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President's Letter, Summer-2007

Of Reputation and Rankings

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

  • on palatine hill, Summer-2007

    MLK Day of Service

    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. 
  • on palatine hill, Summer-2007

    A Climate of Leadership

    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.
  • on palatine hill, Summer-2007

    Ethics and Social Justice

    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.
  • on palatine hill, Summer-2007

    Applications Soar

    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.
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    Women’s Building Remembered

    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.
  • on palatine hill, Summer-2007

    Peace Corps Top 10

    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.
  • on palatine hill, Summer-2007

    Law Clinic at Its PEAC

    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 palatine hill, Summer-2007

    Meet the New Law Dean

    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.
  • on palatine hill, Summer-2007

    On War and Peace

    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 palatine hill, Summer-2007

    Watzek Rocks

    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.
  • on palatine hill, Summer-2007

    Scholarship Recognition Luncheon

    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.
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    PioSports

    Swimming, Basketball, and more sports updates.
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    Math + Computers = Summer Research

    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.
  • on palatine hill, Summer-2007

    Ray Warren Multicultural Symposium

    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 palatine hill, Summer-2007

    Who Was York?

    “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

Alumni News

  • alumni news, Summer-2007

    May I Have the Envelope Please …

    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.

Profiles

  • 1970s, Class Notes, class-notes, Profile, Summer-2007

    Emmy Award–Winning Composer

    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.
  • Class Notes, class-notes, Profile, Summer-2007

    SAAB at 25

    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 Memoriam, Profile, Summer-2007

    Former Faculty, Staff, Friends of College Mourned

    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,
  • 1990s, Class Notes, class-notes, Profile, Summer-2007

    A ‘Russell Rocket’ of School Reform

    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.
  • 1980s, Class Notes, class-notes, Profile, Summer-2007

    At Home in the Wide Open Spaces

    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.
  • 1990s, Class Notes, class-notes, Profile, Summer-2007

    A Career on the Wild Side

    It was a chance encounter with a pileated woodpecker that sparked Linda Castaneda’s fascination with wildlife.
  • 2000s, Bookshelf, Profile, Summer-2007

    Take a Hike Seattle

    Scott Leonard JD ‘07 has authored or coauthored three guides to Northwest hiking, including Take a Hike Seattle.

In Memoriam

In Memoriam, Profile, Summer-2007

Former Faculty, Staff, Friends of College Mourned

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,
In Memoriam, Summer-2007

In Memoriam

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