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2016 Linfield Magazine Winter

Winter 2016 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 5 National Endowment for the Humanities. The events are sponsored by the Linfield Department of Political Science, The Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights, and Justice, the Elliot Alexander Fund for Political Science, the Dean’s Speaker Fund and Nicholson Library. Batchelor receives Gilman Scholarship Brooke Batchelor ’16 of Visalia, Calif., is spending spring semester immersed in South Korean culture after earning a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The scholarship enabled Batchelor, a communication arts major, to study the Korean language, international communication and taekwondo at Yonsei University during spring semester. She also hopes to have the opportunity to visit different Korean companies and to gain insight into how organizations work in different cultures. Linfield honored by Chamber of Commerce – twice! Linfield College’s Office of Career Development earned two awards during a celebration of the McMinnville Chamber of Commerce’s 100th birthday last fall. Linfield received the Business Education Award, acknowledging the strong relationship the local business community has with the college in helping to prepare students to advance their careers through local jobs and internships. The second award was the Outstanding Partner Award, which honors a person or organization for their special contributions and support of McMinnville Economic Development Partnership’s development efforts. The work that Linfield has done in support of this program includes assisting with the McMinnville Works internship program and hosting National Manufacturing Day tours with local businesses. OCE launches enrichment program Linfield’s Online and Continuing Education program will offer several enrichment programs this spring geared for working professionals or personal enjoyment. PERSONAL ENRICHMENT: • Writing the Great American Novel (or maybe just a short story) April 9, 23, May 7, 21 • Whole Life Yoga: Creating Holistic Health: April 2, 9, 16, 23 • Making Sense of Social Media: April 9 • Wine 101: April 23 • Social Media for Productivity: May 21 PROFESSIONAL ENRICHMENT: • Spanish Healthcare Interpreter Training online, April 4 through June 17 • Successful Winery Practices; three topics Creating and Telling Your Winery’s Story, April 5, 12 Wine Club Management: Best Practices, May 3, 10 Winery Financials, April 19, 26 • Unleash the Power of Social Media For Your Business, four topics: Finding the Right Platform for Your Business, April 21 Strategies and Tactics: Best Practices, April 28 Managing Social Media: How to Make it Work for You, May 5 Measurement and Analytics: How do I Know if it’s Working, May 12 For more information, go to: linfield.edu/dce/enrichment or email enrichment@linfield.edu Linfield receives several grants Linfield College faculty and staff have been awarded several grants that will have an impact on educational efforts at the college. Joyce Betita, Experiential Learning Center director, has received grants to acquire nursing simulation lab equipment from the Hillside Foundation ($6,000), The Jackson Foundation ($3,500) and The Samuel S. Johnson Foundation ($5,000). Michael Hampton, director of Career Development, earned a $5,000 grant from the Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers in support of a conference exploring how curiosity is an important component of the career exploration process. The National Science Foundation awarded Jeremy Weisz, assistant professor of biology, a grant of $128,416 for collaborative research with faculty from the University of Richmond for a three-year project evaluating the molecular genetic pathways responsible for stable host: symbiont interactions in sponge: algal association. Archivist Rachael Woody received a grant of $12,000 from the Oregon Heritage Commission in support of transcription of videos for the Oregon Wine History Archive (OWHA). The Oregon Wine Board also awarded Woody a grant of $11,021 to support the development of short videos using oral histories contained in OWHA for use by the wine industry and in wine education. Linfield Gallery coordinator Josephine Zarkovich secured a grant of $1,500 from the Yamhill County Cultural Coalition in support of a contemporary Native American art exhibition to be featured in the Linfield Gallery in September.


2016 Linfield Magazine Winter
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