Students explore diverse interests on campus
May 19, 2010
Academics and activities go hand in hand at Lewis & Clark. Beyond their work in the classroom, students explore a range of extracurricular opportunities offered at the college. Get a glimpse of these student experiences in the following stories:
Since arriving on campus, Fiona Corner ’12 has become an outspoken leader for students of faith at Lewis & Clark. This year, she extended her influence beyond the campus community, representing Catholic students in 13 Western states as regional chairperson for the National Catholic Student Coalition.
Lewis & Clark’s slam poetry club, Apocalips, sent five students to represent the college at a national collegiate slam poetry tournament held in Boston this spring.
Remy Neymarc ’12 is drawing on his talent as a photographer to create a series of inspiring videos about Pioneer Athletics. Offering a glimpse of the experiences of Lewis & Clark student-athletes, the videos feature students in action, set against the Northwest’s lush natural backdrop.
With a desire to bring more student art to campus, religious studies major Andrew Merriam B.A. ’10 applied for a grant from the Student Academic Affairs Board to support the creation and installation of thousands of ceramic clams in a display on campus.
Over the past few years, a cappella has become one of the most popular and fastest-growing activities on campus. With five diverse groups actively performing, collaborating, and recording, a cappella at Lewis & Clark has earned a loyal following on campus and on YouTube.
Now in its second year, Lewis & Clark’s chapter of Hillel has become one of the most dynamic student groups on campus, with events ranging from weekly coffee get-togethers to monthly Shabbat dinners to Hanukkah and Purim parties. Jewish students and non-Jewish students alike gather to cook, play games, and enjoy shared cultural and religious traditions.
Given Lewis & Clark’s focus on both international education and community engagement, Ian Feis ’12 wanted to find a way for students to unite those experiences. He created a student-led grant organization to offer funding to students who value global engagement and service.