Linfield Reports, 4/22/13


C.A. (Chet) BowersC.A. (Chet) Bowers, professor emeritus at Portland State University and courtesy professor of environmental studies at the University of Oregon, will present the second of two lectures on educational reforms that address the ecology of war, as part of the annual Walter Powell-Linfield College Philosophy Lectures.

The lectures, based on the theme “Educational Reforms that Address the Ecology of War,” will explore ideological, technological and economic forces that have created a state of conflict that can be identified as an “ecology of war.” These conflicts exist today in the form of cyber attacks, in the use of drones to kill people perceived to be enemies, in efforts to colonize other cultures, in the exploitation and destruction of habitats and species, and in the conflict between ideologies that reduce political decisions to that of avoiding compromising with the enemy.

Bowers will present “Technologies that Undermine the Exercise of Ecological Intelligence” on Monday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in the Pioneer Reading Room. This lecture will focus on the relationship all forms of life share with one another. Human existence involves responding to relationships. Bowers will discuss how print-based thinking promotes abstract thinking, which contributes to deepening social and global conflicts. Bowers will also explain how classroom teachers and university professors need to understand their role as mediators in helping students recognize the ecological differences between their cultural commons and consumer-based experiences.

He also spoke on “How Language Undermines the Revitalization of the Cultural Commons” on Sunday, April 21.

Bowers received his Ph.D. in educational studies at the University of California. A speaker at more than 41 universities in the U.S. and 40 universities abroad, he is the author of 21 books and more than 103 articles, published in a variety of disciplinary journals. He co-founded an international online journal, “The Ecojustice Review: Educating for the Commons.”

The Walter Powell-Linfield College Annual Philosophy Lectureship is in recognition of a generous gift from Michael Powell in honor of his father.

For more information, contact Kaarina Beam at ext. 2216 or



Tim DurocheThe Lacroute Arts Series at Linfield College will host a jazz performance, “Jazz: Community-Building and Social Change,” Monday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall.

The performance will feature jazz pieces performed by musicians Tim DuRoche, Darrell Grant and Jon Shaw, along with an interactive discussion and reception.

DuRoche is a Portland-based cultural advocate, writer, jazz musician and artist who’s worked with the visual, performing, literary and media arts for 20 years. He serves as director of programs for the World Affairs Council of Oregon, and has previously developed initiatives and programs connecting sustainability, civic engagement, historic preservation and the arts at Portland Center Stage. His writing about visual culture, jazz and performance, planning, urban history and cultural policy has appeared in numerous print and online publications, including IDEA magazine, Oregon Humanities, Willamette Week, the Oregonian, Portland Spaces and Metroscape. DuRoche is a frequent public speaker, interviewer and moderator for cultural organizations including Wordstock, the City of Portland, Pacific Northwest College of Art, the Portland Jazz Festival and LiveWire Radio.

Grant, a professor at Portland State University, is a performer and composer who has built an international reputation as a pianist and versatile musician. He has appeared on major concert stages from the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall to the Monterey, Telluride and San Francisco Jazz Festivals. He has been a guest on Marian McPartland’s “Piano Jazz” on NPR and toured internationally with many jazz legends.

Shaw is a contrabassist who performs frequently with DuRoche and other jazz musicians and groups in Portland.

The performance is sponsored by the Linfield Music Department and the Lacroute Arts Series. For more information, call ext. 2275 or visit



VolviendoThe issues of social injustice and sex trafficking in Latin America will be examined during a film screening of Volviendo on Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall.

Following the screening, a number of activities will be held including an information fair and art display in Jonasson Hall. A discussion with producer Phillip Abraham and survivor Jes Richardson will be held at 8 p.m., followed by a question and answer session with representatives from Portland organizations including Freedom’s Breath, Mending the Soul, Door to Grace and others at 8:30 p.m., both in Ice Auditorium.

Volviendo follows three filmmakers as they conduct research for a fictional feature film about a sex slave from Latin America. After a dangerous trip through a dozen Latin countries, their hearts are changed by the brokenness of the victims, and their quest to make a movie becomes a compelling story within itself, resulting in the documentary Volviendo.

The film is shot on location in countries such as Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Peru and Chile, among others, and in the United States in Phoenix, Los Angeles and Portland. Through more than 70 firsthand interviews, the film captures the stories of those on the front lines of social injustice. The film approaches sex trafficking from the root of the issue, discussing abuse, prevention, education, training and exposure of the cruel realities behind the sex trafficking industry in the U.S. and Latin America. “Volviendo” is the winner of the MTV Exit and UNICEF International award for best documentary on human sex trafficking.

The screening is sponsored by The Chaplain’s Office and the Chaplain’s Team. For more information, contact David Massey at ext. 2259,



Pioneer Hall on the McMinnville CampusThe Topics in Performance Class will host “Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebration” on Wednesday, April 24, at 5:15 p.m. in the Ford Hall courtyard. The event will include scenes from Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew, A Winter’s Tale, The Tempest, Two Gentlemen of Verona and Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II. For more information, call ext. 2802.






Kristy KingKristy King, visiting assistant professor of politics at Whitman College, will present “Why John Locke Still Matters,” Thursday, April 25, at 11:45 a.m. in the Pioneer Reading Room.

King will discuss John Locke’s ideas on rights, property and the proper role of the state, which permeate our political discussion. As one of the great political thinkers of the Western tradition, John Locke still plays an influential role in today’s political discourse.

King received her Ph.D. in political science from Rutgers University in 2009. Her research focuses on seventeenth century political thought, with an emphasis on the natural law tradition and the evolution of liberalism. Her work has been published in Political Theory, The Encyclopedia of Political Theory and The International Encyclopedia of Political Science.

The lecture is sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights and Justice. Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. and the lecture will begin at noon. For more information, contact Nick Buccola, ext. 2246,



Mousai RemixThe Linfield College Department of Music will feature string quartet Mousai Remix in a “Meet the Musicians” performance seminar Thursday, April 25, at 4 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall.

The session will include discussion with the quartet followed by an opportunity for the Linfield student string quartet to play for and with the guest artists. During the session, Mousai Remix will also perform a selection from their repertoire. The group’s 2012-13 season showcases the works of Debussy, Ravel and Prokofiev paired with the complete quartets of Mendelssohn.

Mousai Remix is comprised of Oregon Symphony members Emily Cole, Shin-young Kwon, Jennifer Arnold and Marilyn de Oliveira. The group formed in 2011 after the quartet performed for a Parties of Note fundraising concert hosted by the Friends of the Oregon Symphony. The quartet seeks to provide Portland-area audiences with a personal connection to symphony musicians, often performing in nontraditional venues that facilitate casual listening but still allow for a powerful connection to the music.

The music performance seminar is free. For more information, call the Linfield Department of Music at 503-883-2275.



Linfield CollegeKyle MacLea, visiting assistant professor of biology, will present “This Is Your Brain on Proteins: Insights from Yeast Biology on Degenerative Human Diseases” during the Linfield College Science Colloquium Thursday, April 25, at 4:10 p.m. in 105 Murdock Hall.

Infectious proteins known as prions are found in mammals (for example, the prion protein PrP in Mad Cow disease) and also in unicellular fungi (yeasts) where several prions have been identified. Although there are substantial differences between these prion proteins, both types of prions form aggregated beta-sheet-rich protein structures called amyloids. MacLea will describe studies on the yeast prion Sup35 and what has been learned that enabled the discovery, among human patients, of new genetic diseases of abnormal protein aggregation affecting degeneration of nervous and muscular tissues.

MacLea’s work was recently published in Nature, an international weekly journal of science.

For more information, contact Jennifer Heath, ext. 2267,



Pioneer HallThe Office of Admission will host a Spring Open House for prospective junior students Friday, April 26. The visit program will provide students and their parents an opportunity to learn more about Linfield’s academic programs and student life opportunities. Guests will lunch in Dillin from 12:15-1 p.m. Help us welcome around 150 guests total to campus. For more information, contact the Office of Admission at ext. 2213 or visit






Craig Geffre '11Craig Geffre ’11 will present “From Festivals to Floods: A Year Teaching in Thailand,” Monday, April 29, at 3 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall.

Geffre will discuss his everyday life in Thailand and experience with international education. He will explain the importance of building mutual understanding through cultural ambassadorship. He will also discuss the challenges and rewards that come from working in another country.

While at Linfield, Geffre received a Fulbright scholarship to teach English in Thailand. During his lecture he will discuss his experience as a Fulbright scholar and give advice on how to apply for the program.

The event is sponsored by the International Programs Office. For more information, contact Michele Tomseth, ext. 2434 or



Linfield College bandsThe Linfield College Concert Band will present its spring concert, “Element,” Tuesday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall.

Under the direction of Joan Haaland Paddock, professor of music and director of instrumental activities, the concert band will perform a variety of pieces including music from The Incredibles. The spring concert theme, “Elements,” includes a petite symphony with four movements called Air, Water, Earth and Fire. “Elements” is by contemporary composer and music educator, Brian Balmages. “The Lark in the Clear Air” by Clifton Taylor features senior Zoe Rozzi on the flute and sophomore Amanda Pierce on the flugelhorn. The concert will also include pieces by Richard Meyer, Donald I. Moore and Michael Giacchino.

The concert band is an instrumental ensemble made up of approximately 45 students and community members who play woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Student performers are both music majors and non-majors who wish to keep music in their lives.

“Music is my universal language at Linfield. We are all so different, yet we have so much in common, our love for music and the joy we put into making it,” said Rozzi.

Recognition will be given to graduating seniors Rozzi, flute; Beth Turner, flute; Amy Cunningham, bass clarinet; Renae Marble, alto saxophone; and Nao Okumura, tenor saxophone.

For more information, call the Linfield Music Department at ext. 2275.



Linfield CollegeA “Take Back the Night” rally and march will be held Tuesday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m., beginning at Walker Hall.

The one-mile march and rally, including a series of short speeches and readings, is planned to educate the community and raise awareness of sexual assault. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

“Sexual assault affects people’s daily lives and is something that people deal with in the McMinnville community,” said Adria Godon-Bynum, wellness coordinator at Linfield. “The rally and march is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to raise awareness about sexual assault, to demonstrate community solidarity and show support for survivors.”

This event is sponsored by the Linfield Health, Wellness and Counseling Center. For more information, contact Godon-Bynum at ext. 2806,




7 p.m.: Chet Bowers, “Technologies that Undermine the Exercise of Ecological Intelligence,” Pioneer Reading Room

7 p.m.: “Jazz: Community-Building and Social Change,” Delkin


7 p.m.: Volviendo screening, Ice


5:15 p.m.: Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebration, Ford courtyard


11:45 a.m.: Kristy King, “Why John Locke Still Matters,” Pioneer Reading Room

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

Noon: Chinese conversation table, Dillin

4 p.m.: Mousai Remix, “Meet the Musicians,” Delkin

4:10 p.m.: Kyle MacLea, “This Is Your Brain on Proteins,” 105 Murdock


All day: Spring Open House

Today and tomorrow: Track and field at NWC championships

1 p.m.: Blood pressure clinic, Cook


Noon: Baseball at Lewis & Clark


Noon: Baseball at Lewis & Clark

1 p.m.: Men’s tennis at Cal Tech