88th annual Mahaffey Tournament held at Linfield

Mahaffey Debate TournamentUndergraduate students from across the nation will compete in the 88th annual R.D. Mahaffey Memorial Forensics Tournament Nov. 16-18 at Linfield College. 

The tournament is one of the oldest continuing intercollegiate tournaments in the nation and honors Roy “Hap” Mahaffey, Linfield alumnus, for his pioneering efforts with forensics. Linfield students will compete, as well as help organize and host the event.  Continue reading

Only pet-friendly residence hall in Oregon coming to Linfield

A student walks a cat on a leashSoon, a Linfield College student’s checklist for his or her on-campus room might read: bedding, headphones, laptop, a backpack — and Fluffy.  

In the fall of 2019, Linfield College will designate the Jane Failing residence hall as “pet-friendly” and students can apply to bring their pet to campus. This makes Linfield College one of only a few colleges nationwide, and the only one in Oregon, to allow many types of pets — not just fish and small caged animals — in a residence hall.  Continue reading

Russian art songs topic of faculty lecture at Linfield 

Anton BelovAnton Belov will discuss 19th-century Russian art songs in an upcoming Linfield College faculty lecture. 

Belov, associate professor of music, will present “Romanticism, exoticism,
nationalism and revolution as reflected in the Russian art song of the 19th century” on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall on campus.   Continue reading

Concert Band presents “Music for the Imagination” 

Linfield College Music DepartmentThe Linfield College Concert Band will feature music to spur the imagination in their annual fall concert.  

The Concert Band will present “Music for the Imagination: Programmatic Music for Band in the Twentieth Century” on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield College.   Continue reading

A Message from President Miles K. Davis

Linfield's Academic QuadDear Linfield Community,

Events this past week call into question whether the grand experiment we call the United States of America can continue to stand. Can we survive, as a nation, when a white man in Kentucky failed to gain access to a black church, then goes to Kroger and shoots two black people? Can we survive as a nation when a man sends pipe bombs to those who disagree with his political philosophy? Can we survive as a nation when a man goes into a synagogue and murders 11 people because they belong to the Jewish faith?

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Linfield music students to perform traditional liederabend 

LiederabendWorks of romantic composers will be performed in an intimate setting when Linfield College hosts a traditional musical liederabend.  

Students will perform the liederabend on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Vivian A. Bull Music Center at Linfield.  

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Inaugural Scott B. Smith award presented to Valdes

Greta ValdesGretel Valdes ’21 has been named the winner of the inaugural Scott B. Smith Award at Linfield College.

Created by the family of the late Professor Scott Smith and funded by hundreds of people who were influenced by Smith, the award is given annually to a first-year student in the Linfield inquiry seminar program (INQS) whose intellect, participation and achievement most exemplify the process of genuine and passionate intellectual inquiry. Continue reading

Author Martha Grover featured in “Readings at the Nick” 

Martha GroverAcclaimed Portland-based author Martha Grover will read from her book, “The End of My Career,” Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Linfield College Nicholson Library. The reading is part of the “Readings at the Nick” series.  

Grover is an author, poet and artist. She is best known for her latest collection of autobiographical stories and essays, “The End of My Career,” which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards in creative nonfiction in 2017. Her work focuses on themes of family, childhood, place and work.   Continue reading

Linfield puts focus on first-generation

College recruiters are already telling potential freshmen about “Linfield First.” The program launches in the fall of 2019, so entering students can apply for the scholarships. Continue reading

Educational futurist Bryan Alexander to speak at Linfield College 

Bryan AlexanderNoted educational technology author Bryan Alexander will explore the future of higher education in a public lecture at Linfield College. 

On Monday, Nov. 5, Alexander will speak on “Apprehending the future in higher education: Fact and fiction.” The talk will be at 7 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall.   Continue reading