The Bark | October 10, 2022
The Bark | September 26, 2022
The VPSL Column
I hope you all had a restful and relaxing fall break. The next couple of weeks are quite exciting with two major campus-wide events: Homecoming and Family Weekend, and the inauguration of our 26th President, Dr. Robin Holmes-Sullivan!
Both of these events give us opportunities to come together and celebrate our community. Especially after the isolation of the early COVID times, being physically together in shared space is so important as a way to feel connected to each other and to this place. In that spirit, I encourage you to attend Homecoming and Family Weekend, October 14-16, 2022. I do hope to see you, your friends and families throughout Homecoming activities and the various athletic games to support our coaches and student-athletes. Homecoming football game this coming Saturday afternoon against Willamette University. It’s free with your L&C ID, and you don’t need to know anything about football to appreciate beautiful fall weather, the excitement of a crowd—and the joy of a win (should things go our way—the team is doing great this year!). I’m also super excited to watch Soccer, Cross Country, and Volleyball this weekend. Come join me and cheer on your student-athlete classmates!
The following week, on Friday, October 21, we will celebrate the formal inauguration of President Robin Holmes-Sullivan. The inauguration of a college president is quite an experience: colorful regalia worn by the faculty, delegates, campus leaders; beautiful music made by students, faculty, and staff; and a chance for Robin to share the vision she has as the leader of our institution. Plus a chance to party, with a special event just for students at Punch Bowl Social, on Saturday, October 22. RSVP for both the ceremony and the party and come together to lift up and celebrate our new president, who has centered students in her work for her entire career.
Lastly, I want to take the time to reshare this story from The Source about TriMet’s consideration of eliminating routes 38 and 39. These bus lines will deeply impact the transportation connections that our campus community members—students, staff, faculty, alumni, families, visitors—need to make to and from the campus. No matter how frequently or infrequently one rides, these are still important arteries that connect our campus to the surrounding communities and the city of Portland. I encourage each of you to take the time to fill out TriMet’s survey and share your thoughts.
Once again, 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. Hours will also be posted on the <lc_vpsl> twitter and instagram accounts.
From October 1st to the 7th, we had 12 total reported COVID-19 cases in the Lewis & Clark community. This is the lowest total since the start of the Fall semester! These COVID cases are broken down by category below.
- College of Arts and Sciences on-campus - 1
- College of Arts and Sciences off-campus - 8
- Law School - 2
- Graduate School - 1
- Visit the dashboard for more information on prior COVID-19 case counts reported in the L&C community.
- First Friday Arts Series At Watzek – Arts@LC and Watzek Library kick off the 2022-2023 First Friday Arts Series October 14th, 3pm in the Watzek Library Atrium. This month will feature the Theatre Departments Fall Mainstage cast of RENT performing excerpts from this acclaimed musical!
- TriMet is considering eliminating routes 38 and 39, which are the bus routes closest to campus. Read the TriMet’s Draft Service Concept and take the short survey to provide feedback by October 31, 2022 if you are interested.
- Under the Higher Education Act, colleges are required to provide information to students about how to register to vote. You can register to vote through the Oregon Secretary of State’s website. The registration deadline to vote in Oregon’s November election is two weeks away, October 18.
- Register Now For Inauguration Travel Options and Win Prizes! – As we prepare to welcome hundreds of visitors for the inauguration of Robin Holmes-Sullivan as the twenty-sixth president of Lewis & Clark, we ask you to help make the day a little bit sweeter by reducing our parking burden. If you plan to come to campus by one of the following options, you can register for a free coffee from Bon Appétit—and be entered into a raffle for a gift basket! Please register now to use one of the options for travel to campus on Friday, October 21, 2022.
- ENVX Symposium – The theme of the 25th annual ENVX Symposium is Deconstructing the Apocalypse. The full schedule of events can be found here. Our 25th annual Environment Across Boundaries Symposium features a diverse selection of in-person events that are open to the entire campus community and open to the public from October 16-20, 2022 at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR.
ENVX Movie Screening
- October 16, 2022 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Council Chambers in Templeton
- The ENVX Symposium will present a showing of the film, The Ants and the Grasshopper. The film will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Dr. Bruce Podobnik, Associate Professor of Sociology, and Dr. Jay Odenbaugh, Professor of Philosophy.
ENVX & Office of Spiritual Life Mindfulness workshop
- October 17, 2022 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Gregg Pavilion
- The ENVX Symposium will present a mindfulness workshop, Active Hope for Apocalyptic Anxiety. The workshop will be led by Hilary Martin Himan, Director of Spiritual Life.
Student Inauguration Party
- October 22, 2022 | 7:00pm - 10:00pm | Punch Bowl Social
- L&C students are invited to a game-filled night in the heart of downtown Portland to celebrate the inauguration of President Robin Holmes-Sullivan! Food and nonalcoholic beverages will be provided, and there will be a range of fun activities available from bowling, ping pong, arcade games, giant scrabble, foosball, cornhole, and karaoke! Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase for those who are 21 and older. You will need to RSVP for both the event and for complimentary transportation from campus to the venue.
Trivia x Game Night
- October 14, 2022 | 7:00pm | Trail Room
Join the ISLC and Gaming Society for our trivia and game night for a chance to win gift cards worth $100, $75, and $50. Snacks and other board games are provided! Registration recommended.
Study Skills Workshop Series
- October 11, 2022 – November 17th, 2022 | 3:30pm | Office of Student Accessibility
The Office of Student Accessibility is excited to present a 4-part Study Skills Workshop Series! Each session will focus on a different topic, and the series will be repeated multiple times throughout the school year. The first series will be presented in person, but stay tuned for recorded or live Zoom sessions to be offered in the future. Sign up for any or all sessions using the link above!
Calling for Nominations: Student Life Staff Awards
- Submission deadline: March 15, 2023
- The Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students looks forward to presenting Student Life Staff Awards in Spring 2023. You are invited to nominate exceptional Student Life staff members today!
Flu Shot Clinic
- October 13, 2022, 9:00am - 4:00pm, Agnes Flanagan Chapel
- Schedule your appointment and get your consent form here. To participate in the clinic, the outside vendor is requiring that you must either:
- Complete your insurance form and bring it with you to your appointment
- Pay $35 at the clinic (cash or check) to cover the cost of the vaccination. Advance sign-ups are required for this clinic, click the above link to sign-up. It is very important that you bring your completed insurance and consent form with you to the clinic.
Apply for the Community Accountability Council!
- The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities is currently accepting applications for their Community Accountability Council (CAC). Eligible students must currently live on campus and have completed at least one semester at Lewis & Clark. Time commitments will not exceed more than 5 hours per week. Students will receive $200 per semester. Please apply by October 13th, 2022 to be considered. Please see flyer for more details.
Call for Art – LC’s Production of Rent
- For this semester’s fall production “Rent” by Jonathan Larson, we are looking for visual art to display in the set and theater lobby that is inspired by the quotes above.
- In the process of making this show, we are reflecting on how when people come together in community, there is love, creativity, and resilience, even in desperate and trying times. In celebration of that, we extend this invitation outside of the theatre department to anyone who wants to engage in this collaboration. All kinds of artists, mediums of work, and levels of experience are welcome!
- Please bring in your work to Fir Acres Theatre by October 15th, and remember to join us for the mural painting on Sunday, October 9th, 5-7pm!
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