Top 5 reasons to attend Alumni Weekend
June 12, 2014
Parking alert: With crowds of people coming to check in at the Manor House, please avoid parking in the Akin parking lot.
More than 1,000 alumni and friends will visit Lewis & Clark to celebrate Alumni Weekend this Thursday, June 19, through Sunday, June 22.
Working with more than 100 alumni, student, and staff volunteers, the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs will offer a full schedule of activities and events for affinity groups—including overseas and off-campus programs, outdoor school, and international and TCK alumni—in addition to celebrating milestone reunions for the Classes of 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 2004, and 2009.
Top 5 events faculty and staff are welcome to enjoy:
1. Alumni Yoga: June 20, 9-10 a.m.
Start the day with a relaxing yoga class. Bring a mat or borrow one of ours. Class is led by Assistant Dean of Admissions Sara Calvert-Kubrom ’06. All levels welcome.
2. Historical “Haunted House” tour of Corbett House: June 20, 9-10 p.m.
Join Campus Safety Officer Nick Mobley for a tour of the remarkable Corbett House, a historical property that was previously part of the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Angels convent. After experiencing some spooky encounters checking the building at night as part of his duties, Mobley has researched the history of the building, including the resident ghosts, and has some great stories for you. Be ready for supernatural encounters! Tour begins in the Corbett House front room and involves stairs.
3. Alumni Colleges: June 20-21
Faculty emeriti, current faculty and staff, and alumni will offer presentations on their various areas of expertise. Consult the schedule or just drop by J.R. Howard Hall, where a schedule with classroom locations will be available by the double doors at the south entrance. Staff and faculty may especially appreciate the talk titled “With You: Your Signature Is Our Story,” presented by Associate Vice President for Campus Life Michael Ford. This presentation will highlight important historical and thematic transitions in the life of the college, from our founding as Albany Collegiate Institute in 1867 to today, as we look forward to the sesquicentennial in 2017.
4. NW Salmon Bake and Pio Carnival: June 21, 5-7 p.m.
Kids and adults alike will enjoy the Oregon Trail photo booth, hosted by the Class of 2009, lawn games hosted by the Class of 1964, corn hole (a special orange and black set!), Frisbee, s’mores roast, a fire arts workshop, face and henna painting, and so much more! Weather permitting, water guns and balloons will be available.
5. Fire Arts Performance: June 21, 9:30 p.m.
Students and faculty will give this special performance on the Alumni Circle—an incredible opportunity to see fire dancers up close!