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June 26, 2015

Agnes Flanagan Chapel

Summer/NSO Reading

To prepare for the E&D Kick-Off Lecture & first class on Friday, August 26, we are asking that you do some reading beforehand.  The reading is in two parts.  
  1. Sherman Alexi’s short article titled “What Sacagawea Means to Me (and Perhaps to You).”  The link is below.  You will need to login using your Lewis & Clark WebAdvisor login & password.
  2. The second is 10 pages of excerpts from the Journals of Lewis & Clark about Sacagawea. The link is here:
During NSO your NSO Leader will give you physical copies of the 10 pages of Journal Excerpts, but copyright issues prevent us from giving you physical copies of the Sherman Alexi article.  There is a “Listen” function for the Sherman Alexi article where the program can read the article to you in 6 minutes.


This year’s E&D Kick-Off Lecture - What’s in a Name? - will take place on Friday, August 26th, in Agnes Flanagan Chapel at 1:30pm. Attended by all E&D students and faculty, this plenary event features a panel of Lewis & Clark faculty from different disciplines.  

Guest panelists:

  • Jon Arakaki, Visiting Professor in Exploration & Discovery
  • Se-ah-dom Edmo, Coordinator of the Indigenous Ways of Knowing (IWOK) Program at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School 
  • Darrell Millner, Professor Emeritus of Black Studies, Portland State University

A summary of each speaker’s topic can be found here.


In the following video, Paul Powers introduces Exploration and Discovery—better known as E&D— the course where you can immerse yourself in an array of the great texts (Freud, Plato, and the Bible); improve your writing, reading, and speaking skills; and discover what the liberal arts are really all about.



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