February 2016 E-Cat

National 'Changing America' exhibit arrives at Linfield

Some 100 years separate the Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington, yet the two events are linked together in a larger story of liberty and the American experience. Learn more about these two important movements during a traveling exhibition, "Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963," Feb. 10 through March 25 at the Linfield College Jereld R. Nicholson Library. Two speakers will be featured during the exhibit. Clayborne Carson, professor of history at Stanford University, will present "Martin's Dream: My Journey and the Journey of Martin Luther King, Jr." on Thursday, March 3, and Waldo Martin, professor of American history and citizenship at University of California Berkeley, will speak on "Ready for the Revolution? History and the Black Panther Party" on Thursday, March 10.

It's never too late to learn

Try your hand at novel writing, boost your social media savvy or become a Spanish healthcare interpreter. Learn for fun or to boost your professional skills during one of several enrichment programs offered this spring through Linfield's Online and Continuing Education program. The classes are geared for working professionals or personal enjoyment. Learn more.

Connect with other Wildcats at an event near you

Linfield President Thomas L. Hellie, Debbie Harmon Ferry '90, director of alumni and parent relations, and other college representatives will hit the road to bring news from Linfield to alumni and parents throughout the West. Join us in Tucson, Scottsdale, Los Angeles, Palm Desert, Reno, Denver, Eugene and Seattle to expand your personal and professional network. Visit the alumni events page to read about these and other upcoming events.

Pubs & Profs dives into media ethics

The ethics behind emerging technologies that detect and adapt to our emotions will be the topic at the upcoming Pubs & Profs Wednesday, March 30, in Portland. Susan Currie Sivek, associate professor of mass communication, will discuss how these technologies are already shaping everyday consumer media experiences and explore their potential ethical consequences. Register now or find out more online before your phone figures out what's happening.

Salem Hospital and Linfield – a wonderful partnership

Linfield alumni who work at Salem Hospital are invited to a Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing Alumni Appreciation event on Thursday, March 31. Whether you work in administration, or as a nurse or doctor, we hope you will join us. Hear more about what Linfield is doing to educate the next generation of nurses, doctors and other health care professionals. Celebrate the partnership between these two great organizations. Find out more about the event or register online.

Check out these interesting Wildcat careers

Linfield alumni are everywhere. They are entrepreneurs, leaders in marketing firms and managing events for major athletic departments. Find out about a few of our alumni in the most recent collection of profiles. Would you like to share your career to-date? Complete the Alumni Career Path form, and you may be featured as a future Alumni Profile.

40 under 40 includes two of our own

Two Linfield College accounting graduates are among 40 of the most accomplished professionals in the region under 40 years of age, according to the annual Portland Business Journal 40 Under 40 awards. Graham Petersen '03, right, and Jon Wilson '05, left, will be recognized Thursday, Feb. 18. Read more.

Save the date, return to Linfield

Homecoming is a wonderful opportunity to relive your college days, reconnect with old friends and rediscover McMinnville and Yamhill County. Mark your calendars for Homecoming Sept. 30-Oct. 1. Join us for wine tasting, football, fascinating lectures, class reunions and gatherings for other groups and more. Save the date and while you are thinking about Homecoming, take a few minutes to nominate someone for an alumni award. The deadline for nominations is May 1.

Is U.S. wildfire policy sustainable?

Tune-in online Thursday, Feb. 18, when Bill Fleeger, visiting senior scholar in environmental policy and sustainability, examines wildfires in the U.S. in his lecture, "Our Annual Crisis: Is U.S. Wildfire Policy Sustainable?" The event starts at 4:15 p.m. in 100 Graf Hall and is part of Linfield's Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement (PLACE). Learn more about the lecture and access the live stream.

Records fall at NWC swimming championships

A number of school record-breaking races by Linfield athletes highlighted the NWC swimming championships over the weekend. Linfield Wildcats won five individual titles and 11 received all-conference recognition. Wildcats celebrated NWC crowns by Rita Cohen '17 (200 butterfly), Neirton Oliveira '19 (50 freestyle), Victor Brasil '18 (100 breaststroke), Kaedi Fry '19 (400 individual medley) and Evette Dow '19 (500 freestyle). Follow Wildcat sports.

What makes the power?

Linfield students thrive thanks to the investment made by so many alumni, parents and friends. Learn how your support has a positive impact on current Wildcats by reading the 2015-16 Midyear Report.

Calendar of events

  • Wednesday, Feb. 17 – Kruchten faculty lecture, "How Do Proteins Control Cancer Cells?" 7 p.m., 100 Graf Hall
  • Thursday, Feb. 18 – Bill Fleeger, "Our Annual Crisis: Is U.S. Wildfire Policy Sustainable?" 4:15 p.m. in 100 Graf Hall
  • Wednesday, Feb. 24 – Choir tour home concert, 7:30 p.m., Ice Auditorium, Melrose Hall
  • Thursday, Feb. 25 – "Peru Ethnomedical Project," 4 p.m., 105 Murdock Hall
  • Thursday, Feb. 25 – David Baker reading, 7:30 p.m., Nicholson Library
  • Monday, Feb. 29 – Happy Birthday Linfield, 11 a.m., Fred Meyer Lounge, Riley Hall
  • Thursday, March 3 – Clayborne Carson, "Martin's Dream: My Journey and the Journey of Martin Luther King, Jr." Changing America exhibit, 7:30 p.m., Nicholson Library
  • Saturday, March 5 – Senior recital, Quillan Bourassa, clarinet, 7:30 p.m., Ice Auditorium, Melrose Hall
  • Wednesday, March 9 – Susan Crate, "Investigating the Bottom-up Complexities and Adaptive Challenges of Contemporary Climate Change in Northeastern Siberia and Nunatsiavut, Canada," 7:30 p.m., Ice Auditorium, Melrose Hal
  • Wednesday, March 9 – Oregon Humanities Conversation Project, "White Out?: The Future of Racial Diversity in Oregon," 4:30 p.m., 219 T.J. Day Hal
  • Thursday, March 10 – Waldo Martin, "Ready for the Revolution? History and the Black Panther Party," Changing America exhibit, 7:30 p.m., Nicholson Librar
  • Friday, March 11 – Keyboard Kapers, 7:30 p.m., Delkin Recital Hall, Bull Music Cente
  • Saturday, March 12 – Artist talk (image at left), "The Fifth Wheel," 5 p.m., Linfield Galler
  • March 15-18 – "Almost Maine," 7:30 p.m., Marshall Theatre