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The Bark | September 6, 2022

The Bark weekly e-newsletter.

The Bark | September 6, 2022


The VPSL Column

Dear Students,

Welcome to week two of the fall semester!

I want to start my letter by acknowledging how hard last week was for our community. We felt the impact of the tragic accident as a campus community, and I’m moved and humbled by the way in which we came together last week to support each other and to make space for our grief in all of its forms. Let’s continue to show that grace and compassion for ourselves and to one another, giving space to those who need it, moving forward as we can, and lifting each other up as we are able.

As a reminder, here are some places to find support if you need it:

  • Students may access staff in the Office of Spiritual Life by calling (503) 768-7082.
  • To access Counseling support, please walk in to the Templeton 180 clinic (“garden level”, next to the Health Service). If you prefer to schedule an appointment, please call 503-768-7160 or email
  • Valerie White in the Ombuds Office is available by phone or email: (503) 768-7336 or
  • If you are a resident, you may seek support with your specific Area Director in Campus Living.
  • If you have questions about a campus resource, or don’t know exactly who to contact, please do not hesitate to reach the staff in the Office of the Vice President for Student Life at:; (503) 768-7110.

I hope you were able to find a little respite and even joy in the sunny weather and campus activity over the long weekend. Pio Fair on Friday was very exciting—the array of clubs, organizations, and activities on display was amazing! And our sports teams are off to great starts; football got a decisive home-opener win, volleyball posted their first win with their new coach, women’s soccer played a shutout match, and men’s cross-country put in a strong showing. Roll Pios!

Lastly, a friendly reminder about facial coverings…

While mask-wearing is generally optional on the Lewis & Clark campus, we always encourage anyone who wants or needs to maintain a high level of protection to continue masking based on their own needs and judgment. Please review the Covid-19 Ongoing Response link here for more details and updates and what you should do if you experience symptoms or test positive.

  • KN95 masks can be purchased at the bookstore.
  • Surgical masks are provided at the Health Promotion and Wellness office during business hours, M-F; Campus Safety 24/7; and for residents at Tamarack, Platt, Copeland, Holmes, and Akin lobbies.

Students, I am here for you and want to get to know you! Please come visit me at my office and campus hours to say hi and let me know how I and members of the Student Life team can support you. Please click here for those locations, dates, and times throughout the fall. Hours will also be posted on the <lc_vpsl> twitter and instagram accounts.



Evette Castillo Clark, EdD

Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students




  • Overnight access to Watzek – Beginning September 6th, a Lewis & Clark ID card will be required for entry between 10 PM - 7 AM. The library’s ID card reader does not support the magnetic stripe on student ID cards issued prior to Fall 2022. If you have an older ID card, please visit Campus Safety to request a free replacement that supports contactless reading.
  • Fire Lane Parking – We know parking is tight on campus, but we also have to ensure that our fire lanes are clear of vehicles in the event of an emergency. As you come to campus each day, please be mindful of the red lines either on the curb or on the pavement that say No Parking Fire Lane.
  • Monthly Open Office Hours with Dr. Evette Castillo Clark – Dr. Evette Castillo Clark, Vice President of Student Life Office and Dean of Student, invites you to her monthly office hours. This is a great opportunity to share your thoughts and experience as a student, and ask any questions!




  • September 6, 2022 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | J.R. Howard Hall 102

  • All students who are interested in, majoring in, or minoring in Environmental Studies or Earth System Science are welcome to attend. Snacks will be provided.


  • September 7, 2022 | 8:00pm | Sequoia (on Graduate Campus)

  • Join College Outdoors leaders to learn more about trips, leadership opportunities, and how to get involved!


  • September 8, 2022 | 5:30pm | IME Office (3rd level of Templeton Student Center)

  • A safe space where BIPOC students can talk about mental health issues with a mental health professional.


  • September 9, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | East Hall

  • Join Dr. Evette Castillo Clark during her monthly office hours to share your thoughts, experience, and feedback about your student life at LC. RSVP is not required but highly encouraged. Please email to RSVP.




  • As a Senator, you are given the opportunity to enact change on-campus. In session, Senators discuss issues, manage the Student Fee, meet with administrators, and vote on bills and resolutions.

  • Apply Now!


  • Apply to be part of the Institutional Committees and be the voice of your peers to share thoughts and comments to college administrators.

  • For more information including how to be involved with the Institutional Committers, click HERE.


  • Faculty, staff, and students are invited to join the Lewis & Clark Sustainability Council. The council has a full slate of projects and programs this year, including updating our Climate Action Plan and new curricular and co-curricular activities.


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