Prepare for spring 2019 and attend FoxTALE and Zoom labs

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

As the fall term ends and we prepare for 2019 spring term, you are invited to participate in labs where you can prepare FoxTALE course sites and develop contingency plans in the event of inclement weather.

You can join colleagues, and our library’s digital learning community, to share strategies on how to set up online discussions and create assignments in FoxTALE, as well as how to conduct a class using a Zoom web conference.

Zoom Web Conference Sessions (login anytime during the open-mic web conference session)

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18, noon to 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 18, 4 to 5 p.m.

Contact Gloria Doherty (gdoherty@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Be informed of the Bruin Store’s commencement and Christmas break hours

Friday, December 14th, 2018

The Bruin Store will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today (Saturday) for commencement. If you are a graduate, be sure to bring your Bruin Store coupon with you when you shop!

Below are our hours for the remainder of Christmas break:

  • Dec. 17-21: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Dec. 24-Jan. 1: Closed
  • Jan. 2-11: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

We will resume our normal semester hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 14.

Email Michael Simmons at 1478mgr@follett.com for more information.

Join colleagues at today’s all-employee meeting

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Don’t forget to join your colleagues at the all-employee meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. this afternoon (Thursday) in Canyon Commons (with live streaming in PDS 160).

Consider contributing to university’s Textbook Assistance Fund

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

George Fox is a private college, so if students can pay to enroll, they can certainly pay for their books, right? Not necessarily. Click this link to see stories of undergraduate students who would have benefited from help buying course materials.

For some students, purchasing textbooks can make the difference between a college education and dropping out of college. The Textbook Assistance Fund  has been created to provide assistance to undergraduate students who cannot purchase required textbooks or course materials due to financial hardship.

We invite you to donate to the Textbook Assistance Fund.  One faculty member contributed a portion of royalties, turning income from book sales into funds that enable students to acquire textbooks. See the invitation to contribute if you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation to the fund.

Contact Cheri Hampton (champton@georgefox.edu) if you have questions about the Textbook Assistance Fund.

Be aware of the holiday deposit schedule for December 2018

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

The Finance office will be closed from Dec. 22 through Jan 1. Deposits that need to have a December 2018 date must be deposited no later than noon on Friday, Dec. 21. If it arrives later, it will go into a deposit for January 2019. Please look around your desks and file cabinets to see if there are any lingering items that need to go to the bank.

If you are taking extra time off during the Christmas/New Year holiday, please send your deposits over BEFORE you leave.

If you should have any questions about deposits, please contact Heather Groenlund at ext. 2173.

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Nominate colleagues for recognition at tomorrow’s all-employee meeting

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Do you know someone who has had a recent success who deserves special recognition at the December all-employee meeting? Please take a moment to share the success of your colleague using this form.

Mark your calendar for this week’s all-employee meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) in Canyon Commons (with live streaming in PDS 160).

Have questions about the “shout-out” process? Contact Darby Thiessen (dthiessen@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2188).

Finance Department: Dropbox reminder for the holidays

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

For those of you who will be working during the holiday shutdown period of Dec. 22–Jan. 1, the Finance Department would like to remind you that our dropbox is available during this time. The slot for the dropbox is located directly to the left of the front door of the Finance Department building.

The dropbox will be checked periodically during the holiday shutdown. Please feel free to use the dropbox for any correspondence, invoices, check requests, deposits, expense reimbursement requests, etc. However, please be sure to have all paperwork in some type of envelope so nothing is lost, misplaced or mixed in with someone else’s paperwork. A sealed envelope for deposits is required.

Please call Jennifer Klapp with any questions at ext. 2170.

Thank you!
– Finance Department

Prepare for spring 2019 and attend FoxTALE and Zoom labs

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

As the fall term ends and we prepare for the 2019 spring term, you are invited to participate in labs where you can prepare FoxTALE course sites and develop contingency plans in the event of inclement weather.

You can join colleagues, and our library’s digital learning community, to share strategies on how to set up online discussions and create assignments in FoxTALE, as well as how to conduct a class using a Zoom web conference.

Library Study Room Meetings (walk in anytime during the lab time)

  • Wednesday, Dec. 12, 1 to 3 p.m., Murdock Library Study Room 103
  • Thursday, Dec. 13, 1 to 3 p.m., Portland Center Library Study Room 131

Zoom Web Conference Sessions (login anytime during the open-mic web conference session)

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18, noon to 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 18, 4 to 5 p.m.

Contact Gloria Doherty (gdoherty@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Tickets for Oregon Symphony available tomorrow

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

George Fox will host the Oregon Symphony for its 32nd appearance in Bauman Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 4, at 8 p.m. The concert is a gift from George Fox honorary board member Ken Austin, cofounder of A-dec, with his late wife Joan Austin.

A limited number of tickets have been provided for George Fox half-time and full-time employees.

Tickets are limited to two per employee on a first-come, first-served basis starting tomorrow (Thursday) in the Event Services office (1109 E. Hancock). Reservations may be taken for Portland Center employees only.
On Wednesday, Dec. 19, remaining tickets (limited to two per person) will be available to those who sign up on the wait list.

If you find you are not able to attend, please return your tickets for another employee’s use.

Questions? Please contact Michelle Dawson at mdawson@georgefox.edu or ext. 2029.

Three-day in-store and online sale starts today at the Bruin Store

Monday, December 10th, 2018

The Bruin Store is hosting a surprise December three-day sale Dec. 11-13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shop in-store and online at georgefoxshop.com to save.

In-store discounts include 25 percent off of …

  • Nike apparel
  • Champion apparel
  • League apparel
  • Gear for Sports apparel
  • Drinkware (emblematic only)
  • Hats (excludes cold-weather headwear)

Online discounts include (apparel and gifts) …

  • 20 percent off one item
  • 25 percent off two items
  • 30 percent off three or more items

Be aware of phishing attempt emails

Monday, December 10th, 2018

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.

Examples of email addresses used in recent phishing attempts: rbaker@my.com and mshelton.georgefox.edu@gmail.com.

  • 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:

  1. Email the Service Desk at servicedesk@georgefox.edu.
  2. Mark the email as “spam” in your Gmail inbox, which will then make Google aware of the issue.
  3. Request that anyone who has been emailed via the attempt also mark it as “spam” in their inbox.
  4. If you did not click on any links or reply, you do not need to do anything further.
  5. 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.

Prepare for spring 2019 and attend FoxTALE and Zoom labs

Monday, December 10th, 2018

As the fall term ends and we prepare for the 2019 spring term, you are invited to participate in labs where you can prepare FoxTALE course sites and develop contingency plans in the event of inclement weather.

You can join colleagues, and our library’s digital learning community, to share strategies on how to set up online discussions and create assignments in FoxTALE, as well as how to conduct a class using a Zoom web conference.

Library Study Room Meetings (walk in anytime during the lab time)

  • Wednesday, Dec. 12, 1 to 3 p.m., Murdock Library Study Room 103
  • Thursday, Dec. 13, 1 to 3 p.m., Portland Center Library Study Room 131

Zoom Web Conference Sessions (login anytime during the open-mic web conference session)

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18, noon to 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 18, 4 to 5 p.m.

Contact Gloria Doherty (gdoherty@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Turn in December payroll items before accelerated deadline

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Due to the Christmas holiday break, we will have fewer days to process the December payroll. Please have all payroll items (check requests, temp time sheets, contracts, etc.) turned in to Employee Empowerment by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14.

Contact Beth Hampton (bhampton@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Oregon Symphony tickets available Dec. 13

Monday, December 10th, 2018

George Fox will host the Oregon Symphony for its 32nd appearance in Bauman Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 4, at 8 p.m. The concert is a gift from George Fox honorary board member Ken Austin, cofounder of A-dec, with his late wife Joan Austin.

A limited number of tickets have been provided for George Fox half-time and full-time employees.

Tickets are limited to two per employee on a first-come, first-served basis starting Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Event Services office (1109 E. Hancock). Reservations may be taken for Portland Center employees only. On Wednesday, Dec. 19, remaining tickets (limited to two per person) will be available to those who sign up on the wait list.

If you find you are not able to attend, please return your tickets for another employee’s use.

Questions? Please contact Michelle Dawson at mdawson@georgefox.edu or ext. 2029.

Invite your family to Hadlock Student Center this Friday

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

The Hadlock Student Center is hosting another Family Day Friday, Dec. 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. We are excited to share this space with George Fox employees and their immediate family members!

If you plan to attend, please take note of these items:

  • Sandals and other open-toe shoes are not permitted.
  • Non-marking athletic shoes are required in the gym and fitness center rooms.
  • Children under 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 while directly supervised by a parent or guardian.
  • Please take a few minutes in advance to complete this waiver 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 or Keith Schneider at kschneid@georgefox.edu.

Would you like to donate your sick leave to a coworker in need?

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

December is the one-year anniversary of our sick leave share benefit. Many of our employees have benefited from the generosity of our community by having full pay for up to 12 weeks while battling a serious health condition this past year.

Employees who have a sick leave balance above 240 hours who wish to donate sick leave may complete a Employee Sick Leave Share Donation Form and submit it to Employee Empowerment for approval.

For details about sick leave share, click here. If you have questions, contact Darby Thiessen (dthiessen@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2188).

Nominate a colleague for recognition at Thursday’s all-employee meeting

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Do you know someone who has had a recent success who deserves special recognition at the December all-employee meeting? Please take a moment to share the success of your colleague using this form.

Mark your calendar for this week’s all-employee meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, in Canyon Commons (with live streaming in PDS 160).

Have questions about the “shout-out” process? Contact Darby Thiessen (dthiessen@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2188).

Complimentary tickets available for the Build, Remodel & Landscape Show

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Complimentary tickets are available to the 2019 Build, Remodel & Landscape Show coming up Jan. 4-6 at the Oregon Convention Center. Employees can pick up two tickets each ($12 total value) at the Information Services desk in the Stevens Center.

We have a limited supply, so please request/pick them up only if you are reasonably certain you will attend.

Portland and Salem employees can request tickets by emailing Barbi Doran at bdoran@georgefox.edu.

Submit your request for business cards before this Friday

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Marketing communications will be processing the next business card order on Friday, Dec. 14. Submit your request for business cards directly with B&B Print Source before Friday, Dec. 14.

Questions? Contact Danette Newkirk at dnewkirk@georgefox.edu.

Tickets for the Oregon Symphony available Dec. 13

Friday, December 7th, 2018

George Fox will host the Oregon Symphony for its 32nd appearance in Bauman Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 4, at 8 p.m. The concert is a gift from George Fox honorary board member Ken Austin, cofounder of A-dec, with his late wife Joan Austin.

A limited number of tickets have been provided for George Fox half-time and full-time employees.

Tickets are limited to two per employee on a first-come, first-served basis starting Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Event Services office (1109 E. Hancock). Reservations may be taken for Portland Center employees only. On Wednesday, Dec. 19, remaining tickets (limited to two per person) will be available to those who sign up on the wait list.

If you find you are not able to attend, please return your tickets for another employee’s use.

Questions? Please contact Michelle Dawson at mdawson@georgefox.edu or ext. 2029.