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October 23rd, 2014

  • Image preview 3:30pm: Excavating an Ancient Roman Villa
    Four Lewis & Clark Classics majors present the results of their research conducted at the excavations of a Roman villa in central Italy in the summer of 2014.

October 29th, 2014

November 4th, 2014

  • Image preview 3:30pm: “A Religion of Convenience: The Universal Life Church, Contemporary Weddings, and the Secular Sacred” - Dusty Hoesly CAS ’02
    Major national news outlets have observed that weddings in the United States, especially for young educated people, are increasingly performed by ministers who are friends or relatives of the couple and who become ordained online just for that purpose. The primary organization licensing these ministers, and thus authorizing these weddings as legally valid, is the Universal Life Church (ULC), which has ordained over 20 million people since 1962. To date, there has been no focused study of the ULC or weddings conducted under its auspices. According to my initial research findings, both ULC ministers and the couples who use them self-describe as non-religious, usually as agnostic, atheist, apathetic, secular, or spiritual. Similarly, they describe their weddings in non-religious terms, emphasizing the personalization of the ceremony to match their particular beliefs and tastes as well as the conscious exclusion of most religious language. These secular or spiritual wedding ceremonies reveal non-religious couples’ desires for an alternative apart from bureaucratic civil ceremonies or traditional religious rites. Using original archival, survey, interview, and participant observation data, mostly based in California and the Pacific Northwest, this paper explores why “secular” people employ ULC-ordained ministers for their weddings, and how ULC ministers and couples married by them label and valuate their “non-religious,” personalized wedding ceremonies. My examination of ULC weddings reveals not only the diversity of non-theistic self-identification and lifecycle ritualization, but also how constructs such as religious and secular can be co-constitutive rather than oppositional.

December 6th, 2014

  • Image preview 6:30pm: President’s Holiday Reception
    President Barry Glassner and Betsy Amster welcome alumni, parents and friends for a holiday reception before the annual holiday chapel service.


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    August 18
    Zoe Abbott Boyd recently published a piece on The Oregonian’s website OregonLive about U.S. companies with offshore subsidiaries in Ireland. Zoe is a senior and economics major.

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    May 22
    Program Coordinator for Athena House, the Janus Youth Progra
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    May 13
    Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
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    March 29
    Alumni Career Corps volunteer Kate Mills visits campus tonight from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
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    April 23
    Four PMHC graduates create their private practice Living Groove Counseling.
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    June 21
    Heidi Hu B.S. ’85 and Daniel Blasher ’13 discuss how scholarships are one of the most powerful and direct ways to make a positive and lasting impact on a student’s education.
  • August 16
    Alumni and Faculty Support Student Scholarship in the Mathematical Sciences. Dozens of alumni, faculty and friends support the mathematical sciences programs each year with their gifts designated to the department. Donors play an integral role in the success of the mathematical sciences faculty and students.
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    August 7
    Chris, originally from Eureka, California, graduated from Lewis & Clark College in 2010 with a degree in Physics and Computer Science / Mathematics. Currently working in the high-tech area of Silicon Valley, he still finds time for life outside work. He enjoys spending time with his friends and family, camping and being outdoors, and homebrewing in his spare time.
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    July 30
    After discussing counseling services that were missing in the Portland area, the founders of PorchLight Custom Counseling—Justin Cox M.A. ’12, Llew Richards M.A. ’13, Mica Richards, Holly Roland M.A. ’12, and Siddarth Venkatachalam M.A. ’12 —had an idea to offer their many counseling specialties at affordable rates, around the clock.
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    July 2
    Get to know Ian Alistair Lake B.A. ’13, M.A.T. ’14, a recent graduate of Lewis & Clark’s master of arts in teaching program.
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    May 30
    Spring Newsletter: Update on Chesapeake Bay TMDL Case, Alumni Highlight, Craig Johnston runs the Boston Marathon and Staff Transitions.
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    July 19
    Conservation groups, represented by PEAC, and Portland General Electric (PGE) announced an agreement that establishes a $2.5 million fund for environmental restoration and job-creating clean energy projects.
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    January 12
    PEAC offers hands-on opportunities for law students to be involved in real-world practical advocacy at a level unmatched by clinical programs around the nation.
  • November 18
    In an effort to regularly highlight the achievements of the amazing people in our victims’ rights community of alumni, advocates, students, attorneys, and more, and to ensure their work can continue to inspire all of us, NCVLI is launching the Victims’ Rights Community Bulletin.  Each Bulletin will spotlight members and their work, and identify ways you can get involved - from events, to internships, to educational opportunities.
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    October 9
    The Washington Post recently highlighted the campaign’s focus on grassroots efforts, including those of Myles Creed B.A. ’11, an Alaska native who works out of a makeshift headquarters in his parents’ home.
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    October 2
    Get to know Kiran Herbert B.A. ’11, a sociology and anthropology major now working in the world of journalism.
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    September 23
    When Willow McCormick B.A. ’02, M.A.T. ’06 learned of her selection for a teacher institute at the Library of Congress, she looked forward to furthering her passion for social justice in the nation’s capital.
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    September 18
    A biology and mathematics double major, Kristen Crandell B.A. ’09 has published her undergraduate research as the cover story in the journal Zoology.
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    September 8

    Over the summer, artist Abigail McNamara B.A. ’12 spent 11 hours at the entrance to downtown’s Portland Building. She carefully observed and recorded all comings and goings of the day, preparing to create an intricate installation for display in the building’s lobby.

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    August 28
    Meet David Norse B.A. ’08, a religious studies major and reverend at Broad Street Ministry.
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    August 6
    Meet Ian Feis-Bryce B.A. ’11, a psychology major and criminal justice worker at Survivors Manchester.
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    July 29
    With help from a handful of Lewis & Clark students and alumni, as well as resources from Fir Acres Theatre, Professor of Theatre Štěpán Šimek and Assistant Professor of Theatre Rebecca Lingafelter will stage a production of Anton Chekhov’s The Three Sistersreturning to the “fierce sparseness” of the original Russian in a new English translation.
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    July 28
    Meet Sara Kettler B.A. ’08, a paralegal and former member of the women’s basketball team.
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    July 25
    Lewis & Clark students and alumni earn a record number of Fulbrights, among other prestigious awards.
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    July 24
    Meet Talerra Rich B.A. ’10, a political science major, member of the women’s basketball team, and current nursing student.
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    July 21
    Danial Afzal B.A. ’12 puts his rhetoric and media studies degree to good use covering international sporting events for Pakistani television.


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    July 2

    Corey Van Landingham B.A. ’08, a current Stegner fellow at Stanford University, captured the ears of students, professors, and friends at the Frank Manor House in February. 

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    July 1
    Karen Pugsley M.Ed. ’03 has been named principal at Newberg’s Chehalem Valley Middle School.
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    June 30
    Ruthe Farmer B.A. ’92 strives to help young women succeed in the male-dominated world of information technology.
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    June 26
    Alumni weekend gives graduates the chance to reconnect with Lewis & Clark.


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