Linfield Reports, 4/13/15


Linfield College bandThe Linfield College Concert Band will present its spring concert on Tuesday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall.

Under the direction of Joan Haaland Paddock, professor of music and director of instrumental activities, the band will perform a variety of pieces from well-known films and composers. The concert will also feature senior Christian Santangelo, student conducting intern and composer, and junior Quillan Bourassa, winner of the Linfield Concert Band Solo Competition.

The band will perform music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Jay Chattaway and Philip Sparke. An original work by Santangelo, “Rebirth and Recovery,” will also be performed. Bourassa will be featured in Carl Maria von Weber’s “Concertino for Solo Clarinet, Op. 26.”

The concert is sponsored by the Linfield College Department of Music. For more information, call ext. 2275 or visit



Ecuador turtlesPriscila Baez ‘16, a Linfield exchange student from Ecuador, will present “All You Need is Ecuador” on Tuesday, April 14, at 4 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall.

Baez, a business major, is an exchange student from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito. She will share information about her country including the differences between Ecuador and the United States, impacts of studying abroad, and some challenges and various experiences.

The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the International Programs Office. For more information, call 503-883-2434 or email




Jim Diamond, professor of chemistryA decade ago, a class project in Jim Diamond’s Linfield College chemistry classes had a major impact on a proposed industrial plan in Oregon.

On Wednesday, April 15, Diamond, professor of chemistry at Linfield, will discuss the project when he speaks on “Stratospheric Ozone Depleting HCFC 142b, Ten Years Later: Global Warming Consequences, Alternatives and What’s to Come,” at 7 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall.

In 2005, Diamond and his Chemistry in the Atmosphere class saw the following announcement from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality:

“The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has scheduled a public hearing to receive comments on a proposed air quality permit for a new Owens Corning Corporation polystyrene foam insulation board manufacturing facility in Gresham…

“The foam manufacturing processes will use and emit the non-criteria air pollutant 1-chloro 1, 1-difluoroethane, a halogenated chlorofluorocarbon (HCFC-142b), regulated under Title VI of the Clean Air Act. The company proposes to emit 283 tons of HCFC-142b per year.

“HCFC-142b is an ozone-depleting chemical that also is a greenhouse gas. It is nontoxic to people. The amount of HCFC-142b that this new facility will emit will be the equivalent to the greenhouse gasses associated with 100 more cars on the road.”

Diamond and his class found that DEQ erred in estimating the impact by a factor of more than 1,000 times, and testified at the permit hearing, leading to a Portland Tribune headline, “Same as 100 cars? More like 110,000,” and lawsuits against the manufacturer Owens Corning and DEQ.

Diamond will provide a retrospective of the Owens Corning case and decision, and the relation between stratospheric ozone depletion and global warming, with a look at current circumstances and what is to come.

For more information, call ext. 2409.



Pioneer Hall, Linfield CollegeMaria Davis ’05, from the University of Minnesota Department of Earth Sciences, will present “When Volcanoes Erupt: Understanding why some explode and others fizzle” during the iFOCUS Science Colloquium Lectures Series on Thursday, April 16, at 4:15 p.m. in 100 Graf Hall.

Volcanic eruptions vary in intensity due to a variety of physical and chemical variables. One of the most significant variables that determine if an eruption will be explosive or effusive is the amount of pressure buildup inside the volcano conduit at the time of the eruption. The source of this pressure is primarily due to exsolved gases, or bubbles, in the magma. Under certain conditions, bubbles are able to grow and form extensive networks within the conduit. These bubble networks are believed to be the primary method for gasses to escape from the magma during an eruption, reducing the pressure within the conduit. Therefore, if the gasses are able to escape from the volcano conduit, an eruption will be effusive, analogous to typical Hawaiian eruptions. However, if the gas is not able to escape, pressure will build up and the volcano will explode in a high-intensity eruption, such as with Mt. St. Helens in 1980. We can better understand why some volcanoes explode and others fizzle by understanding how bubbles behave in the volcano conduit during an eruption.

For more information, contact or visit



Alternative Spring Break, AlaskaThe Office of Community Engagement and Service invites the Linfield Community to presentations on the three Alternative Spring Break trips completed this year. The presentations will be held Thursday, April 16, at 2:30 p.m. in Jonasson Hall.

Students will share their experiences from three trips: environment and sustainability in SE Alaska, youth empowerment in Seattle, Wash., and hunger and homelessness in McMinnville and Portland. About 10 students spent a week at each of these sites, volunteering at nonprofit agencies. They also spent time learning more about specific social issues, getting to know the community, and obtaining a deeper understanding of service learning and civic engagement. This event is a chance for students to share their new knowledge, and include the Linfield community in their experience.

Each group will present and reflect on their trip and their personal experience before, during and after the week. This event is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be available.

For more information, contact Amber Hay, ext. 2326,



US Air Force Golden West Winds QuintetThe Linfield College Department of Music will present The U.S. Air Force Golden West Winds quintet on Thursday, April 16, at 4 p.m. in Delkin Recital Hall in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center at Linfield.

The quintet will also perform for students in The American Sense in Sound class that afternoon.

The Golden West Winds is part of the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West from Travis Air Force Base in California. The ensemble is comprised of a flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn and bassoon. The members of The Golden West Winds are all professional Air Force musicians working in support of Air Force and Air Mobility Command official military recruiting and community relations objectives. The group performs at a wide variety of events, from military ceremonies and patriotic shows to educational programs and recitals of original works for woodwind quintets. The ensemble’s recital show was featured in 2012 at the Camerata Musica concert series and at the College of the Siskiyous Performing Arts Series.

For more information, call ext. 2275 or visit



Linfield CollegeThe Office of Admission will host a second Spring Visit Day for admitted seniors on Friday, April 17.

The visit program will provide students and their parents an opportunity to decide if Linfield is the best college fit for them. Many students will stay overnight on Thursday, April 16, and guests will lunch in Dillin from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday. Faculty members are invited to join guests for lunch to share about their Linfield experiences. For more information, contact the Office of Admission at x2213 or visit





Poet Linda BierdsAcclaimed poet Linda Bierds, professor of creative writing at the University of Washington, will read from her latest book of poems, “Roget’s Illusion,” on Wednesday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room of the Jereld R. Nicholson Library.

This event is part of the Readings at the Nick series.

“Roget’s Illusion” explores impressions from the optical to the metaphoric and features historical characters such as author Virginia Woolf, scientist Michael Faraday and naturalist Georg Steller. Bierds’ interest in history, art and science creates the basis for most of her poems, which are focused on the lives of others. Published in 2014, it is Bierds’ ninth book of poetry and one of ten nominations from the National Book Awards of 2014.

Bierds has received numerous awards for her work, including the PEN/West Poetry Award, two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, four Pushcart Prizes, the Consuelo Ford Award from the Poetry Society of America and more. Her work has also appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Smithsonian and Poetry. She has taught English and writing at the University of Washington since 1989.

The reading is sponsored by the Linfield Nicholson Library and the Linfield English Department. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte at ext. 2517,



Christopher BrowningChristopher Browning, one of the world’s most distinguished historians of the Holocaust, will speak Wednesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall.

Browning, the Frank Porter Graham Professor of History emeritus at the University of North Carolina, will present “Holocaust History and Survivor Testimony: The Case of the Starachowice Factory Slave Labor Camps.” His research focuses on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. He has written extensively about three issues: first, Nazi decision- and policy-making in regard to the origins of the Final Solution; second, the behavior and motives of various middle- and lower-echelon personnel involved in implementing Nazi Jewish policy; and third, the use of survivor testimony to explore Jewish responses and survival strategies.

Among his many influential publications are “Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland,” “The Origins of the Final Solution: The Evolution of Nazi Jewish Policy, September 1939-March 1942,” “Nazi Policy, Jewish Workers, German Killers” and “Remembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave-Labor Camp.”

Browning holds a master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The lecture is sponsored by the Jonas A. “Steine” Jonasson Endowed Lecture that honors Jonasson, professor emeritus of history, who was associated with Linfield for more than 60 years before his death in 1997. For more information, contact Scott Smith, ext. 2281 or



Oregon Wine History ArchiveTwo wine workshops geared for the beginning wine enthusiast will be held in April and May at Linfield College.

“Wine 101” will be held Saturday, April 25, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall at Linfield. This workshop will cover basic wine knowledge for the beginning wine drinker, including how grapes are grown and how wine is made, an overview of wine regions, major wine varieties and key wine terminology.

“How to Taste Wine” will be held Saturday, May 9, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall. This workshop is for the beginning wine drinker and will cover how to taste and evaluate wine, wine selection and serving tips, and tasting room etiquette.

Both workshops are limited to 25 participants each and include tastings of eight wines in a relaxed nonintimidating environment. The fee is $75 per workshop. These workshops, sponsored by Linfield’s Division of Continuing Education, are the first in a series of fun and informative experiences that will be offered by Linfield on an ongoing basis.

Because of the growth and global recognition of the Oregon wine industry, Linfield has expanded its commitment to wine studies for undergraduates and the general public through both for-credit classes as well as non-credit enrichment programs.

Ellen Brittan, Linfield’s new director of wine education, will lead the workshops, along with other industry experts. Brittan, owner of Brittan Vineyards near McMinnville, has extensive experience in the wine industry and currently serves on the board of the International Pinot Noir Celebration, and is chair of the Oregon Wine Board and president of the Oregon Winegrowers Association.

For more information, call or email Brittan at ext. 2218, To register, go online at



Poems by Chris Keaveney, professor of Japanese, have been accepted and will appear in upcoming editions of the journals Burningword Literary Journal, Tule Review and Stolen Island.




Today and tomorrow: Track and field at NWC multi-event championships


Noon: French table, Starbucks

4 p.m.: Men’s tennis at Willamette

4 p.m.: Priscila Baez ’16, “All You Need is Ecuador,” 201 Riley Hall

6 p.m.: Japanese Table, Japanese Classroom, Walker Hall

7:30 p.m.: Spring band concert, Ice Auditorium


Noon: German Language Table, Dillin Hall

4 p.m.: Women’s tennis vs. Willamette

6 p.m.: Baseball vs. Lewis & Clark

7 p.m.: Jim Diamond, “Stratospheric Ozone Depleting HCFC 142b, Ten Years Later,” 201 Riley Hall


11:50 am: SOAN Voices, Dillin Northwest Room

2:30 p.m.: Alternative Spring Break presentations, Jonasson Hall

4 p.m.: The U.S. Air Force Golden West Winds quintet, Delkin Recital Hall

4:15 p.m.: Maria Davis, “When Volcanoes Erupt,” iFOCUS Science Colloquium Lectures Series, 100 Graf Hall

CANCELLED: Peter Heller reading


Today: Spring Visit Day

Today and tomorrow: Track and field at Lewis & Clark Invitational

11:30 a.m.: Spanish Language Table, NW Alcove, Dillin Hall

3:30 p.m.: Women’s lacrosse vs. Colorado College


Today and tomorrow: Men’s and women’s golf at Willamette Spring Thaw

11 a.m.: Men’s tennis at Lewis & Clark

11 a.m.: Women’s tennis vs. Lewis & Clark

Noon: Women’s lacrosse vs. Whitman

Noon: Softball at Willamette

Noon: Baseball at George Fox


Noon: Softball vs. Willamette

1 p.m.: Baseball at George Fox