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  • 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.


  • Professor Zaher Wahab travels to war-torn Afghanistan to help rebuild higher education. 
  • The International Environmental Law Project tackles some of today’s most challenging global legal issues.

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  • As a 21-year-old in the summer of 1942, Jeanne Holm B.A. ‘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.
  • “The face of Anchorage is changing,” says Elizabeth “Liz” Posey B.A. ’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.
  • 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.


  • Nena Baker B.A. ‘81 writes an eye-opening book on the implications of chemical contaminants accumulating in our bodies.
    by Barbara Schuetze

Faculty Books

  • Willis Long Gone

    Richard Willis, professor emeritus of theatre, pens a compelling, unsentimental memoir about growing up on an Iowa farm during the 1930s and 1940s.

    Greenpoint Press, 2007. 192 pages.

  • Beckham Stimson Lumber

    Stephen Dow Beckham, Pamplin Professor of History, authors a corporate history of one of the nation’s oldest forest products companies. He describes how Stimson, a family-owned company, has triumphed over challenges in three different centuries encompassing a variety of historical, economic, and environmental conditions.

    ARCUS Publishing, 2009. 144 pages.

  • Kodachi The Historical Formation and Social Background of the Lotus Sutra

    Rev. Zuigaku Kodachi, professor emeritus of Japanese, provides a comprehensive look at the major political, commercial, and economic developments that informed the compilation of the Lotus Sutra, one of the most influential Mahayana Buddhist texts.

    Sankibo Publishing Company, 2008. 250 pages. $55.

  • Bixby Educating Democratic Citizens in Troubled Times: Qualitative Studies of Current Efforts

    Janet Bixby, associate dean of the Graduate School of Education and Counseling and associate professor of education, co-edits a groundbreaking examination of citizenship education programs that serve contemporary youth in schools and communities across the United States.

    State University of New York Press, 2008. 298 pages.

  • de Paula Quanta, Matter, and Change: A Molecular Approach to Physical Change

    Julio de Paula, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of chemistry, coauthors this text designed for the two-semester physical chemistry course. It begins with quantum mechanics, introduces statistical mechanics, and progresses to thermodynamics.

    W.H. Freeman, 2008. 782 pages.

Alumni Books

  • Baker The Body Toxic

    Nena Baker B.A. ’81 writes an eye-opening book on the implications of chemical contaminants accumulating in our bodies.

    by Barbara Schuetze

  • MacDicken Ordinary Heroes: Teenage Adversity Inspires Acts of Courage

    Jim MacDicken B.A. ’69, M.A.T. ’86 describes the heroic actions of ordinary young people he has met during his nearly 40-year career as a teacher and coach.

    Xlibris Corporation, 2008. 160 pages.

  • Tong Some Babies Sleep

    Paul Tong B.A. ’89 offers his lush, warm oil paintings of a child asleep among different animals to illustrate this lyrical bedtime book for young children.

    Philomel Books, 2007. 32 pages.

  • Sherack Revenge for the Hunted

    Mike Sherack J.D. ’95 pens a fictional account of FBI agent Max Miller’s quest to bring an antihunting extremist who is murdering Idaho hunters to justice.

    Beaver’s Pond Press, 2008. 408 pages.

  • Josepher October Surprise

    Did the Ronald Reagan/George H.W. Bush presidential campaign negotiate a deal with Khomeini’s Iran to delay the release of the American hostages until after the 1980 election, thereby assuring the Republicans victory over incumbent Jimmy Carter? In this highly original faux history, Brian Josepher B.A. ’90 places the reader in the middle of the action, fleshing out the negotiations and the players involved.

    Booksurge, 2009. 562 pages.

  • Stroh Overland: A Mercedes-Benz Journey Through the Americas

    Gari Stroh B.A. ’94 offers an adventure travel story about his yearlong road trip down the Pan-American Highway to Argentina from Colorado and back, logging 34,000 miles through 17 countries.

    StarGroup International, 2008. 223 pages.

  • Clock I’ve Seen It Snow on the 4th of July: Living in the Five Canyons Area of Deschutes County

    Barry Clock B.S. ’71, M.A.T. ’79 documents the story of the Five Canyons area of northeast Deschutes County, located between Sisters and Terrebonne, over the last two centuries. In this colorful history, readers will find stories about miners, homesteaders, and ranchers–as well as a few scoundrels.

    Maverick Publishing, 2008. 140 pages.


  • I am based in Gaborone, Botswana. Even though Gaborone is the capital city, it feels like a town in this country of only 1.7 million people. Speeding along its busy roads, I see herds of goats waiting to cross at traffic signals and cows grazing on sparse patches of grass.

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