Wellness Wednesdays: Rest. Recover. Restore.

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

Rest. Recover. Restore.

Three simple words with such great weight. Our focus for the month of October is to promote health and wellness through caring for our body, mind and spirit.

We recognize that this past year and a half has been stressful, from needing to be flexible at a last minute’s notice, to dealing with the uncertainties that lie ahead. Stress has unfortunately become more of a friend than a foe, resulting in a decreased capacity to care for ourselves.

This month, we want to provide you with resources and outlets that will promote rest of the physical body and restore the mind and spirit. Let’s rest, recover, and restore together.

Contact Aga Luptak (aluptak@georgefox.edu) if you have questions.

Join fun of Fall Ladies’ Luncheon today in Canyon Commons

Monday, October 4th, 2021

The women of the George Fox community (staff, faculty and administrators, as well as female spouses) are invited to the Fall Ladies’ Luncheon today (Tuesday). Ruth Baker will be hosting this come-and-go event from 11:30  a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101-103.

A short devotional and prayer will be held at noon. Come and connect with other women in our community over a delicious meal. There is no cost to attend.

Contact Michelle Dawson at mdawson@georgefox.edu with questions.

Join the library workshop for faculty today at 11 a.m.

Monday, October 4th, 2021

The Library Faculty Workshop series continues this coming Today (Tuesday) at 11 a.m. on Zoom. Join librarian Andrea Abernathy as she shows you how to gather the threads of the scholarly conversations in your field, set up alerts for authors, journals, searches, and important scholarly works, and have the scholarship delivered to your inbox.

All library workshops this fall will be online and recorded for later viewing. You can find the Zoom meeting link, learn more about upcoming workshops, and find recordings of previous sessions here.

If you have any questions, you can contact Kate Wimer at kwimer@georgefox.edu.

Kinesiology seniors seeking your feedback with survey

Monday, October 4th, 2021

We are conducting our senior research project on physical health, mental health, and screen time, and we’d love for any George Fox students and faculty to participate!

You can be part of our kinesiology senior research study by filling out this survey. It will only take about 10 minutes; we appreciate your participation!

If you have any questions, please contact Peter Weiss at pweiss18@georgefox.edu or Ashlee Van Den Top at avandentop18@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.

Come connect with other women at Fall Ladies’ Luncheon tomorrow

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

The women of the George Fox community (staff, faculty and administrators, as well as female spouses) are invited to the Fall Ladies’ Luncheon tomorrow (Tuesday). Ruth Baker will be hosting this come-and-go event from 11:30  a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101-103.

A short devotional and prayer will be held at noon. Come and connect with other women in our community over a delicious meal. There is no cost to attend.

Contact Michelle Dawson at mdawson@georgefox.edu with questions.

All invited to tomorrow’s conversation with the Braver Angels

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

Oregon’s co-coordinators for Braver Angels, a national group promoting civil conversation and cooperation across political divides, will describe their work in a special presentation on campus tomorrow (Tuesday).

The free event is open to the public and is set from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Hoover 105. The evening will feature Elise Keith and Ben Nanke, who co-coordinate the Oregon chapter’s work, Elise as a “Blue” and Ben as a “Red.”

More information on the Oct. 5 event and the George Fox Civility Project is available at this link, or by contacting Civility Project Director Ron Mock at rmock@georgefox.edu. You can also read about the Braver Angels at this link.

Use this link to register to attend via Zoom. For those who attend in person, masks are required.

Braver Angels (BA) is one of the leading national organizations working to overcome America’s historically high levels of political polarization and alienation. Their events allow conservatives and liberals to get past destructive stereotypes so “we can have civil conversations about real issues that lead to productive problem-solving,” according to the BA website.

Come to the Employee Rock Climbing Club on Mondays

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

Whether you’re a seasoned climbing pro or have no experience, all employees are invited to join the Employee Rock Climbing Club!

The club meets on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Hadlock Student Center climbing wall. Basic instruction is available for new climbers.

You can find an FAQ, including full eligibility guidelines, here. If you would like to join our email list for event information and weekly club reminders, please fill out this form.

Questions? Contact Victoria Holland at vickyrosenelson@gmail.com.

Plan to attend Tuesday’s conversation with the Braver Angels

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Oregon’s co-coordinators for Braver Angels, a national group promoting civil conversation and cooperation across political divides, will describe their work in a special presentation on campus Tuesday, Oct. 5.

The free event is open to the public and is set from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Hoover 105. The evening will feature Elise Keith and Ben Nanke, who co-coordinate the Oregon chapter’s work, Elise as a “Blue” and Ben as a “Red.”

More information on the Oct. 5 event and the George Fox Civility Project is available at this link, or by contacting Civility Project Director Ron Mock at rmock@georgefox.edu. You can also read about the Braver Angels at this link.

Use this link to register to attend via Zoom. For those who attend in person, masks are required.

Braver Angels (BA) is one of the leading national organizations working to overcome America’s historically high levels of political polarization and alienation. Their events allow conservatives and liberals to get past destructive stereotypes so “we can have civil conversations about real issues that lead to productive problem-solving,” according to the BA website.

PsyD program seeking adults age 65+ for Richter study

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Graduate research students in the PsyD program are looking for adult participants age 65+ to complete a short interview and some cognitive assessments over Zoom.

Participation takes less than two hours, can be completed from the comfort of home, and all participants will receive a $20 Amazon gift card. The study is being funded by the Richter Scholars Foundation.

If you are interested or know someone who might be, or if you want more information, email Robert Kessler at rkessler19@georgefox.edu.

Register for course ‘Companioning Our Shadow: Emotions & Relationships’

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Psychologist Carl Jung coined the term “shadow” to refer to the parts of ourselves we hide, repress or deny. Robert Bly called the shadow “the long bag we drag behind us.” We place all that would cause us pain and conflict into the bag, but it holds incredible power to transform our lives, relationships, and communities.

On Friday, Oct. 15, Join Michael Simmons as he explores practices and tools for companioning our shadow, particularly around our emotions and relationships. This course will be a space to invite Christ to meet our hidden parts and deepen that process of healing.

Michael is a spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and serves on the leadership team with Companioning Center on the board of Deep Water, a local community that provides tools, processes and sacred space for women and men to heal.

Michael is a doctoral student at Portland Seminary and is an ordained elder in the Free Methodist Church. The course will be offered via Zoom from 9 to 11 a.m. The cost is $39, and the Zoom link will be provided. You can register here if you’re interested.

If you have any questions, contact Jessica Anders (janders@georgefox.edu).

Richter Scholars proposal deadline is Oct. 18

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

If you missed the recent 2021 Richter Scholars kickoff event with all the changes to the program, the recording has been posted on the Richters Scholars webpage.

The page has been updated to reflect all the changes. It is also where you will find the link for the new method of applying electronically. Before preparing a proposal, please read through the full proposal guidelines, eligibility requirements, and review criteria, available at the above link. The proposal deadline is Monday, Oct. 18.

Students, upload your application documents using this link. Faculty, upload your letter of recommendation using this link.

The Richter Scholars program 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 practice 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.

*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.

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

Join colleagues at all-employee meeting this afternoon

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Join your colleagues at an in-person all-employee meeting in Canyon Commons 101-103 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. this afternoon (Wednesday). For those unable to attend in person, a livestream will be available at this link.

See you there!

Wellness Wednesdays: Emergency Preparedness, Part IV

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Today we share our last message from the Emergency Preparedness series. Find out what to have in your First Aid kit, where to sign up for First Aid/CPR training in the area, and what our AED defibrillator resources are on the Newberg campus.

We hope you have had a safe September!

Questions? contact HR at hr@georgefox.edu

Women invited to connect at Fall Ladies’ Luncheon on Tuesday

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

The women of the George Fox community (staff, faculty and administrators, as well as female spouses) are invited to the Fall Ladies’ Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Ruth Baker will be hosting this come-and-go event from 11:30  a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101-103.

A short devotional and prayer will be held at noon. Come and connect with other women in our community over a delicious meal. There is no cost to attend.

Contact Michelle Dawson at mdawson@georgefox.edu with questions.

Civil discourse with Braver Angels comes to Newberg campus Tuesday

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Oregon’s co-coordinators for Braver Angels, a national group promoting civil conversation and cooperation across political divides, will describe their work in a special presentation on campus Tuesday, Oct. 5.

The free event is open to the public and is set from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Hoover 105. The evening will feature Elise Keith and Ben Nanke, who co-coordinate the Oregon chapter’s work, Elise as a “Blue” and Ben as a “Red.”

More information on the Oct. 5 event and the George Fox Civility Project is available at this link, or by contacting Civility Project Director Ron Mock at rmock@georgefox.edu. You can also read about the Braver Angels at this link.

Use this link to register to attend via Zoom. For those who attend in person, masks are required.

Braver Angels (BA) is one of the leading national organizations working to overcome America’s historically high levels of political polarization and alienation. Their events allow conservatives and liberals to get past destructive stereotypes so “we can have civil conversations about real issues that lead to productive problem-solving,” according to the BA website.

Submit your ‘Wineskin’ entries by Oct. 15

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

The Wineskin is accepting submissions! The theme for this semester is “WITNESS,” 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 those who are not 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 at midnight on Friday, Oct. 15.

Contact Jaime Miller (jmiller18@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Join library’s workshop for faculty this Tuesday

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

The Library Faculty Workshop series continues this Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 11 a.m. on Zoom. Join librarian Andrea Abernathy as she shows you how to gather the threads of the scholarly conversations in your field, set up alerts for authors, journals, searches, and important scholarly works, and have the scholarship delivered to your inbox.

All library workshops this fall will be online and recorded for later viewing. You can find the Zoom meeting link, learn more about upcoming workshops, and find recordings of previous sessions here.

If you have any questions, contact Kate Wimer at kwimer@georgefox.edu.

Mark your calendar for Hadlock sale this Friday

Monday, September 27th, 2021

University Recreation is hosting its annual “Gearage Sale” at the Hadlock Student Center (Newberg campus) this Friday, Oct. 1, from 3 to 9 p.m. You won’t want to miss it!

New this year: Students, employees and community members can sell their outdoor recreation and sporting equipment at the sale by using a consignment option.

Also new this year, proceeds from consignment sales go toward a new student scholarship fund that helps students participate in outdoor trips and activities that would otherwise struggle to do so because of financial difficulties.

Donations of equipment and cash are encouraged. All proceeds from the sale of donated equipment will go toward the student scholarship fund. Have something sitting around in your garage or basement? Let us know! Drop it off and we would love to try and sell it to benefit our students!

Interested in selling or donating something? Read this Seller’s Agreement and fill out this form to let us know!

Please spread the word about this event to your friends, colleagues, and neighbors! Contact AJ Heil (aheil@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Help save lives and give blood on Oct. 22

Monday, September 27th, 2021

Come help save three lives and stop by the blood drive at Abby’s pizza (1913 Portland Road, in Newberg) on Friday, Oct. 22!

The event, hosted by the Red Cross and organized by the university’s Nursing Club, runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Bring a friend or family member and help our community and those in need. Snacks and juice will be provided.

Questions? Contact Kendyl Sandersen (ksandersen19@georgefox.edu).

Fill out our kinesiology senior research survey

Monday, September 27th, 2021

Hi! We are conducting our senior research project on physical health, mental health, and screen time, and we’d love for any George Fox students and faculty to participate! You can be part of our study by filling out this survey. It will only take about 10 minutes, and we appreciate your participation!

If you have any questions, please contact Peter Weiss at pweiss18@georgefox.edu or Ashlee Van Den Top at avandentop18@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.