Linfield Reports, 5/11/15


Bull Music CenterAn upcoming Linfield College band performance, “Music in the Arts Quad,” will feature two Linfield College music students along with the concert band Tuesday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Nicholson Library Courtyard at Linfield.

The outdoor concert will feature senior music major Christian Santangelo, conducting intern, and sophomore nursing major Galen Wash, saxophone soloist. Program highlights include Pierre La Plante’s “American Riversongs” featuring many American traditional melodies and songs; “The Aryes of Agincourt” by Richard Meyer; “Tournament of Trumpets” featuring trumpet soloists; and a concert band arrangement of “The Hymn of Acxiom” by Vienna Tang. Wash will be featured in “Le Carnaval de Venise.” “Under the Double Eagle March” by Josef Franz Wagner and the first movement of “Where the River Flows” by James Swearingen will end the concert.

The Linfield Concert Band is an instrumental ensemble made up of students and community members who play woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Student performers are music majors and minors, as well as non-majors from across campus. This year’s concert band also has nine graduating seniors including Santangelo, Amanda Pierce, Sasha Meyer, Kathleen Greaver, Gabriel Wells, Morgan Seymour, Kelsey Garrett, Malley Nason and Daniel Bradley.

For more information, call ext. 2275 or visit



Student artTwo Linfield College exhibits – the senior thesis exhibition and the portfolio exhibition – will showcase student art May 13-31 in the James F. Miller Fine Arts Center at Linfield.

Artist presentations will be held Wednesday, May 13, at 5 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center, followed by a reception at 7:30 p.m. in the Linfield Gallery.

The Senior Thesis Exhibition, INvision, will be in the Linfield Gallery featuring the work of graduating seniors Lionel Parra, Ivan Colin, Maya Luque, Kelsey Garrett and Taryn Takara.

The Portfolio Exhibition will be in the Lou Gallery featuring the work of Heidi Ambrose, Lindsey Dahl, Davonte McLin, Kristin Miller, Jack Nunn, Jana Purington, Douglas Sundman and Caleb Taylor. The exhibit is the culmination of the year-long course for majors during which students develop a portfolio of unified work.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. (Galleries will be closed May 25.) For more information, call ext. 2804 or visit Linfield Gallery online at



Alaí ReyesAlaí Reyes-Santos, assistant professor of ethnic studies at the University of Oregon, will present “Dominican-Puerto Rican Kinship: Race, Class and Sexuality in Puerto Rican Television and Public Discourse” on Wednesday, May13, at 2:35 p.m. in 203 Walker Hall.

The talk is part of the bilingual conversation series ¡Estamos Presentes! Reyes-Santos will discuss how competing ideas of transcolonial, colonial, national and transnational kinship shape contemporary Dominican-Puerto Rican relations. The discussion will analyze how race, gender and sexuality inform the kind of kinship narratives mobilized to build or limit Antillean solidarity.

Reyes-Santos’ research on Haitian-Dominican and Dominican-Puerto Rican relations, and racial and gender dynamics in the Caribbean and its U.S. diasporas has been published by Callaloo, Revue Européene des Migrations Internationale and Revista Estudios Sociales. Her forthcoming book, “Our Caribbean Kin: Race and Nation in the Neoliberal Antilles,” will be available in June.

This event is part of the course MLSP 350: Topics in Spanish Literature: Letras Caribeñas en su Diáspora. The discussion will be conducted in Spanish and English in order to make it accessible to everyone. All are welcome to attend. For more information and to confirm attendance, email Tania Carrasquillo Hernández at



Linfield chamber musicThe Linfield College Department of Music will host a spring chamber music recital Thursday, May 14, at 4 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center.

The recital will feature several chamber music ensembles made up of Linfield students and faculty. Groups include a viola duo, viola quartet, string trio, duo for soprano saxophone and trumpet, cello trio, cello quartet and chamber music with piano. The performances will feature pieces by composers including Henry Purcell, Wilhem Friedemann Bach, Franz Josef Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Olivier Messiaen and Eicca Toppinen.

Chamber music gives performers the opportunity to play one person per part and encourages communication between players.

For more information, call the Linfield Department of Music at ext. 2275 or visit



Linfield College foliageNiles Lehman, professor of chemistry at Portland State University, will present “A convivial origins of life on the Earth: A cooperative network of RNA replicators” during the iFOCUS Science Colloquium Lectures Series on Thursday, May 14, at 4:15 p.m. in 105 Murdock Hall.

Lehman will discuss the origins of life on the earth some four billion years ago. His research has used RNA as a model system to study how chemicals first became self-replicating in the process of evolving lifelike characteristics. In particular, this talk will focus on a set of catalytic RNAs (ribozymes) that has the ability to assemble itself from fragments. Recent experiments in the Lehman lab at Portland State have shown that cooperation among RNA fragments leads to networks of self-assembling molecules, and this has implications for how life may have arisen from an abiotic environment.

For more information, contact or visit



A Small Family Business, Linfield Theatre“A Small Family Business” will be produced by the Linfield Theatre Program May 14-16 at 7:30 p.m.

“A Small Family Business” is the story of Jack McCracken, who just received the opportunity of a lifetime. He is the new head of a family furniture business and believes he will initiate a new age of honesty and integrity. He quickly learns that everyone else involved in the enterprise has a vested interest in maintaining business as usual, rife with dishonesty and deceit. “A Small Family Business” premiered at the National Theatre in London, England, in 1987 and received a revival production at the National in June 2014.

Tickets are $9 for full price; $7 for seniors (62+) and Linfield faculty and staff (two tickets per ID); and $5 for students (any age, any school, one ticket per ID). Seating is reserved. Tickets will be available at or by phone, or at the Marshall Theatre Box Office. Located in the lobby of Ford Hall, the box office is open Tuesday through Friday from 3 to 5 p.m., and until 7:30 p.m. on performance days. The box office will also be open May 9 and 16 from 3 to 7:30 p.m. and on May 10 from noon to 2 p.m. The box office is closed Mondays. The Marshall Theatre is fully accessible.

For more information, call ext. 2292.



Student SymposiumLinfield College will recognize scholarship and creative achievement at the 23rd annual Linfield College Student Symposium Friday, May 15, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Linfield’s Keck Campus.

The symposium, a compilation of work done by Linfield students, will be held in various locations including Nicholson Library, Ford Hall, Bull Music Center and the Miller Fine Arts Center. The work includes student performances, set design, and research in the social and behavioral sciences and the natural sciences. This year’s symposium features student work from 24 different departments and disciplines in a wide variety of formats.

Descriptions of student work are posted in DigitalCommons@Linfield in advance of the event, and poster and tabletop presentations will remain on view in Nicholson Library through Reading Day, Thursday, May 21.

The Student Symposium is sponsored by Academic Affairs and the Wendell L. Foote Science Endowment. For more information, call ext. 2224.



Jazz NightThe Linfield College Jazz Band will perform big band jazz Friday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Ice Auditorium.

The band will perform the music of Glenn Miller; Les Brown; Charles Mingus; Earth, Wind and Fire and “Count Bubba’s Revenge” by Gordon Goodwin. Sophomore Parker Wells will perform a tap dance to Count Basie’s “Cute.” Seniors Cassandra Pangelinan and Jaimie McDonald and junior Megan Uhrinak will be featured on songs made famous by the Andrews Sisters.

The Linfield College Jazz Band is made up of Linfield students including four graduating seniors and community members. It is under the direction of Steve Kravitz, adjunct professor of music.

For more information, call the Linfield Music Department, ext. 2275 or visit



Linfield choirThree choral groups will perform in concert Sunday, May 17, at 4 p.m. in Ice Auditorium.

The Concert Choir will perform the choral masterpiece, “Requiem” by Maurice Durufle, accompanied by a chamber orchestra. The Wildcats Men’s Glee Club and the Linfield Women’s Vocal Ensemble will also perform a variety of works including music by Debussy, Poulenc and Rachmaninoff, along with songs from Disney’s “Mulan” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

The Concert Choir is the premier choral organization at Linfield. This select group of 40 to 50 voices was the first such ensemble in the Pacific Northwest and has toured every year since its formation in 1930, traveling throughout the western states, Hawaii, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, China, Southeast Asia and Costa Rica. It has also performed at state, regional and international conferences.

The choir is under the direction of Anna Song, associate professor of music and director of choral activities. For more information, call ext. 2275 or visit




Noon: French table, Starbucks

3:30 p.m.: International students and scholars farewell party, Jonasson Hall

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

6:30 p.m.: Music in the Arts Quad, Nicholson Library courtyard


Today: Baseball at NCAA Division III regional in Tyler, Texas

Noon: German Language Table, Dillin Hall

2:35 p.m.: ¡Estamos Presentes!, 203 Walker Hall

5 p.m.: Artist presentations, Delkin Recital Hall

7:30 p.m.: Artists’ reception, Linfield Gallery


10 a.m.: Track and field, at Last Chance Qualifier

11:50 am: SOAN Voices, Dillin Northwest Room

4 p.m.: Chamber music recital, Delkin Recital Hall

4:15 p.m.: Niles Lehman, iFOCUS Science Colloquium, 105 Murdock Hall

7:30 p.m.: “A Small Family Business,” Marshall Theatre


Today: 23rd Annual student symposium, Nicholson Library

Today and tomorrow: Softball at NCAA super regionals

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

7:30 p.m.: “A Small Family Business,” Marshall Theatre

7:30 p.m.: Jazz Night, Ice Auditorium


7:30 p.m.: “A Small Family Business,” Marshall Theatre


4 p.m.: Choral concert, Ice Auditorium