Submit your questions for Purchasing & Accounts Payable teams

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

As the Purchasing & Accounts Payable teams prepare for the upcoming training session (date and venue TBD), would you please provide a list of questions that you would like them to answer?

Please click here to enter your questions. Contact Frank Charles at fcharles@georgefox.edu for more info.

Take a tour of the Lemmons Center this afternoon

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

The faculty and staff of the School of Communication and Design (SOC+D) cordially invite you to a Lemmons Center open house today (Friday) from 3 to 6 p.m. We’ll begin with opening remarks and the introduction of special guests from 3 to 3:30 p.m.

Join us to celebrate the remodeling of the campus arts center, thank those who worked on this project, and tour our new spaces filled with student work! Food and refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited!

Contact Penny Martin at pmartin@georgefox.edu with any questions.

All invited to see Richard Foster present award this Monday

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Come see renowned Christian author, teacher and alumnus Richard J. Foster present an award in his name to pastor and fellow author Trevor Hudson this Monday, Oct. 3. The 7 p.m. presentation in Canyon Commons will be followed by Hudson’s keynote speech and a reception. Hudson will also speak at chapel the next morning, Oct. 4, at 10:50 a.m.

Can’t make Monday’s session? You can watch it at this link.

A selection committee selected Hudson as the first recipient of the Richard J. Foster Award in Spiritual Formation. The award recognizes those whose intellectual and practical work helps others come into an ongoing transformational relationship with Jesus Christ.

Hudson is the author of more than 20 books, the most recent of which, Seeking God: Finding Another Kind of Life with St Ignatius and Dallas Willard, was released in September.

Contact Carly Reumann at creumann@georgefox.edu for more information.

Don’t forget to swing by academic affairs office for your birthday treat

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

The Office of the Provost would like to wish you a very happy birthday! If you had a birthday in July, August, or September, we would like to celebrate you.

Please stop by the academic affairs office today (Thursday) or tomorrow between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. for a slice of cake! We’re located on the second floor of Hoover in HVR 230.

Portland Center employees may pick up their birthday treat at the front desk. Questions? Contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu.

Wellness Wednesdays: ‘The Sneezing Season’

Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

We hope you and your family are enjoying the beginning of fall. The sneezing season is upon us. How do we determine what the symptoms mean and how do we get help? Find out on this infographic.

If you are unwell, please stay home and take good care of yourself.

– People and Culture

Happy birthday from the provost’s office

Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

The Office of the Provost would like to wish you a very happy birthday! If you had a birthday in July, August, or September, we would like to celebrate you.

Please stop by the academic affairs office tomorrow (Thursday) or Friday, Sept. 30, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. for a slice of cake! We’re located on the second floor of Hoover in HVR 230.

Portland Center employees may pick up their birthday treat at the front desk. Questions? Contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu.

Zoom seminar on suicide prevention set for Oct. 3-4

Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

Join us on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 3-4, for the Interprofessional Primary Care Institute’s Strengthening Team™ Ethics & Legal Considerations Suicide Prevention two-day event.

Day 1: We will explore safety, security, risk and common ethical and legal concerns in healthcare practice, followed by applying these concepts to emerging roles in primary care (behavioral health clinicians and culturally responsive community health workers). We will share experiences of power differentials in high-quality primary care early adopters.

Day 2: Kent Corso, PsyD, will present “Proactive Reduction of Suicide in Populations via Evidence-Based Research.” After that, we will discuss suicide in healthcare workers, as well as a system-wide approach to suicide prevention in primary care sustained since 2011.

If you would like to register for the event, sign up here. Contact Tammy O’Doherty at todohert@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Make note of the process for paying invoices

Monday, September 26th, 2022

In order to process an invoice, the Accounts Pay team needs all of the below-mentioned information:

  • Vendor ID number
  • Vendor Name as appearing in PeopleSoft
  • PeopleSoft PO number
  • PeopleSoft receipt number
  • And finally, a copy of the invoice.

AP receives a multitude of emailed payment requests, and there is a high probability of those getting buried, especially in cases wherein any of the above information is missing in the email.

To comply with audit requirements, AP does not have access to the purchasing module; thus they are unable to themselves obtain PO and receipt numbers from PeopleSoft.

In order to improve our current “Procure to Pay” process, and to help you to pay your invoices in a timely manner, we have released a Request for Payment form. This form replaces emailed and paper payment requests.

We are planning a formal training session in the coming months where we will share more information with you. In the meantime, feel free to email your questions to purchasing@georgefox.edu.

Thank you,
The Accounts Pay and Purchasing Teams

All invited to Lemmons Center’s open house this Friday afternoon

Monday, September 26th, 2022

The faculty and staff of the School of Communication and Design (SOC+D) cordially invite you to a Lemmons Center open house this Friday, Sept. 30, from 3 to 6 p.m. We’ll begin with opening remarks and the introduction of special guests from 3 to 3:30 p.m.

Join us to celebrate the remodeling of the campus arts center, thank those who worked on this project, and tour our new spaces filled with student work! Food and refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited!

Contact Penny Martin at pmartin@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Join women’s lunch in Canyon Commons on Oct. 4

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

The women of the George Fox community (staff, faculty and administrators, as well as female spouses) are invited to the Fall Ladies’ Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 4 . Ruth Baker will be hosting this come-and-go event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 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.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP using this link. We look forward to seeing you there!

Contact Faith McKee at fmckee@georgefox.edu or ext. 2103 with questions.

Biology alumnus returns to campus Monday to speak on his breakthrough research

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

One of our graduates is on the brink of changing how doctors treat chronic cardiac disease. Joel Rurik, a 2016 graduate of George Fox’s biology program, will explain the details of his research in a lecture all are welcome to attend this Monday, Sept. 26, at 3 p.m. in Hoover 105.

Rurik is now a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, where he does cutting-edge gene therapy research. Most recently, his team’s work was featured on the front cover of Science, the top research journal in the United States.

Cardiac fibrosis, a scarring of the heart, underlies most cardiovascular diseases and remains challenging to target therapeutically. Chronic cardiac disease often results in fibrosis, which negatively affects heart health and function. Therapies targeting this cardiac fibrosis remain limited, but Rurik’s research offers a promising and tractable immunotherapy approach for tackling fibrosis.

Contact Carly Reumann at creumann@georgefox.edu for more information.

Happy birthday from the provost’s office

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

The Office of the Provost would like to wish you a very happy birthday! If you had a birthday in July, August or September, we would like to celebrate you. Please stop by the academic affairs office on Thursday, Sept. 29, or Friday, Sept. 30, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. for a slice of cake! We’re located on the second floor of Hoover in HVR 230.

Portland Center employees may pick up their birthday treat at the front desk. Questions? Contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu.

Event managers take note: RegFox prices increasing on Oct. 1

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

The event management system used by the university, RegFox, is increasing their service fees starting on Oct. 1. RegFox pricing will go from $0.99 flat per paid registrant to $0.99 + 1% per paid registrant, with a maximum fee capped at $4.99 per registrant.

Marketing communications has full details on our website, including a payment calculator that can help determine what you need to charge for events.

Questions? Contact Peter Crackenberg at pcrackenberg@georgefox.edu.

Moms of young children: Join together for lunch on Sept. 29

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

Each semester, employees who are mothers of young/school-aged children, as well as expectant mothers, gather for an informal networking lunch. Join us for our next gathering from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, in Canyon Commons 102. Lunch will be provided.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP at this link. See you there!

Contact Lindsay Knox at lknox@georgefox.edu if you have questions.

Plant Services closed this Friday

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

Plant Services will be closed this Friday, Sept. 23, for our Hess Creek Canyon Clean-Up Day.

If you would like to join us on our next clean-up day, it will be Friday, Oct. 14.

Thank you.

Encourage students to attend APA 7 formatting workshop in person or virtually

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

If your students use APA 7 formatting, remind them to join the Academic Resource Center for an APA workshop with Sue O’Donnell. Students will learn the details of APA style, including formatting, citations, references, writing style, and more.

The event happens today (Wednesday) from 4 to 5 p.m. in Hoover 105. A virtual attendance link is available here.

Email Hannah Jackson at hjackson@georgefox.edu if you have any questions.

Wellness Wednesdays: Mental Health Emergencies

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

We have been covering preparation for various kinds of emergencies and disasters this month. September is also a national suicide prevention month, o this week, for Wellness Wednesday, we are sharing practical information on what to do in case of a mental health emergency.

For more information, contact Aga Luptak at aluptak@georgefox.edu.

Join Zoom seminar on suicide prevention Oct. 3-4

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

Join us on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 3-4, for the Interprofessional Primary Care Institute’s Strengthening Team™ Ethics & Legal Considerations Suicide Prevention two-day event.

Day 1: We will explore safety, security, risk and common ethical and legal concerns in healthcare practice, followed by applying these concepts to emerging roles in primary care (behavioral health clinicians and culturally responsive community health workers). We will share experiences of power differentials in high-quality primary care early adopters.

Day 2: Kent Corso, PsyD, will present “Proactive Reduction of Suicide in Populations via Evidence-Based Research.” After that, we will discuss suicide in healthcare workers, as well as a system-wide approach to suicide prevention in primary care sustained since 2011.

If you would like to register for the event, sign up here. Contact Tammy O’Doherty at todohert@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Finance forms updated for FY23

Monday, September 19th, 2022

Finance has updated several forms on the website for FY23. Remember to visit the website and download a current version of your favorite forms to use for FY23.

Please delete any blank templates of the older forms from your files, and use the new versions going forward. Here is the link to the finance forms page.

Questions? Contact Lael May in Finance at ext. 2170 or email at lmay@georgefox.edu.

Please use George Fox’s business account for Amazon purchases made for the university

Monday, September 19th, 2022

The university has a business account with Amazon for all purchases concerning university business. Please do not order any items for the university from Amazon using your personal Amazon account.

If you need help getting set up with the university’s Amazon business account, please email Kathi Becker at kbecker@georgefox.edu or Frank Charles at fcharles@georgefox.edu.