University News

Weli Alamillo '18: 'I Instantly Knew I Could Live Here'

Weli Alamillo '18 was excited for the chance to play soccer at the collegiate level. The chance to delve into scientific research, though, was even more exciting.

Tennis Player Wininger '17 Finds Unexpected Interest in Voyages

Clark Wininger ’17 came to Pacific University to play tennis. But through Voyages and the Anthropology/Sociology Department, he’s found a lot more.

Professor Nancy Neudauer Receives Simons Foundation Award

Dr. Neudauer awarded $35,000 to support collaborative research project “Matroids in an International Research Community: generating new researchers.”

Two Pacific Students Awarded US Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship To Study Abroad

Passina Abe and Meriya Sanchez will study in Japan and India, respectively, this fall. They are among just 1,150 undergraduate students nationally to receive the scholarship.

Pacific University Welcomes Five New Members to Board of Trustees

Julia Brim-Edwards (Nike), Sheri Garboden '76 (Flir Systems) and Norman Scott '63 (Ret. US Navy) began their terms on July 1 along with faculty representative Graham Erickson (College of Optometry) and graduate student representative Katie Ohene (Clinical Psychology). Longtime trustee Gerald Yoshida '73 elected as board chair.

In the News: Professor Jules Boykoff Analyzes the Upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics

Dr. Boykoff has provided extensive analysis on the upcoming Olympic Games to major news media, including The New York Times, BBC and USA Today.

Prospective Students Invited to Pacific University During Oregon Private College Week, July 25-29

Pacific is among 12 private colleges and universities in the state participating. Students who register in advance and visit at least four institutions during the week will receive application fee waivers, and may use the waivers to apply to any Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities member institution.

Pacific University Legends Salutes Tommy Thayer and Generates More than $500,000 to Support Athletics and Music

The annual event hosted by KISS guitarist and university trustee Tommy Thayer concludes its 10-year run.

Fraser Horn, Nathan Lighthizer, Jenny Coyle

Nathan Lighthizer OD '09 is an ASCO Rising Star

Dr. Nathan Lighthizer was honored by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry at its annual luncheon on June 29.

Pacific University College of Education Provides Summer Literacy Camp for Local Children

The camp began June 27, runs from 9 to noon Tuesday through Friday, and will conclude on Friday, July 22 with a special graduation and party.

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