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CARE: Community and Recreation for Employees

Mission Statement

To promote recreational activities and social service projects that contribute to cohesiveness among all college employees and make a positive impact in the community.  

Connect with CARE

Join the CARE list serve to hear about news and upcoming events. We also encourage you to let us know what kinds of community-building activities you’d like to see the committee sponsor.

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Annual Events


  • Timbers and Trail Blazer games (group rate)
  • Community gardens tour/Native plant walk
  • Spring Into Action


  • Star gazing with OMSI
  • L&C Art Walk
  • Law School Scavenger Hunt
  • Back stage tour of Fir Acres
  • Tour of Law School clinics
  • Lewis & Clark Kids and Families BBQ and pool party
  • President’s Ice cream social
  • Corbett House & Chapel tour


  • CARE Crew assists students move in to residence halls
  • Halloween Costume Contest
  • Turkey Trot (campus walk/run) for Oregon Food Bank 
  • Soup, Socks & Snugglies 
  • Wellness Fair



Billy Walker, executive assistant – CARE committee chair person

Amy Dvorak, sustainability manager

Liza Finkel, associate professor of education

Alicia Roberts Frank, assistant professor of teacher education

Adam Geisler, administrative coordinator, Business Law

Vanessa Holmgren, director of multimedia and internal communications

Jessica Kleiss, assistant professor of environmental studies

Annette Lanier, special assistant to the president - Ex Officio Member

Shannon O’Leary, assistant professor of physics

Natasha Richmond, assistant director of law school admissions

Jessica Starling, assistant professor of religious studies

Kim Ulrich, administrative specialist - Ex Officio Member

Bonnie Von Wald, administrative assistant


April 23rd, 2015

  • Image preview 12:00pm - 1:00pm: EFP X-Train & Core

    X-Train & Core is taught by Suzanne Brauer, in the Pamplin Sport Center Gym (east side), on Thursdays from 12:00-12:45 pm.  Do it all with a variety of equipment…cardio, strength, and stretch…it’s a total body work-out.

April 24th, 2015

  • Image preview 12:00pm - 1:00pm: EFP Power Hour

    Power Hour is taught by Angela Dendas, head strength and conditioning coach, in the Pamplin Center Weight Room, on selected Fridays from 12:00-12:45 pm.  Push your body through various resistance, body-weight, plyometric, and functionaly training movements that will challenge your physical and mental strength.  This circuit-style class will give you variety and enjoyment, whether you are in advanced physical shape or just starting out.

  • Image preview 12:00pm - 1:00pm: EFP Mind-Body Fusion

    Mind-Body Fusion is taught by Suzanne Brauer, in the Pamplin Sports Center Activitiy Room 019, on Fridays from 12:00-12:45 pm.  Experience a combination of exercises from yoga, pilates, fitness, and therapy for stamina, stability, strengthening, and stretching.  Mats are provided.

April 27th, 2015

  • Image preview 12:00pm - 1:00pm: EFP Cardio Tennis

    Cardio Tennis is taught by Jimmy Chau, assistant tennis coach, in the Tennis Dome, on Monday & Wednesday from 12:00-12:45 pm.  Improve your game in a group lesson format with fun conditioning skills and drills that will keep you moving.

  • Image preview 12:00pm - 1:00pm: EFP Deep H2O Run

    Deep H2O Run is taught by Suzanne Brauer, in the Zehntbauer Swimming Pavilion, on Mondays from 12:00-12:45 pm.  Water is a wonderful place to go running with no impact forces on your body.  Swimming skills are not required.  Buoyancy belts are provided.

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