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Faith and the Founds of the American Republic

Mark David Hall (politics) coedited Faith and the Founders of the American Republic (Oxford University Press), published in March. The essays collected in the book provide compelling evidence that diverse religious traditions were among the intellectual sources that informed and animated the American founding.

The Church and Work: The Ecclesiological Grounding of Good Work

Josh Sweeden (seminary) in January published The Church and Work: The Ecclesiological Grounding of Good Work (Wipf and Stock). Beginning with the conviction that Christian faith permeates all aspects of life, Sweeden explores Christian understandings of “good work” in relationship to ethics, community practice and ecclesial witness.

Group Play Therapy: A Dynamic Approach

In January, Daniel Sweeney (counseling) published a book, Group Play Therapy: A Dynamic Approach (Routledge). In the book, Sweeney and his coauthors present an updated look at this effective yet underutilized form of therapeutic intervention.

Woven Together: Testimonies to God's Grace in Adoption

In November, Kris Kays (PsyD) teamed up with alumna Chloe Ortega (’12) and 16 other authors to publish Woven Together: Testimonies to God’s Grace in Adoption, a compilation project sponsored by Funding Hope in which the authors share stories of God’s grace and goodness in adoption.

In October, Abigail Rine (English) published Irigaray, Incarnation and Contemporary Women’s Fiction (Bloomsbury Academic), in which she delves into the underexplored intersection of theology and feminist literary studies.

Wayne Adams (PsyD) contributed a chapter, “Memory Assessment,” that appeared in The Oxford Handbook of Child Psychological Assessment (Oxford University Press), published in April 2013.

Yune Tran’s (education) article, “Addressing Reciprocity Between Families and Schools: Why These Bridges are Instrumental for Students’ Academic Success,” appeared in the March 2013 issue of the journal Improving Schools. She also was published in a recent edition of the Journal of Bilingual Education Research and Instruction: “Science Savvy in the Classroom: One Teacher’s Experience in Using ESL Practices.”

Several George Fox faculty contributed an article to a recent issue of the journal Quaker Religious Thought: “Intertextuality and the Relationship of Humankind among Fish, Birds and Creeping Things” by Roger Nam (seminary); “Suffering, Creation, and Luther’s Theologia Crucis” by Dan Brunner (seminary); and “Dividing and Conquering: The Dualistic Roots of Environmentalism and Its Foes” by Corwynn Beals (Christian studies). Nam also recently penned an article for the Journal of Religion and Society: “The Poorest of the Land: Perception and Identity of the Remnant in 2 Kings and Jeremiah.”

Ed Higgins’ (English) poem “Anniversary” appeared in the February 2014 issue of The Red River Review, a quarterly Texas-based literary magazine. Also, his poem “summer fields” appeared in the December 2013 issue of the New Hampshire Institute of Art’s Ayris: Art & Literary Magazine.

Rodney Birch (library, Newberg) and Jane Scott (library, Newberg) had two articles published in the December 2013 issue of The Christian Librarian: Journal of the Association of Christian Librarians: “Wesleyan-Holiness Digital Library Becomes a Reality” and “Employing Pedagogical Imagination with Open Educational Resources.”

Rae Casey (ADP) coauthored an article, “Learning to Develop Presence Online: Experienced Faculty Perspectives,” that was published in a recent issue of the Journal of Adult Education.

Sarita Gallagher (Christian studies) wrote an article, “Blessing on the Move: The Outpouring of God’s Blessing through the Migrant Abraham,” published in the November issue of Mission Studies journal.

Paul Anderson’s (Christian studies) essay on “The Jesus of History, the Christ of Faith, and the Gospel of John,” was published in The Gospels: Historical and Christological Research, a two-volume collection of the papers presented at the Ratzinger Symposium in October.

Inside the Arts

Loren Wenz (music) was honored in January with the John C. McManus Distinguished Teacher Award, presented to honor those with a lifetime of service to music education with a highly distinguished record of professional accomplishment.

In November, Brent Weaver’s (music) piece, A Farewell Overture, made its premiere as part of the Chehalem Symphony Orchestra’s performance in Bauman Auditorium.

In October, Kenn Willson (music) was invited to perform at the Hanson Memorial Concert, held at Lower Columbia College in Longview, Wash. Willson performed selections from his multi-media piano program “Encounters with Beethoven.”

Film students Nick Shaw and Megan Clark each received $2,000 scholarships from the Oregon Media Production Association.

Recent grad Sam Neff and his crew were recognized by the Broadcast Educators Association, earning first place in the Animated/Experimental film category for their film Hourglass. Recent grads Austin Huelsbeck, Jason Wilson and current film student Pax Magaway were also honored by the BEA with a Special Award of Excellence in Sound Design for their work in Nick Shaw’s film Timothy Truelove’s Date with Destiny.

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George Fox theatre students (right) tied for the most awards earned at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in February. Cambria Herrera won the region’s top director award and will travel to the Kennedy Center in April. Alex Agnes won the region’s set design award, and Michelle Croce won the region’s sound design award. George Fox students also won the Tech Olympics competition.