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President's Letter

  • You may well be reading this letter at the very time Marcia and I are traveling to Tokyo, Seoul, and Hong Kong, enjoying the opportunity to deepen our connections with alumni, parents, and friends. This is our second trip to Asia in three years. Wherever we go on behalf of Lewis & Clark, our itinerary is always ambitious, our encounters are always exhilarating, and our experience is always rewarding.

Faculty Books

  • Jeffrey Jones The Unaffordable Nation: Searching for a Decent Life in America

    Jeffrey Jones, assistant professor of law, argues that regardless of political leanings, economical class, gender, and ethnic and racial differences, Americans remain united in their conviction that individuals who work hard should receive decent wages and other resources in return. He proposes a “covenant of affordability,” outlining the respective obligations of the government, corporations, and individuals in ensuring a life that is affordable for every person that is willing to work hard.

    Prometheus Books, 2007. 170 pages.

  • Kimberly Hill Campbell Less Is More: Teaching Literature With Short Texts, Grades 6-12

    Kimberly Hill Campbell, assistant professor of education, draws on research as well as her own classroom experiences to show how short texts can be integrated into the language arts curriculum without sacrificing required novels. Chapters examine different generes of short text, such as short stories, essays, and graphic novels.

    Stenhouse Pulishers, 2007 222 pages.

  • Chana Cox Reflections on the Logic of the Good

    Chana Cox, senior lecturer in humanities, provides a metaphysical and philosophical foundation for those who argue against micromanagement of the individual, the economy, and society. She offers a defense of the open mind, the open society, and the open universe.

    Lexington Books, 2007. 220 pages.

Alumni Books

  • Harison Gaston Why the World Needs a Savior Now

    Rev. Harison Gaston M.Ed. ’80 shares his thoughts on the complexities of the spiritual condition and offers a Christ-centered model for achieving stability and positive change.

    AuthorHoue, 2007. 76 pages.

  • Laura Christianson The Adoption Decision: 15 Things You Want to Know Before Adopting

    Laura Christianson M.A.T. ‘85 helps prospective adoptive parentsand their supporters work through questions and misgivings about adoption. This quick-start resource helps readers understand the world of adoption, better grasp its challenges and joys, and move forward confidently on a firm emotional and spiritual footing.

    Harvest House Publishers, 2007. 256 pages. $14

  • Tom Larkin How to Talk to Customers: Create a Great Impression Every Time With MAGIC

    Tom Larkin M.A. ’87 coauthors a text designed to demystify the most critical aspect of customer service: conversations employees have every day with customers. Filled with case studies and anecdotes, the book outlines the key tenets of the authors’ MAGIC (Make a Great Impression on the Customer) training program.

    Jossy-Bass, 2007. 224 pages.

  • Ken Boire In the Company of Fishers

    Ken Boire M.P.A. ’79 pens this fictional account of Moosemont John, a legend among fishers in southeast Alaska. In the process, he illuminates the brotherhood of fishing: the crews, the boats, the families back at port, and the local townspeople who are all part of the area’s fishing culture.

    Outskirts Press, 2007. 212 pages.

  • Board Members Rule: How to Be a Strategic Advocate for Your Nonprofit

    Ann Lehman J.D. ’78 coauthors a comprehensive guide to a board member’s role, focusing on the need for strategic advocacy. Readers will find helpful examples, exercise, forms, and other resources.

    Ultimited Publishing, 2007. 132 pages.

  • Cynthia Cumfer Separate Peoples, One Land: The Minds of Cherokees, Vlacks, and Whites on the Tennessee Frontier

    Cynthia Cumfer J.D. ’77 offers a broad, multicultural intellectual and cultural history of the Tennessee frontier in the early Revolutionary and early national periods, leading up to the era of rapid westward expansion and removal of the Cherokee.

    University of North Carolina Press, 2007. 336 pages.

  • Laura Christianson The Adoption Network: Your Guide to Starting a Support System

    Laura Christianson M.A.T. ’85 simplifies the process of building a support community for adoptive of foster families, birth parents, or adoptees. The workbook provides step-by-step instructions for pastors, laypeople, and others who want to launch an adoption ministry in their church or community.

    WinePress Publishing, 2007. 112 pages.


  • by Micah Risher B.A. ‘01
    Bamyan, a mere 30-minute flight from Kabul, seems worlds apart from the car-choked streets of Afghanistan’s capital city. The Hindu Kush mountains quickly dominate the view from my tiny airplane window, while the dusty valley of Kabul shrinks away into the horizon. 

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