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Linfield Mag 28 Fall 2014

linfield magazine Editor Mardi Mileham mmileham@linfield.edu 503-883-2498 Assistant Editor Laura Davis Graphic Design Candido Salinas III Photography Kelly Bird Laura Davis Parker Fitzerald Daniel Hurst Rosa Johnson ’17 Mardi Mileham Jason Quigley Jeremy Weisz Nikki West Contributors Kelly Bird Katherine Brackmann Kohl Calhoun ’13 Debbie Harmon Ferry ’90 Thomas L. Hellie Kevin Romero ’15 Alyssa Townsend ’15 Bruce Wyatt President Thomas L. Hellie Vice President for Institutional Advancement David Ostrander Director of Alumni and Parent Relations Debbie Harmon Ferry ’90 Fall 2013 Vol. 10, No. 2 Linfield Magazine is published three times annually by Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon Send address changes to: Institutional Advancement Linfield College, 900 SE Baker St. McMinnville, OR 97128-6894 linfieldmagazine@linfield.edu Printed on recycled paper On the front cover: Amanda Dorman ’14, mathematics researcher (Daniel Hurst photo) On the back cover: Fall 2013 entering students (Laura Davis photo) t a b l e o f c o n t e n t s Departments 2 a view from melrose 4 linfield digest 22 ’cat tracks 24 alumni news 27 class notes 31 alumni profile Features 6 stem: science, technology, engineering and math Science is on our minds at Linfield. Students and faculty spent the summer collaborating on research in the sciences, mathematics and technology, both here and abroad. 14 keeping students active, engaged Professor Brian Gilbert didn’t start out to be a chemistry professor, but his dynamic style has been influential to students both in the classroom and research laboratory. 18 the human side of politics Professor Dawn Nowacki brings a human element of compassion to politics. She is teaching students to bring alternative points of view for discussion, while being civil with each other. 25 new life for the old oak Linfield’s majestic Old Oak may no longer stand near Pioneer Hall, but it is still very much a part of life at Linfield. INSIDE LINFIELD MAGAZINE Linfield students don’t just learn about science – they “do” science. We take a look at the research that faculty and students conducted this summer – on campus, in the community and around the world. We also step into a classroom to learn how faculty engage and inspire students and we offer two examples of exemplary teaching. We’ll give you a glimpse of the 2013 Homecoming celebration and a look at how the Old Oak has been given new life. Great teaching and great research is a hallmark of the Linfield experience. Here are just a few examples. – Mardi Mileham Fall 2013 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 3


Linfield Mag 28 Fall 2014
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