University News

'The Thrill of a Lifetime'

Alumna Cheron Mayhall '64 hikes the Grand Canyon at age 69, while battling her second round of breast cancer. "This was the most painful and difficult challenge I have ever chosen to undertake," she said. “But it served to lift my spirits upon completion, and that aura hasn’t faded yet.”

University to Launch Center for a Sustainable Society

The Center for a Sustainable Society will open July 1 and be directed by retiring College of Arts & Sciences Dean John Hayes, who will transition to the new role in a part-time capacity.

Occupied with Service

From a neighborhood school to an orphanage half a world away, Pacific’s School of Occupational Therapy puts community partnerships at the forefront of student learning.

Learning Experience

Pacific’s College of Education is taking a new approach to teacher training, embedding science and math professionals in the diverse, high-needs Woodburn School District.

Pride in Her People

Pacific sophomore Charlotte Basch started re-writing her people's history when she was 12. Now, she is a leader in the Clatsop-Nehalem Tribe and is studying ways to help bring her heritage back to life.

Elder Care: New Online Gerontology Certificate Program Helps Healthcare Providers Serve Aging Population

In December 2011, Pacific conferred its first gerontology certificates to a class of interdisciplinary health professionals. Pacific's first online-only program, the gerontology certification is a spin-off of the School of Occupational Therapy and seeks to improve elder care.

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