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  • Lewis & Clark’s newest crop of undergraduate faculty hail from some of the top doctoral programs in the nation and represent a rich variety of disciplines.
  • The Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission has selected 100 books that best define the state and its people. Authors with ties to Lewis & Clark College are well represented on the list.
  • Four brothers, all graduates of Lewis & Clark, make their mark in medicine. Two focus on the health of the mind, and two pursue treatments for infectious diseases in developing countries.
  • Paul Barker ’71, M.A.T. ’81 has worked with CARE International for 22 years, leading humanitarian relief and development efforts in Iran, Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia, Palestine, and Afghanistan.


  • As an artist, Becca Bernstein ‘00 draws inspiration from the mystery and wisdom she sees in the faces of elderly women.
  • “In my heart of hearts, I always wanted to work with kids, to engage them and empower them to succeed,” says Barbara Rost, program director for the Classroom Law Project.
  • A rising young actor, Chris Stack ‘97 recently auditioned with director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio for a role in The Departed, a movie due in theatres later this year.
  • Averill Curdy’s imagination is in constant motion, filtering images and ideas that might lead to a poem.
  • Twelve alumni from Lewis & Clark’s Lambda Phi Epsilon fraternity, along with family and friends, traveled to the Cook Islands in the South Pacific for a reunion in July 2005. The celebration was the third reunion for the fraternity brothers, who have met every five years since 1995.
  • The Oregon School Counselor Association named Nancy Ferguson M.Ed. ’02 one of two Elementary School Counselors of the Year for 2004-05.

Faculty Books

  • Giotto’s Harmony: Music and Art in Padua at the Crossroads of the Renaissance

    Eleonora Beck, professor of music, explores the philosophical and cultural intersections among musicians, artists, and intellectuals in early 14th-century Padua.

    European Press Academic Publishing, 2005. 256 pages.

  • Security, Strategy, and the Quest for Bloodless War

    Bob Mandel, professor of international affairs, explores the moral, legal, military, and political bases of the desire to minimize wartime casualties.

    Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2004. 209 pages.

  • Nimrod: Courts, Claims, and Killing on the Oregon Frontier

    Ronald Lansing, professor of law, chronicles the dramatic story of Nimrod O’Kelly, a settler-turned-murderer who was the focus of Oregon’s first extensively reported homicide case, in the mid-1850s.

    Washington State University Press, 2005. 305 pages.

  • Socrates’ Divine Sign: Religion, Practice, and Value in Socratic Philosophy

    Nicholas Smith, Miller Professor of Humanities, coedits this volume examining the religious dimension of Socrates’ philosophy.

    Academic Printing and Publishing, 2005. 180 pages.

  • Science, Religion, and the Human Experience

    James Proctor, professor of geography and director of environmental studies, edits a collection of provocative essays by leading thinkers who offer new ways of looking at the historically problematic relationship between science and religion.

    Oxford University Press, 2005. 336 pages. $25.

  • Starting with Comprehension: Reading Strategies for the Youngest Learners

    Ruth Shagoury, Rogers Professor of Education, and Andi Cunningham M.A.T. ’00, a kindergarten teacher, team up to provide a how-to book for teaching comprehension skills to prereaders.

    Stenhouse Publishers, 2005. 136 pages.

Alumni Books

  • Adventures with Kids: The Essential Guide to Hong Kong for the Expat Parent

    Sarah Woods ’92 offers a pocket-size guide to Hong Kong for new arrivals with kids in tow.

    Plover Cove Publishing (now Blacksmith Books), 2004. 288 pages.

  • Feminist Communication Theory: Selections in Context

    Laura Wackwitz ’91 coedits a volume that showcases the work of feminist theorists over the past two decades who have challenged traditional communication theory, thereby giving shape to current feminist communication theory.

    SAGE Publications, 2004. 288 pages.

  • Metaphor Magic

    Katy Preston M.Ed. ’96 presents a workbook about metaphors for students in grades 3 through 7.

    Butte Publications, 2005. 93 pages.

  • Starting with Comprehension: Reading Strategies for the Youngest Learners

    Ruth Shagoury, Rogers Professor of Education, and Andi Cunningham M.A.T. ’00, a kindergarten teacher, team up to provide a how-to book for teaching comprehension skills to prereaders.

    Stenhouse Publishers, 2005. 136 pages.

  • Doing Comparative Politics: An Introduction to Approaches and Issues

    Timothy Lim ’82 organizes this academic text around key questions, such as: Why are poor countries poor? What makes a democracy? What makes a terrorist? What makes a social movement?

    Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2005. 336 pages.

  • Langston Hughes: A Documentary Volume (part of the Dictionary of Literary Biography series)

    Christopher De Santis ’89 interweaves critical, biographical, and contextual narrative with reprints of many of Hughes’ major and lesser-known works as well as other supporting material.

    Thomson Gale, 2005. 458 pages.

  • Necktie Parties: Legal Executions in Oregon, 1851-1905

    Diane Goeres-Gardner ’71, a fifth-generation Oregonian, uses a variety of historical records to examine Oregon’s hangings during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

    Caxton Press, 2005. 375 pages.

  • The Greatest Catch: A Life in Teaching

    Penny Kittle M.A.T. ’89 shares the stories of students with whom she’s celebrated, struggled, and learned.

    Heinemann, 2005. 160 pages.

  • Elysen

    Joe Cooke J.D. ’97 details the story of Elysen, a woman born into a ruling warrior caste in a dying land called the Vyr, in this book of science fiction and fantasy.

    Cannon Publishing Group, 2005. 370 pages.

  • Lewis & Clark’s Digital Clock

    Bruce Berney M.Ed. ‘61 offers this whimsical look at the “verses the captains intended to write” along with “clock words” formed by digital numerals.

    Selbeck House Press, 2005. 56 pages. $10.

  • Pigeons

    Lois Rosen M.Ed. ’82 shares a book of reflective and memory poems of her Jewish upbringing in the Bronx in the 1960s.

    Traprock Books, 2004. 64 pages.

In Memoriam

  • Robert Deery, professor emeritus of physics, Lois Smithwick ‘47, a former assistant professor of health and physical education at Lewis & Clark
  • Honoring alumni, faculty, staff, and friends who have recently passed.


  • by Marti Arnold Alston ’69
    I remember the Lewis & Clark campus of the late 1960s as a collection of terracotta brick, grayish stone, and brownish wood buildings, all of which were nestled in acres of seemingly endless green.

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