Board of Trustees November meeting updates

Message sent on behalf of Miles K. Davis, President of Linfield University

Dear Linfield community,

The weight of decision-making leaders must carry is never heavier than during times of great anxiety and uncertainty. This year, above all else, has provided a significant amount of anxiety and uncertainty amid a global pandemic, unprecedented regional wildfires, divisive national elections and our own change from Linfield College to Linfield University. Continue reading

Student-athletes step up to boost COVID-19 testing on Linfield campuses

Student-athletes step up to boost COVID-19 testing on Linfield campusesLinfield University student-athletes helped raise more than $165,000 this fall to support athletics and supplement testing at the school, which already has one of the most rigorous COVID-19 testing regimens in the State of Oregon.

National Public Radio reported in October that more than two out of three colleges in the United States with in-person classes either had no clear testing plan or were testing only students showing symptoms or having had a high risk of exposure. Linfield, which has 1,931 students, is not among them. The university reopened for in-person classes in August with an aggressive coronavirus-mitigation strategy that included providing COVID-19 tests for all students at the start of the semester. Continue reading

New minor focuses on interdisciplinary leadership

new LEAD minor at Linfield UniversityThe world needs effective and ethical leaders that can adapt, and shape, the world of tomorrow. Linfield University is aiming to prepare these future leaders through a new minor in Leadership and Ethics Across Disciplines (LEAD). Created to help students develop a versatile skillset, the LEAD minor combines courses from across the entire university, including the arts, humanities, science and business. Continue reading

Linfield hosts free viewing of American Opera Project tribute to women’s history

Working Women: Songs of Suffering and SuffrageLinfield University is making world-class opera accessible to its local communities for a special viewing of “Working Women: Songs of Suffering and Suffrage” at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. The event, performed by the American Opera Project (AOP), is offered for free courtesy of Linfield’s Department of Music. Tickets to watch the performance online are available on Eventbrite, using promo code WILDCAT. Continue reading

Honoring Ken Evenstad

Ken and Grace Evenstad, 2018

Ken and Grace Evenstad, 2018

Ken Evenstad, co-founder of Domaine Serene Winery and namesake for the Grace and Ken Evenstad Center for Wine Education at Linfield University, passed away peacefully this week.

The Evenstad Center for Wine Education opened in 2018, following an initial $6 million gift from Grace and Ken Evenstad. The center offers a unique interdisciplinary wine studies major and minor for undergraduate students and includes a number of wine-education programs and activities for adult learners. Continue reading