Survey: Church Property Repurposing Ideas

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Estimates suggest that as many as 100,000 churches may close by 2025 and that $3.5 billion of church property will change hands in 2022. The speed and scale of this change is unprecedented and will impact the social fabric of neighborhoods and cities.

Question: If you could take ownership of an abandoned church property/asset (church building, houses , vans, etc.), how would you choose to use it and what purpose would it serve? Please share your thoughts using this survey being conducted as part of Randy Woodley’s History of Religion in America class.

Thanks for your participation! Contact Patti Togioka at ptogioka20@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Disclaimer: These surveys are student generated and are not to be associated with any official research conducted by faculty and staff at George Fox University. Any views or opinions presented in these surveys are solely those of the students and do not represent those of George Fox University. The distribution of these surveys is a service provided to George Fox University students as they prepare their research required by the curriculum. Students are required to have department approval. Any questions about these surveys should be directed to the students associated with the survey in question.

Salem for Refugees cofounder speaks on campus this Tuesday

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Please join the College of Social Work for its spring Diversity Dialogue featuring Anya Holcomb, cofounder and community mobilizer with Salem for Refugees. She will join us from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, in Hoover 105. The presentation is entitled “Refugee Resettlement in Salem, Oregon: Welcoming Our Global Neighbors.”

All are welcome! Contact Kim Rapp at rappk@georgefox.edu for more information.

Please be considerate of those with mobility aids or limitations

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Please regularly use consideration for students, employees and visitors with mobility aids or limitations.

Here are some guidelines:

  • Unless you have a need to use a larger, accessible bathroom stall, please leave those available for those who need them.
  • Do not park in designated accessible parking spots without an appropriate placard.
  • Please try not to block hallways, sidewalks, curb-cut ramps, or passageways, even temporarily. Any of these cause unnecessary delays and/or unsafe conditions for those who use walkers, wheelchairs, canes, or have other mobility restrictions.

Thank you for your care of our community! Contact Andrea Byerley at abyerley@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Guest speaker presents ‘Impossible Conversations’ lecture on Monday

Wednesday, April 6th, 2022

The university community is invited to a special guest lecture at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11, featuring former Portland State philosophy professor Peter Boghossian, who will present a talk entitled “Impossible Conversations,” based on his coauthored book How to Have Impossible Conversations: A Very Practical Guide.

As part of his presentation, Boghossian will discuss the importance of civil, intellectually diverse discourse in the academy. The event is sponsored by the politics program and the George Fox Civility Project.

The talk is open to the general public and will be in Hoover 105. Contact Gina Johnson at gjohnson@georgefox.edu for more information.

Guest lecturer discusses the importance of civil discourse this Monday

Monday, April 4th, 2022

The university community is invited to attend a special guest lecture at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11, when Dr. Peter Boghossian, former Portland State philosophy professor, presents a talk entitled “Impossible Conversations,” based on his coauthored book How to Have Impossible Conversations: A Very Practical Guide.

As part of his talk, Boghossian will discuss the importance of civil, intellectually diverse discourse in the academy. The event is sponsored by the university’s politics program and the George Fox Civility Project.

The talk is open to the general public and will be in Hoover 105. Contact Gina Johnson at gjohnson@georgefox.edu for more information.

Enjoy performance of ‘Messiah’ on Bauman stage on April 14

Sunday, April 3rd, 2022

The George Fox University orchestra and choirs invite you to enjoy selections from Handel’s Messiah at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, in Bauman Auditorium.

With a special focus on the Holy Week portions of this master work, a student soloist, three choirs and our orchestra will prepare your heart for Easter! Our concerto competition winner, Alison Evans, will also be featured.

Tickets are $8 for all guests, including George Fox students and staff. Please watch state guidelines for COVID restrictions. Tickets may be purchased online here.

Contact Kathy Harris at kharris@georgefox.edu with any questions.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sunday, April 3rd, 2022

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We invite everyone to spread awareness and show support for survivors of sexual assault. Visit Know Your IX to get involved, view educational material, and find support resources for survivors, friends and families.

Here are some more resources:

  • To learn more about university policies and resources, visit the university’s Title IX website.
  • If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, contact Katrina Johnson, Title IX coordinator for students, at katrinaj@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2318.
  • For local off-campus resources, visit Henderson House – McMinnville or the Sexual Assault Resource Center in Beaverton.
  • If you have any questions, contact the campus advocate, located at the Intercultural Resource Center (in Moore House, on the Newberg campus), at campusadvocate@georgefox.edu.
  • Finally, if you are in need of on-campus assistance, due to a health or safety emergency, please call 911 or Campus Public Safety at 503-554-2090.

‘The Hijabis’ takes the Wood-Mar stage this week and next

Tuesday, March 29th, 2022

George Fox University Theatre is pleased to announce that its production of The Hijabis opens Thursday, March 31.

Performances in Wood-Mar Auditorium are scheduled as follows:

  • Thursday-Friday, March 31-April 1, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3, and April 9-10, at 2 p.m.

You can read the synopsis and purchase tickets here. Tickets are also available by calling the performing arts box office at 503-554-2670.

COVID Precautions
Patrons are encouraged to wear masks. 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. We encourage all patrons to be vaccinated to help protect our actors and fellow audience members from COVID-19.

Special Ticket Options for Students, Faculty and Staff
Students may acquire free tickets for our 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, performance or 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, performance in Wood-Mar Auditorium.

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.

DPT offers free appointments in May

Monday, March 28th, 2022

Have any aches or pains? Interested in improving mobility? If so, the physical therapy program wants to serve you!

For the month of May, faculty and students will be evaluating and treating patients for free! We treat muscle/joint injuries, post-operative, pediatrics, neurologic and balance, chronic pain, post-COVID, general weakness, and more.

We are located in the Medical Science Building, at 448 Werth Blvd. Get more details here.

To schedule an appointment, please contact Tess Swake, PT, DPT, OCS, at tswake@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2454.

Attend today’s Richter Scholars meeting to learn about research opportunities

Monday, March 28th, 2022

Have you thought it would be great to do some type of research? Attend the meeting today (Tuesday) to learn about the Richter Scholars Program and how it can benefit you. We’ll meet at 5 p.m. in Hoover 105.

We encourage faculty and students across all disciplines to attend to learn more about the program and how to apply for this research opportunity. The program is available to both graduate and undergraduate students. The event will be recorded. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Note that the next proposal deadline will be Oct. 17, 2022.

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

Survey: Family Support and Service Project

Monday, March 28th, 2022

We are a group of students taking a business communication class. Through the guidance of the class, we are working on a passion project centered around helping children in need.

In order to help us best carry out our mission of providing for underprivileged families in an effort to relieve them of financial burdens and support them in their pursuit of happiness, we ask you to fill out this survey. Thank you!

Contact Katie Armstrong at karmstrong20@georgefox.edu with any questions.

Disclaimer: These surveys are student generated and are not to be associated with any official research conducted by faculty and staff at George Fox University. Any views or opinions presented in these surveys are solely those of the students and do not represent those of George Fox University. The distribution of these surveys is a service provided to George Fox University students as they prepare their research required by the curriculum. Students are required to have department approval. Any questions about these surveys should be directed to the students associated with the survey in question.

Survey: Native American/Indigenous Resilience

Sunday, March 27th, 2022

We are conducting a PsyD dissertation research project, “Resilience and Cultural Connectiveness within the Native American/Indigenous Population,” and would appreciate your feedback. It will take about 15 to 20 minutes to complete our survey.

We are looking for participants with any Native American/American Indian Indigenous heritage. The purpose of this research is to show how resilience/strength, cultural identity, spiritual identity, and cultural connectiveness are reflected within the Indigenous population.

At the end of the survey is the option to enter a raffle (rewards include three $100 Visa gift cards) as a thank you. We have received IRB approval through George Fox, and as a tribal partnership project we place an emphasis on participant safety and a culturally humble approach to Indigenous research.

Thank you for considering participation in our research. If you have any questions, concerns or feedback, please feel free to contact Winston Seegobin at wseegobin@georgefox.edu or Lindsay Price at lprice18@georgefox.edu.

Disclaimer: These surveys are student generated and are not to be associated with any official research conducted by faculty and staff at George Fox University. Any views or opinions presented in these surveys are solely those of the students and do not represent those of George Fox University. The distribution of these surveys is a service provided to George Fox University students as they prepare their research required by the curriculum. Students are required to have department approval. Any questions about these surveys should be directed to the students associated with the survey in question.

University offices close Friday for spring break holiday

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022

All university offices are closed this Friday, March 25, for the spring break holiday. The Murdock Library on the Newberg campus will be closed, but the 24/7 space will remain open. The Bruin Store on the Newberg campus will also be open.

Theatre’s production of ‘The Hijabis’ opens next week

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022

George Fox University Theatre is pleased to announce that its production of The Hijabis opens Thursday, March 31.

Performances in Wood-Mar Auditorium are scheduled as follows:

  • Thursday-Friday, March 31-April 1, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3, and April 9-10, at 2 p.m.

You can read the synopsis and purchase tickets here. Tickets are also available by calling the performing arts box office at 503-554-2670.

COVID Precautions
Patrons are encouraged to wear masks. 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. We encourage all patrons to be vaccinated to help protect our actors and fellow audience members from COVID-19.

Special Ticket Options for Students, Faculty and Staff
Students may acquire free tickets for our 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, performance or 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, performance in Wood-Mar Auditorium.

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.

Information Services unveils a new name: University Welcome and Information Services

Monday, March 21st, 2022

Information Services is now the University Welcome and Information Center! Our name has changed, but our commitment to love God, love people and provide an exceptional customer experience – along with delivering our Be Known promise to our George Fox community, visitors and guests – has remained the same.

If you have questions or need information, either now or in the future, we’re here to help! Stop by our desk, on the first floor of the Stevens Center, for a warm greeting, information, prayer, or a piece of chocolate.

You can also connect with us via our department email, welcomeandinformation@georgefox.edu, or individually by contacting Barbi Doran at bdoran@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2099, or Carrie Kisling at ckisling@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2098.

We look forward to serving you!

View Professor Melissa Ramos’ Spring Faculty Lecture online

Monday, March 21st, 2022

Did you miss the recent faculty lecture? If so, you’re in luck!

Please visit the George Fox Faculty Lecture Videos page to view Professor Melissa Ramos’ lecture from March 1. Ramos, winner of the 2020-21 Faculty Achievement Award for Scholarship, had a wonderful way of making “Ritual in Deuteronomy” come to life.

If you have any questions, contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu.

Read this week’s PWC newsletter

Thursday, March 17th, 2022

You can read the Week 10 Portland Writing Center newsletter here. This week’s newsletter shares consultant specializations, as well as introducing a new consultant!

Questions? Email Hannah Lee at hlee17@georgefox.edu.

Graduating veterans: Get your Veteran Honor Cords

Thursday, March 17th, 2022

If you are a veteran graduating this spring semester and would like to receive a Veterans Honor Cord for graduation, please fill out this form. After we receive your request we will email you on delivery options. Thank you for your service.

Questions? Contact the veterans team at 503-554-2292.

Schedule appointment with Portland Writing Center before slots fill up

Thursday, March 17th, 2022

Want help with a paper? Looking for support on how to stay organized and study better as finals get closer?

If so, book an appointment with the Portland Writing Center (PWC) and finish the semester strong! Be sure to schedule early, because appointments fill up fast this time of year.

Questions? Contact Hannah Jackson (hjackson@georgefox.edu) or visit our website.

Prepare for Easter with ‘Messiah’ performance on April 14

Tuesday, March 15th, 2022

The George Fox University orchestra and choirs invite you to enjoy selections from Handel’s Messiah at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, in Bauman Auditorium.

With a special focus on the Holy Week portions of this master work, a student soloist, three choirs and our orchestra will prepare your heart for Easter! Our concerto competition winner, Alison Evans, will also be featured.

Tickets are $8 for all guests, including George Fox students and staff. Please watch state guidelines for COVID restrictions. Tickets may be purchased online here.

Contact Kathy Harris at kharris@georgefox.edu with any questions.