Linfield Reports, 4/25/11


The Linfield College Concert Band will present a spring concert featuring small wind ensembles Tuesday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium, located in Melrose Hall at Linfield.

The Linfield Concert Band is an instrumental ensemble made up of approximately 40 members who play woodwinds, brass and percussion. Student musicians include music majors, minors and students from across disciplines. The band has three members from the McMinnville community. Familiar works to the audience will be the “Little Fugue in G minor” by Johann Sebastian Bach and the “Light Cavalry Overture” by Franz von Suppe. Also on the program are compositions by Giovanni Gabrieli, Sir Edward Elgar, Brian Balmages, James Curnow and Libby Larsen, recent composer in residence at Linfield.

Recognition will be given to graduating seniors including Tiffany Ross, flute; Benton Canaga, alto saxophone; Megan Myer, tuba; Cynthia Lester, clarinet; Lily Helpenstell, trumpet; Audrey Rasmussen, clarinet; Cameron Carr, trombone; Carolyn Blood, clarinet; and Daniel Slonski, euphonium.

The band is under the direction of Joan Haaland Paddock, professor of music and director of instrumental activities at Linfield. Paddock is the first woman to receive a doctorate in trumpet performance from Indiana University. Paddock received the Emmy Award from the National Academy of Arts and Sciences and the prestigious Performer’s Certificate. She was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to Norway, and studied at the Norwegian State Academy of Music. Paddock has performed throughout the Americas, Europe, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. She is a trumpeter with Halcyon Trio Oregon and holds memberships in the College Band Directors National Association, Music Educators National Conference, Oregon Band Directors Association, Oregon Music Educators Association, International Association of Jazz Educators and the International Trumpet Guild.

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


Kaarina Beam, assistant professor of philosophy, and Dawn Nowacki, professor of political science, will present “Bringing together undergraduate research and skill assessment in an interdisciplinary Jan Term abroad course” at the Faculty Learning Commons Tuesday, April 26, at 11:45 a.m. in Dillin West Wing.

One of the challenges of January Term abroad courses is to maintain academic integrity during an inherently exciting month-long tour of a foreign place and culture. This challenge can be exacerbated by various forms of disconnect between the immediate travel experiences of the course members and the mediate theoretical materials provided for instruction.

Beam and Nowacki will explore the possibility of utilizing the Research Skill Development (RSD) Framework, produced by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council, as a tool in the development of a travel course with a research orientation that integrates the theoretical and experiential components of the course and lends itself to assessable course outcomes.

Beam will look particularly at the feasibility of developing an interdisciplinary course (PHIL/POLS) with content goals and assignments that facilitate this kind of research skill development and ultimately lend themselves to evaluation in an interdisciplinary assessment rubric.

For more information, call 503-883-2308.


Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday Wednesday, April 27, from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. in the courtyard of Ford Hall at Linfield.

Students in the Theatre and Communication Arts Department’s Topics in Performance: Periods and Styles in Acting class will present classic scenes from A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Richard III, Macbeth and As You Like It. There will also be a competition for the best performer of Shakespearean insults and compliments, with prizes for the winners. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2802.


The life of Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher will be captured in a reading by author Anne Zimmerman ’00 Wednesday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room of the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield.

The event will feature Zimmerman’s book, An Extravagant Hunger: the Passionate Years of M.F.K. Fisher. The book depicts the life of Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher, who was an author and dedicated connoisseur of good food. In her biography, Zimmerman describes Fisher’s early years, love and knowledge of food, her time in France and development as an author. Having followed Fisher’s footsteps from Northern California to Cambridge, Mass., and then to Paris, Zimmerman pieced together the personal life behind the writer’s public persona. The author shares her discoveries in her book and will reveal more of her intimate knowledge at the reading.

Zimmerman was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She graduated from Linfield in 2000 and received her master’s from San Diego State University. She lives in San Francisco.

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


Bill Apel, professor of religion at Linfield College since 1975 who will retire in June, will present a “last lecture” entitled “An Open Window: the Seen and the Unseen” Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall at Linfield.

Apel has influenced hundreds of Linfield students about religious issues over the years. He served as college chaplain for 20 years, in addition to teaching religion classes. In his role as college chaplain, he coordinated baccalaureate services and organized two peace symposiums, which were the forerunners to the Oregon Nobel Laureate Symposium. Later, he helped coordinate the Oregon Nobel Laureate Symposium and was active in organizing the Pollard and Frazee Lectureships, which brought speakers to campus including former President Jimmy Carter.

Apel has led January Term classes internationally and locally, including “Monks and Mystics” at Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey near Lafayette. He is the author of Signs of Peace: The Interfaith Letters of Thomas Merton and Interfaith Dialog and Understanding. He has spoken extensively about peace issues, including at an international peace conference in Rome, Italy.

The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. For more information, contact Debbie Harmon, director of alumni and parent relations, 503-883-2607,


Garrick Rozario ’12 will introduce the Linfield community to his home country during “Sri Lanka  ̶  A Land Like No Other” Thursday, April 28, at 3 p.m. in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall.

Topics will include the civil war and current economic condition, Theravada Buddhism, sports, tourism and more.

The talk is sponsored by the International Programs Office and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 503-883-2222.


A discussion on the current unrest in Libya will be presented by a Linfield graduate, part of the Linfield College series “Pizza and Politics.”

The discussion will take place Thursday, April 28, at 5 p.m. in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall at Linfield. The presentation will be led by Nadia Abraibesh ’10. After graduation, Abraibesh traveled to her father’s homeland to meet her Libyan family and refine her Arabic. During her stay in Libya, she experienced the uprising first hand and will share her views. Topics will include life under Gaddafi, and life as the uprising began in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. The event is sponsored by the Political Science Department and the International Programs Office. For more information call 503-883-2222.


The Gould Piano Trio and clarinetist Robert Plane will perform Friday, April 29, at 8 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall. The concert is sponsored by the Linfield Chamber Orchestra as part of the 20th Anniversary Season.

The enthusiasm of the Gould Piano Trio is infectious, said Gramophone magazine. Plane has been praised for his lyrical quality. The program will include Johannes Brahms’ “Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Cello in A minor, Op. 114,” Béla Bartók’s fiery piece, “Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Sz. 111,” and Olivier Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time.”

Music critic Alex Ross of The New Yorker called Messiaen’s composition “the most ethereally beautiful music of the twentieth century.” It was first heard on a brutally cold January night in 1941, at a German prisoner-of-war camp. Messiaen wrote most of it after being captured as a French soldier during the German invasion of 1940. The première, performed for shivering prisoners and German officers, took place in an unheated barrack.

Single reserved tickets are $25. General admission is $18 and $5 for students K-12. For more information, call 503- 833-2637 or email


Traditional Hawaiian food and entertainment will be featured at this year’s 39th annual Linfield College Hawaiian Lu’au Saturday, April 30, in the Rutschman Field House and Ted Wilson Gymnasium at Linfield.

The Linfield Hawaiian Club will host the event, which includes dinner and a show. This year’s theme is “A`a I ka hula,” Dare to Dance.

Dinner will be served in the Rutschman Field House from 5 to 7 p.m. with the entertainment portion held in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium. Doors for the show will open for the public at 6:15 p.m. and the show will start at 7:30 p.m. This year’s show will include a pre-show performance by Kaloku Holt, continuing with student performances throughout the night.

Tickets will be sold April 25-29 from 11:50 to 1:50 p.m. outside Walker Hall and from 5 to 7 p.m. in Dillin Hall, or at A service charge of $2 will apply for online orders. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $22 at the door; $17 for ages 2 through college and senior citizens (65+), $19 at the door; and children under 2 are free.

For more information, contact Dan Fergueson, director of college activities, at 503-883-2435 or


The seventh annual MacReads program will feature award-winning author Nicholas D. Kristof with this year’s selection Half the Sky. MacReads is a community-wide book reading and discussion that culminates in a presentation by the author. Schools, book clubs and residents throughout Yamhill County are encouraged to participate in the program.

The highlight of MacReads will be a reading by Kristof Monday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St. Admission is one can of food to benefit YCAP. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event, which is open to the public.

Half the Sky, written by Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, uses personal accounts from women around the world to focus on the three main abuses that women face: sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality.

Kristof, who was raised in Yamhill, and his wife have also published two previous books, Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia and China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power. Kristof and WuDunn won a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the Tiananmen Square Democracy Movement. He won a second Pulitzer in 2006 for his commentary in the New York Times. He has received numerous other awards for his work.

MacReads uses a common book to create community conversations that cross lines of generation and acquaintance. It is sponsored by Friends of Nicholson Library, Friends of McMinnville Public Library, Third Street Books and the Linfield English Department and is open to all interested persons or groups. Books will be available at Third Street Books, McMinnville Public Library and Linfield’s Nicholson Library. Dates of the community discussions will be announced later.

For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte, director of Linfield Libraries, 503-883-2517.


The Linfield College theatre will present Emily Mann’s docudrama “Execution of Justice,” taking audience members to a divided San Francisco in the 1970s as the city transitions from conservative to a more liberal social and political climate.

The production will be performed May 5-7 and 12-14 at 7:30 p.m., and May 8 at 2 p.m. in the Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall at Linfield. Post-show discussions will be held May 6 and May 12 in the theatre.

“Execution of Justice” focuses on the trial of Dan White, who shot and killed George Moscone, the mayor of San Francisco, and Harvey Milk, the first openly-gay elected city supervisor of San Francisco, in 1978. White, a fellow supervisor who resigned his position on the board of supervisors but then attempted to get reappointed, was tried for first-degree murder on two counts in 1979.

The play will use court transcripts, video footage and interviews to present what happened at the trial and afterwards, leading to the “White Night” riots. It puts the American justice system on trial for what has now become known as the infamous “Twinkie” defense. More recently, the Academy Award-winning film “Milk,” starring Sean Penn, sparked new interest in the figure of Harvey Milk and what his election to office meant to the gay and lesbian movement.

“It raises questions about the criminal defense system,” said Janet Gupton, associate professor of theatre arts who will direct the play. “The play will introduce many of our students and community to a part of history that they may not know about.”

The production will incorporate multimedia and require most of the 20 actors involved to play multiple roles.

“The Department of Theatre and Communication Arts received a grant from the E. L. Wiegand Foundation that allowed us to purchase the necessary projectors powerful enough to do this play,” said Gupton. “It requires multimedia because actual newscasts and photographs from the period are used.

“Playing multiple characters also allows the actors to stretch themselves and, in some cases, play two characters with very different viewpoints of what happened,” she added.

In addition to the production, there will be two post-show discussions for the play. The first, “San Francisco 1979: An Identity Crisis?” will be held Friday, May 6. A second discussion, “Theatre and Politics: A Theatrical Indictment of the Trial of Dan White,” will be held Thursday, May 12, featuring Nick Buccola, assistant professor of political science. Both discussions will be held in the theatre and are free and open to the public.

Tickets are $9 for full price; $7 for seniors (62+) and Linfield faculty and staff; and $5 for students; with a $2 discount on all tickets on opening night. On Mother’s Day, May 8, tickets are just $5 for all moms. Seating is reserved. Tickets are available on the web at, by phone or at the Marshall Theatre Box Office. Located in the lobby of Ford Hall, the box office is open Tuesday through Friday from 3 to 5 p.m., and until 7:30 p.m. on performance days. The box office will also be open May 7 and 14 from 3 to 7:30 p.m., and from noon to 2 p.m. on May 8. The box office is closed on Mondays.

The Marshall Theatre is fully accessible. Contact the box office if you require information on accessible seating. Assisted listening devices are available at each performance. For more information, call 503-883-2292.


JILL TIMMONS, professor of music, along with soprano Janice Johnson, will present an evening of music for voice and piano Saturday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Portland’s historic Old Church. The recital is in support of Urban Gleaners.



Noon: French conversation table, Dillin


11:30 a.m.: German conversation table, Dillin

11:45 a.m.: Faculty Learning Commons featuring Kaarina Beam and Dawn Nowacki, “Bringing together undergraduate research and skill assessment in an interdisciplinary Jan Term abroad course,” Dillin West Wing

4 p.m.: Japanese conversation table, 201 Walker

7:30 p.m.: Spring Band Concert, Ice


11:20 a.m.: Voices SOAN, Dillin

Noon: American Sign Language table, Dillin

Noon: Spanish conversation table, Dillin

5:15 p.m.: Shakespeare’s birthday celebration, Ford courtyard

7:30 p.m.: Anne Zimmerman ’00 reading, Nicholson


Noon: Chinese conversation table, Dillin

3 p.m.: Garrick Rozario ’12, “Sri Lanka ̶ A Land Like No Other,” Jonasson

5 p.m.: Pizza and Politics, Nadia Abraibesh ’10, Jonasson

7 p.m.: Bill Apel last lecture, “An Open Window: the Seen and the Unseen,” Jonasson


Today and tomorrow: Mom’s Weekend

Today and tomorrow: Men’s tennis at Ojai Tournament

Noon: Free blood pressure clinic, Cook

3 p.m.: Track and field at Pacific Twilight

8 p.m.: Linfield Chamber Orchestra concert, Ice


Noon: Baseball at Pacific Lutheran

3 p.m.: Track and field at Pacific Twilight

5 p.m.: Hawaiian Lu’au, Ted Wilson Gym


Noon: Baseball at Pacific Lutheran

7:30 p.m.: Tracy Beaver ’11 senior recital, Ice