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February events at Linfield College

Linfield CollegeUpcoming events at Linfield College for February 2013.

TUESDAY, JAN. 29

KIMONO EXHIBIT: An opening reception for an exhibit featuring “The Art and Tradition of Kimono” will be held Tuesday, Jan. 29, at noon at the Linfield Anthropology Museum in Walker Hall at Linfield College. The exhibit, which will run until early May, is free and open to the public. Museum hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, contact Keni Sturgeon at kenis@willametteheritage.org or ksturge@linfield.edu.

FEB. 11 THROUGH MARCH 16

SENEGALESE ARTIST: An opening reception for an interactive art exhibit by Modou Dieng will be Saturday, Feb. 16, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Linfield Fine Art Gallery at Linfield College. An artist talk will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 5 p.m., also in the gallery. Dieng is a Senegalese artist now living in Portland who uses mixed media, painting, photography and installation to focus on issues of race, social status, gender, urban history and belonging. The show, which runs Feb. 11 through March 16, is 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 the gallery at www.linfield.edu/art/gallery.

FRIDAY, FEB. 15

GUITAR QUARTET: The San Francisco Guitar Quartet will perform on Friday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield College. The quartet, hosted by the Linfield Chamber Orchestra as a guest artist performance, will share music from a rich background of traditions, including classical, world and improvisation. Tickets are $10 at the door. Linfield students are admitted free with student ID. For ticket and concert information, call 503-883-2275 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20

FACULTY LECTURES: Three Linfield College professors will discuss their individual research projects during a faculty lecture Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall at Linfield. Susan Curry Sivek, assistant professor of mass communication; Melissa Jones, assistant professor of nursing; and Yanna Weisberg, assistant professor of psychology, will each present information about their research. The lecture is free and open to the public. The Linfield College faculty lecture series offers one presentation each month by Linfield faculty. For more information, call 503-883-2409.

THURSDAY, FEB. 21

CITIZENSHIP: Roosevelt Montás, director of the Center for the Core Curriculum and associate dean at Columbia University, will present “Education for Freedom and Citizenship” at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, in 201 Riley Hall at Linfield College. The lecture is free and open to the public, and lunch will be available on a first-come first-served basis. For more information, contact Nick Buccola, assistant professor of political science, 503-883-2246, nbuccol@linfield.edu.

READING: Robert Michael Pyle, author of “The Tangled Bank,” will discuss his book during a reading Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room at the Nicholson Library at Linfield College. The reading is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Linfield English Department and Nicholson Library. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte, 503-883-2517, swhyte@linfield.edu.

FRIDAY, FEB. 22

CHOIR CONCERT: The Linfield College Concert Choir will present music from its Costa Rica tour during a concert Friday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield. The choir will spend 10 days touring Costa Rica, where they will perform for and interact with various communities along the way, sharing music, providing service and engaging in cultural exchange. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Linfield Music Department, 503-883-2275 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts.

TUESDAY, FEB. 26

DEBATE: Linfield College will host a debate about “The Politics of Freedom” on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 4:30 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall at Linfield College. The debate will feature Corey Robin, professor of political science at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center, and Mark Blitz, Fletcher Jones professor of political philosophy at Claremont McKenna College. The debate is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Nick Buccola, assistant professor of political science, 503-883-2246, nbuccol@linfield.edu.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27

CIVIL RIGHTS TALK: Mark Potok, one of the country’s leading experts on the world of extremism, will present a lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium at Linfield College. Potok is a senior fellow with the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry. He will meet with students and others during his day-long visit. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Brad Thompson, associate professor of mass communication, at 503-883-2291, bthomps@linfield.edu.

 

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