A team of six Linfield College students has been awarded the Grand Prize in the inaugural Intercollegiate Wine Business Invitational (IWBI), taking top honors against teams from Penn State University, Michigan State University, Washington State University, the University of Houston and Florida International University. Continue reading
The MJ New Quartet, a virtuoso quartet who revisit the introspective elegance and sophisticated soundscape of the Modern Jazz Quartet (MJQ), will perform at Linfield College.
On Wednesday, Nov. 28, the MJ New Quartet will bring their blend of classical and jazz to the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at 7 p.m. Led by jazz pianist Darrell Grant, the group offers thoughtful interpretations and explorations of MJQ classics such as “Django,” “Skating in Central Park” and “Odds Against Tomorrow,” as well as lesser-known pieces.
Undergraduate students from across the nation will compete in the 88th annual R.D. Mahaffey Memorial Forensics Tournament Nov. 16-18 at Linfield College.
The tournament is one of the oldest continuing intercollegiate tournaments in the nation and honors Roy “Hap” Mahaffey, Linfield alumnus, for his pioneering efforts with forensics. Linfield students will compete, as well as help organize and host the event. Continue reading
Soon, a Linfield College student’s checklist for his or her on-campus room might read: bedding, headphones, laptop, a backpack — and Fluffy.
In the fall of 2019, Linfield College will designate the Jane Failing residence hall as “pet-friendly” and students can apply to bring their pet to campus. This makes Linfield College one of only a few colleges nationwide, and the only one in Oregon, to allow many types of pets — not just fish and small caged animals — in a residence hall. Continue reading
Purchases land and buildings from University of Western States
University of Western States will lease back the facilities until May of 2020, when Linfield will take possession. The Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing has been located at Northwest Portland’s Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center since 1982, and the nursing program will continue to operate in that location for the remainder of this academic year and the next.
“This was a once-in-a-century opportunity for us to expand in Portland,” said Miles K. Davis, Linfield College president. “It guarantees that our school of nursing will have a secure home, and it gives us additional opportunities to expand in the state’s largest metropolitan area.”
The facilities at the existing Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing are at full capacity, leaving the college’s nursing programs with long waiting lists.
“In the United States, nursing schools turn away more than 64,000 students each year, largely due to insufficient classroom space, faculty and clinical preceptors,” said Kim Dupree Jones, Linfield’s dean of nursing. “Oregon has similar challenges. Our new campus will allow us to significantly expand to meet the healthcare needs of Oregonians. The timing of our new campus is critical as one quarter of Oregon’s registered nurses and one half of Oregon nursing faculty plan to retire in the next decade.”
This investment represents Linfield’s most significant expansion since 1998, when Linfield acquired 115 acres next to its McMinnville campus through a gift and purchase agreement with the Hewlett-Packard Corporation. The University of Western States campus has 10 buildings, including a new lecture hall and a state-of-the-art anatomy laboratory, and is zoned for educational purposes and student housing.
Linfield’s nursing degree is one of its most popular, with 44 percent of the class of 2018 earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The number of students majoring in nursing has increased 27 percent over the past decade, and in 2018, Linfield’s online RN-to-BSN degree was named the top program on the west coast by BestValueSchools.com.
Many Linfield students majoring in nursing spend their first two years at the McMinnville campus and the final two years in Portland. There are no plans to alter that arrangement, which ensures students, regardless of major, are rooted in traditional liberal arts and have collaborative, service and experiential learning opportunities.
Founded in 1858, Linfield is a four-year independent college with campuses in McMinnville and Portland. Twenty-five percent of Linfield students are first-generation college students, and more than one-third are U.S. students of color. The U.S. State Department honored Linfield for being Oregon’s top producer of Fulbright Scholars in 2017-18.
Anton Belov will discuss 19th-century Russian art songs in an upcoming Linfield College faculty lecture.
Belov, associate professor of music, will present “Romanticism, exoticism,
nationalism and revolution as reflected in the Russian art song of the 19th century” on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall on campus. Continue reading
The Linfield College Concert Band will feature music to spur the imagination in their annual fall concert.
The Concert Band will present “Music for the Imagination: Programmatic Music for Band in the Twentieth Century” on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield College. Continue reading
Dear Linfield Community,
Events this past week call into question whether the grand experiment we call the United States of America can continue to stand. Can we survive, as a nation, when a white man in Kentucky failed to gain access to a black church, then goes to Kroger and shoots two black people? Can we survive as a nation when a man sends pipe bombs to those who disagree with his political philosophy? Can we survive as a nation when a man goes into a synagogue and murders 11 people because they belong to the Jewish faith?
Works of romantic composers will be performed in an intimate setting when Linfield College hosts a traditional musical liederabend.
Students will perform the liederabend on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Vivian A. Bull Music Center at Linfield.
Gretel Valdes ’21 has been named the winner of the inaugural Scott B. Smith Award at Linfield College.
Created by the family of the late Professor Scott Smith and funded by hundreds of people who were influenced by Smith, the award is given annually to a first-year student in the Linfield inquiry seminar program (INQS) whose intellect, participation and achievement most exemplify the process of genuine and passionate intellectual inquiry. Continue reading