Linfield Reports, 2/10/14


Cynthia EnloeCynthia Enloe, the foremost feminist scholar of international relations, will present “Have We Already Forgotten Iraqi Women?: Some Feminist Warnings about Post-War American Amnesia” on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in Ice Auditorium.

Enloe’s lecture will headline a full slate of events scheduled for Gender Equity Week at Linfield, which runs Feb. 10-15.

Enloe, a research professor in the International Development, Community, and Environment Department at Clark University whose work has been described as path breaking, will discuss what is remembered and forgotten about the Iraq War. She will focus on U.S. presumptions about Iraqi women and how remaining alert to their ideas and efforts might make Americans smarter about wars in general and our involvement in war. Enloe’s career has included Fulbright awards to Malaysia and Guyana and she has taught in Europe, Asia and the U.S. She is the author of 13 books including “Nimo’s War, Emma’s War: Making Feminist Sense of the Iraq War.” She received her bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College and her master’s and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests are the interactions of feminism, militarized culture, war, politics and globalized economics.

In addition to Enloe’s lecture, a number of other events will be held in recognition of Gender Equity Week. Events begin Monday, Feb. 10, and run through Saturday, Feb. 15. The “I Need Feminism Because…” campaign takes place Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Fred Meyer Lounge in Riley Hall. A “Women and Power” panel will be held Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall featuring Susan Agre-Kippenhan, vice president for Academic Affairs/dean of faculty; Dawn Nowacki, professor of political science; Susan Sivek, professor of mass communication; and Amy Miller, professor of sociology. A “Pizza & Politics” event featuring Enloe will be held Thursday, Feb. 13, at 11:45 a.m. in 201 Riley Hall. The week concludes with a showing of the Thomas Keith documentary, “The Bro Code,” Saturday, Feb. 15, at 9 p.m. in Ice Auditorium.

Gender Equity Week is sponsored by the Linfield Activities Board (LAB), Students Advocating for Gender Equality (SAGE) and the Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement (PLACE). For more information, contact Patrick Cottrell at, ext. 2477, or Breanna Ribeiro at



Linfield snowThe Office of Admission will host the annual Competitive Scholarship program Feb. 15-17. A full day of activities is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 16, and nearly 1,000 guests are expected. Many prospective students will be staying in residence halls Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, dining in Dillin Hall throughout the weekend and visiting classes Monday. An agenda of events, and additional details can be found at For more information, call the Office of Admission at ext. 2213.





John Brodie artAn exhibit by Northwest artist John Brodie, “Versus Artifacts,” will be on display through March 22 at the Linfield Gallery. Brodie, a diverse artist who focuses on painting and print work, will discuss the exhibit and his past work at an artist talk Sunday, Feb. 16, at 3 p.m., followed by a reception, in the Linfield Gallery.

Brodie is a native Oregonian, active in the arts for more than 20 years with explorations in painting, book art, prints and multiples, mixed media and sculpture. He was included in Disjecta’s “PDX2010: A Biennial of Contemporary Art,” and from 1996 to 2006 was a member of the notorious 333 Studios, a loose collective and fine arts studio. In 2007, he founded TodayArt Studios in a 9,000 square-foot building in Southeast Portland. He opened Monograph Bookwerks, a fine art bookstore, in 2010 with artist Blair Saxon-Hill. From 1988 to 2007, he worked in the music business managing both the legendary Portland club La Luna and the globe-trotting band Pink Martini.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call ext. 2804.



Heather ReidHeather Reid, associate professor of philosophy at Morningside College, will present “Olympic Sport and its Lessons for Peace,” Monday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Jonasson Hall.

Reid will discuss the differences between the ancient Olympic Games, in which victory was imagined as a visit from the goddess Nike, and the modern Olympics, where victory typically means endorsement deals from the company Nike. According to Reid, modern society can learn from the ancient association between Olympic Games and peace because that association derives not only from mythology and rhetoric, but also from particular, and perhaps unexpected, effects of athletic competition itself. Olympic sport taught the ancient Hellenes about peace by incorporating philosophical aspects of peace as setting aside conflict, treating others as equals and developing community spirit.

Reid has taught philosophy at Morningside since 1996, and received the college’s Sharon Walker Faculty Excellence Award in 2005. An expert on the philosophical foundations of the Olympic Games, she was elected president of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport in 2005 and has presented her research at conferences in the United Kingdom and in Greece. She holds a bachelor’s in philosophy, English and literature from the University of Virginia and a master’s and doctorate from the University of Massachusetts.

The lecture is free and sponsored by PLACE. For more information, contact Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza, associate professor of philosophy, at, ext. 2362.



Elena PassarelloElena Passarello, author and assistant professor of English at Oregon State University, will read from and discuss her latest book, Let Me Clear My Throat, Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room at Nicholson Library.

Let Me Clear My Throat, which was published by Sarabande Books in 2012, is a collection of essays written by Passarello. According to her website, the essays in Let Me Clear My Throat are about unforgettable moments in the history of the human voice.

Passarello has won several awards for Let Me Clear My Throat, including the gold medal at the 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards, and she was named a finalist for a 2014 Oregon Book Award. Her essays have been published by Oxford American, Slate, the Iowa Review, Creative Nonfiction, and in the music writing anthology, Pop When the World Falls Apart. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s from the University of Iowa.

The event, part of the Readings at the Nick series, is free and sponsored by Nicholson Library and the Linfield College English Department. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte, director of Linfield libraries, ext. 2517.


Mark JuergensmeyerMark Juergensmeyer, one of the world’s leading experts on religion, violence and conflict resolution, will present the annual Frazee Lecture in Bible and Religion.

Juergensmeyer, professor of sociology and religious studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will present “The Global Rise of Religious Violence” on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in Ice Auditorium.

Juergensmeyer, who is also the director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at UCSB, is the author of “Terror in the Mind of God,” originally published in 2000 and revised in 2003 in the aftermath of the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Juergensmeyer has published more than 200 articles and 20 books on the role of religion in various social movements in South Asia, religion and politics in the modern world, Gandhi’s approach to conflict resolution and other topics. His recent book is “Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State.” Among his awards and honors, Juergensmeyer was elected as president of the American Academy of Religion.

The Frazee Lecture in Bible and Religion was established by friends and family in honor of Gordon G. Frazee, who served Linfield for 32 years as chaplain and professor of religion. The fund is used to underwrite an annual lecture under the auspices of the Linfield College Department of Religious Studies. The lecture is also sponsored by PLACE.

For more information, contact David Fiordalis, ext. 2569,



Linfield's wine history archiveA Linfield College student will get hands-on experience working with the Oregon Wine History Archive (OWHA) at Linfield, thanks to a grant from the Erath Family Foundation.

The grant, renewable annually, establishes the Erath Internship and provides funding for a student internship for an academic year, including full time during the summer, to continue work on the OWHA at Linfield.

“This grant represents one more important step in Linfield’s partnership with the Oregon wine industry,” said Linfield President Thomas L. Hellie. “We are proud and very grateful for the support and endorsement of the Erath Foundation Board.”

The archive was created in 2011 to house irreplaceable historical documents and memorabilia from early growers in the Willamette Valley. Thanks to the support of the early Oregon wine pioneers, Linfield has established a robust and expanding archive of materials related to the Oregon wine industry.

“This really validates the importance of the work we are doing here, not just for the wine collection but also for our students,” said Rachael Woody, college archivist.

Under Woody’s guidance, the Erath intern will learn a variety of skills including acquisition, preservation, organization, digitization and display of historical materials, as well as engage with a multifaceted wine industry. In addition to helping with the collection and preservation, the student will also work with production and dissemination of the history and knowledge through the Digital Commons at Linfield and exposure through exhibitions, research articles and regional presentations.

The work will build on two recent successful projects, Beyond the Vines, which collected oral histories and documented the work of those who pioneered the wine industry in the Willamette Valley, and the Southern Oregon Wine History Initiative.



Nursing faculty Miriam Volpin, Henny Breen, Pam Wheeler, Jeanette O’Brien; Karen Maxwell, Linda Luce, Melissa Jones, Su Yimmee and Joyce Betita will present “Designing and Implementing an Integrated, Concept-Based Curriculum,” a podium presentation, at the Western Institute of Nursing’s 47th annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference in Seattle, Wash., April 9-12. Kat Hammond will present “Provider Use of Oregon’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.”




All week: Gender Equity Week

10:30 a.m.: “I Need Feminism Because…” campaign, Fred Meyer Lounge

Noon: French table, Dillin


6:30 p.m.: “Women and Power” panel, 201 Riley


11:45 a.m.: Pizza and Politics with Cynthia Enloe, 201 Riley

7 p.m.: Cynthia Enloe, “Have We Already Forgotten Iraqi Women?” Ice


Today through Sunday: Swimming at NWC championship

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

8 p.m.: Men’s basketball at Whitworth


TBA: Women’s tennis at College of Idaho

Noon: Baseball at Western Oregon University

6 p.m.: Women’s basketball at Whitman

8 p.m.: Men’s basketball at Whitman

9 p.m.: “The Bro Code” Thomas Keith documentary, Ice


All day: Competitive Scholarship Day

Noon: Baseball at Western Oregon University

3 p.m.: John Brodie, “Versus Artifacts,” opening reception, Linfield Gallery