Reprinted 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.
Two 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.
2018 Faculty Award recipients (l-r): Patrick Cottrell, Rob Gardner, Sonia Ticas, Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt and Anna Song
Five Linfield College professors were honored for scholarly achievement, creative achievement, international scholarship and exceptional impact on the life of the college during a faculty award ceremony May 17. Continue reading →
Reprinted with permission of the News-Register. • By Starla Pointer, May 21, 2018
Linfield College students displayed their projects, from paintings to performances to research in partnership with professors, Friday at the school’s annual symposium, “A Celebration of Scholarship and Creative Achievement.” Continue reading →
This is the final issue of Linfield Reports for the 2017-18 academic year.
Susan D. Hyde ’00 to deliver Commencement address
Susan D. Hyde ’00, professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the commencement address to the class of 2018. More than 640 Linfield College graduates will be honored during commencement exercises Sunday, May 27, at 10 a.m. in the Linfield Oak Grove.
‘Peak/Peek/Pique’ features work of student artists
Linfield Gallery presents “Peak/Peek/Pique,” Linfield’s 2018 student exhibition, featuring work from thesis, portfolio and electronic arts capstone students. Installed across two venues, this exhibition represents a series of small glimpses into the creative practice of Linfield’s student artists. The title of the exhibition exemplifies the different approaches and accomplishments of the featured artists.
Kevin Curry, director of video and digital media and adjunct faculty in mass communication, is presenting a paper in June at the 2018 International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) conference. His paper, “Content Preference as a Predictor of Political Knowledge and Voter Turnout in the Social Media Age,” was accepted by the Political Communication Research Section of the IACMR.
Anton Belov, associate professor of music, is performing Brahms’ “The German Requiem” in Seattle this week.
Kelly Bird, sports information director, will have a new sports information assistant thanks to an award of $53,320 from the NCAA Ethnic Minorities and Women’s Internship Grant program. This grant will provide two years of support for an intern who will play a vital role in communications outreach for Linfield’s athletic programs.
Patricia Haddeland, Susan Hopp, and Susan Agre-Kippenhan are overseeing a Campus Situational Prevention Approach Project supported by a subaward of $30,657 as part of a larger project led by Portland State University and funded by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Jeff Peterson, associate professor of sociology, administered a wine industry labor survey this year with the support of a grant of $3,500 from the Oregon Wine Board.
Rich Schmidt, director of archives and resource sharing, received grants from the Erath Family Foundation ($5,000), Oregon Wine Board ($6,450), and Oregon Wine Brotherhood ($5,500 ) in support of Oregon Wine History Archive projects during the 2017-18 academic year.
John Syring, associate professor of biology, Leonard Finkelman, assistant professor of philosophy, and community member Mike Full have successfully secured a grant of $10,000 from the Juan Young Trust in support of a new summer paleontology outreach project. In this program, area youth will learn about the natural history of the Willamette Valley by visiting excavation and float sites along the Yamhill River where researchers are uncovering the fossils of mammoths, mastodons, giant sloths, bison and more.
Chad Tillberg, associate professor of biology, will use a sub-award of $4,579 from Washington State University in support of student-faculty collaborative research this summer on the Fender’s Blue Butterfly as part of a larger project funded by the Bureau of Land Management.
Robert Lisac ’12 graduates this week from the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, completing his journey from cancer patient to cancer doctor.
“Say your goodbyes. He’s not going to be here with us in the morning,” the doctor said.
Fourteen-year-old Robert Lisac lay in the ICU on a ventilator in a medically-induced coma, his family gathered at his bedside. His leukemia, diagnosed two years earlier and followed by 18 months of chemotherapy, was back with a vengeance.
His body was rejecting a bone marrow transplant from his older brother. His lungs were filling with blood. Doctors gave him only a 2 percent chance of surviving.
Four Linfield College students receive Arthur Ashe, Jr. honors
Four Linfield College students have been honored as Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholars. Kaelia Neal ’18, David Flores ’19, Jordan Clark ’18 and Jade Everage ’18, representing track and field, swimming, and men’s and women’s basketball, are included among this year’s honorees.
Linfield College music students will showcase their talents during an honors recital on Friday, May 18, at 3 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center on campus.Continue reading →
Susanne Sayles ’11 is McMinnville’s Young Educator of the Year
Reprinted with permission of the News-Register. • By Starla Pointer, May 1, 2018
Susanne Sayles was a student leader when she was attending McMinnville High School. Now in her fifth year at as a teacher at Mac High, she works with current student leaders, who in turn help other students explore their passions and feel part of the school. Continue reading →