Then and Now: 160 Years at Oregon’s Pacific

With this Spring 2009 issue, we are trying a new approach to presenting Pacific magazine on the web. You will still find our various “web extras” here, but a click below now leads to the full magazine online with its original graphic presentation intact. You may view it here: Main Magazine Content

The new "Flex" pages, as this approach is called, also employ a number of tools designed to help readers zoom in and out, quickly navigate sections and electronically turn pages

We hope you’ll enjoy this new approach. Tell us what you think at

-- Steve Dodge, Editor

Online Exclusives

Pacific's Dr. Phil

President Phil Creighton is stepping down after six extraordinary years at the helm of Oregon’s Pacific University. We asked a few people who know him well to comment on his tenure. Also, click on the Audio link below for a half-hour interview with President Creighton by Pacific magazine editor Steve Dodge.

Under the Oaks

Feature Extra: 160 Years at Oregon’s Pacific

Gallery: Robert Akotia


On the Cover:

Photo by Colin Stapp ’91


CASE Awards for Alumni Office, Pacific

Pacific’s Alumni Relations Office and Pacific magazine both won awards in the recent Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VIII regional Communications Competition.

Alumni Relations won a Bronze Award for Reunion 2008: A World of Difference in the Projects and Programs: Special Events category. Pacific magazine won a Silver Award in the Periodicals category for schools with less than 5,000 FTE enrollment for the Spring '08 "Travels with Boxer" issue and the Fall '08 "Echoes of 1968" issue.

Although individual efforts by the magazine staff have received awards in the past, this was the first time the overall program was recognized by CASE.

District VIII includes colleges, universities and independent schools in Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

To view a full list of the Communications Competition winners, go to: