January 2016 E-Cat

January Term – a month of exploration

It's January Term at Linfield College – a time of intensive study in which students enroll in only one course. Many Wildcats are studying at locations around the world, while others are taking classes on campus or online. No matter the setting, all are exploring new opportunities and new subjects. This year, first-year students are taking a January Term course as a prerequisite for graduation and a variety of events have been planned on campus. Learn more about the month's activities.

Hellie to lead national college board

Thomas L. Hellie, president of Linfield College, has been elected chair of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Board of Directors. Hellie will help to oversee the planning and execution of CIC initiatives and operations, and will serve as spokesperson for the Council. The CIC is made up of more than 700 institutional and organizational members. Read more.

Wild for Wildcat plates

The Linfield Wildcat license plates are now available for Oregon drivers. Do your car a favor and order one today. Wildcat fans can add the Linfield license plate for a one-time $24 plate fee, plus a $32 affinity fee added to your regular registration fee and due every two years. Those fees will help support student scholarship and alumni programming. Visit your local DMV office to order yours today or visit the Linfield plate page to learn more.

A special scholarship for Linfield alumni relatives

The Alumni Scholarship Fund is available to incoming Linfield students who are the children, grandchildren or siblings of Linfield alumni. Those wishing to apply for the fall of 2016-17 should submit the application by Feb. 1. Thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign which raised an additional $10,000 this fall, more scholarships are now available to legacy students wishing to attend Linfield.

Join alumni and parents in Arizona or California

Alumni, parents and friends of Linfield will have the opportunity to hear from President Thomas L. Hellie and to network in various locations in Southern California and Arizona. Mark your calendar to attend one of the following events: Tucson on Tuesday, March 1; Phoenix/Scottsdale on Wednesday, March 2; Beverly Hills on Thursday, March 17; and Palm Desert on Friday, March 18. See all spring alumni events.

Students to lend a hand during Alternative Spring Break programs

Even though it's the middle of chilly January, Linfield students are already making plans to spend their spring break serving other communities. Learn more about three student groups who are passionate about empowering youth, helping homeless families and developing sustainability in other states.

2015 – What a year for Linfield

A celebrity encouraged students to complete their summer reading, the football program reached a historic mark and hundreds of Wildcats shared their affection for Linfield College. These are just three of the "15 fantastic Linfield College things from 2015." Before getting too comfortable with 2016, look back on a terrific year for Linfield.

Are you ready to expand your connections?

A new year is the perfect time to create new professional relationships. Alumni in the Portland area are invited to connect at the next Linfield Professionals Network event Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 5:30 p.m. hosted by Leslie (Nevins) Hui '94 at WE Communications (formerly Waggener Edstrom Communications). Visit the Linfield Professionals Network page to register or find more information.

Socialize, then see the 'Cats hit the hardwood

Linfield basketball alumni and their families are invited to a social prior to the men's and women's home doubleheader with Whitman College on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 1 p.m. at the Grain Station Brew Works in McMinnville. Connect with fellow Wildcat hoopsters, meet this year's teams as well as head coaches Shanan Rosenberg (men) and Casey Bunn (women). Alumni who attend the social will receive a special admission rate to the game. Register or learn more.

Calendar of events

  • Saturday, Jan. 30 – Basketball alumni reunion, 1 p.m., Grain Station Brew Works
  • Tuesday, Feb. 5-6 – Singletary High School Forensics Tournament
  • Monday, Feb. 8 – Spring semester begins
  • Tuesday, Feb. 9 – Linfield Professionals Network, 5:30 p.m., WE Communications
  • Feb. 10 through March 25 – Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963, Nicholson Library
  • Thursday, Feb. 11 – Robin Lawton reading, 7:30 p.m., Nicholson Library
  • Saturday, Feb. 13 – Albert Kim faculty recital, 7:30 p.m., Ice Auditorium, Melrose Hall
  • Wednesday, Feb. 17 – Anne Kruchten faculty lecture, 7:30 p.m., 201 Riley Hall
  • Thursday, Feb. 18 – Bill Fleeger, "Our Annual Crisis: does U.S. wildfire policy make sense?" 4:15 p.m., 100 Graf Hall
  • Thursday, Feb. 18 – Clayborne Carson, "Martin's Dream: My Journey and the Journey of Martin Luther King, Jr.," 7:30 p.m., Austin Reading Room, Nicholson Library
  • Wednesday, Feb. 24 – Choir tour home concert, 7:30 p.m., Ice Auditorium
  • Thursday, Feb. 25 – David Baker reading, 7:30 p.m., Austin Reading Room, Nicholson Library