Be aware of Finance’s holiday schedule

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

The holidays are here … and the Finance Department would like to bring to your attention the schedule for processing check requests to accommodate the short holiday weeks.

Please refer to the Forms page on the Finance Department website to view the Finance Holiday Schedule or download this document.

Happy Holidays!

– The Finance Team

University community invited to Christmas celebration tomorrow

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

The entire George Fox community is invited to join together to sing Christmas carols and enjoy cookies and hot cocoa tomorrow (Friday) from 5 to 6 p.m. in Pennington Plaza, located between the Pennington residence hall and the Stevens Center on the Newberg campus.

Join us as we celebrate the start of the holiday season with a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony. Contact Hannah Butler (hbutler@georgefox.edu) or Michelle Dawson (mdawson@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

The 2018 Advent Project: A Daily Devotional written by George Fox students

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

This 2018 daily Advent devotional is a gift to the George Fox community, prayerfully written by George Fox undergraduate students to encourage our community to enjoy the presence of God in the weeks leading up to Christmas. The season of Advent begins this Sunday, Dec. 2.

Electronic copies of the devotional are available here, or you may stop by the Office for Spiritual Life to pick up a hard copy.

Contact the Office for Spiritual Life with any additional questions at 503-554-2320.

Entire George Fox community invited to annual Christmas Chapel Dec. 4

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

It is with joy that the Office for Spiritual Life invites the George Fox community to celebrate Christmas together at our annual Christmas Chapel on Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 10:40 to 11:50 a.m. in Bauman Auditorium.

The university choir and orchestra will lead us in worship through Christmas music, and President Robin Baker will share a reflection on Scripture. Join us for this festive community celebration of the birth of Jesus, the incarnation of the Living God.

All are welcome!

Going to the Christmas Concert? Get your tickets online ahead of time

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Making plans to attend the university’s Christmas Concert Dec. 7, 8 or 9? If so, we strongly urge you to get your tickets in advance if you haven’t done so already. We are expecting long lines, particularly on Friday night (“Student Night”).

The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday in Bauman Auditorium. You can select your concert tickets online at this link. Students are entitled to a complimentary ticket for Friday night, while employees are allotted two free tickets for Sunday’s matinee performance or one free ticket for Friday or Saturday night.

Questions? Contact Debbie Hawblitzel at dhawblit@georgefox.edu.

Bruin Store’s cyber sale extended to Friday

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

The more you buy the more you save at the Bruin Store cyber sale! And here’s the good news: The sale has been extended to this Friday, Nov. 30! Check out the discounts at our online store!

Receive 20 percent off one item, 25 percent off two items, and 30 percent off three or more items (gifts and apparel only). Just go online and shop until you drop from the comfort of your couch!

Choose in-store pick-up for free shipping.

Thank you and go Bruins!

Turn in December payroll items before the accelerated deadline

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Due to the Christmas holiday break, we will have fewer days to process the December payroll. Please have all payroll items (check requests, temp time sheets, contracts, etc.) turned in to Employee Empowerment by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14.

Payday will be on Friday, Dec. 21. Contact Beth Hampton (bhampton@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Nominate a colleague for recognition at Thursday’s all-employee meeting

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

Do you know someone who has had a recent success who deserves special recognition at the November all-employee meeting? Please take a moment to share the success of your colleague using this form!

Mark your calendar for the next the all-employee meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 29, in Canyon Commons (with live streaming in PDS 160).

Have questions about the “shout-out” process? Contact Darby Thiessen (dthiessen@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2188).

Volunteers are needed to usher at midyear commencement

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

Midyear commencement is Saturday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m., and the Office of Academic Affairs is looking for volunteers to usher.

We’d love to have you join us as we celebrate our graduates on their big day! If you choose to help, the time commitment will be from 9:30 a.m. to around 12:30 p.m. All George Fox employees who serve as ushers will have the option to receive $50 through payroll or take three hours off in lieu of payment.

If you’re interested, please contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu or call ext. 2140. Thank you, in advance, for your help!

Be sure to take advantage of Bruin Store’s cyber sale

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

The more you buy, the more you save at the Bruin Store’s cyber sale! From now through Wednesday, Nov. 28, receive discounts at our online store.

Receive 20 percent off one item, 25 percent off two items, and 30 percent off three or more items (gifts and apparel only). Just go online and shop until you drop from the comfort of your couch!

Choose in-store pick-up for free shipping.

Thank you and go Bruins!

Give your colleagues a ‘shout-out’ at next all-employee meeting

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Do you know someone who has had a recent success who deserves special recognition at the November all-employee meeting? Please take a moment to share the success of your colleague using this form!

Mark your calendar for the next the all-employee meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, in Canyon Commons (with live streaming in PDS 160).

Have questions about the “shout-out” process? Contact Darby Thiessen (dthiessen@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2188).

University offices close Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving holiday

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

All university offices on the Newberg campus and at the Portland Center will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Libraries on the Newberg and Portland campuses will also be closed those two days, as will the Bruin Store. The 24/7 space at the Murdock Library will be open during the closure (5 p.m. Wednesday through 6 p.m. Sunday). The Murdock Library will reopen fully from 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday.

Be aware of Finance’s holiday schedule

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

The holidays are here … and the Finance Department would like to bring to your attention the schedule for processing check requests to accommodate the short holiday weeks.

Please refer to the Forms page on the Finance Department website to view the Finance Holiday Schedule or download this document.

Happy Holidays!

– The Finance Team

Support those who have experienced loss with gift to Thanksgiving offering

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

We have students and families in our George Fox community who have experienced great loss as a result of the wildfires in California. This Thanksgiving, we are collecting gift cards and monetary donations as an offering of love and support for our community members who have experienced devastation.

Monetary and gift card donations can be dropped off at the SpIL House or sent through campus mail to the Office for Spiritual Life (checks can be made payable to “George Fox University.”)

Contact Jamie Noling-Auth (jnolingauth@georgefox.edu) for more information.

Shop the Bruin Store’s cyber sale

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

The more you buy, the more you save at the Bruin Store’s cyber sale! Starting today (Wednesday) until Wednesday, Nov. 28, receive discounts at our online store.

Receive 20 percent off one item, 25 percent off two items, and 30 percent off three or more items (gifts and apparel only). Just go online and shop until you drop from the comfort of your couch!

Choose in-store pick-up for free shipping.

Thank you and go Bruins!

President Robin and Ruth Baker invite employees to Christmas concert

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

President Robin and Ruth Baker cordially invite employees to celebrate together the great mystery of Christ the Lord at the Christmas Concert this Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium.

Employees are entitled to two complimentary tickets for Sunday’s matinee or a single ticket for any of the other performances (on Dec. 7 or Dec. 8). Following the concert on Sunday, employees are invited to a Christmas open house at the president’s home from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at 701 E. Franklin St. in Newberg.

You can select your concert tickets online at this link (be sure to select “GFU Employee” in the drop-down menu on the page that pops up after making your seat selection). If selecting your complimentary seats for Sunday, you may disregard the note that states employees are only entitled to one ticket per event; however, you must still select “Okay, I will bring my ID to the door” in the drop-down menu.

Questions? Contact Missy Terry (terrym@georgefox.edu).

Nominate colleagues for recognition at next all-employee meeting

Monday, November 19th, 2018

Do you know someone who has had a recent success who deserves special recognition at the November all-employee meeting? Please take a moment to share the success of your colleague using this form!

Mark your calendar for the next the all-employee meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, in Canyon Commons (with live streaming in PDS 160).

Have questions about the “shout-out” process? Contact Darby Thiessen (dthiessen@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2188).

Campus Public Safety has job openings

Monday, November 19th, 2018

We currently have multiple full-time and part-time positions open in Campus Public Safety and need your help finding qualified candidates.

The lead campus safety officer is a full-time evening supervisory position. In addition, we have multiple part-time security professional positions that are available for those wanting flexibility in their schedule.

If you know of anyone who might have interest, we would greatly appreciate if you would do two things. First, let them know about the position and about how great it is to work at George Fox. Second, please pass their name along to Ed Gierok, director of Campus Public Safety, so he can follow up with them and answer any questions they might have. He can be reached at egierok@georgefox.edu.

All the jobs can be found at this link.

Midyear commencement in need of ushers

Monday, November 19th, 2018

Midyear commencement is Saturday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m., and the Office of Academic Affairs is looking for volunteers to usher.

We’d love to have you join us as we celebrate our graduates on their big day! If you choose to help, the time commitment will be from 9:30 a.m. to around 12:30 p.m. All George Fox employees who serve as ushers will have the option to receive $50 through payroll or take three hours off in lieu of payment.

If you’re interested, please contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu or call ext. 2140. Thank you, in advance, for your help!

Order university Christmas cards by Nov. 26

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

The Office of Marketing Communications is now accepting orders for university Christmas cards. You can see this year’s card here.

Submit your request at this link by Monday, Nov. 26. The cost will range between 50 and 75 cents per card.

Contact Danette Newkirk at dnewkirk@georgefox.edu with any questions.