Info on leaving vehicles on campus over the break

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Students who need to leave their vehicles on campus during the break are able to do so but must come to the Campus Public Safety office to fill out a form and leave their keys with the CPS office.

Keys may be retrieved at any time upon returning to campus. Simply stop by the office or call 503-554-2090.

Please note: George Fox is not responsible for any theft or damage to your vehicle while left unattended on campus. Please don’t leave your vehicle on city streets, as the city of Newberg will tow cars that are considered abandoned vehicles after 72 hours!

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

Support volleyball and lacrosse by purchasing an ornament

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

The volleyball and lacrosse teams are joining forces to sell Christmas ornaments as a fundraiser. They are George Fox-branded in navy or silver.

Interested? You can pick them up in the athletics office, or we’ll even hand-deliver them to your office up to Friday, Dec. 20! They are $8 each; if you buy three, a fourth ornament is free.

We accept cash, a check or Venmo. Email Emily Davis at edavis@georgefox.edu with questions or to place an order.

FoxTALE unavailable the morning of Jan. 2

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

FoxTALE will be upgraded immediately following the Christmas break on Thursday, Jan. 2, and unavailable from 6 a.m. to noon. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

Hadlock posts Christmas break hours

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

 Please take note of the Hadlock Student Center’s hours for Christmas break:

  • Dec. 14-15: Closed
  • Dec. 16-20: 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.
  • Dec. 21 to Jan. 1: Closed
  • Jan. 2-3: 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.
  • Jan. 4-5: Closed
  • Jan. 6-10: 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.
  • Jan. 11: Closed
  • Jan. 12: 2-8 p.m. (resuming regular hours)

Questions? Contact Rob Simpson at simpsonr@georgefox.edu.

Info on end-of-year payments on your student account

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

The university will be closed Monday, Dec. 23, through Wednesday, Jan. 1. Cash or check payments received in the student accounts office by 5 p.m. on Dec. 19 will be recorded in 2019; after that, they will be held and processed on Jan. 2, 2020.

Payments online are accepted throughout all of December and are immediately transacted the day submitted in MyGeorgeFox.edu. If paying for the spring semester, we encourage you to consider waiting until January to make a payment unless your due date falls in December.

We also invite you to read IRS Publication 970 for information about educational tax benefits and related payments.

Questions? Contact Jenny Getsinger (jgetsing@georgefox.edu).

Drop by Debbie Hawblitzel’s retirement party today

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

All George Fox employees and students are invited to a retirement reception for Debbie Hawblitzel between 2 and 3:30 p.m. today (Thursday) in the music office in the Ross Center. Drop by to wish her well and enjoy some food as we celebrate her time with us!

Debbie has served as an administrative assistant in the music department for 14 and a half years. Before that, she worked for two years in the communication arts, writing literature and world languages department.

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

Interested in learning more about African-American history?

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

This spring, an African-American history course will give you the opportunity to read deeply into the writings and lived experiences of African-Americans.

Beyond reading, you will learn through historical-role immersive exercises that will challenge and engage participants. No pre-requisites are required, and the course is open to students at all levels.

It will be taught by Paul Otto, coauthor, with Verdis Robinson (Campus Compact), of Bacon’s Rebellion, 1676-1677: Race, Class, And Frontier Conflict In Colonial Virginia. On Feb. 10, 2020, Robinson will give a public lecture for Black History Month, “‘One Like the Sea’: Frederick Douglass’s Global Search for Democracy and Equality, 1886–1887.” He will also be meeting with students in HIST 380.

  • What: HIST 380, African-American History (#4354) (Fulfills GE Intercultural Experience requirement)
  • When: Tuesdays/Thursdays, noon to 1:15 p.m.

For more information, please contact Paul Otto at potto@georgefox.edu.

Get your copy of ‘The Wineskin’ today in Bruin Den

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

The Wineskin is being distributed today (Thursday)! Come stop by the Bruin Den between noon and 2 p.m. to get your copy!

Questions? Contact Kiale Palpant (kpalpant16@georgefox.edu).

Apply for 2020-21 donor-funded scholarships

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

With just one application, there are 120-plus donor-funded scholarships available, and all continuing traditional undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.

From MyGeorgeFox.edu, click “Student Resources,” then “UG Donor Funded Scholarships.” Application closes Feb. 19, 2020.

Please contact Joyce Staats with questions at jstaats@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2233.

Faculty: Please encourage your students to apply for these scholarships.

Look for yellow-lidded bins when recycling

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

In order to eliminate confusion, Waste Management is changing the lids of recycling bins to a bright yellow to further distinguish recycling bins from trash bins. Please take your comingled recycling to a bin with a yellow lid and avoid dumping trash in the yellow-lidded bins.

In addition, if you have not already received an indoor recycling bin, our team is distributing the indoor blue recycling containers for office and dorm room use. Please use those bins for your comingled recycling and not for trash. It is very important to keep garbage out of the recycling bins.

For more recycling information, visit this webpage. Thank you for helping to conserve resources!

Swing by Hadlock lounge to hang out with labradoodles

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Stop by the Hadlock Student Center lounge today (Wednesday) and destress with some labradoodles! The dogs will be here from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Info on Bruin café hours in coming weeks

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Following is closure information for the university’s three cafes.

  • All three cafes will have regular hours of operation through tomorrow (Thursday).
  • On Friday, Dec. 13, the Bruin Den and Bridge Cafe will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the Bruin Bites will be closed.
  • All three cafes will be closed over the Christmas break through Friday, Jan. 3.
  • The Bruin Den will be open the week of Jan. 6-10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • All three cafes resume regular hours of operation on Monday, Jan. 13.

Questions? Contact Lisa Miles at lmiles@georgefox.edu.

Remember to file your FAFSA

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

As winter break is approaching, remember to file your FAFSA at fafsa.gov. This will help the financial aid office provide you with the most accurate aid for the next school year.

Questions? Write finaid@georgefox.edu.

Holiday deadlines for deposits

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

The finance office will be closed from Dec. 21 through Jan. 1 for Christmas break.

Deposits that need a December 2019 date must be brought to Heather in the finance office no later than 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 20. If it arrives later, it will go into a deposit for January 2020. 

Please look around your desk and file cabinet to see if there are any lingering items that need to go to the bank. If you are taking extra time off during the Christmas holiday, please send your deposits over before you leave.

If you have any questions about deposits, contact Heather Groenlund at ext. 2173.

Advent daily reader still available

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

The season of Advent is upon us, and the Office of Spiritual Life has partnered with faculty and students to publish the 2019 Advent Project. This daily reader is designed, written and created by people in the George Fox community and is intended to point us toward Christ as we await his birth.

Feel free to share it with friends, family and your faith community. Additionally, we will be sending a video at the beginning of each week to introduce each topic (hope, peace, joy and love). We hope it is helpful to you in some form as we celebrate this season of Advent together.

Contact Jamie Johnson (jamiej@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Hadlock has modified hours for the break

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

 Please take note of the Hadlock Student Center’s hours for Christmas break:

  • Dec. 14-15:- Closed
  • Dec. 16-20: 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.
  • Dec. 21 to Jan. 1: Closed
  • Jan. 2-3: 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.
  • Jan. 4-5: Closed
  • Jan. 6-10: 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.
  • Jan. 11: Closed
  • Jan. 12: 2-8 p.m. (resuming regular hours)

Questions? Contact Rob Simpson at simpsonr@georgefox.edu.

Airport shuttles available

Monday, December 9th, 2019

George Fox is once again partnering with Hillsboro Airporter to provide a shuttle service to Portland International Airport for the semester break.

Students will be expected to work directly with Hillsboro Airporter to reserve their spot. See the details below:

  • The cost for one passenger is $65 plus a tip. Each additional passenger is $3.
  • 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 with six passengers, the cost per student could be as low as $15.
  • If you make your reservations more than 24 hours in advance, Hillsboro Airporter can group you together. To reserve your spot, click here.
  • 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 to put students together to lower the cost of the fare.

Faculty: Please let your students know about this service.

Questions? Contact the Office of Student Life (jwitherspoon@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2316).

Volleyball and lacrosse teams selling ornaments as a fundraiser

Monday, December 9th, 2019

The volleyball and lacrosse teams are joining forces to sell Christmas ornaments as a fundraiser. They are George Fox-branded in navy or silver.

Interested? You can pick them up in the athletics office, or we’ll even hand-deliver them to your office up to Friday, Dec. 20! They are $8 each; if you buy three, a fourth ornament is free.

We accept cash, a check or Venmo. Email Emily Davis at edavis@georgefox.edu with questions or to place an order.

Want to learn more about African-American history?

Monday, December 9th, 2019

This spring, an African-American history course will give you the opportunity to read deeply into the writings and lived experiences of African-Americans.

Beyond reading, you will learn through historical-role immersive exercises that will challenge and engage participants. No pre-requisites are required, and the course is open to students at all levels.

It will be taught by Paul Otto, coauthor, with Verdis Robinson (Campus Compact), of Bacon’s Rebellion, 1676-1677: Race, Class, And Frontier Conflict In Colonial Virginia. On Feb. 10, 2020, Robinson will give a public lecture for Black History Month, “‘One Like the Sea’: Frederick Douglass’s Global Search for Democracy and Equality, 1886–1887.” He will also be meeting with students in HIST 380.

  • What: HIST 380, African-American History (#4354) (Fulfills GE Intercultural Experience requirement)
  • When: Tuesdays/Thursdays, noon to 1:15 p.m.

For more information, please contact Paul Otto at potto@georgefox.edu.

Return or sell your books to the Bruin Store

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Don’t forget that the Bruin Store buys back books year-round! Bring your student ID and the textbooks you no longer need, and if we can buy them, you will leave with cash in hand.

If you rented books for fall semester through the Bruin Store, the last day to check those books back in is Friday, Dec. 13. Please bring them to the Bruin Store (along with your student ID) during business hours to avoid any late, processing, or non-return fees.

Did you find the book you need but Amazon sells it for less? No worries! Just show us that the same book is being sold and shipped from Amazon, and we will be happy to match the price.

Questions? Contact Paige Jacobs at pjacobs@georgefox.edu.