George Stanley Jette ’40 UO professor emeritus of landscape architecture, celebrated his 100th birthday with family, friends, and former students in October 2010. He was a UO professor for more than thirty-five years. His design work is still visible in many gardens in the Eugene area; he also assisted with the planning stages of the Hendrick’s Park Rhododendron Garden and Mount Pisgah Arboretum. A Green Valley, Arizona, resident, he enjoys watching Oregon football and has traveled throughout the Southwest and Mexico since retiring.
June Goetze Quincy ’49 is president of the Red Bluff-Tehama County (California) branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Sixty years ago she was president of the AAUW in Forest Grove-Hillsboro, Oregon; she served two other AAUW branches in between. She is also busy volunteering with other organizations, including coordinating blood bank drives in Red Bluff.
Daniel Lees ’58 is the author of Artistic Leather of the Arts & Crafts Era (Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2009). The book, hailed by reviewers as a catalogue raisonn’e of the Arts and Crafts era, contains more than 400 images of leather designs and articles produced in the United States from 1905 to 1930. Lees is a J-school graduate and member of Phi Gamma Delta, and makes his home in Kirkland, Washington.
Fan on Board Marques McDowell ’06 and Stephanie (Johnson) McDowell ’06 are the proud parents of Autzen Brooks McDowell, so named “because we love to watch our Ducks play on Rich Brooks Field at Autzen Stadium.” The family resides in Seattle (“it isn’t very Duck friendly”), but recently traveled to Eugene for Autzen’s first game (against the Huskies!) at his namesake stadium.
Joe M. Fischer ’60, MFA ’63, recently delivered the commissioned portraits of Dr. Lowell Eultus, an emeritus professor at OHSU, and his wife Janet. Fischer also completed a series of four children’s portraits for Ben and Linda Nathan of El Paso, Texas.
Alaby Blivet ’63 is convalescing following surgery. When a texting skateboarder collided with a car driven by a distracted cell phone user (both uninjured) the skateboard was sent hurtling through the air, smacking into and shattering Blivet’s tibia as he was sipping espresso at a curbside café with his French bulldog Garance.
In May, Arthur Joseph “Joey” Todd ’63 was voted the 2010 Oregon Substitute Teacher of the Year by the Oregon Substitute Teacher Association. He taught fulltime in Portland-area schools, 1963–69, then worked in the business world until he returned to teaching as a substitute in 1990. On his award nomination form, a Gresham High School teacher noted, “Whenever the students find out that Mr. Todd is covering for me, they all cheer!” Todd sometimes rewards students with card tricks, magic, and sleight of hand. “All’s fair in love, war, and education,” he says.
Herbiana Ludwig ’64 spent much of February and March on a cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia, and the Falklands on the Lindblad-National Geographic ship Endeavour. This past summer, she enjoyed Disney World with two of her grandchildren and visited cousins in Essen, Germany.
Ginger (Leaming) Dehlinger ’65 is a retired teacher, software trainer, marketer, technical writer, sales manager, and HR manager who has recently added “author” to her varied résumé. She has written and self-published a novel, Brute Heart, which she describes as a coming-of-age novel that blends the charm of James Herriot’s animal tales with darker, Sylvia Plath-like family drama. She lives in Bend.
After earning his psychology degree at the UO, G. Roger Dorband ’67 worked for several years as a social worker, then earned a bachelor of fine arts degree at PSU. He exhibited sculpture for ten years and later turned his focus to photography. His recently published third book, Out Here, is a collaboration with Ursula K. Le Guin. The book, a celebration of Oregon’s Steens Mountain country, has been lauded by the likes of poet Gary Snyder and environmentalist William Kittredge. Dorband lives in Astoria.
Larry Baker ’67 has retired from Lewis & Clark Bank in Oregon City where he served as president and CEO and was one of the primary founders; he will continue to serve on the board of directors as president emeritus. Baker and his wife, Jan, live in Gresham and enjoy spending time with their grandchildren. They also travel, golf, and stay involved with civic activities.
J. Charles Sterin ’71, MS ’73, recently completed a new undergraduate mass media textbook for Pearson Higher Education; he also produced more than seventy documentary video segments for the companion website. The innovative book, eBook, and website, titled Mass Media Revolution, will be released in January 2011. Sterin continues to serve as Collegiate Professor of Communication Studies and Mass Media Law at the University of Maryland University College.
InnoCentive, Inc.—a worldwide open innovation community of more than 200,000 problem solvers—recognized Dan Olson, PhD ’72, as a winner of its annual Top Solver awards for two physical science challenges he solved in 2009. Olson holds fifty-five U.S. patents and has twenty peer-reviewed journal publications. He lives in Bend.
Harley Leiber ’73 retired from SAIF Corporation in 2007. He spent some time trekking in Nepal, and recently completed a home studio where he now spends his days writing and reading. He has recently undertaken a review of sociology textbooks and articles used by the Pac-10 universities to determine their factual accuracy and currency. The study will be published by University of California Press in November 2011.
Bill O’Brien ’73 and his wife Tracy recently celebrated their fortieth anniversary in Boulder, Colorado, then took off for Greece, Italy, and Spain to launch the rest of their lives together. O’Brien’s business, Brock LLC, recently expanded to fifty employees in spite of the economic downturn.
Lester Friedman ’74 is a broker with Coldwell Banker Morris Real Estate in Bend and has been named president of the Central Oregon Association of Realtors. He recently attended the week-long National Association of Realtors mid-year legislative meetings in Washington, D.C., where he met with Representative Greg Walden and Oregon senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley to lobby for support of private property rights and home ownership protection.
Robin McFadden Kirschner ’74 (and two coauthors) received the 2009 Linda Strangio Editor’s Award from the Journal of Radiology Nursing for their article titled “Meeting OR Standards in the Evolving Interventional Radiology Procedure Room and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.” The award was presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology Convention in Tampa, Florida, in March. She lives in Gilbert, Arizona.
John H. Lemmer MD ’74 coauthored Handbook of Patient Care in Cardiac Surgery (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2010). The popular textbook is now in its seventh edition. He lives in Portland
Mike Dyer ’76 is chief financial officer of Serenity Lane, a private, not-for-profit treatment center for alcohol and other drug dependencies, which is headquartered in Eugene. He is a CPA and has also been CFO for Eugene Sand & Gravel, corporate controller for Obie Media, and an accountant for Coopers & Lybrand.
Charlie Soneson ’76 relocated to Bandon three years ago. He has opened a deli in Wilson’s Market, which has been a Bandon landmark since 1938. Soneson is now known as the “sandwich man extraordinaire” of Bandon.
A reception was held for Richard Greenstone ’77 to celebrate the October 1 opening of his “Reflected Eye” photography collection at Zindagi Salon in San Francisco. The group of seventeen photographs remains on display through January 31.
Matthew I. Berger, JD ’79, formed the Matthew I. Berger Law Group in 2008 in Carpenteria, California. One focus of the practice is the realm of intellectual property (trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets), while another is entertainment law. Berger is active with Rotary International and has been named a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow.
James David ’79 has written and published From Hu To Saltalamacchia: One Fan’s Ongoing Obsession With The Names and Lore of Major League Baseball (No Sudden Moves Publishing, 2010). He is a frequent contributor to Beckett Baseball Card Monthly and other magazines.
Les Kanekuni ’79, MS ’85, was a quarterfinalist in the 2010 Nicholl Fellowships for his screenplay Mr. Christian. Only 326 out of 6,304 scripts reached this round. Sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Nicholl is the most prestigious screenwriting competition in the world.
Jesse Barton ’80 has joined the board of directors of the Returning Veterans Project. The RVP is a nonprofit organization that provides confidential, no-cost counseling and health care services to veterans (and their family members) of the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns. He is an attorney in Salem.
Randy Fletcher ’80 has been appointed to an emergency management leadership position with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Winchester, Virginia.
Eric Benjaminson ’81 was named by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate as the new U.S. Ambassador to Gabon and to Sao Tome and Principe in central Africa. His wife, Paula, and their Labrador retriever Maya will accompany him to his post in Libreville, Gabon.
Steve Jett ’82 is enjoying the fast-paced world of automotive advertising as the national advertising manager for the Lexus division of Toyota. Outside of work, he says, “I spend time with my wife and two sons traveling, being outdoors, and rooting for the Ducks!”
John Pellitier ’82, MLA ’85, of Pellitier and Pellitier Landscape Architecture and Interior Design, was appointed by Governor Ted Kulongoski to a second four-year term on the Oregon State Landscape Architect Board. He has served on the board—which is responsible for monitoring health, safety, and public welfare in the practice of landscape architecture—since his original appointment in 2007. He lives in Eugene.
Kevin Lamb ’83 has been appointed to the board of directors for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), the voice of abused and neglected children in Lane County. He has been in the marketing communications department at PeaceHealth since 2004.
Barbara (Hicks) Guardino ’84 enjoyed a fourteen-year career as a newspaper reporter, photojournalist, and copyeditor at a range of publications from The Dalles Chronicle in The Dalles to Patuxent Publishing Company in Baltimore County, Maryland. She is now working on various writing projects with members of her family. Find more information about her—and her recently published young adult novel How I Met the Beatles (And How They Broke My Heart)—at GuardinosWrite.com.
Jerry Ross, MA ’84, was accepted as a visiting artist-scholar at the American Academy of Rome for three weeks in November and December 2010. Ross is also invited to participate in the December 2011 Florence (Italy) Biennale, which has been recognized by the United Nations as an official partner in the Dialogue Among Civilizations program. Ross lives in Eugene.
Nancy Loo ’86 recently left WFLD-TV Fox Chicago to join WGN-TV as a reporter and fill-in anchor. She can often be seen on WGN America, reporting for the midday news.
Aaron Schutz ’87 is associate professor and chair of the Department of Educational Policy and Community Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. He works with community organizing groups, raising funds to provide nurses in local schools and create a neighborhood organizing effort to fight for jobs in the inner city. He has two forthcoming books from Palgrave Macmillan: Social Class, Social Action and Education: The Failure of Progressive Democracy (2010), and Collective Action for Social Change: An Introduction to Community Organizing (2011).
Hugh Duvall, JD ’88, is the author of The Lawyer’s Song, Navigating the Legal Wilderness, which rose to Amazon.com’s bestseller list in the category of Legal-Professional. He lives in Eugene.
Randi Millman-Brown, MA ’88, is visual resources curator in the art history department at Ithaca College. Her photography was recently featured at an art show opening at Corners Gallery in Ithaca.
Tom Bergeron, DMA ’89, recently released a new CD with UO music alumnus and former guitar instructor Garry Hagberg, MA ’76, PhD ’82. You’ve Changed is on Bergeron’s Teal Creek Music label, which now publishes sixteen titles. Bergeron is a professor of music at Western Oregon University in Monmouth; Hagberg is a professor of aesthetics and philosophy at Bard College in New York.
Ceramic artist and art educator Jack M. Coelho, MS ’89, operates Jack M. Coelho Design LLC in Joseph. Examples of his ceramic artistry are included in the 2010 Lark Books publication 500 Vases: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Form.
Charmaine (Fran) Leclair, MMus ’89, PhD ’95, is in Charleston, South Carolina, where she has begun a business, Music One Center for Creative Leadership, which offers a six-lesson e-mail course called Exploring the Essence of Music. She plans to offer an adult literacy program, using music as a tool to help with adult learning.
Patricia Hawes Maddox ’90 was awarded the Social Security Administration’s National Commissioner’s citation for outstanding service to the agency over the past twenty years. She received the award at the agency’s headquarters in Baltimore. She is currently the assistant district manager at the Murray, Utah, office. She and her children live in South Jordan, Utah.
Inkai Mu, MArch ’90, who attended the UO under the name of Yingkai Mu, was promoted to principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates in the fall. He has been responsible for many of their projects in China and Asia.
Melanie J. Reese, MS ’90, recently accepted the dispute resolution coordinator position for the Idaho Department of Education. She oversees and aims to improve the special education dispute resolution processes throughout the state. She and her husband, Stuart King ’91, live in Boise with their two boys, Braden and Taylor.
Sally Murdoch ’91 recently celebrated her fifth year as a PR firm owner in Portland. Though her public relations specialties have been art, action sports, and beer with such international clients as DC Shoes, Nike 6.0, and Kona Brewing, she was recently called upon to offer up a new specialty: food cart PR. Murdoch’s husband, James, owns the bustling food cart The Frying Scotsman in Portland, and both Sally and James were interviewed for an upcoming series appearing on “Eat Street” from Food Network Canada.
Kelly Kuo ’96 is assistant conductor of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and was one of three recipients of the 2009 Solti U.S. Assistance Awards, which honors the memory of the legendary conductor Sir George Solti. Kuo previously served as assistant conductor and répétiteur for Cincinnati Opera, Kentucky Opera, and Opera Pacific. Kuo has also served as cover conductor for Los Angeles Opera and Italy’s Festival Euro Mediterraneo.
A collaborative work by Riley McFerrin ’97 and Dan Ness ’00 was displayed from August through November at the Together Gallery Annex in Portland. Titled Psychic Deluge, the installation of driftwood, twine, string, and video was inspired by driftwood on the beach and huts built by tweakers.
Merritt Gade ’99 launched her Austin-based business (Merritt Gade Fine Handmades) in January 2009 and is enjoying a healthy second year in business. Combining her skills in metal smithing and fiber arts, she designs, crafts, and sells unique pieces that range from bridal accessories to upholstered furniture. She says, “The fine arts aspect of my degree may have been slow to get started, but the education, experiences, and memories earned at the UO have been invaluable in my life since graduation.” View her collection at merrittgade.com.
Scot Turner ’99 and Leslie Stewart ’97 were married in October 2009 in Portland at McMenamins Kennedy School. They reside in Salem.
“Sporting UO pride,” Brian Van Hoy ’07 poses in front of the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, which he visited with McKenzie (Borman) Van Hoy ’07 on their honeymoon in July.
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Katherine Luck ’00 is editor of the Journal Newspapers in Seattle. She is an award-winning journalist and member of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Brian Malloy ’01 has been selected as a Northern California Rising Stars 2010 by Super Lawyers, which recognizes the top young attorneys in Northern California. He works at the Brandi law firm in San Francisco, where he lives with his wife.
Zachary Mull ’05 and Kelly Powers ’05 married in August. Powers and Mull work together as videographers for Creative Catalyst Productions, Inc. in Albany, the city where they wed.
After graduation, Malerie McCarty ’07 worked with the AmeriCorps ASPIRE program for two years, then earned a master’s degree in educational leadership and policy from Portland State University. She moved to Stevenson, Washington, in winter 2010, and currently works for Bonneville Power Administration as a public utilities specialist.
In July, Brian Van Hoy ’07 and McKenzie Borman ’07 married in Portland. The couple met attending Kappa Kappa Gamma’s Sapphire Ball at the UO in 2005. Van Hoy works at an investment firm in Vancouver, Washington, and Borman is a recent OHSU graduate, working as a nurse in Portland.
Mallory Gollick ’08 works as a counselor in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at a residential eating disorder clinic for teenage girls, and was recently accepted to graduate school at Suffolk University in Boston. She lives in the Back Bay area of Boston and fondly remembers her days playing club lacrosse at the UO.
Sara Elizabeth Johnson, MFA ’09, was one of six women to win a 2010 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award. The $25,000 awards were presented September 23 in New York City. She also received a 2009–10 fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center. Johnson’s poems have most recently appeared in Best New Poets 2009, New England Review, and Iron Horse Literary Review.
George Hitchcock ’35 died in August at his home in Eugene; he was ninety-six. He was a poet, painter, playwright, labor activist, and an emeritus professor (UC Santa Cruz). His dedication to publishing spawned the literary magazine kayak, which he published singlehandedly for twenty years. Under the same imprint he published the early work of writers such as Raymond Carver, Philip Levine, and Robert Bly.
Doris Caroline Stein Young ’43 died in February after a brief illness. Doris was a talented musician and played first violin in the Portland Junior Symphony by age twelve. While at the UO—where she met her husband, Oglesby H. Young ’44, JD ’49—she was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority and the Order of the Emerald. One of their legacies is the Oglesby and Doris Young Scholarship at the UO law school. They enjoyed a rich and rewarding family life until Oglesby’s death in 2003. Doris was a devoted wife and mother, and volunteered at Forest Hills Grade School after her own children were grown.
Charles Frederick Larson ’44 died July 13 in Eugene at age eighty-eight. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and used his GI benefits to attend school at the UO, where he met Deborah Lewis, a UO librarian. They later married and raised five children together in the Eugene area. Larson became a licensed CPA and served as president of the Southern Oregon Chapter of CPAs. He also volunteered with many civic organizations including the Maude Kerns Art Center, Mount Pisgah Arboretum, the Eugene Symphony, and the UO museum of art.
Charles E. (Chuck) Nelson II ’44 died on March 18, 2010, at the age of eighty-eight. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi and a letterman on the UO swimming team. Nelson was a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II and served in the Philippines.
David Neil Andrews ’57, BLaw ’59, of Eugene died on June 26 after a short battle with cancer. He was seventy-nine years old. He married Beverly Brown ’59 in 1951. After passing the Oregon State Bar, he had a fifty-one-year legal career, and was a founding member of Hershner Hunter, LLP, of Eugene. While practicing law, he was an adjunct professor in both the UO’s School of Law and College of Business, and served as a member of the UO Foundation board of trustees. He was active with numerous civic and legal organizations, and was involved with state and local politics. Andrews also served as an enlisted member of the Oregon National Guard (1947–50), a noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force (1950–54), and as an intelligence officer in the Navy Reserve (1960–78).
Glen Wade Barnes ’61 of Junction City died in July; he was seventy-four. He graduated from military school at Fort Richardson in 1951 and served in the Army from 1954 to 1957. He married Sandra Jean Clarke in 1960. After graduating from the UO, he worked as a construction draftsman for Boeing in Seattle, as a records supervisor and systems analyst for U.S. Plywood in Eugene, and as a systems analyst and millworker for Weyerhaeuser in Springfield.
Raymond Joseph Endres, PhD ’61, died August 14 from complications of Parkinson’s disease in Fair Oaks, California. He served in the Naval Air Training program until it was disbanded. Later, he enlisted with the 6th Marine Division, and was subsequently decorated with the Presidential Unit Citation—the highest award possible—for heroism with his unit on Okinawa. He married Bonnie Joy Cattnach, and together they enjoyed forty-six years of marriage. Endres had a long career in education: He taught middle school in Montana; worked as a teaching fellow at the UO from 1958 to 1960; and taught and worked in administrative positions at Sacramento State College, Bowling Green University, and Sacramento State University.
Barry Gilmore ’61 died at his home in Orinda, California, on June 23; he was seventy-two. After graduating from the UO, he completed three carrier tours in Vietnam as a flight officer, and later enjoyed a thirty-two-year career as a pilot for American Airlines. After retiring in 1998, he enjoyed travelling with his wife, Penny, and was a devoted Duck fan.
Tim Cook ’62 died in June after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. After graduating from the UO, Cook earned a master’s degree in history from Stanford and then entered the reservations field, working with numerous airlines, a cruise line, and the Disney Corporation. He finished his career in Texas as vice president of reservations for the Hilton Hotel Group. He loved running, competing in many marathons and half-marathons up until his diagnosis. He always maintained his fondness for Oregon and chose various spots in the state to host annual family reunions for his four children and their families.
Genevieve Browning Howell ’64, a member and former president of Delta Gamma sorority, died in May from complications of ALS. Howell earned her master’s degree at Hayward State University, then worked at an advertising agency in New York, taught in Walnut Creek, California, and spent three years as the counsul general in Cancun, Mexico. She also worked as a counselor for junior high schools in Beaverton. Howell was an enthusiastic Duck fan.
Gloria Peters, MMus ’69, died in December of respiratory failure at age eighty-one. She received her bachelor’s degree from Willamette University before attending the UO. She was an orchestra and humanities teacher for the Eugene School District, primarily North Eugene High School, until her retirement in 1987.
Vernon Hansen, PhD ’71, died in June at OHSU in Portland. He was eighty-two years old. He was born and raised in Minnesota and served in the Marine Corps during World War II. He married Darleen Marschke in 1952, and they had three children. He taught health, U.S. history, and modern problems at Forest Grove High School; later he also coached basketball and football there, then moved into administration. He retired from his position of vice principal at Forest Grove in 1990.
Marcella Poppen, MMus ’71, died in May 2009, following a career of more than sixty years in music education and church music, teaching at the college level and in Japan. She retired to Orange City, Iowa, where she served as an organist and enjoyed providing Kindermusic classes for young children and giving private piano lessons.
Lee C. Hebert ’75, MA ’78, died June 8 after a long battle with brain cancer. About ten years ago, Hebert was reunited with his college sweetheart Sherry Wysong ’77, and they were married in February.
Tim E. Wallace ’91 died at the age of forty-five while exercising in Portland. Wallace was active in the Oregon cross country and track programs while majoring in history and English. After graduation he was employed in the fishing industry and then spent fifteen years in several positions at Stoel Rives LLP, eventually working as the network operations manager. Most recently, he worked for the design firm Downstream LLC owned by fellow Oregon alum, Tim Canfield ’87. Wallace was a proud Duck and a veritable encyclopedia of track and field statistics.
Esther Elizabeth Matthews died in June at her home in Eugene. She taught at numerous institutions of higher education including Harvard and Columbia before coming to the UO in 1966 in counseling psychology. She retired in 1980 as professor emerita. She received the Distinguished Service and Leona Tyler Awards of the Oregon Personnel and Guidance Association. She is listed in the World Who’s Who (London), Outstanding Educators of America, Who’s Who in the West, and Who’s Who of American Women. Matthews was always interested in the intellectual and emotional development of women, and in 1987 the American Association for Counseling and Development recognized Matthews for her contribution to the promotion of human rights.
Janet Descutner died in July. She joined the UO dance faculty in 1971. She was on the Asian studies faculty and collaborated with UO theater arts colleagues on several Asian-Western fusion productions. Descutner served as chair of the dance department from 1988 to 1992 and retired from teaching in 1999. She served as editor for the book Asian Dance (World of Dance), published in 2004.
Reports from previous Autumn issues of Old Oregon and Oregon Quarterly
1930 A $10,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation will help fund research work in art, literature, and music. A committee of eleven, including deans and department heads, will administer the grant, one of the most significant ever received by the University.
1940 The capacity of the UO’s modern, half-million dollar library is put to the test as students set a record for books checked out—2,132 in a fourteen-hour period.
1950 After two popular campus-area establishments are caught serving beer to minors, the state liquor control commission takes action, suspending beer licenses for Taylor’s and the College Side Inn for fifteen days.
1960 Under the headline “Scholarship Cornucopia” Old Oregon reports a record distribution of over $107,845, easing financial concerns for some 450 students.
1970 A group of 150 students fling Frisbees in front of Johnson Hall protesting a noncredit course titled “Frisbee Techniques and Special Implications” not being allowed in an experimental alternative curriculum. Few women participate, a result, says one women’s liberationist on hand, of women being denied equal educational opportunity and “the countless prejudices shown against them by the educational Establishment, an Establishment comprised mainly of male chauvinists.”
1980 Two new computers arrive on campus and create expectations for a boom in computing. Slated for administrative use, the new IBM 4341 replaces a 1966 machine that could handle only one program at a time. The new DEC 1091 is six times faster than its decade-old predecessor and will speed research efforts on the UO’s 300 terminals.
1990 Campus administrators decide the Grateful Dead will not be invited to perform at Autzen Stadium next summer. This comes after two shows in June drew 60,000 fans and earned $200,000 for the UO athletic department—but also resulted in drug-related arrests and overdoses.
2000 Returning to Eugene for a visit, Olympic gold medal winner Joaquin Cruz ’88, who led the men’s track team to a 1984 NCAA title and ran a school-record 3:53 mile, comments that he would like to see Oregon’s flagging track tradition revive. “It is not dead,” he says, “just resting.”