Linfield hosts a month full of in-person concerts and guest musicians

Linfield Concert Choir perform during Homecoming Weekend

Linfield’s Concert Choir joins the Wildcat Men’s Glee Club and Cascara Voce in a Nov. 2 concert

Choirs and bands, original works and timeless classics – the Linfield University Department of Music has something for every music lover during the month of November. Face coverings and proof of vaccination are required for all events.  Continue reading

Lecture explores perceptions of truth in mainstream and alternative media

Jennifer Rauch holds a newspaperMany people today say they trust alternative media as news sources more than they trust the traditional, legacy press. But what do people mean by “alternative media” and why do they perceive them as being more credible than mainstream news organizations?

Jennifer Rauch, visiting professor of journalism and media studies at Linfield University, explores the answers to these questions in “Partisan Perceptions of Why Mainstream Journalism is Unreliable and Why ‘Alternative Media’ Are Better” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20 on the Linfield University YouTube channel. Continue reading

Concert Choir premieres alumni works at Oct. 8 “Homecoming Concert”

The Linfield University Concert Choir premieres original music from alumni composers Alex Zhang ’14 and Zach Gulaboff Davis ’14 in their upcoming homecoming-themed event.

The “Homecoming Concert,” a part of the university’s 2021 Homecoming celebration, takes place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall. Continue reading

Lacroute gift provides new perspectives in the arts at Linfield

student walks toward theatre building at Linfield

A view of the Arts Quad and James F. Miller Fine Arts Building at Linfield University

Linfield University on Monday announced that a generous gift from longtime donor and arts patron Ronni Lacroute will allow the university to fund a full-time faculty position in the Department of Art.

The funds will allow Kahlil Pedizisai, a nationally recognized filmmaker and digital artist who prioritizes hands-on experience (or experiential learning) for the students in his film and photography courses, to assume a full-time position at Linfield. He has been a visiting artist for the past academic year. Continue reading

Portland Taiko drumming ensemble performs at Linfield Sept. 26

Portland Taiko performs on stage

Photo by Rich Iwasaki

Linfield University hosts a special performance by Portland Taiko, a Japanese drumming ensemble, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26 on the university’s Intramural Field. Admission is free and guests are invited to bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the show. Face coverings are required at all Linfield events. Continue reading

Performance art piece “Ground Zero: 2021” commemorates legacy of 9/11

Linfield Theatre returns to live, in-person performances this season, beginning with “Ground Zero: 2021,” an original set of performance art installations, from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 in the Ford Hall courtyard. The event is free and will take approximately 30-45 minutes to visit all the installations. “Ground Zero: 2021” will happen, rain or shine, as the installations are protected from inclement weather. Face coverings are required for all in-person campus events. Continue reading

Art, music and a fandango debut at Linfield Gallery

Photo embroidery piece by Lucia Torres

The Mexican Tetzkatlipoka tradition of Nawi Ollin Teotl, or the movement of four energies, is on display throughout September at Linfield University. “Xiuhmekatl,” a new exhibition by multidisciplinary artist Lucia Torres runs from Sept. 6 – Oct. 2 at the Linfield Gallery located in the James F. Miller Fine Arts Center. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 12-5 p.m. on Saturdays. Continue reading

Linfield names its 2021 alumni award recipients

The Linfield University Alumni Association will honor four Wildcats for their hard work, innovation and generosity of spirit during its annual event, Linfield’s Finest, at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 at The Grand, 325 NE Third Street, McMinnville. This year’s recipients are Sean Hoar ’80, Ashley (Russell) Blatchley ’06, Craig Ostbo ’15 and Ann Klein ’07. Continue reading

Linfield hosts free concert by Metropolitan Opera baritone Richard Zeller

Linfield University hosts Richard Zeller, a baritone who has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, for a free recital at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2 in Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium. The concert will feature music by Brahms, Duparc, and Strauss, among others. Zeller will be accompanied by collaborative pianist James Pick.

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First-in-state undergraduate program created for aspiring drama teachers

Linfield university campus“The Addams Family,” “Almost, Maine,” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” are some of the most staged high school theatrical productions in the United States. And Linfield University is helping these shows – and many more – go on with a new teacher preparation program focusing on secondary drama.

With its recent approval from the Oregon Teachers Standards and Practices Commission, Linfield becomes the first university in the state to offer this endorsement at the undergraduate level.

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