Student Accounts processing personal checks through MyGeorgeFox

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Student Accounts is now processing personal checks through my.georgefox.edu. This payment method allows for swift, secure and safe payment handling. An added benefit is that payments generate a receipt to the student that can be forwarded to whomever made payment on their account. 

To make future payments online directly, please visit our website to learn how and to authorize access for others to make payments on your behalf. You will find that once the bank account information is saved, the payment process is very quick. No fee is charged for submitting e-check payments. Thank you for helping us in this way!

This change impacts personal check payments only. Other payments require customary handling and will experience a slight delay.

Contact Jenny Getsinger (jgetsing@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions.

Participate in Hadlock’s trick shot contest

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

The Hadlock Student Center is hosting a trick shot contest! Submissions will be open from Monday, April 6, through Sunday, April 12, through our Instagram and Facebook accounts. Participants are to use the hashtag #HSCTrickshot to enter their submission in one of two categories:

  • Basketball Trick Shot Category (must be done on a regulation basketball hoop of 10 feet, either indoor or outdoor)
  • Miscellaneous Trick Shot Category (use your imagination here … indoor golf putting/chipping, soccer shots, Frisbee in the trash can, indoor over-the-door basketball hoop, ping-pong balls, socks in the laundry basket, etc.)

The top videos will be recognized during the week of April 20, and we’ll have some cool prizes for the top videos in each category. 

Competition rules:

  • All current George Fox undergraduate and graduate students, along with faculty and staff, are eligible for this competition.
  • Be safe! Practice social distancing, protect yourself and others (CDC guidelines: cdc.gov).
  • In each video, someone needs to visibly give a “Two thumbs up” to the camera (either to start or finish each video) or verbally say “two thumbs up” to indicate that this video is specifically for this competition. Without the “two thumbs up” component the video will not qualify.
  • Each contest participant can upload a maximum of two videos in total. This can be two videos for one category or one video for each category.

You can absolutely complete this solo and even in the comfort of your own home. We are not encouraging you to physically socialize in this process and do anything that might put you or others at additional risk.

Questions? Contact us at studentcenter@georgefox.edu.

Join virtual 5K on Monday

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Did you know that the average distance covered in a regular season lacrosse game is 3.1 miles? Come join our team on National Student-Athlete Day and make a difference for cancer patients who are at the highest risk of contracting COVID-19.

Participate in the Last Shift Virtual 5K Challenge at 9 a.m. this Monday, April 6, by running anywhere (such as your neighborhood) while wearing your George Fox gear! 

Simply follow this link to register and become a part of our team. The registration fee is $20 and goes to a great cause. Be sure to click the “Join a Team” tab and type in “George Fox University.”

All who register and post a picture of themselves running on Monday with #LastShift2020 and #georgefoxlacrosse will be entered to win a free George Fox lacrosse T-shirt.

Questions? Contact Katie Brand at kmastropaolo@georgefox.edu.

Pastoral counseling is still available

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

The Office for Spiritual Life knows that the final few weeks of this semester are going to be challenging. We would love to connect with you for prayer or pastoral counseling. Please complete this form and we will reach out to you to schedule a time to meet.

Questions? Contact Stephanie Lopez at slopez@georgefox.edu.

Brunner reflects on Luther’s Theology of the Cross in devotional video

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

In the latest installment of the seminary’s “Hope in the Midst of Crisis” devotional series, Dan Brunner reflects on Luther’s Theology of the Cross and on the fact an incarnational God has descended into the reality of this world. In our quiet grief, God meets us with glimmers of hope.

You can watch it here.

Join lacrosse team on virtual 5K run this Monday

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Our season isn’t over yet! Student-athletes are leading the charge and taking one last shift on National Student-Athlete Day to be the difference for cancer patients who are at the highest risk of contracting COVID-19.

Want to join us? Participate in the Last Shift Virtual 5K Challenge at 9 a.m. this Monday, April 6, by running anywhere (such as your neighborhood) while wearing your George Fox gear! 

Simply follow this link to register and become a part of our team. The registration fee is $20 and goes to a great cause. Be sure to click the “Join a Team” tab and type in “George Fox University.”

All who register and post a picture of themselves running on Monday with #LastShift2020 and #georgefoxlacrosse will be entered to win a free George Fox lacrosse T-shirt.

Questions? Contact Katie Brand at kmastropaolo@georgefox.edu.

Learn more about academic accommodations

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Here at the Disability Services Office, we know that transition to an online/remote learning environment is not easy. Some students find that physical, mental health, or other disability-related barriers that were manageable in an in-person class are barriers in a distance scenario.

If you find that you need academic accommodations in the remote education environment, please visit our website or apply online. Contact our office (dso@georgefox.edu), Rick Muthiah (rmuthiah@georgefox.edu), or Andrea Byerley (abyerley@georgefox.edu) if you have questions.

Student Accounts processing personal checks through MyGeorgeFox

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Student Accounts is now processing personal checks through my.georgefox.edu. This payment method allows for swift, secure and safe payment handling. An added benefit is that payments generate a receipt to the student that can be forwarded to whomever made payment on their account. 

To make future payments online directly, please visit our website to learn how and to authorize access for others to make payments on your behalf. You will find that once the bank account information is saved, the payment process is very quick. No fee is charged for submitting e-check payments. Thank you for helping us in this way!

This change impacts personal check payments only. Other payments require customary handling and will experience a slight delay.

Contact Jenny Getsinger (jgetsing@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions.

Mail Services is back to regular hours

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Mail Services has resumed its regular operating hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Questions? Contact Richard Silver at rsilver@georgefox.edu.

Bruin Store is open by appointment

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Until further notice, the Bruin Store will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, by appointment only. This is so that we can honor the social distancing guidelines and have enough time between customers to deep-clean surfaces. Please call the store at 503-554-2540 to set up an appointment time.

We are doing a few other things to help our customers stay home and stay safe:

  • Shipping is free for all online orders, with no minimum purchase, and we are shipping orders out daily.
  • We are cleaning and quarantining all rental books as they are checked back in, and they are not being put out for sale immediately.
  • We will have a few racks of professional clothing from The Closet Project set up in-store for appointments as well. At this time those purchases are still cash-only, and we are taking extra precautions regarding all cash handling.
  • All leftover T-shirts from The Closet Project pop-up that were 100% cotton were donated to those who are making masks for the local hospitals. Nearly 90 T-shirts were donated, and many have already been sewn into masks and re-donated to our medical community.

We will be providing updates via the Daily Bruin and on Instagram (@the_bruin_store). Questions? Contact Paige Jacobs at pjacobs@georgefox.edu.

Information on building access for students

Monday, March 30th, 2020

The following buildings will be accessible to students via card access Monday through Friday for the remainder of the spring semester:

  • Stevens Center: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Canyon Commons: 9 a.m. to noon and 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Beebe post office: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Klages and the Roberts Center will be locked. If you need to check your mailbox in either of those locations, please call Campus Public Safety so that we can grant you access to the building.

The athletic buildings will be locked. All other areas, including 24-hour spaces, have been shut down for students. Student workers and researchers will have to request special access and will need a supervisor’s approval.

Questions? Contact 503-554-2090 or email Elrike Shaw at eshaw@georgefox.edu.

Sign up to join prayer initiative

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

The Office for Spiritual Life invites the university community to “Pray 4 Today,” a prayer initiative that begins today (Monday).

The idea is simple: We are looking for four people to sign up to pray per day for the remainder of the spring semester. How you pray, where you pray, and for what or whom you pray are up to you – but will you consider joining us?

If you are interested, please sign up here. Questions? Contact our office at spirituallife@georgefox.edu. Thanks!

University closed today for spring break holiday

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

All Newberg, Portland, Salem and Redmond offices are closed today (Friday) for the spring break holiday.

Students invited to join prayer initiative

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

The Office for Spiritual Life invites students to “Pray 4 Today,” a prayer initiative that begins next week, on March 30.

The idea is simple: We are looking for four people to sign up to pray per day for the remainder of the spring semester. How you pray, where you pray, and for what or whom you pray are up to you – but will you consider joining us?

If you are interested, please sign up here. Questions? Contact our office at spirituallife@georgefox.edu. Thanks!

Friendsview in need of Personal Protective Equipment

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

There is a shortage of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for health care workers who are caring for the most vulnerable during this COVID-19 pandemic. Many medical facilities and organizations simply have little to no supplies.

At Friendsview, it is reported that by the end of this week the staff will not have disposable PPE and will need to move to contingent plans of using reusable options.

They are in need of the following items:

  • Safety goggles
  • Sunglasses with side coverage
  • Face shields
  • Bandanas
  • Cloth gowns
  • Lab coats
  • Scrub jackets
  • Scrubs
  • Disposable rain gear (ponchos)
  • Sleeve covers
  • Coveralls
  • Oversized long-sleeved shirts that can be laundered and re-used
  • Aprons
  • Gloves and masks

If you are able to help in any way, all donations can be dropped off in the front lobby at Friendsview, marked “Attention: Deb Sabin.”

Thanks for your consideration.

Commencement will be changing

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

In light of recent events, George Fox will not hold commencement ceremonies on campus on Saturday, May 2 (traditional undergraduates) or the following week (ADP/grad programs).

The university is working on plans to allow graduates to celebrate their achievements, but any decisions will be dictated by how the COVID-19 pandemic evolves in the coming weeks.

For more details, visit the university’s coronavirus response page.

Mail Services posts change of hours

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

As of today (Wednesday), Mail Services will be open three days a week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon. The service window will be open to hand packages to customers between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon.

The adjacent room for sending packages out will be open as needed. Have all outgoing packages brought to Mail Services by no later than 11 a.m. These changes take effect immediately and will resume until we revert to our regular schedule on a date to be determined.

Please contact Richard Silver (rsilver@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Financial aid office is still here for you

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Our financial aid office is here to serve students throughout the current COVID-19 situation. While we are not available in person, we are ready to meet needs in a variety of ways:

  • Schedule a phone appointment here (or video by request)
  • Email or call our office or your financial aid counselor directly. If your counselor is unavailable, leave a message and we will return your call.
  • Submit documents online, by email (finaid@georgefox.edu), fax or mail
  • We are available to answer questions related to family financial changes and the 2020-21 academic year
  • The Department of Education also has a helpful FAQ for students, parents and borrowers.

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

Gupta offers insight in new ‘Hope in the Midst of Crisis’ video

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

What are your worries? Where is your hope? Professor Nijay Gupta reflects on Matthew 6 in the Portland Seminary’s newest “Hope in the Midst of Crisis” devotional series episode. You can watch it here.

Be encouraged and be well.

Campus Public Safety releases bicycle policy

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Campus Public Safety will be rounding up any bicycles left behind on Monday, March 30, as we want to give students the chance to take them home first.

Because of the unprecedented circumstances, bicycles will not be donated this summer. Instead, we will store them until your return in the fall. If you would like us to store it beforehand, please call and give us a description and location of your bike.

Also, if it has a combination we will unlock it if you give us the combination. If it has a key the lock will be cut so we may store the bike. 

Questions? please call 503-554-2090.