News, Media and Stories

In Memoriam: Muriel (Hughes) Porter '50
Jonathyn Hyde EdD
Student Affairs is excited to announce Jonathon Hyde, EdD as its new Dean of Students. Dr. Hyde brings twenty years of progressively responsible student affairs experience at a variety of universities, including private, public, land-grant, Ivy League and flagship institutions.
Mindfulness
Students registered with the College of Health Professions, plus CHP faculty and staff, are invited to a free eight-week program incorporating mindfulness-based stress reduction, resilience, and mindful communication techniques geared towards health care professionals and students. Register for a June 30 orientation. Classes begin July 7. 
Juneteenth marks the date that the last enslaved people in America learned of their freedom on June 19, 1865, more than two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Please join Pacific University for a day filled with thought-provoking discussions and celebrations!
Kassie Tarpley '23 on the Forest Grove Campus
Two scholarships helped Kassie Tarpley '23 return to campus.
Edwards-Leeper on 60 Minutes
Pacific University Psychology Professor Laura Edwards-Leeper told a 60 Minutes interviewer she fears that some physicians approve gender transition treatments without sufficient examination. 
Flower
The Pacific University Undergraduate Research Scholarship Creative Inquiry Summer Institute (URSCI) is organizing a new project in hopes of facilitating a stronger community through the power of sharing stories. The goal of this project is to both foster feelings of hope as well as acknowledge the hopelessness people may feel at various times in their lives.
Celebrating Pride Month
We are keenly aware that members of LGBTQIA communities continue to face many barriers and injustices in our society. During this month, we acknowledge the turbulent history of the LGBTQIA+ civil rights movement, while also celebrating the courage, strength and resilience of those communities in the midst of adversity and in the pursuit of equality. Throughout Pride Month, and all year, Pacific University stands in support of LGBTQIA+ communities and is committed to continuing to foster a more inclusive culture of equity on our campuses and in our world.
The College of Health Professions is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2021 Diversity Endowed Scholarship: Tram Bui PA ’21, Sandra Morales PsyD ’24, and Silvia Santellano DHS ’21.  
Lavender Graduation Play Graphic
Pacific University is among 18 colleges and universities nationally being spotlighted by Campus Pride and PFLAG National at this year’s Lavender Graduation ceremony on June 5.

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