PORTLAND BAROQUE ORCHESTRA SET
Linfield College invites the community to celebrate the holiday season with the Portland Baroque Orchestra. The ensemble will perform Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield.
The orchestra gives audiences an opportunity to experience music as it sounded almost 300 years ago, performing on instruments as old as the music. Linfield’s “Joyful Noise” concert will feature works by Johann Sebastian Bach, including his much loved “Brandenburg Concerto No. 2.” The concert will also include music by Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer and Georg Philipp Telemann, the most prolific composer in the history of classical music, with 800 compositions to his credit.
Featured soloists include guest director Alexander Weimann on harpsichord, Barry Bauguess on baroque trumpet and Gonzalo Ruiz on oboe. The concert is sponsored by Ronni Lacroute, Linfield College trustee.
General admission is $10, and Linfield students with ID are admitted free at the door. Faculty and staff may purchase tickets in advance in the College Relations Office, 026 Melrose Hall, Monday-Friday, x2217, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (cash or check only). Tickets will also be sold at the door and doors open at 7 p.m.
Learn more about the Portland Baroque Orchestra at www.pbo.org. For further information call 503-883-2275.
DIAMOND PRESENTS BEIJING BANG
A year-long stay in Beijing is the focus of an upcoming lecture by Jim Diamond, professor of chemistry. He will present “Beijing Bang!” Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 3 p.m. in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall.
The lecture will cover Diamond’s past year completing research with Zhu Jingsong, a 1993 Linfield graduate, at the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology in Beijing.
Diamond will discuss Chinese culture, music, food and daily life. He will also talk about his experiences in Beijing, with an emphasis on well-known sites and unconventional trips to the hutongs, which are cobblestone alleys. Authentic Chinese refreshments will be served.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by International Programs. For more information, call 503-883-2434 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS TO KICK OFF
Theta Chi Fraternity at Linfield College will collect donations for Yamhill Community Action Partnership (YCAP), a local charitable agency, when they kick off their annual “Theta Chi 12 Days of Christmas” Nov. 30-Dec. 11 at the college.
Brothers of the Delta Alpha chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity will be on hand around the clock during the 12-day period to serve refreshments and accept donations from a recreational vehicle parked near Dillin Hall. Sodexo Inc., the Linfield food service contractor, is donating refreshments throughout the event.
Each of the 12 days will focus on a different category of giving. “Donations of any kind are appreciated and can be made at any time regardless of the focus of the day,” said Jacob Nolte, Theta Chi philanthropy chair, who is coordinating the event. In addition to financial contributions, the 58-member fraternity will sponsor a giving tree for people to pick up tags to specifically go toward an individual gift for someone. Theta Chi will also adopt a few families in the community to help ensure they have presents for Christmas. Items such as food, clothing, toys, school supplies, sports equipment and monetary donations are just a few examples of what types of donations that will be collected. Proceeds will benefit and support YCAP.
Assisting the community and local organizations has always been a priority for the brothers of Theta Chi. “12 Days of Christmas” is Theta Chi’s largest philanthropic event throughout the year, and one of the largest events sponsored by Linfield students.
“It makes you feel good to be able to help people in need, especially during the holiday season,” said Nolte. “The 12 Days of Christmas’ is a special event because it gives us the opportunity to directly contribute to those around us by donating all our contributions locally.”
For more information about Theta Chi’s “12 Days of Christmas,” contact Nolte at email@example.com or 503-593-7914 or Beau Slayton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-968-4769.
DANCE CONCERT PLANNED
Linfield College will host a dance concert on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall.
The Linfield Fall Dance Showcase will feature the talent and diversity of dancers at Linfield. The performance will include student dance groups and clubs, and student choreography ranging from hip hop and ballet to African dance.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Linfield Department of Music at 503-883-2275.
ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY AT MUSEUM
Ancient ceramic artifacts are on display through Dec. 15 at the Linfield College Anthropology Museum, located in 121 Walker Hall.
The exhibit “Ceramics: Crucibles of Culture” features the work of Hopi, Pueblo and Turkish ceramic craftsmen and details the techniques used to create them. The museum holds a total collection of 664 pieces, from several different donations. A variety of plates, bowls and pots emphasize pottery as a medium that can convey much about a culture, from religious beliefs to culinary techniques.
“The ceramics show not only the pottery making techniques and styles but also painting styles and practices,” said student curator Gordon Paulsen. “The southwest pieces have a very distinct, sparse style of painting in contrast to the Turkish pieces which are very colorful and complex.”
The southwest pieces were made using coil pottery techniques and are comprised of pieces that would be used for ceremonial occasions and daily use.
“The Turkish pieces show the development of the pottery in the region, from the simple oil lamps to the much more decorated plates,” Paulsen said. “Through study of ceramics, we can know more about the everyday life of the creators.”
For more information, contact Paulsen at 907-518-1524, email@example.com.
STUDENT ART ON EXHIBIT
An exhibition of student work will be featured Dec. 2-19 in the Linfield Fine Art Gallery in the James F. Miller Fine Arts Center. An opening reception will be held Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. in the gallery. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 503-883-2804.
GLOBAL HEALTH WEEK SET
Students, health care providers and community members are invited to Global Health Week Nov. 30 through Dec. 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the Portland campus of Linfield College. The event features exhibitors, art, film, food and internationally renowned speakers, and coincides with World AIDS Day.
“As students, we hear a lot about cultural competence and the importance of being socially aware,” said Kinara Brocius, president of the Linfield chapter of Nursing Students without Borders. “The reality is that you don’t learn to be culturally competent by sitting in a classroom. Multiculturalism requires exposure to culture, and this event provides the perfect opportunity for people to gain the tools to become more involved.”
“People with AIDS, women facing the risk of maternal death, children with malaria and all those who face grave health challenges in our countries must no longer be made to compete for the health care that can save their lives,” said Rolake Nwagwu, director of Positive Action for Treatment Access. “They need comprehensive health services, and the United States has a crucial role to play in making that happen.”
World AIDS Day and related events will involve millions of people around the globe. The day is considered one of the most widely recognized international observances set by the United Nations.
The Linfield College event is a fundraiser for the global health scholarship fund, sponsored by the Linfield chapter of Nursing Students without Borders and the Oregon Student Nurses’ Association. Admission is $5.
For information contact Kinara Brocius at 503-819-1922, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.linfield.edu/portland/ghw.
STUDENTS IN ‘BATTLE OF THE BRAINS’
Six Linfield College students participated in Battle of the Brains, a regional computer programming competition that applied knowledge to real-world situations.
The Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Contest (ICPC) Pacific Northwest Region competition took place in Eugene at the University of Oregon on Saturday, Nov. 7.
The 34th annual regional competition, sponsored by IBM, included 80 teams from colleges and universities in the Pacific Northwest, including Alaska, Hawaii and British Columbia. Five sites simultaneously hosted the competition, testing students on computer science, math, programming, logic and problem solving skills.
Linfield was represented by two student teams. The first team included juniors Robert Ferrese, Sam Shryock and Erick Loden. The second team included juniors Julianne Upton and Katherine Grainey and senior Tamir Lkhamsuren. Team one placed 67th with two problems solved. The team was close to solving another two problems, but ran out of time. Team two completed three questions and finished in 55th place.
For more information, contact Daniel Ford, assistant professor of computer science, at email@example.com, 503-883-2706.
Janet Gifford, DCE associate director and director of marketing, has been elected to the University Continuing Education Association Officers, West Region. The appointment was made at the UCEA conference in Santa Fe, N.M., in October. Gifford is responsible for membership among institutions in 12 western states, offering adult continuing education programs.
ALL WEEK: Ceramics exhibit, Anthropology Museum
Theta Chi 12 Days of Christmas, outside Dillin
Global Health Week, Portland Campus
TUESDAY, DEC. 1
3 p.m.: Jim Diamond, Beijing Bang!” Jonasson Hall
7:30 p.m.: Men’s basketball at Concordia
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 2
11:20 a.m.: Voices SoAn table, Dillin
Noon: German conversation table, Dillin
6 p.m.: Art exhibit opening reception, Fine Art Gallery
7:30 p.m.: Portland Baroque Orchestra, Ice Auditorium
THURSDAY, DEC. 3
Noon: Chinese conversation table, Dillin
Noon: French conversation table, Dillin
FRIDAY, DEC. 4
Noon: Spanish conversation table, Dillin
6 p.m.: Women’s basketball vs. Lewis-Clark State
SATURDAY, DEC. 5
1 p.m.: Swimming vs. Pacific
7 p.m.: Women’s basketball at Northwest Christian
8 p.m.: Men’s basketball vs. Corban
8 p.m.: Dance concert, Ice Auditorium
SUNDAY, DEC. 6
7 p.m.: Men’s basketball vs. Walla Walla