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Notes From Under the Oaks

It has been hot lately here in Forest Grove! Several times over the past week I've found myself ducking for cover under campus trees to escape the sun. This gives me pause to consider the trees and what they provide, beyond protection from sunburn.

Pacific University in the News: July 8-13, 2014

Selected news stories featuring or mentioning the university that published July 8-13, 2014.

Brent Ericksen Named Head Cross Country/Track & Field Coach

An experienced coach at the Division I, Division II, Division III, NAIA and Olympics levels, Ericksen comes to Pacific after three seasons at Division I Morehead State (Ky.).

Bob '64 and Sunny (McGowan) Iboshi '67 to receive the David & Sandy Lowe Outstanding Alumni Service Award

Bob '64 and Sunny (McGowan) Iboshi '67 will receive the David & Sandy Lowe Outstanding Alumni Service Award during Homecoming 2014 on October 3, 2014.

Dorothy Schimke '64 to receive the Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award

Dorothy Schimke '64 will receive the Alumni Association's Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award during Homecoming 2014 on October 3.

Alex Winn, PharmD '10 to receive the 2014 Young Alumni Leadership Award

Alex Winn, PharmD. '10 will receive the Alumni Association's Young Alumni Leadership Award during Homecoming 2104 on October 3, 2014.

Women in Computer Science Club receives Grant

The new student club, Women in Computer Science, receives $1,000 grant from the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT).

Latina Guest Poets to Read Their Poetry

May 15. 9:3011:00am. Taylor Aud. Sponsors: Center for Gender Equity & Pacific Spanish Program. Join us in congratulating students from the Adelante Mujeres Program as they read from their original works and receive a certificate of completion.

Alumni Share Advice and Career Insights at the International Career Expo

As students start developing job skills, its natural for them to feel anxious about their future. Most students will be presented with many diverse job opportunities throughout their career. Some may find themselves landing a job in another country.

Submit a Class Book form to win a Boxer Spirit Prize Pack

Does your class year end in a 4 or 9? That means your celebrating a milestone reunion year this year!

Introducing #FlatBoxer

Introduce your family, your classroom and your friends to Boxer and bring him on an adventure!

Volunteer to be an Old College Hall Guide

Do you have a passion for Pacific University, Forest Grove and Oregon history?

Volunteers Needed for School of Physical Therapy Class of 1994 Reunion

Volunteers are needed to support promotion for the School of Physical Therapy Class of 1994 20-year reunion.

Volunteers Needed for School of Physical Therapy Class of 1989

Volunteers are needed to support promotion for the School of Physical Therapy Class of 1989 25-year reunion.

Volunteers Needed for School of Physical Therapy Class of 1984 Reunion

Volunteers are needed to support promotion for the School of Physical Therapy Class of 1984 30-year reunion reunion.

Debate Tournament Judges Needed

Volunteer judges are needed to support the Pacific speech and debate team at tournaments throughout Oregon and Washington. Experience with speech and debate is beneficial but not essential to volunteering.

Alumni Invited to Share their Career Stories

The Office of Alumni Relations is collecting career stories from alumni for use in educating potential and current students about life after college.

Alumni Needed to Support Admissions

All alumni can help encourage young people to consider calling Forest Grove home for the next four years. Here are three things anyone can do:

Volunteers needed for Class of 1964 Reunion

Volunteers are needed to support promotion for the Class of 1964 50-year reunion.

Volunteers needed for A&S Class of 1994 Reunion

Volunteers are needed to support promotion for the Class of 1994 20-year reunion.

Volunteers needed for the A&S Class of 2004 Reunion

Volunteers are needed to support promotion for the Class of 2004 10-year reunion.

Volunteers needed for Class of 1959 Reunion

Volunteers are needed to support promotion for the Class of 1959 55-year reunion.

Volunteers Needed for Class of 1969 Reunion

The Class of 1969 will gather for a 45-year reunion celebration during Homecoming 2014, October 3-4.

Volunteers needed for A&S Class of 1989 Reunion

Volunteers are needed to support promotion for the College of Arts & Sciences Class of 1989 25-year reunion.

Volunteers needed for A&S Class of 1984 Reunion

Volunteers are needed to support promotion for the College of Arts & Sciences Class of 1984 30-year reunion.

Volunteers needed for A&S Class of 1974 Reunion

Volunteers are needed to support promotion for the College of Arts & Sciences Class of 1974 40-year reunion.

Volunteers needed for Class of 1954 Reunion

Volunteers are needed to support promotion for the Class of 1954 60-year reunion.

Professor Kevin Johnson Receives Petroleum Research Fund Grant

The American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund grant provides research opportunities for undergraduates in chemistry and computer modeling.

Berglund Roundtable discussion

The Berglund Center for Internet Studies presents Engage, Act, Reflect, Share: Learning is all EARS with speaker Dr. Jane Maitland-Gholson as part of the 2013 Oregon Technology in Education Network Conference, sponsored by Pacific University.

Emma (Dessauer) Gray '95 and Steven Gray '94

Steven and Emma met during freshman orientation week on the debate team and also had a Japanese class together during their first semester at Pacific.

A Perfect Story

"And that's it," said Melanie humbly as she stood up, eager to meet her business partner at the wholesale flower market.

Marvelyn (Davison) Hess '64 and M. Dan Hess '54

Dan and I would have been married 58 years on December 27, 2011. He died December 11, 2011. I am going to claim all of those 58 years.

Caleb Werner '12, PT '15 and Kasey (Fisher) Werner '13

Caleb and I met the day before school started freshman year at Pacific during the Fall of 2009.

Morgan Leach, O.D. '87 & Mindy Sterner Leach, O.D. '89

"Hey, there you are," Morgan said as if he had been looking for Mindy all night.

Al Ross '55 and Caroline (Seay) Ross '56

Boxers share their story on how they found love under the oaks.

Alumni Service award renamed to honor David & Sandy Lowe

The Outstanding Service Award honors David and Sandy Lowe, who were ardent supporters of Pacific University throughout their lives.

New Board Member Talks About Pacific University

Alumni Board member Elaine Coughlin answers questions about herself and her new position on the board.

Alumni Board Member Vince Hayes Answers Questions About Pacific University

Alumni Board Member Vince Hayes Answers Questions About Pacific University. Get to more about your board members!

New Graduate Recaps Her Time at Pacific

An interview with a new optometry graduate offers a look into the Pacific experience.

Forest Grove Mayor Pete Truax' 69 | Alumni Board Profiles

As a member of Pacific's Alumni Board, Mayor Pete Truax Answers Questions About Pacific University.

Vince Hayes '65 | Alumni Board Profiles

Alumni Board member Vince Hayes answers questions about Pacific University.

Tamara Tasker | Alumni Board Profiles

Assistant professor of psychology Tamara Tasker answers questions about Pacific University.

Leilani Powers '13 | Alumni Office Profiles

Office of Alumni Relations Marketing Assistant Leilani Powers '13 answers questions about Pacific University.

Denise Banh | Alumni Board Profiles

Alumni Board member Denise Hanh answers questions about Pacific University.

Stacy Vance '03 | Alumni Board Profiles

Alumni Board Member Stacy Vance answers questions about Pacific University.

Michael Haslebacher | Alumni Board Profiles

Alumni Board member Michael Haslebacher answers questions about Pacific University.

Martha Calus-McLain '03 | Alumni Board Profile

Director of Alumni Relations Martha Calus-McLain '03 answers questions about Pacific University.

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