January 2012 E-Cat
Gallery hosts one of Linfield's own
Recent paintings and pots by art professor Nils Lou fill the Linfield Gallery this month. "Anomalies," featuring works by the ceramicist and painter, is on display through Jan. 28. As the title suggests, the artwork deviates from common forms -- Lou's acrylic paintings are bright and vibrant, and the playful series depicts the female figure. Lou, recognized as an international authority on kiln building, has exhibited in galleries and exhibitions across the country. Read more about Lou and the exhibit online.
The real social network
Linfield alumni will have the opportunity to expand their professional networks during the February Linfield Professionals Networking reception. It will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, at 5:30 p.m. at Pavilion Construction and hosted by Brian Gerritz '99 and Kevin Abbott '11. Online registration is available on the Linfield website.
Alumni Scholarship Fund – you can help and you can benefit
Each year the college awards a number of scholarships to the children, grandchildren and siblings of alumni who plan to enroll at Linfield. Students who have a 3.0 or better GPA are encouraged to apply by submitting an application. The deadline is Feb. 1. Make a difference in the lives of young people who are trying to attend Linfield with a tax deductible gift to the Alumni Scholarship Fund. Make a gift online.
Returning to her roots
Melissa Galloway ’06 found herself back in a Murdock chemistry classroom – but this time she was doing the teaching. A visiting professor at Reed College, she returned to Linfield to speak with students as a scientist working to improve air quality. “The best part about chemistry is that often you fail over and over and then suddenly, it works,” she said. “Those successes can sometimes be things you never expected to find.” Read more about her visit on the Linfield news site.
Look out Space Needle, here come the 'Cats
Catch up with other Seattle alumni on Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Red Velvet Lounge in the Jewel Box Theatre. Join Alumni Director Debbie Harmon '90, and College Relations colleagues Tomika Dew and Christina Diss from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for an update on what is happening at Linfield, while connecting with your fellow alumni. Click here to register online.
Tragedy, comedy, passion and more
The annual alumni Shakespeare trip to Ashland will be July 5-8. Experience five productions at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and enhance your experience with lectures and discussions by Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, Linfield professor of English. Shop, eat, explore and more, all in the company of some terrific Linfield alumni. Learn more about the trip online.
Wildcat consistency takes national spotlight
Readers are offered a rare peek inside the Linfield football program as part of a suite of stories in this month's Coach and Athletic Director magazine. Editor Michael Austin, who was granted behind-the-scenes access during the 2011 season, spotlights Linfield’s weekly preparation methods and game-coaching practices in an 11-page suite of articles, "Playing to Personnel’s Strengths Proves Successful, Consistent."
Surfer goes green with cool job
Ryan Harris ’00 spends his days at the beach designing eco-friendly surfboards. He sometimes wears a wetsuit to work, and surfing is mandatory. Sound like a dream job? CNBC thought so, and featured Harris on the “Best Jobs Ever” program. Watch a video. Harris and his partners opened the world’s first full-scale eco surfboard production facility in California last spring, and business at the 3,000 square-foot facility is booming. Read more online.
Calendar of events
See a listing of spring lectures online.
• Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3-4 – Singletary High School Forensics Tournament
• Friday, Feb. 10, Church of Totem opening reception, 7 p.m., Linfield Gallery
• Wednesday, Feb. 15 – Jeff Peterson, “X-treme Housing Assessment in Guatemala,” 7:30 p.m., 201 Riley Hall
• Wednesday, Feb. 22 – Richard Etulain, Ericksen lecture, 7:30 p.m., Nicholson Library
• Thursday, Feb. 23 – Pulitzer Prize-winner Leonard Pitts, 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
Seen on Campus
Photo contest results! Photographers captured the beauty of Linfield during a photo contest in November. Check out the submissions, along with the winning entries, in our online photo gallery.