Center for Social Change and Community Involvement, civic engagement, experiential learning, global learning, immersion programs, Mexico, Puerto Rico, service learning, social change
Center for Social Change and Community Involvement service learning trips, May 2024

Cross-Cultural Change Agents

In May, the Center for Social Change and Community Involvement led two service learning trips, one to Puerto Rico and the other to Oaxaca, Mexico. These immersion programs connect students with opportunities to practice civic engagement, social change, and global learning.

academics, Bates Center, entrepreneurship, experiential learning, IT, liberal arts, outcomes
Woman and man characters putting light bulb, books and gear into human head to improve work skills. Flat cartoon vector illustration.

Got Skills?

Skills Labs, offered through the Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership, give students of any major a leg up on entry to the workplace.

collaborative research, faculty research, liberal arts, OHSU, psychology
Three social media ads with images of melanoma and moles on skin.

Doing a Skin Check? Confidence Is Key

OHSU and Lewis & Clark lead the first population-based survey of melanoma literacy in the United States. A follow-up study using social media ads reveals that combining melanoma education and self-efficacy is the best health communication strategy.

athletics, baseball, dedication, Huston Sports Complex, Jerry Gatto Field, photo essay, softball
Softball players running on the field in orange uniforms. One of the players is giving a thumbs up to the camera.

Play Ball!

Lewis & Clark unveiled the newly renovated Huston Sports Complex this spring. In addition to baseball and softball, L&C is now able to offer men’s and women’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, additional on-campus club sports, and intramural spaces.

outcomes, Rena Ratte
Azucena posing outside, wearing a white dress and glasses.

Community Builder Wins College’s Highest Honor

Azucena Lizbeth Morales Santos BA ’24, who double-majored in Hispanic studies and sociology/anthropology, received this spring’s Rena J. Ratte Award, the undergraduate college’s highest honor. Named for an esteemed professor, the award recognizes a senior whose abilities and commitment have combined to produce work of the highest distinction.

fulbright award, Fulbright Scholar, outcomes
Alexandra posing outside, wearing a floral dress.

Fulbright Winner to Pursue Passion of Teaching Language

As the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright award, Alexandra Flory BA ’24 will serve as an English teaching assistant in Germany beginning this fall.

biology, collaborative research, experiential learning, faculty research, faculty, John S. Rogers Science Program, NSF, outcomes, student research
Colorful strands of DNA entwined together

Decoding Cellular ‘Shape-Shifters’

Biologist Sharon Torigoe and her students investigate the mechanisms that determine a cell’s fate.

FOSA, performance, photo essay, student event, student research
Two students using microscopes.

A Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity

On April 12, the Lewis & Clark community took a break from classes to enjoy the Festival of Scholars and Artists, an annual event that celebrates the scholarship and creativity of our undergraduate students.

career center, career success, international, outcomes, overseas, Peace Corps, public service, ranking
Graphic with Top Colleges 2024 gold badge and Lewis & Clark College #10.

A Peace Corps Top 10 Producer

Lewis & Clark has made the Top 10 list of small colleges and universities that have produced the highest all-time number of Peace Corps volunteers since the agency’s inception in 1961.

academics, collaborative research, experiential learning, history, outcomes, student research
Shadow of hands reaching up over a chain link fence with an American flag as the background.

History in Action at the Southern Border

Lewis & Clark history students are putting their research skills to work for asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border.