September events at Linfield College

Linfield CollegeUpcoming events at Linfield College for September 2013.


ART LECTURE AND EXHIBIT: The exhibition “Transparent or Not,” in which artist Hsueh Wei explores Eastern and Western Cultural paradigms, is on display through Oct. 5 at the Linfield Gallery. The artist will give a lecture Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 6 p.m., followed by a reception at 7 p.m. The show is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 503-883-2804 or visit the gallery at


WINE LECTURES: Gregory V. Jones, professor and research climatologist in the Department of Environmental Studies at Southern Oregon University, will present two lectures at Linfield College. On Tuesday, Sept. 10, he will speak on “Unraveling the Mystique of Terroir: Wine’s Sense of Place” at 7:30 p.m. in 222 T.J. Day Hall. On Wednesday, Sept. 11, he will speak on “Climate, Grapes and Wine: Structure, Suitability and Sustainability in a Changing Climate” at 7:30 p.m. in 222 T.J. Day Hall. The lectures are free and open to the public. For more information call 503-883-2220.


FACULTY LECTURE: Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, assistant professor of English, will speak on “Battle of the Sexes: The Taming of the Shrew and The Tamer Tamed” Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall at Linfield College. The lecture is free and open to the public. The Linfield College faculty lecture series offers one presentation each month by Linfield faculty. For more information, call 503-883-2409.


CONSTITUTION DAY: Elizabeth Hillman of the University of California Hasting’s Law School will present the Constitution Day lecture on “FDR, Obama and How Presidents Drop Bombs” Thursday, Sept. 19, at noon. in 201 Riley Hall at Linfield College. Lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis at 11:45 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights and Justice and the Office of Academic Affairs. For more information, contact Nick Buccola,


THEATRE: “Legacies of War Onstage in Three Acts” will launch Linfield’s Theatre season Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20 and 21, in the Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall. Claire Lebowitz and Jerry Goralnick of The Living Theatre Workshops will be in residence at Linfield. Sept. 16-21. They will work with Linfield students to present “Bradass87,” “No, Sir!” and a guided discussion about the legacies of war. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the Linfield Theatre Box Office beginning Sept. 16. For more information, 503-883-2292, It is sponsored by the Lacroute Art Series, Linfield Theatre and PLACE (Program for the Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement).


VOICES OF HIROSHIMA: “Voices of Hiroshima: Legacies of the Atomic Bomb” will be presented Monday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Ice Auditorium at Linfield College. The program, sponsored by the World Friendship Organization, will feature stories of survival, hope and the rebuilding of Hiroshima from the people who lived through those events. It is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Patrick Cottrell, or Megan Schwab,


COMMUNICATION LECTURE: Maxwell McCombs, a leading scholar in the field of journalism and mass communication and co-founder of “the agenda-setting role of the news media” theory, will speak on “The Continuing Evolution of Agenda-Setting” Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 5:30 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall at Linfield College. The lecture is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Departments of Mass Communication and Theatre and Communication Arts and the Office of Academic Affairs. For more information, contact Lisa Weidman, 503-883-2219,


AUTHOR: Joe Wilkins, associate professor of English at Linfield, will read from his memorial, “The Mountain and the Fathers: Growing up on the Big Dry,” Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room of Nicholson Library. It is free, open to the public and sponsored by Nicholson Library and the Department of English. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte, 503-883-2517.


HISPANIC HERITAGE DAY: Linfield College will host the sixth annual Hispanic Heritage Day Saturday, Sept. 28, from 2-5:30 p.m. on the intramural field behind Pioneer Hall at Linfield. The event will feature entertainment such as singing, dancing and piñatas, and free food from 2-3:30 p.m. It is open to the community and sponsored by Linfield College Latinos Adelante and the Multicultural Programs Office. For more information, call 503-883-2574.

FACULTY RECITAL: Albert Kim, assistant professor of music, will present a faculty recital Saturday, Sept.28, at 7 p.m. in Ice Auditorium of Melrose Hall at Linfield College. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2275.