All invited to see Richard Foster present award this Monday

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Come see renowned Christian author, teacher and alumnus Richard J. Foster present an award in his name to pastor and fellow author Trevor Hudson this Monday, Oct. 3. The 7 p.m. presentation in Canyon Commons will be followed by Hudson’s keynote speech and a reception. Hudson will also speak at chapel the next morning, Oct. 4, at 10:50 a.m.

Can’t make Monday’s session? You can watch it at this link.

A selection committee selected Hudson as the first recipient of the Richard J. Foster Award in Spiritual Formation. The award recognizes those whose intellectual and practical work helps others come into an ongoing transformational relationship with Jesus Christ.

Hudson is the author of more than 20 books, the most recent of which, Seeking God: Finding Another Kind of Life with St Ignatius and Dallas Willard, was released in September.

Contact Carly Reumann at creumann@georgefox.edu for more information.

Unsold books will be sent back to their publishers starting Monday

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Unsold fall 2022 books and other course materials are being sent back to their publishers beginning Monday, Oct. 3. If there are books you’ve put off getting, don’t wait!

Contact Laura King at lking@georgefox.edu or visit the Bruin Bookstore if you have any questions.

Zoom seminar on suicide prevention set for Oct. 3-4

Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

Join us on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 3-4, for the Interprofessional Primary Care Institute’s Strengthening Team™ Ethics & Legal Considerations Suicide Prevention two-day event.

Day 1: We will explore safety, security, risk and common ethical and legal concerns in healthcare practice, followed by applying these concepts to emerging roles in primary care (behavioral health clinicians and culturally responsive community health workers). We will share experiences of power differentials in high-quality primary care early adopters.

Day 2: Kent Corso, PsyD, will present “Proactive Reduction of Suicide in Populations via Evidence-Based Research.” After that, we will discuss suicide in healthcare workers, as well as a system-wide approach to suicide prevention in primary care sustained since 2011.

If you would like to register for the event, sign up here. Contact Tammy O’Doherty at todohert@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Sign up for vocational discipleship group by Saturday

Monday, September 26th, 2022

Organizations and institutions can seem cold and inhuman, somehow disconnected from the lives we lead. But the reality, especially in modern society, is that most of us are organizational beings. We work in companies or other types of institutions. We are members of churches and other civic organizations.

Join us this semester to explore “God’s Purpose for your Organizational Life.” Over seven meetings, we will seek to uncover some surprising biblical truths about human institutions. In the process, we also discover that our lives can be more fully imbued with God’s purposes when we begin to appreciate that he is not just interested in our individual and family lives, but also our organizational lives.

This group is a great opportunity for students (graduate and undergraduate) who want to explore the integration of faith, work and vocation!

No outside preparation is needed. All meetings will include a free catered dinner. Email Travis Pickell at  tpickell@georgefox.edu by Saturday, Oct. 1, if you are interested. (Space is limited to 12 students, so do not delay!)

Meetings will be held on Oct. 11, Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov. 22, Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. Location to be decided.

George Fox student-employees: Make sure to record missed hours by this Friday

Monday, September 26th, 2022

Our next pay period is just around the corner. If you forgot to log hours for August, please email Kelly Peterson to receive the make-up timesheet. Those hours can be paid with your September work on Oct. 15 if you get the timesheet in by Oct. 1. Don’t forget to lock your September timesheet by this Friday, Sept. 30.

Email Kelly Peterson at kpeterson@georgefox.edu if you have any questions.

Biology alumnus returns to campus Monday to speak on his breakthrough research

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

One of our graduates is on the brink of changing how doctors treat chronic cardiac disease. Joel Rurik, a 2016 graduate of George Fox’s biology program, will explain the details of his research in a lecture all are welcome to attend this Monday, Sept. 26, at 3 p.m. in Hoover 105.

Rurik is now a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, where he does cutting-edge gene therapy research. Most recently, his team’s work was featured on the front cover of Science, the top research journal in the United States.

Cardiac fibrosis, a scarring of the heart, underlies most cardiovascular diseases and remains challenging to target therapeutically. Chronic cardiac disease often results in fibrosis, which negatively affects heart health and function. Therapies targeting this cardiac fibrosis remain limited, but Rurik’s research offers a promising and tractable immunotherapy approach for tackling fibrosis.

Contact Carly Reumann at creumann@georgefox.edu for more information.

Plant Services closed this Friday

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

Plant Services will be closed this Friday, Sept. 23, for our Hess Creek Canyon Clean-Up Day.

If you would like to join us on our next clean-up day, it will be Friday, Oct. 14.

Thank you.

Attend APA 7 workshop in person or virtually this afternoon

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

The APA 7 workshop is today (Wednesday) at 4 p.m.! Don’t miss it!

The event is hosted live in Hoover 105. If you are a graduate student or unable to attend in person, the stream link is here.

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

Join Zoom seminar on suicide prevention Oct. 3-4

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

Join us on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 3-4, for the Interprofessional Primary Care Institute’s Strengthening Team™ Ethics & Legal Considerations Suicide Prevention two-day event.

Day 1: We will explore safety, security, risk and common ethical and legal concerns in healthcare practice, followed by applying these concepts to emerging roles in primary care (behavioral health clinicians and culturally responsive community health workers). We will share experiences of power differentials in high-quality primary care early adopters.

Day 2: Kent Corso, PsyD, will present “Proactive Reduction of Suicide in Populations via Evidence-Based Research.” After that, we will discuss suicide in healthcare workers, as well as a system-wide approach to suicide prevention in primary care sustained since 2011.

If you would like to register for the event, sign up here. Contact Tammy O’Doherty at todohert@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Learn about APA 7 style at workshop this Wednesday

Sunday, September 18th, 2022

Join the Academic Resource Center for an APA 7 workshop with Sue O’Donnell this Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Hoover 105. Learn the details of APA style, including formatting, citations, references, writing style, and more. We will also have a Zoom option (link to be provided soon!).

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

George Fox alumnus returns to discuss his breakthrough research

Sunday, September 18th, 2022

One of our graduates is on the brink of changing how doctors treat chronic cardiac disease. Joel Rurik, a 2016 graduate of George Fox’s biology program, will explain the details of his research in a lecture all are welcome to attend on Monday, Sept. 26, at 3 p.m. in Hoover 105.

Rurik is now a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, where he does cutting-edge gene therapy research. Most recently, his team’s work was featured on the front cover of Science, the top research journal in the United States.

Cardiac fibrosis, a scarring of the heart, underlies most cardiovascular diseases and remains challenging to target therapeutically. Chronic cardiac disease often results in fibrosis, which negatively affects heart health and function. Therapies targeting this cardiac fibrosis remain limited, but Rurik’s research offers a promising and tractable immunotherapy approach for tackling fibrosis.

Contact Carly Reumann at creumann@georgefox.edu for more information.

Author Richard Foster presents inaugural Spiritual Formation Award on Oct. 3

Sunday, September 18th, 2022

Come see renowned Christian author, teacher and alumnus Richard J. Foster present an award in his name to pastor and fellow author Trevor Hudson on Monday, Oct. 3. The 7 p.m. presentation in Canyon Commons will be followed by Hudson’s keynote speech and a reception. Hudson will also speak at chapel the next morning, Oct. 4, at 10:50 a.m.

A selection committee selected Hudson as the first recipient of the Richard J. Foster Award in Spiritual Formation. The award recognizes those whose intellectual and practical work helps others come into an ongoing transformational relationship with Jesus Christ.

Hudson is the author of more than 20 books, the most recent of which, Seeking God: Finding Another Kind of Life with St Ignatius and Dallas Willard, was released in September.

Contact Carly Reumann at creumann@georgefox.edu for more information.

Register for Vocational Discipleship Group before Oct. 1

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

Organizations and institutions can seem cold and inhuman, somehow disconnected from the lives we lead. But the reality, especially in modern society, is that most of us are organizational beings. We work in companies or other types of institutions. We are members of churches and other civic organizations.

Join us this semester to explore “God’s Purpose for your Organizational Life.” Over seven meetings, we will seek to uncover some surprising biblical truths about human institutions. In the process, we will also discover that our lives can be more fully imbued with God’s purpose when we begin to appreciate that He is not just interested in our individual and family lives, but also our organizational lives.

This group is a great opportunity for students (graduate and undergraduate) who want to explore the integration of faith, work and vocation.

No outside preparation needed. All meetings will include a FREE catered dinner. Email Travis Pickell at  tpickell@georgefox.edu by Saturday, Oct. 1, if you are interested. (Space is limited to 12 students, so do not delay!)

Meetings will be held on Oct. 11, Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov. 22, Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. Location to be decided.

Come cheer on golfer Makensie Toole in LPGA tournament – for free

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

The George Fox women’s golf team invites all George Fox students and employees to come cheer on junior Makensie Toole as she competes in the LPGA Portland Classic tomorrow (Thursday) and Friday, Sept. 16, at the Columbia Edgewater Country Club (2220 N.E. Marine Dr.).

George Fox students and employees are invited to attend the tournament free of charge! Simply show your Fox ID for free admission to the oldest continuous event on the LPGA Tour. Check the LPGA site for pairings and tee times.

Please contact Head Coach MaryJo McCloskey at mmccloskey@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Always be prepared for an emergency

Tuesday, September 13th, 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!

Join suicide prevention seminar via Zoom Oct. 3-4

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

Join us on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 3-4, for the Interprofessional Primary Care Institute’s Strengthening Team™ Ethics & Legal Considerations Suicide Prevention two-day event.

Day 1: We will explore safety, security, risk and common ethical and legal concerns in healthcare practice, followed by applying these concepts to emerging roles in primary care (behavioral health clinicians and culturally responsive community health workers). We will share experiences of power differentials in high-quality primary care early adopters.

Day 2: Kent Corso, PsyD, will present “Proactive Reduction of Suicide in Populations via Evidence-Based Research.” After that, we will discuss suicide in healthcare workers, as well as a system-wide approach to suicide prevention in primary care sustained since 2011.

If you would like to register for the event, sign up here. Contact Tammy O’Doherty at todohert@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Join us on Zoom for suicide-prevention seminar Oct. 3-4

Wednesday, September 7th, 2022

Join us on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 3-4, for the Interprofessional Primary Care Institute’s Strengthening Team™ Ethics & Legal Considerations Suicide Prevention two-day event.

Day 1: We will explore safety, security, risk and common ethical and legal concerns in healthcare practice, followed by applying these concepts to emerging roles in primary care (behavioral health clinicians and culturally responsive community health workers). We will share experiences of power differentials in high-quality primary care early adopters.

Day 2: Kent Corso, PsyD, will present “Proactive Reduction of Suicide in Populations via Evidence-Based Research.” After that, we will discuss suicide in healthcare workers, as well as a system-wide approach to suicide prevention in primary care sustained since 2011.

If you would like to register for the event, sign up here. Contact Tammy O’Doherty at todohert@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Interested in doing research through Richter Scholars program? Connect with faculty mentor now

Monday, September 5th, 2022

Are you interested in doing research? The Richter Scholars Program at George Fox distributes funds to support student research activities that are devised, initiated and carried out by individual student researchers, with mentorship, guidance and expertise provided by a faculty mentor.

Students, if you are interested in doing research next summer, connect with a faculty mentor now so they can help you with your proposal. Before preparing a proposal, please read through the full proposal guidelines, eligibility requirements, and review criteria.

All submittals will be electronic. For more information, contact Vetta Berokoff at vberokof@georgefox.edu.

Disability and Accessibility Services hosts testing sessions this week

Sunday, September 4th, 2022

If you have testing accommodations and are unsure of how to schedule them, Disability and Accessibility Services is providing training this week. The sessions will take place in Murdock 020 on:

  • Monday, Sept. 5, 7:30-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 6, 3-3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2-2:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 503-554-2448 or email us at das@georgefox.edu.

Starting a new on-campus job? Swing by HR with paperwork

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

If you are starting a new on-campus job, please come to the human resources office with your new hire paperwork by your first day of work. You do not need to make an appointment; just come to 206 N. Meridian St., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. during the week, and we will be happy to help!

Don’t forget to bring your verification documents (a list of acceptable documents can be found on the George Fox website). Email Kelly Peterson at kpeterson@georgefox.edu with any questions.