Linfield Reports, 12/3/12


Linfield will host a “Legacies of War” panel discussion Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 4:30 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall.

Wars constitute perhaps the most defining, important and tragic events in the course of human history. Their effects linger in generations of Americans and citizens around the world. The 2012-13 Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement (PLACE) is constructed around the theme “Legacies of War” and seeks to create a common space within the Linfield community to discuss the causes and consequences of war from a variety of perspectives. This conversation seeks out the voices of those who have been affected by war – veterans, protestors, family members and citizens.

The panel is comprised primarily of members of the Linfield community, who will begin the conversation by sharing some of their experiences and reflections about war. Following their comments, the conversation will be opened to the audience. Panelists include Robert Ferguson ’65, Angie Gurley, Mike Jones, Tom Love, Collin Morris ’13, Phil Newman, Mike Story ’68, Garlinn Story ’69 and Irv Wiswall.

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Linfield Gallery will host the annual juried student exhibition Dec. 3-15. An opening reception and award presentation featuring artist Crystal Schenk will be held Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m. in the Gallery.

Guest jurors include Marne Lucas, a photographer and multi-disciplinary artist; Keith Lachowicz, steward of the public art collections owned by the City of Portland and Multnomah County; and Ron Mills, painter, muralist and Linfield professor of art. For more information, call ext. 2804.




Choral concertThree 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.



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,



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



The first volume of a new Linfield College research journal has recently been completed and editors are seeking submissions for volume two.

Quercus: Linfield Journal of Undergraduate Research is Linfield’s open-open access journal for Linfield student scholarship. Submissions are peer reviewed by alumni with experience in relevant fields. The first issue includes four articles of student research in diverse fields: computer science, math, biology and political science. Submissions for the second volume are welcome.

Read student work and learn more at For more information, contact Chad Tillberg, ext. 2221,



Linfield faculty and staff are invited to attend the annual Holiday Social Saturday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. at Evergreen Aviation Space Museum in McMinnville.

Enjoy drinks from a no-host bar as well as hors d’oeuvres and a buffet dinner. Dance to hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s from the Boomer Band. A bus providing round-trip transportation to and from the Portland campus will depart at 4:15 p.m. and return at 10 p.m.

RSVP by Monday, Dec. 3, to Kathy Cook, ext. 2561,




Nicholson LibraryHelp 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




The Holiday Tree of Giving, sponsored by the Linfield Employee Association and Theta Chi Fraternity, is located in Jazzman’s in Riley Hall through Friday, Dec. 14. Tags on the tree represent local children in need and include the child’s age, clothing sizes and gift ideas. Simply select a tag, purchase a gift and return it – unwrapped – to the tree in Jazzman’s by Dec. 14.

It is not necessary to buy the gift listed on the tag. Instead, consider purchasing a gift that is age appropriate or go together with colleagues to help pay for a more expensive item.

Members of Theta Chi will also collect donations of clothing and non-perishable food items from 8 a.m. to midnight through Friday, Dec. 7, at Jazzman’s. Gifts can also be dropped off at the Upward Bound office.

For more information, contact Kristen Kreskey, ext. 2487,



John Sagers, associate professor of history, presented a paper and participated as a panelist in a Japanese-language symposium commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Eiichi Shibusawa Memorial Museum and Archive on Nov. 11 in Tokyo.




All week: Student exhibition, Linfield Gallery


7 p.m.: Women’s basketball at Concordia

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


4:30 p.m.: “Legacies of War” panel discussion, 201 Riley

6 p.m.: Opening reception, Linfield Gallery

7 p.m.: Christmas choral concert, Ice


11:45 a.m.: Paul Apostolidis, “Why Karl Marx Still Matters,” 201 Riley

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

Noon: Chinese conversation table, Dillin

4 p.m.: Chamber music recital, Delkin

4:30 p.m.: Paul Apostolidis, “Immigrant Workers, Racial Biopolitics and the Meat People Eat,” 219 T.J. Day


Noon: Blood pressure clinic, Cook

8 p.m.: Jazz Night, Ice

7:30 p.m.: Men’s basketball vs. Concordia


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

7 p.m.: Risonanti baroque recital, Delkin

8 p.m.: Men’s basketball vs. Northwest Christian