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Linfield Magazine Spring 2017

t a b l e o f c o n t e n t s linfield magazine Editor Laura Davis ldavis@linfield.edu 503-883-2551 Graphic Design Candido Salinas III Holly Douglas Photography Kelly Bird John Christensen ’18 Laura Davis Daniel Hurst Carolyn Wells-Kramer Ty Marshall Mardi Mileham Dan Morgan U.S. White House Contributors Kelly Bird Kevin Curry ’92 Debbie Harmon Ferry ’90 Mackenzie Fraser ’17 Thomas L. Hellie Natalie Kelley ’18 Scott Bernard Nelson ’94 Catherine Reinke President Thomas L. Hellie Vice President for Institutional Advancement John McKeegan Director of Communications and Marketing Scott Bernard Nelson ’94 Director of Alumni and Parent Relations Debbie Harmon Ferry ’90 Spring 2017 Vol. 13, No. 2 Linfield Magazine is published by Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon Send address changes to: Office of Communications and Marketing Linfield College, 900 SE Baker St. McMinnville, OR 97128-6894 linfieldmagazine@linfield.edu Printed on recycled paper On the front cover: Cover illustration and inside art by 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman of The Sacramento Bee. Ohman drew cartoons for The Oregonian for 29 years before moving to Sacramento, and has given guest lectures and presentations at Linfield over the years. On the back cover: Winter at the People Fountain (John Christensen ’18 photo) Departments 2 a view from melrose 4 linfield digest 22 ’cat tracks 24 alumni notes 31 alumni profile Features 6 the liberal arts under attack Economic and demographic shifts are creating a new reality for colleges and universities. Nowhere, perhaps, is that being felt more strongly than at private liberal arts colleges. 10 the world from a different angle Mackenzie Fraser ’17 expanded her view of the world when she served as a translator for a medical mission team and backpacked the Camino Inka in Peru over the summer. 13 why i teach Catherine Reinke, professor of biology, enjoys explaining experiments and sharing conclusions, just as much as she loves learning from them. She shares why teaching is important to her. 14 more than an open book When information is as close as the nearest web browser, are brick-and- mortar libraries still necessary? Nicholson Library is evolving to meet the needs of its users. INSIDE LINFIELD MAGAZINE Agility. Curiosity. Evolution. These are all hallmarks of a liberal arts education. In this issue, we examine the bedrock elements of a Linfield education and their increasing importance in the workplace. We take a look at the agility of Nicholson Library, and the ways it continues to stay relevant. We bring you the curiosity of Mackenzie Fraser ’17, who served as a translator in Coya, Peru. And we share stories of evolution – a nurse, a f ormer hockey player, inspiring art. Our own Linfield Magazine is evolving as well. After a bit of a hiatus following the retirement of longtime editor Mardi Mileham, we are back to share the Linfield st ory. Read on as we continue t o bring you news of the college. – Laura Davis Spring 2017 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 3


Linfield Magazine Spring 2017
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