July 2012 E-Cat
New York Times, Oprah praise Little Century
Little Century, the debut novel by Anna Keesey, assistant professor of English, landed on Oprah's Top 16 Best Books for June and has been lauded in The New York Times. The book was also selected for The Christian Science Monitor and Vogue Magazine summer reading lists. Although the story is set in the early 1900s, its land and water conflicts still resonate. The coming-of-age story follows a young orphan from Chicago who rides the rails west in search of her last living relative. Keesey is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship and a graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop. Watch Keesey talk about her book and read more at linfield.edu.
The changing trend in nursing
The accelerated nursing program at the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing welcomed 56 students this summer. The accelerated program allows those with previous degrees to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in only 15 months. With help from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, more underrepresented students are able to attend this program, including men and minority students. This year's accelerated class is over 42 percent male, the highest in the program's history. Read more about the nursing program at linfield.edu.
Linfield alumni gather in many locations to celebrate
On June 24, alumni gathered in five cities to welcome the newest graduates to the alumni ranks. Aaron Godfred '02 served as a host, crediting Linfield with shaping who he is today. "It gives me great pleasure to host the Los Angeles alumni gathering and have the opportunity to bring Linfield graduates, both recent and as far back as the '50s, together to share stories," he said. Read the whole quote and see pictures from some of the parties on the alumni website.
Portland airwaves welcome Wildcat football
Linfield football is expanding radio coverage and will be available in the Portland market this fall. True Talk 800 (KPDQ-AM) will broadcast all nine Linfield regular season games and any playoff games to the 2.1 million residents in the Portland area. Read the full story and check out the Wildcats' 2012 schedule online.
Share sage advice for our newest Wildcats
In a few short weeks, the Class of 2016 will arrive on campus. For many, it is a time filled with excitement and angst as they get to know their new environment. What lessons did you learn the hard way during your first months at Linfield? The Student Alumni Association would like to share your tips with our newest Wildcats to help them get settled and hopefully avoid some of the typical first-year blunders. Take a minute and email your advice for our newest students at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Linfield thanks you
Thank you to the 6,000 alumni, parents, friends and Linfield employees who made gifts to the college last fiscal year, which ended June 30. These gifts provide critical scholarships for our students and immense impact throughout the campus. Annual gifts provide all of our students access to a strong liberal arts education and a memorable experience. We are deeply grateful for your continued support!
Got news? Let Linfield spread the word
Linfield alumni are movers and shakers, but don't keep your news to yourself. Share it with your Linfield friends. Have you changed jobs? Received a promotion? Returned to school? Received another degree? Started a business? Did you get married or have a child in the last year? If you have news for your classmates and other Linfield friends, tell us about it. Your news may appear in the class notes section of Linfield Magazine.
Calendar of events
- Wednesday, July 18 − Linfield Professionals Networking Event, USI, 5:30 p.m., 700 NE Multnomah St. Ste 1300, Portland
- July 27-29 − International Pinot Noir Celebration
Concerts in the Oak Grove, 7 p.m.
- Tuesday, July 31, The Ty Curtis Band
- Tuesday, Aug. 14, David Gerald
Heard on campus
Linfield students are serving as tutors and counselors to 50 high school students in the Upward Bound program at Linfield. Read more at linfield.edu.