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  • Patricia M. Kraske passed away on October 12, 2013, at the age of 85. She was born April 15, 1928, to Reverend Raymond and Arabella Muthard, and grew up in Lyons Falls, New York.
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    We invite you to help preserve Krista’s legacy by making a gift.
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    A fourth generation Oregonian, and former justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, Ralph M. Holman died of natural causes on September 3, 2013, in Salem, Oregon.
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    The Honorable Roy Madsen ’53 recently shared his life story with high school students in Sitka, Alaska, at the Color of Justice, an annual event designed to encourage diversity in the legal profession.

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    Erin Ryan has joined the Lewis & Clark community as an associate professor. She is spending her first year with the Law School abroad at Ocean University in Qingdao, China, on a Fulbright grant.
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    The wind howled and snow fell fast and hard, making it difficult to see the road. Paramedic Victor Hoffer J.D. ‘92 plowed through the storm, intent on helping a pregnant woman in labor in a nearby hotel.
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    In November, Patty Cassidy M.S. ’94 led a group of senior citizens outside to put their raised gardens to bed for the winter. Standing or working from wheelchairs, they pulled up old perennials, raked and turned the dirt, and planted a crop of Austrian winter peas to infuse the soil with nitrogen.
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    As the sun began to set on a balmy summer day in Southern California, an Electra cruise ship motored past luxury yachts, sailboats, and multimillion-dollar homes in Newport Harbor. On deck, a wedding ceremony was in progress. Philip Bradley B.S. ‘59 pronounced the happy couple husband and wife, smiling as they sealed their union with a kiss.
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    Nestled in a rustic campground at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in New York state, Susan Kirtley B.A. ‘95 fiddled with her tape recorder. The hot, still air seemed to magnify her nervousness as she sat down to interview noted comic artist Lynda Barry.
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    In conjunction with the centennial celebration of Stafford’s birth, Watzek Library staff complete the most comprehensive bibliography of the poet’s work ever produced.
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    Nena Baker B.A. ‘81 writes an eye-opening book on the implications of chemical contaminants accumulating in our bodies.
    by Barbara Schuetze
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    Edith Kilbuck B.M. ‘52, professor emerita of music, died March 23 of respiratory failure at age 76. She served on the college faculty from 1963 until her retirement in 1989.
  • Martha Crary Gregory, secretary emerita of the college
  • Isaac Clark CAS ’12 made a significant impact on others with his intense passion for life and learning.
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    Rudolph Byrd B.A. ’75, Goodrich C. White Professor of American Studies at Emory University
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    Fred W. Fields, a staunch friend and advocate for Lewis & Clark for more than a quarter century, died December 13, 2011, at age 88.
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    Mary Szybist, associate professor of English, has made the long list for the 2013 National Book Award in Poetry with her latest collection, Incarnadine.
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    A week’s sail from land, Kim McCoy was aboard a ship owned by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. The weather worsened, tossing the vessel around like a rag doll while the captain struggled to steer clear of treacherous ice chunks called “growlers” in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary off the coast of Antarctica.
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    Two years ago, when students ventured outside Sierra High School in Fillmore, California, they encountered little more than piles of rock and bare dirt. Today, they are greeted with a variety of California native plants, including hummingbird sage, California poppies, manzanita, elderberry, yarrow, and deer grass—plus an array of local wildlife that have made this revived habitat their home.
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    After four decades, Rocky Blumhagen returned to the Lewis & Clark stage in June. Partnering with Susannah Mars and the Portland Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Yaki Bergman, he performed his latest fundraising revue, “Oh, Those Gershwin Boys!”
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    When Barack Obama made his first presidential visit to Israel this spring, there was much talk of what his trip would mean for the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process. “I am hopeful,” the president told an audience of mostly college-age Israelis, “that we can draw upon what’s best in ourselves to win the battles for peace in the wake of so much war.” The crowd rose to a standing ovation.
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    Pauls Toutonghi, associate professor of English, will dig and delve into everything—cultures, food, slang, even copper—to find the core of a story. Then he’ll dig again.
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  • Kristi Williams, associate director of academic advising • Ted Braun, professor emeritus of English • Bill Randall, professor emeritus of chemistry
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    On a summer day in 2007, Bjorn Hinrichs B.A. ’94 and his 3-year-old son, Sawyer, were exploring the front yard of their Lake Oswego, Oregon, home—digging in the dirt, turning over rocks, and inspecting bugs. A noisy bird with a red head and fluffy red chest flew in and landed. Sawyer was captivated—and curious.
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    Greg Scholl J.D. ’95 headed home from his day job at the Metropolitan Public Defender’s Office in Hillsboro, Oregon, to grab his trombone and don a black tuxedo, bow tie, and cummerbund. He hustled over to a local church and joined the Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra on stage. Then, for the next two hours, he exchanged legal briefs for sheet music, leading the low brass section through performances of Dvorak’s Symphony No. 2 and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.
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    When Christy Hale’s B.A. ’77, M.A.T. ’80 daughter was a baby, she remembers watching her make brightly colored pyramids out of stacking rings. “Turned upside down, the stack of rings resembled Frank Lloyd Wright’s design for the Guggenheim Museum in New York City,” thought Hale.
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    In the fall of 1962, senior Myrna Ann Adkins B.A. ’63 climbed aboard the S.S. President Cleveland docked in San Francisco. Filled with anticipation, and a bit of trepidation, she and about 20 Lewis & Clark students were heading to Japan for a semester of cultural immersion and study. Their voyage was one of five inaugural overseas study programs offered by the college.
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    Obo Addy, instructor in African music, Edward Stamm, life trustee, and Pano “Pete” Vlahos, a former staff member and an active alumnus of Lewis & Clark.
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    Tim Swinehart, a social studies teacher at Lincoln High School in Portland, was disturbed by the monster storm. But as part of a growing movement of educators committed to environmental justice, he turned the weather event into a lesson about climate literacy.

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