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CARE: Community and Recreation for Employees

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Join the CARE Google group 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.

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CARE annual events include:


  • CARE Crew assists students move into residence halls
  • Halloween Costume Contest
  • Turkey Trot (campus walk/run) for Oregon Food Bank 


  • Timbers and Trail Blazer games (group rate)
  • Family Clothes Swap
  • Green Move Out



Mission Statement

To promote recreational activities and social service projects that contribute to cohesiveness among all college employees and make a positive impact in our community.  

CARE Committee Members

Helen Devol, benefits analyst 

Amy Dvorak, senior director of sustainability

Adam Geisler, administrative coordinator, Business Law

Vanessa Holmgren, director of multimedia and internal communications (CARE committee co-chair)

Michael Mannheimer, web content and social media manager

Meg Marshall, Senior Development Officer

Caroline Mead, admissions office coordinator

Tara McIrvin, associate director, Alumni and Parent Programs

Natasha Richmond, assistant director of law school admissions (CARE committee co-chair)

Alyssa Salstrom, career and professional development program coordinator, law school 

Billy Walker, executive assistant to the VP and treasurer 

Sarah Warren, Associate Professor of Sociology 

Rochelle Zirdum, placement coordinator, teacher education


April 19th, 2018

  • Image preview 9:00am - 5:00pm: 4th Annual Kids and Families Clothes and Toy Swap
    As the Clothing Swap saying goes, “Bring what you have; take what you love.”
  • Image preview 4:00pm - 5:00pm: Bike Coop Tube Patching and Flat Repair Workshop
    Join the Bike Coop for a tube patching and flat repair workshop.

    Join us in tuning up your bike and learning more about maintenance at the Bike Coop on Thursday, April 19th from 4 to 5pm.

    Even if you’re familiar with these repairs, this is a great time to get to know the resources the Bike Coop has to offer!

    There will be snacks!

April 20th, 2018

  • Image preview All Day: Employee Fitness: Swingercise
    Swingercise is taught by Melissa Roane, of the Library staff, on Fridays at 12-12:45 in the Pamplin Activity (Mat) Room 019.  Come for this variety work-out as swing dance meets fitness! It is presented by taking steps and notions from the Charleston era to the Jitterbug era and working them till everyone sweats!  It is mostly cardio-dance, and she will also infuse mini-history lessons and some technique in vernacular jazz.

April 21st, 2018

  • Image preview 1:00pm - 5:00pm: Sesquicentennial Carnival
    Join students, faculty, staff, families, neighbors, and friends of the College at our epic celebration with free food, activities, and carnival rides!

April 23rd, 2018

  • Image preview 12:00pm: Employee Fitness: Cardio Tennis
    Cardio Tennis is taught by Jimmy Chau, Tennis Coach, on Mondays & Wednesdays at 12-12:45 pm in the Indoor Tennis Dome, or on the outdoor courts, weather permitting.   Improve your tennis game in a group lesson format with fun conditioning skills and drills that will keep you moving!

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