Join Paul Anderson’s ‘Quakers and Leadership’ class tomorrow

Sunday, June 23rd, 2024

Join Paul Anderson’s “Quakers and Leadership” employee development class in person or remotely tomorrow (Tuesday) from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., as Paul speaks on “Serving the Sacred Other,” one of the leadership features described in his book Following Jesus. 

Tomorrow’s class will meet in Stevens 101 and online. Contact Paul at if you’d like the Zoom link, and contact Joe Thouvenel at if you’d like a copy of the book.

All are invited to the quad to pray for our schools on Aug. 17

Thursday, June 20th, 2024

Join us on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. as we host our inaugural Prayer for Oregon Schools event by the Centennial Tower in the quad! We will engage in a time of worship, small-group and/or individual prayer, and fellowship.

Bring your family and friends (as well as something to sit on) as we pray for the upcoming school year. We’ll pray for our K-12 and higher ed students, faculty, staff, parents, school communities, boards, leaders and more.

It’s our hope that people will join us as we step out in faith as the church and prayerfully invite the Lord into this area that needs more light – our Oregon schools. The event is open to anyone who has a desire to come collectively in prayer and bring our schools and the people who are in them to the feet of Jesus.

A guided prayer booklet will also be available for those interested in additional points of prayer for the event. Please do not hesitate to contact Sara Hahn-Huston, assistant professor of educational leadership in the College of Education, at for more information, or if you would like a digital postcard invitation to share with friends.

Join employee worship gathering this Tuesday

Thursday, June 20th, 2024

Join your colleagues and coworkers for our next employee worship gathering this Tuesday, June 25, from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. in Canyon Commons 101.

Enjoy singing, devotionals, prayer and fellowship with colleagues in a relaxed setting. These gatherings aim to provide an opportunity to worship together while promoting unity among our employees through our shared commitment to Jesus Christ.

For more information, contact Joe Thouvenel at or Debrianna Debolt at

Please turn in your FY24 deposits to finance office

Wednesday, June 19th, 2024

If your contract ends soon and/or you will not be on campus through the summer, please bring over any cash or checks to the finance office (1515 Portland Road, the former “Sleep Center”) before you leave.

Please look around your desks and file cabinets to see if there are any lingering items that need to be deposited. Checks dated prior to June 30, 2024, must be deposited in the current fiscal year. All deposits must be dropped off at finance no later than Friday, June 28, at 10 a.m. to get it into a June deposit.

If you should have any questions about deposits, please contact Heather Groenlund at 503-554-2173. Thank you and have a great summer!

Join us in wishing Andrea Scott farewell at reception on Tuesday, June 25

Tuesday, June 18th, 2024

Please join us in Canyon Commons 103 between 3 and 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, for a farewell reception for former Provost Andrea Scott.

Dr. Scott is moving to Florida this summer for the next chapter of her career. President Baker and other senior leaders will speak at 3:30 p.m.

Submit your questions to President Baker

Tuesday, June 18th, 2024

What questions would you like to ask President Robin Baker? Robin will use some time at the next all-employee meeting on Wednesday, July 17, to answer questions you submit ahead of time about the university.

Please fill out this form to submit any questions you may have. Submissions will remain anonymous and are due by Wednesday, July 3.

Spots still available for retirement consultations Thursday

Monday, June 17th, 2024

We still have a few spots left for free retirement consultations this Thursday, June 20, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Hoover 250. This is a unique chance for you to receive personalized, one-on-one advice tailored to your retirement goals.

Why is this important? Planning for retirement is one of the most significant steps you can take for your future. These consultations will provide you with expert guidance to help you make informed decisions and secure your financial future.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Schedule your appointment now and take a proactive step toward a comfortable retirement.

To schedule an in-person or virtual appointment, please use this link. You can also contact Phillip Carbajal, our Nationwide retirement specialist, directly at 360-953-4841 or

Join today’s ‘Quakers and Leadership’ class online or in person

Monday, June 17th, 2024

Join Paul Anderson’s “Quakers and Leadership” employee development class today (Tuesday) between 3:15 and 4:30 p.m. in Stevens 101. The course develops the leadership features of Paul’s book Following Jesus (contact Joe Thouvenel at if you’d like a copy).

Today’s class will focus on evangelism as “Convincement Versus Coercion,” focusing also on transformative aspects of authentic worship. Here is the Zoom address if you’re interested attending virtually.

Join Providence webinar tomorrow to learn about your health plan perks

Sunday, June 16th, 2024

Providence members: Mark your calendars to attend a short and informative live webinar on LifeBalance and other value-added perks on your health plan tomorrow (Tuesday) at noon.

In this session, we will explore the extra perks, programs and benefits designed to support various aspects of your life. These include health coaching, reduced-cost gym memberships, travel assistance, and one of our most favored discount programs, LifeBalance.

Sign up here today! Contact Aga Kasprzyk with any questions at

AIM system update is live

Sunday, June 16th, 2024

AIM, the website used for Disability and Accessibility Services accommodations, has been updated to a new version. We’re so excited for this system update! While the website looks different, the majority of the functions are the same.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to

DAS’ AIM website will undergo maintenance this weekend

Thursday, June 13th, 2024

AIM, the website used for Disability and Accessibility Services accommodations, will be in maintenance over the weekend, receiving a software update to a new version.

If you have any questions, please contact DAS at

The Virtual Learning Center will be closed July 9-15

Thursday, June 13th, 2024

The Virtual Learning Center (VLC) will be closed from Sunday, July 9, to Monday, July 15. We will open again on Tuesday, July 16.

If you have any questions, please email To schedule an appointment, please go to the TracCloud icon on your Canvas dashboard or go to Don’t wait until the last minute to schedule an appointment.

Wellness Wednesday: June Newsletter

Tuesday, June 11th, 2024

This month, the Wellness Committee has chosen the theme of “The Great Outdoors.” Please click here to view this month’s short newsletter.

In it, you will find the link to affordably rent gear from the Hadlock Center, reminders for sun safety, a link to a great trail app, and much more. Have a great June, and we hope to see you outside!

– George Fox Wellness Committee

Volunteer for marketing communications’ photo shoot Thursday

Monday, June 10th, 2024

The marketing communications office is hosting a day-long photo shoot featuring students and employees of all ages working on laptops this Thursday, June 13, and you’re invited to take part!

Whether you are staff or a summer student employee, please consider signing up for a slot under “UG Student” or “Adult” times.

More details will be sent to volunteers. Thank you for helping us get a year’s worth of photos from this day!

Contact Vanessa Spier at with any questions.

Join ‘Quakers and Leadership’ class with Paul Anderson this summer

Monday, June 10th, 2024

Expanding upon his book, Following Jesus (free copies for those who attend), Paul Anderson will be leading a development workshop on “Quakers and Leadership” on Tuesday afternoons in June and the beginning of July. Sessions will take place from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in Stevens 101.

Discover the influence of Quaker leadership principles. Explore how Quakers’ unique understanding of Christian faith and practice informs their approach to decision-making, conflict resolution, and service, offering timeless insights for leaders today.

Here is the session schedule:

  • June 11: Leadership as Problem-Solving and Consensus-Discernment
  • June 18: Outreach as Convincement Versus Coercion
  • June 25: Serving the Sacred Other
  • July 2: The Liberating Power of Truth

Feel free to reach out to Paul at with any questions. All are welcome!

Be sure to RSVP for the Summer Wellness Bash on the quad July 10

Sunday, June 9th, 2024

Mark your calendars! The Wellness Committee is inviting the university’s employees and their families to a Summer Wellness Bash on Wednesday, July 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the quad.

Enjoy lawn games, a bouncy house, some food, and much more! Providence Health will be present, offering blood pressure screenings as well as providing an information table for wellness resources. Snacks and Kona Ice will be provided!

Please RSVP here for all members attending so that we know how much food to order (first come, first served!). RSVPs will close on Sunday, June 30, so get yours submitted soon!

Feel free to reach out to Neil Cantrall at if you have any questions.

EHS and Wood-Mar will be closed for two hours tomorrow

Sunday, June 9th, 2024

Please be advised that tomorrow (Tuesday), between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., access to the EHS and Wood-Mar buildings will be temporarily closed for chemical disposal procedures.

If you’re currently working within these buildings during this timeframe, we ask that you relocate your work activities to a different campus location. For your safety, we ask that the community refrains from watching the disposal team.

Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Knoernschild, our environmental health and safety specialist, at Thank you!

Wood-Mar parking lot will be closed tomorrow

Sunday, June 9th, 2024

Tomorrow (Tuesday), the Wood-Mar parking lot will be closed for a chemical disposal event. The Stevens parking lot will be available.

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Knoernschild, our environmental health and safety specialist, at

Thank you!

Prayer guide is available for Day of Prayer this Wednesday

Sunday, June 9th, 2024

As you prepare for the annual Day of Prayer this Wednesday, the Office of Spiritual Life has created a prayer guide for you to use as needed. It is a PDF file so you can easily print it in your office if you desire a hard copy.

We hope your Day of Prayer will be a beautiful experience of drawing near to God as God draws near to you! Questions? Please email

Be sure to fill out Serve Day survey to help us plan for the Sept. 11 event

Thursday, June 6th, 2024

Preparations are officially underway for Serve Day 2024!

If you haven’t already, please help us by completing the SD’24 Employee Info Gathering Survey for all of our regular Newberg employees part time and above (and any Portland employees who’d like to join).

We want to do our best to prioritize making serve site connections with employees that can help us grow ongoing community service partnerships and/or in roles that set you up to “serve with passion.” Also on the form, you can note any limitations and previous serve site connections or questions you have, and we will take it all into consideration when coordinating this summer.

If you’re planning to be on sabbatical, family leave or know of a significant change that will keep you away from campus during the week of Sept. 11 this fall, you can let us know by using the form, which is essential for our preparations.

The next 96 days will breeze by, and before you know it, it will be time for our next highly anticipated, university-wide day of service together: Sept. 11, 2024!

Contact with all of your important questions and feedback.