Make plans to attend tomorrow’s all-employee meeting

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Be sure to join your colleagues at the all-employee meeting tomorrow (Thursday). We’ll be meeting in Canyon Commons from 3:30 to 5 p.m. (with live streaming in PDS 160).

Have a shout-out you’d like to give to a colleague for recent work they’ve done? Share it at this link!

See you there!

Sign up for one-on-one financial planning sessions

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

No matter where you are in life, a session with Eric Proctor can help you create a plan for your goals. And it’s at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan.

Come to one of our sessions on April 30, May 1, or May 2 in Roberts Center 180 and Stevens Center 202.

You will get answers to questions like these:

  • Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals?
  • Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need?
  • How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?

RSVP here today, as space is limited.

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

Visit to coffee shop leaves president inspired

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

On a recent visit to Charleston, South Carolina, during his sabbatical, President Baker came across a unique coffee shop that left him encouraged and inspired. You can read about his experience on his blog post.

Come to Jim Foster’s retirement celebration this Friday

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

The George Fox community is invited to a retirement farewell gathering for Jim Foster, who is retiring from George Fox after 39 years of service to the university. Please join us in Canyon Commons 101-103 this Friday, April 26, between 3 and 4:30 p.m. Special remarks will take place at 3:30 p.m. 

Questions? Contact Janelle Freitag at jfreitag@georgefox.edu.

Sign up for one-on-one financial planning sessions

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

No matter where you are in life, a session with Eric Proctor can help you create a plan for your goals. And it’s at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan.

Come to one of our sessions on April 30, May 1 or May 2 in Roberts Center 180 and Stevens Center 202.

You will get answers to questions like these:

  • Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals?
  • Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need?
  • How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?

RSVP here today, as space is limited.

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

Join colleagues at all-employee meeting Thursday

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

Be sure to join your colleagues at the all-employee meeting this Thursday, April 25. We’ll be meeting in Canyon Commons from 3:30 to 5 p.m. (with live streaming in PDS 160).

Have a shout-out you’d like to give to a colleague for recent work they’ve done? Share it at this link!

See you there!

Gather for ‘The Ins and Outs of Medicare 101’ presentation this Friday

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

Are you approaching retirement age, or are you interested in learning more about Medicare and how it works? Join us for a presentation on “The Ins and Outs of Medicare 101” this Friday, April 26, at 10 a.m. in Klages 232.

This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered and enjoy some refreshments. Sign up here.

Questions? Contact Kasondra Silva at ksilva@georgefox.edu.

Gather for Dinah Steig’s retirement celebration this Thursday

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

Please join us to celebrate the retirement of Dinah Steig this Thursday, April 25, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Stevens Atrium. 

We will gather to celebrate her 12 years of faithful service to our George Fox students and families. Dinah’s official retirement date is June 28.

Questions? Contact Heidi Thomason at hthomaso@georgefox.edu.

Learn web editing at training session on May 13

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

A training session for Cascade Server, the system used to edit the university website, will be offered on Monday, May 13, 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.

President Baker reflects on the letters of Levi Pennington

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

As part of his sabbatical, President Robin Baker is taking the time to read through some of the letters of former president Levi Pennington, who led the college from 1911 to 1941. In his latest blog piece, Robin reflects on some of Pennington’s writings. You can read it here.

University closed today for Good Friday

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

The university’s offices, libraries and Bruin Store are closed today (Friday) to observe Good Friday.

Information on Print Services’ final job submission deadlines

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce that Print Services will be closing its doors at the end of the day on Friday, May 3. Please note the deadline for when jobs will be accepted.

Department Deadline: Friday, April 26, end of day

Students’ Deadline: Friday, May 3, end of day

More information will come later regarding printing and how that process will look. Thank you for your patience during this transition. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Richard Silver at rsilver@georgefox.edu.

Information about vehicle registration

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Once the dust settles from the end of the semester, please email any vehicle changes to Nadine Kincaid at nkincaid@georgefox.edu or bring your DMV registration slip to the Campus Public Safety office to update your registration. If you have moved since you registered, we need to know that as well.

If you work at the Portland Center and come frequently to the Newberg campus, please go to MyGFU and register for a staff parking permit to avoid being ticketed for non-registration when you come to Newberg.

Questions? Contact Nadine Kincaid at nkincaid@georgefox.edu.

Gather for Jim Foster’s retirement celebration

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

The George Fox community is invited to a retirement farewell gathering for Jim Foster. Please join us in Canyon Common 101-103 on Friday, April 26, between 3 and 4:30 p.m. Special remarks will take place at 3:30 p.m. 

Questions? Contact Janelle Freitag at jfreitag@georgefox.edu.

Plan to attend Dinah Steig’s retirement celebration

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Please join us to celebrate the retirement of Dinah Steig on Thursday, April 25, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Stevens Atrium. 

We will gather to celebrate her 12 years of faithful service to our George Fox students and families. Dinah’s official retirement date is June 28.

Questions? Contact Heidi Thomason at hthomaso@georgefox.edu.

President Baker reflects on the past and honors a longtime university leader

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Recently, President Robin Baker traveled to the South to visit Charleston, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia. During his stay, he had the opportunity to explore historic homes in the area, prompting him to reflect on the past and the importance of recognizing how history informs not only our past, but our future as well. You can read it here.

Robin also took time to share his thoughts on longtime university supporter, leader and alumnus Roger Minthorne, who recently passed away after helping guide and shape his alma mater for nearly three-quarters of a century. You can read his thoughts on Roger on this blog post.

Gather for presentation by president of NWCCU tomorrow

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Gather for a presentation by Sonny Ramaswamy, president of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, tomorrow (Thursday) from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101-103.

Portland Center students and employees can watch a live stream of the event in PDS 160 between 2:30 and 4 p.m.

As you may know, President Baker now serves the NWCCU as a commissioner. Our next full-scale accreditation visit will be spring 2021, and we will be working under a new set of standards. Sonny Ramaswamy’s presentation will likely address the standards and rule-making in Washington, D.C., that will impact our work.

Questions? Contact Linda Samek at lsamek@georgefox.edu.

Gather for George Byrtek’s retirement celebration today

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Join us to celebrate George Byrtek’s retirement celebration today (Wednesday) in Portland Center 155 from 3 to 5 p.m. We will gather to recognize his many endeavors and accomplishments from his 28 years of service to our degree completion program.

Questions? Contact Courtney Elrod at celrod@georgefox.edu.

Information about tuition remission

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Eligible employees may now apply for tuition remission for themselves or spouse as a part time or special (non-degree seeking) student for the 2019-2020 academic year. Click here to apply.

If you have already applied for and received approval for the 2019-20 academic year during our annual enrollment for tuition remission, please do not apply again.

The time to request tuition remission for full-time dependent students has passed. This process is available each year in October during an open enrollment period. However, if you missed this opportunity you may file an exception request, which the university will review and approve on a resource available basis.

Questions about the tuition remission benefit? Visit the tuition remission webpage, email ee@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2180.

Come to ‘Turning of the Page’ event today featuring the ‘Saint John’s Bible’

Monday, April 15th, 2019

All are welcome to attend an interactive “Turning of the Page” event featuring, for the first time, six volumes of the Saint John’s Bible, Heritage Edition. The event is today (Tuesday) from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Murdock Library Special Collections Room.

The event will include an introduction by Paul Anderson, followed by time to explore and view a turning of the page for each volume, focusing on the spiritual and artistic masterpieces within this historic integration of Christianity and culture. For more information, visit our website.

The Heritage Edition is a fine art edition of the original Saint John’s Bible, a modern hand-written and illuminated Bible. Created under the direction of Donald Jackson, these limited editions are being shared in communities around the world.

Questions? Email library@georgefox.edu.