Dr. Laura Beer, director of the music therapy program, gave a talk titled Music Therapy: A Healing Art and Clinical Modality at the National Federation of Music Clubs' conference in June 2014.
Dr. Keri Behre, director of the English literature & new media program, presented a paper at the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society's annual conference in October 2013.
Dr. Behre joined colleagues from Gonzaga University, Western Washington University and Campion College at the University of Regina for a panel discussion titled Hunger Games. Behre's presentation was titled Voracious Mothers: Craving and Identity in The Tragedy of Dr. Faustus, Measure for Measure, The Duchess of Malfi, and The Magnetic Lady.
The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society is an academic organization that promotes scholarship in early modern studies by hosting an annual conference. The conference is held alternately in the United States and Canada and is open to all scholars and graduate students from North America.
Keri Behre is the director of the English literature & new media program at Marylhurst University. As a public humanist, she believes that the history of the relationship between self, body and food is interesting and engaging to both academic and public audiences.