Linfield Reports, 11/26/12


A debate examining the issues surrounding same-sex marriage will be held Monday, Nov. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall.

The debate, “Should Oregon law recognize same-sex marriage?” will feature Pamela Karlan of Stanford Law School and Justin Dyer of the University of Missouri.

In 2004, Oregon voters approved Measure 36, which amended the state constitution to define marriage as the union of one man with one woman. As early as 2014, Oregon voters may have an opportunity to reconsider this issue. Should Oregon law recognize same-sex marriage?

Karlan, the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law and the co-director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at Stanford University, was a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun. One of the nation’s leading experts on voting and the political process, Karlan has served as a commissioner on the California Fair Political Practices Commission and an assistant counsel and cooperating attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. She is the author of numerous books including Keeping Faith with the Constitution.

Dyer, assistant professor of political science at the University of Missouri, is the author of Natural Law and the Antislavery Constitutional Tradition. His research interests span American constitutional theory and development, constitutional law and American political thought. His research has been published in Polity, Journal of Politics, PS: Political Science and Politics, Perspectives on Political Science, and Politics & Religion. Currently, he is completing a book project that explores the jurisprudential and historical parallels between the issues of slavery and abortion in American politics.

The debate is sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights and Justice. For more information, contact Nick Buccola, ext. 2246,



A lecture about the effects of animals as mascots for sports teams will be presented by Joan Forry, visiting assistant professor of philosophy, Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. in 219 T.J. Day Hall.

The lecture, “Against Animals as Sports Team Mascots,” will address the ethics of using mascots for sports teams and the effect it has on how the animals are viewed. Forry specializes in applied ethics and teaches courses on sport and society, environmental ethics, feminism and the politics of food. She is a member of the executive council for the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport. Her essay, “Towards a Somatic Sport Feminism,” has been published in the book Pragmatism and the Philosophy of Sport.

The lecture is sponsored by Linfield’s new interdisciplinary sport management minor, along with the departments of Business, Economics, Philosophy, and Health and Human Performance. For more information, contact Denise Farag, at ext. 2615 or



Linfield hosts Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Saturday, Dec. 1, at noon in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III football playoffs. As this is a NCAA-sponsored event, all spectators, including students, faculty, staff and retirees, must purchase tickets. Reserved seats are available in advance starting Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 1 p.m. General admission tickets are sold day of the game only.



Linfield dance students will present their fall Dance Showcase Saturday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield College.

The program will feature student choreography and dances, with dance styles ranging from hip-hop and ballet to contemporary.

The showcase is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Linfield music department, 503-883-2275.




The Linfield Chamber Orchestra will present the first concert of its 2012-13 Season on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall.

The matinee concert will feature baritone Anton Belov, who will perform with the LCO under the direction of music director Michael Gesme in specially selected works by Ibert, Handel and Mozart. Joan Paddock will also be featured on trumpet. The orchestra will perform music by Ravel and de Falla.

Tickets will be offered at the special price of $10, available at the door. Linfield students are admitted free with student ID.

Belov, a Linfield College professor and Juilliard-trained baritone, has been a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall and elsewhere, and has been praised by the New York Times for stealing the show with his “rich, mellifluous voice” and “soulful pathos.” The pathos comes in part from his upbringing. Belov was born in Moscow, Russia, the only child of a poet father who set the stage for Belov’s opera career by infusing him with a love of literature, and a mother whose translation work gave him an ease with language. Belov sang soprano in Moscow choirs before immigrating to the U.S. as a teenager. Belov now sings in five languages and believes that music begins with poetry.

Belov has appeared with opera companies throughout the United States and has earned critical acclaim for his portrayals of characters as diverse as Count di Luna, Don Giovanni, Escamillo, Count Almaviva, Doctor Malatesta and Eugene Onegin. During the upcoming season, Belov is scheduled to appear with the Oregon Symphony, Portland Chamber Orchestra, Tacoma Opera, Portland Opera, Willamette Master Chorus and the Newport and Huntsville Symphony Orchestras. The first-place winner of eight vocal competitions, he holds a bachelor of music degree from the New England Conservatory, an Artist Diploma and master of music degree from the Juilliard School, and a doctorate of music degree from Boston University.

The 2012-13 concert series represents the LCO’s grand finale season, a special celebration of inspiring music, talented musicians and a dedicated classical music audience. Additional LCO performances, held in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall, include:

• Friday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m., the highly acclaimed San Francisco Guitar Quartet will be featured in a guest artist concert with music from a rich background of traditions, including classical, world and improvisation.

• Friday, March 15, at 8 p.m., Linfield student winners of the LCO Concerto Competition will perform with the orchestra. Maestro Gesme will conduct a Mozart overture and the renowned Symphony No. 2 by Beethoven.

For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit



Paul Apostolidis, political science professor at Whitman College, will present lectures on immigration workers and racial biopolitics, and the work of Karl Marx on Thursday, Dec. 6.

Apostolidis will speak on “Why Karl Marx Still Matters” at 11:45 a.m. in 201 Riley Hall. Lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.

That afternoon at 4:30, he will speak on “Immigrant Workers, Racial Biopolitics and the Meat People Eat” in 219 T.J. Day Hall, based on his book, Breaks in the Chain: What Immigrant Workers can Teach America about Democracy. The lecture explores the book’s experiences of Mexican immigrant workers who staged a powerful union uprising 10 years ago in one of the United States’ largest beef processing plants located in eastern Washington. These stories about the traumas of undocumented migration and labor in America’s most dangerous jobs evoke a newly critical understanding of political theory regarding “biopolitics” as a system of racial differentiation and domination. They show how the bodily health and security of the racially privileged depends on the physical and psychological misery of immigrant food-processing workers. Even so, the workers’ narratives suggest the abilities of immigrants to transform these power-relations through democratic action and alliances with food consumers.

Apostolidis is a professor and holds the Judge and Mrs. Timothy A. Paul Chair of Political Science at Whitman College. His research and teaching areas include critical social and political theory, labor studies, immigration, cultural studies, feminist theory, critical race theory, Latino politics, religion and politics, and critical media studies. In addition to Breaks in the Chain, he is the author of Stations of the Cross: Adorno and Christian Right Radio and co-edited Public Affairs: Politics in the Age of Sex Scandals. He is currently writing a book on migrant day laborers, popular education, and the “politics of time” in the workers’ center movement in the context of neoliberal capitalism. Apostolidis received his Ph.D. and M.A. from Cornell University and his A.B. from Princeton University. He is the founder and director of Whitman’s nationally recognized community-based research program on “The State of the State for Washington Latinos” (

The lectures are sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights, and Justice and the Elliot Alexander Fund. For more information, contact Nick Buccola, ext. 2246,



Linfield College will host the annual Christmas candlelight service on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Delkin Recital Hall in the Bull Music Center.

The service will include traditional Christmas readings and carols from around the world. The Christmas story of the birth of Jesus will be read in different languages with special participation by members of the Modern Languages Department and Linfield international students.

The event is sponsored by the Linfield Chaplain’s Office. For more information, contact David Massey, ext. 2259,




Three Linfield College vocal groups will be featured during the annual Christmas choral concert on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall.

The concert, “Sing We All, Noel,” will feature the Men’s Glee Club, Women’s Vocal Ensemble and the Linfield Concert Choir. The performance will include music for the holiday season with pieces by Mendelssohn, Grandi, Sweelinck, MacMillan, and traditional carols and songs.

For more information, call ext. 2275.




A fall chamber music recital featuring winds, strings, percussion, voice and piano will be presented Thursday, Dec. 6, at 4 p.m. in Delkin Recital Hall in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center.

Linfield’s chamber music program features woodwind ensembles, percussion ensembles, string ensembles and ensembles featuring solo voice or solo instrument and piano.

The recital will include chamber music written for percussion duo, marimba/vibraphone duet, violin duo, saxophone quartet, string quartet, four-hand piano and two piano duos, wind nonet, voice and piano, and others. Josef Komarek, a Linfield junior, will perform “Pedal Music,” his own composition, with vibraphonist sophomore Kelsey Garrett.

Other pieces will include works ranging from the baroque era to present day and include compositions by Albinoni, Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, Tailleferre, Whitlock, Svoboda, Gomez & Rife, Young, Niehaus, Warren and Gershwin.

For more information, call ext. 2275.



The Linfield College Jazz Band will present a concert Friday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall.

The concert will feature original compositions, Dixieland and contemporary rock. Selections include “Anthropology,” “Makin’ Whoopee,” “What’s New” and “Soul Vaccination.”

Jazz Band members Jenny Morgan, Mary Barrett, John Paddock and Bryan Shirley will be featured in solo performances. For more information, call ext. 2275.




The baroque ensemble Risonanti will present a recital on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. in Delkin Recital Hall in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center.

Viola d’amore player and violist Victoria Gunn Pich directs the Portland-based group, featuring a lush repertoire and some of the most resonant instruments in Western music. Risonanti will perform an assortment of 18th century works by Milandre, Marais, Ariosti, Brescianello, Roget and Vetter, featuring the exotic sounds of the viola d’amore, the viola da gamba and the mandora. The performance will also feature an educational discussion about the music and instruments. Along with Gunn Pich, performers include Hideki Yamaya on lutes and Joanna Blendulf on gamba and cello.

Gunn Pich is principal violist for Portland Baroque Orchestra. She has performed extensively on the west coast with Philharmonia Baroque, Arcangeli Strings, American Bach Soloists, and as a member of the Alard String Quartet. Gunn Pich received her bachelor’s degree in Germanic and Scandinavian literature from Harvard University, and her master of music degree from the Juilliard School. She has played at the Marlboro Music Festival, the Taos Music Festival, and the Banff Music Festival, among others. She recorded extensively with Reinhard Goebel, and can be heard on many Deutsche Grammophon recordings, under the Archiv label.

Blendulf currently performs with the Portland, Seattle and Indianapolis Baroque Orchestras, Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra and American Bach Soloists and has also been a member of Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra and the New York Collegium. She holds performance degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Indiana University. In 1998, she was awarded the prestigious performer’s certificate for her accomplishments on baroque cello from Indiana University. Blendulf was a principal cellist of The New World Symphony and has also performed with the Atlanta Symphony. She is an active chamber musician, performing and touring with the Catacoustic Consort, American Baroque, Ensemble Mirable, Reconstruction, the Streicher Trio and Wildcat Viols.

Yamaya, a guitarist and lutenist, has been active as a performer and teacher in California and Oregon for more than 15 years. He has a bachelor’s in music and a master’s in ethnomusicology from University of California, Santa Cruz, and an M.F.A. in guitar and lute performance from University of California, Irvine. He also studied at University of Southern California and Accademia Internazionale della Musica in Milan, Italy. He has performed with Portland Baroque Orchestra, Portland Opera, Santa Cruz Baroque Festival, Musica Angelica and Astoria Music Festival. He is an internationally acclaimed musician and has performed in Canada, Japan, Great Britain and Italy.

The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, call ext. 2275 or visit



Help local Yamhill County families in need instead of paying library fines during the Food for Fines food drive held through Thursday, Dec. 20, at Nicholson Library. Food and monetary donations for Yamhill County Action Partnership are collected at the circulation desk in exchange for the removal of patrons’ fines. One can of food or $1 donated is equal to $1 of fines removed from the patron’s account, up to $20. Non-perishable food is requested. For more information, call ext. 2261 or email



Todd McCollum, director of enrollment services on the Portland Campus, has been elected to serve a three-year term as president-elect, president and past-president for the executive board of the Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (PACRAO). PACRAO represents 294 regionally accredited higher education institutions.

The Linfield College Computer Science Club finished among top teams at a recent programming competition, the 2012 Pacific Northwest regional qualifier of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (PacNW ICPC) held Nov. 12 at six locations. Five Linfield teams, a total of 14 students, competed at the regional qualifier event at the University of Portland. Collectively, Linfield’s teams were the best in Oregon and ranked seventh overall regionally. Linfield’s Cybernetic Dinosaurs – made up of Guy Neill ’14, Rebecca Coffelt ’13 and Graham Romero ’15 – placed second in Oregon and 33rd in the Pacific Northwest. Also competing were Jordan Bamber ’13, Michelle Kawachi ’14, Nate Mills ’14, Joseph Montaño ’15, Zachary Munyon ’16, Jeffrey Murphy ’14, Thomas Nast ’13, Jacob Olson ’13, Nicole Paulachak ’14, Cody Tipton ’13 and Daniel Woolley ’13. ICPC is the oldest, largest and most prestigious programming contest in the world, according to Daniel Ford, club advisor and Linfield assistant professor of computer science.




7:30 p.m.: Same-sex marriage debate, Ice


7 p.m.: Women’s basketball vs. Willamette


Noon: German conversation table, Dillin


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

Noon: Chinese conversation table, Dillin

7 p.m.: Joan Forry, “Against Animals as Sports Team Mascots,” 219 T.J. Day

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


Noon: Blood pressure clinic, Cook

6 p.m.: Swimming vs. College of Idaho/Mills

7 p.m.: Men’s basketball vs. Lewis & Clark


Noon: Football vs. Wisconsin-Oshkosh

8 p.m.: Dance showcase, Ice


2 p.m.: LCO concert featuring Anton Belov, Ice

6 p.m.: Women’s basketball vs. Lewis & Clark