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CDI: Culturally Engaging Campus Environments Survey

        The Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) released its Culturally Engaging Campus Environments (CECE) Survey on Oct. 31. The survey will close on Dec. 7. The survey is designed to measure the inclusiveness and equity of campus environments. The survey serves to create dialogue that is centered on the things that matter most when serving diverse student populations, diagnose ... Read More »

RHMS professor and student research assistant win Knower award for cardiac communication research

The Knower Award from the Interpersonal Division of the National Communication Association was awarded to Professor of Rhetoric & Media Studies Daena Goldsmith and Lewis & Clark alumna Kelsey Domann-Scholz ’11 for their paper entitled “The Meanings of ‘Open Communication’ Among Couples Coping with a Cardiac Event.” Their research appeared in the 2013 Journal of Communication, volume 63. The Knower ... Read More »

Behind the scene: Acapella arrangement, an art in itself

All vocals and no instruments. Lewis & Clark’s four a cappella groups, Semper, Momo and the Coop, Section Line Drive and The Merryweathers are entirely student-led, from arrangement to performance. Students within groups collaborate to arrange songs and medleys. Usually, they vote on songs they’d like to sing. They either volunteer to arrange the music or take turns. Groups meet ... Read More »

Artemis wins local tournament

Lewis & Clark’s Women Ultimate Frisbee Team, Artemis, had a successful home tournament on Nov. 5. LC played Reed College, University of Portland and Portland State and won all three games. To accommodate limited field time and space, each game was an hour long instead of capping them at the standard 13 points or 90 minutes. The Ultimate Frisbee team ... Read More »

ASLC update: Senate challenges new student storage procedures

LEWIS & CLARK’s student senate is still lacking a senior senator and a junior senator, and no one has stepped up to apply for either position. Thus, legislative drafts have been circulated to lower the class quorum to two senators per cohort. However, there is debate over whether two senators would be representative of each diverse class. Student Organizations Coordinator ... Read More »

Campus entrepreneurs start fund to support student innovations

LEWIS & CLARK’S Entrepreneurship Club (E-club) is excited to promote their first annual Student Innovation Fund (SIF). The E-club facilitates space for creativity, skill building, collaboration and connection making. The SIF’s mission is “to support and help develop student ventures in creative problem-solving,” according to the E-club’s website. Thus, E-club initiated this fund to help students transform their ideas into ... Read More »

ASLC Update: October 21-27

The Associated Students of Lewis & Clark (ASLC) have been busy facilitating and implementing new campus-wide projects, such as the Safe Ride Program and a survey titled “How to Make LC Better,” in order to further diversify and maintain a safe space for the LC community. Although the Constitutional Affairs Committee (CAC) and Student Advisory Team (StAT) have only had ... Read More »

Equity and Earth: 19th Annual Environmental Studies Symposium

Is there such thing as a natural disaster? Do certain populations suffer from environmental hazards more than others? These were some interesting inquiries explored during Lewis & Clark’s 19th Annual Environmental Studies (ENVS) Symposium from Oct. 18-20. This year’s theme was Equity and Earth: Intersections of Social Justice and Environment. The symposium explored the importance as well as the gaps ... Read More »

Homecoming and Family Weekend Kick Off Friday

Lewis & Clark’s annual Homecoming and Family Weekend kicks off Oct. 28, with events and activities, shows, presentations and banquets for the LC community to enjoy throughout the weekend. According to the Associate Director of Alumni and Parent Programs Tara McIrvin, as of Oct. 24 there were 1,516 people registered. Homecoming and Family Weekend was created in part to bring ... Read More »

Teaching Excellence Program receives recognition, grant from Mellon Foundation

This past summer, Lewis & Clark College received a $705,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the launching of a Teaching Excellence Program (TEP). This program will foster collaborations among faculty and encourage them to refine and share their teaching practices with fellow colleagues. Professor of Psychology Jerusha Detweiler-Bedell, who served as LC’s Distinguished Teaching Consultant from ... Read More »