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Faculty expand ranks The Linfield community welcomes a number of new faculty this year. Additions include Mary Bartlett, assistant professor of nursing; Jacob Creviston ’08, assistant professor of nursing; Virlena Crosley ’89, assistant professor of business; Michelle Dedeo, visiting assistant professor of nursing; William Fleeger, visiting senior scholar of environmental studies; Julian Haigh, visiting assistant professor of chemistry; Christian Millichap, assistant professor of mathematics; Carmen Morgan, visiting assistant professor of business; James Paine, visiting assistant professor of business; Bruce Patnoudes, instructional associate, health and human performance; Gina Rucavado, visiting assistant professor of English; Gayatree Sarma, visiting assistant professor of business; Trisha Staab, instructional associate of biology; Timothy Sullivan, instructional associate of biology; Aaron Tabacco, visiting assistant professor of nursing; Cecilia Toro, assistant professor of biology; Ericka Waidley, visiting assistant professor of nursing; Patrick Wohlmut, assistant professor, reference and instructional librarian; Gregor Yanega, visiting assistant professor of biology; and Mindy Zeitzer, visiting assistant professor of nursing. Read more at www.linfield. edu/academic-affairs. NSF funds two Linfield projects Two grants from the National Science Foundation will boost research in science and social science at Linfield College. Megan Bestwick, assistant professor of chemistry, and Anne Kruchten, associate professor of biology, received a grant of $83,177 to purchase an AKTA pure 25M chromatography system that will enhance interdisciplinary research in biochemistry and molecular biology. The instrument will allow for the rapid purification of proteins used in research projects. Tom Love, professor of anthropology, and David Murphy, professor of environmental studies at St. Lawrence University, earned a grant of $49,788, which will fund a workshop at Linfield in January to explore the state of scientific research on declining net energy and how it will impact food, water and energy. U.S. News, Princeton Review, Forbes give Linfield top rankings Linfield College continues to garner strong rankings across a variety of publications. This fall, three of the best-known college ranking sources released their annual reports. Linfield moved up four notches in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of best colleges, with a ranking of 120 among national liberal arts colleges. The rankings consider a broad range of measures including graduation and retention rates, faculty resources and alumni giving. The Princeton Review once again recognized Linfield as one of their 125 “Best in the West” colleges. The rankings are based on campus visits, Oregon Cultural Trust boosts Linfield wine archive The Oregon Wine History Archive (OWHA) at Linfield College will expand access to its collection after receiving a $6,130 grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust. The grant supports the digitization of and access to interviews of contributors to Oregon’s wine industry, including new material from the Janis Miglavs and Oregon Pinot Camp Collections. It will also fund the purchase of hardware and software to aid in digital migration, long-term storage and interview editing, and student interns to aid the Linfield archives staff in preservation of the digital materials. Linfield’s Nicholson Library is home to the OWHA, established in 2011, which documents all aspects and regions of this industry in Oregon, and collects and preserves historical materials from winery owners, growers, researchers, marketers and sellers. Significant portions of the collection have been cataloged and uploaded to DigitalCommons@Linfield. New trustees join board Robert Breshock Managing director, Parametric Portfolio Associates 4 - l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e Fall 2015 Scott Chambers President, Headwater Investment Consulting, Inc. Pat Cottrell Associate professor of political science, Linfield College Michelle Johnston-Holthaus ’95 Vice president, Intel Americas, SMG, Team Microsoft Amy Prosenjak President, A to Z Wineworks, LLC Ehren Cahill ’18 Vice president, Associated Students of Linfield College


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