Reprinted with permission of the News-Register. By Starla Pointer, January 24, 2019. Sports is the sixth-largest industry in the U.S., a $500-billion business reaching all ages, interests and skill levels, from children involved in recreational leagues to college and professional athletes to fans. It’s also a rich field for careers, from coaching to marketing to broadcasting to making athletic apparel.
With that in mind, Linfield College created a sports management career minor in 2012 and last fall added a major in the subject. It’s one of only a few schools in the Northwest to offer the interdisciplinary program to undergraduates, said Denise Farag, who teaches business law and oversees the sports management program. Continue reading
Reprinted with permission of the News-Register. Jan. 2, 2019.
6) Major highs and lows at Linfield
Linfield College started 2018 with huge boost to its wine studies program and ended with redoubled efforts to increase enrollment and stabilize the budget.
In the middle, President Thomas Hellie retired after 12 years and Miles Davis became Linfield’s 20th president in July. Continue reading
College recruiters are already telling potential freshmen about “Linfield First.” The program launches in the fall of 2019, so entering students can apply for the scholarships. Continue reading
Reprinted with permission of the News-Register. By Starla Pointer, September 24, 2018. When it was time to enroll in higher education, Cason Cunningham looked for a school that not only met his academic interests, but also would accept the G.I. Bill and offer other supports specific to his unique needs as a military veteran.
He found the right combination at Linfield College. Continue reading
The PhD Project, an award-winning program to increase diversity in management, has announced the 2018 inductees into The PhD Project Hall of Fame. They are: Dr. Mary Gilly, Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Marketing at the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine; Dr. Miles Davis, President of Linfield College; Dr. Quinetta Roberson, Fred J. Springer Endowed Chair in Business Leadership, School of Business at Villanova University. Continue reading
–U.S. News & World Report cites college for diversity, value and liberal arts program–
For the third year in a row, Linfield College holds the No. 1 spot among Pacific Northwest liberal arts colleges for “Best Ethnic Diversity,” according to the 2019 U.S. News and World Report rankings released today.
Reprinted with permission of the News-Register. By Starla Pointer, August 27, 2018. Most of Linfield College’s new students — about 375, including both freshmen and transfers — attended the traditional opening convocation Friday along with parents, staff and other college community members. Classes started Monday.
Linfield’s new president, Miles Davis, opened his part of the convocation with a shout.
Miles K. Davis, Linfield College president, will present the keynote address at opening convocation on Friday, Aug. 24, at 9:30 a.m. in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium at Linfield. The talk is entitled “Why we need liberal arts education more than ever.”
Reprinted with permission of the News-Register. By Starla Pointer, August 2, 2018. A poster of Muhammad Ali is the first thing visitors see when they enter Miles Davis’ office at Linfield College.
Linfield’s new president intentionally placed the poster in pride of place opposite the door. Below, he put a display case that holds a boxing glove, signed by the Olympic gold medalist and heavyweight champion of the world.