L&C Magazine | Summer 2007
Big Help for Small BusinessesLewis & Clark’s Small Business Legal Clinic, located in the Old Town neighborhood of downtown Portland, is a real-world training ground that serves a real-life need: affordable legal services for hardscrabble businesses and bootstrapping entrepreneurs who couldn’t otherwise afford a lawyer.
- by Shelly Meyer
To many teens of color who are studying U.S. history, the long parade of textbook heroes–mostly white, mostly male–lacks relevance and vitality. But what if these students were encouraged to think critically about their textbooks, identify the missing narratives, and study their own heroes of color?
- by Ellisa Valo
Some say that the current trend toward specialization in education and work has left no place for Renaissance men and women in today’s world. To those, we extend an invitation to Lewis & Clark College, where the liberal arts tradition that encourages exploration and discovery is alive and well. Meet five Renaissance students.
- Lewis Sharp BA ’65 leads the Denver Art Museum to national prominence.
- A new program focuses on who boys are by nature and who they become by nurture.
When students apply for admission to Lewis & Clark, they are affirming their values and aspirations–and ours. When faculty come here to teach, they are affirming their commitment to advancing knowledge, original thinking, and collaborative inquiry–and ours. When individuals apply to work here, they are affirming their principles–and ours.
On Palatine Hill
- Lewis & Clark has joined roughly 100 American colleges and universities in taking the lead against global warming by committing to “carbon neutrality” in campus operations.
- Geometric shapes and graph theory, wireless sensor networks and grid computing–these emerging fields in math and computer science will be the focus of select faculty-student research teams over the next three summers at Lewis & Clark.
- At the beginning of spring semester, Watzek Library transforms from an academic library into a live music venue. This year, the library hosted two student bands (Moan plus The Whips and The Whales) as well as an independent artist (Mirah) for the third annual Watzek Rocks! concert. The event challenges preconceived notions about what a library should be and gives staff a unique opportunity to interact with students.
- Lewis & Clark’s undergraduate college received a record 5,300 applications for admission, a 14 percent increase over last year and a 28 percent jump from two years ago.
- Instead of a day off work or school, Lewis & Clark students, faculty, and staff members celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. through community service. The Office of Student Leadership and Service, in cooperation with the Office of Ethnic Student Services, hosted Lewis & Clark’s first Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on January 15.
- In January 2007, the National Jurist magazine profiled the law school’s Pacific Environmental Advocacy Center as one of the three most winning law clinics in the country.
- On March 9, during the 26th annual Gender Studies Symposium, the College dedicated a new bronze plaque by the front door of the Frank Manor House, formerly known as the Women’s Building.
- Two journalists who spent time in Iraq, a poet who worked for the United Nations in Cambodia, and a Vietnam War veteran who studies William Stafford’s poetry were among the eclectic group of presenters at the sixth annual William Stafford Symposium, held March 2–4.
- “On our campus there is not yet a tangible representation or acknowledgment of York as an integral participant in the Corps of Discovery and an individual critical to its survival and success. I have heeded the call of our students and have committed the College to establishing a permanent memorial on campus.” Tom Hochstettler, president
- Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling recently inaugurated the Speaker Series in Ethics and Social Justice, funded by Carol Witherell, professor emerita of education, and her mother, Elaine Smith.
- Focusing on issues surrounding race and ethnicity, the multicultural symposium strives to increase the College’s awareness of cultural history, ethnic identity, and knowledge of social issues impacting minority communities locally and nationally.
- On March 7, more than 120 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.
- Lewis & Clark College recently tied for ninth in the nation among small colleges and universities with the most Peace Corps volunteers in 2006. The College, which moved up 11 spots in the rankings, has 20 alumni volunteers. Since the Peace Corps’ inception, 312 Lewis & Clark alumni have served in the organization’s ranks.
- Swimming, Basketball, and more sports updates.
- Robert “Bob” Klonoff, a leading legal scholar, professor of law at the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law, and former senior partner at the law firm of Jones Day, has been named the next dean of Lewis & Clark Law School. He takes up his post on July 1.
Each year, Lewis & Clark honors alumni from the College of Arts and Sciences for their outstanding accomplishments and community service. This year’s honorees will receive their awards at the Alumni Honors Banquet on October 18, which is part of Alumni Weekend.
- Scott Leonard JD ‘07 has authored or coauthored three guides to Northwest hiking, including Take a Hike Seattle.
- Elizabeth “Becky” Johnson, life trustee of Lewis & Clark and a recipient of the College’s Aubrey Watzek Award, Kenneth H. Pierce, former faculty and trustee of Lewis & Clark, Alexander “Sandy” Davidson BS ’59, who was instrumental in raising funds for Lewis & Clark’s class of ’59 scholarship fund, Doreen Stamm Margolin JD ’81, president of the law school’s Alumni Board, Harlow F. Lenon JD ’37, who served as a Multnomah County Circuit Court judge for 16 years and taught courses at the law school for 24 years, John Anderson, professor emeritus of religious studies, Dorothy Berkson, professor emerita of English,
- It was a chance encounter with a pileated woodpecker that sparked Linda Castaneda’s fascination with wildlife.
- Since 1982, Lewis & Clark’s Student Academic Affairs Board (SAAB) has helped students achieve a wide variety of academic goals. With projects ranging from attending anthropology conferences to researching snails in Africa, the program has distributed more than 850 grants to undergraduate students, totaling over $900,000.
- In March, John Henry Kreitler snagged his 17th Emmy nomination in 16 years. “Love Is Ecstasy,” a piece he composed with his writing partner for the daytime drama Passions, received a nod in the Outstanding Original Song category for the 34th annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, airing on June 15.
- Jeff Rose MAT ’97 began his career teaching fourth and fifth graders in the West Linn/Wilsonville School District. His natural leadership abilities quickly emerged, and Rose’s principal encouraged him to pursue school administration. In fall 2000, after earning his administrative credentials at Lewis & Clark, Rose jumped at the opportunity to head what was then called Russell Elementary in the Parkrose School District.
- For Penny Harrison JD ’87 and her friends, “You’ll want that day back!” is code for a book that isn’t worth reading. This simple shorthand has saved them a lot of wasted time over the years.
Elizabeth “Becky” Johnson, life trustee of Lewis & Clark and a recipient of the College’s Aubrey Watzek Award, Kenneth H. Pierce, former faculty and trustee of Lewis & Clark, Alexander “Sandy” Davidson BS ’59, who was instrumental in raising funds for Lewis & Clark’s class of ’59 scholarship fund, Doreen Stamm Margolin JD ’81, president of the law school’s Alumni Board, Harlow F. Lenon JD ’37, who served as a Multnomah County Circuit Court judge for 16 years and taught courses at the law school for 24 years, John Anderson, professor emeritus of religious studies, Dorothy Berkson, professor emerita of English,
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