Student Accounts processing personal checks through MyGeorgeFox

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Student Accounts is now processing personal checks through my.georgefox.edu. This payment method allows for swift, secure and safe payment handling. An added benefit is that payments generate a receipt to the student that can be forwarded to whomever made payment on their account. 

To make future payments online directly, please visit our website to learn how and to authorize access for others to make payments on your behalf. You will find that once the bank account information is saved, the payment process is very quick. No fee is charged for submitting e-check payments. Thank you for helping us in this way!

This change impacts personal check payments only. Other payments require customary handling and will experience a slight delay.

Contact Jenny Getsinger (jgetsing@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions.

Participate in Hadlock’s trick shot contest

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

The Hadlock Student Center is hosting a trick shot contest! Submissions will be open from Monday, April 6, through Sunday, April 12, through our Instagram and Facebook accounts. Participants are to use the hashtag #HSCTrickshot to enter their submission in one of two categories:

  • Basketball Trick Shot Category (must be done on a regulation basketball hoop of 10 feet, either indoor or outdoor)
  • Miscellaneous Trick Shot Category (use your imagination here … indoor golf putting/chipping, soccer shots, Frisbee in the trash can, indoor over-the-door basketball hoop, ping-pong balls, socks in the laundry basket, etc.)

The top videos will be recognized during the week of April 20, and we’ll have some cool prizes for the top videos in each category. 

Competition rules:

  • All current George Fox undergraduate and graduate students, along with faculty and staff, are eligible for this competition.
  • Be safe! Practice social distancing, protect yourself and others (CDC guidelines: cdc.gov).
  • In each video, someone needs to visibly give a “Two thumbs up” to the camera (either to start or finish each video) or verbally say “two thumbs up” to indicate that this video is specifically for this competition. Without the “two thumbs up” component the video will not qualify.
  • Each contest participant can upload a maximum of two videos in total. This can be two videos for one category or one video for each category.

You can absolutely complete this solo and even in the comfort of your own home. We are not encouraging you to physically socialize in this process and do anything that might put you or others at additional risk.

Questions? Contact us at studentcenter@georgefox.edu.

Join virtual 5K on Monday

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Did you know that the average distance covered in a regular season lacrosse game is 3.1 miles? Come join our team on National Student-Athlete Day and make a difference for cancer patients who are at the highest risk of contracting COVID-19.

Participate in the Last Shift Virtual 5K Challenge at 9 a.m. this Monday, April 6, by running anywhere (such as your neighborhood) while wearing your George Fox gear! 

Simply follow this link to register and become a part of our team. The registration fee is $20 and goes to a great cause. Be sure to click the “Join a Team” tab and type in “George Fox University.”

All who register and post a picture of themselves running on Monday with #LastShift2020 and #georgefoxlacrosse will be entered to win a free George Fox lacrosse T-shirt.

Questions? Contact Katie Brand at kmastropaolo@georgefox.edu.

Sign up for tonight’s trivia competition

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Sign up for a slot at our Trivia Night over Zoom tonight (Friday) at 7 p.m. There will be four rounds of questions, with prizes available for the winners of each. You won’t want to miss out!

Sign up here. Questions? Contact activities@georgefox.edu.

Remote learning tips from the ARC

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Are you finding that sticking to an academic routine has been a challenge since the shift to remote learning? The ARC staff recently created this helpful resource with tips to stay on track! We hope this will help you as much as it has helped us.

Just a reminder: ARC consultants are available for remote writing and academic coaching consultations. Schedule your appointment here or email the_arc@georgefox.edu for help scheduling appointments. On the day of your appointment, an ARC consultant will email you a Zoom link for your remote consultation.

Questions? Contact Julia James at jjames@georgefox.edu.

Pastoral counseling is still available

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

The Office for Spiritual Life knows that the final few weeks of this semester are going to be challenging. We would love to connect with you for prayer or pastoral counseling. Please complete this form and we will reach out to you to schedule a time to meet.

Questions? Contact Stephanie Lopez at slopez@georgefox.edu.

Pastors will be streaming Shalom on Tuesdays

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Join us for Shalom programming on Instagram Live @gfuspil on Tuesday evenings. Beginning at 9 p.m. (Pacific Time), the university pastors will lead interactive liturgies from commonprayer.net, with Scripture readings, songs, and prayer requests.

Questions? Contact spirituallife@georgefox.edu.

Registration for Life Groups closes tomorrow

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

The spiritual life team encourages you to join a Zoom Life Group. The groups will meet via Zoom for the remainder of the semester to discuss the book of James.

To sign up, fill out this form by tomorrow (Friday). Once you sign up, a Life Group leader will reach out to you with further details. If you have any questions, contact spirituallife@georgefox.edu.

Join trivia night tomorrow

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Sign up for a slot at our Trivia Night over Zoom tomorrow (Friday) at 7 p.m. There will be four rounds of questions, with prizes available for the winners of each. You won’t want to miss out!

Sign up here. Questions? Contact activities@georgefox.edu.

Brunner reflects on Luther’s Theology of the Cross in devotional video

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

In the latest installment of the seminary’s “Hope in the Midst of Crisis” devotional series, Dan Brunner reflects on Luther’s Theology of the Cross and on the fact an incarnational God has descended into the reality of this world. In our quiet grief, God meets us with glimmers of hope.

You can watch it here.

Join lacrosse team on virtual 5K run this Monday

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Our season isn’t over yet! Student-athletes are leading the charge and taking one last shift on National Student-Athlete Day to be the difference for cancer patients who are at the highest risk of contracting COVID-19.

Want to join us? Participate in the Last Shift Virtual 5K Challenge at 9 a.m. this Monday, April 6, by running anywhere (such as your neighborhood) while wearing your George Fox gear! 

Simply follow this link to register and become a part of our team. The registration fee is $20 and goes to a great cause. Be sure to click the “Join a Team” tab and type in “George Fox University.”

All who register and post a picture of themselves running on Monday with #LastShift2020 and #georgefoxlacrosse will be entered to win a free George Fox lacrosse T-shirt.

Questions? Contact Katie Brand at kmastropaolo@georgefox.edu.

Learn more about academic accommodations

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Here at the Disability Services Office, we know that transition to an online/remote learning environment is not easy. Some students find that physical, mental health, or other disability-related barriers that were manageable in an in-person class are barriers in a distance scenario.

If you find that you need academic accommodations in the remote education environment, please visit our website or apply online. Contact our office (dso@georgefox.edu), Rick Muthiah (rmuthiah@georgefox.edu), or Andrea Byerley (abyerley@georgefox.edu) if you have questions.

Student Accounts processing personal checks through MyGeorgeFox

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Student Accounts is now processing personal checks through my.georgefox.edu. This payment method allows for swift, secure and safe payment handling. An added benefit is that payments generate a receipt to the student that can be forwarded to whomever made payment on their account. 

To make future payments online directly, please visit our website to learn how and to authorize access for others to make payments on your behalf. You will find that once the bank account information is saved, the payment process is very quick. No fee is charged for submitting e-check payments. Thank you for helping us in this way!

This change impacts personal check payments only. Other payments require customary handling and will experience a slight delay.

Contact Jenny Getsinger (jgetsing@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions.

Mail Services is back to regular hours

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Mail Services has resumed its regular operating hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Questions? Contact Richard Silver at rsilver@georgefox.edu.

Bruin Store is open by appointment

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Until further notice, the Bruin Store will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, by appointment only. This is so that we can honor the social distancing guidelines and have enough time between customers to deep-clean surfaces. Please call the store at 503-554-2540 to set up an appointment time.

We are doing a few other things to help our customers stay home and stay safe:

  • Shipping is free for all online orders, with no minimum purchase, and we are shipping orders out daily.
  • We are cleaning and quarantining all rental books as they are checked back in, and they are not being put out for sale immediately.
  • We will have a few racks of professional clothing from The Closet Project set up in-store for appointments as well. At this time those purchases are still cash-only, and we are taking extra precautions regarding all cash handling.
  • All leftover T-shirts from The Closet Project pop-up that were 100% cotton were donated to those who are making masks for the local hospitals. Nearly 90 T-shirts were donated, and many have already been sewn into masks and re-donated to our medical community.

We will be providing updates via the Daily Bruin and on Instagram (@the_bruin_store). Questions? Contact Paige Jacobs at pjacobs@georgefox.edu.

Information on building access for students

Monday, March 30th, 2020

The following buildings will be accessible to students via card access Monday through Friday for the remainder of the spring semester:

  • Stevens Center: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Canyon Commons: 9 a.m. to noon and 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Beebe post office: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Klages and the Roberts Center will be locked. If you need to check your mailbox in either of those locations, please call Campus Public Safety so that we can grant you access to the building.

The athletic buildings will be locked. All other areas, including 24-hour spaces, have been shut down for students. Student workers and researchers will have to request special access and will need a supervisor’s approval.

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

Sign up for summer online courses

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

As you register for courses next year, take advantage of our numerous summer online listings! All summer online courses are 50 percent off tuition, and although sections are filling up very fast, there are still slots left for some general education options (CHEM 120, BIBL/RELI 215, MATH, MUSI, and more).

See our website for details, and contact summer online director Brian Doak (bdoak@georgefox.edu) with any questions. 

Remote academic support available through ARC

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Need help with a writing assignment? Would you like to set up an academic coaching meeting for support, a listening ear, and strategies for navigating the remaining weeks of the semester? Good news: The ARC is going remote! 

Consultants at the ARC are available for remote writing and academic coaching consultations. You can make an appointment at arcschedule.georgefox.edu or email the_arc@georgefox.edu for help scheduling appointments. On the day of your appointment, an ARC consultant will email you with instructions and a link to join a virtual Zoom meeting that will occur at your scheduled appointment time. 

If you are interested in subject specific support, Open Study Table tutors are available. Their areas of expertise include: biology, anatomy and physiology, general chemistry, Bible, theology, mechanical engineering, business, communication and Spanish.

Contact Julia James (jjames@georgefox.edu) to be connected with an OST tutor! 

Check university’s COVID-19 page for answers to account questions

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Answers to many COVID-19 student account credit questions can be found online at the university’s “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response” web page. If you have not visited this site yet, please do!

Sign up to join prayer initiative

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

The Office for Spiritual Life invites the university community to “Pray 4 Today,” a prayer initiative that begins today (Monday).

The idea is simple: We are looking for four people to sign up to pray per day for the remainder of the spring semester. How you pray, where you pray, and for what or whom you pray are up to you – but will you consider joining us?

If you are interested, please sign up here. Questions? Contact our office at spirituallife@georgefox.edu. Thanks!