Linfield breaks ground on new science-learning complex

Science education facilities are transforming and expanding at Linfield University. Alumni, friends and supporters marked the start of construction on the brand new W.M. Keck Science Center and renovated. Graf and Murdock Halls on Friday, July 9, with a groundbreaking celebration. The $37 million project, part of Linfield’s Spark Wonder campaign, marks the most significant science-building enhancement since the opening of Murdock Hall in 1982. Continue reading

Award-winning wine writer Jancis Robinson featured in virtual lecture

Jancis Robinson, one of the world’s leading wine writers, joins Greg V. Jones, director of the Linfield University Evenstad Center for Wine Education, for a special virtual conversation on all things wine at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28. Pre-registration is required at

The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the annual Marka and Thomas Hughes Endowed Wine Lecture Series at Linfield University.

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Honoring Ken Evenstad

Ken and Grace Evenstad, 2018

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

Linfield University scholarship honors late wine journalist Lisa Shara Hall

Lisa Shara HallBy 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

Evenstads establish new scholarship at Linfield to increase diversity in wine industry

Evenstads Establish New Scholarship at Linfield to Increase Diversity in Wine IndustryDomaine Serene Winery, founded by Grace and Ken Evenstad, is donating $500,000 to Linfield College to increase diversity in the wine industry. The gift will establish an endowed scholarship for underrepresented populations in the college’s wine studies program, allowing more students to receive a top-rated wine education at an affordable cost. Continue reading

Oregon Wine History Archive debuts new projects  

Wine being pouredThe Oregon Wine History Archive (OWHA) at Linfield College has three new projects covering various aspects of Oregon winemaking and winemakers available on its website to the general public.   Continue reading

Grand Prize for Intercollegiate Wine Business Invitational awarded to Linfield

Wine being pouredA team of six Linfield College students has been awarded the Grand Prize in the inaugural Intercollegiate Wine Business Invitational (IWBI), taking top honors against teams from Penn State University, Michigan State University, Washington State University, the University of Houston and Florida International University.   Continue reading