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Linfield Reports, 5/6/13

DEBATE TO EXAMINE VALUE OF SERVICE

Melrose Hall on McMinnville CampusA 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 Capitalism.

Lunch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at 11:45 a.m. and the debate will begin at noon. The event is 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, nbuccol@linfield.edu.

 

JOB SEARCH SEMINAR PLANNED

Linfield CollegeThe office for Career Development will host a job search seminar for graduating seniors Tuesday, May 7, at 4 p.m. in 219 T.J. Day Hall.

The seminar will feature Jessica Williams, editor and sales director for Mac’s List. The program will include starting points and ideas to launch a job search, access to individualized career consultation, professional information and advice. A light dinner, coupon for unlimited resume critiques and drawing for a gift certificate for a interview suit will also be provided.

To register, email name and major/minor to career@linfield.edu. For more information, call ext. 2733 or www.linfield.edu/career.

 

LECTURE FEATURES ARTISTS IN EXILE

Martivón GalindoCentral American artists in exile will be the topic of an upcoming lecture and book reading by Martivón Galindo of Holy Names College.

Galindo will present “Artists in Exile” on Wednesday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall at Linfield College. She will also read from her new book, Como amaestrar un tigre (How to Tame a Tiger), on Thursday, May 9, at 11:45 a.m. in the Northwest Room in Dillin Hall.

During the lecture, which focuses on art production of Central American artists in exile, Galindo will address issues of memory, trauma caused by war and art as a political medium. She will share samples of her own work as well as that of artists from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Galindo’s artistic work depicts themes of memory, fragmentation and pain as a result of the experience of war. Her paintings and engravings have been exhibited in the U.S., El Salvador and Japan. Her latest book of short stories, Como amaestrar un tigre (How to Tame a Tiger), focuses on survivor testimonies of war. She is the author of Retazos and Whisper of Dead Leaves, and co-editor of a collection of short stories by Latino writers in the U.S., Imponiendo Presencias. Her poems, stories and essays have been published in anthologies, literary magazines and newspapers in Mexico, El Salvador and the U.S.

Trained as an architect, Galindo now holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic languages and literatures from the University of California, Berkeley and teaches in the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program at Holy Names University in Oakland, Calif.

For more information, contact Sharon Bailey Glasco at ext. 2306 or sglasco@linfield.edu.

 

‘SPRING AWAKENING’ CONTINUES RUN

Spring AwakeningTheatre students will lead audience members through a journey of adolescence, sexuality and exploration in the rock musical Spring Awakening May 9-11 at 7:30 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 http://www.linfield.edu/culture, 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, www.MTIShows.com.

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

 

CHORAL GROUPS SHOWCASE WAR SONGS

Music Professor Anna Song and Linfield Concert Choir Linfield will host its spring choral concert, “Missa Brevis in Tempore Belli,” Sunday, May 12, at 4 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall.

In connection with the campus-wide PLACE theme, “Legacies of War,” the Linfield Concert Choir, Women’s Vocal Ensemble and Wildcat Men’s Glee Club will present a choral concert of music inspired by war and its many faces.

“Missa Brevis in Tempore Belli” by Zoltan Kodaly was composed during WWII and premiered in a cloakroom of the Budapest Opera House where the composer was in hiding during the Nazi occupation of Hungary. Other pieces by Maurice Ravel, Veljo Tormis and Charles Davidson will also be featured.

The concert is sponsored by the Linfield Music Department. For more information, call ext. 2275.

 

STUDENTS TO PRESENT PECHA KUCHA

Linfield CollegeFour students will share their study abroad experiences during Pecha Kucha, Japanese for “chit chat,” Monday, May 13, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium.

Each presentation will consist of 20 slides with 20 seconds of “chit chat” per slide, for a total presentation time of 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Presentations include:

• “A Renewed Love” by Dana Hellie ’14 (South Korea spring and fall 2012)

• “In the Land of AUS” by J.B. Lange ’15 (January Term 2013: ECON 398 Aboriginal and Environmental Economics of Australia)

• “Appreciating the World: My Experience Abroad” by Stephanie Raso ’13 (Austria fall 2011)

• “From Aloha to Pura Vida” by Mariah Torres ’15 (Costa Rica fall 2012)

For more information, call ext. 2222.

 

HANSEN’S ‘LAST LECTURE’ SET

Dave HansenDave Hansen, professor emeritus of economics, will present “Twice-Told Stories – Most of Them True” on Monday, May 13, at 7 p.m. in 222 T.J. Day Hall.

Hansen joined the Linfield faculty in 1969 and retired in December 2012. He received his bachelor’s degree from Willamette University and master’s from Portland State University. He served as Dean of Students for 22 years. He also briefly served as Linfield’s tennis coach and continues to broadcast Linfield Wildcat football games.

The lecture is sponsored by the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations. His talk is part of Linfield’s last lecture series, which enables retiring faculty to give a final presentation to the community. For more information, contact Debbie Harmon Ferry, at ext. 2607 or dharmon@linfield.edu.

 

BRISTOW LOOKS AT WWI FLU PANDEMIC

PandemicThe social and cultural responses to the influenza pandemic after World War I will be the focus of a lecture by Nancy Bristow, American history professor at the University of Puget Sound, Tuesday, May 14, at 7 p.m. in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall.

The presentation, “Remembering Catastrophe: The Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic,” will address Bristow’s research on the different responses to the influenza and the factors that influenced them. She recently published a book on her study of the influenza pandemic, American Pandemic: The Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. In her book, Bristow provides a social and cultural analysis of the American response to the pandemic at the end of World War I. She presents a range of perspectives from flu patients and their families, to medical professionals and community leaders based on her extensive study of primary sources. Bristow is the great-granddaughter of two of the pandemic’s fatalities.

Bristow has held the position of Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Puget Sound since 2006. She has numerous teaching awards, including the Carnegie and CASE Washington State Professor of the Year in 2007. Her other publications include Making Men Moral: Social Engineering During the Great War. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Colorado College and her master’s and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

The lecture is sponsored by PLACE and Linfield’s Health, Human Performance and Athletics Department. For more information, contact Sarah Coste, at ext. 2481 or scoste@linfield.edu.

 

ROCK FEATURED DURING MACREADS

Peter RockAuthor Peter Rock will discuss and read from his book, My Abandonment, on Thursday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room at Nicholson Library The reading is a culmination of this year’s MacReads program.

Inspired by a true story, My Abandonment is a tale of survival and hope, which illustrates the young narrator’s transformation. This novel is about a 13-year-old girl and her father who live in Forest Park, the enormous nature preserve in Portland. They inhabit an elaborate cave shelter, wash in a creek, store perishables, use a makeshift septic system, tend a garden and even form a library of sorts. They remain separate from society except for once a week when they go to the city to buy groceries and attend church. A small mistake allows a backcountry jogger to discover them, provoking an eerie and surreal flight.

Rock attended Deep Springs College, received his bachelor of arts in English from Yale University and then held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University. He has taught fiction at the University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, Deep Springs College and in the MFA program at San Francisco State University. He is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and is professor of creative writing in the English department at Reed College.

MacReads is sponsored by Friends of Nicholson Library, Friends of McMinnville Public Library, Third Street Books and the Linfield English Department.

For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte, at ext. 2517.

 

MUSIC GROUPS TO HOST JAZZ NIGHT

Linfield College Jazz NightThe Linfield College Music Department will host a Jazz Night concert Friday, May 17, at 8 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall.

The performances will include original compositions, big band standards, Dixieland and contemporary rock. The evening will feature pieces such as “In The Mood,” “Hit the Road Jack,” “Caravan” and “Boogie Stop Shuffle” among others. Senior jazz band performers Jenny Morgan and Jenaveve Linabary will play Pink Martini’s “Little Tomato.” This will be the seniors’ final jazz band performance at Linfield. Also performing will be freshman Eason Stowell playing “West End Blues” and junior Katelyn Henson featured in “Night Train.”

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

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

Jennifer Ballard, director of institutional research, has been elected to the board of directors for the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS). HEDS is a national organization that serves the needs of private higher education (more than 100 private, selective colleges are members) for institutional research, decision support, assessment and the advancement of liberal learning.

 

CAMPUS CALENDAR

MONDAY, MAY 6

11:45 a.m.: Universal service debate, 201 Riley

TUESDAY, MAY 7

4 p.m.: Job search seminar, 219 T.J. Day

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8

3:30 p.m.: Farewell party for graduating and departing international scholars and students, Jonasson

7 p.m.: Martivón Galindo, “Artists in Exile,” 201 Riley

THURSDAY, MAY 9

Today through Monday: Softball at NCAA Division III regionals

11:45 a.m.: Martivón Galindo reading, Dillin Northwest Room

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

Noon: Chinese conversation table, Dillin

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

FRIDAY, MAY 10

1 p.m.: Blood pressure clinic, Cook

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

SATURDAY, MAY 11

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

SUNDAY, MAY 12

4 p.m.: Spring choral concert, Ice