There are 35 candidates for bachelor's degrees from the McMinnville Campus, 74 from the Portland Campus and 48 from the Adult Degree Program.
Closing convocation for the Portland Campus will be Saturday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m. at Christian City Church in Lake Oswego.
President Thomas L. Hellie will preside over commencement exercises. Brian Winkenweder, assistant professor of art history, will present the commencement address, "Embracing Gray in the Era of Ego-Casting."
Winkenweder earned his Ph.D. in art history and criticism from Stony Brook University in 2004. He also earned two M.A.s from the University of New Mexico, one in English focusing on literary criticism and the other in art history emphasizing 19th-century American art. Prior to joining the faculty at Linfield College, he taught courses in the histories of graphic design and photography at the University of North Texas. Now in his second year at Linfield, Winkenweder has initiated a visual culture curriculum in which the traditions of art history are wed to a cultural analysis of the images saturating our daily lives. During the past year, Winkenweder has delivered papers at international conferences on such diverse topics as the Duke of Wellington's art patronage, the myth of Action Painting, and the dynamics of conducting interviews with artists via email. Currently, he is editing a volume of essays in honor of Donald Kuspit, one of the most widely read art critics working today, and writing a manuscript that examines the influence of Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations on contemporary art.