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April 2013 E-Cat

Weighing in with celebrated scholars

Linfield College students and faculty participated in an Oregon Public Broadcasting Think Out Loud program with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stephen Greenblatt. Kate McMullan '13 and English Professor Daniel Pollack-Pelzner spoke on the show. Pollack-Pelzner is completing a book on Shakespeare and the Victorian novel, leads trips to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and serves as scholar-in-residence for the Portland Shakespeare Project. Watch an interview with Pollack-Pelzner at

What's on your reading list?

Looking for a good read? Join other Yamhill County residents reading My Abandonment by Peter Rock, this year's selection for MacReads, a community-wide book discussion. The highlight of the program is a presentation by Rock on Thursday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield College. Based on a true story, My Abandonment focuses on a 13-year-old girl and her father who live secretly in Portland's Forest Park. Read more at

Passion for advocacy earns scholarship

A passion for Hispanic rights advocacy has earned Paulina Rodriguez '15 a prestigious scholarship and a seat at a national leadership conference. Rodriguez was one of 20 students awarded the 2013 Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship and she attended the National United States Hispanic Leadership Institute's national conference Feb. 14-17 in Chicago, Ill. Read more about Paulina at

Linfield appreciates its alumni

Alumni Appreciation Week – April 15-19 – celebrates the many ways that Linfield alumni contribute to the success of the college and its students. Each day this week, our website will highlight a different aspect of alumni involvement. Visit the alumni appreciation website daily or follow Linfield College on Facebook to learn more about a few of the many alumni who are vital in keeping Linfield strong.

Gilden, Hansen slate 'last lectures'

We asked retiring Professors Eugene Gilden, professor of psychology, left, and Dave Hansen, professor of economics, what they would say if they only had one lecture left to give. Friends, colleagues, and current and former students are invited to hear Gilden speak on "From Type A Behavior to Black Helicopters Or Subtle Influences on Human Behavior" Thursday, May 2. Hansen will speak on "Twice Told Stories – Most of Them True" Monday, May 13. Join us.

School of nursing welcomes new dean

Mary (Mallie) A. Kozy has been named dean of nursing of the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing. She has more than 30 years' experience in the nursing profession and comes to Linfield from Lourdes University in Ohio, where she served as chair of undergraduate nursing studies. Read more about Linfield's new dean of nursing at

Linfield to host NWC softball tourney

Join the Wildcat softball team this weekend, April 20-21, as they host the four-team Northwest Conference softball tournament at Del Smith Stadium. The Wildcats are hosting after clinching their 10th consecutive Northwest Conference title. The winner of the double-elimination tournament earns the conference's automatic berth to the NCAA Playoffs. Find game times, pairings and ticket information at

Springtime is the best time to network

Make connections with alumni of all ages at the next Linfield Professionals Network event Thursday, May 9, at Peak Condition in northeast Portland. Linfield Professionals Network is a great way to create new business contacts, find new clients, connect with fellow alumni and even land a job. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and is hosted by Paul Collins '06. Find out more about this networking opportunity or register online.

Nominate alumni, friends for ALC awards

The Alumni Leadership Council (ALC) presents several alumni awards during Homecoming Weekend, including the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, Alumni Service and Outstanding Young Alumnus. The Walker Service Award is given to non-alumni who have provided outstanding service to the college. If you know of individuals who have made outstanding contributions to their profession or provided service to Linfield, nominate them by Wednesday, May 15.

Calendar of events

  • Thursday, April 18 – Faculty and duo trumpet recital, 7:30 p.m., Ice Auditorium
  • Thursday, April 18 – It's a Girl, 7 p.m., 101 Graf
  • Sunday and Monday, April 21-22 – "Educational Reforms that Address the Ecology of War," Powell Philosophy Lectures, 7 p.m.
  • Monday, April 22 – Tim DuRoche and Friends: Jazz and Social Changes, 7 p.m., Delkin Recital Hall
  • Tuesday, April 23 -- Volviendo screening, 7 p.m., Ice Auditorium
  • Thursday, April 25 – "Why John Locke Still Matters," 11:45 a.m., Pioneer Reading Room
  • Thursday, April 25 -- Meet the Musicians, 4 p.m., Delkin Recital Hall
  • Monday, April 29 – Craig Geffre '11, "From Festivals to Floods: A Year Teaching in Thailand," 3 p.m., Jonasson
  • Tuesday, April 30 – Spring band concert, 7:30 p.m., Ice Auditorium
  • Wednesday, May 1 – "Questions for the Wine Writer," 7 p.m., 222 T.J. Day Hall
  • Thursday, May 2 – "Last Lecture" of Eugene Gilden, 7 p.m., 219 T.J. Day Hall
  • May 2-5, 9-11 – Spring Awakening, Marshall Theatre
  • Friday and Saturday, May 3-4 – Dance concert, Ice Auditorium
  • Saturday, May 4 – Lu'au, 5 p.m., Athletic Complex
  • Saturday, May 4 – Nursing Alumni Celebration, noon, Portland Campus
  • Thursday, May 9 – Linfield Professionals Networking Event, 5:30 p.m., Peak Condition
  • Sunday, May 12 – Choral Concert, 4 p.m., Ice Auditorium
  • Monday, May 13 – "Last Lecture" of Dave Hansen, 7 p.m., 222 T.J. Day Hall
  • Thursday, May 16 – MacReads, Peter Rock reading, 7:30 p.m. Nicholson Library
  • Friday, May 17 – Jazz Night, 8 p.m. Ice Auditorium
  • Saturday, May 18 – Reveca Primachenko senior recital, 6 p.m., Delkin Recital Hall

Seen on Campus

Linfield art students, led by Professor Totem Shriver, painted a mural for Harvest Fresh Grocery and Deli in McMinnville. View a slideshow of the project.