L&C Magazine | Spring 2013

Featured Stories

  • Intelligent Design

    Matthew Rugamba CAS ’13 launches his own fashion line, House of Tayo. by Carin Moonin
  • The Supreme Test

    John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, inaugurates the law school’s environmental moot court competition.
  • Venture and Vision

    Budding student and alumni entrepreneurs compete for start-up funding.
  • Filling the Mental Health Gap

    Lewis & Clark’s Community Counseling Center provides high-quality, affordable counseling to the Portland community.
  • Voices in Rural China

    Associate professor of Chinese Keith Dede and Neil Murray CAS ’13 collect oral histories at the crossroads of Han Chinese, Tibetan, and Mongolian cultures.
  • Grit and Grace

    Through his documentary films, Brian Lindstrom BS’84 brings marginalized lives to light.

President's Letter

Entrepreneurship and the Liberal Arts

One of the goals in our new strategic plan might simply be referred to as the practical application of the liberal arts. Learning for learning’s sake is at the core of what we do, but we’re also committed to building integrated cocurricular experiences. Each plays a vital role in preparing our students for the world beyond Lewis & Clark.

On Palatine Hill

  • Community Service Honored

    For the second time, Lewis & Clark has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
  • Meet the New Dean of Students

    Anna Gonzalez, former associate vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Illinois, joined the Lewis & Clark community last summer as the new dean of students. Gonzalez is a liberal arts graduate of Loyola Marymount University and has been in the student affairs field for 20 years.
  • College Outdoors: Creating a Sense of Place

    For more than 30 years, College Outdoors has introduced Lewis & Clark students to the spectacular natural environments of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. From temperate coastal rainforests to arid deserts, our region offers many diverse ecosystems to explore.
  • New Environmental Law Degree— for Nonlawyers

    Lewis & Clark Law School has launched a new degree targeted at those who are passionate about the environment—a master of studies in environmental and natural resources law. This is the first program of its kind at an Oregon law school and one of only a few similar programs in the nation.
  • Lewis & Clark Community Counseling Center

    The Community Counseling Center is at 4445 S.W. Barbur Boulevard, accessible by Tri-Met bus.
  • The Art of Heavy Metal

    Nearly 30 Lewis & Clark students displayed their artwork in this spring’s Senior Art Exhibition in Lewis & Clark’s Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art.
  • Winter Sports

    Men’s Basketball, Men’s Swimming and Women’s Swimming results.
  • Powerful IA Symposium

    In April, Lewis & Clark hosted its 51st International Affairs Symposium, titled Power: Balance, Order, and Flux.
  • NWC Champions

    Lewis & Clark’s women’s basketball team—at one point ranked No. 5 in the nation—delivers a stellar season.
  • Congressman on Campus

    U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer BA ’70, JD ’76 visited Lewis & Clark in late January.
  • Stafford Centennial

    Over the course of the next year, Lewis & Clark will hold a series of activities and events commemorating the 100th birthday of William Stafford, who was one of the most prolific and important American poets of the last half of the 20th century.
  • Letters and Posts

    Spring 2013
  • Divining Meaning: Meditations on Gender and Religion

    The 32nd annual Gender Studies Symposium, held in mid-March, offered meditations on gender and religion.
  • Buzz

    A miscellany of the new, the intriguing, and the obscure.

Leadership and Support

Scholarship Recognition Luncheon

On April 16, more than 150 donors, students, faculty, and staff gathered for the annual Scholarship Recognition Luncheon. Student financial aid, including funds for endowed scholarships and annual operating gifts, make the critical difference for 77 percent of Lewis & Clark students.

Scholarships Impact Donors and Students

Each of us is where we are today because someone, at some point, reached out to help. Currently in the College of Arts and Sciences, more than 70 percent of students receive some form of financial assistance. And the number of students who need such assistance is growing.

Major Gifts and Grants

To sustain and advance its mission, Lewis & Clark depends on transformative gifts and grants from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government programs.

Alumni News

Lewis & Clark on the Road

This spring, President Barry Glassner and his wife, Betsy Amster, traveled to events around the country, meeting alumni, parents, admitted students, and college supporters.

Honors Banquet

Spring 2013

Reunion Weekend

June 20-23, 2013


  • A Noteworthy Attorney and Musician

    Greg Scholl JD ’95 headed home from his day job at the Metropolitan Public Defender’s Office in Hillsboro, Oregon, to grab his trombone and don a black tuxedo, bow tie, and cummerbund. He hustled over to a local church and joined the Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra on stage. Then, for the next two hours, he exchanged legal briefs for sheet music, leading the low brass section through performances of Dvorak’s Symphony No. 2 and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.
  • Faculty Remembered

    Kristi Williams, associate director of academic advising • Ted Braun, professor emeritus of English • Bill Randall, professor emeritus of chemistry
  • Intercultural Learning Ambassador

    In the fall of 1962, senior Myrna Ann Adkins BA ’63 and about 20 Lewis & Clark students climbed aboard the S.S. President Cleveland headed to Japan for a semester of cultural immersion and study.
  • Students Mourned

    Spring 2013
  • BirdFellow Takes Flight

    On a summer day in 2007, Bjorn Hinrichs BA ’94 and his 3-year-old son, Sawyer, were exploring the front yard of their Lake Oswego, Oregon, home—digging in the dirt, turning over rocks, and inspecting bugs. A noisy bird with a red head and fluffy red chest flew in and landed. Sawyer was captivated—and curious.
  • The Art of Creating Children’s Books

    When Christy Hale’s BA ’77, MAT ’80 daughter was a baby, she remembers watching her make brightly colored pyramids out of stacking rings. “Turned upside down, the stack of rings resembled Frank Lloyd Wright’s design for the Guggenheim Museum in New York City,” thought Hale.

In Memoriam

Students Mourned

Spring 2013

In Memoriam

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

Faculty Remembered

Kristi Williams, associate director of academic advising • Ted Braun, professor emeritus of English • Bill Randall, professor emeritus of chemistry


Scholarship Recognition Luncheon

On April 16, more than 150 donors, students, faculty, and staff gathered for the annual Scholarship Recognition Luncheon.