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Alumni Weekend 2017 Schedule

Locations for events are not posted online - you will receive that information when you check in at Pamplin Sports Complex.

Pioneer College is a catch-all term for hour-long sessions and activities, including lectures with faculty, workshops and presentations with alumni, special tours, special performances and class-hosted events. 

Campus sports and exercise facilities will be open throughout the weekend. Visit this page for descriptions and hours.

  

Thursday, June 22

8:30 am - 5 pm - Book Store Open 

3:00 - 9:00 pm - Check-In, residence halls and apartments open
Get your registration materials, room keys and access cards. Settle in and take advantage of this time to enjoy campus and the neighborhood.

3:00 6pm - Outdoor Swimming Pool
The Lawrence Memorial Swimming Pool, another original feature of the Frank Estate, is a perfect spot to cool down on a hot summer day.

7:00 - 9:00pm - All Alumni Opening Social
Kick off alumni weekend with some delicious appetizers, drinks, and merriment! On the menu for this event is salumi, proscuitto, fresh mozzarella, pecorino, marinated olives, marinated peppers and artichokes, pepperoncini, dried figs, Marcona almonds, foccacia and gluten free crackers, fresh garden vegetables with Romesco sauce and green goddess dip. Strawberry lemonade, ice tea, beer and A to Z Wineworks wine will also be served.

Please email ginger@lclark.edu with any unique dietary restrictions.

  

Friday, June 23

7:30 - 11:00 am - Nossa Familia Iced Coffee Bike
Get your morning jolt from the Nossa Familia Iced Coffee Bike! It’s a keg of cold brew coffee on wheels! The Coffee Bike will be stationed by Maggie’s, between Roberts and East Halls from 7:30 to 9 am, then will roll through campus and down to check-in. After some time at check-in, catch it out in front of Templeton.

Nossa Familia’s commitment to sustainable roasting methods, ethical business practices and direct-trade relationships helped the company become Oregon’s first certified B Corporation coffee roaster in 2016. Meaning “Our Family” in Portuguese, Nossa Familia is a specialty coffee roaster focused on building relationships through high-quality coffee. The company puts great effort into meticulously sourcing coffee through direct-trade and family-trade relationships. 

8:00 am - 9:00 pm - Check-In, residence halls and apartments open
Pick up your registration materials, a full schedule of events, keys and access cards if you are staying on campus, maps, and anything else you may need.

8:00 - 9:30 am - Breakfast
On the menu this morning: cheddar scrambled eggs, Brioche French toast, Morningstar vegetarian sausage patties, oven roasted breakfast potatoes, whole fresh fruit, assorted muffins and breakfast breads, whipped butter, housemade preserves, orange juice, coffee and teas.

8:30 am - 5:00 pm - Book Store Open 

10:15 am - Shuttle to Portland Spirit Cruise
For those who need transportation, register to catch a shuttle on campus to the cruise and back to Lewis & Clark. Please be ready to board the shuttle at 10:15 am.  

11:00 am -1:30 pm - Welcome Cruise aboard the Portland Spirit
Board at 11 a.m., then enjoy lunch with friends old and new while sightseeing along the Willamette River. The Portland Spirit dock is at the Salmon Street Springs Fountain in Tom McCall Waterfront Park. The fountain is located in the park where Salmon Street meets Naito Parkway/Front Avenue. We are offering a shuttle to the boat, but If you are driving yourself, please do not use GPS for directions because it will direct you to the Portland Spirit office and not the boat launch. 

Lunch will begin with hors d’oeuvres, fresh baked bread, vegetable crudite, fresh fruit, and imported and domestic cheese. Then we will dine on Mediterranean salad with olives, artichoke hearts, and chickpeas, Caesar salad, rice pilaf, steamed seasonal vegetables, garlic, cilantro and lime marinated Snake River beef with Hollandaise sauce, wild mushroom ravioli in caramelized onion, tomato, basil, and Chardonnay sauce. Soft drinks are included; a full cash bar is available.

11:00 am - Class of 1952 Reunion Lunch

Enjoy lunch of fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, dessert bars and lemonade with your 1952 classmates and friends. 

2:00 - 3:00 pm - Faculty and Staff Dessert Reception
Visit with professors, current and past, who made an indelible mark on your life. Also catch up with staff members, current and past, who were part of your Lewis & Clark journey. We will be serving oatmeal raisin, chocolate chip, and double chocolate chip cookies. Also on the menu, chewy chocolate brownies, brown-butter toffee blondies, and sliced seasonal fruit. Coffee and tea will also be served. 

2:00 6:00 pm - Outdoor Swimming Pool
The Lawrence Memorial Swimming Pool, another original feature of the Frank Estate, is a perfect spot to cool down on a hot summer day.

3:00 - 3:45 pm - Pioneer College

  • What Becomes of Obamacare: Where Politics Collides with Policy Reality”
    
    A discussion of what might be next with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be led by Chris Ohman ’77, a Kaiser Permanente executive and the former CEO of the California Association of Health Plans. Ohman participated in the attempt by former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to provide health insurance for all Californians. 20 million previously uninsured Americans are now covered by the ACA, and support for the program is growing just as the threat to take away this coverage gains traction. While some portray the ACA as an abject failure, the “repeal and replace” proposals, look more like incremental reforms which build upon the foundation of ACA. Come learn more about what is happening in healthcare and join the discussion. 
  • “Lewis & Clark Campus: Past, Present, and Future”
    Join Associate Vice President for Facilities Michel George and Assistant Director of Budget and Planning Denise King for a brief interactive history of College Facilities, including the move from Albany to the Frank Estate and on to the campus today. Learn some fun facts about our buildings past, hear about where our facilities are today, and where we’d like to go.
  • “Middle East and North African Studies at Lewis & Clark: Ancient Judea to Modern Morocco”
    Presented by Oren Kosansky, Associate Professor of Anthropology, and Department Chair of Sociology and Anthropology, learn about the newest addition to Lewis & Clark’s academic programs and how it prepares out students to engage in the world as global citizens. This session will provide an introduction to Middle East and Arabic studies at Lewis & Clark as well as examples of faculty and student research in the region.

         (Pioneer Colleges are free events. No registration is necessary.)

4:00 - 4:45 pm - Pioneer College

  • ”Woody Guthrie’s Northwest Folk Songs
    In May of 1941, Woody Guthrie drove his family to Portland and sweet-talked himself into a job writing songs to promote the projects of the Bonneville Power Administration. He composed a song a day for 26 days straight, including masterpieces like “Pastures of Plenty” and “Roll On, Columbia.” L&C alumni Joe Seamons ’07 is the executive producer of a new album from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, the 1st album ever to include all 26 of Woody’s songs. Learn about the stories behind the songs, and join in a discussion about the ideas of progress and unintended consequences.
  • “Subduction and Seduction: Upping the Appeal of Earthquake Messaging”
    The Pacific Northwest is subject to giant “megathrust” earthquakes and tsunamis like the devestating one that struck the Indian Ocean in 2004 and Japan in 2011. Native American stories representing these events date back hundreds of years, and geologists have understood the regional hazards for at least three decades. But because the last megathrust earthquake happened in 1700, before Euro-American settlement, the Pacific Northwest is ill-prepared for the next disaster. Much critical regional infrastructure pre-dates the adoption of appropriate seismic design standards, but equally important, our citizenry lacks the first-hand experience with earthquakes that lends a sense of urgency to preparation. In this talk, Associate Professor of Geological Sciences and 2017 Teacher of the Year, Liz Safran, explores the role that visual media can play in helping the Pacific Northwest become an “earthquake culture.” She will dive into the origins of the hazards we face and some of their potential impacts; explore the power and pitfalls of existing preparation messaging; and tour you through her own experiments into what people take away from the media, what motivates them to act, and what role the imaginary can play in grasping the real.
  • “Embracing with What you Don’t Know: The Power of a Collaborative Workspace”
    Naomi Pomeroy ’97, professional chef and restaurateur, will be addressing how they run Beast, her restaurant and how she runs her new flower shop with a spirit of community design.

5:00 - 6:00 pm - Boxed Salad Dinner

An option for those who are not going to a reunion dinner, you can pick up a boxed salad and enjoy it anywhere on campus. Picnic by the reflecting pools anyone? The dinner is a Mediterranean salad of baby spinach, cucumber, red onions, tomato, chickpeas, olives, feta cheese, red wine vinaigrette with grilled chicken or vegan with tofu and no cheese.

5:30 - 8:00 pm - Class Dinner Menu
At the class dinners you will dine on Ciabatta Bread with Roasted Garlic Olive Oil Spread, Greek Style Marinated Chicken Breast with Cherry Tomato and Fennel Ragout, Mesclun Green Salad with Tomato, Cucumber, Red Onion, Kalamata Olive, Red Wine Vinaigrette with Feta Cheese on the Side, Lemon and Oregano Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Grilled Marinated Vegetable Platter with Zucchini, Squash, Walla Walla Onions, Asparagus and Portabella Mushrooms. For dessert you will have your choice of macarons, seasonal tartlets and chocolate mousse cups. Hosted A to Z Wineworks wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks are also on the menu.

The vegetarian entree at the class dinners is quinoa and beluga lentil stuffed baby eggplant, crispy corona beans and pepper coulis.

Please email ginger@lclark.edu with any unique dietary restrictions.

5:30 - 8:30 pm - CLASS OF 1967 SOCIAL and REUNION DINNER

Enjoy a special social hour and reunion dinner in honor of your Golden Reunion.

5:30 - 8:30 pm - CLASS OF 1972 SOCIAL and REUNION DINNER
Celebrate 45 years with your friends and family at a social and dinner.

6:00 - 9:00 pm - CLASS OF 1977 SOCIAL and REUNION DINNER
Celebrate 40 years since graduation with your friends and loved ones during a social hour followed by dinner.

6:00 - 9:00 pm - CLASS OF 1982 SOCIAL and REUNION DINNER
Has it really been 35 years already? Rekindle old friendships at this special social hour and dinner.

6:30 - 9:30 pm - CLASS OF 1987 SOCIAL and REUNION DINNER
Has it really been 30 years already? Rekindle old friendships at this special social hour and dinner.

7:00 - 9:00 pm - Class of 1992, 1997, 2007, 2012, 2017 and  YOUNG ALUMNI SOCIAL 
The menu for the reception includes hummus, tzatziki, quinoa tabbouleh and pita chips, spanikopita, and grilled chicken teriyaki skewers over chilled yakisoba noodle salad. For something sweet you can pick up seasonal macarons, seasonal tartlets, and mousse cups. Hosted A to Z Wineworks wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks are also on the menu.

Please email ginger@lclark.edu with any unique dietary restrictions.

9:00 - 10:00 pm - 1960s Sing-Along
Planned by the class of 1967, come to the Alumni Weekend version of a favorite event of yesteryear, the Spring Sing.
(This is a free event. No registration is necessary.)

9:00 pm - 12 am - Cash Bar in the Trail Room
A no-host bar will be available in the Trail Room. Remember to bring along some cash if you would like a soft drink, beer or wine. 

10:00 pm - 12:00 am - 1980s Dance Party

(This is a free event. No registration is necessary.)

  

Saturday, June 24

7:30 am - 8:30 pm - Check-In, residence halls and apartments open
Pick up your registration materials, a full schedule of events, keys and access cards if you are staying on campus, maps, and anything else you may need.

7:30- 9:00 am - Breakfast
To hold you over until brunch, as you enjoy early morning activities, we offer broccoli and cheddar frittata, Bob`s Red Mill oatmeal with toppings, applewood smoked bacon, potato pancakes, whole fresh fruit, assorted muffins and breakfast breads, whipped butter and housemade preserves.  Orange juice, coffee and tea will also be served. We encourage everyone to join us for the All Class Brunch from 11 am to 1 pm.

9:00 -10:00 am - Tryon Creek State Park Hike
The hike is an easy one so all ages are welcome. Explore the beautiful natural area right next to campus and maybe you’ll see a pair of the pileated woodpeckers that live there, or spy some of the other wildlife that permeate the park. (This is a free event. No registration is necessary.)

9:00 - 11:00 am - Coffee in the Career Center
Check out the Career Center and grab a cup of coffee or tea.   

10:00 am - 5:00 pm - College Book Store Open 

11:00 am - 1:00 pm - All Class Champagne Brunch
On the menu for this brunch are fried chicken and waffle bar with assorted toppings: strawberry compote, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, maple syrup, and bacon bourbon glaze. Also scrambled eggs, tofu and seasonal vegetable scramble, herb roasted breakfast potatoes with caramelized onions, applewood smoked bacon, fresh fruit, granola and yogurt, Bobs Red Mill Oatmeal with toppings, breakfast pastries and donut holes. Hosted Mimosas, soda, juice, milk, coffee, and tea are also included.

Please email ginger@lclark.edu with any unique dietary restrictions.

11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Golden Medallion Luncheon
Albany Society members and friends are invited to celebrate with Interim President David Ellis, and the classes of 1952, 1957, 1962, and 1967. At the luncheon, members of the class of 1967 will be inducted into the Albany Society. The Albany Society is an honorary society for those who graduated 50 or more years ago.

On the menu for the Golden Medallion Luncheon enjoy soft rolls and sea salt butter, mesclun green salad with asparagus, cherry tomatoes, smoked Walla Walla onions served with a Champagne Vinaigrette. For the entree enjoy rosemary mustard brined pork loin, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, haricot verts, carrots and (made without gluten) peach chutney. The vegetarian offering is quinoa stuffed zucchini timbale, vegan roasted garlic polenta, haricot verts, marinated artichoke and sundried tomato relish (vegan and made without gluten). For dessert: flourless chocolate cake, whipped cream and (made without gluten) raspberry coulis.

Please email ginger@lclark.edu with any unique dietary restrictions.

12:00 - 5:00 pm - Outdoor Swimming Pool
The Lawrence Memorial Swimming Pool, another original feature of the Frank Estate, is a perfect spot to cool down on a hot summer day.

1:00 - 10:00 pm - Cooling Station
Miller 100 level lobby will be open and air conditioned. Miller is near the great plat field, colored in orange on this campus map.

12:45 - 1:15 - (repeats 1:15 - 1:45 pm) - Pioneer College in Miller 209

  • “Alumni Travel Program: Cuba, Morocco and beyond!”

Come find out about our faculty led travel program for alumni and friends. Travelers will share experiences from our excursion to Cuba. Anthropology Professor Oren Kosansky will give a glimpse of the Morocco trip scheduled for May 2018 and how you can sign-up. Information about future expeditions will also be available. Attendees who fill-out a travel survey will receive a sports backpack.

Please join us for Moroccan mint tea, coffee, Cuban desserts, and stories of exploration and discovery.

More information about the Pioneer Travel Program. 

1:00 - 3:00 pm - Linger Longer- Albany Society Gathering

Catch up with old friends about old times at this Albany Society event.
(This is a free event. No registration is necessary.)

1:15 - 1:45  - Pioneer College in Miller 209

  • “Alumni Travel Program: Cuba, Morocco and beyond!”

Come find out about our faculty led travel program for alumni and friends. Travelers will share experiences from our excursion to Cuba. Anthropology Professor Oren Kosansky will give a glimpse of the Morocco trip scheduled for May 2018 and how you can sign-up. Information about future expeditions will also be available. Attendees who fill-out a travel survey will receive a sports backpack.

Please join us for Moroccan mint tea, coffee, Cuban desserts, and stories of exploration and discovery.

More information about the Pioneer Travel Program. 

1:30 - 2:00 pm - Alumni A Cappella: B-Side Book Club Performance at the Garden Party
(This is a free event. No registration is necessary.)

1:00 - 3:00 pm - Lawn Games at the Garden Party
(This is a free event. No registration is necessary.)

1:00 - 5:00 pm - Cash Bar at the Garden Party

An no-host bar will be available. Remember to bring along some cash if you would like a soft drink, beer or wine. Cash only.

2:00 - 3:00 pm - Pioneer Manor House Tour 
Tour guide Donna Lawrence ’52 will show you around the Frank Manor House which was the women’s dorm when Donna was a student between 1948 and 1952. Learn a little history, some Manor House features you may not have noticed, and hear about some dorm shenanigans!
(This is a free event. No registration is necessary.)

2:00 - 2:45pm - Pioneer College under Alumni Tent, on Fields Arts Fields, or in Miller

  • “Learning Outside the Classroom”

    While a student at Lewis & Clark, Chuck Dunn ’92 developed both a love of mathematics and of the liberal arts.  At his Pioneer College session, he will talk about his career in mathematics and teaching, and how his time and experiences through Lewis & Clark shaped the opportunities that he provides for his students. Integrating mathematics with overseas travel, he has moved beyond the confines of the conventional classroom, and leads courses to Russia, Germany, Switzerland, China, and Japan. He has also taught first-year writing courses linking mathematics and metaphors, focusing specifically on uses of mathematics in literature, plays, and film.  Dunn creates authentic research opportunities for undergraduate math majors, with many of the collaborative projects resulting in peer-reviewed journal articles co-authored with his former research students.  “I know that each of these pursuits extends from my experiences and opportunities as an undergraduate at Lewis & Clark,” said Dunn. (This is a free event. No registration is necessary.)

  • “Gold Star Veteran Families to Honor, Respect and Remember”

       The Captain Joseph House Foundation was founded by Betsy Reed Schultz ’72 as the country’s 
       only family to family program that gives each person and child the opportunity to connect in a more
       personal level in a home-away-from-home setting. CJHF provides a new and unique opportunity to
       connect with other Gold Star Veteran Families. Though the families come from all branches of the
       military and share a common loss, the House allows the same families to celebrate the life of their
       fallen heroes by finding purpose in living at no financial cost to them.

(Pioneer Colleges are free events. No registration is necessary.)

2:30 - 4:00 pm - Dixieland Band, the Dixie Cups, Performance at the Garden Party
Come enjoy this fun musical performance. The Dixie Cups features Jim Cole ’54 on the drums.
(This is a free event. No registration is necessary.)

3:00 - 3:45 pm - Pioneer College Under Alumni Tent

  • “Playing Artist with Kids”- Cancelled due to illness.
    It is as important to teach children to be creative as it is to teach them to read, if we want them to grow into productive, problem-solving members of society. As a librarian, Bonnie Cochrane Hirsch ’67 had the reading thing covered. But, she stumbled into the creative aspect, first just by keeping her toddlers busy while she tried to make some art and subsequently getting recruited to help in a preschool. Now, she plays with the next generation of kindergarten students. The children don’t know how much they are developing manual and mental dexterity as we use everything from toilet paper tubes to tubes of acrylic artist paints to make art. While she talks about how and why she works with children, you get to play artist too, regardless of whether you think you can.
  • “Argan Oil & The Artisan Cooperative: Empowering Berber Families in Rural Morocco”
    Renda Nazzal ’12 fell in love with Morocco on L&C’s inaugural overseas program in Spring 2011. Soon after graduation, Renda returned to Morocco with a Fulbright fellowship to teach English and during her grant, also explored the rising growth of female-led artisanal cooperatives throughout the country. Now Renda runs The Argan Project, a San Diego-based venture that partners directly with rural women and farmers in Morocco by introducing their precious argan oils, saffron and other traditional products to conscientious consumers. Berber women have been producing argan oil for centuries, but it wasn’t until recently that they together formed cooperatives to sell their products for the first time. As a result, women’s employment in argan sustains their entire household and has created a space for women in the local economy, an otherwise male-dominated domain. The Argan Project has grown to partner with over 300 women and contributes to a sustainable income for them and their families. All products will be available to guests who attend.

4:00 - 4:45 pm - Pioneer College Under Alumni Tent

  • “What’s Brewing in the Center for Entrepreneurship”

    Professors Amelia Wilcox and Brian Detweiler-Bedell willl lead a panel discussing the programs at the Center for Entrepreneurship, with a particular focus on (and tasting of!) beer brewed in collaboration with Breakside Brewing. You must be 21 or older to participate in the beer tasting. (This is a free event. No registration is necessary.)
  • “Civic Engagement Dialed to 11: A Look at Post-Election Activities of Some Activist Alumni”

    In response to the results of the 2016 general election, Mike Teskey ’85 started to rally his fellow alumni around the country to organize themselves to make a difference moving forward. Learn about how online organizing is being turned into face-to-face action and see if plugging in makes sense to you.

(Pioneer Colleges are free events. No registration is necessary.)

4:00 - 5:00 pm - Ultimate Frisbee at the Garden Party
(This is a free event. No registration is necessary.)

4:00 - 5:00 pm - Heritage Society Member Reception
By invitation. For information about heritage gift planning, contact Michael Davis at mpd@lclark.edu.

5:00 - 7:00 pm - All Class Northwest Salmon Bake & BBQ
Come together with the whole Lewis & Clark community to enjoy salmon caught and prepared by the Charley Family. The Russell Charley family, members of the Warm Springs Tribe, will prepare salmon on wood cooking sticks (puls-pus) over an open fire pit. Also enjoy seasonal green salad, pasta salad, potato chips, corn on the cob, burgers, vegan burgers, and traditional barbecue toppings. Vegetarians will have a Field Roast sunflower cutlet. Drinks will include student brewed beer, brewed in collaboration with Breakside Brewery. The student brews are Kids these Haze, Cuddle Huddle, and New Illuminati. We will also be offering A to Z Wineworks wine. Cheryl Francis ’92 is one of four founders of A to Z. Soft drinks will also be available.

7:30 - 10:00 pm - On-Campus Pub Crawl
Sip a different alumni brewed beer at each of three Pub Crawl stops at beautiful campus locations. Sonia Marie ’03 and Theo Leikam ’03 are brewing up a Pioneer Pale at Leikam Brewing. Emerson Lenon ’02 and Tim Schaaf ’02 are brewing at Drinking Horse Brewing. Jeffery McAllester ’77 is brewing a Pioneer IPA at Mt. Hood Brewing. All three stops will offer gluten free beer brewed by Daniel McIntosh-Tolle ’07 at Moonshrimp Brewing. If wine is more to your taste, sip several varieties of A to Z Wineworks wine. Cheryl Francis ’92 is one of four founders of A to Z. Delicious non-alcoholic Italian sodas will also be served. You must be at least 21 years old to participate in the Pub Crawl.

  

Sunday, June 25

ALL DAY - Check-out for campus residents
Return your keys in the envelopes they were provided in before you depart campus. Drop keys at the Campus Safety/Information Office located at Gate 3. There is a $50 charge for unreturned keys.

9:30 am - 12:30 pm - College Book Store Open
There is free coffee in the bookstore today between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

8:00 - 10:00 am - Breakfast
This morning’s breakfast is vegan tofu seasonal vegetable scramble, broccoli and cheddar quiche, country pork sausage links, oven roasted breakfast potatoes, whole fresh fruit, assorted muffins and breakfast breads, whipped butter, housemade preserves, orange juice, coffee and tea.

1:30 6:30 pm - Outdoor Swimming Pool
The Lawrence Memorial Swimming Pool, another original feature of the Frank Estate, is a perfect spot to cool down on a hot summer day.

8:30am - 4:00pm - Board of Alumni Meeting

10:00 - 11:00 am - Sunday Service in the Chapel
(This is a free event. No registration is necessary.)
The theme of this year’s Alumni Weekend Chapel Service is “Remembering Where We Started.”  Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life Mark Duntley will lead the service, and Cheryl Fischer Will, class of 1967, will be the organist. 

12 - 1:00 pm - Lunch
Pick up your boxed lunch and enjoy it at your favorite place on campus. Registration is necessary for this event. No walk-ins, please.

2:00 - 4:00 pm - Alpha Gamma Tea
Annual gathering of Alpha Gams to celebrate the sorority’s history. Alpha Gamma began 96 years ago and its legacy continues to fund a scholarship awarded in 2018 to an L&C coed. The gathering will provide light refreshments, tea, coffee, and time to share old memories and make new ones.
On campus.

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