Inside Linfield - Lacroute Initiative for Advancing the Liberal Arts

A History of the Lacroute Initiative


June 2019 the Lacroute Initiative is announced.

Lacroute Scholars are appointed and the Steering Committee formed: 
Patrick (Pat) Cottrell, Political Science 
Jamie Friedman, English 
Leonard Finkelman, Philosophy 
Thomas Mertes, History
Jennifer (Jenn) Williams, Religious Studies

February 2020 Lacroute Initiative Administrator selected:
Tom Mertes, History

February Call for Proposals for Lacroute Initiative and PLACE, twenty-one proposals submitted.
Late March Special Call for Proposals in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown: Novel Techniques/Practices or Pedagogical Experimentation for Online Education/Instruction
Summer/Fall Rolling Grants Proposed and Awarded

PLACE Summit Online, 24 April 

Lacroute Administration Hired: Emily Kyzer, Academic Secretary & Tom Mertes, Administrator

Fall 2019 Lacroute Scholar Visiting Artist: Adleane Hunter, Director-in-Residence
Fall 2020 Lacroute Scholar Visiting Artist: Belle Bezdicek, Digital Arts