November 2012 E-Cat
History professor tells of pirates, salmon
The arbitrary U.S.-Canadian political border nearly decimated the salmon industry, according to a new book by history Professor Lissa Wadewitz. The Nature of Borders: Salmon, Boundaries, and Bandits on the Salish Sea documents how fishing practices in the late 19th and early 20th centuries turned the boundary waters into a lawless Wild West. In the competition for salmon, Wadewitz says pirates smuggled fish across the border and international mistrust mounted as Americans arrested Canadians, Canadians seized American boats, and violence erupted among fishermen. Fierce infighting over resources meant that overfishing and wastefulness went unchecked. The result – an endangered salmon population. Watch a video and read more online.
Lively arts planned in December
A robust lineup of classical music, along with an innovative new lively arts series, is scheduled at Linfield College this year. The 2012-13 Linfield Chamber Orchestra grand finale season will kick off with a concert featuring baritone Anton Belov, Linfield assistant professor of music, on Sunday, Dec. 2. Led by music director Michael Gesme, the LCO will perform selected works by Ibert, Handel and Mozart. On Saturday, Dec. 8, the Linfield Lively Arts concert series will feature exotic baroque ensemble Risonanti, directed by violist Victoria Gunn Pich. Enjoy the arts at Linfield.
Student group celebrates philanthropy
Linfield's Student Alumni Association (SAA) has been busy celebrating National Philanthropy Week, Nov. 11-17. On Monday and Tuesday, the SAA hosted Tag Day. Large signs resembling gift tags were placed around the McMinnville Campus, highlighting improvements that have been made possible by generous gifts from Linfield alumni and friends. Throughout this week, the SAA is also inviting students to participate in the annual Thank-a-Thon, during which students can write a thank you note to one of Linfield's 6,000 supporters. Read more about the SAA at Linfield.edu.
Nursing graduate school event in Portland
The Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing will host the Graduate Nursing School Reception for Linfield alumni on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6 p.m. in 110 Peterson Hall. This is an opportunity for those who are considering nursing graduate school options. Recruiters from local nursing graduate schools will give presentations. RSVPs are encouraged. Read more about this reception or register online.
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Don't make us Google you!
Linfield's alumni network and your ability to benefit from each other is only as good as our data. Soon we will be surveying our alumni to make sure that the employment information on file is not woefully out of date. Want to beat us to the punch? Visit the Alumni Address Update form to tell us your title, employer and contact information. BONUS – confirming or correcting the data will automatically enter you into a drawing to win an iPad! Thank you in advance for your participation. Watch your email inbox for a survey coming soon.
Students, alumni thankful for professors
Recently those who belong to the President's Circle (individuals who support the college annually at the $1,000 level or above) gathered for dinner in the library. The theme of the evening was the powerful relationship between professors and students. Read excerpts from student and alumna speakers and see a photo slide show. Then, take this very brief survey to tell us about the professor who has meant the most to you.
We've all heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but we hope you'll join us in the newest tradition – Giving Tuesday. On Tuesday, Nov. 27, nonprofits around the nation, including Linfield College, will be kicking off their giving seasons. We hope Linfield will be among the charities you support this holiday season; making your gift is as easy as going to our website. And, be sure to watch your email inboxes on Wednesday, Dec. 19, for Linfield's annual holiday greeting.
Wildcat football heads to playoffs
The Wildcat football team will take on Pacific Lutheran in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs Saturday, Nov. 17, at noon at Maxwell Field. Ranked third in the d3football.com poll, Linfield (9-0) qualified for the NCAA Division III playoffs for the fourth straight season. Pacific Lutheran, ranked 20th by d3football.com, is making its first NCAA playoff appearance since 2001. Read more and get ticket information at linfield.edu.
Calendar of events
- Monday, Nov. 26 – Same-sex marriage debate, 7:30 p.m., Ice Auditorium
- Thursday, Nov. 29 – Joan Forry, "Against Animals as Sports Team Mascots," 7 p.m., 219 T.J. Day Hall
- Saturday, Dec. 1 – Dance showcase, 8 p.m., Ice Auditorium
- Sunday, Dec. 2 – Linfield Chamber Orchestra, 2 p.m., Ice Auditorium
- Sunday, Dec. 2 – Christmas candlelight service, 7:30 p.m., Delkin Recital Hall
- Wednesday, Dec. 5 – Christmas choral concert, 7 p.m., Ice Auditorium
- Thursday, Dec. 6 – Chamber recital, 4 p.m., Delkin Recital Hall
- Thursday, Dec. 6 – Paul Apostolidis, "Immigrant Workers, Racial Biopolitics and the Meat People Eat," 4:30 p.m. 219 T.J. Day Hall
- Friday, Dec. 7 – Jazz night, 8 p.m., Ice Auditorium
- Saturday, Dec. 8 – Linfield Lively Arts, Risonanti recital, 7 p.m., Delkin Recital Hall
Heard on campus
Tony Carpenter '98 planned to run the New York City Marathon, but when it was cancelled due to superstorm Sandy, he created his own marathon to raise funds for storm victims. Watch a video at linfield.edu.