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Pioneer Hall on the McMinnville CampusUpcoming events at Linfield College for April and May.

APRIL 1-May 10

INTERACTIVE ART: Linfield Gallery will host an opening reception for interactive artist Wafaa Bilal on Wednesday, April 2, at 6 p.m. in the James Miller Fine Arts Center at Linfield College. Bilal is known internationally for his interactive works provoking dialogue about international politics and internal dynamics. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will run April 1 through May 10 in the Gallery. It is sponsored by the Lacroute Arts Series at Linfield College, PLACE, Linfield Gallery and the Department of Art and Visual Culture. 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 www.linfield.edu/arts.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2

LINFIELD LIVELY ARTS: Award-winning classical musicians Trio con Brio Copenhagen will perform Wednesday, April 2, at 7:30 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. A reception will follow the performance. 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.

APRIL 2-MAY 16

LINCOLN EXHIBIT: Linfield College will host the traveling exhibit “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” April 2-May 16 in the Jereld R. Nicholson Library. The exhibit will include a conference featuring seven of the top Lincoln scholars in the country, who will present lectures on Lincoln, the Civil War and the political thought of that era. The exhibit was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office and made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The conference is sponsored by Linfield College Nicholson Library and the Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights and Justice. All of the events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte, director of Linfield Libraries, 503-883-2517, swhyte@linfield.edu.

THURSDAY, APRIL 3

LINCOLN LECTURE: Leon Litwack, professor of American history emeritus at University of California, Berkeley, will speak at the opening ceremony for the exhibit “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” on Thursday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Nicholson Library at Linfield College. The lecture is free and open to the public, and co-sponsored by the History Department, the Political Science Department and Nicholson Library. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte, director of Linfield Libraries, 503-883-2517, swhyte@linfield.edu.

FRIDAY, APRIL 4

SENIOR VOCAL RECITAL: Linfield College senior Izgi Gulfem “Rose” Torunlar, mezzo-soprano, will perform a vocal recital on Friday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium, located in Melrose Hall at Linfield. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts.

TUESDAY, APRIL 8

CAPITALISM TALK: Author Jules Boykoff will present “On Celebration Capitalism” on Tuesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in Nicholson Library at Linfield College. The lecture is sponsored by the Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement (PLACE) and Nicholson Library. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Tom Mertes at tmertes@linfield.edu or call 503-883-2759.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9

FACULTY LECTURE: Three Linfield College professors will present research during a faculty lecture on Wednesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall at Linfield College. Catherine Reinke, assistant professor of biology; Janet Peterson, associate professor of health and human performance; and William Bestor, associate professor of humanities, will speak. The lecture is free and open to the public. The Linfield College faculty lecture series offers one presentation each month by members of the Linfield faculty. For more information, call 503-883-2409.

SUNDAY, APRIL 13

BARITONE RECITAL: Linfield College senior Yucheng “Alex” Zhang, baritone, will perform on Sunday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium, located in Melrose Hall at Linfield. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts.

TUESDAY, APRIL 15

LINCOLN LECTURE: Historian Ronald White, Jr., author of the biography “A. Lincoln: A Biography,” will speak during the exhibit “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” on Tuesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room at Nicholson Library at Linfield College. This event is free and open to the public. The lecture is sponsored by The American Library Association, the Linfield College Department of Political Science and Nicholson Library. For more information, call Susan Barnes Whyte at 503-883-2517 or email swhyte@linfield.edu.

ANTHROPOLOGY LECTURE: Herbert Maschner, research professor of anthropology at Idaho State University, will present “Why Men Kill: The Evolution of Violence and the Origins of War” Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall at Linfield College. This lecture is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Linfield College Department of Sociology/Anthropology and the Program for Liberal Arts and Civil Engagement (PLACE) at Linfield. For more information, call 503-883-2504 or email tlove@linfield.edu.

APRIL 16-18, 23-26

THEATRE: Linfield College theatre students will present the Oscar Wilde comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest” April 16-18 and 23-26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall at Linfield. Tickets are $9 for full price; $7 for seniors (62+) and Linfield faculty and staff; and $5 for students; with a $2 discount on all tickets on opening night. Seating is reserved. Tickets are available at www.linfield.edu/culture, by phone or at the Marshall Theatre Box Office. Located in the lobby of Ford Hall, the box office is open Monday through Friday from 3 to 5 p.m., and until 7:30 p.m. on performance days. For more information, call 503-883-2292.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16

LECTURE: Washington Post reporter Jim Tankersley will present a lecture Wednesday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Mass Communication Department, Office of Academic Affairs and Nicholson Library. For more information, contact Brad Thompson at bthomps@linfield.edu, 503-883-2291.

FRIDAY, APRIL 18

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE: Linfield College will hold a Good Friday Service on Friday, April 18, at noon in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall. The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Chaplain’s Office and the Chaplain’s Team. For more information, contact David Massey at dmassey@linfield.edu.

TUESDAY, APRIL 22

BAND CONCERT: The Linfield College Concert Band will present a spring concert, “Linfield Concert Band Goes to the Movies,” Tuesday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts.

SATURDAY, APRIL 26

SENIOR RECITAL: Linfield College senior Joe Komarek will present a senior composition recital Saturday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in Delkin Recital Hall in the Bull Music Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts.

MONDAY, APRIL 28

THEATRE: The Linfield Theatre Program will present a concert reading of English playwright Fin Kennedy’s “Broken Stones” on Monday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall. The reading is sponsored by the Theatre and Communication Arts Department, the Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement (PLACE), the Arts Council England and developed by Portland Center Stage as part of the JAW Festival 2012. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2802.

THURSDAY, MAY 1

MACREADS: Author Ismet Prcic will discuss his book, “Shards,” on Thursday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room at Nicholson Library at Linfield College. The reading is a part of this year’s MacReads program and PLACE (Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement) initiative. It is free and open to the public, and sponsored by Nicholson Library, McMinnville Public Library, Third Street Books and the Linfield English Department. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte, director of Linfield libraries, 503-883-2517.

SATURDAY, MAY 3

LU’AU: Linfield College will host the 42nd annual lu’au celebration, “Keiki ‘O Ka ‘Aina,” on Saturday, May 3, in the Rutschman Fieldhouse and Ted Wilson Gymnasium at Linfield College. A Hawaiian dinner at 5 p.m. will be followed by a live performance at 7:30 p.m. 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. 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 www.linfieldtickets.com. For more information, visit www.linfield.edu/activities/luau.

SUNDAY, MAY 4

WORLD PREMIERE: The Linfield Concert Choir will present a spring choral concert featuring a choral commission world premiere by composer Gabriel Jackson on Sunday, May 4, at 4 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium, located in Melrose Hall. The event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Department of Music and the Lacroute Arts Series at Linfield. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts.

MONDAY, MAY 5

AUTHOR READING: Aimee Phan will discuss her book, “The Reeducation of Cherry Truong,” on Monday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Nicholson Library at Linfield College. The reading is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the English Department and Friends of Nicholson Library. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte, director of Linfield libraries, 503-883-2517.

MAY 8-10

LINCOLN CONFERENCE: Linfield College will host the conference “The Political Thought of Abraham Lincoln” May 8-10 in the Jereld R. Nicholson Library. Seven of the top Lincoln scholars in the country will present lectures on Lincoln, the Civil War and the political thought of that era. The conference is sponsored by Linfield College Nicholson Library and the Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights and Justice. All of the events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte, director of Linfield Libraries, 503-883-2517.

MAY 9 -10

DANCE: The Linfield Dance Ensemble will present a Dance Showcase Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10, at 8 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium, located in Melrose Hall. The event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Linfield College Department of Music. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts.

SUNDAY, MAY 11

SENIOR RECITAL: Linfield College senior Zach Gulaboff Davis, pianist, will perform on Sunday, May 11, at 7 p.m. in Delkin Hall, located in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts.

MONDAY, MAY 12

LAST LECTURE: Mike Roberts, professor of biology, will present a “last lecture” on Monday, May 12, at 7 p.m. in 105 Murdock Hall at Linfield College. His talk is part of Linfield’s last lecture series, which enables retiring faculty to give a final presentation to the community. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Debbie Harmon Ferry at 503-883-2607, dharmon@linfield.edu.

MAY 14-17

THEATRE: The Linfield College Theatre Program will conclude the season with “Springfest,” short plays directed by theatre majors May 14-17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall. Tickets are $5 for full price and $3 for students. Tickets are available at www.linfield.edu/culture, by phone or at the Marshall Theatre Box Office. Located in the lobby of Ford Hall, the box office is open Monday through Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m., and until 7:30 p.m. on performance days. The Marshall Theatre is fully accessible. For more information, call 503-883-2292.

THURSDAY, MAY 15

CHAMBER RECITAL: The Linfield College Music Department will present a chamber music recital Thursday, May 15, at 4 p.m. in Delkin Hall, located in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts.

FRIDAY, MAY 16

JAZZ NIGHT: The Linfield College Music Department will present a jazz night on Friday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium, located in Melrose Hall. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts.

SUNDAY, MAY 18

OPERA PERFORMANCE: The Linfield College Music Department will present an Opera Workshop performance Sunday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts.

TUESDAY, MAY 20

RECITAL: The Linfield College Music Department will present an honor recital on Tuesday, May 20, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium, located in Melrose Hall. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 21

MUSICAL CABARET: The Linfield College Music Department will present a musical theater cabaret on Wednesday, May 21, at 8 p.m. in the Fred Meyer Lounge, located in Riley Hall. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts.

SATURDAY, MAY 31

BACCALAUREATE: Linfield College will host a baccalaureate service Saturday, May 31, at 5 p.m. in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium, located in the Health, Human Performance and Athletics Building at Linfield College. For more information, call 503-883-2259.

SUNDAY, JUNE 1

COMMENCMENT: Linfield College will host a commencement ceremony Sunday, June 1, at 10 a.m. in the Oak Grove at Linfield. Stephen Lopes, a 1984 Linfield graduate and chief operating officer and chief financial officer of the University of Southern California Athletics Department, will deliver the commencement address. For more information, call 503-883-2408.