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CARE: Community and Recreation for Employees

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.  

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.

Join the CARE Google group

Annual Events


  • Timbers and Trail Blazer games (group rate)
  • Community gardens tour/Native plant walk
  • Spring Into Action


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


  • 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



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


June 1st, 2015

  • Image preview 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Employee Fitness Program - Get Moving on Monday! Free!
    Informal Introductions to Individual Exercise Routines:  Due to requests, we will again do Water Running!  Meet on the Indoor Pool deck at 12:00 noon-12:45pm.  Swimming skills are not required for this activity.  You don’t have to wear a swimsuit, as shorts and a tank top will work just fine.

June 2nd, 2015

  • Image preview 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Employee Fitness X-Train & Core
    X-Train & Core is taught by Suzanne Brauer, in the Pamplin Sport Center 019 Activity Room and outside at various locations on campus, on Tuesdays from 12:00-12:45 pm.  Do it all with a variety of equipment…cardio, strength, and stretch…it’s a total body work-out.

June 3rd, 2015

  • Image preview 12:00pm - 12:45pm: Cardio Tennis
    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.
  • Image preview 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Employee Fitness Mind-Body Fusion
    Mind-Body Fusion is taught by Suzanne Brauer, in the Pamplin Sports Center Activitiy Room 019, on Wednesdays from 12:00-12:45 pm.  Experience a combination of exercises from yoga, pilates, fitness, and therapy for stamina, stability, strengthening, and stretching.  Mats are provided.

June 4th, 2015

  • Image preview 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Employee Fitness Spin-Cycle
    Spin-Cycle is taught by Suzanne Brauer, in the Pamplin Sports Center Foyer or outside on the patio, on Thursdays from 12:00-12:45 pm. Stationary training bikes are used.  All levels of fitness can ride and sweat together on a fitness journey.

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