Friday, February 27, 2015

Keith Shriver, Linfield Athletics Hall of Frame sprinter

Keith Shriver competes for Linfield College in the 1970 Northwest Conference track & field championship meet in Spanaway, near Parkland, Wash., home of host school PLU. Photo by Ralph Ogata, like Keith a sprinter on the Linfield team. Photo scanned from 1970 Linfield Oak Leaves yearbook and lightly "photoshopped" by Wildcatville.  

Keith Shriver: Dec. 19, 1947 – Jan. 27, 2015. 
Obituary posted March 7, 2015 in Coos Bay, Ore., World 
Keith Alva Shriver was born in North Bend, to Frank and Hilda Shriver, the second of four children. Keith spent his childhood in North Bend making wonderful childhood friends. 

He excelled in academics, football, basketball and track, graduating with the Outstanding Boy and Best All Around Athlete awards. Keith still holds records in track at NBHS and for many years held the single season scoring record in basketball.

Following his graduation from high school in 1966, he attended Linfield College. While at Linfield he was selected the college’s most outstanding athlete four straight years. 

Keith graduated with honors from Linfield in business administration in 1970 and went to work for Peat Marwick and Mitchell in Phoenix, Ariz. 

He later obtained a master’s degree in accounting at Arizona State University in 1974, and a Ph.D. of Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983. 

Previously, Keith worked as a researcher for the Federal Accounting Standards Board where he was introduced to teaching while conducting seminars…teaching became the focus of his life.

Keith returned to ASU School of Accountancy to begin his research and teaching career. He was professor, mentor, and friend to hundreds of students; his goal was to make a difference in both their professional and personal lives. He lived his credo, “Strive for excellence in everything.” 

Shriver achieved national prominence in the field of accounting, receiving multiple national and international research awards. At ASU, Keith was recognized with numerous teaching awards and is a nationally published author.

Outside of Keith’s professional life he enjoyed athletics, hiking and traveling. He had the opportunity to travel the world as a member of the USA International Track Team and continued his passion for adventure through trips to the Middle East, Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Australia.

Keith is survived by his siblings, Bruce Shriver (Jan) and Nancy Arneson (Bryan); the nieces and nephews he adored, Stacey Harrison, Jamie Harris, Brittany Austin, David Shriver and Kyle Shriver; eight great-nieces and nephews; several aunts and uncles; and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Ralph, and his parents.

A celebration of life for Keith Shriver will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1770 Baxter Road SE in Salem.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in Keith’s name to the North Bend High School Community Scholarship fund, P.O. Box 567, North Bend, OR 97459.

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March 14, 2015 - Smart, kind and driven to achieve, Keith was unique. I knew him from elementary school through our first year at Linfield together. My wishes for peace and comfort go out to his family.  Sharon Foster,  Camano Island, Washington 

March 8, 2015 - Loved to be able to get Keith to smile, but I usually got a,"Bite me."
A LINFIELD COLLEGE institution. We miss him already. Dennis Surles, Orange, California 

March 8, 2015 - Lots of great memories of Keith from our college years at Linfield. We all shall miss him.  Steve Lathrop, Tangent, Oregon 

March 8, 2015 - I am deeply saddened to read about Keith's death. Keith and I met at ASU during our Master's in Accountancy days. We stayed close. When he took the very prestigious position at the FASB I took time to visit him and tour the FASB offices. As time passed we still stayed in touch and had dinner at least twice a year as Keith traveled his way through retirement. We shared one goal--to retire and "move to San Diego and sell hot dogs on the beach". A vagabond and a good friend has passed away and I will miss him.  John Back, Scottsdale, Arizona
...Guest Book remained online until 4/5/2016

Link to obit posted at website of Tempe Mortuary in Tempe, Ariz. 


Hall of Fame sprinter Keith Shriver dies
News release issued Feb. 26, 2015, Linfield College Athletics website, McMinnville, Ore.
Linfield Athletics photo

Linfield College Athletics Hall of Fame member Keith A. Shriver passed away Jan. 27 at home in Tempe, Ariz., at age 67.

 A track and field All-American and four-time Linfield Athlete of the Year, Shriver went on to a distinguished career as a professor of accounting at Arizona State University. In 1999, he was among the second class of inductees to be enshrined into the Linfield Athletics Hall of Fame.

“Keith visited Linfield often and was a constant presence in support of Linfield Athletics,” said director of athletics Scott Carnahan. “We will miss him a lot.”

Shriver lettered four times in track and field from 1967 to 1970. He was an outstanding sprinter for the Wildcats, winning 51 consecutive NAIA District 2 and Northwest Conference races from 1968 until 1970. His 200-meter dash time of 20.58 seconds (converted from 220 yards) remains a Linfield, Northwest Conference and NAIA District 2 record 45 years after he set the standard in the spring of 1970.

Shriver ranks second all-time at Linfield in the 100 (10.58) and the 400 (47.92). Over the course of his college career, Shriver won four Northwest Conference championships and four NAIA District 2 titles. In 1969 and 1970, he captured NWC individual titles in the 200- and 400-meter races. In District 2 competition, Shriver won the 200-meter championship in 1967, 1969 and 1970 and took the 100-meter title as a freshman in 1967.

As a junior in 1969, he garnered fourth place in the 200 at the NAIA national championship meet. Injuries suffered during his sophomore and seniors seasons prevented Shriver from competing those years at the national level. An NAIA track and field All-American, Shriver also earned the Wall Street Journal's Outstanding Business Student Award in 1970.

Shriver also competed in basketball at Linfield, earning a varsity letter for Hall of Fame coach Ted Wilson in 1968. He was presented the TopCat award an unprecedented four straight years as the college's most outstanding athlete.

Graduating with honors from Linfield in 1970 with a bachelor's degree in business, Shriver earned a master's degree from Arizona State in 1974 and followed by a doctorate in accounting from the University of Texas-Austin. Shriver acheived national prominence in the field of accounting, including four national and four international research awards.

A standout student and athlete on the southern coast at North Bend (Ore.) High School, Shriver set the single-season scoring record in basketball and also broke multiple records as a sprinter with the Bulldogs track and field team.

A professor within Arizona State's School of Accountancy and Information Management for 17 years, Shriver received numerous teaching awards at the university, college and departmental levels. He was a Dean's Council Distinguished Scholar, a nationally published author, and worldwide lecturer.

Named Linfield's 1997 Alumnus of the Year, Shriver funded the construction of a display case to house Linfield's track and field records within the college's Health, Human Performance and Athletics complex. He was a regular financial contributor to the TopCat Club in support of Linfield Athletics. His service commitment extended beyond Linfield to his church and community. He spent many extra hours advising and counseling students and was honored with ASU's Faculty and Staff Appreciation Award in 1997.

A celebration of life for Keith Shriver was held Saturday afternoon (1 o'clock start), April 11, 2015, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1770 Baxter Rd SE in Salem.


The Nov. 10, 1969, Linfield Athletic Newsletter reported "Keith Shriver finished fifth in the NAIA Tournament in the 200 yard dash. The meet was held in Billings, Montana, on its all-weather track. Keith’s points allowed the ‘Cats to tie for 46th in team standings."


In 2000, Keith and his father, Frank Shriver, an outstanding athlete and long-time track coach, were enshrined in the North Bend, Ore., High School Athletics Hall of Fame. Keith graduated from NBHS in 1966 and his father in 1927.

At Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz., Keith was an emeritus professor after an award-winning career as a distinguished professor teaching and researching in accounting, information systems and international business.


Text and photo from page 111 of the ASU Sun Devil Spark Sahurao yearbook Class of 1988

Quality classroom teaching is personified at ASU by three professors selected for 1987 Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Awards.

Jonathon Rose, professor of law, Keith Shriver, assistant professor of accounting, and Mary Vasquez, associate professor of foreign languages, were selected for the awards by the University Promotion and Tenure Committee in recognition of unusual effort they devoted to the quality of their students' classroom learning experiences their high scholarly standards for course con tent and student performance their direct impact on and involvement with students and supporting information and nominations submitted by students. 

With the honor, each received a $2,500 cash award. ...

...Shriver posts his philosophy of teaching outside his office door: "The student is the most important person on the campus. Without students there would be no need for the institution. 

-not a cold enrollment statistic, but a flesh and blood human being with feelings and emotions like our own.

- not someone to be tolerated so that we can do our thing. They are our thing.

- not dependent on us. Rather we are dependent on them.

- not an interruption of our work, but the purpose of it. We are not doing them a favor by serving them. They are doing us a favor by giving us the opportunity to do so."

The Faculty Achievement Award in Teaching this was an award "wherein peers (other faculty) recognized one of their own for excellence in the classroom. Keith was an excellent educator, much loved by his students, and respected by colleagues," Philip M. J. Reckers, Director, School of Accountancy, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, told Wildcatville in February 2015. 


Also see, Keith Shriver: Enshrined in Linfield College, North Bend High Athletic Hall of Fames
Photos of Keith at North Bend, Ore., High School, two of them in basketball and track action for NBHS Bulldogs.


As a Linfield student (1966-1970) the late Keith Shriver lived initially in the Waldorf (a.k.a. Laurel Hall) and then in New Dorm (now known as Frerichs Hall, not to be confused with a former Linfield building of the same name which was home of the college's speech, drama and music programs). Thanks to John Ekemo for summer/1968 Waldorf photo. Wildcatville 2/27/2015 (New Dorm) photo.


Photo from Keith's memorial service held April 11, 2015, in Salem, Ore. Photo by Steve Lathrop, Bar West Classic. 


McMinnville N-R photo below from Linfield home track meet on Sat., April 27, 1968, shows Keith (far left) finishing race.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Countdown: Linfield football 2015

*Sept 12, 12:30 pm -- Chapman Panthers (Homecoming)
*Sept 19, Noon -- Redlands Bulldogs
Sept 26, -- bye

Oct 3, 1:30 pm -- at L&C Pioneers
Oct 10, 1:30 pm -- Pacific Boxers

Oct 17, 1:30 pm -- at Willamette Bearcats
Oct 24, 1:30 pm -- Whitworth Pirates

Oct 31, 1 pm -- at George Fox Bruins

Nov 7, 1 pm -- UPS Loggers
Nov 14, 1 pm -- at PLU Lutes

All are NW Conference games unless indicated with *

Source: Linfield Sports Info

Football: Linfield vs. Willamette Bearcats … and Angry Owls

When Linfield's football Wildcats play Willamette's Bearcats in Salem, the game is at McCulloch Stadium in Bush's Pasture Park, near the Willamette campus. It's the Wildcats vs. the Bearcats … and Angry Owls. There are "angry owls" signs in the park (owned by the City of Salem) because a barred owl has swooped down and clawed scalps of some in the park.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Remember the Linfield College Marching Band?

Did the Linfield College Marching Band perform at halftime of Linfield home football games? 

These wonderful photos (circa 1935-1936) are from Linfield Archives & Special Collections. One photo shows band's drum major posing at attention.

Other photo shows the band practicing on the quad while being led by the drum major (on the far right, out of the photo). This practicing photo was taken with the Observatory, Grover and Failing Halls in the background. Note that the Observatory is now in a different campus location.

Both photos cropped by Wildcatville.

Linfield Archives & Special Collections "collects, protects and promotes materials which document the history of the college and regional community, including American Baptist history, Oregon wine history and collections featuring Linfield's faculty, students, staff and alumni." More info here.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Vote again for Linfield Wildcats logo!

Linfield's Wildcats logo trails the Portland Stags logo in round three. Time to vote daily again for the 'Cats Wildcats logo!

Linfield is among eight teams remaining in competition for Portland’s best sports logo. "After almost 60,000 votes over the past week, the field of 16 has been cut to eight," said, which sponsors the competition. Thirty-two teams started the contest.

You may vote once a day. So, please vote daily for the 'Cats.

In the opening round, the Wildcats logo beat the Spartans FC, by a vote of 1,751 to 923.

In the second round, the logo of the Wildcats defeated the Portland Winterhawks by a vote of 2,782 to 2,367.

Now, it's the third round and the Wildcat logo is competing against the Portland Stags of Major League Ultimate Frisbee.

At about 2pm on 2/4/2015, Wildcatville checked and the Stags logo is ahead of the Wildcats logo 828 to 491 votes. So, it's imperative for you to vote daily for the 'Cats!

Please go to this URL ...

... and scroll down to Rose City Region and vote for the Wildcats logo.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Linfielder John L. Hart co-authors 'There Will Be Killing: A Novel of (the Vietnam) War and Murder'

John L. Hart graduated with a psychology bachelor of arts degree from Linfield in 1968, a Masters of Social Work from Portland State University in 1974 and a Ph.D. in 1985 from the University of Southern California.

After Linfield -- but before PSU and USC -- his experience serving in 1969-1970 as a psychology specialist for the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War are the foundation of There Will Be Killing: A Novel of War and Murder. He co-wrote the novel, a trade paperback also available as an e-book, with writer Olivia Rupprecht.

There Will be Killing tells of child psychiatrist “Izzy” Moskowitz, “fresh out of his (medical school) residency,” drafted in 1969 to serve in the Vietnam War. The psychiatrist is assigned to an Army psychiatric unit in Nha Trang, Vietnam where he becomes an “unwilling participant in a mission that would turn his world upside down and redefine the nature of war to him,” according to the book’s promotional material.

In addition to Hart’s writing, the book includes Chinese

Brush paintings by Hart. See a photo of one of his painting with this story.

Positive reviews for the book include from Tara Janzen, New York Times bestselling author.” She said the book is a “riveting journey into the perils of war and the darkness of the human heart – stylish and provocative."

Good response has helped assure the book will have sequels. The second in the series will be published next year, Hart said. 
There Will be Killing, a "Pick of the Day" on the website of e-book publisher Barnes & Noble, reached #5 nationally on the publisher's Nook e-book platform. 

It’s Hart's second book. He wrote Becoming a Father: The Real Work of a Man's Soul, published in 1998.

Hart graduated from Linfield in the campus Oak Grove in McMinnville on Sunday, May 19, 1968. The next day he was drafted into the Army. After a year of military training he was serving in Vietnam.

Born and raised in Portland, he graduated from Washington High School for which he was an outstanding left-handed pitcher for Washington High Colonials baseball.

Hart was the winning pitcher in the Linfield Wildcats’ victorious baseball final game of the NAIA World Series in St. Joseph, Missouri in June 1966. It was Linfield's first national title in any sport.

In the fall of 1966, Hart injured his back in a catastrophic car accident just outside McMinnville. Following about two weeks of hospitalization, he continued to pitch for the Wildcats, but started focusing on a career in psychology after baseball and college concluded.

(Rest of the story: Against medical advice, he left the hospital suddenly because his mother was in critical condition in a different hospital. Driving from Portland to see him in McMinnville, a driver in another car ran a red light and hit her vehicle.)

Hart has been a psychotherapist for more than 40 years. He had a psychotherapy practice in Los Angeles for 20 years. An internationally known teacher, he has been a consultant to the nation of Norway for its Fathering Project. 

He splits his time between living on the Big Island of Hawaii and Canada’s Vancouver Island, where he is the executive director of Spirit Bear Art Farm and a University of Victoria adjunct associate professor.

To learn more about Hart and There Will be Killing, go to these links:

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