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In celebration of National Philanthropy Week, the Student Alumni Association (SAA) hosted its second Tag Day event to celebrate Linfield’s donors.
Tag Day, which is now an annual event, takes place each year during National Philanthropy Week, the week before Thanksgiving.
Members of the SAA displayed gift tags around campus with figures that represent the amount of donor support that has been invested into each area of campus.
For instance, Riley and Walker Halls were renovated in thanks to $3.6 million in donations, said freshman Katie DeVore, leader of the SAA, in an email.
“Tag Day was started by the Student Alumni Association to create awareness of the impact of philanthropy at Linfield,” DeVore said.
More than 6,000 alumni, parents and community members make donations to Linfield each year, she added.
“We wanted to make sure that everyone knows how important those gifts are and how they help us. Tag Day is a way for us to visibly display the impact of those gifts,” DeVore said.
“[We want] to spread awareness that donations are an integral part of our experience here, and it’s a fun event for our group,” she said.
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Linfield’s Adult Degree Program now offers students the option to receive an online bachelor’s degree in marketing.
The program is designed to allow students to receive a quality education while balancing work, family and other responsibilities.
The online marketing degree contains an equal amount of course material as the degree available on-campus, and it allows students the option to gain a “sound basic education in business, accounting and marketing,” as well as their liberal arts education.
The Adult Degree Program is similar to Linfield’s undergraduate program, as it allows students to receive financial aid through grants and loans, with workshops to aid students to gain scholarships.
It is meant to enable students to receive credit for life and work experience to lower the amount and number of courses that are necessary in order to earn their bachelor degrees.
Once enrolled in the program, students partner with an academic advisor who can aid them in choosing courses .
Also, the Division of Continuing Education’s Adult Degree Program allows students the option to receive both a bachelor’s degree or a certificate in a combination of online as well as in classroom settings.
Through this program, students have a choice between receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing or the Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing.
In addition to this program, Linfield’s Adult Degree Program also offers degrees in accounting, social sciences, management, international business and RN to BSN. Certificates are available in accounting, marketing and human resource management.
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The board of trustees met on campus Nov. 4-6 to discuss questions concerning Linfield’s future.
Their meetings are held every few months and consist of the board sitting together in an open quorum to discuss the various issues about Linfield.
In an effort to restructure and revitalize the meetings’ effectiveness, the board met in a new fashion last weekend to answer major questions concerning Linfield’s future.
Several small, strategic planning groups were created. Each was composed of board members, faculty and a student. The groups discussed questions that will be answered in the future.
Trustee Ronnie Lacroute said that the level of questions was basic. She said they were presented with a list of questions and were asked to determine if they were questions worth asking.
The board was not supposed to answer any questions, Associated Students of Linfield College Vice President and student representative on the board sophomore Katie Patterson said.
“If we started to stray into answering the questions, the facilitator would tell us we need to be focused on the questions themselves,” she said.
The questions were broad-based queries into several aspects of Linfield and included:
• What is the balance between liberal arts classes and pre-professional programs?
• What is the balance between diversity and affordability?
• Does the college’s mission statement accurately represent Linfield?
No final answers were given, but there were discussions about the relevancy of the questions.
Affordability seemed to be a primary focus for the groups, Lacroute said.
All members of the strategy group she was in agreed that the financial crunch couldn’t be solved by raising tuition any longer. Alternative fundraising methods needed to be implemented.
She said that even with Linfield’s largest freshman class in history, the financial situation at Linfield is still in need of reform.
Possible solutions presented were encouragement of individual funding, donations from outside sources and increased alumni donations.
The size of the campus was discussed as well as how Linfield seems to have outgrown itself.
“We’re maxed out, and the only reason it’s working right now is because the older
classes are smaller,” Lacroute said.
Nothing concerning the housing development was decided during the meetings or other possible solutions to handle the college’s increasing population, because the facilitators did not welcome finalized discussions.
The level of questions and ideas on how to strike a balance between liberal arts and pre-professionalism at Linfield were basic. The questions were about if this is a current Linfield issue, and if so, what changes should be mentioned.
Lacroute said the possibility of adding graduate programs in some departments, like education, was discussed.
They also talked about how to grow the pre-professional programs, business and nursing, without losing sight of the liberal arts values of the college.
Nothing was decided on, but Lacroute and Patterson said that they are sure these
discussions will continue when the board reconvenes in February.
Both agreed that the new meeting style was more effective than the former structure.
It was frustrating not to be able to answer the questions that were posed to the group, Patterson said. After the meetings ended, the groups shared their discussions and findings with the board of trustees.
In February, the groups will begin answering the questions before the final decisions are taken before the board.
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