Comings and Goings

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Jeff Woods (Campus Public Safety), Trevor Woods (Plant Services), Kristine Nelson (Nursing), Dwayne Worden (Plant Services) and Jen Klapp (Finance) have left the university.

Movers & Quakers

Monday, February 18th, 2019

John Regier is transitioning into a new position as director of graduate, Adult Degree Program and international admissions.

Employee Empowerment has some structural changes to announce. Katie Sol is now associate director of employee empowerment, responsible for compensation, classification and payroll; Beth Hampton is now a student employment specialist, responsible for student employment and payroll; Kasondra Silva is now a benefits and systems administrator, responsible for employee benefits and HR systems; and Kara Holcombe is a recruiting and training manager, responsible for employee recruitment, onboarding and training. Check out the department’s webpage or contact ee@georgefox.edu if you need to know who to contact for assistance.

Aaron Geist is assuming the position of associate director of financial aid.

Matt Williams is transitioning into the role of groundskeeper II in the plant services department.

About Our People

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Young-IL Kim (Sociology) teamed with a student, Isaak Swan, to publish an article, “Religious Heterogamy, Marital Quality, and Paternal Engagement,” in the Feb. 10 edition of the journal Religions, an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open-access journal on religions and theology, published monthly online by the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute.

Birthdays

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Feb. 19          Sue Corbett-Furgal, Kelly Hughton, Cristina Schmitt, Jere Witherspoon
Feb. 20          Gina Braden, Scot Headley, Jason Hunter, Andrew Moses, Bethany Pflug
Feb. 21          Adina Briggs McConaughey, Jon Hall
Feb. 22          Mark David Hall, Cindi Pratt
Feb. 23          Jeongah Kim, Ally Weatherford, Mark Weinert
Feb. 25          Andrea Abernathy
Feb. 26          Daniel Winn
Feb. 28          Stephanie Bestland
March 1         Andrew Fleming
March 2         Justin Johnson, Winston Seegobin
March 3         Joseph Clair, Greg Davenport, Kayin Griffith, Rhett Luedtke
March 4         Tyler Cuddeford

About Our People

Monday, February 4th, 2019

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.

Birthdays

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Feb. 5            Barbi Doran
Feb. 6            Peggy Gibbons, David Kerr
Feb. 8            Stephanie Matthew
Feb. 9            Audrey Lichten, Bill Stevens
Feb. 10          Debbie Cash, Collin Cram
Feb. 11          Alex Rolfe, Lynn Scott, Sarah Southworth, Kristina Welker, Cindy Zablotny
Feb. 12          Paul Shew
Feb. 14          Monik Kadarmanto, Johanna Kaye
Feb. 15          Brooks Lampe
Feb. 16          Danielle Warner

Comings and Goings

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Patrick Kelley (Graduate Admissions) and Darby Thiessen (Employee Empowerment) have left the university.

About Our People

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Tyler Cuddeford (Physical Therapy) was honored as recipient of the 2018 Mercedes Weiss Award, given annually by the Oregon Physical Therapy Association “to recognize those in our profession that have provided outstanding services to the profession of physical therapy,” according to the organization’s website. The Mercedes Weiss Service Award was established in 1976 to publicly acknowledge the outstanding contribution of members of the profession in one or more of the following areas: clinical practice, education, administration, research, and practice management.

Randy Woodley (Seminary) published a chapter, “Poverty and the Poor in North American Indigenous Traditions,” in the book Poverty and the Poor in the World’s Religious Traditions: Religious Responses to the Problem of Poverty (ABC-Clio/Praeger Publishers).

Jenny Song’s (Department of Professional Studies and Portland Seminary) article, “Understanding Face and Shame: A Servant-leadership and Face Management Model,” was published online by SAGE Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling. She also started working on another anthology – Global Servant-Leadership: Wisdom, Love and Legitimate Power in the Age of Chaos – with her colleagues Philip Mathew from Olympic College, Shann Ray Ferch from Gonzaga University, and Larry C. Spears from Spears Center for Servant Leadership.

Ed Higgins (English Emeritus) published two poems, “The looking glass predator” and “Disposable Pleasures,” and a flash-fiction piece, “Kitchen Fruit Fly Suicides,” in the Jan. 20, 2019, issue of Triggerfish Critical Review, an online poetry journal.

Birthdays

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Jan. 22            Jamie Adams, John Smith
Jan. 23            Bill Buhrow, Rick Cruz, Mike Foster, John Johnson, Kris Molitor, Pete Rusaw
Jan. 24            Matt Stump
Jan. 26            Celeste Jones, Matt Sargent
Jan. 27            Rick McNeal
Jan. 28            Andrew Kenagy
Jan. 29            Leslie Wuest
Jan. 30            Belinda Creighton, Chad Stillinger
Jan. 31            Paul Shelton, Missy Terry
Feb. 1              Andrea Byerley, Adam Long, Bruce Owen
Feb. 2              Dave Adrian, Maco Hamilton, Matt Hammar
Feb. 3              Mark McLeod-Harrison
Feb. 4              Kristie DeHaven, Gloria Doherty

Comings and Goings

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Ethan Moss, an alumnus who studied in the university’s William Penn Honors Program and earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science in 2018, has been hired as a systems administrator in IT. He has worked as a programmer in the department since August and, from 2014 through 2018, he worked as a programmer with the school’s data analytics team. As a student, Ethan was involved with the Urban Outreach program and a member of the University Innovation Fellows in 2016-17. He lives in Newberg and attends Chehalem Christian Fellowship.


Beronica Salazar (Graduate Counseling), Valerie Sherwood (Library) and James Dezellem (Plant Services) have left the university.

Kathleen Jones (Library) has retired from George Fox after working at the university for 23 years.

About Our People

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Matt Stump (Biology) published the paper “Regulation of Kv11.1 potassium channel C-terminal isoform expression by the RNA-binding proteins HuR and HuD” in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. The work was done in collaboration with Zhengfeng Zhou and Qiuming Gong at Oregon Health & Science University.

Mark David Hall (Politics) has been named an “affiliated scholar” by the Faith and Liberty Discovery Center in Philadelphia, an organization dedicated to exploring the relationship between faith and liberty in America from its founding through today, and illuminating the influence of the Bible on individuals in key historical and personal moments. Mark earned the honor for his commitment to showing how the Bible and theological arguments helped encourage America’s founders to embrace religious freedom.

Leah Payne (Seminary) coauthored “Author Meets Critics: Responding to Daniel Castelo’s Pentecostalism as a Christian Mystical Tradition,” published in Volume 40, Issue 4 of Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies.

Birthdays

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Jan. 9               Mary Cameron
Jan. 10             Grant Burns, George Byrtek, John Regier, Keith Schneider
Jan. 12             Jeff Cameron, Tim Rahschulte, Shannon Scott
Jan. 13             Kim Rapp
Jan. 14             Li-Zandre Philbrook, Jonathan Ramse, Jim Steele
Jan. 15             Courtney Anderegg, Janeen Dillow, Debbie Hawblitzel, Holli Paskewich
Jan. 16             Kelly Friesen
Jan. 17             Christine Austin, Linda Dallof
Jan. 18             Dwayne Astleford, Robin Baker, Matthew Dyment
Jan. 19             Paul Fodge, David Liu
Jan. 20             Jennifer Salzman

Comings and Goings

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Aimee Frazier (ADP Admissions) has left the university.

About Our People

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Guadalupe McCall’s (English) book, All the Stars Denied, landed on the “2018 Best Multicultural Children’s Books” list created by the Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature. In it, Guadalupe tackles the hidden history of the United States and its first mass deportation event that swept up hundreds of thousands of Mexican American citizens during the Great Depression.

David Rawson (College of Business) recently published his book, Prelude to Genocide: Arusha, Rwanda, and the Failure of Diplomacy. Rawson, a former U.S. ambassador to Rwanda, was an active participant in the peace talks in the early 1990s and gathered his own materials from those years for the benefit of future historians. David will present his collection of primary sources from the Rwandan genocide, civil war and peace talks on Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Special Collections Room on the second floor of the Murdock Library.

Justine Haigh (College of Business) made a presentation, “An entrepreneurial training model for a workplace that is becoming increasingly neurodiverse,” at the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs’ Region 7 Fall Conference in Hawaii in October.

Annette Nemetz (College of Business) presented “Chinese Entrepreneurship and Cross Cultural Management: An innovative summer program developed to engage Chinese students in learning the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, innovation and cross-cultural management” at the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs’ Region 7 Fall Conference in Hawaii in October. She also had a paper, “Methods for Teaching Ethics and CSR,” presented at the Marketing Management Association’s Fall Educators Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico in September. Annette also recently returned from Chongqing, China, where she was a visiting scholar at Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications. While in China, she presented “The Global Strategic Imperative of Sustainable Development Thinking for Business Model Planning” at the Entrepreneurship Industry Conference: Xi’an International Innovation Ecosystem Forum, in Xi’an, China.

Chengping Zhang (College of Business) presented “Equipping Students with Advanced Excel Skills in the Classroom – Building Flexible, Robust, and Self-Adaptive Financial Models” at the Financial Education Association’s annual conference this fall.

Jim Steele (College of Business) presented “Navigating the New China” at the Northwest HR Management Association’s fall conference in Portland in October.

Sarah Southworth (College of Business) had a journal article, “U.S. consumers’ perception of Asian brands’ cultural authenticity and its impact on perceived quality, trust, and patronage intention,” published in the most recent edition of the Journal of International Consumer Marketing.

Paul Shelton (College of Business) made a presentation, “Virtual teams and cohorts: Group potency in virtual teams,” at the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Research Conference last summer in Grenada, Spain.

Jennie Harrop (DPS), Rae Casey (DPS), Carol Hutchinson (DPS) and Michelle Shelton (DPS) offered a discussion, titled “Ensuring Excellence: Training, Mentoring, & Affirming Adjunct Faculty in Degree Completion Programs,” at the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) 2018 International Conference in Cleveland Nov. 13-16. The four discussed the importance of proper training and affirmation of adjunct faculty in order to ensure consistency, rigor and excellence. George Fox’s degree completion team relies on more than 50 adjunct faculty, so the department formed an Adjunct Faculty Management Team in early 2016 that developed a multi-module online training course, systematized regular observations, and launched a mentorship program – all with only a handful of full-time faculty available to help.

Ron Clark (Seminary) presented two papers at the national American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature meeting in Denver Nov. 16-20. The first, “The Lucan Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus: Wondering How to Respond to My Neighbors in Portland, Oregon,” was presented in the “Poverty and the Ancient World” session, while a second, “Sweeping the Strangers and Outsiders in Your City: Luke’s Rich Man, Lazarus, Boundaries, and Houseless Humans in Portland,” was presented in the “Practical Theology” session. In addition, his book Freeing the Oppressed: A Call to Christians Concerning Domestic Abuse – formerly used as a textbook at Portland Seminary – will be translated into Russian in January of 2019 to be used with Russian-speaking advocates, clergy and law enforcement in Portland.

Ed Higgins (English Faculty Emeritus) published a poem, “after solstice,” on the Raw Dog Press site this month. The site began publishing postcard poetry in 1972 and will be including Ed’s piece on postcards. Ed also published a micro-flash piece, “From This Distance,” in the Dec. 3, 2018, online edition of Microfiction Monday Magazine.

Jillian Sokso (Art and Design) is included in a group exhibition, “Stellar Small Prints 2,” curated by Karen Kunc, on view from Dec. 1 through Jan. 26 at Constellation Studios in Lincoln, Nebraska. In addition, she was recently accepted into the 2019-21 “Traveling Member’s Exhibition” of the Southern Graphics Council International, juried by Jane Hammond. That show will travel nationally for three years to 25 venues after debuting at The Gallery at UTA on the campus of The University of Texas Arlington.

The following employees received “shout-outs” from their colleagues at the Nov. 29 all-employee meeting: Cesar Calderon (Plant Services), who recently passed his citizenship test and is now a U.S. citizen; Mike Meek (Athletics), who was commended for his work with supporting student-athletes; Phil Smith (Christian Studies), who recently volunteered his time on a weekend to promote George Fox and give a presentation on apologetics at Canyonville Christian Academy in Canyonville, Oregon; Cheri Hampton (Academic Affairs), who was complimented for being helpful and accessible; Colleen Sump (IDEA Center), who was thanked for consistently lecturing in a Senior Portfolio class; Tiona Cage (Seminary), who has been critical to assisting students integrate into masters programs at the seminary; Kevin Kopple (Athletics), who did an outstanding job with game-day management for a recent nine-team basketball tournament; Cory Hand (Athletics), who has consistently invested in the lives of student-athletes; Dwayne Worden and Dan Van Der Water (Plant Services), who have responded with speed, humor and grace to EHS’s quirky building issues; Mary Imboden (Exercise Science), who has worked tirelessly to develop and implement the “Find Your Fit” program; and Janet Herron (Financial Aid), who was thanked by a parent for taking the time to pray, listen, counsel and work with them.

Birthdays

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Dec. 11          Tatiana Cevallos, Lisa Cleath, Sara Reamy
Dec. 12          John Bates, Isabelle Corneaux
Dec. 13          Jonathan Anderegg, Steve Grant, Marcey Keefer Hutchison, Brett Papineau, Danielle Pappas
Dec. 14          Janelle Olivarez
Dec. 15          Paul Corbett-Furgal, Ben Hartley, Rick Muthiah, Clifford Rosenbohm
Dec. 16          Moses Hooper
Dec. 17          Gary Buhler, Viki Defferding, Joe Thouvenel
Dec. 18          Carol Hutchinson, Stephanie Lopez, Katy Turpen
Dec. 19          Anderson Campbell, Kimberly Hergert, Phil Smith
Dec. 20          Andrea Caldwell, Jennifer Hanks, Unique Page
Dec. 21          Dawn Ford
Dec. 22          Robin Ashford, Jenny Getsinger
Dec. 23          Rodger Bufford, Jenny Vuksich
Dec. 24          Jeong Ahn, Greg Allen
Dec. 25          Abraham Kang
Dec. 26          Jill Beals, Jan Campadore, Michelle Engblom-Deglmann
Dec. 28          Christine Birch, Abigail Hortegas, Carolyn Milburn
Dec. 30          Cris Banton, Lori DeKruyf, Paul L’Esperance, Adam Puckett, Kaitlyn Ragan
Dec. 31          Katie Moon
Jan. 1            Bob Harder
Jan. 3            Robert Simpson, Lenore Stewart
Jan. 4            Brenda Graf, Chris Koch, Dan van der Water
Jan. 5            Biniam Afenegus

Comings and Goings

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

The university welcomes Stephen Wiley to work as a groundskeeper and arborist for plant services. An accomplished arborist and horticulturist with 20-plus years of experience, Stephen most recently worked as a consultant for the Urban Forestry Pathology program based in Silverton, Oregon. That came after he had served as a consultant and educator for Urban Forestry Solutions of Silverton for 21 years (1995 to 2016). In addition, from 1996 to 2010, Stephen was general manager of Classic Arbor Care in Silverton. He is a certified arborist and a member of the Oregon Association of Nurseries. Stephen studied communication and biblical studies at Vennard College in University Park, Iowa, and trained as a jet engine technician at the Community College of the Air Force, graduating top-10 in his class in 1974. He lives in Silverton with his wife Lisa. They have six grown children, seven grandchildren and another grandchild on the way.

 

Movers & Quakers

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Sarah Reid has transitioned out of her director of affinity marketing job into a new position as an enrollment strategist for the admissions department.

About Our People

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

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.

Birthdays

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Nov. 28          Peg Hutton
Nov. 29          Michelle Conrad
Dec. 1            Chris Low
Dec. 3            Davida Brown, Brad Lau, Ross McCullough, Branden Thompson
Dec. 4            Trisha Welstad
Dec. 6            Kathy Alexander
Dec. 7            Marie-Christine Goodworth
Dec. 8            Kerry Irish
Dec. 9            Patrick Kelley, Mike Wirta
Dec. 10          Carlisle Chambers, Laurie Koehler, Jennifer McCollum

Comings and Goings

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Alumnus Brennan Rains has joined the university as a financial aid counselor. A 2017 graduate of George Fox, from which he earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication, he has worked the past year and a half as a management trainee for Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Tigard. He worked previously during his senior year as a bakery clerk at the Fred Meyer in Newberg (2016-17) and spent the summers of 2015 and 2016 as an assistant football coach at Hanford High School in Richland, Washington. He lives in Lake Oswego.


Doug Beatty (Data Analytics), Brittany Baker (Sports Marketing) and Jeremy Doucette-Hardy (Advancement) have left the university.