Cheer and stunt team goes to nationals

Linfields cheer and stunt team will travel to Florida to compete in a national competition this week. Members of the Linfield University cheer and stunt team will make university history this month when they head to Florida for the 2022 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship. This marks the first time Linfield’s cheer program has competed in the national competition.

Linfield is scheduled to perform in the semi-final competition at 1:46 p.m. ET Friday, Jan. 14. The finalists will compete that night starting at 7:30 p.m. ET, with winners being announced starting at 9:30 p.m. ET. The full event will be streamed on Varsity TV.

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Cast-off mattresses land beneath unsheltered residents

Sandra Lupton

Linfield University graduate student Sandra Lupton diverted old mattresses from the landfill to the community’s unsheltered residents.

As part of her studies in the Linfield University master’s in nursing program, Sandra Lupton is leaning into healthcare as an ecosystem, one that doesn’t end at the emergency room or clinic doors.

So, when she heard the Linfield University-Good Samaritan School of Nursing might dispose of older, waterproof mattresses used at the Portland Campus, Lupton set her mind to keeping them out of a landfill.

“The mattresses are perfectly usable, clean and waterproof and have only been slept on by manikins,” Lupton said.

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Nearly 90 nursing students graduating Dec. 17

Nearly 90 nursing students will graduate from Linfield University in December.

Nearly 90 nursing students will graduate from Linfield University in December.

Linfield University’s newest nursing graduates will be honored in a Hooding and Pinning Ceremony at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17. The event takes place on the Linfield University Portland Campus and will be livestreamed on the Linfield University YouTube channel. Tickets are required for on-campus attendees.

“Nurses are needed more than ever in Oregon and throughout the healthcare profession. Linfield’s new graduates are more than ready to meet the challenges that lie ahead now and in the future,” said Kim Dupree Jones, dean of the Linfield University-Good Samaritan School of Nursing. “Linfield’s faculty, staff and the students’ peers could not be prouder of these emerging leaders in the field.” Continue reading

Welcome the holidays with Linfield performing arts

Members of the Linfield concert choir perform in October 2021.

Members of the Linfield concert choir perform in October 2021.

Linfield University’s performing arts students are hosting a slate of performances on the McMinnville Campus in early December. Choral and instrumental performances are all part of the line-up.

Admission is free to all events. Masks, proof of vaccination, or a negative covid-19 test result, are required for entry.

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Uncommonly visible: First-generation students at Linfield are beacons, award-winners

Karina Alcantara Guerrero is a peer mentor in the Linfield University First Scholars program.

Karina Alcantara Guerrero is a peer mentor in the Linfield University First Scholars program.

The Linfield University‘s McMinnville Campus was filled with unknown elements for students Ruby Trujillo and Karina Alcantara Guerrero. Fortunately, the university was ready and able to welcome them and hundreds of their first-generation peers in making a giant leap into higher education. 

“The (First Scholars) leaders made me feel at home, like I belong somewhere. They made me feel like I’m not alone and not the only first-generation Latinx student,” Trujillo said. 

On Nov. 18, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) honored Linfield’s First Scholars program with a Beacon Award for Excellence in Student Achievement. The award honors a program’s ability to be replicated and scaled to increase student retention and success at other institutions. The Beacon Award comes with a $2,500 check to support continued growth. 

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First Domaine Serene scholarship awards announced

Linfield University's Domaine Serene scholars Emma Libby, Adrian Garcia and Laura (Citlalli) Cruz Reyes with Grace Evanstad, owner of Domaine Serene Winery.

Linfield University’s Domaine Serene scholars Emma Libby, Adrian Garcia and Laura (Citlalli) Cruz Reyes with Grace Evenstad, owner of Domaine Serene Winery.

It took only one week in an introductory wine course for Emma Libby to decide she would double major at Linfield University.

“The social aspect and history of wine is what drives my passion,” said Libby, a junior from Forest Park, Washington, who also majors in journalism and media studies. “One of my favorite things about the wine studies program is the amount of field trips and inside views we get of wineries and vineyards. It helps solidify that this is where I want to work in the future and creates strong connections for students to pursue our passion after graduation.”

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Linfield announces broadcast partnership with KOIN-TV

The Linfield University Wildcats celebrate a touchdown earlier in the 2021 season.

Linfield University today announced a television broadcast agreement with Portland’s KOIN-TV and sister station KRCW/Portland’s CW. Portland’s CW will broadcast Linfield athletic events through the 2022-23 academic year, beginning with Saturday’s NCAA Division III playoff football game.

The game Saturday between the Linfield (9-0) and the University of Redlands (8-1) will kick off at noon and be broadcast from Maxwell Field in McMinnville, Ore. Linfield is ranked #6 in the American Football Coaches Association Division III poll, and Redlands is #21.

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