October 2012 E-Cat
Students bring dory stories to Linfield stage
A unique two-year project by Linfield College students and faculty chronicling the Pacific City dory community will culminate in a world premiere theatre production this fall. "Kickin' Sand and Tellin' Lies," written by Professor Jackson Miller and Chris Forrer '13, is a fictional tale inspired by stories from the project "Launching through the Surf: The Dory Fleet of Pacific City." In the research, Linfield students and faculty are preserving the stories, voices and images of dory fishermen for an online collection in DigitalCommons@Linfield. Read more about the play and make plans to attend.
NSF grant puts science programs under the scope
A new state-of-the-art microscope system will bolster scholarship and research in the Science Division at Linfield, thanks to a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of $223,182. The new system will enable high-resolution imaging and data analysis, and strengthen Linfield's molecular and cell biology facilities. In the past five years, the school's biology department has experienced significant growth, and currently spans multiple sub-disciplines, from ecology studies to cancer research. The equipment will also give a boost to Linfield's Faculty-Student Collaborative Research Program. Read more online.
History of Portland Campus unveiled
The Portland Campus is showcasing pieces of history in a new exhibition, "Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing: A Legacy Empowering a Community." Items on display were collected by Rachael Woody, Linfield archivist, and the exhibition was created by Rosa Gimson '12. Visit the Linfield Archives Tumblr page for more information and a link to more than 250 images.
Network with fellow 'Cats in November
Linfield alumni of all ages are welcome to attend two free networking events in November. Create new business, find new clients, connect with fellow alumni or possibly land a job. Upcoming Linfield Professionals Network events will be Wednesday, Nov. 7, hosted by Nicole (Payne) Nowlin '99 at Cosgrave Vergeer Kester, LLP in Portland and Wednesday, Nov. 14, hosted by Naseem Momtazi '09 at Robert Roe in McMinnville (pictured left). Read more about these networking events or register online.
The economics of farming
Economics Professor Eric Schuck tackled a complex problem when he explained in an Oregonian op-ed and on Jefferson Public radio how the failure to act on farm legislation will harm farmers, citizens and the environment. Congress left Washington in mid-September, ignoring the Sept. 30 deadline for a critical farm bill that regulates everything from crop price supports to food stamps and the country reverted to a 1949 agricultural act. Watch Schuck talk about that issue and what he loves best about teaching at Linfield. Read more at linfield.edu.
Blogging through the years
Rachel Codd '13 and Crystal Galarza '13 have written about the challenges and adventures at Linfield since they were freshmen. Now, entering their senior year, they are surprised at how quickly it went, while also curious – and a bit nervous – about life after Linfield. Join their journey through their senior year, and look back on their entries since they started writing three years ago. Read their blogs.
Students debate inside the walls
Linfield College debate students are helping inmates at the Oregon State Penitentiary to hone their communication skills. For the last four years, Professor Jackson Miller and his students have gone inside the penitentiary to debate with prisoners. Teams are made up of a mixture of inmates and students, with the most recent topic covering whether violent video games contribute to youth violence. Read more here and listen to the NPR Radio story.
Women's soccer solidifies top spot
The women's soccer team remains at the top of the Northwest Conference standings with recent a 3-0 victory over Willamette at the Linfield soccer field. The Wildcats won an impressive 16 corner kicks and out-shot Willamette 28-4. Follow the soccer season, or catch up with your other favorite Wildcat teams.
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Calendar of events
- Sunday, Oct. 21 – Fall choral concert, 4 p.m., Ice Auditorium
- Friday, Oct. 26 – Clara Martinez '13, "Wales: A Hidden Cultural Gem," 3 p.m., Jonasson Hall
- Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 23-24 – Doug Peacock, pictured left, reading and lecture
- Thursday, Oct. 25 – Dave Straube reading, "Someday is Not a Plan," 7:30 p.m., Nicholson Library
- Saturday, Oct. 27 – Chris Engbretson faculty recital, 3 p.m., Ice Auditorium
- Wednesday, Oct. 31 – Halloween Trick or Treat tour, 4-7 p.m.
- Nov. 1-10 – Kickin' Sand and Tellin' Lies, Marshall Theatre
- Thursday, Nov. 8 – Chris Anderson and Stephanie Lennox reading, 7:30 p.m., Nicholson Library
- Friday-Sunday, Nov. 9-11 – Mahaffey forensics tournament
- Monday, Nov. 12 – Lissa Wadewitz/Nick Buccola reading, 7:30 p.m., Nicholson Library
- Tuesday, Nov. 13 – Fall Band Concert, 7:30 p.m., Ice Auditorium
- Wednesday, Nov. 14 – Jennifer Nordstrom, "Battles of Wits and Matters of Trust," 7 p.m., 201 Riley Hall
Seen on campus
Record-breaking attendance marked Homecoming festivities this year. Check out the Homecoming photo gallery.