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Heide Island presenting
Psychology professor Heide Island spent the past 10 months on Whidbey Island north of Seattle to continue extensive research she is conducting on the behavior of river otters.
Girl receives eye exam
A gift from the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association (OOPA) has created an endowment that will provide financial support to Pacific University College of Optometry students in perpetuity.
If you're feeling overwhelmed or stressed, consider meeting at the Student Counseling Center in Hillsboro for a mindfulness series called Mindful Coping.
Boxer Food Share
At Pacific University, we are working hard to meet the nutritional needs of our students, many of whom are transfer students and first-generation students — both groups that are statistically at higher risk of food insecurity than their peers.
hands over computer model
Beginning this fall, undergraduate students will have even more opportunities at Pacific to pursue degrees tailored for a changing and increasingly complex world.
Motorcycle forest
Pacific is hosting its first international motorcycle studies conference beginning Thursday evening July 25, and ending with a getaway ride on Sunday morning, July 28.
MFA Commencement 2019
One of the country’s top low-residency literary programs welcomed 33 new alumni on Saturday, June 22.
The School of Learning and Teaching will be offering courses for teachers looking to add new endorsements to their licenses starting in late August.
Chalk Art Message of Center for Gender Equity
The center's mission continues, with the addition of interpersonal violence advocacy and prevention work previously provided by Campus Wellness.
Melissa McKinstry, an MFA in Poetry student, had her poem "The Hippocratic Oath," published by R.K.V.R.Y. Quarterly.

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