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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 – CARE committee chair person

Amy Dvorak, sustainability manager

Liza Finkel, associate professor of education

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

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

Shannon O’Leary, assistant professor of physics

Natasha Richmond, assistant director of law school admissions

Jessica Starling, assistant professor of religious studies

Kim Ulrich, administrative specialist - Ex Officio Member

Bonnie Von Wald, administrative assistant


October 29th, 2014

  • Image preview 12:00pm - 1:00pm: EFP - CYCLING
    Cycling is taught by Suzanne Brauer, in the Pamplin Sports Center Foyer, on Wednesdays from 12:00-12:45 pm.
  • Image preview 12:00pm - 1:00pm: EFP - CARDIO TENNIS
    Cardio Tennis is taught by Jimmy Chau, assistant tennis coach, in the Tennis Dome, on Monday & Wednesday from 12:00-12:45 pm.

October 30th, 2014

  • Image preview 12:00pm - 1:00pm: EFP - MIND-BODY FUSION
    Mind-Body Fusion is taught by Suzanne Brauer, in the Tamarack Main Lounge, on Thursdays from 12:00 -12:45 pm.

October 31st, 2014

  • Image preview 12:00pm - 1:00pm: EFP - POWER HOUR
    Power Hour is taught by Angela Dendas, head strength and conditioning coach, in the Pamplin Center Weight Room, on selected Fridays from 12:00-12:45 pm.

November 3rd, 2014

  • Image preview 12:00pm: EMPLOYEE ULTIMATE FRISBEE
    It’s fun and informal.  Everyone is welcome.  All levels can play.  It happens on the Turf inside the Track at Griswold Stadium on Monday from 12noon-1pm.

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