Join summer discussion group: ‘Resource Management’

Sunday, April 24th, 2022

All staff are invited to join a book discussion of William Massy’s Resource Management for Colleges and Universities starting this May and extending through July.

All participants will get a free copy of the book as well as some additional materials from other work by Massy. The group will get scheduled after May 1.

Please contact Shawn Daley at sdaley@georgefox.edu if you’re interested.

Volunteers still needed for commencement on April 30

Thursday, April 21st, 2022

We are still in need of several volunteers to serve as ushers at spring commencement next Saturday, April 30. Your enthusiasm and support are key to making this important day memorable for our graduates and their guests, and we cannot do it without you!

Please consider helping at one or both of the following ceremonies:

  • Wellness Enterprise Ceremony (1 p.m.): Two volunteers needed
  • Industrial Enterprise Ceremony (4 p.m.): Six volunteers needed

If you know family members or a recent George Fox graduate who would like to help, please sign them up as well! The sign-up sheet can be found here.

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. Questions? Contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu.

Make plans to participate in annual Health and Wellness Week in May

Thursday, April 21st, 2022

George Fox’s DPT program will host its annual Health and Wellness Week May 16-21. Events this year include a Mediterranean diet “taster” and educational session, and the “annual” PT exam (where you have measures of fitness tested as well as vital signs). You can also join in on one of our several fitness class offerings, or attend the spine care class.

All events are free to the George Fox community, friends and family. To learn about what we are offering, go here. If you have any questions, or wish to sign up for a session, please email Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu. Space is limited, so sign up as soon as possible.

Swing by Stevens Center this afternoon to wish Phil Smith well in retirement

Thursday, April 21st, 2022

Phil Smith, professor of philosophy, is retiring after 30 years of teaching and service at the university. Come celebrate Phil by joining us for an open house reception from 3 to 4 p.m. today (Friday) in the Stevens Center Atrium.

Light refreshments will be served. Please come wish Phil the best in his next adventures!

Questions? Contact Sarah Taylor at taylors@georgefox.edu.

Campus-wide VPN and antivirus update

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

IT will be updating the software that is used for VPN and antivirus called FortiClient. You may see messages that indicate an update or change. The updates will start today. This update may require a restart of your computer in the next few days depending on the update your system receives.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

– Service Desk (servicedesk@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2569)

All invited to farewell reception for Andrea Byerley on Tuesday

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

A farewell reception will be held for Andrea Byerley, assistant director of Disability & Accessibility Services, on Tuesday, April 26, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Murdock Library (Room 101 & 102). A brief time of sharing will begin at 3 p.m.

Andrea has served in multiple roles at George Fox over the past 17 years and will be sorely missed at the university. Join us in wishing Andrea farewell. Contact Rick Muthiah at rmuthiah@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Come to UREC’s Family Night in Hadlock

Wednesday, April 20th, 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 sports and games (including ladder golf, cornhole, giant Jenga, indoor soccer, and a bow and arrow competition), 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.

Register for Grant Training Day on May 12

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

It’s that time of year again! Join us in person or remotely on Thursday, May 12, for the university’s annual Grant Training Day. Enjoy lunch, learn and celebrate George Fox’s grant excellence with us.

To see the agenda and RSVP, visit this link. Contact Sarah Tenney at stenney@georgefox.edu if you have any questions.

Wellness Wednesday: Steps for Peace

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

The first week of the Steps for Peace is now!

Sixty-six participants have joined the challenge, and we have logged over 1 million steps so far! You can still enroll here. Go here to find out more about the importance of walking daily and options to walk together on campus.

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

Join Eloise Hockett’s retirement reception this afternoon

Tuesday, April 19th, 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. today (Wednesday) 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.

Writer’s camp takes kids on a ‘Mission to the Moon’ this summer

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

The Oregon Writing Project Collaborative and Airway Science for Kids program is hosting a young writer’s camp, with the theme “Mission to the Moon,” this summer.

Students entering grades 5 through 8 are invited to join us the week of July 11-15. Sessions meet from 9 a.m. to noon each day in the Roberts Center. The cost is $125 (needs-based scholarships are available), and children of George Fox alumni receive a $40 discount.

To register, visit this link, and write Carol Brazo at bgraf@georgefox.edu for more information.

All invited to retirement reception for Phil Smith on Friday

Monday, April 18th, 2022

Phil Smith, professor of philosophy, is retiring after 30 years of teaching and service at the university. Come celebrate Phil by joining us for an open house reception from 3 to 4 p.m. this Friday, April 22, in the Stevens Center Atrium.

Light refreshments will be served. Please come wish Phil the best in his next adventures!

Questions? Contact Sarah Taylor at taylors@georgefox.edu.

Save the dates: PT Health and Wellness Week coming May 16-21

Sunday, April 17th, 2022

This year for Wellness Week, the College of Physical Therapy will be offering a Mediterranean diet taster and educational session, several exercise classes, a spine care class, and Pool-A-Palooza. Events will occur May 16-21. More details coming soon!

Questions? Contact Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu.

All invited to Convocation Chapel tomorrow morning

Sunday, April 17th, 2022

Don’t miss the final chapel of the academic year, aka Awards Convocation Chapel! Join us at 10:50 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday) 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.

Make plans to attend Grant Training Day on May 12

Sunday, April 17th, 2022

It’s that time of year again! Join us in person or remotely on Thursday, May 12, for the university’s annual Grant Training Day. Enjoy lunch, learn and celebrate George Fox’s grant excellence with us.

To see the agenda and RSVP, visit this Smartsheet link. Contact Sarah Tenney at stenney@georgefox.edu if you have any questions.

Wish Eloise Hockett well at retirement reception on Wednesday

Sunday, April 17th, 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. this 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.

All invited to farewell reception for Andrea Byerley on April 26

Sunday, April 17th, 2022

A farewell reception will be held for Andrea Byerley, assistant director of Disability & Accessibility Services, on Tuesday, April 26, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Murdock Library (Room 101 & 102). A brief time of sharing will begin at 3 p.m.

Andrea has served in multiple roles at George Fox over the past 17 years and will be sorely missed at the university. Join us in wishing Andrea farewell. Contact Rick Muthiah at rmuthiah@georgefox.edu with any questions.

New Vendor Setup Form available on the Finance page

Sunday, April 17th, 2022

The new Vendor Setup Form is available on the Finance page.

Anytime a new vendor account is to be created in PeopleSoft, the requester needs to email Frank Charles (fcharles@georgefox.edu) a completed copy of the form, along with vendor’s W-9 and bank verification document.

Contact Frank Charles at fcharles@georgefox.edu or ext. 2006 with any questions.

Have an April birthday? Pick up your treat today

Thursday, April 14th, 2022

Have an April birthday? If so, 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) today (Friday) 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.

Murdock Library closed for Easter

Thursday, April 14th, 2022

The Murdock Library will be closed for Easter Sunday. However, the 24-hour space will remain open.

Questions? Contact Mary Cameron at mcameron@georgefox.edu.