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Brent Weaver (Music) has been named a semifinalist in two categories of The American Prize, a series of national competitions celebrating American excellence in the arts. Weaver’s Hymns from the Sacred Harp for women’s voices and solo violin was premiered by the university’s Women’s Chorale last year and was honored in the Choral Music category. Two Intermezos for solo piano, commissioned by Portland Piano International and premiered by pianist Sahun Hong in a Bauman Auditorium concert in 2017, was honored in the Instrumental Chamber Music category. Read more about The American Prize at this link.

Paul Anderson’s (Christian Studies) essay, “John Bellers (1654-1725): ‘A Veritable Phenomenon in the History of Political Economy,’” was published in Quakers, Business and Corporate Responsibility: Lessons and Cases for Responsible Management (Springer) last week, and Paul preached at Newberg Friends Church on Dec. 30 on “Behold, I Will Do Something New.” Paul was also invited to participate in the “In Harmonie” leadership discernment consultation and prayer summit in La Motte, South Africa, Feb. 1-11, where he is presenting public lectures on “The Spirituality of Jesus – An Inclusive Quest” at the North-West University of Potchefstroom and on “Jesus and Peace: Not in the Name of My Religion!” at the University of Stellenbosch.

A book Mark David Hall (Politics) is coediting, America and the Just War Tradition: A History of U.S. Conflicts, is set for a March release through the University of Notre Dame Press. The book examines and evaluates each of America’s major wars from a just-war perspective. Using moral analysis that is anchored in the just-war tradition, the contributors provide careful historical analysis evaluating individual conflicts.

Members of the university’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program presented sessions demonstrating George Fox’s innovative research projects at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association in Washington D.C., Jan. 23-26. Marcey Keefer Hutchison (one presentation), Jeff Houck (three presentations), Jason Brumitt (two presentations) and teaching assistant Theresa Raudsepp (one presentation) all participated in the event, which drew thousands of physical therapists from across the nation.

Jeannine Graham (Christian Studies) taught an adult Sunday School class, “Women in Ministry: Another Look,” at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church in Lake Oswego on Jan. 6. The class examined some of the most controversial Pauline texts which address relevant issues pertaining to women and leadership from an egalitarian perspective.

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