People in Print
Erin Macy (G00), assistant director of international recruitment, coauthored Golfing with Your Eyes Closed, a book about mastering visualization techniques for an exceptional golf game.
Professor Dirk Barram had his book, The College, published. The College is a mystery set at Kingston College in New Hampshire. A young professor's simple investigation becomes a terrifying thriller as he races against time - with a killer on his trail.
Steve Sherwood's Embraced: Prodigals at the Cross tells the story of God's steadfast love as it weaves its way from our creation for relationship, through our rejection of that relationship, to God's centuries-long pursuit of reconciliation. The story ends in embrace - the embrace of a good father who runs to his prodigal son - and a loving God who takes on human flesh to reach out to us on the cross.
Quaker economist and professor Tom Head's new booklet Envisioning a Moral Economy explores how the teachings of Jesus and other faith traditions could influence our vision of a just and humane economic future.
Gina Ochsner's (G92) new book, The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight, is driven by residents of a five-story building in a Khrushchev-era slum. The characters try to "navigate the absurdities of a post-Soviet life by immersing themselves in dreams." Ochsner's short stories have been featured in The New Yorker, and she has won more than 20 writing awards. Ochsner taught writing at the university for several years.
Conference champs repeat
The 2008-09 national-champion Bruins defended their Northwest Conference women's basketball title with a 77-51 blowout victory over the University of Puget Sound in the NWC finals. The victory was the team's 21st straight and gave George Fox (25-2) an automatic berth into the NCAA Division III tournament. George Fox ended the regular season ranked fifth in both the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and D3hoops national polls after winning the program's fourth straight conference crown.
George Fox University's Northwest Center for Play Therapy Studies earned designation as an Approved Center of Play Therapy Education by the National Association of Play Therapy. Play therapy is a form of counseling that is particularly effective with children.
Patrick Vandehey, director of the university's band and music education programs, was named Music Educator of the Year for 2010 by the Oregon Music Educators Association. Since his arrival at George Fox in 2003, Vandehey has been instrumental in leading the university's bands to two appearances at the National Association for Music Education's All-Northwest Division Biennial Conference and one appearance at the organization's state convention.
Laptops for Liberia
Student Lorrie Parker is working with Living Stone Outreach to provide used laptops to church and community leaders in Liberia. Parker is also the student recycling coordinator on campus and is excited to work on a project that helps people and reduces environmental "e-waste."
The seminary presented "Technomadic: Mapping Our Way in an Unbounded World," featuring Joseph Myers, for its 14th Ministry in Contemporary Culture Seminar. Myers, author of The Search to Belong: Rethinking Intimacy, Community, and Small Groups, offered insights for building community in today's technological and nomadic culture. Past speakers at the semi-annual seminars include Dallas Willard, Dan Kimball, Leonard Sweet, Tony Campolo and others. Keep track of upcoming seminary events on GFES Twitter or Facebook.