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If Eve Only Knew

Melanie Springer Mock (English) coauthored a book offering “a fresh perspective on gender and the Bible” titled If Eve Only Knew: Freeing Yourself from Biblical Womanhood and Becoming all God Means You to Be (Chalice Press), published in August.

Patrick Allen’s (education) new spiritual formation and discipleship book, A Morning Resolve: To Live a Simple, Sincere, and Serene Life (Cascade Press), will be published in late 2015/early 2016.

The Bonus Years: A Postscript to Drawn by the Light

Arthur Roberts (professor-at-large) in June published his 15th book, The Bonus Years: A Postscript to Drawn by the Light (Barclay Press), which “opens the door to an enlightening view of productive retirement.” It includes a forward by well-known author and George Fox alumnus Richard Foster (’64).

Joseph Clair (honors) coauthored a chapter, “Augustinianisms and Thomisms,” that appeared in The Cambridge Companion to Christian Political Theology, published in November.

Church on the Way: Hospitality and Migration

Nell Becker Sweeden’s (seminary) new book, Church on the Way: Hospitality and Migration (Pickwick Publications), was released in July. In addition, she contributed a chapter to the book Embracing the Past – Forging the Future: A New Generation of Wesleyan Theology, published in September.

Craig Johnson (business) in May published the 3rd edition of his textbook Organizational Ethics: A Practical Approach (Sage Publications).

The Trinity Among the Nations: The Doctrine of God in the Majority World

Randy Woodley (seminary) contributed chapters to the books The Trinity Among the Nations: The Doctrine of God in the Majority World (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing), published in November; and Strangers in This World: Multireligious Reflections On Immigration (Fortress Press), released in August.

Chengping Zhang (business) coauthored a paper, “Structural Breaks and Portfolio Performance in Global Equity Markets,” that appeared in the June 2015 issue of the journal Quantitative Finance. Another paper, “Using Excel’s Data Table and Chart Tools Effectively in Finance Courses,” was published in the November 2015 issue of the Journal of Accounting and Finance.

Kevin T. Jones and Jeff Birdsell (communication arts) published their essay, “Teaching At-risk High School Students Communication Competence Skills Through Facework and Improved Self-monitoring,” in the October 2015 edition of the International Journal of Education and Social Sciences.

Mark McMinn and Rodger Bufford (PsyD) published articles in the summer 2015 issue of the Journal of Psychology & Theology. McMinn cowrote “Studying Wisdom: Toward a Christian Integrative Perspective,” while Bufford cowrote “Preliminary Analyses of Three Measures of Grace: Can They Be Unified?”

Ed Higgins (English) published a poem, “Daffodils,” in the October issue of The Torrid Literature Journal. He was also recently named assistant editor of the Irish-based award-winning international quarterly Brilliant Flash Fiction.

Eloise Hockett (education) published the results of her research, “Kenya Quaker Secondary School Peace Curriculum Pilot Project: Examining the Role of the Principal in the Successes and Challenges of the Implementation,” in the summer 2015 issue of the Journal of Research on Christian Education.

Brenda Morton and Ginny Birky (education) coauthored an article, “Innovative School-University Partnerships: Co-teaching in Secondary Settings,” that was accepted for publication in the fall 2015 issue of Issues in Teacher Education.

Recent Recognition

Doctor of Physical Therapy students

The university’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program was granted full accreditation this summer by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, giving George Fox the distinction of being one of only two schools in Oregon to offer a fully accredited DPT program.

Arthur Roberts

The Villa Academic Complex was renamed the Roberts Center at a dedication ceremony Sept. 28 in honor of longtime professor Arthur Roberts and wife Fern. Roberts’ tenure at George Fox began in 1953 as professor of philosophy and religion and included four years as faculty dean. His current position with the university is professor-at-large.

Keith Dempsey

Keith Dempsey (counseling) received the Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Outstanding Leadership Award at the American Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Conference in October.

In October, the George Fox women’s golf team received the 2015 Community Impact Award, given by the Oregon Golf Association. The OGA noted the team’s volunteer work with special needs children and the Newberg food bank, among other contributions.