Help plan events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and there will be several important events happening on our campus to promote awareness and education. A team of Title IX Deputy Coordinators and students are planning the events for the month.

If you are interested in joining the planning team or would like to receive more information, contact Mark Pothoff (mpothoff@georgefox.edu) in the Office of Student Life.

Yang speaks on ‘Preaching Reconciliation’ on Feb. 20

Monday, January 27th, 2020

The university community is invited to a special presentation, “King’s Speech: Preaching Reconciliation in a World of Violence and Chasm,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, in Hoover 105.

Presenting will be George Fox’s own Sunggu Yang, an assistant professor of Christian ministries. He is the author of two books, King’s Speech: Preaching Reconciliation in a World of Violence and Chasm (2019) and Evangelical Pilgrims from the East: Faith Fundamentals of Korean American Protestant Diasporas (2016), and two books that are in progress, Picasso and Preaching: An Aesthetic Homiletic for the 21st Century and Sacred Waters: Pastoral Essays for Aspiring Preachers.

To learn more about Yang, visit this page. For more information on the event, part of the President’s Speaker Series, contact Missy Terry at terrym@georgefox.edu.

USPS increases flat-rate package prices

Monday, January 27th, 2020

The U.S. Postal Service has increased flat-rate package prices, effective Sunday, Jan. 26. The price increase does not affect stamp prices.

To get specifics on the rate changes, visit this page. If you have questions, contact Richard Silver at rsilver@georgefox.edu.

Schedule a financial planning meeting with TIAA representative

Monday, January 27th, 2020

No matter where you are in life – just getting started or planning for retirement – a session with TIAA representative Eric Proctor can help you create a plan for your goals. It’s at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. You will get answers to these questions and more:

  • Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals?
  • Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need?
  • How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?

Proctor will be on campus from Tuesday, Feb. 4, through Thursday, Feb. 6, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day, with sessions scheduled in Hoover 250, Stevens 202, and Wood-Mar 21.

RSVP today, as space is limited. Register here or call 800-732-8353 on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Contact Kara Holcombe (kholcombe@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

FoxTALE maintenance information

Monday, January 27th, 2020

Early in each semester, IT hides courses from the previous semester. IT will complete this work tomorrow (Wednesday). We anticipate circumstances in which students might need to keep access to 2019 fall course sites.

The teacher enrolled in a course site can choose to give enrolled students access to the course. The guide, Making the Course Visible, demonstrates how to do this.

We invite you to join us for 30-minute web conferences throughout the semester. You will find the listing for these events here and the faculty development sign-up form here.

You will find additional guides at this webpage. You can contact digitallearning@georgefox.edu for support.

Make plans to attend Dalton Lecture tonight

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

The university’s Department of Biology and Chemistry invites you to join us for the 10th annual Dalton Lecture at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Monday) in Bauman Auditorium. Admission is free.

The presentation, titled “The True Story of Science and Faith,” will be delivered by Ian Hutchinson, a professor of nuclear science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He will discuss how the widely presumed “warfare myth” that science and religion are at odds is a distortion of both science and faith.

In truth, Hutchinson argues, their relationship is a complex story that ultimately leads to the affirmation that God is revealed both in the “Book of His Word” (the Bible) and the “Book of His Works” (nature).

The lecture is one of two Hutchinson will present on campus. He will also speak at 3 p.m. today on “Star Power! Scientific Frontiers of Fusion Energy” in Bauman Auditorium.

More information is available on the Dalton Lecture Series webpage. Questions? Call Vetta Berokoff at 503-554-2710.

Sign up for web editor training session Feb. 5

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

A training session for Cascade Server, the system used to edit the university website, will be offered on Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 2 to 4 p.m.

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 library basement computer lab (MLRC 020). Sign up here

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

PA program in need of health care partners for clerkships

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

We are excited to expand our medical education programs with the launch of a physician assistant (PA) program in 2021. Currently, we are seeking health care partners to do PA clerkships for our students, which need to be identified by March to meet national program accreditation requirements. You have a chance to be a part of this wonderful initiative!

If you would like more information, or if you know of physicians, PAs, or NPs who might be willing to take student clerkships, reach out to our PA team at pa@georgefox.edu.

PAs offer valuable and versatile medical skills and serve in a wide variety of roles, from primary care to emergency medicine to behavioral health. Our PA program will give students critical hands-on training through clerkships at hospitals and clinics across Oregon and beyond.   

Celebrate Jim Steele at retirement reception Feb. 6

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

The MBA program invites the George Fox community to attend MBA professor Jim Steele’s retirement reception on Thursday, Feb. 6. Please join us to celebrate Jim’s teaching legacy and amazing contribution to the MBA programs.

The reception will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Portland Center Room 155 and lobby area. Light refreshments and a celebration cake will be served.

If you will be attending, please RSVP here. Questions? Contact Allie Duncan at aduncan@georgefox.edu.

Faculty development opportunity: Elevating learning outcomes

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

Join Rick Muthiah and the Disability Services Office in welcoming Martha Smith, director of the Oregon State University Disability Access Office. She will present a session titled “Universal Design in Instruction: Elevating Outcomes for All Our Students,” on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. in PDS 280 and at 3 p.m. in Stevens 207.

The concept of Universal Design involves creating environments that maximize benefit for the broadest possible audience. After an introduction to Universal Design, Smith will lead participants in considering how we might elevate learning outcomes for an increasingly anxious and depressed student population.

Faculty may participate by video streaming. This session fulfills two PD hours for faculty. Please RSVP and contact Rick Muthiah at rmuthiah@georgefox.edu if you have any questions.

Faculty development opportunity: Elevating learning outcomes

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Join Rick Muthiah and the Disability Services Office in welcoming Martha Smith, director of the Oregon State University Disability Access Office. She will present a session titled “Universal Design in Instruction: Elevating Outcomes for All Our Students,” on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. in PDS 280 and at 3 p.m. in Stevens 207.

The concept of Universal Design involves creating environments that maximize benefit for the broadest possible audience. After an introduction to Universal Design, Smith will lead participants in considering how we might elevate learning outcomes for an increasingly anxious and depressed student population.

Faculty may participate by video streaming. This session fulfills two PD hours for faculty. Please RSVP and contact Rick Muthiah at rmuthiah@georgefox.edu if you have any questions.

Order ‘George Fox Night’ Blazer tickets now

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

The university has secured group-rate tickets to a Portland Trail Blazers game, and you are invited!

Join in on “George Fox Night at the Moda Center” when the Blazers take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday, March 12. This is a great opportunity to share a fun night with friends, family and fellow George Fox Bruins.

Ticket prices start at $19 apiece. All participants will receive special savings and a chance to shoot a free throw after the game. Visit this link and use the promo code “GFU.” The order deadline is Friday, Feb. 7.

Questions? Contact Nichole Drew at ndrew@georgefox.edu.

Plan to attend all-employee meeting this afternoon

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Make plans to join your colleagues at the all-employee meeting today (Thursday). We’ll be meeting in Canyon Commons from 3:30 to 5 p.m. (with live streaming in PDS 155B).

Organizers ask that you please bring your cell phone or iPad, as we will be doing a poll.

Music of eight pianos will fill Bauman stage Feb. 6

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Both classical and familiar tunes will fill Bauman Auditorium when a Monster Piano Concert takes the stage for the 14th annual Bösendorfer Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6.

The evening will feature 18 performers playing eight pianos, on many occasions simultaneously, and the university’s Rodgers organ. Those performing include the University Keyboard Ensemble, alumni, and students from professor Kenn Willson’s piano studio. Some selections will feature as many as 16 pianists playing at one time.

The program will feature Bach’s Concerto for 3 Pianos, Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, and Beethoven’s 3 Marches as a tribute to the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Also included will be Beethoven’s Rondo Capriccioso, featuring three performers at each piano.

The evening will also feature well-known tunes such as Skip to My Lou, Stars Stripes Forever, two modern praise songs, and a hymn in which the audience will be encouraged to join in singing, accompanied by eight pianos and the organ.

Students and employees are entitled to one complimentary ticket. Additional tickets may be purchased for $12 (general admission), $8 (seniors and alumni) and $6 (students and children under 12). They may be purchased online at this link or by calling 503-554-3844.

MIT professor speaks on campus next week

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

The university’s Department of Biology and Chemistry invites you to join us for the 10th annual Dalton Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, in Bauman Auditorium. Admission is free.

The presentation, titled “The True Story of Science and Faith,” will be delivered by Ian Hutchinson, a professor of nuclear science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He will discuss how the widely presumed “warfare myth” that science and religion are at odds is a distortion of both science and faith.

In truth, Hutchinson argues, their relationship is a complex story that ultimately leads to the affirmation that God is revealed both in the “Book of His Word” (the Bible) and the “Book of His Works” (nature).

The lecture is one of two Hutchinson will present on campus. He will also speak at 3 p.m. that Monday afternoon on “Star Power! Scientific Frontiers of Fusion Energy” in Bauman Auditorium.

More information is available on the Dalton Lecture Series webpage. Questions? Call Vetta Berokoff at 503-554-2710.

Join colleagues at Thursday’s all-employee meeting

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Make plans to join your colleagues at the all-employee meeting this Thursday, Jan. 23. We’ll be meeting in Canyon Commons from 3:30 to 5 p.m. (with live streaming in PDS 155B).

Have a shout-out you’d like to give to a colleague for recent work they’ve done? Share it at this link!

Gather for this month’s staff lunch

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

Join the Staff Development Committee for our January staff lunch for hourly staff employees this Thursday, Jan. 23. We will gather in Canyon Commons 101 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. for food, fun and fellowship! Be sure to RSVP.

Questions? Contact Audrey Lichten at alichten@georgefox.edu.

RSVP for January staff lunch

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Join the Staff Development Committee for our January staff lunch for hourly staff employees on Thursday, Jan. 23. We will gather in Canyon Commons 101 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. for food, fun and fellowship! Be sure to RSVP.

Questions? Contact Audrey Lichten at alichten@georgefox.edu.

Shop at Columbia Employee Store through Feb. 2

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

George Fox University students and staff are exclusively invited to access the Columbia Employee Store through Sunday, Feb. 2!

The employee store offers an employee discount (40 to 50 percent off regular retail pricing). To access the store, bring this invite, your George Fox ID card, and a personal photo ID.

The invite is valid for you and four guests; you must be present. The invite grants store access only; the offer is not valid online. The store is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and is located at 14100 N.W. Science Park Dr., in Portland.

Questions? Contact Nichole Drew at ndrew@georgefox.edu.

University closes Monday to observe MLK Day

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

The university’s offices, libraries and bookstores will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, to observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The Hadlock Student Center will be open that day from noon to 11 p.m.

While the Murdock Library will be closed, the 24/7 space in the facility will remain open.