The Linfield College Activities Team is a body created by the Associated Students of Linfield College to coordinate a variety of social, cultural, educational and outdoor activities for students. LCAT is made up of seven chairs: Special Events, Outdoor, Musical Entertainment, Cultural Events, Sports, Outreach, and Secretary.
The budget for the Linfield College Activities Team comes from annual ASLC student body fees. With this money, LCAT plans activities at little or no additional cost to Linfield students. Some examples of programming include weekly concerts, comedy entertainment, white water rafting, the annual Wildstock festival, free movies and dance lessons. LCAT works to ensure students are given opportunities explore Portland and the surrounding area.
The Vice President of Programming, Cruz Morey, is a member of ASLC Cabinet and oversees the Linfield College Activities Team. The Linfield Activities chairs work to program innovative events throughout the year. Members of LCAT can be reached during their office hours in Riley 216.
The Vice President of Programming is responsible for overseeing the Linfield College Activities Team (LCAT). As an organization, LCAT's goal is to plan a diverse range of events that should appeal to a wide variety of students and facilitate and encourage student involvement and participation in college activities. VP of Programming also serves as a member of ASLC Cabinet and attends Senate meetings and contributes to group Cabinet decisions
The LCAT Secretary is in charge of keeping track of and filing all paperwork submitted by all LCAT chairs throughout the year. This person is also in charge of documenting topics covered in weekly LCAT meetings and working with the VPP and Outreach Chair to produce the monthly LCAT event posters. The person hired for this position must be highly organized and should be well versed in using a word processor and copy machine. It is expected that he or she will keep track of events on the large white board in the LCAT office, and will be able to work well in a group setting. While the Secretary does not plan its own events, he or she will have to order certain merchandise, such as t-shirts and promotional items, which will be discussed and decided upon by LCAT as a whole.
The LCAT's Outreach Chair is in charge of informing the Linfield community about the events sponsored by LCAT. This includes: organizing meetings with students groups, Res. Life, and Peer Advisors; maintain a social media presence via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; and work with the VPP and Secretary to publish monthly newsletters. This individual needs to be highly organized and should be able to communicate both in person and digitally.
The LCAT Special Events Chair is in charge of booking weekly entertainment events, which are typically in Ice Auditorium on Saturday nights starting at 9 p.m. The events include movies, comedians, and occasional poets, magicians, or other unique acts. This chair is expected to contact performers and booking agencies, and to fill out all paperwork related to events in a timely and efficient manner. The ability to set up and operate sound equipment is not required. The person hired will also be responsible for being the day-of-performance contact for artists, and taking the performer out to dinner or picking up food as needed.
The LCAT Music Chair is in charge of booking weekly musical events, known as Cat Cabs, as well as at least one large concert/event, such as, but not limited to, Battle of the Bands. Cat Cabs are typically every Thursday starting at 9 p.m., and are a combination of professional performers and student performers. The person who holds this chair is responsible for contacting artists and booking agencies, as well as scheduling a variety of different musical performances (open mics, karaoke, etc.) throughout the year. He or she is also responsible for filling out all paperwork pertinent to these events, and is expected to do so in a timely and efficient manner. This chair is responsible for some of the setup and takedown of the events, including moving furniture and helping with equipment setup.
The LCAT Cultural Chair is in charge of putting on various events throughout the year relating to the discussion of different cultures. These events may include eating at ethnic restaurants and taking trips to Portland and other areas around McMinnville that boast prominent, diverse cultures. This chair is also capable of planning events on and off campus that promotes a dialogue about culture. All paperwork should be filled out in a timely manner, and should be filed appropriately via the LCAT Secretary. The person hired for this position must have a desire to be immersed in and to learn about foreign cultures, specifically through direct experiences in various areas. He or she must also be willing to drive students to events in vans provided by the college, and to interact with other students and share experience about involvement with other cultures.
The LCAT Sports Chair is in charge of booking events throughout the year that are focused around sporting events. The majority of these events will be off-campus events, and will require the chair to drive groups of students to the events in vans provided by the college. The goal should be to develop as many exciting and unique ideas for sports events that cater towards the demand shown by students. It is expected that all paperwork will be filled out and filed in a timely manner, including publicity, check requests, and event evaluations. The person hired for this position must be energetic and enthusiastic about sports events, and must be willing to work together with others in order to provide the greatest spectrum of events possible for students to participate in.
The LCAT Outdoor Chair is in charge of booking events throughout the year that immerses students in the outdoors. The majority of these events will be off-campus events, and will require the chair to drive groups of students to the events in vans provided by the college. Events that have been popular in past years include paintball, hikes, and white water rafting events. The goal should be to develop as many exciting and unique ideas for outdoor events that cater towards the demand shown by students. It is expected that all paperwork will be filled out and filed in a timely manner. The person hired for this position must be energetic and enthusiastic about outdoor events, and must be willing to work together with others and present his or her own ideas for new events.