Kathy Heininge (English) gave two presentations at the annual American Conference for Irish Studies West meeting in Montana Oct. 23-26. The first was titled “Emma Donoghue’s Manipulation of Genre” and the second was part of a roundtable discussion between senior scholars and upcoming scholars called “Why I Chose Irish Studies.”
Debra Worden (Business) coauthored an article, with Diane Schooley of Boise State University, that was recently published in the Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, the leading publication of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education. The article, “Perceived and Realized Risk Tolerance: Changes During the 2008 Financial Crisis,” examines the belief that the recent financial crisis caused households to become less tolerant of financial risk, and thus modify the composition of their portfolios.
Gary Buhler (Art) is showing his urban landscape paintings at Warner Pacific College in Portland through Friday, Nov. 18. Visit the exhibit between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily in the college’s Egtvedt Hall (Room 203). The school is located at 2219 S.E. 68th Ave., in Portland.
Don Powers (Biology) was awarded honorable mention recognition for his hummingbird research by the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. Powers was among those nominated for the Trust’s Lynwood W. Swanson Scientific Research Award at the 2016 Murdock College Science Research Conference in Spokane, Wash., Nov. 4.
Ed Higgins’ (English) flash fiction story, “Strawberry Daiquiris And A Hot Summer Night,” was reprinted in the Oct. 12, 2016, issue of the literary magazine The Drunken Llama. It was first published in 2014 in Flash Fiction Magazine. Also, two of his senryu poems, “the careless plumber” and “leftover haiku,” are in Failed Haiku: A Journal of English Senryu (Issue 11, Nov. 5, 2016).
Rick Muthiah (Director of Learning Support Services) led a session, “Field Experience Policies and Practices for Students with Disabilities,” at the fall conference of the Oregon Association of Higher Education and Disability (ORAHEAD) in Newport, Ore., Nov. 2-4.
Paul Anderson (Christian studies) published an article, “Compassionate Concern – Seeing Truth in the Face of the Other,” in the Nov. 3 edition of the Huffington Post. Paul was also the featured speaker at the Genealogical Society of Washington County’s monthly meeting in Hillsboro on Nov. 12, speaking about Quaker founders of American ideals and culture. Specifically, he traced the influence of William Penn and early Quaker governors of the colonies upon the ethos of American democracy and society.
Brian Snider (Computer Science) published and presented a paper titled “Classification of Respiratory Effort and Disordered Breathing during Sleep from Audio and Pulse Oximetry Signals” at the 41st IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2016) in Shanghai, China, earlier this year. In conjunction with this, he also received a $500 National Science Foundation travel grant for the conference.