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Susan Carter Gives Keynote at Regional Conference

March 24, 2015

Dr. Susan Carter, current president of the Pacific Northwest region's American Academy of Religion / Society of Biblical Literature, will give the presidential address at the 2015 regional meeting and conference at Marylhurst University in March 2015.

Mary's Woods Ranked #2 in Nation

March 19, 2015

Mary's Woods at Marylhurst was ranked #2 in the nation among university-based retirement communities in 2014, in part due to the tuition discount residents receive at Marylhurst University.

Kristy Athens Talks on Food Choices

March 17, 2015

Kristy Athens, food systems & society student, will tour the state as part of the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project speaking on the impact of food choices in spring 2015.

Greg Crosby Trains Group Therapists

March 13, 2015

Greg Crosby, art therapy and human sciences faculty, taught a one-day course at the American Group Psychotherapy Association's national conference in San Francisco in February 2015.

Music Therapy Advocates for State Registry

March 11, 2015

Music therapy faculty, backed by a throng of supporters in the gallery, appeared before the Health Care Committee to support HB 2796 to create an Oregon state registry for music therapists in February 2015.

Rev. Roger Weeks, D.Min.

February 27, 2015

Rev. Roger Weeks, a retired faculty member of the graduate religious studies program, has passed onto his eternal journey with God.

Nancy Wilkins Curates PDX Carpet

February 12, 2015

In an art installation one would only see in Portland, Marylhurst alum Nancy Wilkins curates scraps of the beloved carpet at Portland International Airport with Instagram images, on exhibit through 2015.

Jo Anne Long Presents at National Conference

February 05, 2015

Jo Anne Long, human sciences faculty, will introduce the gerontology concentration in Marylhurst's MBA in Health Care Management at the annual meeting of the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education in February 2015.

Susan Carter Published in Journal

February 03, 2015

Dr. Susan Carter, MA in Interdisciplinary Studies department chair, published an article titled Partnership Studies in Transformative Education in the November 2014 issue of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies.

Jay Beeks on Product Life Cycle

January 01, 2015

Jay Beeks, sustainable business faculty, joined colleagues from Cornell University and St. Louis University for a Sustainable Minds webinar in November 2014.

Elsbeth Knott Presents at AATA Conference

December 18, 2014

Art therapy counseling alum Elsbeth Knott will present Art Therapy for a Traumatized Adolescent with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the American Art Therapy Association's national conference in July 2015.

Sister Veronica Baxter Remembered

November 26, 2014

We give thanks for Sister Veronica Ann Baxter (1928-2014), remembered for her innovative leadership of Marylhurst from 1974 to 1984, when the university transitioned to a co-educational college of lifelong learning.

Library Survey Results Published

November 19, 2014

Shoen Library has published the findings from a service satisfaction survey conducted in late 2013 through an in-kind grant enabling the use of a standardized LibQual+ survey instrument.

Will Hornyak Shares Grimm Tales

November 14, 2014

Will Hornyak, communication studies faculty, reprises his sold-out performances of Mostly Grimm: Stories from the Darker Side of the Classics on November 21, 2014 at Stonehenge Studios.

Susan Carter Named to Editorial Board

November 07, 2014

Dr. Susan G. Carter, chair of the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Department, was named to the editorial board for the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies in October 2014.

Jan Carpenter Published in Journal

November 05, 2014

Dr. Jan Carpenter, education department chair, co-authored an article on building teacher collaboration in the October 2014 issue of Association for Middle Level Education Magazine.

Simon Tam Recognized as Rising Star

October 29, 2014

Simon Tam, MBA alum, was named one of Portland Monthly's Rising Stars for 2014 -- emerging business, political or arts professionals who leverage their time and skill in creative ways to build community.

Simeon Dreyfuss Named Editor of AIS Journal

October 07, 2014

Simeon Dreyfuss, interdisciplinary studies chair, was named co-editor of Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, the peer-reviewed journal of the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, effective October 2014.

Courtesy Oregon Historical Society

Libby Farr Speaks on Modernism

October 03, 2014

Dr. Libby Dawson Farr, interior design faculty, will join architects from Boora and Holst to talk about the work of pioneering modernist architect Paul Thiry on the Lewis & Clark College campus on October 4, 2014.

Jim Davis Presents to National Coalition

September 24, 2014

Dr. Jim Davis, human sciences faculty, traveled to Washington, D.C. in June 2014 to share Oregon's efforts to combat mental health issues and addiction in seniors with the National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging.

Alex Craghead Published in Journal

September 18, 2014

Alexander B. Craghead, communications studies alum, published an essay in Boom: A Journal of California titled Amenities, Not Enemies: The Once and Future San Francisco in July 2014.

Pierrot Lunaire Gets High Praise

June 03, 2014

Pollyanna Hancock-Moody and all the artists who performed Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire at Marylhurst on May 30, 2014, "met all the challenges of the score, and then some," according to Oregon Arts Watch.

Talk on Belluschi House Restoration

May 07, 2014

In conjunction with the Mid-Century Modern Home Tour, Restore Oregon and DoCoMoMo-Oregon are presenting Radical Restoration: Saving the Houses of Pietro Belluschi and Frank Lloyd Wright on May 11, 2014.

Vanessa Renwick with Eric Edwards

Art Gym's Renwick Gets Noticed

May 06, 2014

In addition to being named the 2014 Bonnie Bronson Fellow, Vanessa Renwick is having what may be her best professional year yet, including the opening of her exhibition at The Art Gym.

Free Coffee, Tea After Hours

April 12, 2014

Free coffee and tea are now available in the lobby of BP John at the following times: Monday through Friday after 7 p.m.; Saturday after 2 p.m.; and all day on Sunday, effective April 9, 2014.

The Art Gym Featured on KBOO

April 01, 2014

The Art Gym's current artist, Heather Watkins, was interviewed on KBOO radio's Art Focus in March 2014. The exhibition runs through Wednesday, April 2.

Blake Shell Interviewed on Art Focus

February 05, 2014

Blake Shell, director and curator of The Art Gym and Belluschi Pavilion, talked about her perspective on contemporary art in the Northwest on KBOO's Art Focus in January 2014.

Jeremy Taylor Named Environmental Educator

January 28, 2014

Shortly after graduating in December 2013 with an MBA in Sustainable Business, Jeremy Taylor started a new job as environmental educator with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, serving as the statewide coordinator of Project WILD.

Sharon Evers Provides 'Colorful Therapy'

January 23, 2014

Art therapy alum Sharon Evers and her organization, Face in the Mirror Counseling, coordinated an art therapy project at an assisted living care facility - resulting in a mural that now graces the residents' dining area.

Music Therapy Faculty, Alum Lead Workshop

January 22, 2014

Dr. Laura Beer, music therapy program director, and Eric Hickey, alum, held a workshop on clinical improvisation and drumming techniques for members of the Oregon Association for Music Therapy in January 2014.

Photo: Laura Bly, USA Today

Reiko Igarashi Designs for Upscale B&B

January 02, 2014

Reiko Igarashi, interior design faculty, created custom wood hangers as part of the contemporary wood detailing in a luxury bed and breakfast on Fogo Island, featured in Canadian Architect and USA Today.

Andee Hess Recognized in Best of 2013

December 27, 2013

Andee Hess, interior design alum and principal owner of Osmose Design, was named one of the Best of 2013 by Interior Design Magazine for her firm's design of Salt & Straw, Portland's "farm-to-cone" ice cream shop.

Adele Hughes Published in Journal

December 19, 2013

MAIS student Adele Hughes co-authored an article on the effectiveness of popular education in health care in the Journal of Mixed Methods Research in November 2013.

Alumni Featured in County News

December 13, 2013

Gary Slac and Diane Barnes, graduates of Marylhurst's conflict resolution and mediation program, were featured in an article about Clackamas County proclaiming November as Mediation Month.

John Urang Published in Journal

December 06, 2013

Culture & media faculty John Urang published an article titled Solitary Confinement: Reproduction and the Law in Kluge's Abschied von gestern in the fall 2013 issue of New German Critique.

Simeon Dreyfuss Presents at International Conference

November 29, 2013

Simeon Dreyfuss, interdisciplinary studies department chair, presented at the Association of Interdisciplinary Studies international conference in Ohio in November 2013.Simeon Dreyfuss, interdisciplinary studies department chair, presented at the Association of Interdisciplinary Studies international conference in Ohio in November 2013.

Jay Ponteri Interviewed on OPB

November 13, 2013

English faculty Jay Ponteri continues to gain attention for his memoir, Wedlocked, through features on Oregon Public Broadcasting, Oregon Arts Watch and the Memoir Project Blog.

Terri Hopkins' Vision Comes True

November 06, 2013

Terri Hopkins' thirty-three-year career as director of The Art Gym ends on a high note - a $1.25 million challenge grant from the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation.

Simon Tam Makes Headlines Internationally

October 23, 2013

MBA student Simon Tam's dispute with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office over an application to trademark the name of his band, The Slants, is receiving attention from major networks including BBC World News, NPR and Time.

Laura Beer Reviews Book

October 22, 2013

Dr. Laura Beer, music therapy program director, reviewed a book about performative social sciences in The Qualitative Report in September 2013.

Kyle Dittmer Published in Climatic Change

October 10, 2013

Science faculty Kyle Dittmer was published in a special issue of the science journal, Climatic Change, devoted to climate change and its impacts on indigenous communities in the United States, in September 2013.

Belluschi Pavilion

Belluschi Pavilion Opens to Public

October 05, 2013

After more than a year of painstaking reconstruction, the small but historically significant home designed by noted Portland architect Pietro Belluschi and donated to Marylhurst University opened September 28, 2013.

Faculty Present at MLA Conference

September 27, 2013

Culture & media studies chair David Denny and English faculty John Caruso will present papers at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association conference in October 2013.


Art Therapy Faculty Published in Journal

September 23, 2013

Adam Graves, Leslie Jones and Frances Kaplan published a study about an assessment tool, Draw-a-Person-in-the-Rain, in the fall 2013 issue of Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association.

Dr. Garry Jost (far right)

Garry Jost Digitizes Ethiopian Manuscripts

September 09, 2013

Dr. Garry Jost, religious studies faculty, joined colleagues from Portland and Texas to digitize Ethiopian manuscripts of the Old Testament while attending the Ethiopian Manuscript Microfilm Library conference in July 2013.

Jerry Hudson Named Interim President

August 27, 2013

Judith Johansen, who has served as president at Marylhurst University since July 2008, is stepping down, and Jerry Hudson, previously president of Willamette University, has been named interim president.

Kirk Caudle Hosts Podcasts from BYU

August 08, 2013

MAIS alum Kirk Caudle interviews biblical and scriptural studies scholars on The Mormon Book Review, one of the Maxwell Institute podcasts broadcast from Brigham Young University.

Lori Anne Rising on Amazon Best Seller List

July 26, 2013

MAIS alum Lori Anne Rising contributed a chapter to Finding Fulfillment in the Spiritual Age, landing on Amazon's best seller list for spiritual self-help books days after the book's publication in June 2013.

Marylhurst Faculty, Students Advocate for Seniors

July 23, 2013

Dr. Jim Davis and two Marylhurst students were among a team of advocates whose work led to the creation of a budget note in the Oregon Department of Human Services and the Oregon Health Authority budgets, which could result in significant support for seniors experiencing mental health and addiction problems.

Ethan Benatan Speaks on IT and MOOCs

July 10, 2013

Dr. Ethan Benatan, CIO, will be a featured panelist at Beyond MOOCs, a seminar addressing the transformative elements of massive open online courses and the role information technology is playing in this rapidly evolving landscape on August 1, 2013.

Paul Sutinen Exhibition in Manhattan

July 09, 2013

Paintings by Paul Sutinen, director of art programs, will be included in Rauschenberg Residency: Fruits of Captiva, a group exhibition at the Rauschenberg Project Space in July and August 2013.

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