Linfield Reports 10/23/17

Myanmar: An Overview 

K. Lynn '18Linfield senior Khaing Lynn ’18 will present an overview of her home country of Myanmar on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 3 p.m. in 201 Riley. Discussion will include: her family and how she decided to attend Linfield, her semester abroad in China, an introduction to the three current major cities of Myanmar and the former military regime.

This talk is free and open to the community. The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the International Programs Office. For more information, call 503-883-2434 or email ipo@linfield.edu. 

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.  

An artist talk will be held 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 http://www.linfield.edu/art/gallery-now.html. 

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 Salon.com. 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, swhyte@linfield.edu. 

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 bthomps@linfield.edu or Brian Winkenweder at bwinken@linfield.edu. 

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.  

Tickets are $10 and available at www.linfieldtickets.com. For more information, contact Dan Fergueson at 503-883-2435 or dfergue@linfield.edu. 

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 snackprogram.org or contact Katie Sours, SNACK program coordinator, at 503-434-8278 or coordinator@snackprogram.org 

Suzanne Simard will present JCDE lecture on forest ecology 

Suzanne SimardA visiting forest ecologist will discuss the language of trees in an upcoming lecture at Linfield College, in honor of the legacy of the late Professor Jane Clair Dirks-Edmunds. 

Suzanne Simard, a professor in the forest and conservation sciences department at the University of British Columbia, will discuss her research on northwest forest ecology on Monday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield College. 

Simard discovered that individual forest trees are enmeshed in a broader network of physical connections and material exchanges, mediated by fungal hyphae in the soil. This can be viewed as an analogy to the digital ecosystem created by individual citizens and their network connections to other individuals and entities, which ties into the 2017-2018 Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement (PLACE) theme, the “Digital Citizen.”  

Simard’s research focus is on the below-ground fungal networks that connect trees and facilitate underground inter-tree communication and interaction. Her findings have established that these forest networks mimic human neural and social networks. She works primarily in forests, but also grasslands, wetlands, tundra and alpine ecosystems. 

The Jane Claire Dirks-Edmunds series honors Dirks-Edmunds, a professor of biology at Linfield from 1941 to 1974. The series brings speakers to campus to address critical environmental concerns and biological issues and to support student-faculty collaborative research. Dirks-Edmunds recognized the importance of ecological issues and humanity’s impact on nature long before environmental issues became part of the public agenda.  

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Chad Tillberg at 503-883-2221 or ctillbe@linfield.edu 

Providing Culturally Competent Care for Transgender Clients 

Linfield College nursingOn Monday, Nov. 6th, from 4–6 p.m, the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing will hold a panel on “Providing Culturally Competent Care for Transgender Clients” in 110 Peterson. Two experts will be coming from OHSU to talk about transgender and gender non-conforming clients. Then, a panel of transgender clients will tell their stories about experiences with health care.  

This presentation is open to members of the Linfield community. For more information, contact Paul Smith, assistant professor of nursing, at psmith@linfield.edu 

Linfield Theatre presents ‘Ada and the Engine’ 

Steam-powered math, music and romance are at the heart of the upcoming Linfield College Theatre production, “Ada and the Engine.”  

The production features the full-length play by Lauren Gunderson, “America’s most popular playwright,” as Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, the Ronni Lacroute Chair in Shakespeare Studies at Linfield College, has dubbed her in The New Yorker. This year, Linfield Theatre’s 98th season, features the plays of Gunderson.   

“Ada and the Engine” runs Nov. 2-4 and Nov. 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall at Linfield, with a matinee on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. It is directed by Janet Gupton, associate professor of theatre arts.   

“Ada and the Engine” explores the life of Ada Lovelace (daughter of flamboyant Victorian-era poet Lord Byron and Lady Annabella Byron) as the British Industrial Revolution dawns. Spurned and abandoned by her husband, the embittered Lady Annabella insists her daughter stay away from the impassioned, perilous life of a poet, and encourages Ada to study the sciences. When Ada meets the noted mathematician, inventor and mechanical engineer Charles Babbage, her “intellectual vibrancy” and “leaps of mental acuity” create an instant attraction between the two. However, because of their age difference, Lady Annabella has other plans for her daughter to marry a proper husband. Despite her mother’s concerns, Ada and Babbage begin a 20-year friendship, where their work on the analytical machine paved the way for the first computer and computer programming.   

In addition to the play, there will be a short question and answer discussion with the entire production team following the opening night performance.   

This production is presented by the Linfield Theatre Program and is a Linfield PLACE event (Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement). This year’s PLACE theme is the “Digital Citizen.” It is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. 

Tickets are $9 for full price; $7 for seniors (62+), $7 for Linfield faculty and staff (two tickets per ID); and $5 for students (age 10+, any school, one ticket per ID); with a $2 discount on all tickets on opening night. Seating is reserved. Tickets are available online at www.linfield.edu/arts and tickets will be available at the Marshall Theatre Box Office beginning Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 3 p.m. Located in Ford Hall, the box office is open Tuesday through Friday, 3-5 p.m., and until performance time on performance days. The box office will also be open Nov. 4 and 11, 3-7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, Nov. 5, noon-2 p.m. The box office is closed Mondays. For more information, call 503-883-2292. The Marshall Theatre is fully accessible.   

For more information, call 503-883-2292.  

Deulen to share poetry and memoir at “Readings at the Nick” 

 Danielle DuelenAn award-winning poet and memoirist will read from her current work at Linfield College.   

Danielle Cadena Deulen will read on Monday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m., in the Austin Reading Room of the Jereld R. Nicholson Library. 

Deulen will read from her memoir, “The Riots,” and her latest book of poetry, “Our Emotions Get Carried Away Beyond Us.” “The Riots,” which won the AWP Prize in Creative Nonfiction and the GLCA New Writers award, chronicles Deulen’s childhood and young adulthood as the eldest daughter of a Latina mother and an abusive Anglo father. In “Our Emotions Get Carried Away Beyond Us,” winner of the Barrow Street Book Contest, Deulen writes poems that are, as one reviewer dubbed them, as “superbly ambitious as they are fiercely intimate.”  

Deulen is also the author of “Lovely Asunder” and “American Libretto.” Her poems and essays have appeared in journals, including The Iowa Review, The Kenyon Review, The Utne Reader, and The Missouri Review, and several anthologies, including Best New Poets and After Montaigne: Contemporary Essayists Cover the Essays.  

This reading is a part of the “Readings at the Nick” series. The lecture 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, swhyte@linfield.edu 

Hanni to discuss disrupting the wine status quo 

One of the first Americans to earn the Masters of Wine credential will give an upcoming lecture about wine errors, discoveries and insights as part of the Linfield Wine Lecture Series.  

Tim Hanni, certified wine educator from the Society of Wine Educators, and a faculty member teaching online wine business curriculum at the Napa Valley Wine Academy and Washington State University, will present “Disrupting the Wine Status Quo: what do we really know about consumers, wine history and enjoying wine with food?” on Monday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in 201 Riley Campus Center at Linfield College.  

Hanni will discuss consumer perception discoveries and insights, dramatic errors in wine history and traditions, the background and future for a new set of principles for enjoying wine with food, and how to incorporate and profit from these ideologies.   

Hanni earned his Masters of Wine credential in 1990, one of the first Americans to do so. He is also a trained professional chef and has been leading research into the genetics and psychology of wine perception and preferences. He is crusading to create a deeper focus and understanding of wine consumers, revisions to sensory principles and a movement to radically change the concepts of pairing wine with food. He has lectured in more than 27 countries, teaches wine business and is a wine industry consultant.   

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Aaron Williams at 503-883-2766 or aawillia@linfield.edu.   

Linfield band concert to share music from Norway and Great Britain 

Linfield Concert BandThe Linfield College Concert Band will feature the music of northern Europe in their annual fall concert. 

The Concert Band will present “Sounds of Norway and Great Britain” on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield College. 

Under the direction of Joan Haaland Paddock, professor of music, the band will perform a variety of works by composers from these countries, including “Holmenkollen March” by Allan Johanson and “Lyric Suite” by Gerald Finzi.  

The Linfield Concert Band is comprised of 37 members who play woodwinds, brass and percussion. Performers include music majors and minors and non-majors from several states, as well as community members.  

Paddock, at Linfield since 1994, is the first woman to receive a doctorate in trumpet performance from Indiana University. Paddock received the Emmy Award from the National Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Performer’s Certificate from Indiana University. She was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to Norway, and studied at the Norwegian State Academy of Music. She is a trumpeter with Halcyon Trio Oregon, a Bach Trumpet Clinician for the Selmer Music Corporation and an “on call” trumpeter with the Oregon Symphony and Portland Opera. 

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit linfield.edu/arts 

Wine pioneer Susan Sokol Blosser to discuss new book at Linfield  

Susan Sokol Blosser, a pioneer in Oregon’s wine industry, will discuss her new book in a conversation at Linfield College. 

Blosser, co-founder of Sokol Blosser Winery, will talk about her new book “The Vineyard Years: A Memoir with Recipes” on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room of the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield College. 

She will be joined by the second generation of the family business—Alison Sokol Blosser, now the CEO and co-president of Sokol Blosser Winery. The conversation will be led by Jeff Peterson, associate professor of sociology and director of the Linfield Center for the Northwest.  

Blosser, a wine industry pioneer, community leader, environmental advocate and author, is a contemporary Oregon icon. When women were rarely decision makers in business or agriculture, Blosser distinguished herself in both. Sokol Blosser Winery, under her presidency, became known as one of the most innovative and respected wineries in the state. She holds a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oregon Wine Board and was the first non-Californian woman inducted into the national Women for WineSense Hall of Fame.  

This reading is a part of the “Readings at the Nick” series, sponsored by the Linfield Nicholson Library. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte at 503-883-2517 or swhyte@linfield.edu. 

Paddock talk to highlight heroine who saved Norway with a lur   

Joan Haaland PaddockMusician Joan Paddock will demonstrate the lur, an obscure Scandinavian trumpet, and share the story of heroine Prillar Guri in an upcoming event as part of the Linfield College Faculty Lecture Series.  

Paddock, professor of music at Linfield College, will present “The Lur of Prillar Guri” on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Fred Meyer Lounge in Riley Hall at Linfield.  

In 1612, Scottish mercenaries invaded Norway and journeyed east to join Swedish forces in the Kalmar War against the Danish-Norse kingdom, destroying all in their path. It was unclear who could stop them until a haunting sound made by a young woman with a type of wooden trumpet called a “lur” saved her people.  

Paddock will discuss the background and construction of the lur, as well as share the story of the heroine, Prillar Guri, who sounded the lur to save her people from Scottish invasion during the Kalmar War in 1612 at the Battle of Kringen. 

Paddock, at Linfield since 1994, is the first woman to receive a doctorate in trumpet performance from Indiana University. Paddock received the Emmy Award from the National Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Performer’s Certificate from Indiana University. She was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to Norway, and studied at the Norwegian State Academy of Music. She is a trumpeter with Halcyon Trio Oregon, a Bach Trumpet Clinician for the Selmer Music Corporation, a 27-year member of the trumpet section with Oregon’s Britt Festival Orchestra and an “on call” trumpeter with the Oregon Symphony and Portland Opera.   

The lecture is free and open to the public. The Linfield College faculty lecture series offers one presentation each month. For more information, call 503-883-2409.  

Upcoming lecture to focus on using science to think about music 

Elizabeth MargulisAn upcoming lecture will explore the bridge between music, science and psychology. 

Elizabeth Margulis, a professor and director of the music cognition lab at the University of Arkansas, will present “Using Science to Think About Music” on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 8 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall in the Vivan A. Bull Music Center at Linfield College. 

Margulis’ lecture will connect multiple disciplines and departments at Linfield, particularly music, psychology, theatre and communication arts and education. 

Margulis’ book, “On Repeat: How Music Plays the Mind,” won the Wallace Berry Award from the Society for Music Theory and the Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award from the American Society for Composer, Authors, and Publishers. Her newest book, “The Psychology of Music: A Very Short Introduction,” will be published in the near future by the Oxford University Press. In 2016 she was recognized as a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences. Her current cross-cultural work on narrative perceptions of music is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. 

The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Anna Song at 503-883-2406 or asong@linfield.edu.

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