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This IS Kalapuyan Land poster
Pacific University is proud to remember and celebrate the history, heritage and culture of Indigenous peoples during the month of November. Educational events include a museum exhibit, online library display, philosophy colloquium and movie screening.
Nicole George
Nicole George '16 is working to perpetuate and enhance the cultures of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people of southeast Alaska.
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Katie Krauss, current MAT student, receives $500 for her Steins Pillar Elementary art classroom.She was recently featured on News Channel 21's One Class At A Time and shared how she is teaching in-person classes during COVID.
Taylor Nishimura
The College of Business at Pacific University Oregon is proud to have alumni like Taylor Nishimura '20 earning internships while studying that lead to careers.
Public Health Update
Undergraduate classes will move online by Wednesday. Campus facilities to close.
Tech
Pacific will be migrating the Colleague system from its current platform to one that will use SQL Server as the backend database and Windows for the operating system. Production systems including Colleague, BoxerOnline, Self-Service, and TouchNet will be taken offline at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3 and will be unavailable until the morning of Monday, Dec. 7 to complete this process. 
This is an unprecedented time for everyone, and the COVID Response Team is here to help. The COVID Response Team is a group of student workers eager and willing to help with the various campus needs related to COVID-19. Students are dispersed on university campuses and at times studying remotely.
Irisa Grimes '17, OTD '20
For Irisa Grimes ’17, OTD ’20 the sky is the limit. Grimes is passionate about veterans’ health, social justice, healthcare equity and intersectionality. We first introduced you to Grimes in 2017. Read more about what this outstanding alumna has been up to since then. 
Honoring All Who Served
Today, on Veterans Day, we pause to acknowledge those who have put on a uniform for this country. But this is not the only day that veterans need or deserve our thanks and attention.
Pacific University Optometry Professor Bill Hefner OD ’96, MEd ’97 played a key role this year as a commander in the Kansas Air National Guard. 

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