June 2012 E-Cat
Grads, Golden Grads march in Oak Grove
Nearly 600 Linfield graduates turned their tassels at commencement May 27 in the Oak Grove. Golden Grads, individuals who graduated 50 or more years ago, also marched in the commencement ceremony, and several accompanied grandchildren. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden received an honorary degree and told graduates to remain open to unexpected opportunities. He compared one of the area's most iconic landmarks, Erratic Rock, to the journey new graduates are starting. Read more in the News-Register story. See photos from the day and watch a video of the speakers.
Welcome home, Class of 2012!
During the next few weeks, many Class of 2012 graduates will move back home or to new cities around the U.S. Let's make them feel welcome! Welcome to the Alumni parties will be held Sunday, June 24, in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Bend from 4-6 p.m. The parties are open to all alumni as well as graduates from the Class of 2012. Register today to welcome our newest alumni to your town.
Beloved piano professor retires after 30 years
Jill Timmons has been at Linfield since 1981 as a professor of music and an artist in residence. As she retires, she reflects on her many years at Linfield, and looks ahead to what she has planned in this next phase of her life. Watch the interview with Timmons on YouTube.
Summer time is networking time
Are you looking to expand your professional connections or find a new/first job? Join fellow Wildcats at the Linfield Professionals network event Wednesday, July 18, at USI in the Lloyd District in Portland, open to all Linfield College alumni. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and is hosted by Kent Sasaki '07. Read more about the event or register online.
Linfield Bookstore under new management
The Linfield College Bookstore has a new look and new management. Linfield has entered into a management agreement with Barnes & Noble College Booksellers to operate the Linfield bookstores, located in McMinnville and Portland. Both stores will continue to sell clothing, supplies, gifts and sundries, with a new look and a new design. View the website.
Swing away at the Wildcat Open
Dust off those clubs and get ready for a fun day of golf at the Wildcat Open Friday, Aug. 3, at Michelbook Country Club in McMinnville. This is a five-person, scramble style tournament and includes 18 holes of golf, on-course contests, lunch, dinner, raffle and oral auction. Proceeds benefit all 19 varsity athletic teams at Linfield. Visit the tournament website to register yourself or team.
2011-12, a very good year
From musical events and speakers, to theatre productions and homecoming, the Linfield campus hummed with activity this year. As the academic year comes to a close, take a look at a sampling of events that made up the 2011-12 year at Linfield. Let's do it again next year, shall we?
Read along with Linfield
What's on your summertime reading list? If you're a Linfield College first-year student, it might be The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. The summer Common Reading selection focuses on Lacks, a tobacco farmer whose cells, taken without her knowledge in 1951, became vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning and more. The book will be the focus of campus-wide conversation from a variety of perspectives as we introduce new students to academic life at Linfield.
Imagine your impact
Thank you to the 2,175 alumni who have made gifts to Linfield this year. By giving back to the scholarships or programs that supported you as a student, you are helping sustain the college you love while keeping it affordable for the next generation of Wildcats. Gifts to the Linfield Fund provide student scholarships, enhance faculty development and fund improvements to campus. If you haven't made your 2011-12 gift, it's not too late to make an impact. Help us reach our year-end goals of 2,500 alumni donors by making your annual gift online by June 30. Thank you for your continued support.
Calendar of events
- Sunday, June 24 − Welcome to the Alumni parties
- 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 17, Lulu LaFever and the Hot Tamales
- Tuesday, July 31, The Ty Curtis Band
- Tuesday, Aug. 14, David Gerald
Seen on campus
A memorable wedding proposal propelled Amy Frankel '13 into the media spotlight. Watch the video.