L&C Magazine | Summer 2009
- Summer 2009 Issue Katherine FitzGibbon, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities, is an inspiring evangelist for Lewis & Clark’s vocal music program. She’s building on some of the traditions of her predecessors while starting a few new traditions of her own.
- The International Environmental Law Project tackles some of today’s most challenging global legal issues.
- G.B. Arrington BA ’72 is a pioneer in light rail and other transit projects.
- Professor Zaher Wahab travels to war-torn Afghanistan to help rebuild higher education.
On Palatine Hill
- Parents often find that a son or daughter’s first year of college is a cause for celebration–as well as a source of anxiety. Celestino Limas, dean of students and chief diversity officer, provides these suggestions to help parents survive and thrive during their student’s first year of college.
- Lewis & Clark College celebrates graduates from the Undergraduate College, the School of Law and the Graduate School of Education and Counseling.
- New online course helps parents navigate first-year transition.
- With a broad range of academic interests, a deep engagement in the sciences, and a passion for international study, Conor Jacobs BA ‘09 nabbed the 2009 Rena J. Ratte Award, the undergraduate college’s highest academic honor.
- Peel away the layers of the Early College Access Advocacy Project, one of 14 projects taking place through the newly launched Center for Community Engagement at Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling, and what emerges is a picture of students and professionals converging around a shared desire to create lasting change in the lives of young people who were once thought to have limited opportunities for success.
- Lewis & Clark Law School graduates enter public interest careers at a rate that is more than three times the national average.
Each year, students from the College of Arts and Sciences and Lewis & Clark Law School reflect on the extraordinary teaching of their respective professors and select one for top teaching honors.
- Upon President Tom Hochstettler’s departure, the Lewis & Clark Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Jane Atkinson, vice president and provost, as interim president beginning August 1.
- In June, the college launched an extensive redesign, complete with improved navigation, a new content management system, and a fresh look.
- Last spring, several Lewis & Clark undergraduates garnered national awards for their academic achievements, winning a Goldwater Scholarship and four Fulbright grants to further their education and research.
- Upcoming events at Lewis & Clark
- In April, Lewis & Clark’s Board of Trustees formed a search committee to guide the process of finding Lewis & Clark’s next president.
Thomas J. Hochstettler, Lewis & Clark’s 23rd president, came to the college in 2004 from the University of Bremen in Germany via academic posts at Rice University, Bowdoin College, and Stanford University. He leaves the college at a time of strength, buoyed by increasing numbers of highly qualified students, nationally recognized faculty, energized alumni, rising philanthropic dollars, and a growing academic reputation.
- Letters from readers of the Chronicle.
- As a 21-year-old in the summer of 1942, Jeanne Holm BA ‘49 shouted louder than anyone in basic training. Nicknamed “Junior,” she was the youngest enlistee in the new Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, the first enlisted women recruited for World War II.
- Advancing Leadership for Equity in Oregon Schools
- During his undergraduate days, Dutch Mandel drove a ‘65 Ford Mustang notchback along the twisty two-lane roads between Lewis & Clark in Portland and his home in Reno. He vividly remembers the metallic blue coupe, which sported a black vinyl top, bucket seats, a three-speed automatic transmission, and a powerful V-8 engine.
- Through education, negotiation, and a wide-open-door policy, Victoria Blackwell JD ’92 has established the benefits of a corporate brand and trademark protections that complement the mom-and-pop flavor of neighborhood stores, where owners know their customers by name and can tailor local promotions to fit their needs.
- “The face of Anchorage is changing,” says Elizabeth “Liz” Posey BA ’03, president of the Anchorage Urban League Young Professionals. Nearly 120 languages are spoken in the Anchorage School District. Diverse cultures–including Hmong, Lao, Samoan, Tongan, Dominican, African American, Alaska Native, and Sudanese–continue to grow in representation as word of the city’s acceptance and opportunity gets out.
- Robert B. Pamplin Sr., Lewis & Clark life trustee who had served as board chair twice during his long association with the college, died June 24 at his home in Portland.
- Keith Eugene Eide, professor emeritus of music, Edward “Ted” Stevens Smith, friend of the college who served as a trustee from 1974 to 1982, Charles Cooke Spalding, Lewis & Clark life trustee
- Nena Baker BA ‘81 writes an eye-opening book on the implications of chemical contaminants accumulating in our bodies.
by Barbara Schuetze