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Linfield d i g e s t science, has been appointed the Elizabeth Strategic plan charts and Morris Glicksman Chair in Political Science, effective July 1, 2013. The late the future of Linfield Mrs. Glicksman ‘32 was a longtime generous supporter of the college. Linfield’s new strategic plan Nowacki is current department chair (linfield.edu/strategicplan) charts a course and has taught at Linfield since 1994. for enhancing the student experience This endowment will allow the college to through strengthening and expanding add another full-time faculty position in learning opportunities inside and outside political science. the classroom. Nowacki’s research focus is on The result of a year-long engagement women’s representation in governments of hundreds of faculty, staff, students, around the world. Her scholarship, alumni and others, the plan was approved including study in Russia, Turkey, Jordan by the board of trustees in May. It calls and China, has been supported by a for ensuring that a Linfield education Fulbright Scholar Award and the National be accessible and affordable for students Endowment for the Humanities, and from a variety of backgrounds; attracting she has secured funding to support and retaining the very best faculty as key Canadian studies. to the Linfield Experience; providing The second endowment is the innovative academic programs and career Renshaw Distinguished Professorship and community service experiences; Earning gold appointed to that position this fall. Please Periodic updates on progress in achieving theand increasing connections betweencollege, alumni and organizations. was English, ofin Literature and Writing. Anna Keesey,associate professor T. J. Day Hall received a LEED (Leadership see related story on page 14. the plan’s goals will be posted at the in Energy and Environmental Design) gold The Renshaw Distinguished website listed above. certification for sustainable building, awarded by Professorship in Literature and Writing In this year’s President’s Report the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The was established through lifetime gifts and (linfield.edu/presidents-report), President $8.2 million renovation was completed last year and a bequest from the late Philip Renshaw ’31, Thomas L. Hellie notes significant was the third building in Oregon to feature radiant who served on the college’s board accomplishments by Linfield students heating and cooling ceiling panels, an energy- of trustees from 1957 to 2005. The and faculty in 2011-12, and describes efficient system. The roof has 85 solar panels, along appointment allows Keesey to continue how implementation of the strategic with photo cells elsewhere in the building. The to teach creative writing at Linfield, while plan through increased philanthropy will wood used was milled from certified forests and also providing time to undertake future impact the Linfield Experience for future carpets are made from recycled materials. Water writing projects. The college plans to students. conservation systems have been installed both inside add another full-time faculty member to served as the college library for more than 60 creative writing. No time for quiet building. The historic building on focus a English department, withthe the and outside years. It now houses the departments of business, “We are deeply grateful for these economics, English and philosophy. gifts from our alumni and friends,” Although students and many faculty said President Thomas L. Hellie. are away in the summer, Linfield remains “Their support assures a permanent an active campus. investment in the outstanding teacher- On the McMinnville Campus, the Endowments boost and it represents a critical first step accommodate the academic affairs staff, to remodeled was Melrose ofsecond floorscholars who educate Linfield students, academic programs strategic plan.” of our new providing a consolidated space for the the faculty, associate deans and ofdean implementation thein These two new endowments help office of institutional research. Two new endowments, established move the college toward meeting one The physics department moved into through gifts and bequests from alumni, of the goals of the recently completed the space in Graf Hall that was vacated will strengthen the college’s programs in strategic plan to provide significant by mathematics when that department creative writing and political science. investment in faculty to maintain and moved to Taylor Hall last winter. The Dawn Nowacki, professor of political improve the quality of their work. move allowed for the addition of a new 4 - l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e Fall 2012


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