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9/25/2008 Linfield plans Homecoming for students, alumni

McMINNVILLE – Linfield College students and alumni are gearing up for the annual homecoming celebration the week of Oct. 6.

Student activities begin Monday, Oct. 6, with a tug-of-war and root beer floats at 5 p.m. on the Riley intramural field. On Tuesday, Oct. 7, the College Bowl will be held at 4 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall. A parade featuring student homecoming teams will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7:20 p.m. beginning at Campbell Hall and proceeding to Maxwell Football Field, where the song and banner contest will be held at 8 p.m. Student homecoming events will conclude Friday, Oct. 10, with the Mr. and Mrs. Linfield contest at 8 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall. The doors open for early admission at 7:30 p.m. for those who donate two cans of food. General admission begins at 7:45 p.m.

Alumni activities get under way Friday, Oct. 10, with registration beginning at 11 a.m. in the Fred Meyer Lounge in Riley Hall. A Founder’s Society Luncheon, honoring those who have included Linfield in estate plans, will be held at noon in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall. At 2 p.m., alumni are invited to participate in a class studying masterpieces of Chinese literature with Chris Keaveney, associate professor of Japanese. Former Boise restaurateur Erik McLaughlin, a 1996 Linfield graduate and co-recipient of the Alumni Service Award, will give a presentation on Oregon’s wine industry at 3:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room in the Nicholson Library.

Rick Pullen, a 1967 Linfield graduate and recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award, will present “The Demise of Traditional Media” at 4:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room in the Nicholson Library. He is the dean of the College of Communications at California State University Fullerton. He will address the struggle of newspapers, television and radio and predict how future consumers will get their news and entertainment in the world of technology.

“Linfield’s Finest” will be held at 6 p.m. at the Evergreen Aviation IMAX building with a silent auction featuring items such as golf trips, art, wine and more. The first 150 people to register will receive a

free glass of wine. The Alumni Leadership Council will honor Pullen and four other award recipients.


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Jennifer and Erik McLaughlin, 1995 and 1996 graduates from Pendleton, will receive the Alumni Service Award for hosting events serving alumni and prospective students. Rob Owens, a 1996 graduate from Portland, will receive the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award for his work in the finance industry and his willingness to mentor alumni in the field. Lee Vasquez, a retired Yamhill County sheriff, will receive the Walker Service Award for 20 years of service with the Partners in Progress campaign.

Activities on Saturday, Oct. 11, begin at 9 a.m. with the Fun Run, a 5K run or two-mile walk around the campus. At 10 a.m., Marvin Henberg, professor of philosophy, will present “It’s Linfield’s Glorious Past” with a slide show of Linfield’s history in Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall. A panel discussion, “It’s Our Linfield,” will be held at 11 a.m. in Ice Auditorium featuring President Thomas L. Hellie, Vice President of Student Services and Dean of Students Dave Hansen, faculty and students who will discuss their experiences at Linfield. An all-alumni barbecue will be held at noon in the parking lot of the Vivian A. Bull Music Center, followed by the Linfield vs. Whitworth Pirates football game at 1:30 p.m.

For more information on student events contact Dan Fergueson at 503-883-2435 or For more information on alumni events contact Debbie Harmon at 503-883-2607.