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2016 Linfield Magazine Summer

t a b l e o f c o n t e n t s linfield magazine Editor Mardi Mileham mmileham@linfi eld.edu 503-883-2498 Assistant Editor Laura Davis Graphic Design Candido Salinas III Photography Kelly Bird Laura Davis Benjamin Edwards Daniel Hurst J. Lukas Mardi Mileham M. Arjen Sundman Joe Wilkins Contributors Kelly Bird Debbie Harmon Ferry ’90 Morgan Gerke ’16 Thomas L. Hellie Natalie Kelley ’18 Rhys Lendio ’17 Lex Runciman Jonathan Williams ’17 President Thomas L. Hellie Vice President for Institutional Advancement David Ostrander Director of Alumni and Parent Relations Debbie Harmon Ferry ’90 Summer 2016 Vol. 13, No. 1 Linfi eld Magazine is published three times annually by Linfi eld College, McMinnville, Oregon Send address changes to: Institutional Advancement Linfi eld College, 900 SE Baker St. McMinnville, OR 97128-6894 linfi eldmagazine@linfi eld.edu Printed on recycled paper On the front cover: Linfi eld College nursing students (see page 6) (J. Lukas photo) On the back cover: The senior bench (Laura Davis photos) Departments 2 a view from melrose 4 linfield digest 22 ’cat tracks 24 alumni notes 31 alumni profile Features 6 a healthy dose of wellness Students at the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing are learning the importance of community-based health, both through on-campus classes and off-campus clinicals. 14 why i teach Acclaimed poet Lex Runciman, professor of English since 1992, reflects on teaching and the influence his own instructors have had on his craft. 18 math mentors A new grant enabled six Linfield College math students to work side-by-side with six local middle schoolers on a series of science fair projects emphasizing mathematics. 20 seven months of solitude A wilderness writing residency fueled the creative process for Joe Wilkins, associate professor of English, who spent part of last year at the remote Dutch Henry Homestead on the banks of the Rogue River. INSIDE LINFIELD MAGAZINE Linfield nurses are special. With an education grounded in the liberal arts, they delve deeper. Critical thinking and a holistic approach to nursing and health is at the heart of a Linfield nursing education. In this issue, we take a closer look at the community healthbased approach built into the curriculum. We also say goodbye and share a few memories from eight professors who retired this year. Learn why one of our celebrated faculty members is a dedicated teacher and get a glimpse of this year’s commencement celebration. We share the story of Linfield students who mentor local sixth graders and of an alumna who has leveraged her love of all things Chinese into a career. Even as we celebrate the end of one school year, we look forward to new adventures ahead. – Mardi Mileham Summer 2016 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 3


2016 Linfield Magazine Summer
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