Linfield’s School of Business, College of Arts and Science hire first deans

Linfield's deans Dr. Jennifer R. Madden and Dr. Joe WilferthLinfield University has hired Jennifer R. Madden as the inaugural dean of the School of Business and Joe Wilferth as the inaugural dean of the College of Arts and Science.

“Linfield University has now put in place a team of deans who are equipped to help lead us into the future,” said Linfield President Miles K. Davis. “It says a lot about the reputation of Linfield that, in a time of multiple challenges, we have attracted such talented and accomplished deans.” Continue reading

W.M. Keck Foundation announces $10 million gift for Linfield College’s new science facility

W.M. Keck Foundation donates largest gift in Linfield's historyLongtime-Linfield supporters donate largest gift in school’s history.

The W.M. Keck Foundation has committed a substantial gift to support Linfield College’s new science facility on the McMinnville Campus. The $10 million gift marks the largest single donation in Linfield’s history. Once built, the facility will be known as the W.M. Keck Science Center. Continue reading

Linfield Board of Trustees votes to change from college to university

Linfield College will become Linfield UniversityFEBRUARY 15, 2020 – The Linfield Board of Trustees voted Saturday to approve a name change from Linfield College to Linfield University.

“Linfield will change its name, but what won’t change is what makes us special,” said President Miles K. Davis. “Linfield will remain a small, high-quality, liberal arts institution. Now, though, we will be able to expand by having schools and colleges within the university and by offering master’s degrees.  Continue reading

Linfield offers free transfer applications, $16,500 to Concordia-Portland students

Linfield offers free transfer applications, $16,500 to Concordia-Portland studentsThis week’s announcement that Concordia University-Portland will close at the end of the semester represents a heart-wrenching loss for its students, faculty, staff and alumni. We are all lessened by it, and share in the loss.

In an effort to help affected students, Linfield has agreed to waive all application fees (online and McMinnville campus) for Concordia students. Continue reading

Linfield students study sports management related careers

Sports Management classReprinted with permission of the News-Register. By Starla Pointer, January 24, 2019. Sports is the sixth-largest industry in the U.S., a $500-billion business reaching all ages, interests and skill levels, from children involved in recreational leagues to college and professional athletes to fans. It’s also a rich field for careers, from coaching to marketing to broadcasting to making athletic apparel.

With that in mind, Linfield College created a sports management career minor in 2012 and last fall added a major in the subject. It’s one of only a few schools in the Northwest to offer the interdisciplinary program to undergraduates, said Denise Farag, who teaches business law and oversees the sports management program. Continue reading

Linfield puts focus on first-generation

College recruiters are already telling potential freshmen about “Linfield First.” The program launches in the fall of 2019, so entering students can apply for the scholarships. Continue reading

Palliative care symposium named for Dr. Jan Selliken

Nursing students learn to help people “live until they die”

Jan Selliken, palliative care expertSenior nursing students at the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing participated in the inaugural symposium exploring palliative and end-of-life nursing care. 

The first Dr. Jan Selliken Life Transitions Nursing Symposium was held on Wednesday, October 3rd. 76 students and 14 nursing faculty participated. 

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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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From Cancer Patient To UCF Cancer Doc

Robert Lisac ’12 graduates this week from the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, completing his journey from cancer patient to cancer doctor.

robert-lisac '12“Say your goodbyes. He’s not going to be here with us in the morning,” the doctor said.

Fourteen-year-old Robert Lisac lay in the ICU on a ventilator in a medically-induced coma, his family gathered at his bedside. His leukemia, diagnosed two years earlier and followed by 18 months of chemotherapy, was back with a vengeance.

His body was rejecting a bone marrow transplant from his older brother.  His lungs were filling with blood. Doctors gave him only a 2 percent chance of surviving.

He made it through the night. Continue reading