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Linfield Reports, 10/20/14


Mike McNameeMike McNamee, professor of applied ethics at Swansea University, will present two lectures on Oct. 20 and 21 as part of the annual Walter Powell-Linfield College Philosophy Lectures.

McNamee will present “Olympism, Doping and the Spirit of Sport” on Monday, Oct. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in Ice Auditorium. Olympism is said to be a philosophy of life blending sport, education and culture. It seems that under the philosophy of Olympism, doping, including genetic manipulation, should be sanctioned to continue pushing the limits of athletic achievement. However, McNamee will argue that the concept of limits, informed both by Olympism and human nature, ought to provide a structure within which athletic excellence is admired both technically and ethically and that unfettered pursuit of athletic enhancement should be limited by an appreciation for the nature and value of the “spirit of sport.”

McNamee will discuss “Paralympism, Disability and the Ethics of Elective Amputation” on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in Ice Auditorium. He will offer a critique on paralympism in the context of the International Paralympic Charter’s four stated values: courage, determination, inspiration and equality. He will discuss two specific cases arising from paralympic sports involving amputation of limbs to either enhance sporting performance or enable disability sport membership of an otherwise able-bodied person by the use of elective surgery. McNamee will argue that disability sports organizations should ban such practices and better articulate their value base in order to preserve the integrity of disability sports.

McNamee is also the Professor Chaire Olympique Henri de Baillet Latour and Jacques Rogge 2013-14 at the University of Ghent/Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium and a visiting professor at the Hunan Normal University in China. He is the former president of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport, founding chair of the British Philosophy of Sport Association and vice president of the European Association for the Philosophy of Sport.

In 2007, McNamee founded the international research journal “Sports, Ethics and Philosophy” and is also the editor of the book series “Ethics and Sports.” His research overlaps in the fields of philosophy, medicine, health sciences and sport. He has published or edited 17 books, including “Sport, Medicine and Ethics,” “Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport,” “Sports, Virtues and Vices” and more. He has published over 80 articles and 50 book chapters.

The lecture is also sponsored by PLACE, exploring this year’s theme “How Do We Know? Paths to Wisdom.” For more information, contact Jesus Ilundain at


Bob MooreBob Moore, founder of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, will be the focus of “Impact Entrepreneurism” Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in Ice Auditorium.

Moore will tell the story of how he founded his company and his philosophy of “people before profit.” He began his journey in the mid-1960s after discovering a book about old stone-grinding flour mills. He found usable stone mills, rare because of the domination of high-speed steel roller mills, and he began the first mill in Redding, Calif.

Moore retired to Oregon City in 1978 only to discover an old mill for sale. In just a few short months, he began producing stone-ground flours and cereals for local customers. Word spread and Bob’s Oregon City-based mill enjoyed much success until 1988 when a fire destroyed the building. He rebuilt and the company became the nation’s leading manufacturer of whole-grain natural foods. In 2010, instead of selling the company to numerous bidders, Moore made national headlines when he gave the $100 million company to his employees. He remains an example of ethics in the workplace and corporate responsibility in an age when the workplace is repeatedly rocked by CEOs behaving badly.

The lecture is the inaugural event of the new Business in Residence (BIR) program through the Linfield Department of Business, designed, in part, to provide experiential learning opportunities to Linfield students. Koopman Ostbo Marketing Communications, an integrated marketing communications firm in Portland, is the first business in residence at Linfield.

Craig Ostbo, KO’s managing partner, will moderate the program, which will be presented in an interview format.

The first 100 to arrive will receive a free autographed copy of Moore’s biography, “People before Profit,” written by Ken Koopman, co-founder of KO. Both Moore and Koopman will remain after the program to meet and sign copies of the books.

The program is sponsored by the Linfield Department of Business and PLACE. For more information, contact Michelle Nelson, professor of business,, ext. 2404.



NW Horn OrchestraLinfield College will host the Northwest Horn Orchestra (NWHO) in concert Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Ice Auditorium.

The concert, sponsored by the Linfield Lively Arts Series, will feature eight professional horn players from the Portland, Salem and Eugene areas performing a concert of classics and lighter fare. The program features selections including “Farewell to Red Castle” by Kerry Turner, “Agnus Dei” by Samuel Barber, “First Suite in E-flat” by Gustav Holst, “Salvation is Created” by Pavel Tchesnokov and other pieces. Several Linfield students will join the orchestra on select pieces.

The Northwest Horn Orchestra, based in Portland, was founded in 2006 by Jen Harrison, an active local freelance and orchestral horn player. The group is dedicated to the preservation of classical music by broadening the definition of a “performance by classical instruments.” The orchestra performs a variety of styles presented in a fun and interactive environment.

Performers include Kelsi McGlothin, who plays with the Oregon Mozart Players and the Rogue Valley Symphony and has performed as a soloist with the Oregon Sinfonietta; Eric Grunkemeyer, who plays with the Rogue Valley Symphony and the Ura Quintet, a woodwind quintet based in Eugene; Jen Harrison, NWHO founder who also performs with the Portland Opera, the Eugene Symphony, the Portland Brass Quintet, the Columbia Symphony and the Oregon Symphony; Dave Crane, second horn in the Salem Chamber Orchestra and a member of the NWHO since its inception; Steve Hayworth, a member of the Portland Opera and Oregon Ballet Theatre orchestras; Lydia Van Dreel, associate professor of horn at the University of Oregon and a member of QUADRE-The Voice of Four Horns, the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, the Eugene Symphony Orchestra, the Iris Orchestra, and the University of Oregon’s faculty brass and wind quintets; Jill Torberson, a member of the Portland Columbia Symphony, the Portland Festival Symphony and the NWHO; and Mike Hettwer, a member of the Portland Opera, Oregon Ballet Theater and Salem Chamber Orchestras and adjunct professor of horn at Linfield. The performance will be conducted by guest conductor Joan Paddock, professor of music at Linfield.

Tickets are $10 at the door and free for Linfield students with current ID. For more information, call ext. 2275 or visit



Make a Difference DayLinfield students, faculty and staff will canvas Yamhill County to volunteer their time, energy and talents during Make A Difference Day Saturday, Oct. 25.

Make A Difference Day, the largest community service effort in the U.S., prompts corporations, government leaders, charitable organizations and individuals to volunteer and perform service projects for one day. Created by USA WEEKEND Magazine, Make A Difference Day is an annual event that takes place on the fourth Saturday of every October.

For more information, contact Alyssa Kaplan,, or sign up at




Carrie Skuzeski ’15 will present “Exploring the New World and the Old: Comparing Costa Rica to Spain” Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall.

Skuzeski, a mass communication major and Spanish minor, spent last year abroad − fall 2013 in Costa Rica and spring 2014 in Spain. In her presentation, she will discuss the similarities and differences in culture and communication she experienced. She will also share how studying in a third-world country versus a developed country can affect the overall study abroad experience. When speaking about Costa Rica, Skuzeski will discuss the culture shock she experienced, as well as the biodiversity and environmental issues she learned about. She will also discuss how the importance of arts and pleasure was emphasized in Spain, while also commenting on the Catholic influence on the country. Skuzeski hopes the audience will gain a more accurate portrayal of these countries than what is portrayed through mainstream media.

“I want to stress the importance of being a conscious traveler and seeking out an authentic experience,” said Skuzeski.

The event is sponsored by the International Programs Office. For more information, contact Michele Tomseth, ext. 2434,



Janis MiglavsWriter and photographer Janis Miglavs will speak on “China: The New Wine Frontier” Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m., in 222 T.J. Day Hall. The lecture is part of an ongoing wine lecture series at Linfield.

Miglavs has traveled and written about the Chinese wine industry in his book “China: The New Wine Frontier,” and in his blog, “Are We There Yet?” He was told by Chinese officials that he is the only Westerner to have visited all of China’s main wine growing regions.

Miglavs’ parents escaped from Latvia during World War II and immigrated to the United States. Miglavs earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s in fine arts from California State University at Sacramento.

He spent 10 years teaching high school art and photography, before becoming a full-time photographer and writer. His clients include architects, wineries and publications such as National Geographic, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Sommelier Journal, Oregon Wine Press, Outdoor Photographer and a variety of travel magazines.

Miglavs has also published “Pacific Northwest: The Ultimate Winery Guide” and “Oregon: the Taste of Wine,” which won a handful of international awards including “Best Regional Book in North America,” and Wine Spectator called it one of the “top reads for wine lovers.”

For more information, call the Linfield president’s office, ext. 2561.



Linfield Wildcat pumpkinLocal children will be offered a safe and fun way to celebrate Halloween when Linfield students host the annual trick-or-treat tour of campus Friday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 7 p.m.

McMinnville-area children of all ages 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 Fred Meyer Lounge in Riley Hall. Costumes and candy bags are encouraged. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

The event is sponsored by the Residence Hall Executive Council. For more information, contact Andrew Frei, area director for residential experience, ext. 5356,



Albert Kim, assistant professor of musicAlbert Kim, assistant professor of music at Linfield College, will present a piano recital on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Ice Auditorium.

Kim, who joined the Linfield music department last year, will present a solo program featuring some of Ludwig van Beethoven’s sonatas, including the “Waldstein” and Opus 111.

A dedicated chamber musician, Kim has performed in the chamber music master classes of Robert Levin and Menahem Pressler and coached with Isaac Stern, Yo-Yo Ma and others. Most recently, he completed and premiered an original instrumental transcription of Strauss’ “Salome” for the Tabletop Opera in Rochester, New York. Last summer, he taught with Eastman College as part of the “Eastman in China” tour. He is the winner of the 2008 concerto competition and performed Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 2 with the Eastman Philharmonia.

During the 1998-99 concert season, Kim was selected by Carnegie Hall to participate in the European Concert Hall Organization’s “Rising Stars” program. He is active as a composer and arranger, with an original song cycle and a piano-contrabass arrangement of Piazzolla tangos and a publication of his solo piano transcription of Ravel’s “La Valse.” He teaches piano, theory, keyboard skills and chamber music at Linfield.

He holds a bachelor’s of arts degree in music from Harvard University, and both a master’s in music and a doctorate from the Eastman School of Music.

For more information, call the Linfield Department of Music at ext. 2275 or visit




Noon: Spanish language table, Dillin NW Alcove

6:30 p.m.: Mike McNamee, “Olympism, Doping and the Spirit of Sport,” Ice Auditorium


6:30 p.m.: Mike McNamee, “Paralympism, Disability and the Ethics of Elective Amputation”


Noon: German language table, Dillin

7 p.m.: Bob Moore, “Impact Entrepreneurism,” Ice Auditorium


7:30 p.m.: Northwest Horn Orchestra, Ice Auditorium


3 p.m.: Japanese language table, 304 Walker

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


Today: Make A Difference Day

Today and tomorrow: Men’s and women’s golf at NWC Fall Classic

Noon: Women’s soccer at Whitman

1 p.m.: Football at Lewis & Clark

2:30 p.m.: Men’s soccer at Puget Sound

7 p.m.: Volleyball at Pacific Lutheran


Noon: Women’s soccer at Whitworth

2:30 p.m.: Men’s soccer at Pacific Lutheran

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