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CARE: Community and Recreation for Employees

Mission Statement

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

Connect with CARE

Join the CARE list serve to receive news and event updates and to share your ideas with the committee. We encourage you to let us know what kinds of community-building activities you’d like to see the committee sponsor.

Join the CARE Google group

Annual Events


  • Timbers and Trail Blazer ticket sales (group rate)
  • Student community gardens tour
  • L&C Native Plant Walk
  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
  • Spring Into Action


  • Star gazing with OMSI
  • L&C Art Walk
  • Law School Scavenger Hunt
  • Back stage tour of Fir Acres
  • Law School clinics
  • Lewis & Clark Kids and Families BBQ and pool party
  • Ice cream social
  • Kickball 
  • Corbett House & Chapel tour


  • Soup, Socks & Snugglies 


  • Employee-Fitness classes
  • Faculty-staff happy hour at Maggie’s (2nd Thursday of every month)
  • Red Cross Blood Drive (3x per year)

Billy Walker, executive assistant (Common Services) – CARE committee chair person

Kari Baxter, business law program coordinator (Law School)

Amy Dvorak, sustainability manager (Common Services)

Liza Finkel, associate professor of education

Adam Geisler, administrative coordinator, Business Law - Ex Officio Member

Heather Gillespie, textbook buyer (Common Services)

Vanessa Holmgren, director of multimedia and internal communications (Ex Officio Member)

Erin Houlihan, administrative coordinator for the center for community engagement (Graduate School)

Annette Lanier, special assistant to the president - Ex Officio Member

Shannon O’Leary, assistant professor of physics (CAS)

Natasha Richmond, assistant director of admissions (Law School )

Kim Ulrich, administrative specialist (CAS) - Ex Officio Member

Bonnie Von Wald, administrative assistant (CAS)


September 2nd, 2014

September 9th, 2014

  • Image preview Knitting (etc.) Meetup
    Knitters and crocheters of the Lewis & Clark community, unite!
  • Image preview 4:00pm - 5:00pm: Operation Nightwatch Volunteer Orientation
    Operation Nightwatch, a non-sectarian night ministry of friendship and community, has been serving Portland’s street population since 1981. Come find out how you can join in solidarity with this organization.

September 16th, 2014

September 23rd, 2014

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