Linfield Reports, 4/8/13


Mallie KozyMary (Mallie) A. Kozy has been named dean of the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing, according to Susan Agre-Kippenhan, vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of faculty at Linfield College.

“We are delighted to welcome such an outstanding nurse educator to lead our School of Nursing,” Agre-Kippenhan said. “Mallie is both exceptionally capable and extremely approachable. She will be a great asset to Linfield College and the community.”

Kozy has more than 30 years in the nursing profession including 18 years in nursing education. She has served as chair of undergraduate nursing studies at Lourdes University in Ohio since 2008. She previously taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at the Medical University of Ohio College of Nursing, focusing on mental health and HIV psychiatric nursing. There, she was twice honored for excellence in teaching. She has experience in public health and community care, and is board certified as an adult psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist. In addition, she has maintained a small practice focusing on women recovering from domestic violence.

During her tenure at Lourdes University, the student pass rate for licensing exams has been above 90 percent, and student retention rates and employment rates for graduates remain high. One of her key accomplishments was a pre-licensure curriculum overhaul, which has been recognized for its innovation by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The curriculum also served as a basis for a Nursing Education Practice Quality and Retention Grant.

Kozy said she was attracted to Linfield because of its small size and focus, and the innovative ways faculty have approached education.

“A liberal arts school with a professional program is an ideal environment in which to educate nurses,” said Kozy. “During my campus visit, the term ‘community’ was used time and again, and that was very important to me. I found Linfield students to be strong advocates for their education, and faculty are passionate about nursing, students and quality education.

“I am excited about the role nurses take in health care and that accounts for a lot of the energy and dedication I put toward my work,” she added. “Linfield has an excellent reputation and has demonstrated innovation. I’m looking forward to building on these strengths.”

Kozy has a bachelor’s in nursing from Duke University, a master’s from the Medical College of Ohio (now University of Toledo) and a Ph.D. in nursing from Duquesne University.

The dean of nursing oversees Linfield’s School of Nursing in Portland, with an enrollment of 391 undergraduate students, 158 enrolled in the online RN to BSN program, and a full-time faculty of 29. The Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing was established in 1982 when the college entered into an agreement with Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing to offer a bachelor’s degree in nursing, expanding the hospital’s diploma program that was established in 1890. It is the oldest school of nursing in the Northwest.



Nobel Laureate Brian SchmidtLinfield College will host Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt on Monday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall. Schmidt, a co-recipient of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, will speak about “The Accelerating Universe.”

Schmidt’s visit is part of the Oregon Nobel Laureate Symposium at Linfield, one of only five such symposia in the world, which gives students and faculty the opportunity to meet and dialogue with Nobel laureates, and includes a free lecture open to the public.

Schmidt was awarded the Nobel Prize for his shared discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe. In 1998 two teams traced back the expansion of the universe over billions of years. The scientists discovered that it was accelerating, a startling discovery contrary to the then-current theory that the universe’s expansion should be slowing down. This new understanding, named Science magazine’s “Breakthrough of the Year,” suggests that more than 70 percent of the cosmos is contained in a previously unknown form of matter, called Dark Energy. As the leader of the High-Redshift Supernova Search Team, Schmidt will describe this historic development and explain how astronomers have used observations to trace our universe back more than 13 billion years, leading them to ponder the ultimate fate of the cosmos.

Schmidt is a Laureate Fellow at the Mount Stromlo Observatory at Australian National University, where he continues to use exploding stars to study the universe. He is leading the observatory’s effort to build the SkyMapper telescope, a facility that will provide a comprehensive digital map of the southern sky from ultraviolet through near infrared wavelengths.

Schmidt received his doctorate from Harvard University in 1993. For more information, call ext. 2408.



Linfield CollegeThe Office of Admission will host two Spring Visit Days for admitted seniors on Monday, April 8 and 15. These visits will provide students and their parents an opportunity to decide if Linfield is the best college fit for them. Many students will stay overnight before the visit days, on Sunday, April 7 and 14. Guests will lunch in Dillin from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Monday. Faculty members are invited to join guests for lunch. For more information, call ext. 2213 or visit the website.





Linfield CollegeFlavio Montúfar, Guatemalan forensic anthropologist, and Holly Montúfar, clinical hypnotherapist, will present “Human Rights Violations in The Guatemalan Civil War” on Wednesday, April 10, at 2:30 p.m. in the Pioneer Reading Room at Linfield College. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call ext. 2306.






Tom LoveTom Love, professor of anthropology, will present “‘And we had fun, fun, fun…’ Till We Went Over the Net Energy Cliff: Cultural Aspects of the Twilight of the Petroleum Age” Wednesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall.

Despite optimistic headlines, industrial humanity finds itself in a predicament of converging and increasingly intractable problems such as climate change, financial collapse, biodiversity loss, crashing fish stocks, poverty and famine. The ability to manage this problem is hindered by increasingly unaffordable supplies of oil, the very lifeblood of our way of life, Love said. Easily extracted reserves of oil are being depleted, exports are drying up from the few remaining countries that continue to export, and net energy is declining. Love will address how expectations that were developed during a period of energy abundance from 1920 to 2005 might fare when confronted with the general economic contraction and social disruption already unfolding during a period of energy scarcity.

Love has been at Linfield since 1983. He teaches, writes about and researches energy and sustainability issues in the Andes and the Pacific Northwest. He is the author of the book, Cultures of Energy: Power, Practices, Technologies, which is available at the Linfield Bookstore; copies will be available at the lecture.

For more information, call ext. 2409.



Kim StaffordThe tragedies of death and family will be the focus of a reading by Northwest author Kim Stafford Thursday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room of the Jereld R. Nicholson Library.

The reading will feature Stafford’s newest book, 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: A Memoir, which is about his brother’s suicide. Discussing the themes of family, brotherhood and death, the memoir captures the complexities of losing a loved one. Stafford preserves his brother’s dignity and respectability by giving enough detail about his brother’s life to connect to readers but being discreet about the amount of personal information revealed. After struggling to write this story for 24 years, Stafford published his memoir in September 2012.

Stafford will talk about his writing process and sign books, which will be available at the event. He will share videos and play songs on his guitar.

Stafford is the son of William Stafford, one of Oregon’s most famous poets. Stafford attended the University of Oregon, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English as well as a doctorate in Middle English literature. Stafford is a professor at Lewis and Clark College and is also the author of more than a dozen books in multiple genres, including poetry like his father.

The event is sponsored by Nicholson Library and the Linfield College English Department. For more information, call ext. 2517,



Blonde Ambition, by Roxanne JacksonLinfield Gallery will hold a reception for New York-based sculptor and ceramic artist Roxanne Jackson on Saturday, April 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. An artist talk will be held Wednesday, April 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the gallery. Jackson’s “Blonde Ambition” exhibit runs through May 11.

Jackson, whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, explores themes of death and transformation. Her work is focused on natural processes of decay and destruction, particularly when they come in conflict with human systems. Nature is referenced, for example, not by depicting the virile stag, but by illustrating its inevitable decay.

Jackson’s work is also seasoned with black humor that draws on the banality of pop culture and echoes the contradictions of contemporary culture and the natural world. She has been known to re-appropriate imagery from horror films, particularly the moment of transformation when a human becomes a beast. The imagery creates irony and tension, especially when produced in clay, a medium with historical ties to comfort and beauty.

Jackson’s art has been exhibited in galleries throughout the world, including the U.S., Canada, China, Germany and Great Britain. She has served as resident artist at the Ceramic Center of Berlin; Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China; Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland; and elsewhere. Jackson has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Jerome Foundation (Minneapolis), Oregon Arts Commission, and the Regional Arts & Culture Council, among others.

She received her MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and now serves as assistant professor of ceramics at the State University of New York in Oswego, New York.

For more information, call ext. 2804.



Culture Show at Linfield CollegeThe annual Culture Show featuring Linfield College international students will be presented Saturday, April 13, at 2 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall.

The program, sponsored by the Linfield International Club, is designed to promote cultural awareness and diversity. It will feature a variety of Linfield student clubs and individual students performing songs and dances from their native countries. A fashion show, with students wearing garments native to their homelands, will also be presented. A reception will follow in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose, with food from around the world prepared by students and local restaurants.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-857-3211,



Pricilla YaminPriscilla Yamin, assistant professor of political science at the University of Oregon, will present “Marriage: A Political Institution,” Monday, April 15, at 11:45 a.m. in the Pioneer Reading Room.

Yamin will examine marriage as a political institution as well as a religious and cultural one. In its political dimension, marriage delineates both the meaning and the concrete terms of citizenship. It represents communal duty, moral education and social and civic status. At the same time, it represents individual choice, contract, liberty, and independence from the state. According to Yamin, these opposing but interrelated characteristics generate a tension between a politics of obligations and a politics of rights.

Yamin will talk about how the current debate over same sex-marriage is only the most recent manifestation of the debate shrouding marriage in the United States. She will also cover it from the perspective that those questions can only be answered by viewing marriage as a political institution as well as a religious and cultural one. The lecture will address what is at stake for those who want to restrict same-sex marriage and for those who seek to extend it.

Yamin is a faculty affiliate at the Center for the Study of Women in Society. Her areas of research include feminist theory, American politics, political culture and identity intersections. She is the author of American Marriage: A Political Institution.

The lecture is free and open to the public, and 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, call ext. 2246,



Joan Haaland PaddockThe Linfield College Music Department will present a trumpet duo recital featuring John Harbaugh and Joan Paddock on Thursday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall.

The program will feature compositions from the baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary eras with composers including Jean-Philippe Rameau, Georg Philipp Telemann, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Hermann Bellstedt and others. Styles of music to be performed include a turn-of-the-century cornet solo, baroque trumpet, commercial jazz and art music from five centuries. The duo will be accompanied by Teresa Harbaugh, collaborative accompanist, who will perform both on piano and the cassavant organ.

Harbaugh, associate professor of trumpet at Central Washington University, has over 25 years of college teaching experience. His professional experience includes international tours, three Grammy- nominated albums and a recording as a jazz soloist with the London Symphony. He is principal trumpet in the Yakima Symphony and has been a member of regional orchestras in Iowa, Washington and Alaska. He has performed in bands behind Charo, Bob Newhart, Mannheim Steamroller, the Disney touring company of High School Musical and The Color Purple. He was director and executive producer of A New and Different Way of Getting More Music Out of Trumpet.

Paddock, professor of music and director of instrumental activities at Linfield, received a doctorate in trumpet performance from Indiana University, where she earned a performer’s certificate in addition to master’s and bachelor’s degrees in trumpet performance and music education. She studied conducting and, as a Fulbright scholar to Norway, studied trumpet at the Norwegian State Academy of Music. An Emmy Award winner, Paddock is an active adjudicator, guest clinician, trumpet soloist and conductor. She is a trumpeter with Halcyon Trio Oregon, a classical trio comprised of trumpet, soprano and keyboard.

The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call ext. 2275,



It's a GirlA film screening of It’s a Girl will be shown Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in 101 Graf Hall. The film was previously screened on the Portland Campus.

Shot on location in India and China, It’s a Girl tells the stories of abandoned and trafficked girls, women who suffer extreme dowry-related violence, brave mothers fighting to save their daughters’ lives, and mothers who would kill for a son. Global experts and grassroots activists put the stories in context, collectively lament the lack of any truly effective action against this injustice, and advocate a path towards change.

Director Evan Davis has traveled the globe with camera in hand for 16 years, advocating for social justice through writing and directing short documentaries and educational videos that champion the cause of the poor and exploited. Davis draws from his experience and passion as he lends leadership to Shadowline Films, a team of filmmakers who share a common concern for the critical issues of our time. It’s a Girl is his first feature-length documentary.

The screening is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Student Advocates for Gender Equality Club (SAGE). For more information, email or



The Yamhill County Cultural Coalition awarded $1,000 to Brenda DeVore Marshall, professor of theatre and communication arts, and Ty Marshall, professor of theatre arts, to develop an exhibition on the Pacific City dory fleet. The exhibition, to be featured in McMinnville and Pacific City, builds on past grant-funded efforts to document and preserve the heritage of men and women who used dory boats for commercial and recreational fishing off the Oregon Coast.

The Yamhill County Cultural Coalition also awarded $1,000 to Rachael Woody, archivist, and Jeff Peterson, associate professor of sociology and director of the Linfield Center for the Northwest, to fund the development of a traveling exhibition on the contribution Latinos have made to the Oregon wine industry. This will be the third wine-related exhibition produced by Linfield faculty and students, which includes Bringing Vines to the Valley and Women in Wine.

The Oregon Wine Board awarded $15,000 to Rachael Woody, archivist, and Susan Barnes Whyte, library director, for The Southern Oregon Wine Industry History Initiative. This project will result in a collection survey that will provide a working knowledge of historical materials in the region, an oral history series titled “Pioneer Profiles,” and increased historical content for the Oregon Wine History Archive. Project partners include Douglas County Museum, Southern Oregon Wine Institute, Southern Oregon Historical Society, and Southern Oregon University.

Kathleen Spring, collections management librarian and assistant professor, and DigitalCommons@Linfield have been featured in DC Telegraph, the bepress community newsletter. Spring, along with Brenda DeVore Marshall, professor of theatre and communication arts, recently presented a webinar to explain how the repository is showcasing research.

John Sagers, associate professor of history, presented “Trade, Currency, and Empire: Japan in the 1890s” as part of a panel on “Japan and the World in the 19th Century: Commercial, Financial, and Cultural Interactions” at the national meeting of the Association for Asian Studies in March.




All day: Spring Visit Day

7:30 p.m.: Oregon Nobel Laureate Symposium featuring Brian Schmidt, “The Accelerating Universe,” Ice


2 p.m.: Softball vs. Willamette

2:30 p.m.: “Human Rights Violations in The Guatemalan Civil War,” Pioneer Reading Room

5:30 p.m.: Roxanne Jackson artist talk, Gallery

7 p.m.: Tom Love, “‘And we had fun, fun, fun…’ Till We Went Over the Net Energy Cliff: Cultural Aspects of the Twilight of the Petroleum Age,” 201 Riley


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

Noon: Chinese conversation table, Dillin

7:30 p.m.: Kim Stafford reading, Nicholson


All day: Choir clinic for elementary students

1 p.m.: Blood pressure clinic, Cook

1 p.m.: Women’s tennis vs. Willamette

3 p.m.: Baseball at Pomona-Pitzer

4 p.m.: Men’s tennis at Willamette

6 p.m.: Women’s lacrosse at Pacific


10 a.m.: Track and field at Pacific Luau meet

11 a.m.: Baseball at Pomona-Pitzer

Noon: Softball at Pacific Lutheran

2 p.m.: Culture Show, Ice

3 p.m.: Roxanne Jackson opening reception, Gallery


All day: Men’s and women’s golf at Willamette Cup

Noon: Softball at Puget Sound

Noon: Baseball at La Verne