On and Off Campus
January 22nd, 2018
MLK Jr. Week 2018
rom January 19th to January 27th, 2018, Lewis & Clark College dedicates an entire week of service, learning, and action to commemorate the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights activists. We offer featured speakers, events, and opportunities for service.until January 27
January 31st, 2018
Ordure’s Sympathetic Force: Writing and Sh–––g in the 1720s and 1730s
Please join the English department for a faculty colloquium with Will Pritchard. The title of Professor Pritchard’s talk is “Ordure’s Sympathetic Force: Writing and Sh–––g in the 1720s and 1730s.”
February 1st, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm:
Founders Day Party
The entire Lewis & Clark community is invited to celebrate the college’s 151st—a day early.
February 6th, 2018
A Poetry Reading by Robert Hass
United States Poet Laureate (1995–1997)
National Book Award, Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet, Environmentalist, and Teacher
February 9th, 2018
We present our 10th annual (Anti)Valentine’s concert, in which the Lewis & Clark choirs and a cappella groups present humorous and poignant music for lovers and haters. Featuring Cappella Nova, Community Chorale, Voces Auream, Kith & Kin, Section Line Drive, the Merry Weathers, and Semper. Katherine FitzGibbon and Brandon Brack, conductors. LIVE STREAMED EVENT
February 13th, 2018
A Fiction Reading by Don Waters
Don Waters is the author of Sunland, a novel, and two story collections, The Saints of Rattlesnake Mountain and Desert Gothic, which won the Iowa Short Fiction Award. His fiction has been widely published and anthologized in the Pushcart Prize, Best of the West, and New Stories from the Southwest.
February 22nd, 2018
55th Annual Arthur L. Throckmorton Lecture
Ayesha Jalal is the Mary Richardson Professor of History at Tufts University where she teaches at both the History Department and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She will give the 55th Annual Arthur L. Throckmorton Memorial Lecture. The title of her talk is “The Light in Islam: Muslims and Liberalism in South Asia.”
Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time”
Lewis & Clark faculty violinist Emily Cole will be joined by Oregon Symphony principal clarinetist James Shield, NYC-based cellist Laura Metcalf, and Romanian pianist Matei Varga for Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time,” one of the most significant chamber music compositions of the twentieth century. The performance will also feature Marin Marais’ “La folia” and Ingolf Dahl’s rarely-performed “Concerto a Tre.”
February 26th, 2018
A Poetry Reading by Paul Merchant
Paul Merchant was born in Wales and taught for many years at Warwick University. Since 1988 he has lived in Oregon, where he was Director of the William Stafford Archives in Watzek Library at Lewis & Clark College. His volumes from Five Seasons Press include Bone from a Stag’s Heart (1988 Poetry Book Society Recommendation), Some Business of Affinity (2006 Oregon Book Award finalist), and Bread & Caviar (2016). His translations from Greek, Modern Greek, Latin and Welsh have been published by Five Seasons, Trask House and Tavern Books.
March 13th, 2018
2018 Higgins Distinguished Visitor: Mary Kay Kane
The Higgins Distinguished Visitor is endowed by a grant from the Lorene Sails Higgins Charitable Trust. The program was designed to provide an opportunity for Lewis & Clark faculty and students and the Portland community to learn from and interact with leading legal scholars from around the world.