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 

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.  

Jones’ fellowship includes a dual appointment as an assistant lecturer in nursing at Muni University in Arua, West Nile Uganda and as a clinical nurse specialist at Arua Regional Referral Hospital, where he works on the medical wards and on the palliative care service.  

His projects have included helping to develop a nursing skills lab at Muni University and bringing palliative care courses to the West Nile region through collaboration with Hospice African Uganda and the Palliative Care Association of Uganda.   

For more information, call 503-413-7561.  

Faculty 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 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 

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 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 pieces.  

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. 

Song, associate 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 or call 503-883-2275. 

Linfield hosts Hispanic Heritage Celebración 

Hispanic Heritage CelebracíonLinfield College will celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture during its Hispanic Heritage Celebración. The event will be held Sunday, Oct. 22, from 12:30–3:30 p.m. at the Rutschman Field House on campus.  

The celebration, held on the last day of Linfield’s Family Weekend, will feature live music performances by Edna Vazquez and Melao de Cuba, activities such as piñatas, face painting and bouncy castles, as well as a variety of Hispanic and Latinx food.  

The event will extol Hispanic heritage and culture and support Linfield’s Hispanic and Latinx students and their families. Recently, Linfield was lauded by U.S. News & World Report for being the most diverse liberal arts college in the Pacific Northwest.  

The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Spanish Club, Mecha, LCLA, ASLC, Diversity Grants, Global Languages and Cultural Studies, Student Affairs, and Multicultural Programs and Services. For more information, contact Esperance Ibuka at 503-883-2574 or 

Langdon Cook 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 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, 

Graphic designer to speak on storytelling  

Graphic designer Ellen LuptonA nationally recognized graphic artist says that design tells stories that can touch the public in emotionally fulfilling ways. 

Ellen Lupton, a Baltimore-based graphic designer, curator, educator and writer of numerous books on the design process, will speak this month at Linfield College. The title of her illustrated talk is “Design is Storytelling.” The talk will be held Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield 

“Designers can employ ideas about narrative, behavior, perception and humor to amaze, delight and orient the eye and mind,” Lupton says. “Designers in today’s cross-disciplinary, multimedia world create objects, images and brands that activate all the senses.”  

Lupton is senior curator of contemporary design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. Recent exhibitions include “Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial” (with Andreas Lipps), “How Posters Work” and “Beautiful Users.” 

Lupton also serves as director of the graphic design M.F.A. program at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) in Baltimore. She received the AIGA Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in 2007. 

Among the many books on design she has written are “Thinking with Type,” “Graphic Design Thinking,” “Graphic Design: The New Basics,” “How Posters Work” and “Type on Screen: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Developers, and Students.” Her most recent book, “Design Is Storytelling,” is being published this fall by Cooper Hewitt. 

The event is free and open to the public. The talk is sponsored by Linfield art and mass communication departments and is supported by the Office of Academic Affairs and Nicholson Library. For more information, contact Brad Thompson at or Brian Winkenweder at 

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 are available on a first come, first serve basis to Linfield students, faculty and staff. Any additional tickets will be available for $10 on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at For more information, contact Dan Fergueson at 503-883-2435 or 

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 or contact Katie Sours, SNACK program coordinator, at 503-434-8278 or 

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