Comings and Goings

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Cari JermannThe university welcomes Cari Jermann as a registered nurse in the Health and Counseling Center. For the past nine years she has worked as a registered nurse in the Student Health Center at Willamette University in Salem. Prior to that, she served for two years as an RN at the Southwest Washington Medical Center’s Healthy Steps Women’s and Children’s Clinic in Vancouver, Washington, (2005-2007) and worked the previous eight years (1999 to 2007) as an RN at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital in Portland. Cari also gained experience as a community health nurse for the Columbia County Public Health Authority in St. Helens, Oregon, in the mid-1990s. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Portland (1990). Cari lives in Salem with her husband Sam Myers and their two boys, Jacob (20), a student at Linfield College, and Jared (18), a senior at Blanchet Catholic High School. The family attends St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salem.

Movers & Quakers

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Debby O’Kelley has transitioned to a new role in Plant Services. Her title is now “Coordinator: Special Projects” for Clyde Thomas. With Debby’s move, Dixie Downey is now office manager for Plant Services.

About Our People

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Leah Payne (Seminary) was quoted in a Christianity Today article, “The Story Behind Trump’s Controversial Prayer Partner,” in the magazine’s Jan. 19, 2017, article.

Anderson Campbell (Christian studies) wrote an article, “How to Pray for the Poor and Marginalized,” for the January/February issue of Relevant.

Birthdays

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Jan. 24                      Matt Stump
Jan. 26                      Celeste Flachsbart, Matt Sargent
Jan. 27                      Shannon Johnson, Richard McNeal
Jan. 29                      Elrike Shaw, Leslie Wuest
Jan. 30                      Belinda Creighton, Chad Stillinger
Jan. 31                      Paul Shelton, Missy Terry
Feb. 1                        Andrea Byerley, Bruce Owen, Tanya Rooney
Feb. 2                        Dave Adrian, Emily Call, Maco Hamilton, Matt Hammar
Feb. 3                        Mark McLeod-Harrison
Feb. 4                        Kathy Campobasso, Kristie DeHaven, Gloria Doherty
Feb. 5                        Barbi Doran
Feb. 6                        Stephen Howell, David Kerr, David Pollock

About Our People

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Anderson Campbell, Steve Sherwood and members of the College of Christian Studies staff teamed up to publish a book, Praying for Justice: A Lectionary for Christian Concern, released in mid-December. The title contains an invitation to pray for justice, but the book contains no overt prayers. Many of the more than 1,400 Bible passages featured are prayers or portions of prayers. The book invites readers to use each day’s verse as a meditation or reflection for that day and each week’s quotation as an examination of the ways in which his or her life reflects God’s redemptive justice in the world. It is available for preorder at barclaypress.com, with all proceeds going to Church World Service to aid in its work resettling refugees and advocating for immigrant and refugee rights in the U.S.

Ed Higgins (English) published his poem “Nativity” in the Dec. 16 issue of the Irish online journal Idler. In addition, his poem “moon/light” is in the print poetry journal The Laughing Dog (Issue No. 25, 2016).

Kenn Willson (Music) will present his “Encounters with Beethoven” piano concert on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Unity of the Valley church in Eugene, Oregon. The 3 p.m. presentation is free and open to the public. Kenn is performing as a guest of the Eugene district of the Oregon Music Teachers Association.

Birthdays

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Jan. 10              Grant Burns, George Byrtek, John Regier
Jan. 11              Ginny Birky
Jan. 13              Jeff Cameron, Tim Rahschulte, Shannon Scott
Jan. 14              Kim Rapp, Li-Zandre Philbrook, Jim Steele
Jan. 15              Janeen Dillow, Debbie Hawblitzel, Holli Paskewich
Jan. 16              Kelly Friesen
Jan. 17              Christine Austin, Linda Dallof
Jan. 18              Dwayne Astleford, Robin Baker, Matt Dyment
Jan. 19              Paul Fodge, David Liu
Jan. 22              John Smith
Jan. 23              Ted Allen, Bill Buhrow, Mike Foster, John Johnson, Kris Molitor

Comings and Goings

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

tai-harden-mooreThe university hired Tai Harden-Moore as the associate director of advancement communications and grants last week. Tai will earn her MBA from Concordia University in Portland later this month, after earning her Juris Doctor degree from Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando, Florida, in 2014. Tai also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Eastern Washington University (2009). Prior to joining George Fox, Tai worked as a research consultant for Radix Consulting Group LLC, where she researched issues surrounding equitable and affordable housing, gentrification, displacement, policy, and economic and community development. Tai also gained experience while working as the executive coordinator at the Urban League of Portland, where she advocated on behalf of community members regarding a wide range of social issues and engaged community leaders, community members, donors and clients in order to advance the work of the organization. Tai lives in Newberg with her husband, Andre, and two children, Jaylan and Leia.


beth-hamptonPlant Services welcomes Beth Hampton as a custodian. She has worked the last year and a half as an office manager at Key Home Furnishings in Lake Oswego. Before that, she was a lead-in room dining server at The Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg for four years. Kristin also worked at The Allison as an assistant housekeeping manager from 2009 to 2011. She attended Ecola Bible School in Cannon Beach, Oregon, and is a native of Newberg. Beth lives in town and attends Newberg Friends Church.


Britt Hoskins (Advancement) is leaving the university on Dec. 22. She and her husband Tyler are moving to the Corvallis area, where both will work at Oregon State University. Tyler was recruited for a position at OSU a couple months back, and Britt recently secured a marketing position at the university.

About Our People

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Carmen Imes’ (College of Christian Studies) doctoral dissertation was accepted for publication in the Bulletin for Biblical Research Supplement Series, published by Eisenbrauns. Entitled “Bearing YHWH’s Name at Sinai: A Re-Examination of the Name Command of the Decalogue (Exodus 20:7),” her project argues that the command does not prohibit speaking the divine name (e.g., in oaths, magic or cursing) but rather misrepresenting Yahweh by claiming to belong to the covenant people while living like the nations. Carmen is also contracted to produce an Illustrated Exodus in Hebrew for GlossaHouse.

Ed Higgins (English) published an essay, “Art, Aesthetics and Christian Faith Values,” in the Dec. 3, 2016, issue of Embers Igniting, an online literature and fine arts magazine based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Birthdays

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Dec. 13            Steve Grant, Marcey Keefer Hutchinson
Dec. 14            Janelle Olivarez
Dec. 15            Paul Corbett-Furgal, Shaun Davis, Ben Hartley, Rick Muthiah, Cliff Rosenbohm
Dec. 17            Gary Buhler, Viki Defferding, Joe Thouvenel
Dec. 18            Carol Huthinson, Katy Turpen
Dec. 19            Anderson Campbell, Phil Smith
Dec. 20            Jennifer Hanks
Dec. 21            Dawn Ford
Dec. 22            Robin Ashford, Jenny Getsinger
Dec. 23            Rodger Bufford
Dec. 24            Jeong Ahn, Greg Allen
Dec. 25            Abby Burgess, Debby O’Kelley
Dec. 26            Jill Beals, Jan Campadore, Michelle Engblom-Deglmann
Dec. 28            Sandra Banta-Wright, Robert Simpson
Dec. 30            Cris Banton, Lori DeKruyf, Diana Koba, Paul L’Esperance, Kaitlyn Ragan
Jan. 1              Bob Harder
Jan. 2              Meghan Gifford
Jan. 3              Lenore Stewart
Jan. 4              Brenda Graf, Chris Koch, Molly Murphy, Dan van der Water
Jan. 6              Merrill Johnson
Jan. 9              Mary Cameron

Comings and Goings

Monday, November 28th, 2016

elrike-shawPlant Services welcomes a new custodian, Elrike Shaw, this month. For the past year she has worked as the office manager for Abuse Recovery Ministry & Services in Beaverton. Before that, she was the production manager for Victoria’s Lavender, a local retail lavender products company, for three years. Elrike lives in Newberg with her husband David, daughter Natalie and son Maximilian, and she attends Athey Creek Christian Fellowship in West Linn.


About Our People

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Nicole M. Enzinger (Education) presented a research report, “Children’s Visual Mediators for Integer Addition and Subtraction Open Number Sentences,” at the International Congress on Mathematics Education in Hamburg, Germany, this summer. This fall she presented two research posters, “The mathematical integrity of integer ‘pins’ on Pinterest” and “Prospective teachers’ attention to realism and consistency in a child’s temperature story,” at the 37th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education in Tucson, Arizona. In addition, a coauthored article, “Preservice teachers’ pictorial strategies for a multistep multiplicative fraction problem,” in the Journal of Mathematical Behavior, is available online and will be published in print later in 2017.

The Graduate School of Counseling was well represented at the Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Nov. 10-12. Collectively, Lori DeKruyf, Steve Bearden, Anna Berardi, Chris Cleaver, Keith Dempsey, Michelle Engblom-Deglmann, Jennifer Lichtenberg, Rand Michael, Beronica Salazar, Richard Shaw and Daniel Sweeney presented “Counselor Educators Lean-in to Walk the Talk: A Team Approach to Strengthening Faculty Multicultural Sensitivity.”

Ed Higgins (English) published his poem “The Shepherds” in the 10th holiday issue of Danse Macabre (Nov. 23, 2016), and his poem “Rain Song” is in the current issue of Young Ravens Literary Review: A Biannual Online Literary Journal (November 2016).

Birthdays

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Nov. 29                       Michelle Conrad
Dec. 2                         Nate Goins, Dylan Hyslop
Dec. 3                         Davida Brown, Brad Lau
Dec. 4                         Alan Kluge
Dec. 6                         Kathy Alexander, Rodney Birch
Dec. 7                         Marie-Christine Goodworth, Chris Morrissey
Dec. 8                         Kerry Irish
Dec. 9                         Patrick Kelley, Mike Wirta
Dec. 10                       Carlisle Chambers, Laurie Koehler
Dec. 11                       Tatiana Cevallos, Sara Reamy
Dec. 12                       John Bates, Isabelle Corneaux

Comings and Goings

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Hannah Stevenson (Student Accounts) left the university in October.

About Our People

Monday, November 14th, 2016

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.

Birthdays

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Nov. 16            Carol Jaquith
Nov. 17            Abigail Favale, Kristine Nelson, Sue O’Donnell
Nov. 18            Kathleen Jones, Gina Miller
Nov. 19            Nathanael Ankeny, Bob Hamilton, Heather Rainey
Nov. 21            Ryan Tafflinger
Nov. 22            Corban Harwood
Nov. 23            Laura Simmons, Sarah Stevenson
Nov. 24            Tamara Reams
Nov. 27            Ryan Jacobson
Nov. 28            Peg Hutton

Comings and Goings

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Dana Ferrin (Health and Counseling) left the university to take a position closer to her home.

About Our People

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Don Powers (Biology) joined with colleagues to publish an article, “Winter conditions influence biological responses of migrating hummingbirds,” in the Oct. 27, 2016, issue of Ecosphere, an open-access journal of the Ecological Society of America. The ESA mission is to “publish and make broadly available the most significant results of ecological research, particularly those that increase the understanding and applications of general ecological concepts.”

Nadine Kincaid (Security Services) was named Employee of the Month for October.

Birthdays

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Nov. 1             Dave Johnson, Polly Peterson
Nov. 2             Tahlia Martin
Nov. 3             Karen Bowdoin, Nijay Gupta
Nov. 4             Karen Carskadon, Jennifer Farland, Tom Head, Melissa Thomas
Nov. 5             Rob Bohall
Nov. 6             Jon Schatz
Nov. 7             Natalie Harrington
Nov. 8             Rebecca Valdovinos
Nov. 9             Jack Lyda
Nov. 10           Glena Andrews, Katya Hall
Nov. 11           Rhonda Andrews, Sean Patterson
Nov. 12           Kelly Borror, Ian Sanders
Nov. 13           Kristie Knows His Gun, Hannah Stevenson
Nov. 14           Kelly Lafferty

Comings and Goings

Monday, October 17th, 2016

jeremydoucette-hardyJeremy Doucette-Hardy has joined University Advancement as associate director of annual giving. For the past two years he’s worked at Reed College in Portland as assistant director of the annual fund. Before that, he worked as a development associate for Caldera Arts of Portland in 2014 and as a development assistant at the University of Oregon in 2012-13. Jeremy also has experience in fundraising, grant writing and portfolio management, as he did all three tasks as a development manager for KPSU Radio in Portland from 2006 to 2008. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Portland State University (2011). Jeremy lives in Salem with his wife Danielle and their two daughters – Vienne (6) and Stella (15 months). The family attends First Church of the Nazarene in Salem.


jered-mcconaugheyMail Services welcomes Jered McConaughey as a senior mail services specialist. An alumnus of the university, he has worked the past four years as a work-study student in the department. He also worked the past two years as a youth pastor at West Chehalem Friends Church in Newberg. Jered earned a bachelor’s degree in Christian ministries from George Fox this past spring. He lives in Newberg with his wife Alyssa and attends North Valley Friends Church.


cesar-calderon-villatoroCesar Calderon Villatoro has joined plant services as a groundskeeper this month. He worked most recently as a line cook at The Allison Inn and Spa’s Jory Restaurant, from 2013 to 2015. He gained groundskeeping experience as a groundsman for the Dennis’ 7 Dees landscaping business in Portland in 2011-12 and at Aurora Landscaping in 2013. He is currently enrolled in Portland Community College’s English as a Second Language program. Cesar lives in Newberg with his wife Amber and two youngest children, Topaz and Dario, and recently started Ministerio Hispano at Grace Baptist Church, an outreach to the Hispanic population, in Newberg.


Katherine Alexander has returned to George Fox to serve as a visiting assistant professor in the English Language Institute program.

Traci Porter (Library) left the university earlier this month to take a position closer to her home.

About Our People

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Greg Allen (Adult Degree Programs) was invited to be panelist speaking about leadership at the Premier CIO Forum in Portland on Oct. 13. More than 4,000 CIOs and IT managers attended the event, which brought together some of the region’s top visionaries and professionals from the IT industry to discuss and share experiences related to technology and business structure.

Howard Macy (Professor Emeritus, College of Christian Studies) published a new book, Discovering Humor in the Bible: An Explorer’s Guide, through Cascade Books (a division of Wipf and Stock Publishers). In it, he examines humor in the Bible – why it’s there, why it matters, what it looks like, how to look for it, and what to do with it when you find it.

Richard Shaw (Counseling) was recently the invited Cessna Lecturer at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ky. The Cessna Lectures include a three-hour presentation to the Healing Academy of the Seminary, a presentation in chapel and a talk-back session with students and faculty. Richard’s chapel service presentation was entitled “Shame No More.” Richard graduated with a master’s degree in counseling from Asbury Seminary 25 years ago.

He was also recently in Addison, Texas, invited by Dr. Jim Sells, assistant dean of the School of Psychology and Counseling at Regent University, as one of 20 key higher education leaders in Christian counseling. Among those present were representatives from other Christian counselor education programs, the president of the American Association of Christian Counseling (Dr. Tim Clinton), Christian Association of Psychological Studies counselor education representative Dr. Todd Frye of Nazarene Seminary, and board representatives of CACREP accreditation. The gathering was designed to share ideas and build strategies for assisting Christ-based counselor education programs to work successfully with the CACREP accreditation organization around diversity, discrimination and sexuality issues in counselor education.

Kenn Willson (Music) just returned from Huntsville, Texas, where he performed his “Encounters with Beethoven” concert at Sam Houston State University. The concert is one Kenn has developed over the years and includes humor, pathos, cartoons, slides, and sometimes rock and roll. In short, Kenn says, “It’s not your typical piano recital.”