November 2011 E-Cat
In honor of veterans
From nursing to theatre to music, Linfield College students honored Veterans Day in a variety of ways. Nursing students offered free flu vaccinations to veterans, while music students performed a concert featuring “Songs of Sea, Air, Storms, Love and Friendship.” The theatre department produced a benefit performance of “Fifth of July,” with all proceeds from tickets sales donated to the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary of Yamhill County.
Poetry prize goes to one of our own
Shane McCrae ’02 recently received a 2011 Whiting Writers’ Award. The $50,000 award, one of the most coveted prizes in the nation, recognizes 10 young writers for extraordinary talent and promise. McCrae’s debut collection of poetry, Mule, “has the rhythms of the ocean,” said the Whiting selectors. Read more online.
Linfield art degree pays off 'Like Crazy'
When Dakota Witzenburg '00 and his business partner created todosomething, a Los Angeles-based custom design studio that specializes in cabinetry and furniture, they may not have envisioned a Hollywood storyline with one of their chairs as the main focus. Yet, that is precisely what happened. Read the story in the Los Angeles Times.
A picture is worth... a Linfield Bookstore card
Linfield’s historic McMinnville Campus is beautiful year-round, but perhaps especially splendid when the brick buildings are offset by the fall colors. Have you taken a photo showcasing the Linfield campus, either Portland or McMinnville, or some other aspect of life at Linfield? If so, enter the photo contest for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Linfield Bookstore. Simply attach your digital image to an email to email@example.com. A panel of judges will select the winners.
Time to restock your Wildcat gear
Is your Linfield sweatshirt starting to show its age? Are you trying to find the perfect gift for the alumnus or Linfield student in your life? The Linfield Bookstore has updated its website just in time for the holidays. New merchandise is being added to the site each week. Find the perfect Wildcat t-shirts or sweatshirts to complete your wardrobe. Enter the promo code alumni for a special discount at checkout.
Are you ready for some (playoff) football?
The Linfield Wildcat football team earned its 35th Northwest Conference championship Saturday with a 47-14 rout of Lewis & Clark. Now, the unbeaten Wildcats will host Cal Lutheran Saturday, Nov. 19, at noon at Maxwell Field for the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs. Learn more about the game, download a playoff bracket or track another Wildcat sport.
New graduates to join Linfield alumni family
With the turn of a tassel and the shake of a hand, a group of Linfield College students will become graduates during fall commencement exercises Sunday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium. The Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing Closing Ceremony will follow at 3:30 p.m., also in the gym. Find out more about fall commencement.
Some Linfield bling for your screen
As a small token of our thanks to you, we hope you will enjoy these digital photos of the Linfield campuses to use as wallpaper for your computer or cell phones. Access a set of seasonal images online. Thank you to all the alumni, parents and donors for your ongoing support of Linfield.
Calendar of events
• Friday, Dec. 2 – Linfield Chamber Orchestra concert, 8 p.m., Ice Auditorium
• Saturday, Dec. 3 – Dance Showcase, 8 p.m., Ice Auditorium
• Sunday, Dec. 4 – Kayla Wilkens senior recital, 4 p.m., Ice Auditorium
• Monday, Dec. 5 – Eric Schuck, “Reflectively Belted: A Year (Well) Behind the Lines of OIF/OND,” 3 p.m., Jonasson Hall
• Tuesday, Dec. 6 – Chamber music recital, 4 p.m., Delkin Recital Hall
• Wednesday, Dec. 7 – Christmas choral concert, 7:30 p.m., Ice Auditorium
• Friday, Dec. 9 – Jazz Night, 8 p.m., Ice Auditorium
• Sunday, Dec. 11 – Chelsea Janzen senior recital, 7:30 p.m., Ice Auditorium
• Sunday, Dec. 18 – Fall commencement, 2 p.m., Ted Wilson Gym
Seen on Campus
Nearly 200 members of the President's Circle filled Nicholson Library for an annual celebration. View a slideshow of photos online.