Virtual event open to aspiring behavioral health clinicians

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Interested in learning more about working as a behavioral health clinician? Join us for a special continuing education event focused on developing new skills for behavioral health learners using the Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model.

The course “Professional Solutions: Behavioral Health Clinician Essentials” will be held virtually the week of Aug. 10-14, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There is no cost to participate for George Fox faculty or students.

Research shows that clinics that implement the BCBH model are better equipped to deliver biopsychosocial-cultural care to the people they serve. The PCBH model is an evolution of psychotherapy that matches the fast pace of primary care by adding a behavioral health clinician (BHC) team member who works in a focused and accessible way.

BHCs in primary care are licensed psychologists, clinical social workers, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists. This event will feature an interprofessional team that includes experts in the PCBH model, primary care clinicians, nurses and others who are invested in the success of BHCs in primary care.

To learn more, contact Tammy O’Doherty (todohert@georgefox.edu).

Check out these ‘paying the gap’ tips

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Do you owe a balance after your financial aid offer? We can help! For tips and help on paying the gap, please see some helpful tips on Ways to Fill the Gap.

Questions? Contact Janet Herron at jherron@georgefox.edu.

Be featured in a return-to-campus video

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

Our creative marketing team is working on a video Thursday, July 16, and would love some volunteers to act and voice-over some sections!

There are some small parts and bigger parts, so if you have any free time, whether that be the whole day or only 30 minutes, we would love to have you participate. (Plus Pennington will be there, and he’s the best.)

Any help would be greatly appreciated, so please fill out this form or contact Missy Downs (mdowns@georgefox.edu) by Tuesday, July 14, if you are willing and able to help us out.

New Title IX regulations soon go into effect

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

The Department of Education recently released the final regulations for implementing protections of equal access to education under Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1972. As federal laws, these regulations govern how institutions are required to respond to sexual assault and other forms of sexual harassment. These regulations are effective as of Aug. 14, 2020.

These regulations are significant, and we are carefully reviewing them over the coming weeks to determine what adjustments we need to make to our current policies and/or our processes for addressing reports of sexual assault and harassment.

The state of Oregon also has relevant legislation, and we need to consider how the federal and state regulations interact with one another. We will be certain to inform our community of any changes we need to make as a result of these new laws.

We recognize that many members of our community have been deeply impacted by sexual assault. It is important that you know that our commitment to preventing sexual assault, supporting those who report experiencing harm, and conducting fair, transparent and safe grievance processes for all parties continues to be a top priority for us. We remain steadfastly focused on continuing to build a supportive, safe and welcoming environment where everyone can learn, work and thrive.  

If you have experienced sexual harassment or sexual assault, you are encouraged to connect to the resources at our institution or elsewhere that can best support you. Much of this information is on our website at georgefox.edu/titleix. We also have added a new video resource specific to George Fox on our Title IX website’s home page that addresses some common questions.

Our Title IX team’s contact information is on the Title IX website under “staff.” Please contact the Office of Student Life (studentlife@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions or concerns.

Residential parking permit registration open to juniors beginning today

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

The vehicle registration portal opens up today (Monday) on MyGeorgeFox for juniors to register their vehicles for residential parking permits! Be sure to have your DMV registration slip in front of you, as you will need some of that information in order to register.

The portal will open on July 20 for sophomores and on July 27 for freshmen. The portal is currently open for seniors, commuters and graduate students.

Questions? Call our office at 503-554-2090 during business hours, or email Elrike Shaw at eshaw@georgefox.edu.

Parking waiver form available for graduate and commuter students

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

Starting today (Monday, July 13), George Fox graduate and commuter students who do not plan to bring a vehicle to campus can request an exemption from being automatically charged the parking permit fee by completing the parking waiver form. Please read the waiver form thoroughly as you fill it out.

By signing this form you agree that you will not bring a vehicle and park on George Fox’s Newberg campus or the surrounding Good Neighbor areas (as specified in the parking policies) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

If your vehicle is found parked on campus during these times, the following will occur:

  • You will be automatically issued and charged for a parking permit and be fined an additional $75 for parking an unregistered vehicle.
  • You will be required to pick up the permit from Campus Public Safety and an officer will assist you in the proper placement of the permit.

Note: There may be additional fines for any other violations according to the parking policies of the university.

If you are taking four or fewer credit hours in a semester, you may be eligible for this waiver. However, you must obtain a special temporary permit from Campus Public Safety and display it appropriately to avoid the above-listed sanctions.

Questions? Call our office at 503-554-2090 during business hours, or email Elrike Shaw at eshaw@georgefox.edu.

Last call to register for free HICP virtual event

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

The university’s employees and students are invited to attend a free virtual event that will discuss the topic of High-Impact Chronic Pain (HICP) on Saturday, July 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

HICP affects 11 to 20 million U.S. adults and interferes with work or other daily activities most days or every day. People with HICP often suffer from iatrogenic harms, including (but not limited to) prescription-induced opiate use disorders.

In this session, we will hear from experts representing a variety of professions to discuss the healthcare experiences of people with HICP and the evidence on what works to reduce iatrogenic harms and promote health. You don’t want to miss this interactive virtual event intended to strengthen the primary care workforce. 

Students and employees can attend for free, but you must register ASAP at this link. Please contact Tammy O’Doherty (todohert@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Parking waiver form available for graduate and commuter students

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Starting Monday, July 13, George Fox graduate and commuter students who do not plan to bring a vehicle to campus can request an exemption from being automatically charged the parking permit fee by completing the parking waiver form. Please read the waiver form thoroughly as you fill it out.

By signing this form you agree that you will not bring a vehicle and park on George Fox’s Newberg campus or the surrounding Good Neighbor areas (as specified in the parking policies) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

If your vehicle is found parked on campus during these times, the following will occur:

  • You will be automatically issued and charged for a parking permit and be fined an additional $75 for parking an unregistered vehicle.
  • You will be required to pick up the permit from Campus Public Safety and an officer will assist you in the proper placement of the permit.

Note: There may be additional fines for any other violations according to the parking policies of the university.

If you are taking four or fewer credit hours in a semester, you may be eligible for this waiver. However, you must obtain a special temporary permit from Campus Public Safety and display it appropriately to avoid the above-listed sanctions.

Questions? Call our office at 503-554-2090 during business hours, or email Elrike Shaw at eshaw@georgefox.edu.

Employees: Please pass this information along to students you know.

Join in the fun of our return-to-campus video project

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Our creative marketing team is working on a video Thursday, July 16, and would love some volunteers to act and voice-over some sections!

There are some small parts and bigger parts, so if you have any free time, whether that be the whole day or only 30 minutes, we would love to have you participate. (Plus Pennington will be there, and he’s the best.)

Any help would be greatly appreciated, so please fill out this form or contact Missy Downs (mdowns@georgefox.edu) by Tuesday, July 14, if you are willing and able to help us out.

Juniors can register for residential parking permits on Monday

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

The vehicle registration portal opens up Monday, July 13, on MyGeorgeFox for juniors to register their vehicles for residential parking permits! Be sure to have your DMV registration slip in front of you, as you will need some of that information in order to register.

The portal will open on July 20 for sophomores and on July 27 for freshmen. The portal is currently open for seniors, commuters and graduate students.

Questions? Call our office at 503-554-2090 during business hours, or email Elrike Shaw at eshaw@georgefox.edu.

Employees: Please pass this information along to students you know.

Please note academic schedule change

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Based upon current public health guidance, George Fox is adjusting its academic calendar to reduce class time during the influenza season and to minimize student travel to and from campus. 

  • Monday, Aug. 24: First day of undergraduate and graduate classes
  • Friday, Oct. 9: Mid-semester holiday (Newberg campus)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 25: Last day of face-to-face instruction
  • Thursday-Friday, Nov. 26-27: Thanksgiving break
  • Monday-Friday: Nov. 30-Dec. 4: Final exams/presentations (most completed remotely)

Students in on-campus housing are welcome to stay on campus through the Thanksgiving holiday. Those who return home for the holiday will be asked to complete finals off campus. 

At this point, the university plans to start the spring semester in person on Jan. 11, 2021.

On-campus track and field camp set for July 13-17

Monday, July 6th, 2020

In lieu of a virtual camp, the George Fox coaching staff will host an on-campus track and field camp July 13-17 on the Newberg campus.

The camp will be divided into a 10 to 11:30 a.m. session for younger children (ages 7-13) and a noon to 1:30 p.m. session for middle and high schoolers (ages 13-19). Camp will be held at the track complex each day Monday through Friday.

For detailed information, please visit this link. Discounts will be given to families with multiple students attending.

Questions? Please email Adam Haldorson at ahaldorson@georgefox.edu or Mike Wilson at mwilson@georgefox.edu.

Grad students, seniors and commuters can register for parking today

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

The vehicle registration portal opens up today (Monday) on MyGeorgeFox for grad students, all commuters and seniors to register their vehicles for parking permits! Be sure to have your DMV registration slip in front of you, as you will need some of that information in order to register.

The portal will open on Monday, July 13, for juniors to register, and on Monday, July 20, for sophomores. Freshmen can register starting on Monday, July 27.

Questions? Call our office at 503-554-2090 during business hours, or email Elrike Shaw at eshaw@georgefox.edu.

Employees: Please pass this information along to students you know.

Register now for free HICP virtual event

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

The university’s employees and students are invited to attend a free virtual event that will discuss the topic of High-Impact Chronic Pain (HICP) on Saturday, July 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

HICP affects 11 to 20 million U.S. adults and interferes with work or other daily activities most days or every day. People with HICP often suffer from iatrogenic harms, including (but not limited to) prescription-induced opiate use disorders.

In this session, we will hear from experts representing a variety of professions to discuss the healthcare experiences of people with HICP and the evidence on what works to reduce iatrogenic harms and promote health. You don’t want to miss this interactive virtual event intended to strengthen the primary care workforce. 

Students and employees can attend for free, but you must register ASAP at this link. Please contact Tammy O’Doherty (todohert@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Grad students, commuters and seniors can register for parking permits Monday

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

The vehicle registration portal opens up on Monday, July 6, on MyGeorgeFox for grad students, all commuters and seniors to register their vehicles for parking permits! Be sure to have your DMV registration slip in front of you, as you will need some of that information in order to register.

The portal will open on Monday, July 13, for juniors to register, and on Monday, July 20, for sophomores. Freshmen can register starting on Monday, July 27.

Questions? Call our office at 503-554-2090 during business hours, or email Elrike Shaw at eshaw@georgefox.edu.

Employees: Please pass this information along to students you know.

Please note academic schedule change

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Based upon current public health guidance, George Fox is adjusting its academic calendar to reduce class time during the influenza season and to minimize student travel to and from campus. 

  • Monday, Aug. 24: First day of undergraduate and graduate classes
  • Friday, Oct. 9: Mid-semester holiday (Newberg campus)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 25: Last day of face-to-face instruction
  • Thursday-Friday, Nov. 26-27: Thanksgiving break
  • Monday-Friday: Nov. 30-Dec. 4: Final exams/presentations (most completed remotely)

Students in on-campus housing are welcome to stay on campus through the Thanksgiving holiday. Those who return home for the holiday will be asked to complete finals off campus. 

At this point, the university plans to start the spring semester in person on Jan. 11, 2021.

Be aware of new state guidance on face coverings

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

We are working hard to ensure our classrooms and facilities will be safe, and we will need your help. We will need to be vigilant about hygiene, physical distancing, face coverings and self-monitoring.

If you have in-person classes, we may ask you to forgo your own convenience and comfort for the sake of your neighbors. Following a statewide mandate that goes into effect July 1, faculty, staff, students and visitors will be asked to use face coverings (e.g., face masks, cloth face coverings, face shields) when in enclosed public and common areas (including classrooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges) and outdoor areas where physical distancing is not easily maintained.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

University closes Friday for Independence Day holiday

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

The university’s offices on the Newberg and Portland campuses will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Please avoid construction areas on campus

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Summer is an incredibly busy time for Plant Services. For your safety, please avoid marked-off construction zones. In July, the following is occurring on campus:

  • Roofing: Bauman lobby, Fulton Street House, Kelsey House and Pennington Hall
  • Exterior Painting: Bauman, Beebe, Carey, Willcuts and Wheeler
  • Excavation: Bauman parking lot (addition near Fulton Street)
  • Demolition: Costume Shop on Hancock Street

In addition, we are doing parking lot and curb striping, along with curb repair, in various locations. Please avoid the areas listed above, and be observant of all marked-off areas. Do not pass through a construction zone.

Thank you!

Bruin Community Pantry closed for holiday this week

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

The Bruin Community Pantry food bank will be closed for the Fourth of July holiday, on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4.

Check out the website for hours of operation.