Spring 2017 · Vol. 46 No. 1 · pp. 117–130 

Faculty Publications 2016

Vic Froese


  • Doerksen, Paul. Take and Read: Reflecting Theologically on Books. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2016. [CMU]
  • Dyck, Paul, and Harry Huebner, eds. A University of the Church for the World: Essays in Honour of Gerald Gerbrandt. Winnipeg, MB: CMU Press, 2016. [CMU]
  • Geddert, Timothy J. The Gift of Faith. Adult Bible Study. Norristown, PA: MennoMedia, 2016. [FPBS]
  • ———. Good News for All People: Studies in the Gospel of Luke. Luminaire Studies. Winnipeg, MB; Hillsboro, KS: Kindred, 2016. [FPBS]
  • Georges, Jayson, and *Mark D. Baker. Ministering in Honor-Shame Cultures: Biblical Foundations and Practical Essentials. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2016. [FPBS]
  • Kinnison, Quentin P. Transforming Pastoral Leadership: Reimagining Congregational Relationships for Changing Contexts. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2016. [FPBS]
  • Miller, Douglas B. Getting a Life: Living Your Call. Hillsboro, KS: Reader’s, 2016. [TC]
  • Ross, Brian A., ed. Signs of the Times: Pastoral Translations of Ministry & Culture in Honor of Leonard I. Sweet. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2016. [FPBS] {118}


  • Baker, Mark D. “Learning from Paul: Centered Ethics That Avoid Legalistic Judgmentalism and Moral Relativism.” In Ecclesia and Ethics: Moral Formation and the Church, edited by E. Allen Jones III et al., 55–67. London: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2016. [FPBS]
  • ———. “My Conversion to Christian Pacifism: Reading Jacques Ellul in War-Ravaged Central America.” In Jacques Ellul on Violence, Resistance, and War, edited by Jeffrey M. Shaw and Timothy J. Demy, 145–58. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2016. [FPBS]
  • Boruszko, Graciela. “Individual Representations of Bicultural Nature Exiled in Urban Communities.” In Public Space, Public Policy, and Public Understanding of Race and Ethnicity in America: An Interdisciplinary Approach, edited by Teresa Booker, 93–104. Akron, OH: The University of Akron Press, 2016. [FPU]
  • Bartel, Dietrich. “Musica as Wholeness: The Numinous in Music.” In A University of the Church for the World: Essays in Honour of Gerald Gerbrandt, edited by Paul Dyck and Harry Huebner, 199–210. Winnipeg, MB: CMU Press, 2016. [CMU]
  • Brubacher, John. “Biology as a Liberal Art.” In A University of the Church for the World: Essays in Honour of Gerald Gerbrandt, edited by Paul Dyck and Harry Huebner, 141–59. Winnipeg, MB: CMU Press, 2016. [CMU]
  • Devkota, Rachana, Hom Gartaula, *Kirit Patel et al. “Gender and Labour Efficiency in Finger Millet Production in Nepal.” In Transforming Gender and Food Security in the Global South, edited by Jemimah Njuki, John Parkins, and Amy Kaler, 76–95. New York: Routledge, 2016. [CMU]
  • Dueck, Irma Fast. “Minding the Church: Practicing a Spacious Ecclesiology.” In A University of the Church for the World: Essays in Honour of Gerald Gerbrandt, edited by Paul Dyck and Harry Huebner, 231–43. Winnipeg, MB: CMU Press, 2016. [CMU]
  • Guenther, Bruce L. “European Free Church Family.” In Melton’s Encyclopedia of American Religions, 9th ed., edited by J. Gordon Melton and James Beverley, vol. 2. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2016. [MBBSC] {119}
  • *Guenther, Bruce L., and Erika McAuley. “Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches.” In Melton’s Encyclopedia of American Religions, 9th ed., edited by J. Gordon Melton and James Beverley, vol. 2. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2016. [MBBSC]
  • Kinnison, Quentin P. “The Spittin’ Image: Hebrews 1:1–12.” In Fresno Pacific University 2016 Advent Devotional Guide, edited by Lynn Jost and Tim Geddert, 32. Fresno, CA: Fresno Pacific University, 2016. [FPBS]
  • Koop, Karl. “At the Margins and at the Center of Modern Expression: Reconsidering Anabaptist and Mennonite Confessions of Faith.” In European Mennonites and the Challenge of Modernity over Five Centuries: Contributors, Detractors, and Adapters, edited by Mark Jantzen, Mary Sprunger, and John D. Thiesen, 285–300. North Newton, KS: Bethel College, 2016. [CMU]
  • ———. “Migrations of Enchantment in the Radical Reformation: The Undoing of a Material and Natural World.” In Radicalizing Reformation: North American Perspectives, edited by Karen L. Bloomquiest, Craig L. Nessan, and Hans G. Ulrich, 6:243–64. Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2016. [CMU]
  • Lenz, Darin. “Reflection on Silence.” In Reflecting Silence: Perspectives on Shusaku Endo’s Masterpiece, compiled by The Clapham Group, 20. New York: Clapham Group, 2016. [FPU]
  • Matties, Gordon H. “Slow Food: Feasting Sustainably on Scripture.” In A University of the Church for the World: Essays in Honour of Gerald Gerbrandt, edited by Paul Dyck and Harry Huebner, 211–30. Winnipeg, MB: CMU Press, 2016. [CMU]
  • Miller, Douglas B. “Psalms 56–61.” In Timeless: Ancient Psalms for the Church Today, edited by R. Mark Shipp, 2:114–16, 121–23, 128–30, 135–37, 141–43, 148–50. Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press, 2015. [TC]
  • ———. “Wisdom in the Canon: Discerning the Early Intuition.” In Was There a Wisdom Tradition? New Prospects in Israelite Wisdom Studies, edited by Mark Sneed, 87–113. Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2015. [TC] {120}
  • Nickson, Ray. “Participation as Restoration: The Current Limits of Restorative Justice for Victim Participants in International Criminal Trials.” In Restorative Justice in Transitional Settings, edited by Kerry Clamp, 95–114. New York: Routledge, 2016. [FPU]
  • Plastow, John. “Breaking Points: What Today’s Leaders can Learn from King David’s Failure and Response.” In Ethics: The Old Testament, the New Testament, and Contemporary Application, edited by Bruce E. Winston and Kathleen Patterson, 195–209. North Charleston, SC: CreateSpace, 2016. [TC]
  • Rogalsky, Tim. “Salvador Dalí: Mathematical Mystic.” In A University of the Church for the World: Essays in Honour of Gerald Gerbrandt, edited by Paul Dyck and Harry Huebner, 161–82. Winnipeg, MB: CMU Press, 2016. [CMU]
  • Sears, Jonathan M. “Mali Country Report.” In BTI 2016. Gütersloh: Bertelsmann Stiftung, 2016, [CMU]
  • ———. “The One Beyond the Many: The Common Purpose and Distributed Nature of Christian Higher Education.” In A University of the Church for the World: Essays in Honour of Gerald Gerbrandt, edited by Paul Dyck and Harry Huebner, 123–39. Winnipeg, MB: CMU Press, 2016. [CMU]
  • Sorensen, Sue. “Incandescence that Hurts and Protects: Twelve and a Half Ways of Looking at Words.” In A University of the Church for the World: Essays in Honour of Gerald Gerbrandt, edited by Paul Dyck and Harry Huebner, 183–98. Winnipeg, MB: CMU Press, 2016. [CMU]
  • Vander Zaag, Ray. “Transforming Learning and Development.” In A University of the Church for the World: Essays in Honour of Gerald Gerbrandt, edited by Paul Dyck and Harry Huebner, 101–21. Winnipeg, MB: CMU Press, 2016. [CMU]


  • Arnold, Jobb. “Red Rising Magazine: Presence, Emotion, and Sovereignty.” MSC Currents (Spring 2016). [CMU] {121}
  • ———. “Three Sovereignties and an Election.” Canadian Dimension, March 2016, [CMU]
  • Baker, Mark D. “Bringing Ellul to the City Council: A Council Member Reflects on How Ellul Has Guided His Work.” The Ellul Forum 58 (Fall 2016): 1–8. [FPBS]
  • Balzer, David. “What We Say Without Opening Our Mouths.” Mennonite Brethren Herald, March/April 2016, 8–10. [CMU]
  • Bergen, James, and *Tim Geddert. “Field Trip: What Visiting the Holy Land Taught Us about Reading the Bible.” The Christian Leader, September/October 2016, 10–11. [FPBS]
  • Boruszko, Graciela. “My Words + Your Words = Our” Michigan Academician 44, no. 1 (2016): 73–84. [FPU]
  • Bupp, G., A. Ricono, A., C. L. Peterson, and *C. L. Pruett. 2016. “Conservation implications of small population size and habitat fragmentation in an endangered lupine.” Conservation Genetics doi:10.1007/s10592-016-0883-9. [TC]
  • Carson, Nathan P. “Pilgrimage of the Lost Self: Malaise, Sacramental Signs, and Intersubjectivity in Walker Percy’s The Second Coming.” Pacific Journal 11 (2016): 43–69. [FPU]
  • Dodd, Warren, Sally Humphries, *Kirit Patel et al. “Determinants of Temporary Labour Migration in Southern India.” Asian Population Studies 12, no. 3 (2016): 294–311. DOI:10.1080/17441730.2016.1207929. [CMU]
  • Doerksen, Paul. “Teaching Mennonite Literature in Conversation with Theology.” Center for Mennonite Writing Journal 8, no. 1 (January 28, 2016). [CMU]
  • Dueck, Irma Fast. “Why Not Just Live Together? A Christian Response to Cohabitation.” The Christian Leader, July/August 2016, 12–13. [CMU]
  • ———. “Without Rings or Strings: Engaging Cohabitation in the {122} Church.” Direction 45, no. 2 (2016): 180–91. [CMU]
  • Dyck, Andrew. “Doing Theology as a Spiritual Practice: Re-Engaging Ordination.” Mennonite Brethren Herald, July 2016, 14–15. [MBBSC]
  • *Dyck, Andrew, and Ingrid Reichard. “God, Sex, and Church: Why?” Direction 45, no. 2 (2016): 122–35. [CMU]
  • Edens, David, *Michael Allen, and James Steen. “Academic Satisfaction of Latino Students: Differences and Predictors.” Journal of Education and Training 3, no. 2 (2016): 46–63. [FPU]
  • Faber, David. “Talking Politics.” The Christian Leader, September/October 2016, 14–16. [TC]
  • Froese, Brian. “Bodies, Souls and Visiting Hours: Mennonite Brethren Outreach in British Columbian Hospitals.” Journal of Mennonite Studies 34 (2016): 177–200. [CMU]
  • Gartaula, Hom, *Kirit Patel, Derek Johnson, et al. “From Food Security to Food Wellbeing: Examining Food Security through the Lens of Food Wellbeing in Nepal’s Rapidly Changing Agrarian Landscape.” Agriculture and Human Values 33, no. 4 (2016): 1–17. DOI:10.1007/s10460-016-9740-1. [CMU]
  • Geddert, Tim. “It’s Not Always about My Personal Preferences—or Even My Personal Convictions.” Vision: A Journal for Church and Theology 17 (Spring 2016): 14–18. [FPBS]
  • Gerbrandt, Gerald. “Discernment in a Time of Turmoil.” Vision: A Journal for Church and Theology 17 (Spring 2016): 6–13. [CMU]
  • Gilbert, Pierre. “The Transformative Power of Theology.” In Touch (Spring 2016): 2. [MBBSC]
  • Glanzer, Jules D. “Is it Worth the Price? Four Reasons Why a Faith-based College Education is Valuable.” Christian Leader, November/December (2016): 5. [TC]
  • Gray, Del. “What did Mary Know?” The Christian Leader, November/December 2016, 10–11. [TC] {123}
  • *Guenther, Bruce L., and Jeff Peters. “Denominational Vexillology.” Mennonite Brethren Herald, July/August 2016, 35. [MBBSC]
  • Ho, A. L., *C. L. Pruett, and J. Lin. “Phylogeny and Biogeography of Poecilia (Cyprinodontiformes: Poeciliinae) across Central and South America based on Mitochondrial and Nuclear DNA Markers.” Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 101 (2016): 32–45. [TC]
  • Huebner, Harry. “Mennonite-Shi’a Engagement: Proclamation, Friendship, Peacebuilding.” Direction 45, no. 1 (2016): 47–59. [CMU]
  • Koop, Karl. “A Complication for the Mennonite Peace Tradition: Wilhelm Mannhardt’s Defense of Military Service.” Conrad Grebel Review 34, no. 1 (Winter 2016): 28–48. [CMU]
  • ———. “On Judging the Past.” Mennonite Historian 42, no. 3 (September 2016): 2, 4–5, 10. [CMU]
  • *Krause, Rachel J., K. G. Koski et al. “Ascaris and Hookworm Transmission in Preschool Children in Rural Panama: Role of Subsistence Agricultural Activities.” Parasitology 143, no. 8 (2016): 1043–54. [CMU]
  • Kunz, Michael. “John Muir and Pilgrimage through Sacred Land.” Pacific Journal 11 (2016): 13–30. [FPU]
  • Little, Matt, Sally Humphries, *Kirit Patel, et al. “Factors Associated with Glucose Tolerance, Pre-Diabetes, and Type 2 Diabetes in a Rural Community of South India: A Cross-Sectional Study.” Diabetology and Metabolic Syndrome 8, no. 21 (2016): 1–11. DOI:10.1186/s13098-016-0135-7. [CMU]
  • Loewen, Wendell. “Cultivating a Culture of Calling.” The Christian Leader, March/April 2016, 5. [TC]
  • Miller, Douglas B. “Faith in the Middle of Life,” Christian Leader, January/February 2016, 10–12. [TC]
  • Neufeld, John H. “On Being the Church—A Garden, a Body, a Table: A Sermon for a Divided Church.” Vision: A Journal for Church and Theology 17 (Spring 2016): 87–94. [CMU] {124}
  • Pratt, Ronald. “Random Thoughts on Random Events.” Pacific Journal 11 (2016): 71–79. [FPU]
  • Pruett, Christin L. “Ring Species and Speciation.” eLS (2016), doi:10.1002/9780470015902.a0001751.pub4. [TC]
  • Redekop, Paul. “Inner Peace and Conflict Transformation.” Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace and Conflict 46, no. 2 (2014): 31–49. [CMU]
  • Reimer, Dalton. “Pilgrims at Fresno Pacific: 1960–1980.” Pacific Journal 11 (2016): 1–12. [FPU]
  • Roberts, Laura Schmidt. “Toward a Theological Anthropology: A Study of Genesis 1–3.” Direction 45, no. 2 (2016): 136–48. [FPBS]
  • Roberts-Galbraith, Rachel H., *John L. Brubacher, and Phillip A. Newmark. “A Functional Genomics Screen in Planarians Reveals Regulators of Whole-Brain Regeneration.” eLife 5 (2016): e17002, DOI:10.7554/eLife.17002. [CMU]
  • Sorensen, Sue. “The Emptiness of Branding Universities for ‘Success.’ ” University Affairs, August 17, 2016, [CMU]
  • Wessner, Mark. “Drive-Thru Generosity.” Mennonite Brethren Herald, November/December 2016, 12–13. [MBBSC]
  • Wollf, Randy. “Do Something.” Mennonite Brethren Herald, May/June 2016, 12–13. [MBBSC]
  • Zerbe, Gordon. “Welcoming as Christ has Welcomed: Paul’s Challenge to Christians in Rome.” Vision: A Journal for Church and Theology 17 (Spring 2016): 78–86. [CMU]


  • Bartlett, Rick. “Personalizing Your Online Classroom.” Presentation at the iTrac Kansas education and technology conference in Wichita, Kansas, March 2016. [TC] {125}
  • Bartlett, Rick, and Karen Bartlett. “Leadership for Mission.” Presentation at the EVANA Gathering at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, July 2016. [TC]
  • Chavez, M., C. Dower, L. James, *Adam A. Ghali, and *David B. Rose. “The Power of a Moment: Critical Reflections on Immersive Cross-Cultural Training, Cross-Cultural Encounters, and Emerging Self- and Other Awareness.” Presentation at the Christian Association of Psychological Studies International Conference, in Los Angeles, 2016. [FPU]
  • Devkota, Rachana, *Kirit Patel, Hom Gartaula, Roshan Pudasaini, and Manish Raizada. “Examining the Household Food Security Through Farm Diversity and Dietary Diversity among Small Farmers in Post-Earthquake Nepal.” Paper presented at the 14th Congress of Rural Sociology, at Ryerson University, Toronto, August 2016. [CMU]
  • Doerksen, Paul. “Homosexuality and the Church.” Two presentations to Young Adult Ministries Program at The Meeting Place (church) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, January 2016. [CMU]
  • ———. “Theology of Land.” Presented as a “Germinating Conversations” lecture, delivered at Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 2016. [CMU]
  • Gartaula, Hom, *Kirit Patel, Rachana Devkota, Bhawana Ghimire, and Roshan Pudasaini. “Is Migration an Antidote to Underdevelopment? Examining the Impacts of Labour Out-Migration on the Values System of Family and Family Farms in Nepal.” Paper presented at a conference entitled, “Freedom of Movement: Exploring a Path from Armed Conflict, Persecution, and Forced Migration to Conflict Resolution, Human Rights, and Development,” at the University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 2016. [CMU] {126}
  • Gartaula, Hom, *Kirit Patel, Shailesh Shukla, and Rachana Devkota. “Encounter at the Interface between Community-Based and School-Based Agro-Ecological Knowledge: Food Literacy among School Children.” Paper presented at the Fourth Himalayan Studies Conference, at the University of Texas, Austin, Texas, February 2016. [CMU]
  • Gehrett, Matt. “What Does the Research Say? Evidence-Based Education with Technology.” Presented at the National Computer Using Educators Conference in Palm Springs, California, 2016. [FPU]
  • *Gehrett, Matt, Scot Headley, and Marc Shelton. “Preparing Leaders for Technology Rich Organizations: The Case of School Administrators.” Presentation at the E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Washington, DC, November 2016. [FPU]
  • Gilbert, Pierre. “Jesus and Other Faiths” and “Christianity and Science,” both part of an Apologetics lecture series held at The Meeting Place (church) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 2016. [MBBSC]
  • ———. “Violence in the Bible.” A two-part sermon series preached at North Kildonan Mennonite Brethren Church, Winnipeg, Manitoba, February 2016. [CMU]
  • Kinnison, Quentin P. “Toward a Theology of Inclusion for Children and Families Affected by Disability.” Presentation at the Children’s Spirituality Conference: Christian Perspectives, in Nashville, June 2016. [FPBS]
  • Koop, Karl. “Early Anabaptist Thought on Intercessory Prayer.” Presentation at the Mennonite Catholic Theological Symposium, Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, Indiana, October 2016. [CMU]
  • Seibel, Cory. “Bringing Our Gifts: Equity, Mutuality, and Intergenerational Solidarity in Congregations.” Presentation at the Canadian Theological Society annual meetings, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, May 2016. [TC]
  • ———. “There Arose Another Generation: Learning from Atheistic and Agnostic ‘Nones’ Who Have Left the Church.” Presentation at the Atheism and the Christian Faith Conference of the Canadian Centre for Scholarship and the Christian Faith, Concordia University of Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta, May 2016. [TC]
  • Sorensen, Sue. “ ‘From a Mere Glance’: Reticent Gospel Illustration in Hunt, Tissot, Copping, and the Saint John’s Bible.” Paper presented at Illuminating Words Conference, Midwest Conference on Christianity and Literature, at Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, {127} Michigan, February 2016. [CMU]
  • Terman, Max. A discussion on the effects of war on Civil War veterans at the November 17, 2016 meeting of the Wichita Civil War Round Table at the Wichita Public Library. [TC]
  • Wessner, Mark. “Abounding in Thankfulness.” Keynote address delivered at the ACTS [Associated Canadian Theological Schools, Trinity Western University] Chaplains Connect Conference in October 2016. [MBBSC]
  • ———. “Moving from a Professional to a Prayerful Church.” Presentation at the Alberta Mennonite Brethren Conference Pastors’ Study Day, April 2016. [MBBSC]


  • Sorensen, Sue. “Folding Yourself into the Car You Drive” and “Latent.” Two poems. Grain 43, no. 4 (Summer 2016): 54–55. [CMU]


  • Pauls, Matthew. Solo recital at Grace-Westminster United Church in Saskatoon, with pianist Denise Jung, featuring works by Quilter, Schubert, Ginastera, López Buchardo, Smallman, and Schumann, in February 2016. [CMU]
  • ———. Played the role of Father Christmas in the world premiere performances of Winnipeg composer Neil Weisensel’s chamber opera, Merry Christmas Stephen Leacock, at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, Manitoba, December 2016. [CMU]
  • ———. Sang bass solos in the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra’s performances of Handel’s Messiah, December 2016. [CMU]
  • Reimer, Julia. Directed “9 Parts of Desire,” a Fresno Pacific Theater production, at Fresno Pacific University in Fresno, California, November 2016. [FPU]
  • ———. “Death in Denmark.” Presented at the YES! (Youth Engage Shakespeare) Project Performance, Woodward Shakespeare Festival, Fresno, California, August 2016. [FPU]
  • Sorensen, Sue. “The Mary Cycle: Let all God’s Glory Through.” Poems {128} read at Love Songs for Mary, with Renaissance Voices, conducted by Janet Brennemann, at Young United Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba, December 2016. [CMU]


Stefek, Tammy. “Articulating the Culture of the Original National League for Nursing Center of Excellence Nursing Programs in the USA.” Doctor of Nursing Practice (Educational Leadership). American Sentinel University, Aurora, Colorado. Submitted 2016. Advisor: Sandra Cleveland. Current position: Assistant Nursing Professor, Tabor College, Wichita, Kansas.

Abstract: Nursing is preparing for a significant shortage as the Baby Boomers begin to prepare for retirement. While a nursing shortage continues to threaten the workforce, it is important to recognize the impact that nursing educators will have on the shortage. Organizations are unable to enroll students to capacity due to the nursing faculty shortage, which stands to worsen with upcoming retirements. Recruitment and retention strategies must be addressed not only in practice settings, but also in nursing programs to ensure the future needs are met for students and faculty. This Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) project retrospectively analyzed data collected from the National League for Nursing Center of Excellence initial designation reports from the ten original schools receiving the designation in two categories addressing recruitment and retention of faculty and students. Based on a single case study by Leiker (2011), the model The Right Fit: Harmonious Alignment was developed as a tool for creating organizations of excellence in nursing education. The original data collected from the NLN site remained informally analyzed. For this project, the researcher was immersed in the retrospective data from the NLN, determining common patterns and themes present in organizations of excellence. Once the patterns were established and saturation reached, each school was compared individually to the model in order to validate the model.

Stephenson, Jennifer Graham. “Luigi Dallapiccola’s Il Prigioniero and Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Consul: A Comparative Study.” Doctor of Musical Arts (Vocal Performance). The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Submitted 2016. Advisor: Paul H. Houghtaling. Current position: Assistant Professor of Music, Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kansas.

Abstract: As art reflects life, so too does it hold a mirror to the lives of the people who create it. The turbulent events of the first decades {129} of the twentieth century affected millions of lives across several continents. This document explores the ways in which Luigi Dallapiccola (1904–1973) and Gian Carlo Menotti (1911–2007) voice their reactions to these events in their operas, Il Prigioniero (1948) and The Consul (1950).

Italian composer Luigi Dallapiccola spent twenty months in internment during the First World War, and would be forced on several occasions to go into hiding during the Second World War. His opposition to Mussolini and the Italian Fascists, coupled with his quasi–obsession with internment and freedom, led to his composition of Il Prigioniero, which tells the story of a prisoner of the Inquisition, his attempt at escape, and eventual capture.

Italian-American composer Gian Carlo Menotti emigrated to the United States in 1928 and spent a great deal of his time traveling and working in various countries. Having friends and family in many nations, and being of “alien” status in the United States, Menotti was very aware of the plight of refugees. The Consul is the story of a woman attempting to obtain an exit visa to escape persecution in her home country. She is met by bureaucratic “red tape” at every turn. Unable to flee, she takes her life.

Although Dallapiccola and Menotti did not know each other, nor do they appear to have been familiar with each other’s work, both composers drew the same conclusions about the nature of freedom due to their life experiences through shared historical events. Both Il Prigioniero and The Consul explore themes of hope, prayer, accessibility to freedom, and the culpability of both action and inaction in perpetuating oppression.

Sultana, Simon. “Defining the Competencies, Programming Languages, and Assessments for an Introductory Computer Science Course.” Doctor of Philosophy (Education). Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. Submitted 2016. Advisor: Philip A. Reed. Current position: Software Engineering Program Director, School of Natural Sciences, Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, California.

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to define the competencies, programming languages, and assessments for an introductory computer science course at a small private liberal arts university. Three research questions were addressed that involved identifying the competencies, programming languages, and assessments that academic and industry experts in California’s Central Valley felt most important and appropriate for an introduction to computer science course. {130}

The Delphi methodology was used to collect data from two groups of academic and industry experts. The goal was to find consensus to best define aspects that would best comprise an introductory CS0 course for majors and non-majors. The output and process would be valuable information for curriculum designers who are developing a new program in software engineering and for curriculum designers in other fields and geographic regions who attempt to address their local education needs.

Four rounds of surveys were conducted. The experts rated the items in the straw models determined from the literature and added additional components in the first round. The academic and industry groups were separated for the remainder of the study. The experts selected items in each of the three categories in the second round to reduce the possibilities for subsequent rounds. The groups were then asked to rank the items in each of the three categories for the third round. A fourth round was held as consensus was not reached by either of the groups for any of the categories as determined by Kendall’s W. The academic experts reached consensus, ranked competencies in the final round, and showed a high degree of agreement on ranked programming languages and assessments. The industry experts did not reach consensus and showed low agreement on their recommendations for competencies, programming languages, and assessments.

This bibliography includes publications of faculty, emeriti, and students of schools that sponsor Direction, identified as follows:

  • Bethany College (BC)
  • Canadian Mennonite University (CMU)
  • Columbia Bible College (CBC)
  • Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary (FPBS)
  • Fresno Pacific University (FPU)
  • Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary Canada (MBBSC)
  • Tabor College (TC)

In cases of multiple authorship, the author of interest is marked with an asterisk (*).