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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.

Join the CARE Google group

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


February 12th, 2016


    It’s fun and social.  Everyone is welcome.  All levels can play.  It happens on the West Court of the Pamplin Sports Center Gym on Fridays from 12 noon - 1:00 pm.

  • Image preview 12:00pm: EMPLOYEE FITNESS - INDOOR CYCLING
    Indoor Cycling is taught by Suzanne Brauer, PE/A Instructor, on Fridays at 12-12:45 pm in the Pamplin Gym Foyer, or outside on the Patio, weather permitting.

    All levels of fitness can ride and sweat together on a stationary bike through a fitness journey of timed intervals and terrain simulations.
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm: Meeting of the Committee on Diversity & Inclusion
    You are welcome to attend the February meeting of the committee.  You may attend the meeting to see how the committee works or share your ideas or questions online.  Space is limited, so the honor of a response is requested if you plan to attend.

February 14th, 2016

February 15th, 2016

  • 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 Mondays from 12-1 pm.

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