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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).  

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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.

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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)


July 31st, 2014

  • Image preview 12:00pm: SUMMER PILATES (EFP)
    Pilates is a Special Employee Fitness Class taught by Suzanne Brauer, PE/A Instructor.  It is held in the Pamplin Center Mat Room 019 on Thursday from 12noon-12:45pm.  It’s the best work-out for developing stability, mobility, flexibility, and total body integrated strength.

August 1st, 2014

  • Image preview 12:00pm: SUMMER POWER HOUR (EFP)
    Power Hour is a Special Employee Fitness Class taught by Angela Dendas, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach.  It is held in the Pamplin Center Fitness Center/Weight Room on Friday from 12noon-12:45pm.  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 advanced physical shape or just starting out.

August 4th, 2014

  • Image preview 12:00pm: SUMMER CARDIO TENNIS (EFP)
    Cardio Tennis is a Special Employee Fitness Class taught by Jimmy Chau, Assistant Tennis Coach.  It is held in the Tennis Dome and at the Outdoor Courts.  You will improve your tennis game as you are pushed through skills and drills that keep you moving!
  • Image preview 12:00pm: SUMMER CYCLING (EFP)
    Cycling is a Special Employee Fitness Class taught by Suzanne Brauer, PE/A Instructor.  It is held in the Pamplin Center Foyer on Monday/Wednesday from 12noon-12:45pm.  All levels of fitness can ride and sweat together on a fitness journey using the stationary spinning/training bikes.

August 5th, 2014

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