Combined bachelor’s-master’s degree in wine

The U.S. college with the first interdisciplinary wine studies degree will now be the first U.S. college with a five-year program leading to both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in wine studies.  

Linfield College, with campuses in McMinnville and Portland, Ore., is teaming up with Ecole Superieure d’Agriculture (ESA) in Angers, France, for the initiative. Students who complete the program will receive a bachelor’s degree in wine studies from Linfield and an international vintage master’s degree from ESA.  Continue reading

Linfield president touts liberal arts

Linfield Convocation 2018-7980Reprinted with permission of the News-Register. By Starla Pointer, August 27, 2018. Most of Linfield College’s new students — about 375, including both freshmen and transfers — attended the traditional opening convocation Friday along with parents, staff and other college community members. Classes started Monday.

Linfield’s new president, Miles Davis, opened his part of the convocation with a shout.

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‘Red, White and Black’ to be screened at Linfield College 

The poster for Red, White & BlackIn the documentary “Red, White and Black,” Jarod Sleet, a black winemaker and member of the cellar team at Argyle Winery, says purveyors who come into the winery ask him if he knows someone who works there. 

“Red, White and Black” chronicles the struggles and successes of minority winemakers in Oregon. It will be shown on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield College.  

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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