Linfield Reports 10/16/17

Casey Jones ’07 presents ‘A Nurse’s Journey into Global Health Education’

Casey Jones poses with his team in UgandaLinfield College will celebrate international nursing with a presentation by Casey Jones ’07 on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at noon in 110 Peterson Hall on the Portland Campus. The talk will be livestreamed via facebook.com/linfieldnursing. 

Jones, a graduate of the School of Nursing, will talk about his work overseas as both a Peace Corps volunteer in Uganda and as a Fellow of Global Health Clinical Education through Massachusetts General Hospital.  

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Linfield Reports 10/9/17

Runciman, Wrigley to read work at “Readings at the Nick”

Lex Runciman, professor of EnglishTwo award-winning poets will read from their works as part of an ongoing series of readings at Linfield College.  

Lex Runciman and Robert Wrigley will read on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room of the Jereld R. Nicholson Library. This reading is part of the “Readings at the Nick” series at Linfield.  

Runciman, the first in his family to graduate from college, has published four college textbooks, two anthologies and six collections of poems, including “The Admirations,” which won the Oregon Book Award. His book of new and selected poems, “Salt Moon: Poems 1981-2016,” was published in 2017. His work has appeared in such magazines and journals as Ploughshares, Southern Review, Northwest Review and The Gettysburg Review.  

Wrigley, the first male for generations to escape work in a coal mine, was also the first in his family to graduate from college. Wrigley earned his master’s degree from the University of Montana, where he studied alongside Runciman. His collections of poetry include “Anatomy of Melancholy & Other Poems,” winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award; “Beautiful Country; Earthly Meditations: New and Selected Poems;” “Lives of the Animals,” winner of the Poets Prize; “Reign of Snakes,” winner of the Kingsley Tufts Award; and “In the Bank of Beautiful Sins,” winner of the San Francisco Poetry Center Book Award and finalist for the Lenore Marshall Award from the Academy of American Poets.  

The reading is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Linfield Nicholson Library and the Linfield English Department. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte at 503-883-2517, swhyte@linfield.edu.  

Environmental film festival at Linfield examines climate change and more

Four films in four evenings, but all have one shared theme – the struggle to save the environment.  

Four evenings of environmental films followed by panel discussions with a variety of professors and community members will be held Oct 11-14 at 7 p.m. in the Pioneer Hall Reading Room at Linfield College.  

“Awake” will be shown Wednesday, Oct. 11. This film captures the story of Native-led defiance that forever changed how we fight for clean water, our environment and the future of our planet. 

“Sustainable” will be shown Thursday, Oct. 12. This film is an investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face – soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use – to the community of leaders determined to fix it. “Sustainable” is a film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations. 

“Before the Flood” will be shown Friday, Oct. 13. This film follows the story of a United Nations Messenger of Peace, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, as he travels to five continents and the Arctic in order to see climate change firsthand. On his journey he meets with political leaders and scientists and discovers a campaign created to downplay the urgency of the current climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news. 

“A Simpler Way” will be shown Saturday, Oct. 14. This film takes viewers to Gippsland, Australia, where residents have fully embraced the notion of a simpler existence. Part of a 12-month experiment known as “The Simpler Way Project,” the inhabitants of this community all share a commitment to social change and environmental preservation. 

The festival is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Linfield College Sustainability Council, the Department of Environmental Studies and the Linfield College Office of Sustainability. For more information, contact Duncan Reid at 503-883-2738 or sustainability@linfield.edu. 

Constitution Day event features Cheryl Harris and Jonathan Rauch

Linfield College entryCheryl Harris, award-winning civil rights educator and author, and Jonathan Rauch, a leading commentator on American politics from the Brookings Institute and The Atlantic, will discuss equality and speech on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 4:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall.  

Harris, the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Chair in civil rights and civil liberties at the University of California, Los Angeles’ law school, is one of the world’s leading scholars in the field of critical race studies. She is the author of the seminal essay, “Whiteness as Property,” and she is an award winning civil rights educator. Rauch, from the Brooking Institution and The Atlantichas established himself as a leading commentator on American politics, public policy and culture. His books on gay marriage and free speech are widely recognized as important contributions to debates in those areas.  

Both Harris and Rauch will speak independently in order to familiarize the audience with some of their views about the central questions in debate over equality and speech. They will then engage in conversation with each other before the floor is opened to comments and questions from the audience. At the conclusion of the event, there will be opportunities to continue the conversation at a reception in Jonasson Hall.  

This event is free, open to the public and co-sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights, and Justice, the Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement, the John Templeton Foundation, the Elliot Alexander Fund for Political Science and the Office of Academic Affairs. For more information, contact Nicholas Buccola at 503-883-2246 or nbuccol@linfield.edu. 

Lecture to feature Shibusawa Eiichi and the industrialization of Japan

John Sagers | Linfield CollegeFrom growing up in a farmhouse in present-day Fukaya, to opening one of the initial joint stock companies in Japan, Shibusawa Eiichi rose to power as one of the greatest players in the Japanese industrialization. 

John Sagers, professor of history and the history department chair at Linfield College, will discuss Eiichi’s rise to power and prominence during a faculty lecture, “From Farmer to Financial Giant: Shibusawa Eiichi’s Blend of Confucianism and Capitalism in the Industrialization of Japan,” on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Fred Meyer Lounge in Riley Hall at Linfield. 

Eiichi (1840-1931) was one of the most important financiers and industrialists in Japan’s modern economic transformation. During his career as the head of the Dai-Ichi Bank, Eiichi helped to finance and launch modern enterprises in a variety of industries. In his speeches, however, Eiichi exhorted business leaders to follow the ethical principles contained in “The Analects of Confucius.” This lecture explores why Ei’ichi would continue to promote Confucian ideas while working to dismantle the samurai-dominated feudal social hierarchy that Japanese Confucian elites had long supported. 

Sagers’ teaching at Linfield focuses on Japan, China and East Asia. He received his bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California at Berkeley, a master’s degree in Pacific international affairs from the University of California, San Diego and a Ph.D. in East Asian History from the University of Washington. 

The lecture is free and open to the public. It will also be livestreamed at facebook.com/linfieldlive. The Linfield College faculty lecture series offers one presentation each month. For more information, call 503-883-2409. 

Artist Antonio Martorell presents ‘Rain/Lluvia’ at the Linfield Gallery

art by Antonio MartorellThe work of visiting artist Antonio Martorell of Puerto Rico, “Rain/Lluvia,” will be exhibited Oct. 18-Nov. 18 at Linfield Gallery.  

There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 5-7 p.m., in the Gallery and an artist talk on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall.  

For Linfield Gallery, Martorell has created a new suite of works that respond to the landscape of Oregon, not as experienced by the artist, but as related to him from people who live here. “When the opportunity came my way to bring an exhibition to Oregon, a place that I had never visited before, I candidly asked: ‘¿Qué pasa en Oregon?’ (What happens in Oregon?) I received an equally candid answer: ‘It rains every day.’” 

That short summation of Oregon life sparked an instant image for the artist: the umbrella. Using the image of the umbrella as a jumping off point, Martorell has created a new body of work that includes large-scale works on paper and a site-specific installation. “I never imagined that a singular object could generate so many metaphors, become so meaningful in unsuspected ways.” 

The largest work in the exhibition is the “Umbrella Wall.” On it, foundational texts from Puerto Rico, the United States and the world survive being washed out through the presence of friends and relatives who uphold them. The work invites audiences to reflect on what it means to be a “citizen” in a new digital landscape. 

All exhibits are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 503-883-2804 or visit Linfield Gallery at http://www.linfield.edu/art/gallery-now.html. 

Family Weekend set for Oct. 20-22 

Family Weekend 2015Linfield will host Family Weekend Oct. 20-22. Saturday events include a number of sports competitions and the following sessions: 

  • Coffee with the President and the Deans, 10 a.m., Jonasson Hall 
  • Career Development presentation, 11 a.m., Jonasson Hall 
  • Study abroad presentation, 11 a.m., 201 Riley Hall 

For more information, go to linfield.edu/parents/events/2017-family-weekend.html 

Linfield choral concert to celebrate fall

Linfield College choirJoin the autumn celebration of choral music as Linfield College student vocalists perform a wide selection of choral music.  

The Fall Choral Concert will be held Sunday, Oct. 22, at 4 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield. Under the direction of Anna Song, the Fall Choral Concert will feature Linfield’s Concert Choir, the Women’s Vocal Ensemble and the Wildcat Men’s Glee Club. 

The singers will perform a wide selection of choral music, including pieces by composers Mozart, Brahms, Palestrina, Britten, Schumann and Stephen Foster, as well as folk songs and music for Halloween. 

Anna Song, assistant professor of music and choral director, received her bachelor’s in composition from UCLA and her master’s in conducting from the School of Music and the Institution of Sacred Music at Yale University. She completed her doctoral studies in music education from Teachers College, Columbia University. 

The concert is sponsored by the Linfield Music Department and is free and open to the public. For more information, visit linfield.edu/arts or call 503-883-2275. 

Author to discuss foraging and wild foods during “Readings at the Nick”

Langdon CookHunting and foraging, says author Langdon Cook, are the key to eating well in today’s modern food landscape.  

Cook, a Seattle-based writer, instructor and lecturer, will discuss wild foods, the outdoors and his books about both on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room of the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield College. This reading is part of the ongoing “Readings at the Nick” series at Linfield.  

Cook’s books include “Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table,” “The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America,” winner of the 2014 Pacific Northwest Book Award, and “Fat of the Land: Adventures of a 21st Century Forager.” Cook has been nominated for a James Beard Award and a Pushcart Prize. He has been profiled in Bon Appétit, The Wall Street Journal magazine, Whole Living and Salon.com. His writing also appears in numerous magazines, newspapers and online journals, including Terrain, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Eating Well, Outside, The Stranger and Seattle Magazine, where he’s a regular columnist.  

The reading is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Linfield Nicholson Library and the Linfield English Department. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte at 503-883-2517, swhyte@linfield.edu. 

Island Breeze brings music and hula dancing to Linfield

Ihilani Kamaka ’15A night of Hawaiian music and hula dancing at Linfield College will transport listeners out of rainy Oregon. 

Linfield will present “Island Breeze,” featuring Linfield alumni as well as award-winning musicians, on Friday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield. 

Musicians include Chris Kamaka (bass and vocals), Del Beazley (guitar and vocals), Herb Ohta, Jr. (ukulele), Christopher Kamaka ’12 (guitar and vocals), Ihilani Kamaka ’15 (hula) and Kaohu McCabe (cajon and guitar). 

Chris Kamaka is a member of Ho’Okena, the multi-Na Hok uHanohano (the Hawaiian equivalent to the Grammy) award-winning group. He is also a third-generation luthier at Kamaka Hawaii, a ukulele manufacturer priding itself on making instruments of only the highest quality for a century.  

Beazley and Ohta, Jr. are also multi-Na Hoku Hanohano award winners.  

This will be a ticketed show. Tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis to Linfield students, faculty and staff on Wednesday, Oct. 11. Any additional tickets will be available for $10 on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at www.linfieldtickets.com. For more information, contact Dan Fergueson at 503-883-2435 or dfergue@linfield.edu. 

Linfield hosts Mac Monster Mania 

Fall at Linfield CollegeLinfield students and the McMinnville community are partnering to provide a happy and healthy Halloween with a family-friendly event that will be a graveyard smash. 

Linfield students have teamed up with McMinnville community members to host the second annual Mac Monster Mania on Sunday, Oct. 29, from 1-3 p.m. at Linfield’s Riley Campus Center. 

The event promotes healthy living and includes a two-mile fun run, booths, games, crafts and a community costume contest.  

The event is free and open to the public and it is sponsored by the SNACK (Student Nutrition and Activity Clinic for Kids) Program, McMinnville Parks and Recreation and Linfield College. For more information, visit snackprogram.org or contact Katie Sours, SNACK program coordinator, at 503-434-8278 or coordinator@snackprogram.org 

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Linfield Reports 10/2/17

Linfield offers ‘Best Bang for the Buck’ in Oregon and Washington  

Linfield College students walkingFor the second year in a row, Linfield College was ranked as the top liberal arts college in Oregon and Washington on Washington Monthly’s “Best Bang for the Buck” list.  

The Washington, D.C.-based publication rates schools based on their contribution to the public good: recruiting and graduating low-income students; producing cutting-edge scholarship; and encouraging students to do public service. The lists ranks schools that help non-wealthy students attain “marketable degrees at affordable prices.”  

Washington Monthly also recognized Linfield as one of the top liberal arts colleges nationally, ranking it 81st out of 240 liberal arts colleges overall.  

“It’s an important part of Linfield’s identity, and a core part of our mission, to help students from all socio-economic backgrounds improve their lives and contribute to the greater good,” said Scott Bernard Nelson, Linfield’s communications director. “We’re happy to be recognized for that.”  

Earlier this year, researchers from Cal-Berkeley, Stanford, Brown and the U.S. Treasury Department found that Linfield outpaced virtually all private colleges in the Pacific Northwest at admitting students from disadvantaged families and helping them move up the economic ladder.  

A 2015 study from The Economist magazine also ranked Linfield 27th nationally out of 1,275 colleges and universities when it comes to the economic value of its degree  

Career Development hosts annual Grad School Week, Oct. 26 

Linfield College, Pioneer HallIt’s Grad School Week! On campus this week will be a number of resources and programs to help students connect with graduate programs, prepare for successful graduate applications and learn more about graduate school options and related career path possibilities. A number of information tables and events will be held to make these resources accessible to students, including graduate exam prep workshops, the annual Grad School Expo, a Lunch On Us with SOAN alumni and the Taylor Series “Are You Thinking About Grad School” event. 

For more information about Grad School Week, visit linfield.edu/career/gsiw.  

Genetics talk by Andrew Black on Oct. 4 

Andrew BlackAndrew Black, visiting assistant professor of biology at Linfield College, will discuss teleost behavior, genetics and genomics on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 4 p.m. in 100 Graf Hall at Linfield. This lecture is part of the Science Colloquium Series and is sponsored by the Linfield physics department. For more information, contact Jennifer Heath at 503-883-2267 or at jheath@linfield.edu 

 

Constitution Day event features Cheryl Harris and Jonathan Rauch 

Linfield CampusCheryl Harris, award-winning civil rights educator and author, and Jonathan Rauch, a leading commentator on American politics from the Brookings Institute and The Atlantic, will discuss equality and speech on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 4:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall.  

Harris, the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Chair in civil rights and civil liberties at the University of California, Los Angeles’ law school, is one of the world’s leading scholars in the field of critical race studies. She is the author of the seminal essay, “Whiteness as Property,” and she is an award winning civil rights educator. Rauch, from the Brooking Institution and The Atlantic, has established himself as a leading commentator on American politics, public policy and culture. His books on gay marriage and free speech are widely recognized as important contributions to debates in those areas.  

Both Harris and Rauch will speak independently in order to familiarize the audience with some of their views about the central questions in debate over equality and speech. They will then engage in conversation with each other before the floor is opened to comments and questions from the audience. At the conclusion of the event, there will be opportunities to continue the conversation at a reception in Jonasson Hall.  

This event is free, open to the public and co-sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights, and Justice, the Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement, the John Templeton Foundation, the Elliot Alexander Fund for Political Science and the Office of Academic Affairs. For more information, contact Nicholas Buccola at 503-883-2246 or nbuccol@linfield.edu.  

Gallery hosts Present Tense sculpture installation by faculty member 

Linfield College entryLinfield Gallery is featuring “Present Tense,” an installation of newly created work by Scott Ross, assistant professor of sculpture. The installation is on display through Saturday, Oct. 7.  

“Present Tense” creates an environmental experience that addresses themes of compression, pressure and the duality of the familiar and unfamiliar. Using typical building materials, the venue is transformed into a distorted space in which audiences are invited to contemplate both their own physical presence, as well as the movement of light through cracks in the ceiling.  

All exhibits are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 503-883-2804 or visit Linfield Gallery at http://www.linfield.edu/art/gallery-now.html  

Poets read from latest work at the Nick  

Lex Runciman, professor of EnglishAcclaimed poets Lex Runciman and Robert Wrigley will read from their works on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room of the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield College. 

This reading is part of the “Readings at the Nick” series. 

Runciman, Linfield professor emeritus of English, has published four college textbooks, two anthologies and six collections of poems, including “The Admirations,” which won the Oregon Book Award. His new and selected poems, “Salt Moon: Poems 1981-2016,” was published in 2017. His work has appeared in such magazines and journals as Ploughshares, Southern Review, Northwest Review and The Gettysburg Review, as well as in a number of anthologies, including “From Here We Speak,” the poetry volume of the Oregon Literature Series from Oregon State University Press.  

Wrigley, the first male in his family to escape work in a coal mine, was also the first to graduate from college. Wrigley also earned his master’s degree from the University of Montana. His collections of poetry include “Anatomy of Melancholy & Other Poems,” winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award; “Beautiful Country; Earthly Meditations: New and Selected Poems”; “Lives of the Animals,” winner of the Poets Prize; “Reign of Snakes,” winner of the Kingsley Tufts Award; and “In the Bank of Beautiful Sins,” winner of the San Francisco Poetry Center Book Award and finalist for the Lenore Marshall Award from the Academy of American Poets.  

The reading is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Linfield Nicholson Library and the Linfield English Department. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte at 503-883-2517, swhyte@linfield.edu.  

Community news 

  • Randy Grant, the Dave Hansen Chair in Economics, is now a member of the board of directors of the Oregon Road Runners Club (ORRC).   
  • Joe Wilkins’s memoir, The Mountain and the Fathers, has been bought by Editions Gallmeister of France for translation and publication. Editions Gallmeister will also be publishing Wilkins’s forthcoming novel, Fall Back Down When I Die.  
  • José Angel Araguzassistant professor of English/creative writing, will be one of the poetry editors of Right Hand Pointing, an online literary journal. 

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Linfield Reports 9/25/17

‘One Mind, Three Cultures’

Linfield senior Lizette BecerraLinfield Senior Lizette Becerra, will discuss her semester in Ecuador. Her talk will cover her struggle as a first-generation Latina student; biculturalism as a Mexican-American in Ecuador; and reflections on Quito. The talk will be on Monday, September 25, at 3 p.m. in Riley 201.

Linfield to celebrate Homecoming 2017

Linfield Homecoming 2015Linfield College will be bustling with activities, students and alumni as the college celebrates its annual Homecoming Sept. 25-Oct. 1.

Student activities kick off with the annual Linfield Charm competition (previously known as Mr. and Mrs. Linfield) on Monday, Sept. 25, at 8 p.m. in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium in the Health, Human Performance and Athletics building. On Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m. the annual drag show will be held in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium, hosted by Poison Waters. On Wednesday, Sept. 27, at noon, students can have lunch with alumni and get professional advice at a career alumni luncheon in Jonasson Hall in the lower level of Melrose Hall. On Thursday, Sept. 28, students can enjoy a night of the video game Rock Band and free food at the “Battle of the (Rock) Band!” in Fred Meyer Lounge in Riley Hall. On Friday, Sept. 29, a performance by the Flow Arts Club will be held on the Intramural Field.

Alumni events will begin with the Founders’ Society Luncheon on Friday, Sept. 29, at noon in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall. At 1:30 p.m., alumni can sample local wine during a tasting at Youngberg Hill Winery.

Seth Prickett, class of 2005 and recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award, will speak at 3 p.m. in 219 T.J. Day Hall. He will discuss his experience juggling four careers: realtor, bar owner, political consultant and nonprofit founder, and how they all have one common goal—giving back.

Jeff Baguley, class of 2000, will speak on behalf of his late wife, Brittany (Hartzell) Baguley, class of 2000, the recipient of the Distinguished Alumna Award. Baguley’s talk will be held at 4 p.m. in 222 T.J. Day Hall, where he will discuss Brittany’s work fighting crime and injustice from inside a laboratory and her many accomplishments in the fields of analytical chemistry and forensic science.

“Linfield’s Finest,” a gathering for alumni, friends and faculty, will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the McMinnville Grand Ballroom to honor the alumni award winners. In addition to Prickett and Baguley, other award winners include Eric and Robin (Burmeister) Nichols, class of 1981 and 1982, Alumni Service Award recipients; and Debbie Day, Walker Service Award holder.

Later that evening, the brothers of Delta Psi Delta will host a dinner at the Michelbook Country Club at 7:15 p.m.

Alumni events continue on Saturday, Sept. 30 with campus tours at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. At 10 a.m., a Sigma Kappa Phi Sorority reunion will be held in Ford Hall and a “Nifty Fifties” brunch for alumni from the 1950s will be held in the Northwest Room in Dillin Hall.

At 10:30 a.m. there will be a “Linfield Through the Years” panel in Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall, featuring four long-time faculty members reflecting on their time at Linfield. The panel will include Brenda DeVore Marshall, professor of theatre and communication arts; Tom Love, professor of anthropology, member of the environmental studies faculty and coordinator of Latin American studies; Barbara Seidman, professor and chair of the Department of English; and Peter Richardson, professor of German. President Thomas Hellie will serve as the panel moderator.

A mass communication department reunion will be held at 10:30 a.m. in Renshaw Hall, as will an economics and business reunion in T.J. Day Hall.

An all-alumni barbecue begins at 11:30 a.m. in the parking area of the Vivian A. Bull Music Center, followed by the Linfield Wildcats vs. Whitworth University football game at 1:30 p.m. Post-game class reunions will be held for the classes of 1957, 1967, 1987, 1997 and 2007. At 7:30 p.m., alumni can enjoy acoustic music from Jeremy Moll, class of 2012, in Ice Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

Registration for alumni activities is on Friday, Sept. 30, at 11 a.m. and Saturday, Sept. 30, at 9 a.m. in Fred Meyer Lounge. For more information on alumni events, contact Debbie Harmon Ferry, director of alumni and parent relations, at 503-883-2607 or dharmon@linfield.edu. For more information on student activities contact Dan Fergueson, director of college activities, at 503-883-2435 or dfergue@linfield.edu.

Third annual Parker Archie Moore Memorial Run/Walk set

Parker Archie Moore Memorial Run/WalkThe 3rd annual Parker Archie Moore Memorial Run/Walk will take place during Homecoming weekend, Sunday, Oct. 1, at 9 a.m. at Maxwell Field. Linfield students and staff receive a 35 percent discount by entering LinfieldStrong35 on the registration page. For more information, to register or to make a gift, visit RunSignUp–Parker Archie Moore Memorial Run/Walk.

Registration includes a tech T-shirt (order up if between sizes) and an entry in a raffle drawing. All proceeds support the Parker Archie Moore Scholarship. Visit the event page on Facebook at Parker Archie Moore Memorial Run/Walk. For more information, contact 503-883-2496 or kberger@linfield.edu.

Gallery hosts ‘Present Tense’ sculpture installation by faculty member

Linfield College entryLinfield Gallery is featuring “Present Tense,” an installation of newly created work by Scott Ross, assistant professor of sculpture. The installation is on display through Saturday, Oct. 7.

“Present Tense” creates an environmental experience that addresses themes of compression, pressure and the duality of the familiar and unfamiliar. Using typical building materials, the venue is transformed into a distorted space in which audiences are invited to contemplate both their own physical presence, as well as the movement of light through cracks in the ceiling.

All exhibits are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 503-883-2804 or visit Linfield Gallery at http://www.linfield.edu/art/gallery-now.html

Poets read from latest work at the Nick

Lex Runciman, professor of EnglishAcclaimed poets Lex Runciman and Robert Wrigley will read from their works on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room of the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield College.

This reading is part of the “Readings at the Nick” series.

Runciman, Linfield professor emeritus of English, has published four college textbooks, two anthologies and six collections of poems, including “The Admirations,” which won the Oregon Book Award. His new and selected poems, “Salt Moon: Poems 1981-2016,” was published in 2017. His work has appeared in such magazines and journals as Ploughshares, Southern Review, Northwest Review and The Gettysburg Review, as well as in a number of anthologies, including “From Here We Speak,” the poetry volume of the Oregon Literature Series from Oregon State University Press. Runciman taught at Linfield for 25 years, retiring last year. He was the first in his family to graduate from college, and earned his master’s degree from the University of Montana, where he studied with Madeline DeFrees and Richard Hugo.

Wrigley, the first male in his family to escape work in a coal mine, was also the first to graduate from college. Wrigley also earned his master’s degree from the University of Montana. His collections of poetry include “Anatomy of Melancholy & Other Poems,” winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award; “Beautiful Country; Earthly Meditations: New and Selected Poems”; “Lives of the Animals,” winner of the Poets Prize; “Reign of Snakes,” winner of the Kingsley Tufts Award; and “In the Bank of Beautiful Sins,” winner of the San Francisco Poetry Center Book Award and finalist for the Lenore Marshall Award from the Academy of American Poets. His latest collection is entitled “Box.” Wrigley recently retired from directing the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Idaho, and he lives with his wife, the writer Kim Barnes, in the woods of Idaho.

The reading is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Linfield Nicholson Library and the Linfield English Department. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte at 503-883-2517, swhyte@linfield.edu.

Community news

Michelle Nelson, professor of business, talks about connecting advertising students and professors with agencies and marketers in Advertising Age.

Michael Hunstberger, associate professor of mass communication, has been invited to speak at the 2017 Jim Joyce Symposium of Political Communication, “The Politics of Public Media,” sponsored by the University of Nevada-Reno on October 26.

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Linfield Reports, 9/18/17

Linfield College No. 1 in Pacific Northwest for ethnic diversity

For the second year in a row, Linfield College is tied for the No. 1 spot among Pacific Northwest liberal arts colleges for “Best Ethnic Diversity,” according to the 2018 U.S. News and World Report list.

The magazine uses a formula to create a diversity index based on the proportion of students of color to the overall mix of the student population. Nationally, Linfield is 34th among liberal arts schools on the list.

“Linfield is far more diverse than people give us credit for,” said Scott Bernard Nelson, director of communications. “We are proud of the diversity on our campuses, and happy to be recognized for it.”

Linfield has seen significant growth among students of color in the past few years. The fall 2017 incoming class is more than one-third American students of color, as is the overall student body.

“Reaching this point did not happen overnight,” says Gerardo Ochoa, Linfield’s assistant dean of diversity and community partnerships. “Over the years, many faculty, students and staff have dedicated tremendous effort to be a more diverse and inclusive campus.  While we have made great strides, we know we have much more work to do, but we’re up to it; it’s a commitment we make to our students.”

The U.S. News and World Report list was released as part of the overall “Best Colleges” ranking, where Linfield was once again ranked in the top tier of national liberal arts colleges. Linfield jumped 11 spots, to #117, its highest rating since 2010.

“Is Truth Dead?” topic of faculty lecture

Kaarina Beam, philosophy professorKaarina Beam, assistant professor of philosophy at Linfield College, will present “Is Truth Dead?: Fact You!” on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Fred Meyer Lounge in Riley Hall at Linfield.

The talk explores the nature of truth, truth-seeking education and the philosophy underlying an educational search for truth in a pluralistic world. Daily reports of hostile confrontation, fake news, alternative facts, ad hominem attacks and increasing tribalism are distressing. But those divisions also indicate something good about our democratic system.

Public discourse is increasingly polarizing and unproductive. Is there a common ground upon which we can build discourse and seek a common public good? To what can we appeal for common ground? Do we appeal to truth or power? Philosophers have traditionally sought truth to legitimate power and parsed education as a search for truth. But, as Alasdair MacIntyre asked, Whose truth? Which rationality?

The lecture is free and open to the public. The Linfield College faculty lecture series offers one presentation each month. For more information, call 503-883-2409.

Constitution Day event to spotlight student speakers

Linfield College, Pioneer HallIn honor of Constitution Day, Linfield College will host an event on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 11:45 a.m. in 201 Riley Hall.

The event will feature several nominated students who have been charged with the following question: “How ought we, as members of the Linfield community, live together?” Each student will deliver a five-minute response to this question. Lunch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the event. Speeches will begin promptly at noon.

The event is free, open to the public and co-sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights, and Justice, the Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement, the John Templeton Foundation, the Elliot Alexander Fund for Political Science and the Office of Academic Affairs. For more information, contact Nicholas Buccola at 503-883-2246 or nbuccol@linfield.edu.

An evening of short plays opens Linfield’s 98th theatre season

Linfield College will open its 98th theatre season with “An Evening of Short Plays” by Lauren Gunderson Sept. 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall.

“Damsel and Distress Go to a Party,” “Or Not,” “Two Chairs” and “Two Pigeons Talk Politics” are written by America’s most produced living playwright, Lauren Gunderson. The plays are directed by Douglas Soderberg ’79,  adjunct professor of theatre.

All tickets are $5, with a special price of $3 for students on opening night, and seating is reserved. Tickets are available at www.linfield.edu/arts and in the Marshall Theatre Box Office. Located in Ford Hall, the box office is open Monday through Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. For more information, call 503-883-2292.

Faculty recital to feature new assistant professor of music

Johnandrew SlominskiJohnandrew Slominski, assistant professor of music at Linfield College and internationally acclaimed pianist and recording artist, will present “The Voice of the Piano” on Friday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield.

The recital will feature pieces from Chopin, Franck, Gershwin and others. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts.

Visiting saxophonist and pianist to present recital

Idit ShnerSaxophonist Idit Shner and pianist Eun-Hye Grace Choi will present a recital of new works on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 4 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center at Linfield College.

Shner commissioned several new works for her tour throughout the Midwest and Oregon. One of these, “Saturation,” was composed by Andrea Reinkemeyer, assistant professor of music composition and theory.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts.

 

Homecoming Week, Sept.25-Oct. 1

Linfield Homecoming 2015A series of homecoming events for students and alumni are planned for the week of Sept. 25-Oct. 1 at Linfield College.

Student activities begin with the annual Linfield Charm competition (previously known as Mr. and Mrs. Linfield) on Monday, Sept. 25, at 8 p.m. in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium in the health, human performance and athletics building. On Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m. the annual drag show will be held in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium, hosted by Poison Waters. On Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 12 p.m. there will be a career alumni event for students to attend in Jonasson Hall in Melrose Hall. On Thursday, Sept. 28, enjoy a night of the video game Rock Band and free food at the “Battle of the (Rock) Band!” event in Fred Meyer Lounge in Riley Hall. On Friday, Sept. 29, the Flow Arts Club will perform on the IM Field.

Registration for alumni activities begins Friday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. in Fred Meyer Lounge. The Founders’ Society Luncheon will be held at noon in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall. At 1:30 p.m., alumni can sample local wine during a wine tasting at Youngberg Hill Winery.

  • Seth Prickett, class of 2005 and recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award, will present at 3 p.m. in 219 T.J. Day Hall. He will discuss his experience juggling four careers: a realtor, bar owner, political consultant and nonprofit founder, and how they all come together with one common goal: giving back.
  • Jeff Baguley, class of 2000, will present on behalf of Brittany (Hartzell) Baguley, the recipient of the Distinguished Alumna Award, who tragically passed away in July 2016. He will give a talk at 4 p.m. in 222 T.J. Day Hall, discussing his wife’s work and her many accomplishments in the fields of analytical chemistry and forensic science.
  • “Linfield’s Finest,” a gathering for alumni, friends and faculty, will present the alumni award winners at 5:30 p.m. at the McMinnville Grand Ballroom. In addition to Prickett and Baguley, other award winners include Eric and Robin (Burmeister) Nichols, class of 1981 and 1982, Alumni Service Award recipients, and Debbie Day, recipient of the Walker Service Award.
  • That evening, the brothers of Delta Psi Delta will be hosting a dinner at the Michelbook Country Club at 7:15 p.m.

Alumni events continue on Saturday, Sept. 30, with registration at 9 a.m. and campus tours at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. At 10 a.m., a Sigma Kappa Phi Sorority reunion will be held in Ford Hall and a “Nifty Fifties” brunch for alumni from the 1950s will be held in the Northwest Room in Dillin Hall. At 10:30 a.m. there will be a “Linfield Through the Years” faculty panel in Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall. A mass communication department reunion will also take place at 10:30 a.m. in Renshaw Hall, as will an economics and business reunion in T.J. Day Hall.

An all-alumni barbecue begins at 11:30 a.m. in the parking area of the Vivian A. Bull Music Center, followed by the Linfield Wildcats vs. Whitworth University football game at 1:30 p.m. Post-game class reunions will be held for the classes of 1957, 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997 and 2007. At 7:30 p.m. enjoy acoustic music from Jeremy Moll, class of 2012, in Ice Auditorium.

For more information on alumni events, contact Debbie Harmon Ferry, director of alumni and parent relations, at 503-883-2607 or dharmon@linfield.edu. For more information on student activities contact Dan Fergueson, director of college activities, at 503-883-2435 or dfergue@linfield.edu.

Third annual Parker Archie Moore Memorial Run/Walk set

Parker Archie Moore Memorial Run/WalkThe 3rd annual Parker Archie Moore Memorial Run/Walk will take place during Homecoming weekend, Sunday, Oct. 1, at 9 a.m. at Maxwell Field. Linfield students and staff receive a 35 percent discount by entering LinfieldStrong35 on the registration page. For more information, to register or to make a gift, visit RunSignUp–Parker Archie Moore Memorial Run/Walk.

Registration includes a tech T-shirt (order up if between sizes) and an entry in a raffle drawing. All proceeds support the Parker Archie Moore Scholarship. Visit the event page on Facebook at Parker Archie Moore Memorial Run/Walk. For more information, contact 503-883-2496 or kberger@linfield.edu.

“Present Tense” sculpture installation by faculty member

Linfield College entryLinfield Gallery is featuring “Present Tense,” an installation of newly created work by Scott Ross, assistant professor of sculpture. The installation is on display through Saturday, Oct. 7.

In a startling denial of the gallery’s typically soaring architecture, “Present Tense” creates an environmental experience that addresses themes of compression, pressure and the duality of the familiar and unfamiliar. Using typical building materials, the venue is transformed into a distorted space in which audiences are invited to contemplate both their own physical presence, as well as the movement of light through cracks in the ceiling.

All exhibits are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 503-883-2804 or the visit Linfield Gallery at http://www.linfield.edu/art/gallery-now.html.

Community news

Greg Jonesdirector of wine education and professor of environmental studies, speculated if this summer’s wildfires would affect the taste of Oregon wine in the Oregonian  

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Linfield Reports, 9/11/17

State of the College

President Hellie at the 2017 State of the CollegePresident Thomas Hellie gave his annual State of the College address on Sept. 11, in which he outlined his goals for the year.

He said, “To remain strong, we must be flexible…we must be creative and smart.”

The 2017-18 goals are: to increase campaign gifts and commitments, to improve enrollment, to begin and fulfill Linfield’s institutional self-survey for reaccreditation, to create multiple opportunities for civil debates on campus and to complete a successful presidential transition.

Regarding civil debates on campus, Hellie said, “Reason, fact-based debate and civil disagreement should be the hallmarks of our college discourse.”

“I pledge to do my utmost on behalf of Linfield as we contemplate an even brighter future for Linfield,” he concluded.

Linfield Annual Report available online

Pioneer HallThe Linfield College Annual Report, detailing highlights of the college in 2016-17, is online and arriving in mailboxes. The report, “Access to Excellence,” includes a message from President Thomas L. Hellie, financial facts and details about the past year.

 

López Frías to discuss ethics, technology and sports

Javier López FríasJavier López Frías, a professor at Penn State University, will present “Ethical Challenges Raised by the Technologization of Professional Sports” on Monday, Sept. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in 222 T.J. Day Hall at Linfield College.

In this lecture, López Frías will discuss Nicholas Agar’s notion of radical enhancement to explore ethical issues in the debate on the use of technology to enhance athletic performance. He will focus on two concepts that are critical to such a debate, namely “normalcy” and “intrinsic value.” By subjecting Agar’s understanding of both concepts to critical analysis, he will provide a normative framework to morally adjudicate technology use in sport.

López Frías is an assistant professor in the department of kinesiology and a research associate at the Rock Ethics Institute and the bioethics program at the Pennsylvania State University. He holds a doctoral degree in philosophy from the University of Valencia, where he also completed a master’s program in ethics and democracy. He researches sports ethics and human enhancement but is also interested in political philosophy, normative ethics and applied ethics. Frías has published numerous papers in international journals, as well as book chapters, book reviews and books.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 503-883-2398.

Career Development to host an accounting career fair

Linfield College entryCareer Development is hosting an accounting career fair where students can meet and make professional connections with partners, managers, recruiters and Linfield alumni from accounting firms that wish to hire Linfield students post-graduation. The fair will be in the Fred Meyer Lounge on Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 2:30–4 p.m.

For more information, email career@linfield.edu.

“Is Truth Dead?” topic of faculty lecture

Kaarina Beam, philosophy professorKaarina Beam, assistant professor of philosophy at Linfield College, will present “Is Truth Dead?: Fact You!” on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Fred Meyer Lounge in Riley Hall at Linfield.

The talk explores the nature of truth, truth-seeking education and the philosophy underlying an educational search for truth in a pluralistic world. Daily reports of hostile confrontation, fake news, alternative facts, ad hominem attacks and increasing tribalism are distressing. But those divisions also indicate something good about our democratic system.

Public discourse is increasingly polarizing and unproductive. Is there a common ground upon which we can build discourse and seek a common public good? To what can we appeal for common ground? Do we appeal to truth or power? Philosophers have traditionally sought truth to legitimate power and parsed education as a search for truth. But, as Alasdair MacIntyre asked, Whose truth? Which rationality?

Beam, at Linfield since 1999, received her undergraduate degree from Bellarmine College and her master’s and doctorate from Purdue University.

The lecture is free and open to the public. The Linfield College faculty lecture series offers one presentation each month. For more information, call 503-883-2409.

An evening of short plays opens Linfield’s 98th theatre season

Marshall TheatreLinfield College will open its 98th theatre season with “An Evening of Short Plays” by Lauren Gunderson, Sept. 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall.

“Damsel and Distress Go to a Party,” “Or Not,” “Two Chairs” and “Two Pigeons Talk Politics” are written by America’s most produced living playwright, Lauren Gunderson. The plays are directed by adjunct professor of theatre Douglas Soderberg ’79.

All tickets are $5, with a special price of $3 for students on opening night, and seating is reserved. Tickets are available at www.linfield.edu/arts starting Sept. 11 and in the Marshall Theatre Box Office beginning Sept. 18. Located in Ford Hall, the box office is open Monday through Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. On performance days, the box office is open until 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 503-883-2292.

Faculty recital to feature new assistant professor of music

Johnandrew SlominskiJohnandrew Slominski, assistant professor of music at Linfield College and internationally acclaimed pianist and recording artist, will present “The Voice of the Piano” on Friday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield.

The recital will feature pieces from Chopin, Franck, Gershwin, and others. Slominski enjoys a distinguished reputation as a performer and educator. Slominski has been hailed as “a remarkable, brilliant and gifted pianist” (Chautauquan Daily) and recognized for his communicative performances. His 2016 San Francisco concert debut, presented by the New Piano Collective, earned praise from of the San Francisco Examiner. Slominski seamlessly navigates the landscape of a varied and thriving career as a soloist, chamber musician, music theorist, author, educator and speaker.

Slominski has held teaching positions at the Eastman School of Music, the Sunderman Conservatory at Gettysburg College and Virginia Commonwealth University.  He has also served as a joint faculty member at the Eastman School of Music in both piano and music theory. Slominski is the founding director of Classical Music on the Spot (an institute for improvisation at the Eastman School of Music), a co-founder of the San Francisco International Piano Festival and a founding faculty member of the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival at the University of South Florida. Slominski is a New Piano Collective artist.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.linfield.edu/arts.

Visiting saxophonist and pianist to present recital

Idit ShnerSaxophonist Idit Shner and pianist Eun-Hye Grace Choi will present a recital of new works on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall at Linfield College.

Shner commissioned several new works for her tour throughout the Midwest and Oregon. One of these new works, “Saturation,” was composed by Andrea Reinkemeyer, assistant professor of music composition and theory at Linfield.

An active performer of both jazz and classical music, Shner has played in various distinguished venues in the United States and abroad. Her third CD, “Le Merle Noir” was released on Origin Classics in August 2013. She is the associate professor of saxophone and jazz studies at the University of Oregon and was recently awarded the 2016 University of Oregon Faculty Excellence Award.

Choi began playing the piano at the age of six and has worked with many renowned artists. Choi has won several competitions and performed extensively as a collaborative pianist throughout the United States and abroad. She holds a degree in composition from Yonsei University in Korea, a master’s degree in collaborative piano from Florida State University and a doctorate’s degree from the University of Minnesota.

Reinkemeyer is a freelance composer, with recent commissions from the Lacroute Arts Series at Linfield, The Wild Swan Theater and many others. Before becoming a professor at Linfield, she served on the faculties of Mahidol University International College, Thailand, and Bowling Green State University, Ohio. She studied composition at the University of Michigan and the University of Oregon.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts.

Third annual Parker Archie Moore Memorial Run/Walk set

Parker Archie Moore Memorial Run/WalkThe 3rd annual Parker Archie Moore Memorial Run/Walk will take place during Homecoming weekend, Sunday, Oct. 1, at 9 a.m. at Maxwell Field. Linfield students and staff receive a 35 percent discount by entering LinfieldStrong35 on the registration page. For more information, to register or to make a gift, visit RunSignUp–Parker Archie Moore Memorial Run/Walk.

Registration includes a tech T-shirt (order up if between sizes) and an entry in a raffle drawing. All proceeds support the Parker Archie Moore Scholarship. Visit the event page on Facebook at Parker Archie Moore Memorial Run/Walk. For more information, contact 503-883-2496 or kberger@linfield.edu.

Community news

Wendy Sagers, English language and culture program coordinator, contributed a teaching tip, “Simultaneous Presentations to Small Groups,” to the Oregon Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Spring Newsletter. The newsletter is available at https://ortesol.wildapricot.org/Publications

Jacob Creviston, assistant professor of nursing, has been working with the Oregon Action Coalition and the Oregon Center for Nursing, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to prepare nurses for board service. He has recorded a six-part podcast series on nursing leadership and board roles.

Greg Jones, director of wine education and professor of environmental studies, had his September “Weather and Climate Summary and Forecast” for the Northwest wine industry quoted by the blog Great Northwest Wine.

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Linfield Reports, 9/5/17

Linfield welcomed community for eclipse viewing

Linfield College Oak GroveLinfield College went dark Monday, Aug. 21, at 10:15:56.5 a.m. during the solar eclipse, and more than 2,000 people were on campus to watch. 

The college, located in the “path of totality,” hosted a free community event on Linfield’s McMinnville Campus to celebrate the eclipse. The gathering was held in the Oak Grove near historic Pioneer Hall, and guests were invited to bring camping chairs or blankets. 

Linfield College distributed free commemorative eclipse viewing glasses. Prior to the eclipse, Michael Crosser, professor of physics and chair of the physics department, presented an eclipse talk at 8:30 a.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall. Crosser and Christopher  Gaiser, professor of biology, emceed the event in the Oak Grove and answered questions. They are the hosts of the podcast “crisscrossing Science.” 

Linfield Gallery hosts two new exhibitions

Linfield College is pleased to present exhibitions of newly created work by Scott Ross and Lucas Coffin. 

In the Linfield Gallery, Ross has created a site-specific installation, Present Tense, that addresses themes of compression, pressure, and the duality of familiar/unfamiliar.  Present Tense will be on view through Oct. 7.  

Coffin’s work, The Winnower, is an experimental media piece exploring the power of relationships between materials, people and communication. The Winnower will be on view in the Nils Lou Gallery through Sept. 9. 

Ross, assistant professor of sculpture at Linfield, is building a dynamic sculpture area at Linfield College with course offerings in metal fabrication, large scale/public sculpture, casting and a digital fabrication/3D print lab.   

Coffin is a multi-media artist from the St. Louis Missouri Metropolitan area. He received his master’s in visual arts from the University of California San Diego. He has shown his work nationally and he is currently employed by the Visual Art Department at UCSD as the Instructional Media Specialist. There, he aids students and faculty through production and post-production audiovisual technologies in gallery exhibitions, classrooms and individual art practices. 

All exhibits are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 503-883-2804 or visit Linfield Gallery . 

 “Bird Nerd” Noah Stryker to speak on campus

Noah Stryker, author“Bird nerd” and Oregonian Noah Stryker, author of The Thing with Feathers, will speak about his new book, Birding without Borders, on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. in Nicholson Library at Linfield College. Stryker will talk about his experience as the first person to see more than half the planet’s bird population in a single, yearlong, round-the-world trip in 2015.  

His presentation is co-hosted by the McMinnville Public Library, Third Street Books and Nicholson Library. For more information, call 503-472-7786 or e-mail info@thirdstreetbooks.com.                      

Common ground focus of faculty lecture

Kaarina Beam, assistant professor of philosophy at Linfield College, will present “Is Truth Dead?: Fact You!” on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Fred Meyer Lounge in Riley Hall at Linfield.  

The talk explores the nature of truth, truth-seeking education and the philosophy underlying an educational search for truth in a pluralistic world. Daily reports of hostile confrontation, fake news, alternative facts, ad hominem attacks and increasing tribalism are distressing. But those divisions also indicate something good about our democratic system.  

Public discourse is increasingly polarizing and unproductive. Is there a common ground upon which we can build discourse and seek a common public good? To what can we appeal for common ground? Do we appeal to truth or power? Philosophers have traditionally sought truth to legitimate power and parsed education as a search for truth. But, as Alasdair MacIntyre asked, Whose truth? Which rationality?  

Beam, at Linfield since 1999, received her undergraduate degree from Bellarmine College and her master’s and doctorate from Purdue University.  

The lecture is free and open to the public. The Linfield College faculty lecture series offers one presentation each month. For more information, call 503-883-2409.                 

Community news

Joe Wilkins, associate professor of English, has new fiction appearing in The Georgia Review and new poetry in Willow SpringsBig Sky Journal and About Place. His work is also featured on The Sun magazine’s new digital archive 

Andrea Reinkemeyer, assistant professor of music composition and theory, will be on tour performing her piece “Saturation” for soprano saxophone and piano. Reinkemeyer will be touring Indiana and Michigan in the beginning of September, but will bring the piece to Linfield College on Sept. 24 in Delkin Recital Hall.  

Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt, professor of English, will be leading a sold-out Delve seminar on “War, Memory, Imperialism: The Works of Viet Thanh Ngueyen.”  

Michael Huntsberger, associate professor of mass communication, traveled to Orangeburg, N.Y., to visit the site of the former Camp Shanks army installation on the Hudson River. The local paper, Our Town, covered the visit.  

Tanya Tompkins, professor of psychology, disagrees with House Bill 3355, which would allow Oregon psychologists to prescribe medications. She outlined why in an editorial in the Oregonian as well as on Think Out Loud on Oregon Public Broadcasting.  

Chris Keaveney, professor of Japanese, read from his poetry as part of the Salem Poetry project July 13 

Jackie Webb, associate professor of nursing, was profiled for Minority Nurse, as was Keondra Rustan, visiting assistant professor of nursing.

Michael Crosser, professor of physics and chair of the physics department, was on hand for KOIN 6 to interview about the solar eclipse this August.

Events calendars

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