Convocation address to answer ‘Why we need liberal arts education more than ever’ 

Linfield College President Miles DavisMiles K. Davis, Linfield College president, will present the keynote address at opening convocation on Friday, Aug. 24, at 9:30 a.m. in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium at Linfield. The talk is entitled “Why we need liberal arts education more than ever.”  

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Miles Davis joins Linfield

Reprinted with permission of the News-Register. By Starla Pointer, August 2, 2018.  A poster of Muhammad Ali is the first thing visitors see when they enter Miles Davis’ office at Linfield College.

Linfield’s new president intentionally placed the poster in pride of place opposite the door. Below, he put a display case that holds a boxing glove, signed by the Olympic gold medalist and heavyweight champion of the world.

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Linfield No. 1 in Oregon for graduate earnings 

CommencementLinfield College is ranked No. 1 for graduates’ earnings in the state of Oregon, according to the career website Zippia. The San Mateo, Calif.-based website ranked four-year institutions by looking at the highest average earners 10 years after entering college, as reported by the College Scorecard.

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Aquilon Music Festival: Opera, classics come to Mac

“We want to make sure every concert, every lecture is open to the public,” he said. “This is not just about education; we want people to enjoy it, too.” Continue reading

Hellie: Linfield was the right place

Thomas HellieReprinted with permission of the News-Register. By Starla Pointer, June 7, 2018.  
Back in 2005, Thomas Hellie was content with his job as director of the Kemper Foundation. He enjoyed the work, which put him into contact with colleges and universities across the nation; he liked living in Chicago; and he appreciated his vacations, which that spring took him and his wife, Julie Olds, to Oregon’s wine country.

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Linfield students gain hands-on experience at the College Football Playoff 

College Football PlayoffTwo Linfield College students will secure invaluable work experience at one of the largest sporting events in the world when they attend the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship game in Santa Clara, Calif.   

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A day of new beginnings as Linfield College observes its 2018 commencement 

Commencement, Class of 2018, President Hellie's final commencement.Linfield College held Commencement exercises Sunday under a cloudless sky in the Oak Grove on its McMinnville campus, conferring Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees upon more than 640 students.   Continue reading