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CARE: Community and Recreation for Employees

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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.

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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
  • Staff Development Days


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.  

CARE Committee Members

Helen Devol, benefits analyst 

Amy Dvorak, sustainability manager

Adam Geisler, administrative coordinator, Business Law

Alyse Glesmann, human resources analyst

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

Jessica Kleiss, assistant professor of environmental studies

Michael Mannheimer, web content and social media manager

Caroline Mead, admissions office coordinator

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

Jessica Starling, assistant professor of religious studies

Billy Walker, executive assistant to the VP and treasurer 


October 27th, 2016

  • Image preview 12:00pm: Employee Fitness - Cardio Soccer
    Cardio Soccer is taught by a Student Athlete Instructor on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 12:00-12:45pm on the Turf/Track at Griswold Stadium, or in the Pamplin Gym Foyer, if the weather is not cooperating :-)  You don’t need to know how to play soccer to participate.  Improve your cardio fitness and coordination with speed, agility, and quickness training that challenges your footwork and movement patterns.

October 28th, 2016

  • Image preview 12:00pm: Employee Fitness - Core & Stretch
    Core & Stretch is taught by Suzanne Brauer, PE/A Instructor, on Fridays at 12-12:45 pm in the Class Room 019 Downstairs in the Pamplin Center.

    Spend some time on two of the most important things you can do for your body…abs, back, and center core strengthening, along with stretching for the flexibility of your connective tissue, joints, and muscles.  A variety of class formats will be presented.

October 31st, 2016

  • Image preview 11:00am - 1:00pm: Get your photo taken for the L&C Halloween costume contest

    Students, faculty, and staff are eligible, and winners are determined by vote from the L&C community.

  • Image preview 12:00pm: Employee Fitness - SpinCycle
    SpinCycle is taught by Suzanne Brauer, PE/A Instructor, on Mondays at 12:00-12:45 in the Pamplin Gym Foyer.  Come ride and sweat together on an indoor stationary bike through a fitness journey of timed intervals and terrain simulations.
  • 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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