Linfield Reports, 5/14/12


The value behind the interdisciplinary field of sport management will be the focus of a lecture by Robert Schneider, faculty member at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, Tuesday, May 15, at 11:45 a.m. in 222 T.J. Day Hall at Linfield.

The lecture will provide a window into the field of sport management. Schneider will describe the details of the field and the disciplines behind it, including business, economics, health, human performance and athletics. Schneider will outline strategies for success in sports-related fields. Schneider’s lecture will also discuss his experiences and promote the value of Linfield’s new sport management minor offered through the business department.

Schneider earned his Ph.D. from Temple University. His interdisciplinary work overlaps the fields of business, marketing and economics with his areas of expertise in sport management, athletic administration, ethics of sport management and coaching. Schneider was the recipient of the 2010 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship/Creative Activity, a scholarship award granted from the State University of New York higher education system. He has also published two textbooks, more than 85 articles in the field and presented in professional presentations internationally.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza, associate professor of philosophy, at 503-883-2362 or



The Linfield College Music Department will present the annual Spring Chamber Music Concert on Tuesday, May 15, at 4 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall located in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center at Linfield.

The recital will feature a percussion octet, a marimba and vibraphone duet, a woodwind trio, a trumpet duet, a saxophone trio and a string ensemble. Student musicians will perform chamber music, which gives them the opportunity to play one person per part, promoting collaboration, communication and self-discipline between group members. Musical selections come from a wide range of periods including baroque, classical, romantic and modern music.

The performance will also feature an arrangement by Linfield freshman Christian Santangelo, “Eg-Tanem El-Yom,” or “Seize the Day.” The arrangement, influenced by Arabian themes, will be performed by the percussion octet and will open the recital.

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



Linfield mass communication students will present research on the history of McMinnville as represented in the mass media 100 years ago on Tuesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room of the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield.

The series of presentations, “McMinnville 100 Years Ago,” will show mass media representation of local life a century before. Student presenters are taking the course History of American Mass Media taught by Michael Huntsberger, assistant professor of mass communication. The presentations will cover topics such as agriculture, transportation, civic life, daily life and the role of women in society. The students collaborated with the Yamhill County Historical Society and the Yamhill Enrichment Society in the course of their work.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Huntsberger at 503-883-2271 or or view the research at the Linfield Digital Commons at digitalcommons@linfield.



Linfield will host the 2012 NCAA Division III McMinnville Regional Baseball Tournament May 16-19 at Roy Helser Field/Jim Wright Stadium.

Six teams will compete for one berth in the national championship tournament. Teams include Concordia (Texas), Trinity (Texas), Whitworth, La Verne, Coe and Saint John’s (Minn.).

Games start at noon each day. Tournament passes (all days) are $25 adults/$15 students. Single-day tickets are $10 adults/$6 students. There are no advance ticket sales. The ticket booth opens at 11 a.m. each day. For more information, go to




Linfield College will host 80 high school students for the Oregon Indian Education Association conference May 18-19.

Michael Pavel, professor of Native American studies in Education at the University of Oregon, will present the keynote address, “Embracing Traditional Cultural Values to be Successful in Life.” The conference will include a variety of cultural workshops and native tribal speakers delivering messages about leadership and college preparation.

The conference is sponsored by the Linfield Education Department and the Linfield Center for the Northwest. For more information, call Jason Rodriquez, director of multicultural programs, at 503-883-2574.



The Linfield Opera Theater will present “Mozart Celebration” on Sunday, May 20, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium, located in Melrose Hall at Linfield.

Award-winning student soloists and the Linfield choir will present full-costumed scenes from Mozart’s most popular comic operas. Excerpts from the classic social comedy “Le nozze di Figaro,” the risqué satire of the sexes “Cosi fan tutte” and the amusing fairytale “Magic Flute” will be performed.

Performing in opera theater productions is beneficial to young singers as they gain experience not just singing, but acting in an ensemble. This production will deliver non-stop laughs to audience members, who can expect to see amusing characters and creatures on stage, according to Anton Belov, assistant professor of music.

“Mozart’s comic operas are wonderful for young singers,” said Belov. “The repertoire does not get much better and it is so much fun for students and audience members alike.”

Belov earned his bachelor’s degree in music from the New England Conservatory and went on to earn master’s degrees at both the Juilliard School of Music and Boston University. He has performed in leading baritone roles with Boston Lyric Opera, Connecticut Grand Opera, Opera Boston, Opera New Jersey and the Opera Orchestra of New York, among others. He has also performed as a soloist with multiple groups including The New England Philharmonic, California Symphony and Hartford Symphony, performing in venues such as Carnegie Recital Hall in New York City. At Linfield, Belov teaches a variety of courses including applied voice and music appreciation. He is also the co-director of the voice program at the Atlantic Music Festival in Maine.

The production is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Linfield Music Department at 503-883-2275.



Linfield will say goodbye to almost 600 graduating seniors at this year’s Commencement Ceremony, on Sunday, May 27, at 10 a.m. in the Oak Grove on campus. U.S. Senator Ron Wyden will deliver the commencement address.

The Baccalaureate Service will be held at 5 p.m. in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium, located in the Health, Human Performance and Athletics Building. Following the Sunday commencement event, the Nursing Closing Convocation will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium.

Linfield College has seen a more diverse graduating class in recent years, with an especially significant increase in Latino and Asian/Pacific Islander graduates. Ten years ago, 17 percent of Linfield graduates were students of color. Last year that number was 31 percent, almost a third of the graduating class. The most dramatic rise has been at the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing on Linfield’s Portland Campus, which has seen a three-fold increase in students of color.

Golden Grads, individuals who graduated 50 or more years ago, will also be marching in the commencement ceremony, and a few will be marching in the same ceremony as their children or grandchildren.

Sen. Wyden will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree in recognition of his longtime service to Oregon. He will hold this distinction in common with the late Sen. Mark Hatfield, who was similarly honored by Linfield College in 1971.

Wyden was first elected to Congress in 1980 to represent Oregon’s 3rd District, and in 1996 was elected to the U.S. Senate in a special election. Lauded for his creative, common-sense solutions, he was re-elected in 2004, receiving more votes than any other candidate for office in Oregon’s history. He was re-elected in 2010.

The senator has been one of the nation’s leading voices on health care. In 2006, he proposed the first major bipartisan health care reform legislation in more than a decade, the Healthy Americans Act, which guaranteed quality, affordable health coverage for all Americans. Wyden also authored the first federal law to protect seniors from unscrupulous Medicare insurance scams, and his tough questioning during a 1994 congressional hearing exposed the tobacco industry’s false claims about the addictiveness of their products.

Long committed to prudent stewardship of natural resources, Wyden introduced a package of energy-related bills that take a market-based approach to green energy by focusing on ways to make alternative energy more competitive with fossil fuels. He chairs the Senate Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests, and successfully negotiated the addition of 172,000 acres to the Steens Mountain Wilderness, preserving some of Oregon’s most stunning scenery. He was also successful in legislation that permanently protected almost 127,000 acres of additional wilderness on Mount Hood and in the Columbia River Gorge.

Earlier in his career Wyden co-founded the Oregon chapter of the Gray Panthers, an advocacy group for the elderly, and served as the director of the Oregon Legal Services for the Elderly. He earned a B.A degree with distinction from Stanford University and a J.D. degree from the School of Law at the University of Oregon.

For more information, call 503-883-2408 or visit the Linfield College Commencement website.




11:45 a.m.: Robert Schneider, sport management, 222 Day

4 p.m.: Spring Chamber Music Concert, Delkin

7 p.m.: Mass communication presentation, “McMinnville 100 Years Ago,” Nicholson


Today through Saturday: Linfield hosts NCAA III Baseball Regionals

11:30 a.m.: Blood pressure clinic, Cook

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

Noon: ASL table, Dillin


11:50 a.m.: Voices, Dillin

Noon: Spanish language table, Dillin

Noon: Chinese language table, Dillin

4 p.m.: Japanese language table, 304 Walker


Today and tomorrow: OIEA Conference

Today through Tuesday: Softball at NCAA III Finals

11:30 a.m.: Japanese language table, Dillin

Noon: French language table, Dillin


7 p.m.: Opera Theatre, Ice


All day: Women’s tennis, NCAA III National Tournament


Today through Saturday: Track and field at NCAA III Outdoor Championships


Today through Tuesday: Baseball at NCAA III Finals


5 p.m.: Baccalaureate, Ted Wilson Gym

6:30 p.m.: Grad finale/Senior Celebration, Nicholson


10 a.m.: Commencement, Oak Grove

2:30 p.m.: Nursing Closing Convocation, Ted Wilson Gym