Wellness Wednesday: Register for Steps for Peace

Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

Don’t forget to register for the Steps for Peace Challenge! Registration ends tomorrow (Thursday), and the challenge starts on April 15.

If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at hr@georgefox.edu.

Have an April birthday? Pick up your treat this week

Monday, April 11th, 2022

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

If you have a birthday in April, please stop by the academic affairs office on the second floor of Hoover (HVR 230) on Thursday, April 14, or Friday, April 15, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. to pick up your birthday treat.

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

A reminder of the resources available during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Monday, April 11th, 2022

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Throughout the month, we will send Daily Bruin announcements containing resources and information to assist everyone in spreading awareness and showing support for survivors of sexual assault.

Visit “Know Your Title IX,” which contains support resources, Title IX information, educational materials, and ways to get involved.

Here are additional resources:

  • To chat with a trained support specialist, visit the National Sexual Assault Chat Hotline, available 24 hours a day.
  • To learn more about university policies and resources, visit the university’s Title IX website.
  • If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, contact Katrina Johnson, Title IX coordinator for students, at katrinaj@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2318.
  • For local off-campus resources, visit Henderson House – McMinnville or the Sexual Assault Resource Center in Beaverton.
  • If you have any questions, contact the campus advocate, located at the Intercultural Resource Center (in Moore House, on the Newberg campus), at campusadvocate@georgefox.edu.
  • Finally, if you are in need of on-campus assistance, due to a health or safety emergency, please call 911 or Campus Public Safety at 503-554-2090.

Join ‘Cumulative Grief’ webinar this Friday at noon

Monday, April 11th, 2022

Cumulative grief occurs when we have no time to process one loss before experiencing another. Loss due to death, the loss of important aspects of our lives and routines, and even symbolic losses like peace of mind, or the ability to attend a graduation, are impactful.

Join Dawn St. Aubyn, MSW, LICSW, from the Providence Behavioral Health Concierge team, as she talks about identifying the losses you’ve survived, understanding emotional and behavioral reactions to cumulative grief, and making a first step toward healing.

This free live webinar is scheduled for noon this Friday, April 15. You can register here.

Contact Aga Luptak at aluptak@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Providence dietitian shares mindful eating tips tomorrow online

Monday, April 11th, 2022

Join Providence Basecamp Registered Dietitian Jamie Libera as she talks about mindful eating and building a balanced plate. Her “In the Kitchen with Jamie” session is free and will be conducted online from noon to 12:30 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday). You can register at this link.

Learn best practices when it comes to meal time, food consumption, and meeting your personal weight management goals. Contact Aga Luptak at aluptak@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Get your tickets for Thursday’s performance of ‘Messiah’

Sunday, April 10th, 2022

The George Fox University orchestra and choirs invite you to enjoy selections from Handel’s Messiah at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, April 14, in Bauman Auditorium.

With a special focus on the Holy Week portions of this master work, a student soloist, three choirs and our orchestra will prepare your heart for Easter! Our concerto competition winner, Alison Evans, will also be featured.

Tickets are $8 for all guests, including George Fox students and staff. Please watch state guidelines for COVID restrictions. Tickets may be purchased online here.

Contact Kathy Harris at kharris@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Today’s moms’ lunch has been canceled, will be rescheduled

Sunday, April 10th, 2022

The networking lunch for employee mothers, originally scheduled for today (Monday) at noon in Hoover 104, is canceled in light of the scheduling conflict with the all-employee lunch hosted by the president’s office.

The mother’s lunch will be rescheduled and announced in an upcoming Daily Bruin.

Make plans to attend Convocation Chapel on April 19

Sunday, April 10th, 2022

Don’t miss the final chapel of the academic year, aka Awards Convocation Chapel! Join us at 10:50 a.m. on Tuesday, April 19, in Bauman Auditorium.

We’ll have a time of worship with our senior musicians, hear from Provost Andrea Scott, and celebrate the end of another academic year. Winners of the Undergraduate Faculty Teacher of the Year Award and the Undergraduate Faculty Research & Scholarship Award will be announced. Come celebrate with, and congratulate, our winning faculty members!

Contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Wish Eloise Hockett well at retirement reception on April 20

Sunday, April 10th, 2022

Eloise Hockett is retiring after 24 years of service to the university. Please join us for an open house reception to honor her from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, in Canyon Commons 102.

Light refreshments will be served. Please come and wish Eloise well in her next chapter!

Contact Jenny Duquette at jduquette@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Guest lecturer speaks on importance of civil discourse tonight in Hoover 105

Sunday, April 10th, 2022

The university community is invited to attend a special guest lecture at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Monday), when Peter Boghossian, former Portland State philosophy professor, presents a talk entitled “Impossible Conversations,” based on his coauthored book How to Have Impossible Conversations: A Very Practical Guide.

As part of his talk, Boghossian will discuss the importance of civil, intellectually diverse discourse in the academy. The event is sponsored by the university’s politics program and the George Fox Civility Project.

The talk is open to the general public and will be in Hoover 105. Contact Gina Johnson at gjohnson@georgefox.edu for more information.

Survey: Church Property Repurposing Ideas

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Estimates suggest that as many as 100,000 churches may close by 2025 and that $3.5 billion of church property will change hands in 2022. The speed and scale of this change is unprecedented and will impact the social fabric of neighborhoods and cities.

Question: If you could take ownership of an abandoned church property/asset (church building, houses , vans, etc.), how would you choose to use it and what purpose would it serve? Please share your thoughts using this survey being conducted as part of Randy Woodley’s History of Religion in America class.

Thanks for your participation! Contact Patti Togioka at ptogioka20@georgefox.edu with any questions.

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.

Salem for Refugees cofounder speaks on campus this Tuesday

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Please join the College of Social Work for its spring Diversity Dialogue featuring Anya Holcomb, cofounder and community mobilizer with Salem for Refugees. She will join us from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, in Hoover 105. The presentation is entitled “Refugee Resettlement in Salem, Oregon: Welcoming Our Global Neighbors.”

All are welcome! Contact Kim Rapp at rappk@georgefox.edu for more information.

Please be considerate of those with mobility aids or limitations

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Please regularly use consideration for students, employees and visitors with mobility aids or limitations.

Here are some guidelines:

  • Unless you have a need to use a larger, accessible bathroom stall, please leave those available for those who need them.
  • Do not park in designated accessible parking spots without an appropriate placard.
  • Please try not to block hallways, sidewalks, curb-cut ramps, or passageways, even temporarily. Any of these cause unnecessary delays and/or unsafe conditions for those who use walkers, wheelchairs, canes, or have other mobility restrictions.

Thank you for your care of our community! Contact Andrea Byerley at abyerley@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Moms of young children gather Monday for networking lunch

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Each semester female employees who are parenting (or expecting) young children convene for an informal time of networking. This semester, our lunch will take place from noon to 1 p.m. this Monday, April 11, in Hoover 104. Please join us!

Have questions? Contact Jamie Noling-Auth at jnolingauth@georgefox.edu.

Guest speaker presents ‘Impossible Conversations’ lecture on Monday

Wednesday, April 6th, 2022

The university community is invited to a special guest lecture at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11, featuring former Portland State philosophy professor Peter Boghossian, who will present a talk entitled “Impossible Conversations,” based on his coauthored book How to Have Impossible Conversations: A Very Practical Guide.

As part of his presentation, Boghossian will discuss the importance of civil, intellectually diverse discourse in the academy. The event is sponsored by the politics program and the George Fox Civility Project.

The talk is open to the general public and will be in Hoover 105. Contact Gina Johnson at gjohnson@georgefox.edu for more information.

Come to UREC’s Family Night at Hadlock on April 29

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022

University Recreation invites George Fox employees and their families to join us in the Hadlock Student Center for Family Night!

This event will take place from 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 29, and will include full access into the facility, various sport offerings, a movie and more. Roped climbing on the tall rock wall will be available from 4 to 7 p.m.

To indicate your interest and help us decide which activities to offer, please fill out this form. If you have additional questions, please contact Angel Glockling at aglockling@georgefox.edu.

Wellness Wednesday: Steps for Peace

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022

We are thrilled to launch the George Fox University Steps for Peace Challenge next week! This six-week event will run from April 15 to May 26, and is intended to encourage us to get active and pray for peace together.

Registration begins this Friday, April 8. Save the date and find out more about it here.

Questions? Contact HR at hr@georgefox.edu.

Save the Date: Day of Prayer set for Wednesday, June 8

Monday, April 4th, 2022

On Wednesday, June 8, the employee community will be observing a Day of Prayer. The two-fold purpose for this day is:

  • To begin the new fiscal year and academic year prayerfully attentive to God’s direction
  • To encourage the spiritual well-being of the employee community

Details:

  • Employees are encouraged to spend their usual work hours on Wednesday, June 8, in prayer and spiritual retreat.
  • Employees are welcome to enjoy their prayer retreat on campus, off campus, in their homes, or at an alternate site.
  • The university pastors will provide an optional video which can be used at the beginning of an employee’s prayer retreat as well as a devotional to guide employees through the day of prayer.

During the Day of Prayer, employees are encouraged to:

  • Have conversation with God about their work
  • Pray for their colleagues, students and the university
  • Attend to their personal soul care, talking with God about their own lives of faith, and experiencing the ministry of the Spirit

During the Day of Prayer, employees are discouraged from:

  • Using this prayer retreat day for team meetings/in-services
  • Doing other work (responding to emails, working on projects, meeting with people, etc.)
  • Keeping their cell phones on/active
  • Using the day as a vacation day. This is a soul care day, which may look a lot like a vacation day (a walk in the woods, journaling, reading, etc.) but should have an intentional spiritual formation focus and be directed by God.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office for Spiritual Life at spirituallife@georgefox.edu.

Join the excitement of spring commencement as a volunteer

Monday, April 4th, 2022

We are still in need of several volunteers to serve as ushers at spring commencement on Saturday, April 30. Commencement is divided into three separate ceremonies by Enterprise this year, and the schedule is as follows:

  • 10 a.m.: Cultural Enterprise & George Fox Connect Ceremony
  • 1 p.m.: Wellness Enterprise Ceremony
  • 4 p.m.: Industrial Enterprise Ceremony

This new format will allow for a more personalized and celebratory atmosphere for our graduates and their families, but in order to host three ceremonies we need everyone’s help. Your enthusiasm and support are key to making this important day memorable for our graduates and their guests, and we could not do it without you!

Staff members, please sign up for a time to serve in one of the enterprise ceremonies. A $50 stipend or three hours of time off (with supervisor approval) is available for those employees not already scheduled to work. Non-employees who volunteer will receive a $50 gift card.

Thank you in advance, from the Commencement Planning Committee! Contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Guest lecturer discusses the importance of civil discourse this Monday

Monday, April 4th, 2022

The university community is invited to attend a special guest lecture at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11, when Dr. Peter Boghossian, former Portland State philosophy professor, presents a talk entitled “Impossible Conversations,” based on his coauthored book How to Have Impossible Conversations: A Very Practical Guide.

As part of his talk, Boghossian will discuss the importance of civil, intellectually diverse discourse in the academy. The event is sponsored by the university’s politics program and the George Fox Civility Project.

The talk is open to the general public and will be in Hoover 105. Contact Gina Johnson at gjohnson@georgefox.edu for more information.