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Linfield Reports, 11/4/13

PLACE OFFERS PANEL DISCUSSION

Pioneer Hall, Linfield CollegeA “War and Citizenship” panel featuring Professors Eric Schuck, Tom Love, Barbara Seidman, Tom Mertes, and moderated by Pat Cottrell will be held Monday, Nov. 4, at 6:30 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall.

The panel discussion will explore the meaning of citizenship during times of war, considering questions that include: What are the duties and responsibilities of a citizen in war times? What is the difference between a citizen and a patriot? Should there be limits to what states can demand of their citizens? What is the appropriate balance between military effectiveness and democratic equality in providing armed forces for a republic?

The panel discussion is sponsored by PLACE. For more information, contact Cottrell at pcottre@linfield.edu.

 

SENIOR RECITAL FEATURES DAVIS

Zach Gulaboff Davis '14Zach Gulaboff Davis ’14 will present a student composition recital Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center.

Davis, a music major, will present a performance featuring compositions that he created during the past year. He currently studies piano with Albert Kim, assistant professor of music at Linfield, and has previously studied under Jill Timmons, Chris Engbretson and Elise Yun. He studies composition with Richard Bourassa, Linfield professor of music.

Davis has performed at the Portland International Piano Festival and the Oregon Bach Festival, and won the concerto competitions of the Salem Youth Symphony and Linfield Chamber Orchestra. As a composer, Davis’ “Sonata for Viola and Piano” won the American Federation of Music Club’s competition for chamber music and another of his compositions was featured at the 2013 Oregon Bach Festival.

Davis also teaches piano privately, has been an intern instructor for piano, music theory and chamber music courses at Linfield, plays timpani drums for the Linfield concert band and was the student intern for the Willamette Valley Symphony. He will pursue a graduate degree in composition after earning his Linfield degree.

For more information, call ext. 2275.

 

THREE FACULTY TO HOST ‘CAT TALK’

Pioneer Hall on the McMinnville CampusThree Linfield College professors will discuss research in the areas of music, nursing and psychology during “Cat Talk,” a faculty lecture, Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall.

Tanya Tompkins, professor and chair of psychology; Joan Haaland Paddock, professor of music; and Henny Breen, assistant professor of nursing, will present information about their research.

Tompkins will present “Reducing Stigma Toward the Transgender Community: An Evaluation of a Humanizing and Perspective-Taking Intervention.” Tompkins will share the results of a pilot study conducted with her students, which was designed to reduce stigma toward the transgender (TG) community. In addition, she will discuss implications of these findings for teaching and future work on changing attitudes toward the TG community. Tompkins, at Linfield since 2002, holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, as well as a master’s and Ph.D. from UCLA.

Paddock will present “TAPS, The National Song of Remembrance: A Short History of America’s Most Famous Bugle Call,” which ties to PLACE, the Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement. Paddock will speak on the history of the 24 notes that have stirred the hearts of soldiers, their families and survivors of American military conflict for more than 150 years. She will also present a live performance of the song. Paddock holds a bachelor’s, a master’s and a doctorate of music from Indiana University (Bloomington).

Breen will present “Using Online Collaborative Learning Theory to Assess the Collaborative Learning Process.” A growing body of evidence supports collaborative learning within many programs of study. However, there is no current accepted framework for judging what the best practice is in assessing online collaborative theory. Breen will review the findings of a qualitative study using transcript analysis to clarify the value of online collaborative learning theory as a way to assess the collaborative process. Breen, who has been at the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing in Portland since 2011, holds a master’s in education from the University of Toronto, as well as a master’s in science and Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii.

The lecture is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs. For more information, call ext. 2409.

 

HEALTH CARE IN PERU SUBJECT OF TALK

Linfield students at Macchu PicchuSam Gauksheim ‘14 will present “Traditional Medicine and Health Care in Peru,” Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 4:30 p.m. in Jonasson Hall.

Gauksheim will share the results of his summer project in Peru. Led by Tom Love, professor of anthropology and coordinator of Latin American studies at Linfield, Gauksheim transported medical plants from the mountains of Peru to the markets. Gauksheim will also discuss the ethnobotany in north coastal Peru, traditional medicine compared to modern pharmaceuticals and Peru’s health care system.

The event is sponsored by the International Programs Office. For more information, call ext. 2434, ipo@linfield.edu.

 

GALLAGHER TO GIVE POWELL LECTURES

Shaun Gallagher, Powell lectureShaun Gallagher, the Lillian and Morrie Moss Professor of Excellence in Philosophy at the University of Memphis, will present two upcoming lectures on Nov. 7 and 8. The talks are part of the annual Walter Powell-Linfield College Philosophy Lectures at Linfield.

Gallagher will present “Exploring Inner Space in Outer Space” on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Jonasson Hall. He will discuss the results of a neurophenomological study in which a research team used simulation to replicate experiences of astronauts during space travel. Many astronauts described deeply aesthetic, spiritual or religious experiences of awe and wonder. He will also discuss how using an approach that incorporated neuroscience, hermeneutics, phenomenology, psychology, heart rate and phenomenological interviews allowed him to replicate the specific experiences in a significant number of subjects.

Gallagher will present “Making Enactivism Even More Embodied” on Friday, Nov. 8, at 3:30 p.m. in Jonasson Hall. He will focus on the notion of embodied affect, a conception of low-level affects that engage the world intentionally and modulate perception, action and cognition more generally. Gallagher will show that this bodily affect results in a kind of perceptual interest that significantly contributes to our perceptual contact with the world.

Gallagher’s areas of research include phenomenology and the cognitive sciences, especially topics related to embodiment, self, agency and intersubjectivity, hermeneutics and the philosophy of time. He is an honorary professor of philosophy at both the University of Copenhagen and Durham University. He has a secondary research appointment at the University of Hertfordshire. He has also held visiting positions at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge; the Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen; the Centre de Recherche en Epistémologie Appliquée, Paris; the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Lyon; and Humboldt University in Berlin.

The Walter Powell-Linfield College Annual Philosophy Lectureship is in recognition of a generous gift from Michael Powell in honor of his father. Walter Powell founded Powell’s Bookstore in Portland, the largest private bookstore in the United States with over one million volumes.

For more information, contact Kaarina Beam at ext. 2216 or kbeam@linfield.edu.

 

‘AJAX IN IRAQ’ SET AT THEATRE

Ajax in Iraq, Marshall TheatreLinfield theatre students will explore the timeless struggle of soldiers and war when they present Ajax in Iraq, a play inspired by interviews with Iraq war veterans and their families. The production will run Nov. 7-9 and 14-16 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. in the Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall.

Past and present collide in Ellen McLaughlin’s mash-up of Sophocles’ classic tragedy Ajax with the modern day war in Iraq. The play follows the parallel narratives of Ajax, an ancient Greek military hero, and A.J., a modern female soldier, both undone by the betrayal of a commanding officer. Athena, goddess of war presides over the whole play, which explores the struggles soldiers face in trying to make sense of war.

McLaughlin’s plays have earned national and international accolades. Her plays include Days and Nights Within, A Narrow Bed, Iphigenia and Other Daughters and The Trojan Women. She has taught playwriting at Barnard College since 1995.

The 17-member cast of Ajax in Iraq consists of Linfield students and faculty, in addition to several students working on design elements of the show. Junior Daniel Bradley will play Ajax and junior Alley Halley will play A.J. The role of Athena will be played by three women – visiting French Fulbright teaching assistant Amandine Gravier, freshman Amanda Kern and senior Kristie Castanera.

Two post-show discussions will be held after the performances to discuss prevalent issues raised in the play. On Thursday, Nov. 7, a post-show discussion, “Women and the Military: Serving in Uniform or Supporting at Home,” will look at the challenges that women soldiers as well as spouses of soldiers face. The second post-show discussion will be on Friday, Nov. 15, and is titled “Veterans: Serving Those Who’ve Served Us.” This discussion will examine the challenges faced by soldiers returning to civilian life and how those at home can prepare and help that transition. Both post-show discussions are free and open to the public. Attendance at the performance, while recommended, is not required.

Tickets are $9 for full price; $7 for seniors and Linfield faculty and staff; and $5 for students (any age, any school). Seating is reserved. Tickets are available at http://www.linfield.edu/arts, by phone or at the Marshall Theatre Box Office. The box office is open Tuesday through Friday from 3 to 5 p.m., and until 7:30 p.m. on performance days. The box office will also be open Nov. 9 and 16 from 3 to 7:30 p.m. and from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10. Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc., www.playscripts.com.

For more information, call ext. 2292. The Marshall Theatre is fully accessible.

BANDS TO GIVE VETERANS DAY CONCERT

Mark Williams, Mike Donahue and Joan Haaland PaddockTwo area bands will present a concert commemorating the Civil War and America’s veterans.

The Linfield College Concert Band and Second Winds Community Band will present “Legacies of War: Echoes of the 1860s — Civil War Music and Veterans Day Concert” on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 3 p.m. in the McMinnville Community Center.

Mike Donahue, retired news anchor of KOIN-TV, will narrate the production. The groups are under the direction of Joan Haaland Paddock, professor of music and director of instrumental activities, and Mark Williams, director of the Second Winds Community Band.

The concert includes pieces by Septimus Winner, including “When this Cruel War is Over” and “Hoist up the Flag.” “The Civil War Fantasy” by Jerry Bilik will also be performed, along with “Ashokan Farewell,” which includes a violin solo of Linfield junior Sasha Meyer with David Clark on guitar. Junior Delaney Bullinger will be featured in “The Silver Horn” by Henry Clay Work, accompanied by Debbie Schrepel on piano, Meyer on violin and combined bands as responsive choir.

The Northwest Civil War Council Re-enactors will present the honor guard and color guard at the beginning of the program with “The Star Spangled Banner.” They will also be part of an antebellum fashion show featuring men’s and women’s apparel from that time period. A tone poem by Richard Meyer, “The Road Unkown,” will also be performed.

All branches of the service organizations will be honored at the concert, which will include a photo montage of band members’ families who are veterans. The concert concludes with the “Battle of Shiloh March” by Charles Barnhouse and “Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Philip Sousa.

Donahue was a captain in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. After military service, he worked as a reporter, anchor and producer at KOIN-TV for 40 years. He was named Broadcaster of the Year in 2012 by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters.

Paddock is a trumpeter with Halcyon Trio Oregon and holds memberships in the College Band Directors National Association, National Association for Music Education and Oregon Band Directors Association, among others.

Williams holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from George Fox University. In addition to his duties as the director of the Second Winds Community Band, Williams is also the music and artistic director for the Dayton Community Chorus and Minister of Music at Pioneer Evangelical Church in Dayton.

The concert is sponsored by Linfield College Department of Music, Second Winds Community Band and the Linfield PLACE program.

Food and monetary donations will be accepted at the door for Friends of Battery B 2-218 Field Artillery. For more information, call ext. 2275 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts.

 

FOUR FEATURED IN VERDI CONCERT

Giuseppe VerdiIn honor of the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth, the Linfield Music Department will present “Verdi’s Operas and Changing Social Values in 19th-Century Italy” on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall.

A pre-concert discussion will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

Soloists include soprano Natalie Gunn, mezzo-soprano Beth Madsen Bradford, tenor Giovanni Formisano and baritone Anton Belov. The Linfield Concert Choir, under the direction of Anna Song, will also perform.

The concert, part of the Lacroute Art Series, “The Arts and Social Change,” will feature Giuseppe Verdi’s famous choruses, ensembles and arias from “Nabucco,” “Ernani,” “Rigoletto,” “La Traviata,” “Un Ballo in Maschera,” “Il Trovatore” and “Falstaff.” Many of his works reflected vital social questions of the time and contained thinly disguised political messages. His operas are distinguished by their dramatic power, demanding vocal lines and unforgettable melodies.

Belov, assistant professor of music at Linfield, has earned praise from critics and audiences alike for his portrayals of Count di Luna in “Il Trovatore,” Germont in “La Traviata,” Escamillo in “Carmen,” Eugene Onegin and Don Giovanni.

Gunn, an award-winning soprano and adjunct professor of music at Linfield, has performed with various groups, including the Portland Baroque Orchestra and Portland Chamber Orchestra.

Madsen Bradford ’96 performs regularly throughout the West Coast and has appeared with Portland Opera, Tacoma Opera, Skagit Opera, Oregon Symphony, Juneau Symphony, Portland Chamber Orchestra, Opera Theater Oregon, Des Moines Metro Opera and others.

Formisano is a native of Torre del Greco and a leading soloist throughout the United States. His recent operatic appearances include the roles of Rodolfo in “La Bohème,” Cavaradossi in “Tosca,” Nemorino in “Elixir of Love” by Donizetti and the Young Gypsy in “Aleko” by Rachmaninoff.

The Lacroute Arts Series at Linfield College is made possible by the generosity of Ronni Lacroute, Linfield College trustee and arts benefactor. For more information, call ext. 2275 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts.

COMMUNITY NEWS

Amy Orr, the George A. Westcott III distinguished professor of sociology, was elected to the Council of the Pacific Sociological Association.

Anton Belov, assistant professor of music, is appearing in Salome with the Portland Opera Nov. 7 and 9. He plays “First Nazarene.”

 

 

CAMPUS CALENDAR

MONDAY, NOV. 4

Noon: French table, Dillin

6:30 p.m.: “War and Citizenship” panel, 201 Riley

TUESDAY, NOV. 5

Noon: American sign language table, Dillin

8 p.m.: Zach Gulaboff Davis recital,

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6

Noon: German language table, Dillin

4:30 p.m.: “Traditional Medicine and Health Care in Peru,” Jonasson

7 p.m.: Faculty lecture featuring Tanya Tompkins, Joan Haaland Paddock and Henny Breen, 201 Riley

THURSDAY, NOV. 7

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

Noon: Japanese language table, Dillin

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

7:30 p.m.: Shaun Gallagher, “Exploring Inner Space in Outer Space,” Jonasson

7:30 p.m.: Ajax in Iraq, Marshall Theatre

FRIDAY, NOV. 8

11 a.m.: Women’s soccer at Lewis & Clark

Noon: Spanish conversation table, Dillin

3:30 p.m.: Shaun Gallagher, “Making Enactivism Even More Embodied,” Jonasson

6 p.m.: Swimming vs. Whitman

7 p.m.: Volleyball at Whitman

7:30 p.m.: Ajax in Iraq, Marshall Theatre

SATURDAY, NOV. 9

11 a.m.: Women’s soccer at Pacific Lutheran

1 p.m.: Swimming vs. Whitworth

1 p.m.: Football vs. Puget Sound

1:30 p.m.: Men’s soccer vs. Willamette

7 p.m.: Volleyball at Whitworth

7:30 p.m.: Ajax in Iraq, Marshall Theatre

SUNDAY, NOV. 10

2 p.m.: Ajax in Iraq, Marshall Theatre