Professor wins Dave Hansen award

Elin Johnson, Staff Writer

Linfield political science Professor Pat Cottrell is this year’s recipient of the Dave Hansen Outstanding Service Award.

The award is given to a Linfield student, faculty member, staff member, or administrator that gives back to the campus community.

“This award goes to someone who has made a positive impact on the Linfield community this past academic year and who generally goes above and beyond what is expected of them,” according to ASLC.

Professor Cottrell was nominated for his work as a PLACE coordinator and as a professor in the political science and international relations department.

His nomination read: “Through his effort, PLACE has become a well-known organization that has hosted and co-sponsored a plethora of events at Linfield. He has worked tirelessly and called in more than a few favors to bring captivating speakers on campus.”

The nomination continued with more information on Cottrell as a professor: “Cottrell has inspired countless students to try harder academically and he has shown us [students] the true and tangible value of a liberal arts education.”

There were 18 nominations this year. ASLC read through the nominees and the reasoning behind their nomination and then voted on who should be selected for the award.

IM dodgeball sign ups are open now until midnight on Saturday, April 28. Teams are of five to eight people. The dodgeball season will go from April 30 to May 15. The championship games will be from May 16 to 17.

The ASLC cabinet is hosting a leadership workshop on Friday, May 4. As part of this workshop, there will be a lecture open to the public from 3 to 4 p.m.

Next Tuesday the new ASLC cabinet and officers assume their positions. Alleta Maier will be attending the final Board of Trustee meetings on May 4 and 5. ASLC will have three meetings during the month of May. The last one being on May 15.

On April 22, Earth Day, senators and members of the ASLC cabinet volunteered at Global Youth Service Day. Members volunteered in the Linfield Garden, helped recycle and made blankets for the less fortunate.