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Linfield Magazine #27

Linfield d i g e s t Ostrander chosen for advancement division Correction: In the story “Teaching always comes first” in the winter 2013 issue of Linfield Magazine, the book Missionary Impositions: Conversion, Resistance, and other Challenges to Objectivity in Religious Ethnography was co-edited by Hillary Crane and Deana Weibel 2012 (Lexington Books). Summer 2013 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 5 world’s oldest board games. This task is one of the remaining challenges in creating artificial intelligence since no computer has ever been able to beat the human counterpart. Evitts presented his research project at the Mathematical Association of America meeting for the Pacific Northwest. In addition, he was a member of Linfield’s team for The Mathematical Contest in Modeling. Rodriguez hones leadership skills A passion for Hispanic rights advocacy earned Paulina Rodriguez ’15 a prestigious scholarship and a seat at a national leadership conference. Rodriguez was one of 20 students awarded the 2013 Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship and she attended the National United States Hispanic Leadership Institute’s national conference Feb. 14-17 in Chicago, Ill. Rodriguez met determined Hispanic leaders who paved the way for many Latinos in the U.S. Rodriguez is a member of Hawaiian Club, Upward Bound and Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (M.E.Ch.A.). David Ostrander, vice president for university advancement at Saint Leo University, has been named vice president for institutional advancement at Linfield College effective July 1, according to President Thomas L. Hellie. Ostrander replaces Bruce Wyatt who is retiring from the position after 11 years. Wyatt will remain at Linfield as assistant to the president. Ostrander has nearly 30 years of experience in college and university fundraising. He has spent most of his career at independent liberal arts colleges, including Coe College and Wartburg College. Most recently, Ostrander has served as vice president at Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Fla. He recently completed the university’s first-ever campaign, which had a goal of $15 million and raised a total of nearly $19.5 million. The Linfield division Ostrander will lead was previously known as College Relations. The name has been changed to Institutional Advancement to reflect the most commonly used term in higher education. The division will continue to coordinate fundraising activities, alumni, parent and community relations, and communications to internal and external constituencies of the college. In the future, Rodriguez plans to volunteer with the Peace Corps or Teachers Without Borders. She also hopes to attend graduate school and pursue a degree in either public policy or public administration. “I hope to make policy changes to better society and make a real difference,” said Rodriguez. The Linfield College Concert Choir headed to Costa Rica for a 10-day concert tour in March. Students, under the direction of music Professor Anna Song, shared music, offered service and engaged in cultural exchange. The choir was accompanied by President Thomas L. Hellie and Ronni Lacroute, Linfield College trustee and major supporter of the choir tour.


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