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2016 Linfield Magazine Winter

Online program ranked in top 100 Linfield’s accredited online college is ranked in the top 100 for the second year in a row as one of the “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” in America. Linfield stayed at 63rd in recent rankings released by U.S. News & World Report, up from a ranking of 136th just three years ago. Linfield received its highest marks for student engagement, where it ranked 48th, and student services and technology, where it ranked 54th. It is the highest ranked online college program among private, liberal arts colleges in Oregon. Linfield’s Online and Continuing Education program shares the 63rd spot with Eastern Oregon online and is second only to Oregon State University among all Oregon colleges. “People looking to enhance their career by earning their degree are increasingly recognizing the value of a degree from Linfield College,” said Laura Brener, OCE director. 4 - l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e Winter 2016 Hellie heads CIC Board of Directors Thomas L. Hellie, president of Linfield College, was elected to a two-year term as chair of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Board of Directors on Jan. 4. With over 700 institutional and organizational members, CIC is the only national higher education association that focuses solely on providing services and a broad range of initiatives directly to independent colleges and universities to help improve the quality of education and strengthen institutional resources. Hellie, president of Linfield College for nearly 10 years, joined the CIC Board in January 2012. He served on the Awards and Investment Committees as well as the Programs Committee. He has chaired the Programs Committee since January 2014 and served in that role on the Executive Committee of the CIC Board of Directors. Hellie will help to oversee the planning and execution of CIC initiatives and operations, and will serve as spokesperson for the Council. “I am deeply honored to be elected chair of the Board of Directors of the Council of Independent Colleges,” Hellie said. “I believe that this is, in part, a recognition of the growing prominence and quality of Linfield College. Our form of education is personalized and transformational, and the CIC helps make that possible for independent colleges everywhere.” Linfield hosts ‘Changing America’ exhibition A traveling exhibition, “Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963,” will run Feb. 10 through March 25 at the Linfield College Jereld R. Nicholson Library. The exhibit will showcase the relationship between two great movements that resulted in the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, and the March on Washington in 1963. Some 100 years separate the Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington, yet the two events are linked together in a larger story of liberty and the American experience. Both events were the result of people demanding justice. Both grew out of decades of bold actions, resistance, organization and vision. And both provided inspiration for the future. Two speakers will be featured during the exhibit. Clayborne Carson, professor of history at Stanford University, will present “Martin’s Dream: My Journey and the Journey of Martin Luther King, Jr.” on Thursday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Nicholson Library. Waldo Martin, professor of American history and citizenship at University of California Berkeley, will present “Ready for the Revolution? History and the Black Panther Party” on Thursday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Nicholson Library. The traveling exhibition is presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The exhibition is made possible by the Linfield College students created 14 cozy fleece blankets for the McMinnville community as part of Operation Snuggle. The activity was an example of the innovative programming offered during January Term on campus this year, both academic and recreational. All first-year students took a January Term course as a prerequisite for graduation.


2016 Linfield Magazine Winter
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