Faculty in the News

These announcements have been taken from the Faculty/Staff Bulletin.

Hackman Speaks to Students in Guadalajara
Evette Hackman, associate professor of food and nutrition, recently traveled to the University of Guadalajara-Lamar to talk with students about the profession of dietetics and studying at SPU. More than 200 students attended the sessions. Due to Evette's visit and contacts, a SPRINT team will go to the university in August 2004 to work with fellow nutrition students on community nutrition for low-income families. You can read Evette's lecture and see some photos taken during the session by visiting the Web site (in Spanish). [link]

Kelley Appointed Chair

Lucille Kelley, dean of the School of Health Sciences, was recently appointed chair of the Education Commission for the Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives (NWONE). NWONE exists to advance the health and wellness of individuals and the communities in which its members live and serve. Lucille will work with fellow commission members to plan NWONE membership events, act as liaison with the NWONE executive director and evaluate program topics and speakers for future meetings. Currently, Lucille is working on the spring program titled "Strengthening Care Delivery Through Innovative Leadership" to be held March 2004 at the Renaissance Madison Hotel in Seattle.

Wall's Study of 1 Timothy
Rob Wall's detailed exegetical study of 1Timothy 2:9-15 with "hermeneutical postscript" -- a controversial text in defining the role of Christian women within a congregational setting -- is forthcoming in the next issue of the Bulletin of Biblical Research. Rob is professor of Christian Scriptures. The research and writing of this article was funded in part by a senior faculty grant from the SPU's Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development. As always, if any of his colleagues would be interested in receiving an electronic copy of Rob's article and dialoguing with him about his conclusions, please contact him at rwall@spu.edu.

Dearborn Gives Staley Lecture at John Brown
Kerry Dearborn, associate professor of theology, gave a Staley Lecture at John Brown University on November 20. The lecture was titled "Journeying With J.R.R. Tolkien" and was part of their “Faith and Literature" series. While on campus, Kerry also spoke to a group of faculty and participated in a dialogue session with honor students.

Edwards Presents Workshops in South Korea

Scott Edwards, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy, recently presented two workshops in Seoul, South Korea. The workshops were titled "Family Therapy With Adolescents" and "Premarital Education." The presentations were in conjunction with the Marriage and Family Therapy program in Hallym University's School of Social Work. SPU's MFT department has previously hosted Dr. Huh from Hallym University and looks forward to continuing an international, collaborative relationship with their faculty and students.

Woodward Participates in NCAA Faculty Event

Professor of History Bill Woodward participated in the NCAA Faculty Athletics Representatives (FAR) Association annual forum, November 20-22, in New Orleans . Two significant national concerns were evident: (1) As reiterated by new NCAA president Myles Brand: a serious movement toward reestablishing the educational purpose and priority in intercollegiate athletics, particularly by enhancing the involvement of faculty (through FARs) and the presidents; (2) Improving the overall welfare (safety, health and protected time for academics as well as expanded participation opportunities) of student-athletes.

Eigenbrood Presents at International Conference

Rick Eigenbrood, associate professor of education, recently made a presentation at the International Conference on Civic Education Research. His presentation was titled "Inclusive School Communities: Fostering Caring, Understanding and Kindness in Youth." The paper reviewed current research on possible altruistic outcomes for youth who engage in interactions with students with disabilities.

Wall's Paper on “Staying Saved"
Rob Wall, professor of Christian Scriptures, delivered a paper titled "A Theology of Staying Saved" at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Atlanta , Georgia . In his paper, Rob contends that James 2:22 performs an important role within the final literary form of the New Testament. The verse serves as a model for relating the Pauline and Catholic collections of letters together as complement parts of an integral whole. As always, if any of his colleagues would be interested in receiving an e-copy of Rob's paper and dialoguing with him about it, please contact him at rwall@spu.edu.

Sellers Appointed to Healthcare Advisory Board

Tina Schermer Sellers, director of the medical family therapy program, was recently appointed to the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association National Advisory Board. The other board member representing the West Coast is Larry Mauksch, associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine Residency at the University of Washington . Board members work on the training and development of integrated collaborative health care designs.

Bartlett Coauthors Paper
Kevin Bartlett, assistant professor of chemistry, was coauthor along with Princeton University colleagues M. E. Blake and M. Jones Jr. of a recent paper published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society titled, “A m-Benzyne to o-Benzyne Conversion through a 1,2-shift of a Phenyl Group."

McFarland Coauthors Two Papers
Ben McFarland, assistant professor of biochemistry, along with colleagues from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute, (T. Kortemme, S. F. Yu, D. Baker and R. K. Strong), recently published a paper in Structure titled “Symmetry Recognizing Asymmetry. Analysis of the Interactions Between the C-Type Lectin-like Immunoreceptor, NKG2D and MHC ClassI-like Ligands." McFarland and Strong had a second paper titled “Thermodynamic Analysis of Degenerate Recognition by the NKG2D Immunoreceptor: Not 'Induced Fit' but 'Rigid Adaptation,'" accepted for publication next year by Immunity.

Phelan Coauthors Two Papers
Greg Phelan, assistant professor of chemistry, coauthored several papers in the last six months, mostly with University of Washington colleagues. Currently at press is a paper titled “Dual Luminophor Pressure Sensitive Paint. II: Lifetime Based Measurement of Pressure and Temperature" in the peer-reviewed research journal Sensor and Actuator (coauthors B. Zelelow; G. Khalil; B. Carlson; M. Gouterman; J. Callis and L. Dalton). Also at press is a paper titled “Europium Beta-diketonate Temperature Sensors: Effects of Ligands, Matrix and Concentration" in the Review of Scientific Instruments , (coauthors G. Khalil; K. Lau; B. Carlson; M. Gouterman; J. B. Callis and L. R. Dalton).

Ellis Presents at Whitworth, University of Idaho
Professor of Education Arthur Ellis made presentations to students in the School of Education at Whitworth College on October 29 and to students in the College of Education at the University of Idaho on October 30. In both cases the topic was the relationship between reflective practice and academic achievement in schools.

Maddox Appointed Associate Editor of “Wesley Works"
Randy Maddox, the Paul T. Walls professor of Wesleyan Theology, has recently been appointed as associate general editor of the “Wesley Works" editorial project. In this role he will help facilitate the production of the 15 volumes remaining to be published in this series.

Nemtchinova Publishes Paper
A paper written by Katya Nemtchinova was recently accepted for publication in the volume titled Best Practices for Using Technology to Teach and Learn in the Foreign Language Classroom. Katya is an assistant professor of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Russian. The title of her paper is "Creating Original Language Teaching Materials With Presentation Software."

Uomoto Invited to NIDRR Conference
Jay Uomoto, professor of graduate psychology, was recently invited to deliver a presentation titled "Multicultural Perspectives in Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation" in Washington, D.C., to the “Rehabilitation Interventions Following TBI: State-of-the-Science 2003" conference. The conference was sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). The presentation will be published by Oxford University Press in a book chapter that contains other presentations from the conference.

Maddox Wrapping Up Wesley Anniversary Lectures
Randy Maddox, the Paul T. Walls professor of Wesleyan Theology, is wrapping up his year speaking at events celebrating the 300th anniversary of John Wesley's birth. He was part of a celebration at Asbury Theological Seminary, October 1-3, where he gave a presentation on “Wesley Studies in the 21st Century: Controversies, Challenges and Hopes." He then went to Central Christian College, a sister Free Methodist school in McPherson, Kansas, to deliver its Wesley Lectures on October 6.

Sink and Stroh Publish Study
Christopher Sink, professor of education and chair of school counseling and psychology, along with Heather Stroh, doctoral candidate in education and researcher at the Washington School Research Center, published their large-scale study in the latest issue of Professional School Counseling, the flagship journal of the American School Counselor Association. The research involved more than 20,000 second and third grade students drawn from 150 randomly selected Washington state elementary schools. The title of their publication is "Raising Achievement Test Scores of Early Elementary School Students Through Comprehensive School Counseling Programs" and can be found in Volume 6, No. 5, pp. 350-364.

Bond Receives Professional Excellence Award
Suzanne Bond, associate professor of educational leadership, has been selected to receive an award for professional excellence from the Woodring College of Education at Western Washington University. The award recognizes extraordinary contributions and service to education and/or human services. The award will be presented on May 3 at Western Washington University. Congratulations, Suzanne.

Downing Presents Paper
Douglas Downing, associate professor of economics, recently presented a paper titled "The Market Price of Oil as an Indicator of Scarcity" at the conference on "The Ecological, Economic, Cultural and Intellectual Implications of Sustainability" at Temple University, Ambler campus, in Pennsylvania.

Gill’s Article Published
Brian Gill, assistant professor of mathematics, and Thomas MacGregor from State University of New York at Albany, had their article titled "Minimum Points and Level Sets of the Hyperbolic Density" published in the March 2003 issue of the journal Complex Variables.

Bolding Now Senior Member of IEEE
Kevin Bolding, associate professor of electrical engineering, has been elevated to the grade of senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. The letter announcing this honor notes, "Senior Member is the highest professional grade for which application may be made and requires experience reflecting professional maturity. Approximately seven percent of our 382,000 members have achieved this grade." Congratulations, Kevin!

Marsh Part of Worship Conference
Gerry Marsh, director of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, was a featured presenter at the Cross-Cultural Worship Arts Conference recently held at Antioch Bible Church in Redmond, Washington. Gerry led a clinic titled “Cross-Cultural Music and Orchestral Compositions.”

Grauf-Grounds, Sellers Present at Families and Health Conference
Two marriage and family therapy department faculty, Claudia Grauf-Grounds and Tina Schermer Sellers, recently returned from the 23rd annual Conference on Families and Health for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine on Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Their session, "Listening Deeply: Incorporating Spirituality into Our Professional and Personal Lives," offered new ideas for incorporating spiritual resources into medical residency education and training.

Music Faculty at Idaho Flute Festival
Two SPU music faculty, Shelley Collins (flute) and Catherine Haight (soprano), were invited to perform at the Idaho Flute Festival on March 8 at the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. The festival was attended by music students and faculty from seven universities in Idaho and Washington.

Feldman’s Art on Cover of Directory of Christians in the Visual Arts
A photograph of Roger Feldman’s installation art titled “Inside Outsider” is on the front cover of the 2003-2004 Directory of Christians in the Visual Arts. Congratulations, Roger.


Boyce Presents Paper at AAGM
Ronald Boyce, emeritus professor of urban and regional studies, recently presented a paper titled "Why Jerusalem Is Special: An Examination of Sacred Space From a Biblical and Geographical Perspective” at the Association of American Geographers Meetings in New Orleans during the week of March 3. Boyce was elected director of the Bible Specialty Group. The above paper, along with another titled "Exploring the Spatial Antipodes of The Holy City," will be published in the forthcoming book Geography of the Holy Land.

McDonald, Stiling Selected to Oxford Seminars
Patrick McDonald, assistant professor of philosophy, and Rod Stiling, associate professor of history, have been accepted into the next round of the John Templeton Oxford Seminars on Science and Christianity. This is a program that involves s pending a month of the next three summers at Oxford University as part of a working group of 30-35 scientists, philosophers, historians and theologians. The group will deepen their understanding of the science and religion dialogue and work towards publications in this area. Patrick and Rod were chosen from more than 100 applications. It is a great honor to SPU to have two faculty in this cohort. Their time spent in this specialized study will benefit the UCOR 3000 course (for which both are instructors) and the larger efforts on campus to strengthen dialogue between the various sciences and religion and theology.

Pope-Levison Awarded Grant
Priscilla Pope-Levison, professor of theology, was awarded a Summer Stipend Grant from the Louisville Institute to complete the manuscript Prodigal Daughters: An Anthology of American Women Evangelists.

Steele Delivers Staley Lectures at Asbury College
Rick Steele, professor of theology, was invited to deliver two Staley Lectures during Asbury College's recent celebration of Wesleyan Heritage Week. The first, a chapel message to the student body, was titled "Godliness: Outward Form and Inner Power." It was to have been delivered on February 1, but chapel and morning classes were cancelled due to an ice storm that struck Kentucky the day before. Hard copies of the message have been made available to those interested. The second lecture was delivered to the college faculty on February 18. It was titled "'Practice Gives the Words Their Sense': Wesley and Wittgenstein on Religious Ritual."

Marmol’s Chapter in APA Handbook
A chapter written by Leo Marmol, chair of graduate psychology, was published in the January 2003 Handbook of Racial & Ethnic Minority Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA), division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues). The chapter is titled "The Ethical Practice of Psychology: Ethnic, Racial and Cultural Issues." The book is available at the SPU Library under GN 502 H3635 2003.

Montgomery’s Article in ACSI Publication
An article by Linda Montgomery, associate professor of educational leadership, was published in the recent issue of Christian School Education, the journal of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Her article, titled "It's Not About You!," addresses servant leadership in the classroom.

Sink’s Article in Professional School Counseling Journal
Chris Sink, professor of education, recently had his article titled "Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Programs and the Development of Multicultural Student-Citizens” published in the Professional School Counseling journal, the refereed journal of the American School Counselor Association.

Vogt Publishes Book and Article
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is pleased to announce that Eric Vogt, associate professor of Spanish, has recently published two items. The first is a volume of 17th-century Spanish sacred music, in collaboration with Tulane University music historian John H. Baron. The seventh in a series of what Drs. Vogt and Baron plan as a 12-volume set, this volume is titled Obras completas de Cristóbal Galán, Vol. VII - Sexteto y septetos, The Institute of Mediaeval Music, 2002. The pieces in all volumes include the full text of lyrics and musical scores from original manuscripts collected over the past 30 years in archives from around the world. As a result of his work with the manuscripts used to produce the foregoing volume of music, Eric also has published an article titled "The Curious Case of Hermetic Graffiti in Valladolid ms. 40/8," Esoterica. E. Lansing: Michigan State University. This journal is a peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to the investigation of any and all manifestations of Western hermeticism. It is found at www.esoteric.msu.edu.

Dearborn Part of MLK Panel Discussion
SPU Dean of the Chapel Rev. Tim Dearborn will join Seattle religious leaders as part of a panel discussion titled “The King Legacy and the Question of War” on Sunday, January 19, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, (Eighth and Seneca Streets). The other panelists are Leslie David Braxton, senior pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church; Anthony B. Robinson, senior pastor of Plymouth Congregational Church, and the Rev. Flora Wilson-Bridges, assistant professor of pastoral theology at Seattle University. In addition, choirs from Mt. Zion, Plymouth, First African Methodist Episcopal churches will sing and present readings from Dr. King’s speeches. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (206) 622-4865.

Van Duzer’s Essay in Washington CEO
An essay written by School of Business and Economics (SBE) Dean Jeff Van Duzer was published in the December 2002 “Good Business” column in Washington CEO magazine. Jeff’s essay was titled “Why Be Good?” and concludes “…’good ethics’ is good for business, just not always good for profits.” The Good Business columns are written by SPU SBE professors each month. Read his essay online.

Downing’s Essay in November issue of Washington CEO
An essay written by Douglas Downing, associate professor of economics, appeared in the November 2002 issue of Washington CEO magazine in the “Good Business” column. Doug’s essay was titled “Is Greed Good?” and examines consumer spending in the United States and why we buy what we buy.

Roe Appointed Visiting Research Fellow
The Department of Psychology is pleased to note that Mícheál Roe, professor and chair of psychology, was recently appointed "Visiting Research Fellow in Psychology" at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. For over a decade, Mícheál has been studying the psychosocial effects of Northern Ireland's political violence.

Lasworth’s Paintings in San Jose Museum of Art Exhibit
Laura Lasworth, professor of art, is one of the artists whose work appears in “LA Post Cool,” a collection of 70 works by 43 Los Angeles artists at the San Jose Museum of Art. The exhibit offers “engaging proof that there are other valid ways to make contemporary art," says reviewer Jack Fischer in The San Jose Mercury News. Several paintings in the exhibition have a spiritual tone, which assistant curator JoAnne Northrup says is unpopular in the art world. "To paint in a style like this meticulously finished and detailed style is not the height of fashion right now," says Northrup as she points to Lasworth's oil painting “St. Thérèse, Pray for Us.” Also, the subject matter Lasworth has chosen, St. Thérèse, the 19th-century French poet known as “The Little Flower,” is religious. The exhibition will be on display in the San Jose Museum of Art until March 23.

SPU’s First Day of Common Learning a Huge Success!
Dr. Stephen L. Carter, one of the nation’s leading intellectuals and professor of law at Yale University, kicked off SPU’s first “Day of Common Learning” on October 17, in Brougham Pavilion. During this special event, faculty, staff and students centered their learning on the topics of personal integrity and character. In the afternoon, various seminars were held examining integrity in business, the Internet, sports, film, art, history, marriage, journalism, business, politics, medicine and even videogames. The Day of Common Learning launched SPU’s Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development. For more information on the Center’s mission and programs, visit their web-site.

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Paul T. Walls Annual Lecture
“Left Behind?” or “Right Ahead” A Wesleyan Perspective on Eschatology and the Difference It Makes

Professor Randy Maddox, Ph.D.
Professor of Theology and Paul T. Walls Chair of Wesleyan Theology
October 10, 2002

A Christian novel series on the End Times has remained a New York Times best seller for more than five years. Should we celebrate this as a remarkable evangelistic success—or worry about its potential to undercut faithful Christian living? Does one’s assumptions about eschatology really matter one way or another? Consider how a very different eschatology proved central to the dramatic impact of the early Methodist movement to gain perspective on these questions.

Walls Lecture
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See more information on the School of Theology homepage.


Surdyk’s Article Published
An article written by Associate Professor of Economics Lisa Surdyk titled "God's Economy: Teaching Students Key Biblical Principles" was published in the fall 2002 Journal of Biblical Integration in Business.

Holsinger’s Recent Local Lectures
Don Holsinger, professor of history, was the featured speaker at the Fall Colloquium of the Society of Fellows of St. Martin's College in November. His lecture was titled "The Travels of Ibn Battuta: Explaining the Divergent Paths of Islam and the West." Holsinger also spoke on "Understanding the Contexts of War With Iraq" at the Community Forum on Iraq sponsored by three Eastside churches on December 8 in Bellevue.

Wall’s Chapter on Canonical Perspective Published
Rob Wall, professor of Christian Scriptures, contributed a chapter on the significance of a canonical perspective to biblical interpretation in The Canon Debate (L. McDonald and J.A. Sanders, eds., Hendrickson) 528-40. According to J. J. Collins (Yale) "This collection of essays is the most comprehensive treatment ever published on the formation of the biblical canon in Judaism and Christianity.”

Collins’ Article on Studios and Flute Clubs Published

Shelley Collins, director of the SPU Flute Choir, recently had two articles published in the autumn issue of The Flutist Quarterly, the journal of the National Flute Association. The articles were titled "Creating Stress-Free Studio Policies" and "Flute Clubs That Soar.”

Levison’s Article on Roman Funerals Published
An article written by Jack Levison, professor of New Testament, has been published in the Journal for the Study of Judaism 33.3 (2002), 245-77. The article is titled “The Roman Character of Funerals in the Writings of Josephus.

Marshall Defends Her Dissertation
The Department of Psychology is pleased to note that Margaret Marshall, instructor of psychology, successfully defended her dissertation on December 4. Her Ph.D. will be awarded by the University of Washington in the field of social psychology. Her dissertation is "The Traits as Situational Sensitivities (TASS) Model: A More Accurate Way to Predict Behavior." Hearty congratulations to Dr. Marshall.

Pope-Levison Presents Paper at Academy of Religion
Priscilla Pope-Levison, professor of theology, gave a paper at the American Academy of Religion's annual meeting in Toronto on November 26 titled, "Taking It to the Street: The Gospel Cars of Aimee Semple McPherson and Martha Moore Avery."

McKinney’s Article Published
Jennifer McKinney, assistant professor of sociology, and Roger Finke, professor of sociology at Pennsylvania State University, had their article titled "Reviving the Mainline: An Overview of Clergy Support for Evangelical Renewal Movements" published in the December issue of the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.

West’s Editorial on Intelligent Design Published in Seattle P.I.
An editorial written by Associate Professor of Political Science John West titled “Intelligent Design Could Offer Fresh Ideas on Evolution” appeared in the December 6 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. In the editorial he writes “Far from posing a threat to science, intelligent design is a good example of how scientists can be inspired to seek fresh explanations due to holes in an existing theory.” Read his editorial online. [link]

Article by Stroh, Sink Published
Heather Stroh, researcher in SPU's Washington School Research Center, and Chris Sink, professor of school counseling and psychology, recently had their article, "Applying APA's Learner-Centered Principles to School-Based Group Counseling," published in the Professional School Counseling journal. The journal is the flagship publication of the American School Counselor Association.

LaRocque’s Article Published
Michelle LaRocque, chair of the Alternative Teacher Certification program in the School of Education, recently had her article, "A Different Route: Addressing Teacher Shortages Through Alternative Certification," published in the Curriculum in Context journal.

McKinney Presents at Science and Religion Meeting
Jennifer McKinney, assistant professor of sociology, presented her paper titled "Clergy Connections: A Theoretical Model Explaining Clergy Involvement in Renewal Movements" at the meetings for the Scientific Study of Religion and the Religious Research Association in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Holsinger Lectures, Participates in Council on Peace
Don Holsinger, professor of history, was one of four speakers at the "Council on Peace" sponsored by the Church Council of Greater Seattle at University Temple United Methodist Church in September. He gave a historian's perspective on war with Iraq. In October, Don gave a lecture titled “Toward Christian-Muslim Understanding: A Comparison of Islam and Christianity As Frameworks for Religious Life” for the Adult Study program of Seattle Mennonite Church. In November, he spoke at two churches. At Our Redeemers’ Lutheran Church in Seattle he spoke on "A Nonviolent Activist Perspective on War With Iraq." His talk was part of the church's workshop on "Discerning the Will of God in the Face of War.” He also gave a two-part lecture series at the Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church on Bainbridge Island titled "The Middle East: Cradle, Crossroads and Conflicts.”

Igelman Appointed to Commission, Presents at Conference
Cher Igelman, assistant professor of school counseling in the S
chool of Education, was appointed to the Commission on Recruitment of Under-Represented Groups, a joint commission of the Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors and the National Career Development Association. The goal of the commission is to promote diversity in the counseling profession and programs. She was also a presenter at the annual conference of the Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors (ACES). She gave presentations on the topics "Differences Between Perceived Cultural Awareness"and "Cultural Awareness Based on Physiological Reactivity, Preparing to Become Employable and the Evolution of a Doctoral Student."

Holmes Presents at Conference
Ramona Holmes, associate professor of music education, made a presentation titled "Music of the 9/11 Crisis: Responses by School Teachers and Children to Questions of American Identity and Global Responsibility" at the Society for Ethnomusicology Conference in Estes Park, Colorado. The presentation included research from summer workshops as well as video documentation of local Seattle school performances.

Sink Wins Distinguished Service Award
Chris Sink, professor of education, received the "Distinguished Service Award" from the Washington Counseling Association for his significant contributions to the counseling profession. Among the many contributions cited in the presentation were his 30 publications; 40 state, national and international conference presentations; and his service as editor of the Professional School Counseling journal, the flagship journal of the American School Counselor Association. Congratulations, Chris.

Diddams Presents at Conference
Margaret Diddams, associate professor of psychology and director of research in graduate psychology, presented a poster titled "Linking University Mission to Course Assessment Through Syllabi Development" as part of the Best Practices in Assessment Conference held last month in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference was sponsored by the Teaching of Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association.

Fritzberg’s Articles Published
Greg Fritzberg, associate professor of education, recently had an article titled "Freedom That Counts: The Historic Underpinnings of Positive Liberty and Equality of Educational Opportunity" published in the Journal of Thought. His chapter titled "From Impersonal Policy to Personal Relationships: An Educational Researcher's Experience With Educational Mentoring" was included in the recently published book titled The Organizational and Human Dimensions of Successful Mentoring Programs.

Downing Presents at SAS
Douglas Downing, associate professor of economics, gave a presentation on "Building a Model of a Star" at the September meeting of the Seattle Astronomical Society.

Hamilton, Woodward at Conference on Faith and History
Michael Hamilton, associate professor of history, and Bill Woodward, professor of history, recently attended the national meeting of the Conference on Faith and History in Huntington, Indiana. Hamilton gave a lightweight talk for a panel discussion on problems in writing contemporary religious history, while Woodward asked heavyweight questions from the audience.

Roe, Psychology Alumni Honored by the Cowlitz Indian Nation
The Department of Psychology is pleased to note that Mícheál Roe, professor and chair of psychology, and colleagues were recently honored by the Cowlitz Indian Nation in a traditional drumming, dancing and blanket "gifting" ceremony. Mícheál has worked with the Cowlitz for more than a dozen years on a variety of projects -- most noteworthy, their successful application for federal recognition. His focus was their modern community study, while the bulk of their petition to the Bureau of Indian Affairs was researched and written by ethnohistorian Dr. Stephen Beckam of Lewis and Clark College in Oregon. Over the years, the following SPU psychology alumni have worked with Mícheál as research assistants on Cowlitz or Duwamish studies: Melissa Lenon ’91, Jennifer Bennett ’99, Jason Lenius ’99, Jodi Wellman ’01 and Michele Witham (expected 2003).

Dearborn Presents at Theology Conference
Kerry Dearborn, associate professor of theological studies, recently presented a paper titled "Recovering a Trinitarian and Sacramental Approach to the Church" at Regent College's Fall Theology Conference. Her paper will be included as a chapter in a book on ecclesiology to be published by Baker in 2003.

Lustyk Receives Outstanding Research Award
The Department of Psychology is pleased to note Kathy Lustyk, associate professor of psychology, and her colleagues were recently awarded the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates “Outstanding Research Article” award for publishing "Does a Physically Active Lifestyle Improve Symptoms in Women with Irritable Bowel Syndrome" in the research journal Gastroenterology Nursing. Among her co-authors was SPU psychology alumna Jennifer Bennett 1999.

Music Faculty News
Bill Park, director of the SPU Jazz Band, recently conducted the Seattle Youth Jazz Ensemble Summer Program with performances at Benaroya Hall. He also collaborated in a premiere performance of big band and gospel music with internationally renowned Hanna-Barbara and Paramount Pictures composer Ted Nichols. Shelley Collins, director of Flutissimo (the SPU flute choir), was invited to speak at the National Flute Association convention in Washington, D.C., in August. Her pres
entation was about writing effective syllabi for studio teaching. Shelley also was an instructor at the Mt. Baker Youth Symphony Music Camp. Dan Adams, director of the SPU Percussion Ensembles, performed with the Garcia Brothers Band on a tour to San Francisco, New Orleans and Nashville. He also performed in the Lake Stevens Summer Concerts series and with the Seattle Girls Choir at Benaroya Hall. Mary Kantor, adjunct professor of clarinet, attended the International Clarinet Convention in Stockholm, Sweden. She recently performed with the Seattle Peace Chorus and the Rainier Lyric Opera, where she played Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro." She also served as clarinet instructor for the Cascade Youth Symphony Summer Sounds summer camp.

Ferreiro Summer Update
Alberto Ferreiro, professor of European history, and his wife took 20 students to the University of Salamanca, Spain, this summer to study language and culture. Six students were from other universities. This was the 13th summer for the program and plans are underway for 2003. He also taught a four-part series at Assumption Parish and Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish on the “Last Things,” and another four-part series on the Reformation at Northminster Presbyterian in Ballard. He published book reviews in the United States, Spain and Germany. He also published in Rome at the Institute of Patristic Studies (Augustinianum), "Petrine Primacy, Conciliar Authority and Priscillian.” This study identifies the “locus” of apostolic authority in a fourth-century debate about heresy in Spain. In early September, he attended and presented a paper at the annual Congress of Ecclesiastical Archivists of Spain, in Ourense, Spain. He is now glad that classes have started so he can rest.

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