Last day to get 25% off of hats at the Bruin Store

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Don’t forget that today (Thursday) is the last day to get 25% off of hats at the Bruin Store! Swing by between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., or place an order online.

Virtual event addresses chronic health conditions

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

The Interprofessional Primary Care Institute will be hosting a virtual event via Zoom Saturday, Nov. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

The event’s purpose is to cross-train primary care team members on metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and hypertension. We will also explore clinical tools, workflows, and interventions that can be used in a primary care setting. 

We will dialogue with healthcare professionals about chronic conditions in Black communities, learn and practice behavioral change interventions, discuss tools to engage people in self-management, as well as explore how we can encourage people with chronic conditions to increase their physical activity.

For more information, contact Tammy O’Doherty (todohert@georgefox.edu) or visit the events section on our webpage to learn more.

All invited to Fall Faculty Lecture featuring Jillian Sokso

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

The Faculty Development Committee invites the Fox community to the Fall 2020 Faculty Lecture this Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. in Hoover 105.

Our featured speaker, and recipient of the 2019-20 Faculty Achievement Award for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship, is Jillian Sokso, professor of art and design.

Join us as Jillian presents “Chaos Garden,” a visual examination of the impulse we humans have to control and beautify our immediate surrounding landscape, all the while contributing to and ignoring the impact of our daily lives on the larger planet. Professor Sokso will also share about her research project that involves turning native plants to paper!

Seating is limited to 34, so come early, or join via live stream here.

For additional information, contact Dawn Ford (dford@georgefox.edu).

Wellness Wednesdays: Infection Control

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Today we will wrap up the topic of infection prevention during Wellness Wednesdays.

Thank you for sticking with us, being mindful, respecting the infection control measures, and keeping our community safe!

Let’s remember to continue keeping the physical distance, frequently washing your hands with soap, and cleaning and disinfecting any shared areas or items.

Find out more about the recommended (and not recommended) actions when it comes to infection prevention below:

Thank you, nursing students, for your expertise, help, and creativity in preparing information for our community in the last few weeks.

Stay tuned for new Wellness Wednesday topics starting next week!

Questions? Contact Aga Luptak (aluptak@georgefox.edu).

Flu shots available on Newberg campus today

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Don’t forget to get a flu shot today! The flu shot clinic is located in Hoover 103 and is open today (Wednesday) from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Please come prepared:

A list of accepted insurance coverage is available here. For those without accepted insurance, the cost is $30 (cash or check ONLY).

If you are unable to come today, the clinic will be open again tomorrow from 12:30 to 3 p.m. in Hoover 103. See you there!

Questions? Please contact Aga Luptak (aluptak@georgefox.edu) or call Human Resources at 503-554-2181.

Survey: Golf bags

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Our marketing group decided to create a new type of golf bag for those who play golf, whether it’s leisurely or competitively.

We created a quick survey to get some input on what would be desired in a perfect golf bag. The survey is available here.

Questions? Contact Andrew Quach (aquach19@georgefox.edu).

Disclaimer:

These surveys are student generated and are not to be associated with any official research conducted by faculty and staff at George Fox University. Any views or opinions presented in these surveys are solely those of the students and do not represent those of George Fox University. The distribution of these surveys is a service provided to George Fox University students as they prepare their research required by the curriculum. Students are required to have department approval. Any questions about these surveys should be directed to the students associated with the survey in question.

‘The Wineskin’ is accepting submissions for writing, art and photography

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

The Wineskin is now accepting submissions! The theme for this semester is “INTERRUPTION” so send us your best poems, stories, essays and artwork in that stream of thought; we welcome thematic interpretation.

The editors are open to a wide range of styles and subject matter, but we are particularly looking for work that pushes boundaries and surprises us with its artistic approach and perspective of the world.

All are welcome to submit, including both students and employees and those who aren’t members of the George Fox community!

Submission Guidelines:

  • Poetry and prose manuscripts must be submitted as a word document, in Times New Roman, 12-point font. Please title your pieces and remove your name from the document.
  • Limit all prose to 1,000 words and send no more than five poems per submission.
  • For artwork: Files should be named as the title of your piece followed by your name. Please remove all watermarks from your work.

All work should be submitted through our website.

Submissions close Friday, Oct. 30 at 5 p.m.

Questions? Contact Libby Kerns (lkerns17@georgefox.edu).

Shop the Bruin Store’s sale and save up to 25% off hats

Monday, October 12th, 2020

Shop our hats in-store or online with 25% off of select styles! The sale begins today (Tuesday) and ends this Thursday, Oct. 15.

The Bruin Store is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, Monday through Friday, and open 24/7 online.

Questions? Contact Paige Jacobs (pjacobs@georgefox.edu).

Interested in political civility? Attend debate about 2020 election

Monday, October 12th, 2020

The 2020 George Fox Political Civility Project continues, looking for ways to counteract increasing polarization and alienation in American politics. 

This Monday, Oct. 19, professors Mark Hall and Phil Smith will debate about whom we should vote for in the U.S. presidential election. Attendees will be invited to use the prototype Political Civility inventory to assess levels of civility in the debate. They will also hear a brief report on how the vice-presidential debate, and perhaps others, fared in terms of civility.

Attendees will also be given a chance to comment on what next steps our university should take to promote peacemaking in politics. 

The event is open to the public via Zoom (link available later this week). Students are invited to attend the event live in Bauman Auditorium.

In compliance with social distancing regulations, when the room reaches its 100-person COVID capacity, any others who arrive will be directed to join those attending (including any off-campus guests) via Zoom. 

Questions? Contact Ron Mock (rmock@georgefox.edu).

Survey: Enter for a chance to win an original Peregrine Falcon painting

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Are you interested in decorating your home with wildlife art? A group of students wants to hear your opinions for their marketing project in which they are developing a marketing plan for a fellow student’s art business.

By completing this survey, you will be entered into a raffle to win one of Kylee Wiseman’s original watercolor paintings featuring Peregrine Falcons. 

Winners will be chosen Nov. 30.  Click here to take the survey and see the artwork.

Questions? Contact Kylee Wiseman (kwiseman17@georgefox.edu).

Disclaimer:

These surveys are student generated and are not to be associated with any official research conducted by faculty and staff at George Fox University. Any views or opinions presented in these surveys are solely those of the students and do not represent those of George Fox University. The distribution of these surveys is a service provided to George Fox University students as they prepare their research required by the curriculum. Students are required to have department approval. Any questions about these surveys should be directed to the students associated with the survey in question.

Survey: Initial marketing interest

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

A group of undergraduate students is looking for willing participants to fill out a short survey for the Introduction to Marketing course.

The survey will be examining the target market’s interest in a potential product. This project is looking to bring back the 1984 Converse Startech Basketball shoes with modern age technology for everyday wear.

Whether or not you have heard of the shoe, it would be very helpful if you could fill out our very short survey. If you would like to go above and beyond, it would be greatly appreciated if you shared this survey with your colleagues and friends as well.

We are hoping to record over a hundred responses. Thank you so much for your time and we hope you have a fantastic day!

Questions? Contact Karis Lee (klee19@georgefox.edu).

Disclaimer:

These surveys are student generated and are not to be associated with any official research conducted by faculty and staff at George Fox University. Any views or opinions presented in these surveys are solely those of the students and do not represent those of George Fox University. The distribution of these surveys is a service provided to George Fox University students as they prepare their research required by the curriculum. Students are required to have department approval. Any questions about these surveys should be directed to the students associated with the survey in question.

University closes tomorrow for mid-semester holiday

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

The Newberg and Portland campuses will be closed tomorrow (Friday) for the mid-semester holiday. All offices, libraries and bookstores will be closed.

Although the Murdock Library will be closed, the 24-hour space will remain open.

Flu shots offered on Newberg campus next week

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Save the dates for flu shot clinics on the Newberg campus next week. Both will be in Hoover 103:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 15, 12:30 to 3 p.m.

The flu shots are offered to employees and students. There will be no appointments; the shots will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis, but we ask that we do not congregate in large groups.

Regence and Kaiser health insurance are accepted. For other health insurance insurance, see this list of all the insurance groups they accept without prepayment. Family members can participate, but please note that they vaccinate children over 9 years of age with parental consent. All Kaiser members have to be 18 and over.

For those without an accepted insurance, the cost is $30. They accept cash or check. No debit or credit cards.

We expect that they will be able to administer about 25 to 30 vaccinations per hour, so please come prepared:

  • Prefill and bring the insurance form attached (they need to be completely filled out including home address, date of birth, insurance ID# and signature.) Kaiser Vaccination form; General Insurance Vaccination form
  • Bring your insurance card
  • Wear loose or flexible cuffs to expedite the vaccination process
  • Wear a mask and keep at least 6 feet distance from each other

Below are some important items to remember before you get a flu shot:

Q: Does the flu shot protect against COVID-19?
A: No. The flu shot doesn’t protect against COVID-19. However, the flu vaccine can help reduce your risk of flu illness, hospitalization, and death. If fewer people get the flu, care teams can focus their time and resources on providing COVID-19 patients with the care they need.

Q: Should a flu vaccine be given to someone with suspected of confirmed COVID-19?
A: No. If you tested positive for COVID-19, or believe you might have it, it’s best to wait before getting a flu shot. This will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to anyone in the flu shot location, including other patients and healthcare teams.

We have included some informational guides about flu shots as well:

Be informed and be well!

Any questions? Please contact Aga Luptak at aluptak@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2181.

Join in today’s discussion about navigating the ‘Information Wilderness’

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

There’s so much information out there. How do we navigate the wilderness with confidence and wisdom?

Join us for an online panel from 4 to 5 p.m. this afternoon (Thursday), featuring Jamie Noling-Auth from Spiritual Life, Melanie Springer Mock from the English Department, and Jamison Loop from Marketing Communications. No registration is required. Learn more and join us here.

We will discuss the idea of creating meaning from information as divine work and consider our roles and responsibilities in participating in this work.

This is the second part of a two-part series. You can watch a recording of the first conversation at this link.

Interested in accessibility services? Nursing students want to provide support

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Did you know that there are hundreds of students at Fox with various disabilities and chronic conditions? We’ve created a space for you and your peers to share stories along with connecting you with helpful campus resources.

Follow @gfu.accessibility on Instagram for information, student testimonials, and events related to disability awareness at Fox.

Also, check out “The George Fox Guide to Health and Wellness,” which includes more information.

Questions? Email Haley M. Jones (hjones15@georgefox.edu).

Bruin Store closed for mid-semester break

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

The Bruin Store will be closed tomorrow (Friday) for the mid-semester break. We will return to our normal business hours of Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 12.

Questions? Contact Paige Jacobs (pjacobs@georgefox.edu).

Interested in disability awareness on campus? Attend meeting today

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

This afternoon, we will be meeting with the Disability Awareness and Accessibility Group to discuss accessibility and disability culture at George Fox.

If you navigate college life with a physical disability, mental illness, learning disability, chronic illness, or other conditions, we want you to be a part of the conversation!

We are meeting in Lemmons 13 and over Zoom today (Thursday) at 3:30 p.m. Please fill out this Google Form with your interest. See you there!

Questions? Email Hannah Mason (hmason17@georgefox.edu).

Save the Date: Celebrate Kathy Heininge Oct. 29

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

This summer, Kathy Heininge took early retirement after serving 16 years as a professor; she subsequently received faculty emeritus status.

We would like to celebrate her many years of dedication, hard work and transformative teaching with a Zoom party on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend, and a Zoom link will be forthcoming.

Do you have photos or memories to share? We are planning to give Kathy a commemorative book as part of her retirement gift and would love to share your memories with her.

Please send Melanie Springer Mock (mmock@georgefox.edu) stories, poems, photos, and tributes by Oct. 25 at midnight. While this Google Form is preferred, email is also available.

Questions? Contact Cheri Hampton (champton@georgefox.edu).

Are you a creative? ‘The Wineskin’ is now accepting submissions from all

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

The Wineskin is now accepting submissions! The theme for this semester is “INTERRUPTION” so send us your best poems, stories, essays and artwork in that stream of thought; we welcome thematic interpretation.

The editors are open to a wide range of styles and subject matter, but we are particularly looking for work that pushes boundaries and surprises us with its artistic approach and perspective of the world.

All are welcome to submit, including employees and students!

Submission Guidelines:

  • Poetry and prose manuscripts must be submitted as a word document, in Times New Roman, 12-point font. Please title your pieces and remove your name from the document.
  • Limit all prose to 1,000 words and send no more than five poems per submission.
  • For artwork: Files should be named as the title of your piece followed by your name. Please remove all watermarks from your work.

All work should be sent to gfuwineskin@gmail.com or submitted through our website.

Submissions close Friday, Oct. 30, at 5 p.m.

Questions? Contact Libby Kerns (lkerns17@georgefox.edu).

Invisible Disabilities Week: Learn more with the Disability Awareness and Advocacy Group

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Do you have an invisible disability? Learning disability, mental health condition, chronic health condition, or something else?

The week of Oct. 18 through 24 is Invisible Disabilities Week. The Disability Awareness and Accessibility Group, @gfu.accessibility Instagram page, and the Disability Services Office are joining together to highlight invisible disabilities!

We don’t want to miss anything, so if you want an invisible disability to be highlighted, fill out this anonymous Google Form.

Questions? Contact Andrea Byerley (abyerley@georgefox.edu).