News, Media and Stories

Sandwich on cutting board
Need a quick meal on the go? Whether you have a meal plan or not, students, faculty and staff will now have more time to grab a quick meal, snack or beverage. Dining hours of operation are expanding on the Forest Grove Campus for Spring Semester.
Rest and sleep are critical aspects of stress management, safety, and overall health. Take time today to explore information about sleep health, fatigue, and how to improve slumber.
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All employees who use the Nonstop Wellness Visa should be aware of special claims submission processes for services that took place prior to Dec. 31, 2020 and the new Nonstop Wellness mobile option.
Public Health Update
Pacific will continue partnering with healthcare systems whenever possible to get vaccines to employees and students according to eligibility. Those who are eligible for other community clinics should seek vaccines as available. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccination.
Dijana Ihas playing viola
Dijana Ihas, an associate professor in the Pacific University Music Department, was honored as Oregon Music Educator of the Year by the Oregon Music Education Association at its annual meeting in January. 
Pacific University welcomes Nikol Roubidoux as its new registrar, effective Jan. 25.
Hello 2021! title in gold balloons
The 54-member Pacific University Symphonic Band has created a seven-work concert to celebrate the new year. "Hello 2021!" features performances by various small ensembles from Pacific, as well as one by the full band.
Welcome to Spring 2021! Outdoor Pursuits is getting prepped for another busy season of gear rentals and trips, so take a look at our webpage and see if anything interests you and register today! 
Marvin Bell image and quote "Art is the Big Yes"
Poet Marvin Bell was one of the first faculty members in the Pacific University Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program. From the very beginning, he was dedicated to lifting up students. In the wake of his death in December, friends of the program are carrying on Bell’s legacy with a scholarship in his name.
Pearl Motkoski OD '20 joined Londonderry Eye Care in Edmonton, Alberta, in January 2021.