Nationally prominent political commentator David French speaks on campus Nov. 1

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

Prominent Christian political commentator and attorney David French will issue a call for robust civility in politics at a free presentation in Bauman Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 1. The talk, entitled “Jesus Loves Your Political Enemies, and America Needs You to Love Them Too,” is available via a Zoom stream; those who attend in person are required to wear masks.

French is a senior editor at The Dispatch and a columnist for Time magazine. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he served as a lecturer at Cornell Law School. After law school, he practiced law with a focus on religious liberty issues.

He advises Christians not to wait for our political leaders to fix America’s drift toward bitter division. “There is no policy fix for malice and misinformation” he says. “There is no five-point plan for national harmony.” Instead, French says it is up to the church to build a healthier political culture, embracing people across the political spectrum, keeping the Ninth Commandment (against bearing false witness), and demonstrating love for our political enemies.

He speaks to Christians concerned about the polarization and alienation metastasizing in our communities, and in politics at every level, both nationally and locally. French’s most recent book is Divided We Fall: America’s Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation.

The event is being hosted by the George Fox Civility Project, an initiative launched during the 2020-21 academic year out of concern about the polarization and alienation in political culture at every level (national, state and local). It sponsors events, publishes a newsletter, and maintains a website with information about civility.

For more information, contact Civility Project director Ron Mock at civility@georgefox.edu.

Spread awareness of domestic violence on Purple Thursday

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

October is domestic violence awareness month, and Purple Thursday is observed during the third full week of the month. We invite everyone to wear purple tomorrow (Thursday) and share photos of yourself using the national hashtag #PurpleThursday to spread awareness and show your support for survivors of domestic violence across the country.

If you or someone you know is need of resources, contact campusadvocate@georgefox.edu or go to the Henderson House website. To get involved, visit the Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force webpage. If you have an emergency, please call 911 or Campus Public Safety at 503-554-2310.

If you have any questions, contact Lauren Ohtani (lohtani19@georgefox.edu).

Fall Faculty Lecture is tonight!

Monday, October 18th, 2021

Dawn Ford and the Faculty Development Committee invite you to attend the Fall Faculty Lecture, presented by Associate Professor of Nursing Lorretta Krautscheid, tonight (Tuesday) from 6 to 7 p.m. in Hoover 105.

Krautscheid, chair of the College of Nursing and recipient of the 2020-21 Faculty Achievement Award for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship, will present “Moral Distress: What Do We Know and What Can Be Done?”

She will present research on the nursing attrition dilemma and discuss her education recommendations to promote resilience-protective factors.

Swing by blood drive this Friday

Monday, October 18th, 2021

Come help save three lives and stop by the blood drive at Abby’s pizza (1913 Portland Road, in Newberg) this Friday, Oct. 22!

The event, hosted by the Red Cross and organized by the university’s Nursing Club, runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Bring a friend or family member and help our community and those in need. Snacks and juice will be provided.

Questions? Contact Kendyl Sandersen (ksandersen19@georgefox.edu).

Visit Mail Services’ new space in the Roberts Center

Sunday, October 17th, 2021

Today (Monday), Mail Services is in its new location in the Roberts Center. You can find us by entering the doors facing Sherman Street.

Come by and see our new space! If you have any questions, please contact Richard Silver at rsilver@georgefox.edu.

Confidential campus advocate is available for students

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

The university is pleased to offer a confidential campus advocate in partnership with the Sexual Misconduct CARE (Campus Awareness, Response and Education) team.

The campus advocate is a George Fox MSW intern located at the Moore House/Intercultural Resource Center on the Newberg campus. She is qualified to provide advocacy, accompaniment, and referral service to survivors of all forms of violence – including sexual assault, intimate partner violence, hate crimes, stalking, sexual harassment, and other forms of sexual misconduct – in order to facilitate and promote individual recovery and success.

Confidential campus advocates will not share any information or details of your experience without your permission unless you are at risk of harming yourself or others.

If you wish to seek services, walk-ins are welcome Mondays between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Thursdays between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and Fridays between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Appointments are also available upon request.

If you have any questions, you can reach the campus advocate at campusadvocate@georgefox.edu. If you have an emergency, please call 911 or Campus Public Safety at 503-554-2310.

Nationally prominent political commentator David French speaks on campus Nov. 1

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

Prominent Christian political commentator and attorney David French will issue a call for robust civility in politics at a free presentation in Bauman Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 1. The talk, entitled “Jesus Loves Your Political Enemies, and America Needs You to Love Them Too,” is available via a Zoom stream; those who attend in person are required to wear masks.

French is a senior editor at The Dispatch and a columnist for Time magazine. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he served as a lecturer at Cornell Law School. After law school, he practiced law with a focus on religious liberty issues.

He advises Christians not to wait for our political leaders to fix America’s drift toward bitter division. “There is no policy fix for malice and misinformation” he says. “There is no five-point plan for national harmony.” Instead, French says it is up to the church to build a healthier political culture, embracing people across the political spectrum, keeping the Ninth Commandment (against bearing false witness), and demonstrating love for our political enemies.

He speaks to Christians concerned about the polarization and alienation metastasizing in our communities, and in politics at every level, both nationally and locally. French’s most recent book is Divided We Fall: America’s Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation.

The event is being hosted by the George Fox Civility Project, an initiative launched during the 2020-21 academic year out of concern about the polarization and alienation in political culture at every level (national, state and local). It sponsors events, publishes a newsletter, and maintains a website with information about civility.

For more information, contact Civility Project director Ron Mock at civility@georgefox.edu.

Newberg campus offices, library close for mid-semester holiday tomorrow

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

The Newberg campus will be closed tomorrow (Friday) for the mid-semester holiday. All Newberg offices and the Murdock Library will be closed. The Bruin Store will be open for its normal Friday business hours (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

Although the Murdock Library will be closed, the 24-hour space will remain open.

Professor Krautscheid addresses nursing attrition dilemma at Fall Faculty Lecture Tuesday

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

The university community is invited to attend the Fall Faculty Lecture, presented by Associate Professor of Nursing Lorretta Krautscheid, this Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Hoover 105.

Krautscheid, chair of the College of Nursing and recipient of the 2020-21 Faculty Achievement Award for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship, will present “Moral Distress: What Do We Know and What Can Be Done?”

Her presentation will provide insight into a nursing attrition dilemma that has seen approximately 17% of newly registered nurses leave the profession within the first year of practice. She contends that moral distress, defined as feeling constrained from action upon one’s ethical knowing, is a key factor in this trend.

She will present moral distress research findings among students and novice post-licensure nurses and discuss education recommendations promoting resilience-protective factors.

Reminder: Paychecks available today in HR office

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

The mailroom will be closed on the normal student payday this month, due to the school closure tomorrow (Friday), so swing by the HR office today (Thursday) to pick up your paycheck.

If you have a paycheck to pick up, they will be available in the HR office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, then available in the mailroom again starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 18.

Contact Beth Hampton (bhampton@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Submit your Richter Scholars proposal by Monday’s deadline

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

Have you submitted your Richter Scholars proposal yet? If not, now is the time to do so! The submission deadline is this Monday, Oct. 18.

If you missed the recent 2021 Richter Scholars kickoff event with all the changes to the program, the recording has been posted on the Richters Scholars webpage. The page has been updated to reflect all the changes. It is also where you will find the link for the new method of applying electronically.

Before preparing a proposal, please read through the full proposal guidelines, eligibility requirements, and review criteria. Students, upload your application documents using this link. Faculty, upload your letter of recommendation using this link.

The Richter Scholars program 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. The purpose of these funds is to support educational research opportunities that encourage the practice of independent thought, leading to independent achievement and personal responsibility.

For the purpose of this program, research is defined as a knowledge-generating activity that is designed to provide new information on a topic, tool or process, and that proceeds according to established and accepted research methods.

*Faculty mentors: Please note that several important proposal elements and eligibility requirements have been recently updated. Please thoroughly read through all posted documentation as you work with your student mentee to prepare a proposal.

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

Check out this week’s George Fox Talks conversation: ‘Texts that Hurt You’

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

Interested in a thought-provoking discussion? This week on George Fox Talks, Abigail Favale hosts an important and timely conversation with Professor Bill Jolliff on what happens when reading causes us problems – emotionally, spiritually, morally and otherwise.

Give it a listen by subscribing to George Fox Talks on your phone’s podcasting app on Apple, Spotify or Amazon. Or watch it on our YouTube channel. You can find all of our new George Fox Talks materials, and a growing list of newer faculty publications and archived lectures, at this link.

Would you join the cause and help us boost our internet presence by (a) subscribing to our YouTube channel, (b) subscribing to the podcast on whatever app you use on your phone, and (c) reviewing the podcast on Apple podcasts? We appreciate it!

– Brian Doak (bdoak@georgefox.edu)

Paychecks available for pick-up tomorrow in HR office

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

The mailroom will be closed on student payday this month, which is Thursday, Oct. 14, due to the school closure on Friday, Oct. 15.

If you have a paycheck to pick up, they will be available in the HR office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday), and then available in the mailroom again starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 18.

Contact Beth Hampton (bhampton@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Donate to Nursing Club’s blood drive on Oct. 22

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

Come help save three lives and stop by the blood drive at Abby’s pizza (1913 Portland Road, in Newberg) on Friday, Oct. 22!

The event, hosted by the Red Cross and organized by the university’s Nursing Club, runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Bring a friend or family member and help our community and those in need. Snacks and juice will be provided.

Questions? Contact Kendyl Sandersen (ksandersen19@georgefox.edu).

Info about formal way to register complaints

Monday, October 11th, 2021

Did you know that there is a way to register formal complaints?

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.

Please 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.

Questions? Email Jere Witherspoon at jwithers@georgefox.edu.

Work with servant engineering team on physical limitations project

Monday, October 11th, 2021

Are you interested in working with a group of engineering students to help them better understand living with physical limitations? If so, we would love to work together!

Our focus as a servant engineering team is to better understand the challenges of living with physical limitations, in an effort to design and produce a prototype device to aid in everyday life activities! The limitation can be small or large; our goal is to learn more about all aspects of adaptive and assistive devices.

If you are interested, or if you know somebody who would be, please fill out this form.

Questions? Contact William Anderson at wanderson19@georgefox.edu.

Mail Services moves to Roberts Center on Oct. 18

Sunday, October 10th, 2021

Mail Services is moving! On Monday, Oct. 18, Mail Services will officially be its new space in the Roberts Center and no longer in the North Street Annex building.

We will be accessible from the doors facing Sherman Street. To prepare for the big move, we will be closed Oct. 14-17. Therefore, please come pick up your packages by the end of the day on Wednesday, Oct. 13.

If you have any questions, please contact Richard Silver at rsilver@georgefox.edu.

Need help searching for scholarships?

Sunday, October 10th, 2021

Did you know that most scholarship applications open in the late fall and close mid-late spring? That means that now is the perfect time to start looking for scholarships for next year!

Please reach out to our Scholarship Resource Center to schedule an appointment or to request more information on where to look for external scholarships.

Questions? Contact Soren Sweet (ssweet@georgefox.edu).

Attend the Voices Project Conference this Friday and Saturday

Sunday, October 10th, 2021

The Voices Project Conference is back in person this year! We will be kicking off the two-day-long conference on Friday, Oct. 15, in Bauman Auditorium, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.

The event runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday in Bauman, and from 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday in Canyon Commons. This year’s theme is “Identity: The Beauty, Scars, Trauma, and Power of BIPOC.” Each year, the conference highlights multicultural and multiethnic leadership in the U.S. It’s open to all students and faculty and community members.

Interested? To learn more and to register, visit this link. Questions? Email Vlad Salas Moreno (vsalasmoreno18@georgefox.edu).

Take part in the Alumni + Faculty art exhibition and auction

Thursday, October 7th, 2021

Come bid on a variety of artworks during our second annual Alumni + Faculty auction!

This auction supports the art and design department’s Chroma Award, given to underserved students pursuing equity and diversity in the visual arts. Auction items range from design consultation services to paintings to ceramic vessels, and opening bids start as low as $15!

This auction doubles as a showcase of alumni and faculty work that will be available for viewing both online and in our campus galleries (Minthorne and Lindgren). Check out our bidding site today, and remember that the deadline to bid on these items is 11:55 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25!

Questions? Contact Chandler Brutscher at cbrutscher@georgefox.edu.