February 2012 E-Cat
Psych professor blogs about media and children
Jennifer Linder is a psychology professor by day and a social media maven by night. Her blog, Media Mom Phd, covers insights about television and video game ratings, media messages and images aimed at young people. She says that starting the blog was an idea championed by her Linfield students. See the short interview with Linder on our YouTube page.
Expand your network in Portland and SoCal
Linfield will host a number of alumni events in the coming weeks. Brian Gerritz '99 and Kevin Abbott '11 of Pavilion Construction will host the Linfield Professionals Network event Thursday, Feb. 23, at 5:30 p.m. Bring your business cards and connect with other local Linfield professionals. Events in San Diego, Palm Desert and Pasadena will be held in March. To RSVP or for more information about all these events, visit the alumni events page on the our website.
Linfield parents to discuss global health issues
Global Health: Challenges and Promises in Preventing Infectious Diseases will be held Monday, March 19, at 5:30 p.m. at Mercy Corps International in Portland. The event is open and free of charge to all who are interested in global health issues and will feature presentations by Linfield parents Julie McElrath and Ken Stuart. The Lloydena V. Grimes Award for excellence in nursing will also be presented to Jane (Lemieux) Carpenter '75. To register or for more information, visit the alumni events page on the our website.
Doty earns place in coaching history
Larry Doty ’78 and ’79 is now the winningest coach in Linfield College men’s basketball history. Doty, head coach since 1987, notched win 325 in January, surpassing Ted Wilson, his college coach, for most career victories. Doty said he’s proud to have played for Wilson and to carry on the tradition he began at Linfield. “This milestone speaks volumes about the type of student-athlete who comes to Linfield to earn a degree and play basketball,” said Doty. Read more online.
Linfield alumna album 'nothing short of a masterpiece'
Laura Gibson ’01 released "Beasts of Seasons" in 2009 and it was called "nothing short of a masterpiece" by NPR. The Oregonian recently chronicled Gibson's musical career and previewed her latest album, “La Grande,” available online through Barsuk Records. Gibson is touring the United States and Europe through May and will perform in Boise, Idaho (Feb. 19), Pullman, Wash. (Feb. 20), La Grande (March 1) and Spokane, Wash. (March 2).
Sumner part of Oregon Conversation Project
David Sumner, professor of English, will facilitate discussions around the topic of “Brother Against Brother: Pragmatism, Civility and the Civil War” as part of The Oregon Conversation Project this year. He will present at the Bend Public Library on March 6 and to Portland’s Oregon Historical Society on March 14. Plan to attend and read more about The Oregon Conversation Project.
Is that my phone ringing?
Linfield’s phonathon program begins soon – answer our call and chat with a current student like Rachel ’14 (photo left). Student callers represent a wide variety of majors, activities and leadership roles on campus.They love getting advice and hearing stories from alumni, plus they help raise vital funds for student scholarships and campus improvements. We hope you’ll answer our call in the coming weeks. Learn more about making an impact for our students.
Calendar of events
See a listing of spring lectures online.
- Wednesday, Feb. 22 – Richard Etulain, Ericksen lecture, 7:30 p.m., Nicholson Library
- Thursday, Feb. 23 – Pulitzer Prize-winner Leonard Pitts (photo left), 7:30 pm., Ice Auditorium
- Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25 – Dad’s Weekend
- Friday, Feb. 24 – Linfield Chamber Orchestra, 8 p.m., Ice Auditorium
- Saturday, Feb. 25 – Faculty recital featuring Pamela Goldsmith and Rhonda Ringering, 7 p.m., Delkin Hall, Vivian A. Bull Music Center
- Wednesday, Feb. 29 – Richard Waring, Effects of Climate Change, 7:30 p.m., Ice Auditorium
- Tuesday, March 6 – Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Woodrow Wilson Fellow, 7 p.m.
- Tuesday, March 13 – Pancho Savery lecture
- Wednesday, March 14 – Jan Selliken faculty lecture, 7 p.m., 201 Riley Hall
- Thursday, March 15 – Grant Miller lecture, 7:30 p.m., Pioneer Reading Room
Seen on campus
Math Alley has a new home. Check out the Taylor Hall renovation video on our YouTube page.