Linfield University scholarship honors late wine journalist Lisa Shara Hall

Lisa Shara HallBy Michael Alberty, The Oregonian/OregonLive

Journalist Lisa Shara Hall advocated tirelessly on behalf of Oregon and Washington wines. She died in March 2019 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. This fall, Linfield University will honor her legacy with a new wine and journalism scholarship created by her husband, Kirk Hall. Continue reading

At Linfield, a new look of learning

Linfield University first day 2020By Starla Pointer, News-Register Staff Writer

The Linfield University campus doesn’t appear much different from what it did when classes started last year, except for the signs with the school’s name — it shed its “college” designation on July 1.

Flowers are blooming, cars fill every parking space, and students cross the campus, backpacks bulging, on their way to classes that started Monday, Aug. 24. Continue reading

Linfield’s School of Business, College of Arts and Science hire first deans

Linfield's deans Dr. Jennifer R. Madden and Dr. Joe WilferthLinfield University has hired Jennifer R. Madden as the inaugural dean of the School of Business and Joe Wilferth as the inaugural dean of the College of Arts and Science.

“Linfield University has now put in place a team of deans who are equipped to help lead us into the future,” said Linfield President Miles K. Davis. “It says a lot about the reputation of Linfield that, in a time of multiple challenges, we have attracted such talented and accomplished deans.” Continue reading

Fall return-to-campus plans

Wild for our HealthDear students and families,

Linfield University remains committed to providing a full residential, liberal arts experience on campus for fall 2020. New safety and health protocols have been put into place, and dining, housing and student services will remain open and available for students. The Linfield experience will continue, even if it is modified for these challenging times. Classes will be offered in a mix of formats, including in-person, online and, in some cases, a (hybrid) combination of online and in-person. Continue reading

Board of Trustees update

Dear Linfield community,

We have closely watched the unrest among some students and faculty in recent months over alleged misconduct by members of the Linfield University Board of Trustees. We understand this has caused anxiety within our community and led to division and suspicion during a summer in which we can’t gather easily for discussion.

Given the information that has been circulated to date, students have every right to feel upset. However, we have grave concerns about the amount of misinformation that has been sown throughout the community in recent months. Continue reading