Movers & Quakers

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Rob Westervelt is transitioning out of his role as vice president for innovation and empowerment to lead the Future State Project, a marketing and innovation initiative designed to build a brighter future for George Fox University by leveraging Rob’s talents in the areas of marketing, strategy and innovation. In this role, Rob will work directly with Robin Baker on university strategy and will assist Ryan Dougherty and the enrollment and marketing team in the areas of branding and admissions. Rob will also work on building relationships with key business and community leaders and provide marketing and innovation resources for the university and other organizations that seek a brighter future for themselves.

About Our People

Monday, August 6th, 2018

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.

Birthdays

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Aug. 8               Jill Sikkema
Aug. 10             Christine Saladino
Aug. 11             Colleen Sump
Aug. 12             Ken Ingram, Elizabeth Roark
Aug. 13             Kathy Heininge, Jeff Marble, Jamie Noling-Auth, Nate Peach
Aug. 14             Pam Fifer, Jenny Zaganiacz
Aug. 16             Casey Brooks, Gary Sehorn, Seth Sikkema, Tyler Susmilch, Grace Tissell
Aug. 17             Saiko Mair, Bethany Ramse
Aug. 19             Jim Foster, Nancy Schifferdecker
Aug. 20             Audrey Paice

Comings and Goings

Monday, July 16th, 2018

After a four-year absence, Becky Jensen has returned to George Fox to work as an executive assistant in the College of Education. She has worked the past three years as an accounting specialist for ProAmpac of Portland, a global flexible packaging company. Before that, she worked at George Fox for six years (2008-14) as an administrative assistant in the College of Business. Becky earned a bachelor’s degree in literature from Multnomah University in 1986. She lives in Newberg with her husband, David. They have three sons – Nathanael, Zachary and Nicholas – and two daughters-in-law, Liz and Maya. Becky and David attend Crossridge Church in Sherwood.


Nancy Schifferdecker joins the university this summer as an executive assistant to Joseph Clair, the newly named dean of the College of Christian Studies, Liberal Arts, and Honors Program. She arrives from working as the program coordinator for the Columbia Basin Federal Caucus, a consortium of 10 federal agencies working on complex regional issues involving natural resources. Nancy has decades of experience in the performing arts, most recently working with high school students as a choral and musical theater director at Horizon Christian High School in Tualatin. She is well versed in event planning, writing and meeting facilitation. Nancy holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and music from Linfield College and is a proud fourth-generation Oregonian. She has two grown children – Sam, a 2014 alumnus of George Fox, and Kate – and lives in Sherwood with her husband Jack, a corporate finance attorney.


Mindy Mickelson joins the athletics department as a compliance officer and office manager. A 1996 alumna of the university, she has worked most recently as a substitute instructional assistant at Middleton Elementary School in Sherwood since December. Previously, she was a training administrative assistant at Metro in Portland (2016) and a training operations specialist (2013-15), facility coordinator (2011-13) and traffic coordinator (2009-11) at A-dec in Newberg. She also held management and logistics positions at companies in Portland and Lake Oswego from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s. Mindy earned a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from George Fox, and she was a competitor on the school’s track and cross country teams. Her maiden name was Fox, and she has three ancestors – a grandfather, great-grandfather and a great-great-grandfather – who were named “George Fox.” She lives in Sherwood with her husband Steve, a 1995 George Fox graduate, and two children, Kendall and Isac. The family attends Horizon Community Church.


Jesse Luke Richards has joined the IDEA Center as an employer relations manager. His most recent work experience is relevant to his new position. While completing his master of philosophy degree at Oxford in 2017, he served as a Junior Dean for Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford, where he advised and mentored students and put on workshops for undergraduate students regarding best practices for applying to graduate school, jobs or internships. Jesse also gained employer networking experience with Children of the Nations in Seattle, for which he networked with for-profit and nonprofit organizations to create internship opportunities for college students. He has extensive experience networking with private and public entities to enhance the reputation of an organization and to streamline opportunities for students. He states he is passionate about developing career and internship opportunities for students and would enjoy thinking creatively, and networking widely, to create avenues for George Fox students to find their lifelong vocational calling. Jesse holds master’s degrees in theological disciplines from Western Seminary, Acadia University and the University of Oxford. He lives in Newberg with his wife Carissa and their new daughter, Sarina (11 months).


The Office of Plant Services has hired Matt Williams as a groundskeeper. He served previously in the infantry with the U.S. Army, working as a rifleman and radio telephone operator (2015-18). Before that, he was employed in the summers of 2012 through 2015 as a grounds maintenance worker for Camp Yamhill in Yamhill, Oregon. He lives in Newberg with wife Cassidy and attends the Newberg Church of Christ.


After 40 years of service to the university, Clyde Thomas (Plant Services) retired at the end of June. He plans to continue conducting native plant research studies in his beloved Hess Creek Canyon and looks forward to doing more mountain climbing and spending time with his wife Carol. He will remain connected to the university as a volunteer.

Karen Carskadon (Education), David Green (Marketing Communications), Randy Dalzell (Head Cross Country Coach), Sandra Banta-Wright (Nursing), Kearsten McCoy (SpIL), Janet Ellis (Employee Empowerment), Michelle Kang (PsyD), Patty Findley (Athletics) and Chuck Conniry (Academic Affairs) have left the university. Kearsten has left the SpIL office but will remain at the university until mid-September to assist with Serve Day planning.

Movers & Quakers

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Steve Tillery, who has served as a visiting professor in the elementary education degree-completion program, has been hired as the director of the School of Education’s clinical practice office.

Helen Morse has transitioned from the English Language Institute and world languages into an administrative assistant position in the William Penn Honors Program.

About Our People

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Melanie Mock (English) released a book, Worthy: Finding Yourself in a World Expecting Someone Else (Herald Press) in April. According to the publisher, the book “sifts through the shape and weight of expectations that press Christians into cultural molds rather than God’s image. By plumbing Scripture and critiquing the 10-billion-dollar-a-year self-improvement industry, Mock offers life-giving reminders that we are fearfully and wonderfully made.”

Aida Isela Ramos (Sociology/Student Success Coordinator) has published two coauthored peer-reviewed articles this year, “The Growth and Diversity of Latino Protestants in America” in Religion Compass and “Latinx Conversion and Miracle Seeking at a Buddhist Temple” in the International Journal of Latin American Religions. She also authored a book chapter, “A Changing Landscape: A Sociological Perspective,” in A Plentiful Harvest: Practices for Effective Ministry among Latinos (Pathway Press) and an article, “The Rise of Latino Protestants,” in Sojourners magazine. Last year, she published a lead peer-reviewed article, “The Contexts of Conversion Among U.S. Latinos,” in the Sociology of Religion and a book, Latino Protestants in America: Diverse and Growing (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers).

Sunggu Yang (Christian Studies) recently published book chapters in two books. “A Three-Fold Homiletic Lesson from Dr. King’s Pastoral and Prophetic Preaching on Violence” was published in Preaching Prophetic Care (Wipf & Stock) and “The Promised Land: A Postcolonial Homiletic of Promise in the Asian American Context” was published in Homiletic Theology Project Vol. 3 (Wipf & Stock). Yang also delivered sermons at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and Bethel Korean Presbyterian Church in Portland in July.

Elizabeth Roark and Stephanie Matthew (Nursing) were asked to present at the Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing Conference at Indiana Wesleyan University on June 19. The event featured a variety of presentations and posters demonstrating how universities merge Christianity and nursing to improve practice. Stephanie and Elizabeth presented their original research on “Navigating Mismatched Expectations on an International Nursing Service-Learning Trip,” sharing about their service-learning experiences in Kenya, Haiti, Nicaragua and India, where they utilized their nursing skills to mentor students and community members. Each country has unique needs, which presents a challenge and results in personal and professional enrichment for faculty and students alike.

Mark Pothoff (Student Life) was part of the leadership team that facilitated the New Professionals Retreat as part of the Association for Christians in Student Development’s (ACSD) annual conference, held at Biola University in La Mirada, California, June 4-7. Joining him at the conference were Brad Lau, Rebecca Hernandez, Jenny Elsey, Bryce Coefield, Kristi Welker, Min Choi, Elizabeth Anderson, Kristina Van Der Eems and Stephanie St. Cyr.

At the conference, Elsey (Intercultural Life) and Hernandez (Chief Diversity Officer) presented a workshop, “Race, Ethnicity, and the Future of Christian Higher Education,” featuring a panel of select authors who wrote the book Diversity Matters.

Erik Comfort Bay (Plant Services) recently passed the exam required to be a licensed journeyman electrician.

Ed Higgins (English Faculty Emeritus) published two poems, “Adam Names the Animals” and “Imago Dei,” in the April 25, 2018, issue of Statement Magazine, a journal of creative writing and art published each spring by the English Department, the College of Arts and Letters, and Associated Students, Inc. at California University, Los Angeles. Also, his poem “Blue Heron” appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of Terrene, an online literary magazine “dedicated to an earth worth writing for,” according to the publisher.

Grant Burns, Jenny Elsey and Dave Johnstone (Student Life) published an article, “The motivation of students of color for pursuing leadership positions at faith-based universities,” in the Spring 2018 issue of Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development. It was the result of conversations and surveys with student leaders of color from across the U.S.

Birthdays

Monday, July 16th, 2018

July 17            Kasondra Silva
July 18            Corey Haverda
July 19            Matthew Williams
July 21            Gordon Aarness, Brittany Baker, Jeff Houck, Daniel Kang, Vicki Piersall
July 22            Carl Anderson, Courtney Elrod, Luann Foster
July 23            Donna Kestek, Mark Stone
July 25            Muh Bi Lin
July 26            Bob Dexter
July 27            Randy Woodley
July 29            David Hansen
July 30            Dale Isaak, Ron Mock, Liz Simmons
July 31            Lindsay Knox, Gary Spivey
Aug. 1             Jason Brumitt, Rob Westervelt
Aug. 3             Nancy Thurston
Aug. 4             Jered McConaughey, Nick Whitaker
Aug. 5             Michelle Shelton, Linda Warberg
Aug. 6             Elizabeth Anderson

Comings and Goings

Monday, June 11th, 2018

The university has hired Megan Adams to work on a part-time basis as an assistant Serve Day coordinator. Megan is a 2018 graduate of George Fox, ​from which she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. During her time as a student, she worked as an assistant area coordinator in 2017-18 and, before that, as a resident assistant from 2015 to 2017. Also, since 2016, she has been a parent relations intern for the university and a school counselor intern in the McMinnville School District. Megan lives in Newberg with her new husband, Austin, and attends Countryside Community Church.


Charles Allen, who has worked on the Newberg campus since March as a server for Bon Appetit, has been hired by plant services as a groundskeeper. Previously, he worked as an area coordinator at Willamette University (2017), as a temp data entry technician at George Fox (2016-17) and as a graduate assistant hall director at Taylor University in Indiana (2014-16). He also served as a residence life coordinator for commuters at George Fox in 2013, and since May of 2017 he’s done independent work as a transcription editor for audiovisual projects. Charles earned a master’s degree in higher education and student development from Taylor University in 2016 and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from George Fox in 2013. He lives in Newberg and attends Newberg Christian Church.


Tom Samek has been hired on a temporary basis to serve as director of plant services, as longtime director Clyde Thomas is set to retire at the end of this month. Tom, husband to provost Linda and a former director of plant services at Corban University, is scheduled to work in his new position for six months.


Jim Jackson, a former full-time employee who left the school in 2012 and was rehired as a temporary gift officer in February, has been hired on a part-time basis. When he left six years ago, Jim had worked at George Fox for 32 years. He also works as a real estate agent in the area.

Alyssa Rands (Theatre), Jocelyn Stein (Honors Program), Ann Lunt (Art and Design) and Josh DeGraff (Plant Services) have left the university.

Theresa Schierman (Financial Aid) retired from the university earlier this month.

Movers & Quakers

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Patty Findley is making the transition from her role as an administrative assistant in athletics to an administrative assistant position in the Department of Health and Human Performance. Beginning in August, she will work half time on a nine-month contract for the department.

About Our People

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Ryan Dougherty (Admissions) and his brother, Kevin, teamed up to write an article, “Football, Recruitment, and Retention at U.S. Christian Colleges,” published in the Christian Higher Education journal (Volume 17, No. 3). Kevin is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Baylor University.

Ed Higgins’ (English Faculty Emeritus) poem, “July heat,” was republished in an annual best-of anthology, Selections: Plum Tree Tavern Volume Three (May 2018). Also, his piece “fog swirl” appeared in the February/March 2018 issue of Haiku Presence, Britain’s foremost haiku journal, and his poem “Homonyms Explicated” is in the inaugural edition of the literary-art journal Brine (May 10, 2018). In addition, in May The Magnolia Review published an online interview with Ed on various aspects of his creative writing process.

Tom Head (Business) wrote an introduction to the book Quakers, Politics, and Economics: Quakers and the Disciplines Volume 5, published in May (Full Media Services). Paul Anderson (Christian studies) serves as an editor for the book, part of the Quakers and the Disciplines series. Tom’s chapter can be downloaded in George Fox’s Digital Commons.

Birthdays

Monday, June 11th, 2018

June 12            Tiona Cage, Beronica Salazar
June 14            Brian Snider
June 15            Jennifer Lichtenberg, Gary Tandy
June 17            Neal Ninteman
June 18            Sherri Moore, Donna Webb
June 19            Mark McMinn, Kristi Wheaton
June 20            Janet Herron, Angeleen Umfleet
June 21            Jamie Johnson, Susanna Thornhill
June 22            Penny Martin, Dinah Steig, Daniel Sweeney
June 23            Rachel Thomas
June 24            Terri Crawford, Catherine Kacalek, Christina Kiefiuk Yates, Patty Vanier
June 25            Natalie Turner
June 27            Darby Thiessen, Debby Thomas, Kipp Wilfong
June 28            Michael Meek, Dan Schutter
June 29            Mary Peterson, Nathan Slegers
June 30            John Heitz
July 1               Nancy Fawver
July 3               Allie Duncan
July 5               Makenna Wimmer
July 8               Jesse Dillow, Sue Richie, Linda Samek
July 9               Eloise Hockett, Sidney Tafflinger, Kenn Willson, Anna Sophia Ziton
July 10             Laurie Fair
July 11             Spencer Hadduck, Jillian Sokso
July 12             Chris Pulver
July 13             Jordan Nelson
July 14             Mckenna Tillotson, Rebecca Yazzie
July 16             Megan Fisher

Comings and Goings

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Alumnus Jordan Moody has joined the student accounts office as a student accounts specialist on the Newberg campus. For the past year he has worked as a substitute teacher in the North Clackamas School District, and the year before that he was a teacher candidate at Rex Putnam High School in Milwaukie. While a student at George Fox, Jordan was employed in the music department as a theory assistant, working with fellow students to assist them in their academic pursuits. He earned both a bachelor’s degree in music (2015) and a master of arts in teaching degree (2017) from George Fox. Jordan lives in Newberg.


The athletic department has hired Craig Inglesby to develop the Bridge Network Leadership Program, a mentorship initiative for student-athletes. He arrives after serving 20 years with Young Life, a parachurch outreach ministry. He spent 19 years at the Washington Family Ranch assisting in the restoration and renovation of the former Rajneesh compound in Central Oregon. His Young Life career allowed him to do roles that incorporated recruiting, fundraising, camp operations, risk management and mentoring. During the summer of 2017, Craig and his wife Kathi moved to Newberg with their family to establish a Young Life presence on the George Fox campus. Craig brings a passion to invest in students, experience in developing leaders, and a heart to work collaboratively.


The plant services department has hired Louie Olivares as a painter. For the past five years, he’s worked as a merchandising execution associate for Home Depot in Sherwood. In addition, since 2010, he has served as director of school ministry at Countryside Community Church in Sherwood. Louie worked previously as an assistant teacher and substitute teacher for the Community Action/Head Start program in Washington County, Oregon (2009-10). Previously, he was a missionary to Costa Rica with Alternative Missions International in the mid-2000s. He attended Marylhurst University in the mid-1980s and holds a certificate in youth ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary (2001). Louie lives in Tualatin with his wife, Evenia, and daughter Lea. They attend Cedar Creek Church in Sherwood.


Chuck Rouse has joined Plant Services as a groundskeeper. He arrives with more than 20 years of experience in the landscape and construction fields, including everything from project labor to site management. He most recently worked as a mechanic at Bailey Nurseries in Yamhill, Oregon (2018) and, before that, was employed as a foreman at American Sprinkler Repair in Spokane Valley, Washington (2016-17). He also worked for eight years (2008-16) as a mechanic and shop manager for Pohl Spring Works of Spokane. He attended school at Spokane Community College. Chuck lives in Newberg with his wife of 31 years, Karolee. Chuck’s son and his family also live in Newberg.


After seven years at George Fox, Paula Hampton (Christian Studies) is leaving the university on May 15. She plans to continue working as a freelance editor and looks forward to a slower schedule and regaining some balance in life and health.

The following faculty members are retiring this spring/summer or leaving George Fox to pursue other opportunities: Beth LaForce (Education), Charlie Kamilos (Library), Patrick Allen (Education), Bob Simpson (Counseling), Rand Michael (Counseling), Tom Head (Business), Byron Shenk (Athletic Training), Juliette DeSoto (English), Arden Schellert (Sociology) and Laura Simmons (Seminary). Juliette will return to teach at the university on an adjunct basis.

Movers & Quakers

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Kristie DeHaven has transitioned to the admissions office, where she is now an enrollment counselor for the adult degree program at the Portland Center.

Tiona Cage has transitioned to the Portland Center, where she is now associate director of the Portland Seminary’s masters programs.

About Our People

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Rachel Thomas (Archives) presented two sessions at the Northwest Archivists Conference in Warm Springs, Oregon, on April 26. Collaborating with other archivists from across the Northwest, she presented “Internships 2.0” – an analysis of the use of interns in the archival setting – and “Get Certified! Leveraging Organizational Resources for Professional Gain,” a session on strategic, low-cost professional development that featured her success in bringing free digital archives webinars to Oregon archivists.

Corban Harwood (Mathematics) helped SIMIODE (Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations) host its SCUDEM (Student Competition Using Differential Equation Modeling) event and led the accompanying faculty workshop on campus on April 21. SIMIODE is committed to support active learning of real-world mathematics through competitions, workshops and journal publications. George Fox joined 88 other host sites around the world, with nearly 400 total students participating in this inaugural competition. The George Fox team took second place locally for its “Optimization of Sorting Recyclables,” with team members taking first and second place in the MathBowl trivia portion of the competition.

Corban is also part of a team of mathematicians from George Fox, Manhattan College, Southwestern University, Virginia Wesleyan University and SIMIODE, Inc. who received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to improve undergraduate STEM education. Corban will run a series of national workshops, starting in Manhattan, New York, to develop supplemental curriculum supporting real-world project-based teaching. The grant project, “Building Community Through Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations,” is funded at $450,000 over three years. Corban was also invited by Linfield College’s Math Club Seminar to talk on “Foundations of Numerical Partial Differential Equations” on May 10.

Benjamin L. Hartley (College of Christian Studies and William Penn Honors Program) received two travel grants to conduct archival research for two writing projects. The Rockefeller Archive Center awarded Ben $2,000 to defray travel/lodging costs to visit its New York archive to study the contributions of John D. Rockefeller in early 20th century world mission initiatives. Ben also received a $1,000 Racial/Ethnic History Grant from the General Commission on Archives and History of the United Methodist Church to do archival research on early Oregon Methodist mission (1830s) among Native Americans.

Nathanael Ankeny (Music) performed April 8 with the Clock Tower Wind Orchestra, a professional wind ensemble made up of faculty from Oregon State University, the University of Oregon and other musicians from around the region. He has also been performing regularly at The Allison Inn and Spa in Newberg with pianists Randy Porter, Seth Ahnert, David Goldblatt and Clay Giberson.

Christianity Today recently published Leah Payne’s (Seminary) article, “Wild Wild Country Hits Close to Home,” a piece about the new documentary about Rajneeshpuram, which is now a Young Life camp.

Kenn Willson (Music) was honored by the Bösendorfer piano company, Classic Pianos of Portland and the Yamaha Corporation of America as a “Distinctive Artist and Champion of Viennese Culture.” He was awarded a plaque to commemorate the honor prior to the university’s Spring Concert in April. Kenn previously was recognized with the title “Bösendorfer Educational Artist” in 2006.

Paul Anderson (College of Christian Studies) and the university as a whole were featured in a recent blog piece, “George Fox University Uses The Saint John’s Bible to ‘Pique Our Social Conscience,’” on The Saint John’s Bible website.

Birthdays

Monday, May 14th, 2018

May 16            Britny Scholz, Trevor Woods
May 17            Paul Anderson, Nichole Drew, Cory Hand, Yongqiang Zheng
May 18            Gregg Boughton, Paul Otto
May 19            Cristi Miles
May 20            Gabe Haberly, Teresa Lamm
May 22            Clifford Berger, Janet Ellis
May 23            Chuck Conniry
May 24            Brenda Morton
May 26            Michelle Berg, Elise Trask
May 28            Beth LaForce, Steve Sherwood
May 29            Steven Classen, Kandie Comfort, Juliette De Soto, Mike Magill
May 30            Stephen Bearden, Amy Dee
May 31            Jessica Hollen
June 3             Paula Hampton, Jamison Loop
June 4             Nadine Kincaid
June 6             Keisha Gordon, Joyce Staats, Alan Thurston
June 8             Jeannine Graham, Adam Haldorson, Shannon Stueckle
June 9             Mark Terry
June 10           Tim Goodfellow, Carlos Ordonez
June 11           Jing Hao, Ty Sohlman

Comings and Goings

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Chris Low has joined the marketing communications department as a photographer. He has worked in the photography industry in the Portland area since January of 2010, and before that he worked for more than three years in Atlanta while attending photography school at the award-winning Portfolio Center. Chris has worked for a wide range of clients in the athletic, lifestyle and editorial fields, including Nike, Adidas, Columbia, Costco, Walgreens, Territory Run Co., and Competitor magazine. He has a varied work experience in the profession, serving as a photographer’s assistant, a digital tech and the photographer on assignments. Previous to his degree from Portfolio Center, he earned a bachelor’s degree in communication media and broadcast from George Fox in 2002. Chris is an avid runner and enjoys spending time with family. He lives in Beaverton with his wife of 14 years, Caitlin, and their 4-year-old boy, MacLaren (Mac). The family attends Colossae Church in Tigard.


Danae Allen (Adult Degree Program) is leaving the university April 25. She has accepted a position as an operations manager for a small private equity firm in Tigard.

About Our People

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Karen Jorgenson Murphy (Adjunct, Christian Studies) is publishing a book, Pentecostals and Roman Catholics on Becoming a Christian, through Brill.

Mark Allen Eaton (Adjunct Theatre/Communication/Humanities) traveled to New York City March 29-31 to see the one-act adaptation of his play, Pilate, performed at Theatre 315, the Salvation Army’s Off-Broadway black-box theatre. The performance was directed by Chuck Goodin, produced by Carol Jaudes, and starred Ian Evans as “Pilate” and Kathryn Higgins as “Claudia.”

Paul Anderson (Christian studies) participated in an initial accreditation review of the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology for the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. He also had his tribute to John Punshon published in Oxford’s newsletter The Brazen Nose 2016-2017, and his essay, “The Johannine Riddles and their Place in the Development of Trinitarian Theology,” was published in The Bible and Early Trinitarian Theology. Finally, his “Celebrating Forty Years of Celebration of Discipline: An Interview with Richard Foster,” was published in Quaker Life (April) and posted on the Renovare website, as was his essay, “The Lord’s Prayer as a Transformative Pattern.”

Birthdays

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

April 25             Terri Beecroft, Valerie Sherwood, Richard Silver
April 26             Emma Glennen
April 28             Danny Cross, Sunggu Yang
April 29             Jeff Woods
April 30             Chris Cleaver
May 1                Patrick Allen, Emily Sallee
May 2                Beth Hampton, Dwayne Worden
May 4                Sarah Reid
May 5                Robert Bonner, Emily Davis, Tai Harden-Moore
May 7                Ryan Forbes
May 8                Molly Hickok, Brent Wilson, Deb Worden
May 10              Heidi Duckworth, Chris Meade
May 11              Katherine Morland
May 12              Megan Hills, Mark Smith, Marla Sweningson
May 13              Jenny Elsey, Rob Leslie
May 14              Kathi Becker, Don Powers

Comings and Goings

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Alumna Makenna Wimmer recently joined the university’s marketing and communications office as a web designer. Since last August she’s worked as a graphic design coordinator for the National Psoriasis Foundation in Portland, where she developed operation plans for projects, helped create event branding, and designed brochures, event pieces and web content. Previously, she worked the summer of 2017 as a graphic designer at Ashley Lippard Design in Newberg. Makenna also gained office experience while a student at George Fox, working as an office/professor’s assistant in the College of Christian Studies (2015-17) and as a graphic designer for the IDEA Center (2015-16). She earned a bachelor’s degree in art and design from George Fox in 2017. She lives in Newberg.


Movers & Quakers

Monday, April 9th, 2018

At the university’s board of trustees meeting in March, the board voted to award tenure and promotion to the following candidates effective with their 2018-19 contracts. Tenure: Glena Andrews (PsyD), Muh Bi (Toby) Lin (Social Work) and Josh Sauerwein (Business); promoted to professor: Kelly Chang (Psychology), Muh Bi (Toby) Lin (Social Work), Roger Nam (Seminary), Paul Shelton (Business), Nathan Sledgers (Engineering), Jillian Sokso (Art and Design), Jim Steele (Business), Cindy Zablotny (Physical Therapy), Chengping Zhang (Business); promoted to associate professor: Karen Bowdoin (Art and Design), Joseph Clair (Christian Studies/William Penn Honors Program), Isabelle Corneaux (French), Todd Curtis (Engineering), Marcey Keefer Hutchison (Physical Therapy) and Paul Shew (Physical Therapy).