Birthdays

Monday, May 1st, 2017

May 2              Beth Hampton, Dwayne Worden
May 4              Sarah Reid
May 5              Robert Bonner, Tai Harden-Moore, Emily Palkert
May 7              Ryan Forbes
May 8              Molly Hickok, Brent Wilson, Deb Worden
May 9              Jeff Wright
May 10            Heidi Duckworth, Chris Meade
May 12            Megan Hills, Marla Sweningson
May 13            Jenny Elsey, Rob Leslie
May 14            Kathi Becker, Don Powers
May 15            Dirk Barram
May 16            Britny Scholz, Trevor Woods
May 17            Paul Anderson, Brenn Borror, Cory Hand, Yongqiang Zheng
May 18            Gregg Boughton, Paul Otto
May 19            Cristi Miles
May 20            Gabe Haberly, Teresa Lamm
May 22            Clifford Berger, Bree Stairs
May 23            Chuck Conniry, Adam McGuffie
May 24            Brenda Morton
May 26            Elise Trask
May 27            Virginia Lundquist
May 28            Beth LaForce, Steve Sherwood
May 29            Steven Classen, Kandie Comfort, Mike Magill
May 30            Stephen Bearden, Amy Dee, Roger Newell
May 31            Jessica Hollen
June 1             Arlene Candela
June 3             Paula Hampton, Jamison Loop
June 4             Nadine Kincaid

Comings and Goings

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Joel Schutter (Plant Services) has left the university.

Jill Downing (Advancement) has left the university.

Liz Luras (Alumni Relations) left the university to concentrate on her education in the university’s MBA program.

About Our People

Monday, April 17th, 2017

The editors of Dappled Things, a quarterly journal dedicated to ideas, art and faith, selected Abigail Favale’s (English/William Penn Honors Program) story, Obedience Lessons, as winner of the 2017 J.F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction. Obedience Lessons tells the story of a man caught unawares by the consequences of half-forgotten transgressions, and who must choose whether to let this revelation upset his comfortable, quiet life. Named for Powers, one of the most notable authors in the 20th-century Catholic literary renaissance, the contest aims to honor his legacy by awarding stories that, like the priests he wrote about in his fiction, have “one foot in this world and one in the next.” Abigail was awarded $500 for her winning submission, and Obedience Lessons was published in the Easter 2017 issue of Dappled Things.

Corban Harwood (Mathematics) published an article, “Logistics of Mathematical Modeling-Focused Projects,” in the PRIMUS journal on March 30. The article analyzed the classroom implementation of research-based projects to improve student learning while minimizing logistical overhead. One such project was based upon Corban’s article, “Simulating the Spread of the Common Cold,” which was published online in SIMIODE on Dec. 2, 2016. Any correlation with the major cold/flu outbreak this past winter is merely coincidental.

On March 29-31, Paul Otto (History) co-directed the interdisciplinary conference “Migrations and Borders in the United States: Discourses, Representations, Imaginary Contexts,” at the University Grenoble Alpes in France. He has also been chosen to participate in a week-long summer workshop, Writing Beyond the Academy, at the Collegeville Institute in Minnesota.

Ken Badley and Patrick Allen (Education) have collaborated on a second book, Echoes of Insight: Past Perspectives and the Future of Christian Higher Education, published by Abilene Christian University Press. The book, along with their first book, Faith and Learning, are being used as primary texts for a Faith and Learning Academic Symposium this spring in Boston, and at the Christian Business Faculty Association’s annual conference next fall in San Diego, where Patrick will give the keynote. He will be offering a pre-conference spiritual formation workshop using his book, Morning Resolve: To Live a Simple, Sincere, and Serene Life.

Terry Huffman’s (Education) paper, “Native American Educators and their Leadership Roles on Reservations in the Northern Great Plains,” is the winner of the 2017 Leslie Hewes Award for the best paper in social sciences published in Great Plains Research during the volume year 2016. Besides recognition, the annual award includes a certificate and cash prize.

Kristina Kays (Psychology) joined with fourth-year PsyD students David Kays and Adrian Egger to present “Bridging the Gap: Pop Media as a Narrative Tool for Working with Millennials” at the Christian Association of Psychological Studies Conference in Chicago March 30 through April 1. The seminar identified current pop media resources as a means to explore emotional issues resulting from trauma and abuse. The movie Inside Out was used as a practical example for integrating narrative therapy interventions with challenging clients resistant to exploring emotional concerns in therapy.

Paul Anderson (Christian Studies) published a review of CNN’s Finding Jesus 2 episode about Peter, “A Few Bones to Pick: Peter and His Significance,” in both The Huffington Post and the The Bible and Interpretation websites.

Birthdays

Monday, April 17th, 2017

April 18            Judy Deale, Ashley Walker
April 19            Jeff Tatum, Rebecca Williams
April 20            Kacy Hughson
April 21            Stephanie Bugas
April 22            Sik Yin Chan
April 25            Terri Beecroft, Valerie Sherwood, Richard Silver
April 26            Emma Glennen
April 27            Pat Vandehey
April 28            Danny Cross
April 29            Jeff Woods
April 30            Chris Cleaver
May 1               Patrick Allen

About Our People

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

In February, Nicole Enzinger (Education) gave two presentations at the annual Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Conference in Orlando, Florida: “Investigating prospective teachers’ evaluations of children’s temperature stories” and “Examining Pinterest as a curriculum resource.” Also, in early March, Nicole gave an invited lecture, “Integers: A space for mathematical play,” at the Metropolitan Mathematics Club in Chicago. This invited lecture was based on her upcoming book, Exploring the Integer Addition and Subtraction Landscape: Perspectives on Integer Thinking. More recently, Nicole presented “This is not ‘New Math,’ but we can learn lessons from ‘New Math,’” for the Oregon Association of Teacher Educators Conference at the University of Portland.

Dana Bates (Athletic Training) published a study, “Perceptions from athletic training students involved in an intentional peer-assisted learning pedagogy,” in the Athletic Training Education Journal. The study investigated athletic training students’ perceptions of peer-assisted learning on both the peer-student and peer-tutor. In addition, Dana and Jill Sikkema (adjunct faculty in HHPE) published an article, “Critical-thinking skills of first-year athletic training students enrolled in professional programs,” in the March 2017 Athletic Training Education Journal. In the piece, the authors investigated critical thinking and other demographic variables across first-year athletic training students enrolled in professional bachelor’s degree and master’s degree programs.

Ed Higgins (English) published his poem “To my own two feet” in the surrealist online poetry journal Uut Poetry on March 31.

David Johnstone (Student Life) wrote a review of Soong-Chan Rah’s Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times for the Christian Scholar’s Review (Winter 2017).

Paul Anderson (Christian Studies) published a fourth review of CNN’s Finding Jesus 2 series on The Bible and Interpretation website, titled “Herod the Great, or Herod the Terrible?” He also published an article, “Can Any Good Thing Come from Nazareth? The Childhood Home of Jesus,” on the same site and in the March 22 edition of The Huffington Post. In addition, Paul posted reviews of “Raising Lazarus: Climax or Prequel?” on the Bible and Interpretation and Huffington Post sites.

Andrew Fleming and Kaitlyn Ragan were named the university’s employees of the month for March.

Birthdays

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

April 5              Vicki Tschan
April 8              Joel Kelley
April 10            Cheri Hampton
April 11            Janelle Freitag
April 12            Dylan Harris, John Shaw
April 13            Sarah Taylor
April 14            Kathy Rosenbohm
April 15            Mike Campadore
April 17            Sonia Legg

Comings and Goings

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Wendy Flint has joined George Fox as director of the university’s IDEA Center. For the past four years she has worked as the chief learning officer at The Learning Oasis, a Napa, California-based nonprofit organization that provides supportive training services for universities, community colleges and adult education centers throughout California. In the six years prior (2007-13), she was senior vice president of marketing and sales for Boston Reed College in Napa, where she led a sales team of nine employees and helped the company grow in revenue from $5 million to $15 million in three years. Wendy also worked as director of professional and continuing education and workforce training at College of the Desert in Palm Desert, California, from 1999 to 2007. Wendy has also been a training manager in corporations in the Pacific Northwest, including Hewlett-Packard and Electric Lightwave. She holds both a PhD in education (2004) and an MBA (2008) from Capella University in Minneapolis, as well as a Master of Public Administration degree from Washington State University (1998). Wendy lives in Sherwood with her husband Terry, and they have three children and six grandchildren. Son Scott works at Nike as a global manager; son Todd is a paramedic firefighter for Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue; and daughter Tracy is an elementary school teacher in Conway, Arkansas. Terry and Wendy attend Journey Church in Sherwood.


The university welcomes Arlene Candela as a human resource coordinator this month. She arrives from McMinnville Water and Light, where she worked as a customer service representative for the past two years. Before that, she was in active duty with the U.S. Air Force from 1999 to 2006, supervising customer service operations for more than 10,000 active duty, reserve and civilian personnel. During her tenure she was charged with controlling all inbound and outbound assignments for Beale Air Force Base in Marysville, California. Arlene is currently enrolled in Liberty University’s Masters in Human Resource online program, and she holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix (2010). She lives in McMinnville with husband Steve, a fire inspector with Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, and their three children – Julia, Eric and Andrew. The family attends Adventure Christian Church in McMinnville.


The IT department has hired Audrey Paice as a customer support specialist. For the past four and a half years she has worked as an administrative assistant for the Public Power Council in Portland. Prior to that, she worked as a personal assistant at Kent Employment Solutions in Lake Oswego (2011-12), leaving after five months to tend to her newborn baby. Audrey has also worked internationally, serving as a client services officer for Dubsat, an international publishing and broadcasting company, in Sydney, Australia, in 2009-10. She also worked as an office coordinator and administrative assistant for Omnilab Media in Sydney in 2008 and 2009. Audrey attended Hillsong International Leadership College, studying worship and creative arts, from 2004 to 2006. She lives in Hillsboro with her husband Brad and daughters Vilah (4) and Malachi (22 months), and attends Evergreen Christian Center in Hillsboro.


Courtland Sherreitt joins the university as an event production specialist. In May of 2016, he earned bachelor’s degrees from George Fox in both psychology and cinema and media communication. He returns to IT and media production services after working there as a student starting in January of 2014.


After almost six years of service to the university, Ted Allen (Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer) left George Fox last week. He will continue to work for the university in a more limited capacity through April 30.

Drew Jacobs (HR) left the university on March 16.

Mac Oxford (IT/Media Production Services) has left the university. He plans to work as a freelancer, using his skills on multi-camera productions for both live events and sports broadcasting.

Emily Gigoux (Advancement) left the university to work for a mortgage company.

Amy Rusaw (Plant Services/Custodial) left the university earlier this month.

Tiona Cage (International Student and Scholar Services) is leaving the university to work as a regional international student advisor at Miami University in Ohio. Her last day at George Fox will be Friday, March 24.

About Our People

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Doug Campbell (Professor Emeritus of Art) published a book of 100 poems, Turning Radius, earlier this month. The poems featured were written throughout the years before his stroke in 2012, which subsequently left him with a language disorder called aphasia. The book reflects the process of reengaging with his former poetry and also encouraging him to share his work with the world.

Rodger Bufford’s (PsyD) article, “Dimensions of Grace: Factor Analysis of Three Grace Scales,” was published in Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 9, 56-69. Collaborating with Rodger on the piece were Timothy Sisemore and Amanda Blackburn of Richmont Graduate University.

Kevin T. Jones (Communication, Journalism, and Cinematic Arts) and Claire Procopio (Southeastern Louisiana University) published their article, “Mentoring At-Risk Middle School Students to Reduce Communication Apprehension,” in The Journal of Mentoring and Tutoring, due out this spring. The article is part of a multi-year study using George Fox communication studies majors in their senior communication capstone course to mentor at-risk students in communication skills at a local alternative school.

Ed Higgins (English) published his flash/slipstream story, “chicken little considers the sky again (a parable for our time),” in the March 11 issue of Gravel, a literary journal hosted by the MFA program at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

On March 7-9, Brian Doak (Biblical Studies/William Penn Honors Program Faculty Fellow) delivered two invited lectures as visiting fellow of the Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life at the University of Alberta, Edmonton (Augustana). The first, based on one of his recent books, was entitled “Ask the Animals: Nature and Theodicy in the Book of Job;” the second was “The Role of the Bible in Postsecondary Education: An Essay an Justification from Christian and Secular Perspectives.”

Chris Morrissey (Sociology) has signed a contract with Routledge to publish a book, Priestly or Prophetic: Christianity Supporting and Challenging American State Violence in Iraq. Priestly or Prophetic argues the religious sphere of meaning was a crucial terrain on which the United States debated the Iraq War and that religious legitimation of the actions of the state was as strong a predictor of support for the war as any other factor. For the present and coming challenges of the 21st century, understanding and choosing between religion as priestly or prophetic vis-à-vis state violence remains an issue of utmost importance for believers and nonbelievers – both here and abroad. Publication is anticipated in the spring of 2018.

Birthdays

Monday, March 20th, 2017

March 21          Kevin Kopple
March 22          Terry Peters
March 24          Loren Kerns, Mary Monahan
March 25          Heather Groenlund
March 26          Nick Willis
March 27          Yune Tran
March 28          Kathy Harris, Charles Kamilos, Jeremy Lloyd, Steve Petzold
March 29          Lynn Andrews, Vetta Berokoff
March 30          Dexter Ballard, Tyler Welker
March 31          Melodee Powers
April 1              Cesar Calderon, Trevor Daimler, Jen Klapp
April 2              LuAnn Anderson
April 3              Steve Delamarter, Dale Journey, Holly Kirby

Comings and Goings

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Alumna Liz Luras has joined the university as the director of alumni and parent relations. She earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational management and leadership from the university and is currently completing an MBA at the Portland Center. Liz is an Army intelligence veteran and formerly served as one of the nation’s leading military advocates, having addressed Congress in Washington, D.C. and at The White House, on multiple occasions, in regards to legislation affecting veterans and military personnel, as well as regarding national security and anti-terrorism. Her work with nonprofits and government agencies earned her the honor of Oregon Woman Veteran of the Year in 2016. She brings more than 17 years of experience in government relations, business consulting, marketing and humanitarian work. Liz is an avid mountain climber and outdoor enthusiast. She believes that one brave voice speaking in truth can inspire others, and have a profound impact on the world.


The university has hired two new deans, both of whom will join the university in July. Jekabs Bikis will serve as dean of the College of Business, joining the university after working as chair of the Business Administration Department at LCC International University in Lithuania since 2014. Before that, he spent eight and a half years at Dallas Baptist University, serving as an assistant and associate professor of business, in addition to working in a number of administrative roles. In all, he has 14 years of teaching and administrative experience.

Also joining George Fox will be Ryan Ingersoll, as dean of libraries. He arrives from Seattle Pacific University, where he has been head of library technology since 2010. Before that, he spent two years as a teaching and learning spaces liaison at Augsburg College in Minneapolis.

More information about both new deans will be featured after they have arrived on campus.

About Our People

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Patrick Allen and Kenneth Badley (Education) released their book, Echoes of Insight: Past Perspectives and the Future of Christian Higher Education, in February. Echoes of Insight offers brief summaries of 11 thought-provoking writers from the last century and encourages a new, vigorous conversation about Christian higher education.

Five of Ed Higgins’ (English) haibun were published in the annual “best of” Journeys 2017: An Anthology of International Haibun. The Journeys series is an invitation-only inclusion, with editors recommending haibun published in their various journals during the previous year (eight of Ed’s were submitted by editors from several journals). In addition, Ed was appointed copy editor for the biannual poetry journal These Fragile Lilacs.

Writers with ties to George Fox’s English department are featured in the Spring 2017 issue of The Windhover, a Xian literary journal. The issue includes Ed Higgins’ poem “When the wind/sky really is God,” Gary Tandy’s creative nonfiction piece “What Love Looks Like, As I Recall,” and Joshua Hren’s short fiction story “The Man Watching.” Also included is a poem, “Nunc Dimittis,” by English alumnus Jeffrey Bilbro, now an assistant professor of English at Spring Arbor University, and a poem, “The Life that is Ours,” by 2016 almunus Daniel Roberson. The Windhover is one of the nation’s premier Xian literary journals, published by the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Press. Bill Jolliff is a contributing editor.

Jennie Harrop, Carol Hutchinson and Michelle Shelton (Department of Professional Studies) delivered a talk, “From Ad Hoc to Intentional: One Department’s Online Journey,” at the Oregon Technology in Education Network’s annual conference at Pacific University on Feb. 11. When George Fox’s Department of Professional Studies offered four online courses in the summer of 2010, the faculty did not know what would come of the experiment. Six years later, the department now offers more than 25 online classes per semester, including one online major, and the program is growing. The majority of DPS students juggle families and full-time work in addition to school, and increasingly students are seeking the convenience of online offerings for both required major and general education courses. With eight regular faculty members, more than 40 adjunct faculty members, and roughly 300 adult degree-completion students, DPS faculty are working to anticipate market demands and articulate an online structure that will endure.

Don Powers (Biology) joined with colleagues to publish two research articles in the Journal of Experimental Biology (2016), 219: “Flight mechanics and control of escape manoeuvres in hummingbirds. II. Aerodynamic force production, flight control and performance limitations” and “Flight mechanics and control of escape manoeuvres in hummingbirds. I. Flight kinematics.”

Paul Anderson (Christian Studies) published an article, “The Trial of Pilate – A Touchstone to the Death of Jesus,” in the March 6 issue of The Huffington Post. He also presented a lecture, “The Beast, the Antichrist, and 666: An Alternative to Speculation,” at Chapman University on Feb. 21.

Birthdays

Monday, March 6th, 2017

March 7            Andy Lockhart, Lecia Retter
March 9            Jacob Vahlenkamp
March 10          John Spencer
March 12          Theresa Schierman, Brent Weaver
March 13          Carol Brazo, Karen Buchanan, Sandy Cherachanko
March 14          Lynette Elwyn, Keelan LoFaro, Piper Parks
March 15          Caitlin Corning, Stephanie St. Cyr
March 17          Bryan Boyd, Saurra Heide
March 18          Bo Sanders
March 19          Marty Hunter
March 20          Heidi Cuddeford, Javier Garcia

Comings and Goings

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Marisa Estrada Zavala (Financial Aid) left the university in late January so she could return to graduate school.

About Our People

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Anderson Campbell and Steve Sherwood (Christian Studies) published an overview of the book they collaborated on, Praying for Justice: A Lectionary of Christian Concern (Barclay Press, 2017), on the Evangelicals for Social Action website Feb. 6. In addition, Anderson and Steve were interviewed about the book by a Christian radio station in New Zealand. You can listen to the broadcast here.

Rae Casey, Jennie Harrop, Carol Hutchinson and Michelle Shelton (Department of Professional Studies) presented a session, “From Ad Hoc to Intentional: One Department’s Online Journey,” at the Oregon Women in Higher Education (OWHE) 37th Annual Conference in Sunriver, Oregon, on Jan. 27. Their discussion traced the remarkable growth DPS has experienced from its first online course offerings in 2010 to today.

The George Fox University String Ensemble, led by Rebekah Hanson (Music), performed at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Jan. 28 as part of the Oregon Symphony’s Prelude Series. The performance was very well received, and the String Ensemble has been invited to perform again next year.

Anna Berardi (Graduate Counseling) and Brenda Morton (Education) wrote a paper, “Trauma-informed School Programming: Applications for Mental Health Professionals and Educator Partnerships,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma. In addition, their paper, “A rationale for a trauma-informed school approach to maximize academic success with students in foster care,” was published in the Journal of At-Risk Issues. They were also invited to present their co-founded Trauma-Informed School Initiative to the Oregon Adverse Childhood Experiences Collaborative. This presentation followed the teaching of the first cohort in Oregon pursuing certification as trauma-informed educators.

Mark David Hall (Politics) was recently appointed associated faculty at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University and has agreed to write monthly essays on religious liberty for the blogs “Law and Liberty” and “Learn Liberty.” Even with this new position at Emory, he will remain at George Fox as the Herbert Hoover Distinguished Professor of Politics.

Kelly Friesen (Undergraduate Admissions) was named Employee of the Month for February.

Birthdays

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Feb. 21            Adina McConaughey, Jon Hall
Feb. 22            Mark David Hall
Feb. 23            Jeongah Kim, Mark Weinert
Feb. 24            Corwynn Beals
Feb. 26            Trey Watt
Feb. 27            Joel Schutter
March 1           Andrew Fleming
March 2           Winston Seegobin
March 3           Joseph Clair, Emily Gigoux, Kayin Griffith, Rhett Luedtke
March 4           Tyler Cuddeford
March 5           Jeremy Bascom
March 6           Chris Casey, Stephen Winterberg

Comings and Goings

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Sonia LeggPlant Services welcomes Sonia Legg as an administrative assistant. She worked previously as a shift manager for a Starbucks in several stores based in Nebraska and Ohio for the past two and a half years. Before that, she served as director of media marketing and as an administrative assistant for Mountain View Fellowship Church in Redmond, Oregon (2011-13). Sonia has also been self-employed building websites, creating logos and devising marketing plans for nonprofits and churches since 2011. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and marketing from Seattle Pacific University (2010). Sonia lives in Salem and attends Salem Alliance Church. Her absolute favorite coffee shop is Broadway Commons.


Jonathan RamseThe university welcomes Jonathan Ramse as an instructor of economics. He arrives from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he worked as a graduate teaching assistant for the past two and a half years. He also spent the last year as an adjunct instructor of economics at Park University in Parkville, Missouri. He worked previously as a young adult coordinator and archivist for the World Mission of Prayer League in Minneapolis (2011-13), and as an English teacher at Luther Junior & Senior High School in Kumamoto, Japan (2008-10). Jonathan is a PhD candidate in the economics program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, with an expected completion in the fall of 2017, and holds a master’s degree in economics (2014) from the same institution. His bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations came from Wartburg College in 2007. Jonathan lives in Tualatin with his wife Bethany.


Sarah SouthworthSarah Southworth has joined George Fox as an assistant professor of marketing. She has worked as an assistant professor in textile and apparel management at the University of Missouri since the fall of 2013. Before that, she was a graduate instructor in the Design and Human Environment program at Oregon State University (2007-13). Previously, she taught a variety of subjects, from English to SAT math, in New York and South Korea to gain experience in teaching (2006-2007), and also worked as an assistant buyer at Burlington Coat Factory (2005). She specializes in the areas of consumer behavior, focusing on visual and international marketing, and more recently on service marketing as well. Sarah holds a doctor of philosophy degree in design and human environment from Oregon State (2013), a master of apparel design from Oregon State (2009) and a bachelor’s degree in textiles and apparel management from Cornell University (2005). She lives in Tigard with her husband Zach, daughter Jessica, and her mom Lauren.


Marcia Bogert has returned to George Fox to serve as an assistant professor in the nursing department on a half-time basis.

About Our People

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Nicole Enzinger (Education) and a colleague, Laura Bofferding of Purdue University, recently published an article, “Subtraction involving negative numbers: Connecting to whole number reasoning,” in The Mathematics Enthusiast.

Jillian Sokso (Art and Design) is currently being featured in two international print media exhibitions: The 2017 Wheaton Biennial: Printmaking Reimagined, curated by Andrew Stein Rafferty, Beard and Weil Galleries, Wheaton College (Massachusetts), and Art Now: Printmaking, curated by Tyanna J. Buie, Ann Arbor Art Center (Michigan).

Paul Anderson (Christian Studies) recently served as an external evaluator for a PhD thesis at the Radboud University of Nijmegen, where, on his visit to the Netherlands, he gave a lecture on “The Central Message of the New Testament” at the university. Paul also published eight essays on the subject of “Truth and Liberation” last fall on the Huffington Post site, and he participated (along with Leah Payne, Carole Spencer, Jon Kershner and others) in a review of Early Quakers and their Theological Thought at the Quaker Theological Discussion Group Meetings in San Antonio in November. He also chaired two sessions of the John, Jesus, and History Group at the National Society of Biblical Literature meetings, concluding the fifth and final triennium of that international project. Finally, he contributed four essays for Following Jesus in the Way of Peace for the peace-month emphasis of Northwest Yearly Meeting, featured among the churches in January 2017.

Two of Ed Higgins’ (English) poems, “From This Distance” and “We nearly always,” were published in the latest issue of These Fragile Lilacs Poetry Journal (Vol. II, Issue II, Spring 2017). The online journal is released biannually, in January and July, and specializes in showcasing “strong poetry that illuminates whatever is true, whatever is beautiful, whatever is revelatory, and whatever goes otherwise unnoticed about the world in which we live,” according to editor-in-chief Laura Hanna. Ed also had his haiku, “angling sunlight,” published in the current World Haiku Review (Winter, January 2017), where it rated a place in the “Haiku of Merit” section.

Paul Otto (History) published “‘This is that which … they call Wampum’: Europeans Coming to Terms with Native Shell Beads” in Early American Studies 15, No. 1 (Winter 2017): 1-36.

Kevin T. Jones (Department of Communication, Journalism and Cinematic Arts) published a chapter, “Teaching the Value of Narratives in Speeches Through Analysis of Presidential Campaign Discourse,” in a new book, Great Ideas for Teaching Students in Communication, available this year. In it, he compares the use of narratives by President Obama in his presidential campaign rhetoric to illustrate part of Obama’s popularity in those campaigns.

Birthdays

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Feb. 8              Stephanie Fisher
Feb. 9              Bill Stevens
Feb. 10            Debbie Cash
Feb. 11            Danae Allen, Emily Cropper-Russel, Alex Rolfe, Lynn Scott, Sarah Southworth, Cindy Zablotny
Feb. 12            Paul Shew
Feb. 13            Joshua Hren
Feb. 14            Johanna Kaye
Feb. 15            Brooks Lampe
Feb. 16            Danielle Warner
Feb. 19            Sue Corbett-Furgal, Kelly Hughton, Cristina Schmitt, Jere Witherspoon
Feb. 20            Gina Braden, Scot Headley

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.