Comings and Goings

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Alumna Abby Buckles has joined the university’s William Penn Honors Program to serve as its admissions coordinator. A 2018 graduate of George Fox, from which she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology while participating in the honors program, Abby has worked extensively on campus since her arrival as a freshman. Since September, she has worked as a retail associate in the Bruin Store. Previously, she was a student employee in the psychology department (2017-18) and both a student intern (2016-17) and student employee (2014-16) in the honors program. She lives in Newberg with her husband Zak, a student in George Fox’s PsyD program. The couple attends Church of the Vine in Newberg.


The marketing communications office welcomes Missy Downs as a marketing campaign and event manager. She graduated from George Fox this spring, earning a bachelor’s degree in marketing, and has worked as a marketing intern and graphic designer in the marketing communications office for the past four years. In addition, she served as a resident assistant on campus (2017-18) and worked as an organizational aid and social media manager for the Newberg Bakery (2018-19). Missy also gained external work experience as a marketing consultant for the Newberg Rotary Club during her senior year. She lives in Newberg and attends Journey Church in Sherwood, where she teaches preschool children.


The following professors are retiring from George Fox this summer: Christine Austin (ELI), Bob Bredemeier (Art and Design), Gary Buhler (Art and Design), George Byrtek (ADP), Viki Defferding (Spanish), Steve Delamarter (Seminary), Jim Foster (Dean, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences) and Mark McLeod-Harrison (Philosophy). Buhler will return to teach on an adjunct basis.

After 20 years of service with Bon Appetit on campus, Denny Lawrence is retiring this summer.

Danny Cross (Athletics), David Kerr (Art and Design), Kelly Lafferty (Graduate Admissions), Steve Leijon (Business), Paul L’Esperance (Nursing), Danette Newkirk (Marketing Communications), Janelle Olivarez (Marketing Communications), Marcus Peters (Plant Services), Polly Peterson (English), Erica Ramirez (Seminary), Aida Ramos (Sociology), David Rawson (Business), Jon Schatz (Business), Grace Tissell (IDEA Center), Rebecca Valdovinos (ELI) and Gina Worley (Graduate Admissions) have left the university. Leijon, Rawson and Schatz will return to teach on an adjunct basis.

Movers & Quakers

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Seth Preuss is taking over as director of sports information after serving as assistant director of sports information since last fall.

Belinda Creighton has transitioned from the Finance office to working in Employee Empowerment, where she will serve as a lead payroll specialist.

Elrika Shaw has transitioned out of the plant services department and into a position with Campus Public Safety as an administrative assistant and parking operations manager.

About Our People

Monday, June 10th, 2019

The following professors have been awarded tenure, effective Aug. 15: Joseph Clair (Christian Studies), Dawn Ford (Cinematic Arts), Marcey Keefer-Hutchison (Physical Therapy), Gary Sehorn (Doctor of Education) and Cindy Zablotny (Physical Therapy).

The following professors have been promoted from associate professor to professor, effective Aug. 15: Tyler Cuddeford (Physical Therapy), Amy Dee (MAT), Dawn Ford (Cinematic Arts) and Brent Wilson (Computer Science).

The following professors have been promoted from assistant professor to associate professor, effective Aug. 15: Jason Brumitt (Physical Therapy), Anderson Campbell (Christian Studies), Pam Fifer (Nursing), Jing Hao (Chemistry), Jennie Harrop (ADP), Celeste Jones (PsyD), Daniel Kang (Physical Therapy), David Liu (Business), Sarah Southworth (Marketing), Sarah Stevenson (Library), Matthew Stump (Biology), Danielle Warner (Music) and Brandon Waybright (Art and Design).

Jim Steele (College of Business) was the keynote speaker for the annual Leadership Summit for YMCA of the Columbia-Willamette on May 13. Seventy-five executives, managers and supervisors from every part of the organization participated in a three-hour interactive session on the topic of “Coaching through Change.”

Ron Clark (Portland Seminary) was presented the Midori Hamilton Award by the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. The award is given each year for an individual’s outstanding work in domestic and sexual assault service to the state of Oregon. Clark is currently with a mission in Colombia training clergy, military and law enforcement in violence prevention in churches and the community. His book Freeing the Oppressed, used in the past at the seminary, is now available in a new Russian translation to be used by advocates, law enforcement and clergy in Russian-speaking faith communities in the Northwest. 

In April, Rachel Thomas (University Archives) presented “ArchivesSpace 2.0: A Step Further” at Northwest Archivists 2019 with fellow archivists Steve Duckworth (Oregon Health & Science University), Zach Selley (Reed College), and Conor Casey (University of Washington). The presentation focused on advanced uses of ArchivesSpace, an archival collection management software to enhance intellectual control of archival collections.

Cherice Bock (Seminary) coedited Volume 6 in the Quakers & the Disciplines Series, entitled “Quakers, Creation Care, and Sustainability.” The book is set to release at the Friends Association for Higher Education conference in Philadelphia June 13-16. Bock contributed an essay and a coauthored essay to the volume. Craig Goodworth also contributed to the volume, and Paul Anderson (College of Christian Studies) serves as the series editor.

Comings and Goings

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Michael Coppolino has been hired to serve as head coach of the women’s basketball program. He arrives from Newburgh, New York, where he coached Division III Mount Saint Mary College for the past six seasons. Last year, he led the team to an 18-0 Skyline Conference record and 23-6 overall mark, and in the last two years combined his teams went 35-1 in conference play. In his six years at Mount Saint Mary College, Michael posted a 91-69 overall record, including a 69-27 mark against Skyline Conference rivals. For his accomplishments, he was named the Skyline Conference’s Coach of the Year in 2016-17 and 2017-18. Previously, Michael served as the assistant coach on the school’s men’s basketball team for one season (2013-14) and, since 2014, has also led the college’s men’s golf program. Before his arrival at Mount Saint Mary, Coppolino was an assistant coach with Alfred University’s men’s basketball program (2011-12), and, from 2000 to 2011, he was a clubhouse attendant with the Boston Red Sox, where he won two World Series rings in 2004 and 2007. A 2007 graduate of Eckerd College with a degree in business management, Michael completed a master’s degree in business administration at Alfred University in 2012. He and his wife, Jessica, plan to move to Newberg in the coming months.


Joseph Harrison has joined the university to work as the housing and residence life operations manager in the Office of Student Life. A 2019 graduate of George Fox, from which he earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication, he has worked as an operations assistant in the university’s housing office since 2016. Joseph was also a resident assistant the past two years and, since February of 2018, he has served as the communication coordinator for the Northwest Yearly Meeting in Newberg. Additional commitments include serving as a member of the NWYM’s Board of Communication (2018-19) and being a university ambassador (2015-19). He lives in Newberg and attends Newberg Friends Church.


The undergraduate admissions office welcomes Lauren Hill as an admissions counselor this month. Since January of this year, she has worked as an event management intern for Opus Agency of Seattle, helping the company execute corporate events with over 2,000 attendees and coordinating communication, documentation and onsite support efforts. Previously, she took part in the Disney College Program as an outdoor vending employee at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, in the fall of 2018. Lauren also has experience as a communication and events assistant with the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication (2017) and as a game day operations and marketing intern with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes baseball team in Keizer, Oregon (2016). She graduated from George Fox with a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication in 2018. Lauren lives in Milwaukie and attends Westside: A Jesus Church.


After working the past four months on a temp basis for the Campus Public Safety office, Rick Schmitt has been hired on full time as a security officer. Prior to his hiring in December, he worked for the United States Air Force in law enforcement for nine years and, for 21 years, was an inmate transport correction officer for the Federal Bureau of Prisons before retiring in 2016. He holds an associate’s degree in criminal justice. He lives in Newberg with his wife Theresa. They have one grown son, Michael, and a daughter, Scarlett, and attend Zion Lutheran Church.


Fred Gregory (President’s Office), Jane Sweet (Honors Program), Kristi Doolin (Print Services), Terri Beecroft (Print Services) and Jennifer Hanks (Plant Services) have left the university.

About Our People

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Four faculty members were honored with faculty achievement awards for the 2018-19 academic year: Sarita Gallagher (Christian Studies) and Rhett Luedtke (Theatre) were named the undergraduate teacher and researcher of the year, respectively, while Daniel Kang (Physical Therapy) and Leah Payne (Seminary) received the corresponding awards at the graduate level.

Roger Nam (Seminary) published a chapter, “‘Half Speak Ashdodite and None Can Speak Judean’: Code-Switching in Ezra-Nehemiah as an Identity Marker for Repatriate Judeans and Koreans,” in Landscapes of Korean and Korean American Biblical Interpretation (SBL Press, 2019).

Brian Doak (Christian Studies) is publishing two books this summer, a monograph and a major coedited volume, both with Oxford University Press. Heroic Bodies in Ancient Israel examines the heroic world of ancient Israel within the Hebrew Bible, and shows that ancient Israelite literature operated within and against a world of heroic ideals in its ancient context. Not merely a textual study of the Hebrew Bible in isolation, the book also considers iconography and compares Israelite literature with other ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern materials, illustrating Israel’s place among a wider construction of heroic bodies. In The Oxford Handbook of the Phoenician and Punic Mediterranean, edited with Carolina Lopez-Ruiz, a wide range of scholars write summary studies on key historical moments, areas of culture, regional studies and areas of contact, and the reception of the Phoenicians as an idea, entangled with the formation of other cultural identities, both ancient and modern.

Comings and Goings

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Michael Simmons, formerly manager of the Bruin Store, has been hired to work as a graduate admissions counselor in the Enrollment and Marketing department. He makes the change after working in the Bruin Store for the past four years. Michael and his wife, Liz, both work at George Fox. Liz is an area coordinator and associate director of residence life, and they live on the Newberg campus with their daughter Bina (age 4) and son David (age 1). Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Lee University in Tennessee and a master’s degree in intercultural studies from Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky. Michael is also on staff at Journey Church in Sherwood, and he and Liz will be ordained as elders in the Free Methodist Church this summer.


Samantha Parrish recently joined the university’s Campus Public Safety office as a senior public safety officer. She arrived from Providence Health & Services of Portland, where she was a lead security officer from 2014 to 2018. She also worked previously as a school public safety officer at Jesuit High School in Portland (2013-14). Samantha has extensive mental health and crisis intervention training. She also worked as a public relations manager for Voices Set Free of Hillsboro (2015-17), providing community education to professionals and community members about domestic violence. Previously, she was franchise owner and manager of an Ultimate Tan & Med Spa business in Cornelius, Oregon (2004-13) as well as owner of A Confidential Investigation in Beaverton (2005-09). She attended Clackamas Community College, working on an associate’s degree in human services, and recently transferred to Liberty University, where she is working on a bachelor’s degree in criminal psychology. Samantha moved back to her hometown of Newberg in the summer of 2018 with her fiancé, Paul Cooley, a senior police officer with the Newberg-Dundee Police Department. They plan to marry in the fall of 2019 and have four children between them: Shannon, Shelby, Matt and Matthias. The Parrish-Cooley family attends St. Francis Catholic Church.


Mike Meek (Athletics) has left the university.

About Our People

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Stephanie Matthew, Elizabeth Roark (School of Nursing) and Eloise Hockett (College of Education), coauthored “Christ-Focused Service-Learning: Learning to Receive Ministry in Humility” in the April/June 2019 issue of Journal of Christian Nursing. Since 2015, Eloise, Stephanie and Elizabeth have been collaborating with the nursing and education programs to engage students and faculty in cross-cultural partnership work in Kenya through a service-learning model.

In March, Joe Thouvenel met the requirements to become a Certified Career Services Provider from the National Career Development Association’s credentialing commission. Joe is assistant director of the IDEA Center and a job and internship coach.

Paul Anderson (Christian Studies) was recently interviewed, along with Roy Carlisle (editor of Richard Foster’s Celebration of Discipline), by Carrie Carlisle Palmer and Joshua Lindley on Tablethink, a site dedicated to providing inspirational information, innovative ideas and community connection. Paul also reviewed the last four episodes of the “Jesus: His Life” series for The Bible and Interpretation site: “Jesus: His Life from the Perspectives of Judas and Pilate” and “Jesus: His Life from the Perspectives of Mary Magdalene and the Apostle Peter.”

Jim Weller, who recently retired after working as an adjunct in the Adult Degree Program, is releasing a book, Flying Solo, that is now available for preorder at Barnes & Noble’s website (bn.com). The book tells the story of Chris, who, months before receiving his aeronautical engineering degree in preparation for a career in aviation as an airline pilot, faces tragedy. Every part of his life is changed, including his relationship with the woman he loves. 

The following employees were recognized with shout-outs at last Thursday’s all-employee meeting: John Shaw (IT), commended for helping financial aid troubleshoot its automated disbursement system; Jordan Nelson (Financial Aid), who came up with a creative, automated solution to fix a lot of manual work in PeopleSoft; Andrew Fleming (IT), who responded quickly to assist a coworker to print critical documents; and Mari Ortega (Intercultural Resource Center), who assisted the financial aid office with a Spanish-speaking parent. You can read summaries of all the shout-outs here.

Comings and Goings

Monday, April 15th, 2019

The university recently welcomed Chris Vijeila as a lead campus safety officer in the Campus Public Safety office. For the past year he has worked as a site supervisor for Allied Universal, training officers and new supervisors in the Hillsboro and Portland areas and serving as a first responder to emergency situations ​while also maintaining all security devices. In the 17 years prior, he worked as an IT specialist and network engineer for IT Solutions in Irvine, California, where he managed the daily operations for the company’s IT department. Chris has also worked the past eight years as a field supervisor for Off-Duty Officers, ​a ​law enforcement ​organization in San Diego, for which ​he conducted regular site inspections, was involved in special assignments, ​and ​provided training for new and regular officers. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from California State University Fullerton in 2005 and gained experience conducting special assignments for Patrol One Security (2012) and Off-Duty Officers (2016). He lives in ​Vancouver, Washington, with his wife Marianna and four children – Nathan, Natalie, Alexis and Joseph.


McKenna Tillotson (Marketing Communications), Scott Barnett (Admissions) and Jonathan Hall (Campus Public Safety) have left the university.

Movers & Quakers

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Maddy Boylan is transitioning to serve as the coordinator for the Graduate School of Counseling.

John Heitz has joined the Office of Plant Services’ administrative team, serving as an estimator/planner on the office staff.

About Our People

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Guadalupe Garcia McCall’s (English) book, All the Stars Denied, was named as one of the “2019 Best Children’s Books of the Year” in the Fourteen and Up Category by Bank Street College of Education.

Paul Anderson (Christian studies) published a review of The History Channel’s “Life of Jesus” series on The Bible and Interpretation website earlier this month. His piece reviews the episode “Jesus: His Life from the Perspectives of Judas and Pilate (Pt. 3).” He also spoke in Albany for the Linn Genealogical Society on “The Quaker Family Tree, and America as ‘The Holy Experiment’” on April 6.

Jamie Noling-Auth (Spiritual and Intercultural Life) was among 41 administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in the 2019-20 Senior Leadership Academy. Those chosen for the year-long program are leaders in higher education who have been identified by their institutions as having the potential for more senior leadership positions in independent colleges or universities. Jamie will take part in a mentoring program, work with experts, participate in webinars, and engage in a series of readings and case studies during the academic year.

Ed Higgins (English Faculty Emeritus) published a spring celebration poem, “Surge of Green,” in the April 14 edition of the online nature/environment magazine Plum Tree Tavern.

Comings and Goings

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Alumna Jenna Holmes has joined the university as a media production specialist. After graduating from George Fox with a bachelor’s degree in cinema and media communication in 2016, she did media production work for the university from August of 2017 to January of 2018, and again from December of 2018 to the present. She also worked in the department as a work-study student from 2013 to 2016. Outside of George Fox, Jenna has run her own freelance photography and videography business, Jenna Holmes Photography, since 2014. Jenna enjoys traveling and has been to South Africa, Australia, The Dominican Republic, and Germany.  She lives in Tualatin with her two cats, Dipper and Padfoot, and attends Northside Community Church. She also leads middle schoolers for Newberg Young Life.


Plant services welcomed Shirley Eckerdt as a groundskeeper last month. She joins the department full time after working on a temp basis between May and December of 2018. For two years (2016-18) she worked as a personal assistant for a local citizen, and since 2013 she has done numerous volunteer jobs for the school’s plant services department and the Newberg community. She lives in Newberg and is married to Gary, who works at George Fox as a mechanic.


Movers & Quakers

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Rachael Fissell has transitioned to a new position as executive assistant to the dean at Portland Seminary.

About Our People

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Tai Harden-Moore (Academic Affairs) coauthored an article, “Moving from Ally to Accomplice: How Far Are You Willing to Go to Disrupt Racism in the Workplace?,” in the March 4, 2019, issue of Diverse Issues in Higher Education. In addition, Tai was recently awarded the 2019 “Alum of Service” award by her alma mater, Eastern Washington University.

Paul Anderson’s (Christian Studies) essay for the third Princeton-Prague Symposium on Jesus Research, “Why the Gospel of John is Fundamental to Jesus Research,” was published in The Gospel of John in Historical Inquiry. In addition, his essay, “Elizabeth Fry – A Note-Worthy Friend,” was published in Northwest Yearly Meeting’s Connection, and his first of four reviews of the History Channel’s “Jesus: His Life” was published on The Bible and Interpretation site in March.

Paul also presented on “Seeing the Word of God – The Illuminative Power of The Saint John’s Bible” at the Faber Institute Night School in Portland and Beaverton, and he was recently interviewed by Carrie Palmer and Joshua Lindley, along with Richard Foster’s editor, Roy Carlisle, on “Spirituality, Community, and Micah 6:8” for a TableThink podcast. 

Comings and Goings

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Kyle Dickinson has joined the university as executive director for development. He brings more than 15 years of leadership-level experience at faith-based nonprofit agencies, working most recently as vice president of Dickinson Development Consulting Inc. of Salem, where he offered capital campaign management, development director coaching, and coaching and strategic planning expertise since 2015. Prior to that, he spent three years as vice president of advancement for Union Gospel Mission in Salem, providing leadership and supervision to the organization’s development department. Previously, he worked for a year and a half (2010-11) as a small group director at Cornerstone Church in San Francisco, and, from 2001 to 2009, was a campus staff and a team leader for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in the San Francisco and Sacramento areas. Kyle is currently enrolled in George Fox’s MBA program and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from California State University (2001). He is active in the community as president of the board of directors of the Salem Leadership Foundation, as a Salem Area Chamber of Commerce member, and as an elder council member, speaker, group leader and worship team member at Salem Alliance Church. Kyle is married to Joy and they have two children: Mia (11) and Nathan (8).


Movers & Quakers

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Jesse Richards has transitioned from the IDEA Center to work as associate director of development.

About Our People

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Clella Jaffe (Communication Arts, Emerita) presented “Three Sources of Evidence: Objectivism, Subjectivism, and Tradition” in a roundtable discussion group titled “What Counts as Evidence in Moral Reasoning?” at a meeting of the Western States Communication Association in Seattle on Feb. 23. 

Kelly Chang and Sue O’Donnell (Psychology) collaborated with seven psychology majors to present four posters at the national convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in Portland in February. Chang presented “Different forms of happiness and resilience for high school and university students in Nicaragua” with students Ryan Johnson, Cameron Stumpf and Madison Hancock; “Character strengths, well-being, and school engagement among youth in the Peruvian Amazon” with Richter scholars Nika Griffith and Abigail Bullock; and “Psychological influences of acting techniques in undergraduate theatre students” with Richter scholar Hannah Strawn. O’Donnell presented “Personality as an identity domain: The identity centrality of narrow and Big Five traits” with Richter scholar Ashton Hoffman.  

Wendy Flint (IDEA Center) presented “Strategies for Managing an Integrated Academic and Career Advising Center” at the 2019 Region 8 NACADA Conference in Calgary, Canada, on March 9. NACADA is a global academic advising association. She received a scholarship to attend the conference, which drew 400 attendees from the Northwest and Canada.

Corban Harwood (Mathematics) recently published an article, “Lost at Sea: Introduction to Numerical Methods through Navigation,” in SIMIODE, a mathematics resource dedicated to teaching differential equations using modeling and technology upfront and throughout the learning process. His piece analyzed differential equations as they apply to navigation in today’s sea, air and spacecraft. Along with Brian Snider (Computer Science), Walker Orr (Computer Science) and Peter Otto (Willamette University), Corban presented “Philosophical Challenges and Opportunities for the Mathematical Sciences,” a panel discussion on Big Data algorithms and academic preparation, at the Oregon Academy of Sciences in February. In January, Corban presented “Flipping Differential Equations” at the 2019 Joint Mathematics Meeting to encourage active, inquiry-based pedagogy.

Young-IL Kim (Sociology) published an article in the most recent issue of Sociological Quarterly, titled “Explaining Gender Differences in Changes in Volunteering after Divorce.” 

Guadalupe Garcia McCall’s (English) book, All the Stars Denied, has been named a finalist for the Texas Institute of Letters’ “Best Young Adult Book” award. The TIL is a nonprofit honor society founded in 1936 to celebrate Texas literature and recognize distinctive literary achievement.

Danielle N. Pappas (Counseling) presented a lecture at the annual conference for the National Association of School Psychologists in Atlanta on the topic of culturally and linguistically diverse students and autism spectrum disorders. The presentation was designed to develop skills in identifying autism spectrum characteristics in culturally linguistically diverse (CLD) students. CLD students can display developmentally and culturally appropriate behaviors that mimic or coincide with a variety of ASD characteristics or manifestations. By taking into consideration the influence of cultural and linguistic diversity on behavior, this workshop helped develop culturally competent skills in evaluating CLD students for autism spectrum disorders. The session also discussed the cultural sensitivity of common evaluation tools and how to navigate the evaluation process with these tools.

Nicole M. Enzinger (Education) published a chapter, “Integers as Directed Quantities,” in a Springer book called Constructing Number, edited by Anderson Norton (Virgina Tech) and Martha Alibali (University of Wisconsin). Nicole’s chapter on children’s thinking about integers is part of a book that synergies research across two disciplines, mathematics education and psychology, and addresses how children construct number.

Sierra Neiman Westbrook (College of Christian Studies) published an article, “Choose Your Own Adventure: A Very Egalitarian Proposal,” in the Spring 2019 issue of Mutuality magazine, published by Christians for Biblical Equality (CBE).

Ed Higgins (English Emeritus) published his poem “We two” in the Winter 2019 (Issue 11) of Blue Heron Review. In addition, Ed’s poem “Reversal” was reprinted on the Christian Feminism Today website on March 11.

Comings and Goings

Monday, March 4th, 2019

A recent George Fox graduate, Jake Thiessen, has joined the university’s marketing communications office as a content specialist. He assumes the position full time after taking the job on a temporary basis in January. His main responsibility will involve creating social media and video content for the department. Jake graduated from George Fox in December of 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in cinema and media communication. During his time as a student, he worked as a content producer in the marketing communications department (2017-18) and worked as a post-production intern with the Portland-based R2C Group last summer. He was also a resident assistant for the university in 2016-17. Jake enjoys drumming, identifying clouds and reciting the alphabet backwards. He lives in Happy Valley and attends Happy Valley Evangelical Church.


Alumna Leah Gomes joined the university to work as an enrollment counselor for the school’s Adult Degree Program. For the past three years she has worked as a third-grade teacher at Newby Elementary School in McMinnville. Previously, from 2009 to 2014, she was a student teacher supervisor at Linfield College, providing guidance to pre-service teachers. Also, from 2011 to 2015, Leah was part of a teaching team at Coast Hills Community Church in McMinnville, functioning as a member of a team responsible for delivering weekly messages. She holds a master of arts in teaching degree (1998) and a bachelor’s degree in psychology (1996), both from George Fox. Leah lives in McMinnville with her husband Jarvis and children Emma (18) and Kaden (15). The family attends McMinnville Covenant Church.


Jen Macnab (Registrar’s Office) and Jennifer Lichtenberg (Counseling) have left the university.

Movers & Quakers

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Sara Reamy will be transitioning to her new role as director of alumni relations on March 11.

Nathan McDaniel (Plant Services) is taking on a new role as landscape installation technician.

About Our People

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Rebekah Hanson (Music) presented a lecture, “How Chamber Music can Enhance Large Ensembles,” at the Northwest Conference for Music Educators. The goal of the presentation was to help music educators create collaborative and student-led learning environments by promoting engagement, community and connection through small ensembles. Hanson also directed the university’s Chamber Orchestra at the conference. The ensemble performed a set of pieces from Argentina, Cuba, Hungry and Spain, titled “Tangos & More.” They will be performing a few of the works at the Chamber Music Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, in Bauman Auditorium.

Ed Higgins (English Emeritus) recent published two poems: “Sisyphus” appeared in the Feb. 26 edition of the online publication Mediterranean Poetry, and“Reversal” was included in the print edition of the Spring 2019 issue of The Windhover: A Journal of Christian Literature, created by the English department at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

Anderson Campbell (College of Christian Studies) presented “Listening to God: An Introduction to Contemplative Prayer” at the Jubilee Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Feb. 22-24. Jubilee is an annual conference attended by thousands of college students from more than 140 colleges across the United States.  

Publisher’s Weekly has announced the publication of a picture book anthology, Take the Mic, that will include a poem by Guadalupe Garcia McCall (English), titled “Quinceañera at the Capitol.” The collection will feature 14 young, contemporary, American activists, each spotlighted by a well-known poet. It is scheduled to be published in the fall of 2020.

Several employees received shout-out recognition from their colleagues at last week’s all-employee meeting: Marcus Peters, Courtney Elrod, Mary Cameron, Chris Casey, Grace Tissell, Teresa Lamm, Scott Barnett, Jennifer Lichtenberg, Tamara Reams, John Regier, Colleen Sump, Chuck Rouse, Fred Smith and the library staff/faculty. To read about each person in detail, visit this link.

Birthdays

Monday, March 4th, 2019

March 5         Jeremy Bascom
March 6         Chris Casey, Steve Winterberg
March 7         Andy Lockhart, Lecia Retter
March 9         Walker Orr
March 10       John Spencer
March 12       Brent Weaver
March 13       Carol Brazo, Karen Buchanan, Erica Ramirez
March 14       Lynette Elwyn, Keelan LoFaro, Piper Parks
March 15       Caitlin Corning, Mindy Mickelson, Stephanie St. Cyr
March 16       Jim Bray, Glory Lehman
March 17       Bryan Boyd, Saurra Heide
March 18       Becky Jensen