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March 8-13, 2021

Spring Family Week

Welcome, Wildcat parents and families!

Thank you for “visiting” Linfield virtually! We hope you enjoyed this year's virtual sessions. If you missed an event, most offer a recording to view below. We look forward to hosting next year's Spring Family Week and remain optimistic we can do so in person!

Schedule of Events

Monday, March 8

12 p.m. Linfield Athletics

Join Wildcat athletics leadership to hear news and updates on the current landscape for Northwest Conference sports, eligibility, Linfield’s new master's programs, and special highlights of past seasons.

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Tuesday, March 9

12 p.m. Linfield School of Nursing presentation

This is an exciting year for the School of Nursing! Join the associate dean, Experiential Learning Center manager, Student Life staff, and current nursing students to learn about updates on the new NE Portland campus, simulation labs, news, advice, and time for Q & A.

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Wednesday, March 10

12 p.m. Wildcat Wellness panel

What should parents be aware of in a college student’s developmental stage? How can parents support their college kid in the areas of mental health, coping skills, resilience? How do parents walk the fine line of encouraging and helping without being intrusive or micromanaging their student’s life? These topics and more will be addressed in this wellness panel moderated by Linfield staff including a nurse practitioner, licensed counselor, and current parent.

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12 p.m. Career Path Exploration and Preparation

Join Linfield’s Career Development Team for an interactive presentation about all the ways the career center supports students, year by year, get ready to launch their career. Discover ways in which you as a parent can be helpful in the process. We all know that college is a significant investment meant to position students for life post-graduation. Regardless of major, a successful career path begins with leveraging the guidance and services Linfield’s Career Development offers.

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7 p.m. Faculty talk – Vaccines: Separating Truth from Trash

Three biology faculty will present some basic information on vaccines, and then host a Q&A session to answer any and all vaccine-related questions. Participants will learn something about vaccines and feel more comfortable about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Thursday, March 11

12 p.m. Faculty talk – Freaky Cats: Using Economics to Understand the Uncommon

Ever wonder why people make the choices they do? Every look at a decision and just question 'why'? Don't feel alone! Economists do this every day, sometimes in the most unlikely circumstances. Using a 'Freakonomics' style format, Linfield's distinguished Economics faculty will share stories from around the globe, use economics to interpret these stories, and engage the audience in discussions to learn more about how economics can be applied throughout life.

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7 p.m. Getting involved on campus – current students’ perspective

The Linfield experience goes way beyond the classroom. Getting involved in co-curricular activities is so important for a sense of belonging and purpose, making friends, and finding community. Research shows that students who participate in activities outside of academics develop time management skills, earn higher grades, and experience better overall well-being. In this student perspective panel, hear from current Linfield students about how they became involved and tips for getting started, even in the midst of COVID restrictions.

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Friday, March 12

12 p.m. Study Abroad Opportunities at Linfield

Although the pandemic has upended study abroad for this year, the International Programs Office (IPO) is busy with plans for the 2021-22 academic year. Join this session for the latest updates from the IPO team about next year’s programs for fall, spring, and Jan Term, and hear a student recount highlights from her Linfield study abroad experience.

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7 p.m. Not Your Forte concert

Not Your Forte, Linfield’s student-led acapella group has prepared a recorded concert, especially for Spring Family Week. Kick-off your weekend in style and enjoy our students’ inspiring vocal talents. The concert will be available beginning Friday night for the entire weekend.

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Saturday, March 13

3 p.m. Trivia for Fun with Debbie Harmon Ferry

Join Special Assistant to Linfield’s President Debbie Harmon Ferry for some fun pub-style trivia. Record and score your own answers. Meet some other Linfield families and test your knowledge of random facts.

5 p.m. Wine tasting with Maysara Winery

Yamhill County is known for its memorable wines. Maysara Winery, located just 10 miles from campus, has many ties to Linfield. The owner, Moe Momtazi, is a Linfield trustee and all three Momtazi daughters have attended Linfield. Join the winemaker for a guided wine tasting featuring three of their wines - a Pinot gris, Pinot noir and a sparkling Pinot noir rosé. Wine must be purchased directly from Maysara by March 1.