Students organize donation drive for animal shelter

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Send some love to our furry friends at the Newberg Animal Shelter! Students in the Management 300 course are organizing a “Fetch” donation drive. Drop off donations Oct. 21-23 at the big blue bins located around campus.

The “Fetch” list:

  • Foods: Premium dog food (adult and small bites), premium canned dog food, kitten & cat food (dry and canned), dog treats
  • Cleaners: Simple Green, window spray, dish soap, hand sanitizer, 409 spray, laundry detergent (any high-efficiency brand), Tide Free & Gentle (high-efficiency brand), bleach, sponges/scrub brushes, garbage bags (kitchen size), paper towels
  • Other: Flea medications, toys/Kongs, small fleece/soft blankets

Questions? Contact Ellen Dahlberg (edahlberg14@georgefox.edu).

Interested in a Christian songwriting class if one were offered?

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

The cinematic arts department will possibly offer a Christian songwriting class during the spring of 2020, on Thursday nights. In order to offer the class, there needs to be at least eight students willing to take it.

If you are interested in taking this class or have any questions, please contact Dawn Ford at dford@georgefox.edu.

RSVP for panel discussion ‘Should the U.S. Remain in the UN?’

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Join us for a panel discussion on the topic, “Should the U.S. Remain in the UN?” This panel, featuring David Rawson, Kelsey Zorzi and Fred Gregory, will be held next Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 5:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons.

To attend, please RSVP at this link by Monday, Oct. 21, at 5 p.m. The dress is business casual.

Zorzi serves as the director of advocacy for global religious freedom with ADF International. In 2018, she was elected president of the United Nations’ NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief.

In over 28 years of U.S. diplomatic service largely in Africa, Rawson engaged regularly with UN field agencies on humanitarian issues. As a U.S. ambassador to Rwanda and then to Mali, he worked closely with the UN on peace-keeping programs in both countries.

Gregory, an alumnus of George Fox, has successfully managed programs funded by the U.S. Department of State, United States Agency for International Development, United Nations, European Union, and private donors. He has experience working with the UNHCR in refugee environments, mostly in East Africa.

Questions? Contact Angeleen Umfleet at aumfleet@georgefox.edu.

Join bottle rocket competition today

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

The Society of Women Engineers is hosting Bottle Battles, a bottle rocket competition, today (Friday)! Registration will be outside the Bruin Den at 3 p.m., and launches will start at 3:45 p.m. on the quad.

There will be prizes for aesthetics, tricks in the air, highest launch, and length of time in the air. Participants must bring their own bottle rockets. Please join us to compete or to be a spectator.

Questions? Contact Madison Sitzmann at msitzmann16@georgefox.edu.

Adopt a goldfish

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Goldfish are still up for adoption this week! Come pick up your scaly swimming friend from EHS 202 anytime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Questions? Contact Teresa Arnold (tarnold@georgefox.edu).

Important midterm grade information

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Midterm grades are important indicators of how you are doing in your classes. While they are not a part of your permanent record, it is critical that you pay attention to midterm grades. In some cases, midterm grades represent about half your grade in the course. If you have questions, you should check with your professors. It is vital to know where you stand in each of your classes.

Midterm grades are meant to encourage you to get in touch with others: your professor, your advisor, your Career and Academic Planning Coach. The WORST thing to do about midterm grades is to ignore them or to assume you can improve them on your own. Professors DO want to meet with you. Do not hesitate to make an appointment with each of them.

Midterm grades are due this Sunday, Oct. 21. You should plan to check your midterm grades after this date.

To check your midterm grades, log in to my.georgefox.edu. Then:

  • Select “Academic Records”
  • Click “View Grades” in the left navigation bar
  • Select the term you would like to view
  • If you have received any midterm grades, they will appear in the last column titled “Midterm 1”

If you do not see a midterm grades tab, then it is likely none of your professors have entered any midterm grades for you. Please contact your professors to find out what your grades are.

Now you need to determine what to do next: contact your professors. The faculty is not required to enter midterm grades. You are advised to check with each of your professors about your status in their class. Consider whether to withdraw from one or more courses if it looks likely that you will get an “F” (or maybe even a “D”). Withdrawal results in a “W” on your transcript but does not factor into your GPA. If you were to get an “F,” it would impact your GPA.

The last date to withdraw is Sunday, Nov. 3 (without grade responsibility). You can usually go below being enrolled in 12 credit hours (at this point in the semester) without impacting your financial aid or housing. To be sure, contact representatives in these departments:

Dave Johnstone, Residence Life, (djohnstone@georgefox.edu)
Student Financial Services (sfs@georgefox.edu)

Helpful tips:

  • Confirm any thoughts of withdrawing from classes with your advisor
  • Meet with each professor, especially those teaching courses you’re struggling in
  • Even if your professor does not post midterm grades, find out from the professor what your grade is
  • Meet with your advisor to discuss options
  • Use labs, help sessions, and the ARC
  • Plan well for the spring semester. Contact your CAP Coach to get advice about the spring semester.

If you think you might have a learning disability, plan to have some assessment done. Contact the Health and Counseling Center at 503-554-2340 or stop by their office on South River Street.

Not sure how to take the next step? Contact the Office of Student Life (studentlife@georgefox.edu).

Evening and weekend parking information

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Campus Public Safety has noticed a lot of improper parking on campus in the evenings after 5 p.m. While students can properly park anywhere on campus after 5 p.m., parking in designated parking spaces is still required.

Please do not create new parking spaces or park along buildings, curbs or in loading zones. Never park in a fire zone, and do not park in disabled parking spaces without a permit. Failure to park properly in a designated parking spot may result in a citation, even after 5 p.m. and on weekends.

Questions? Contact Elrike Shaw at eshaw@georgefox.edu or call the Campus Public Safety Office at 503-554-2090.

Water will be shut off in library and Wheeler this Monday

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Plant Services will need to do a full water shut-off on Monday, Oct. 21, for both Wheeler Sports Center and Murdock Library. The water shut-off will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use other bathroom facilities during this time. Thank you.

Questions? Contact Sonia Rademacher at srademacher@georgefox.edu.

Come dance at the Hoedown this Saturday

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Don’t miss one of George Fox’s longest-running traditions, the Hoedown, this Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Hadlock Student Center! Wear your country attire and get ready for some traditional country dancing. Ruby Jewell ice cream sandwiches will be served.

Check out our upcoming activities:

  • Monday and Thursday, Oct. 21 and 24 – Lip Sync/Student Concert Auditions
  • Saturday, Oct. 26 – Family Weekend Game Night
  • Thursday, Oct. 31 – Halloween Dance and Haunted Hallway
  • Friday, Nov. 8 – Pool Party at Chehalem Aquatic Center
  • Saturday, Nov. 16 – Lip Sync

Questions? Contact activities@georgefox.edu.

Compete in Family Weekend Chili Cook-off

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

It’s time to show off your best cooking skills in the inaugural Family Weekend Chili Cook-off! Get together with your floor, suite, apartment, or house and come up with one crock-pot of your finest chili.

The contest will be judged by votes from students, families and friends at the tailgate party in the Bauman parking lot on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The winner will be announced in the third quarter of the football game and on social media.

The grand prize is a $100 gift card to a restaurant and the golden crock-pot trophy! Fill out this form to compete.

Questions? Contact Megan Fisher at mfisher@georgefox.edu.

Learn about International Business Institute today

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Come to an informational session on the International Business Institute to learn how you can be part of an outstanding learning opportunity abroad! This session will be held today (Thursday) from 11 to 11:50 a.m. in Hoover 210. Please RSVP here.

IBI is designed to give students in business, politics and economics an opportunity for a summer term of study that incorporates the international dimensions of these fields. Students will visit corporations such as Nestle, Visa, and KPMG, as well as various embassies.

Faculty: Please let your students know about this opportunity.

Questions? Contact Kelly Borror at kborror@georgefox.edu.

Gather for ‘The Love Imperative – a Defense’ lecture

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Meghan Sullivan, an eminent philosopher and a professor from the University of Notre Dame, will give a presentation titled “The Love Imperative — A Defense.” All are invited to this lecture on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in Hoover 105.

Sullivan will unpack the Christian love imperative, defend it from some difficult objections, and indicate how it might be the basis for a mainstream philosophical approach to ethics.

Questions? Contact Nancy Schifferdecker at nschifferdecker@georgefox.edu.

Join Fusion’s pumpkin patch outing

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

The Fusion Asian American Club would like to invite all students to join them on their pumpkin patch outing at the French Prairie Gardens in St. Paul! Fusion will meet up for the event at the Intercultural Resource Center at 12:30 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 19.

Please bring $4 cash for admission and extra money for other goodies like apple cider, donuts and pumpkins. Sign up here. Please indicate on the form if you are able to drive carpooling students.

Questions? Contact fusion.gfu@gmail.com.

Register for scholarship resource center workshop

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Register for the upcoming scholarship resource center workshop for undergraduate and graduate students! Gather in Hoover 105 on Friday, Monday, or Tuesday, Nov. 1, 4, or 5, for scholarship information, snacks, and a chance to win an awesome raffle prize.

Click here for more information and to register. Contact Jordan Nelson at scholarships@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2297 with questions.

Survey: Students’ backgrounds

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

A group of students studying business statistics is asking for your help to gather information regarding George Fox undergraduate students’ backgrounds. Please complete this short survey. All information will remain anonymous and confidential.

Questions? Contact Joshua Simpson at jsimpson19@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.

Social Work Club hosts Rain Gear Drive through Oct. 29

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

The Social Work Club is hosting a Rain Gear Drive for the homeless population in Portland. The drive runs from Wednesday, Oct. 16, to Tuesday, Oct. 29. Please bring all donations to the Social Work House (Meridian Street House) before Oct. 29.

We will be accepting donations of tarps, waterproof coats, towels, blankets, umbrellas, waterproof boots and shoes, hand warmers, and waterproof bags and/or backpacks.

All items will be donated to Rose Haven, a women’s homeless shelter in Portland. For more information, contact Madison Reed at mreed17@georgefox.edu.

Get a discounted massage from PT students

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Got stress, aches and pains, or do you just want to feel relaxed? Come by to get a massage by a doctor of physical therapy student and receive free stress management advice!

Our mission is to improve our community’s health by offering discounted massages to students ($15) and employees ($20). We are offering 30-minute massages on Monday, Oct. 28, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Roberts Center 204.

All proceeds will help fund our medical service trip to Uganda and Ghana. Donations are also welcome. Register here.

Questions? Contact Haleigh Rabe at hrabe18@georgefox.edu.

Learn more about SpiL trips

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Are you interested in participating in a SpiL trip? Be sure to attend vespers tonight (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium to hear student testimonials and learn more about each trip and how to apply.

There will be a SpiL trip student panel next Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in EHS 102 where students will share stories from their experiences and answer questions regarding specific trips, the application process, and more. This event will also cover topics like this year’s trip locations and fundraising. There will be a free churro and popcorn bar!

Questions? Contact Olivia Berglund at oberglund16@georgefox.edu.

Attend panel discussion ‘Should the U.S. Remain in the UN?’

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Join us for a panel discussion on the topic “Should the U.S. Remain in the UN?” The panel, featuring David Rawson, Kelsey Zorzi and Fred Gregory, will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 5:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons.

Zorzi serves as the director of advocacy for Global Religious Freedom with ADF International. In 2018, she was elected president of the United Nations’ NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief.

In over 28 years of U.S. diplomatic service largely in Africa, Rawson engaged regularly with UN field agencies on humanitarian issues. As a U.S. ambassador to Rwanda and then to Mali, he worked closely with the UN on peace-keeping programs in both countries.

Gregory, an alumnus of George Fox, has successfully managed programs funded by the U.S. Department of State, United States Agency for International Development, the United Nations, the European Union, and private donors. He has experience working with the UNHCR in refugee environments, mostly in East Africa.

Questions? Contact Angeleen Umfleet at aumfleet@georgefox.edu.

Sign up for intramurals

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

The next round of fall intramural sports starts this Monday, Oct. 21. The Hadlock Student Center will be hosting soccer, kickball, pickleball and badminton.

Grab some friends and put a team together or join as a free agent! Sign-ups are on IMLeagues.com and close this Saturday, Oct. 19, at midnight.

Questions? Contact intramurals coordinator Ryan Lacey at intramurals@georgefox.edu.