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The Bark | September 19, 2022

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The Bark | September 19, 2022


The VPSL Column

Hello Students!

My name is Jonathan Manz, and just like our first years and arriving transfers, I am new to Lewis & Clark. I’m thrilled to be a part of this community. I came to the college to lead our efforts at creating and implementing an enhanced first-year experience. Your feedback is critical in shaping our new initiatives.

And so I have a question for all first-year and new transfer students: how have our summer communications (such as your new student checklist), orientation, and start of classes gone for you?

I also have a question for continuing students: what is your feedback on your experience transitioning from your first year into your second (and even third, fourth, and beyond)?

Please feel free to stop by my office to share your answers if you like. You can find me in Albany 206H which is inside the College Advising suite. You can also reach me at Finally, I will be with Evette at her next office hours on September 27th from noon to 1 p.m- inside Fields dining room. Please stop by, say hi, and provide us your thoughts on your LC experience.

I look forward to connecting with you.


Jonathan Manz, PhD

Director of the First Year Experience



  • Reminder: Lewis & Clark College is a smoke-free campus; please respect the neighbors and the health of those around you by not smoking in our shared spaces. You may find and review the college’s non-smoking policy here.
  • COVID-Updates
    • Updated COVID Booster and Influenza Shot Clinic: Coming soon to LC campus! This fall, the LC Health Service will offer a vaccine clinic for the updated bivalent COVID booster and influenza (flu) shot.
        • Who is it for? The updated COVID booster is for everyone over the age of 12 (for Pfizer) and age 18 (for Moderna). The flu shot is for everyone. All students and employees are invited.
        • When can you get it? You can get the COVID booster two months after any initial vaccine series or two months after a previous booster. You can get the flu shot at the same time.
        • What to know: These vaccines are the best way to protect yourself from severe illness and hospitalization. The COVID booster protects against the original strain + the Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5. The flu vaccine protects against the most prevalent strains of the virus.
        • The Health Service encourages you to get vaccinated ASAP.


        • The LC Health Service COVID and flu vaccine clinic is anticipated to happen in mid-October: dates TBD. Watch for sign ups in your email.



        • Visit this website: to find a location near you (If you don’t want to wait for the LC clinic).
    • Since September 10th to date, we have had 40 total reported COVID-19 cases in the Lewis & Clark community. These COVID cases are broken down by category below.
        • College of Arts and Sciences on-campus - 24
        • College of Arts and Sciences off-campus - 9
        • Law School - 0
        • Graduate School - 2
        • Employee - 5
      • If you test positive for COVID, fill out the Student Positive COVID Test (PCT) Form as soon as possible. Visit the What Do I Do Now? page for further information if experiencing COVID-like symptoms, have tested positive, or have had a close contact. Masks remain required for anybody who has been exposed as a close contact of a person with COVID within the last ten days and for anybody who has tested positive for COVID in the last ten days.




7:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Monday–Friday

Trail Room (enhanced services!)

Coffee bar (new!)

8 a.m.–3 p.m., Monday–Friday


11:30 a.m.–2 p.m., Monday–Friday

Fields Dining Room (Upper Templeton)

Breakfast: 7:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m., Monday–Friday

Lunch: 11 a.m.–2:00 p.m., Monday–Friday

Dinner: 5 pm–8:00 p.m., every day

Brunch: 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday



  • Monthly Open Office Hours with Dr. Evette Castillo Clark Dr. Evette Castillo Clark, Vice President for 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!




  • Spooky Blood Drive

    • October 27, 2022 | 12:00pm - 6:00pm | Parallax Art Center 516 NW 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

    • Parallax Art Center’s upcoming exhibit (opening October 14th) is a show about death, and what better way to celebrate Death than with a blood drive? We’re hosting a spooky blood drive, and are asking all of our donors to show up in costume! We’ll have all kinds of spooky snacks, juices, and candy for you. If you are in, send us an email to Even if you don’t plan to donate, we’d love for you to join us for our little costume part.

  • National Voter Registration Day at LC

    • September 20, 2022 | 5:00pm - 8:30pm | 1st Floor of Watzek Library

    • Calling all Lewis & Clark students! National voter registration day is this Tuesday, September 20th! PiosVote! is holding a voter registration drive to celebrate! Come see us on the first floor of the library from 5-8:30 pm. We will have voter registration cards, stamps, and an online registration set-up, pretty much all you need to register in one place! Not to mention snacks, candy, and stickers! If you are planning to use this resource on Tuesday make sure you bring your state-issued ID. If you need help registering but can’t make it to this voter registration drive email us at and we’ll help you out!


    • September 20, 2022 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | J.R. Howard Hall Room 123

    • Learn more about how to apply for a $12,500 grant to promote peace anywhere in the world during the summer of 2023! Our info session on September 20 will introduce students to the proposal process, and also review some recent successful projects. Students may create proposals individually or as part of a group.


  • September 22, 2022 | 4:30pm - 6:00pm | J.R. Howard Hall Room 302

  • Want a free meal and meet the coolest minors on campus? – sign up here!



    • The Let Out: for BIPOC students every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 5:30pm in the IME Office, Led by Christabel Léonce, PsyD


This is not group therapy but a place where students can drop in with questions about mental health, how to cope with stressful events around them, and to gain some skills for coping. Drop-in group, no registration needed.


    • Microaggressions Group therapy Tuesdays at 5:00pm, Led by Christabel Léonce, PsyD
    • If interested, please contact the Counseling Service at 503-768-7160 or Christabel Léonce at



    • Beginning next week, PSN will be holding weekly group meetings at various times and days of the week with student members and trained student leaders. These weekly group meetings will provide a consistent and safe space for groups of students to have open and honest conversations, get to know each other, and build community. PSN will also include bi-weekly community events (coined “kickback Fridays”) that include activities to relax, reduce stress, and have fun.




  • Lewis & Clark College’s Environmental Studies Program sponsors an annual Symposium series of events, building on the broad theme of Environment Across Boundaries (ENVX). Our 25th annual symposium, “Deconstructing the Apocalypse: Holistic Evaluations of Climate Futures,” will be held October 16-20, 2022. The symposium will include a keynote address, panel conversations, art events, and a career fair. If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer, this is your chance! There are several ways you can help these events come true. Thank you in advance for your help!
  • Sign up via this Google form to get involved.


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