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Kiera: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Hi Everyone!!

Happy Friday.  I was happy to get some R&R last weekend and have an easier week.  Our Spring Visit Day last week was great!!  I love getting to meet students who are interested in Linfield and being able to answer questions and tell you all about life here on campus.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month so we’ve had various activities happening and this past Tuesday we had a speaker come and talk about the why it is important in having men involved in sexual assault awareness.  Yesterday was our Take Back the Night event and it was a big success.

Tomorrow I am running my first 10k.  I am really excited and a little nervous, but my running buddy and good friend is going to be there to support me so it is going to be awesome!!  I hope there is a little burst of sunshine, but I am not opposed to a little rain having grown up in Oregon.

Next week is housing registration.  So what does that mean?  Well, housing registration has been on all of our minds.  We get to pick our roommate, which building/apartment complex we want to live in and in which room/apartment specifically.  It takes place over three days, one day for suburbs doubles and quads, one day for suburbs triples and residence halls singles and triples, and one day for residence hall doubles.  Housing registration goes by total number of credits, so the more credits you have, the more likely you are to get your first pick.

I hope you all have a great weekend!!

Kevin: Global Youth Service Day

We have a lot going on here at Linfield this weekend. Our baseball team, who clinched a playoff berth last weekend, has a three game series here at home against Lewis and Clark, and it is Dad’s weekend. In addition the Theta Chi Fraternity and Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority are partnering up for a bowling fundraiser/canned food drive tonight. However most importantly, tomorrow is Global Youth Service Day. This is one of the biggest service events that Linfield students participate in on an annual basis. Members from numerous clubs and Greek organizations get involved in addition to many members of our student government and student body in general. There are a number of projects that Linfield students will work on both here on campus as well as out and about in the McMinnville community. I really look forward to events such as these because they only work to further the partnership that Linfield has with the town of McMinnville. The college and the town have a great relationship, each supporting each other in a number of ways, and this event is just one example of many. I’ll be serving tomorrow with a group from the Theta Chi fraternity, about ten of us in total. It’s going to be another fun yet busy weekend here at Linfield!

Til next time,

Kevin

Dana: Extra Education on the Side

It’s me again! I had such a good day yesterday, I felt it necessary to share the wealth. :)

I find it fascinating that I learn the most fascinating or useful life information outside a classroom at times. I learn them during peer conversations in class, during a Public Speaking class when a student speaks about Amsterdam, I learn them during a guest lecture on a Tuesday evening.

Last night I went to a fascinating lecture, held in a small meeting area, with the room packed with students and faculty. It was titled: “Why Men Kill: The Evolution of Violence and Why People Kill,” The lecture was in the field of Anthropology, as an Archeologist, Herb Maschner from Idaho State University spoke about the different cultures and how they define war, how Humans and Chimpanzees are the only known animals who are able to form coalitions of men to perform violent acts against our own species. Intense study has been done on this topic.  He lay heavily on saying ‘men’ not ‘people’, because 99.9% of deaths due from another human killing a human are men. While I could go on and on giving you the summary of the lecture, that is not why I am writing about it now. I am writing about it because of the opportunity I received by having my mind molded and changed by a lecture like this.

While I pay to attend a college like Linfield, I did not specifically hand over money to see this speaker. I was just simply given this opportunity by being apart of this awesome community of what is Linfield. If you decide to attend Linfield College, I highly recommend you take advantage of as many lectures outside of class as you have time for that spark your attention. Any title that seems even half way interesting to me, I jump on it and attend. Worst case scenario I wasted about an hour of my evening. That has never been the case for me so far, as each lecture I’ve attended, I had gained some world knowledge, or was inspired in some way. It seems odd students would voluntarily offer to go to yet another hour of lecture in a school day, even in the evening, yet that room was packed full of students.

Take advantage of different ways to learn. It’s part of the Liberal Arts Education!

Spring Visit Day this Friday for admitted students to Linfield! Can’t wait to meet some of you!

Dana

Kiera: Registration and Mid-terms

Hi Everyone!!

I hope you all had a great weekend and were able to enjoy the sunshine!!  It was so nice being able to study outside with my friends!!

Registration for next Fall semester is going on right now so there is a lot of talk about classes and next year.  I registered yesterday and was relieved to be able to get into all of the classes I wanted.  I will be taking French 301, Intro to Social Psych, Seminar in Abnormal Psych, and Race & Ethnicity.  Housing registration for next year is in two weeks so friends have been getting together to work out who they’re living with and where.  It was particularly difficult for me and my friends because the majority of us are studying abroad for at least one semester next year.

Midterms always sound so serious, but for us Wildcats, it really just means exams.  We don’t have one giant test in the middle of the semester and one giant final.  We have two or three exams throughout the semester and then a final, which is usually comprehensive.  This week seems to be a big week for exams.  I myself have two exams and two one-page papers due on Thursday and a presentation about of Friday, so I am definitely keeping really busy studying, but once exams are over and the weekend comes, it is overwhelming relief!!

This Friday is another one of our Spring Visit Days for admitted students.  I am excited to meet so many new people who are interested in Linfield and, of course, I am excited to host a student!!

Have a great week!! Enjoy the little bits of sun and warm weather we get!!

Dana: What is new here at Linfield College?

Hello everyone!

Last week, was Division III NCAA Week, Sexuality Week, and Greek week, so it was quite the week!  Of course we had beautiful spring weather each and every day of the events making it even more fun and joyous.

The Spring Play opens THIS WEEK!

Just yesterday, I ran in a 1,600 person 13.1 mile race just an hour away from McMinnville, in Corvallis! Guess who came in second place overall? Not me, don’t worry, but our very own Cross Country and Track Assistant coach, Greg Mitchell! Last year he won the Corvallis Half Marathon, and this year he broke the Master’s Record for the race. I came in right close to my goal and 16th women overall. It was a beautiful day, and a gorgeous run. My family came up to see me along with my dog, and we had a great time all weekend.  Then I got to stay up until long hours of the night to get all the studying in for my midterm this morning! A crazy weekend to say the least.

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The weather will hopefully stay wonderful as we dive into the final days of this semester!

Thanks for visiting our site, and come by to visit our wonderful campus!

Dana