Linfield Reports, 11/18/13


Linfield College Student Alumni Association celebrates Tag DayLinfield’s Student Alumni Association (SAA) is celebrating National Philanthropy Week, Nov. 18-22.

On Monday, the SAA will host Tag Day. Large signs resembling gift tags are placed around the McMinnville Campus, highlighting improvements that have been made possible by generous gifts from Linfield alumni and friends.

Throughout this week, the SAA is also inviting students to participate in the annual Thank-a-Thon, during which students can write a thank you note to one of Linfield’s 6,000 supporters. Stop by Dillin Hall during lunch and dinner hours, and Nicholson Library from 8-9 p.m. through Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Philanthropic donations support scholarships and financial aid, dedicated faculty, technology and campus improvements. For more information, call Nicole West, ext. 2492.



Peter Nathaniel MalaeYamhill County author Peter Nathaniel Malae will discuss his latest novel, Our Frail Blood, Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room at Nicholson Library.

Our Frail Blood, published this year by Grove/Atlantic, is about a family’s struggle over power and loyalty, and the blood that ties them together. Malae’s story wrestles with the individual problems of each family member and places them in stark relief to one another.

Malae has also penned another novel and a collection of stories. His novel What We Are was the winner of the San Francisco Foundation’s Joseph Henry Jackson Award and the Arts Council Silicon Valley Fellowship, a New York Times Editor’s Choice, and finalist for the Pacific Northwest Book Award. His story collection, Teach The Free Man, was a finalist for the New York Public Library’s Young Lion’s Prize, the Glasgow Prize and the Story Prize. Malae is a former Steinbeck and MacDowell Fellow.

The event, part of the Readings at the Nick series, is sponsored by Nicholson Library and the Linfield College English Department. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte, ext. 2517,



Linfield College Jazz NightThe Linfield College Music Department will host a Jazz Night concert Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall.

The performances will include original compositions and popular big band music. The concert will feature “Slide Ride,” “Send in the Clowns,” “Feelin’ the Funk” and more. Soloists include Izgi Gulfem Torunlar ’14 and Max Milander ’14.

For more information, call the Linfield Music Department, ext. 2275.




Pioneer Hall, Linfield CollegeLinfield College music students will perform a musical theater cabaret on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 8 p.m. in the Fred Meyer Lounge.

“The Lullaby of Broadway” will feature scenes and songs from Broadway, and is the culmination of the musical theatre cabaret class, led by Natalie Gunn, adjunct professor of music at Linfield. Student performers include Izgi Gulfem Torunlar ’14, Ryan Thompson ’15, Jeremy Odden ’15 and Mary Beth Jones ’17. The group will perform scenes and songs from musicals such as “Anything Goes,” “The Fantasticks,” “Street Scene,” “Carousel,” “The King & I,” “Showboat,” “Guys & Dolls,” “Annie, Get Your Gun” and more.

For more information, call the Linfield Music Department, ext. 2275.



Linfield Wildcat footballThe NCAA announced on Sunday that Linfield and Pacific Lutheran have been matched up in the first round of the Division III playoffs. Linfield and PLU meet Saturday, Nov. 23, at noon at Maxwell Field.

Here is some important ticket information to keep in mind:

  • Reserved seat ticket sales for season ticket holders and the general public will be conducted through Linfield’s online ticket portal,
  • Per NCAA regulations, all spectators, including faculty, staff, students and retirees, must purchase a ticket, either reserved or general admission, to attend this NCAA-hosted playoff event.
  • Season ticket holders have the first opportunity to confirm their seats starting Monday at 6 a.m. Season tickets not confirmed by 6 p.m. Tuesday will then be made available for sale to the general public. Season ticket holders requesting to purchase additional reserved seats must wait until general public sales begin Wednesday at noon.
  • Reserved tickets for Linfield faculty, staff, students and retirees are available for purchase in person starting at 8 a.m. until noon on Wednesday at the Athletic Department office.
  • Faculty, staff, students and retirees unable to purchase tickets in person Wednesday morning are welcome to buy reserved tickets online when sales to the general public begin Wednesday at noon at
  • For assistance with online ticket reservations, call Katherine Brackmann at 503-883-2372.
  • Covered reserved seats are $15, uncovered reserved tickets are $12 and adult general admission is $10. General admission tickets are sold day of the game only.
  • General admission for students are priced at $6 with a current college or high school ID card and sold day of the game only. Children under 3 are admitted free.

All tickets purchased on game day at the ticket booths are sold on a cash-only basis. We are unable to process checks or credit cards at the stadium ticket booths.


•The game will be broadcast live on Portland radio station KPDQ TrueTalk AM 800 as well as McMinnville station KLYC (1260 AM).

•Live video and audio feeds are available free of charge through Linfield’s customary Stretch Internet portal.


Interactive Playoff Bracket:



LINF-121205-064-ChoirsThree Linfield College vocal groups will be featured during the annual Christmas choral concert on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield.

The concert, “A Frosty Christmas Eve…,” will feature the Men’s Glee Club, Women’s Vocal Ensemble and the Linfield Concert Choir with special guest baritone David Wakeham. The performance will include music for the holiday season with pieces by Daniel Pinkham, Gerald Finzi, Benjamin Britten, and traditional carols and songs. The choir will be accompanied by brass, string and harp players.

For more information, call the Linfield Department of Music, ext. 2275 or visit




Piano at LinfieldLinfield College will host a fall chamber music recital Thursday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall.

The recital will feature a variety of chamber ensembles including a horn quartet, clarinet quartet, four-hand piano duo, wind sextet, string quartet, and string and piano ensemble. The performances will include pieces by composers including Rosetti, Mozart, Brahms, Mitushin, Dvorak, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Bowles and Skolnik.

For more information, call ext. 2275 or visit




Linfield Dance EnsembleLinfield dance students will present the annual fall Dance Showcase Saturday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium.

The program will feature student choreography and dances. Dancers from Linfield and the McMinnville community will perform jazz, modern, contemporary and hip-hop dances.

For more information, call the Linfield music department, ext. 2275 or visit




Jeff Mackay, associate dean of students and director of residence life, and Lisa Burch, assistant dean of students and director of student life, presented at the NASPA Western Regional Conference in Salt Lake City last week. The session, “Assessment Landscape: Know where you are going by assessing where you have been,” focused on assessing co-curricular learning.

Steve Bagwell, adjunct professor of mass communication at Linfield and managing editor of the McMinnville News-Register, is co-author of New Editions: The Northwest’s Newspapers as They Were, Are, and Will Be, which examines the newspaper industry in Idaho, Oregon and Washington.




All week: National Philanthropy Week

Noon: French table, Dillin


Noon: American sign language table, Dillin

7:30 p.m.: Peter Nathaniel Malae reading, Our Frail Blood, Nicholson


Noon: German language table, Dillin

7 p.m.: Women’s basketball vs. Corban

7:30 p.m.: Jazz Night, Ice


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

Noon: Japanese language table, Dillin

8 p.m.: Musical theater cabaret, “The Lullaby of Broadway,” Fred Meyer Lounge


Noon: Spanish conversation table, Dillin

3 p.m.: Men’s basketball at UC-Santa Cruz Classic

6 p.m.: Women’s basketball vs. Evergreen


11 a.m.: Cross country at NCAA III nationals

TBA: Men’s basketball at UC-Santa Cruz Classic


6 p.m.: Women’s basketball at Pomona-Pitzer


4 p.m.: Women’s basketball at Cal Tech