News Bits

In Print

Joseph Clair (honors) in May published the book Discerning the Good in the Letters & Sermons of Augustine (Oxford University Press), which in part examines Augustine’s application of his own moral concepts.

Kathy Heininge (English) in April published her latest book, Reflections: Virginia Woolf and her Quaker Aunt, Caroline Stephen (Peter Lang), in which she compares the lives and works of these two influential women.

Lisa Graham McMinn’s (writer in residence) new book, To the Table: A Spirituality of Food, Faith, and Community (Brazos Press), an exploration of many of the issues central to farm-to-table eating, was published in January.

Wes Friesen (Adult Degree Program) in January published a book, Your Team Can Soar! Powerful Lessons to Help You Lead and Develop High Performance Teams (Xulon Press).

Daniel Brunner (seminary) contributed a chapter, “The ‘Evangelical’ Heart of Pietist Anthony William Boehm,” to the edited collection Heart Religion: Evangelical Piety in England and Ireland, 1690-1850 (Oxford University Press), set to be published in August.

Bill Jolliff (English) and Ed Higgins (English) authored chapters in the textbook Quakers and Literature (Full Media Services), published in April. It is the third volume in the Quakers and the Disciplines Series, of which Paul Anderson (Christian studies) is the founding editor.

Jeannine Graham (Christian studies) contributed a chapter, “‘The One for the Many’ Theme in James Torrance’s Theology,” that appeared in Trinity and Transformation: J. B. Torrance’s Vision of Worship, Mission, and Society (Wipf and Stock), published in March. Roger Newell (Christian studies) also contributed a chapter, “The Stuttgart Declaration of 1945: A Case Study of Guilt, Forgiveness and Foreign Policy.”

Amy Dee (education) published an article, “After Cancer, Looking Forward Gratefully,” in the March/April issue of Coping magazine. She also coauthored, with Brenda Morton (education), “Admissions Metrics: A Red Herring in Educator Preparation?” which appeared in the spring 2016 edition of Issues in Teacher Education.

Rodger Bufford (psychology) authored “Dimensions of Grace: Factor Analysis of Three Grace Scales,” which appeared in the April 2016 issue of the journal Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.

Terry Huffman (education) had a paper, “Native American Educators and their Leadership Roles on Reservations in the Northern Great Plains,” published in the spring issue of the journal Great Plains Research.

Susanna Steeg (education) had her research, “A Case Study of Teacher Reflection: Examining Teacher Participation in a Video-based Professional Learning Community,” published in the spring 2016 issue of the Journal of Language & Literacy Education.

Ed Higgins’ (English) poem “If You Could Only” in April was published in Metaphor, a Philippines-based literary print journal.

Nate Peach (business) and alumnus Luke Petach (’14) cowrote an article, “Development and Quality of Life in Cities,” published in the February issue of Economic Development Quarterly.

Jim Smart (biology) collaborated on a research paper titled “RHEB1 Expression in Embryonic and Postnatal Mouse” that was published in the December 2015 edition of the journal Histochemistry and Cell Biology.

Sandra Banta-Wright (nursing) had her article, “Commitment to Breastfeeding in the Context of Phenylketonuria,” published in the November/December 2015 issue of the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecological and Neonatal Nursing.

Brent Wilson (computer science) had his article, “Easy Distributed Grid Architecture for Research: Easy Access to Supercomputing,” published in the October 2015 issue of the Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges.

Recent Recognition

Leah Payne

Leah Payne (seminary) in March won the Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 2016 Book Award for her book Gender and Pentecostal Revival: Making a Female Ministry in the Early Twentieth Century.

Brenda Morton

Brenda Morton (education) in December received the Association for Childhood Education International’s Journal of Research in Childhood Education Distinguished Education Research Article Award for her article, “Barriers to Academic Achievement for Foster Youth: The Story Behind the Statistics.”

Rhett Luedtke

Rhett Luedtke (theatre) in April was awarded the Kennedy Center Gold Medallion at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Denver, while theatre students Olivia Anderson, Micah Bevis, Sydney Thiessen, Cambria Herrera, Chloe Dawson and Zach Maurer all came home with regional awards in a variety of categories.

Dick Elliot

Dick Elliott (music) in January was honored with the Oregon Music Educators Association’s John McManus Distinguished Teacher Award in recognition of his lifetime of service to music education.