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Homecoming Week includes geckos, golf, food, football and more

June 12, 2000

  • Heather Driscoll Paestch '96 and Erich Paestch '95 perform with members of the Swing Outreach Pro...
    Heather Driscoll Paestch '96 and Erich Paestch '95 perform with members of the Swing Outreach Project during Alumni Weekend Reunion dance, Aug. 5.

The Office of Alumni Relations invites all Lewis & Clark alumni back to campus, Monday, Oct. 16, to Sunday, Oct. 22, for a week full of events. The reunion will feature the classes of 1955, 1965, 1975, 1985 and 1995 on Friday, Oct. 20, to Sunday, Oct. 22. Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Studies Symposium will bring experts to campus to discuss a wide range of environmental topics, Monday, Oct. 16 to Friday, Oct. 20. Learn about the design of urban communities and public space, environmental restoration, population growth and genetically modified crops. The free student organized event includes films, lectures and a transportation fair. For information, refer to the Web site at envssymp2000. The Pioneer Athletic Club invites Lewis & Clark alumni parents and other boosters to its 2000 PAC Golf Tournament, Friday, Oct. 20, at Langdon Farms Golf Club. Space is limited. Call (503) 768-7545.

Reunion activities begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, with three Alumni College miniclasses. Kellar Autumn, assistant professor of biology, will discuss “Let’s Stick with Geckos!” Book collector Roger Wendlick will talk about his collection of printed materials on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. A third session will focus on using the Internet. Cost is $15.

From noon to 1:30 p.m., attend a pregame tailgate party in Griswold parking lot and enjoy music by the Lewis & Clark Alumni Band. Cost is $5.

Then, watch the Pioneers play Linfield College at the Homecoming Football Game in Griswold Stadium. Kick-off is at 1:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children (12 and under), and $4 for alumni. During halftime, College officials will invite children to participate in a 100-yard dash on the field.

Following the game, from 4 to 6 p.m., talk with faculty members at an afternoon social at the Alumni Circle.

The class of 1955 will meet for dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Caro Amico, 3606 S.W. Barbur Blvd. Call Hal Swafford ’55 at (503) 297-4848 for reservations. Cost is $16.

All other alumni are invited to a special Homecoming Dinner in Fields Dining Room from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $8.

End the evening dancing in downtown Portland at Two World Trade Center, 121 S.W. Salmon St. The dance begins a 8 p.m. and ends at 1 a.m. Cost is $5 in advance and $7 at the door. For more information, refer to the alumni relations Web page at

Honor outstanding alumni athletes at the Hall of Fame banquet, Saturday, Oct. 21. The event begins with a no-host cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. in Frank Manor House. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and the induction ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m. in Stamm Dining Room, Templeton Student Center. Cost is $20. Reserved tables for six are $120, and tables for eight are $160. Call (503) 768-7545.

Inductees are Mike Sanger ’89, football; Nicole Perry Bessolo ’89, track and field; Kathy Copple Walker ’90, volleyball, basketball and softball; Scott Russell, ’90, baseball; and the 1986 volleyball team.

In addition, Arleigh Dodson, professor emeritus of chemistry, and Jack Venables ’56 will receive meritorious service awards. Charlie Proctor will be honored posthumously.

Homecoming Week closes with Family Day at the Alumni Circle and the Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22, which is the final day of the current exhibition, “Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes, Nightscapes and the Hall of Thirty-Three Bays.” The gallery plans a host of free activities for children to complement its stunning exhibition. Call the Office of Alumni Relations, (503) 768-7850, for details.


Reservations are required for all events. Call (503) 768-7952 or 1-800-753-9292.

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