Spring payment information worth noting

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Bills for spring term are in the mail. Before you rush to pay, you might want to consider waiting until Jan. 1, 2019, to make payment.

Wonder why? Read our most recent edition of the SFS News to learn more. In brief, there are possible negative tax impacts of making payment for the spring term in December. The exception to this is when a transaction has a December due date.

Find more info on SFS News here.

Be informed of the Bruin Store’s commencement and Christmas break hours

Friday, December 14th, 2018

The Bruin Store will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today (Saturday) for commencement. If you are a graduate, be sure to bring your Bruin Store coupon with you when you shop!

Below are our hours for the remainder of Christmas break:

  • Dec. 17-21: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Dec. 24-Jan. 1: Closed
  • Jan. 2-11: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

We will resume our normal semester hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 14.

Email Michael Simmons at 1478mgr@follett.com for more information.

Enter ‘The Student Collective’s’ Christmas photo contest

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Are you proud of your Christmas decorations? Do you want a chance to be featured in The Student Collective (Fox’s yearbook) and win a gift card to the coffee shop of your choice?

Submit your photos to this link. The winner will be contacted at the beginning of spring semester!

Write ascstudentcollective@georgefox.edu with any questions.

IT department is closed for the Christmas break

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Please be aware that the IT department will be closed for the university’s Christmas break from Dec. 24 through Jan. 1.

If you encounter a problem at any time during the days  IT is closed, please email the Service Desk at servicedesk@georgefox.edu. One of our team members will get back to you as soon as the office reopens with full services available.

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Know Gary Hood? Tell him his Bible is at the lost and found

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

If you know a Gary Hood, please direct him to the Campus Public Safety office to retrieve his Bible!

Hadlock Student Center posts Christmas break hours

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

The Hadlock Center will be open throughout Christmas break. Come in and enjoy the space while it’s quiet. See modified hours below.

  • Dec. 15 and 16: Closed
  • Dec. 17-21: 6 to 8 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Dec. 22-Jan. 1: Closed
  • Jan. 2-4: 6-8 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 5-9 p.m.
  • Jan. 5-6: 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Jan. 7-11: 6 to 8 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 5 to 9 p.m.

If you have any questions, contact Rob Simpson at simpsonr@georgefox.edu or Keith Schneider at kschneid@georgefox.edu.

Shuttle transportation available during the break

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

George Fox is partnering with Hillsboro Airporter to provide shuttle service to Portland International Airport. Students will be expected to work directly with Hillsboro Airporter to reserve their spot.

Here are the details:

Each shuttle can fit five to six passengers. The cost per student is based on the total number of passengers during the scheduled times, so if you can fill one shuttle the cost per student could be as low as $15 (if you have a total of six passengers). Cost for one student is $65.

If you make your reservations more than 24 hours in advance, Hillsboro Airporter can group you together. To reserve your spot, go online to Hillsboro Airporter & Car Service LLC.

Hillsboro Airporter accepts cash or credit card for payment. Parents can call Hillsboro Airporter with a credit card to pay for their student’s fare. Hillsboro Airporter has 24/7 service. It will work with students and their families, putting students together to lower the cost of the fare.

Other options for transportation can be found on the above website. Questions? Contact the Office of Student Life (jwitherspoon@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2316).

Give to ‘Crepes for a Cause’ this morning in the quad

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Join us for “Crepes for a Cause” on the quad this morning (Wednesday) from 9 a.m. to noon. Buy fresh crepes with all the toppings for $3 each. All proceeds go to Every Child and will be used to purchase Christmas gift cards for youth in foster care in Yamhill County.

You can learn more about Every Child by visiting their website.

Contact Tricia Hornback (phornback@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Write a ‘thank you’ note to someone who’s made a difference

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Is there someone at George Fox University who has made a difference in your college experience? Someone who ignited a spark that made you want to learn more than you thought you could, someone who walked alongside you during a difficult season, or a person who has been a mentor?

Take a moment to write an email, e-card, or traditional “thank you” card to that professor, RA, tutor, supervisor, or another influential person. Try to be specific as you describe how this person has contributed to your life.

Students in Newberg can stop by the ARC or Bruin Den to pick up a blank card while supplies last!

Volunteers needed in Bruin Community Pantry during spring semester

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

The Bruin Community Pantry is seeking volunteers for the spring 2019 semester. Areas for volunteering are (but not limited to):

  • Food pantry: Staffing the pantry during the hours it is open
  • Food drive: Organizer (both on- and off-campus. potentially)
  • Leftovers pick-up: Student employee position between 9 and 11 a.m. to pick up food from Bon Appetit

If you are interested in volunteering and would like more information, please contact Jere Witherspoon or attend one of two informational meetings:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 3 p.m. in Klages 232
  • Thursday, Jan. 17, at 8 p.m. in the Bruin Den

Refreshments will be provided! Please RSVP by Monday, Jan. 14, here.

On the sheet, there are three tabs at the bottom:

  • Pantry sign-up
  • Volunteer sign-up
  • RSVP to meetings

Need more information? Check out the Bruin Community Pantry Facebook page and website.

If you are not able to attend one of these meetings but are interested in volunteering, please contact Jere at jwitherspoon@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2316.

Need a ride? Shuttle transportation service available during break

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

George Fox is partnering with Hillsboro Airporter to provide shuttle service to Portland International Airport. Students will be expected to work directly with Hillsboro Airporter to reserve their spot.

Here are the details:

Each shuttle can fit five to six passengers. The cost per student is based on the total number of passengers during the scheduled times, so if you can fill one shuttle the cost per student could be as low as $15 (if you have a total of six passengers). Cost for one student is $65.

If you make your reservations more than 24 hours in advance, Hillsboro Airporter can group you together. To reserve your spot, go online to Hillsboro Airporter & Car Service LLC.

Hillsboro Airporter accepts cash or credit card for payment. Parents can call Hillsboro Airporter with a credit card to pay for their student’s fare. Hillsboro Airporter has 24/7 service. It will work with students and their families, putting students together to lower the cost of the fare.

Other options for transportation can be found on the above website. Questions? Contact the Office of Student Life (jwitherspoon@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2316).

Be sure to check the lost and found before going home

Monday, December 10th, 2018

If you’ve lost an item the past four to six weeks, be sure to check the lost and found located in the Campus Public Safety office before going home for Christmas break!

All items not reunited with their owners will be donated to charitable causes during the break, so don’t forget! Please also remember to put your name on your water bottles, notebooks, books, charger cords, etc. so we can notify you if they are turned in to us.

Have a great and relaxing break with your friends and family!

Three-day in-store and online sale starts today at the Bruin Store

Monday, December 10th, 2018

The Bruin Store is hosting a surprise December three-day sale Dec. 11-13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shop in-store and online at georgefoxshop.com to save.

In-store discounts include 25 percent off of …

  • Nike apparel
  • Champion apparel
  • League apparel
  • Gear for Sports apparel
  • Drinkware (emblematic only)
  • Hats (excludes cold-weather headwear)

Online discounts include (apparel and gifts) …

  • 20 percent off one item
  • 25 percent off two items
  • 30 percent off three or more items

Students: Please park only where your permit allows

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Students: Even though it is finals week, you still need to park where your permit allows you to park! We are receiving many complaints from staff and faculty about students parking in staff areas and in reserved spaces.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

– Campus Public Safety

Campus Public Safety is hiring four student officers

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Campus Public Safety is hiring for four student officer positions! You must be work-study qualified, and a minimum two-year commitment is needed due to extensive training and certification costs.

If you are pursuing a career in criminal justice or law enforcement, this is the student employment job you’ve been looking for! Please see our job advertisement on Handshake and be sure to apply before Friday, Dec. 14, as we’d love to get you interviewed and trained by the start of spring semester.

Employees, if you know of any students who might be interested, please let them know about this opportunity.

Questions? Call us at 503-554-2090.

Register now for relationship retreat and get early-bird discount

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

The Office of Commuter Life will be hosting a relationship retreat Feb. 8-10, 2019. The retreat is open to undergraduate married, engaged or seriously dating couples (one person per couple must be an undergraduate George Fox University student).

There will be a $50 early-bird fee per couple for this weekend-long retreat on the Oregon Coast, which will include meals and an amazing speaker. The early-bird price will run now through Jan. 14. The price for registration from Jan. 15 to Jan. 25 will be $65.

Spots are limited to 15 couples, so please fill out this form to sign up. Only one person from the couple needs to complete the form.

Please note: The second part of the retreat is a “Great Date Night” scheduled for Sunday, March 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. Mark your calendar now for both events, and save the date if you hope to attend. More information will be sent to you once the application is completed.

Any questions should be directed toward Kristi Welker, director of commuter life, at kwelker@georgefox.edu or Tyler Welker, assistant professor of cinematic arts, at twelker@georgefox.edu.

Don’t miss the night anticipated by all: Late Night Breakfast!

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Late Night Breakfast is tonight (Monday) at 10 p.m. in Canyon Commons.

Free breakfast for all!

Pick up your copy of ‘The Wineskin’ at Late Night Breakfast

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

The fall 2018 issue of The Wineskin will be released at Late Night Breakfast tonight (Monday). They run out fast, so get your copy at the door!

Spring semester payment alert

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Bills for spring term are in the mail. Before you rush to pay, you might want to consider waiting until Jan. 1, 2019, to make payment.

Wonder why? Read our most recent edition of the SFS News to learn more. In brief, there are possible negative tax impacts of making payment for the spring term in December. The exception to this is when a transaction has a December due date.

Find more info on SFS News here.

Everyone is welcome to Bon Appetit’s annual Christmas dinner

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Bon Appetit would like to welcome everyone to our annual Christmas dinner in Canyon Commons on Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. Regular meal plan still applies to students. Cash and check price for guests is $12.

See you there!