Student Accounts processing personal checks through MyGeorgeFox

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Student Accounts is now processing personal checks through my.georgefox.edu. This payment method allows for swift, secure and safe payment handling. An added benefit is that payments generate a receipt to the student that can be forwarded to whomever made payment on their account. 

To make future payments online directly, please visit our website to learn how and to authorize access for others to make payments on your behalf. You will find that once the bank account information is saved, the payment process is very quick. No fee is charged for submitting e-check payments. Thank you for helping us in this way!

This change impacts personal check payments only. Other payments require customary handling and will experience a slight delay.

Contact Jenny Getsinger (jgetsing@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions.

Participate in Hadlock’s trick shot contest

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

The Hadlock Student Center is hosting a trick shot contest! Submissions will be open from Monday, April 6, through Sunday, April 12, through our Instagram and Facebook accounts. Participants are to use the hashtag #HSCTrickshot to enter their submission in one of two categories:

  • Basketball Trick Shot Category (must be done on a regulation basketball hoop of 10 feet, either indoor or outdoor)
  • Miscellaneous Trick Shot Category (use your imagination here … indoor golf putting/chipping, soccer shots, Frisbee in the trash can, indoor over-the-door basketball hoop, ping-pong balls, socks in the laundry basket, etc.)

The top videos will be recognized during the week of April 20, and we’ll have some cool prizes for the top videos in each category. 

Competition rules:

  • All current George Fox undergraduate and graduate students, along with faculty and staff, are eligible for this competition.
  • Be safe! Practice social distancing, protect yourself and others (CDC guidelines: cdc.gov).
  • In each video, someone needs to visibly give a “Two thumbs up” to the camera (either to start or finish each video) or verbally say “two thumbs up” to indicate that this video is specifically for this competition. Without the “two thumbs up” component the video will not qualify.
  • Each contest participant can upload a maximum of two videos in total. This can be two videos for one category or one video for each category.

You can absolutely complete this solo and even in the comfort of your own home. We are not encouraging you to physically socialize in this process and do anything that might put you or others at additional risk.

Questions? Contact us at studentcenter@georgefox.edu.

Join virtual 5K on Monday

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Did you know that the average distance covered in a regular season lacrosse game is 3.1 miles? Come join our team on National Student-Athlete Day and make a difference for cancer patients who are at the highest risk of contracting COVID-19.

Participate in the Last Shift Virtual 5K Challenge at 9 a.m. this Monday, April 6, by running anywhere (such as your neighborhood) while wearing your George Fox gear! 

Simply follow this link to register and become a part of our team. The registration fee is $20 and goes to a great cause. Be sure to click the “Join a Team” tab and type in “George Fox University.”

All who register and post a picture of themselves running on Monday with #LastShift2020 and #georgefoxlacrosse will be entered to win a free George Fox lacrosse T-shirt.

Questions? Contact Katie Brand at kmastropaolo@georgefox.edu.

Pastoral counseling is still available

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

The Office for Spiritual Life knows that the final few weeks of this semester are going to be challenging. We would love to connect with you for prayer or pastoral counseling. Please complete this form and we will reach out to you to schedule a time to meet.

Questions? Contact Stephanie Lopez at slopez@georgefox.edu.

Brunner reflects on Luther’s Theology of the Cross in devotional video

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

In the latest installment of the seminary’s “Hope in the Midst of Crisis” devotional series, Dan Brunner reflects on Luther’s Theology of the Cross and on the fact an incarnational God has descended into the reality of this world. In our quiet grief, God meets us with glimmers of hope.

You can watch it here.

Join lacrosse team on virtual 5K run this Monday

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Our season isn’t over yet! Student-athletes are leading the charge and taking one last shift on National Student-Athlete Day to be the difference for cancer patients who are at the highest risk of contracting COVID-19.

Want to join us? Participate in the Last Shift Virtual 5K Challenge at 9 a.m. this Monday, April 6, by running anywhere (such as your neighborhood) while wearing your George Fox gear! 

Simply follow this link to register and become a part of our team. The registration fee is $20 and goes to a great cause. Be sure to click the “Join a Team” tab and type in “George Fox University.”

All who register and post a picture of themselves running on Monday with #LastShift2020 and #georgefoxlacrosse will be entered to win a free George Fox lacrosse T-shirt.

Questions? Contact Katie Brand at kmastropaolo@georgefox.edu.

Learn more about academic accommodations

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Here at the Disability Services Office, we know that transition to an online/remote learning environment is not easy. Some students find that physical, mental health, or other disability-related barriers that were manageable in an in-person class are barriers in a distance scenario.

If you find that you need academic accommodations in the remote education environment, please visit our website or apply online. Contact our office (dso@georgefox.edu), Rick Muthiah (rmuthiah@georgefox.edu), or Andrea Byerley (abyerley@georgefox.edu) if you have questions.

Student Accounts processing personal checks through MyGeorgeFox

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Student Accounts is now processing personal checks through my.georgefox.edu. This payment method allows for swift, secure and safe payment handling. An added benefit is that payments generate a receipt to the student that can be forwarded to whomever made payment on their account. 

To make future payments online directly, please visit our website to learn how and to authorize access for others to make payments on your behalf. You will find that once the bank account information is saved, the payment process is very quick. No fee is charged for submitting e-check payments. Thank you for helping us in this way!

This change impacts personal check payments only. Other payments require customary handling and will experience a slight delay.

Contact Jenny Getsinger (jgetsing@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions.

Mail Services is back to regular hours

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Mail Services has resumed its regular operating hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Questions? Contact Richard Silver at rsilver@georgefox.edu.

Sign up to join prayer initiative

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

The Office for Spiritual Life invites the university community to “Pray 4 Today,” a prayer initiative that begins today (Monday).

The idea is simple: We are looking for four people to sign up to pray per day for the remainder of the spring semester. How you pray, where you pray, and for what or whom you pray are up to you – but will you consider joining us?

If you are interested, please sign up here. Questions? Contact our office at spirituallife@georgefox.edu. Thanks!

University closed today for spring break holiday

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

All Newberg, Portland, Salem and Redmond offices are closed today (Friday) for the spring break holiday.

Students invited to join prayer initiative

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

The Office for Spiritual Life invites students to “Pray 4 Today,” a prayer initiative that begins next week, on March 30.

The idea is simple: We are looking for four people to sign up to pray per day for the remainder of the spring semester. How you pray, where you pray, and for what or whom you pray are up to you – but will you consider joining us?

If you are interested, please sign up here. Questions? Contact our office at spirituallife@georgefox.edu. Thanks!

Commencement will be changing

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

In light of recent events, George Fox will not hold commencement ceremonies on campus on Saturday, May 2 (traditional undergraduates) or the following week (ADP/grad programs).

The university is working on plans to allow graduates to celebrate their achievements, but any decisions will be dictated by how the COVID-19 pandemic evolves in the coming weeks.

For more details, visit the university’s coronavirus response page.

Mail Services posts change of hours

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

As of today (Wednesday), Mail Services will be open three days a week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon. The service window will be open to hand packages to customers between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon.

The adjacent room for sending packages out will be open as needed. Have all outgoing packages brought to Mail Services by no later than 11 a.m. These changes take effect immediately and will resume until we revert to our regular schedule on a date to be determined.

Please contact Richard Silver (rsilver@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Financial aid office is still here for you

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Our financial aid office is here to serve students throughout the current COVID-19 situation. While we are not available in person, we are ready to meet needs in a variety of ways:

  • Schedule a phone appointment here (or video by request)
  • Email or call our office or your financial aid counselor directly. If your counselor is unavailable, leave a message and we will return your call.
  • Submit documents online, by email (finaid@georgefox.edu), fax or mail
  • We are available to answer questions related to family financial changes and the 2020-21 academic year
  • The Department of Education also has a helpful FAQ for students, parents and borrowers.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions. We are here to help!

Gupta offers insight in new ‘Hope in the Midst of Crisis’ video

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

What are your worries? Where is your hope? Professor Nijay Gupta reflects on Matthew 6 in the Portland Seminary’s newest “Hope in the Midst of Crisis” devotional series episode. You can watch it here.

Be encouraged and be well.

Coronavirus Pandemic: New Oregon Restrictions

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Oregon’s governor yesterday issued a statewide order for citizens to stay home except when traveling for essential work, buying food and similar critical supplies, or returning to their own homes. 

As part of the “Stay Home, Save Lives” campaign, the governor issued the following guidelines …

Do:

  • Stay home as much as possible (kids, too)
  • Stay at least six feet away from others
  • Go out only for essentials (groceries, medical care)
  • Exercise outside (hiking, biking) only if you can be six feet apart from others
  • Have video and phone chats
  • Drop food off to neighbors who can’t go out

Don’t:

  • Gather in groups
  • Get together with friends (no drinks or dinners)
  • Have play dates for kids
  • Make unnecessary trips

APA offering free access to materials

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Good news: APA is offering free access to the 7th edition manual and other resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can access it here.

If you need online writing assistance, the Portland Writing Center is open for all graduate and degree completion students: wc.georgefox.edu. Contact Jennie Harrop (jharrop@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Hear from our professors on Academic Minute podcast this week

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

Take a two-minute break each day this week to listen to the contributions of five of our faculty during George Fox University’s takeover week of the Academic Minute podcast (available at academicminute.org). Each will discuss an aspect of their teaching or scholarship.

Sharing will be (in the order they will appear, Monday through Friday) Tricia Hornback (College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences), Nate Peach (College of Business), Debby Thomas (College of Business), Lorretta Krautscheid (College of Behavioral and Health Sciences) and Nathan Slegers (College of Engineering).

Questions? Contact Laura Hartley at lhartley@georgefox.edu.

Bruin Store is closed this week

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

The Bruin Store will be closed this week (March 23-27). Please contact Paige Jacobs at pjacobs@georgefox.edu with any questions.