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- NEWSDo you LOVE to design and have a passion for all things Arts at Lewis & Clark College? Now’s your chance to put your creative inspiration to work!The English Department will celebrate with the graduating seniors and their families in a virtual send-off.
We can’t all be together, but we can still celebrate!
Tuse Mahenya BA ’21 will address graduates at the College of Arts and Sciences commencement on May 8.The Secretaries, a campy horror-comedy that exemplifies feminist, queer theatre took performativity to extremes by showing violence and intimacy while remaining six feet apart.Lizzy Acker BA ’05 is the pen behind The Oregonian’s new column doling out sharp, honest advice on the big and small problems in life. Acker is a trending news reporter at the paper, covering a range of issues relevant to the Oregon community.The Lewis & Clark Fiction Prize is a fiction award given to the single most outstanding work of fiction by a student entering the competition. Many of America’s leading fiction writers won their first recognition through on-campus prizes. This contest is open to all graduating seniors currently enrolled full-time at Lewis & Clark College. This includes non-English majors.The Academy of American Poets Prize is a national poetry award for college students. This contest is open to all graduating seniors currently enrolled full-time at Lewis & Clark College. This includes non-English majors.Both the David Savage Award and the Lorry Lokey Awards prioritize and celebrate inspirational leadership, rigorous scholarship, and creative accomplishments in the classroom and in the broader academic community. This year’s awards recognize four Lewis & Clark faculty members from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities for their excellence.ALLISON MACHLIS MEYER (LC English alum ’01) publishes her first book, Telltale Women: Chronicling Gender in Early Modern Historiography.
The book is scheduled for publication on January 1, 2021.A look into how an English major could find passion in a law degree at the Lewis & Clark Law School.We write today with updates about the fall semester. To borrow from Chaucer, “This world is now ful tikel, sikerly.” We’ve been working through the summer to prepare for the upcoming term, which, as you know, will be an unusually ticklish one due to the pandemic. The situation remains fluid, but we want to give you a sense of how we are currently envisioning our classes. No matter what form our instruction takes, we are committed to preserving your experience of the major.After the English Department’s heartfelt virtual send-off on April 30th, we wanted a place to keep in touch and share suggestions with our graduates.Audrey Gutierrez ’19 is a recent Lewis & Clark College Rhetoric and Media Studies major who was heavily involved in the English department. She has worked as a resident advisor for the Fir Acres Writing Workshop and written for the LC Lit Review and the LC Journal of Social Justice. In college, she worked forCALYX Press and Artslandia Magazine. She has spent the last year teaching preschoolers and highschoolers English in southern Spain. She is currently writing her first novel about five sisters living on the edge of Cuba during the revolution. These sisters face the death of their parents, the siege of soldiers, and the threat of madness amidst their isolation. Audrey was also recently chosen as the winner of the F(r)iction Literary Magazine Winter 2019 Short Story Award. She will be attending the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in the fall of 2020.There is a new addition to Lewis & Clark’s Watzek Library Special Collections’ body of archival materials. Through a B.H. Breslauer Foundation grant, the college is now home to an Italian book of hours worth just over $45,000, which will make it the only Italian illuminated manuscript in the greater Portland area.
- EVENTSOctober 25Join students and faculty on Monday evenings on Zoom at 7 PM to discuss Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations. It is not too late to join! The group has already completed Chapters 1-5 and will read through Chapter 10 for September 13th.October 28
Fall 2021 Joint Virtual Career Fair: Saint Martin’s, Seattle Pacific, U of Puget Sound, Pacific Lutheran University, Lewis & Clark College, and Evergreen State CollegeFind jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities and more! This virtual fair is an opportunity for you to present yourself professionally to a potential employer, while showcasing your communication skills. You will have the chance to interact with the employers on a 1:1 and group basis.November 1Join students and faculty on Monday evenings on Zoom at 7 PM to discuss Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations. It is not too late to join! The group has already completed Chapters 1-5 and will read through Chapter 10 for September 13th.November 8Join students and faculty on Monday evenings on Zoom at 7 PM to discuss Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations. It is not too late to join! The group has already completed Chapters 1-5 and will read through Chapter 10 for September 13th.February 28, 2022
Finney has authored four books of poetry: Head Off & Split (2011); The World Is Round (2003); Rice (1995); and On Wings Made of Gauze (1985). The John H. Bennett, Jr. Chair in Southern Letters and Literature at the University of South Carolina, Finney also authored Heartwood (1997), edited The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (2007), and co-founded the Affrilachian Poets. Finney’s fourth book of poetry, Head Off & Split was awarded the 2011 National Book Award for poetry.