Linfield Theatre presents ‘She Kills Monsters’ 

She Kills Monsters, at Linfield CollegeWhen a new high school teacher finds a notebook left behind by her younger, deceased sister, she embarks on a journey through the world of Dungeons & Dragons and discovers the dreams and struggles of a sibling that she never really knew. 

“She Kills Monsters” by Qui Nguyen continues the Linfield Theatre Program’s 99th season of plays as part of its season of “Monsters and the Monstrous.” This coming-of-age story blends comedy and fantasy in a thoughtful meditation on family and identity.    Continue reading

Linfield College to inaugurate Dr. Miles K. Davis 

Linfield College President Miles DavisLinfield College will inaugurate Dr. Miles K. Davis as its new president on Friday, March 8, capping a week of celebration around the theme “Global thinking, local engagement.”  

The ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium in the Health, Human Performance and Athletics building on the college’s McMinnville campus. It will include a speech by award-winning performing artist Phylicia Rashad.  Continue reading

Rauch to speak about Slow Media at Linfield 

Jennifer RauchNoted media scholar Jennifer Rauch, Ph.D., will present a lecture at Linfield College on the problems associated with modern-day media and a budding movement to slow the pace of media production and consumption.  

Rauch, professor of journalism and communication studies at Long Island University-Brooklyn, will present “Slow Media: Why ‘Slow’ is Satisfying, Sustainable and Smart” on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 5 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room of the Nicholson Library on campus.   Continue reading

Jonasson lecture to examine the Yukikaze 

Brett L WalkerBrett L. Walker, noted historian, will present “Global History of the Destroyer Yukikaze: Energy, Natural Resources, and Japan’s Participation in the Second World War” on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room of Nicholson Library at Linfield College.   Continue reading

Ethnobotanist Nancy Turner to speak at Linfield 

Nancy Turner ethnobotanistAcclaimed ethnobotanist Nancy Turner will present a lecture and help kick off an upcoming anthropology exhibit at Linfield College. 

Turner, emeritus professor of environmental studies at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, will present “Well Grounded: Traditional Management of Root Vegetables in Northwestern North America” on Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in Ice Auditorium, in Melrose Hall.   Continue reading

Faculty recital features works by Hummel and Copland 

Abigail SperlingAbigail Sperling, instructor of flute at Linfield College, will present “Watercolors,” a faculty recital at Linfield, featuring music from Hummel, Gaubert and Copland. The recital will be held Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall at the Vivian A. Bull Music Center. 

Guest musicians include Victoria Wolff-Zevallos on cello and Susan McDaniel on piano. Works include J. N. Hummel’s Trio Op. 78 and Philipe Gaubert’s Trois AquarellesDuo by Aaron Copland for flute and piano, and the solo work Circumambulation by Yan Maresz, will also be performed.  Continue reading

Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry goes to Wilkins

Joe WilkinsJoe Wilkins, associate professor of English at Linfield College, has won the 2018 Blue Lynx Prize for his poetry collection, “Thieve.”  

Publisher Lynx House Press has run the book-length poetry contest since 1998. The prize comes with an award of $2,000 and publication of the winning manuscript.   Continue reading