News, Media and Stories

Spanish-speaking people who have a problem curbing their impulses to gamble may soon benefit from a more culturally customized app being developed by Leo Bobadilla, a professor in Pacific University’s Graduate School of Psychology.
Yang and McCallum
Nonfiction writer Kao Kalia Yang and poet Shara McCallum, both of whom teach in Pacific University’s low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Writing program, each have been awarded 2023 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships.
From small appliances to clothing and school supplies, the Finders Keepers free store has everything you need! The store is conveniently located in the garage by Drake House, at 2124 College Way, and is open daily to Pacific students, faculty and staff from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Tom McCall Center for Civic Engagement wants to remind voters that time is running out to participate in Oregon's May 16 special election. Voters must register to vote or update their voter registration details by Tuesday, April 25. Learn more about what's at stake this year at the ballot box.
Students at Commencement
Did you know that Pacific employees who have family members attending the university can participate in Commencement? If your child (or grandchild, or other family member) is graduating in May, you can deliver the diploma on stage!
Pacific University conducts annual evacuation and lockdown drills. Understanding what to do in these two very different scenarios is important to personal safety and the safety of those around you.
Pacific University, in collaboration with the office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility, invites you and your family to an outdoor day of connecting with nature and Boxer friends and colleagues. Join us for hiking, biking and a lunchtime picnic on Sunday, April 23, at Champoeg State Park.
Child holds butterfly on their finger.
The Early Learning Community's 15th Anniversary Gala & Auction is soon — have you registered yet? Join us the evening of Saturday, April 29, for drinks, delicious bites, and a time to reconnect with ELC friends, old and new. Tickets are $50 with all proceeds going to support the incredible teachers, staff, and programming at the ELC.
Grab your friends and register your team of six players for a chance to take home the Dodgeball Championship title! This one-day tournament will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 15, on the basketball courts in the Stoller Center. This is an open tournament so there are no restrictions on gender or participants. 
Calling alumni! Join the McCall Center for Civic Engagement in hosting a free yard sale for the Forest Grove community on May 21! Volunteers can sign up for two-hour shifts and receive snacks, a coffee gift card, and access to all the free items, which maybe the biggest perk of all.