University News

Notes from Under the Oaks | August 2015

Our August commencement took place a few weeks ago. As we were preparing to greet our guests and welcome 200 new alumni into the Alumni Association, a colleague commented about having a “groundhog day” feeling. I instantly agreed.

CSD Launches Online Post-Bacc Program

The School of Communication Sciences & Disorders launches an online series of post-baccalaureate courses to help students prepare to apply for the master of science in speech-language pathology program. Space is available in the Fall 2015 courses. Email for application information.

Bachelor of Health Science Online Program Receives Praise appreciates the university's approach to course methodology that "maximizes student interaction and relationship building."

Natural Gas Line Break on Forest Grove Campus Forces Brief Evacuation

A gas line under University Avenue was cut during construction work on Friday, Aug. 14. Three buildings adjacent to the street were evacuated for about two hours as the line was repaired.

Aramark Announces New Food Services Director at Pacific University

Ryan Suyama brings 17 years of food service management experience to Pacific and will begin on Monday, August 17.

Health Professions Students Graduate from Pacific University

Graduates include future audiologists, dental hygienists, occupational therapists, physician assistants, psychologists and healthcare administrators.

Five Inductees To Enter Into Pacific’s 22nd Athletics Hall of Fame Class

The first-ever husband-wife team be among those inducted into the university's athletic hall of fame on October 2.

McCall Center Director Jim Moore Analyzes 2016 Presidential Candidates

Dr. Moore appeared on three of Portland's four major broadcast news networks Aug. 5-6 to discuss local visits by Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, and a Republican candidates' debate in Cleveland.

Alumna's Book Earns Nod

Flashes of War by Katey Schultz MFA '08 is named on a list of 15 great books about Iraq and Afghanistan.

Persistence Pays Off

Ethiopia native Diriba Sapanie perseveres through life challenges to earn a master's degree in healthcare administration.