Survey: Mental Health Literacy

Tuesday, November 16th, 2021

Hello, I am a graduate student conducting a study on the mental health literacy of college educators for my dissertation. Mental health literacy measures an individual’s understanding of mental health conditions, available resources, and appropriate treatments.

Completing the survey is estimated to take 15 to 20 minutes. Participants have the option to enter their email into a drawing to win one of four $25 Amazon gift cards. To participate, please follow this link.

Thank you for your help!

Questions? Contact Danni Ewing at kewing16@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.

Wellness Wednesdays: Abundance

Tuesday, November 16th, 2021

This week we continue to explore abundance. Find out how beneficial it is to adopt an abundance mindset and how to generously bless others with this week’s wellness poster.

Our God wants us to live abundantly in Him. Be well because you are richly blessed.

Questions? Contact HR at hr@georgefox.edu.

Happy November birthday from the Office of the Provost

Tuesday, November 16th, 2021

The Office of the Provost would like to wish a very happy birthday to everyone born in November! If you have a November birthday, please stop by the academic affairs office on the second floor of Hoover (HVR 230) tomorrow (Thursday), or on Friday, Nov. 19, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to pick up your birthday treat.

Portland Center employees may pick up their treat at the front desk.

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

All-Employee Meeting Nov. 30

Monday, November 15th, 2021

The next All-Employee Meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 3 p.m. in Canyon Commons. It will be followed by the campus Christmas tree lighting.

Share what you are thankful for

Monday, November 15th, 2021

As we look ahead to Thanksgiving, the human resources office would like to share moments of gratitude with our community. Join us and let us know what you are thankful for here!

Your thoughts will be shared in slide-show and email form throughout next week leading up to Thanksgiving. Questions? Email HR at hr@georgefox.edu.

Familiarize yourself with face-covering policy on all campuses

Monday, November 15th, 2021

Faculty, staff, students, vendors and visitors across all campus locations must use face coverings as required by state guidelines. You can read the full face-covering policy here.

Masks, face coverings, or face shields are currently required for:

  • All indoor public campus spaces (e.g., classrooms, offices, hallways, meeting rooms, etc.) unless the individual is alone in an individual private workspace defined by OHA as an indoor space within a public or private workplace used for work by one individual at a time. It must be enclosed on all sides with walls from floor to ceiling and with a closed door. Note: Face coverings are required in all cubicle and open workspaces.
  • In the Bruin Den, Canyon Commons or Bridge Cafe you may remove your face covering ONLY if you are actively eating.

The university has worked hard to follow CDC and OHA guidance through the pandemic, but we recognize there will be a variety of personal perspectives on how our campus should transition back to pre-pandemic life. We ask that, as members of a Christ-centered community, we treat one another with kindness and grace, particularly when our views differ from one another.

Be well and stay safe!

Questions? Contact the COT (cot@georgefox.edu) or HR (hr@georgefox.edu).

Tickets now available for Christmas Concert Dec. 10-12

Monday, November 15th, 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.

Join presentation tonight on Mark Hatfield in Hoover 105, via Zoom

Sunday, November 14th, 2021

Is it possible for a politician to succeed without resorting to incivility? To find out, come to Hoover 105 tonight (Monday), when biographer Richard Etulain will explore this question in the political life of the late Oregon Senator Mark O. Hatfield. Join us from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Etulain, professor emeritus of history and former director of the Center for the American West at the University of New Mexico, is the author of Mark Hatfield: Oregon Statesman. Hatfield was a Christian whose faith blossomed during his political career.

Those who attend in person will be required to wear masks. The presentation will also be available via Zoom by registering (for free) at this link. If you have questions, contact Ron Mock at civility@georgefox.edu.

Happy November birthday from the Office of the Provost

Sunday, November 14th, 2021

The Office of the Provost would like to wish a very happy birthday to everyone born in November! If you have a November birthday, please stop by the academic affairs office on the second floor of Hoover (HVR 230) on Thursday, Nov. 18, or Friday, Nov. 19, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to pick up your birthday treat.

Portland Center employees may pick up their treat at the front desk.

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

Join presentation on Mark Hatfield this Monday in Hoover 105, via Zoom

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

Is it possible for a politician to succeed without resorting to incivility? To find out, come to Hoover 105 this Monday, Nov. 15, when biographer Richard Etulain will explore this question in the political life of the late Oregon Senator Mark O. Hatfield. Join us from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Etulain, professor emeritus of history and former director of the Center for the American West at the University of New Mexico, is the author of Mark Hatfield: Oregon Statesman. Hatfield was a Christian whose faith blossomed during his political career.

Those who attend in person will be required to wear masks. The presentation will also be available via Zoom by registering (for free) at this link. If you have questions, contact Ron Mock at civility@georgefox.edu.

Support Bruins at final home football game of the year tomorrow

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

Join us for the final football game of the year tomorrow (Saturday) at 1 p.m. against Whitworth. Here’s what you have to look forward to:

  • Ski-themed game: Wear your winter mountain gear
  • Senior Day: We’ll honor the 24 seniors on the team
  • Concert Choir: The George Fox Concert Choir will perform three songs at halftime
  • Vendors: Enjoy food from Chick-fil-A, Miss Hannah’s Popcorn, and the Kopitos Taco Truck

See you there!

We want to honor you on Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

Are you a military veteran who is also a George Fox student, alumni or employee? We want to honor you on Veterans Day (today) 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.

Be sure to RSVP for Nov. 18 staff lunch

Wednesday, November 10th, 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.

Final call for ‘Companioning Our Shadow’ virtual course

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

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.

A virtual course, “Companioning Our Shadow: Emotions and Relationships” is a space to invite Christ to meet our hidden self, and deepen our process of healing and transformation. Join instructor Michael Simmons as he explores practices and tools for companioning our shadowed emotions. We will meet virtually from 9 to 11 a.m. (PST) tomorrow (Friday).

The cost for attending the course is just $39, and participants can register by clicking the above link. If you have any questions, email Michael Simmons at msimmons@georgefox.edu.

Survey: Grocery Delivery Service

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

Our market research class is analyzing grocery delivery service and is conducting a survey to get the general public’s thoughts to see what their experiences were like when ordering groceries online with any service or app.

The more responses we get, the more accurate our results will be, so please consider taking the survey and sharing it with others.

Questions? Contact Andrew Ly Quach at aquach19@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.

Virtual guest seminar: Biomedical engineer Chelsea Thomas shares her story

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

Chelsea Thomas, a biomedical engineer from Stryker Inc., will join us for a virtual guest seminar today (Thursday).

Thomas will share her background and career path, touching on the biomaterials concepts she studied and worked on as a quality engineer. She will also share the perspective she has gained from working directly in the field with the end user in surgery. Join us on Zoom at 9:30 a.m. for this inspirational seminar.

Questions? Contact Tamara Wytsma at twytsma@georgefox.edu.

Listen to David French interview on George Fox Talks

Tuesday, November 9th, 2021

Check out this week’s episode of George Fox Talks, in which Abigail Favale hosts David French for a discussion on the political climate in the U.S. and where it’s headed. The two explore the psyche of the average American voter, and French shares his tips for choosing which candidates to support.

They also touch on abortion and the Christian’s response, politically and otherwise. French is senior editor of The Dispatch and a columnist for Time. He’s the author of Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can’t Ignore, and more recently Divided We Fall: America’s Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation, among others.

You have many options to listen …

Help us by subscribing to the podcast and to our YouTube channel, and leaving a review on Apple podcasts.

Wellness Wednesdays: Abundance

Tuesday, November 9th, 2021

Welcome to November! Despite the darkness that might be pressing on us at times, let us celebrate and declare November to be the month of abundance, joy, generosity, and thanksgiving.

The term “abundant life” comes from John 10:10: “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” “Abundant life” refers to life in its abounding fullness of joy and strength for spirit, soul and body. Explore abundance with us this month with this week’s wellness poster.

Be well because you are already so blessed.

Questions? Contact HR at hr@georgefox.edu.

Survey: Coffee Maker

Tuesday, November 9th, 2021

We are a group of Marketing 260 students who would greatly appreciate it if you could take our two-minute survey to provide feedback on our new product, a portable single-serving drip coffee maker.

Thank you for your help!

Questions? Email Ashley Foster at afoster20@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.

Survey: Phone Cases

Tuesday, November 9th, 2021

What do you like about your typical phone cases, and what would you like to see incorporated into the product? If you have thoughts on this topic, please take our survey to give us feedback on a product that we can design better!

If you have any questions, contact Karena Stephens at kstephens21@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.