The annual Lu‘au is more than a feast. It’s a celebration of Hawai‘i culture, a learning experience and a connection to home for Pacific University’s many students from Hawai‘i.
Food is more than what appears on the table. What we eat is an element of who we are, where we come from and how we relate to our world. To the social scientist, food is a symbol of culture, identity, gender, family and power.
Darren Reiley ’96 didn’t realize his call to service until after he graduated. But the executive director of the Eugene-based Peace Village traces his journey back to his Pacific roots.
Cultural metamorphoses are occurring in the U.S., and Pacific University's demographics follow suit. Students, faculty, staff and alumni—along with various partnerships and programs—see positive changes.
TODAY HE MIGHT BE CALLED "AT RISK," uninterested in school and unsure what to do with his young life. But Gene McIntyre '60, found unexpected encouragement and used it to fuel a long and successful career in education.
The 2010 World Cup Soccer (football in the rest of the world) playoffs in South Africa captivated sports fans across the globe. Several European teams with the most draconian immigration policies saw immigrant players make huge contributions.