L&C Magazine | Winter 2013

Featured Stories

President's Letter

Our Journey Forward

At Lewis & Clark, we have a proud tradition of moving ahead by building on our proven and rising strengths. We are now poised and ready to go even farther, this time guided by The Journey Forward:A Lewis & Clark Strategic Plan for 2020.

Leadership and Support

Alumni News

Reunion Weekend 2013: June 20–23

Reunion Weekend 2013:
June 20–23

Homecoming and Family Weekend

A little rain can’t dampen the Pioneer spirit—especially when it comes to Homecoming. Nearly 1,000 alumni, parents, and friends donned their rain gear to cheer on the football team and attend Homecoming Weekend events in late October.


Friends of Lewis & Clark Remembered

Obo Addy, instructor in African music, Edward Stamm, life trustee, and Pano “Pete” Vlahos, a former staff member and an active alumnus of Lewis & Clark.

Law Alumna Elected to U.S. Senate

Heidi Heitkamp JD ’80 is the first woman elected to represent North Dakota in either the U.S. Senate or House.

Behind the Scenes at the Academy

Andrew Bradburn BA ’85, Tessa Idlewine BA ’09, and Brian Drischell BA ’93: Crowds roar and cheer as celebrities walk the red carpet outside Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Cameras click staccato style and flashbulbs dazzle as reporters wrangle movie stars for live interviews at the annual Academy Awards ceremony.

‘El Groupo’ Reunites 50 Years to the Day

On September 14, 1962, a Lewis & Clark professor and 23 students—along with a representative from the Experiment in International Living—boarded a bus heading for a four-month overseas study program in Mexico. 

Teaching for Social Justice

Tim Swinehart, a social studies teacher at Lincoln High School in Portland, was disturbed by the monster storm. But as part of a growing movement of educators committed to environmental justice, he turned the weather event into a lesson about climate literacy.

Empowering Native Americans

On a warm summer night in Oklahoma, members of the Seminole Nation gathered for a celebratory stomp dance. Men wore blue jeans and baseball or cowboy hats adorned with eagle, hawk, and crane feathers. A tribal elder began to sing, and the other men chanted the chorus in their native tongue. Women, dressed in skirts and blouses designed with Seminole patchwork, kept the rhythm with shell shakers fastened to their legs.

A Brother Lost—and Found

Kim Stafford writes a compassionate memoir exploring the life—and suicide—of his brother, Bret.