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Linfield Mag 28 Fall 2014

Linfield d i g e s t New vice president named at Linfield College Fall 2013 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 5 • The Oregon Cultural Trust awarded Brenda DeVore Marshall, professor of theatre and communication arts, a grant for the project Launching Through the Surf: The Dory Fleet of Pacific City. The grant supports the digitization of oral histories and archival work related to the history of the dory fleet. Project collaborators include Ty Marshall, professor of theatre arts; Kathleen Spring, Digital Commons coordinator; and Rachael Woody, archivist. • The William G. Gilmore Foundation awarded a grant to partially fund The Dave Hansen Chair in Economics in honor of Dave Hansen, professor emeritus of economics and former dean of students, and to support the growing demand for economics courses taught by Professors Randy Grant, Eric Schuck and Jeff Summers. Soléna winemaker Bruno Corneaux works with Patrick Hickok ’14 in the vineyard at Soléna Estates Vineyard as part of a new career program at Linfield. The Oregon Wine Industry Experience is preparing students for wine industry careers through a Summer Wine Institute, fall harvest experience, January Term course and spring internships at a winery. During the first phase of the program, the Summer Wine Institute, students worked in vineyards and attended courses taught by wine industry professionals from Willamette Valley vineyards and wineries covering grape growing, winemaking and bottling, and other topics. Sustainability issues are also addressed, along with distribution and marketing. Mary Ann Rodriguez, vice president for administration and finance at California State University, Dominguez Hills, has been named vice president for finance and administration at Linfield College, effective Dec. 9. Rodriguez has 28 years of progressively responsible experience in higher education administration in areas such as finance, budget development and planning, capital planning and other related areas. At CSU Dominguez Hills, Rodriguez serves as chief financial officer, responsible for all administrative, business and financial operations for the university’s $173 million enterprise. She also serves as executive director of the CSU Dominguez Hills Foundation and is the university liaison for Stub Hub Center (formerly Home Depot Center), a public private partnership. Rodriguez has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University, Long Beach and a master of business administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills. She also completed the Harvard Institute of Educational Management. Eleven new Linfield students arrived on campus early to participate in iFOCUS, which provided them an introduction to the Linfield science division. In addition to receiving an overview of interdisciplinary research projects in the sciences, they also had hands-on experience in lab and fieldwork. As part of the fieldwork, students spent two days at the Oregon Coast studying microbial ecology with biology Professor Jeremy Weisz. Here they examine how a sea star feeds by giving it a small piece of mussel and watching it eat. The iFOCUS program gives incoming Linfield students an opportunity to work with faculty and student researchers before classes begin and learn about science across the traditional disciplines of biology, chemistry, math and physics at Linfield.


Linfield Mag 28 Fall 2014
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