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Linfield homecoming events planned

HomecomingA series of homecoming events for students and alumni are planned the week of Sept. 30 at Linfield College.

Student activities begin Monday, Sept. 30, at 5 p.m. with a student cat cab and campus meal catered by Thai Country near the Walker Hall Fountain. A field day will be held Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. on the Intramural Field. On Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m., a song and banner competition will be held on the football field. “Shot of Reality,” focusing on alcohol awareness will be on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. in the Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall. On Friday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. the annual Mr. and Miss Linfield competition will be held in the Ted Wilson Gym.

Registration for alumni activities begins Friday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. in Fred Meyer Lounge in Riley Hall. The Founders’ Society Luncheon will be held at noon in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall. Alumni are also invited to go wine tasting at the Willamette Valley Wine Center at 1:30 p.m. or relive the excitement of learning, without the exams, at two classes that afternoon.

Anne Zimmerman, class of 2000 and recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumna Award, will discuss her book, “An Extravagant Hunger: The Passionate Years of M.F.K. Fisher” and her overall fascination with the work of M.F.K. Fisher. Zimmerman will present at 3 p.m. in 222 T.J. Day Hall.

Scott Hamilton, class of 1977 and recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award, will discuss his recent expedition to restore eyesight to the people in Mustang, a “Forbidden Kingdom” in the Himalayan range and show a short film clip from his journey at 4 p.m. in 222 T.J. Day Hall. Hamilton is being honored for his outstanding career on Wall Street and extensive humanitarian activities.

“Linfield’s Finest,” a gathering for alumni, friends and faculty, will salute the alumni award winners at 5:30 p.m. at the McMinnville Grand Ballroom. In addition to Zimmerman and Hamilton, award winners include Ryan Carlson, a 1998 graduate and Alumni Service Award winner; and Bob Breshock, chair of the Parents Council Leadership Team who will be honored with the Walker Award.

Alumni events continue on Saturday, Oct. 5, with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. and campus tours at 9:30. At 10, a Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority reunion will be held in Ford Hall, a Peace Corps panel and reception will be in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall, and a Theta Chi meet and greet will be held at the Keck Campus parking lot. At 10:30, a political science reunion will be held in the Pioneer Reading Room in Pioneer Hall. Also at 10:30, a business and economics reunion will be held in T.J. Day Hall. At 11, a Costa Rica study abroad reunion and lunch will be held at Pura Vida restaurant in McMinnville.

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. the Pacific Lutheran Lutes football game at 1:30 p.m. Those in attendance are encouraged to show their pride by wearing purple. Post game class reunions will be held for classes of 1953, 1963, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1993 and 2003.

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.