President Davis welcomes students back for a new academic year

President Davis addresses the crowd from a podiumEditor’s note: this message was sent to Linfield students, employees and retirees on August 26 in The Linfield Ahead newsletter.

Dear Linfield community,

The start of another academic year is approaching quickly. Fall classes begin Monday, orientation and athletics are already in full swing, and a refreshing energy is palpable on both of our campuses. This is one of my favorite times of the year, and I hope you’re feeling similarly enthusiastic. Continue reading

Linfield’s inaugural Hooding and Pinning Ceremony on Friday

nursing graduate at 2021 pinning cermonyThe Linfield University-Good Samaritan School of Nursing honors its newest graduating class in its inaugural Hooding and Pinning Ceremony at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20. 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. Continue reading

School of Nursing recognizes the Class of 2021

Graduates hold diplomas up to familyAt 4:45 p.m. on Friday, blue skies finally broke through the gray and windy conditions, shining a much-deserved light on Linfield’s newest nurses. Through figurative and literal storms, the Linfield University-Good Samaritan School of Nursing‘s Class of 2021 completed their nursing education at a time unlike any other. And, they were celebrated just as uniquely with a combination of virtual and in-person events, May 20-22. Continue reading

Kim Dupree Jones to be inducted into Sigma 2021 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

Portrait of Kim JonesThe Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) announced plans to induct Linfield University’s Kim Dupree Jones into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame at the organization’s annual congress in July 2021. Jones is one of only 20 world-renowned nurse researchers — representing Australia, Canada, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States — who will be recognized for improving the profession of nursing and the people it serves.

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Impact of “High Risk” guidelines on Linfield’s campuses

Linfield University banner on campusAs of Friday, Feb. 26, both counties in which Linfield operates – Multnomah and Yamhill – move to the “High Risk” category of the State of Oregon’s county risk levels. This is the first time since the risk levels were implemented in December 2020 that both locations will be in the “High Risk” instead of “Extreme Risk” category. These risk levels will be in place from Feb. 26 to March 11.

With this change, certain restrictions on Linfield’s campuses will be modified.

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Linfield nursing professor to discuss disability and the COVID-19 pandemic

Elizabeth StrausElizabeth Straus, visiting assistant professor of nursing at Linfield University, will present “Disability and the COVID-19 Pandemic” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17. The event is available to the public via Zoom. Pre-registration is required at

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