April 2016 E-Cat

Celebrating Linfield alumni

It's Alumni Appreciation Week. Linfield College alumni are active and engaged, and on a regular basis demonstrate The Power of a Small College. Throughout the week, April 18-22, Linfield will highlight the many ways that alumni enhance and support the college. On Monday, the focus was on alumni who serve on committees. Tuesday, we expressed appreciation for alumni who make charitable gifts to the college. Alumni who make gifts of their time and talents are the focus today. Tomorrow features alumni who strengthen the Linfield degree by hiring other alumni, and Friday we will acknowledge alumni who are also Linfield employees. Read about these terrific alumni on the Alumni Appreciation Week web page. (Steve Pickering '74, and wife, Ann, pictured left.)

Retiring faculty to give 'last lectures'

Several faculty members will retire this year. Five of them have agreed to give a "last lecture" open to the public. Mark your calendars to take advantage of one more opportunity to learn from some of your favorites. On Wednesday, May 4, Professor Bill Millar, Religious Studies, will present "What happened to the wives of God?" Professor Violeta Ramsay, Modern Languages, will give her "last lecture" on Thursday, May 5. During National Nurses Week, on Monday, May 9, Professor Barbara Limandri, Nursing, will speak on "Nursing: Intelligent Women Need Not Apply." Finally, Professors Malcolm Greenlees and Rich Emery, who each taught accounting for more than 30 years, will present a "last lecture" on Tuesday, May 10.

It's coming – Tuesday, April 26 #WeAreLinfield

Tuesday, April 26, will be a big day for Linfield and we want you to be a part of it. Tune in to Linfield's social media channels for We Are Linfield. Bookmark this page and watch this video to get ready for a day devoted to celebrating our college.

Linfield is coming to the Bay Area wine country

Linfield alumni, parents and friends are invited to Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services in California's wine country on Sunday, May 15, at 2 p.m. Enjoy tastings of multiple sparkling wines paired with food, and join President Thomas L. Hellie as he shares updates and news from the college. Bruce Lundquist '78, Rack & Riddle co-founder, will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the equipment and structure used in the production of more than one million cases of wine each year. Find out more about the event or register now.

The champions return to Linfield

Members of Linfield's three national championship baseball teams were honored during Championship Saturday April 16 at Roy Helser Field. Teammates from the 1966, 1971 and 2013 national championship baseball teams gathered to share memories, swap stories and support Linfield's current baseball teams. Read more about Saturday's games and the baseball season. Follow your favorite Wildcat athletes and get the latest sports news.

Wine and tennis, anyone?

If you're passionate about tennis, wine and great food, then you'll love the upcoming wine and tennis camp weekend, July 22-24 at Linfield College, located in the heart of Oregon Wine Country. In addition to eight hours of quality tennis instruction by college head coaches, the weekend will include vineyard tours, private wine tastings and memorable winemaker dinners, where local ingredients will be paired with extraordinary Willamette Valley wines. Learn more.

Changing lives over Spring Break

A few Linfield College students and faculty spent their spring breaks participating in a life-changing week of service. Alternative Spring Break is a yearly service-learning opportunity provided by Linfield College. Paired with a local nonprofit, students had the opportunity to participate in meaningful service while developing leadership skills, expanding knowledge about social issues and experiencing the importance of being an active citizen. Read the full story and view a gallery of photos.

Calendar of events

  • Wednesday, April 20 – Lily Lin, "China: More than Meets the Eye," noon, 201 Riley Hall
  • Wednesday, April 20 – Josh Howe, "Telling Stories about CO2," 4:30 p.m., Nicholson Library
  • Wednesday, April 20 – Keith Ekiss and Sonia Ticas poetry reading, 7 p.m., Nicholson Library
  • Thursday, April 21 – Florence Reed, "Making a Real Difference on Earth Day and Every Day," 7:30 p.m., Ice Auditorium
  • Sunday, April 24 – Cello Extravaganza, 4 p.m., Delkin Recital Hall, Bull Music Center
  • Wednesday, April 27 – Nicholas Buccola, "The Radical and the Conservative: James Baldwin and William F. Buckley Jr. at Cambridge," 7 p.m., 201 Riley Hall
  • Thursday, April 28 – Chris Gough, iFOCUS Science Colloquium lecture, 4 p.m., 100 Graf Hall
  • April 29-May 1 – Mom's and Dad's Weekend
  • Saturday, April 30 – Lu'au, 5 p.m., HHPA
  • Saturday, April 30 – Katie van Dyk, flute, and Adrian Clifford, guitar recital, 7:30 p.m., Delkin Recital Hall, Vivian A. Bull Music Center
  • Sunday, May 1 – Logan Mays senior recital, 4 p.m., Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium, Melrose Hall
  • Sunday, May 1 – Opera and musical theatre workshops, 7:30 p.m., Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium, Melrose Hall
  • Tuesday, May 3 – Tracy Daugherty reading, 7:30 p.m., Nicholson Library
  • Wednesday, May 4 – Jade Aguilar Conversation Project, "Mind the Gaps: How Gender Shapes Our Lives," 4:30 p.m., 219 T.J. Day Hall
  • Wednesday, May 4 – Bill Millar "Last Lecture," "What Happened to the Wives of God?," 7 p.m., 219 T.J. Day Hall
  • Thursday, May 5 – Violeta Ramsay "Last Lecture," 7 p.m., Delkin Recital Hall, Vivian A. Bull Music Center
  • Thursday, May 5 – Linfield Theatre, "Picnic," 7:30 p.m., Marshall Theatre, Ford Hall
  • Thursday, May 5 – Jack Gilbert, "Managing Expectations: The Microbiome in Agriculture," 7:30 p.m., 222 T.J. Day Hall
  • Friday, May 6 – 24th Annual Student Symposium, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Keck Campus
  • Friday and Saturday, May 6-7 – Dance Showcase, 7:30 p.m., Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium, Melrose Hall
  • Monday, May 9 – Barbara Limandri "Last Lecture," 5:30 p.m., Peterson Hall Auditorium
  • Monday, May 9 – Susan Prichard, "Wildfire in the Eastern Cascades," 7:30 p.m., Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium, Melrose Hall
  • Tuesday, May 10 – Malcolm Greenlees and Rich Emery "Last Lecture," 7 p.m., 222 T.J. Day Hall
  • Tuesday, May 10 – Robert Pyle, "Sometimes a Great Notion Works Out," 7:30 p.m., Nicholson Library
  • Tuesday, May 10 – Richard Smart, "What I've Learned in 50 Years of Viticulture: And Some Messages for Oregon," 8 p.m., Jonasson Hall, Melrose Hall
  • Thursday, May 12 – Chamber recital, 4 p.m., Delkin Recital Hall, Vivian A. Bull Music Center
  • Friday, May 13 – Jazz Night, 7:30 p.m., Ice Auditorium, Melrose Hall
  • Sunday, May 15 – Spring choir concert with chamber orchestra, 4 p.m., Ice Auditorium, Melrose Hall
  • Tuesday, May 17 – Honors recital, 7:30 p.m., Ice Auditorium, Melrose Hall
  • Wednesday, May 18 – Floyd McKay reading, "Reporting the Oregon Story," 7:30 p.m., Austin Reading Room, Nicholson Library