September 2017 E-Cat

Linfield tops in Pacific Northwest for ethnic diversity

For the second year in a row, Linfield College is tied for the No. 1 spot among Pacific Northwest liberal arts colleges for “Best Ethnic Diversity,” according to the 2018 U.S. News and World Report list released this week. Nationally, Linfield is 34th among liberal arts schools on the list. Read more.

See you soon – Homecoming is Sept. 29-30

Homecoming is less than two weeks away. Come Friday, Sept. 29, to enjoy a wine tasting or to hear from this year’s alumni award recipients. Saturday, Sept. 30, is a great day to take a campus tour or listen to long-time professors share memories of their years at Linfield. Later that day you can cheer on the football team or mingle with other alumni at the pre-game BBQ. Then, attend a reunion and/or enjoy a musical performance by Jeremy Moll ’12. Register on the Homecoming website.

Looking forward, looking back

President Thomas L. Hellie outlined goals for the year during the annual State of the College address on Sept. 11. He said, "To remain strong, we must be flexible...we must be creative and smart." The recently released Linfield College Annual Report, “Access to Excellence,” took a look back detailing highlights of the college in 2016-17.

Finding common ground

Philosophy’s role in guiding open dialogue will be examined during an upcoming talk by Kaarina Beam, assistant professor of philosophy. She will present “Is Truth Dead?: Fact You!” on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Fred Meyer Lounge in Riley Hall. Stream it live on Linfield Live! The faculty lecture series features the professional work and interests of Linfield professors. Watch a video.

Pubs, profs and pizza featuring Chuck Dunn

Chuck Dunn, professor of math, gifted trombonist and a former "Jeopardy!" champion, will be featured during an upcoming Pubs & Profs event Thursday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. at the Lucky Labrador in NW Portland. Dunn will share how his experience as an undergraduate helps him design math courses that integrate many different disciplines and sometimes even involve overseas trips. Learn more about the event or register online.

Share your Linfield Connect success and win

Have you already logged in to Linfield Connect? Did you find a job, friend or classmate using the Linfield Connect tool? If it has allowed you to expand your network, email your story to The first three people to share their success stories will win a Linfield sweatshirt. If you have not yet logged in to Linfield Connect, you can do so using your Facebook or LinkedIn account or create a new one.

Welcome new faculty

The Linfield community greeted a number of new colleagues this fall. A group of new faculty are leading classes on the McMinnville and Portland Campuses, and in Online and Continuing Education (OCE) classes. Read more about them.

Find the Wildcat faithful before the big game

Join alumni, parents and other Linfield fans at an upcoming pre-game gathering. On Saturday, Oct. 7, prior to the Linfield vs. Willamette game, fans will meet at The Ram in Salem. On Saturday, Oct. 28, come to a pre-game BBQ at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup, Wash., before the ‘Cats face the PLU Lutes. Find out more about either event or register online.

Is that your phone ringing?

Head’s up! The Linfield College Phonathon Team will be calling your household this fall, anxious to update you on what’s happening at Linfield and ask for your support of the many ongoing student programs. We look forward to speaking with you! Make a gift.

Connect with the 'Cats the way you want

Linfield athletics unveiled a new website that allows Wildcat fans to follow their favorite teams the way they want. TEAM STREAM is a new feature on that provides opportunities for fans to read stories, see tweets, view Instagram posts or all of the above. The best part is fans can tailor the section to the programs they follow most. Check out the new website.

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