Linfield celebrates its long, successful history

Celebrating a birthday is something that only happens once a year. There will be a party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 27 in Fred Meyer Lounge to celebrate Linfield’s 156th birthday.

At Linfield College, the community takes pride in its school and the college’s motto, “The Power of a Small College.”

The Linfield community prides itself on being passionate about the college’s culture and it’s history. Getting students to become involved in campus life is a vital part of what makes the college’s small atmosphere impactful for its students.

There will be over five participating clubs and plenty of activities to choose from. Among these activities will be Linfield trivia games, a raffle with great prizes, a performance by rapper Cal Hal, and photos with the wildcat.

In honor of Linfield’s rich history there will be archives and artifacts on display and students are encouraged to bring pictures or memorabilia to contribute to the time capsule for 2013.

Pioneer Hall was the entirety of Linfield when the college first opened and currently houses the history and psychology departments along with an all women’s dorm.

The college has seen many changes since it was established in 1858, but has continued to promote the higher education of its students.

“The event Happy Birthday Linfield gives students a great opportunity to learn about the college’s history while enjoying cake, prizes, and music,” sophomore Katie DeVore said. For more information on this event, contact Student Alumni Association representative, DeVore at [email protected]

The Student Alumni Association is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of Linfield’s philanthropy and the effect it has on every Linfield student’s education and experience at Linfield.

There were over 300 students in attendance last year.

“It is important for students to see and recognize the importance giving back to Linfield has on the student experience. This shows students that without gifts to the college Linfield would not have as rich of a history.” 

Heather Brooks / Staff writer  and  Jon Williams / Opinion editor

Heather Brooks can be reached at [email protected]

Jon Williams can be reached at [email protected]