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Scott Korb
Scott Korb, who directs Pacific University's low-residency MFA in Writing program, was awarded the Walt Morey Fellowship by Oregon Literary Arts.
Ellen Bass
Ellen Bass, who teaches in Pacific University's low-residency MFA in Writing program, was awarded a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry.
Due to the pandemic and social distancing requirements, Facilities Management and Campus Public Safety will not conduct annual lockdown drills at its campuses this spring. However, Pacific University encourages students, faculty and staff to be prepared in the event of an emergency situation that leads to a lockdown — anywhere, anytime.
Van Atta
“The positive impact that a relationship with an educator can have in a student's life is what drove me into education,” Van Atta said.
The APTA National Advocacy Dinner is returning to Oregon for its third consecutive year at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, 2021. Register today for this virtual event. 
Public Health Update
Vaccination efforts are a critical step. All students and employees are invited to participate in a vaccine clinic April 17.
Joshua Pearl
Joshua Pearl' 19 learned about the therapeutics of music in the hardest possible way: He was afflicted with an autoimmune disease that caused him severe pain. He turned to the piano as a form of treatment, and it helped lessen the need for painkillers he had been prescribed. Recognizing that music could do for others what it did for him, Pearl became a music therapist.
Teal ribbon for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Pacific University is offering a movie screening that shines a light on the ways in which we can rebuild society and shift culture. Also meet members of the Confidential Advocate Network on April 26.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to check and update their address in Paycom and Colleague. An audit will be conducted in April.
An excited student grins at the camera from her kayak on the lake.
Join Outdoor Pursuits for various activities including a trash cleanup for Earth Day, stand-up paddleboarding, a surf day, all women sea kayaking and more! 

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