Linfield examines Oregon’s WWII internment of Japanese Americans

Architecture of internmentThroughout March, Linfield College will discuss the incarceration of Japanese Americans throughout Oregon during World War II. The college will examine the weight of these actions through a traveling exhibit, an art installation and a documentary film.

On Feb. 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing the forced relocation of Japanese Americans in the wake of the attack at Pearl Harbor. Hundreds of thousands of Japanese Americans on the West Coast were forcibly relocated to internment camps. Permanent camps were built in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming, and temporary camps were established in Oregon. Even Linfield students were forced to relocate, leaving their lives behind.  

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Achy Obejas to speak at Linfield College 


Achy ObejasAchy Obejas, an acclaimed author and noted translator, will be speaking at Linfield College as part of her residency as the 2018 Woodrow Wilson fellow.  

Obejas will read from her work on Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield. This talk is free and open to the public and will also be livestreamed at After the reading, there will be a reception and book signing in Jonasson Hall in Melrose Hall. Obejas will also be visiting classrooms beginning Monday, Feb. 26 as part of her residency. 

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Jane Elliott to speak on power and prejudice at Linfield College 

Jane ElliottThe internationally known teacher, lecturer, diversity trainer and recipient of the National Mental Health Association Award for Excellence in Education Jane Elliott will be at Linfield College to talk about racism and today’s campus climate. 

Elliott’s talk, “Power, Perception and Prejudice,” will be held Thursday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall on campus. This lecture is free and open to the public. 

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‘Language, Memory and Story’ topic of Joe Wilkins faculty lecture

Professor Joe WilkinsJoe Wilkins, associate professor of English at Linfield College, will present “Language, Memory and Story: Writing Across the Genres” on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Fred Meyer Lounge in Riley Hall at Linfield.  

“We carry deep in our bones the impulse to fit language to the world,” said Wilkins. “Song and story were our first arts.”  

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Linfield College choir to perform homecoming concert 

Linfield College ChoirThe Linfield College Concert Choir will cap its 2018 tour of southern California with a homecoming concert. 

The Choir Tour Homecoming Concert will be held Saturday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield. The concert is free and open to the public.  

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Author John Daniel to read from ‘Gifted’ at Linfield College 

Author John DanielThree-time Oregon Book Award winning author John Daniel will read from his debut novel, “Gifted,” as part of an ongoing series of readings at Linfield College. 

Daniel will read on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room of the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield.  

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Aquilon Music Festival to launch this summer at Linfield College

Aquilon Music FestivalThe Aquilon Music Festival, an intensive three-week young artist program, will launch this summer with the first modern-era production of the opera parody “La Chûte de Phaëton.” 

The festival, based at the Linfield College McMinnville campus, will be held July 1-22. It will feature two full-staged opera productions—”La Chûte de Phaëton” and two performances of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro.”  

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Singletary forensics tournament offers scholarships

Linfield College entryHigh school seniors who win at debate and speech are eligible for Linfield College scholarships at the 83rd annual Craig Singletary High School Forensics Tournament, held at Linfield’s McMinnville campus Feb. 2-3.  

Approximately 350 high school student speakers from more than 25 Oregon and Washington high schools will compete in the Singletary tournament.

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Winter choir concert offers seasonal songs 

Linfield College ChoirWinter is coming, and with it, a seasonal concert featuring a varied program of choir music and caroling at Linfield College.  

The Linfield Department of Music will present a winter choir concert on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield. 

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Exhibit at Linfield College museum explores ‘Discoveries and Donations’ 

Senegal exhibit, Linfield Anthropology MuseumA new exhibit at the Linfield Anthropology Museum, rather than examine a specific time period or event, explores the museum itself. 

The exhibit, “Discoveries and Donations: A Retrospective of the Linfield Anthropology Museum,” opens on Tuesday, Dec. 5. A noon reception will kick off the opening.  

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