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Homecoming Schedule

October 26 - 28, 2012

Schedule of Events

Below is a schedule of events. All events are open to the public unless otherwise noted. The schedule is subject to change.

Friday, October 26

1:30-8pm - Check-In
Templeton Campus Center, Fields Foyer
Please check-in before attending your first event.

3:00-4:30pm - Faculty & Staff Reception
A standing reception for alumni, parents and current faculty and staff.

4:30-5:30pm - Archives Open House, Watzek Library.
The Archives are home to an amazing array of L&C history. A special selection of sports memorabilia will be on display.

4:30pm - Poetry Reading
Guggenheim Fellow and award-winning poet D.A. Powell reads selections from his poems. No more seats available.

4:30-6:00pm - Math & Computer Science Reception.
Math and CS alumni are invited to catch up over a drink and light refreshments and to meet current students from those majors.

5-7pm - Dinner, Fields Dining Hall

5pm - Casavant Organ Performance
Performance by Brandon Becker ”˜14 on the world’s only circular pipe organ.

5:30-9:00pm - Athletics Hall of Fame Reception and Dinner. Pamplin
Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Lewis & Clark Sports Hall of Fame with a special dinner.

7pm - Movie.
The Dark Knight Rises plays in Council Chamber. No preregistration necessary.

7:30pm - Piano Performance by L&C Faculty. Evans Auditorium. No preregistration necessary.

8p.m. - A Capella Performance.
Student groups Momo and the Coop, Section Line Drive, the Merryweathers and Semper Solus perform.

Saturday, October 27

7:30am-6:30p.m. - Check-In
Templeton Campus Center, Fields Foyer
Please check-in before attending your first event.

8:30am - Homecoming Fun Run, start at Fix Track, Griswold Stadium
A 2-mile run/jog/walk on campus. Co-sponsored by the Lewis & Clark Board of Alumni and Athletics Department. Prizes sponsored by the Student Alumni Association for:

  • Most original outfit
  • Most orange and black Pio pride
  • Most spirited - general spirit shown at the event

9am -12noon - Archives Open House. Watzek.
The Archives house an amazing array of L&C history. See special items selected for Homecoming Weekend.

9:15am - Pioneer College Session I
 Faculty, current L&C community members, and alumni will offer  presentations on
 their areas of interest or expertise.

  • The Special Relationship: The Ups and Downs of Anglo-American Relations
    David Campion is Pamplin Associate Professor of History. 
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and the 2012 Presidential Election
    Cyrus Partovi is a senior lecturer in Social Sciences.
  • International Students at L&C: The Last 25 Years
    Greg Caldwell is the former director of the International Students Office.

10am - Women’s Soccer Game vs. Whitman College
No preregistration necessary.

10:15am - Pioneer College Session II

  • Exploring the Ecology of Life Underground
    Peter Kennedy is Assistant Professor of Biology.
  • Is That All There Is? Why Philosophers Think There is More to the Mind Than the Brain
    Becko Copenhaver is Associate Professor of Philosophy.
  • A Gentle Introduction to the Mathematics of Space and Time
    Paul Allen is Assistant Professor of Mathematics. Introduced by math faculty emeritus Roger Nelsen.
  • No Church in the Wild?: The Anxious Narratives of Religious Decline
    Monica Miller is a visiting assistant professor in Religious Studies. 

10:30am - Alumni Swim Meet, Zehntbauer Swimming Pavilion
Alumni who participated in swim team are invited to compete in an informal meet.

11am-1pm - Brunch, Fields Dining Hall

11am - President’s Welcome and Holmes Hall Dedication
President Barry Glassner welcomes alumni, parents and friends. Celebrate the completion of the newest residence hall on campus with student-led tours and refreshments.

  • Student-led tours at 11 am
  • President’s remarks at 11:30 am
  • Last tour departs at 12:30 pm

12noon-End of Third Quarter - Homecoming Football Game Tailgate, Lower
Griswold Stadium. The ninth-annual tailgate extravaganza!

1:45-4:45pm - Homecoming Football Game vs. Pacific University, Griswold Stadium.

5-7pm - Dinner, Fields Dining Hall

5pm - L&C History Scavenger Hunt. Campus. Explore the current campus and learn about history alongside current students. Presented by the Student Alumni Association. 

6pm - Alumni of Color Reception
A reception to build community between alumni and students of color. Dean of the College Tuajuanda Jordan, Dean of Students Anna Gonzalez, and Director of Multicultural Affairs Tricia Brand will briefly highlight college programs to address issues of diversity in the L&C community. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

6pm - Math and Computer Science Reunion Dinner
Gather with faculty and former faculty to celebrate connections to the L&C math and computer science departments. Includes a special musical performance. Stay after for logic and card games.

7:30pm - Resonance Ensemble, Agnes Flanagan Chapel
The Resonance Ensemble, conducted by Lewis & Clark Music Professor
Katherine FitzGibbon, presents “The Bard Sings.” The ensemble is a small
professional vocal ensemble called “the best in the city” by Oregon
Arts Watch. “The Bard Sings” celebrates the rich bounty of music
inspired by Shakespeare’s texts.

7:30pm - Alumni Lacrosse Game
Alumni who participated in lacrosse are invited to compete in an informal game.

Sunday, October 28

11:00am - Brunch, Fields

12noon - Careers for Pioneers
Alumni and parents are invited to meet current students and mentor / offer advice
regarding careers, internships, and degree-applicable endeavors. Please register for Careers for Pioneers separately here. 

2-4pm - Alpha Gamma Tea, at the home of Diana Fields Nelson ”˜60.


Call Alumni & Parent Programs at 503.768.7950 with questions.