Come wish Alex Pia well at farewell reception tomorrow

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Please join the student life division for a farewell reception for Alex Pia, our director for international student development, tomorrow (Thursday) from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Alex has served the university with deep faith, a heart for students, and a commitment to our shared work for 29 years. Refreshments and fellowship will begin in the Stevens Center’s atrium at 3 p.m., and a time for prayer and sharing will begin at 3:45 p.m.

If you have questions, please contact Jamie Noling-Auth at jnolingauth@georgefox.edu.

President Baker has reading assignment for tomorrow’s meeting

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Make plans to join your colleagues at the all-employee meeting, scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow (Thursday) in Canyon Commons. Lunch will be provided for attendees following the meeting.

Portland Center employees are encouraged to attend the meeting in person, if possible, as live streaming will not be available.

If you have a shout-out for a colleague, feel free to use this form to give them some recognition.

The following is a message from President Robin Baker in advance of the meeting:

“I am looking forward to gathering for the all-employee meeting this week. I enjoy our opportunities to gather together. This week we will reflect on our past and then consider our future. In preparation for our meeting there are three things that I would like for you to read:

Thank you for attending and being part of the conversation.”  

Looking ahead, the all-community meeting this fall will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 19, in Canyon Commons. The day begins with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m., and lunch will be provided midway through the meeting.

Join in fun of Hadlock’s Family Day this Friday

Monday, June 24th, 2019

The Hadlock Student Center is hosting a Family Day on Friday, June 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. We are excited to share this space with George Fox employees and their immediate family members!

If you plan to attend, please note:

  • We will not have staffing for roped climbing at the climbing wall.
  • Sandals and other open-toe shoes are not permitted.
  • Non-marking athletic shoes are required in the gym and fitness center rooms.
  • Children under the age of 14 are allowed in all areas of the HSC except the cardio/weight area.
  • Family members aged 14 to 17 can use the cardio/weight equipment when directly supervised by a parent or guardian.
  • Please take a few minutes in advance to complete the waiver on MyGFU for yourself (if you haven’t done so already) and a separate form for each family member who will be attending.

If you have any questions, please contact Rob Simpson at simpsonr@georgefox.edu.

Medication questions? Come to MedSavvy presentation today

Monday, June 24th, 2019

Join us today (Tuesday) to learn how you can stay healthy and save money with MedSavvy! We’re hosting a launch-and-learn session with the company’s Janet Bronson in Roberts Center’s Room 130 at 10 a.m.

MedSavvy keeps you in-the-know with information about how well medications work and how much they cost, so you can find better treatment options for you and your family. All the information comes from a team of specially trained, licensed pharmacists, so you know it is information you can trust.

George Fox partners with MedSavvy to offer employee access to this impactful resource. RSVP here today, as space is limited. Questions? Contact Kara Holcombe at kholcombe@georgefox.edu

During this event, you will learn how to:

  • Virtually manage medications for yourself and loved ones
  • Stay up-to-date on the effectiveness, safety and cost of your medication
  • Receive relevant safety and cost-savings alerts about your medications, direct from MedSavvy pharmacists
  • Shop nearby pharmacies to see if you could save money on your medication
  • Get your questions answered by a licensed pharmacist

How do I register with MedSavvy?

1. Directly Online

  • On Regence insurance? Log onto your regence.com account and access MedSavvy from your member dashboard
  • Not on Regence insurance? Go to MedSavvy.com and use registration code GOBRUINS (code can be shared with loved ones)

2. Mobile: Text GOBRUINS to 77417 to receive a customized registration link

Join DPS for summer barbecue on the quad July 12

Monday, June 24th, 2019

Join the Department of Professional Studies for a summer barbecue on the quad on Friday, July 12, from noon to 2 p.m.!

Join us for lunch, a time of community, lawn games, and honoring Jim Weller, a longtime adjunct professor who is retiring after 18 years with our program. The cost is $5 per guest. RSVP here by Monday, July 1.

Update on Allegra and outside-department printing

Monday, June 24th, 2019

As we continue to transition to using outside printers, all printing must be paid using your George Fox Visa card. The Office of Print Services and the Office of Financial Affairs will not be charging your departments.

In addition, Allegra Printing will be accompanying all print jobs with an invoice, and it will be your responsibility to make sure that the invoice(s) get paid.

If you have any questions, please direct them to Richard Silver (rsilver@georgefox.edu).

Bruin Store announces hiring of new manager

Monday, June 24th, 2019

Please help welcome Paige Jacobs as the new Bruin Store manager. This is her first week in her role for Follett/Bruin Store/George Fox. She can be reached at 1478mgr@follett.com, or feel free to stop in and say hi.

Sign up now for this Friday’s web editor training session

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

A training session for Cascade Server, the system used to edit the university website, will be offered on Friday, June 28, from 10 a.m. to noon.

This basic-level session is tailored for editors who have either not edited the website before or need a refresher on using the software. The session will be held in Stevens 307. Sign up using this form.

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

Spaces are available in upcoming CPR/AED/First Aid classes

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

The Campus Public Safety office is offering a series of CPR, AED and First Aid courses in July and August. Courses are designed for the general public, whether you need First Aid and/or CPR and AED for a job requirement or want basic classes for your own needs.  

The sessions will teach you how to perform CPR on adults, children and infants, including rescue breathing with a mask; how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED); and how to help someone who is choking. Also included is basic First Aid, choking, and care for common medical, injury and environmental emergencies. 

For more details on dates, times and cost, and to sign up, visit the Campus Public Safety website.

Finance has a new email address

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

The Finance team has a new email address for your convenience! Please use Finance@georgefox.edu for all your reporting (Vena) and accounting (GL) questions.

As always, you can direct AP questions to AccountsPayable@georgefox.edu.

Thank you!

Be aware of phishing attempts

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

There have been a few phishing attempts that have been circulating through George Fox emails. These attempts can come in various forms, and they are sent to try to gain access to either your email account or to confidential information. So that you don’t fall victim to these attempts, please review the guidelines below.

If you feel you’ve received a suspicious email, check the following:

  • The sender’s address. If it is unrecognizable or something similar to, but not exactly, the sender’s normal email address, it could be an attempt. Please note that a similar email address does not mean the original email address has been compromised; this is called a spoofing account.
  • The reply email address is unrecognizable. They will spoof the sender’s email and address while the reply email address is completely different. Examples of email addresses used in recent phishing attempts include “rbaker@my.com,” actual George Fox email addresses, and “mshelton.georgefox.edu@gmail.com.” One attempt used “edu.edu.mail1@gmail.com” as the reply address.
  • Any link or odd instructions. If the email directs you to click on a link (even something familiar such as iTunes, etc.) or input sensitive information, it could be an attempt to get your password or other important information. Verify with the sender personally if you are suspicious.

If you feel that you have received some sort of phishing attempt:

  • Email the Service Desk at servicedesk@georgefox.edu.
  • Mark the email as “spam” in your Gmail inbox, which will then make Google aware of the issue.
  • Request that anyone who has been emailed via the attempt also mark it as “spam” in their inbox.
  • If you did not click on any links or reply, you do not need to do anything further.
  • If you did click on a link or send a reply with sensitive information, you’ll want to change your password as soon as you can in MyGFU (this will automatically update your email password). Then go through the Settings in your Gmail account to look for anything amiss, such as an unfamiliar forwarding address or vacation-responder that you never created.

Feel free to call the Service Desk at 503-545-2569 and press “2” if you would like help walking through these steps.

Hadlock hosts Family Day on June 28

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

The Hadlock Student Center is hosting a Family Day on Friday, June 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. We are excited to share this space with George Fox employees and their immediate family members!

If you plan to attend, please note:

  • We will not have staffing for roped climbing at the climbing wall.
  • Sandals and other open-toe shoes are not permitted.
  • Non-marking athletic shoes are required in the gym and fitness center rooms.
  • Children under the age of 14 are allowed in all areas of the HSC except the cardio/weight area.
  • Family members aged 14 to 17 can use the cardio/weight equipment when directly supervised by a parent or guardian.
  • Please take a few minutes in advance to complete the waiver on MyGFU for yourself (if you haven’t done so already) and a separate form for each family member who will be attending.

If you have any questions, please contact Rob Simpson at simpsonr@georgefox.edu.

Spaces are available in upcoming CPR/AED/First Aid classes

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

The Campus Public Safety office is offering a series of CPR, AED and First Aid courses in July and August. Courses are designed for the general public, whether you need First Aid and/or CPR and AED for a job requirement or want basic classes for your own needs.  

The sessions will teach you how to perform CPR on adults, children and infants, including rescue breathing with a mask; how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED); and how to help someone who is choking. Also included is basic First Aid, choking, and care for common medical, injury and environmental emergencies. 

For more details on dates, times and cost, and to sign up, visit the Campus Public Safety website.

Year-end Purchasing Deadlines

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

The end of the fiscal year is approaching, and with that Finance would like to inform you of a few requirements for year-end purchase orders.

Please remember that if you order goods and/or services on a PO, they need to be physically received/completed by June 30, 2019. Goods and services received after June 30, 2019, will be charged to the 2019-20 budget year. Therefore, all purchase requisitions/POs for this fiscal year need to be entered by May 31, 2019. 

Your George Fox Visa can be used until June 21, 2019. If you will be traveling between June 21 and June 30 and you need to use your George Fox Visa, you must contact Purchasing prior to arranging travel.

Concur Expense Reports and Visa Reports for 2018-19 must be submitted by July 10, 2019. Any reports created and submitted after July 10 will be reflected in the 2019-20 budget.

Questions? Contact Matt Hammar at mhammar@georgefox.edu.

Medication questions? Come to MedSavvy presentation Tuesday

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

You shouldn’t have to pay more for your medications!

Explore medication options, effectiveness, prices and user reviews with MedSavvy. See how your medication stacks up for safety and effectiveness, and save your medication information in one place. Start making smarter health decisions for you and those you care for.

George Fox partners with MedSavvy to offer employee access to this impactful resource. Come to our information session on Tuesday, June 25, at 10 a.m. in Roberts Center’s Room 130 to learn more. RSVP here today, as space is limited.

Questions? Contact Kara Holcombe at kholcombe@georgefox.edu.

Lunch will be served at next week’s all-employee meeting

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Make plans to join your colleagues at the next all-employee meeting, scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, June 27, in Canyon Commons. Lunch will be provided for attendees following the meeting.

Portland Center employees are encouraged to attend the meeting in person, if possible, as there will not be live streaming available.

If you have a shout-out you’d like to give a colleague at the meeting, you can do so at this link.

Looking ahead, the all-community meeting this fall will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 19, in Canyon Commons. The day begins with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m., and lunch will be provided midway through the meeting.

HR has moved to Sheridan Street House

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

The human resources team has moved across the street. We are now housed in the Sheridan Street House, located at 214 N. Meridian St.

Stay tuned for details on a future open house event!

Medication questions? Come to MedSavvy presentation Tuesday

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

You shouldn’t have to pay more for your medications!

Explore medication options, effectiveness, prices and user reviews with MedSavvy. See how your medication stacks up for safety and effectiveness, and save your medication information in one place. Start making smarter health decisions for you and those you care for.

George Fox partners with MedSavvy to offer employee access to this impactful resource. Come to our information session on Tuesday, June 25, at 10 a.m. in Roberts Center’s Room 130 to learn more. RSVP here today, as space is limited.

Questions? Contact Kara Holcombe at kholcombe@georgefox.edu.

Portland Center employees encouraged to attend all-employee meeting in person

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Contrary to what was reported in yesterday’s Daily Bruin, live streaming will not be available for the all-employee meeting scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, June 27, in Canyon Commons. Lunch will be provided for attendees following the meeting.

If your schedule allows, please feel free to make the trip to Newberg for the meeting. If you can’t attend, you have the option of watching a recording of the meeting at a later date.

If you have a shout-out you’d like to give a colleague at the meeting, you can do so at this link.

Plan to attend all-employee and all-community meetings

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Make plans to join your colleagues at the next all-employee meeting, scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, June 27, in Canyon Commons (with live streaming in PDS 160). Lunch will be provided for attendees following the meeting.

Although there is live streaming at the Portland Center, Portland employees are encouraged to attend the meeting in person, if possible.

If you have a shout-out you’d like to give a colleague at the meeting, you can do so at this link.

Looking ahead, the all-community meeting this fall will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 19, in Canyon Commons. The day begins with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m., and lunch will be provided midway through the meeting.