October 2011 E-Cat
A weekend to remember
Homecoming 2011 is but a memory, but one that will last a lifetime. More than 600 alumni and friends attended events ranging from campus tours to sorority teas, the football game to class reunions. Read the News-Register article about the dedication of T.J. Day Hall or see the homecoming slideshow to find yourself or your friends. Save the date now for Homecoming 2012 – Oct. 12-13.
Last chance to clean that residence hall room
Moms, dads, brothers and sisters from all over the country will come to campus Oct. 21-22 for Family Weekend. Families will have the opportunity to hear from current professors and administrators, connect with other families from their hometowns, explore McMinnville and the surrounding area, and more. See the schedule here. Haven’t yet signed up? Now is your chance.
Invitations are in the mail
The 2011 President's Circle dinner will be held Friday, Nov. 4., in the Jereld R. Nicholson Library on the McMinnville Campus, with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and a program at 6:30. This is our opportunity to thank all 2010-11 donors at the President’s Circle level for their ongoing support of Linfield College. Seating will be limited, so RSVP quickly. If you are interested in attending, renew your President’s Circle level support of the college now and receive an invitation to join in the festivities.
Coming soon to a location near you
There are many alumni and parent events planned for the coming month and beyond. Rising alumni (those who graduated in the last decade) are invited to a networking event in Seattle on Tuesday, Oct 25. Wildcat fans of all ages are invited to a pre-game event when Linfield faces Menlo College on Saturday, Oct. 25. Boise-area alumni, parents and friends are invited to socialize and visit with the president at the Hillcrest Country Club on Wednesday, Nov. 16. For those of you already planning your summer vacations, you can pencil in the Linfield trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival July 5-8.
Linfield champions recognized at state level
Four national championship football teams, from 1982, 1984, 1986 and 2004, were welcomed into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in September. They joined previous Linfield inductees Ad Rutschman '54, Paul Durham '36, Roy Helser '36, Ted Wilson, Scott Brosius '88, Jack Riley '60 and the 1966 Wildcats baseball team. Read more about the Hall of Fame inductees or follow your favorite Wildcat team.
Linfield experience a click away
Weren’t able to make it to that gallery exhibit or research symposium? View them online, along with student photography, faculty presentations, Linfield Magazine and more. It’s been a year since Linfield College launched the DigitalCommons@Linfield, an online archive that now preserves almost 1,100 scholarly and creative works of Linfield students and faculty. Learn more and explore DigitalCommons@Linfield, which features digital collections from departments and academic programs across campus. Read more here.
Wildcat standout wins Portland marathon
Marci Klimek '10 was the overall women’s winner in the Portland Marathon Oct. 9, the 40th running of the 26.2-mile race through downtown Portland. Klimek, a former standout runner at Linfield College, posted a time of 2 hours, 46 minutes and 27 seconds. She placed 21st overall and won the women’s division by more than a minute. Read more about her race.
Calendar of events
• Sunday, Oct. 23 – Fall choral concert, 4 p.m., Ice Auditorium
• Monday, Oct. 24 – Rachel Mills, “The Kabul I have Come to Love,” 3 p.m., Jonasson Hall
• Friday, Oct. 28 – Halloween Trick-or-Treat Tour, 4-7 p.m., Riley Hall
• Nov. 3-6 and 10-12 – Theatre "Fifth of July," Marshall Theatre
• Saturday, Nov. 5 – Faculty recital featuring Jill Timmons and Anton Belov, 2 p.m., Ice Auditorium
• Monday, Nov. 7 – Molly Johnson reading, 7:30 p.m., Nicholson Library
• Tuesday, Nov. 8 – Fall band concert, 7:30 p.m., Ice Auditorium
• Wednesday, Nov. 9 – Lissa Wadewitz faculty lecture (photo left), 7:30 p.m., 201 Riley Hall
• Friday, Nov. 11-13 – Mahaffey Forensics Tournament
Seen On Campus
The campus was buzzing with friends, events and smiles during homecoming weekend. Watch a video.