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
To minimize the risk of COVID-19 on its campuses, Linfield University will modify its spring-semester calendars. The goal is to condense the schedule in an attempt to keep students safely inside “campus bubbles” in McMinnville and Portland, as happened in fall. Continue reading
Linfield University’s theatre program presents free livestream performances of “Democratically Speaking” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9-10 on the Linfield Theatre YouTube page.
The play explores the abstract idea and realities of democracy from its roots in ancient Greece to current times. Using found text originally assembled by Stanford University professor Rush Rehm, the script features wisdom, challenges, calls to action and general musings on the nature of democracy from the perspective of poets, dictators, playwrights, world leaders, philosophers and activists. Continue reading
We have updated our Title IX policies to comply with new federal guidelines and to incorporate recommendations made by the President’s Sexual Assault Task Force. The new Title IX policy can be found here.
An important part of this process has been the creation of a Title IX working group consisting of students, faculty members and staff members to gather feedback, ensure our policies are clear and address the most pressing concerns of all university stakeholders. This group met during the summer with an outside consultant who specializes in Title IX and Oregon Sexual Misconduct Law. Continue reading
Linfield University’s Theatre Program opens its 101st season, themed “A Season Like No Other,” with a pair of live sketch comedy livestreams. Two free performances of “Out of the Box: A Night of Improvised Sketches” debut at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25 on the Linfield Theatre YouTube channel. The sketches, which contain mild adult language and adult situations, are recommended for ages 13+. Continue reading
Thanks to weather changes at the end of last week, the air quality in McMinnville and Portland has drastically improved. Linfield University will resume outdoor activities starting Monday, Sept. 21. This includes field trips, outdoor research and/or classes held in outdoor classrooms (tents), as well as outdoor athletic practices. Continue reading
The Board of Trustees of the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities (“The Alliance”) elected Miles K. Davis, president of Linfield University, as its new chair at their meeting on Sept.16. Continue reading
By Michael Alberty, The Oregonian/OregonLive
Journalist Lisa Shara Hall advocated tirelessly on behalf of Oregon and Washington wines. She died in March 2019 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. This fall, Linfield University will honor her legacy with a new wine and journalism scholarship created by her husband, Kirk Hall. Continue reading
Washington Monthly recognized Linfield University, formerly known as Linfield College, as the No. 1 liberal arts college in Oregon for earnings and first-generation student performance in its 2020 College Guide and Rankings. Continue reading
Smoke from regional wildfires has continued to cause air-quality and visibility problems all over Oregon and Washington, and in particular at Linfield’s McMinnville and Portland campuses. Shifting winds and rapidly changing conditions continue to make this a situation we’re watching very closely. Continue reading