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10/7/2004 Student, alumni homecoming events set at Linfield

McMINNVILLE – Linfield College students and alumni are gearing up for the annual homecoming celebration Oct. 12-16.

Activities for the students will begin Tuesday, Oct. 12, with a tug-of-war. The College Bowl competition and song and banner contest are scheduled Thursday, Oct. 14. The Mr. Linfield contest will be held Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. and the lip sync competition will be held Friday, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m., both at the McMinnville Community Center.

Alumni homecoming activities will begin on Thursday, Oct. 14, with registration in the Jereld R. Nicholson Library from 1 to 5:30 p.m. John Sagers, assistant professor of history, will discuss the work of Japanese artist Sadao Watanabe at 4:30 p.m. in the James F. Miller Fine Arts Center in conjunction with an exhibition of Watanbe’s work. Other events on Thursday include the all-alumni dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by "Cicero Speaks," a theatrical performance by Jackson Miller, assistant professor of communication arts.

Reunion events will be held throughout the weekend for the Linfield classes of 1954, 1964, 1979, 1989, the decade of the 1990s, Delta Psi Delta, Sigma Kappa Phi and members of the Camellia Bowl team.

On Friday, Oct. 15, alumni can head back to class from 10 a.m. to noon. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about mass media and the 2004 elections from Brad Thompson, assistant professor of mass communication; quantum teleportation from Joelle Murray, assistant professor of physics; an overview of biology field work from Kareen Sturgeon, professor of biology; and the origin of the name "Oregon" from Tom Love, professor of anthropology.

Friday events will also include the Founders Society luncheon in Jonasson Hall and the Taste of the World international luncheon in the Fred Meyer Lounge in Riley Hall. Both events are at noon. There will also be a wine and art tour with stops at Maysara Estate Winery and Lawrence Gallery.

Friday evening events will include the homecoming dinner at 6:15 p.m. in Jonasson Hall.

A special showing of "Dream to Fly: Howard Hughes and the Flying Boat," an Evergreen Aviation Museum documentary narrated by Walter Cronkite and written and produced by Katherine Huit, a 1988 Linfield graduate, will be presented that evening.

Saturday will get off to a fast start with the Wildcat Fun Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m. at the Nicholson Library. The $15 entry donation will support the Linfield student athletic training program. Patti Webb, director of the McMinnville Downtown Association, will lead a walking tour of historic downtown McMinnville at 9 a.m. An open house with President Vivian A. Bull at the President’s House will be held at 10 a.m. A children’s activity center is scheduled at the Athletic Complex from 10 to 11:45 a.m.

Other Saturday activities include an alumni barbecue at 11:30 a.m. and the Linfield Wildcat’s football game against Southern Oregon University at 1:30 p.m. at Maxwell Field. A trip to Evergreen Air Museum is scheduled at 1:30 p.m.

For more information on student events call 503-883-2435 and for more information on alumni events call 503-883-2547.