Learn to make hanging baskets tomorrow in the Thomas Center

Monday, May 16th, 2022

The hanging basket event is back! Learn to make those gorgeous hanging baskets that grace our George Fox quad area. You will learn this valuable lesson on how these beauties are assembled and help us in plant services in the process.

Please join us at the Thomas Center tomorrow (Wednesday) starting at 9 a.m. and lasting approximately three hours. You are welcome to join in the class at any time. See you then!

Questions? Contact Dixie Downey at ddowney@georgefox.edu.

Free Zumba class is part of PT’s Health and Wellness Week

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

Most people do not meet the CDC’s recommended minimum weekly aerobic fitness guidelines for maintaining or improving health. A strategy to increase your aerobic fitness is to find activities that are fun while providing a workout.

Zumba is one way to do this. Zumba is a fitness class that consists of different dance moves. If you would like to try this free class, scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu.

The class is part of the College of Physical Therapy’s Health and Wellness Week (May 16-21). Learn about this Zumba class and more on the event website.

Sign up for free yoga course during PT’s Health and Wellness Week

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

Yoga can be a great way to increase strength and improve flexibility. Research has also demonstrated positive improvements in lowering blood pressure.

The College of Physical Therapy will be providing a yoga course as part of its Health and Wellness Week at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, in the Medical Sciences Building (448 N. Werth Blvd., in Newberg). In this class you will perform a variety of yoga exercises and learn how easy it is to do at home.

To sign up, email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu.

Learn how to strength train at home

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Performing strength training exercises helps to maintain function and reduce the risk of injury. It is recommended that we strength train at least two days a week. However, only about 20% of people meet this recommendation.

In a free 30-minute course offered through the College of Physical Therapy, you can learn how to strength train at home without owning specific gym equipment. Get all the details here.

Interested? Email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu to participate.

All invited to art and design faculty candidate’s presentations this week

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

The Department of Art & Design invites you to attend a research presentation by faculty candidate Justin Barker. He will share some of his research in the field of graphic design tomorrow (Thursday) at 1:30 p.m. and give a teaching demo on graphic design skills on Friday, May 13, from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Both presentations will be held in Hoover 103.

Contact Rachel Davis at racheld@georgefox.edu with any questions.

All invited to PT’s Health and Wellness Week May 16-21

Monday, May 9th, 2022

The College of Physical Therapy’s Health and Wellness Week is next week! All events are free and open to the George Fox community, family and friends.

Details about each event can be found here. Email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu to sign up for an event.

Sample Mediterranean dishes for free this Monday night

Monday, May 9th, 2022

You have less than a week to sign up for the free Mediterranean diet taster and educational session, hosted by the College of Physical Therapy. Join us at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 16, at the Medical Sciences Building, 448 N. Werth Bvld., in Newberg.

Sample five dishes and learn how this diet may reduce the risk of heart disease and other chronic illnesses. This event is one of several free offerings during our Health and Wellness Week.

To sign up, email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu.

Have back pain? Sign up for free spine care class

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

Do you (or anyone you know) experience frequent back pain? Most of us experience a bout of acute back pain, but when back pain persists it weights on us physically and mentally.

There are things that you can do to reduce back pain and ultimately improve your overall health. The College of Physical Therapy will be hosting a free spine care class on Thursday, May 19, as part of our annual Health and Wellness Week.

During this 30-minute class you will learn tips and exercises to increase your back strength, improve flexibility, and reduce your pain.

For details, go here. To sign up, email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu.

Bicycle Roundup set for this Monday on campus

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

Campus Public Safety will be conducting its annual Bicycle Roundup this Monday, May 9. If you are staying on campus over the summer and plan to keep a bike here, please stop by the Campus Public Safety office to get a sticker ID so that your bike will not be removed.

Bicycle Rules for Summer
At the end of the spring semester, a university-wide bicycle “clean-up” is done. Bicycles that are illegally parked, unregistered or inoperable are impounded. Bicycle racks need to be cleared to do routine maintenance to the racks and surrounding areas.

In order to accommodate the maintenance of the bicycle rack areas, bicycles may not be stored on campus during the summer semester. If you are not going to be on campus using your bicycles during the summer, please remove it. Bicycle claims can be made at the Campus Public Safety/parking services office.

Students using their bikes during the summer must move their bikes to the nearest rack of their summer housing.

Bicycles NOT picked up from the impound lot within 60 days will be forwarded to local charities at the discretion of the Campus Public Safety department. Junk bicycles will be recycled.

If you have questions, contact Karen Toohey at ktoohey@georgefox.edu.

Reminder of summer hours for Hadlock

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

The Hadlock Student Center will be open this summer from May 2 through Aug. 19. Hours will be 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Hadlock will be closed Saturdays and Sundays, as well as for Memorial Day and Independence Day.

Students who were enrolled in the spring semester and are continuing at George Fox in the fall have free access to the Hadlock Student Center for the summer. Students who graduated this spring are also eligible to purchase a membership. All other normal access policies apply (click here to find out more).

Please note that the rental center is also open all summer, anytime Hadlock is open. This is a very popular service, so reservations are encouraged to guarantee equipment.

If you have questions about summer hours or other details, please contact AJ Heil at aheil@georgefox.edu.

Join free exercise class during PT’s Health and Wellness Week

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

This year the physical therapy program is offering four free exercise classes as part of our Health and Wellness Week.

Would you like to learn how you can do resistance training at home with minimal or no weights? Curious about Zumba? Interested in the benefits of yoga? Want to learn how to stretch and strengthen you back? These classes will be held Tuesday, May 17, through Thursday, May 19. Details can be found here.

To sign up, email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu. Space is limited, so sign up today.

Have pain in your patella? Join free rehab study

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

Do you or someone you know currently suffer from patellofemoral pain (pain around the patella bone) or jumper’s knee (pain at the patellar tendon)?

Jason Brumitt, PT, PhD, is recruiting individuals with either of these conditions to participate in a rehabilitation study. All treatments associated with this study are free.

If you have questions or would like to enroll (or enroll someone you know), please email Jason at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu.

Explore virtual reality this Friday afternoon in Canyon Commons

Sunday, May 1st, 2022

Are you interested in virtual, augmented, or mixed reality technology? All are welcome to join us for a virtual reality exhibition in Canyon Commons banquet rooms 102 & 103 from noon to 3 p.m. this Friday, May 6.

We will be hosting special guest Robert Victorino to share recent implementations of the technology at Portland Community College, followed by an opportunity to try out a variety of VR and AR experiences from our own community.

Light refreshments will be provided. To participate, please sign up for a one-hour timeslot here.

Questions? Contact Amy Ralston at aralston@georgefox.edu.

Say farewell to Guadalupe García McCall today in Canyon Commons

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

One of our wonderful writing professors, Guadalupe García McCall, is sadly leaving George Fox. As such, the Department of Language and Literature is throwing a going-away reception for her today (Friday) in Canyon Commons 101.

The reception will start at 11:30 a.m., and a short program will begin at noon. All are invited to come and say goodbye to Guadalupe.

Contact Emma Rieth at erieth@georgefox.edu with any questions you may have.

Sign up for free Mediterranean Diet session on May 16

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Are you familiar with the Mediterranean Diet? There are many health benefits associated with it. The College of Physical Therapy, as part of our Health and Wellness Week, is offering a free taster and educational session from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on Monday, May 16, so join us at the Medical Sciences Building!

Come sample five dishes and learn about the health benefits, plus a chance to win one of three cookbooks. The event is limited to 30 people. To sign up, email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu.

Maker Hub’s ‘Tool Tip Friday’: Wood Lathe

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Wooden rings, spoons and flower pots are just some of the beginner items you can make with the Maker Hub’s Teknatool Wood Lathe. The wood lathe is a machine very similar to the metal lathe in the machine shop.

To start, two free-spinning center points on each side of a wood piece clamp the wood between them and hold it centered. It operates by spinning a piece of wood stock at a variable speed, and lets the operator create round objects.

Unlike the metal lathe, there is not a cutter secured to the machine that is moved into place to cut. On the wood lathe, an operator will instead use long handled chisels to carve away the wood.

There are a wide variety of projects that can be done on the wood lathe, some easier than others, and all requiring a different need for skills and tools. For more information, check out the Maker Hub’s Wiki Page and watch this video to see how it works.

The Maker Hub exists as a resource and creative outlet for the entire George Fox community (yes, including non-engineers!). We are looking for student aces. A student ace is simply an expert on a piece of equipment who helps train other students on the usage of that equipment and gains extra privileges within the Maker Hub.

Please email makerhub@georgefox.edu if you would like to get connected or have any questions.

Bridge Café will be open Saturday morning

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

The Bridge Café will be open this Saturday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to noon, with limited options. Cash, credit, debit, and flex points will be accepted.

Our summer hours begin on Monday, May 2. Check out our Bon Appetit page for more information.

Calling all writers: Apply for 2022-23 intern position in MarCom office

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

Do you love to write? Looking to strengthen your communication skills in a practical, hands-on way – and get paid for it? The marketing communications (MarCom) office has the job for you!

We are looking for a writing intern for the 2022-23 academic year. The duties will include posting Daily Bruin announcements and writing for the Bruin Blog. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in journalism, communications, blogging, or any job that requires strong writing skills.

Check out the job description in Handshake to learn more and apply, and contact Sean Patterson at spatterson@georgefox.edu if you have any questions.

Equipment rental available at Hadlock throughout entire summer

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

Students, employees and alumni are eligible to rent equipment from the Hadlock Student Center throughout the summer. Popular summer rental items include stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, water tubes, tents, sleeping bags, hammocks, and yard games.

New rental items that will be available this summer include mountain bikes, bike racks, and a multi-person stand-up paddleboard that can hold two to four people.

Summer is our most popular rental season, so we highly recommend making a reservation (no money down) to reserve your equipment online. Please also keep in mind that Hadlock is closed on the weekends, so equipment for the weekend needs to be picked up prior to Saturday and Sunday and dropped off after the weekend concludes.

To see what equipment is available and to make reservations, please go here. If you have questions, please contact AJ Heil at aheil@georgefox.edu.

Be aware of policies concerning bicycles on campus over the summer

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

Campus Public Safety will be conducting its annual bicycle roundup starting Wednesday, May 4. If you are staying on campus over the summer and plan to keep a bike here, please come to Campus Public Safety to get a sticker ID so your bike will not be removed.

Here are a few more things you should be aware of:

  • At the end of spring semester, a university-wide bicycle cleanup is done. Bicycles that are illegally parked, unregistered or inoperable are impounded. Bicycle racks need to be cleared to do routine maintenance to the bike racks and surrounding areas.
  • Bicycles may not be stored on campus during the summer semester. Bicycle claims can be made at the Campus Public Safety office.
  • Students using their bikes during the summer must move their bikes to the nearest rack of their summer housing.
  • Bicycles not picked up from the impound lot within 60 days will be forwarded to local charities at the discretion of the Campus Public Safety office. Junk bicycles will be recycled.

Questions? Contact Karen Toohey at 503-554-2091 or ktoohey@georgefox.edu.