Attend The Latinx Heritage Club’s first event of the year

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

The Latinx Heritage Club is excited to announce its first event of the year, Bienvenidos!

Come to the Intercultural Resource Center today (Wednesday) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. to meet other Latinx students on campus. We will have snacks, music, activities, and a safe space to engage with others.

We hope to see you there! Questions? Contact Susie Montes (smontes18@georgefox.edu).

Order food from the Bridge Cafe and Canyon Commons online

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

Miss the Bruin Den and the food there? Well, we miss you!

On the GET mobile app, employees and students can now use a card to order from both the Bridge Cafe and Canyon Commons. We are slowly adding some of your favorite sandwiches and other items to our menu.

Below are instructions for getting started:

  • Download the GET Mobile app by using this link or by searching your phone’s app store for GET MOBILE
  • Launch the app and find George Fox University from the list of schools
  • Enter your George Fox username and password
  • It may ask you to enter your email and phone number
    • A phone number is required to notify you when your order is ready
  • Once logged in, you will see the Dashboard, with a (1) Accounts, (2) Transactions, and (3) Order section
  • To place an order, select “Start an Order”
  • Choose the “Bridge Cafe” or “Canyon Commons – Debit/Credit”
  • Place your order
  • View your cart and select your payment method
  • You can add a card during this step

Questions? Connect with Jason Rosvall (jrosvall@georgefox.edu).

Annual ’80s Dance is traveling to you this year!

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

This year, the ’80s Dance is coming to you this Friday, Oct. 2, from 7 to 10 p.m.!

Our DJ on wheels will be traveling to eight locations on campus for 20 minutes per stop to host a distanced dance party with classic ’80s music, giveaways, and a traveling photo booth!

Put on a mask, your best ’80s gear, and get ready to dance! Here’s the link to see our map of stops.

Questions? Email Student Activities (activities@georgefox.edu).

Wellness Wednesday: Quick and easy flu shots

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

Last week we talked about the importance of taking a flu shot this year. Our Wellness Wednesday message for today is “Don’t waste fall by being sick. get a flu shot! It’s super quick.”

Remember it takes around two weeks for the body to build immunity in order to provide protection, so plan it now.

Here are your quick and easy options to get a flu shot this year:

  • For Newberg campus students
    • Contact the Health and Counseling Center for more information at hcc@georgefox.edu or 503-554 2340. You can also visit their website here.
  • Find your closest locations online
    • Confirm the type of vaccine you need and put your ZIP code in, and you will get an instant list of all options in your area.
    • If you live in Newberg
  • For Kaiser flu shots
    • Kaiser drive-through and walk-up flu shot clinics are available from Oct. 3 to Oct. 31, with no appointment necessary.
    • Search by your city or ZIP code here.

Below are some important items to remember before you get a flu shot:

  • Does the flu shot protect against COVID-19?
    • No. The flu shot doesn’t protect against COVID-19. However, the flu vaccine can help reduce your risk of flu illness, hospitalization, and death.
    • If fewer people get the flu, care teams can focus their time and resources on providing COVID-19 patients with the care they need. During 2018-19 flu vaccination prevented an estimated 58,000 flu-related hospitalizations.
  • Should a flu vaccine be given to someone with suspected of confirmed COVID-19?
    • No. If you tested positive for COVID-19, or believe you might have it, it’s best to wait before getting a flu shot. This will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to anyone in the flu shot location, including other patients and healthcare teams.

Be well! Questions? Contact Aga Luptak (aluptak@georgefox.edu).

Survey: COVID-19 Servant Engineering Project

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

The College of Engineering is seeking potential clients for a servant engineering project regarding COVID-19.

If you are an at-risk individual concerned about the spread of COVID-19, please fill out this very short survey.

Questions? Contact Andrew Younglove at ayounglove18@georgefox.edu.

Disclaimer:

These surveys are student generated and are not to be associated with any official research conducted by faculty and staff at George Fox University. Any views or opinions presented in these surveys are solely those of the students and do not represent those of George Fox University. The distribution of these surveys is a service provided to George Fox University students as they prepare their research required by the curriculum. Students are required to have department approval. Any questions about these surveys should be directed to the students associated with the survey in question.

The Christian’s role in protest discussed tonight

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

What is protest? How has the church been involved in protest? Should Christians protest? These are all topics that will be discussed at the Intercultural Resource Center’s first Mathetes event, which will be hosted over Zoom at 7 p.m. tonight (Wednesday).

Come hear from Rusty St. Cyr, Keisha Gordon, Victoria Prieto, and Mercy Love about their protest experiences and integration with faith. Chapel credit is available on the iAttended app.

You can RSVP here. Questions? Contact Hannah Lee (hlee17@georgefox.edu).

Register to earn SpIL Credit while running

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

We are partnering with a virtual run to provide an experience in which we can contemplate God’s call to serve and love our neighbors.

The PDX Run for Unity takes place this Saturday, Oct. 3, in which every mile will be matched to support The Contingent, an organization aiding Portland’s Black communities impacted by COVID-19.

Click here to register and earn SpIL credit and receive more information.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the spiritual life office at spirituallife@georgefox.edu

All invited to join in George Fox Civility Project

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Do you wish there was something you could do to help overcome America’s increasing  polarization before it tears our country apart?

You can! Connect with the 2020 George Fox Civility Project. The 2020 GFCP has three elements: two events and a project.

  • The first event will be an introductory session on Monday, Oct. 5, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium (limit: 100 occupants) or Zoom. Participants will learn a new way of thinking about how political leadership should act, and help create a political civility inventory for assessing whether politicians and others strengthen our political culture or destroy it when they communicate about their different views.
  • The second is a project: a field test of the political civility inventory while you watch the vice presidential debate on Wednesday, Oct. 7, and/or the presidential debate on Thursday, Oct. 15.
  • The closing event on Monday, Oct. 19, will feature George Fox professors Mark Hall and Phil Smith in a (hopefully civil!) debate about who should get our vote for president.

You do not have to participate in all three elements. You can attend either event, or both. If you want to participate in the project, you should attend the first event.

Don’t miss this chance to get in on the ground floor of an important university initiative, and help your community and our nation deal with controversial issues more constructively!

If you want  to come in person, plan to be at Bauman a few minutes before 7:30 p.m. If you want to attend via Zoom, keep watching the Daily Bruin – we’ll post the link soon!

Contact Ron Mock (rmock@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

The FoxHole is open for commuters

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Just a reminder that the FoxHole is open for commuters from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m daily via card swipe.

Please honor the occupancy limits, furniture placement (do not move), and maintain social distancing. 

Questions? Email David M Johnstone at djohnsto@georgefox.edu.

Sign up to compete in inaugural Ping Pong Tournament

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Hey everyone! The Ping Pong Club is super excited to be partnering with Hadlock and Paddle Palace to host the inaugural Paddle Palace George Fox Intramural Ping Pong Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 3 to 6 p.m. in Hadlock.

Registration will open on IMLeagues on Monday, Oct. 19, and will close Friday, Oct. 23. We will have prizes available, including a $25 Nike gift card, balls, and paddles.

The rules for the tournament can be found here. We hope to see you there!

Any questions can be directed to the Ping Pong Club President Noah Fitzsimmons at nfitzsimmons17@georgefox.edu. To stay updated on the event, please fill in your information on the form found here.

Attend Zoom auditions for the play ‘Silent Sky’

Monday, September 28th, 2020

General auditions for the play Silent Sky will be held Monday, Oct. 5, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Actors should prepare a 90-second contemporary monologue (either dramatic or comic). Monologues should be fully memorized and rehearsed and should take into consideration the fact that you are auditioning and performing on Zoom.

If you are a theatre major, minor, and/or scholarship student, your work needs to be fully memorized and prepared. All others, please feel free to read from a script if needed, but having it memorized and prepared is always best.

You can sign-up for a five-minute Zoom audition slot at this link. For the link to the Zoom audition, click here. Important dates are listed below:

First & Second Callbacks:

  • Oct. 6 and 7 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
  • Cold readings from the script (all via Zoom)

Rehearsals:

  • The first rehearsal will be Monday, Oct. 12
  • Weekly Rehearsals
    • Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
    • Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tech Day:

  • Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Show Dates:

  • Nov. 12-14 and 19-21 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 15 and 22 at 2 p.m.

Questions? Please email Rhett Luedtke, director, at rluedtke@georgefox.edu.

Come shop at Fred Meyer for George Fox Day Saturday

Monday, September 28th, 2020

This Saturday, Oct. 3, will be George Fox Day at Fred Meyer (3300 Portland Road, in Newberg). Bring your George Fox ID and receive 10 percent off of your purchase. Some restrictions may apply.

In the grocery department, 10 percent will be taken off only the Kroger and Simple Truth products. Gas, alcohol, tobacco, and money orders will not be discounted. 

Questions? Contact Jennifer McCollum at jmccollum@georgefox.edu.

Interested in the National Society of Leadership and Success?

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Many have been asking about the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS). The society is national and the campus chapter is sponsored by George Fox (it is legitimate!).

The NSLS is the nation’s largest leadership honor society. Students are selected by their university for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential. Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction.

In addition to honorable distinction, the NSLS provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills through participation at their campus or online. Upon completion of the program, members receive their leadership certificate and take their place among the student leaders at their campus and across the country.

The NSLS exists to recognize, cultivate, and honor leaders, all while making lasting, positive change in the world. The society strives to help members discover and achieve their goals, providing real-world experience that assists members to have opportunities to achieve success in their future.

Questions? Visit their FAQ page or contact David Johnstone at djohnsto@georgefox.edu.

Interested in telling your story?

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Have you ever felt unaccepted by others because of how you looked or where you came from? I am looking for people who are willing to sit down and tell me their stories.

I desire to create a piece that depicts how unique all of our stories and backgrounds are despite the judgments the world places on us.

All stories are welcome. If you are interested, please email Emily Johnson at johnsone18@georgefox.edu.

Join Zoom meeting to hear Exercise Science Club’s guest speaker

Monday, September 28th, 2020

This Thursday, Oct. 1, from 7 to 8 p.m. the Exercise Science Club is hosting Dr. Jimmy Bagley, an exercise scientist from San Francisco State University, over Zoom.

He will speak on “Technology in Exercise Science Research” and also talk about different graduate programs in the field of exercise science.

We will share the Zoom link for the meeting on our Instagram page (@GFUExSci) on Thursday. We would love to see you there!

Questions? Please contact Karlie Stewart (kstewart19@georgefox.edu) or Kyle Herzberg (kherzberg@georgefox.edu).

Need SpIL credit? Join evening worship on Wednesdays

Monday, September 28th, 2020

We are excited to offer a new worship opportunity for SpIL credit! Starting this week, join us Wednesday nights from 7 to 7:20 p.m. in Wood-Mar Auditorium for “Reflective Evening Worship.”

We will reflect on passages of Scripture, relax from the day, and join together (socially distanced and with a mask) in an inviting environment.

Questions? Contact Brianna Bliquez at bbliquez19@georgefox.edu.

Study abroad in Spain rep on campus tomorrow

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Want to study abroad in Spain? Come to Canyon Commons to meet with the Semester in Spain representative and learn more about Spain as well as their program.

She will be in Canyon Commons tomorrow (Wednesday) from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to answer any questions or provide more information about the program. Can’t wait to see you there!

Contact studyabroadcenter@georgefox.edu for more info.

Desire tips for academic success?

Sunday, September 27th, 2020

Check out this week’s ARC newsletter for mindfulness and study tips in addition to our meme of the week!

Want to make a writing or academic coaching appointment this week? Email the ARC at arc@gerogefox.edu or visit here.

Mathetes: What is the Christian’s role in protest?

Sunday, September 27th, 2020

What is protest? How has the church been involved in protest? Should Christians protest? These are all topics that will be discussed at the Intercultural Resource Center’s first Mathetes event, which will be hosted over Zoom at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Come hear from Rusty St. Cyr, Keisha Gordon, Victoria Prieto, and Mercy Love about their protest experiences and integration with faith. Chapel credit is available on the iAttended app.

You can RSVP here. Questions? Contact Hannah Lee (hlee17@georgefox.edu).

Last chance to sign up for APA workshop

Sunday, September 27th, 2020

Join the ARC for an APA workshop with Sue O’Donnell. Learn the details of 7th edition APA style, including formatting, citations, references, writing style, and more. The workshop will take place tomorrow (Tuesday) from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. in Hoover 105.

Because of room capacity and safety procedures, registration is required. The first 30 students to register will receive a confirmation of their registration the morning of the workshop. If you are not among the first 30 to sign up, we will send you the slides and video of the presentation after the event.

You can register at this link.

Questions? Contact Julia James jjames@georgefox.edu.