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.

Moms of young children: Join networking lunch Monday in Hoover 104

Monday, April 4th, 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. on Monday, April 11, in Hoover 104. Please join us!

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

Enjoy performance of ‘Messiah’ on Bauman stage on April 14

Sunday, April 3rd, 2022

The George Fox University orchestra and choirs invite you to enjoy selections from Handel’s Messiah at 7:30 p.m. on 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.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sunday, April 3rd, 2022

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We invite everyone to spread awareness and show support for survivors of sexual assault. Visit Know Your IX to get involved, view educational material, and find support resources for survivors, friends and families.

Here are some more resources:

  • 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.

Listen to engineering candidate’s research presentation tomorrow

Sunday, April 3rd, 2022

Join us tomorrow (Tuesday) to hear engineering faculty candidate David Garner present an overview of the Air Force Research Laboratory and his experience discovering and establishing international research collaborations in aerospace materials and structures across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Garner will discuss current research topics and trends, as well as how to seek grants from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. His presentation is scheduled in EHS 102 from 3 to 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Questions? Contact Adina McConaughey at amcconaughey@georgefox.edu.

Swing by the bookstore to pick up your faculty regalia

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

Faculty rental regalia has arrived at the bookstore! Pick it up any time we are open (between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays).

Contact Laura King at lking@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Learn about immunity and brain-boosting foods in free webinar tomorrow

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

Join Colleen Kuhn, a Providence health coach and registered dietitian, as she breaks down the connection between food and immunity in a webinar tomorrow (Friday) from noon to 1 p.m. You’ll learn about nutrients that help boost your brain power and strengthen your immune system.

Colleen will also share tips on how to add more nutrient-packed foods into your weekly meal plan. You can register here.

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

Join discussion on Russia and Ukraine tonight in Hoover 105

Tuesday, March 29th, 2022

Two people with extended experience in Russia and Ukraine will visit campus tonight (Wednesday) to discuss what civility might look like in the Russia/Ukraine relationship. The session will be in Hoover 105 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Johan Maurer lived in Russia for 10 years, teaching English and working with Quaker meetings in that country. Stu Willcuts has decades of experience delivering aid to crisis-torn nations, including in Ukraine after the Russian invasion of the Crimea and Donbas regions of eastern Ukraine.

War is the worst-case scenario when civility breaks down. Maurer and Willcuts will share their perceptions of what caused such a catastrophic breakdown between Russia and Ukraine. Did they ever enjoy a civil, productive relationship? How did the relationship deteriorate? What effects has it had? Is there a path toward building a constructive, civil relationship?

The public is welcome. A Zoom link will be available; watch for it on the Civility Project website. If you have questions, contact project director Ron Mock at civility@georgefox.edu.

Wellness Wednesdays: Mind at Ease

Tuesday, March 29th, 2022

We hope you have enjoyed our wellness journey exploring ideas for intentional living so far this year. Today we explore how we can nourish, comfort and relax our minds. Find out more in our Wellness Wednesday issue.

Be well.

– HR

Enjoy a breakfast burrito tomorrow morning

Tuesday, March 29th, 2022

Since we appreciate each of you in this community and your individual contribution to it, not just today but every day, we have something special planned for you this week!

What better way to celebrate you than with free food! Our team will be serving a grab-and-go breakfast of burritos, from a local restaurant, in the lobby of the Portland Center between 9 and 10:30 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday).

Please click here to RSVP and make your food selection as soon as possible! The quantity we order will be dependent on your RSVP, so please help us ensure we have enough for all who want to attend by completing the form.

Your presence is immensely appreciated, and we look forward to seeing you!

Questions? Contact Nadine Pasin at npasin@georgefox.edu.

Wishing you all the best,
The Human Resources Team

‘The Hijabis’ takes the Wood-Mar stage this week and next

Tuesday, March 29th, 2022

George Fox University Theatre is pleased to announce that its production of The Hijabis opens Thursday, March 31.

Performances in Wood-Mar Auditorium are scheduled as follows:

  • Thursday-Friday, March 31-April 1, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3, and April 9-10, at 2 p.m.

You can read the synopsis and purchase tickets here. Tickets are also available by calling the performing arts box office at 503-554-2670.

COVID Precautions
Patrons are encouraged to wear masks. Our ticketing system will automatically place one empty seat on either side of your ticket purchase to create extra space between you and the patrons next to you. We encourage all patrons to be vaccinated to help protect our actors and fellow audience members from COVID-19.

Special Ticket Options for Students, Faculty and Staff
Students may acquire free tickets for our 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, performance or 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, performance in Wood-Mar Auditorium.

George Fox faculty and staff are entitled to one free ticket for the run of the show. Both options may be selected when you purchase or select your tickets in our online ticketing system. Please use your George Fox email address when ordering.

For details or assistance, email Kathy Harris at kharris@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2670.

Survey: ‘Joey Pack’

Tuesday, March 29th, 2022

Please help a business marketing class by filling out our research survey for our product idea, the “Joey Pack.” Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Haley Medel at hmedel21@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.

DPT offers free appointments in May

Monday, March 28th, 2022

Have any aches or pains? Interested in improving mobility? If so, the physical therapy program wants to serve you!

For the month of May, faculty and students will be evaluating and treating patients for free! We treat muscle/joint injuries, post-operative, pediatrics, neurologic and balance, chronic pain, post-COVID, general weakness, and more.

We are located in the Medical Science Building, at 448 Werth Blvd. Get more details here.

To schedule an appointment, please contact Tess Swake, PT, DPT, OCS, at tswake@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2454.

Russia and Ukraine discussed tomorrow night in Hoover 105

Monday, March 28th, 2022

Two people with extended experience in Russia and Ukraine will visit campus tomorrow night (Wednesday) to discuss what civility might look like in the Russia/Ukraine relationship. The session will be in Hoover 105 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Johan Maurer lived in Russia for 10 years, teaching English and working with Quaker meetings in that country. Stu Willcuts has decades of experience delivering aid to crisis-torn nations, including in Ukraine after the Russian invasion of the Crimea and Donbas regions of eastern Ukraine.

War is the worst-case scenario when civility breaks down. Maurer and Willcuts will share their perceptions of what caused such a catastrophic breakdown between Russia and Ukraine. Did they ever enjoy a civil, productive relationship? How did the relationship deteriorate? What effects has it had? Is there a path toward building a constructive, civil relationship?

The public is welcome. A Zoom link will be available; watch for it on the Civility Project website. If you have questions, contact project director Ron Mock at civility@georgefox.edu.

Attend today’s Richter Scholars meeting to learn about research opportunities

Monday, March 28th, 2022

Have you thought it would be great to do some type of research? Attend the meeting today (Tuesday) to learn about the Richter Scholars Program and how it can benefit you. We’ll meet at 5 p.m. in Hoover 105.

We encourage faculty and students across all disciplines to attend to learn more about the program and how to apply for this research opportunity. The program is available to both graduate and undergraduate students. The event will be recorded. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Note that the next proposal deadline will be Oct. 17, 2022.

For more information, contact Vetta Berokoff at vberokof@georgefox.edu

Survey: Family Support and Service Project

Monday, March 28th, 2022

We are a group of students taking a business communication class. Through the guidance of the class, we are working on a passion project centered around helping children in need.

In order to help us best carry out our mission of providing for underprivileged families in an effort to relieve them of financial burdens and support them in their pursuit of happiness, we ask you to fill out this survey. Thank you!

Contact Katie Armstrong at karmstrong20@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.