L&C Magazine | Winter 2014

Featured Stories

  • A New Start-up on Campus

    Lewis & Clark launches the Center for Entrepreneurship, an initiative to help students translate their liberal arts education into action.
  • The Pinnacle of Poetry

    Mary Szybist, associate professor of English, wins the 2013 National Book Award in Poetry.
  • Surveying Swaziland

    Lewis &  Clark students conduct “situated research” in southern Africa.
  • You Do The Math

    New Common Core State Standards bring greater coherence to K-12 mathematics—but how are teachers adapting?
  • Ideas That Mushroom

    Lewis & Clark announces the winners of its first Venture Competition, a key element of the college’s entrepreneurship initiative.
  • Entrepreneurial Alumni

    Among the Lewis & Clark alumni ranks are many graduates who have pursued entrepreneurial ventures. The Chronicle caught up with four of them who have forged their own paths in the for-profit and nonprofit worlds.
  • Building the Legal Pipeline

    An increasing number of law school students and alumni look to Alaska for career opportunities.
  • Objects From Home

    Students arrive on campus with a variety of objects from home. What do they bring and why?
  • Fabulous Fields

    Lewis & Clark renovates Fields Dining Hall, the largest dining facility on campus.

President's Letter

Multiple Returns

A Lewis & Clark education creates vital and lifelong networks. That’s the thought I had after reading this issue’s stories about some of the many ways our alumni are expanding opportunities for current students and increasing the reach of Lewis & Clark in the world.

On Palatine Hill

  • Fall Sports Recap

    Women’s Soccer, Cross Country, and Volleyball
  • Caldwell Receives Korean Honor

    The Consulate General for the Republic of Korea in Seattle has named a new honorary consul general.
  • Johnson Named New Law Dean

    In December, Jennifer Johnson was named the next dean of Lewis & Clark Law School.
  • The Marriage of Figaro

    Michael Olich, associate professor of theatre, directed a contemporary adaptation of The Marriage of Figaro.
  • Reiness Named AAAS Fellow

    Gary Reiness, associate dean and professor of biology, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
  • Race and the Criminal Justice System

    In November, the 10th annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies—titled Police States, Prison Nations—analyzed racial ideologies and the contours of the carceral state.
  • Empowering Women Through Self-Defense and Dance

    While participating in the college’s overseas study program in India in 2011, Hillary Patin CAS ’14 and fellow student Miranda Benson (who graduated last year) were inspired to develop a project to empower women and give them the tools to defend themselves against street harassment and rape.
  • Striving for Greatness

    Football records fall as Keith Welch and Andrew Frisina close out their final season with the Pios.
  • Bee Sharp

    Samantha Bee, senior correspondent of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, performed to a packed house in Pamplin Sports Center on October 25.
  • Salmon Safe Certification

    This fall, Lewis & Clark became the first private college to achieve Salmon-Safe certification. Salmon-Safe is a third- party, peer-reviewed certification program that links land management practices with the protection of agricultural and urban watersheds.
  • Letters

    Letters and Corrections
  • Jurassic Park in Siberia?

    Last fall’s 16th annual Environmental Affairs Symposium, titled the Nature of the Unnatural, focused on “unnatural” modifications to our biophysical surroundings.
  • buzz

    A miscellany of the new, the intriguing, and the obscure.

Leadership and Support

Tribute to the Late Jack Howard

Photos from Tribute to the Late Jack Howard event.

Memorable Faculty Inspire Giving

If there is a recipe for a winning college experience, amazing faculty in and out of the classroom would rank as the key ingredient for most college students. This is certainly true at Lewis & Clark. The influence of dedicated educators often extends far beyond the time students spend in class.

New York City Alumni Event

Photos from Alumni Event in New York City.

Alumni News

Lewis & Clark to Host Alumni Awards

Each year, Lewis & Clark honors alumni from the College of Arts and Sciences for their outstanding accomplishments and community service.

Homecoming and Family Weekend: A Winning Combination

A record number of alumni and parents arrived to root for the football team and participate in Homecoming and Family Weekend.


  • Academia and Pop Culture Intersect at Comic Con

    Nestled in a rustic campground at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in New York state, Susan Kirtley BA ’95 fiddled with her tape recorder. The hot, still air seemed to magnify her nervousness as she sat down to interview noted comic artist Lynda Barry.
  • From Marine to Minister

    As the sun began to set on a balmy summer day in Southern California, an Electra cruise ship motored past luxury yachts, sailboats, and multimillion-dollar homes in Newport Harbor. On deck, a wedding ceremony was in progress. Philip Bradley BS ’59 pronounced the happy couple husband and wife, smiling as they sealed their union with a kiss.
  • Seniors Blossom With Horticultural Therapy

    In November, Patty Cassidy M.S. ’94 led a group of senior citizens outside to put their raised gardens to bed for the winter. Standing or working from wheelchairs, they pulled up old perennials, raked and turned the dirt, and planted a crop of Austrian winter peas to infuse the soil with nitrogen.
  • The Definitive Bibliography of William Stafford

    In conjunction with the centennial celebration of Stafford’s birth, Watzek Library staff complete the most comprehensive bibliography of the poet’s work ever produced.
  • A Life of Service: Paramedic, Lawyer, and Volunteer

    The wind howled and snow fell fast and hard, making it difficult to see the road. Paramedic Victor Hoffer JD ’92 plowed through the storm, intent on helping a pregnant woman in labor in a nearby hotel.

In Memoriam

Friends of Lewis & Clark Remembered

Friends of Lewis & Clark Remembered


A New Start-up On a Campus

Lewis & Clark launches the Center for Entrepreneurship, an initiative to help students translate their liberal arts education into action.

Ideas That Mushroom

Lewis & Clark announces the winners of its first Venture Competition, a key element of the college’s entrepreneurship initiative.

Objects From Home

Objects hold a certain power. They can store a library of memories, create opportunities for sharing, and perhaps most importantly, bring us comfort when we are far from home. During New Student Orientation this August, we visited the residence halls and asked students what they had brought from home and why. Here’s what they told us.