March 2016 E-Cat

Let's talk, Linfield – Conversation Projects focus on diversity

Linfield College is hosting a series of Conversation Projects, sponsored by Oregon Humanities, on various topics of diversity. There's still time to catch two of the three-part series. "Northwest Mixtape: Hip Hop Culture and Influences" will be held Monday, April 4, and "Mind the Gaps: How Gender Shapes our Lives" will take place Wednesday, May 4. The Oregon Humanities Conversation Project brings Oregonians together to discuss their differences, beliefs and backgrounds about important issues and ideas. Learn more about diversity at Linfield.

Local youth invited to 'Play like a Wildcat'

As part of Women's History Month celebrations at Linfield College, the Linfield Athletic Department will host "Play Like a Wildcat" all-sports clinic Tuesday, March 29. Open to local boys and girls, aged kindergarten through eighth grade, the clinic is led by volunteers from six varsity women's programs, the cheer squad and the athletic training program. Learn more and register.

Colorado here we come

Linfield alumni, parents, friends and prospective students in the Denver area are invited to a luncheon at Simms Steakhouse in Golden on Saturday, March 26, hosted by Eric Deffenbaugh '00 and Justin Ball '00. Debbie Harmon Ferry '90, director of alumni and parent relations, will share news from the college. Network with other Wildcats and talk with prospective students who are trying to decide if Linfield is right for them. Find out more about the event and register online.

Heading to the Emerald City

Seattle-area alumni, parents and friends are invited to join President Thomas Hellie, Vice President Dave Ostrander and Director of Alumni and Parent Relations Debbie Harmon Ferry '90 at the Broadmoor Golf Club Saturday, April 23. Visit with others in the Seattle area and hear an update about the college. This is hosted by Bob and Julie Breshock, parents of Laura Breshock '14. Find out more about the event and register online.

Hello, I'm calling from Linfield...

Linfield students are reaching out to alumni, parents and friends of the college and hope to have the chance to talk with you. For many students, phonathon is their first "real" job and they are eager to successfully engage you in conversation. We hope you'll take a few minutes to answer their call. Learn more about the impact you can have on Linfield students.

Are you ready to be social?

Susan Currie Sivek, associate professor of mass communication, has insights about social media and how it may be tracking your emotions. Sivek was featured in a Linfield Magazine article and is also the focus of the next Pubs & Profs event, where she will discuss the ethics behind emerging technologies that detect and adapt to your emotions. Read the article in Linfield Magazine or see a video on Medium.

Welcome back, Mom and Dad

Parents of Linfield students are invited to Mom's and Dad's Weekend April 29-May 1 on the McMinnville Campus. Highlights of the weekend include events in downtown McMinnville, baseball games, the 44th annual lu'au and, of course, spending time with your student. Online registration will open soon, but a growing list of events is already online.

We don't look a day over 157

Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends celebrated Linfield's 158th birthday on Monday, Feb. 29, during Linfield for Life – Student Alumni Association's Happy Birthday Linfield event. Mack the Wildcat posed for pictures, while others enjoyed cake, games and history lessons from various clubs and campus departments. See the slideshow or read more about Happy Birthday Linfield.

Mihelich becomes two-time national champion

Jake Mihelich '17 won his second national title – the men's NCAA 400-meter dash championship in a record time of 47.39 seconds at the NCAA Division III Indoor Championships in Grinnell, Iowa. He was the national champion in the outdoor 400-meter in 2015. Coming up this weekend, Victor Brasil '18 will compete in both the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, March 16-20, at Greensboro, N.C. Cheer on your Wildcat athletes.

Calendar of events

  • Wednesday, March 16 – Jeff Summers (photo left), "The Economics of Higher Education," 7 p.m., 201 Riley Hall
  • March 21-25 – Spring Break
  • Saturday, March 26 – Denver alumni gathering, noon, Simms Steakhouse, Golden, Colo.
  • Tuesday, March 29 – "Play Like a Wildcat" all-sports clinic, 5:30 p.m., Health, Human Performance and Athletics Building
  • Wednesday, March 30 – Opening reception and artist talk, Michael Arcega, "A Scene from the Anthropocene," 5 p.m., Linfield Gallery
  • Wednesday, March 30 – Pubs & Profs, "Your Phone Knows You're Bored: Media, Emotion and Ethics," 6 p.m., Lucky Labrador Beer Hall, Portland
  • Monday, April 4 – Donnell Alexander, Oregon Humanities Conversation Project, "Northwest Mixtape: Hip Hop Culture and Influences," 4:30 p.m., 219 TJ Day
  • Wednesday, April 6 – Kathleen Dean Moore reading, 7:30 p.m., Nicholson Library
  • Thursday, April 7 – Terry McGlynn, "Unknown Unknowns and the Future of Scientific Discovery," 4:15 p.m., 100 Graf
  • Tuesday, April 12 – Band concert, 7:30 p.m., Ice Auditorium, Melrose Hall
  • Wednesday, April 13 – Linfield Lively Arts, The Harlem Quartet, 7:30 p.m., Ice Auditorium, Melrose Hall
  • Friday, April 15 – Megan Uhrinak senior recital, 7:30 p.m., Ice Auditorium, Melrose Hall
  • Sunday, April 17 – Faculty-student chamber ensemble, 4 p.m., Woolley Rehearsal Hall, Bull Music Center
  • Monday, April 18 – Global Youth Service Day
  • Monday, April 18 – Teju Cole diversity lecture, 7 p.m., Ice Auditorium, Melrose Hall
  • Wednesday, April 20 – Josh Howe, "Telling Stories about CO2: History, Science and the Politics of Climate Change," 4:30 p.m., Nicholson Library
  • Thursday, April 21 – Florence Reed lecture, Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, 7:30 p.m., Ice Auditorium, Melrose Hall
  • Saturday, April 23 – Seattle alumni gathering, 3 p.m., Broadmoor Golf Club, Seattle, Wash.