End-of-fiscal-year deposit reminders

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

If you have any deposits for FY20, please bring your money over to the Finance office before Tuesday, June 30. Checks dated prior to June 30, 2020, must be deposited in the current fiscal year. Please look around your desks and file cabinets to see if there are any lingering items that need to go to the bank.

If you are taking vacation during the July 4 holiday, please send your deposits over before you leave.

Also, money that needs accounting for in FY20 must be brought to the Finance office no later than 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30. If it arrives later, it will go into the FY21 budget.

If you have any questions about deposits, please contact Heather Groenlund at 503-554-2173. Thank you and have a great summer!

Reflect on Juneteenth tomorrow

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

Friday, June 19, celebrates and honors Juneteenth, which marks the end of slavery in America.

On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers emancipated the last remaining enslaved African Americans in what was the Confederacy. This is a key milestone in our nation’s history, and you are encouraged to take time to consider its lasting significance in our world today.

Student Loan Refund Tips

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

When used wisely, student loans are a resource that can help students finance an education and gain access to a better life. Here are a few tips to keep your student loan debt in check:

  •  Avoid using student loan funds to pay for anything that isn’t related to your education, such as:
    – Vacation
    – Clothes
    – Eating out for every meal
  • Before making a purchase using your student loan refund, ask yourself if you truly need it in order to get through school and graduate.
  • Create a monthly budget to keep your spending in check.
  • Look for ways to cut spending where possible. 
  • Return any leftover funds that you don’t need to your loan servicer.

Find more financial tips at studentloanhero.com. Contact your financial aid counselor at fa.georgefox.edu for other questions regarding your student loans.

Virtual Strength and Conditioning Camp set for June 29 to July 3

Sunday, June 14th, 2020

Need a good workout plan as we continue to practice social distancing? The George Fox strength and conditioning staff invites you to join a virtual Strength & Conditioning Camp June 29 through July 3.

Coaches will host daily virtual Zoom seminars and present a variety of strength-building tips and topics. Athletes will be given at-home training throughout the camp and will have additional options to access individualized coaching and guidance beyond the camp dates.

The target audience is ages 12 to 20 (late middle school, high school and college), but adults who would like to learn more are more than welcome to join and could benefit as well. 

Registration is available at this link. To learn more, contact Adam Haldorson at ahaldorson@georgefox.edu.

Registration open for track and field camp

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

The George Fox track and field coaching staff will host a virtual Track & Field Camp June 29 to July 3.

Coaches will host a daily virtual Zoom seminar and present a variety of track and field training tips and topics. Athletes will be given at-home training throughout the duration of the camp and will have additional options to access individualized coaching and guidance beyond the camp dates.

The target audience is ages 12 to 20 (late middle school, high school and college), but adults who would like to learn more are more than welcome to join and could benefit as well. 

For detailed information, please visit this link. Questions? Please email Adam Haldorson at ahaldorson@georgefox.edu or Mike Wilson at mwilson@georgefox.edu

Register now for upcoming strength and conditioning camp

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Need a good workout plan as we continue to practice social distancing? The George Fox strength and conditioning staff invites you to join a virtual Strength & Conditioning Camp June 29 through July 3.

Coaches will host daily virtual Zoom seminars and present a variety of strength-building tips and topics. Athletes will be given at-home training throughout the camp and will have additional options to access individualized coaching and guidance beyond the camp dates.

The target audience is ages 12 to 20 (late middle school, high school and college), but adults who would like to learn more are more than welcome to join and could benefit as well. 

Registration is available at this link. To learn more, contact Adam Haldorson at ahaldorson@georgefox.edu.

End-of-fiscal-year deposit reminders

Monday, June 8th, 2020

If you have any deposits for FY20, please bring your money over to the Finance office before Tuesday, June 30. Checks dated prior to June 30, 2020, must be deposited in the current fiscal year. Please look around your desks and file cabinets to see if there are any lingering items that need to go to the bank.

If you are taking vacation during the July 4 holiday, please send your deposits over before you leave.

Also, money that needs accounting for in FY20 must be brought to the Finance office no later than 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30. If it arrives later, it will go into the FY21 budget.

If you have any questions about deposits, please contact Heather Groenlund at 503-554-2173. Thank you and have a great summer!

Virtual Strength and Conditioning Camp set June 29 to July 3

Sunday, June 7th, 2020

Need a good workout plan as we continue to practice social distancing? The George Fox strength and conditioning staff invites you to join a virtual Strength & Conditioning Camp June 29 through July 3.

Coaches will host daily virtual Zoom seminars and present a variety of strength-building tips and topics. Athletes will be given at-home training throughout the camp and will have additional options to access individualized coaching and guidance beyond the camp dates.

To learn more, contact Mike Wilson at mwilson@georgefox.edu.

New Title IX regulations soon go into effect

Sunday, June 7th, 2020

The Department of Education recently released the final regulations for implementing protections of equal access to education under Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1972. As federal laws, these regulations govern how institutions are required to respond to sexual assault and other forms of sexual harassment. These regulations are effective as of Aug. 14, 2020.

These regulations are significant, and we are carefully reviewing them over the coming weeks to determine what adjustments we need to make to our current policies and/or our processes for addressing reports of sexual assault and harassment.

The state of Oregon also has relevant legislation, and we need to consider how the federal and state regulations interact with one another. We will be certain to inform our community of any changes we need to make as a result of these new laws.

We recognize that many members of our community have been deeply impacted by sexual assault. It is important that you know that our commitment to preventing sexual assault, supporting those who report experiencing harm, and conducting fair, transparent and safe grievance processes for all parties continues to be a top priority for us. We remain steadfastly focused on continuing to build a supportive, safe and welcoming environment where everyone can learn, work and thrive.  

If you have experienced sexual harassment or sexual assault, you are encouraged to connect to the resources at our institution or elsewhere that can best support you. Much of this information is on our website at georgefox.edu/titleix. We also have added a new video resource specific to George Fox on our Title IX website’s home page that addresses some common questions.

Our Title IX team’s contact information is on the Title IX website under “staff.” Please contact the Office of Student Life (studentlife@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions or concerns.

A Liturgy of Prayer, Justice and Lament

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Last Sunday, we announced in the Daily Bruin that the university was planning a virtual prayer gathering to grieve injustice, and the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many others.

As the university pastors, chief diversity officer, Intercultural Resource Center and Portland Seminary have convened this week to discern the university’s best response to these acts of injustice, we acknowledge, and are convicted by, the call of our brothers and sisters of color nationwide, who are asking the faith community to take action, and not to simply settle for a prayer service.

After days of discernment and prayer, we believe that the Holy Spirit is guiding our community to be people of prayerful action. And so, in lieu of a prayer service, we offer you this liturgy, which is a compilation of prayers, songs and readings that have been ministering to us in these days. We invite you to use this liturgy in your own prayer time or with a community of close friends.

We believe that prayer is the vehicle that God uses to direct our actions, and so together we pray “on earth as it is in heaven,” and with expectancy we anticipate how God will use his people at George Fox University.

A renewed call for justice and reconciliation

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

President Robin Baker, Chief Diversity Officer Rebecca Hernandez and Seminary Dean MaryKate Morse have shared a response to the racial tragedies unfolding across our country. 

The university is planning a time of prayer for our country. For those who wish to participate in a virtual prayer gathering, please contact Rebecca Hernandez (rhernandez@georgefox.edu).

Have questions about CARES Act funds? Visit this FAQ page

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

COVID-19 has brought many challenges, including additional costs due to the disruption of campus operations. We know that many students have questions about the CARES Act and Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) that were allocated by the government as a result.

The Department of Education has issued guidance on disbursing these funds. George Fox University is working diligently to ensure that their regulations regarding disbursement of these funds are met.

The university is now sending out funds from the CARES Act to eligible students. If you have any questions about eligibility and these funds, please visit the CARES Act Grant FAQ.

New educational grant program available to veterans

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs is now accepting applications for a new grant program aimed at helping Oregon veterans complete their educational goals.

The Veteran Educational Bridge Grant Program provides financial assistance to veterans who are unable to complete their education due to the unavailability of one or more required classes.

Eligible student veterans may receive grants of up to $5,000. Recipients must be a veteran eligible for GI Bill® benefits, must be an Oregon resident and must be enrolled in an Oregon-based academic program that is approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

For more information about the Veteran Educational Bridge Grant Program, or to apply, visit the ODVA website. Questions may also be directed to ODVA’s Veteran Educational Bridge Grant coordinator, Scott Salazar, at ebg@odva.state.or.us or by phone at 503-373-2338. 

Upgrade to Zoom 5.0 as soon as possible

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Important Notice: Make sure you upgrade to Zoom 5.0 as soon as possible. After May 30, 2020, all Zoom accounts that are on older versions will receive a forced upgrade when trying to join meetings, which may cause delays. 

To upgrade, open the Zoom app and left-click on your initials in the upper right corner of the app, then select “Check for Updates.” Install if available.

If you have any questions, please contact the Service Desk at servicedesk@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2569.

Have you had a change in your financial situation?

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Have you or your family had a situation come up where your FAFSA information no longer correctly reflects your family financial picture? Our financial aid experts can evaluate your circumstance to see if any changes are applicable to your financial aid.

If you or your family has experienced a highly unusual circumstance that is not reflected on your FAFSA, such as loss of income, job loss, medical bills, etc., complete the 2020-21 Professional Judgment Assessment. A committee will review the circumstances, and your financial aid counselor will contact you regarding next steps.

In the event of job loss or reduction of income, we will make the final evaluation three months after the date of the loss or reduction, though our team can help give estimates and guidance in the meantime. 

Please note: Not all Professional Judgment Assessments result in additional financial aid. 

If anything else comes up, talk to us! We are here to help. You can reach out to us at finaid@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2302.

FoxTALE maintenance scheduled tomorrow morning

Monday, May 25th, 2020

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

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

University closes Monday to observe Memorial Day

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

All university offices in Newberg and at regional sites will be closed this Monday, May 25, to observe the Memorial Day holiday.

Be aware of new Title IX regulations

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

The Department of Education recently released the final regulations for implementing protections of equal access to education under Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1972. As federal laws, these regulations govern how institutions are required to respond to sexual assault and other forms of sexual harassment. These regulations are effective as of Aug. 14, 2020.

These regulations are significant, and we are carefully reviewing them over the coming weeks to determine what adjustments we need to make to our current policies and/or our processes for addressing reports of sexual assault and harassment.

The state of Oregon also has relevant legislation, and we need to consider how the federal and state regulations interact with one another. We will be certain to inform our community of any changes we need to make as a result of these new laws.

We recognize that many members of our community have been deeply impacted by sexual assault. It is important that you know that our commitment to preventing sexual assault, supporting those who report experiencing harm, and conducting fair, transparent and safe grievance processes for all parties continues to be a top priority for us. We remain steadfastly focused on continuing to build a supportive, safe and welcoming environment where everyone can learn, work and thrive.  

If you have experienced sexual harassment or sexual assault, you are encouraged to connect to the resources at our institution or elsewhere that can best support you. Much of this information is on our website at georgefox.edu/titleix. We also have added a new video resource specific to George Fox on our Title IX website’s home page that addresses some common questions.

Our Title IX team’s contact information is on the Title IX website under “staff.” Please contact the Office of Student Life (studentlife@georgefox.edu) if you have any questions or concerns.

FoxTALE maintenance scheduled morning of May 27

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

FoxTALE will be unavailable Wednesday, May 27, from 6 to 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

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

Bruin Store hosts online flash sale today only

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

It’s time for a long overdue one-day flash sale at the Bruin Store! Today (Wednesday) only, get 25 percent off of your online order, including clothing, accessories, gifts, and collectibles. Use promo code MAYFLASH at georgefoxshop.com.

Note: Sale is online only, and exclusions apply. Questions? Contact Paige Jacobs at pjacobs@georgefox.edu.