L&C Magazine | Spring 2011

Featured Stories

President's Letter

Making Science Talk

When the highest-rated science series on television features two of our professors in a three-week period, millions take notice. I hope you took the opportunity this spring to watch Kellar Autumn and Greta Binford on separate episodes of NOVA.

On Palatine Hill

  • Encouraging Teachers of Color

    Lewis & Clark’s Teacher Education Program has been selected as a partner for the Woodrow Wilson–Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color, in recognition of our program’s “bold, innovative approaches that can prepare teachers for a time in which the nation’s K-12 schools are undergoing dramatic changes.” The fellowship seeks to help recruit, support, and retain individuals of color as public school teachers in the United States.
  • Letters From Readers

    Letters from readers.
  • War in the Crosshairs of Art

    Each year, Lewis & Clark Professor of Education Zaher Wahab travels to his native Afghanistan to help rebuild the educational infrastructure of the war-torn country.
  • Peace Corps A Top Choice for L&C Grads

    Lewis & Clark is a top provider of Peace Corps volunteers. This year, the college tied for third in the Peace Corps’ annual ranking, jumping nine spots from 2010.
  • Scholarship Recognition Luncheon

    On March 31, more than 130 donors, students, faculty, and staff gathered for the annual Scholarship Recognition Luncheon. Funds for endowed scholarships and annual operating gifts for student financial aid make the critical difference for more than 70 percent of Lewis & Clark students.
  • Environmental Action Floor in Full Bloom

    Plastic buckets of excess cafeteria food line the foyer awaiting composting; oyster mushrooms grow in the basement for fertilizer; and a vegetable garden, formerly a volleyball pit, blooms nearby. All of these efforts reflect the work of the PEAS floor, located in the Juniper Residence Hall in the Forest Complex. PEAS stands for Pioneers in Environmental Action and Service—it’s one of several themed housing options offered by the undergraduate college.
  • Chronicle Wins Gold, Sports New Online Look

    We’re pleased to report that the Lewis & Clark Chronicle earned a Gold Award in the 2011 regional communications competition sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
  • Race Considered

    Michele Norris, host of National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, spoke on campus January 21 as part of the college’s observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and Black History Month. Norris spoke about the origins of her book, The Grace of Silence: A Memoir.
  • New Board Chair

    James Richardson BS ’70, JD ’76 has been named the new chair of the Board of Trustees of Lewis & Clark College. Richardson replaces Ronald Ragen, whose three-year term ended this spring.
  • Law School Ranks High in Public Interest Law

    Lewis & Clark Law School has been named one of the top 10 law schools in the United States for public interest law by preLaw magazine. The annual ranking is based on three factors: placement in the public service sector, curricular offerings (courses and clinical opportunities), and cost of education.
  • Mellon Foundation Recognizes Environmental Studies

    More than one out of every 10 students who apply to Lewis & Clark indicate an interest in majoring in environmental studies. And that interest often translates into action: this year, Lewis & Clark will graduate its largest-ever class of environmental studies majors.
  • Pio Sports

    Basketball and Swimming updates.
  • Signature Symposia Enliven Campus

    Warren Multicultural Symposium, Gender Studies Symposium, and International Affairs Symposium.
  • New Residence Hall to Open in Fall 2012

    In October, the Lewis & Clark Board of Trustees approved the construction of a LEED gold-rated residence hall on the undergraduate campus. The Chronicle sat down with Celestino Limas, dean of students and chief diversity officer, to find out more.

Alumni News

Reunion Weekend

Enjoy Summer in Portland: Reunion Weekend June 23–26

Upcoming Alumni Events

International, Regional, and Campus events for alumni.


  • Oregon’s Secondary Art Educator of the Year

    As the high school drawing students take out their sketch pads, teacher Janice Packard MAT  94 pulls out the art journal she compiled in college. The book is flagged with Post-it notes, marking examples of how her journal entries—her personal thoughts, observations, and sketches—grew into ideas that became pieces of art.
  • Taking a Stand Against Human Trafficking

    After graduating, Chris Killmer BA ’07 joined the nonprofit Catholic Charities of Oregon. The staff includes attorney Samantha Dashiel JD ’09, who helps clients with immigration issues, and bilingual case manager Meagan Kent BA ’03, who handles day-to-day client case management. They not only serve people in need, but also support each other in work they say is frequently “daunting and overwhelming.”
  • Preserving Oregon’s Historic Landmarks

    In the attic of historic Arlington House, located in Virginia’s Arlington National Cemetery, Chrissy Curran BA 87 looked up in awe as her tour guide pointed out the name and date carved in a ceiling beam. A carpenter who’d helped build the house in the late 1700s had signed his work.

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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