Wellness Wednesdays: Financial Well-being

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

This week for our Wellness Wednesdays series we are sharing some information about managing budgets and debts.

Don’t forget that you have access to free and unlimited financial advice and coaching through our Employee Assistance Program! If you have any questions, contact Aga Luptak at aluptak@georgefox.edu.

Be well.

– HR

Join farewell reception for Jamie Noling-Auth on May 25

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

With mixed emotions, the student life office invites you to a celebration and farewell to Jamie Noling-Auth. Please come to an open house on Wednesday, May 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Stevens Center Atrium.

A special program will take place at 3 p.m., and refreshments will be provided!

Please contact Jere Witherspoon (jwitherspoon@georgefox.edu) in student life if you have any questions.

Take advantage of Providence LifeBalance’s May deals

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Providence members: Check out your LifeBalance May featured deals:

  • Advanced Auto Parts: Get the car ready for summer road trips! Take 15% off your online purchase (offer ends June 23).
  • Columbia Sportswear: Save up to 60% on select styles through May 18, and save 10% site-wide all year long.
  • Priceline: Get even deeper discounts on lodging for your summer vacation (up to 60% savings).
  • Crocs: Perfect for gardening, camping, or just splashing around. Save up to 40% on your purchase (offer ends May 22).
  • InsideTracker: Ultra personalized nutrition information is within your reach. Save 30% on services.
  • Garmin: Enhance your adventure this summer. Save 20% on smartwatches and wearables.
  • Calm: Enjoy guided meditations, sleep stories, soundscapes, and more. Save 57% on a one-year subscription.

Questions? Contact Aga Luptak at aluptak@georgefox.edu.

Gather for prayer today, tomorrow for victims of violence

Monday, May 16th, 2022

George Fox is a Christ-centered university in the tradition of the Evangelical Friends (Quakers). As such, we believe that a diverse community is a gift of God and its flourishing is a theological imperative for the people of God.

We denounce racism and systems of oppression, and proactively work with the Holy Spirit to eradicate those evils from our institution and society. To that end, we offer this prayer for the victims of violence.

As members of our Christ-centered community, we lament the senseless racially and ethnically motivated slayings that took place in Buffalo, New York, on May 14, and Laguna Woods, California, on May 15. Please join us for a special time of prayer today (Tuesday) at 10:30 a.m. in the Barclay House, as we partner with spiritual life pastors to lament the precious lives lost and pray for their families.

An additional opportunity for prayer and reflection will be offered via Zoom tomorrow (Wednesday) at 2 p.m.

If you are interested in resources and support, or ways to become a source of strength for others during this difficult time, please contact Katrina Johnson, dean of student belonging and equity, at katrinaj@georgefox.edu; D’Metri Mattocks, director of intercultural life, at dmattocks@georgefox.edu; or a spiritual life pastor at spirituallife@georgefox.edu.

Last call to sign up for PT’s Zumba, yoga classes tomorrow night

Monday, May 16th, 2022

This is your last chance to sign up for two fitness classes that the College of Physical Therapy is offering as part of our Health and Wellness Week.

A Zumba Class will be at 6 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday), and a yoga class will start at 7 p.m. To sign up, email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu.

Details about Health and Wellness Week events can be found here.

Mark your calendars for farewell event for Jamie Noling-Auth on May 25

Sunday, May 15th, 2022

With mixed emotions, the student life office invites you to a celebration and farewell to Jamie Noling-Auth. Please come to an open house on Wednesday, May 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Stevens Center Atrium.

A special program will take place at 3 p.m., and refreshments will be provided!

Please contact Jere Witherspoon (jwitherspoon@georgefox.edu) in student life if you have any questions.

‘Finding balance with technology’ webinar available for viewing tomorrow

Sunday, May 15th, 2022

Learn about the role screens play in your overall health – how digital life affects your physical, mental and social well-being.

During an online webinar tomorrow (Tuesday), the Providence health coaching team will provide tips to help you manage your tech use and achieve a balance that feels right for you. The session runs from noon to 1:15 p.m. You can register here.

Questions? Contact Aga Luptak at aluptak@georgefox.edu.

Faculty: Share your published books

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Faculty, have you published a book in 2021 or 2022, or do you plan to have a book published in the next few months? If so, we want to know about it and share it with readers of the George Fox Journal. Please fill out this form, which should take about one minute.

Questions? Contact Journal editor Jeremy Lloyd at jlloyd@georgefox.edu.

Making an office move? Be aware of the process to make it happen

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

A reminder to the community: If you or someone in your department wishes to move to another office location, there’s a process for that! All potential office moves must start with a discussion, outlined on this web page.

The relocation process ensures that your location is updated with several departments, including Information Services, IT, Mail Services and Plant Services.

If you have a new employee starting work, please fill out the Relocation Form and specify their starting date so that our records can be updated. Both the Newberg campus and the Portland Center need to follow this process. Thank you!

Questions? Contact Dixie Downey at ddowney@georgefox.edu.

Don’t forget to return your faculty rental regalia

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Don’t forget to return your rental regalia to the Bruin Store. We’re open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, all summer, for your convenience.

Questions? Contact Laura King at lking@georgefox.edu.

Today is last day to pick up your birthday treat

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

The Office of the Provost would like to wish you a very Happy Birthday!

If you have a birthday in May or June, please stop by the academic affairs office on the second floor of Hoover (HVR 230) today (Friday) for a slice of birthday cake!

Portland Center employees may pick up a cupcake at the front desk! Contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Free Zumba class is part of PT’s Health and Wellness Week

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

Most people do not meet the CDC’s recommended minimum weekly aerobic fitness guidelines for maintaining or improving health. A strategy to increase your aerobic fitness is to find activities that are fun while providing a workout.

Zumba is one way to do this. Zumba is a fitness class that consists of different dance moves. If you would like to try this free class, scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu.

The class is part of the College of Physical Therapy’s Health and Wellness Week (May 16-21). Learn about this Zumba class and more on the event website.

IT Service Desk closed from noon to 1 p.m. this summer

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

The IT Service Desk will be closed from noon to 1 p.m. this summer through Friday, Aug. 5. Please plan to visit or call us between 8 a.m. and noon or from 1 to 5 p.m. to receive assistance, ask questions, or pick up/drop off equipment. Please do not drop off equipment when our office is closed.

You can always email your questions or requests to servicedesk@georgefox.edu.

Sign up for free yoga course during PT’s Health and Wellness Week

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

Yoga can be a great way to increase strength and improve flexibility. Research has also demonstrated positive improvements in lowering blood pressure.

The College of Physical Therapy will be providing a yoga course as part of its Health and Wellness Week at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, in the Medical Sciences Building (448 N. Werth Blvd., in Newberg). In this class you will perform a variety of yoga exercises and learn how easy it is to do at home.

To sign up, email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu.

Have a May or June birthday? Enjoy a slice of cake today or tomorrow

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

The Office of the Provost would like to wish you a very Happy Birthday!

If you have a birthday in May or June, please stop by the academic affairs office on the second floor of Hoover (HVR 230) today (Thursday) or tomorrow for a slice of birthday cake!

Portland Center employees may pick up a cupcake at the front desk! Contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Join today’s online ‘In the Kitchen with Jamie’ session

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Join Providence’s registered dietitian, Jamie Libera, as she talks about in-season fruits and vegetables and the spices of life. She will present today (Wednesday) at noon online. Reserve your spot here.

Learn about the benefits of choosing fresh produce and get new flavor combination ideas that pack a punch of goodness without the sodium.

Questions? Contact Aga Luptak at aluptak@georgefox.edu.

Wellness Wednesdays: Home Ownership

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Our financial wellness theme continues this month. This week, we are sharing helpful resources about home ownership, including buying, selling and refinancing, as well as free financial advice and online tools.

Be well.

– HR

Learn how to strength train at home

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Performing strength training exercises helps to maintain function and reduce the risk of injury. It is recommended that we strength train at least two days a week. However, only about 20% of people meet this recommendation.

In a free 30-minute course offered through the College of Physical Therapy, you can learn how to strength train at home without owning specific gym equipment. Get all the details here.

Interested? Email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu to participate.

Join healthcare workers summit via Zoom on June 10

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Healthcare workers are burned out and leaving their noble work – and the suicide rate in this demographic is alarming and a longstanding problem. We need to take care of our healthcare workers so they can take care of us! Let’s start healing together.

We in the Interprofessional Primary Care Institute invite you to join us for a continuing medical education course (CME), “Healthcare Worker Wellness Summit: From Demoralization to Remoralization in OUR Work,” via Zoom from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 10.

You will receive CME and strength through sharing stories and learning skills to bring back joy in our healthcare work.

For more information and the registration link, go here.

Finance office: Last call for deposits

Monday, May 9th, 2022

If your contract ends soon and/or you will not be on campus through the summer, please bring over any cash or checks before you leave.

Please look around your desks and file cabinets to see if there are any lingering items that need to be deposited. Checks dated prior to June 30, 2022, must be deposited in the current fiscal year.

If you should have any questions about deposits, please contact Heather Groenlund at ext. 2173. Thank you and have a great summer!