April 2011 E-Cat
Kristof brings Half the Sky to Linfield
Pulitzer prize-winning author Nicholas D. Kristof will provide a first-hand perspective of international women’s abuse issues during the seventh annual MacReads program Monday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the McMinnville Community Center. Half the Sky, written by Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, uses personal accounts from women around the world to focus on the three main abuses that women face: sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality. MacReads is a community-wide book reading and discussion that culminates in a presentation by the author. Join us!
Alumni Appreciation Week set
Celebrate the many ways that Linfield alumni contribute to the success of the college and its students during Alumni Appreciation Week April 18-22. Each day of the week, the Linfield website will highlight a different aspect of alumni involvement. Visit the alumni appreciation website daily or follow Linfield College on Facebook to learn more about some of the alumni who make Linfield the college it has become.
Lepp earns top athletic training recognition
Nearly three decades of excellent work, both as a professor and head athletic trainer for Wildcat sport programs, has paid off for Tara Lepp, who was recently inducted into the Oregon Athletic Trainers’ Society Hall of Fame. Lepp was hired in 1982, making history as the college’s first Certified Athletic Trainer. She is responsible for the care of approximately 450 Wildcat student-athletes, helping them both prevent and treat injuries sustained on the field or court. Read more about Lepp’s award and follow your favorite Wildcat teams online.
Honor long-time professors as they prepare to retire
The end of the academic year will bring the retirement of some beloved professors – Bill Apel, professor of religion; Gwen Leonard, professor of music; and William Lingle, professor of mass communication. Events have already been planned to honor two of these individuals. Apel will present a “last lecture” on Thursday, April 28. Leonard will be celebrated at the opera theatre gala on Saturday, May 21. Not able to make it to campus? Send a greeting to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be shared with the professor.
Day Hall dedication to be part of Homecoming
Mark your calendars for Homecoming 2011, Oct. 7-8. This year’s festivities will not only allow the opportunity to see friends, classmates and beloved professors, but you can also be among the first to see the newly renovated Northup Hall. During Homecoming weekend, Northup will be officially dedicated as T.J. Day Hall during a grand re-opening ceremony celebrating T.J. Day ’71, trustee and life-long supporter of the college. Don’t miss the dedication and other wonderful Homecoming events. In the meantime, check out the latest renovation photos in our online photo gallery.
A weekend for Moms
Are you missing your Linfield student? Then it may be time for a visit. Plan to attend Mom’s Weekend April 29-30. Join your son or daughter for a meal in Dillin, experience the annual luau, explore Yamhill County, stroll McMinnville’s historic Third Street, wander the beautiful campus, meet your student’s friends and classmates, and much, much more.
It's no Fort Lauderdale
More than 30 Linfield students and staff participated in the Alternative Spring Break program in March. Divided into three teams that traveled to Tacoma, Wash.; New Orleans, La.; and Portland, the groups spent a week doing service and learning about issues related to this year’s theme of “Housing is a Human Right.” Collectively, the groups completed 1,162 hours of service at 13 different nonprofit organizations. Participants worked alongside Habitat for Humanity homeowners in Tacoma constructing four homes, completed floor joists, decking and framing for a home in New Orleans 17th Ward and served more than 1,500 meals to homeless individuals in Portland. See a photo slideshow in our online photo gallery.
Your gift supports students like Nguyen
It's been a memorable four years for Nguyen Tran '11, a business major whose favorite spot on campus is the International Programs Office. This year, 93 percent of Linfield students, including Tran, rely on scholarships, grants or financial assistance to attend Linfield. Take a minute to watch her story, and learn how you can help students like her by making a gift to Linfield this year.
He's a nurse and he plays one on TV
Jorge "Jay" Juliano '09 worked as an extra on the TV pilot for "Grimm," which is currently filming in Portland. The production team shot at Portland Campus neighbor Legacy Good Samaritan's Kern Critical Care Unit, using a real unit for its on-location set. Juliano joked, "I'm not only a real RN, but I played one on TV!" Read the Oregonian story and stay tuned to see if NBC picks up the pilot this fall.
Calendar of events
• April 14 – Sir Harold Kroto, Nobel Laureate Symposium, “Science, Society and Education in the 21st Century,” 7:30 p.m., Ice Auditorium
• April 15-16 – Linfield Chamber Orchestra premieres “Moabit Sonnets” by American composer Libby Larsen, Ice Auditorium
• April 20 – Janet Peterson, “The Science Behind the Health Benefits of Exercise,” 7:30 p.m., 201 Riley Hall
• April 26 – Spring band concert, 7:30 p.m., Ice Auditorium
• April 27 – Anne Zimmerman ‘00 reading, 7:30 p.m., Nicholson Library
• April 29 – Linfield Chamber Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Ice Auditorium
• April 30 – Linfield Hawaiian lu’au, Ted Wilson Gym
• May 5-8, 12-14 – Execution of Justice, Marshall Theatre