Billing info for print jobs through marketing communications

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

A friendly reminder: Campus partners requesting print design jobs through the marketing communications department are responsible for tending to the accompanying invoices.

Marketing communications is no longer paying or making check requests for print design jobs. The invoices accompany the print delivery.

Questions? Contact Jamison Loop at jloop@georgefox.edu.

President Robin and Ruth Baker invite employees to Christmas concert

Monday, October 14th, 2019

President Robin and Ruth Baker cordially invite employees to celebrate together at this year’s Christmas Concert, “Arise, Shine!”, on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium.

Employees are entitled to two complimentary tickets for Sunday’s matinee or a single ticket for any of the other performances (on Dec. 6 or Dec. 7). Following the concert on Sunday, employees are invited to a Christmas open house at the president’s home from 5 to 7 p.m. at 701 E. Franklin St. in Newberg.

You can select your concert tickets online at this link (be sure to select “GFU Employee” in the drop-down menu on the page that pops up after making your seat selection).

If selecting your complimentary seats for Sunday, you may disregard the note that states employees are only entitled to one ticket per event; however, you must still select “Okay, I will bring my ID to the door” in the drop-down menu.

Questions? Contact Missy Terry (terrym@georgefox.edu).

Participate in Purple Thursday next week

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Join the School of Social Work and fellow students, faculty and staff in wearing purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Day on Thursday, Oct. 24.

The goal of Purple Thursday is to raise awareness about domestic, spousal, teen dating, and intimate partner violence. Use your clothing to start conversations with others about domestic violence. Share photos online of you and fellow students, faculty and staff wearing purple, and use these hashtags: #WWV19, #DVAM, #endDV, #workAgainstViolence, and #PurpleThursday.

Questions? Contact Kim Rapp at rappk@georgefox.edu.

FoxTALE unavailable tomorrow morning

Monday, October 14th, 2019

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

During this time, the 2019 summer course sites will become hidden to student view. If you want to make any of the 2019 summer course sites visible to students, follow these steps: 

  • Select action (gear) menu > Edit settings
  • In the “General” section, look for the course visibility setting
  • Change “Hide” back to “Show” 
  • “Save changes” at the bottom

Questions? Contact servicedesk@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2569.

Last week to access Columbia Employee Store

Sunday, October 13th, 2019

George Fox University students and staff are exclusively invited to access the Columbia Employee Store from now until this Sunday, Oct. 20

The employee store offers an employee discount (40 to 50 percent off regular retail pricing) and all of the latest products from SOREL, Mountain Hardwear, prAna, and Columbia Sportswear.

To access the store, bring this invite, your George Fox ID card, and a personal photo ID.

The invite is valid for you and four guests; you must be present. The invite grants store access only; the offer is not valid online. Find store location and hours here.

Questions? Contact Nichole Drew at ndrew@georgefox.edu.

Come to football game and tailgate today

Friday, October 11th, 2019

Our third football game is today (Saturday). Kickoff is promptly at 1 p.m. Come decked out in George Fox gear to show your support and spirit!

The tailgate opens at noon with seven different vendors, including Dutch Bros, Cream Northwest, Miss Hannah’s Gourmet Popcorn and BobaBlastic.

For more information, contact Missy Downs at mdowns@georgefox.edu.

Hall of Fame tailgate is tomorrow

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Join us tomorrow (Saturday) to celebrate our 2019 athletics Hall of Fame class at an open-house tailgate in the Hadlock Student Center. Stop by between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and catch up with the following people:

  • Wendell Otto (’82) – Track & Field/Cross Country
  • Michelle (Brown) Roberts (’94)- Track & Field/Cross Country
  • Dan Wentzell (’07) – Baseball
  • Kim Leith (’06) – Women’s Basketball
  • Kristen (Shielee) Cromie (’09) – Women’s Basketball
  • Verne Martin (’54) – Men’s Basketball/Baseball/Football 
  • Patty Findley – Meritorious Service 
  • The 2009 National-Champion Women’s Basketball Team

The 2019 Hall of Fame class will also be honored at halftime during the football game. 

Bring the whole family! It will be a fun-filled day with children’s activities, including face painting, bounce houses, corn hole and coloring, as well as tailgating food. 

Questions? Contact Elise Trask at etrask@georgefox.edu.

Plan to attend lecture on Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

All are invited to a special presentation, “Reflections on Dr. King and the Beloved Community,” on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 4:15 p.m. in Canyon Commons. This lecture on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. will be given by Scott Finnie, a professor at Eastern Washington University.

Finnie has been a faculty member in EWU’s Africana Education Program and history department since 1992 and currently serves as director of Africana studies and as director of race and cultural studies. His presentation is part of the university’s presidential lecture series. You can read more about his visit here.

For more information, contact Missy Terry at 503-554-2101.

FoxTALE unavailable next Wednesday morning

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

FoxTALE will be unavailable next Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 6 to 8 a.m. Pacific Time for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

During this time, the 2019 summer course sites will become hidden to student view. If you want to make any of the 2019 summer course sites visible to students, follow these steps: 

  • Select action (gear) menu > Edit settings
  • In the “General” section, look for the course visibility setting
  • Change “Hide” back to “Show” 
  • “Save changes” at the bottom

Questions? Contact servicedesk@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2569.

Registration for Call to Ministry Conference still open

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Do you feel a call to ministry, but are wondering what that might look like? Join us for a Call to Ministry Conference at Clackamas Park Friends Church (8120 S.E. Theissen in Milwaukie) for a time of reflection, inspiration and discernment.

The conference, sponsored by the university’s College of Christian Studies and the Northwest Yearly Meeting, takes place Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11-12, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. (Friday) and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Saturday). All meals are provided, and 14 discussion tables will suggest possible ministries and scholarships available for you to consider.

Register online here and contact Paul Anderson (panderso@georgefox.edu) with any questions you may have.

Survey: Coffee consumption and professors’ productivity

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Some students from a marketing research class are studying the relationship between teachers’ and upper-education professors’ spending habits on coffee and their productivity in the workplace.

Your responses as education experts in this specific field will be helpful for understanding this association. Take the survey here. Your information and responses will be used only for this study.

For further clarification on our topic or questions that may arise, please reach out to Emma Klym (eklym16@georgefox.edu), Jacob Dance (jdance17@georgefox.edu), or Emily Holder (eholder16@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.

Come to Fall Faculty Lecture and Richter Scholars symposium

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

All are invited to the Fall 2019 Faculty Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. in Hoover 105. Our featured speaker will be Rhett Luedtke, a professor of theatre and recipient of the 2018-19 Faculty Achievement Award for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship. 

Join Rhett as he shares his vision for building bridges across religious, ethnic and racial divides through the power of theatre, in a lecture titled, “A Bridge Worth Building.”

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

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

Sign up for web editor training session

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

Two training sessions for Cascade Server, the system used to edit the university website, will be offered on Friday, Oct. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to noon.

These basic-level sessions are tailored for editors who have either not edited the website before or need a refresher on using the software. Both sessions will be held in the library basement computer lab (MLRC 020). Sign up here

Questions? Contact Peter Crackenberg at pcrackenberg@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2138.

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger speaks at George Fox on Wednesday

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, will speak on balancing work, family and faith Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium.

VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology and a recent article on VMware in Forbes described the company this way: “It’s not an exaggeration to say that VMware stands at the center of the IT universe. The company’s software touches nearly every element of modern IT architecture.” VMware employs more than 24,000 employees and revenue for fiscal 2018 was nearly $9 billion. Gelsinger, Intel’s first chief technology officer, drove the creation of key industry technologies, including USB and Wi-Fi.

Questions? Contact Rob Felton (rfelton@georgefox.edu).

Attend Call to Ministry Conference Oct. 11-12

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

Do you feel a call to ministry, but are wondering what that might look like? Join us for a Call to Ministry Conference at Clackamas Park Friends Church (8120 SE Theissen in Milwaukie) for a time of reflection, inspiration and discernment. The conference is Oct. 11-12 from 5:30 p.m – 9 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. All meals are provided, and 14 discussion tables will suggest possible ministries and scholarships available for you to consider.

Register online here and contact Paul Anderson (panderso@georgefox.edu) for any questions you may have.

Get access to the Columbia Employee Store

Friday, October 4th, 2019

George Fox University students and staff are exclusively invited to access the Columbia Employee Store from now until Sunday, Oct. 20

The employee store offers an employee discount (40 to 50 percent off regular retail pricing) and all of the latest products from SOREL, Mountain Hardwear, prAna, and Columbia Sportswear.

To access the store, bring this invite, your George Fox ID card, and a personal photo ID.

The invite is valid for you and four guests; you must be present. The invite grants store access only; the offer is not valid online. Find store location and hours here.

Questions? Contact Nichole Drew at ndrew@georgefox.edu.

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger speaks at George Fox Oct. 9

Friday, October 4th, 2019

Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, will speak on balancing work, family and faith Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium.

VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology and a recent article on VMware in Forbes described the company this way: “It’s not an exaggeration to say that VMware stands at the center of the IT universe. The company’s software touches nearly every element of modern IT architecture.” VMware employs more than 24,000 employees and revenue for fiscal 2018 was nearly $9 billion. Gelsinger, Intel’s first chief technology officer, drove the creation of key industry technologies, including USB and Wi-Fi.

Questions? Contact Rob Felton (rfelton@georgefox.edu).

Sign up for web editor training session

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Two training sessions for Cascade Server, the system used to edit the university website, will be offered on Friday, Oct. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to noon.

These basic-level sessions are tailored for editors who have either not edited the website before or need a refresher on using the software. Both sessions will be held in the library basement computer lab (MLRC 020). Sign up here

Questions? Contact Peter Crackenberg at pcrackenberg@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2138.

Newberg campus closes Friday for mid-semester holiday

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

The Newberg campus will be closed Friday, Oct. 4 for the mid-semester holiday. All offices, the Bruin Store, Mail Services and the Newberg library will be closed.

Gather for Fall Ladies’ Luncheon today

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

The women of the George Fox community (staff, faculty and administrators, as well as female spouses) are invited to the Fall Ladies’ Luncheon today (Wednesday). Ruth Baker will be hosting this come-and-go event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101-103.

A short devotional and prayer will be held at noon. Come and connect with other women in our community over a delicious meal. There is no cost to attend.

Contact Michelle Dawson at mdawson@georgefox.edu with questions.