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Jekabs Bikis (College of Business) presented a poster, “Perceived value of ACBSP accreditation among George Fox University graduate business students,” at the annual meeting of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) in Kansas City, Missouri, June 8-10. Jekabs’ poster was awarded the “Best Poster in Conference.”

Paul Otto (History) and undergraduate student Paul Schroeder play-tested their game, “The Origins of Apartheid and the Birth of African Resistance, 1935-1936,” at the annual Reacting to the Past Game Development Conference at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, on July 12. Paul Otto also work-shopped another game, “Debating the Great Trek, 1835-1837,” at the same conference.

Nicole M. Enzinger (Education) published an article, “Grade 5 Children’s Drawings for Integer Addition and Subtraction Open Number Sentences,” in The Journal of Mathematical Behavior. The classifications of the drawings produced by children challenge traditional models for teaching integer addition and subtraction in school mathematics. She also recently returned from Umeå, Sweden, where she presented a paper, “Prospective Teachers’ Explanations for Integer Word Problems,” at the Psychology of Mathematics Education Conference.

Brandon Waybright (Art and Design) took part in an exhibit, titled “Reading Wall,” at the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Springs, California, in March and April and also exhibited a table of his original publications at the Otis Art Book Fair, an international juried event held at Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles on July 21-22. He was also an exhibitor at this year’s Crafty Wonderland, a juried event held at the Portland Convention Center in May. Looking ahead, he will present a paper, “History from the Ground Up: The Zine as Model for a More Inclusive Design History,” at SECAC’s (formerly the Southeastern College Art Conference) meeting in Birmingham, Alabama, Oct. 17-20. SECAC is a national college art organization with a yearly peer-review and juried conference. He will also publish an abstract, “The Future is not Flat: Developing Pedagogical Tools that Prepare Design Students for a Multi-Sensory and Multi-Dimensional World,” at Decipher, the American Institute of Graphic Arts’ educator’s conference in Detroit Sept. 27-29. AIGA is the largest national organization for graphic design professionals.

Paul Anderson (Christian studies) presented a plenary session TED Talk, “The Spirituality of Jesus,” at Experiencing Life with God: An Academic Conference Celebrating the Pioneering Contributions of Richard Foster and Dallas Willard, at Westmont College in May. He also presented a workshop, “The Spirituality of Jesus,” at the Richard Foster conference he organized, “Celebrating 40 Years of The Celebration of Discipline – Empowering Spiritual Transformation in the Local Church,” on the George Fox campus in June. He also presented “The John, Jesus, and History Project and a Fourth Quest for Jesus” at the Society of New Testament Studies meetings in Athens, Greece, in August. In addition, he participated in an advanced seminar on “Economic Systems in Christian Perspectives,” sponsored by the Oikonomia Network, at Biola University in May. Finally, the book he coedited, The Literary Devices in John’s Gospel; Revised and Expanded Edition, by David Wead, was published as Volume #7 in the Johannine Monograph Series (which Paul co-edits) with Wipf & Stock.

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