All invited to biology candidate’s research lecture May 14

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

The university community is invited to a biology candidate research lecture presented by Dr. Elizabeth DuPriest from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, May 14, in Hoover 102.

Fetal and early childhood environmental influences can “program” a baby’s health and risk of disease that they experience later in life. Using nutritional and transgenic models, Dr. DuPriest will explain how maternal influences shape early growth and the structure and function of the offspring’s kidneys, liver, and adipose tissue.

The title of Dr. DuPriest’s lecture is “Developmental Origins of Health and Disease: Thank Your Mother for Your Good Health!”

Questions? Contact Adina McConaughey at amcconaughey@georgefox.edu.

Art show opens Monday in Minthorne Gallery

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

All are welcome to visit a free art exhibition featuring local artist Bonnie Hull. The exhibit “Little Me” opens on Monday, May 13, and remains up through Friday, July 19, in Minthorne Gallery

The exhibition features the paintings of Hull, a resident of Salem, Oregon, who is a self-proclaimed painter, preservationist, gardener and quilter. Her work has appeared at George Fox previously: In 2015, she and fellow Salem artist Kay Worthington showcased their quilts in the university’s gallery.

The gallery will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Jennifer Salzman, director of exhibitions and collection, at 503-554-2634.

Campus Public Safety office offers tips on staying safe this summer

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

The Campus Public Safety office would like to offer these safety tips as we approach summer …

  • Don’t prop open doors! Purchase a fan now before they are gone for the summer, and use it for air circulation in your room or apartment.
  • If you want to sleep with open windows, buy some wooden dowels and cut them three to four inches shorter than the width of your window track. That way, it locks the window so that nobody can enter from the outside, but you still get cooler evening air coming in.
  • Walk in pairs at night, or call Campus Public Safety for an escort back to your residence.
  • Stay hydrated! Your water bottle should be your constant companion.
  • Use sunscreen and wear a hat.
  • If you are working outdoors and begin to feel faint from the heat, get out of the heat and into a cooler location and sit down, rest and hydrate. Learn the signs of heat stroke.
  • Do any outdoor work earlier in the morning when the temperatures are cooler.
  • Use a windshield screen in your car to help reduce the internal temperature, and never leave a child or pet in a car! Temperatures can climb rapidly in a closed car in the summer, and it can be deadly.
  • If you see somebody who doesn’t belong on campus, contact Campus Public Safety immediately with a good physical description of the person and location so we can check them out.
  • Stay safe and have a great summer!

Swing by Phase II this week

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Plant Services is hosting its annual Phase II event this week. Feel free to swing by the Macy basement between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. today (Wednesday) or Thursday, May 9, or between 8 a.m. and noon on Friday, May 10.

After students and staff view the items, whatever remains will be donated to the International Student Emergency Fund and other local charities.

At the end of every school year, many students have good reusable items that they do not want to take home over the summer. These items often include blankets, clothing, kitchen supplies, small appliances, radios, room decorations, furniture, etc. 

In an effort to keep the dumpsters from overflowing and to be better stewards of our resources, Phase II was initiated. Many students have benefited from these items. For example, summer work-study students often find items they need for apartment living.

Questions? Contact Dwayne Astleford at dastlefo@georgefox.edu.

Please stay out of visitor rows when parking

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Summer students and summer student workers: While it is generally OK to park in the staff lots close to where you are working during the summer only, the visitor row and all reserved spaces are still reserved 24/7.

Please leave the visitor rows open at all times for our numerous visitors. When we have big events like Genesis and Summer Visit Days, you will need to vacate the staff lots along with the staff and faculty. Thanks!

Questions? Contact Nadine Kincaid at nkincaid@georgefox.edu.

Hadlock Rental Center will be closed on weekends during summer

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Please note that the Hadlock Student Center and Rental Center will not be open on Saturday and Sunday through the summer months. If you’re looking to rent equipment for the weekend, it needs to be picked up Friday between 4 and 7 p.m. and returned on Monday by noon.

Summer hours for the Hadlock Student Center and Rental Center are:

  • Monday-Friday: 6 to 9 a.m.; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday/Sunday: Closed

Please contact Keith Schneider at kschneid@georgefox.edu with questions. 

Make hanging baskets for the quad today

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Want to make the gorgeous hanging baskets that grace our quad? Join us today (Wednesday) starting at 9 a.m. The session will last approximately four hours, and you are welcome to join at any time. We will meet in the Thomas Center’s lower patio area at 1101 Villa Road.

Please contact the Plant Services office at 503-554-2010 for more information.

Annual Phase II event open for viewing Wednesday morning

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Plant Services is hosting its annual Phase II event this week. Feel free to swing by the Macy basement between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) or Thursday, May 9, or between 8 a.m. and noon on Friday, May 10.

After students and staff view the items, whatever remains will be donated to the International Student Emergency Fund and other local charities.

At the end of every school year, many students have good reusable items that they do not want to take home over the summer. These items often include blankets, clothing, kitchen supplies, small appliances, radios, room decorations, furniture, etc. 

In an effort to keep the dumpsters from overflowing and to be better stewards of our resources, Phase II was initiated. Many students have benefited from these items. For example, summer work-study students often find items they need for apartment living.

Questions? Contact Dwayne Astleford at dastlefo@georgefox.edu.

Make hanging baskets for the quad this Wednesday

Sunday, May 5th, 2019

Mark your calendars to make gorgeous hanging baskets to grace our quad! You can learn this valuable lesson on how these beauties are assembled and help us in the process.

Join us this Wednesday, May 8, starting at 9 a.m. The session will last approximately four hours, and you are welcome to join at any time. We will meet in the Thomas Center’s lower patio area at 1101 Villa Road.

Please contact the Plant Services office at 503-554-2010 for more information.

PT research team seeks volunteers for bunions study

Sunday, May 5th, 2019

Do you have experience with bunions? Then we need you!

George Fox University’s School of Physical Therapy is conducting research on bunions. Our research team is interested in looking at two groups of people: 1) persons who had surgery for their bunions, and 2) those who currently have bunions. 

We would like to know how the foot functions following bunion surgery. In order to answer this question, we are collecting data on how people walk and on muscle strength.

Testing is conducted in the physical therapy department. The tests are simple to perform and require about an hour to complete. The results of our study will help to provide direction as to the best form of rehabilitation after surgery or in lieu of surgery.

If you are interested in our study, would like more information or would like to enroll as a participant, please contact Jaymee at 808-728-8353 or email jkau17@georgefox.edu. Jaymee will be happy to answer all your questions. There is a monetary incentive for participation in this study.

Employees and students invited to shop at Columbia Sportswear Store May 3-26

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

The Columbia Sportswear Company has invited George Fox students and employees to shop at the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store May 3-26.

What You Get Access To

  • Employee pricing (typically 40 to 50 percent off regular retail pricing).

Instructions on How to Participate

  • This invite is non-transferable, but you can bring your family and friends with you (up to four guests per person, per visit).
  • Bring the invite with you to the store reception desk (or show the invite on your mobile phone) for entry and again at checkout.
  • Show your George Fox University Employee ID (options listed on invite)

Location and Hours

Columbia Sportswear Employee Store
14100 N.W. Science Park Dr., Portland
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Click this link to download or print the pass.

Please contact Employee Empowerment at 503-554-2180 or ee@georgefox.edu for assistance with these or any of your George Fox benefits.

New museum exhibits are up in Canyon Commons

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

There are new exhibits in the museum cases in Canyon Commons. First, “Nursing: Then and Now” explores nursing students in 1917 and then today. In addition, we have an exhibit celebrating the class of 1969, members of which will be on campus for the graduation ceremony this Saturday.

If you have any questions or would like to see anything in the museum collection, please contact Caitlin Corning (ccorning@georgefox.edu) or the museum at museum@georgefox.edu.

Bon Appetit releases summer hours of operation for cafes

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

The Bruin Den, Bruin Bites and Bridge Cafe will all be closing at 2 p.m. today (Friday). The Bruin Den reopens on Monday, May 6, with summer hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Bruin Bites and Bridge Cafe will be closed for the summer.

Thanks for your patronage, and have a great summer!

Commuters: Lockers are available for you in the FoxHole

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Commuters: Did you know that Commuter Life provides lockers for you to store your personal belongings in between classes? The lockers are in the FoxHole, located on the lower level of the Klages Center.

Contact Commuter Life by emailing commuterlife@georgefox.edu to rent a locker for next year. You need to be an undergraduate off-campus student to use this service. The cost is a $10 deposit and will be returned to you once you return your key.

All questions should be directed to Kristi Welker, director of Commuter Life, at kwelker@georgefox.edu.

Bruin Store posts summer hours

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Please take note that the Bruin Store, as of this month, will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hadlock Student Center posts summer hours

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Starting Monday, May 6, the Hadlock Student Center will move to our summer hours … 

  • Monday-Friday: 6 to 9 a.m.; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday/Sunday: Closed

Questions? Contact Rob Simpson at simpsonr@georgefox.edu

Hadlock Rental Center closed on weekends during summer

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Please note that the Hadlock Student Center and Rental Center will not be open on Saturday and Sunday through the summer months. If you’re looking to rent equipment for the weekend, it needs to be picked up Friday between 4 and 7 p.m. and returned on Monday by noon.

Summer hours for the Hadlock Student Center and Rental Center are:

  • Monday-Friday: 6 to 9 a.m.; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday/Sunday: Closed

Please contact Keith Schneider at kschneid@georgefox.edu with questions. 

Updated summer hours for Bruin Community Pantry

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Due to the lack of volunteers, access to the Bruin Community Pantry food bank is limited this summer. To arrange access, contact the Office of Student Life at 503-554-2310 or call Nancy at 503-554-2224.

If you have questions, please email Jere Witherspoon at jwitherspoon@georgefox.edu.

Come see students’ documentary films tonight

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Curious to see what our documentary film students have been up to this semester? Come support them and check out their handiwork at the cinematic arts department’s Documentary Showcase tonight (Thursday) at 7:30 p.m. in Lemmons 4.

Students Coleman Weimer, Ashlyn Eperjesi, Keeghan vanderWater, Russell Bowen, Sean McNeil, Yue Li and David Pascual-Matias will be showing their six- to 10-minute films. These same films will be circulated on the festival circuit next year.

The showcase is about an hour long, and there will be a time to ask questions of the filmmakers. Come see these fascinating nonfiction films on a variety of topics!

Questions? Contact Dawn Ford at dford@georgefox.edu.

Support engineering students at their Makers Competition today

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Join our first-year engineering students as they compete for awards in a Shark Tank-style Makers Competition! 

The makers will compete today (Thursday) at 8 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. in Klages Maker Hub. The theme this year is “Smart Baby/Child Products.”

Questions? Contact Adina McConaughey at amcconaughey@georgefox.edu.