M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust funds new professor of biology at Linfield

Associate Professor of Biology Chad Tillberg and a few students perform summer research.M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust continues investment in science education, research with new professor of biology at Linfield College

The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust continued its decades-long investment in scientific education and research in the Pacific Northwest with the approval of six grants totaling $180,000 from its “New Faculty Start-up Grants” program to help fund new science faculty positions at five universities in Oregon and Washington – including $30,000 for a new biology professor at Linfield College. Continue reading

Linfield College wins CASE award for its solar eclipse event 

Woman staring at eclipse with special glassesIt was a once-in-a-lifetime event: Linfield College was in the path of a solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. The college invited the community to celebrate on campus, and the event has been awarded a gold medal by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)  Continue reading

Linfield in top four colleges in Oregon for getting a job 

Linfield College academic quadAccording to Zippia, Linfield College isn’t one of the top four colleges in Oregon for getting a job after graduation — it’s two of them.

Zippia, a California-based career website, has released its list of the 10 best colleges in Oregon for job placement after graduation. Linfield College has taken both the No. 3 and No. 4 spots, earning recognition for the School of Nursing and the McMinnville campus, respectively.  Continue reading

Senior editor at Poetry Northwest to read at Linfield College

Keetje KuipersKeetje Kuipers, author of three books of poetry, will read a selection of her work on Tuesday, March 19, at 5 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room of the Nicholson Library at Linfield College.  

Her first book, “Beautiful in the Mouth,” was named one of the top ten debut poetry books of 2010 by Poets & Writers and appeared in the top ten on the contemporary poetry bestseller list. Her second collection, “The Keys to the Jail,” was a book club selection for The Rumpus. Most recently, her third book, “All Its Charms,” includes poems honored by publication in both “The Pushcart Prize” and “Best American Poetry” anthologies.  Continue reading

Linfield College adds new major in Law, Rights, and Justice 

Linfield College bannerStudents who attend Linfield College now have the option to major in Law, Rights, and Justice, in addition to Linfield’s 54 existing majors.  

To launch the new major, the Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights, and Justice will host three upcoming events on Linfield’s McMinnville campus.   Continue reading

Linfield Theatre presents ‘She Kills Monsters’ 

She Kills Monsters, at Linfield CollegeWhen a new high school teacher finds a notebook left behind by her younger, deceased sister, she embarks on a journey through the world of “Dungeons & Dragons” and discovers the dreams and struggles of a sibling that she never really knew. 

“She Kills Monsters” by Qui Nguyen continues the Linfield Theatre Program’s 99th season of plays as part of its focus on “Monsters and the Monstrous.” This coming-of-age story blends comedy and fantasy in a thoughtful meditation on family and identity.    Continue reading

Linfield College to inaugurate Dr. Miles K. Davis 

Linfield College President Miles DavisLinfield College will inaugurate Dr. Miles K. Davis as its new president on Friday, March 8, capping a week of celebration around the theme “Global thinking, local engagement.”  

The ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium in the Health, Human Performance and Athletics building on the college’s McMinnville campus. It will include a speech by award-winning performing artist Phylicia Rashad.  Continue reading

Rauch to speak about Slow Media at Linfield 

Jennifer RauchNoted media scholar Jennifer Rauch, Ph.D., will present a lecture at Linfield College on the problems associated with modern-day media and a budding movement to slow the pace of media production and consumption.  

Rauch, professor of journalism and communication studies at Long Island University-Brooklyn, will present “Slow Media: Why ‘Slow’ is Satisfying, Sustainable and Smart” on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 5 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room of the Nicholson Library on campus.   Continue reading