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Friday, October 5

7:30 - 9 a.m. Breakfast
Templeton Campus Center, Fields Dining Room
Purchase at the door, $5.10

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bookstore open
Templeton Campus Center
Stock up on Pio gear for the game or to bring home with you! In honor of Wim Wiewel’s inauguration, the bookstore is offering a 25 percent discount on a spirit item of your choice.

8:30 a.m. - Midnight Maggie’s Cafe
Roberts Hall, Ground floor
Swing by our campus coffee shop for espresso and grab and go food.

11 a.m - 6 p.m. Check-in
Information and Campus Safety, Gate 3
Check-in open for Homecoming and Family Weekend.

11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
Templeton Campus Center, Fields Dining Room
Purchase at the door, $8.30

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Archives Open House
Drop by Lewis & Clark’s Special Collections to explore treasures of the college archives. You can examine Ben Jonson’s first folio from 1616, the daily writings of William Stafford, the records of Civilian Public Service Camps, and other rare and little seen books and papers.
Watzek Library, Special Collections.
Complimentary.

1:30 - 3 p.m. Panel Discussions: “Exploring for the Global Good”
Agnes Flanagan Chapel
Complimentary.
Please visit the Inauguration website for more information and to RSVP.

3:30 - 5:15 p.m. Installation Ceremony

Pamplin Sports Center, Gymnasium
Please join us to celebrate the inauguration of Wim Wiewel as Lewis & Clark’s twenty-fifth president.
Complimentary. Please visit the Inauguration website for more information and to RSVP.

5 - 7 p.m. Dinner
Templeton Campus Center, Fields Dining Room
Purchase at the door, $8.30

5:30 p.m. Inauguration Reception
Academic Quadrangle
Complimentary. Please visit the Inauguration website for more information and to RSVP.

Saturday, October 6

7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Check-in
Information and Campus Safety, Gate 3
Check-in open for Homecoming and Family Weekend.

8 - 11 a.m. Parents Council Meeting
Templeton Campus Center, Stamm

9 - 10 a.m. Tryon Creek Nature Walk
Departs from Information and Campus Safety, Gate 3.
Explore the rain forest in Lewis & Clark’s backyard. This 2-mile walk is appropriate for all ages.
Complimentary.

9 a.m. - Noon Philanthropy Council Summit
Smith Hall

9:30 a.m. Alumni Swim Meet
Zehntbauer Swimming Pavilion
Alumni who were members of the swim team are invited to compete in an informal meet. Spectators welcome!
Complimentary.

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bookstore open
Templeton Campus Center
Stock up on Pio gear for the game or to bring home with you! In honor of Wim Wiewel’s inauguration, the bookstore is offering a 25 percent discount on a spirit item of your choice.

10 - 11:30 a.m. Career Center Open House
Templeton Campus Center, Career Center
Join the Career Center team for coffee and learn about their services, resources, and programs.
Complimentary.

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Archives Open House
Join Special Collections staff for an open house highlighting archival material from College history and our unique collections.
Watzek Library, Special Collections
Complimentary.

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Artist Meet and Greet, Maria T.D. Inocencio and Mark R. Smith: Loss of Material Evidence
Hoffman Gallery
Meet the artists and explore the Maria T.D. Inocencio and Mark R. Smith: Loss of Material Evidence exhibition. Exhibit will remain open until 4 p.m. Loss of Material Evidence comprises work resulting from an ongoing conversation between collaborators and life partners, Maria T. D. Inocencio and Mark R. Smith, about the aging and passing of their parents. The exhibition will examine topics such as loss, remembrance, legacy, the passage of time, and the making of art as a means to process grief through abstract visual language.
Complimentary.

11 a.m. - Noon Campus Tour
Departs from Manor House
See the college through the eyes of a student tour guide!
Complimentary.

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Brunch
Templeton Campus Center, Fields Dining Room
Purchase at the door, $8.30

11 - 11:45 a.m. Pioneer College Session I

  • Why Technology Makes a Liberal Arts Education More Relevant Than Ever
    Presented by Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer Adam Buchwald and Vice President of Adaptive Strategies at Fiction, Corey Pressman
    JR Howard Hall 102
    Learn why a Liberal Arts education is more important than ever for steering through the risks and opportunities created by exponential changes in technology. A reprise of a presentation recently made to students, staff and faculty, Lewis & Clark’s CIO Adam Buchwald will present why a Liberal Arts education is more important than ever in a technology-based world. He will describe converging and exponential changes in technology, human reactions, the resulting risks/opportunities, and our students’ role in this future. He will discuss why critical thinking across disciplines baked into a Liberal Arts education will be invaluable for creating new technologies, directing innovation, and steering global societal transformation. Adam will be joined by Corey Pressman who will dive into the value of an arts and humanities education to creatively brainstorm, experiment and prototype. He will argue that society’s most constructive advances include a computer and a poet. We will introduce our newly-named Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership and describe its role in your student’s Liberal Arts education.If you would like to tell the Bates Center about a problem you think needs solving (and/or want to receive its occasional newsletter), click here!
    Complimentary.
  • United States Foreign Policy in Turmoil
    Presented by Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences Cyrus Partovi
    Olin 301
    The current administration is attempting to reform the international system that was created after
    WW II and in totality worked well for the United States and the Trump family. The question is whether President Trump will succeed in reforming this imperfect but nevertheless stabilizing world order.
    Complimentary.
  • The Intelligence of the Body: Radical Listening in Performance
    Presented by Associate Professor of Theatre Rebecca Lingafelter
    Gregg Pavilion
    What is presence in performance? How do performers cultivate an audiences’ attention and focus? How can we listen and respond to impulse with our whole selves? This workshop will introduce participants to a performance training called The Viewpoints which is at the center of Professor Lingafelter’s research. The practice cultivates a sense of presence, a facility for following impulse and encourages a deep sense of listening. Come prepared to move around a bit.
    Complimentary.

Noon - 12:45 p.m. Pioneer College Session II

  • Leveraging LinkedIn
    Presented by Career Center Director Rocky Campbell and Career Center Specialist Mary Beth Snell
    JR Howard Hall 124
    Join members of the Career Center team to learn how to leverage LinkedIn for your own career, to connect with other alumni in your industry or regions, and serve current students as they navigate their career pathways. Bring your questions - all experience levels welcome. 
    Complimentary.
  • What’s the Value in Studying Art?
    Presented by Assistant Professor of Art and Studio Head of Sculpture Jess Perlitz
    JR Howard Hall 122
    Though many people agree that studying art is valuable, what value means in education can be complicated. If you’re not planning on being an artist, what is studying art good for? In this session we will talk about art, entrepreneurship, and evaluating creativity.
    Complimentary.

Noon - Midnight Maggie’s Cafe
Roberts Hall, Ground floor
Swing by our campus coffee shop for espresso and grab and go food.

Noon - End of 3rd Quarter 15th Annual Tailgate Extravaganza
Griswold Stadium
Join fellow Pios cheering on the football team during the Homecoming game. This is an event for the whole family, featuring a clam chowder feed from Pike Place Chowder, craft ales, good friends, and a great view of the game!
$30 ($20 if you already have a football game ticket). A limited number of walk-in tickets will be available at the entrance to the tailgate area in the south endzone.

1 p.m. Homecoming Football Game
Griswold Stadium
The L&C Pioneers face the University of Puget Sound.
Game tickets only can be purchased here or at the Box Office on game day starting at Noon.
Football alumni- Join us on the field and welcome the Pioneers as they take the field to face off against the University of Puget Sound.
Lewis and Clark Hall of Fame Recipients- At halftime of the football game, a public address announcement will ask that all Lewis & Clark Hall of Fame recipients stand to be recognized. The announcement will be at the very start of halftime before the Class of 2018 is announced.

4 - 4:45 p.m. Pioneer College Session III

  • Human.Animal.Nature.
    Presented by Associate Professor of German Language and Literature Katharina Altpeter-Jones
    JR Howard Hall 102
    This session explores the relationship of humans, animals, and nature from the perspective of the humanities. Do nature and animals have agency in art and literature? In real life? Are we and what we create part of nature? Do we presume domination over it? What responsibilities do humans have vis-à-vis animate and inanimate existence? Does nature teach us things? What happens when we lose touch with nature? What happens when we lose ourselves in nature?
    Complimentary.
  • Climate Change, Wildfire and Western Forests
    Presented by Assistant Professor of Biology Margaret Metz
    JR Howard Hall 122
    Join Biology professor Margaret Metz to explore the role of wildfire as an ecological disturbance in western forests, how climate change affects wildfire and forest health. Do the increasingly severe fire events and smokey summers across the west represent a new normal?
    Complimentary.

5 - 7 p.m. Dinner
Templeton Campus Center, Fields Dining Room
Purchase at the door, $8.30

8 p.m. A Capella Performance
Agnes Flanagan Chapel
Enjoy a performance by student and alumni A Capella groups!
Complimentary.

Sunday, October 7

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Board of Alumni Meeting
Templeton Campus Center, Stamm

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Bookstore open
Templeton Campus Center
Stock up on Pio gear! In honor of Wim Wiewel’s inauguration, the bookstore is offering a 25 percent discount on a spirit item of your choice.

11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Art Exhibit - Maria T.D. Inocencio and Mark R. Smith: Loss of Material Evidence
Hoffman Gallery
Loss of Material Evidence comprises work resulting from an ongoing conversation between collaborators and life partners, Maria T. D. Inocencio and Mark R. Smith, about the aging and passing of their parents. The exhibition will examine topics such as loss, remembrance, legacy, the passage of time, and the making of art as a means to process grief through abstract visual language.
Complimentary.

11 a.m. - Noon Sustainability Tour
Graduate Campus, Corbett Circle
Join Sustainability Director, Amy Dvorak, for a conversation and tour of the evolution of sustainability initiatives and programs on the Lewis & Clark campus. The tour will focus primarily on the built and natural environment within the context of scholarship, our community culture, and local partnerships.
Complimentary.

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Brunch
Templeton Campus Center, Fields Dining Room
Purchase at the door, $8.30

Noon - Midnight Maggie’s Cafe
Roberts Hall, Ground floor
Swing by our campus coffee shop for espresso and grab and go food.

5 - 8 p.m. Dinner
Templeton Campus Center, Fields Dining Room
Purchase at the door, $8.30

 

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