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Linfield Magazine #27

hello retirement Dave Hansen, professor of economics, at Linfield since 1969 Memorable moment: Giving the commencement address last year. Sitting on the speaker stand and thinking about all the graduates I had seen cross that stage over the years. Thinking this would be among the last times I would experience that exciting day. Favorite campus hangout: The old Riley Gymnasium. It was historic, it was intimate. Favorite course: I loved teaching Principles of Economics and lived for those days when I could see that students first got excited about learning. Learned from students and colleagues: One’s acts have more meaning to others than you might first realize. What I will miss: Day-to-day contact with students both in and out of the classroom. What I won’t miss: Committee meetings, grading papers, starting to get ready for the next week starting mid-Sunday afternoon. Best thing about Linfield: The genuine feeling of community. Retirement plans: I came to Linfield without many preconceived expectations. I enter retirement much the same way. I look forward to seeing how it unfolds. I think we may travel some, walk more, continue to attend campus events, garden a little and develop new interests as yet to be discovered. Eugene Gilden, professor of psychology, at Linfield since 1983 Favorite course: Really three of them: Introduction to Social Psychology, Seminar in Social Psychology, and Senior Seminar. Learned from students and colleagues: Achievement is not unidimensional and there are insights gained only by considering lots of points of view. Retirement plans: Travel, reconnect with music, see more baseball in person, volunteer. Favorite campus hangout: Fred Meyer Lounge while working on a novel with Ken Ericksen, Anything that Moves (unpublished). Favorite Linfield tradition: Annual Psych Department barbecue Last lecture title: “How Did I Get Here or From Type A Behavior to Black Helicopters” Current activities: Take care of the garden, and dogs; travel the Northwest, enjoy not being on a schedule. Summer 2013 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 1 5


Linfield Magazine #27
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