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The following faculty members recently received tenure: Tatiana Cevallos (Education), Keith Dempsey (Counseling), Brian Doak (Christian Studies), Abigail Favale (English), Marie-Christine Goodworth (Doctor of Psychology), Corban Harwood (Mathematics), Nate Peach (Business), Paul Shelton (Business), Jillian Sokso (Art and Design), Susanna Steeg Thornhill (Education) and Yune Tran (Education).

The following faculty members recently received the title of “professor”: Carol Brazo (Education), Mike Foster (Engineering), Eloise Hockett (Education), Kris Kays (Psychology), Sue O’Donnell (Psychology), Cliff Rosenbohm (Social Work) and Jim Smart (Biology).

The following faculty members recently received the title of “associate professor”: Marie-Christine Goodworth (Doctor of Psychology), Nijay Gupta (Seminary), Elizabeth Hamilton (Doctor of Psychology), Corban Harwood (Mathematics), David Kerr (Art and Design), Kris Molitor (Education), Josh Sauerwein (Business), Shannon Scott (Communication, Journalism and Cinematic Arts), Steve Sherwood (Christian Studies) and Chad Stillinger (Engineering).

Kaitlyn Ragan, the IDEA Center’s newest CAP Coach, represented George Fox at the 2017 Handshake User Conference at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Monday, June 5. Other universities presenting included Stanford, Whittier, Wesleyan, Princeton, Michigan State, Auburn and BYU-Hawaii. George Fox was the first university in Oregon to implement Handshake for internship and job postings in October 2016. Fourteen other Oregon colleges and universities are joining the network on July 1. Kaitlyn has become an expert in Handshake and presented “Using Experiences to Track Internships” at the conference.

Led by the efforts of Merrill Johnson, Alex Rolfe and Rodney Birch (Library), the university’s Digital Commons is now a repository for The Christian Librarian, the official publication of the Association of Christian Librarians organization. The addition to the university’s digital archives system makes the publication discoverable via search engines and more accessible to readers worldwide.

Ed Higgins (English) spent all four Sundays in May teaching an adult Sunday school class at the First Presbyterian Church in Newberg. The title of his class was “My favorite narratives from the Hebrew Bible: Ruth, Esther, Susanna and Joseph.” In addition, Three Line Poetry featured one of Ed’s previously published poems on its Facebook page, and his poem “Via Dolorosa” was featured in a recent issue of the online literary magazine Embers Igniting. Also, Ed’s poem “Epistemology” was reprinted in the collection Peace Poems: Celebrating 60 Years of New Jersey Peace Action (1957-2017). The poem was previously a part of “Speak Peace,” a three-year national tour and exhibition sponsored by Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center, which paired Vietnamese children’s art with peace-related poems by several American writers. The poem has also been published in Friends Journal, Poets Against War and the George Fox Journal.

Craig Taylor and Blair Cash (Athletics) were among seven individuals honored with the Northwest Conference’s Distinguished Service Award this month. The award goes to those with longtime associations with the conference and its member schools who either moved on to other endeavors, recently retired or announced their impending retirements. Craig is set to retire this summer after serving as athletic director at George Fox since 1988 and working at the school for 43 years. Blair formerly served as sports information director at George Fox (1999 to 2014) and took over as the assistant commissioner/SID for the NWC in 2014-15.

Paul Anderson (Christian Studies) preached at Whittier Friends Church (April 2), spoke on “Seeing the Word of God” for The Saint John’s Bible Exhibit and Special Lecture at Azusa Pacific University (April 18), and delivered the inaugural New Testament lecture for UCLA’s Center for the Study of Religion (April 25): “The Spirituality of Jesus in the New Millennium – A Fourth Quest for Jesus.” Also, his forward to Volume 4 in the Johannine Monograph Series was published by Wipf & Stock: “Peder Borgen’s Bread from Heaven – Midrashic Developments in John 6 as a Case Study in John’s Unity and Disunity.” Paul’s essay, “The Power of the Resurrection,” was published on the Huffington Post site on Easter morning, and his sixth review of CNN’s “Finding Jesus” series, “On Thomas and Evidence – No Doubt!,” was published by The Bible and Interpretation. Finally, his review of four chapters in Early Quakers and their Theological Thought, 1647-1743, and a tribute, “Remembering Arthur O. Roberts,” were published in Quaker Religious Thought. A second tribute, “Remembering John Punshon (1935-2017),” was published in Quaker Life.

Nicole M. Enzinger (Education) coauthored an article, “Examining Pinterest as a Curriculum Resource for Negative Integers: An Initial Investigation,” with Josh T. Hertel, from the mathematics department at the University Wisconsin-LaCrosse. The piece, published on the Education Sciences site, provides an overview of their research describing the mathematical integrity of integer Pinterest pins. In addition, Nicole was among seven colleagues representing five universities who collaborated on an article that describes prospective teachers’ algebraic reasoning and symbol use on a multi-step fraction word problem. It was recently published in the International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning.

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