Girl athletes honored at National Girls and Women in Sports Day Feb. 2

Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

Wednesday, Feb. 2, marks National Girls and Women in Sports Day, and we would love to extend an invitation to all girls teams (youth and high school levels) to join us at our women’s basketball game that night at 6 p.m. as we take on the Linfield Wildcats.

We will be inviting youth teams onto the court during halftime, where they will be honored as our next generation of female athletes by our current collegiate athletes. We are excited to take this opportunity to recognize these girls for all their hard work and inspire them to keep pursuing their passions in sports!

If you are interested in attending, please email nknipe20@georgefox.edu with an estimated headcount and your team name. This will ensure free admission. We encourage the girls to wear their jerseys so that we can easily identify teams as they arrive.

Questions? Contact Elise Trask at etrask@georgefox.edu.

‘Godspell: 2012 Revised Version’ opens Thursday in Wood-Mar

Monday, January 24th, 2022

George Fox University Theatre is pleased to announce that its production of Godspell: 2012 Revised Version opens Thursday, Jan. 27.

Performances in Wood-Mar Auditorium are scheduled as follows:

  • Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 27-29 and Feb. 3-5, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday matinees: Jan. 30 and Feb. 6 at 2 p.m.

You can purchase tickets here or by calling the performing arts box office at 503-554-2670.

All patrons must be masked – there are no exceptions. 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. Please choose the gray seats to seat your entire party together with no spaces between you. The system will add the gray/COVID seat after your purchase is complete. We encourage all patrons to be vaccinated to help protect our actors and fellow audience members from COVID-19.

Students may acquire free tickets for Thursday night performances. 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.

Reminder to file your FAFSA by Feb. 1

Sunday, January 23rd, 2022

Did you know that students have to complete the FAFSA every year to be considered for federal and state aid? Our office is busy preparing financial aid packages for next year, and we want to make sure the aid packages are as complete as possible.

To put yourself in the best position for next year, be sure to go to the FAFSA website and submit your 2022-23 FAFSA by Tuesday, Feb. 1.

Have questions? Please reach out to the Office of Financial Aid. You can contact us, schedule an appointment, or schedule a FAFSA Help Session. We’re here to help!

‘Godspell: 2012 Revised Version’ opens Jan. 27

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

George Fox University Theatre is pleased to announce that its production of “Godspell: 2012 Revised Version” opens Thursday, Jan. 27.

Performances in Wood-Mar Auditorium are scheduled as follows:

  • Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 27-29 and Feb. 3-5, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday matinees: Jan. 30 and Feb. 6 at 2 p.m.

You can purchase tickets here or by calling the performing arts box office at 503-554-2670.

All patrons must be masked – there are no exceptions. 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. Please choose the gray seats to seat your entire party together with no spaces between you. The system will add the gray/COVID seat after your purchase is complete. We encourage all patrons to be vaccinated to help protect our actors and fellow audience members from COVID-19.

Students may acquire free tickets for Thursday night performances. 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.

Always be prepared in case of emergency

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

It is always good to be prepared for an emergency! Check out the following links for some basic emergency tools, tips, and resources.

If you have questions, feel free to contact Campus Public Safety or the student life office. Be well!

Screening of ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ starts at 6 p.m. tonight

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Join the Intercultural Resource Center and the Department of Communication and Cinematic Arts at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, in Hoover 105 for a screening of the film, “I Am Not Your Negro.”

Based on writer James Baldwin’s unfinished novel, “Remember This House,” this film tells the story of race in modern America and Baldwin’s interactions with civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcom X and Martin Luther King Jr.

There will also be a brief Q&A with Professor Steven Classen, chair of the Department of Communication and Cinematic Arts and author of “Watching Jim Crow: The Struggles Over Mississippi TV.” Published by Duke University Press, Classen’s work received the 2004 McGannon Center Award for Social and Ethical Relevance in Communication Policy Research.

Questions? Contact D’Metri Jacques Mattocks at dmattocks@georgefox.edu.

Sign up for an online course that focuses on emotions and relationships

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Psychologist Carl Jung coined the term “shadow” to refer to the parts of ourselves we hide, repress and 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 holds incredible power to transform our lives, relationships and communities.

On Friday, Feb. 18, join Michael Simmons for an online course, “Companioning Our Shadow: Emotions & Relationships.” Simmons will explore practices and tools for companioning our shadow, particularly surrounding our emotions and how they impact our relationships. This course is a space to invite Christ to meet our hidden parts and deepen the healing process.

Simmons is a spiritual director and retreat facilitator, and he serves on the leadership team with Companioning Center and the board of Deep Water, a local community that provides tools, processes and sacred space for women and men to heal.

Simmons is a doctoral student at Portland Seminary and an ordained elder in the Free Methodist Church. The course will be offered via Zoom from 9 to 11 a.m. The cost is $39, and the Zoom link will be provided. You can register here if you’re interested.

Questions? Contact Simmons at msimmons@georgefox.edu.

Be a Life Group leader this spring

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

The Office for Spiritual Life is looking for leaders for our spring 2022 Life Groups series, which runs during the weeks of Feb. 14 through April 15.

Life Groups are small groups of undergraduate students who meet together for prayer, Bible study and fellowship. Groups meet weekly for 60 to 90 minutes. This spring, our groups will be either in person or completely via Zoom (which provides access for our George Fox Digital students). Life Groups will also be SPIL-credit eligible to encourage students to engage in high-quality spiritual formation experiences that are participatory and offer ongoing community. 

We welcome employees, current seniors, graduate students, alumni, family members of George Fox employees and students, and members of our wonderful local churches to consider leading a group. To sign up, please fill out this form.

For more information, visit this web page or contact the Office for Spiritual Life at spirituallife@georgefox.edu.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Reflections

Sunday, January 16th, 2022

President Robin Baker reflects upon times when America did not live up to its promise and the challenging words of two men, Frederick Douglass and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who stood up and fought for African-American freedom. Read his blog post here.

Office of Financial Aid launches Financial Wellness Center

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

The Financial Wellness Center is here to help you feel empowered and secure in your financial wellness. Our goal is to provide you with the tools and resources you need to feel educated in your financial decisions.

Whether you’re actively making financial choices or getting ready to repay loans after graduation, we want to help you feel confident in how to navigate your unique situation. 

If you need help starting or thinking through a budget, or if you have questions about loan repayment, you can schedule a one-on-one appointment here or learn more at our website

Questions? Feel free to reach out to us at financialwellness@georgefox.edu.

Portland Writing Center opens next week

Monday, January 10th, 2022

Need help writing a paper, staying on top of your assignments, or preparing for tests? Come to the Portland Writing Center (PWC), where you will find students helping students. Through one-on-one and group consultations, trained peer consultants can help you become a better reader, writer and learner.

We will be open for appointments starting next week. You can see our availability and schedule an appointment online through our website.

Questions? Contact Hannah Jackson at hjackson@georgefox.edu.

Join MLK Celebration Day this Monday

Monday, January 10th, 2022

The intercultural life and spiritual life offices invite the entire George Fox community to join us at the Chehalem Cultural Center (415 E. Sheridan St.) for the 12th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 17.

We will not only celebrate the life, faith and work of Dr. King, but also all of those whom his legacy still represents, including past, present and future generations!

Tai Harden-Moore will serve as keynote speaker, and the Larhonda Steele Band will be the musical guest. The emcees will be Zinabu Czarnecki and Bryce Coefield.

The event is free, but the live audience will be capped at 200 attendees. Pre-registration and either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test will be required within 48 hours for all attendees 12 and up.

The event will also be livestreamed, so everyone is welcome to join us through the livestream if unable to join in person. The link to RSVP and the livestream broadcast can be found here. Please RSVP for all members in your family/group for in-person attendance.

Questions? Contact Rusty St. Cyr at rstcyr@georgefox.edu.

Remember to utilize the online class schedule

Monday, January 10th, 2022

Class.georgefox.edu is a great resource for anyone needing to look up details on a class. These details include meeting times and location, teaching modality, enrollment limit and waitlist numbers, course description, instructor info, and textbook listings (click the book icon after clicking on a course to expand its info).

Questions? Contact the registrar’s office at registrar@georgefox.edu.

Reminder about face-covering policy on all campuses

Tuesday, January 4th, 2022

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).

Student account e-statements: Please check your George Fox email

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

Electronic student account statements were delivered to your George Fox email this morning. Please find that email, make payment, or forward it to persons helping you with payment.

Today’s e-statement was delivered at roughly 3 a.m. If your balance is more than expected, please review your charges, financial aid and registration in MyGeorgeFox.

Contact us at studentaccounts@georgefox.edu if you have any questions.

Expecting financial aid excess funds this spring?

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

In compliance with the university’s excess funds “refund” policies, the Office of Student Accounts will start initiating credits to students who are signed up for Student Account Direct Deposit (DD) beginning the week of Jan. 10. If you haven’t set up DD yet, please follow these simple instructions to do so now.

Enrollment in DD is mandatory at George Fox. When not completed, paper checks are required, and this causes an unavoidable delay. (Best guess, paper checks will be mailed the week of Jan. 17 at the earliest.)

For additional information about how to avoid refund delays, please review our Policy Highlights page (scroll down to “Refunds”).

Free healthcare workers wellness summit set for Friday via Zoom

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

Occupation-induced burnout and moral injury are long-standing concerns for healthcare workers. Because of the pandemic, more people are talking about these concerns.

As a community of healers, let’s discuss the burdens we carry in our healthcare system. Let’s explore solutions to regain our passion and vitality in our noble work.

Interested in joining in on the discussion? Register for the Interprofessional Primary Care Institute’s inaugural Healthcare Workers Wellness Summit: From Demoralization to Remoralization in OUR Work. This virtual event, available via Zoom, is free to all George Fox employees and students.

The summit is set from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 7. To get the Zoom link, simply register at the link above.

Questions? Contact Tammy O’Doherty at todohert@georgefox.edu.

Jan. 3 payment due date and financial aid disbursement information

Sunday, January 2nd, 2022

Most students have a payment that is due today, Jan. 3, 2022. Please be aware that pending financial aid (if ready to disburse) will be applied to the student account this morning.

There is a short period of time in which the aid disbursement might have been initiated but not yet applied to charges. To avoid confusion, please consider waiting until after noon to make your payment in MyGeorgeFox.

If you know how much to pay, you can pay at any time by entering the correct amount into the payment screen online. Contact us at studentaccounts@georgefox.edu if you have any questions.

Important student accounts payment info

Monday, December 20th, 2021

To allow time for processing mailed-in or in-person payments prior to the campus holiday break, please be sure your payment reaches our student accounts Newberg office by 3 p.m. tomorrow (Dec. 22).

After that, your payment will be held and transacted when we reopen on Jan. 3, 2022. Payments online may be transacted 24/7 while offices are closed.

If at all possible, we request that students give those assisting with payment permission to pay online. You can learn more about paying online here.

Questions? Contact Jenny Getsinger at jgetsing@georgefox.edu.

Free healthcare workers wellness summit set for Jan. 7 via Zoom

Sunday, December 19th, 2021

Occupation-induced burnout and moral injury are long-standing concerns for healthcare workers. Because of the pandemic, more people are talking about these concerns.

As a community of healers, let’s discuss the burdens we carry in our healthcare system. Let’s explore solutions to regain our passion and vitality in our noble work.

Interested in joining in on the discussion? Register for the Interprofessional Primary Care Institute’s inaugural Healthcare Workers Wellness Summit: From Demoralization to Remoralization in OUR Work. This virtual event, available via Zoom, is free to all George Fox employees and students.

The summit is set from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 7. To get the Zoom link, simply register at the link above.

Questions? Contact Tammy O’Doherty at todohert@georgefox.edu.