Lewis & Clark Kids and Families
Lewis & Clark Kids and Families (LCKF) is made up of more than 100 faculty and staff parents. Associate Professor of French Isabelle DeMarte initiated the group in 2008 to help with the typical challenges inherent in juggling the competing needs and demands of being a parent and a higher education professional.
The LCKF Google group hosts online discussions on topics such as child care, health care, and any family-related issues or opportunities.
A small LCKF planning committee organizes an annual summer BBQ for Lewis & Clark families at the outdoor pool.
News from LCKF
March 21, 2013
In 2010 a group of approximately 50 Lewis & Clark community members (half faculty, half staff) signed a letter asking that CAS commencement day be changed so it no longer falls on Mother’s Day. In 2011 the CAS faculty voted in support of moving commencement, but we have recently learned that the issue must be revisited.
CAS commencement must fall on the second weekend in May—this is non-negotiable. However, the option to have it fall on Saturday or Sunday is up for negotiation.
On April 2, the CAS Curriculum Committee will bring two options to the faculty for a vote: one option would move Commencement back to Sunday (often Mother’s Day); the second option would move Commencement to the Saturday immediately before.
For the faculty, staff, and administrators at Lewis & Clark, the scheduling of graduation on Mother’s Day occurs year after year, preventing many of us from being with our children, our partners, and our own mothers for much of this important day. As our mothers and children age, we are reminded of how important it is to immerse ourselves in family, rather than work, on this special day.
The CAS Curriculum Committee wants to hear your opinion on this matter. Please cast your vote for the Saturday or Sunday option by Friday, March 29, 2013.