Linfield Reports, 4/29/13


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



Pioneer Hall at Linfield CollegeWhat are the priorities of the new Chinese leadership and what might they mean for the future of Sino-U.S. relations? Amy Celico, a principal at Albright Stonebridge Group and one of the foremost U.S. experts on China, will address these questions Monday, April 29, at 4:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room in Nicholson Library.

Celico will also serve as a guest judge for a Linfield student debate on the resolution “China poses the greatest national security threat to the United States” at 1 p.m. in the Pioneer Reading Room.

Celico brings more than 15 years of experience working on China issues with clients to develop and implement tailored strategies. As part of the China Practice, she supports problem resolution, successful M&A transactions, and long-term success in the China market. She earned a B.A. with honors in Asian studies from Mount Holyoke College in 1991 and completed her M.A. studies in international economics and strategic studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She is also a graduate of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in China. Celico speaks Mandarin Chinese and has spent seven years living and working in China.

For more information, contact Pat Cottrell ext. 2477,



Linfield 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.



Melrose Hall on McMinnville CampusA “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,



Oregonian wine writer Katherine ColeBrick House Vineyard owner Doug Tunnell will turn the tables on Oregonian wine columnist Katherine Cole, interviewing her in front of a live audience Wednesday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. in 222 T.J. Day Hall. The conversation will be a dynamic exploration of the Oregon wine industry.

Cole writes “Wine Notes” for The Oregonian and contributes to Portland’s MIX Magazine. Her work has also appeared in numerous national magazines, including Wine Spectator, Wine & Spirits and Gourmet. Cole’s book, Voodoo Vintners: Oregon’s Astonishing Biodynamic Winegrowers, was published in 2011 and has been celebrated for its lively charm and wry humor by The New York Times, Wine Spectator, Huffington Post and Chicago Sun-Times. Cole’s second book, Complete Wine Selector: How to Choose the Right Wine Every Time, will be published internationally this summer. She holds degrees from Harvard College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has studied with the International Sommelier Guild, and has taught journalism courses at Portland State University.

Former journalist Doug Tunnell, who will conduct the interview, founded Brick House Vineyards and Wine Company, one of Oregon’s first certified organic vineyards and wineries. From 1975 to 1992 Tunnell served as a correspondent for CBS News, covering the world from Europe, the Middle East and the U.S. He won or shared Emmy Awards for his coverage of the aborted U.S. mission to rescue the hostages in Iran in 1980, the Middle East Peace Initiative in 1978 to 1982, and the 1988 destruction of Pan Am Flight 103 by a terrorist bomb. He also covered the first Gulf War and the Islamic revolution in Iran, among other events. Tunnell received a master’s degree in journalism at Columbia University and an honorary doctoral degree from Linfield College in 2005. He serves on the Linfield Board of Trustees and the Oregon Wine Board.

For more information, contact John McKeegan at ext. 2202 or



Eugene GildenEugene Gilden, Linfield College professor of psychology, will present “From Type A Behavior to Black Helicopters or Subtle Influences on Human Behavior,” Thursday, May 2, at 7 p.m. in 219 T.J. Day Hall.

Gilden, who joined the Linfield faculty in 1983, will retire at the end of the academic year. His talk is part of Linfield’s last lecture series, which enables retiring faculty to give a final presentation to the community. Gilden earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of California, a masters at California State University, Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. at the University of Houston. He participated in a post-doctoral fellowship in 1982 at Oregon Health and Science University. His areas of interest include social and health psychology.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations. For more information, contact Debbie Harmon Ferry, ext. 2607 or



Linfield TheatreTheatre students will lead audience members through a journey of adolescence, sexuality and exploration in the rock musical Spring Awakening May 2-4 and 9-11 at 7:30 p.m., and May 5 at 2 p.m. in the Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall.

Spring Awakening, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik, is the winner of eight Tony Awards and based on Frank Wedekind’s controversial 1891 play about teenage sexuality and society’s efforts to control it. The play merges past and present, underscoring the timelessness of adolescent angst and the universality of human passion.

This play may not be suitable for all audiences and contains mature language and subject matter.

Spring Awakening is co-produced by the Linfield Departments of Music, and Theatre and Communication Arts. It is under the direction of Janet Gupton, associate professor of theatre arts, with musical direction by Christopher Engbretson, visiting assistant professor of music.

The play was originally censored because of its open discussion of sex, homosexuality, child abuse and adolescent suicide in a repressed society.

“While on the surface these issues don’t sound appealing in a musical, the genius is the use of song and performance as the avenue through which the teenagers can express their innermost thoughts, weaknesses and frustrations in the backdrop of 1890s Germany,” Gupton said.

The cast consists of 11 members in addition to several Linfield students working on ensemble and design.

Cost is $10 for full price; $8 for seniors (62+) and Linfield faculty and staff (two tickets per ID); and $6 for students (any age, any school, one ticket per ID); with a $2 discount on all tickets on opening night. Seating is reserved. Tickets are available at, by phone, or at the Marshall Theatre Box Office. Located in the Ford Hall lobby, 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 4 and 11 from 3 to 7:30 p.m. and from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 5. The box office is closed Mondays.

The play is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are supplied by MTI; 421 West 54th St., New York, NY 10019, phone 212-541-4684, fax 212-397-4684,

The Marshall Theatre is fully accessible. For more information, call ext. 2292.



Linfield Dance EnsembleLinfield College dance students will present two spring dance concerts, “Caught Dancing,” Friday, May 3, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, May 4, at 2 p.m. Both performances will be held in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall.

The program will feature a cast of 25 Linfield students performing 14 dances including hip hop, jazz, ballet, swing and modern dance. Students in Linfield’s Dance Ensemble class, led by Emily Crocker, choreograph and produce the show.

The showcase is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Crocker at 541-915-8899,



Hawaiian Lu'au 2012Linfield will celebrate its 41st annual Lu’au celebration, Hot Hawaiian Nights, on Saturday, May 4. A Hawaiian dinner at 5 p.m. will be followed by a live performance at 7:30 p.m.

For more than four decades, Linfield students have brought the aloha spirit to enthusiastic regional and campus crowds. This year more than 100 students will share dances and music from the Hawaiian Islands, New Zealand and Tahiti. The Linfield Concert Choir will also perform, singing in a native New Zealand language.

The dinner is catered by Patrick’s Hawaiian Café and served by Linfield students, and will feature Hawaiian dishes such as poi, kalua pig, pineapple, teriyaki chicken, lomi salmon and haupia, a coconut milk-based dessert.

Dinner will be served from 5 and 7 p.m. in the Rutschman Field House, with dinner service ending at 6:45. The “Country Store” will open in the upper gymnasium of the HHPA Building at 5:30. The store features foods, leis and gifts donated from Hawaiian companies, with proceeds helping cover event costs. The live performance will be held in the HHPA Ted Wilson Gymnasium at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6, and the event includes pre-show entertainment.

General admission tickets for the performance are $15. Tickets for both the show and dinner are $25 for general admission and $28 for reserved seats. Student and senior (60+) tickets are $18 and $20, and require I.D. Children’s tickets are $10 and $15. Children under age two, seated on their parents’ laps, are admitted free without a meal. Tickets can be purchased at

Student planners for Hot Hawaiian Nights include Amy Bumatai ’13, Ashley Kimi ’14 and Ihilani Kamaka ’15. The event is sponsored by the Linfield College Hawaiian Club, and the Multicultural Programs and College Activities offices.

For more information, visit



Linfield CollegeA debate examining universal service will be held Monday, May 6, at 11:45 a.m. in 201 Riley Hall.

The debate on the nature and value of service to one’s country will feature Will Marshall, president of the Progressive Policy Institute, and Tom G. Palmer of the Atlas Economic Foundation and Cato Institute.

For decades, politicians and scholars have advocated programs that would require all 18-year-old citizens to commit 18 to 24 months to military or civilian service. Because there are many versions of this proposal, Marshall and Palmer will focus specifically on the version created by the Clinton administration.

Marshall has been one of the chief intellectual architects of the movement to modernize progressive politics for the global age. He is an honorary vice president of Policy Network, an international think tank launched by Tony Blair to promote progressive policy ideas throughout the democratic world. He has edited and co-edited many books, including Mandate for Change, the Progressive Policy Institute’s best-selling policy blueprint for President Clinton’s first term. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, The American Interest, The American Prospect and Democracy.

Palmer is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and director of Cato University. He is also the executive vice president for international programs at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, and is responsible for establishing operating programs in 14 languages and managing programs for a worldwide network of think tanks. He frequently lectures on political science, public choice, civil society and the foundations of individual rights. He has published reviews and articles on politics and morality in scholarly journals and periodicals such as the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Ethics, Critical Review, Constitutional Political Economy, Slate, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Die Welt, Caixin, Al Hayat, Washington Post and The Spectator of London. He is the author of Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History, and Practice and editor of The Morality of Capitalis.

Lunch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at 11:45 a.m. and the debate will begin at noon. This event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights, and Justice and the Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement (PLACE). This year’s PLACE theme is “Legacies of War.”

For more information, contact Nick Buccola, ext. 2246,



The Linfield Relay for Life team is having two upcoming fundraisers.

A Pampered Chef catalog show, offered by Vivian Wymore, will remain open through Tuesday, April 30. Email Wymore at or view the online catalog at If total sales of all orders combined exceed $600, our Relay for Life team will receive 15 percent of the sales. Below $600 will be 10 percent.

The Linfield Relay for Life team will also participate in the Relay Resale Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the McMinnville Rite-Aid parking lot. If you have items to donate, contact Lisa McKinney at or ext. 2713.

The McMinnville Relay for Life will begin Friday, June 21, at 6 p.m. and continue through Saturday June 22, at noon. For more information or to donate, go here.




1 p.m.: China debate, Pioneer Reading Room

3 p.m.: Craig Geffre ’11, “From Festivals to Floods: A Year Teaching in Thailand,” 201 Riley

4:30 p.m.: Amy Celico, Sino-U.S. relations, Austin Reading Room


6:30 p.m.: Take Back the Night rally and march, Walker

7:30 p.m.: Spring band concert, Ice


5 p.m.: Legacies of War exhibit featuring student writing and photography, Miller Fine Arts Center

7:30 p.m.: “Questions for the Wine Writer,” 222 T.J. Day


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

Noon: Chinese conversation table, Dillin

7 p.m.: Eugene Gilden ‘last lecture,’ 219 T.J. Day

7:30 p.m.: Spring Awakening, Marshall Theatre


10 a.m.: Track and field at Oregon Twilight

1 p.m.: Blood pressure clinic, Cook

7:30 p.m.: Spring Awakening, Marshall Theatre

8 p.m.: Spring dance concert, Ice


10 a.m.: Track and field at Mt. Hood Invitational

2 p.m.: Spring dance concert, Ice

3 p.m.: Baseball at Lewis-Clark State (Lewiston, Idaho)

5 p.m.: Luau, HHPA

7:30 p.m.: Spring Awakening, Marshall Theatre


11 a.m.: Baseball at Pacific Lutheran (Lewiston, Idaho)

2 p.m.: Baseball at Whitworth (Lewiston, Idaho)

2 p.m.: Spring Awakening, Marshall Theatre