Presidential Inauguration

Friday, October 5, 2018
The inauguration of Wim Wiewel as Lewis & Clark’s twenty-fifth president.

“Exploring for the Global Good”
Full Text of the Inaugural Address by President Wiewel
Installation Ceremony, Pamplin Sports Center, 3:30 p.m.
(click on the blue highlighted elements to go to that section of the video)

Prelude, Montavilla Brass
“Allegro Maestoso” and “Air” from Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F major, George Frideric Handel
“Allegro Moderato” from Quintet No. 3 in D flat major, Victor Ewald
Canzona per Sonare No. 3 and No. 4, Giovanni Gabrieli
“March,” “Song Without Words,” “Song of the Blacksmith,” and “Fantasia on the Dargason” from Second Suite in F for Military Band, Gustav Holst

Processional, Nora Graham BA ’22, Bagpiper
“Scotland the Brave”

Welcome, Stephanie Fowler MA ’97 Chair, Board of Trustees

Land Acknowledgment and Invocation, Mark Duntley, Dean of Spiritual Life

Elders’ Blessing, Celeste Whitewolf JD ’88

Honor Song, Four Directions Drum Group

Musical Interlude, Cappella Nova Choir
“America the Beautiful,” Samuel A. Ward, arr. Capt. Barry Drewes

Featured Speakers
Earl Blumenauer BA ’70, JD ’76, Congressman (OR-3)
Introduced by Violet Betters BA ’20

Paulette Bierzychudek, William Swindells Sr. Professor of Natural Sciences
Introduced by Hillary Dixon BA ’99, President, CAS Board of Alumni

Jordan Schnitzer JD ’76, President, Harsch Investment Properties
Introduced by Stacie Damazo JD ’19, President, Student Bar Association

Carmen Rubio, Executive Director, Latino Network
Introduced by Vyshika Willis MA ’19, Representative, Graduate Student Union Network

Musical Interlude, Cappella Nova Choir
“Aan de Amsterdamse grachten,” Peter Shott, arr. Ton Stolk
Courtney Von Drehle, Accordion
RuthMabel Boytz, BA ’20 Double Bass

Investiture, Stephanie Fowler MA ’97

Inaugural Remarks, Wim Wiewel
“Exploring for the Global Good”

Poem, Kim Stafford, Associate Professor and Director of the Northwest Writing Institute, Oregon Poet Laureate

Alma Mater, Capella Nova Choir
Katherine FitzGibbon, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities

Recessional, Montavilla Brass
Marche des Parachutistes Belges, Pierre Lemans


Presentations on “Exploring for the Global Good,” Agnes Flanagan Chapel, 1:30 p.m. 

Teaching for Black Lives
Dyan Watson, Associate Professor of Teacher Education, Graduate School of Education and Counseling
Natalie Labossiere EdD ’21
Ursula Wolfe-Rocca MAT ’01

Physical and Virtual Environments: What Is Real?
Elizabeth Safran, Associate Professor of Geological Science, College of Arts and Sciences 
Cort Dorn-Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health and Addictions Counseling, Graduate School of Education and Counseling
Laurel Garrett BA ’16

(Inter)national Security Lies
Tung Yin, Professor, Law School
Bob Mandel, Professor of International Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences
Pim Trouerbach BA ’18


See photos from the events and the full story as covered in the Chronicle Magazine.


President Wiewel arrives by bike for his first day of work at Lewis & Clark.