News, Media and Stories

The Student and Employee Health Center is collecting unused COVID-19 self-tests kits in an effort to centralize distribution. If you have tests that are showing recent expiration dates, check the brand and determine if an extension has been granted by the FDA from their General Information page.
Dr. Jenny Coyle
It’s not too late! Register now to join us as we celebrate the inauguration of Pacific University’s 18th president, Dr. Jennifer Coyle ’90, OD ’03, MS ’00, on March 9. 
Be prepared for parking interruptions starting on March 6 in preparation for Dr. Coyle's inauguration.
Voyages team
Outdoor Pursuits is seeking faculty and staff to participate in Voyages 2023 — Pacific's five-day pre-orientation experience for incoming students.
Maria Gundmundsdottir Toney
Maria Gudmundsdottir Toney ’23, an Icelandic champion skier, died Sept. 2, 2022 at the age of 29.
Marilyn Martin Underdahl, age 86, of Beaverton, Ore., passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2022.
Cheryl Hopper ’09 died April 25, 2022, at age 54.
2022 Staff Honors & Awards Ceremony
The nomination process for Pacific University's 2023 Service Awards wraps up soon. Please consider taking a few minutes to nominate colleagues and community partners by Feb. 28!
Jessica E. (Dunkin) Hamlet '08, who earned her master's degree at Mary Baldwin College and her PhD from the University of Alabama, now is an assistant professor of English at Alvernia University in Reading, Penn.
Richard Jahn Bulfinch '62 passed away in August 2022 at the age of 81 after struggling with Parkinson's Disease for several years.