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The nationwide bed bug epidemic hit Pacific too, but the University has a “leg up” on the problem: bed bug sniffing dogs Molly and Cee Cee from Pioneer Pest Detection in Seattle, Wash. If the dogs smell the bugs, they lay their heads on the surface the bugs inhabit. With 98 percent accuracy, they let bug battlers know which residence hall rooms need further attention in the ongoing battle.
Local authors Lisa Amato and Mary Jo Morelli, members of the Friends of Historic Forest Grove, have a new book out chronicling “The Grove’s” history. The book, available at the University bookstore or barnesandnoble.com, is published by Images of America. It includes more than 200 old photographs and includes information on the founding of Pacific University.
Nick Vorberg '97 may be the first Pacific alumnus to be made into a bobblehead. The goalie for the Milwaukee Wave indoor soccer team was honored with the statue at a game on Jan. 14. Vorberg was one of four 2010 inductees into the Pacific Athletic Hall of Fame.
For more on this year's Athletics Hall of Fame class, visit www.goboxers.com.
The Pacific Athletic Center officially became the Stoller Center Oct. 23 as part of Pacific’s Homecoming celebration. The new name recognizes Bill and Cathy Stoller of Stoller Vineyards for their financial support and many hours of volunteer time. Bill ’74, is a current Board of Trustees member. He played basketball at Pacific, and chaired both the Board and the last capital campaign, which raised a record $51 million for the University.