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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 the Agnes Flanagan Chapel.

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.

Trail Room Summer Hours
Thursday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday Closed

  

Thursday, June 22

8:00 am - 11:30 am - Dovecote Open 

8:30 am - 5 pm - College Book Store Open 

9:00 am - 1:00 pm - Trail Room 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 - Estate 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
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 wine will also be served.

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

  

Friday, June 23

11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Trail Room Open

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 - College Book Store Open 

10:00 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.

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. If you are driving yourself, please do not use a GPS for directions because it will direct you to the Portland Spirit office and not the boat launch. 

11 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 - 3 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.

2:00 6pm - Estate 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”
    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.

         (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. 
  • Presenters to be announced.

4:00 - 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 macrons, seasonal tartlets and chocolate mousse cups. Hosted wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks are also on the menu.

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

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 refecting pools anyone? There is a choice of chicken or vegan salad.

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 - 9 pm - CLASS OF 1977 SOCIAL and REUNION DINNER
Celebrate the 40 years it’s been since graduation with your friends and loved ones during a social hour followed by dinner.

6 - 9 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 - 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012 and 2017 CLASS REUNION 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 macaroons, seasonal tartlets, and mousse cups. Hosted wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks are also on the menu.

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

9:00 - 10:30 pm - Live Band Event
(This is a free event. No registration is necessary.)

9:00 - 10:00 pm - 1960s Sing-Along
(This is a free event. No registration is necessary.)

9:00 pm - 12 am - Cash Bar in the Trail Room

10:00 pm - 12:00 am - 1980s Dance Party
(This is a free event. No registration is necessary.)

  

Saturday, June 24

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.

8:00 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.

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

10 am - 5 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 roll 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 brinned pork loin, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, haricot verts, carrots and (made without gluten) peach chutney. For dessert: flourless chocolate cake, whipped cream and (made without gluten) raspberry coulis.

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

12 - 5pm - Estate 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.

1:00-2:30 pm - Linger Longer- Albany Society Gathering
(This is a free event. No registration is necessary.)

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

1:30 - 2:30 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.)

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

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

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

2:00 - 2:45pm - Pioneer College at Garden Party

  • “Learning Outside the Classroom”

    While a student at Lewis and 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 and 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 and 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 at Garden Party

  • “Playing Artist with Kids
    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 from 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”

4:00 - 4:45 pm - Pioneer College at Garden Party

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

    Professors Amelia Wilcox and Brian Detweiler-Bedell 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. Other traditional barbecue offerings will be available as well.

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 drinks 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

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 - Estate 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.)

11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Lunch

2:00 - 4:00 pm - Alpha Gamma Tea
On campus.

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