Linfield and TLR undergo changes for the upcoming year

Summer has drawn to a close for most of us ’Cats, as we get back into the swing of classes. While many of us tried soaking up as much sun as possible (though Mother Nature decided to delay the season), Linfield was busy kicking butt and taking names this summer.

Linfield received national recognition for community service and was named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service for the third consecutive year. There were more than 950 students who participated in community service activities for the 2010-11 school year, totaling approximately 43,000 hours of service.

Adding to the school’s recognition, “Forbes” listed Linfield in the top 200 undergraduate schools in the United States. Only four Oregon schools were recognized.

Apart from these major accomplishments, Linfield also welcomed a new career services director, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty and director of multicultural programs.

The college was also granted $250,000 from the W.M. Keck Foundation for summer collaborative research through the Linfield Center Northwest.

Other changes included the relocation of the Community Engagement and Service office to Riley 216 and the Club Room a few doors down. And, construction of T.J. Day Hall finished up in time for classes.

It is safe to say that Linfield has accomplished a lot this summer and for the sake of progress, the Review wants to keep the ball rolling.

The Review has established three goals to accomplish by the end of my editorship. They are to 1.) continue beefing up TLR’s social media presence, 2.)switch the paper’s production days so it comes out on Mondays and to 3.) strengthen ties between TLR and other media organizations on campus by collaborating on projects throughout the year.

As many have recognized, print media is changing with much of its content switching to online sources, such as websites and social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter.

The Review has an award-winning website, but is still working on generating more fan base on Facebook and Twitter. Readers can help by following us on Twitter @linfieldreview or liking us on Facebook at The Linfield Review. Get involved by participating in Photo Caption Fridays on our Facebook.

The second goal is to switch production days so that the paper comes out Monday afternoons. The reason for this is to provide the news beforehand and not after the fact. Many students say that they would have liked to go to an event during the week, but don’t find out about it until the Review covers it in Friday’s paper. With the paper coming out on Mondays, students will know what is happening during the week. This will hopefully increase turnout at events and TLR’s readership.

The last goal goes back to print media changing. Media organizations are facing tough times, rather than working against each other, we should be working together. This has been seen in the past with KSLC’s music reviews in the paper. The Review plans to keep up this collaborative progress and has partnered with Wildcat Productions to feature videos of more newsworthy events on the website.

Despite these exciting changes, the Review is still looking for editors, reporters and photographers. If you’re interested in working for the Review, please email me at


Jessica Prokop

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