Check out the university library’s updated website!

Sunday, June 26th, 2022

We’re excited to share that the library website has a new look! Visit us today to find all of our excellent resources and services (and maybe a few new things) in the new design at library.georgefox.edu.

If you have questions about where to find information, resources, or services, please contact us at 503-554-2410 or email researchhelp@georgefox.edu. You can also watch our short introduction video here.

Questions? Contact researchhelp@georgefox.edu.

FY2022-23 Budget is now in PeopleSoft

Sunday, June 26th, 2022

The Fiscal Year 2022-23 Budget is now uploaded into PeopleSoft. This is for use starting July 1, 2022. Happy budgeting!

– Melodee Powers (mpowers@georgefox.edu)

Be aware of phishing attempt emails

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

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. The most recent attempt is a notification of a shared Google Doc titled “IT WORK ORDER REQUEST DOCXX.pdf.”

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:

  • Check the sender’s address. If it is unrecognizable or something similar to, but not exactly the same as the sender’s normal email address, it could be a phishing attempt. Please note that a similar email address does not mean the original email address has been compromised; this is called a spoofing account.
  • 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:

  • If you receive an email that you suspect is a phishing attempt, you should forward it to servicedesk@georgefox.edu.
  • You should not click any links or open any attachments.
  • When Google identifies that an email may be phishing or suspicious, they might show a warning or move the email to Spam.
  • If an email wasn’t marked correctly, follow the steps below to mark or unmark it as phishing.
  1. On a computer, go to Gmail
  2. Open the message
  3. Next to “Reply <–“, click “More” (represented by three dots vertically stacked)
  4. Click “Report Phishing”
  • Request that anyone who has been emailed via the attempt also report it as phishing 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 my.georgefox.edu (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 if you would like help walking through these steps.

Act now if you want a summer semester book

Tuesday, June 21st, 2022

Unsold summer semester books are headed back to their publishers soon. Shipments begin on June 27, so if you need a summer text from the Bruin Store, don’t wait.

Questions? Contact Laura King at lking@georgefox.edu.

Wellness Wednesdays: Preventative Care and Nutrition

Tuesday, June 21st, 2022

This week we explore healthy nutrition as part of our daily preventive care. Eating healthy helps prevent, delay, and manage heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic diseases.

A balanced, healthy dietary pattern includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and low-fat dairy products, and limits added sugars, saturated fats and sodium. You can read more about a healthy diet here.

Providence members: Don’t forget you have free health coaching that covers topics such as healthy nutrition, diabetes prevention and improving your diet.

Check out LifeBalance’s featured deals in June

Tuesday, June 21st, 2022

Providence Health Plan members: Check out LifeBalance’s featured deals for the month of June …

  • Columbia Sportswear Employee Store: Get special savings when you shop at locations in Oregon, California and Kentucky. Access ends June 30.
  • Vitamix: Save 15% on purchases of $100 or more. Offer ends June 30.
  • prAna: Save 70% on select women’s and men’s apparel from prAna. Offer ends June 30.
  • Seal Skin Covers: Protect your car, boat or other vehicles when you’re away this summer with a weatherproof cover. Save 15% on purchases.
  • Ray-Ban: Save 15% on purchases.
  • Budget: Members receive special savings on rentals for business or leisure.

University closes Monday to observe Juneteenth

Thursday, June 16th, 2022

All university offices will be closed this Monday, June 20, to observe the Juneteenth holiday. The Murdock Library will be closed, although access to the 24/7 space will remain available. The Bruin Store will be open for its regular hours (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

Be aware of upcoming fiscal year-end deadlines

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

Please remember to check out the finance fiscal year closing schedule on the fiscal year-end deadlines and procedures webpage. Deadlines are approaching for credit card use, Concur and purchase order processing.

If you have questions, please call Frank Charles (ext. 2006) or Kathi Becker (ext. 2166) in the finance office.

Wellness Wednesdays: Preventative Screenings

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

This week in our Wellness Wednesdays series, we continue to explore preventive care. Preventive screenings lead to detecting diseases and illnesses earlier, often leading to faster recovery or less-severe consequences. Check out this link to learn what screenings should be added to your preventative care.

Be well,
– HR

Swing by Brougher today for farewell reception for Jillian Sokso

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

Please join the School of Communication and Design today (Wednesday) for a farewell reception for Jillian Sokso in Brougher 1. Feel free to drop by anytime between 1:30 and 3 p.m.

Jillian has served at George Fox for eight years, first as a professor and chair of art and design, and most recently as the director of the School of Communication and Design. She will be greatly missed.

Please stop by to say goodbye and honor Jillian for her service to the university. Refreshments will be provided. Please contact Penny Martin at pmartin@georgefox.edu if you have any questions.

Reminder: Several campus offices are closed this afternoon

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

Today (Wednesday), the following offices will close at noon for a team-building event:

  • Finance Office
  • Human Resources
  • IT Service Desk
  • Plant Services
  • Student Accounts

In response to the “Steps Toward Thriving” initiative, Vicki Piersall’s finance and operations group is gathering together at noon. This is our first gathering as a group overseen by the CFO, so we appreciate your understanding as we spend time in fellowship and a bit of friendly competition, getting to know each other a little better.

All offices involved will reopen on Thursday morning.

Don’t forget to RSVP for summer barbecue on the quad on June 22

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

The Staff Development Committee would like to invite you to attend our annual summer barbecue on the quad on Wednesday, June 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We’ll be serving hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, macaroni salad, fruit, a dessert and lemonade. The cost is $5, and we accept cash and card.

All university employees, including student employees and faculty, are invited! If you plan to attend, please RSVP here by Thursday, June 16.

We hope to see you there! Questions? Please contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu.

Several offices will close tomorrow afternoon for team-building event

Monday, June 13th, 2022

Tomorrow (Wednesday), the following offices will be closed at noon for a team-building event:

  • Finance Office
  • Human Resources
  • IT Service Desk
  • Plant Services
  • Student Accounts

In response to the “Steps Toward Thriving” initiative, Vicki Piersall’s finance and operations group is gathering together at noon tomorrow. This is our first gathering as a group overseen by the CFO, so we appreciate your understanding as we spend time in fellowship and a bit of friendly competition, getting to know each other a little better.

All offices involved will reopen on Thursday morning.

Enjoy summer barbecue on the quad on June 22

Sunday, June 12th, 2022

The Staff Development Committee would like to invite you to attend our annual summer barbecue on the quad on Wednesday, June 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We’ll be serving hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, macaroni salad, fruit, a dessert and lemonade. The cost is $5, and we accept cash and card.

All university employees, including student employees and faculty, are invited! If you plan to attend, please RSVP here by Thursday, June 16.

We hope to see you there! Questions? Please contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu.

All invited to Jillian Sokso’s farewell reception on June 15

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Please join the School of Communication and Design on Wednesday, June 15, for a farewell reception for Jillian Sokso in Brougher 1. Feel free to drop by anytime between 1:30 and 3 p.m.

Jillian has served at George Fox for eight years, first as a professor and chair of art and design, and most recently as the director of the School of Communication and Design. She will be greatly missed.

Please stop by to say goodbye and honor Jillian for her service to the university. Refreshments will be provided. Please contact Penny Martin at pmartin@georgefox.edu if you have any questions.

All invited to summer barbecue on the quad on June 22

Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

The Staff Development Committee would like to invite you to attend our annual summer barbecue on the quad on Wednesday, June 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We’ll be serving hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, macaroni salad, fruit, a dessert and lemonade. The cost is $5, and we accept cash and card.

All university employees, including student employees and faculty, are invited! If you plan to attend, please RSVP here by Thursday, June 16.

We hope to see you there! Questions? Please contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu.

Please complete the Serve Day Employee Preference and Limitation Form

Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

Our team is thrilled to begin planning for Serve Day 2022!

If you have not already, please take a moment and help us by completing this employee survey. We like to place employees with community partners they’re already connected to or in roles they enjoy. You can note any preferences, limitations or questions you have and we’ll take them into consideration when we place you on a team over the summer.

If you’re planning to be on sabbatical next semester or know of a significant change that will keep you away from campus during the week of Serve Day, please let us know using the form. It is essential for our planning.

Please note: The survey above is required for all Newberg employees.

See you on Wednesday, Sept. 14, for another great Serve Day. Questions? Contact Kenna Coffee at mcoffee@georgefox.edu.

Wellness Wednesdays: The Importance of Dental Care

Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

This week, we are sharing the importance of a wellness visit with your provider and your dentist. Did you know that when the hardest substance in the human body deteriorates, it may be an early warning sign?

Check out this Ted talk on the importance of dental care, and this flier for more about preventative care.

Be Well,
– HR

‘Wellness is for Everyone’ online series begins this week

Monday, June 6th, 2022

This month and next, Providence is offering a virtual, yet interactive, six-week series, “Wellness is for Everyone,” designed to open your mind to the concept of wellness and teach how you can take the pieces most important for you and build upon them.

The sessions will focus on peeling back the layers of wellness, goal setting, self-acceptance, and life balance. Most importantly, you will find, and build, the strength within yourself to help navigate your personal wellness journey. This series is free for everyone! Sign up here.

“Wellness is for Everyone” runs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday from June 8 through July 13.

Join ‘Nutrition for Diabetes’ discussion tomorrow online

Monday, June 6th, 2022

Join an online conversation, “Nutrition for Diabetes,” tomorrow (Wednesday) between noon and 12:30 p.m. at this Providence link.

This conversation is meant for everyone, whether you live with diabetes, are at risk of developing it, or just want to know more. Providence’s registered dietitian, Jamie, will discuss how we can develop healthy eating habits to lower our risk of diabetes and maintain a healthy lifestyle if we are living with diabetes.