Greetings from the Executive Director…
My daughter, Chelsea, and her husband have three little boys under the ages of 5. That’s right! They’re 4 ½, 3, and 6 months old, and these parents have their hands full! It is a joyous, demanding job and I couldn’t be more proud of how they are parenting these little ones. The other day, Chelsea and I were talking about the big goal of parenting – what she wants for her children at the end of the day. More...
From the Career Services...
Many of our students rely on parents and relatives as a dependable source (partner) for help in making career decisions. One recently told me his father knew him better than he himself did and so could credibly recommend suitable career directions. Not surprising, but what exactly is that role in this very important aspect of development? Many parents and relatives serve as career role models... More...
From the School of Business Dean...
In the fall of 2004, I was becoming increasingly frustrated with our senior business majors, many of whom had seemingly already checked out of college. These were not the same junior business majors who regularly came to class with enthusiasm and anticipation. As the primary faculty member for Business Strategy, the final class that senior business majors take, I was ready to try a new approach. More...
From Parent Council…
Every month I enjoy receiving in my in-box the monthly Parents Perspectives newsletter from George Fox. It is another “link” to the goings-on in my students’ lives (yes, I have more than one). I check out the latest calendars to know what will be shared in chapel, how our sports teams are doing, and what reminders need to be on my personal calendar. I love to hear from the administration – new plans and goals for the university and funny and heartwarming stories about people and events on campus. More...
The university has updated the web site for parents of George Fox students and we would love for you to visit and provide your feedback! For the first time this year, we will not print the parent handbook you typically receive in the mail. Instead, it will be online in an interactive version and in a download-able PDF format.
Student Financial Services has been hard at work preparing aid packages for the 2011-12 academic year. To date we’ve sent out over a thousand new student award offers. We expect to have financial aid packages ready for returning students in April. Once their award is completed, the student will receive an email notification that it is ready to view online instead of a mailed letter. Please remind your students to be on watch for this email. They can then accept or decline their awards through their MyGFU.georgefox.edu portal.
One of the things that can delay an award being prepared for a returning student is if their FAFSA record is chosen for verification. If your student is selected for verification, our office will need to complete this process prior to preparing the aid package for next year. If this is the case, the verification worksheet can be found on our website at: www.georgefox.edu/offices/stu_fin_srv. Look in online forms. With this worksheet, we will need a signed copy of both parent and student 2010 Federal 1040.
Also on our website we have a list of outside scholarships that we are aware of. Check here to see if your student might be eligible for one or more of them.
Students not planning on returning next year should come to our office to take care of exit loan counseling and matters associated with their student account.
As always we want you to know we are here to serve you. Student Accounts and Financial Aid are combined to make up Student Financial Services. Please see below how to contact us.
For Student Account related issues such as questions about your account, monthly payment plan etc, please contact:
A-K Sandy Cherachanko firstname.lastname@example.org 503-554-2237
For Financial Aid issues such as questions about award amounts, verification documents, special circumstances etc, please contact:
A-G Chris Schlarbaum email@example.com 503-554-2234
by William Shakespeare
Friday, April 29, 2011 | George Fox University Newberg Campus
Check out the information about the 2011 trips on juniorsabroad.georgefox.edu. Some faculty advisors may be posting tour updates. If so, you’ll want to ask your student how you can access them.
Alumni Relations is hitting the road to bring a piece of George Fox University to you! The first-ever Ultimate Road Trip leave Newberg on May 4, 2011, and concludes in San Francisco with a Giants game on May 10. It’s your change to come together with other alumni, parents, and friends of George Fox who live along the route. You will even be able to follow along as our roadies keep a travel blog of their adventures. We need you to help design the route! Which towns should our roadies visit? Where should they host gatherings? What is a definite “don’t miss” in your area? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.554.2131 to share your ideas!
June 25-26, 2011
Join fellow golfers for the Annual George Fox Golf Tournament at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha, Ore. The tournament helps provide scholarship money for George Fox undergraduate students, supports George Fox athletics through the Bruin Athletic Association, and gives the university and the Portland-area business community the opportunity to become better acquainted. For more information about sponsorship opportunities and registration information visit golf.georgefox.edu. Hope to see you on the course in July!
Watch the Mariners take on the Texas Rangers with other members of the George Fox Family. Dinner in the Lookout Landing area of Safeco field begins at 5:30pm and the game starts at 7:10pm. Cost is $42 for the game and dinner. For more information, visit georgefox.edu/alumni/events or 503-554-2131
Student Health 101 is a monthly online health and wellness magazine just for college students and their parents. Each issue contains valuable information that will help your student make better decisions while in college, and can help you with a better understanding of the health and wellness challenges that face today’s students. Go to Student Health 101 for the December issue with great articles about the college experience. You can also read the student issue here.
Provides practical and intentional support for students who are struggling academically, spiritually, emotionally, socially, or personally. If you would like to refer a student to the SSN please fill out the Intervention Alert Form found at ssn.georgefox.edu. If you have further questions or concerns please see the contact information on the SSN home page.
Chapels are held from 10:40 to 11:30 a.m. in Bauman Auditorium.
To view a complete chapel schedule, visit the Office of Spiritual Life’s website and click on Spiritual Life Calendar.
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