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2015 Winter Magazine

The Linfield Theatre’s fall production of Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom was one of three shows selected to be presented at the Region VII Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in February. The play was chosen from 30 eligible productions presented by colleges and universities from nine Western states. The play, by Jennifer Haley, explores the impact of technology on identity and human relationships and delves into the ethics encountered in virtual reality. It was directed by Janet Gupton, associate professor of theatre arts. 4 - l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e Winter 2015 Fine Arts Center at Linfield College. An exhibition space, the former studio gallery, was dedicated in February. In conjunction with the dedication and show, a second art exhibit featuring work by Linfield faculty in honor of Lou, is on display in the Linfield Gallery. Japanese program earns commendation The Linfield College Japanese Studies program earned a commendation and praise for its success during a personal visit from the Consular Office of Japan in Portland, a branch office of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dec. 1. Linfield was one of 48 institutions across the West Coast region to receive the commendation, presented by Hiroshi Furusawa, Consul General of Japan in Portland. A reception in honor of the consul and recognizing Linfield’s long tradition of Japanese education and study abroad programs followed, attended by Nils Lou Studio gallery dedicated The life and career of the late Nils Lou, professor emeritus of art, is being honored this spring with an exhibit of his work and the naming of a studio gallery in his honor. “The Play Spirit,” featuring selected pieces on loan from Lou’s extensive catalog of ceramic vessels, sculptures, paintings and drawings, is on display through March 14 in the James F. Miller Linfield faculty, friends and students. “This is one of the pleasures of visiting the schools,” Furusawa said. “I am able to have a dialogue with the students. It’s rewarding, to say the least.” Since 1976, Linfield’s long-standing partnership with sister university Kanto Gakuin University in Yokohama, Japan, has flourished. In addition, Linfield has established partnerships with Doshisha University in Kyoto; and Rikkyo University, Aoyama Gakuin University, Kokugakuin University and Rissho University, all in Tokyo. Brittan named director of wine education Ellen Brittan Ellen Brittan, owner of Brittan Vineyards, is the new director of wine education at Linfield College. Brittan is working with Linfield’s Division of Continuing Education (DCE) to develop a wine education program that could include a variety of courses offered online or during the summer. “Ellen’s extensive experience in the wine and hospitality industry will be invaluable in helping us create courses that can serve the local wine industry, as well as provide educational opportunities and experiences for individuals interested in learning more about wine,” said Linfield President Thomas L. Hellie. “Ellen’s primary role will be to develop a wine education program through DCE, but she will also play a major role in advising and creating wine education programs for our traditional students.”


2015 Winter Magazine
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