March 2017 E-Cat

Nursing students learn importance of 'human presence'

Motivational speaker and best-selling author Marcus Engel shared his story with Linfield College nursing students in February. Engel suffered a horrific accident that left him blind and disfigured. His recovery and the healthcare professionals who took care of him led Engel to write I’m Here, a book that is now required reading for first-semester Linfield nursing students. Engel’s presentation focused on the concept of “simple human presence” when caring for patients. Read more about Engel’s visit to the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing.

Happy Birthday, Linfield! 159 years young

Linfield recently celebrated a birthday – its 159th – and there was plenty of cake to go around. Hosted by Linfield for Life – Student Alumni Association, this year’s Happy Birthday, Linfield! was held Feb. 28. The day included alumni, students, games, cake, music and photos with Mack the Wildcat. See a photo slideshow.

Connect with other Wildcats at an event near you

Linfield President Thomas L. Hellie; Debbie Harmon Ferry ’90, director of alumni and parent relations; and other college representatives will hit the road to bring news from Linfield to alumni and parents throughout the west. Join us in Eugene for a lunch Tuesday, April 18, in Bend for dinner Thursday, April 20, and in Seattle for appetizers at the Washington Athletic Club on Monday, April 24. Visit the alumni events page to read about these and other upcoming events.

Weisz, students study sponges on Florida reef

Marine sponges are one of the least-studied organisms from the sea, and Jeremy Weisz, associate professor of biology, is on the forefront of the research. Weisz was awarded a $128,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for his work on sponges in the Florida Keys. The grant allows Weisz to hire students to work on the research year-round in his Linfield lab and to take two students each summer to Florida to scuba dive the reefs and collect samples. Learn more about his research in this video and catch his faculty lecture tonight at 7 p.m. In Riley Hall. If you miss it in person, you can also watch at your convenience via Linfield Live, the college’s Facebook page dedicated to live streaming lectures from campus.

Alumna leads students in March theatre production

Theatre department alumna Stephanie Mulligan ’13 returns to Linfield’s Marshall Theatre, this time as guest director for “Circle Mirror Transformation,” March 15-18 at 7:30 p.m. The play focuses on four lost New Englanders who enroll in a community center drama class. Come to Marshall Theatre the play and read more here.

Moranchel designs bilingual program for local youth

Every Tuesday evening last fall, Jennifer Moranchel ’18 turned a high school science classroom into a space for hands-on learning as part of an early childhood bilingual program she designed and implemented. The education major put the program into practice as an intern for the Dayton High School Juntos Program. “Their excitement is contagious,” she said. Read more.

Welcome back, Mom and Dad

Parents of Linfield students are invited to Mom’s and Dad’s Weekend April 28-29 on the McMinnville Campus. Highlights of the weekend include events in downtown McMinnville, baseball games, the 45th annual lu'au and, of course, spending time with your student. Register online now.

Colorado 'Cats gather in Denver

Alumni in Denver are invited to connect with each other at a lunch on Saturday, March 18. Hosted by Eric Deffenbaugh and Justin Ball, both '00, this luncheon is a great opportunity for Linfield alumni to interact with each other, as well as prospective students who are considering attending Linfield. President Thomas L. Hellie will give a brief update, and Debbie Harmon Ferry '90, from the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, will also attend. Learn more.

Wildcat tennis knocks off two nationally-ranked programs

Linfield’s women’s tennis team has the attention of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, who ranked the Wildcats 22nd in the latest national poll.. The Wildcats opened Northwest Conference play with three consecutive wins, including a 6-3 victory over then 18th-ranked Lewis and Clark. This past weekend, the Wildcats won at #27 Whitman, 5-4. Linfield is 5-1 overall and have upcoming home matches against George Fox on Wednesday and Colorado College on Saturday. Learn more about the early-season success of the women’s tennis team and all Wildcat athletics.


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