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Alumni Weekend 2016 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 23

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 

1:00 - 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.

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.

7:00 - 9:00pm - All Alumni Opening Social 

  

Friday, June 24

11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Trail Room Open

8:00 - 9:30 am - Continental Breakfast

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.

9:00 - 10:00 am - Alumni Yoga
Start the day with a relaxing yoga class. Bring a mat or borrow one of ours. Class is led by Sara Calvert-Kubrom ’06. All levels welcome.

10:45 am - Shuttle to Portland Spirit Cruise (sold out)
Please be ready to board the shuttle at 10:45 am. For those who need transportation, catch a shuttle on campus to the cruise.

11:30 am -2:00 pm - Welcome Cruise aboard the Portland Spirit
Enjoy lunch with friends old and new while sightseeing along the Willamette River. 

1:00 - 5:00 pm - Watzek Library Archives Open House
Swing by the library and check out some old photos, yearbooks, and memorabilia from yesteryear!

2:00 - 6:00 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.

2:30 - 4:00 pm - Wine and Cheese with Current Faculty

3:00 - 3:45 pm - Pioneer College

  • Diversity and the Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement’s Role at LC
    Nathan Baptiste, Director of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement
  • The Trees of LC: An Introduction to Citizen Science and a Map of Alumni Experiences
    Presented by David Craig ’90, co-author of The Natural History Guide to Lewis & Clark College
    David Craig ’90 will lead a walk through the Professor Evan T. Williams Memorial Tree Walk. Bring your smart phones and cameras and we will crowd source our experience to add data to a citizen science network that is tracking trees to understand the relationships between weather, climate, and the timing of when trees leaf out, bloom, have fall color and so on. We can also annotate our observations to include our own memories about the importance of particular trees or groves in our alumni experiences. Find more information about the Professor Evan T. Williams Memorial Tree Walk here.

3:00 - 4:00 pm - Alumni Choir Rehearsal
You can find more information about the Alumni Choir here

4:00 - 8:00 pm - Class Dinner Menu
Enjoy dinner and drinks with your friends. The menu includes Draper Valley Chicken breast with prosciutto and sage, marsala wine sauce, bread rolls and whipped butter. You’ll enjoy a mesclun salad with shaved fennel, strawberries, feta, candied walnuts and a champagne vinaigrette. Fingerling potato confit with shallots and fresh herbs and grilled asparagus with warm heirloom cherry tomato vinaigrette is also on the menu. Top it off with gluten free chocolate decadence cake with Hood River berry coulis and whipped cream. Beer and wine are also included. Please email ginger@lclark.edu with any unique dietary restrictions.

4:00 - 7:00 pm - CLASS OF 1966 SOCIAL and  REUNION DINNER
Enjoy a special social hour and reunion dinner in honor of your Golden Reunion.

4:00 - 7:00 pm - CLASS OF 1986 SOCIAL and  REUNION DINNER
Celebrate 30 years with your friends and family at a social and dinner.

4:30 - 7:30 pm - CLASS OF 1976 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.

4:30 - 7:30 pm - CLASS OF 1981 SOCIAL and REUNION DINNER
Has it really been 35 years already? Rekindle old friendships at this special social hour and dinner.

5:00 - 7:00 pm - Career Center Open House
See the new Career Center, located in Templeton Campus Center, and visit with Career Center Director Rocky Campbell ’00.

5:00 - 8:00 pm - CLASS OF 1971 SOCIAL and REUNION DINNER
Celebrate your 45th reunion over a special social hour and dinner. Bring your friends from ’70 and ’72!

6:30 pm - Brazil 1967 Reunion
Meeting on campus.

7:00 - 9:30 pm - FOOD CART SOCIAL REUNIONS
Join your friends at this stand up reception and grab food from one of three food carts. You can choose dishes with a Mediterranean flare including lemon oregano marinated chicken kebab, falafel, tomato cucumber salad, hummus, feta and tzatziki grilled pita. You can also sample tequila marinated steak tacos or soy curl tacos and tortilla chips. You can dip into the guacamole, cheddar, lettuce, onions,  the hot sauce bar and the salsa bar at the taco box. You can also check out the Bao offerings: steamed buns with smoked pork belly, pickled cucumbers, daikon slaw and siracha mayo.

7:00 - 9:00 pm - CLASS OF 1991 FOOD CART SOCIAL REUNION 
Continue the celebration of the big 25th reunion with a standing dinner from the Bon’s food carts and drinks. Ain’t no party like a ’90s party!

7:00 - 9:00 pm - CLASS OF 1996 FOOD CART SOCIAL REUNION 
Connect with friends and make new ones as you celebrate 20 years with a standing dinner from the Bon’s food carts and drinks.

7:30 - 9:30 pm - CLASS OF 2001 FOOD CART SOCIAL REUNION
Kick off the weekend’s reunion festivities at a reception featuring Bon Appetit’s own food carts and drinks.

7:30 - 9:30 pm - CLASS OF 2006 FOOD CART SOCIAL REUNION
10 years- woo hoo! Kick off the weekend’s reunion festivities at a reception featuring Bon Appetit’s own food carts and drinks.

7:30 - 9:30 pm - CLASS OF 2011 FOOD CART SOCIAL REUNION
Come back to campus to celebrate your 5 year class reunion. Kick off the weekend’s festivities at a reception featuring Bon Appetit’s own food carts and drinks.

8:00 - 10:00 pm - The Sceptre Brothers
Hear Cal Scott ’72 and the band play rock and roll from the 60s: Beatles, Stones, Cream, Ventures, Clapton, Santana, Dylan and more! Check them out!

9:30 - 11:30 pm - Dance Party
All are invited to turn up and boogie down at this event created by the classes of 2001 and 2006. 

  

Saturday, June 25

7:30- 9:00 am - Continental Breakfast

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.

8:00 - 10:00 am - Career Center Open House
Have a cup of coffee and see the new Career Center, located in Templeton Campus Center. Visit with Career Center Director Rocky Campbell ’00.

8:00 - 9:00 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. Coffee and light snacks will be available before the hike.

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. Coffee and light snacks will be available before the hike.

9:00 - 10:00 am - Alumni Choir Rehearsal
You can find more information about the Alumni Choir here.

9:00 - 10:00 am - Social Justice Tour of Lewis & Clark
Highlights the history of student activism and social justice at Lewis & Clark.

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

10:00 - 11:00 am - Coffee with Retired Faculty and Staff
Join retired faculty and staff in the Trail Room for a cup of coffee or tea and to chat. Catch up with those who made your Lewis & Clark journey special. Visit with Dell Smith, Rich Peck, Michael Ford, Gary Reiness, Greg Fredricks, Roger Nelson and others.

10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Free Coffee in the College Book Store
Stop by to check out the latest Pio gear and grab a free cup of fresh Stumptown coffee, courtesy of the Lewis & Clark Bookstore.

10:00 - 11:00 am - Class of 1961 Reception

10:00 am - Kenya 1978 Reunion

10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Class Brunches 
Relive your student days by joining your classmates for brunch in Fields Dining Room, with a little kick! Enjoy chicken waffles or bacon bourbon waffles, two choices on the complete waffle bar. Sip on a Mimosa while enjoying the other brunch offerings: herb roasted breakfast potatoes with caramelized onions, applewood smoked bacon, fresh fruit, granola, Nancy’s Yogurt bar, Bob’s Red Mill Oatmeal with assorted toppings, breakfast pastries, juice, coffee and tea.

Also at the brunch, enjoy the cool tunes of Byron and Johny playing instrumental Latin Jazz, Jazzy Blues, Pop, Funk and Soul music.

10:15 am - CLASSES OF 1971 & 1976 REUNION BRUNCH
Experience the Bon special weekend brunches with your classmates.

10:30 am - CLASSES OF 1981 & 1986 REUNION BRUNCH
Relive your student days by connecting with your classmates at brunch in Fields Dining Room.

10:45 am - CLASSES OF 1991 & 1996 REUNION BRUNCH
Enjoy brunch in Fields Dining Room with your friends from the 90s.

11:00 am - CLASSES OF 2001, 2006 & 2011 REUNION BRUNCH
Revisit the epic Bon brunch with the added kick of Mimosas!

11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Golden Medallion Luncheon
Special event in honor of the Albany-year reunions: 65th for the Class of 195160th Reunion of the Class of 1956, 55th Reunion of the Class of 1961and 50th Reunion of the Class of 1966. The event features a special ceremony inducting the Class of 1966 into the Albany Society.

11:30 am -
Scotland 1986 Reunion
Meeting on campus.

noon - 6:00 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. From 1 to 3 pm, today, Saturday June 27, everyone is invited to a pool party at the Estate Pool, hosted by the class of 1975. In case of inclement weather, the party will move to Zehntbauer.

1:00 - 1:45pm - Pioneer College

  • Your Signature/Our Story: Initiative, Renewal, and Tradition at Lewis & Clark
    Presented by Michael Ford, retired Associate Vice President for Campus Life
    This lively visual presentation highlights the history of the College, Graduate School, and Law School by focusing on the importance of individual and collective initiative and renewal, thus marking the co-creation of shared history and traditions that bind the LC community together over time. 
  • 50+ Years of Experiencing the World: A Look at the History of Lewis & Clark’s Overseas and Off-Campus Programs
    Presented by Blythe Knott ’91
    Overseas study at Lewis & Clark College began in 1962 when five groups of students and their faculty leaders left Palatine Hill for venues in Chile, England, Japan, Mexico, and Peru. Since then, over 10,000 students and 300 faulty members have participated in nearly 1,000 Overseas & Off-Campus programs in more than 70 countries. In this session we will hear stories and see pictures from the program’s early days and more recent past, toward the present and into the future.

1:00 - 2:00 pm - Class of 1956 Reception

1:00 - 3:00 pm - Lawn Games
The class of 2011 invites everyone to join them on lower campus for lawn games.

1:00 - 3:00 pm - Pool Party
The class of 1986 invites everyone to join them at the outdoor swimming pool. 

2:00 - 2:45 pm - Pioneer College

  • Social Justice: 1966 and Now
    Making connections between social activism in the 1960s and now, Mike Kohlhoff ’66, Doug Green ’66, Bill Hayden ’66 and Associate Dean of Student Engagement Cathy Busha present this social justice panel with moderator Steve Crow ’66.
  • Frank Manor House Tour
    Join tour guide Donna Lawrence ’52 who lived in the Manor House as a student. Hear about Manor House shenanigans and history.

3:00 - 3:45 pm - Pioneer College

  • History of the Frank Estate
    Presented by Michel George, Lewis & Clark Associate Vice President for Facilities
  • The Puzzle of the Past: Reconstructing the Roman World
    Presented by Gordon Kelly, Associate Professor of History
    When reconstructing the ancient Roman world, modern scholars must deal with fragmentary and incomplete evidence. This talk will use the ongoing excavations of a Roman villa in central Italy as an example of how researchers piece together information to provide a coherent picture of Roman antiquity.

3:00 - 5:00 pm - Student Government Reunion

3:00 pm - Australia 2000 Reunion
Meeting off campus.

4:00 - 5:00 pm - Social Justice Tour

4:00 - 5:00 pm - Heritage Society Member Reception
The Heritage Society honors those who include the graduate school or the undergraduate college in their estate plans. This event is by invitation only.

5:00 pm - Alumni Rock!
Relax in the Alumni Weekend tent and enjoy the cool sounds of an alumni band featuring Jed Emerson ’81, Maureen Bradley ’81, Stephen “Hoss” Hochbrunn ’81, Sebastian Malinow ’80 and Lucas Willey ’82.

5:30 - 7:30 pm - All-Class Northwest Salmon Bake & BBQ
Join classmates, families, friends, faculty, staff, and alumni from throughout the Portland area and the world for this famous annual event, featuring a traditional salmon bake prepared by the Charley family of the Warm Springs Tribe. The family catches all of the salmon the day before, and will cook it over a fire pit filled with cedar logs right on campus. Delicious Pacific Northwest BBQ staples - burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, sides, and toppings, will also be available, as well as Hawaiian shaved ice! After salmon, enjoy s’mores at the fire pit. Child pricing is not offered at this event.

5:30 pm - Overseas Reunions Meeting at the Salmon Bake
Australia 2010
India 2009
Peru 1973
Strasbourg 2009-2010
Washington D.C. 1970

7:00 pm - Kenya 1990 Reunion
Meeting on campus.

7:00 pm - Australia 1981 Reunion
Meeting off campus.

7:30 - 10:00 pm - On Campus Pub Crawl
Sip alumni beer and wine at different campus locations. Hear the toe tapping tunes of Chris Masagatani ’01, performing with the Jim Creek Band at one of the stops. Have a listen.

  

Sunday, June 26

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.

9:00 - 10:30 am - Continental Breakfast

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

9:00 - 10:00 am - Sunday Service in the Chapel: Celebrating Stories that Transform
Join Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life Mark Duntley for a service in the beautiful Agnes Flanagan chapel. Organist Heidi Kohne will play the 85 rank Casavant organ for the service.

9:30 am - 12:30 pm - Free Coffee in the College Book Store
Stop by to check out the latest Pio gear and grab a free cup of fresh Stumptown coffee, courtesy of the Lewis & Clark Bookstore. 

10:00 am - Peru 1973 Reunion
Brunch on campus.

11:00 am - Israel 1980 Reunion
Off-campus location

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Estate Swimming Pool

Noon - Late ’80s Stewart & Odell Reunion

Noon - Boxed Lunch

Noon - Australia 1974-75 Reunion at the Boxed Lunch Social

2:00 pm - Alpha Gamma Tea
On campus.

 

  

Monday, June 27

7:30 am - noon - Check-out for campus residents
When checking out Monday morning, 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.

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