L&C Magazine | Spring 2014

Featured Stories

President's Letter

The Reach of Our Faculty

My faculty colleagues make a difference in the lives of our students in daily ways and in ways that lead to a lifetime of success. The external validation our students and professors receive proves that.

On Palatine Hill

  • Environmental Law No. 1

    Lewis & Clark Law School’s Environmental Law Program tied for No. 1 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 annual rankings of law schools.
  • Spring Sports Recap

    Playing in one of the toughest conferences in the nation, the Lewis & Clark women’s basketball team just barely missed the Northwest Conference tournament this year.
  • Conference Explores Future of Higher Education

    What will college look like in 2025? More than 70 college presidents and other higher education leaders from around the country descended on Lewis & Clark on April 10 for a candid exploration of that big question.
  • New To the Board

    Lewis & Clark’s Board of Trustees recently welcomed Paula Hayes BS ’92 as its newest member.
  • Spring Symposia

    The 33rd annual Gender Studies Symposium, held in March, focused on issues related to gender, power, and space as they relate to our environments and the lives we lead.

  • Making the Mentor Connection

    In February, Lewis & Clark’s Center for Entrepreneurship launched the Mentor Connection program to facilitate relationships between students of all three campuses and mentors from a broad variety of disciplines and expertise.
  • English Prof Wins Teaching Award

    Kristin Fujie, assistant professor of English, has an infectious enthusiasm for her specialty, modern American literature, and for teaching.
  • National Debate Champions

    In March, 56 of the nation’s best parliamentary debate teams arrived in Flagstaff, Arizona, for the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence (NPTE), but only one team left as national champions—Lewis & Clark’s McKay Campbell CAS ’14 and Emily Halter CAS ’14.

  • Black History Month

    In conjunction with Black History Month, Lewis & Clark hosted a series of events with high- profile speakers to promote community conversations on topics such as social justice, civil rights, politics, and environmental justice.

  • Meet Lewis & Clark’s Orchestra Conductor

    Lance Inouye, instructor in music and the college’s orchestra conductor, joined Lewis & Clark last summer.
  • Back in the Hunt

    The men’s basketball team posts a strong season and eyes a future conference championship.
  • Celebrating Poets Past and Present

    Despite an uncharacteristic snowstorm in Portland, a large and enthusiastic crowd trekked downtown to the Newmark Theatre on February 7 to attend the William Stafford Centennial Celebration.
  • Levine Named New Athletic Director

    On July 1, Shana Levine will join Lewis & Clark as its new director of physical education and athletics.

Alumni News

Honors Banquet

At the Alumni Honors Banquet on February 22, Lewis & Clark recognized alumni from the College of Arts and Sciences for their outstanding accomplishments and community service. 

Save The Date

Save The Date

Alumni Career Corps

Share your career expertise with students, no matter where you live.

Alumni Weekend June 19-22

Alumni Weekend is just around the corner, and you won’t want to miss Lewis & Clark’s biggest alumni event of the year!

Profiles

  • Oregon’s 2014 Superintendent of the Year

    Growing up in southwest Oregon, Don Grotting Ed. Ad. ’00 and his four siblings lived in a house with no indoor plumbing until he was a sophomore at Coquille High School.
  • Saving Sun Bears in Borneo

    Jocelyn Stokes BA ’07 launched the Survival of the Sun Bears awareness campaign and documentary film project through her media company, Wild & Stoked Productions.
  • Chair of the Oregon Lottery Commission

    Elisa Dozono JD ’06 has never relied on luck to advance her career. Instead, she’s always believed in good old-fashioned hard work—along with highly developed multitasking skills.
  • Capturing Wildlife—With a Camera

    In Botswana, Jack Swenson BA ’79 and his photo-safari guests conceal themselves in an underground blind, observing doves and impala at a nearby watering hole.

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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

Distinguished Poet Mourned

Vern Rutsala, professor emeritus of English, died April 2, 2014, at age 80, just two weeks after the Oregon Book Awards honored him with the Charles Erskine Scott Wood Distinguished Writer Award in recognition of his “enduring, substantial literary career.”

Galleries

Black History Month

In conjunction with Black History Month, Lewis & Clark hosted a series of events with high- profile speakers to promote community conversations on topics such as social justice, civil rights, politics, and environmental justice.

Back in the Hunt

The men’s basketball team posts a strong season and eyes a future conference championship.