FoxTALE upgrade scheduled for Jan. 2

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

FoxTALE will be upgraded immediately following the Christmas break on Thursday, Jan. 2, and unavailable from 6 a.m. to noon that day. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. Your course content will not be affected by this upgrade.

We also want to let you know that you can view courses older than 2017 fall semester on the FoxTALE-Archive site.

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

All-employee meeting set for this afternoon

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Don’t forget to join your colleagues at the all-employee meeting this afternoon (Thursday) in Canyon Commons from 3:30 to 5 p.m. As a reminder, there will be no live-streaming of this month’s meeting.

See you there!

Holiday deadlines for deposits

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

The finance office will be closed from Dec. 21 through Jan. 1 for Christmas break.

Deposits that need a December 2019 date must be brought to Heather in the finance office no later than 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 20. If it arrives later, it will go into a deposit for January 2020. 

Please look around your desk and file cabinet to see if there are any lingering items that need to go to the bank. If you are taking extra time off during the Christmas holiday, please send your deposits over before you leave.

If you have any questions about deposits, contact Heather Groenlund at ext. 2173.

Advent daily reader still available

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

The season of Advent is upon us, and the Office of Spiritual Life has partnered with faculty and students to publish the 2019 Advent Project. This daily reader is designed, written and created by people in the George Fox community and is intended to point us toward Christ as we await his birth.

Feel free to share it with friends, family and your faith community. Additionally, we will be sending a video at the beginning of each week to introduce each topic (hope, peace, joy and love). We hope it is helpful to you in some form as we celebrate this season of Advent together.

Contact Jamie Johnson (jamiej@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Streaming not available for Thursday’s all-employee meeting

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Be sure to join your colleagues at this month’s all-employee meeting, scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 12, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Canyon Commons.

There has been one change in format: The meeting will not be live-streamed this month to encourage people to attend in person.

End-of-term FoxTALE reminders for faculty

Monday, December 9th, 2019

As the semester closes, Library Digital Learning has a few reminders for faculty:

  • You will want to keep an archive of the gradebooks for all of the courses you have taught for the past five years. If you used the FoxTALE gradebook in your 2019 Fall course sites, you can export each gradebook into a spreadsheet that can be saved outside of FoxTALE. The guide, Downloading the Gradebook, includes a video demonstration on the process.
  • You will want to use your new 2020 spring course sites to teach your spring semester courses, since students are automatically enrolling in these sites. If you would like to import content from another course site, the guide, Importing Course Content, includes a video demonstration and step-by-step instructions.
  • 2020 spring sites are currently hidden from students. When you are ready, you can give students access to your courses. The guide, Making the Course Visible, demonstrates how to make a course available.
  • You may need to adjust the course start and end dates in each of your course sites. This will assure that your courses are listed correctly in the Dashboard (e.g., courses move from “Future” tab to “In Progress” tab on Jan. 13). The guide, Adjusting Course Start and End Dates, demonstrates how to make this adjustment. Note: Adjusting the Course Start Date does not make the course accessible to students. Only the setting, Course Visibility, enables students to enter the course.

As we move into the season of inclement weather, you are invited to join us in a web conference to share ideas on conducting class sessions using  Zoom web conferencing. Check Digital Learning Upcoming Events for dates and how to join sessions.

You will find additional guides at Digital Learning. You can contact digitallearning@georgefox.edu for support.

Payroll deadline information

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Please note the accelerated payroll deadline in December. Due to Christmas break, we will have fewer days to process the December payroll. Please have all payroll items (check requests, contracts, temporary employee timesheets, etc.) turned in to HR by 5 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday).

Regular employee timesheets and student timesheets can be locked at the end of the month as usual. The student payday will be on Friday, Dec. 13, and the regular employee payday will be on Friday, Dec. 20.

Questions? Contact Belinda Creighton at bcreighton@georgefox.edu.

Make plans to attend all-employee meeting Thursday

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Make plans to join your colleagues at the all-employee meeting this Thursday, Dec. 12. We’ll be meeting in Canyon Commons from 3:30 to 5 p.m. (with live streaming in PDS 155B).

Have a shout-out you’d like to give to a colleague for recent work they’ve done? Share it at this link!

RSVP today for Thursday’s staff lunch

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Join the Staff Development Committee for our December staff lunch for hourly staff employees on Thursday, Dec. 12, in Canyon Commons 101.

Join us from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. for food, fun and fellowship! Be sure to RSVP using this form by 5 p.m. today (Monday). Questions? Contact Audrey Lichten (alichten@georgefox.edu).

Check out the Advent daily reader

Friday, December 6th, 2019

The season of Advent is upon us, and the Office of Spiritual Life has partnered with faculty and students to publish the 2019 Advent Project. This daily reader is designed, written and created by people in the George Fox community and is intended to point us toward Christ as we await his birth.

Feel free to share it with friends, family and your faith community. Additionally, we will be sending a video at the beginning of each week to introduce each topic (hope, peace, joy and love). We hope it is helpful to you in some form as we celebrate this season of Advent together.

Contact Jamie Johnson (jamiej@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Return or sell your books to the Bruin Store

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Don’t forget that the Bruin Store buys back books year-round! Bring your student ID and the textbooks you no longer need, and if we can buy them, you will leave with cash in hand.

If you rented books for fall semester through the Bruin Store, the last day to check those books back in is Friday, Dec. 13. Please bring them to the Bruin Store (along with your student ID) during business hours to avoid any late, processing, or non-return fees.

Did you find the book you need but Amazon sells it for less? No worries! Just show us that the same book is being sold and shipped from Amazon, and we will be happy to match the price.

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

Plan to attend Bakers’ Christmas open house on Sunday

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

All employees and their families are invited to join Robin and Ruth Baker for the Bakers’ annual Christmas Open House from 5 to 7 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Baird Home (701 E. Franklin St.).

Join us as we celebrate the birth of Christ, our Light, who calls us to “Rise and Shine” in a world of much darkness. We will be serving chili, light appetizers and holiday sweets.

Questions? Contact Missy Terry at ext. 2101 or terrym@georgefox.edu.

Advent daily reader is now available

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

The season of Advent is upon us, and the Office of Spiritual Life has partnered with faculty and students to publish the 2019 Advent Project. This daily reader is designed, written and created by people in the George Fox community and is intended to point us toward Christ as we await his birth.

Feel free to share it with friends, family and your faith community. Additionally, we will be sending a video at the beginning of each week to introduce each topic (hope, peace, joy and love). We hope it is helpful to you in some form as we celebrate this season of Advent together.

Contact Jamie Johnson (jamiej@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Join colleagues at all-employee meeting Dec. 12

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Make plans to join your colleagues at the next all-employee meeting on Thursday, Dec. 12. We’ll be meeting in Canyon Commons from 3:30 to 5 p.m. (with live streaming in PDS 155B).

Have a shout-out you’d like to give to a colleague for recent work they’ve done? Share it at this link!

IT is selling used cell phones

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

The IT department is currently selling used cell phones. There are a limited number of iPhone 8’s and XR’s, and a few Samsung 9’s available that are just over a year old. The price for these undamaged models is $200-300.

Please note that these phones are sold as is with no warranty, and they do not come with a charging cable or plug (these can be purchased separately). All phones are locked into the AT&T network for another year. If you’re interested in purchasing one of these phones, visit the service desk on the third floor of the Stevens Center.

AT&T is now offering anyone with an @georgefox.edu email address 15 percent off their plans. You can add this discount here if you currently have AT&T or are signing up for new service.

Questions? Contact servicedesk@georgefox.edu.

Info on holiday deadlines for 2019 deposits

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

The finance office will be closed from Dec. 21 through Jan. 1 for Christmas break.

Deposits that need a December 2019 date must be brought to Heather in the finance office no later than 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 20. If it arrives later, it will go into a deposit for January 2020. 

Please look around your desk and file cabinet to see if there are any lingering items that need to go to the bank. If you are taking extra time off during the Christmas holiday, please send your deposits over before you leave.

If you have any questions about deposits, contact Heather Groenlund at ext. 2173.

Christmas holiday deadlines for Accounts Payable

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

All requests for payment received by 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 16, will be ready at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19

All requests for payment received Dec. 17 through 20 by 5 p.m. will be ready at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Questions? Contact Melodee Powers at mpowers@georgefox.edu.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Accounts Payable!

All invited to ‘Saint John’s Bible’ presentation tonight

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

The university community is invited to a special presentation on the illuminative artwork of The Saint John’s Bible tonight (Tuesday) in Hoover 105.

Faculty members Paul Anderson and Lisa Cleath will present “From Creation to the Incarnation: Celebrating the Christian Story with The Saint John’s Bible” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. It will be followed by a “Turning of the Pages” session of Vol. 1, Pentateuch, and Vol. 6, Jesus and the Gospels. All are welcome!

Questions? Contact Paul at panderso@georgefox.edu.

Join colleagues at staff lunch on Dec. 12

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Join the Staff Development Committee for our December staff lunch for hourly staff employees on Thursday, Dec. 12, in Canyon Commons 101.

Join us from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. for food, fun and fellowship! Be sure to RSVP using this form by 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9. Questions? Contact Audrey Lichten (alichten@georgefox.edu).

Join Bakers in celebrating Christmas at open house this Sunday

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

All employees and their families are invited to join Robin and Ruth Baker for the Bakers’ annual Christmas Open House from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Baird Home (701 E. Franklin St.).

Join us as we celebrate the birth of Christ, our Light, who calls us to “Rise and Shine” in a world of much darkness. We will be serving chili, light appetizers and holiday sweets.

Questions? Contact Missy Terry at ext. 2101 or terrym@georgefox.edu.