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Casas Cofradía
A double major, two campus jobs, one off-campus job and an internship that plays to his strengths: Enrique Casas Cofradia '23 is always in fifth gear.
Zoraida Espinoza '22 was a national semifinalist in prose, and Pacific University's forensics team finished 15th in the President's Division II and 33rd overall in the 2021 National Forensics Association National Championship Tournament.
Though classes and assignments may be winding down, Outdoor Pursuits excursions and day trips are still in full swing! Grab a friend and join OP staff for memorable, fun-filled days, out on the water, or on land! Enjoy a variety of activities with Outdoor Pursuits such as a surfing day adventure, an all-women sea kayaking trip, or a build-your-own-day trip. 
Scott Korb
Scott Korb, who directs Pacific University's low-residency MFA in Writing program, was awarded the Walt Morey Fellowship by Oregon Literary Arts.
Ellen Bass
Ellen Bass, who teaches in Pacific University's low-residency MFA in Writing program, was awarded a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry.
Teal ribbon for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Pacific University is offering a movie screening that shines a light on the ways in which we can rebuild society and shift culture. Also meet members of the Confidential Advocate Network on April 26.
Trombley Square
Due to the pandemic and social distancing requirements, Facilities Management and Campus Public Safety will not conduct annual lockdown drills at its campuses this spring. However, Pacific University encourages students, faculty and staff to be prepared in the event of an emergency situation that leads to a lockdown — anywhere, anytime.
Public Health Update
Vaccination efforts are a critical step. All students and employees are invited to participate in a vaccine clinic April 17.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to check and update their address in Paycom and Colleague. An audit will be conducted in April.
An excited student grins at the camera from her kayak on the lake.
Join Outdoor Pursuits for various activities including a trash cleanup for Earth Day, stand-up paddleboarding, a surf day, all women sea kayaking and more!