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March 2013 E-Cat

Buccola nominated for Oregon Book Award

A book by Nicholas Buccola, assistant professor of political science, was nominated for one of Oregon's highest literary honors, the Oregon Book Awards. The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass: In Pursuit of American Liberty has garnered praise for its relevancy and insight. The book highlights the life and ideas of Frederick Douglass, who escaped from slavery to became one the most influential activists and orators of the 19th century. Award winners will be announced at the 26th Oregon Book Awards ceremony on April 8. Read more at

OPB features Linfield's dory project

A team of Linfield College students and professors were featured on a recent Oregon Public Broadcasting television special. OPB's Oregon Field Guide highlighted the unusual partnership between Linfield College students and dory fishermen based in Pacific City. During the past two years, a Linfield research team has collected oral histories from more than 80 dory fishermen and women, preserving the culture of one of the most unique fishing fleets in the world. View the stories of "Launching Through the Surf: The Dory Fleet of Pacific City" at DigitalCommons@Linfield. Read a Linfield Magazine story about the project.

Theatre launches world premiere of 'UMW'

Theatre students will confront issues of race, bigotry and stereotyping in the upcoming production, UMW. The play, a world premiere by New York playwright Rob Urbinati, will run through Friday, March 22, in the Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall. It was written during a residence commissioned by the Lacroute Arts Series at Linfield and the Linfield Theatre Program. Through public lectures, class visits and an in-process reading, Urbinati has shared insights about the process of guiding UMW from idea to page to stage. Read more about the production, or watch a video.

Three states and three Linfield events

Over the next few weeks, Linfield will visit Reno, Nev., (Sunday, March 24), Bellingham, Wash., (Tuesday, March 26) and Eugene (Tuesday, April 9). Alumni, parents and friends are invited to attend, meet members of the college and catch up on the latest news. This is a great opportunity to socialize and network with those who share your Linfield connection. For more information or to register, visit the alumni events web page.

The power of your philanthropy at Linfield

Kaitlyn Webb '14, a sociology major from John Day, is loving her time at Linfield. She's especially grateful to alumni, parents and friends who help make her education possible. See how your gifts support Kaitlyn in this video. If you haven't made your annual gift to Linfield, please consider making your gift today so that you, too, can make an impact in the lives of students like Kaitlyn.

Nursing alumni to gather May 4 in Portland

All alumni of the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing and the Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing are invited to celebrate the profession of nursing and connect with fellow alumni during a celebration Saturday, May 4, on the Portland Campus. The event will feature campus tours, social opportunities, and a program including news from the college, the Lloydena V. Grimes Award for Nursing Excellence, and keynote speaker Carol Bradley, chief nursing officer at Legacy Health. Learn more and register at

College charts Strategic Plan progress

Last fall, Linfield began implementing the 2012-18 Strategic Plan, which calls for integrating learning experiences, investing in faculty and academic programs, and improving access and affordability for students. An initial report on progress in achieving the plan's goals was issued in November. Since then, progress has been made on a number of initiatives. Read the new update at

Crocker blazes trail to NWC weekly award

Sprinter Melany Crocker '13 has been honored as the Northwest Conference Women's Track Student-Athlete of the Week after winning three events in her season debut. Crocker was a triple-event winner at the George Fox Rich Allen Classic, topping the field in the 100-meter dash and the 200, and anchoring Linfield's winning 4x100 relay team. Read more about Linfield's track and field team, or catch up with your favorite spring sport at

Calendar of events

  • Tuesday-Friday, March 19-22 – UMW, 7:30 p.m., Marshall Theatre
  • Saturday, March 30 – Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m., Oak Grove
  • Tuesday, April 2 – Jill Timmons "The Musician's Journey: Crafting Your Career Vision and Plan," 7:30 p.m., Nicholson Library
  • April 2-27 – Crow's Shadow Selected Print Exhibition, Linfield Studio Gallery
  • Wednesday, April 3 – Frank Janzen artist talk, 5 p.m., 127 Nicholson Library
  • Thursday, April 4 – Kathy Kernberger, "Marie and Her Passions," 4:30 p.m., Nicholson Library
  • Friday, April 5 – "Frida, un Retablo," 7:30 p.m., Marshall Theatre
  • Monday, April 8 – Oregon Nobel Laureate Symposium, Brian Schmidt, "The Accelerating Universe," 7:30 p.m., Ice Auditorium
  • April 8-May 11 – Roxanne Jackson exhibit, Linfield Gallery
  • Wednesday, April 10 – Tom Love faculty lecture, 201 Riley Hall
  • Thursday, April 11 – Kim Stafford reading, 7:30 p.m., Nicholson Library 

Seen on Campus

Linfield celebrated its 155th birthday recently. If you missed the party, check out the photos at Happy Birthday Linfield!