Linfield Reports, 12/4/17

This will be the last Linfield Reports of the semester. Linfield Reports will resume with the spring semester.  

Linfield Lively Arts to host New York Polyphony 

NY PolyphonyAn acclaimed vocal group will perform at Linfield College as a part of the Linfield Lively Arts Series. 

New York Polyphony will perform on Monday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield College. New York Polyphony, founded in 2006, is one of the foremost vocal chamber ensembles active today. Featuring countertenor Geoffrey Williams, tenor Steven Caldicott Wilson, baritone Christopher Dylan Herbert and bass Craig Phillips, the four men give vibrant, modern voice to repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant to cutting-edge compositions. Both in performance and on recording, the ensemble has demonstrated a commitment to presenting contemporary compositions that explore the boundaries between ancient and modern music. 

New York Polyphony tours extensively, participating in major concert series and festivals around the world, including performances at London’s Wigmore Hall and The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and residencies at Dartmouth College and Stanford University. They have been featured on “Performance Today” for American Public Media, Public Radio International and BBC Radio 3’s “In Tune.” In December 2011, New York Polyphony made its national television debut on “The Martha Stewart Show.” 

The concert is sponsored by the Linfield Lively Arts Series, which features guest artists in concerts and in outreach activities, including master classes, open rehearsals and “Meet the Musicians” events with students and local audiences. It is presented in collaboration with Friends of Chamber Music, a Portland-area non-profit organization, dedicated to presenting the highest quality chamber ensembles in concert, and providing educational outreach to further chamber music in our community. 

Tickets are $10 at the door; however, the performance is free for K-12 students and Linfield students with current ID. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts. 

Exhibit at Linfield College museum explores Discoveries and Donations 

Senegal exhibit, Linfield Anthropology MuseumA new exhibit at the Linfield Anthropology Museum, rather than examine a specific time period or event, explores the museum itself. 

The exhibit, “Discoveries and Donations: A Retrospective of the Linfield Anthropology Museum,” opens on Tuesday, Dec. 5. A noon reception will kick off the opening.  

The exhibit is a look back at the history of the museum, examining its development and how it has changed over time. It explores the origins of the collections that form the museum, where the objects came from and the donors that generously gifted them. 

The show is prepared by Zoya Miller ’18 as part of her honors thesis.  

The show is free and open to the public. The Linfield Anthropology Museum is located on the first floor of Walker Hall on campus, and is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact lewalker@linfield.edu or visit www.linfield.edu/soan/linfield-anthropology-museum 

Winter choir concert offers seasonal songs 

Linfield College ChoirWinter is coming, and with it, a seasonal concert featuring a varied program of choir music and caroling at Linfield College.  

The Linfield Department of Music will present a winter choir concert on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield. 

The Linfield Wildcat Men’s Glee Club, Women’s Vocal Ensemble and Concert Choir will present the winter program featuring music by Edward Elgar, Arvo Pärt and other composers spanning six centuries, as well as holiday songs of the season. The audience will be invited to join the choirs and sing along for several carols. 

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

Fall chamber music recital planned  

Linfield College Music DepartmentThe upcoming fall chamber music recital at Linfield College will have a diverse array of chamber music styles and instruments, from samba to Mozart. 

The Linfield Department of Music will present their fall recital on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall of the Vivian A. Bull Music Center.   

More than 30 musicians will present a wide variety of chamber music, from percussionists performing a traditional Brazilian samba bateria to pianists performing movements from “The Dolly Suite” of Fauré. String ensembles will perform duos and trios by Mozart, Dvořák and more. 

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

Linfield to host second annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ food or funds drive  

Stuff the BusLinfield will host the annual Stuff the Bus event on Friday, Dec. 8, from 4-5 p.m., with cookie decorating, photo booth, music and more.  

In preparation for the event, your group or office is invited to pick up a box or envelope now from the Community Engagement and Service office in Riley 301.  

YCAP can provide 33 meals for just $10, so whether you want to donate non- perishable items, money or volunteer, your community neighbors will benefit. Visit yamhillcap.org/donate to donate online to YCAP and make a note of ‘Linfield STB’ at check out. 

This is a partnership with the community-wide Stuff the Bus event sponsored by YCAP and Willamette Valley Medical Center. There is also a bin to collect gently used or like-new coats and new/unwrapped toys outside the ASLC office in Riley Hall.  

For more information, contact Joni Tonn, jtonn@linfield.edu or 503-883-2636. 

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Linfield Reports 11/27/17

Using science to think about music 

Elizabeth MargulisAn upcoming lecture will explore the bridge between music, science and psychology. 

Elizabeth Margulis, a professor and director of the music cognition lab at the University of Arkansas, will present “Using Science to Think About Music” on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 8 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center at Linfield College. 

Margulis’ lecture will connect multiple disciplines and departments at Linfield, particularly music, psychology, theatre and communication arts and education. 

Margulis’ book, “On Repeat: How Music Plays the Mind,” won the Wallace Berry Award from the Society for Music Theory and the Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award from the American Society for Composer, Authors, and Publishers. Her newest book, “The Psychology of Music: A Very Short Introduction,” will be published in the near future by the Oxford University Press. In 2016 she was recognized as a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences. Her current cross-cultural work on narrative perceptions of music is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. 

The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Anna Song at 503-883-2406 or asong@linfield.edu 

Linfield College presents a musical theatre cabaret 

Piano at Linfield College“Come to the cabaret,” the musical theatre standard beckons. Linfield College takes up this call as it holds an evening cabaret performance of musical theatre scenes. 

The Linfield Department of Music will present its cabaret on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall of the Vivian A. Bull Music Center.  

Linfield College students will perform solo and ensemble pieces from Broadway musicals including “Rent,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “[title of show],” “Legally Blonde,” “Ragtime,” “The Light in the Piazza” and more. The event is the culmination of a fall class led by Hannah Penn, adjunct professor of music.  

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

Winter choir concert offers seasonal songs 

Linfield College ChoirWinter is coming, and with it, a seasonal concert featuring a varied program of choir music and caroling at Linfield College.  

The Linfield Department of Music will present a winter choir concert on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield. 

The Linfield Wildcat Men’s Glee Club, Women’s Vocal Ensemble and Concert Choir will present the winter program featuring music by Edward Elgar, Arvo Pärt and other composers spanning six centuries, as well as holiday songs of the season. The audience will be invited to join the choirs and sing along for several carols. 

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

Fall chamber music recital planned  

Linfield College Music DepartmentThe upcoming fall chamber music recital at Linfield College will have a diverse array of chamber music styles and instruments, from samba to Mozart. 

The Linfield Department of Music will present their fall recital on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall of the Vivian A. Bull Music Center.   

More than 30 musicians will present a wide variety of chamber music, from percussionists performing a traditional Brazilian samba bateria to pianists performing movements from “The Dolly Suite” of Fauré. String ensembles will perform duos and trios by Mozart, Dvořák and more. 

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

Linfield to host second annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ food or funds drive  

Stuff the BusLinfield will host the annual Stuff the Bus event on Friday, Dec. 8, from 4-5 p.m., with cookie decorating, photo booth, music and more.  

In preparation for the event, your group or office is invited to pick up a box or envelope now from the Community Engagement and Service office in Riley 301.  

YCAP can provide 33 meals for just $10, so whether you want to donate non- perishable items, money or volunteer, your community neighbors will benefit. Visit yamhillcap.org/donate to donate online to YCAP and make a note of ‘Linfield STB’ at check out. 

This is a partnership with the community-wide Stuff the Bus event sponsored by YCAP and Willamette Valley Medical Center. There is also a bin to collect gently used or like-new coats and new/unwrapped toys outside the ASLC office in Riley Hall.  

For more information, contact Joni Tonn, jtonn@linfield.edu or 503-883-2636. 

Community News 

José Araguz, assistant professor of English, had an excerpt from his creative nonfiction memoir, “A Personal History of Want,” named the winner of Blue Earth Review’s Summer Flash CNF contest and published in their latest issue. 

Greg Jones, professor and director of wine education, was extensively quoted in the Eugene Register-Guard about this year’s grape harvest.

William A. Mackie, professor of physics, has won the Lynwood W. Swanson Scientific Research Award from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.

Events calendars  

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Linfield Reports 11/20/17

Using science to think about music 

Elizabeth MargulisAn upcoming lecture will explore the bridge between music, science and psychology. 

Elizabeth Margulis, a professor and director of the music cognition lab at the University of Arkansas, will present “Using Science to Think About Music” on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 8 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center at Linfield College. 

Margulis’ lecture will connect multiple disciplines and departments at Linfield, particularly music, psychology, theatre and communication arts and education. 

Margulis’ book, “On Repeat: How Music Plays the Mind,” won the Wallace Berry Award from the Society for Music Theory and the Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award from the American Society for Composer, Authors, and Publishers. Her newest book, “The Psychology of Music: A Very Short Introduction,” will be published in the near future by the Oxford University Press. In 2016 she was recognized as a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences. Her current cross-cultural work on narrative perceptions of music is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. 

The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Anna Song at 503-883-2406 or asong@linfield.edu 

Winter choir concert offers seasonal songs 

Linfield College ChoirWinter is coming, and with it, a seasonal concert featuring a varied program of choir music and caroling at Linfield College.  

The Linfield Department of Music will present a winter choir concert on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield. 

The Linfield Wildcat Men’s Glee Club, Women’s Vocal Ensemble and Concert Choir will present the winter program featuring music by Edward Elgar, Arvo Pärt and other composers spanning six centuries, as well as holiday songs of the season. The audience will be invited to join the choirs and sing along for several carols. 

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

Fall chamber music recital planned  

Linfield College Music DepartmentThe upcoming fall chamber music recital at Linfield College will have a diverse array of chamber music styles and instruments, from samba to Mozart. 

The Linfield Department of Music will present their fall recital on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall of the Vivian A. Bull Music Center.   

More than 30 musicians will present a wide variety of chamber music, from percussionists performing a traditional Brazilian samba bateria to pianists performing movements from “The Dolly Suite” of Fauré. String ensembles will perform duos and trios by Mozart, Dvořák and more. 

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

Linfield to host second annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ food or funds drive  

Stuff the BusLinfield will host the annual Stuff the Bus event on Friday, Dec. 8, from 4-5 p.m., with cookie decorating, photo booth, music and more.  

In preparation for the event, your group or office is invited to pick up a box or envelope now from the Community Engagement and Service office in Riley 301.  

YCAP can provide 33 meals for just $10, so whether you want to donate non- perishable items, money or volunteer, your community neighbors will benefit. Visit yamhillcap.org/donate to donate online to YCAP and make a note of ‘Linfield STB’ at check out. 

This is a partnership with the community-wide Stuff the Bus event sponsored by YCAP and Willamette Valley Medical Center. There is also a bin to collect gently used or like-new coats and new/unwrapped toys outside the ASLC office in Riley Hall.  

For more information, contact Joni Tonn, jtonn@linfield.edu or 503-883-2636. 

Events calendars  

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Linfield Reports 11/13/17

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Deulen to share poetry and memoir at ‘Readings at the Nick’ 

Danielle DuelenAn award-winning poet and memoirist will read from her current work at Linfield College.   

Danielle Cadena Deulen will read on Monday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m., in the Austin Reading Room of the Jereld R. Nicholson Library. 

Deulen will read from her memoir, “The Riots,” and her latest book of poetry, “Our Emotions Get Carried Away Beyond Us.” “The Riots,” which won the AWP Prize in Creative Nonfiction and the GLCA New Writers award, chronicles Deulen’s childhood and young adulthood as the eldest daughter of a Latina mother and an abusive Anglo father. In “Our Emotions Get Carried Away Beyond Us,” winner of the Barrow Street Book Contest, Deulen writes poems that are, as one reviewer dubbed them, as “superbly ambitious as they are fiercely intimate.”  

Deulen is also the author of “Lovely Asunder” and “American Libretto.” Her poems and essays have appeared in journals, including The Iowa Review, The Kenyon Review, The Utne Reader, and The Missouri Review, and several anthologies, including Best New Poets and After Montaigne: Contemporary Essayists Cover the Essays.  

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

Hanni to discuss disrupting the wine status quo 

One of the first Americans to earn the Masters of Wine credential will give an upcoming lecture about wine errors, discoveries and insights as part of the Linfield Wine Lecture Series.  

Tim Hanni, certified wine educator from the Society of Wine Educators, and a faculty member teaching online wine business curriculum at the Napa Valley Wine Academy and Washington State University, will present “Disrupting the Wine Status Quo: what do we really know about consumers, wine history and enjoying wine with food?” on Monday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in 201 Riley Campus Center at Linfield College.  

Hanni will discuss consumer perception discoveries and insights, dramatic errors in wine history and traditions, the background and future for a new set of principles for enjoying wine with food, and how to incorporate and profit from these ideologies.   

Hanni earned his Masters of Wine credential in 1990, one of the first Americans to do so. He is also a trained professional chef and has been leading research into the genetics and psychology of wine perception and preferences. He is crusading to create a deeper focus and understanding of wine consumers, revisions to sensory principles and a movement to radically change the concepts of pairing wine with food. He has lectured in more than 27 countries, teaches wine business and is a wine industry consultant.   

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Aaron Williams at 503-883-2766 or aawillia@linfield.edu.   

Linfield band concert to share music from Norway and Great Britain 

Linfield Concert BandThe Linfield College Concert Band will feature the music of northern Europe in their annual fall concert. 

The Concert Band will present “Sounds of Norway and Great Britain” on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield College. 

Under the direction of Joan Haaland Paddock, professor of music, the band will perform a variety of works by composers from these countries, including “Holmenkollen March” by Allan Johanson and “Lyric Suite” by Gerald Finzi.  

The Linfield Concert Band is comprised of 37 members who play woodwinds, brass and percussion. Performers include music majors and minors and non-majors from several states, as well as community members.  

Paddock, at Linfield since 1994, is the first woman to receive a doctorate in trumpet performance from Indiana University. Paddock received the Emmy Award from the National Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Performer’s Certificate from Indiana University. She was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to Norway, and studied at the Norwegian State Academy of Music. She is a trumpeter with Halcyon Trio Oregon, a Bach Trumpet Clinician for the Selmer Music Corporation and an “on call” trumpeter with the Oregon Symphony and Portland Opera. 

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

Wine pioneer Susan Sokol Blosser to discuss new book at Linfield  

Susan Sokol Blosser, a pioneer in Oregon’s wine industry, will discuss her new book in a conversation at Linfield College. 

Blosser, co-founder of Sokol Blosser Winery, will talk about her new book “The Vineyard Years: A Memoir with Recipes” on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room of the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield College. 

She will be joined by the second generation of the family business—Alison Sokol Blosser, now the CEO and co-president of Sokol Blosser Winery. The conversation will be led by Jeff Peterson, associate professor of sociology and director of the Linfield Center for the Northwest.  

Blosser, a wine industry pioneer, community leader, environmental advocate and author, is a contemporary Oregon icon. When women were rarely decision makers in business or agriculture, Blosser distinguished herself in both. Sokol Blosser Winery, under her presidency, became known as one of the most innovative and respected wineries in the state. She holds a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oregon Wine Board and was the first non-Californian woman inducted into the national Women for WineSense Hall of Fame.  

This reading is a part of the “Readings at the Nick” series, sponsored by the Linfield Nicholson Library. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte at 503-883-2517 or swhyte@linfield.edu. 

Paddock talk to highlight heroine who saved Norway with a lur   

Joan Haaland PaddockJoan Paddock, professor of music, will demonstrate the lur, an obscure Scandinavian trumpet, and share the story of heroine Prillar Guri in an upcoming event as part of the Linfield College Faculty Lecture Series.  

Paddock will present “The Lur of Prillar Guri” on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Fred Meyer Lounge in Riley Hall at Linfield.  

In 1612, Scottish mercenaries invaded Norway and journeyed east to join Swedish forces in the Kalmar War against the Danish-Norse kingdom, destroying all in their path. It was unclear who could stop them until a haunting sound made by a young woman with a type of wooden trumpet called a “lur” saved her people.  

Paddock will discuss the background and construction of the lur, as well as share the story of the heroine, Prillar Guri, who sounded the lur to save her people from Scottish invasion during the Kalmar War in 1612 at the Battle of Kringen. 

Paddock, at Linfield since 1994, is the first woman to receive a doctorate in trumpet performance from Indiana University. Paddock received the Emmy Award from the National Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Performer’s Certificate from Indiana University. She was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to Norway, and studied at the Norwegian State Academy of Music. She is a trumpeter with Halcyon Trio Oregon, a Bach Trumpet Clinician for the Selmer Music Corporation, a 27-year member of the trumpet section with Oregon’s Britt Festival Orchestra and an “on call” trumpeter with the Oregon Symphony and Portland Opera.   

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.  

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 through Saturday, Nov. 18, at Linfield Gallery.  

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. 

Using science to think about music 

Elizabeth MargulisAn upcoming lecture will explore the bridge between music, science and psychology. 

Elizabeth Margulis, a professor and director of the music cognition lab at the University of Arkansas, will present “Using Science to Think About Music” on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 8 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center at Linfield College. 

Margulis’ lecture will connect multiple disciplines and departments at Linfield, particularly music, psychology, theatre and communication arts and education. 

Margulis’ book, “On Repeat: How Music Plays the Mind,” won the Wallace Berry Award from the Society for Music Theory and the Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award from the American Society for Composer, Authors, and Publishers. Her newest book, “The Psychology of Music: A Very Short Introduction,” will be published in the near future by the Oxford University Press. In 2016 she was recognized as a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences. Her current cross-cultural work on narrative perceptions of music is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. 

The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Anna Song at 503-883-2406 or asong@linfield.edu 

Fall chamber music recital planned  

Linfield College Music DepartmentThe upcoming fall chamber music recital at Linfield College will have a diverse array of chamber music styles and instruments, from samba to Mozart. 

The Linfield Department of Music will present their fall recital on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall of the Vivian A. Bull Music Center.   

More than 30 musicians will present a wide variety of chamber music, from percussionists performing a traditional Brazilian samba bateria to pianists performing movements from “The Dolly Suite” of Fauré. String ensembles will perform duos and trios by Mozart, Dvořák and more. 

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

Community News 

Janet Peterson, associate professor, had an article published in the Wilderness Medicine Magazine: http://m.wms.org/magazine.asp?article=1213 

Jose Araguz, assistant professor, has placed two of his poetry collections with publishers: “Until We Are Level Again” with Mongrel Empire Press (2018), and “An Empty Pot’s Darkness” with Airlie Press (2019).  

 

Events calendars  

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Linfield Reports 10/23/17

Myanmar: An Overview 

K. Lynn '18Linfield senior Khaing Lynn ’18 will present an overview of her home country of Myanmar on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 3 p.m. in 201 Riley. Discussion will include: her family and how she decided to attend Linfield, her semester abroad in China, an introduction to the three current major cities of Myanmar and the former military regime.

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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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