President Baker practices adaptability in the desert

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Ever have one of those days when things don’t quite go as planned? President Robin Baker had one of them recently, and the experience served as a reminder to “go with the flow” when things don’t necessary go your way.

You can read his blog piece about getting “stuck in the mud” here.

Plan to attend web editing training session

Monday, March 4th, 2019

A training session for Cascade Server, the system used to edit the university website, will be offered on Thursday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to noon.

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 the computer lab in the Newberg library basement. To sign up, please use this form.

Questions? Contact Peter Crackenberg at pcrackenberg@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2138.

Princeton professor Robert P. George speaks on campus March 14

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

The university community is invited to a lecture featuring Robert P. George at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, in Bauman Auditorium. George will be speaking on “Civic Virtues and the Constitution: The Founders’ Plan to Protect Liberty and Prevent Tyranny.”

Don’t miss this compelling lecture from one of the nation’s preeminent and influential conservative Christian thinkers, an award-winning teacher, and top scholar in ethics, law, politics and philosophy.

George is the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. More information can be found here.

Questions? Contact Nancy Schifferdecker at nschifferdecher@georgefox.edu.

Plan to attend March 14 sustainable investing lecture

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

Want to learn more about sustainable investing?

TIAA is bringing Brendan Horgan, managing director for Nuveen, to George Fox. He will be giving a presentation on Thursday, March 14, from 11 a.m. to noon in Roberts Center 120.

Come learn about opportunities in responsible investing, responsible investing genesis and growth, and why it’s important to practice responsible investing

Please sign up using this link. Act quickly, as space is limited.

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

Cycle for Compassion First and support a good cause

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

A group of Master of Social Work students are teaming up with CycleBar to host a cycling class to raise money for Compassion First. Compassion First is a Beaverton-based organization that helps victims of sex trafficking in Indonesia by funding rescues, offering safe aftercare, and empowering the women and children in their future endeavors.

Come party with us at CycleBar Tanasbourne (2110 NE Allie Ave., Unit 608 in Hillsboro) this Saturday, March 9, at 1 p.m. as we cycle to upbeat music and support a good cause at the same time. The class costs $25 and all of the proceeds go to Compassion First. Towels and shoes will be provided, as well as post-ride snacks!

Cyclists new to CycleBar need to first register here. Then log out and register for a bike and donate here.

Questions? Contact Mickina Biagi at mbiagi14@georgefox.edu.

Plan to attend climate change lecture on March 11

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

All are invited to the university’s annual Dalton Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11, in Bauman Auditorium.

This year’s lecture, “Two Degrees of Separation: Climate Change and the Pursuit of Truth in a Post-truth World” will be presented by Richard L. Lindroth, the Vilas Distinguished Achievement professor of ecology and recent associate dean of research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Lindroth’s presentation will explore the fundamental premises of science, how humans engage with facts, and how to improve science communication across ideological, cultural and tribal divisions for the betterment of humanity and the sake of the world.

Following his presentation, a George Fox student research poster session and dessert reception will take place in the Bauman lobby.

Lindroth will also speak in a class in Wood-Mar Auditorium at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 11, presenting a lecture entitled “What Can Chemistry Tell Us about Ecology? Insights into the Ecological and Evolutionary Success of an Iconic Forest Tree Species.” All are welcome to this event as well.

For more on the presentation and the Dalton Lecture Series, visit this link.

Questions? Contact Vetta Berokoff at vberokof@georgefox.edu.

Gather for faculty lecture on Christians as ‘believers’ this Tuesday

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

All are invited to the 2019 Spring Faculty Lecture on Tuesday, March 5, at 6 p.m. in Hoover 105. 

Nijay K.Gupta’s lecture, “People of Faith: Why the First Christians Called Themselves ‘Believers,'” will focus on why followers of Jesus adopted the label “believers” in reference to their identity, and even referred to their religion as “the faith.” What significance did this pose for them? Was it primarily about “beliefs,” or something more? Gupta will explore these important historical questions and also address the relevance this discussion has for Christian identity today.

Gupta is the recipient of the 2017-18 Faculty Achievement Award for Graduate Research and Scholarship and the Associate Professor of New Testament at Portland Seminary. 

Come early, between 5 and 6 p.m., and check out the work of our Richter Student Scholars and Steinfeldt Peace Scholars at a symposium in the Hoover lobby. Students will present their research and peace projects in a conversational poster format. Refreshments will be served.

Questions? Contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu.

Cycle for Compassion First to support a good cause

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

A group of Master of Social Work students are teaming up with CycleBar to host a cycling class to raise money for Compassion First, a Beaverton-based organization that helps victims of sex trafficking in Indonesia by funding rescues, offering safe aftercare, and empowering the women and children in their future endeavors.

Come party with us at the CycleBar Tanasbourne (2110 NE Allie Ave., Unit 608 in Hillsboro) on Saturday, March 9, at 1 p.m., as we cycle to upbeat music and support a good cause at the same time. The class costs $25, and all of the proceeds go to Compassion First. Towels and shoes will be provided, as well as post-ride snacks!

Cyclists new to CycleBar need to first register here. Then log out and register for a bike and donate here.

Questions? Contact Mickina Biagi at mbiagi14@georgefox.edu.

Join colleagues at today’s all-employee meeting

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

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

Consider donating sick hours to your colleagues

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

We have requests for the sick bank share that exceed the current balance. Please consider donating to your coworkers in need of hours to cover a qualified leave.  

You may review Policy 4.5.4 here, and here is the sick leave donation form.

Thank you!
– Employee Empowerment

Come to farewell reception for Jen Macnab this Thursday

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Please join us in saying farewell to Jen Macnab, who is leaving us after 10 years of service to the university. A reception for Jen will be held at the Portland Center on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 10 to 11 a.m. in PDS 285B.

If you are unable to join us and wish to share your memories and well wishes with Jen, you can send a card to Britny Scholz, Box #P110, or send an electronic message here. Questions? Contact Britny at bscholz@georgefox.edu.

Nominate colleagues for ‘shout-outs’ at Thursday’s all-employee meeting

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

Do you know someone who deserves special “shout-out” recognition at the February 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, Feb. 28, in Canyon Commons (with live streaming in PDS 160).

Plan to attend March 5 faculty lecture featuring Nijay Gupta

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

All are invited to the 2019 Spring Faculty Lecture on Tuesday, March 5, at 6 p.m. in Hoover 105. 

Nijay Gupta’s lecture, “People of Faith: Why the First Christians Called Themselves ‘Believers,'” will focus on why followers of Jesus adopted the label “believers” in reference to their identity, and even referred to their religion as “the faith.” What significance did this pose for them? Was it primarily about “beliefs,” or something more? Gupta will explore these important historical questions and also address the relevance this discussion has for Christian identity today.

Gupta is the recipient of the 2017-18 Faculty Achievement Award for Graduate Research and Scholarship and an associate professor of New Testament at Portland Seminary. 

Come early, between 5 and 6 p.m., and check out the work of our Richter Student Scholars and Steinfeldt Peace Scholars at a symposium in the Hoover lobby. Students will present their research and peace projects in a conversational poster format. Refreshments will be served.

Questions? Contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu.

Learn about sustainable investing at March 14 presentation

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

Want to learn more about sustainable investing?

TIAA is bringing Brendan Horgan, managing director for Nuveen, to campus. He will be giving a presentation on Thursday, March 14, from 11 a.m. to noon in Roberts Center 120.

Come learn about opportunities in responsible investing, responsible investing genesis and growth, and why it’s important to practice responsible investing

Please sign up using this link. Act quickly, as space is limited.

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

Spring commencement events information

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

Do you have questions about upcoming commencement events? 

Check out commencement.georgefox.edu for information on the wide variety of commencement events for undergraduate, graduate and degree-completion students.

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

Submit your business card order before Feb. 25

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

The marketing communications department will be processing the next business card order on Monday, Feb. 25. Please submit your request for business cards directly to B&B Print Source at bbprintsource.org/georgefox before then.

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

Princeton professor George speaks at George Fox March 14

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

The university community is invited to a lecture featuring Robert P. George at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, in Bauman Auditorium. George will be speaking on “Civic Virtues and the Constitution: The Founders’ Plan to Protect Liberty and Prevent Tyranny.”

Don’t miss this compelling lecture from one of the nation’s preeminent and influential conservative Christian thinkers, an award-winning teacher, and top scholar in ethics, law, politics and philosophy.

George is the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. More information can be found here.

Questions? Contact Nancy Schifferdecker at nschifferdecher@georgefox.edu.

Nominate colleagues for ‘shout-outs’ at next week’s all-employee meeting

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Do you know someone who deserves special “shout-out” recognition at the February all-employee meeting? Please take a moment to share the success of your colleague using this form.

Mark your calendar for next week’s all-employee meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, in Canyon Commons (with live streaming in PDS 160).

Seminary’s Gupta presents spring faculty lecture March 5

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

All are invited to the 2019 Spring Faculty Lecture on Tuesday, March 5, at 6 p.m. in Hoover 105. 

Nijay K.Gupta’s lecture, “People of Faith: Why the First Christians Called Themselves ‘Believers,'” will focus on why followers of Jesus adopted the label “believers” in reference to their identity, and even referred to their religion as “the faith.” What significance did this pose for them? Was it primarily about “beliefs,” or something more? Gupta will explore these important historical questions and also address the relevance this discussion has for Christian identity today.

Gupta is the recipient of the 2017-18 Faculty Achievement Award for Graduate Research and Scholarship and is an associate professor of New Testament at Portland Seminary. 

Come early, between 5 and 6 p.m., and check out the work of our Richter Student Scholars and Steinfeldt Peace Scholars at a symposium in the Hoover lobby. Students will present their research and peace projects in a conversational poster format. Refreshments will be served.

Questions? Contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu.

Climate change is topic of annual Dalton Lecture March 11

Monday, February 18th, 2019

All are invited to the university’s annual Dalton Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11, in Bauman Auditorium. This year’s lecture, “Two Degrees of Separation: Climate Change and the Pursuit of Truth in a Post-truth World” will be presented by Richard L. Lindroth, the Vilas Distinguished Achievement professor of ecology and recent associate dean of research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Lindroth’s presentation will explore the fundamental premises of science, how humans engage with facts, and how to improve science communication across ideological, cultural and tribal divisions for the betterment of humanity and the sake of the world.

Following his presentation, a George Fox student research poster session and dessert reception will take place in the Bauman lobby.

Lindroth will also speak in a class in Wood-Mar Auditorium at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 11, presenting a lecture entitled “What Can Chemistry Tell Us about Ecology? Insights into the Ecological and Evolutionary Success of an Iconic Forest Tree Species.” All are welcome to this event as well.

For more on the presentation and the Dalton Lecture Series, visit this link.

Questions? Contact Vetta Berokoff at vberokof@georgefox.edu.