‘The Wineskin’ is accepting submissions

Monday, October 14th, 2019

The Wineskin is now accepting submissions! The theme for this semester will be IDENTITY. However, there is no need to be bound by the theme – just send us your best poems, stories, essays and artwork.

The editors are open to a wide range of styles and subject matter, but we are particularly looking for work that pushes boundaries and surprises us with its artistic approach and perspective of the world.

Please submit all poetry, prose, photography, and artwork here. Our submission guidelines are as follows:

  • Poetry and prose manuscripts must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document in Times New Roman with a 12-point font. Title your pieces and remove your name from the document.
  • Limit all prose to 1,000 words and send no more than five poems per submission.
  • For artwork, files should be named with the title of your piece, followed by your name. Remove all watermarks from your work.

Submissions close on Saturday, Nov. 2. Questions? Contact Kiale Palpant at kpalpant16@georgefox.edu.

Get your Christmas Concert tickets today

Monday, October 14th, 2019

The George Fox music department will host its annual Christmas Concert in December. Tickets are available beginning today (Tuesday) on the music department website, and one ticket is free for every student for the Friday, Dec. 6, performance at 7:30 p.m.

Each student must reserve only their own ticket online and bring their George Fox ID with them to show at the door. Because each free ticket must be connected with a student’s name and ID, any group of free tickets in the same transaction and attached to the same student name and ID will be canceled.

You may purchase additional tickets online for any of the performances. 

Contact Debbie Hawblitzel (dhawblit@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Participate in Purple Thursday next week

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Join the School of Social Work and fellow students, faculty and staff in wearing purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Day on Thursday, Oct. 24.

The goal of Purple Thursday is to raise awareness about domestic, spousal, teen dating, and intimate partner violence. Use your clothing to start conversations with others about domestic violence. Share photos online of you and fellow students, faculty and staff wearing purple, and use these hashtags: #WWV19, #DVAM, #endDV, #workAgainstViolence, and #PurpleThursday.

Questions? Contact Kim Rapp at rappk@georgefox.edu.

FoxTALE unavailable tomorrow morning

Monday, October 14th, 2019

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

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

Last week to access Columbia Employee Store

Sunday, October 13th, 2019

George Fox University students and staff are exclusively invited to access the Columbia Employee Store from now until this Sunday, Oct. 20

The employee store offers an employee discount (40 to 50 percent off regular retail pricing) and all of the latest products from SOREL, Mountain Hardwear, prAna, and Columbia Sportswear.

To access the store, bring this invite, your George Fox ID card, and a personal photo ID.

The invite is valid for you and four guests; you must be present. The invite grants store access only; the offer is not valid online. Find store location and hours here.

Questions? Contact Nichole Drew at ndrew@georgefox.edu.

Plan to attend lecture on Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

All are invited to a special presentation, “Reflections on Dr. King and the Beloved Community,” on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 4:15 p.m. in Canyon Commons. This lecture on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. will be given by Scott Finnie, a professor at Eastern Washington University.

Finnie has been a faculty member in EWU’s Africana Education Program and history department since 1992 and currently serves as director of Africana studies and as director of race and cultural studies. His presentation is part of the university’s presidential lecture series. You can read more about his visit here.

For more information, contact Missy Terry at 503-554-2101.

Registration for Call to Ministry Conference still open

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Do you feel a call to ministry, but are wondering what that might look like? Join us for a Call to Ministry Conference at Clackamas Park Friends Church (8120 S.E. Theissen in Milwaukie) for a time of reflection, inspiration and discernment.

The conference, sponsored by the university’s College of Christian Studies and the Northwest Yearly Meeting, takes place Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11-12, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. (Friday) and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Saturday). All meals are provided, and 14 discussion tables will suggest possible ministries and scholarships available for you to consider.

Register online here and contact Paul Anderson (panderso@georgefox.edu) with any questions you may have.

FoxTALE unavailable next Wednesday morning

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

FoxTALE will be unavailable next Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 6 to 8 a.m. Pacific Time for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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

Sign up for Trail Blazer ticket discounts

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Sign up for student discount passes to attend Portland Trail Blazer games and other events hosted at the Moda Center in Portland. 

Click here or find a flyer around campus and scan the Snapchat code. Use your student email address to sign up. Once signed up, you will receive last-minute text alerts and ticket deals.

If you have any questions, contact Paige Vedra at pvedra16@georgefox.edu.

‘The Wineskin’ is accepting submissions

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

The Wineskin is now accepting submissions! The theme for this semester will be IDENTITY. However, there is no need to be bound by the theme – just send us your best poems, stories, essays and artwork.

The editors are open to a wide range of styles and subject matter, but we are particularly looking for work that pushes boundaries and surprises us with its artistic approach and perspective of the world.

Please submit all poetry, prose, photography, and artwork here. Our submission guidelines are as follows:

  • Poetry and prose manuscripts must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document in Times New Roman with a 12-point font. Title your pieces and remove your name from the document.
  • Limit all prose to 1,000 words and send no more than five poems per submission.
  • For artwork, files should be named with the title of your piece, followed by your name. Remove all watermarks from your work.

Submissions close on Saturday, Nov. 2. Questions? Contact Kiale Palpant at kpalpant16@georgefox.edu.

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger speaks at George Fox on Wednesday

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, will speak on balancing work, family and faith Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium.

VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology and a recent article on VMware in Forbes described the company this way: “It’s not an exaggeration to say that VMware stands at the center of the IT universe. The company’s software touches nearly every element of modern IT architecture.” VMware employs more than 24,000 employees and revenue for fiscal 2018 was nearly $9 billion. Gelsinger, Intel’s first chief technology officer, drove the creation of key industry technologies, including USB and Wi-Fi.

Questions? Contact Rob Felton (rfelton@georgefox.edu).

Attend Call to Ministry Conference Oct. 11-12

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

Do you feel a call to ministry, but are wondering what that might look like? Join us for a Call to Ministry Conference at Clackamas Park Friends Church (8120 SE Theissen in Milwaukie) for a time of reflection, inspiration and discernment. The conference is Oct. 11-12 from 5:30 p.m – 9 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. All meals are provided, and 14 discussion tables will suggest possible ministries and scholarships available for you to consider.

Register online here and contact Paul Anderson (panderso@georgefox.edu) for any questions you may have.

Get access to the Columbia Employee Store

Friday, October 4th, 2019

George Fox University students and staff are exclusively invited to access the Columbia Employee Store from now until Sunday, Oct. 20

The employee store offers an employee discount (40 to 50 percent off regular retail pricing) and all of the latest products from SOREL, Mountain Hardwear, prAna, and Columbia Sportswear.

To access the store, bring this invite, your George Fox ID card, and a personal photo ID.

The invite is valid for you and four guests; you must be present. The invite grants store access only; the offer is not valid online. Find store location and hours here.

Questions? Contact Nichole Drew at ndrew@georgefox.edu.

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger speaks at George Fox Oct. 9

Friday, October 4th, 2019

Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, will speak on balancing work, family and faith Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium.

VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology and a recent article on VMware in Forbes described the company this way: “It’s not an exaggeration to say that VMware stands at the center of the IT universe. The company’s software touches nearly every element of modern IT architecture.” VMware employs more than 24,000 employees and revenue for fiscal 2018 was nearly $9 billion. Gelsinger, Intel’s first chief technology officer, drove the creation of key industry technologies, including USB and Wi-Fi.

Questions? Contact Rob Felton (rfelton@georgefox.edu).

Newberg campus closes Friday for mid-semester holiday

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

The Newberg campus will be closed Friday, Oct. 4 for the mid-semester holiday. All offices, the Bruin Store, Mail Services and the Newberg library will be closed.

The library announces new access to newspapers

Monday, September 30th, 2019

George Fox University Libraries is pleased to announce that it now provides access to The Chronicle of Higher Education and The New York Times online.

To access The Chronicle of Higher Education, click here. If you are off campus, you will be prompted to enter your George Fox username and password to enter the site.

To access The New York Times, visit this site and create an account using your George Fox email address.

Visit the library’s blog to find out more information about The New York Times access and The Chronicle of Higher Education access. Questions? Contact a librarian here.

Want to win a coffee card? Fill out your FAFSA today!

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

How can it be October already? It’s the season of pumpkin spices lattes, sweater weather and FAFSA. That’s right! It’s FAFSA time yet again.

Complete the 2020-21 FAFSA now at FAFSA.gov and be entered into a drawing for your chance to win one of two coffee cards. We will hold a drawing each Monday through the month of October, and the winners will be notified by the Financial Aid office by the end of the day Tuesday.

For questions, contact our office at finaid@georgefox.edu.

Passport Days event begins today

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

The Passport Days event runs today (Wednesday) and tomorrow (Thursday) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. On both days, a USPS representative will be in the Bauman Auditorium lobby to help you with all of your passport needs. All of the application and photo process will be done at once.

Checks are preferred, but cash will be accepted as long as it is the exact amount. You will need to bring the following items with you:

  • Form of payment
  • Current driver’s license or state-issued ID with current last name
  • Original or certified birth certificate (your birth certificate will be submitted with the passport application and returned to you from the state department)

The event is open to the community, so please share this information with your friends and family. For passport information, click here.

Questions? Contact Richard Silver at rsilver@georgefox.edu.

Join course on mental well-being for students

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

At George Fox, we believe in the importance of creating a safe and healthy environment for all of our community members so that you can be successful in achieving your goals.

We have partnered with Ever-Fi to make an interactive and engaging online module available to you on the topic of college student mental health. While this module is encouraged for all students, first-year students are required to complete the course.

If you wish to learn more about helping others, this course is for you. The course is interactive and full of valuable information regarding mental health strategies. It will only take 30 to 40 minutes of your time.

All first-year students will receive an email next week from the Office of Student Life with instructions on how to take the course. Then a follow-up email will be sent out by Ever-Fi and George Fox University.

To sign up for the course, contact Jere Witherspoon at jwitherspoon@georgefox.edu no later than Friday, Oct. 4.

Of course, we want to remind you that there are numerous resources on campus, including the Health and Counseling Center, university pastors, and Residence Life/Commuter Life staff.

Passport Days event is this week

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

Our Passport Days event is this week! On Wednesday and ThursdaySept. 2526, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. a USPS representative will be in the Bauman Auditorium lobby to help you with all of your passport needs. All of the application and photo process will be done at once.

Checks are preferred, but cash will be accepted as long as it is the exact amount. You will need to bring the following items with you:

  • Form of payment
  • Current driver’s license or state-issued ID with current last name
  • Original or certified birth certificate (your birth certificate will be submitted with the passport application and returned to you from the state department)

The event is open to the community, so please share this information with your friends and family. For passport information, click here

Questions? Contact Richard Silver at rsilver@georgefox.edu.