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Sue O’Donnell (Psychology) was coauthor of a paper, “Many Labs 2: Investigating Variation in Replicability Across Sample and Setting,” published in the pre-press online edition of Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science. The paper incorporates the results of a massive replication project in psychology, representing the efforts of 186 researchers from 36 nations and territories to replicate 28 classic and contemporary psychology findings. The paper is the latest of six major replication projects in the social and behavioral sciences published since 2014 – projects done in response to collective concern that the reproducibility of published findings may not be as robust as is assumed.

Jennifer Farland (International Admissions) has been certified as a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). The IDI is the only theory-based, developmental, psychometric assessment that measures intercultural competence. Groups and individuals can only take the IDI through a Qualified Administrator.

Michelle Engblom-Deglmann, Lori DeKruyf, Richard Shaw and Keith Dempsey (Graduate School of Counseling) attended and co-presented at the 2018 Western Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Conference in Santa Rosa, California, Nov. 7-11. The title of their presentation was “Addressing Religious Privilege in Counselor Education.” Lori also co-presented with Diana Gruman, a colleague from Western Washington University, on “Supporting Our Next Generation: Innovative Practices in Training School Counseling Supervisors,” as part of the Pre-Conference Learning Institute on Supervision.

Ed Higgins (English Faculty Emeritus) published two pieces, “years later” and “winter’s crop,” in the Nov. 12 issue of the online journal Under the Basho, which features a one-line haiku section.

Dwayne Corbin (Music) led two concerts with the Juneau Symphony Orchestra Nov. 10- 11. The JSO is one of only three non-student orchestras in the state of Alaska and consists of both Juneau residents and West Coast professional musicians. Dwayne was selected to lead the concert from a pool of more than 20 prospective conductors who submitted proposed concerts to the symphony board. The concert featured Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8, Bizet’s Suite from “Carmen,” and violin features by Part and Saint-Saens with soloist Lisa Ibias.

Paul Anderson’s (Christian Studies) essay, “The Social Conscience of The Saint John’s Bible,” was published in The Saint John’s Bible and its Tradition: Illuminating Beauty in the Twenty-First Century. He also organized four October sessions for the Christian forum class at Reedwood Friends Church on dealing with our political divisions and visions of reconciliation and civility leading up to the midterm elections. His own presentation was on “Is the Gospel Dead? Evangelicals in Politically Divided America.”

In addition, Paul presented a paper on “Revelation and Rhetoric in John 9:1-10:21 – Two Dialogical Modes Operative Within the Johannine Narrative” at an international conference, The Gospels and Ancient Literary Criticism Continuing the Debate on Gospel Genre(s), held at Texas Christian University. He also presented a response to Richard Burridge’s 25th anniversary edition of What Are the Gospels at the Denver Society of Biblical Literature Meetings. Paul also coedited (with Mikeal Parsons and Elizabeth Struthers Malbon) Anatomies of the Gospels and Beyond: Essays in Honor of Alan Culpepper for Brill’s Biblical Interpretation Series (#164) and contributed an essay in that volume: “Encounter, Dissonance, and Dialectical Reflection in the Development of Paul’s Theology – A Cognitive-Critical Analysis.” Finally, Paul organized a session at the Denver SBL meetings at which the book was presented to Alan Culpepper, and Paul gave an overview of the 10 essays he recruited and edited.

Corban Harwood (Mathematics) hosted on campus a local site gathering of SCUDEM III (SIMIODE Challenge Using Differential Equation Modeling) for students and faculty coaches representing area universities on Oct. 27. The George Fox team of mathematics student Ethan Jensen and mechanical engineering students David Bacher and Matthew Hull garnered the Meritorious Award for their model of a spherical ball joint pendulum designed to dramatically initiate a cascade of dominoes in a museum exhibit, and the second-place award in the Math Bowl trivia challenge. Ethan then presented the team’s work at the Northwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium at Willamette University on Nov. 3. Corban sits on the board of SIMIODE (Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations), which is committed to support active learning of real-world mathematics through worldwide competitions, workshops and publications.

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