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Fall-2022, President's Letter

Dear L&C Community

Every leader dreams of taking on a key role at just the right moment in history. I feel fortunate beyond words that in becoming the 26th president of Lewis &Clark, I have done just that.

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  • An Unlikely Conversation

    Mary Anker MAT ’76 coauthors a chapbook that she describes as “fun, deep, and tender.” A collaboration between an English teacher and a former student, it features short poems exchanged over six years and includes artwork from two other former students. Piscataqua Press, 2021. 45 pages.

  • No Nonsense Guide to Divorce: Getting Through and Starting Over

    Lori Hellis JD ’92 authors a sometimes funny, always compassionate guidebook directed to divorcing millennials. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2022. 256 pages.

  • It All Comes Back to You

    Farah Naz Rishi JD ’16 pens a “a multilayered coming-of-age narrative that addresses growth and identity, Islamophobia, struggles with faith, and capricious twists of fate (or divine intervention),” according to Kirkus Reviews. Quill Tree Books, 2021. 432 pages.

  • Honey in the Dark

    Lee Colin Thomas BA ’04 offers his first full-length collection of poetry, which won the 2020 Brighthorse Prize for poetry. Thomas has published his work in various journals, including Poet Lore, Narrative Magazine, Salamander, and Water~Stone Review. Brighthorse Books, 2021. 80 pages.

  • Bushwood Murder Augusta Mystery by Eric DeWeese JD '09

    Bushwood Murder Augusta Mystery

    Eric DeWeese JD ’09 offers a mystery in which Judge Smails is murderedon the eve of the Masters Tournament, leaving two golf families to struggle to come to terms with his death and with one another.Self-published, 2021. 249 pages.

  • Visegrad

    Duncan Robertson BA ’11 follows a young American writer adrift in the world of Visegrad, a fictional place resembling an amalgamation of Prague, Budapest, Warsaw, Krakow, and Berlin. New Europe Books, 2022. 354 pages.

  • What the Kek Kek Saw

    F. Pieter Lefferts BA ’80 sets this novel in an imagined culture and society of the animals populating the eastern woodland ecosystems of New York’s Adirondack Mountains. At its core, the book is a call to all of us human animals to find a way to better listen to and understand our relationships with the other sentient beings on this planet—and to learn from our often wiser brethren. UnCollected Press, 2022. 309 pages.

  • Re: Constitutions: Connecting Citizens With the Rules of the Game (World Citizen Comics series)

    Beka Feathers BA ’06, an expert in post-conflict institution building, offers a graphic novel that gives context to the modern issues that arise from constitutions. With historical examples from all over the world, the book examines how this essential document defines a nation’s identity and the rights of its citizens. First Second, 2021. 256 pages.

  • Linking Knowledge: Linked Open Data for Knowledge Organization and Visualization

    Richard Smiraglia BA ’73 coedits a book that discusses the Semantic Web, especially the Linked Open Data (LOD) Cloud, which has brought to the fore the challenges of ordering knowledge embracing pointers to knowledge organization systems (KOSs) such as ontologies, taxonomies, etc. The social sciences and humanities, including cultural heritage applications, bring multi-dimensional richness to the LOD Cloud. Ergon Verlag, Baden-Baden, Germany, 2021. 249 pages.

  • A Longing for Impossible Things

    David Borofka BA ’76 pens a powerful short story collection that charts the yearning inherent in imperfect lives.The book received the American Fiction Award for Short Story Fiction from the American Book Fest. John Hopkins University Press, 2022. 208 pages.

  • The Names of the Python: Belonging in East Africa, 900 to 1930

    David Schoenbrun BA ’80 examines group work—the imaginative labor that people do to constitute themselves as communities—in an iconic and influential region in East Africa. His study traces the roots of nationhood in the Ganda state over the course of a millennium, demonstrating that the earliest clans were based not on political identity or language but on shared investments, knowledges, and practices. University of Wisconsin Press, 2021. 376 pages.

  • Earth Warriors: Protecting the Planet Through Love, Knowledge & Action

    Leah Shuyler MA ’09 coauthors an environmental education curriculum and a path for children (and their adult counterparts) to become loving stewards of our planet. The book offers experiential activities that honor and encourage children’s imagination as a vital source of inspiration toward solving current environmental challenges. Still Moving Yoga, 2021. 176 pages.

  • Saving Thomas

    Scott Kauffman JD ’77 pens Saving Thomas, a story of forgiveness. After his wife’s death, reporter Jeremy Michaels concentrates on writing news stories that try to bring justice to the underdogs of the world until his editor sends him back to his hometown to discover the truth about an old friend. Wild Rose Press, 2022. 306 pages.

  • The Book of Timothy: The Devil, My Brother, and Me

    Joan Wilson JD ’96 recounts a sister’s journey, partly through trickery, but eventually through truth, to gain a long-absent admission from the priest who abused her brother. She further seeks an understanding of how the first book of Timothy, the work of Saint Paul, contributed tothe silencing of women in her once-loved Catholic Church. Boreal Books, 2021. 320 pages.

  • Redoing Gender: How Nonbinary Gender Contributes Toward Social Change

    Helena Darwin BA ’08 discusses how difficult it is to be anything other than a man or a woman in a society that selectively acknowledges those two genders. Gender-nonbinary people—those who identify as other genders besides simply “man” or “woman”—have begun to disrupt this binary system, but the limited progress they have made has required significant everyday labor. The book includes interviews with 47 nonbinary people. Palgrave Macmillan, 2022. 176 pages.

Galleries

Four students in beekeeping clothes.

Abuzz About Bees: In spring 2020, shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, Students Engaged in Eco-Defense (SEED) and the Garden Club embarked on a project to start a bee garden, or apiary, on the graduate school campus. Since then, with funding assistance from the Associ- ated Student Body (ASB), the clubs have established three hives and a wildflower garden. The project is designed to help students learn about beekeeping and to support native pollinator ecology. Over time, students plan to expand the project and make honey collected from the hives available on campus.

Pictured above: Sawyer Barta BA ’23; Mateo Kaiser BA ’23, president of both SEED and the Garden Club; Bryn Romig BA ’25; and Cassidy Floyd-Driscoll BA ’24.

Robert Reynolds