Have a May or June birthday? Come pick up a slice of cake this week

Monday, May 9th, 2022

The Office of the Provost would like to wish you a very Happy Birthday!

If you have a birthday in May or June, please stop by the academic affairs office on the second floor of Hoover (HVR 230) on Thursday, May 12, or Friday, May 13, for a slice of birthday cake!

Portland Center employees may pick up a cupcake at the front desk! Contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Please review Finance’s fiscal year-end reminders

Monday, May 9th, 2022

The finance department is asking for your help. Please review our fiscal year-end reminders for June 30, 2022, on the Finance webpage under “Fiscal Year-End Deadlines & Procedures.”

If you have questions, contact Cris Banton at cbanton@georgefox.edu.

Courier service between Newberg and Portland now offered one day a week

Sunday, May 8th, 2022

Courier deliveries between Newberg and the Portland Center will be reduced to one day a week. The delivery day will be Thursday.

If you need something delivered sooner than that day, please contact Richard Silver at rsilver@georgefox.edu for special arrangements.

Today is final day to sign up for grant training event on May 12

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

Have you signed up yet for our annual Grant Training Day? If not, today is the last day to sign up! Register here.

You can join us in person or remotely on Thursday, May 12, for the event. Enjoy lunch, learn and celebrate George Fox’s grant excellence with us. If you plan to attend in person, we’ll meet from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Hoover 105.

Contact Sarah Tenney at stenney@georgefox.edu if you have any questions.

Have back pain? Sign up for free spine care class

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

Do you (or anyone you know) experience frequent back pain? Most of us experience a bout of acute back pain, but when back pain persists it weights on us physically and mentally.

There are things that you can do to reduce back pain and ultimately improve your overall health. The College of Physical Therapy will be hosting a free spine care class on Thursday, May 19, as part of our annual Health and Wellness Week.

During this 30-minute class you will learn tips and exercises to increase your back strength, improve flexibility, and reduce your pain.

For details, go here. To sign up, email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu.

Save the Date: Day of Prayer scheduled on June 8

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

On Wednesday, June 8, the employee community will be observing a Day of Prayer. The two-fold purpose for this day is:

  • To begin the new fiscal year and academic year prayerfully attentive to God’s direction
  • To encourage the spiritual well-being of the employee community

Details:

  • Employees are encouraged to spend their usual work hours on Wednesday, June 8, in prayer and spiritual retreat.
  • Employees are welcome to enjoy their prayer retreat on campus, off campus, in their homes, or at an alternate site.
  • The university pastors will provide an optional video which can be used at the beginning of an employee’s prayer retreat as well as a devotional to guide employees through the day of prayer.

During the Day of Prayer, employees are encouraged to:

  • Have conversation with God about their work
  • Pray for their colleagues, students and the university
  • Attend to their personal soul care, talking with God about their own lives of faith, and experiencing the ministry of the Spirit

During the Day of Prayer, employees are discouraged from:

  • Using this prayer retreat day for team meetings/in-services
  • Doing other work (responding to emails, working on projects, meeting with people, etc.)
  • Keeping their cell phones on/active
  • Using the day as a vacation day. This is a soul care day, which may look a lot like a vacation day (a walk in the woods, journaling, reading, etc.) but should have an intentional spiritual formation focus and be directed by God.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office for Spiritual Life at spirituallife@georgefox.edu.

Reminder: Bring your items for deposit to finance office before you leave for summer

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

If your contract ends soon and/or you will not be on campus through the summer, please bring over any cash or checks before you leave.

Please look around your desks and file cabinets to see if there are any lingering items that need to be deposited. Checks dated prior to June 30, 2022, must be deposited in the current fiscal year.

If you should have any questions about deposits, please contact Heather Groenlund at ext. 2173. Thank you and have a great summer!

New vendor setup: A note of clarification

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

For requesters wanting to set up a new vendor, it is the responsibility of the requester to send the vendor the new Vendor Setup Form for them to fill out. The form is listed on the finance page here.

When communicating with your vendors, please have them submit these forms, along with their W-9 and banking verification documents, to Frank Charles, our purchasing director, at fcharles@georgefox.edu.

As a reminder, no purchases can be made without an approved George Fox PO number. If you have questions about the PO process, feel free to review this requisition tutorial on the finance page or email Sonia Rademacher at rademacher@georgefox.edu.

Wellness Wednesdays: Financial Wellness

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

Welcome to May! This month we will focus on our financial wellness. Topics will include retirement and estate planning, home ownership, banking and credit, budgeting, investing, identity protection and many more. We will provide you with access to webinars, free financial advice, online tools and resources.

Today, we offer you great resources about retirement and show you how you can access free financial advice and online tools. You can find it all at this link.

Be well.

– HR

Join free exercise class during PT’s Health and Wellness Week

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

This year the physical therapy program is offering four free exercise classes as part of our Health and Wellness Week.

Would you like to learn how you can do resistance training at home with minimal or no weights? Curious about Zumba? Interested in the benefits of yoga? Want to learn how to stretch and strengthen you back? These classes will be held Tuesday, May 17, through Thursday, May 19. Details can be found here.

To sign up, email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu. Space is limited, so sign up today.

Have pain in your patella? Join free rehab study

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

Do you or someone you know currently suffer from patellofemoral pain (pain around the patella bone) or jumper’s knee (pain at the patellar tendon)?

Jason Brumitt, PT, PhD, is recruiting individuals with either of these conditions to participate in a rehabilitation study. All treatments associated with this study are free.

If you have questions or would like to enroll (or enroll someone you know), please email Jason at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu.

Moms of young children gather tomorrow for lunch

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

Each semester, employees who are mothers of young/school-aged children, as well as expectant mothers, gather for an informal networking lunch. This semester’s lunch has been rescheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday) from noon to 1 p.m. in Canyon Commons 3.

Lunch will be provided. Please contact Jamie Noling-Auth with questions at jnolingauth@georgefox.edu.

Faculty: Fall course materials selections are due

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

Greetings from the Bruin Store, faculty and staff! Thanks to all who have already turned in their fall adoptions, but we still have a ways to go. The sooner we know, the better we can serve our students, so please make your fall course materials selections ASAP.

Contact Laura King at lking@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Cheers!

Welcome new accounts payable team member: Kimberly Bachmeier

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

Please welcome Kimberly Bachmeier, who is joining Michelle Conrad and Melodee Powers as finance’s new accounts payable team member. You may be familiar with her already, as she was a temporary employee, doing an outstanding job. That’s why we hired her! More about Kimberly will be featured in a future issue of What’s Bruin.

As always, please use the accountspayable@georgefox.edu email address to reach the AP team, as there are times when one of us may not be available. This ensures that we can handle your request promptly.

Questions? Contact Melodee Powers at mpowers@georgefox.edu.

Be sure to bring any items for deposit to finance office before you leave campus

Sunday, May 1st, 2022

If your contract ends soon and/or you will not be on campus through the summer, please bring over any cash or checks before you leave.

Please look around your desks and file cabinets to see if there are any lingering items that need to be deposited. Checks dated prior to June 30, 2022, must be deposited in the current fiscal year.

If you should have any questions about deposits, please contact Heather Groenlund at ext. 2173. Thank you and have a great summer!

Moms of young children gather for lunch on May 4 in Canyon Commons

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

Each semester, employees who are mothers of young/school-aged children, as well as expectant mothers, gather for an informal networking lunch. This semester’s lunch has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 4, from noon to 1 p.m. in Canyon Commons 3.

Lunch will be provided. Please contact Jamie Noling-Auth with questions at jnolingauth@georgefox.edu.

Summer hours posted for Murdock Library

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

The Murdock Library will be closed on weekends starting this Saturday, April 30. Our summer hours will be Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 24-hour space will remain open throughout the summer.

Questions? Contact Mary Cameron at mcameron@georgefox.edu.

Annual Grant Training Day set to return on May 12

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

It’s that time of year again! Join us in person or remotely on Thursday, May 12, for the university’s annual Grant Training Day. Enjoy lunch, learn and celebrate George Fox’s grant excellence with us.

To see the agenda and RSVP, visit this link. Contact Sarah Tenney at stenney@georgefox.edu if you have any questions.

Thank you for your support of ‘George Fox Gives’

Monday, April 25th, 2022

As this year’s George Fox Gives: Faith. Grit. Joy. campaign comes to an end, we are deeply moved by the generosity of our donors and you, our Bruin community. We have seen the incredible commitment to support students’ needs and build toward a brighter future.

There’s still time to give and join the effort to help our students dream the biggest dreams and make the boldest moves. Choose to give to any one of our funds and make an immediate impact. If you have already given to one of our funds, thank you! It is truly changing lives and transforming communities.

Visit us at this link to learn more.

– The Advancement Team

Come say farewell to Andrea Byerley this afternoon

Monday, April 25th, 2022

A farewell reception will be held for Andrea Byerley, assistant director of Disability & Accessibility Services, today (Tuesday) from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Murdock Library (Room 101 & 102). A brief time of sharing will begin at 3 p.m.

Andrea has served in multiple roles at George Fox over the past 17 years and will be sorely missed at the university. Join us in wishing Andrea farewell. Contact Rick Muthiah at rmuthiah@georgefox.edu with any questions.