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The Bark | October 17, 2022

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The Bark | October 17, 2022


The VPSL Column

Hello Students,

I hope everyone had an opportunity to attend at least one of the fun activities that took place over Homecoming and Family Weekend. I attended my first annual Hall of Fame dinner on Friday, and had an action-packed Saturday with Lewis & Clark community events including the Coffee with the Deans and President, followed by the State of the College presidential address for families, numerous athletics events, and a homecoming tailgate. On Sunday I enjoyed an engaging meeting with the Parents’ Council. I have now been at Lewis & Clark for two-and-a-half months: I am thrilled to be part of the community here and to have had many vibrant opportunities—such as those over Homecoming and Family Weekend—to connect with you. I look forward to more opportunities to build community together in the coming days and weeks.

Speaking of opportunities to connect, I hope you will join me in attending the inauguration of Lewis & Clark’s 26th President, Dr. Robin Holmes-Sullivan, on Friday, October 21, as well as the student celebration that is being held in President Holmes-Sullivan’s honor at Punch Bowl Social on October 22. Please RSVP here for the ceremony and here for the party.

I want to turn our attention to VOTING! Voting is one of the most important ways we have to participate in civic life and work for change. As a college student, you have the option of voting in Oregon or your home state. However, you cannot be registered in both locations. If you do plan to register to vote in your home state, please remember to sign-up for an absentee ballot (regulations vary by state). Throughout my own college education, I was away from home and out of state, but definitely took advantage of absentee ballot voting. If you are not already registered to vote, I encourage you to visit the Oregon Secretary of State’s website and register! More information about voting, including links to registration in other states, can be found here on this specific LC link. I have also found Vote411 particularly helpful too in learning more about voting (click any state for more information).

I look forward to seeing you at the Inauguration festivities this Friday and Saturday! Congratulations again to President Robin Holmes-Sullivan!

Best regards,

Evette Castillo Clark, Ed.D.

Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students


COVID-19 Updates

  • From October 8th to the 14th, we had 13 total reported COVID-19 cases in the Lewis & Clark community.
    • College of Arts and Sciences on-campus - 9
    • College of Arts and Sciences off-campus - 3
    • Law School - 1
    • Graduate School - 0
  • Visit the dashboard for more information on prior COVID-19 case counts reported in the L&C community.


Dining Hall Hours and Updates

  • Market in Templeton: open noon to 8pm daily
  • Trail Room: this week we will be doing pop up events to test menu items and equipment on Tuesday (tenders with salad or fries), Wednesday (pasta bake), and Thursday (totchos) from 7pm-9pm
  • Food trucks Monday and Friday for dinner outside Fields at 5pm, and for later treats on Wednesday at 8pm.
  • Trail Room: unavailable after 2pm this Friday due to a catering event.
  • Weekly hours for Fields, Trail Room, and more can be found on the LC Dining website




  • Under the Higher Education Act, colleges are required to provide information to students about how to register to vote. You can register to vote through the Oregon Secretary of State’s website. The registration deadline to vote in Oregon’s November election is October 18.
  • ENVX Symposium The theme of the 25th annual ENVX Symposium is Deconstructing the Apocalypse. The full schedule of events can be found here. Our 25th annual Environment Across Boundaries Symposium features a diverse selection of in-person events that are open to the entire campus community and open to the public from October 16-20, 2022 at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR.




  • ASB Town Hall: Parking and Transportation
    • October 18, 2022 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm | Miller 102
    • Talk with P&T Manager, Gabriel Montez, about parking, PioExpress, commuting, and TriMet.Parking & Transportation Manager, Gabriel Montez, will be discussing the parking frustrations, solutions, limitations and overall sustainability goals. He will present data on PioExpress ridership from last year’s year-long survey to explain changes in the PioExpress schedule. There will be an open comment portion of the session; students are encouraged to come with questions, concerns, and thoughts about their experience with P&T. We hope to facilitate an open dialogue between students and P&T staff.
    • The town hall will take place Tuesday, October 18th from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in Miller 102. Masks are encouraged, but not mandatory.
    • If you are unable to attend, but still want your voice heard, email any thoughts to so we can speak on your behalf.
  • ENVX & Office of Spiritual Life Mindfulness workshop
    • October 17, 2022 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Gregg Pavilion
    • The ENVX Symposium will present a mindfulness workshop, Active Hope for Apocalyptic Anxiety. The workshop will be led by Hilary Martin Himan, Director of Spiritual Life.
  • Student Inauguration Party
    • October 22, 2022 | 7:00pm - 10:00pm | Punch Bowl Social
    • L&C students are invited to a game-filled night in the heart of downtown Portland to celebrate the inauguration of President Robin Holmes-Sullivan! Food and nonalcoholic beverages will be provided, and there will be a range of fun activities available from bowling, ping pong, arcade games, giant scrabble, foosball, cornhole, and karaoke! Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase for those who are 21 and older. You will need to RSVP for both the event and for complimentary transportation from campus to the venue.
  • Grant Writing Workshop with SAAB
    • October 19, 2022 | 5:00 - 6:00pm | J.R. Howard 132
    • Join us for our first ever grant writing workshop! We have two experts coming in to help you gain basic grant writing skills, assist you with current SAAB grants you are working, and answer any of your questions related to grant writing!



  • Study Skills Workshop Series
    • October 27, 2022 – November 17th, 2022 | 3:30pm | Office of Student Accessibility
    • The Office of Student Accessibility is excited to present a 4-part Study Skills Workshop Series! Each session will focus on a different topic, and the series will be repeated multiple times throughout the school year. The first series will be presented in person, but stay tuned for recorded or live Zoom sessions to be offered in the future. Sign up for any or all sessions using the link above!
  • Calling for Nominations: Student Life Staff Awards
    • Submission deadline: March 15, 2023
    • The Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students looks forward to presenting Student Life Staff Awards in Spring 2023. You are invited to nominate exceptional Student Life staff members today!
  • Join the ASU Leadership Team!

    • Asian Student Union is recruiting new leaders! Send your application (linked here) to by Oct 21, 2022 if you are interested!
  • Call for Art – LC’s Production of Rent
    • For this semester’s fall production “Rent” by Jonathan Larson, we are looking for visual art to display in the set and theater lobby that is inspired by the quotes above.
    • In the process of making this show, we are reflecting on how when people come together in community, there is love, creativity, and resilience, even in desperate and trying times. In celebration of that, we extend this invitation outside of the theatre department to anyone who wants to engage in this collaboration. All kinds of artists, mediums of work, and levels of experience are welcome!
    • Please bring in your work to Fir Acres Theatre by October 15th, and remember to join us for the mural painting on Sunday, October 9th, 5-7pm!


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