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  • Cappella Nova, the college’s premier mixed choir, mounts its first tour outside North America.
  • The National Crime Victim Law Institute at Lewis & Clark Law School promotes balance and fairness in a justice system that often neglects victims.
  • How does an emotional spark lead to transformative action? Ask Michael Graham BA ’05, a champion for Rwandan students, a campaigner against genocide, and an advocate for human rights.
  • Lewis & Clark mourns an influential leader from its past.
  • The graduate school adds a new international track to its Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy program.

President's Letter

  • Writing is central to an educated life. So it comes as no surprise that employers and graduate schools place a high premium on those who convey ideas through clear, compelling language. Effective scientists, teachers, attorneys, and business professionals—people in all walks of life—are effective communicators.


  • A week’s sail from land, Kim McCoy was aboard a ship owned by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. The weather worsened, tossing the vessel around like a rag doll while the captain struggled to steer clear of treacherous ice chunks called “growlers” in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary off the coast of Antarctica.
  • Pauls Toutonghi, associate professor of English, will dig and delve into everything—cultures, food, slang, even copper—to find the core of a story. Then he’ll dig again.
  • After four decades, Rocky Blumhagen returned to the Lewis & Clark stage in June. Partnering with Susannah Mars and the Portland Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Yaki Bergman, he performed his latest fundraising revue, “Oh, Those Gershwin Boys!”
  • When Barack Obama made his first presidential visit to Israel, Stephanie Beechem B.A. ’08 worked with Obama’s speechwriters and policy staff to help fact-check the president’s remarks.
  • Two years ago, when students ventured outside Sierra High School in Fillmore, California, they encountered little more than piles of rock and bare dirt. Today, they are greeted with a variety of California native plants, including hummingbird sage, California poppies, manzanita, elderberry, yarrow, and deer grass—plus an array of local wildlife that have made this revived habitat their home.


Faculty Books

  • Mary Szybist Incarnadine

    Incarnadine explores religious iconography and was inspired by time spent in the art museums of Italy.

    Graywolf Press, 2013. 72 pages.

  • Wallace Twins in a Two-Room Schoolhouse

    James Wallace, professor emeritus of teacher education, documents the lives of his mother and aunt, Edith and Ethel Scott, twins growing up in Wolfeboro, a New Hampshire village. Using diaries and artifacts inherited from his family, Wallace reconstructs small-town New England life in the first decades of the 20th century.

    CreateSpace, 2012. 390 pages.

  • Pauls Toutonghi Evel Knievel Days

    Pauls Toutonghi, assistant professor of English, documents a long journey from Montana to Cairo, both geographically and psychologically, driven by a highly likeable, albeit quirky, first-person narrator, Khosi Saqr. The novel traces his search for an absent father, a lost history, and a greater understanding of himself.

    Crown Publishers, 2012. 304 pages.

  • Kimberly Hill Campbell and Kristi Latimer Beyond the Five-Paragraph Essay

    Kimberly Hill Campbell B.A. ’79, M.A.T. ’94, associate professor of teacher education, and Kristi Latimer M.A.T. ’04 examine the research surrounding the five-paragraph essay and find the form restricts creativity and leads to vapid writing. In their book, they show teachers how to reclaim the literary essay and create a program that encourages thoughtful, lively writing.

    Stenhouse Publishers, 2012. 232 pages.

  • Ryan Federalism and the Tug of War Within

    Erin Ryan, associate professor of law, explores tensions among the competing values that underpin American federalism and the resulting consequences for governance that require local and national collaboration.

    Oxford University Press, 2012. 398 pages.

Alumni Books

  • McEnroe From Colony to Nationhood in Mexico: Laying the Foundations, 1560–1840

    Sean McEnroe M.A.T. ’95, assistant professor of history at Southern Oregon University, offers a new interpretation of Indian government, citizenship, and military service in the Spanish Empire. His book describes how Spanish alliances with Indian states built a multiethnic empire capable of expanding to new frontiers and incorporating new peoples.

    Cambridge University Press, 2012. 264 pages.

  • Hallock The Ockley Green Girls: Four Nice Women and One Not-So-Nice Woman

    Lois Gaither Hallock B.A. ’52 tells the tale of “five funny women from Portland, Oregon, then and now.” Hallock and her four friends met as kindergartners, went their separate ways after high school, and reunited at their 50th high school reunion. Now they get together every year at the beach.

    Dog Ear Publishing, 2012. 112 pages.

  • Jack Hayes Lessons From the Track, Stories From the Field

    Jack Hayes M.A.T. ’76 reflects on his love for teaching and coaching as well as his search for himself and his place in the world in this heartfelt memoir.

    Self-published, 2013. 171 pages.

  • Fergus Diamond of Darkness

    Paul Tristan Fergus B.A. ’92 writes a fantasy adventure with weird magic, complex relationships, and mysterious creatures.

    Amazon Digital Services, Kindle edition, 2010. 456 pages.

  • Patel Disarming the Past: Transitional Justice and Ex-Combatants

    Ana Cutter Patel B.A. ’90 coedits a text that explores disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration programs in the context of transitional justice measures and initiatives.

    Social Science Research Council, 2010. 288 pages.

  • Susan Carlton Love and Haight

    Susan Carlton B.S. ’81 writes a young adult novel about being 17 and pregnant in 1971, right in the middle of San Francisco’s flower-power heyday, but before abortion was legal. The book was nominated for an award from the Young Adult Library Services Association (in the category of best fiction for young adults) and made the Amelia Bloomer list (recommendations of feminist literature for kids and teens).

    Henry Holt and Company, 2012. 192 pages.

  • Blazier Family Reunion Keepsake Book

    Suzanne Blazier M.A. ’89 offers a book that is the ideal place to record 12 years of family reunions, with pages for journal entries, guest registers, photos, and life transitions (births, deaths, and marriages). Included in the book are suggestions for planning and hosting your event.

    Little Blue Publishing, 2012. 108 pages.

In Memoriam


  • By Julia Huggins B.A. ’13
    I’m going to be upfront with you: academically, I’m a little all over the place. But I see that as an advantage rather than a problem. You see, I get a kick out of understanding the world. And, it turns out, the world involves a lot more than one subject.

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