L&C Magazine | Fall 2011

Featured Stories

  • Lasting Legacies

    After three decades of service, several pillars of the campus community retire.
  • A Vision Fulfilled

    The new Gregg Pavilion completes the chapel’s original design—and a family’s dream.
  • The Fabulous 50

    Illustrated by Dennis Adler
    The class of 2011 offers its to-do list for future Pioneers (and the rest of us).
  • Celebrating the Chapel Organ

    Lewis & Clark’s majestic organ, a mainstay in the musical life of the college, turns 40 this year.
  • Magnificent Morocco

    Lewis & Clark expands its robust overseas study program to North Africa.

President's Letter

Beyond the Numbers

The competition among colleges to recruit talented students is now so intense and widespread that the Chronicle of Higher Education recently dubbed it “intergalactic.” Using that adjective as a starting point—hyperbolic as it may be— I can say that our achievements this year boldly take Lewis & Clark into uncharted territory of success and opportunity.

Alumni News

Reunion Weekend 2011

Alumni Return for Summer Celebrations


Life Trustee Remembered

Life Trustee Remembered

River Warrior for the Columbia Watershed

Exploring forests, romping in creeks, and swimming in lakes and rivers near the eastern shores of Lake Michigan, Brett VandenHeuvel JD ’05 fell in love with the great outdoors. He grew up near Muskegon, where the industrial south transitions into the rural north.

Hunting Spiders

Greta Binford, associate professor of biology, is the subject of a new children’s book about her hunt for an elusive recluse spider.

Candlewick, 2011. 64 pages. $13. Purchase here.

Helping to Heal Post-Quake Japan

Although Dr. Makoto Uchiyama BA ’04 was born in Bangkok, grew up in Malaysia, and had never lived in Japan, Uchiyama considers Japan his homeland, his native culture. As a resident physician in Portland’s Legacy Health System, he felt compelled to put his medical training to use on the ground after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake hit on March 11. The subsequent tsunami, fires, and nuclear threat confirmed his resolve.

A Smokehouse Legend

It’s early morning in Rockaway Beach, and 75-year-old Karla Steinhauser BS ’58 fires up the propane burner, preheating her black refrigerator-sized smoker to 140 degrees. She loads fish—filleted, salted, and seasoned the day before—onto eight 20- by 40-inch racks.