Nominate colleagues for ‘shout-outs’ at next week’s all-employee meeting

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Do you know someone who deserves special “shout-out” recognition at the February all-employee meeting? Please take a moment to share the success of your colleague using this form.

Mark your calendar for next week’s all-employee meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, in Canyon Commons (with live streaming in PDS 160).

Seminary’s Gupta presents spring faculty lecture March 5

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

All are invited to the 2019 Spring Faculty Lecture on Tuesday, March 5, at 6 p.m. in Hoover 105. 

Nijay K.Gupta’s lecture, “People of Faith: Why the First Christians Called Themselves ‘Believers,'” will focus on why followers of Jesus adopted the label “believers” in reference to their identity, and even referred to their religion as “the faith.” What significance did this pose for them? Was it primarily about “beliefs,” or something more? Gupta will explore these important historical questions and also address the relevance this discussion has for Christian identity today.

Gupta is the recipient of the 2017-18 Faculty Achievement Award for Graduate Research and Scholarship and is an associate professor of New Testament at Portland Seminary. 

Come early, between 5 and 6 p.m., and check out the work of our Richter Student Scholars and Steinfeldt Peace Scholars at a symposium in the Hoover lobby. Students will present their research and peace projects in a conversational poster format. Refreshments will be served.

Questions? Contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu.

Climate change is topic of annual Dalton Lecture March 11

Monday, February 18th, 2019

All are invited to the university’s annual Dalton Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11, in Bauman Auditorium. This year’s lecture, “Two Degrees of Separation: Climate Change and the Pursuit of Truth in a Post-truth World” will be presented by Richard L. Lindroth, the Vilas Distinguished Achievement professor of ecology and recent associate dean of research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Lindroth’s presentation will explore the fundamental premises of science, how humans engage with facts, and how to improve science communication across ideological, cultural and tribal divisions for the betterment of humanity and the sake of the world.

Following his presentation, a George Fox student research poster session and dessert reception will take place in the Bauman lobby.

Lindroth will also speak in a class in Wood-Mar Auditorium at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 11, presenting a lecture entitled “What Can Chemistry Tell Us about Ecology? Insights into the Ecological and Evolutionary Success of an Iconic Forest Tree Species.” All are welcome to this event as well.

For more on the presentation and the Dalton Lecture Series, visit this link.

Questions? Contact Vetta Berokoff at vberokof@georgefox.edu.

Come to Feb. 28 farewell reception for Jen Macnab

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Please join us in saying farewell to Jen Macnab, who is leaving us after 10 years of service to the university. A reception for Jen will be held at the Portland Center on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 10 to 11 a.m. in PDS 285B.

If you are unable to join us and wish to share your memories and well wishes with Jen, you can send a card to Britny Scholz, Box #P110, or send an electronic message here. Questions? Contact Britny at bscholz@georgefox.edu.

Deputy CEO’s business lectures are canceled

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Ms. Tran canceled both her Feb. 21 and Feb. 22 business talks, as she needed to return to Vietnam on urgent business.

We are truly sorry about her cancellation. We hope to see you at our upcoming MBA events!

Questions? Contact Allie Duncan at aduncan@georgefox.edu.

Adult couple needed for roles in student film

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

We are in need of a couple between the ages of 35 and 45 years old for our student film. Ask your friends, parents, uncles and aunts to audition for our film!

We also need a female student from Fox to act for our main role. This is for the advanced film class here on campus, so it is a great resume builder and the finished film will be in the Fox Film Festival. 

Please contact Austin Carrero at acarrero16@georgefox.edu or Arnelie Dela Cruz at adelacruz17@georgefox.edu for more information on this film and to set up an audition time.

Submit your business card order before Feb. 25

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

The marketing communications department will be processing the next business card order on Monday, Feb. 25. Submit your request for business cards directly to B&B Print Source at bbprintsource.org/georgefox before Monday, Feb. 25.

Questions? Contact Danette Newkirk at dnewkirk@georgefox.edu.

Fill out market research survey to win $100

Friday, February 15th, 2019

Entrepreneurship 400 is starting a business, but we need market research in order to know if our services are going to be successful. We need you to help our venture!

By filling out our survey here, you will be entered to win one of five $100 cash prizes. Questions? Contact Lexi French at lfrench16@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.

FoxTALE is unavailable this morning

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

FoxTALE will be unavailable from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time today (Wednesday) for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

During this update, 2018 fall course sites will be hidden from student view. If you want to make any of the 2018 fall course sites visible to students, go to the course home page:

  • Action menu>Edit settings
  • Look for the “Visible” setting
  • Change “Hide” back to “Show”
  • “Save changes” at the bottom

Visit the FoxTALE faculty webpage for a list of guides and resources. Questions? Email us at servicedesk@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2569.

Submit your business card order before Feb. 25

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

The marketing communications department will be processing the next business card order on Monday, Feb. 25. Submit your request for business cards directly to B&B Print Source before Monday, Feb. 25.

Questions? Contact Danette Newkirk at dnewkirk@georgefox.edu.

FoxTALE will be unavailable tomorrow morning

Monday, February 11th, 2019

FoxTALE will be unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time tomorrow (Wednesday) for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

During this update 2018 fall course sites will be hidden from student view. If you want to make any of the 2018 fall course sites visible to students, go to the course home page:

  • Action menu>Edit settings
  • Look for the “Visible” setting
  • Change “Hide” back to “Show”
  • “Save changes” at the bottom

Visit the FoxTALE faculty webpage for a list of guides and resources. Questions? Email us at servicedesk@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2569.

Faculty development opportunity: Role immersion workshop

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

This is a hands-on workshop to introduce faculty to Reacting to the Past by playing First Encounters: The Khoe and the Dutch in the Cape Colony, 1672. Some of the outcomes you can expect from role-immersion pedagogy are greater student engagement, deeper empathy, and better preparation for the workforce.

The session will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 (location to be announced). Sign up here.

Questions? Contact Paul Otto at potto@georgefox.edu.

FoxTALE will be unavailable Wednesday morning

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

FoxTALE will be unavailable from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on Wednesday, Feb. 13, for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

During this update 2018 fall course sites will be hidden from student view. If you want to make any of the 2018 fall course sites visible to students, go to the course home page:

  • Action menu>Edit settings
  • Look for the “Visible” setting
  • Change “Hide” back to “Show”
  • “Save changes” at the bottom

Visit the FoxTALE faculty webpage for a list of guides and resources. Questions? Email us at servicedesk@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2569.

Come to farewell reception for Jen Macnab

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

Please join us in saying farewell to Jen Macnab, who is leaving us after 10 years of service to the university. A reception for Jen will be held at the Portland Center on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 10 to 11 a.m. in Room PDS 285B.

If you are unable to join us and wish to share your memories and well wishes with Jen, you can send a card to Britny Scholz, Box #P110, or send an electronic message here. Questions? Contact Britny at bscholz@georgefox.edu.

Come to our Benefits, Wellness and Lifestyle Fair today

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

Join us at our annual Benefits, Wellness and Lifestyle Fair today (Monday) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Canyon Commons Room 101. Come see how we are cultivating a culture that helps you be the best you.

Here are just some of the amazing things you will see at the fair:

  • Kaiser
  • Regence
  • Hello Fresh
  • CPRD Aquatic Center
  • Hadlock Center
  • Kismet Chiropractic
  • Raffle with prizes

Questions? Contact Employee Empowerment at ee@georgefox.edu.

Check out our Benefits, Wellness and Lifestyle Fair

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Join us at our annual Benefits, Wellness and Lifestyle Fair this Monday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Canyon Commons Room 101. Come see how we are cultivating a culture that helps you be the best you.

Here are just some of the amazing things you will see at the fair:

  • Kaiser
  • Regence
  • Hello Fresh
  • CPRD Aquatic Center
  • Hadlock Center
  • Kismet Chiropractic
  • Raffle with prizes

Questions? Contact Employee Empowerment at ee@georgefox.edu.

Faculty development opportunity: Role immersion workshop

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

This is a hands-on workshop to introduce faculty to Reacting to the Past by playing First Encounters: The Khoe and the Dutch in the Cape Colony, 1672. Some of the outcomes you can expect from role-immersion pedagogy are greater student engagement, deeper empathy, and better preparation for the workforce.

The session will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 (location to be announced). Sign up here.

Questions? Contact Paul Otto at potto@georgefox.edu.

1098-T tuition statements for students are available online

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Do you have a dependent or spouse who is a student, and are you wondering about access to their 1098-T Tuition Statement?

A PDF of the 2018 1098-T is now accessible online in MyGFU if the student has chosen to “consent” to this delivery method. It’s not too late to grant consent and get the tax form online! After consent, the form will immediately become available.

Navigate in MyGFU to “Account Inquiry” and choose the “Account Services” tab, then “Grant Consent.” We strongly recommend that students opt for online access. It is both safe and convenient, and the PDF will have the SSN masked.

The IRS made changes, and George Fox University is now required to report payments, not charges. Visit our tax information page to find out more about this year’s tax statement and to access helpful IRS links.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Getsinger at jgetsing@georgefox.edu.

Weather-related campus closure information

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

Winter is here. Following is our process for announcing campus closure information. The provost will make the decision whether or not to close the Newberg campus, Portland Center and Salem site for daytime classes by 6:30 a.m. or 2:15 p.m. for evening classes. This applies to all days of the week, including Saturday. Decisions at the Redmond site will be made by the professor.

Major considerations are road conditions, ice, utility service disruption, and how long the severe weather or emergency is likely to last. To find out if a closure decision has been made when bad weather occurs:

  1. Visit the George Fox flashalert.net page at http://flashalert.net/news.html?id=32 (This is the first site updated)
  2. Listen to local radio and television stations. Each campus will be identified separately. (This info comes from Flashalert).
  3. Call the George Fox University switchboard at 503-538-8383.

More information on campus closure policies can be found at georgefox.edu/closure.

Search Advocate Training sessions open to all

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 5, and Thursday, Feb. 7, in Roberts Center 105 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. both days for our next Search Advocate Training.

Rebecca Hernandez, Laura Hartley and Nichole Drew will teach this two-day session on how to promote equitable hiring practices in the workplace and how to further encourage the “Be Known” promise. These sessions are open to administrators, staff and faculty.

The workshop series establishes a theoretical foundation of current research about implicit bias and diversity, information about the changing legal landscape in hiring, and an overview of inclusive employment principles. This training satisfies the six-hour faculty development requirement. Snacks will be provided!

Click here to sign up. If you have questions, please contact Rebecca Hernandez at rhernandez@georgefox.edu or Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu.