L&C Magazine | Spring 2009
- By Bobbie Hasselbring
Under the direction of Linda Christensen, the Oregon Writing Project helps young writers–and those not so young–find voice.
- Through a generous family gift, the William Stafford Archives enable the college to share the renowned poet’s work with a new generation
- Jerusha Detweiler-Bedell, associate professor of psychology, garners a national teaching award for her creativity in the classroom and the research lab.
- The campus community has an amazing array of campus student organizations–nearly 100 at last count.
In the course of a single day in March, our hilltop campus experienced snow, sleet, hail, rain, blustery winds, dense fog, and brilliant sunshine. Now, Oregon weather is known for its changeability, but this was one for the record books! As I ventured out for lunch at the Trail Room–bracing for anything the skies might send my way–my thoughts turned to the fluctuations in the global economy and to the myriad creative ways in which Lewis & Clark is responding to the world economic crisis. Although we cannot know what is coming next, I take comfort in my conviction that our community has the resources to weather the storm.
On Palatine Hill
- The Multicultural Symposium is an annual event that focuses on issues surrounding race and ethnicity, and strives to increase the Lewis & Clark community’s awareness of cultural history, ethnic identity, and knowledge of social issues impacting minority communities locally and nationally.
- Lewis & Clark Law School students Tarah Heinzen, Erica Maharg, and Lizzy Zultoski triumphed over 67 other teams and won the Pace National Environmental Moot Court Championship this spring.
- A discourse on the concept and scale of sustainability was at the heart of the opening panel session and successive events at last fall’s 11th annual Symposium on Environmental Affairs.
- Trees are dying twice as fast as they did three decades ago in older forests of the western United States, and data collected by Lewis & Clark students are helping scientists identify warming temperatures as a contributing factor.
- Bob Gaillard, head men’s basketball coach, picked up his 500th career NCAA victory against George Fox (63-49) in February.
- Last spring, at a North Portland high school most often in the news for its dropout rate and its gang violence, students sought to redefine themselves and their neighborhood.
- A rich new database of contemporary ceramics images is now available online as a result of Lewis & Clark’s accessCeramics project.
- On April 16, Lewis & Clark Law School will host the inaugural Judge Betty Roberts JD ‘66 Women in the Law Distinguished Visitor Program.
- Lewis & Clark President Tom Hochstettler has announced his plan to resign in June 2010.
- Pio Sports, Spring 2009.
- Last November, for the first time in a decade, the flamboyant, full-voiced American musical returned to Lewis & Clark in the form of Urinetown, a 2002 Broadway hit.
- Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling was one of seven schools honored at the Education Trust annual conference for groundbreaking work in school counselor education.
- Over the last three decades, alumna Christine Bourdette BA ‘74 has become one of the most accomplished sculptors in the Northwest.
- For the past the five years, Shahzeb Jillani BS ’94 has been the editor of BBC Urdu Radio, broadcasting news and current affairs to South Asia. He manages a team of reporters and producers who bring news to more than 13 million people worldwide.
- A native Oregonian, Pam Knowles JD ’83 is passionate about greater Portland. She loves the way diverse neighboring communities integrate with the Portland and Vancouver metropolitan areas to create a robust region.
- Last year, Brooks Meek BA ’98 was inducted into Lewis & Clark’s Sports Hall of Fame, in part for leading his Pioneer teams to four national tournament appearances and two NCIC championships.
- A native Oregonian, Pam Knowles JD ‘83 is passionate about greater Portland. She loves the way diverse neighboring communities integrate with the Portland and Vancouver metropolitan areas to create a robust region.
- Last September, the U.S. Department of Education honored Tess Miller MAT ’07 as a 2008 American Star of Teaching for her success in helping children learn to read.
- Over the last three decades, alumna Christine Bourdette BA ’74 has become one of the most accomplished sculptors in the Northwest.
- Last year, Brooks Meek ‘98 was inducted into Lewis & Clark’s Sports Hall of Fame, in part for leading his Pioneer teams to four national tournament appearances and two NCIC championships.