for parking today

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

The vehicle registration portal opens up today (Monday) on MyGeorgeFox for grad students, all commuters and seniors to register their vehicles for parking permits! Be sure to have your DMV registration slip in front of you, as you will need some of that information in order to register.

The portal will open on Monday, July 13, for juniors to register, and on Monday, July 20, for sophomores. Freshmen can register starting on Monday, July 27.

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

Employees: Please pass this information along to students you know.

Register now for free HICP virtual event

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

The university’s employees and students are invited to attend a free virtual event that will discuss the topic of High-Impact Chronic Pain (HICP) on Saturday, July 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

HICP affects 11 to 20 million U.S. adults and interferes with work or other daily activities most days or every day. People with HICP often suffer from iatrogenic harms, including (but not limited to) prescription-induced opiate use disorders.

In this session, we will hear from experts representing a variety of professions to discuss the healthcare experiences of people with HICP and the evidence on what works to reduce iatrogenic harms and promote health. You don’t want to miss this interactive virtual event intended to strengthen the primary care workforce. 

Students and employees can attend for free, but you must register ASAP at this link. Please contact Tammy O’Doherty (todohert@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Grad students, commuters and seniors can register for parking permits Monday

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

The vehicle registration portal opens up on Monday, July 6, on MyGeorgeFox for grad students, all commuters and seniors to register their vehicles for parking permits! Be sure to have your DMV registration slip in front of you, as you will need some of that information in order to register.

The portal will open on Monday, July 13, for juniors to register, and on Monday, July 20, for sophomores. Freshmen can register starting on Monday, July 27.

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

Employees: Please pass this information along to students you know.

Please note academic schedule change

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Based upon current public health guidance, George Fox is adjusting its academic calendar to reduce class time during the influenza season and to minimize student travel to and from campus. 

  • Monday, Aug. 24: First day of undergraduate and graduate classes
  • Friday, Oct. 9: Mid-semester holiday (Newberg campus)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 25: Last day of face-to-face instruction
  • Thursday-Friday, Nov. 26-27: Thanksgiving break
  • Monday-Friday: Nov. 30-Dec. 4: Final exams/presentations (most completed remotely)

Students in on-campus housing are welcome to stay on campus through the Thanksgiving holiday. Those who return home for the holiday will be asked to complete finals off campus. 

At this point, the university plans to start the spring semester in person on Jan. 11, 2021.

Be aware of new state guidance on face coverings

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

We are working hard to ensure our classrooms and facilities will be safe, and we will need your help. We will need to be vigilant about hygiene, physical distancing, face coverings and self-monitoring.

If you have in-person classes, we may ask you to forgo your own convenience and comfort for the sake of your neighbors. Following a statewide mandate that goes into effect July 1, faculty, staff, students and visitors will be asked to use face coverings (e.g., face masks, cloth face coverings, face shields) when in enclosed public and common areas (including classrooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges) and outdoor areas where physical distancing is not easily maintained.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

University closes Friday for Independence Day holiday

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

The university’s offices on the Newberg and Portland campuses will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Please avoid construction areas on campus

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Summer is an incredibly busy time for Plant Services. For your safety, please avoid marked-off construction zones. In July, the following is occurring on campus:

  • Roofing: Bauman lobby, Fulton Street House, Kelsey House and Pennington Hall
  • Exterior Painting: Bauman, Beebe, Carey, Willcuts and Wheeler
  • Excavation: Bauman parking lot (addition near Fulton Street)
  • Demolition: Costume Shop on Hancock Street

In addition, we are doing parking lot and curb striping, along with curb repair, in various locations. Please avoid the areas listed above, and be observant of all marked-off areas. Do not pass through a construction zone.

Thank you!

Bruin Community Pantry closed for holiday this week

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

The Bruin Community Pantry food bank will be closed for the Fourth of July holiday, on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4.

Check out the website for hours of operation.

Please turn in all deposits today

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

If you have any deposits for FY20, please bring your money over to the Finance office today (June 29). Checks dated prior to June 30, 2020, must be deposited in the current fiscal year. Please look around your desks and file cabinets to see if there are any lingering items that need to go to the bank.

If you are taking vacation during the July 4 holiday, please send your deposits over before you leave.

Also, money that needs accounting for in FY20 must be brought to the Finance office no later than 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30. If it arrives later, it will go into the FY21 budget.

If you have any questions about deposits, please contact Heather Groenlund at 503-554-2173. Thank you and have a great summer!

Virtual session on HICP is free to students and employees

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

The university’s employees and students are invited to attend a free virtual event that will discuss the topic of High-Impact Chronic Pain (HICP) on Saturday, July 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

HICP affects 11 to 20 million U.S. adults and interferes with work or other daily activities most days or every day. People with HICP often suffer from iatrogenic harms, including (but not limited to) prescription-induced opiate use disorders.

In this session, we will hear from experts representing a variety of professions to discuss the healthcare experiences of people with HICP and the evidence on what works to reduce iatrogenic harms and promote health. You don’t want to miss this interactive virtual event intended to strengthen the primary care workforce. 

Students and employees can attend for free, but you must register ASAP at this link. Please contact Tammy O’Doherty (todohert@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Register for July tennis camps

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

Looking to improve your tennis game? Join the George Fox coaching staff this summer for our junior tennis camps for all ages and skill levels. This camp will be serious fun and will improve your game while cultivating a love for the sport!

Camps will include the following:

  • Five to six hours of on-court training per day
  • Drills, instruction, match play and mental fitness
  • USPTA professional coaching and development practices
  • Video analysis and comparison
  • George Fox shirts for all camp registrants
  • Prizes for winners of camp competitions
  • Low coach-to-camper ratio of 6:1 for personalized work

See full details and RSVP for your spot at this website.

Bruin Community Pantry closed for July 4 holiday

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

The Bruin Community Pantry food bank will be closed for the Fourth of July holiday, on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4.

Check out the website for hours of operation.

Register now for summer tennis camps

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Looking to improve your tennis game? Join the George Fox coaching staff this summer for our junior tennis camps for all ages and skill levels. This camp will be serious fun and will improve your game while cultivating a love for the sport!

Camps will include the following:

  • Five to six hours of on-court training per day
  • Drills, instruction, match play and mental fitness
  • USPTA professional coaching and development practices
  • Video analysis and comparison
  • George Fox shirts for all camp registrants
  • Prizes for winners of camp competitions
  • Low coach-to-camper ratio of 6:1 for personalized work

See full details and RSVP for your spot at this website.

Be sure to turn in your deposits before June 30

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

If you have any deposits for FY20, please bring your money over to the Finance office before Tuesday, June 30. Checks dated prior to June 30, 2020, must be deposited in the current fiscal year. Please look around your desks and file cabinets to see if there are any lingering items that need to go to the bank.

If you are taking vacation during the July 4 holiday, please send your deposits over before you leave.

Also, money that needs accounting for in FY20 must be brought to the Finance office no later than 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30. If it arrives later, it will go into the FY21 budget.

If you have any questions about deposits, please contact Heather Groenlund at 503-554-2173. Thank you and have a great summer!

Change for Honors Program

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

The honors program at George Fox will no longer carry the William Penn name. Penn’s name was originally chosen for the program because of his influence as a Quaker statesman in early America, and his charitable relationship with Native Americans. In recent months, it came to the attention of program leaders that William Penn was also a slave owner. After a series of conversations with administrators, faculty and students, the decision was made to no longer use the name. 

The core values of our program remain humility, charity, and truth-seeking. We remain committed to offering a “generous canon” in our program reading list, a reading list that includes a range of perspectives, some of which align with our Christian commitments and some of which do not.

A text or figure does not have to represent our values in order to be read and discussed within the program; however, the name of our program should reflect our core values, including the most important value of love, which requires seeing every human being as made in the image of God. Slavery and racism are egregious sins against Christian love and violations of human dignity.

As Christians, we stand with those who cry out for racial justice in our world and are committed to promoting love and justice in our program. 

The exact details and timeline for this official change have not been finalized, but for now the program will be called the George Fox Honors Program. 

Free virtual event discusses High-Impact Chronic Pain

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

The university’s employees and students are invited to attend a free virtual event that will discuss the topic of High-Impact Chronic Pain (HICP) on Saturday, July 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

HICP affects 11 to 20 million U.S. adults and interferes with work or other daily activities most days or every day. People with HICP often suffer from iatrogenic harms, including (but not limited to) prescription-induced opiate use disorders.

In this session, we will hear from experts representing a variety of professions to discuss the healthcare experiences of people with HICP and the evidence on what works to reduce iatrogenic harms and promote health. You don’t want to miss this interactive virtual event intended to strengthen the primary care workforce. 

Students and employees can attend for free, but you must register ASAP at this link. Please contact Tammy O’Doherty (todohert@georgefox.edu) with any questions.