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Our daily lives have dramatically changed over the last few months. It is especially important during this time to care for your overall well-being. Join us for Kaiser Permanente's presentation June 23 on Coping with COVID-19 and Beyond. 
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Pacific’s Student Support team recently hosted a series of six virtual family chats to provide information, resources and tips via Zoom to help families with the transition to online learning this spring. Topics included career advising, student counseling support, financial aid, library support and more.
Debra Gwartney, professor of MFA writing, is a Oregon Book Award in Creative Nonfiction finalist for 2020. 
Howard Sullivan '79, MST '84 retired from his position as Forest Grove chamber of commerce director. 
Lorely French, professor of world languages, was featured in a humanities newsletter titled Oh, The Humanities!
Jake Von Scherrer '80 has been named as the 2020-21 president of the Florida Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. 
From President Hallick
On Monday evening, Pacific University staff members were made aware of a video posted on social media, in which a former student makes racist comments about a fellow student. We absolutely condemn this behavior.
From President Hallick
We are witnessing a seemingly unending and callous assault on the lives of Black men and women. This is not acceptable. 
Styrofoam will no longer be allowed for use with food at Pacific University campuses after July 1, 2021. The new ban prohibits the purchasing, selling, providing or use of Styrofoam food service containers at any Pacific University authorized concessions, university sponsored events, or university programs.
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The Pacific Index has undergone a multitude of changes during the last six months, and wants to share them with the Pacific community. 

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