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October 13, 2015

Growing Popularity 

Visits to Lewis & Clark by prospective undergrads and their families were up, up, up this summer.

More than 1,700 guests visited campus, an increase of 20 percent over the same period last year.

In Good Health

Lewis & Clark is one of only 25 schools—and the only Oregon school— named to the Greatist’s 2015 list of healthiest colleges and universities

Keeping Our Cool 

For the fourth year in a row,Sierra magazine has named Lewis & Clark one of its top “Cool Schools,” a list that honors America’s greenest colleges and universities.

At No. 9, Lewis & Clark is the only school in Oregon to be included in the top 10.

It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s a Drone

Jorey Kiva-Smith CAS ’16, a student videographer in the Office of Public Affairs and Communications, had an unlikely collaborator for his most recent admission video: a hexacopter fitted with a video camera.

The video, titled “It’s Time to Explore Lewis & Clark,” includes drone footage along with comments from current Pioneers and recent alums about what makes Lewis & Clark so special.


Composer of the Year 

You might say, composing is his forte. Michael Johanson, associate professor of music, received a commission for a new chamber work for winning the Oregon Music Teacher’s Association’s Composer of the Year Award for 2015. He plans to compose a work for viola and piano that will be performed at Lewis & Clark in June 2016.

Here Come the Brides (and event planners)

During the summer months, the Lewis & Clark campus becomes a sought-after venue for weddings, conferences, youth campus, and other events. Recently, two national publications took notice. According to Martha Stewart Weddings, Lewis & Clark is one of “15 Beautiful College Campuses Where You can Get Hitched.” The campus also made the cover of Unique Venues Magazine, which reaches 50,000 of the nation’s top meeting planners.

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