News and Events
Now Hiring for Summer: Student Mentors and More!
With support from the Mellon Foundation, the Center for Community and Global Health is hiring this Summer. Apply to be a College Success Mentor for high school students, or support nonprofit community partners Inside-Out Prison Exchange or Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative.
Theatre Department Explores Gender and Performativity in The SecretariesThe Secretaries, a campy horror-comedy that exemplifies feminist, queer theatre took performativity to extremes by showing violence and intimacy while remaining six feet apart.
Night Before Nationals Showcases Speech and Debate Team
On March 20, Lewis & Clark’s speech and debate team took center stage for Night Before Nationals, an exhibition event that showcases the team’s talents and skills in front of an enthusiastic campus audience.
LC Speech/Debate racks up honors as Kenney wins prestigious award
Competing in both Washington and Missouri, Lewis & Clark’s speech and debate team racked up multiple championships over the January 27-29 weekend, headed by senior Eden Kenney who was awarded both the individual championship of the Dugaw Smelt classic and the Brent Northup award for season-long outstanding individual competitor for the Northwest Forensics Conference in 2022-2023.
Shaking Up Disaster Preparedness With Video Games
Cascadia 9.0 was developed as part of an ongoing research project to determine what motivates young adults to prepare for earthquakes and other natural disasters. Using video games as research and outreach tools, L&C researchers take an interdisciplinary approach to disaster preparedness.
Helping Roosevelt High Schoolers Visualize College
Over the summer, Lewis & Clark undergraduates mentored Roosevelt High School students in the first year of the College Success Program, founded by Professor Mitch Reyes and supported by the Mellon Foundation.
Lewis & Clark’s Webb and Lutz win national championships; squad wins title for second consecutive yearAlex Webb (’22) won the national championship in Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Aaron Lutz (’22) won titles in both Extemporaneous Speaking and Impromptu Speaking, and Lewis & Clark’s squad won the President’s I award as the nation’s top program of its size.
Festival of Scholars and Artists Celebrates Student AchievementLewis & Clark’s full-day celebration of student scholarship and creativity returned to its in-person format on April 8.
Smothers wins national championship; seniors lead L&C speech to record setting nationalsHope Smothers (’22) won the program’s first national title at the American Forensic Association’s National Speech Tournament, Aaron Lutz (’22) set a program record in individual sweepstakes, and Eden Kenney (’22) advanced three events to elimination rounds, as Lewis & Clark’s super senior speakers powered the team to a sixth place overall national finish.
L&C Speech closes October with “Halloween Thing” championshipThe Lewis & Clark speech team finished an exceptional October by winning the “Halloween Thing” team title.
Lewis & Clark wins President’s Two team national title; Smothers, Lutz and Webb finish in top five nationallyThe Lewis & Clark speech / debate team won its first NFA team national title in program history, finishing as the top team in the President’s Two division for medium-sized programs.
Smothers, Lutz lead L&C to best National Speech Tournament finish everLed by Hope Smothers (’22) and Aaron Lutz (’22), the Lewis & Clark speech team had its best finish ever at the National Speech Tournament as the 14th place squad in the nation.
New Data Science Minor Builds from Interdisciplinary Foundation
Through strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, data science engages individuals in computing, statistics, interpretation, and communication. The new minor will reflect the strength of a liberal arts curriculum above all else, thanks to the diligence and passion of faculty members across the college.
Past EventsApril 27, 2023
RHMS Senior Capstone Presentations SP23
Join the RHMS department as the RHMS capstone students present their research!March 3, 2023
First Friday: An Arts Series
Arts@LC & Watzek Library present:December 7, 2022
RHMS Capstone Presentations - FA22Join the RHMS department as the RHMS capstone students present their research!
Rhetoric and Media Studies is located in John R. Howard Hall on the Undergraduate Campus.
Chair Mitch Reyes
Rhetoric and Media Studies
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