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Notes From Under the Oaks

We lost two students last week in a terrible car crash. This has gripped the University community with shock and sorrow, as the loss of young life should. In a particularly poignant moment, one of my colleagues advised us "not to wish our lives away."

Nominate a member of the Class of 2014 for the Outstanding Graduate Award

Each year, the Alumni Association recognizes graduating students from each of the university's colleges and schools.

Pacific University to Refresh University Center at Forest Grove Campus

Washburne Hall, also known as the University Center, will undergo a transformation to expand services in time for the 2014 fall semester.

Community Conversation/Film Screening

Join us for a FREE community conversation and film screening with film director, Jean-Michel Disssard on Friday, May 2nd at 6 PM at 1166 Oak St, Eugene, OR 97401

Incight Job Fair helps job seekers with disabilities

Hosted by Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Services, the Incight Job Fair is intended to help job seekers with disabilities network and make professional connections.

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:

Pharmacy Faculty Member Receives First-ever Collins Medical Trust Research Grant

Associate Professor of Pharmacy, Fawzy Elbarbry, received a Collins Medical Trust research grant to support his complimentary and alternative medicine research on hypertension.

Music Professor Accepted to Prestigious Research Program

Assistant Professor of Music Education and Director & Master Teacher of the String Project, Dijana Ihas, accepted to 3-year research seminar, supporting faculty interested in pursuing research that advances excellence in mentoring undergraduate research.

Emeritus Physics Faculty Member Establishes Endowment

Emeritus Physics Professor W. Thomas Griffith establishes fund to support summer physics research.

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 Senior Projects Day

Alumni are invited to the Forest Grove campus to introduce seniors who are presenting their capstone projects.

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.

College of Optometry Cares for Babies Through InfantSEE

Infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam between six and 12 months of age. Pacific University offers them free of charge.

Psychology Professor Receives Prestigious Award

Professor Dawn Salgado, psychology, and student Samantha Cruz, received one of two Mamie Phipps Clark Research Grant Awards, given by the international honor society, Psi Chi.

Chamber Singers to Perform "War Requiem" with Oregon Symphony

The university's flagship vocal ensemble will join one of America's largest orchestras in performing a powerful classical work at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Nov. 2-3.

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.

Pacific Preserves Personal Collection of Former Gov. Vic Atiyeh

An exhibition showcasing highlights from the collection opens Oct. 4

Legends 2013 Raises Historic Amount for Pacific University

Pacific University Legends Hosted by Tommy Thayer Grosses Nearly $500,000

Pacific University Announces 20th Annual Performing Arts Series

The five-show lineup features a mix of performances, including specialty guitar, a cappella, Scottish and Cajun music. Individual and season ticket packages are now available.

Pacific University Recognized for Quality and Value

US News & World Report and Forbes' annual college rankings

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.

KISS' Tommy Thayer and Friends Return for Legends 2013

Rock Musicians and Sports Celebs to Gather at Waverley CC on Aug. 25

College of Business Embraces Spirit of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Pacific University's fifth college opened on July 1.

Ryan Nakagawa '10 Among Hawai'i's "Forty Under 40" Business Leaders

The alumnus from Honolulu is named by Pacific Business News as one of the state's brightest young business leaders.

Optometry Dean Jennifer Smythe Elected President of National Organization

She is the first woman president in the history of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry.

Jade Wilcoxson PT '04

The Cyclist Who Beat Diabetes Nine Years After Picking Up Cycling to Ward off Diabetes, Jade Wilcoxson Wins a U.S. Title

Alumna, Faculty Member and Student Elected to Pacific Board of Trustees

Dori Carlson '88, OD '89, Associate Professor Catherine Kim and Theatre major Kailea Saplan begin their terms on July 1.

University Sets Course for Strategic Growth

The Board of Trustees has approved several new academic programs and improvements to the Forest Grove campus.

Professional Programs Graduates Ready to Help Others

Nearly 320 students within the colleges of Education, Health Professions and Optometry earn their professional degrees.

Class of 2013 Celebrates

Nearly 300 students participate in commencement ceremony signifying the completion of their undergraduate studies.

Physics Major Alec Bowcock '13 Presents Research on Capitol Hill

The soon-to-be graduate from Warren is among just 60 students nationwide selected for the Council on Undergraduate Research event in D.C. last month.

Pacific Named Organization of Year by Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

Award recognizes Pacific's strong commitment to the Hillsboro community.

City of Tualatin Bestows Lifetime Achievement Award on Pacific Alumna Del Judy

The longtime resident of Tualatin has given countless hours of time for various initiatives in the local community.

University Lauded for Commitment to Civic Engagement

The Forest Grove Leader applauds the university for its community service efforts.

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.

University Opens Location in Hawai'i to Serve Its Growing Ohana

Pacific has been Hawai'i residents' mainland university for more than 70 years

Optometry faculty identifies causes, remedies for visual and physical problems when viewing 3D video

A study led by professors Shun-nan Yang, Scott Cooper (O.D. '90, M.Ed. '93) and Jim Sheedy, and supported by Intel, appears in the American Academy of Optometry's journal, Optometry and Vision Science.

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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