L&C Magazine | Fall 2011

Featured Stories

  • The Fabulous 50

    Illustrated by Dennis Adler
    The class of 2011 offers its to-do list for future Pioneers (and the rest of us).
  • A Vision Fulfilled

    The new Gregg Pavilion completes the chapel’s original design—and a family’s dream.
  • Lasting Legacies

    After three decades of service, several pillars of the campus community retire.
  • Magnificent Morocco

    Lewis & Clark expands its robust overseas study program to North Africa.
  • Celebrating the Chapel Organ

    Lewis & Clark’s majestic organ, a mainstay in the musical life of the college, turns 40 this year.

President's Letter

Beyond the Numbers

The competition among colleges to recruit talented students is now so intense and widespread that the Chronicle of Higher Education recently dubbed it “intergalactic.” Using that adjective as a starting point—hyperbolic as it may be— I can say that our achievements this year boldly take Lewis & Clark into uncharted territory of success and opportunity.

On Palatine Hill

  • Art Historian, Law Prof Named Top Teachers

    Each year, students from the College of Arts and Sciences and Lewis & Clark Law School reflect on the extraordinary teaching of their respective professors and select one for top teaching honors.
  • Poet and Fiction Writer Wins Ratte Award

    An outstanding writer and selfless peer, Riley Johnson BA ’11 nabbed this year’s Rena J. Ratte Award, the undergraduate college’s highest academic honor.
  • Students Garner National Awards

    Last spring, Lewis & Clark students and alumni claimed a bounty of national awards and honors in recognition of their academic excellence and commitment to global service. Here’s a sampling.
  • New Head Coach Named for Men’s Hoops

    For the first time in more than two decades, Lewis & Clark’s men’s basketball team will be led by a new head coach, Dinari Foreman BS ’95. Foreman took over the post from Bob Gaillard, his former college coach and current mentor. Foreman is the first African American head basketball coach in Lewis & Clark history and the only African American men’s basketball coach currently in the Northwest Conference.
  • Pio Sports

    Pio Sports
  • In Top 5 for Campus Beauty

    In the recently released 2012 edition of the Princeton Review’s The Best 376 Colleges, Lewis & Clark ranked second in the category of “most beautiful campus.” The rankings are based entirely on student surveys.
  • Therapy With a Dose of Nature

    Beginning this fall, Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling will offer a new certificate program in ecopsychology. This growing field explores the relationships between mental health, well-being, and the natural environment as well as the ways in which counselors can contribute to conservation and sustainability.
  • Finding History and Inspiration in El Salvador

    When Molly Hetz BA’11 first volunteered in the rural village of Guarjila in northern El Salvador as a high school student, she immediately connected with the people there and knew she needed to return.
  • Congratulations, Graduates of 2011

    “Find some time every day to do what your heart desires, not just what you have to do. And eventually these things will add up, and maybe the two will converge.”
  • PEAC Performance

    A law school clinic helps Oregon win its independence from in-state coal power.

Alumni News

Reunion Weekend 2011

Alumni Return for Summer Celebrations


  • A Smokehouse Legend

    It’s early morning in Rockaway Beach, and 75-year-old Karla Steinhauser BS ’58 fires up the propane burner, preheating her black refrigerator-sized smoker to 140 degrees. She loads fish—filleted, salted, and seasoned the day before—onto eight 20- by 40-inch racks.
  • River Warrior for the Columbia Watershed

    Exploring forests, romping in creeks, and swimming in lakes and rivers near the eastern shores of Lake Michigan, Brett VandenHeuvel JD ’05 fell in love with the great outdoors. He grew up near Muskegon, where the industrial south transitions into the rural north.
  • Hunting Spiders

    Greta Binford, associate professor of biology, is the subject of a new children’s book about her hunt for an elusive recluse spider.

    Candlewick, 2011. 64 pages. $13. Purchase here.
  • Life Trustee Remembered

    Life Trustee Remembered
  • Helping to Heal Post-Quake Japan

    Although Dr. Makoto Uchiyama BA ’04 was born in Bangkok, grew up in Malaysia, and had never lived in Japan, Uchiyama considers Japan his homeland, his native culture. As a resident physician in Portland’s Legacy Health System, he felt compelled to put his medical training to use on the ground after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake hit on March 11. The subsequent tsunami, fires, and nuclear threat confirmed his resolve.

In Memoriam

Life Trustee Remembered

Life Trustee Remembered

In Memoriam

Honoring alumni, faculty, staff, and friends who have recently passed.