Presidential Appearance Request Form available online

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

The Office of the President has a Presidential Appearance Request Form that will assist in managing the president’s schedule. The president strives to accommodate as many engagement requests which support the mission of the university as possible. The completion of this form is required for anyone desiring the president (and spouse) be present and/or participate at an event.

We appreciate your patience with scheduling the president’s complex calendar. The link to the form can also be found on the President’s Office contact page.

Please note: It is expected that the requestor has followed procedures and obtained the approval of their administrator prior to submitting the request.

Call for stationery orders

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Now is the time to order university stationery. The collective order helps keep costs low – the higher the volume, the lower the cost. Consequently, it is most economical to overestimate needs and store a small surplus.

I will be accepting orders through Friday, Aug. 23. For order instructions, go to the marketing communications website. Continue to purchase all non-departmental stationery (including “second-sheet letterhead”) through the university’s Office of Mail Services.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you,
– Jamison Loop (jloop@georgefox.edu)

Office courier service available for faculty

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

The library is pleased to deliver library material for participating faculty to their offices on the Newberg campus. All library material must be signed for by the faculty member or persons authorized to sign.

If you have used this service in the past or if you are signing up for the first time, please fill out this request form. If you have any questions, please contact Patty Vanier at pvanier@georgefox.edu or ext. 2425.

Students in Distress Folder now on Google Drive

Monday, August 19th, 2019

In the past, the Office of Student Life has delivered brightly colored folders with information for staff and faculty to use as a resource should the unforeseeable take place: a student in crisis needing intervention.

In our effort to reduce paper, as well as make these materials accessible to you online, we have created a folder in Google Drive. You will need to use your George Fox email to log in.

Please bookmark this folder for quick reference. 

You will find a folder with information specific for each campus:

Newberg

  • Employee responsibilities regarding sexual misconduct response
  • Faculty and staff guide to working with students in distress
  • Newberg campus emergency response
  • Newberg campus faculty and staff contact guide
  • Newberg campus faculty and staff-student concern response guide
  • Reporting card
  • Sexual misconduct: respond, refer, report

Portland

  • Employee responsibilities regarding sexual misconduct response
  • Portland Center faculty and staff guide to working with students in distress
  • Portland Center staff and faculty-student concern response guide
  • Reporting card
  • Sexual misconduct: respond, refer, report
  • FERPA information for employees
  • Reporting card
  • Use of this folder

Please take a few minutes to review the information located in the appropriate folders.

Contact Jere Witherspoon (jwitherspoon@georgefox.edu) in student life if you have any questions.

Info on preparing FoxTALE courses

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

We hope faculty will find the Libraries’ Digital Learning resources useful as you prepare your FoxTALE course sites. The guide FoxTALE Course Life Cycle includes video demonstrations and instructions on how to import content into your 2019 Fall course sites, make your course sites visible to students, and more.

FoxTALE was upgraded on Aug. 16. You may be interested to know that the Dashboard has changed. The guides Locating Your Courses and Adjusting Course Start and End Dates give a tour of the highlights.

We invite you to join us for 30-minute web conferences through the semester. You will find the listing for these events at Digital Learning Upcoming Events.

You will find additional guides at Digital Learning. You can contact digitallearning@georgefox.edu for more information.

Space still available for web editor training on Wednesday

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

A training session for Cascade Server, the system used to edit the university website, will be offered on Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m.

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.

All are invited to audition for choirs

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Are you looking for a place to develop your musicianship as a singer, find community, and fulfill your fine arts requirement? Join choir! Click on this link for more information.

To sign up for an audition, click here.

All invited to tour Newlin Hall after today’s meeting

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Are you curious to see what’s inside our newest dorm? Join us for an informal open house of Newlin Hall following the all-community meeting today (Monday) from 3 to 5 p.m. 

Come check out new dorm after Monday’s all-community meeting

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Are you curious to see what’s inside our newest dorm? Join us for an informal open house of Newlin Hall following the all-community meeting this Monday, Aug. 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. 

Come get photo taken after Monday’s all-community meeting

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Need an updated photo for the university website? Do you currently have the Bruin bear as your faculty/staff pic? The marketing communications team will be outside of Canyon Commons after the all-community meeting on Monday, Aug. 19, between 3 and 4 p.m.

No appointment is necessary. Just drop by and have your photo taken; the marketing communications team will take care of the rest!

Still use your alumni email account? Password update will be needed

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Are you an employee who uses your alumni email account? If so, with the changes taking place in the single sign-on system this Friday, Aug. 16, the upgrade will require you to change your password for your alumni email account only.

To do so, please contact the Service Desk after the upgrade at 503-554-2569, opt. 1, for a password reset.

All-community meeting is this Monday in Canyon Commons

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Make plans to join your colleagues at the all-community meeting, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Monday, Aug. 19, in Canyon Commons.

The day will begin with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m., and lunch will be provided midway through the meeting. The event will include a worship and devotional time, updates from President Robin Baker, and employee service award recognition.

Finance has a new email address

Wednesday, August 14th, 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!

Single sign-on for Gmail and FoxTALE coming Friday

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

IT is excited to announce a new single sign-on (SSO) process for George Fox systems. We have replaced our current SSO provider, and this Friday, Aug. 16, Gmail and FoxTALE will be included in this change.

This new process will allow you to use more apps by only logging into a system once.

New ID cards now available for employees

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Over the summer, the university transitioned from our former ID card system, which used a magnetic stripe, to a proximity card system that lets an individual tap the card on a reader instead of swiping. 

Due to this change, we have printed a new card for every employee at George Fox University and, pending the status of our new proximity-reader installations, you may find that you are not able to get into the buildings you need without it.

If you haven’t already received your new card, your administrative assistant may have it for you. If not, there are a few other opportunities to pick up your new card:

  • Faculty meeting on Aug. 16: New cards will be with name tags at check-in.
  • All-community meeting on Aug. 19: We will have a table you can stop by to grab your card
  • Stop by the Service Desk in the Stevens Center between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.

Please note: You will need to turn in your old card in order to pick up your new one. Please bring this with you. Your new card should have all the same permissions activated that your old one did.

Thank you for working with us as we continue our efforts to make campus life easier!

– IT

Now is the time to fill out course reserves form

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Faculty are now invited to submit requests for fall semester course reserves at the libraries!

Materials are processed in the order received and can take up to five days to complete, so we encourage submitting early and over break if possible! To place a request, please fill out and submit this reserves form.

If you have any questions, contact Patty Vanier at pvanier@georgefox.edu or ext. 2425.

Office courier service available for faculty

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

The library is pleased to deliver library material for participating faculty to their offices on the Newberg campus. All library material must be signed for by the faculty member or persons authorized to sign.

If you have used this service in the past or if you are signing up for the first time, please fill out this request form. If you have any questions, please contact Patty Vanier at pvanier@georgefox.edu or ext. 2425.

Check out new Newlin Hall after all-community meeting Monday

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Are you curious to see what’s inside our newest dorm? Join us for an informal open house of Newlin Hall following the all-community meeting this Monday, Aug. 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. 

FoxTALE will be upgraded this Friday

Monday, August 12th, 2019

FoxTALE will be upgraded on Friday, Aug. 16, and unavailable 6 a.m. to 4 p.m (Pacific Time). We apologize for any inconvenience.

Questions? Contact servicedesk@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2569.

Call for stationery orders

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Now is the time to order university stationery. The collective order helps keep costs low – the higher the volume, the lower the cost. Consequently, it is most economical to overestimate needs and store a small surplus.

I will be accepting orders through Friday, Aug. 23. For order instructions, go to the marketing communications website. Continue to purchase all non-departmental stationery (including “second-sheet letterhead”) through the university’s Office of Mail Services.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you,
– Jamison Loop (jloop@georgefox.edu)