On and Off Campus
October 24th, 2017
ENVS Symposium: Environmental Engagement in Tough Times
Lewis & Clark College’s Environmental Studies Program announces its 20th annual Environmental Symposium on the theme “Environmental Engagement in Tough Times.” Perhaps more than ever, environmental issues have become divisive terrain in the U.S., prompting individuals, organizations, and leaders on all sides to mobilize and fight. These actions may be understandable, but they exacerbate an increasingly fractured American society, where people rarely talk to those with whom they disagree. This year’s Symposium launches a yearlong series of events and projects exploring possibilities for engagement across these boundaries, in the context of the major environmental issues of our time.until October 26
Opposing White Supremacy Speaker Series, “Trouble in Charlottesville: Confederate Memorialization and its Legacy”
Join Ethnic Studies in the first talk in our Opposing White Supremacy Series. Trouble in Charlottesville: Confederate Memorialization and its Legacy. Presentation by Reiko Hillyer, assistant professor of history and ethnic studies.
A Poetry Reading by Rae Armantrout
Rae Armantrout is Professor Emerita of writing in the literature department at the University of California at San Diego. She has also taught at the California College of Arts and Crafts, Bard College, Naropa University, San Diego State University, and San Francisco State University.
Wesleyan University Press published Armantrout’s thirteenth book of poetry, Partly: Nesw and Selected Poems, 2001–2015, in 2016. Her previous poetry collections include Itself (Wesleyan 2015), Just Saying (Wesleyan 2013), Money Shot (Wesleyan 2011); Versed (Wesleyan 2009), which received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, and was a finalist for the National Book Award; Next Life (Wesleyan 2007), which was selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the best poetry books of 2007; Up to Speed (Wesleyan 2003), also selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the best poetry books of the year, in 2003; Veil: New and Selected Poems (Wesleyan, 2001), a finalist in the Poetry category for the 2002 PEN Center USA Literary Awards; and Just Saying (Wesleyan 2013).
7:00pm - 9:00pm:
Environmental Affairs Symposium Keynote
Please join us for our 20th Annual Environmental Affairs Symposium keynote event at Ecotrust in the Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center (721 NW 9th Avenue Suite 200 Portland, OR 97209)
October 25th, 2017
English Meet Your Major
Come hear from faculty and students about what it means to study English at Lewis & Clark. Mingle with English professors and ask questions of current majors. Pizza will be provided!
October 27th, 2017
Brad Mehldau (Solo Piano)
You won’t want to miss this event! PDX Jazz brings five-time Grammy® Award-nominated jazz pianist, composer and arranger, Brad Mehldau to Lewis & Clark College on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 8pm in Agnes Flanagan Chapel!
October 29th, 2017
The Lewis & Clark Orchestra presents its first concert of the fall 2017 semester on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 7:30pm in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel. Featuring works by Jean Sibelius, Antonín Dvořák, Aaron Copland, and the world premiere of LC student, Oswald Huynh’s piece: Romance for Violin and Orchestra. Oswald’s piece features fellow LC student, violinist Jamuna Buchanan.
LIVE STREAMED EVENT
October 30th, 2017
Honorable Clint Bolick: James L. Huffman Lecture In Honor of the Western Resources Legal Center
Justice Clint Bolick will present the 2017 James L. Huffman Lecture In Honor of the Western Resources Legal Center. The lecture is titled “The Renaissance of Federalism”. A reception for all attendees will be held directly following the lecture. Clint Bolick was appointed by Governor Doug Ducey in January 2016 to serve on the Arizona Supreme Court. Prior to joining the Court, Justice Bolick litigated constitutional cases in state and federal courts from coast to coast, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Among other positions, he served as Vice President for Litigation at the Goldwater Institute and as Co-founder and Vice President for Litigation at the Institute for Justice.
November 1st, 2017
History Department Meet Your Major
Join the History Department on the fourth floor of Miller for Meet Your Major! Hear from faculty members and current majors about what it means to study history at Lewis & Clark. Pizza will be provided, so don’t be late!
November 2nd, 2017
A Fiction Reading by John Freeman Gill
JOHN FREEMAN GILL is the author of the novel The Gargoyle Hunters (Knopf), a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick described by The New York Times as “marvelously evocative … eye-opening” and by The Washington Post as “unabashedly charming.” A native New Yorker and longtime New York Times contributor, he has written for The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, the International Herald Tribune, New York magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, and elsewhere. His Times articles have been anthologized in two New York Times books. A summa cum laude graduate of Yale University, where he won two prizes and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, he received an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. He lives in New York City with his wife, three children, and a smattering of gargoyles.