Residential Students asked to stay on campus until March 15

Friday, January 15th, 2021

Last semester, George Fox had zero COVID-19 cases among our residential students from August until November. The pandemic is more widespread at this point, but we are determined to take steps to keep it off our campus. One important step is reducing opportunities for exposure. Residential students are asked to stay on campus until March 15, with the exception of essential travel, off-campus jobs, and visiting outdoor locations.

Bon Appetit meals are to-go only for now

Friday, January 15th, 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

Friday, January 15th, 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.

SpiL credit update for spring semester

Friday, January 15th, 2021

Spring semester is just around the corner! The Office for Spiritual Life has updated the iAttended app with a short video about the different opportunities to earn SpiL credit in the coming week and throughout the semester. As a reminder, all full-time undergraduate students are required to attend 15 events (digital and/or in person) over the course of the semester.

Questions? Email spirituallife@georgefox.edu.

Want to take piano lessons this term? Openings available

Friday, January 15th, 2021

Have you always wanted to learn piano? Would you like to refresh your music skills from childhood piano lessons?

If so, take a piano class this term! All four sections have openings for students of all abilities. This one-credit hybrid course (MUSI 135: Section A, B, C, or D) is a great elective option for students of all disciplines.

Questions? Contact Kenn Willson at kwillson@georgefox.edu.

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.

Join time of prayer on Inauguration Day via Zoom

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Students and employees are invited to join the university pastors on Zoom for a guided time of prayer the morning of the presidential inauguration on Wednesday, Jan. 20, between 8 and 8:30 a.m.

If you would like to join us for this virtual time of prayer, please fill out this form and we will send you the Zoom link. Please direct any questions to the Office for Spiritual Life at spirituallife@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2320.

Join the Civility Project Reading Group

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

With our nation in turmoil, would you like to explore how Christians can help heal our political culture?  If so, apply for the Civility Project Reading Group.  

We will select ten students for this project. Group members are expected to read and/or write for one to two hours in preparation for each hour-long weekly meeting. We will meet in person — COVID permitting — at a time the group selects.

The group will work with Jonathan Kuttab, a Palestinian Christian lawyer. He will speak on campus (via Zoom) on Feb. 4 on Civility, Justice, and a Bill of Rights: A Vision of Israel/Palestine as One State. Kuttab will meet with the group twice between his Feb. 4 talk and his second on-campus appearance in late March.

Group members may also write for the Civility Project website to earn modest compensation for publishable pieces.

To apply, email the following to Civility Project director Ron Mock at civility@georgefox.edu by Friday, Jan. 22:

  • Name, major and year at George Fox
  • Reason for wanting to participate (1-3 sentences)
  • Schedule of classes and other fixed weekly events

Questions? Email civility@georgefox.edu.

Bring student ID with you when picking up packages

Wednesday, January 13th, 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.

Want to learn to play piano? Or refresh your playing skills?

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Have you always wanted to learn piano? Would you like to refresh your music skills from childhood piano lessons?

If so, take a piano class this term! All four sections have openings for students of all abilities. This one-credit hybrid course (MUSI 135: Section A, B, C, or D) is a great elective option for students of all disciplines.

Questions? Contact Kenn Willson at kwillson@georgefox.edu.

Free leadership training for students offered through NAE

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) is hosting the 65th Annual Christian Student Leadership Conference, an opportunity for college students who care deeply about today’s pressing issues to learn and consider how to engage in public policy. The theme of this year’s conference is “Healing a Divided America.”

This year, the conference will be held virtually on two days, Feb. 8 and Feb. 15, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Pacific Time, and is completely free (a savings of $680). Students can register at NAE.net/cslc.

For more information, please email Jennifer at jhaglof@nae.net.

RA applications are due Jan. 22

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Just a reminder: Applications for Resident Assistant positions are due on Friday, Jan. 22, by 5 p.m. References are also due at this time.

Click this link to learn more and apply, and contact Kristina Van Der Eems (kvandereems@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Seniors: Check out four ‘Seniors Abroad’ trips offered this May

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Seniors graduating this May are invited to participate in one of our four in-country “Seniors Abroad” trips in May. The four trips are as follows:

  • Alaska
  • Gulf States (ending at Disney World)
  • Hawaii
  • Puerto Rico

These will be run like a normal Juniors Abroad trip that lasts approximately three weeks in May. There will be no credit associated with these trips, and you will only meet several times throughout the semester to prepare for the trip.

The student’s cost is $2,200. Registration opens on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 8 a.m. online. This is a first-come, first-serve type of registration.

An email will be sent out to all seniors today (Wednesday) with further details and descriptions. If you do not receive this email and would like to participate in one of these trips, please contact Lynn Scott at lscott@georgeofox.edu.

Reminder: AAC applications are due this Friday

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Just a quick reminder to all AAC applicants: Your applications are due this Friday, Jan. 15, at noon. Interview sign-ups will be from noon to 5 p.m. following the deadline Friday. More info is available here.

Res Life will send out information on how to sign up.

Campus Public Safety is hiring

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Campus Public Safety will be hiring a few student officers for the upcoming school year. We will hire this spring and do some training before the end of the semester in preparation for the following academic year.

We are looking for dependable, responsible, committed and diverse applicants to add to our already hard-working team. The job description and additional information can be found on Handshake.

Questions? Email Elrike Shaw at eshaw@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2090.

Remember to utilize the online class schedule

Tuesday, January 12th, 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).

File FAFSA for next year’s financial aid

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Apply for next year’s financial aid by completing your 2021-22 FAFSA. Filing early is best, as some funds are limited. The 2021-22 FAFSA is needed if you plan to attend next year (fall 2021, spring 2022, and summer 2022).

One-on-one FAFSA help sessions are available. Schedule your personal session here.

Questions? Contact the financial aid office (finaid@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2302). Zoom and phone appointments are available here.

Join annual MLK event via live stream Monday

Monday, January 11th, 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.

All are welcome to time of prayer via Zoom on Inauguration Day

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Students and employees are invited to join the university pastors on Zoom for a guided time of prayer the morning of the presidential inauguration on Wednesday, Jan. 20, between 8 and 8:30 a.m.

If you would like to join us for this virtual time of prayer, please fill out this form and we will send you the Zoom link. Please direct any questions to the Office for Spiritual Life at spirituallife@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2320.

Outdoor recreation rental center offering pick-up service

Monday, January 11th, 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.