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Alumni Weekend 2019 Schedule

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday June 19

    6 - 8 p.m. - Alumni Wine Tasting at Cellar 503
    Start Alumni Weekend off early at a wine tasting featuring alumni wine curated by alumna Carrie Wynkoop from the class of 1999. Make your way to Cellar 503, at 4407 SW Corbett Avenue, Portland, OR 97239. Mix and mingle with fellow members of the Lewis & Clark community and L&C wine makers. Transportation to Cellar 503 is not included.

  • Thursday

    Thursday June 20

    7 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Pamplin Weight Room and Fitness Center Open

    7:30 - 9 a.m. - Breakfast in Fields Dining Room, Templeton Campus Center
    Breakfast is available in Fields Dining Room. No reservation needed; guests can pay at the door. 

    8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Tennis Dome Open

    8 a.m. - 9 p.m. - Aubrey R. Watzek Library 

    9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Book Store Open  

    1 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Check-In, residence halls and apartments open
    Get your registration materials, room keys and access cards. Check in for Alumni Weekend in the Stewart Hall Lounge. Settle in and take advantage of this time to enjoy campus and the neighborhood or venture into Portland. 

    11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Lunch in Fields Dining Room, Templeton Campus Center
    Lunch is available in Fields Dining Room. No reservation needed; guests can pay at the door. 

    12:00- 1:00 p.m. - Zehntbauer Swimming Pool Open for Lap Swim

    1:30 6:30 p.m. -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.

    5 - 7 p.m. - Opening Social
    Kick off the celebration with some delicious appetizers, drinks, and merriment! Enjoy the best the Northwest has to offer like charcuterie and cheese from Olympia Provisions, Rogue Creamery, Ancient Heritage Dairy and Briar Rose Creamery. Also on the menu, Grand Central Bakery bread, marinated vegetables, olives, dried fruits, marcona almonds, fresh garden vegetables, spicy lentil tahini spread, and greek yogurt dip. Strawberry lemonade, lemonade, ice tea, beer and A to Z Wineworks wine will also be served.

    5 - 6:30 p.m. - Dinner in Fields Dining Room, Templeton Campus Center
    Dinner is available in Fields Dining Room. No reservation needed; guests can pay at the door. 

    6 - 9 p.m. - 1969 Class Reunion Reception and Dinner
    A reception and dinner at 6:00 p.m. in honor of the class of 1969 including appetizers of house-fried potato chips and dip (gluten free), peach bruschetta with ricotta and prosciutto on crostini, and Caprese sliders (vegetarian).

    6 - 9 p.m. - 1974 Class Reunion Reception and Dinner 
    A reception and dinner at 6:00pm in honor of the class of 1974 including appetizers of Caprese sliders (vegetarian), seasonal vegetables with hummus (vegan and gluten free), and a trio of tapas with salmon and vegan options.

    7 - 10 p.m. - 1984 Class Reunion Reception and Dinner
    A reception and dinner at 7:00 in honor of the class of 1984 including appetizers of a peach bruschetta with ricotta and prosciutto on crostini, pork belly confit skewers (gluten free), and a trio of tapas with salmon and vegan options.

    Note, the classes of 1979, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014 will have their class events on Friday night.

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

     

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  • Friday

    Friday June 21

    7 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Pamplin Weight Room and Fitness Center Open

    7:30 - 9 a.m. - Breakfast in Fields Dining Room, Templeton Campus Center
    Breakfast is available in Fields Dining Room. No reservation needed; guests can pay at the door. 

    8 - 9 a.m. - Introduction to Kundalini Yoga
    Carla Cavenago-Salazar ’89 is presenting this session which she describes in the words of Yogi Bhajan, “Kundalini Yoga is the fastest way to establish an aligned relationship between the body, mind and soul.”  Wear your workout gear for this hour of movement.

    8- 11 a.m. - Dub Box Coffee and Breakfast 
    Grab and go breakfast and coffee available in front of Templeton in a converted VW bus, Lewis & Clark’s Dub Box! Find it on the map. Stop by for a free cup of coffee!

    8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Tennis Dome Open

    8 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Aubrey R. Watzek Library

    9 am - 5 p.m. - Book Store Open  

    9 a.m. - 9 p.m. - Check-In, residence halls and apartments open
    Get your registration materials, room keys and access cards. Check in for Alumni Weekend in the Stewart Hall Lounge.

    9 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Campus Sustainability Tour
    Join Amy Dvorak, Director of Sustainability, for a tour of campus outlining the environmental efforts that have been made over the past years to achieve Lewis & Clark’s sustainability goal. This tour will lead directly into a Pioneer College on Alternate Energy and Microgrids by Andrew Reetz ’14.

    9:30 - 11 a.m. - Alumni Choir Practice
    All who love to sing are welcome!

    10 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Pioneer College- Alternate Energy and Microgrids
    Microgrids offer a promising alternative to centralized electrical generation in power systems of developed and developing countries. Join Andrew Reetz ’14, Lewis & Clark alumnus of 2014 and current graduate student at University of Colorado, Bolder, in exploring the ways that alternative energy and microgrid solutions address the multi-faceted problem of greenhouse gas reduction. This Pioneer College is preceded by the Campus Sustainability Tour which compliments and includes similar themes of sustainability and alternative energy. 

    11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Golden Medallion Luncheon
    All members of the Albany Society and friends are invited to celebrate with the classes of 1954, 1959, 1964, and 1969. At the luncheon, members of the class of 1969 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 is soft rolls and sea salt butter, summer lettuce and pea tendril salad with cinnamon pistachios, local strawberries & champagne vinaigrette (vegan, made without gluten), glazed local baby carrots (vegan, made without gluten), seared herb risotto cakes (made without gluten), fennel-crusted chicken breast with burnt lemon cauliflower cream (made without gluten), quinoa en croute with burnt lemon cauliflower cream (vegan, made without gluten) and parfait (made without gluten). 

    11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Lunch in Fields Dining Room, Templeton Campus Center
    Lunch is available in Fields Dining Room. No reservation needed; guests can pay at the door. 

    12-1 p.m. - Zehntbauer Swimming Pool Open for Lap Swim

    1 - 2:30 p.m. - Pioneer College- Albany to Fir Acres: The “Cinderella College” Arrives
    Join Professor Emerita Jean Ward to explore how courage, patience and vision, three virtues prized by L&C President Morgan S. Odell, also helped shape the college in its early years, from humble  beginnings in Albany, Oregon, to celebrated arrival at its Fir Acres home.

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

    2-2:45 p.m. - Pioneer College- Shakespeare on Record: Writing an Early Modern Life
    Shakespeare’s life was well recorded in a host of early modern bureaucratic documents that give clues to his family, his milieu, and the inspirations for his plays. With L&C Head of Watzek Library Special Collections and College Archivist Hannah Crumme, you’ll explore some of these documents during this lecture, considering why they were created, what they tell us, and where they might lead future researchers.

    2:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Greek Life Social
    A reunion social for all sorority and fraternity alumni.

    3-3:45 p.m. - Pioneer College- Ancient Roman Villas: Agriculture as Spectacle
    This past summer, Associate Professor with term and Director of Classics Gordon Kelly was part of an excavation team in Italy. Ancient Roman villas provided comfortable amenities for their wealthy owners, but also served as productive farms. This talk will center on the excavation of an ancient villa in Central Italy, and how findings at this site have revealed aspects of villa design that enabled landowners to observe agricultural activity as an entertainment.

    3- 3:45 p.m. - College Admissions Landscape 2019
    Join Associate Dean of Admissions Caitlin Harper ’10, looking at how admissions realities have changed over the last 30 to 40 years.  

    4 - 5:30 p.m. - Happy Hour with Faculty and Staff
    Catch up with faculty and staff who made your college years memorable. 

    5 - 5:45 p.m. - Pioneer Travel
    Join Assistant Vice President for Alumni, Parent, and Student Engagement, Andrew McPheeters, for information on opportunities for alumni travel!

    5 - 6 p.m. - Alumni to Alumni Career Networking Reception
    Join the Board of Alumni for a casual reception and make career connections with your fellow Pioneers.

    5 - 6:30 p.m. - Dinner in Fields Dining Room, Templeton Campus Center
    Dinner is available in Fields Dining Room. No reservation needed; guests can pay at the door.

    6 - 8 p.m. - 2004 Class Reunion Reception 
    A reception in honor of the class of 2004 with appetizers such as pork belly confit skewers (gluten free), mac ‘n cheese bites (vegetarian), and a trio of tapas with salmon and vegan options.

    6 - 8 p.m. - 2009 Class Reunion Reception 
    A reception in honor of the class of 2009 with appetizers including a cheeseboard with assorted crackers (vegetarian), sesame fried oyster mushrooms with spicy avocado dip (vegan and gluten free), and a trio of tapas with salmon and vegan options.

    6 - 8 p.m. - 2014 Class Reunion Reception 
    A reception in honor of the class of 2014 with appetizers including sesame fried oyster mushrooms with spicy avocado dip (vegan and gluten free), mac ‘n cheese bites (vegetarian), and a trio of tapas with salmon and vegan options.

    6 - 9 p.m. -  1979 Class Reunion Reception and Dinner
    A reception and dinner in honor of the class of 1979 including appetizers of Caprese sliders and a trio of tapas with salmon and vegan options.

    6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - 1994 Class Reunion Reception 
    A reception in honor of the class of 1994 with appetizers such as cheese puffs stuffed with chicken mousse, sesame fried oyster mushrooms with spicy avocado dip (vegan and gluten free), and a trio of tapas with salmon and vegan options.

    6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - 1999 Class Reunion Reception 
    A “Game Night” themed reception for the class of 1999 with appetizers such as seasonal vegetables with hummus (vegan and gluten free), and mac ‘n cheese bites (vegetarian).

    7 - 9 p.m. - 1989 Class Reunion Dinner
    A dinner in honor of the class of 1989, including beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.

    Note, the classes of 1969, 1974, and 1984 will have their class events on Thursday night. 

    9 - 11 p.m. - Friday Night Sing-along
    Bring an instrument if you like or just your singing voice. Whether you remember the Spring Sing or were involved with a campus a cappella group, come and join others who appreciate L&C’s history with vocal music.

    Click here to download the complete schedule as a PDF.

    Click here to download Friday’s schedule only as a PDF.

  • Saturday

    Saturday June 22

    9 a.m. - 9 p.m. - Check-In, residence halls and apartments open

    Get your registration materials, room keys and access cards. Check in for Alumni Weekend in the Stewart Hall Lounge.

    9 -10:30 a.m. - Retirement Celebration for Sandi Bottemiller
    Join Sandi for coffee, tea and pastry while you catch up on life and wish her well in her retirement.

    9 -10 a.m. - 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 hike is not accessible to those in a wheelchair or for those who have difficulty navigating dirt paths and uneven ground.(This is a free event. No registration is necessary.)   

    9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Alumni Choir Practice
    All who love to sing are welcome!

    10 a.m. - 6 p.m. - College Book Store Open

    10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Campus Tour

    10:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Voluntary Service Organizations Gathering
    Join others who, after Lewis & Clark, took part in committed work at the grassroots level. Enjoy warm beverages and muffins with other alumni who were in the Peace Corps, Americorps, Teach for America and similar groups. Engage in a lively exchange of stories from the field with those who worked with local governments, schools, communities, small businesses and entrepreneurs to develop sustainable solutions that address challenges in education, health, economic development, agriculture, environment and youth development.

    11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - All Decades 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.

    11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Golden Pioneers Reunion Brunch 
    The classes of 1954, 1959 and 1964 will have their own champagne brunch to catch up and celebrate their reunions. 

    11 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Aubrey R. Watzek Library

    1 - 2 p.m. - Alumni Weekend Celebration Ceremony
    Join us for a special gathering to celebrate the Lewis & Clark Community! Hear from President Wim Wiewel, on his vision for the future, celebrate our Alumni Weekend volunteers, enjoy music from the alumni choir, and hear the class giving results! Those who attend the Celebration will receive a free Lewis & Clark t-shirt!

    1:30 - 6:30 p.m. - 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.

    2 - 3:30 p.m. - Pioneer College- What is Your Life Plan? 
    This is a participatory workshop where you will learn about and create your own life plan. Public relations executive Lee Weinstein ’81, author of Write. Open. Act, An Intentional Life Planning Workbook, will describe the power of small steps to create a meaningful life. This event is sponsored by the Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership.

    2 - 4 p.m. - Communication/Rhetoric and Media Studies Reunion: Alumni Storytelling & Reception
    Join Communication/Rhetoric and Media Studies majors and minors for a reunion event and reception. The first hour will feature three alumni speakers, followed by a social hour from 3 to 4 p.m. Alumni speakers include Aukeem Ballard ’11, Daena Goldsmith ’86, and Isaac Kaplan-Woolner ’06. This is a great way to catch up with fellow Communication/Rhetoric and Media Studies majors and minors! If you would like to help us spread the word, please contact Caroline Mead, cmead@lclark.edu. 

    2 - 5:30 p.m. - Garden Party
    Play lawn games, and listen to alumni a cappella group B-Side Book Club or just relax with friends! Enjoy Lewis & Clark’s resort-like Estate Gardens. 

    A no-host bar and food will be available in the Estate Garden. Remember to bring along some cash if you would like a snack, a soft drink, beer or wine; it is cash only.

    2 - 2:45 p.m. - Pioneer College- 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.)

    3 - 4 p.m. - Reunion of the Italy 1998 Overseas Program

    3 - 3:45 p.m. - Pioneer College- Many Faces: The Ethnic Origins of Oregon’s Population
    Stephen Dow Beckham, L&C’s 2017 Don Balmer Citation Recipient and Professor Emeritus will examine the ethnic and demographic history of Oregon from Native American times to the present. The presentation addresses motivations for in-country emigration, immigration from other countries, and the conditions imposed on newcomers by those already in Oregon.  This historical assessment touches on discrimination, bigotry, and the survival tactics of minorities settling the state. 

    4 - 6 p.m. -  15th Anniversary Celebration of the Ray Warren Symposium
    All alumni who planned, contributed or are interested in the Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies, are invited to a reception at Alumni Weekend to celebrate the symposium’s legacy.

    4 - 4:45 p.m. - Pioneer College- Keeping Our Wits: An Hour of Art/Cartoon Therapy
    Join Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Matt Wuerker ’79 for a very casual drawing workshop, designed for anyone who can hold a pencil. Come learn a few of the secrets to entertaining yourself and others with pen and paper. 

    4 - 5 p.m. - Philanthropy Reception 
    By invitation. This is a reception for members of the Heritage Society and the Leadership Society. For information about heritage gift planning, contact Michael Davis at mpd@lclark.edu.

    6 - 8 p.m. - All Class Northwest Salmon Bake & BBQ
    Come together with the whole Lewis & Clark community to enjoy a salmon feast. Also enjoy watermelon, feta & mint salad, seasonal green salad, seasonal pasta salad, potato chips, corn on the cob, with butter & fleur de sel, smoked chiles and herbs, burgers, garden burgers (vegan), lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, roasted peppers, sauteed mushrooms, caramelized onion spread, sriracha aioli, ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise. Drinks will include beer, and  A to Z Wineworks wine. Cheryl Francis ’92 is one of four founders of A to Z. Soft drinks will also be available.

    At the Salmon Bake, enjoy music by Mizar 5ive featuring Tom Fitch ’84 and Ann (Croker) Brown ’87. They cover the Steely Dan songbook, “in a six-piece, tight-groove shambles that stays true-to-form and lays it right down.”

    6 - 8 p.m. - Reunion of the Australia 1998 Program 
    Members of the 1998 Australia program will reunite at the Salmon Bake. Group members should register for the Salmon Bake when they fill out their Alumni Weekend registration. At the Salmon Bake, group members should look for their group’s table tent in Stamm Dining Hall.

    6 - 8 p.m. - Reunion of the Munich Program, 1997-1998 
    Members of the 1997-1998 Munich program will reunite at the Salmon Bake. Group members should register for the Salmon Bake when they fill out their Alumni Weekend registration. At the Salmon Bake, group members should look for their group’s table tent in Stamm Dining Hall.

    8:30 - 11 p.m. - Pio Pub
    Sip alumni beer and wine on campus. Italian sodas are also on the menu along with light snacks. You must be at least 21 years old to participate. Theo and Sonia Marie Leikam, both from the class of 2003 have created a Pioneer Pale Ale for Leikam Brewing that will be served at the Pio Pub. Kids these Haze (IPA), created by Breakside Brewery, in collaboration with Jeremy Ballen ’17, Andrea Roseberry ’17, Jamey Sharp ’17 will also be served along with a keg of the beer brewed by students during the spring brewing class. Jeff McAllester ’77 from Mt. Hood Brewing Company is also supplying beer for the Pio Pub. Also featured is 1992 alumna Cheryl Francis’ A to Z wine. 

    9 - 10:30 p.m. - Labyrinth Walk (walking meditation) in the Gregg Pavilion 
    Labyrinth walking is a timeless spiritual practice of meditation. Dean of Spiritual Life Mark Duntley will provide a brief introduction and some helpful tips at 9 p.m. and at 9:45 p.m. The rest of the time is for you to experience the calming and restorative benefits of labyrinth walking. The Gregg Pavilion provides a perfect setting for a walk on our beautiful seven circuit Chartres labyrinth. This session is open to those who are experienced labyrinth walkers and those who are new to it- everyone is welcome to drop by and walk!

    10:30 p.m.  - Late Night Shenanigans
    Sprinklers turn on around campus at 10:30 p.m., feel free to frolic!

    Click here to download the complete schedule as a PDF.

    Click here to download the Saturday schedule only as a PDF.

  • Sunday

    Sunday June 23

    ALL DAY - Check-out for campus residents
    Return your keys to the Campus Safety/Information Office located at Gate 3, before you depart campus. There is a $150 charge for unreturned keys. Return your keys in the envelopes they were provided in; there is a $150 charge for unreturned keys.

    7:30 - 9 a.m. - Breakfast in Fields Dining Room, Templeton Campus Center
    Breakfast is available in Fields Dining Room. No reservation needed; guests can pay at the door. 

    8 - 11 a.m. - Dub Box Coffee and Breakfast 
    Grab and go breakfast and coffee available in front of Templeton in a converted VW bus, Lewis & Clark’s Dub Box! Find it on the map. Stop by for a free cup of coffee!

    8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Board of Alumni Meeting

    9 - 10 a.m. - Philosophy of Pilates 
    Join Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher Scott Serpas ’01 for a gentle workout while learning about some of the fundamentals of the Pilates method. 20 Pilates Mats will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

    10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - College Book Store Open 

    11 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Aubrey R. Watzek Library

    11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Lunch in Fields Dining Room, Templeton Campus Center
    Lunch is available in Fields Dining Room. No reservation needed; guests can pay at the door. 

    12 p.m. - Current and Past Board of Alumni Lunch

    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.

    5 - 6:30 p.m. - Dinner in Fields Dining Room, Templeton Campus Center
    Dinner is available in Fields Dining Room. No reservation needed; guests can pay at the door.

    Click here to download the complete schedule as a PDF.

    Click here to download Sunday’s schedule as a PDF.

  • Monday

    Monday June 24

    7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Pamplin Weight Room and Fitness Center Open 

    8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Tennis Dome Open 

    8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Aubrey R. Watzek Library Open

    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - College Book Store Open

    11 a.m. - 27th Annual Pioneer Athletics Club Golf Classic
    Join us for the 27th Annual Pioneer Athletics Club Golf Classic. For information contact Tamara Ko, tko@lclark.edu.

    12-1:00 p.m. - Zehntbauer Swimming Pool Open for Lap Swim

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

    Click here to download the complete schedule as a PDF.

    Click here to download Monday’s schedule as a PDF.