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President's Letter

President's Letter, Spring-2022

A Fond Farewell to Lewis & Clark

It has been a joy and a privilege to serve as Lewis & Clark’s president these past five years.

Board Chair's Letter

board-chair-letter, Spring-2022
Stephanie Fowler

Board Chair’s Letter

On January 28, I had the great pleasure of announcing that one of our own, Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students Robin Holmes-Sullivan, will be the next president of Lewis & Clark.

On Palatine Hill



  • Monumental Mobility: The Memory Work of Massasoit

    Lisa Blee BA ’02 and coauthor Jean M. O’Brien examine the complex history of Cyrus Dallin’s statue Massasoit, originally conceived as a memorial to the landing of the pilgrims in Plymouth, and investigate the bizarre duplications and proliferations of the work that later occurred. The statue’s history is used to draw parallels to the ways in which the historical memory of Indigenous people is commodified and consumed. University of North Carolina Press, 2019. 288 pages.

  • For Money and Elders: Ritual, Sovereignty, and the Sacred in Kenya

    Robert Blunt BA ’95, associate professor of religious studies and Africana studies at Lafayette College, offers a fascinating glimpse into Kenya’s past and present and a penetrating reflection on meanings of violence in African politics. University of Chicago Press, 2019. 216 pages.

  • Beyond Science Standards: Play, Art, Coherence, Community

    Kip Ault, professor emeritus of education, captures a vision of playful exploration and aesthetic expression as anchors to science education at all levels. The book’s classroom stories illustrate the value of teaching how diverse fields contribute to solving society’s timely, local, and particular problems. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2021. 342 pages.

  • How To Draft Easements

    Dean Alterman JD ’89 authors a practical guide on how to draft many different types of easement agreements, including those for access, utilities, views, and conservation. American Bar Association, 2021. 188 pages.

  • My Friend Joe: Reflections on St. Joseph

    Susan Francois BA ’94, asister of St. Joseph of Peace, explores her growing spiritual friendship with St. Joseph, whom she affectionately calls her friend Joe. Inspired by her own photos of Joseph, she reflects on her personal encounters with the saint in conversation with church tradition.Through art, prose, history, and prayer, she encourages the reader to discover, or deepen, their own spiritual friendship with St. Joseph. Kenmare Press, 2021. 93 pages.

  • The Avenue of Roses

    Kevin Fletcher BA ’90 presents this collection of images taken during a one-year span on 82nd Avenue in Portland. A selection of 10 images from this series was the winner of the prestigious international 2020 LensCulture Street Photography Awards. In addition, images from this project have been published worldwide via the BBC, the Guardian, and other outlets. Self-published, 2021. 70 pages.

  • A Family of Carpenters: The Williamsons of Long Island, New York During the Industrial Revolution

    Edward Fix BA ’76 and Marsha Rooney explore the dynamics of an Old World trade through the lens of family during a time of economic transition in America. The book is dedicated to former L&C history professor Irene Hecht. Self-published, 2021. 273 pages.

  • The Road to Multiculturalism in South Korea: Ideas, Discourse, and Institutional Change in a Homogenous Nation-State

    Timothy Lim BS ’82 authors this discussion of the progression from monoethnic to multicultural society in South Korea, and challenges the image of the country’s “ethnonational continuity.” Lim’s latest is a work sure to be of interest to studiers of Asian culture and immigration, as well as of comparative politics in general. Routledge, 2020. 224 pages.

  • Images of America: Swedes in Oregon

    Ann Stuller BA ’61, MEd ’64 coauthors a book that incorporates text and vintage photos to portray the impact of Swedish immigrants on the development of the stateof Oregon. Arcadia, 2020. 128 pages.

  • The Spymaster of Baghdad: A True Story of Bravery, Family, and Patriotism in the Battle Against ISIS

    Margaret Coker BA ’93, former New York Times bureau chief in Baghdad, tells the dramatic yet intimate account of how a covert Iraqi intelligence unit called “the Falcons” came together against all odds to defeat ISIS. Dey Street Books, 2021. 336 pages.

  • Telltale Women: Chronicling Gender in Early Modern Historiography

    Allison Meyer BA ’01 pens this examination of the disparate coverage of royal women in early modern historical writings. Within this scholarly work, Meyer challenges prevailing notions of the relationships between historical writings and their source material, explaining and studying the ways in which women’s portrayal in many of these historical works suggests the writers’ interest in and value of the women’s political impact, particularly in the field of historical plays. University of Nebraska Press, 2021. 354 pages.

  • Finding Joy: A Mongolian Woman’s Journey to Christ

    Julia Duin BA ’78 spent three weeks in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, researching this book about Yanjmaa Jutmaan, Mongolia’s first female chancellor of a state university and a first-generation evangelical Christian. Jutmaan runs a counseling ministry to help hurting people, especially sexuallyabused women. Mongolia has some of Asia’s highest rates of domestic abuse. Self-published, 2021. 127 pages.

  • Soarin’ in the Saddle: Cowboy Poetry & More

    Allen Reel JD ’74 writes his first book of “traditional” cowboy poetry. His poems conveys his love of wide- open spaces, complete with sagebrush and juniper, coyotes and pronghorn, hawks and eagles, horses and cattle, and, yes, even rattlesnakes. Gorham Printing, 2021. 101 pages.

  • Junk Drawer at the Edge of the Universe

    Steven Johnson BA ’67 authors a mystery about one writer’s strategy for overcoming writer’s block: delving into the contents of a stranger’s junk drawer. After a strange, potentially supernatural experience, the protagonist is pulled into the bizarre task of organizing the life records of a man who may or may not be already dead. Self-published, 2020. 410 pages.

  • Rejoice

    Mary A. Bell BA ’61 publishes her third collection of poetry and short stories. Bell’s writings encourage a positive and hopeful outlook on life that nonetheless acknowledges adversity and hardship, laid out amongst the author’s personal ponderings and accompanying images. Omnibook Company, 2019. 90 pages.

   An Adventure in Antarctica     In January, a group of 37 intrepid travelers--led by Ken Clifton, professor of biology--experienced the...

An Adventure in Antarctica

In January, a group of 37 intrepid travelers—led by Ken Clifton, professor of biology—experienced the dramatic vistas of Antarctica as part of the L&C Travel Program. If you missed this trip to Antarctica, another is planned for January 2023. The L&C Travel Program is open to L&C alumni, family, and friends. For more details—and to check out additional travel opportunities—visit www.lclark.edu/piotravel.

Emily Decker BA ’85