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Irv Zemrau '62, OD '63 is a great-grandparent to Fynn, 5, and Evelena, 2.
Lorne Yudcovitch
Lorne Yudcovitch OD '96, MS '97 was named the recipient of the 2021 Oregon Optometric Physicians Association Advocacy Award.
James Cason
James "Jim" Edwin Cason '76, a prominent official in the departments of the Interior and Agriculture during the Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, and Donald Trump administrations, died Oct. 7, 2021, in Myrtle Beach, S.C., at the age of 67.
The Autumn Choreographers Concert and Jazz Nite are approaching. Get your tickets now for in person and virtual performances!
The Human Resources team has partnered with Greater Than to collect new and used winter coats for K-6th grade students at Lincoln Street Elementary. There will be a collection bin at the HR office for drop off from  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Donations must be dropped off by Monday, Nov. 29.
A student's hand grabs onto a handhold at an indoor rock gym.
Even though it may be gray and rainy outside, Outdoor Pursuits encourages the Pacific University community to sign up and participate in one of the last outdoor events of the semester! Consider joining an indoor rock climbing trip, a greenland paddle-building day, or even customize your own trip! 
Thanksgiving turkey on a platter
Bon Appétit and Student Affairs have partnered together to provide a delicious Thanksgiving meal for any student that needs one. These Thanksgiving meals are also available for purchase to staff and faculty members.
A student's hand holds an Outdoor Pursuits Open Paths sticker up to the sunlight.
Beginning November 2021, Outdoor Pursuits is hiring for various positions, including Voyage leaders, coordinators, and multiple staff openings!
Joy Harjo
Poet Laureate Joy Harjo will be joining Pacific University's Visiting Writers Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28. 
David James MFA '13 published his 10th volume of poetry, Mobius Trips with Dos Madres Press in Loveland, Ohio.