Annual Financial Agreement can now be completed online

Sunday, April 19th, 2020

Student Accounts moved to a new paperless process within MyGeorgeFox this past semester. Each academic year, students are required to complete the Annual Financial Agreement.

If you haven’t yet completed the process, you will see a hold in MyGeorgeFox stating that the agreement is needed. You can then complete the following:

  • Go to your “Tasks” tile in MyGeorgeFox.
  • Select the agreement on your “To Do List” and complete the required steps.
  • Make sure you click the confirmation button on each screen and the submit button on the final step.

As soon as you finish, the hold will be removed. If you have any questions or issues, please reach out at studentaccounts@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2301.

Send Paul Chamberlain a note of thanks for 43 years of service

Sunday, April 19th, 2020

After 43 years of service at George Fox, Paul Chamberlain will be retiring this May. We had to cancel his retirement event in April, but we are rescheduling it for September (time and place TBA).

In the meantime, please feel free to reach out now to Paul (pchamber@georgefox.edu) and wish him the best as he starts this new adventure.

Paul taught in the chemistry department from the fall of 1977 through 2013. Since that time he has been the director for the Center of Study Abroad. He will be greatly missed!

Questions? Contact Lynn Scott at lscott@georgefox.edu.

Watch virtual reading of original play Wednesday

Sunday, April 19th, 2020

A George Fox alumna, JeanneAnn Farris, and a current student, Nicola Pieper, have created a play called International. A free play reading will be performed via Zoom this Wednesday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m.

International is a play that explores the challenges and experiences of people who identify with more than one country. It delves into the struggles of identity in country, identity in the Christian faith, and the clashes and correlation of the two in relation to one another. It’s a compiling of interviews, most of which are associated with students and faculty of George Fox University.

If you’re interested, would like to know more, or would like the link to the Zoom session, email internationalstagedreading@gmail.com.

Info about returning library books

Sunday, April 19th, 2020

Graduating? Here’s how to return your books. To return checked-out library materials, you can either place them in the 24-hour book drop at either the Newberg or Portland campus libraries, or mail them to:

George Fox University
Murdock Library
416 N. Meridian Street
Newberg, OR 97132

Need help paying for shipping? Contact us by Friday, May 15, to receive a prepaid mailing label. Please email your name, your address (including zip code), and the total weight of your packaged books to circadmin@georgefox.edu.

Not graduating yet? You can return your books by either placing them in the 24-hour book drop at either the Newberg or Portland campus libraries, or by contacting circadmin@georgefox.edu to have your due dates extended until Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Need assistance? Let us know

Sunday, April 19th, 2020

You are not alone. Contact someone at the university if you are having difficulty of any sort and we will do our best to assist you. Another way to get support is to complete a Fox360 self-referral form:

  • Log into Fox360.georgefox.edu on a computer (the site doesn’t work well on mobile devices).
  • Click the “Ask for Help” icon, and complete the form. 
  • A staff member from an appropriate office will contact you. 

If you don’t have access to a computer and need assistance, email Rick Muthiah at rmuthiah@georgefox.edu.

Physical distancing reminder

Sunday, April 19th, 2020

Please make sure that you continue to carefully follow physical distancing guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19. With the beautiful weather, it is tempting to relax our attention to these important matters.

If you are using the George Fox track or field or are out on the quad or elsewhere on campus, these guidelines from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) should be carefully followed:

  • Stay home, save lives. The best way to stay healthy and prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home. You must also limit things you do outside your home to what you must do. Examples of things you “must do” are shopping for food or picking up medicines. The governor’s order does not allow gatherings where people cannot keep six feet apart. Also, the order does not allow social events and non-essential business where people come into close contact. 
  • Maintain six feet between you and all other people.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands after contact with any surface.
  • Do not touch your face, except after washing and sanitizing your hands.
  • Avoid groups and contact with other people.

For more information on physical distancing and Oregon’s novel coronavirus response, click here. Questions? Contact Campus Public Safety at 503-554-2090.

Consider taking summer online Spanish course

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

A 2019 survey found that nine out of 10 U.S. employers rely on employees with skills in a language other than English, and that Spanish and Mandarin are the top two languages in demand. If you want to go beyond what Duolingo can offer, register for the online Spanish course at George Fox this summer, or for Mandarin or Spanish during the academic year.

Visit our website to take the Spanish placement exam, and contact Debbie Berho with questions (dberho@georgefox.edu).

Bruin Store will be taking rental textbook returns

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

The Bruin Store is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, by appointment only. Please call the store at 503-554-2540 to set up an appointment time.

We are fulfilling online orders daily, and ground shipping is still free of charge. Visit our website to view graduation gifts, alumni clothing, and summer term textbooks.

Rental textbook returns are approaching soon! Students will be receiving rental reminder emails, which will contain a link to a prepaid shipping label to send books back to the store. When you ship rental books, please include your first and last name, phone number, email, and patron ID (listed in your rental email). This information is crucial for us to process your rental return.

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

Join Students for Life club’s Zoom meeting

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

Are you interested in becoming a leader of the pro-life generation? Curious about George Fox’s pro-life club and our plans for next year? The Students for Life club is looking for some enthusiastic student leaders to apply for our officer positions!

To learn more, join us for a Zoom meeting on Monday, April 20, at 7 p.m. Contact Joanna Gunther at jgunther17@georgefox.edu for the Zoom link.

Join online seminar on physical activity in medicine

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

Physical activity is an inexpensive, powerful medicine that helps people but is underutilized. A continuing medical education event, Interprofessional Solutions for Physical Inactivity in Primary Care, will empower healthcare clinicians to activate the people they support.

Join us between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, for this remote presentation. The fee is $100 for professionals, $50 for residents, interns and students, and free for George Fox students! Register here for the course.

Our presenters will review new CDC guidelines for physical activity alongside brief evidenced-based assessment and treatment approaches. The Patient-Reported Outcome Monitoring Information System (PROMIS) will be reviewed and utilized.

Contact Tammy O’Doherty (todohert@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of OHSU School of Medicine and George Fox University. The OHSU School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Construction on Bauman lot begins Monday

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Construction will begin Monday, April 20, on part of the Bauman parking lot. The area closest to Fulton Street will be fenced off, and construction vehicles will be driving through by the large plantings.

If you have a vehicle that needs to be parked in the Bauman lot, please park as close to Stoffer Stadium as possible in order to avoid construction traffic. Questions can be sent to Plant Services (plantservices@georgefox.edu). Thank you!

Need assistance? Let us know

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

You are not alone. Contact someone at the university if you are having difficulty of any sort and we will do our best to assist you. Another way to get support is to complete a Fox360 self-referral form:

  • Log into Fox360.georgefox.edu on a computer (the site doesn’t work well on mobile devices).
  • Click the “Ask for Help” icon, and complete the form. 
  • A staff member from an appropriate office will contact you. 

If you don’t have access to a computer and need assistance, email Rick Muthiah at rmuthiah@georgefox.edu.

Survey: Current meal plan

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Students: Do you have opinions on the current meal plan system? Take this survey to give feedback. Think back to your experiences in the Bruin Den, Canyon Commons and Bruin Bites to give some honest opinions on your experience.

This is not a survey created by the housing office, but the results will be reviewed in committees implementing change in future years. Questions? Contact Noelle Murray at nmurray17@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.

Watch ‘Spider-Man’ tonight for Movie Night Wednesday

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

We are having another Movie Night Wednesday tonight! This week we will be watching Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Add the Netflix Party extension on Google Chrome, click the link, and click the NP icon to join the party at 8 p.m. (Note: The link won’t be functional until the event begins).

Questions? Contact Student Activities at activities@georgefox.edu.

Apply to intern in the admissions office

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

The undergraduate admissions office is hiring 10 paid interns for the 2020-21 academic year! Are you interested in a professional development experience that is a great resume builder?

The application is open on Handshake until Friday, April 24. If you have any questions, you can contact Kelly Friesen at kfriesen@georgefox.edu.

Water shutoff might affect campus buildings

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

The City of Newberg will be changing out a water meter today (Wednesday). The water will be shut off from 8 to 10 a.m. at 216 Carlton Way. The city was unsure which buildings would be affected, but the affected buildings could include Weesner Village, Beebe Hall, Carey Hall and Willcuts Hall, as well as the Prayer Chapel.

The Klages Center, Edwards Hall, and houses such as Weesner House, Fry House and McGrew House will not be affected. Questions can be directed to Plant Services at plantservices@georgefox.edu. Thank you for your patience!

Watch reading of original play ‘International’

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

A George Fox alumna, JeanneAnn Farris, and a current student, Nicola Pieper, have created a play called International. A free play reading will be performed via Zoom on Wednesday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m.

International is a play that explores the challenges and experiences of people who identify with more than one country. It delves into the struggles of identity in country, identity in the Christian faith, and the clashes and correlation of the two in relation to one another. It’s a compiling of interviews, most of which are associated with students and faculty of George Fox University.

If you’re interested, would like to know more information, or would like the link to the Zoom session, email internationalstagedreading@gmail.com.

Be sure to sign up for virtual fitness classes

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

The Hadlock Student Center is committed to helping you continue to find your fit. We are excited to announce that we will be offering additional virtual group fitness classes this week, including barre, yoga, and total body tone.

These classes will be taught by our own instructors that you already know and love. Sign up now on imleagues.com!

Keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook feeds in the coming days as we continue to add additional classes. Questions? Contact Rob Simpson at simpsonr@georgefox.edu.

Tell us how you’re doing with quick two-minute survey

Monday, April 13th, 2020

The student life office wants to know how you are doing as we all are doing our best to finish the semester well. This quick survey will take less than two minutes. We look forward to hearing from you!

Questions? Email studentlife@georgefox.edu.

Survey: Current meal plan system

Monday, April 13th, 2020

Students: Do you have opinions on the current meal plan system? Take this survey to give feedback. Think back to your experiences in the Bruin Den, Canyon Commons and Bruin Bites to give some honest opinions on your experience.

This is not a survey created by the housing office, but the results will be reviewed in committees implementing change in future years. Questions? Contact Noelle Murray at nmurray17@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.