Linfield Reports, 11/28/16

Linfield exhibit to showcase student art work    

Student art workArtwork by Linfield College students will be on display at the Annual Juried Student Exhibition Nov. 30 through Dec. 16 in the Linfield Gallery, located in the James F. Miller Fine Arts Center on campus.

An opening reception will be held Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 5 p.m. in the gallery. This year’s juror is Wendy Red Star, an artist who explores the intersections of Native American ideologies and colonialist structures through her work.

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. The gallery is located in the James F. Miller Fine Arts Center on the Linfield campus.

For more information, call 503-883-2804 or visit Linfield Gallery online at


Students plan and host nonprofit 5K race

Jingle All The Way 5KLinfield College students will host a Jingle All The Way 5K and children’s mile fun run on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 9 a.m. at Discovery Meadows Park in McMinnville.

Students in the Economics of Running class, taught by Professor Randy Grant, have spent the semester volunteering at local runs. They are learning about things that work and things that don’t work while planning their own run.

“The biggest thing I have learned from the class is how races are structured and planned,” said junior Angela Leingang, a business major.

Cost is $35. Students get a $10 discount if they use the promo code “Wildcat.” The children’s fun run is $10. All proceeds go to the Parker Archie Moore Scholarship Fund. Runners will receive a long-sleeved shirt, hot chocolate and cookies, and can take part in a costume contest.

For more information, visit or event pages on Facebook and Twitter (@LCJingle5k).


Choral groups, Chaplain’s office present Christmas concert

Linfield College ChoirThree Linfield College vocal groups, along with the Chaplain’s Office, will present “Seasonal Celebration of Music and Light” on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield.

A reception will follow in the Fred Meyer Lounge in Riley Hall.

The evening will include seasonal choral music and sacred readings in multiple languages celebrating various holiday traditions of light. The Wildcat Men’s Glee Club, Women’s Vocal Ensemble and the Linfield Concert Choir will perform music by Josquin, Parry, Paert and popular Christmas songs including “Mary, Did You Know,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “Silent Night” and a choral version of music from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. The choral groups are led by Anna Song, associate professor of music and director of choral activities.

Along with choral performances, sacred readings in multiple world languages will be coordinated by Chaplain David Massey.

The performance is free, open to the public and sponsored by the Linfield College Department of Music and Chaplain’s Office. For more information, call the Linfield Department of Music at 503-883-2275 or visit


Four groups showcased in fall chamber concert

Linfield College BandsThe Linfield College Department of Music will host a fall chamber music concert Thursday, Dec. 8, at 4 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center.

The concert will feature the woodwind quintet, brass quartet, cello ensemble and piano duos. Pianists, led by Professor Albert Kim, will perform music of Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky and Maurice Ravel, arranged for piano by contemporaries of these composers.

The cello ensemble, coached by Diane Chaplin, will perform music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Béla Bartok and also music composed for the Apocalyptica Cello Ensemble.

The woodwind quintet, led by Professor Joan Paddock, will perform music of the romantic era by lesser-known composers Blas Maria Colomer and Charles Lafebvre. The brass quintet, also coached by Paddock, will perform music of Wilhelm Ramsöe and Giovanni Gabrieli.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit


Food drive underway to benefit YCAP

Linfield College, Pioneer HallThis holiday season, Linfield is partnering with Yamhill Community Action Partnership and Willamette Valley Medical Center for a community-wide food drive now through Dec. 9.

WVMC is coordinating the city event, and Linfield will host a campus event.  Both will support YCAP. The goal is for every office and residence hall to pledge to help with at least one box. Large residence halls may help with two boxes. Here’s how to get involved:

  1. Sign up as individuals, departments or groups to fill a box or raise funds equivalent to a box of food. Consider donating funds. YCAP can provide 17 meals for $5. Checks can be made out to YCAP.
  2. Pick up a box from 301 Riley Hall.
  3. Fill the box or round up funds.
  4. Bring the box/funds to our ‘Stuff the Bus’ event on Friday, Dec. 9, from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Walker/Riley parking lot. We want you to see the impact you made, so there will be a chance for you to bring your collected items and take photos in front of the YCAP bus.

For more information, contact Joni Tonn, director of community engagement and service, at 503-883-2636 or or watch the Change Corps Facebook group for updates.


Community news

Joe Wilkins, associate professor of English, has published two new essays.  “A Place of First Permission” was published in Orion Magazine and “The Dancers” appeared in River Teeth.

A National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Opportunity Award supports the 2016-2017 sabbatical research of Jennifer Heath, professor of physics. She joins the University of Washington lab of David Cobden, professor of physics, studying the physics of innovative materials. This award supplements Cobden’s NSF grant from the Office of Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation.


Campus calendar


12:30-1:30 p.m.: Blood pressure clinic, 106 HHPA

5:15 p.m.: Wildcat Workout, Fieldhouse

6 p.m.: Women’s basketball vs. Northwest Christian


Noon: German table, Walnut Room, Dillin Hall

5 p.m.: Annual Juried Student Exhibition opening reception, Linfield Gallery


5:15 p.m.: Wildcat Workout, Fieldhouse


Today through Sunday: Swimming at Logger Open

6 p.m.: Women’s basketball at Puget Sound

8 p.m.: Men’s basketball at Puget Sound


9 a.m.: Jingle All The Way 5K, Discovery Meadows Park

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

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