Sperling Named Individual Artist Fellow by Oregon Arts Commission 

Reinkemeyer and SperlingThe Oregon Arts Commission has announced its 2019 Individual Artist Fellowships, and Abigail Sperling, instructor of flute at Linfield College, has been named as a Fellow. 

Sperling will use the $3,000 award to commission a new piece for flute and piano from composer Andrea Reinkemeyer, assistant professor of music composition and theory at Linfield.   Continue reading

José Angel Araguz is Oregon Book Awards finalist

Jose AraguzJosé Angel Araguz, assistant professor of English at Linfield College, is a 2019 Oregon Book Awards finalist for a collection of his poetry, “Until We Are Level Again.”  

The Oregon Book Awards and Fellowships honor the state’s finest accomplishments by writers who work in poetry, fiction, drama, literary nonfiction and literature for young readers. Winners will be announced Monday, April 22.  Continue reading

Linfield online bachelor’s degree in top 100 nationally

Online educationLinfield College was ranked in the top 100 of national online bachelor’s degree programs, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report list released Tuesday. Linfield has the highest-ranked online bachelor’s degree program among private liberal arts colleges in Oregon.   Continue reading

Pinning ceremony welcomes nurses to the profession

Pinning Fall 2018More than 80 students were honored with a traditional pinning ceremony after completing requirements for a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree from the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing Dec. 15.  

Of the 88 graduates, 55 are preparing to become registered nurses (RNs) and 33 are working nurses who completed the online RN to BSN program.  Continue reading

E. L. Wiegand Foundation boosts research at Linfield College 

Linfield scienceState-of-the-art laboratory equipment will soon be installed at Linfield College, thanks to a grant from the E. L. Wiegand Foundation of Reno, Nevada.

The grant of $53,500 will fund equipment needed for year-round research in molecular genetics by three Linfield faculty in collaboration with undergraduates. The purchase will include a new fluorescence microscope system, microcentrifuge, thermocycler and incubator.   Continue reading

Fall Dance Showcase at Linfield College

Fall Dance ConcertBlending together ballet and jazz, Linfield students will perform “The Jazz Nutcracker: Clara’s Dream” for the Fall Dance Showcase on Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1 in Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall. Showtime for both performances is 7 p.m. 

The dancers will perform the classic “Nutcracker” story in the styles of ballet and jazz with Tchaikovsky’s original score arranged by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Under the direction of Eve Brindis, adjunct professor of dance, “Clara’s Dream” infuses tradition with modern jazz, themes and bright colors. The array of ballet and jazz choreography draws influence from George Balanchine’s “Nutcracker.”   Continue reading

Second-longest streak in college football comes to an end

Second longest streak in football comes to an endFlorida State’s 41-year streak of winning seasons comes to an end, but a much longer streak continues 

With Florida State’s loss Saturday to rival Florida, the Seminoles end one of the most impressive streaks in all of college sports. Before this season’s 5-7 finish, the ’Noles had recorded 41 straight winning seasons – including 36 consecutive trips to bowl games.  

Almost 3,000 miles to the west in McMinnville, Oregon, there is a school that has an even more impressive run going, however. Linfield College hasn’t had a losing football season since Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the White House.  

Linfield, which has fewer than 2,000 students and plays at the NCAA Division III level, finished 7-2 this year to record its 63rd consecutive winning season. The Linfield Wildcats competed in the NCAA playoffs nine out of the last 10 years and have claimed four national championships in their history. Longtime Linfield coach and athletic director Ad Rutschman was inducted in 1998 into the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia.  

“The Streak,” as it is known at Linfield, began in 1956. That year, the Wildcats finished 6-1-2, winning their last six games in a row. Outside the football stadium on game days still today, “Streak Street” is a pedestrian walkway for fans and a celebration of 63 years of continued excellence.  

Harvard, Notre Dame and Central College (Iowa) remain tied for second on the all-time consecutive seasons list, with 42 apiece. None of those streaks are current, however. Second on the active seasons list is University of Mount Union, in Alliance, Ohio. Mount Union last had a losing season in 1979.