Linfield Reports, 10/24/16

Linfield senior to share experiences from year abroad in France

Luis Santillan-Guzman '17Luis Santillan-Guzman ’17 will present “Both Inside and Outside the Hexagon: The City of Marseille” on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 4 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall.

Santillan-Guzman will share experiences from his year abroad in Marseille, France. He will discuss the diversity, geographic and social divides and background of the city, as well as the clash of tolerance and intolerance.

This talk is free, open to the public and sponsored by the International Programs Office. For more information, call 503-883-2434 or email


Campus set to welcome visitors for Family Weekend

Family Weekend 2015Linfield will host Family Weekend Oct. 28-30.

Among events being offered are a talk by Professor Pat Cottrell, “The 2016 Presidential Election, U.S. Foreign Policy and the Future of World Order,” on Friday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall.

Saturday events include a number of sports competitions and the following sessions:

  • Coffee with the Deans, 10 a.m., Jonasson Hall
  • Career Development, 11 a.m., 219 T.J. Day Hall
  • Study Abroad presentation, 11 a.m., 201 Riley Hall

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Portland Baroque Orchestra to perform at Linfield

Portland Baroque OrchestraThe Portland Baroque Orchestra will present “Breathtaking – A Voice and Cornetto Entwined” on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 4 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield College.

The concert will feature Bruce Dickey on cornetto and Hana Blažíková, soprano. Also performing will be Monica Huggett, Portland Baroque Orchestra artistic director, violin; Tekla Cunningham, violin; Joanna Blendulf, viola da gamba; Michael Sponsellor, organ and harpsichord; and Stephen Stubbs, theorbo. The concert will include sonatas, arias and sinfonias, as well as a newly commissioned piece specifically for this project, “Mélena imí” by Calliope Tsoupaki.

Dickey has been responsible, more than anyone else, for reviving the cornetto and raising it to the level of a virtuoso solo instrument. A rising star, Blažíková had the cornetto and its bright, slightly metallic sweetness as a model for her vocal sound from the time she began singing. Once Dickey and Blažíková began collaborating, they realized they were uniquely positioned to explore the affinities of the instrument with the voice.

In the 16th and 17th centuries, the cornetto was known widely for its ability to imitate the human voice. This program puts this imitation center stage, “breathtaking” both because the voice and the cornetto literally make music with the breath that might figuratively take the listeners’ breath away.

Dickey is a performer and researcher who has devoted himself to the revival of the cornetto. He has taught cornetto and 17th Century performance practice at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland since 1976, and is the founder and co-director of the Concerto Palatino. In 2000, the Historic Brass Society awarded him the Christopher Monk Award for “his monumental work in cornetto performance, historical performance practice and musicological scholarship.”

Blažíková was born in Prague and, as a child, sang in the Radost Praha Children’s Choir and played the violin. In 2002, she graduated from the Prague Conservatory and today specializes in baroque, renaissance and medieval music, performing with ensembles and orchestras across the world. She has also performed at many world festivals including Edinburgh International Festival and the Arts Festival Hong-Kong. In 2011, she made her debut at Carnegie Hall with Masaaki Suzuki’s Back Collegium Japan and, in the same year, sang in the St. John Passion with Boston Symphony Orchestra.

This concert is sponsored by the Linfield Lively Arts and Lacroute Arts Series. Admission is free for Linfield students and students grades K-12, and $10 for public admission. For more information, contact the Linfield College Department of Music at 503-883-2275 or visit


Linfield hosts annual Halloween event for McMinnville youth

PumpkinLocal children will be offered a safe and fun way to celebrate Halloween when Linfield College students host the annual trick-or-treat campus tour on Monday, Oct. 31, from 4-6 p.m.

McMinnville-area children are invited to participate in the trick-or-treat tour of participating residence halls. Linfield students will lead the tours, which will begin in the Upper Gym, located in the Health, Human Performance and Athletics Complex. Costumes and candy bags are encouraged and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Candy will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis, as availability permits.

A donation of one can of food is also suggested to participate. All donations will be given to the Yamhill Community Action Partnership (YCAP) Food Bank.

The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Linfield College Residence Hall Association. For more information, contact Kristen Andersen, area director for residential experience, at 503-883-5356 or


Buckingham to share experiences from sabbatical in Ireland

Peter Buckingham, professor of historyPeter Buckingham, Linfield College professor of history, will present “Eyewitness to History: A Sabbatical to Ireland 2016” on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 4 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall at Linfield College.

Buckingham will share the research he conducted during his sabbatical in spring 2016 on the life of James Connolly, an Irish socialist leader in the 19th century, with an emphasis on his American years. He will also discuss the Easter Rebellion, his Moore Fellowship at NUI Galway as well as his experience working at the National Library of Ireland and the National Archives of Ireland.

This talk is free, open to the public and sponsored by the International Programs Office. For more information, call 503-883-2434 or email


McLaughlin to speak on winery transitions

Erik McLaughlin '96Erik McLaughlin ’96, director of Exvere Inc., will present “Northwest Wineries Mergers and Acquisitions: An Industry in Transition” on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in 222 T.J. Day Hall.

The Northwest wine industry is maturing and has entered a stage of significant growth and change fueled in part by large, out-of-state and international investment. National recognition of the wines from the region combined with generational changes of leadership has made the Northwest the hotbed of winery mergers and acquisitions activity. Recent acquisitions of established Northwest brands such as DeLille, Penner-Ash, Seven Hills, and WillaKenzie are only the beginning. This activity will continue as multi-winery operators seek further premiumization and Oregon wines continue to gain in popularity in the global wine market.

McLaughlin is the director of Wine & Spirits Services for Exvere, Inc., where he provides Mergers and Acquisitions advisory services to Northwest wineries and vineyards. Prior to Exvere, McLaughlin amassed over two decades of experience in the wine industry in senior management positions at Seven Hills Winery, Corliss Wine Estates, and Willamette Valley Vineyards.

The lecture is part of the Linfield College Wine Lecture Series. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2766.


Linfield to celebrate Media Literacy Week

Linfield entranceLinfield will host a variety of activities in celebration of Media Literacy Week, Oct. 31-Nov. 4.

A viewing of “Screenagers,” a documentary, will be held Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall. This documentary explores the struggles that social media, video games and Internet addiction can create, and how technology impacts kids’ development. A panel discussion will follow the viewing to share insights from parents, educators and experts on media and psychology.

The week’s events relate to “The Digital Self,” this year’s campus-wide theme for the Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement (PLACE). The week is designed to bring attention and visibility to the importance of media literacy education. Along with the screening, Linfield will also host other events exclusively for students throughout the week, teaching them how to be more savvy and thoughtful users of technology.

The screening is free, open to the public and sponsored by the Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement (PLACE) and the Linfield Department of Mass Communication. For more information, contact Susan Currie Sivek at 503-883-2521 or


Linfield Theatre presents ‘The Madwoman of Chaillot’

Madwoman of ChaillotLinfield College theatre students will tackle emotions of power, greed and rebellion when they present “The Madwoman of Chaillot” in the Marshall Theatre.

Performances are Nov. 3-5 and 10-12 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. On Thursday, Nov. 3, join the designers and director after the opening night performance for a short question and answer discussion to learn more about their ideas in creating this production.

“The Madwoman of Chaillot,” written by Jean Giraudoux and adapted by Maurice Valency, is a poetic and comic fable, set in The Café Chez Francis in the posh section of Chaillot, Paris, in the 1940s. When a group of business people plan to dig up Paris for the oil field they believe lies beneath, their scheme comes to the attention of the Madwoman of Chaillot, an eccentric woman who appears to have lost her marbles. Together with other eccentrics that frequent Café Chez Francis, the Madwoman plans the demise of those who would strip the world of its natural resources, replace workers with robots and hoard all of the money to themselves.

Janet Gupton, associate professor of theatre arts, will direct the production, with scenic design by Ty Marshall, sound design by Rob Vaughn and costume design by Laurel Peterson. Rachel Kiefer, senior theatre arts major, is lighting designer.

Tickets are $9 for full price; $7 for seniors (62+) and Linfield faculty and staff (two tickets per ID); and $5 for students (any age, any school, one ticket per ID); with a $2 discount on all tickets on opening night. Seating is reserved. Online ticket sales are available now at and at the Marshall Theatre Box Office beginning Tuesday, Oct. 25. Located in Ford Hall, the box office is open Tuesday through Friday from 3-5 p.m., and until performance time on performance days. The box office will also be open Nov. 5 and 12 from 3-7:30 p.m. and on Nov. 6 from noon-2 p.m. The box office is closed Mondays. The production is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

For more information, call 503-883-2292.


NSA mathematician to speak on the WWII Enigma

Linfield CampusDavid Perry, a cryptologic mathematician at the National Security Agency, will present a pair of talks about WWII-era Enigma code-writing machines in November at Linfield College.

Perry will present the first talk, “Coming of Enigma,” on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 4:30 p.m., and the second, “Cracking of Enigma,” on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 4:30 p.m. Both will be held in 201 Riley Hall.

The Enigma, a code-writing machine used by the Germans before and during World War II, was initially believed to be unbreakable by analysts. In his first talk, Perry will address how the machine worked and why it was thought to be so secure. He will also discuss the history of code making and breaking, which informed the machine’s design.

In his second talk, Perry will discuss how the Polish cipher bureau eventually cracked the “uncrackable” Enigma by employing mathematics in a way that had no precedent at the time. Shortly after, cryptology moved into the purview of mathematicians, which remains true today.

Perry received degrees at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He taught at Ripon College for two years before joining the National Security Agency, and taught at the Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth program for 20 summers, where he was co-architect of their cryptology classes. He is working on the second novel of a trilogy, a work of historical fantasy purporting to tell the true story of David and Goliath.

Both talks are free, open to the public and sponsored by the Linfield Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement (PLACE) and the Linfield Department of Mathematics. For more information, contact Christian Millichap at 503-883-2428 or


Community news

Three economics professors – Randy Grant, Eric Schuck and Brittany Teahan – along with economics graduate Kandice (Kleiber) Marshall ’05, completed the Ragnar Relay in Hawaii Oct. 14-15.  The approximately 200-mile, overnight race began in Hilo and ended in Hapuna Bay. Marshall organized the 12-person team, “Running Lei’d.”

Anton Belov, associate professor of music, presented a recital of five pieces at St. Olaf College Oct. 3.

An article by Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, Ronni Lacroute Chair in Shakespeare Studies, “Westworld is Full of Shakespeare Quotations But It’s Using Them All Wrong,” ran in Slate Oct. 17.

Ron Mills-Pinyas, professor of art and visual culture, will be honored in Costa Rica for his recently completed mural cycle, “Origins, An Allegory of Creative Transformation,” at the School of Integrated Arts in Santa Ana. In residence at the school intermittently since 2010, Mills-Pinyas has been adding murals to the school’s campus, including an initial 52-foot panel followed by four smaller murals in 2013, and later friezes and columns on the front of the building in 2015 and 2016. To thank Mills-Pinyas, a concert will be performed in his honor during the XVII International Baroque Music Festival, on now through Nov. 2. A repeat of this concert will be held Nov. 3 in Granada, Nicaragua. Read his blog or visit his website.


Campus calendar


11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Nursing career and education fair, Peterson Hall, PDX Campus


12:30-1:30 p.m.: Blood pressure clinic, 106 HHPA

4 p.m.: Luis Santillan-Guzman ’17, “Both Inside and Outside the Hexagon: The City of Marseille,” 201 Riley Hall

5:15 p.m.: Wildcat Workout, Rutschman Fieldhouse


Noon: German table, Walnut Room, Dillin Hall

7 p.m.: Women’s soccer vs. Pacific


5:15 p.m.: Wildcat Workout, Fieldhouse


Today through Sunday: Family Weekend

Today: Swimming at NWC Sprint Meet, Portland

Noon: Spanish Table, Walnut Room, Dillin Hall

7 p.m.: Volleyball vs. Lewis & Clark


10 a.m.: Cross country at NWC Championships, Brooks

1:30 p.m.: Football vs. George Fox


Noon: Women’s soccer at Puget Sound

2:30 p.m.: Men’s soccer vs. Whitman

4 p.m.: Portland Baroque Orchestra will present “Breathtaking – A Voice and Cornetto Entwined,” Ice Auditorium