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October events at Linfield College

Linfield College campusUpcoming events at Linfield College for October 2013.

MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, SEPT. 30-OCT. 5

HOMECOMING: A series of homecoming events for students and alumni are planned for the week of Sept. 30 through Oct. 5 at Linfield College. Alumni events, held Oct. 4-5, include reunions, alumni awards, Linfield’s Finest, a barbecue before the football game and more. For more information on alumni events contact Debbie Harmon Ferry at 503-883-2607 or dharmon@linfield.edu.

THURSDAY, OCT. 3

READING: Author Lois Leveen will read from her book “The Secrets of Mary Bowser” on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room in Nicholson Library at Linfield College. The reading is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2290.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9

FACULTY LECTURE: Amy Orr, George A. Westcott III Distinguished Professor of Sociology, will present “Academic Tenure: Needed Protection or Outdated Tradition?” Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall at Linfield College. The lecture is free and open to the public. The Linfield College faculty lecture series offers one presentation each month by Linfield faculty. For more information, call 503-883-2409.

THURSDAY, OCT. 10

YAMHILL COUNTY AUTHORS: Lightning presentations by Yamhill County authors Stephen Long, Frank Lisciandro, Richard Cheverton, Mark Pederson and Ellie Gunn will be presented Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Nicholson Library. The event is co-sponsored by Third Street Books, the McMinnville Public Library and the Linfield Nicholson Library. For more information, call 503-883-2517.

FRIDAY, OCT. 11

READING: Author Tom Peek will discuss his latest novel, “Daughters of Fire,” Friday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room at Nicholson Library at Linfield College. The event, part of the Readings at the Nick series, is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Nicholson Library. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte, director of Linfield libraries, 503-883-2517.

CHORAL CONCERT: Linfield College will host a fall choral concert, “Lift Every Voice,” Friday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2275.

SUNDAY, OCT. 13

LIVELY ARTS: Pacifica Quartet, a Grammy award-winning string quartet, will perform Sunday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium, located in Melrose Hall at Linfield College. The concert is sponsored by the Linfield Lively Arts Series and presented in partnership with Friends of Chamber Music. Tickets are $10 at the door and free for Linfield students with current ID. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts.

MONDAY, OCT. 14

ECOLOGY LECTURE: Gary Machlis, science advisor to the director of the National Park Service and professor of conservation at the University of Idaho, will speak on “The Ecology of Hope and Devastation,” Monday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Ice Auditorium of Melrose Hall. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Jane Claire Dirks-Edmunds Lectureship and PLACE (Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement). For more information, contact Jeremy Weisz, assistant professor of biology, 503-883-2704, jweisz@linfield.edu.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16

ART SONG: Linfield College vocal students will present Liederabend: An Evening of Art Song on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fred Meyer Lounge in Riley Hall at Linfield College. Linfield students from the vocal studios of Professors Anton Belov and Natalie Gunn will perform, accompanied by Susan McDaniel, principal staff accompanist. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2275.

THURSDAY, OCT. 17

READING: Author and Linfield College alumna Natalie Boero will speak about her new book “Killer Fat: Media, Medicine and Morals in the American ‘Obesity Epidemic’,” Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room at Nicholson Library at Linfield. The reading is co-sponsored by the Linfield Sociology and Anthropology Department and Nicholson Library. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte, director of Linfield libraries, 503-883-2517.

MONDAY, OCT. 21

MEDIA VIOLENCE: Douglas Gentile will present “It IS Brain Science: Media Violence as a Risk Factor for Aggression” on Monday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium at Linfield College. The lecture is sponsored by PLACE (Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement). For more information, call Jennifer Linder, professor of psychology, 503-883-2441.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23

ARTIST TALK: An artist talk and reception for a photography exhibit by Suzanne Opton will be Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Linfield College. The artist talk will be held at 6 p.m. in Delkin Recital Hall in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center and the reception will follow at 7 p.m. in the Linfield Gallery. Opton, whose work borders between documentary and conceptual, is a self-taught photographer who studied philosophy. The show, which runs Oct. 21 through Nov. 30, is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 503-883-2804 or visit the gallery at www.linfield.edu/art/gallery.

THURSDAY, OCT. 24

READING: Portland author Monica Drake will talk about her latest novel “The Stud Book” on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Nicholson Library at Linfield College. The event, part of the Readings at the Nick series, is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Nicholson Library. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte, director of Linfield Libraries, 503-883-2517.

FRIDAY, OCT. 25

FAMILY WEEKEND: Linfield College will host Family Weekend Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26. For more information, contact Debbie Harmon Ferry, director of alumni and parent relations, 503-883-2547, parents@linfield.edu.

THURSDAY, OCT. 31

HALLOWEEN: Linfield College students will host the annual trick-or-treat tour of campus Thursday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 7 p.m. beginning in the Fred Meyer Lounge in Riley Hall. McMinnville-area children of all ages are invited to participate. The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Residence Hall Executive Council. For more information, contact Andrew Frei, area director for residential experience, 503-883-5356, afrei@linfield.edu.