Students can use Canvas ‘What-if’ grades to predict final grade

Monday, November 8th, 2021

If professors are recording grades in Canvas, students can enter hypothetical grades for future assignments to see the effect on their final grade. Instructions for students are available at “Using What-if Grades.” The feature can be helpful as advisors work with students to evaluate course performance.

It’s possible there are assignments that are not in Canvas, so students should make sure they know whether all graded activity is listed in Canvas when they use this feature, then adjust their interpretation of the “What-if” final grade accordingly.

Employees who are working with students – especially those who have compliance concerns related to athletics, financial aid, or otherwise – should ensure that student reporting of grades is coming from official grades, not “What-if” grading.

This information provided by Rick Muthiah, director of Learning Support Services. Contact him at rmuthiah@georgefox.edu if you have questions.

Survey: Political polarization

Monday, November 8th, 2021

Do you worry about polarization in our nation? If so, here’s your chance to make a difference!

We are completing the first step toward creating a tool that measures civility in politicians, and we need your help. Ultimately, we want people to be able to have a tool that can be used in real-time political debates and speeches to measure a candidate’s civility. But first, we need you to take this short survey.

Thank you for helping us!

Questions? Contact Jonah Clotfelter at jclotfelter19@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.

Make plans to attend Christmas concert Dec. 10-12

Sunday, November 7th, 2021

Plan now to join us for this year’s Christmas concert, O Holy Night, scheduled Friday, Dec. 10, through Sunday, Dec. 12. We will host 7:30 p.m. concerts on Friday and Saturday and a 2:30 p.m. matinee Sunday.

Staff may have two complimentary tickets for any night. Students and employees also are invited to attend a formal dress rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. Thursday free of charge, for which there will be general seating (please be sure to use social distancing when possible).

Tickets for the Thursday concert are available from Kathy Harris in Ross 101 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., until 700 seats are given away. Masks must be worn to each performance (no exceptions).

Tickets for the Friday through Sunday concerts are available online at this link. The system automatically puts a gray (social distance) seat between each selection, so select your spots and don’t space them out.

Poinsettias ($10) and Christmas trees ($20) will be for sale after the last concert on Sunday (cash and checks only).

Contact Kathy Harris (kharris@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Get your Pfizer vaccine or booster Wednesday on campus

Sunday, November 7th, 2021

Get your Pfizer vaccine or booster at the Health and Counseling Center on Wednesday, Nov. 10! Thirty-six doses are available, so call now to schedule your appointment (503-554-2340). We are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

RSVP today for staff lunch on Nov. 18

Sunday, November 7th, 2021

Join the Staff Development Committee for our November staff lunch for all hourly staff employees from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18, in Canyon Commons 102.

Bring $4 cash, check or card. Be sure to RSVP here by Monday, Nov. 15.

Write the Staff Development Committee at sdc@georgefox.edu if you have questions.

‘Companioning Our Shadow: Emotions & Relationships’ available via Zoom on Nov. 12

Sunday, November 7th, 2021

Did you miss the last “Companioning Our Shadow: Emotions & Relationships” course? If so, Michael Simmons is offering this course again via Zoom on Friday, Nov. 12, from 9 to 11 a.m.

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 spaces for women and men to heal. He is a doctoral student at Portland Seminary and is an ordained elder in the Free Methodist Church.

Course info: 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 still holds incredible power to transform our lives, relationships and communities.

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

The cost for attending the course is $39, and participants can register here.

If you have any questions, email Michael Simmons at msimmons@georgefox.edu

We want to honor your military service on Veterans Day

Friday, November 5th, 2021

Are you a military veteran who is also a George Fox student, alumni or employee? We want to honor you on Veterans Day (Nov. 11) by sharing your story on our social media pages.

To participate, please send a photo from your time in the military to Jeremy Lloyd (jlloyd@georgefox.edu) and provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Rank and branch of the military
  • Dates/locations of service
  • Answer one of these questions:

– Why did you choose to serve?
– What moment stands out most from your time in the military?
– What was it like to transition back to civilian life?

Questions? Contact Jeremy Lloyd.

Students can use Canvas ‘What-if’ grades to predict final grade

Friday, November 5th, 2021

If professors are recording grades in Canvas, students can enter hypothetical grades for future assignments to see the effect on their final grade. Instructions for students are available at “Using What-if Grades.” The feature can be helpful as advisors work with students to evaluate course performance.

It’s possible there are assignments that are not in Canvas, so students should make sure they know whether all graded activity is listed in Canvas when they use this feature, then adjust their interpretation of the “What-if” final grade accordingly.

Employees who are working with students – especially those who have compliance concerns related to athletics, financial aid, or otherwise – should ensure that student reporting of grades is coming from official grades, not “What-if” grading.

This information provided by Rick Muthiah, director of Learning Support Services. Contact him at rmuthiah@georgefox.edu if you have questions.

Author Steven Garber to present ‘Purpose into Practice’ today

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

Join us for coffee and conversation with author and Murdock senior fellow Steven Garber, who will present “Purpose into Practice” from 3 to 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in Hoover 103.

Refreshments will be provided, and spiritual life credit is available.

Questions? Contact Paul Anderson at panderso@georgefox.edu.

Joseph Pearce to present ‘Unlocking The Lord of the Rings’ this evening

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

Joseph Pearce, author of “Tolkien: Man and Myth and Frodo’s Journey: Discovering the Hidden Meaning of The Lord of the Rings,” will give a talk on “Unlocking the Lord of the Rings” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in Canyon Commons 101-103. 

Tolkien described “The Lord of the Rings” as “a fundamentally religious work.” Pearce unlocks the symbolism that allows Tolkien’s epic to be read and understood at the deepest level of religious significance and Christian meaning.

Pearce is a Catholic author and biographer who has written about subjects as varied as GK Chesterton, economics and Shakespeare. He is senior editor at the Augustine Institute. His latest book, “Race with the Devil,” chronicles his conversion from racial hatred to Catholicism. He is also director of the Center for Faith & Culture and writer-in-residence at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as the editor of St. Austin Review.

Here are some details about multi-factor authentication

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

By now, most of you have set up multi-factor authentication that you use when accessing login.georgefox.edu. Here are a couple things that you may want to know:

  1. Voice call authentication allows you to receive a phone call and hear a code. Calls can be easily forwarded from your office phone to any other phone number.
  2. When you get a new phone, you may not be able to authenticate. This disruption will keep you from accessing your email, Canvas or other items accessed at login.georgefox.edu. This could be particularly problematic when the Service Desk is closed.

We recommend that you set up more than one method of authentication. There are four methods available: 

  • Okta Verify
  • Google Authenticator 
  • SMS authentication 
  • Voice call authentication 

If you use Okta Verify or Google Authenticator, use SMS or voice call as a second option. Both Okta Verify and Google Authenticator apps will transfer to your new phone, but the account settings will not transfer over. 

Questions regarding multi-factor authentication? Contact the Service Desk at servicedesk@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2569.

Survey: Grocery Delivery

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

Have you ever used grocery delivery services before? If so, we invite you to participate in a marketing research survey to help us learn more about this market.

Participants will have a chance to win a $10 gift card. Thank you for your help!

If you have any questions, contact Tierney Subchevich at tzubchevich19@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.

Join us for Worship Night in Bauman Auditorium this evening

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

All George Fox University students, staff and faculty are invited to attend Worship Night in Bauman Auditorium at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3.

The event will give us a chance to join together in worship, build fellowship with one another and spend time in God’s presence. We hope to see you there!

Wellness Wednesdays: Be safe in the rainy season

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

Leaves are swirling in the air, and it’s getting wet and slippery out there!

Find out here how to be safe and avoid slips, trips and falls this rainy season.

Be well.

Questions? Contact Human Resources at hr@georgefox.edu.

‘Companioning Our Shadow: Emotions & Relationships’ available via Zoom on Nov. 12

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

Did you miss the last “Companioning Our Shadow: Emotions & Relationships” course? If so, Michael Simmons is offering this course again via Zoom on Friday, Nov. 12, from 9 to 11 a.m. PST (noon to 2 p.m. EST).

Simmons is a spiritual director and retreat facilitator, and he serves on the leadership team with Companioning Center on the board of Deep Water, a local community that provides tools, processes and sacred spaces for women and men to heal. He is a doctoral student at Portland Seminary and an ordained elder in the Free Methodist Church.

Course info: 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 still holds incredible power to transform our lives, relationships and communities.

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

The cost for attending the course is $39, and participants can register here.

If you have any questions, email Simmons at msimmons@georgefox.edu

Check out special deals at the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store this month

Monday, November 1st, 2021

George Fox employees are invited to shop the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store from Nov. 5 to Nov. 28!

What the employee store has to offer:   

  • All the latest products from the Columbia Sportswear Company family (SOREL, Mountain Hardwear, prAna and Columbia Sportswear)
  • Items are marked with employee pricing (up to 50% off regular retail pricing).

What to bring to access the store:

  • This invitation (printed or shown on mobile phone)
  • Work/organization ID (business card, badge, pay stub, signature of work email, uniform, membership card, etc.)
  • Personal photo ID
  • This invite is valid for you and four guests (you must be present).
  • This invite grants store access only (offer not valid online).

Questions? Contact Sara Reamy (sreamy@georgefox.edu).

Survey: Video Streaming Services

Monday, November 1st, 2021

Senior marketing students are conducting a survey on video streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and HBO Max. Help us improve your video streaming service experience by filling out this quick survey!

We greatly appreciate your time and your opinions.

Questions? Contact Antoinette Reyna at areyna18@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.

Prominent political commentator David French to speak on campus tonight

Sunday, October 31st, 2021

Prominent Christian political commentator and attorney David French will issue a call for robust civility in politics at a free presentation in Bauman Auditorium at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1. The talk, entitled “Jesus Loves Your Political Enemies, and America Needs You to Love Them Too,” is available via a Zoom stream; those who attend in person are required to wear masks.

French is a senior editor at The Dispatch and a columnist for Time magazine. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he served as a lecturer at Cornell Law School. After law school, he practiced law with a focus on religious liberty issues.

He advises Christians not to wait for our political leaders to fix America’s drift toward bitter division and addresses the polarization and alienation metastasizing in our communities and in politics at every level, both nationally and locally. French’s most recent book is “Divided We Fall: America’s Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation.”

The event is being hosted by the George Fox Civility Project, an initiative launched during the 2020-21 academic year out of concern about the polarization and alienation in political culture at every level (national, state and local). It sponsors events, publishes a newsletter and maintains a website with information about civility.

For more information, contact Civility Project director Ron Mock at civility@georgefox.edu.

Delve into issues related to vocation and occupation this week

Sunday, October 31st, 2021

The School of Theology and the IDEA Center have designated Nov. 1-5 as a Week of Discerning Vocation and Occupation at George Fox University.

The calling of every believer is to be a follower of Jesus (our vocation), and the means of making a living should involve the ways in which we are the best disciples possible (our occupation).

These issues will be explored meaningfully over coffee and conversation with author and Murdock senior fellow Steven Garber, who will discuss “Purpose into Practice” from 3 to 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in Hoover 103. Refreshments will be provided.

The following day, IDEA Center Director Logan Walton will present “Calling, Vocation, and Purpose: Why am I Here and Where am I Going?” The event will take place in Bauman Auditorium from 11 to 11:50 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5.

Garber’s presence is made possible by the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. Spiritual Life credit is available for both events.

If you have any questions, email Paul Anderson at panderso@georgefox.edu.

Survey: Ice Cream Product

Sunday, October 31st, 2021

Please take our survey on a wellness ice cream product idea to help us with a marketing project!

Questions? Contact Kaitlyn Johnson at kjohnson20@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.