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10/2/2007 Homecoming events scheduled at Linfield

McMINNVILLE – Linfield College students and alumni are gearing up for the annual homecoming celebration Oct. 17-20.

Student activities will begin Wednesday, Oct. 17, with a tug-of-war at 5 p.m. on the Linfield intramural field. On Thursday, Oct. 18, students can participate in College Bowl at 4 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall, followed by a parade beginning at Campbell Hall at 7:30 p.m., and the song and banner contest at 8 p.m. in Memorial Stadium. Student homecoming events will conclude with the annual Mr. and Ms. Linfield pageant on Friday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. in Ice Auditorium.

Alumni homecoming events begin Friday, Oct. 19, with registration in Riley Hall from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Marvin Henberg, professor of philosophy, will discuss his writing of Linfield’s sesquicentennial book “Inspired Pragmatism: An Illustrated History of Linfield College” and present a slide show of images of Linfield’s past at 3:30 p.m. in Ice Auditorium. “A Sampling of Linfield's Finest” will be held at 6 p.m. at McMinnville’s Grand Ballroom. Linfield President Thomas L. Hellie and President Emerita Vivian Bull will be on hand, along with many Linfield professors. Alumni will have the opportunity to bid at a silent auction, which will include alumni-donated items such as golf trips, Seattle Seahawks tickets, weekend getaways, wine and more.

Linfield Alumni Awards will also be presented during the Friday evening event. Recipients include Henberg, Walker Service Award; Reverend Edwin “Jim” Simon, class of 1967, Distinguished Alumnus Award; Kathryn Karr, class of 1988, Alumni Service Award; and Susan Hyde, class of 2000, Outstanding Young Alumna Award.

Registration will continue Saturday, Oct. 20, in Riley Hall from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. A 5k fun run or two-mile walk around the Linfield campus will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Jereld R. Nicholson Library.

Other Saturday activities include the alumni barbecue at noon in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center parking lot. The Wildcat football team will face Pacific Lutheran at 1:30 p.m., preceded by an all-alumni choir singing the national anthem. At 8 p.m. in Ice Auditorium, 1997 graduate Molly Wheeler will perform a piano concert with duo partner Rhonda Ringering, adjunct professor of piano.

For more information on student events contact For more information on alumni events call 503-883-2607.