Linfield Reports 3-5-18

Architecture of internmentLinfield examines Oregon’s WWII internment of Japanese Americans

Throughout 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.


Patrick Cottrell asks if the U.S. is Dead Wrong’ during faculty lecture

Patrick Cottrell, associate professor of political science, will present “Dead Wrong: Will the United States Repeat the Mistakes of the Iraq War in North Korea and Iran?” on Wednesday, March 14, at 7 p.m. in Fred Meyer Lounge in the Riley Campus Center at Linfield.


Norwegian trumpet concert set at Linfield

Linfield College Music DepartmentLinfield College will welcome visiting musicians from Norway. Guest trumpeters Ingrid Eliassen and Ekaterina Isayevskaya will present “The Arctic Trumpet,” a concert with Norwegian repertoire for trumpet and piano on Thursday, March 15, at 7 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center at Linfield.


March career fair planned for students

Calling all students looking for internship/career/grad school opportunities. More than 120 companies will be at the First Avenue Career Expo recruiting students.

  • WHEN: Friday, March 16
  • TIME: Noon-2 p.m.
  • WHERE: Fred Meyer Lounge, McMinnville Campus

All students are welcome and no RSVP is needed. The most up-to-date list of attending employers can be found on Cat Connect. Contact Career Development in 010 Melrose Hall,, for help preparing for these events.

Linfield Gallery hosts ‘Futility of Preparedness’ exhibit and performance

Linfield Gallery presents “Futility of Preparedness,” an exhibition and performance featuring Portland-based artist group Physical Education. The exhibit, which opened Feb. 14, will continue to change and evolve as both a site-specific installation and as a staging ground for an original performance. A Movement Workshop with Physical Education will be held Wednesday, March 14, at 6 p.m. at the Chehalem Cultural Center. Both events are free and open to the public.


Student presents on studying abroad in Ireland

Rebecca Kimball ’18 will speak about her experiences studying abroad in Ireland on Thursday, March 15, at 4 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall.

Community news

  • Tanya Tompkins, professor of psychology, has been awarded by the Oregon Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry “OCCAP Children’s Mental Health Advocate of the Year.” The award will be given at the OCCAP Annual Children’s Mental Health educational meeting on April 7, 2018.
  • Linfield community members Reese Hiller, Melissa Robinson and Anna Harrington will present at the Association for Professional, Continuing and Online Education (UPCEA)’s annual conference, March 14-16.
  • Students Melory Mirashrafi, Rosalie Olson and Savannah Hurst were all recognized at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in Spokane, Washington. Mirashrafi received the Institute for Theater Journalism and Advocacy Award, as well as the VASTA Award in Vocal Excellence. Olson won the regional Costume Design award for “Ada and the Engine.” Hurst won a Meritorious Achievement Award for the scenic design for “Ada and the Engine.”
  • Tyrone Marshall, professor of theatre arts, was acknowledged with a plaque from KCACTF Region VII for Recognition of Creative Excellence and Service.

Events calendars

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