August 2016 E-Cat

CrissCrossing Science untangles the technical

Two Linfield College science professors are bringing science to your earbuds in the form of a new podcast series, CrissCrossing Science. Michael Crosser, associate professor of physics, joined forces with Christopher Gaiser, professor of biology and associate dean of faculty, to launch the podcast, now available on iTunes. The series is targeted toward listeners who are interested in science, but not experts in the field. "Explaining science to folks who aren't scientists is the reason I came to Linfield," said Gaiser. In the age of short soundbites, the two are hoping to provide listeners a clearer window into scientific topics. "Podcasts can act as long-form radio, which spends more time delving into themes than a five-minute radio clip can," Crosser said. "You can really get into the weeds with us and think about the details." Read more.

Register now for Homecoming 2016

Homecoming is one of the best times of the year to visit campus. It is a great opportunity to see old friends, celebrate alumni achievements, visit with beloved professors, see how McMinnville and the campus have changed and much, much more. See the complete schedule. You can also register online or wait for your Homecoming brochure which should arrive in a mailbox near you any day.

Do you work or volunteer for a non-profit?

Join us Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Hotel Monaco in Portland for a special luncheon for Linfield alumni who work or volunteer for non-profits. Learn how to improve your data, which events have been most successful, ways to get your emails read and more. Participate as part of this non-profit guild luncheon and find out how Linfield alumni can support each other and how they can connect to students wishing to pursue a career in the field.

Money ranks Linfield second in Oregon for most value

Linfield continues to climb Money magazine's rankings of the best value for colleges in the United States. Recently, Money ranked Linfield 221 out of 705 colleges and universities nationally. The ranking places Linfield second among colleges and universities in Oregon for delivering the most value. Read more.

Salem-area Wildcats unite

Do you live or work in the Salem/Keizer area? Join Linfield alumni and friends for an opportunity to network. Visit with Debbie Harmon Ferry '90, director of alumni and parent relations, and hear a Linfield update from President Thomas L. Hellie. Register now for the event that will take place Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 5:30 p.m. at Gilgamesh Brewing in Salem.

Lift a Glass, Skip the Class

Class of 2016, your days of going to class at Linfield have ended, but your connection to the college lives on. Join classmates and alumni from the Portland and Seattle areas on Monday, Aug. 29, (the first day of classes at Linfield) at 5:30 p.m. for Lift a Glass, Skip the Class. Make the transition to life after college in two fun settings – the Rogue Distillery and Public House (Portland) and Rhein Haus (Seattle). We'll even throw in the food for free! Learn more or register.

Chef Noah featured at IPNC

The culinary skill of Noah Bekofsky, executive chef for Sodexo at Linfield College, was showcased at the International Pinot Noir Celebration, held at Linfield in July. Bekofsky was one of 60 guest chefs who teamed up with Northwest farmers to transform locally sourced, sustainable ingredients into edible art. His secret? Listening to students for food trends and drawing on local produce. "We constantly rework our menus in a way that highlights the season," said Bekofsky. Read more.

Wildcats gather for a day of golf, fellowship and fundraising

The 2016 Wildcat Open is in the books! Linfield alumni, friends, coaches and fans took over The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club to raise money for the Top Cat Club which supports Linfield athletics. Check out some video highlights from a beautiful day on the links.

Calendar of events

  • Friday, Aug. 26 – Opening Convocation speaker Professor Dawn Nowacki, left, "Only Connect," 9:30 a.m., Ted Wilson Gymnasium
  • Monday, Aug. 29 – Fall classes begin
  • Monday, Aug. 29 – Lift a Glass, Skip the Class, 5:30 p.m., Rogue Distillery and Public House (Portland) and Rhein Haus (Seattle)
  • Saturday, Sept. 10 – Portland2016 Biennial of Contemporary Art exhibit reception, 1-5 p.m., Linfield Gallery
  • Wednesday, Sept. 14 – Salem networking event, 5:30 p.m., Gilgamesh Brewing, Salem
  • Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1 – Linfield College Homecoming