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Linfield homecoming week

Homecoming events for students and alumni are planned Sunday through Saturday, Oct. 7 to 13, at Linfield College.

Student activities will run all week. The Pioneer Victory Bell will be unveiled  at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the Fred Meyer Lounge. Students will host a wear-purple rally at the fountain next to the dining hall at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, prior to the homecoming football game vs. Whitworth at 1:30 p.m. 

Registration for alumni activities will start at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the Fred Meyer Lounge. A Founders’ Society Luncheon will take place at noon in Jonasson Hall, on the lower level of Melrose Hall.

At 2 p.m., alumni can take a tour of downtown McMinnville or attend a class, “Genius of East Asian Civilization,” taught by Chris Keaveney, professor of Japanese.

Erika Janik, class of 2002 and recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumna Award, will give a presentation at 3:30 p.m. in T.J. Day Hall. Janik will discuss how the past is vital to understanding the present and how to use history to tell stories in all types of media.

“Linfield’s Finest,” a gathering for alumni, friends and faculty, will salute the alumni awards winners at 5:30 p.m. at the McMinnville Grand Ballroom. In addition to Janik, the Linfield Alumni Association will honor 1984 graduate Peter Ellefson, who will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award for his achievement in music and education; the Bar West Classic Committee, which will receive the Alumni Service Award for its service in connecting alumni through reunions and events; and the Linfield Chamber Orchestra Board, which will receive the Walker Service Award for its commitment to linking college and the community.

Ellefson, a trombone soloist, will present a concert at 8 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall. 

Alumni events will continue on Saturday, Oct. 13, with registration starting at 9:15 a.m. and campus tours beginning at 9:30 a.m.

At 10 a.m., the alumni of Sigma Kappa Phi will gather in Ford Hall for tea with fellow sorority members; the SPURS reunion will take place in the Vivian Bull Music Center; the Hewitt Hall residents reunion will be held in Hewitt Hall, and Whitman Hall residents will gather in Whitman Hall. At 10:30 a.m., the math majors reunion will be held in Taylor Hall and the business and economics majors reunion will be held in T.J. Day Hall. At 11 a.m. the Japan study abroad reunion will be held in Jonasson Hall in Melrose Hall.

An all-alumni barbeque will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the parking area of the Vivian A. Bull Music Center.

Following the football game between the Wildcats and Whitworth, which starts at 1:30 p.m., there will be reunions for the classes of 1952, 1962, 1972, 1982, 1992 and 2002.

On Sunday, Oct. 14, the sociology and anthropology majors reunion will be held at 2 p.m. in Riley Hall.

For more information on alumni events, call Debbie Harmon Ferry, director of alumni relations, at 503-883-2607 or

Linfield homecoming week

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