Linfield Theatre explores meaning of democracy with “Democratically Speaking”  

Linfield University’s theatre program presents free livestream performances of “Democratically Speaking” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9-10 on the Linfield Theatre YouTube page.   

The play explores the abstract idea and realities of democracy from its roots in ancient Greece to current times. Using found text originally assembled by Stanford University professor Rush Rehm, the script features wisdom, challenges, calls to action and general musings on the nature of democracy from the perspective of poets, dictators, playwrights, world leaders, philosophers and activists. Continue reading

Linfield Theatre opens virtual fall season with live sketch comedy show

rehearsal of Out of the Box: A Night of Improvised SketchesLinfield University’s Theatre Program opens its 101st season, themed “A Season Like No Other,” with a pair of live sketch comedy livestreams. Two free performances of “Out of the Box: A Night of Improvised Sketches” debut at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25 on the Linfield Theatre YouTube channel. The sketches, which contain mild adult language and adult situations, are recommended for ages 13+.   Continue reading

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

International students remain at Linfield University this fall

International students remain at Linfield University this fallOn Monday, July 6, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that international students will not be able to enter or remain in the United States if the vocational schools, colleges and universities that they are studying at move to an entirely online format for the fall. Understandably, this has caused a lot of concern among our Linfield University students, faculty and staff about their classmates, students and friends. However, since Linfield announced our return for in-person instruction for fall 2020, the international students that are currently part of our community, or soon joining one of our campuses, are not affected by this announcement. We look forward to welcoming all our students back to the McMinnville and Portland campuses in August.

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

Linfield’s president announces reopening for in-person classes this fall

Linfield announces plans for fall re-openingPresident Miles K. Davis has a message for incoming and returning Linfield students: We intend to be here for you, in-person, in the fall.

“We will be doing everything we can to keep you safe,” Davis said in a message to students. “We are going to comply with the best scientific data, as well as make sure you have a good, positive experience on campus.” Continue reading

Reconnecting… a virtual thesis and portfolio exhibition

Reconnectin... a virtual thesis and portfolio exhibitionThe Linfield Art Department will present its inaugural online exhibit May 11 through June 22, connecting – or reconnecting – viewers to art intended to make them stop scrolling, if only for a moment.

Reconnecting… emphasizes the need for interaction with each other during a time of change. Continue reading