Inside Linfield - Lacroute Initiative for Advancing the Liberal Arts

Lacroute Initiative for Advancing the Liberal Arts

Thanks to a generous donation from Linfield University Trustee Ronni Lacroute, Linfield is able to support the Lacroute Initiative for Advancing the Liberal Arts at Linfield University.
The Initiative is a three-year program (funded through June 30, 2022) and is a forum for enacting an interdisciplinary vision of learning, life, and community by:

  • Facilitating the exploration of multiple disciplines and their varied way of knowing;
  • Integrating Linfield's rich diversity of people, places, and perspectives;
  • Enabling practice of creative, collaborative solutions to complex problems;
  • Bridging intellectual life on Linfield's rural and urban campuses;
  • Creating a central shared resource for effective teaching and learning; and,
  • Fostering interdisciplinary experimentation and innovation.

Request for Proposals

Steering Committee
Photo of Pat Cottrell, Political Science, and link to faculty biography  Photo of Leonard Finkelman, Philosophy, and link to faculty biography  Photo of Jamie Friedman, English, and link to faculty   Photo of Tom Mertes, History, and link to faculty biography  Photo of Jenn Williams, Religious Studies, and link to faculty biography

Lacroute Initiative Administrator
Photo of Tom Mertes, History, and link to faculty biography

Advisor to the Lacroute Initiative
Photo of Susan Agre-Kippenhan, Academic Affairs, and link to staff biography

The Lacroute Steering Committee is currently overseeing PLACE.

Residencies

The Lacroute Initiative supports local and national visitors in residence who contribute to the liberal arts through disciplinary and interdisciplinary programming.

Contact Information

Location: T.J. Day 218
Hours: By appointment
E-mail: lacrouteinitiative@linfield.edu
Tom Mertes, Administrator
Emily Kyzer, Academic Secretary