Linfield Reports, 10-28-13


Beyond the Vine exhibitAn exhibit showcasing Latinos in the Oregon wine industry is on display at the Linfield College Nicholson Library.

Linfield will host a reception for “Beyond the Vines: Latinos in the Oregon Wine Industry” on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 4 p.m. at Nicholson Library. The exhibit, which will be on display until Friday, Nov. 15, is the result of summer research by Sharon Bailey Glasco, associate professor of history; Rachael Woody, Linfield archivist; and Linfield students Julian Adoff and Lydia Heins.

The exhibit traces the variety of roles that Latino workers play in the growing, harvest and production of wine in the Willamette Valley, and also touches on the relationship between vineyard owners and their employees, according to Bailey Glasco.

“The emphasis is to not only capture the importance of Latino labor to this industry, but to also highlight a few who have gone ‘beyond the vines’ so to speak, into areas of winemaking and production that we don’t necessarily consider typical,” Bailey Glasco said.

The project represents the initial stages of an emerging research agenda on Latinos and Latinas in the Oregon wine industry specifically, and on Mexican migrant labor in the Willamette Valley/Pacific Northwest more broadly. While there is a rich historiography on Mexican migrant labor in the West, it is more focused on the migrant experience in California and Texas. The research itself will become part of the permanent collection of the Oregon Wine History Archive housed at Linfield.

The exhibit was made possible through a CERC research grant from the Linfield Center for the Northwest, as well as support from the Yamhill County Cultural Coalition. It debuted at the International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC) in July, and has been on display at Nicholson Library this semester. It will move to The Willamette Heritage Center in Salem in January.

For more information, contact Bailey Glasco, ext. 2306,,



Linfield Wildcat pumpkinLinfield students will host the annual trick-or-treat tour of campus Thursday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 7 p.m.

McMinnville-area children of all ages are invited to participate in the trick-or-treat tour of participating residence halls. Linfield students will lead the tours, which will begin in the Fred Meyer Lounge in Riley Hall. Costumes and candy bags are encouraged. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Residence Hall Executive Council.

For more information, contact Andrew Frei, area director for residential experience, ext. 5356,




Portland Trail BlazersThe Linfield community is invited to attend a rally for the Rip City Relay Friday, Nov. 1, at 8 a.m. on the front steps of Melrose Hall.

Rally participants include Linfield President Thomas Hellie; Chris McGowan, Trail Blazers and Moda Center president and CEO; William Johnson, president of Moda Health; Larry Yoder, McMinnville City Council president; the Linfield Wildcat; and Blaze the Trail Cat, the Trail Blazer mascot, as well as student representatives.

Following the short rally, Linfield representatives will walk, jog and pass the ball along a route to McMinnville High School. The Trail Blazers and Moda Health teamed up for the relay, a five-day journey that will see the ceremonial Trail Blazer game ball travel up the Oregon coast and to the Moda Center in time for the team’s home opener on Saturday, Nov. 2.

The ball will travel through stops in Coos Bay, Reedsport, Waldport, Newport, Otter Rock, Lincoln City, Grand Ronde, McMinnville, Newberg and Beaverton en route to Portland. The Trail Blazers worked with brand-activation firm CENERGY in formulating the route, and Toyota provided a 2014 4Runner sweep vehicle to accompany participants throughout the relay.

For more information, call ext. 2498,



Books are weapons in the war of ideasNicholas Hengen Fox will present “Reading and Weeping: Books in the Trenches During World War II” Friday, Nov. 1, at 12:15 p.m. in Jonasson Hall.

Between 1942 and 1947, the Federal government selected, printed and published 123 million books to distribute to American soldiers overseas. Conceived as a pleasant distraction, the books actually led to remarkable transformations; as one self-described “battle-hardened marine” put it: books could make a soldier “do such an effeminate thing as weep over a piece of fiction.” This talk surveys the program, the soldiers’ reading practices, and argues for the transformative power of fiction under the stresses of war.

Fox received his Ph.D. in literature from the University of Minnesota. He studies popular uses of literature, particularly in the context of political movements, and teaches at Portland Community College.

The event is sponsored by PLACE. For more information, contact Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, ext. 2484,



Melrose Hall on McMinnville CampusA “War and Citizenship” panel featuring Professors Eric Schuck, Tom Love, Barbara Seidman, Tom Mertes, and moderated by Pat Cottrell will be held Monday, Nov. 4, at 6:30 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall.

The panel discussion will explore the meaning of citizenship during times of war, considering questions that include: What are the duties and responsibilities of a citizen in war times? What is the difference between a citizen and a patriot? Should there be limits to what states can demand of their citizens? What is the appropriate balance between military effectiveness and democratic equality in providing armed forces for a republic?

The panel discussion is sponsored by PLACE. For more information, contact Cottrell at



Zach Gulaboff Davis '14Linfield senior Zach Gulaboff Davis will present a student composition recital Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center.

Davis, a music major, will present a performance featuring compositions that he created during the past year. He currently studies piano with Albert Kim, assistant professor of music at Linfield, and has previously studied under Jill Timmons, Chris Engbretson and Elise Yun. He studies composition with Richard Bourassa, Linfield professor of music.

Davis has performed at the Portland International Piano Festival and the Oregon Bach Festival, and won the concerto competitions of the Salem Youth Symphony and Linfield Chamber Orchestra. As a composer, Davis’ “Sonata for Viola and Piano” won the American Federation of Music Club’s competition for chamber music and another of his compositions was featured at the 2013 Oregon Bach Festival.

Davis also teaches piano privately, has been an intern instructor for piano, music theory and chamber music courses at Linfield, plays timpani drums for the Linfield concert band and was the student intern for the Willamette Valley Symphony. He will pursue a graduate degree in composition after earning his Linfield degree.

For more information, call ext. 2275.



Pioneer Hall, Linfield CollegeThree Linfield College professors will discuss research in the areas of music, nursing and psychology during “Cat Talk,” a faculty lecture, Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall.

Tanya Tompkins, professor and chair of psychology; Joan Haaland Paddock, professor of music; and Henny Breen, assistant professor of nursing, will present information about their research.

Tompkins will present “Reducing Stigma Toward the Transgender Community: An Evaluation of a Humanizing and Perspective-Taking Intervention.” Tompkins will share the results of a pilot study conducted with her students, which was designed to reduce stigma toward the transgender (TG) community. In addition, she will discuss implications of these findings for teaching and future work on changing attitudes toward the TG community. Tompkins, at Linfield since 2002, holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, as well as a master’s and Ph.D. from UCLA.

Paddock will present “TAPS, The National Song of Remembrance: A Short History of America’s Most Famous Bugle Call,” which ties to PLACE, the Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement. Paddock will speak on the history of the 24 notes that have stirred the hearts of soldiers, their families and survivors of American military conflict for more than 150 years. She will also present a live performance of the song. Paddock holds a bachelor’s, a master’s and a doctorate of music from Indiana University (Bloomington) and is the first woman to receive a doctorate in trumpet performance from the University of Indiana.

Breen will present “Using Online Collaborative Learning Theory to Assess the Collaborative Learning Process.” A growing body of evidence supports collaborative learning within many programs of study. However, there is no current accepted framework for judging what the best practice is in assessing online collaborative theory. Breen will review the findings of a qualitative study using transcript analysis to clarify the value of online collaborative learning theory as a way to assess the collaborative process. Breen, who has been at the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing in Portland since 2011, holds a master’s in education from the University of Toronto, as well as a master’s in science and Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii.

The lecture is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs. For more information, call ext. 2409.



Shaun Gallagher, Powell lectureShaun Gallagher, the Lillian and Morrie Moss Professor of Excellence in Philosophy at the University of Memphis, will present two upcoming lectures on Nov. 7 and 8. The talks are part of the annual Walter Powell-Linfield College Philosophy Lectures at Linfield.

Gallagher will present “Exploring Inner Space in Outer Space” on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Jonasson Hall. He will discuss the results of a neurophenomological study in which a research team used simulation to replicate experiences of astronauts during space travel. Many astronauts described deeply aesthetic, spiritual or religious experiences of awe and wonder. He will also discuss how using an approach that incorporated neuroscience, hermeneutics, phenomenology, psychology, heart rate and phenomenological interviews allowed him to replicate the specific experiences in a significant number of subjects.

Gallagher will present “Making Enactivism Even More Embodied” on Friday, Nov. 8, at 3:30 p.m. in Jonasson Hall. He will focus on the notion of embodied affect, a conception of low-level affects that engage the world intentionally and modulate perception, action and cognition more generally. Gallagher will show that this bodily affect results in a kind of perceptual interest that significantly contributes to our perceptual contact with the world.

Gallagher’s areas of research include phenomenology and the cognitive sciences, especially topics related to embodiment, self, agency and intersubjectivity, hermeneutics and the philosophy of time. He is an honorary professor of philosophy at both the University of Copenhagen and Durham University. He has a secondary research appointment at the University of Hertfordshire. He has also held visiting positions at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge; the Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen; the Centre de Recherche en Epistémologie Appliquée, Paris; the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Lyon; and Humboldt University in Berlin.

The Walter Powell-Linfield College Annual Philosophy Lectureship is in recognition of a generous gift from Michael Powell in honor of his father. Walter Powell founded Powell’s Bookstore in Portland, the largest private bookstore in the United States with over one million volumes.

For more information, contact Kaarina Beam at ext. 2216 or



Linfield TheatreLinfield theatre students will explore the timeless struggle of soldiers and war when they present Ajax in Iraq, a play inspired by interviews with Iraq war veterans and their families. The production will run Nov. 7-9 and 14-16 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. in the Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall.

Past and present collide in Ellen McLaughlin’s mash-up of Sophocles’ classic tragedy Ajax with the modern day war in Iraq. The play follows the parallel narratives of Ajax, an ancient Greek military hero, and A.J., a modern female soldier, both undone by the betrayal of a commanding officer. Athena, goddess of war presides over the whole play, which explores the struggles soldiers face in trying to make sense of war.

McLaughlin’s plays have earned national and international accolades. Her plays include Days and Nights Within, A Narrow Bed, Iphigenia and Other Daughters and The Trojan Women. She has taught playwriting at Barnard College since 1995.

The 17-member cast of Ajax in Iraq consists of Linfield students and faculty, in addition to several students working on design elements of the show. Junior Daniel Bradley will play Ajax and junior Alley Halley will play A.J. The role of Athena will be played by three women – visiting French Fulbright teaching assistant Amandine Gravier, freshman Amanda Kern and senior Kristie Castanera.

Two post-show discussions will be held after the performances to discuss prevalent issues raised in the play. On Thursday, Nov. 7, a post-show discussion, “Women and the Military: Serving in Uniform or Supporting at Home,” will look at the challenges that women soldiers as well as spouses of soldiers face. The second post-show discussion will be on Friday, Nov. 15, and is titled “Veterans: Serving Those Who’ve Served Us.” This discussion will examine the challenges faced by soldiers returning to civilian life and how those at home can prepare and help that transition. Both post-show discussions are free and open to the public. Attendance at the performance, while recommended, is not required.

Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, Oct. 29. Tickets are $9 for full price; $7 for seniors and Linfield faculty and staff; and $5 for students (any age, any school); with a $2 discount on all tickets on opening night. Seating is reserved. Tickets are available at, by phone or at the Marshall Theatre Box Office. Located in the lobby of Ford Hall, the box office is open Tuesday through Friday from 3 to 5 p.m., and until 7:30 p.m. on performance days. The box office will also be open Nov. 9 and 16 from 3 to 7:30 p.m. and from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10. The box office is closed Mondays. Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.,

For more information, call ext. 2292. The Marshall Theatre is fully accessible.



Within the last year Jeremy Weisz, assistant professor of biology, has secured two grants. Last spring, he received a grant of $5,572 from the PADI Foundation to pursue research exploring how sponges are bioindicators of estuarine nitrogen pollution. This fall, the Oregon Sea Grant program, a NOAA program run by Oregon State University, awarded a grant of $42,078 to support research that will enhance razor clam management through using molecular probes for pathogen detection.




Noon: French table, Dillin


Noon: American sign language table, Dillin

4 p.m.: “Beyond the Vines: Latinos in the Oregon Wine Industry” reception, Nicholson


Noon: German language table, Dillin

6:30 p.m.: Women’s basketball vs. Lane Community College


11:50 a.m.: Voices, SOAN table, Dillin

Noon: Japanese language table, Dillin

4 p.m.: Trick-or-treat tours, Fred Meyer Lounge


8 a.m.: Rip City Relay rally, Melrose steps

Noon: Spanish conversation table, Dillin

12:15 p.m.: Nicholas Hengen Fox, “Reading and Weeping: Books in the Trenches During World War II,” Jonasson

5 p.m.: Swimming at NWC relay meet

7 p.m.: Volleyball vs. George Fox

7 p.m.: Men’s basketball at Western Oregon


10 a.m.: Cross country at NWC championships

11 a.m.: Women’s soccer at George Fox

11 a.m.: Swimming at NWC relay meet

1:30 p.m.: Men’s soccer at Whitman

1:30 p.m.: Football at Willamette

7 p.m.: Volleyball at Pacific


11 a.m.: Women’s soccer at Puget Sound

1:30 p.m.: Men’s soccer at Whitworth