Linfield University views the notion of citizenship as central to the liberal arts mission. PLACE builds on the Linfield Curriculum to encourage the free exchange of ideas across disciplines, promote civic engagement, and pique intellectual curiosity through the exploration of thematic connections among modes of thinking and inquiry. Each year, the program identifies a broad interdisciplinary theme and uses it to highlight two or three different Linfield Curriculum designations. As there are eight designations, four-year students will see each of the designations highlighted during their time at Linfield. This theme then serves as a focal point for cross-campus events, innovation in integrated and experiential learning, and community dialogue. In so doing, PLACE above all aspires to provide a public good to the entire Linfield community.