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Faculty Lecture Series

Each academic year, individual faculty members have the opportunity to share their professional work and interests with colleagues and the community through the Faculty Lecture Series. This event is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs.

Past Faculty Lectures can be viewed in DigitalCommons@Linfield.


Romanticism, Exoticism, Nationalism and Revolution as reflected in the Russian art song of the 19th century

Presented by Anton Belov, Associate Professor of Music

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
7:00 p.m. in Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium, Melrose Hall

The nineteenth century was the age of monumental social upheaval, spiritual crisis, and unprecedented artistic achievement. Art song, the most intimate of all musical genres, reflected the zeitgeist of the Romantic age with particular poignancy. This lecture/recital traces the development of Russian art song from its humble beginnings to the virtuosic works of Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Medtner.


Now You See It, Now You Don’t: The Increasingly Precarious Status of Academic Freedom

Presented by Amy Orr, George A. Westcott III Distinguished Professor of Sociology

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
7:00 p.m. in Fred Meyer Lounge, Riley Hall

Higher education serves the common good, and, since “the common good depends upon the free search for truth and its free exposition” (AAUP, 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure), academic freedom in higher education is crucial. Yet, the status of academic freedom is precarious. While threats to academic freedom are not new, they appear to grow stronger with the passage of time (largely as a consequence of the increasing corporatization of higher education). Some threats are overt, and tend to flare up at particular points in time, while others are of a more covert nature that slowly erode the foundations of academic freedom. This lecture explores several of these threats, as well as potential ways to combat the trends.


Building Bridges Through Collaboration

Presented by Kimberly Kintz, Associate Professor of Nursing

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
7:00 p.m. in Fred Meyer Lounge, Riley Hall

Linfield College, Health Bridges International (HBI), and La Catolica University in Arequipa, Peru worked together to strengthen nursing education using a Collaborative Model developed by HBI. This lecture will focus on the work done through this partnership, including Jan term courses, research (cross cultural education impact on nursing students), service learning experiences for RN to BSN students, Kim’s sabbatical teaching at La Catolica, and Peruvian nursing students coming to Portland.


Emojis mean what? 😤👏🤷

Presented by Kay Livesay, Associate Professor of Psychology

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
7:00 p.m. in Fred Meyer Lounge, Riley Hall

Created in Japan in the late 1990’s (Davis & Edberg, 2015), emoji have been recently gaining popularity in text communication. Emoji evolved from emoticons ( e.g., ; ) ), but are far more varied and nuanced. Some emoji have obvious and shared meaning, such as ❤️, which all participants related to love or strong affection, while others appear to be less clear and vary by user group, such as 😰. Emoji are often added to text messages to give additional information or emphasis, however if the emoji is unknown, missed or misinterpreted is can lead to confusion. My research examines our understanding of the meanings of emoji and how they change our understanding of the text communication.