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CARE: Community and Recreation for Employees

Connect with CARE

Join the CARE list serve to hear about news and upcoming events. We also encourage you to let us know what kinds of community-building activities you’d like to see the committee sponsor.

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CARE annual events include:


  • Timbers and Trail Blazer games (group rate)



  • CARE Crew assists students move in to residence halls
  • Halloween Costume Contest
  • Turkey Trot (campus walk/run) for Oregon Food Bank 
  • Soup, Socks & Snugglies 
  • Wellness Fair


  • Employee fitness classes
  • Faculty-staff happy hour at Maggie’s (3rd Thursday of every month)
  • Red Cross Blood Drive (3x per year)
Mission Statement

To promote recreational activities and social service projects that contribute to cohesiveness among all college employees and make a positive impact in the community.  


Billy Walker, executive assistant – CARE committee chair person

Kari Baxterbusiness law program coordinator

Amy Dvorak, sustainability manager

Alicia Roberts Frank, assistant professor of teacher education

Adam Geisler, administrative coordinator, Business Law

Vanessa Holmgren, director of multimedia and internal communications

Jessica Kleiss, assistant professor of environmental studies (on sabbatical)

Michael Mannheimer, web content producer

Natasha Richmond, assistant director of law school admissions

Jessica Starling, assistant professor of religious studies


October 8th, 2015

October 9th, 2015

  • Image preview 12:00pm: EMPLOYEE ACTIVITY - ROWING (ERGOMETER)
    It’s fun and a full body work-out.  Everyone is welcome.  All levels can learn the machine.  Come to practice and sweat with others.  It happens in the Crew Team Room in the Basement of Zehntbauer Swim Pavilion on Fridays from 12-1 pm.
  • Image preview 12:00pm: EMPLOYEE FITNESS - POWER HOUR (canceled)

    Push your body through various resistance, body-weight, plyometric, and functional training movements that will challenge your physical and mental strength. This circuit-style class will give you variety and enjoyment, whether you are in advance physical shape or just starting out.


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