We got the beat! Linfield hosts Tournament of the Bands

Tualatin High School Marching band lines up during Linfield football game

Tualatin High School Marching Band performs during halftime of a Linfield football game

The sounds of 634 trumpets, drums and other band instruments will be heard on the Linfield University McMinnville Campus on Saturday, Oct. 2 as the university hosts the Linfield Marching Band‘s Tournament of the Bands. Ten bands from across Oregon will compete at Memorial Stadium (Southwest Lever Street, McMinnville) as part of the Northwest Association for Performing Arts (NWAPA) circuit. Opening ceremonies begin at 12:45 p.m., with the preliminary round at 1 p.m. and finals at 6 p.m.


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Readings at the Nick return Sept. 21

The Readings at the Nick series returns to Linfield University with J.T. Bushnell ’02, senior instructor of writing and literature at Oregon State University. Bushnell will be reading from his debut novel “The Step Back” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21 in the Jereld R. Nicholson Library Austin Reading Room. The event is free and open to the public. Face coverings are required at all Linfield events. Continue reading

Prominent LGBTQ activist Trystan Reese to speak at Linfield

Trystan Reese PortraitPortland-based leader, educator and speaker Trystan Reese joins Linfield University in a virtual conversation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 31. The free event will be livestreamed on the Linfield University YouTube channel and is open to the public.

The March 31 event is being held in conjunction with the International Transgender Day of Visibility, and Reese’s discussion will detail his experience as an activist in the fight for LGBTQ equality over the past two decades. Continue reading

Biology professor to speak on discoveries in genomics with Linfield students

Portrait of Catherine Reinke

Catherine Reinke, associate professor of biology at Linfield University, presents “Research Explorations in Genomics – Developing and Supporting Student-Scientist Partnerships at Linfield and Beyond” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 17. The event, which is open to the public, will be held on Zoom. Pre-registration is required at https://inside.linfield.edu/faculty-resources/faculty-lecture-series.html. Continue reading

Linfield celebrates Black Brilliance with month of free online events

Black winemaker event

Chevonne Ball of Dirty Radish wine tours at a Black winemaker event in 2020. Ball returns to Linfield virtually for Women & Wine discussion Feb. 23.

Linfield University has planned several events throughout February to celebrate Black Brilliance during Black History Month. All events start at noon via Zoom, unless otherwise noted, and are open to the public. Zoom meeting links are available at linfield.edu/black-brilliance.  

Events highlight nonprofit advocacy groups, Black winemakers, music and literary events, and discussions about social justice issues.   Continue reading

Award-winning wine writer Jancis Robinson featured in virtual lecture

Jancis Robinson, one of the world’s leading wine writers, joins Greg V. Jones, director of the Linfield University Evenstad Center for Wine Education, for a special virtual conversation on all things wine at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28. Pre-registration is required at https://linfield.edu/wine/wine-lecture-series.html.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the annual Marka and Thomas Hughes Endowed Wine Lecture Series at Linfield University.

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Record amount raised during fifth-annual giving day

LinfieldGives 2020Amid unprecedented times, the Linfield community realized students need support now more than ever. Instead of canceling the annual Linfield Gives fundraising event, the College piggybacked on #GivingTuesdayNow, a global giving movement, on Tuesday, May 5, with an additional day of fundraising on Wednesday, May 6. And, the donors graciously supported Linfield. Continue reading

Keyboard Kapers brings music and magic to Linfield College

Visiting pianist and magician Igor Lipinski will be performing at this year’s Keyboard Kapers program at Linfield College. The recital this year is titled “Piano Illusions,” and will take place on Sunday, March 8, at 7 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall, located inside the Vivian A. Bull Music Center at Linfield College. This event is free and open to the public.   Continue reading