How to register a formal student complaint

Monday, June 24th, 2019

While most student concerns and complaints can and should be resolved informally, there is a formal general complaint procedure described in the “Support for Students” section of the Undergraduate Student Handbook as well as on the Graduate/DPS Policies page of the website.

Note that these procedures cover complaints of a general nature and do not supersede specific policies involving special cases such as grade appeals, sexual harassment, etc., which are covered elsewhere in the Student Handbook, catalog or Graduate/DPS Policies.  

For more information, contact the student life department (studentlife@georgefox.edu).

Spaces are available in upcoming CPR/AED/First Aid classes

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

The Campus Public Safety office is offering a series of CPR, AED and First Aid courses in July and August. Courses are designed for the general public, whether you need First Aid and/or CPR and AED for a job requirement or want basic classes for your own needs.  

The sessions will teach you how to perform CPR on adults, children and infants, including rescue breathing with a mask; how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED); and how to help someone who is choking. Also included is basic First Aid, choking, and care for common medical, injury and environmental emergencies. 

For more details on dates, times and cost, and to sign up, visit the Campus Public Safety website.

Spaces are available in upcoming CPR/AED/First Aid classes

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

The Campus Public Safety office is offering a series of CPR, AED and First Aid courses in July and August. Courses are designed for the general public, whether you need First Aid and/or CPR and AED for a job requirement or want basic classes for your own needs.  

The sessions will teach you how to perform CPR on adults, children and infants, including rescue breathing with a mask; how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED); and how to help someone who is choking. Also included is basic First Aid, choking, and care for common medical, injury and environmental emergencies. 

For more details on dates, times and cost, and to sign up, visit the Campus Public Safety website.

Campus Public Safety offers water safety tips

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Is it hot enough yet? If the river is your choice of cool-down today and tomorrow, please be aware of these important safety tips before just plunging in! 

  • Most Oregon rivers are still cold! The Deschutes and the Sandy rivers are still in the 50s, and the Willamette is in the mid-60s. That cold water can shock your system and cause you to gasp involuntarily and to take in water and drown!
  • Wear a life jacket. Always.
  • Don’t leave children unattended around any body of water, even for a second.
  • Learn CPR and never swim alone (Campus Public Safety offers CPR/first aid/AED classes; call us at 503-554-2090 for details).
  • Never dive into unknown water unless you know the depth and that there aren’t submerged logs, strong currents or other hazards.
  • All boats, no matter the size, need one wearable PFD (personal flotation device) for each person on board. Anyone under 12 must wear it at all times.

If trouble arises, attempting to rescue a swimmer in danger is very dangerous and can lead to multiple drownings. Trained rescuers teach and use a protocol called “Talk, Reach, Throw, Row.”

TALK. Call 911, then talk to the person and see if you can coach them to swim to you on shore or to a boat.

REACH. Next, try to reach them by extending a branch, pole or inflatable boat. Do NOT allow them to grab hold of your body; they may try to pull you in.

THROW. You can throw a distressed person a life jacket, life ring, rope or any other object that will help them stay afloat.

ROW. If necessary, use a boat to get to the person.

Thanks to Wilsonville Police Chief Rob Wurpes for these valuable tips!

Physical therapy clinic is open over the summer

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

George Fox University’s Physical Therapy Clinic is open now and all summer long to serve your needs. We provide care from prevention to after-surgery rehabilitation.

Our team of therapists are board-certified specialists in sports medicine, pediatrics and neuro-rehab. We can help you regain function, decrease pain and enjoy life more. Some of the common conditions we treat are sprains and strains of all body parts, surgeries to the extremities and spine, chronic pain and many more!

If you would like more information regarding our services, or would like to speak with a licensed physical therapist, please give us a call at 503-554-2479 or visit our website.

We are providers for Regence Blue Cross of Oregon and are out-of-network providers for most other insurances. We look forward to meeting you and helping you on your journey to well-being.

Registrar’s office seeks your input on form terminology

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

The registrar’s office is considering changing the name of the Application for Degree form in order to better communicate to our students what they are doing and why it’s important.

Please complete this short survey to let us know what terminology best communicates the goal of the form so students know what it is and why they need to complete it.

Thank you!

Registrar’s office seeks your input on form terminology

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

The registrar’s office is considering changing the name of the Application for Degree form in order to better communicate to our students what they are doing and why it’s important.

Please complete this short survey to let us know what terminology best communicates the goal of the form so students know what it is and why they need to complete it.

Thank you!

FoxTALE unavailable for two hours tomorrow morning

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

FoxTALE will be unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) tomorrow (Wednesday) for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Questions? Email servicedesk@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2569.

FoxTALE unavailable for two hours early Wednesday morning

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

FoxTALE will be unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Wednesday, June 5, for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Questions? Email servicedesk@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2569.

University community invited to Ken Austin’s memorial service Friday

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

The George Fox community is invited to a celebration of life service to honor the life and legacy of Ken Austin at 2:30 p.m. this Friday, May 31, in Stoffer Family Stadium (with overflow in Bauman Auditorium). A reception will immediately follow at the Chehalem Cultural Center.

To ensure that the family is prepared to welcome all who wish to celebrate Ken’s life, please take a moment to register at this link. However, all are welcome to attend regardless of registration.

Physical therapy clinic is open over the summer

Monday, May 20th, 2019

George Fox University’s Physical Therapy Clinic is open now and all summer long to serve your needs. We provide care from prevention to after-surgery rehabilitation.

Our team of therapists are board-certified specialists in sports medicine, pediatrics and neuro-rehab. We can help you regain function, decrease pain and enjoy life more. Some of the common conditions we treat are sprains and strains of all body parts, surgeries to the extremities and spine, chronic pain and many more!

If you would like more information regarding our services, or would like to speak with a licensed physical therapist, please give us a call at 503-554-2479 or visit our website.

We are providers for Regence Blue Cross of Oregon and are out-of-network providers for most other insurances. We look forward to meeting you and helping you on your journey to well-being.

Claim your lost items before May 17

Sunday, May 5th, 2019

Have you lost or misplaced your computer power cord, adapter, or USB stick? Stop by the IT or library desk at the Portland Center to claim your lost items.

We will be donating the items after Friday, May 17. Some of these items date back to the summer of 2018.

Questions? Contact Andy Lockhart at alockhart@georgefox.edu.

Employees and students invited to shop at Columbia Sportswear Store May 3-26

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

The Columbia Sportswear Company has invited George Fox students and employees to shop at the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store May 3-26.

What You Get Access To

  • Employee pricing (typically 40 to 50 percent off regular retail pricing).

Instructions on How to Participate

  • This invite is non-transferable, but you can bring your family and friends with you (up to four guests per person, per visit).
  • Bring the invite with you to the store reception desk (or show the invite on your mobile phone) for entry and again at checkout.
  • Show your George Fox University Employee ID (options listed on invite)

Location and Hours

Columbia Sportswear Employee Store
14100 N.W. Science Park Dr., Portland
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Click this link to download or print the pass.

Please contact Employee Empowerment at 503-554-2180 or ee@georgefox.edu for assistance with these or any of your George Fox benefits.

Claim your lost items before May 17

Sunday, April 28th, 2019

Have you lost or misplaced your computer power cord, adapter, or USB stick? Stop by the IT or library desk at the Portland Center to claim your lost items.

We will be donating the items after Friday, May 17. Some of these items date back to the summer of 2018.

Questions? Contact Andy Lockhart at alockhart@georgefox.edu.

Apply to Plant Services for summer job

Friday, April 26th, 2019

Are you searching for a summer job and like to be outdoors? Do you want to work with your hands and learn how we keep the George Fox Newberg campus looking so beautiful? If so, we have an opportunity for you!

The Plant Services grounds department has five openings for a summer groundskeeping job. That’s a solid 40 hours per week working in the great outdoors.

Interested applicants can either apply through Handshake or stop by the Thomas Center to drop off their summer applications directly.

Questions can be directed to the Plant Services office at (503) 554-2010.

Claim your lost computer items before May 17

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Have you lost or misplaced your computer power cord, adapter, or USB stick? Stop by the I.T. or library desk at the Portland Center to claim your lost items.

We will be donating the items after Friday, May 17. Some of these items date back to the summer of 2018.

Questions? Contact Andy Lockhart at alockhart@georgefox.edu.

Apply to Plant Services for summer job

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Are you searching for a summer job and like to be outdoors? Do you want to work with your hands and learn how we keep the George Fox Newberg campus looking so beautiful? If so, we have an opportunity for you!

The Plant Services grounds department has five openings for a summer groundskeeping job. That’s a solid 40 hours per week working in the great outdoors.

Interested applicants can either apply through Handshake or stop by the Thomas Center to drop off their summer applications directly.

Questions can be directed to the Plant Services office at 503-554-2010.

Apply to Plant Services for summer job

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Are you searching for a summer job and like to be outdoors? Do you want to work with your hands and learn how we keep the George Fox Newberg campus looking so beautiful? If so, we have an opportunity for you!

The Plant Services grounds department has five openings for a summer groundskeeping job. That’s a solid 40 hours per week working in the great outdoors.

Interested applicants can either apply through Handshake or stop by the Thomas Center to drop off their summer applications directly.

Questions can be directed to the Plant Services office at 503-554-2010.

University closed today for Good Friday

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

The university’s offices, libraries and Bruin Store are closed today (Friday) to observe Good Friday.

Information on Print Services’ final job submission deadlines

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce that Print Services will be closing its doors at the end of the day on Friday, May 3. Please note the deadline for when jobs will be accepted.

Department Deadline: Friday, April 26, end of day

Students’ Deadline: Friday, May 3, end of day

More information will come later regarding printing and how that process will look. Thank you for your patience during this transition. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Richard Silver at rsilver@georgefox.edu.