Linfield Reports, 2/15/10


Barbara Drake, professor emerita of English at Linfield College, will read from her latest collection of poems, “Driving One Hundred,” Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield.

Drake taught creative writing and literature at Linfield from 1983 to 2007. Her work has appeared in numerous collections, magazines and anthologies. Among other titles, her books include “Peace At Heart: An Oregon Country Life” (essays), published by OSU Press, “Love at the Egyptian Theatre,” published by Red Cedar Press, Michigan State University, “What We Say to Strangers,” published by Breitenbush Books, and her newest poetry collection, “Driving One Hundred,” published in October by Windfall Press. She is also the author of “Writing Poetry,” a popular college creative writing textbook, in print since 1983. Drake lives with her husband on a small farm in Yamhill County where they raise sheep and wine grapes. She continues to write and to present readings and workshops.

The reading is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Friends of Nicholson Library and Linfield English Department. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte, 503-883-2517.


Rich Emery, professor of accounting, will present “The European Union Turns Sixty” Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall at Linfield.

Emery’s talk will focus on the European Union (EU) since its inception and the issues it is currently facing. He will look at some historic and major events including enlargement from six members to the current 27. He will also discuss some important successes which, in addition to enlargement, include the Single Market and the Economic and Monetary Union.

According to Emery, the EU is currently faced with three issues – the relationship between the EU institutions and national governments; future enlargement, particularly of Turkey; and the recession.

“All this is important because the EU represents the largest market in the world,” Emery said.

Emery has presented numerous papers about the EU at the University of Nebraska, Omaha’s European Studies Conference. He has led Linfield’s January Term course on the EU eight times, most recently in January 2009. He and students spent a week at the University of Limerick in Ireland, followed by 10 days in Luxembourg and 10 days in Brussels with day trips to Frankfurt, Trier and Bruges, as well as weekend trips to Munich, Paris and Amsterdam.

Emery holds a bachelor’s from Lewis and Clark College, and MBAs from Eastern New Mexico University and Golden Gate University. He is a CPA.

The lecture is free and open to the public. The Linfield College faculty lecture series offers one presentation each month by a member of the Linfield faculty. For more information, call 503-883-2409.


Carol McCulley, associate professor and reference and distance education librarian, will present “Copyright: What to give away and what to keep? Does it matter?” at the Faculty Learning Commons on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 12:30 p.m. in the West Wing of Dillin Hall.

The session will explore available options and where to learn about permissions granted by publishers. Discussion will center on which rights to keep when a paper is accepted for publication and the copyright release form provided by the publisher.


Halcyon Trio Oregon, a Northwest musical trio, will present the world premiere of a work written for them during “Of Praise, Passion, Princes and Pancakes!” Friday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall.

The group, all members of the Linfield Department of Music, includes soprano Jackie Van Paepeghem, trumpeter Joan Haaland Paddock and pianist/organist Debra Huddleston. They will present the premiere of “Le Petit Prince,” a work by Colin DeJong, a senior at Indiana University Arnold Jacobs School of Music. Celebratory music of Alessandro Scarlatti and Archangelo Crotti will open the program, followed by “to cast a shadow again…” a cycle of passionate poetry set to music by contemporary composer Eric Ewazen, Julliard professor of music. “Norwegian Folk Variations,” written for Halcyon Trio Oregon by Northwest composer Greg Bowers, will close the program.

Halcyon Trio Oregon, a versatile chamber music ensemble formed in 2005, brings to life sacred and secular music written by composers worldwide, spanning the 11th through the 21st century. The ensemble has received several commissioned works from composers in the United States and Canada.

The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Music Department at 503-883-2275.


Linfield College senior Natalie Lindsey of Lake Oswego will present a student voice recital Saturday, Feb. 20, at 8 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center at Linfield College.

Lindsey, a mezzo soprano who is minoring in music, will perform a variety of music including songs in Italian, German and English with a focus on musical theater. For more information, call 503-883-2275.


Linfield will host Reza Aslan on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium. The lecture, “How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization and the End of the War on Terror,” is free and the public is invited.

Aslan is an internationally acclaimed writer and religious scholar who is a contributing editor at the Daily Beast, and a regular news commentator. His first book, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, is a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into 13 languages.

Aslan’s most recent book, How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization and the End of the War on Terror, offers analysis of the ideology that fuels al-Qa‘ida, the Taliban and like-minded militants throughout the Muslim world, and explores religious violence in Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

The lecture is sponsored by the Edith Green and Gordon Frazee Lecture Funds. The endowed lectures honor Edith Green, a Linfield College trustee who served in Congress for two decades, and Gordon Frazee, who served Linfield for 32 years as chaplain and professor of religion.

For more information visit or, or contact Dawn Nowacki at 503- 883-2276 or


“Fashion and Fiction,” an art exhibit examining fashion photography, will run through March 13 at the Linfield College Fine Art Gallery.

The exhibition is based on examining the intersection of contemporary staged or constructed photography and the relationship with strategies and theories of traditional fashion photography. Fashion photography has a long, rich history of creating fictitious imagery with luxuriously decadent and extravagantly ephemeral interpretations of modern culture. The current wave of constructed narrative photography also has a cultural tradition that seems to weave in and out of history, from investigations into Victorian modes of identity and class systems, into mysterious cinematic interpretations of recoding society and civilization. What role does photography play in interpreting contemporary narrative traditions in its impulsive and often superficial tendencies to encode, subvert, disguise and embellish how popular culture functions?

Guest curator is Todd Johnson. Artists include Melanie Pullen (Los Angeles, Calif., courtesy of Ace Gallery), Holly Andres (Portland, courtesy of Robert Mann Gallery), New Catalogue (Chicago, Ill., courtesy of Rhona Hoffman Gallery), Daniel Hoyt (Portland), Alex Lim (San Francisco, Calif.) and Darien Revel (Richland, Wash.).

For more information, call 503-883-2804 or visit


Elementary, middle and high school students are invited to attend Kid Fit, a health education program March 2 through April 23 with sessions from 3:45-5:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.

Kid Fit teaches children the value of eating healthy and exercising regularly. Activities include swimming, Linfield sports, P.E. games, yoga, karate and nutrition. Registration is $20 and scholarships are available. For more information, contact Zach Bowman,, 503-930-5120.


The Office of Admission will host the annual Competitive Scholarship day on Sunday, Feb. 21.

Over 350 high school seniors will take academic examinations and compete for scholarships ranging between $10,000-$16,000 (over four years). For consideration, students must have applied for admission and completed the Competitive Scholarship application by Dec. 1. Students are selected to sit for one of the 30 academic exam offerings. Up to three scholarships may be awarded per examination. In addition to taking their scholarship exam, students are encouraged to stay overnight in a residence hall and invited to observe classes.


Sandy Soohoo-Refaei, associate director of International Programs, served as a national selection panelist for the Gilman International Scholarship Program, administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), in November.



7:30 p.m.: Barbara Drake reading, Nicholson Library


11:20 a.m.: Voices SoAn table, Dillin

Noon: German conversation table, Dillin

12:30 p.m.: Carol McCulley, Faculty Learning Commons, Dillin West Wing

7:30 p.m.: Rich Emery faculty lecture, 201 Riley


Noon: Chinese conversation table, Dillin

Noon: French conversation table, Dillin

1 p.m.: Baseball at L-C state tournament (Lewis-Clark State)


Noon: Spanish conversation table, Dillin

3 p.m.: Baseball at L-C state tournament (Western Oregon)

3:30 p.m.: Men’s tennis vs. Puget Sound

6 p.m.: Women’s basketball vs. Whitman

7:30 p.m.: Halcyon Trio Oregon, Ice Auditorium

8 p.m.: Men’s basketball vs. Whitman


9 a.m.: Women’s lacrosse at Pacific Play Day

10 a.m.: Baseball at L-C state tournament (St. Martin’s)

11 a.m.: Women’s tennis at Lewis and Clark

1 p.m.: Men’s tennis vs. Lewis and Clark

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

8 p.m.: Men’s basketball vs. Whitworth

8 p.m.: Natalie Lindsey voice recital, Ice Auditorium


All day: Academic Competitive Scholarship Day

12:30 p.m.: Baseball at L-C state tournament (Lewis-Clark State)