L&C Magazine | Winter 2013

Featured Stories

President's Letter

Our Journey Forward

At Lewis & Clark, we have a proud tradition of moving ahead by building on our proven and rising strengths. We are now poised and ready to go even farther, this time guided by The Journey Forward:A Lewis & Clark Strategic Plan for 2020.

On Palatine Hill

  • Fall Sports

    Football, Women’s Soccer, Volleyball updates.
  • Buzz

    A miscellany of the new, the intriguing, and the obscure.
  • Going the Distance

    The women’s cross country team advances to nationals for the first time in school history.
  • Building a Malawian School

    More than 300 primary students in Malawi now have a new school, thanks to the efforts of Lewis & Clark students.
  • Letters

    Letters from readers
  • Brown Honored for Community Service

    Andrae Brown, associate pro-fessor of counseling psychology in the graduate school, was recently honored by the Portland Observer for his work “to engage community members and mental health providers to improve wellness.”
  • Spring Events

    What’s happening on Lewis & Clark’s campus this spring.
  • Top Fulbright Producer

    Lewis & Clark is one of the top producers of Fulbright award winners in the country, with the third-highest acceptance rate among liberal arts colleges.
  • Environment Across the Pacific

    Last fall’s 15th annual Environmental Affairs Symposium, titled Environmental Entanglements Across the Pacific, combined two of Lewis & Clark’s interdisciplinary programs: Environmental Studies and East Asian Studies.
  • A Reprise: Portland Chamber Orchestra

    Lewis & Clark has renewed its connection with the prestigious Portland Chamber Orchestra, bringing the group’s world-class music to campus once again. The orchestra is performing three concerts at Lewis & Clark throughout the academic year, making its music widely accessible to our students.
  • Meet the New Forensics Director

    This fall, Joe Gantt joined Lewis & Clark
as its new forensics director and an instructor in the Department of Rhetoric and Media Studies (formerly the Department of Communication). He most recently headed the forensics program at Texas Tech University
in Lubbock.
  • Overseas Study Program in National Spotlight

    For the first time, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Lewis & Clark’s overseas and off-campus program as one of the best in the nation.
  • Multiculturalism and the Media

    How does the Internet bring communities together—and divide them? In what ways might social media serve as an agent for change and reconstruction of our identities? How have marginalized communities found a digital voice?

Leadership and Support

Building on Our Strengths

A new institution-wide strategic plan maps our path to 2020 and beyond.

Alumni News

Reunion Weekend 2013: June 20–23

Reunion Weekend 2013:
June 20–23

Homecoming and Family Weekend

A little rain can’t dampen the Pioneer spirit—especially when it comes to Homecoming. Nearly 1,000 alumni, parents, and friends donned their rain gear to cheer on the football team and attend Homecoming Weekend events in late October.


  • Law Alumna Elected to U.S. Senate

    Heidi Heitkamp JD ’80 is the first woman elected to represent North Dakota in either the U.S. Senate or House.
  • ‘El Groupo’ Reunites 50 Years to the Day

    On September 14, 1962, a Lewis & Clark professor and 23 students—along with a representative from the Experiment in International Living—boarded a bus heading for a four-month overseas study program in Mexico. 
  • Teaching for Social Justice

    Tim Swinehart, a social studies teacher at Lincoln High School in Portland, was disturbed by the monster storm. But as part of a growing movement of educators committed to environmental justice, he turned the weather event into a lesson about climate literacy.
  • A Brother Lost—and Found

    Kim Stafford writes a compassionate memoir exploring the life—and suicide—of his brother, Bret.
  • Behind the Scenes at the Academy

    Andrew Bradburn BA ’85, Tessa Idlewine BA ’09, and Brian Drischell BA ’93: Crowds roar and cheer as celebrities walk the red carpet outside Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Cameras click staccato style and flashbulbs dazzle as reporters wrangle movie stars for live interviews at the annual Academy Awards ceremony.
  • Friends of Lewis & Clark Remembered

    Obo Addy, instructor in African music, Edward Stamm, life trustee, and Pano “Pete” Vlahos, a former staff member and an active alumnus of Lewis & Clark.
  • Empowering Native Americans

    On a warm summer night in Oklahoma, members of the Seminole Nation gathered for a celebratory stomp dance. Men wore blue jeans and baseball or cowboy hats adorned with eagle, hawk, and crane feathers. A tribal elder began to sing, and the other men chanted the chorus in their native tongue. Women, dressed in skirts and blouses designed with Seminole patchwork, kept the rhythm with shell shakers fastened to their legs.

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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

Friends of Lewis & Clark Remembered

Obo Addy, instructor in African music, Edward Stamm, life trustee, and Pano “Pete” Vlahos, a former staff member and an active alumnus of Lewis & Clark.