Linfield Reports, 4/10/17

Dutch student to share insights of home country

Laurens De Jonge '20Laurens De Jonge ‘20, an international student from The Netherlands, will present “Life in Oregon as a ‘Dutchie’” on Tuesday, April 11, at 4 p.m. in Jonasson Hall in Melrose Hall.

De Jonge will talk about his experience of living in Oregon. He’ll also share about Dutch politics, the transition into the Oregon culture; and compare and contrast aspects of the United States and The Netherlands.

The talk is free, open to the public and sponsored by the International Programs Office. For more information, call 503-883-2434 or email


Reinkemeyer to discuss compositional process

Professor Andrea ReinkemeyerAndrea Reinkemeyer, assistant professor of music composition and theory at Linfield College, will present “Gesture, Imagery, Noise: Transforming Imagination to Music” on Wednesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium, at Linfield.

Reinkemeyer will give a deep analysis of her work with insights into the compositional process. She will discuss and demonstrate recent pieces including, “Wild Silk” for baritone saxophone, percussion and piano, and “The Thaw” for soprano, tenor, mixed choir and wind ensemble.

Reinkemeyer joined the Linfield faculty in 2014. Her music has been performed both nationally and internationally, by the Albany (NY) Symphony, Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings, University of Oregon Wind Ensemble and University Singers, American Composers Orchestra Underwood New Music Readings and others.

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


Keaveney to read from collection of poems

Professor Chris KeaveneyChris Keaveney, professor of Japanese at Linfield College, will read from his collection of poems, “Your Eureka not Mined,” on Thursday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room of the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield.

It has been a long journey for Keaveney to write this book of poems. The poems in “Your Eureka not Mined” began to appear in literary journals three years ago, but the journey of perseverance that led to this eureka moment started 30 years ago.

Keaveney received a bachelor’s degree in English from Manhattan College, a master’s degree in Japanese language and literature and a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Washington University. He also pursued graduate studies in Tsukuba University in Ibaraki, Japan and at Fudan University in Shanghai. He has taught abroad in American Samoa, Japan and China. Keaveney has been at Linfield since 1997, where he teaches Japanese language and East Asian literature and film courses. He has co-taught several January Term courses in China and Japan and regularly offers an Inquiry Seminar course about East Asian culture. He is also the author of three books about Japanese culture and Sino-Japanese literary relations.

Keaveney’s poetry has appeared in Columbia Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, The Minetta Review, Stolen Island, Faultline, Wilderness House Literary Review and elsewhere.

This reading is a part of the Readings at the Nick series. The lecture is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Linfield Nicholson Library and the Linfield English department. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte at 503-883-2517 or concert.


Admission hosts upcoming visit days

Linfield College entryThe Office of Admission will host two upcoming visit days April 14 and May 15.

Thank you for helping to welcome our guests and future students to Linfield on these two upcoming days and throughout the rest of the spring semester. For more information, contact the Office of Admission at 503-883-2213.


Connections offered at annual career fair

Linfield CollegeStudents are invited to attend the Connect on Campus Career Fair Friday, April 14, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Fred Meyer Lounge in Riley Hall. Offered by Career Development, the fair is an opportunity for students to make connections and learn about summer jobs, internships and career opportunities with a number of companies.

Employers include Aerotek, All God’s Children International (an adoption agency), Boys & Girls Club (hiring for summer AND full-time), Bridgewell Resources (hiring Analysts and Trader Trainees), Cambia Health Solutions (hiring a bunch of internships in all areas), Columbia Sportswear, Wineries – Domaine Serene & Willamette Valley Vineyards, Empowerteen (a youth empowerment organization), Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Nike, Northwest Behavioral Healthcare Services, Northwest Mutual, Opus Agency (an event planning agency), Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Pavilion Construction, Peace Corps, Portland General Electric (hiring 30+ interns in all areas), Portland Trail Blazers, Providence Health Systems, ScribeAmerica (Medical Scribe company), U.S. Marine Corps, WE Communications, Wells Fargo and Welocalize (a language translations company).

For more information, email or go to


Linfield piano recital to feature Kim

Professor Albert KimAlbert Kim, assistant professor of music at Linfield College, will perform a diverse program of solo works on the piano on Saturday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield.

The program will include works by Haydn, Satie, Ginastera, Ireland and Ravel. The program’s centerpiece is Maurice Ravel’s 1905 piano suite “Miroirs,” which Kim will perform in memory of Eastman classmate Gregory DeTurck. The program will conclude with Kim’s original solo transcription of Ravel’s “La Valse.”

Kim has played around the world in the United States, Europe and Asia. He teaches and performs actively throughout the U.S. and China, with recent and upcoming engagements at the Dakota Sky International Piano Festival, Neskowin Chamber Music, Dongfang Arts School, Castleman Quartet Program and Texas State University. At Linfield he teaches piano, theory, music history and chamber music.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit


Linguist to describe Nepalese fieldwork at Linfield lecture

Mark TurinAnthropologist and linguist Mark Turin will present “Collaborations in Language: from Documentation to Resurgence” Monday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall at Linfield College.

Turin’s lecture will focus on several partnerships he has had over the last two decades. The partnerships have been with members of historically marginalized, indigenous communities in the Himalayan region, and increasingly with a committed global community of scholars in print, on air and online. Turin will draw on long-term fieldwork in Nepal and India with speakers of Thangmi, a community whose language has long been affected by the national record in the states where it is spoken. He will also reflect critically on the decade that he has spent directing two international, interdisciplinary collaborative research initiatives – the Digital Himalaya and World Oral Literature Projects. The presentation explores issues of orality, orthography and representation.

Turin is chair of the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program at the University of British Columbia and acting co-director of the university’s New Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies. He writes and teaches on ethnolinguistics, language endangerment, visual anthropology, digital archives and fieldwork methodology. He is the author or co-author of four books and three travel guides, the editor of eight volumes and the co-editor of the journal “Himalaya.” He also edits a series on oral literature.

The lecture is free, open to the public and sponsored by the Program for the Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement at Linfield. For more information, contact Hillary Crane, associate professor of anthropology, at 503-883-2286,


Concert Band to present spring performance

Linfield College BandsLinfield College will host a spring band concert Tuesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield.

Selections on the program include John Boyd’s transcription of the “Little Fugue in g minor” (originally for organ) by Johann Sebastian Bach and two pieces by John Philip Sousa — “The Glory of the Yankee Navy” March and “The Flashing Eyes of Andalusia.” “Variations on a Sioux Melody” by James Ployhar will feature woodwind and percussion soloists. “Intrada” by Japanese composer Satoshi Yagisawa will highlight the brass and percussion. “Concerto for Two Horns” by George Frederic Handel and arranged by William Schaefer will feature horns, accompanied by the woodwinds and timpani. “Pavanne” by Morton Gould and arranged for band by Paul Yoder will also be performed.

Five graduating seniors will be recognized during the concert: Adrian Clifford, alto saxophone and guitar, Sequim, Wash.; Rachael Conway, horn, Troutdale; Olivia Marquardt, tenor saxophone, El Dorado, Calif; Sarah Warfield, flute, Tacoma, Wash; Parker Wells, clarinet, Happy Valley.

The concert band will also perform for the region’s fourth graders in two children’s concerts on Wednesday, April 19, sponsored by YES (Yamhill Enrichment Society). The band is conducted by Joan Haaland Paddock, Linfield professor of music and director of instrumental activities.

The concert is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Linfield College Department of Music. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit


Annual Linfield lu’au to highlight island traditions

Linfield College Luau 2016Traditional island dances and an authentic Hawaiian meal will highlight the 45th annual Linfield College Lu’au, “Huliāmahi (Come Together as One)” Saturday April 29.

Tickets are available online at Follow the event on social media including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at #LinfieldLuau2017.

Linfield College students will share the Hawaiian culture with the community, including performing dances from the Hawaiian Islands as well as New Zealand, Tonga, Tahiti and Samoa.

The dinner will be catered by Ohana Hawaiian Cafe and served by Linfield students, and will feature a number of traditional Hawaiian dishes. Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Rutschman Field House, with dinner service ending at 6:45. The “Country Store” will open at 5:30 p.m., also in the Rutschman Field House. The store features foods, leis and gifts donated from Hawaiian companies, with proceeds helping cover event costs. There will also be a concession stand available during the performance. The live performance will be held in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the event includes pre-show entertainment.

The annual lu’au has been organized by members of the Linfield Hawaiian Club, Hawaiian and non-Hawaiian alike, with students involved in all aspects of the production including choreography. New dances are created each year, and student performers began rehearsals in early February.

Many parents of Linfield students help with the event, buying Hawaiian fabric, sewing costumes and collecting donations from Hawaiian companies and the Linfield community. They also gather foliage and leis and coordinate shipments to McMinnville.

General admission tickets for the performance are $15. Tickets for both the show and dinner are $25 for general admission and $30 for reserved seats. Student and senior (60+) tickets are $15 and $20, and require I.D. Children’s (ages 3-12) tickets are $10 and $15. Children under age two, seated on their parents’ laps, are admitted free without a meal.

The event is sponsored by the Linfield College Hawaiian Club, and the Multicultural Programs and College Activities offices. For more information, visit or call 503-883-2435.


Winemaker, author to present history of the vineyards

Ken and Karen WrightAward-winning winemaker Ken Wright and McMinnville author Jim Gullo will present “History of the Vineyards,” a history of some of Oregon’s top vineyards, Monday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield College.

The talk grows out of a series of reports that Wright, owner of Ken Wright Cellars pictured left with wife Karen, commissioned Gullo, pictured below, to undertake that explore the histories and land usages of 13 Willamette Valley vineyard properties Wright farms and/or sources for his award-winning lineup of Pinot Noir wines. Beginning in 2015, Gullo has researched and written stories about properties like the Freedom Hill Vineyard, Canary Hill Vineyard and others that Wright sources. The properties lie in several Oregon AVAs, including the Yamhill-Carlton, Ribbon Ridge, Dundee Hills and Eola-Amity Hills.

Emerging from the vineyard histories is a rich tapestry of the people and events who shaped Oregon lands long before the wine industry began to take hold over the last 50 years. Farmers, blacksmiths, judges, pioneers, Civil War and Indian War heroes, and the first flock of sheep ever to be driven across the plains to the Oregon Territories all wound up, at one time or another, on Willamette Valley lands that today produce some of the finest wine grapes in the world. The stories were published on the Ken Wright Cellars blog ( and were the centerpieces of a marketing campaign.

“The history of these properties is rich and varied, and Jim did a fantastic job rooting out the people and stories that bring these properties to life,” said Wright.

Wright moved to Oregon and founded Panther Creek Cellars in 1986, then established Ken Wright Cellars in 1994 in Carlton. His 2012 Abbott Claim Vineyard Pinot Noir was named the top wine in the world for 2014 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

Gullo is a McMinnville author and journalist whose articles about wine, travel and regional subjects appear in the Oregon Wine Press, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Portland Monthly and the Horizon Airlines Magazine. He has written ten books including “Trading Manny” and “The Comedy Keeper.”

The talk, part of the Linfield College Wine Lecture Series, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2766.


Education majors hosts school supply collection drive

Beyond BackpacksLinfield College education majors are collecting school supplies to fill the backpacks for Yamhill County youth this month.

Linfield’s Sigma Delta chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the international education honor society, will hold a school supply and stuffed animal drive for the Beyond Backpacks campaign, which provides supplies to low income youth (K-12) in Yamhill County.

Throughout April, supplies can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at Potter Hall at Linfield. Items needed include stuffed animals, children’s socks, pencils, colored pencils, crayons, markers, spiral notebooks, folder, pencil boxes and other school supplies.

Alyssa Kaplan, co-president of KDP, has volunteered with Beyond Backpacks for the last three years but took a more active role this year after seeing the benefits of the program first-hand as a student-teacher.

“I jumped on the opportunity to be involved, excited to help such an awesome organizations that I have personally seen benefit students in the classroom,” she said.

The supplies will be distributed at an event in August, where youth can choose from a wide selection of backpacks, notebooks, pens, scissors and other goods. Stuffed animals will also be provided for younger siblings. After students choose their supplies, they can enjoy a “fun zone” complete with temporary tattoos, popcorn, snow cones, carnival-style games and a guest appearance by Mack the Wildcat.

In addition to providing the necessary items for school, the pickup event creates excitement as youth prepare for school.

“It’s a fun experience for everyone involved,” said Kaplan.

KDP’s mission is to advance quality education by inspiring teachers to prepare learners for future challenges. It is open to education majors or minors and provides professional development and volunteer opportunities.

For more information, contact Kaplan at


Community news

Larry Doty ‘79, associate professor of health and human performance, and son, Dominic, former Linfield women’s soccer coach, are coaching the Oregon team in the 23rd Annual Oregon vs. Washington game sponsored by the Multnomah Athletic Club Foundation and the Oregon Sports Authority. The game, a fundraiser for disadvantaged youth, will be played Saturday, April 23, at 6 p.m. at Liberty High School.

Andrea Reinkemeyer, assistant professor of music composition and theory, had two works performed at the Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference hosted by Western Michigan University March 30 to April 1. “Dos Danzas” for Concert Band was performed by the WMU Symphonic Band, directed by Scott Boerma. “Wild Silk” was performed by the Primary Colors Trio.

Reinkemeyer was also commissioned by In Mulierbus, a women’s vocal ensemble, to write a song, “Life,” using the poetry of Henrietta Cordelia Ray. It will be premiered on May 5 and 7 at the St. Mary’s Cathedral of Portland and Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater of Vancouver, respectively, in honor of the group’s 10th anniversary concert season. Anna Song, professor of music, is a founding member of the group.


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