Nominate colleagues for Administrator and Staff of the Year awards

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

If you have a colleague you believe is deserving of either the Administrator or Staff of the Year award for 2020-21, please take a few minutes to submit this nomination form.

This is a chance to honor those who have done exceptional work in supporting the mission and vision of the university. Nominations must include the reasons you believe the person deserves the award.

Please submit your nominations by the end of the day Wednesday, Aug. 4. Questions? Contact Nichole Drew (ndrew@georgefox.edu).

Be sure to share your gift of words with ‘years of service’ honorees

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

Please take a moment to share the gift of words with our employees who are celebrating a “years of service” milestone. Feel free to thank them or share a favorite memory by adding a comment under their name on this form.

We’ll share your gift of words on cards, and present them at the all-community meeting on Monday, Aug. 16. Please reach out to Kara Holcombe (kholcombe@georgefox.edu or ext. 2189) if you have any questions regarding the honorees.

Ask your data-related questions this afternoon

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

Today (Thursday), from 1 to 2 p.m., the analytics and foresight department will offer its weekly office-hour session via Zoom.

If you have data-related questions, we’ll be available for an hour on Thursdays at 1 p.m., to offer our assistance. This is an open format; we will do our best to assist you during this time and provide guidance on next steps, if necessary.

Contact Tyler Susmilch (tsusmilch@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Join Portland Seminary in saying farewell to Tiona Cage tomorrow afternoon

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

Portland Seminary invites you to come say goodbye and celebrate our wonderful colleague, Tiona Cage, at an open house tomorrow (Thursday) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the seminary office in the Portland Center (12753 S.W. 68th Ave.).

Please contact Rachael Fissell (rfissell@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions.

President’s Report is available

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

As announced by President Baker in last week’s all-employee meeting, employees are encouraged to review the 2020 President’s Report. Those who prefer to read the printed report are welcome to contact Karlyn Fleming via email (kfleming@georgefox.edu) or at ext. 2115.

Wellness Wednesdays: Read what others shared about gratitude

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

As we wrap up our exploration of the concept and practice of gratitude, we invite you to continue creating an atmosphere of thankfulness throughout the entire academic year. Be inspired and find out what others shared about their journey with gratitude.

You are loved and appreciated.

Questions? Contact HR at hr@georgefox.edu.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7

Be aware of required multi-factor authentication coming soon

Monday, July 26th, 2021

Through the next month, George Fox will start requiring multi-factor authentication to sign in to university resources through Single Sign On. This change will affect signing into resources such as email and Canvas.

All employees and students are highly encouraged to opt-in to multi-factor authentication prior to the requirement date by following these instructions (you will need to log in to the data-wiki with your George Fox credentials to access the instructions).

Individuals who have not opted in by the dates below will be prompted to do so before being able to access Single Sign On:

  • Staff and Administrators: Aug. 2, 2021
  • Students: Aug. 16, 2021
  • Faculty: Aug. 23, 2021   

Please contact the IT Service Desk (servicedesk@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Spots still open in Wilderness First Aid course this August

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

Campus Recreation is hosting a Wilderness First Aid certification course at the Hadlock Student Center on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 17-18. Students, employees and community members are all eligible to participate.

The course is a two-day introduction to general wilderness medicine concepts and basic life support skills. It is perfect for anyone who likes to spend time outside. This course provides relevant and realistic first-aid training and is taught by a professional instructor with significant patient care and backcountry experience.

To read more about this type of course, go to the Wilderness Medical Associates website.

You can register for the course at the Hadlock Student Center here. Please register as soon as possible to ensure your spot. We have reached our minimum number of participants, so it is confirmed and running.

If you have questions about the course, please reach out to AJ Heil at aheil@georgefox.edu.

Join colleagues at today’s all-employee meeting

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

Join your colleagues at an all-employee meeting in Canyon Commons 101-103 today (Thursday) from 3 to 4:30 p.m. For those unable to attend in person, a livestream will be available at this link.

See you there!

Data team available to answer questions this afternoon

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

This afternoon (Thursday), from 1 to 2 p.m., the analytics & foresight department will be offering its weekly office hour session via Zoom.

If you have data-related questions, we’ll be available for an hour on Thursdays at 1 p.m. to offer our assistance. This is an open format; we will do our best to assist you during this time and provide guidance on next steps, if necessary.

Questions? Contact Tyler Susmilch (tsusmilch@georgefox.edu).

Wellness Wednesdays: Share your gratitude story

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

Tell us what you think about gratitude and let us know how it has transformed your or someone else’s life. Please use this short survey to share your experience and let us know if we can share it with our George Fox community next Wednesday! (Please provide feedback by Friday, July 23.)

“In normal life we hardly realize how much more we receive than we give, and life cannot be rich without such gratitude. It is so easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements compared with what we owe to the help of others.”

― Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison

Be aware of required multi-factor authentication coming soon

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

Through the next month, George Fox will start requiring multi-factor authentication to sign in to university resources through Single Sign On. This change will affect signing into resources such as email and FoxTALE.

All employees and students are highly encouraged to opt-in to multi-factor authentication prior to the requirement date by following these instructions (you will need to log in to the data-wiki with your George Fox credentials to access the instructions).

Individuals who have not opted in by the dates below will be prompted to do so before being able to access Single Sign On:

  • Staff and Administrators: Aug. 2, 2021
  • Students: Aug. 16, 2021
  • Faculty: Aug. 23, 2021   

Please contact the IT Service Desk (servicedesk@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Updated information regarding students with disabilities

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

Andrea Byerley is now the assistant director of Disability & Accessibility Services (DAS) and has primary responsibility for working with students and faculty around accommodation needs. She is also leading initiatives to increase engagement on disability-related topics.

Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and other employees should email das@georgefox.edu for assistance, or call the DAS office at 503-554-2448. Andrea’s role remains under the umbrella of Learning Support Services, which is led by Rick Muthiah.

Host an affinity tent at this year’s homecoming celebration

Monday, July 19th, 2021

Homecoming is Oct. 8-9, and the alumni office is looking forward to hosting alumni on campus in person this year!

Affinity reunions will be an important focus of homecoming, with the main event taking place on the quad right before the football game. If your department or affinity group would like to host an affinity reunion, sign up now!

We are looking for six to eight affinity groups or departments to host tents, invite their alumni and current students, and reconnect before the game (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) on Saturday, Oct. 9. Now’s your chance to creatively re-engage your alumni at this fun, community-wide event! As always, Sara Reamy is available to help with communication, brainstorming and post-event follow-up!

Snag your booth today by emailing Sara at sreamy@georgefox.edu.

Plan to attend all-employee meeting Thursday in Canyon Commons

Sunday, July 18th, 2021

Join your colleagues at an in-person all-employee meeting in Canyon Commons 101-103 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 22. For those unable to attend in person, a livestream will be available at this link.

See you there!

Share your gift of words with ‘years of service’ honorees

Sunday, July 18th, 2021

Please take a moment to share the gift of words with our employees who are celebrating a “years of service” milestone. Feel free to thank them or share a favorite memory by adding a comment under their name on this form.

We’ll share your gift of words on cards, and present them at the all-community meeting on Monday, Aug. 16. Please reach out to Kara Holcombe (kholcombe@georgefox.edu or ext. 2189) if you have any questions regarding the honorees.

Employees invited to shop at Nike Store this month

Sunday, July 18th, 2021

Employees are invited to shop the Nike Company Store now through Aug. 1, 2021. Please download this pass for all the details and read the fine print carefully. You’ll need to take your employee ID with you, and ID for family members who accompany you.

Have fun shopping!

Questions? Contact Sara Reamy (sreamy@georgefox.edu).

Are you an ‘expert’? Share your knowledge!

Thursday, July 15th, 2021

Are you an expert in your field? Do you have any creative or interesting hobbies? Have you participated in any ministries that are unique? Have you published recently? Volunteered with the Peace Corps? Had a career in a unique industry?

Our engaged and curious neighbors at Friendsview Retirement Community are looking for presenters for their community during the 2021-22 academic year. Presentations usually run 40 minutes with a 10-minute Q&A, and can be done via Zoom or in person in Newberg.

If you’d like to be considered for a presentation, email Sara Reamy, director of alumni relations, at sreamy@georgefox.edu for more information.

Updated information regarding students with disabilities

Thursday, July 15th, 2021

Andrea Byerley is now the assistant director of Disability & Accessibility Services (DAS) and has primary responsibility for working with students and faculty around accommodation needs. She is also leading initiatives to increase engagement on disability-related topics.

Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and other employees should email das@georgefox.edu for assistance, or call the DAS office at 503-554-2448. Andrea’s role remains under the umbrella of Learning Support Services, which is led by Rick Muthiah.

Mark your calendar for all-community meeting on Aug. 16

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

Please join your colleagues for our fall all-community meeting in Canyon Commons from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 16.

We look forward to joining together with you to reflect on the challenges we’ve come through, and most importantly, center on our common purpose before the new academic year: to serve our students well and prepare them spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. You won’t want to miss this action-packed morning!

Lunch will be provided. This is an in-person event only, and there will be no livestream link. VP approval is required for those who need to be excused from the meeting.

See you there!