L&C Magazine | Fall 2011
- Illustrated by Dennis Adler
The class of 2011 offers its to-do list for future Pioneers (and the rest of us).
- The new Gregg Pavilion completes the chapel’s original design—and a family’s dream.
- After three decades of service, several pillars of the campus community retire.
- Lewis & Clark expands its robust overseas study program to North Africa.
- Lewis & Clark’s majestic organ, a mainstay in the musical life of the college, turns 40 this year.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- “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.”
- A law school clinic helps Oregon win its independence from in-state coal power.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
by Rishona Zimring, Associate Professor of English A few months ago, a quantity of time reached out and grabbed the American consciousness by the throat. “Four hours” loomed large in the anxious minds of millions. A mild panic swept the nation. “Four hours”: too long. What do we do for hours, for hours and hours, for hours on end?Read the story