Expand your financial literacy with Nationwide this month

Sunday, April 7th, 2024

April is Financial Literacy Month and this week, Monday, April 8, through Friday, April 12, is America Saves Week.

This is a great time to acknowledge that we all have room to grow when it comes to financial matters, so let’s take advantage of this special month and commit to learning more!

Fun and educational materials are available to you on a special Nationwide web page, including an interactive quiz and a family-friendly activity book. You can even enter a sweepstakes for a $25 gift card.

Find out more here.

Questions? Email Aga Kasprzyk at akasprzyk@georgefox.edu.

Join colleagues at Safety Day tomorrow in Canyon Commons

Sunday, April 7th, 2024

Come explore, learn and ignite your passion for safety alongside colleagues and experts at the university’s Safety Day tomorrow (Tuesday)! Join us anytime between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Canyon Commons 102.

The event will bring together multiple teams and vendors who are deeply invested in caring for our workplace safety. By fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange among these stakeholders, the event plays a pivotal role in cultivating a robust safety culture at our university, ensuring the well-being of all staff and students.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance our workplace safety culture together and have some fun, too. See you there!

Feel free to reach out to Michelle Rhea at mrhea@georgefox.edu if you have any questions.

Register for Bon Appétit cooking class for elementary-aged kids on April 18

Thursday, April 4th, 2024

Bon Appétit at George Fox invites your elementary school-aged kids (K-5) to the kitchen for a culinary workshop featuring lessons in healthy eating and cooking on Thursday, April 18, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Your kids will roll up their sleeves alongside our chefs and educators and learn how fresh fruits and vegetables can be transformed into a healthy meal. Class will finish with a delicious Healthy Kids picnic. This class is free, but space is limited to 25 participants. Participation in this event is restricted to George Fox faculty and staff and their children. Sign up here.

Questions? Email Katie Anderson at andersonk@georgefox.edu.

Check out this opportunity for high schoolers this summer

Thursday, April 4th, 2024

The Pre-College Summer Institute invites high school students to join us on campus this summer from Sunday, June 23, to Friday, June 28.

Participants will experience living and learning at Oregon’s top private university and spark a vision for the future. Plus, they’ll earn a $1,000 annual scholarship to George Fox at the completion of the program!

Students will:

  • Earn college credit in an immersive learning environment
  • Learn from George Fox professors
  • Live on campus for a week and get a taste of college life
  • Enjoy a variety of evening activities, from outdoor recreation to worship night
  • Meet new friends who share interests
  • Explore a future career and calling

High schoolers can get started by visiting the Pre-College Summer Institute page and choose one of the following tracks:

  • Art & Design: Made to Make It
  • Anatomy for Pre-Health Professions
  • Engineering: Designing and Making
  • Entrepreneurship Bootcamp
  • Exploring Biotechnology
  • Fox Film Workshop
  • Liberation Scholars
  • Nursing Institute
  • Theatre Workshop and Showcase

Register today!

Invite younger family members to join virtual webinar on financial literacy

Thursday, April 4th, 2024

Financial literacy for teens and young adults is crucial, as it equips them with the knowledge and skills needed to make informed financial decisions, setting a foundation for their future financial well-being. Invite your younger family members to join this free webinar provided by our Employee Assistance Program.

Young adults are primed to soak in new information. It’s a great time to guide them to money management techniques that can last a lifetime. Attendees will learn how to manage money effectively, prepare for common upcoming bills, open checking and savings accounts, establish credit (and how to use it wisely), and look at investing options.

This virtual webinar will be available on both Tuesday, April 9, and Friday, April 19, with a morning option at 10:30 a.m. or an evening session at 5:30 p.m. Reserve a seat here.

Questions? Email Aga Kasprzyk at akasprzyk@georgefox.edu.

Join virtual chat ‘Nutrition Education: A Guide to Plant-Based Eating’ on April 10

Thursday, April 4th, 2024

Join Providence Basecamp and registered dietitian Jamie as she helps you learn the nutritional basics through a monthly virtual lunch-time conversation. These talks focus on helping you gain knowledge and learn tools to help you with heart-healthy cooking.

On Wednesday, April 10, from noon to 12:30 p.m., Jamie will be focusing on the topic of plant-based eating and its many benefits for our health and the environment. Learn more and register here.

Feel free to reach out to Aga Kasprzyk at akasprzyk@georgefox.edu if you have any questions.

Nurture your mental wellness with Canopy

Thursday, April 4th, 2024

Feeling isolated or lonely can intensify feelings of stress, anxiety, and even depression. Canopy is here to provide you with a safety net, offering a range of free and confidential services such as counseling, instant access to webinars, and personalized coaching to enhance social skills and workplace relationships. With Canopy you’re never alone. Check out the April flier here.

Not sure where to start? Use “My Plan,” our virtual care navigator, for personalized recommendations and connections to resources.

Try the enhanced scheduling portal for effortless browsing and booking of appointments and customized counselor searches tailored to your specific needs and preferences.

Questions? Email Aga Kasprzyk at akasprzyk@georgefox.edu.

Shop deals at Bruin Bookstore clearance event

Thursday, April 4th, 2024

The Bruin Bookstore is having a spring clearance sale. Shop tech accessories discounted up to 75% or check out clothes and gifts for up to 50% off! Enjoy this clearance event through Saturday, April 27.

Shop 24 hours online or swing by the Bruin Bookstore during our regular hours:

  • Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Questions? Email Kristin McGuirk at kmcguirk@georgefox.edu.

Attend Honors Lecture ‘John Woolman, Apocalypse, and Hope’ on April 8

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024

Come hear George Fox alumnus Dr. Jon Kershner speak about John Woolman, one of the most significant Quakers in history. Dr. Kershner will be sharing his expertise on Woolman’s theology in Canyon Commons 103 on Monday, April 8, from noon to 1:20 p.m.

A Q-and-A will follow the lecture. Lunch will be available in the Canyon Commons dining area for those who are not on a meal plan.

Questions? Email Jay Miller at jaym@georgefox.edu.

Buy Panda Express tomorrow to support nursing’s service trip to Costa Rica

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024

This year, nursing students will be traveling to Costa Rica to provide medical services to underserved people. We are holding a fundraiser at Panda Express all day tomorrow (Friday) and on Friday, May 10.

This fundraiser applies to online orders only; 28% of proceeds will go to support the student team! Follow these steps to order online:

  1. Place an order for delivery or pick-up at any Panda Express location
  2. Apply code 922564 in the Fundraiser Code box during online checkout.-
  3. Pick up or have your meal delivered from sites nationwide!

Please contact Kari Landau at ksandau@georgefox.edu if you have any questions.

Attend Safety Fair in Canyon Commons on April 9

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024

Come explore, learn and ignite your passion for safety alongside colleagues and experts. Our upcoming Safety Fair will bring together multiple teams and vendors who are deeply invested in caring for our workplace safety. Feel free to drop by Canyon Commons 102 on Tuesday, April 9, anytime between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

By fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange among these stakeholders, the event plays a pivotal role in cultivating a robust safety culture at our university, ensuring the well-being of all staff, faculty and students.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance our workplace safety culture together. See you there!

Please contact Michelle Rhea at mrhea@georgefox.edu if you have any questions.

Check out this resource to help you engage with National Arab American Heritage Month

Sunday, March 31st, 2024

In recognition of National Arab American Heritage Month (April), the Intercultural Resource Center has compiled this digital document for engagement.

This resource includes educational components as well as restaurant recommendations, films to watch with us at the IRC, and another Spotify playlist to use as your soundtrack for April.

We hope that these opportunities serve as a way to supplement or start off your engagement this month. As always, we want to hear from and represent you, so if you have recommendations for this month or future cultural heritage months, please let us know by filling out this form.

Feel free to reach out to Zanne Backous at sbackous@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Final call to sign up for DPT’s 5K for Uganda Glow Run/Walk this Friday

Sunday, March 31st, 2024

Grab your friends and sign up for the 5K for Uganda Glow Run/Walk this Friday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m.! The course will start on George Fox’s Stoffer Stadium track, travel around the campus perimeter twice, and end back on the track.

The cost is $20 for students, $30 for community members, and $10 for children under age 10. You can sign up at this link. All proceeds go toward the Doctor of Physical Therapy program’s medical service trip to Uganda, where we will be working with patients in rural communities.

Questions? Contact Hannah Quinn at hbusch15@georgefox.edu

Please fill out short form to express interest in Adoption Resource Group

Wednesday, March 27th, 2024

I am looking to gauge interest in the newly organized Adoption Resource Group. Those interested in adoption, waiting families, and adoptive families are all encouraged to complete this Google interest form.

Thanks!

– Heather Rollins (hrollins@georgefox.edu)

It’s not too late to sign up for online Medicare seminars today or Thursday

Monday, March 25th, 2024

Don’t forget today’s (Tuesday’s) Medicare 101 virtual seminar at noon! It’s not too late to register for today’s session here or another seminar scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, at this link.

After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Family members are welcome to join as well.

This is what you can expect to learn about during the seminar:

  • What is Medicare and why is it important?
  • Addressing the different parts of Medicare (the A, B, C & D’s of Medicare)
  • What are the differences between Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Supplement?
  • When should you consider enrolling into Medicare and what does the process look like?
  • What are the costs to be enrolled in Medicare?
  • What to consider if you are planning to continue to work past age 65
  • Learn how to avoid late enrollment penalties
  • How to transition from an employer group plan to a Medicare plan
  • Understand how to manage a Health Savings Account (HSA)

The presentation will take approximately an hour, but we’ll have additional time at the end to answer any questions you may have.

Contact Aga Kasprzyk at akasprzyk@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Make plans to attend Safety Day in Canyon Commons on April 9

Monday, March 25th, 2024

Come explore, learn and ignite your passion for safety alongside colleagues and experts at the university’s Safety Day on Tuesday, April 9! Join us anytime between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Canyon Commons 102.

The event will bring together multiple teams and vendors who are deeply invested in caring for our workplace safety. By fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange among these stakeholders, the event plays a pivotal role in cultivating a robust safety culture at our university, ensuring the well-being of all staff and students.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance our workplace safety culture together and have some fun, too. See you there!

Feel free to reach out to Michelle Rhea at mrhea@georgefox.edu if you have any questions.

Join the excitement of spring commencement as a volunteer

Thursday, March 21st, 2024

We are looking for several volunteers to serve as ushers at spring undergraduate commencement on Saturday, April 27. There will be two separate ceremonies again this year.

The schedule is as follows:

  • 11 a.m.: Cultural & Wellness Enterprises and Adult Degree Program Ceremony
  • 3 p.m.: Industrial Enterprise Ceremony

This format allows for a more personalized and celebratory atmosphere for our graduates and their families, and like last year, we are calling for “all-community” participation. What a thrill it is to see graduates, their families, and friends come together to celebrate!

Volunteers are vital to the smooth execution of the day’s events and help make the day memorable for our graduates and their guests. This event could not happen without you!

Staff members, please sign up for a time to serve in one of the two ceremonies. A $50 stipend or three hours of time-off (with supervisor approval) is available for those employees not already scheduled to work. Non-employees who volunteer will receive a $50 gift card.

Thank you in advance for your willingness to serve! Questions? Contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu.

Check out this opportunity for high schoolers this summer

Thursday, March 21st, 2024

The Pre-College Summer Institute invites high school students to join us on campus this summer from Sunday, June 23, to Friday, June 28.

Participants will experience living and learning at Oregon’s top private university and spark a vision for the future. Plus, they’ll earn a $1,000 annual scholarship to George Fox at the completion of the program!

Students will:

  • Earn college credit in an immersive learning environment
  • Learn from George Fox professors
  • Live on campus for a week and get a taste of college life
  • Enjoy a variety of evening activities, from outdoor recreation to worship night
  • Meet new friends who share interests
  • Explore a future career and calling

High schoolers can get started by visiting the Pre-College Summer Institute page and choose one of the following tracks:

  • Art & Design: Made to Make It
  • Anatomy for Pre-Health Professions
  • Engineering: Designing and Making
  • Entrepreneurship Bootcamp
  • Exploring Biotechnology
  • Fox Film Workshop
  • Liberation Scholars
  • Nursing Institute
  • Theatre Workshop and Showcase

Register today!

Murdock Library will have adjusted hours for spring break

Thursday, March 21st, 2024

Following is the Murdock Library’s hours for spring break:

  • Tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday, March 24: Closed
  • Monday, March 25, to Thursday, March 28: Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • FridayMarch 30, to SundayMarch 31: Closed

The 24-hour space will remain open throughout spring break.

Please email Sarah Willhite at lwillhite@georgefox.edu if you have any questions.

Register for Uganda Glow Run/Walk fundraiser on April 5

Thursday, March 21st, 2024

Grab your friends and sign up for the 5K for Uganda Glow Run/Walk on Friday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m.! The course will start on the George Fox track, travel around the campus perimeter twice, and end back on the track.

The cost is $20 for students, $30 for community members, and $10 for children under age 10. Sign up at this link.

All proceeds go toward the Doctor of Physical Therapy medical service trip to Uganda, where we will be working with patients in rural communities.

Questions? Contact Hannah Quinn at hbusch15@georgefox.edu.