Friday, May 31, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Photos below (l-r), Dave Hansen & Larry Ward on KMCM, McMinnville N-R black & white photo. Dave Hansen on KLYC, Wildcatville color photo.
Linfield Review May 13, 2013, with editing/rewriting by Wildcatville
Professor, Wildcat football announcer retires
By Quinn Carlin, Staff writer
“Twice-Told Stories – Most of Them True” is the title of the last lecture Dave Hansen, professor emeritus of economics, will give at Linfield after four decades of teaching.
The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. May 13 in T.J. Day, room 222.
In addition to his teaching duties, Hansen is the color commentator for Linfield Wildcat football radio broadcasts and “CatsEyeView” football webcasts.
He is distinguished in the Linfield community for relationships inside and outside the classroom.
Although retiring from the classroom, he is staying on as a broadcaster for the Wildcats.
"If I bring anything of value to the broadcasts, it's knowing the kids outside of the football realm. I have the opportunity of interacting with them through the week," Hansen said several years ago. Thanks for his service to Linfield, he offered unique insights about the college, bringing the past to the present.
Larry Ward worked with Hansen during the Linfield 1973-1977 football and men’s basketball seasons as Wildcats’ play-by-play voice for McMinnville KMCM radio. "Dave is one of the few color analyst that I have worked with that 'fit like a glove.' We had that just right feel for each other in a few short games. He was also one of the most knowledgeable people about the history of Linfield sports as well,” said Ward, director of broadcasting and radio play-by-play voice of the Chattanooga, Tenn., Lookouts professional baseball team.Michael Zeir was a student in Hansen's Linfield “Principle of Economics” class.
“Professor Hansen is a wise man. What really stood out for me about the class, though, was his particular style of teaching. He would never let the class become boring,” Zeir said. “To help illustrate complex economic theories, he could pick a student in the class and break the theory down into an interactive story where the student would go through the problem as if they were the business facing the problem. This helped everyone in furthering their understanding. He was a good economics professor and will surely be missed.”
After more than four decades of teaching, his lecture will be his last words of wisdom for the students at the school.
However, his voice will still be heard over the radio airwaves and Internet during the Wildcat football season.
Posted by Wildcatville at 7:44 PM