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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


November 24th, 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.
  • Image preview 12:00pm - 1:00pm: EFP - DEEP H2O RUN
    Deep H2O Run is taught by Suzanne Brauer, in the Zehntbauer Swimming Pavilion, on Mondays 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.

November 25th, 2014

  • Image preview 12:00pm - 1:00pm: TURKEY TROT 2014
    Here is a great opportunity to get your daily work-out while supporting a good cause.  Run (~5K) or Walk (~2K) around and through campus on Tuesday, November 25, from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM.  Meet at the Hospitality Tent by the Track at Griswold Stadium.  It is open to all faculty, staff, and students.  To participate, bring 2 cans of food to be donated to the Oregon Food Bank.  Participants are automatically entered into a raffle for a turkey.  To sign up or request information, email, or fill out the form on the Intramural website by Monday, November 24. 
  • Image preview 12:00pm - 1:00pm: EMPLOYEE VOLLEYBALL
    It’s fun and informal.  Everyone is welcome.  All levels can play.  It happens on the Middle Court of the Pamplin Center Gym on Tuesday from 12noon-1pm.

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