Richter Scholars Program: Call for proposal deadline is Oct. 18

Monday, September 6th, 2021

If you are interested in doing research with a faculty mentor, attend the 2021 George Fox Richter Scholars Kickoff and Information Workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 5 p.m. in Hoover 105 to learn more about the program. Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible.

The Richter Scholars program at George Fox distributes funds to support student research activities that are devised, initiated, and carried out by individual student researchers, with mentorship, guidance, and expertise provided by a faculty mentor.

The purpose of these funds is to support educational research opportunities that encourage the practices of independent thought leading to independent achievement and personal responsibility. For the purpose of this program, research is defined as a knowledge-generating activity that is designed to provide new information on a topic, tool, or process, and that proceeds according to established and accepted research methods.

Before preparing a proposal, please read through the full proposal guidelines, eligibility requirements, and review criteria at this link.

Call for proposal deadline is Monday, Oct. 18.

*Faculty mentors: Please note that several important proposal elements and eligibility requirements have been recently updated. Please thoroughly read through all posted documentation as you work with your student mentee to prepare a proposal. All submittals will be electronic.

For more information, contact Vetta Berokoff at vberokof@georgefox.edu.

Dr. Tupamahu speaks at University of Portland Sept. 16

Monday, September 6th, 2021

Portland Seminary’s Dr. Ekaputra Tupamahu will be joining the University of Portland’s Theology Thursday lecture series on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in Franz Hall 120.

He will be discussing the 18th-century German philosopher Johann Gottfried Herder and how the scholarship of Germany has shaped today’s biblical scholarship.⠀

Questions? Contact Jessica Anders (janders@georgefox.edu).

Interested in being a tutor? Attend an upcoming info session

Monday, September 6th, 2021

Would you like to help other students learn through one-on-one tutoring? Consider becoming a tutor in the fall 2021 semester!

As an independent tutor, you can help other George Fox students while earning a little extra money! Learning Support Services is hosting four information sessions about Tutor Matching Service, a marketplace that facilitates connections between tutors and those seeking tutoring!

Join us on one of the following dates:

  • Thursday, Sept. 9, at 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 9 a.m., or
  • Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. All sessions will be held via Zoom

We’ll discuss how to sign up, participate in training to earn approval badges, and so much more! Questions? Contact Learning Support Services (lss@georgefox.edu).

Free COVID-19 vaccination clinic available Sept. 15

Sunday, September 5th, 2021

George Fox University has received a grant from Interfaith Youth Corp, in cooperation with the CCCU (Council for Christian Colleges & Universities) for a vaccine initiative.

Our efforts have focused on providing information and encouragement to people who are undecided about the effectiveness and safety of the COVID-19 vaccine.

A free COVID-19 vaccination clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 15, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Klages Center (Bruin Den). You can register here.

Concur reports for August due on or before Sept. 10

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Concur reports for Visa transactions and personal reimbursements for the month of August are due on or before Friday, Sept. 10. (Delinquent reports could result in Visa card privileges being suspended.)

Please submit your reports as soon as possible. If you have questions or need help, please call Kathi Becker at ext. 2166 or kbecker@georgefox.edu.

Free vaccines available at Health & Counseling Center

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

Free Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer COVID vaccines are available at the Health & Counseling Center!

We will be scheduling in groups of five to six, as an open vial must be used within a few hours. Call the Health Center today to schedule an appointment at 503-554-2340.

Disability accommodations support for faculty

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

Faculty: Do you have questions about disability accommodations your students are receiving? Do you wonder how to navigate AIM? Confused about contracts and agreements? Wondering how to work with students with various disabilities?

Come to DAS 101, an online opportunity to learn about Disability & Accessibility Services, get an overview of accommodations, and ask lots of questions.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1-2 p.m. (link)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 15, 3-4 p.m. (link)
  • Thursday, Sept.23, 9-10 pm. (link)

The DAS is also hosting drop-in hours to ask questions or get help (in DAS: Murdock main floor, unless otherwise noted):

  • Thursday, Sept. 2, 9-11 a.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 2, 1-4 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 3, 10 a.m. – noon
  • Wednesday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m. – noon (link)

Contact Andrea Byerley with any questions (abyerley@georgefox.edu).

Ask your data-related questions this afternoon

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

Today (Thursday), from 1 o 2 p.m., the analytics & foresight department will be offering its weekly office-hour session via Zoom.

If you have data-related questions, we’ll be available for an hour on Thursdays at 1 p.m., to offer our assistance. This is an open format. We will do our best to assist you during this time and provide guidance on next steps, if necessary.

Last chance to sign up for affinity tent at homecoming next month

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

Homecoming is Oct. 8-9, and the alumni office is looking forward to hosting alumni on campus in person this year!

Affinity reunions will be an important focus of homecoming, with the main event taking place on the quad right before the football game. If your department or affinity group would like to host an affinity reunion, sign up now! This is your last chance to do so before the big event!

We are looking for six to eight affinity groups or departments to host tents, invite their alumni and current students, and reconnect before the game (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) on Saturday, Oct. 9. Now’s your chance to creatively re-engage your alumni at this fun, community-wide event! As always, Sara Reamy is available to help with communication, brainstorming and post-event follow-up!

Snag your booth today by emailing Sara at sreamy@georgefox.edu.

Mask policy for Chehalem Aquatic & Fitness Center

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

George Fox has purchased group memberships for the Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center (CAFC), meaning all undergraduate students and university employees are able to use the facility.

If you choose to take advantage of this benefit, please note that CAFC has a more restrictive mask policy than we have in our university fitness areas. Masks are required in all areas except in the pool. Face shields are considered acceptable face covering, but must be worn even while working out.

The policies are in place to protect the large senior population who go to CAFC, so please be respectful of the face-covering requirements when using the facility.

If you have any questions, please email Bill Buhrow at bbuhrow@georgefox.edu, or call CAFC at 503-538-7454.

Several connection opportunities available

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

Disability & Accessibility Services, the Academic Resource Center, faculty, staff, and student leaders are joining together to offer a whole slate of connection opportunities this fall. Click here to indicate your interest in receiving information about one or more of these options! We’d love to have you join us!

  • Academic Coaching (all students)
  • ADHD Group (all students)
  • Autism/Aspergers Group (Newberg campus)
  • Becoming a Tutor (all students)
  • Celiac/Gluten Free Group (Newberg campus)
  • Chronic Illness Group (all students)
  • Learning Disability Group (all students)
  • Trauma Group (Newberg campus)

Contact Andrea Byerley (abyerley@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Wellness Wednesdays: ‘Just Breathe’

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

We have been so busy preparing for our students and the new academic year. It is stunning how many people and how much individual and collective effort and logistics go into a successful enrollment and education.

We are grateful for the Lord to carry us through some challenging times this year and we appreciate you and your relentless work and love for our George Fox community.

In the midst of all this incredible work, we encourage you to pause, take a deep breath, and connect with the life giving power of the Holy Spirit.

Be well.

Questions? Contact HR at hr@georgefox.edu.

Furniture walk-throughs currently suspended; please enter work orders

Monday, August 30th, 2021

If you as a faculty or staff member require a desk, bookcase, filing cabinet or table, a work order will need to be entered for the delivery of these items.

Contact your building monitor so that they can enter the work order on your behalf. The custodial services team will deliver an item that matches the existing building furniture style. If no items exist in the surplus furniture inventory, your request will be denied and purchasing will work with you on acquiring the pieces of furniture that are needed.

Visits to Plant Services to look at the surplus furniture inventory are not allowed at this time. Contact Sonia Rademacher (srademacher@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Interested in leading a Life Group this fall?

Monday, August 30th, 2021

The Office for Spiritual Life is looking for Life Group leaders for our fall 2021 Life Groups series (the weeks of Sept. 10 through Nov. 12).

Life Groups are small groups of undergraduate students who meet together for prayer, Bible study and fellowship. Groups meet weekly for 60 to 90 minutes. This fall our groups will be either in person or completely via Zoom (this provides access for our George Fox Digital students).

Life Groups through the Office for Spiritual Life will also be SPIL-credit-eligible in order to encourage students to engage in high-quality spiritual formation experiences that are participatory and offer ongoing community. To sign up, please fill out this form.

We welcome our employees, current seniors, alumni, family members of George Fox employees and students, and members of our wonderful local churches to consider leading a group. For more information and to sign up, visit this webpage or contact the Office for Spiritual Life at spirituallife@georgefox.edu.

Important info to know about COVID and campus life

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Three things you need to know about COVID-19 and campus life:

  1. Wear your face masks where required. By state mandate, masks are required in indoor public spaces and at outdoor public settings where six feet of physical distancing is not possible.

  2. Let us know if you have symptoms. Students and employees who experience COVID-19 or cold symptoms should quarantine and let the university know by completing the COVID Care Form. We can help you – and protect our community – if you let us know.

  3. Free COVID testing and vaccinations are available on the Newberg campus. Contact the Health and Counseling Center to make an appointment (503-554-2340).

All invited to Convocation Chapel this morning

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Today is the day! Join us this morning at 10:50 a.m. for Fall Academic Convocation Chapel in Bauman Auditorium. Provost Andrea Scott will address the community, and president Robin Baker and ASC president Micah Mensing will lead the Community Charge.

Come start the year off blessed as we worship together and welcome students to campus. See you tomorrow!

Contact Laurie Fair (lfair@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Art exhibits on campus showcase work of professors

Sunday, August 29th, 2021

Introducing our new faculty members in the School of Communication and Design! To mark their arrival, we’re hosting a  New Faculty Exhibition in the Minthorne Gallery starting today (Monday) and running through Friday, Sept. 24.

Come see works by Marvin Eans, Casey Martin, Amy Williams and Chandler Brutscher, who will be serving the university as professors in graphic design, interior design, ceramics, and foundations, respectively.

Meanwhile, in the Lindgren Gallery, located between Bauman Auditorium and the Ross Center, we are hosting the Frogman’s 38th Print Workshop Portfolio, in which our own Jillian Sokso is a featured participant. That show will also run Aug. 30 through Sept. 24.

The Minthorne and Lindgren galleries are open to the public  Monday through Saturday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. In addition to the galleries, the exhibits will be open to the public during Newberg’s First Friday Art Walk on Friday, Sept. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Contact Chandler Brutscher (cbrutscher@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Reminder: Convocation Chapel is tomorrow

Sunday, August 29th, 2021

Join us tomorrow (Tuesday) at 10:50 a.m. for Fall Academic Convocation Chapel in Bauman Auditorium. Provost Andrea Scott will address the community, and president Robin Baker and ASC president Micah Mensing will lead the Community Charge.

Come start the year off blessed as we worship together and welcome students to campus. See you tomorrow!

Contact Laurie Fair (lfair@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Remember to utilize the online class schedule

Sunday, August 29th, 2021

Class.georgefox.edu is a great resource for anyone needing to look up details on a class, including meeting times and location, teaching modality, enrollment limit and waitlist numbers, course description, instructor info, and often textbook listings, too (click the book icon after clicking on a course to expand its info).

Questions? Contact the registrar’s office (registrar@georgefox.edu).

Important info to know regarding COVID and campus life

Friday, August 27th, 2021

Three things you need to know about COVID-19 and campus life:

  1. Wear your face masks where required. By state mandate, masks are required in indoor public spaces and at outdoor public settings where six feet of physical distancing is not possible.

  2. Let us know if you have symptoms. Students and employees who experience COVID-19 or cold symptoms should quarantine and let the university know by completing the COVID Care Form. We can help you – and protect our community – if you let us know.

  3. Free COVID testing and vaccinations are available on the Newberg campus. Contact the Health and Counseling Center to make an appointment (503-554-2340).