Attend open houses to celebrate professors Brent Weaver and Kenn Willson

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

The university community is invited to attend an open house to honor professor Brent Weaver on Tuesday, April 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Alumni Plaza. In case of bad weather, the Bauman lobby/porch will be used.

Brent will be presented an emeritus honor at noon. Please bring cards or letters for him to read later.

Two days later, on Thursday, April 29, join us for an open house to honor professor Kenn Willson from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Alumni Plaza (or in the Bauman lobby/porch if the weather is poor).

We will present Kenn with an emeritus honor at 3:45 p.m. Please bring a card or letter with your well wishes for him.

Questions? Contact Kathy Harris (

Come say farewell to Jenny Elsey on April 28

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

With mixed emotions, the student life department invites you to a celebration and farewell of our beloved Jenny Elsey.

Please come to an open house on Wednesday, April 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Intercultural Resource Center on East Sheridan Street.

You are welcome to bring a card, but we will have some artistic options for people to participate in to share their care for Jenny.

Please contact Jere Witherspoon ( in student life if you have any questions.

April birthday folks: Pick up your treat tomorrow

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

The Office of the Provost would like to wish you a very happy birthday!

If you have a birthday in April, please stop by AAO on the first floor of the Stevens Center tomorrow (Thursday) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to pick up your birthday treat.

Portland Center employees may pick up their treat from Peg Hutton at the front desk. Questions? Contact Laurie Fair at

Be aware of email scam targeting students

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Please be aware of an email scam that is currently circulating. This scam is primarily directed to students and claims to offer money in exchange for posting advertisements on their cars. The Federal Trade Commission has details of the scam on their website.

Please contact the Service Desk ( if you have replied this email scam.

Steps for Success: Prayer walks

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Welcome to the third week of Steps for Success! We are getting closer to meeting our personal walking goals. This week we are going over spiritual well-being and walking, specifically prayer walking.

Don’t forget to keep track of your steps and take photos of yourself walking to have a chance to be included in the end-of-the-event summary collection.

Happy Walking!

Questions? Contact HR (

Experiencing COVID symptoms? Complete COVID Concern and Reporting Form

Monday, April 19th, 2021

In order for the COVID Response Team to connect George Fox community members with resources and help facilitate student communication with faculty, please be sure to complete the COVID Concern and Reporting Form if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Questions? Contact Jere Witherspoon (

‘George Fox Gives’: Please consider donating to student scholarship funds

Sunday, April 18th, 2021

We are on a mission to make George Fox’s Be Known promise available to all! That is why this week we are highlighting four scholarship funds that support retention among our student communities.

  • Inertia Fund Endowed Scholarship
    • Support engineering students alongside alumnus Allen McLeod, who created this scholarship just two years after graduating. The name specifically points to the concept of putting something in motion, according to McLeod, whose hope was that others would join in to help grow the fund.
  • Legacy League Leadership Scholarship
    • Support sophomore, junior and senior students with financial needs and demonstrated leadership while attending George Fox. The Legacy League is a service organization of alumni, parents, friends and employees of the university who are dedicated to supporting its mission.
  • Mark Selid Scholarship
    • In memory of Mark Selid, a beloved accounting professor, help provide this $5,000 scholarship for outstanding accounting and finance students.
  • School of Professional Studies (SPS) Scholarship
    • Support working adults pursuing their bachelor’s degree through one of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.”

Does one of the above funds stand out? Join the increasing employee donor community by making a donation to one of the funds that you’re passionate about. Click here for details on all “George Fox Gives” funds.

Questions? Contact Lindsey Coates ( or 503-554-2120).

Don’t forget to take the library’s feedback survey

Sunday, April 18th, 2021

Please take a few minutes to complete the George Fox Library Survey. The library is seeking feedback on the quality of our services, collections, and spaces, and we’d love to know your thoughts. The survey should take about five minutes, and your response is anonymous.

Questions? Contact Kate Wimer (

Bruin Store is raffling off great prizes to celebrate end of semester

Sunday, April 18th, 2021

The Bruin Store is raffling off 35 prizes to celebrate the end of the year. Each prize is valued between $5 and $45, the raffle is open to everyone, and there is no limit on how many raffle tickets you can get!

Between today (Monday) and Thursday, April 29, there are three ways to be entered to win:

  • Make a purchase of any amount in the Bruin Store 
  • Find Pennington in his graduation cap
    • Come see us, and we will fill you in!
  • Place an online order to be picked up in store
    • This is a fantastic way for families of graduates to order gifts ahead of time!

Winners will be drawn on Friday, April 30, and will be called to be notified that they won. Prizes can be picked up any time during graduation weekend.

Bruin Store hours during graduation weekend:

  • Friday, April, 30, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 1, from 1 to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 2, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Questions? Contact Paige Jacobs (

Mail Services now offering FedEx service

Sunday, April 18th, 2021

Mail Services is happy to announce that we are now offering FedEx in addition to USPS and UPS!

Packages going out by FedEx must be brought to Mail Services no later than noon. Any packages brought by after noon will run the risk of going out the following day.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Richard Silver at

Check out sessions covering Canvas

Sunday, April 18th, 2021

Want a quick introduction to Canvas? Check the Schedule of Topics hosted in 30-minute Zoom sessions where you can ask questions and discuss features.

Sessions are offered every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between April 20 and May 6:

  • Introduction to Canvas
  • Import FoxTALE Content to Canvas Courses
  • Canvas Gradebook
  • Canvas Quizzes

These quick sessions will prepare you to dive deeper with the Canvas trainer, who will deliver four hands-on Zoom sessions May 11-13:

  • Canvas Classic Quizzes vs. New Quizzes
  • Canvas Group Work and Collaboration
  • Canvas Outcomes and Learning Mastery
  • Analytics and Data

The trainer will host each topic in a two-hour session that includes time to work in your own Canvas course sites.

See the full listing at the link above. Questions? Contact Gloria Doherty at

Watch the latest Lunch N’ Learn session online

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

If you missed this week’s Lunch N’ Learn session on how to make a hanging basket with Nathan McDaniel, you can now watch it online by accessing the Staff Development Resources page.

Questions? Contact the Staff Development Committee (

Take the library’s feedback survey

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

Please take a few minutes to complete the George Fox Library Survey. The library is seeking feedback on the quality of our services, collections, and spaces, and we’d love to know your thoughts. The survey should take about five minutes and your response is anonymous.

Questions? Contact Kate Wimer (

Sign up to be treated for free by the College of Physical Therapy this May

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

Have any aches or pains? The College of Physical Therapy would love to serve you! From Tuesday, May 4, through Friday, May 28 (excluding weekends), DPT faculty and students will be evaluating and treating patients in our new health sciences building.

We are treating all musculoskeletal/joint injuries, post-operative, pediatrics, vestibular, chronic pain, etc.  Whether you are a student, faculty, employee or community member, this is completely free!

Our clinic is clean, safe, and we are ready to schedule your appointment. Please call Li-Zandre Philbrook at 503-554-2456 to schedule.

Concur reports due for March

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

Concur reports for the month of March were due on the 10th of this month. Please be sure to submit your reports ASAP. If you have questions or need help, please reach out to Kathi Becker (

New Advancement Request Portal is officially live

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

The advancement operations team is combining all advancement operations list and request forms into one location, available here. We ask that you please bookmark the link.

This will provide one online location for payroll deduction requests, contact list requests, gift questions, or anything you might need from us.

Continual improvements on the FAQ section will be updated as time goes on. The portal is now live as of today (Thursday), and the previous advancement operations forms will close tomorrow (Friday).

Questions? Contact Astralena Sharp, director of advancement operations, at

Join today’s Steps for Success mini walk

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

Happy second week of Steps for Success! Don’t forget to keep track of your steps this week; you are doing amazing!

This week, Wellness Wednesday is focused on the mental health benefits of walking. Here is an additional resource for self-reflection during your walks or in your personal journal.

Today is the second day of the Steps for Success mini event. You can sign up here if there are still open spots. The event is at noon, and we will be meeting in front of the HR office. We will have goodie bags available, and we’ll do a short walk together as a group.

Questions? Contact Aga Luptak (

Register to attend ‘Reading the Gospels While Black’ series

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

Portland Seminary invites you to join the first conversation of a three-part series on Wednesday, April 28, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. This is a free online event; please register here.

The first talk, “Reading the Gospels While Black,” will feature N.T. Wright and Esau McCaulley. This event is co-hosted by Portland Seminary, Regent College, and Seattle Pacific University.

Questions? Contact Gaby Viesca (

Join SpiL for a prayer and lament service today

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

The Office for Spiritual Life invites the George Fox community to a prayer and lament service today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. in the amphitheater.

The university pastors will lead us in a space to process, lament and pray for the victims of recent acts of violence. All are welcome to join.

Questions? Please contact the Office for Spiritual Life (

Join discussion today about students who identify as neurodiverse

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

Disability & Accessibility Services would like to recommend a podcast, entitled “Creating Successful Learning Experiences for Students Who Identify as Neurodiverse,” given by Dr. Siva priya Santhanam.

If you want to learn more about neurodiverse individuals’ experiences, such as those with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and more, this a great introduction. The podcast also includes some attainable adjustments that can be made to classes or experiences before they start to make them more accessible to all individuals.

Want to discuss this further? Join a follow-up conversation with DAS today (Wednesday) from 11 a.m. to noon on Zoom. We’ll discuss the podcast and brainstorm ways to make classes and other campus experiences more accessible to neurodiverse individuals.

Questions? Contact Andrea Byerley at