Dr. Miles Davis Inducted into The PhD Project Hall of Fame

Dr Davis was inducted into The PhD Project hall of fameThe PhD Project, an award-winning program to increase diversity in management, has announced the 2018 inductees into The PhD Project Hall of Fame. They are: Dr. Mary Gilly, Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Marketing at the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine; Dr. Miles Davis, President of Linfield College; Dr. Quinetta Roberson, Fred J. Springer Endowed Chair in Business Leadership, School of Business at Villanova University. Continue reading

Linfield Theatre presents ‘Night of the Living Dead’ 

Night of the Living DeadThe Linfield College Theatre Program kicks off its 99th season of plays with the zombie story, “Night of the Living Dead.”  

The play, Lori Allen Ohm’s stage adaption of George Romero and John Russo’s 1968 film of the same name, has seven people trapped in a farmhouse attempting to defend themselves from a growing onslaught of zombies. The pressure of the situation reveals the best and worst of human nature. The film was revolutionary in its aesthetics, representation of race and role in launching the $5 billion-a-year zombie industry. The production links the monstrous to racial oppression in the United States and examines what has — and hasn’t — changed since the Civil Rights Movement.   Continue reading

Faculty recital features works by Bolcom and Glass 

Johnandrew SlominskiJohnandrew Slominski, assistant professor of music at Linfield College, will celebrate the work of two newly-minted octogenarians at his solo piano recital.   

Slominski will perform work from American composers William Bolcom and Philip Glass. Additionally, Slominski will perform the works of Johannes Brahms, Franz Liszt and Mozart. The recital will be held Friday, September 14 at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall on campus.

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Dutt-Ballerstadt lecture discusses “Things Falling Apart: Free Speech and the (In)Civility of Disruptions on College Campuses“   

Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt, professor of EnglishReshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt, professor of English at Linfield College, will review some pertinent and controversial issues when she discusses free speech and its role on college campuses as part of a faculty lecture series on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Fred Meyer Lounge in Riley Hall at Linfield.    Continue reading

Linfield College No. 1 in PNW for ethnic diversity for third straight year

–U.S. News & World Report cites college for diversity, value and liberal arts program– 

Best Ethnic Diversity 3rd year in a rowFor the third year in a row, Linfield College holds the No. 1 spot among Pacific Northwest liberal arts colleges for “Best Ethnic Diversity,” according to the 2019 U.S. News and World Report rankings released today.

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Constitution Day event planned

Constitution DayLinfield College will observe Constitution Day with an event on the relationship between civility and inclusion.  

The Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights, and Justice and the Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement (PLACE) will hold a “Conversation about Civility, Diversity and Inclusion” on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 4:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall.  

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Combined bachelor’s-master’s degree in wine

The U.S. college with the first interdisciplinary wine studies degree will now be the first U.S. college with a five-year program leading to both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in wine studies.  

Linfield College, with campuses in McMinnville and Portland, Ore., is teaming up with Ecole Superieure d’Agriculture (ESA) in Angers, France, for the initiative. Students who complete the program will receive a bachelor’s degree in wine studies from Linfield and an international vintage master’s degree from ESA.  Continue reading

Linfield president touts liberal arts

Linfield Convocation 2018-7980Reprinted with permission of the News-Register. By Starla Pointer, August 27, 2018. Most of Linfield College’s new students — about 375, including both freshmen and transfers — attended the traditional opening convocation Friday along with parents, staff and other college community members. Classes started Monday.

Linfield’s new president, Miles Davis, opened his part of the convocation with a shout.

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‘Red, White and Black’ to be screened at Linfield College 

The poster for Red, White & BlackIn the documentary “Red, White and Black,” Jarod Sleet, a black winemaker and member of the cellar team at Argyle Winery, says purveyors who come into the winery ask him if he knows someone who works there. 

“Red, White and Black” chronicles the struggles and successes of minority winemakers in Oregon. It will be shown on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield College.  

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