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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.
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.
Community service awards recipient
2020 was a challenging year on many fronts for Pacific University’s students and employees. Please consider nominating a colleague and/or community member who went above and beyond for the Pacific community. Nominations are online and accepted through March 1.
Sign for students of color conference
Join the Student Multicultural Center, in partnership with other Pacific University centers, for Men of Color programming in January. The goal of these sessions is to help male-identifying students of color understand where they can find support, guidance and resources.
Student working
The Office of Student Conduct is seeking Conduct Board members. The board typically is a three-person board made up of students and staff. Through this paid job, students are part of the group on campus that manage alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct.
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The SCC is excited to announce the continuation of weekly virtual drop-in sessions for Mindfulness and BIPOC Let’s Talk during the spring semester. Drop in once or weekly.
From President Hallick
I invite you to join me Monday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m. for a virtual commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, hosted by the Office of Student Affairs and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, in partnership with the Undergraduate Student Senate and the Human Rights Council of Washington County.
Oregon has begun initial distribution of two COVID-19 vaccines to high-priority populations. While the promise of these vaccines is great, we also know that it likely will take some time before vaccines are widely available to the general public.
Public Safety Alert
Please use extra caution when walking on Pacific University’s Forest Grove Campus. Following the heavy rains and winds of the past couple days, campus trees may be unstable, and falling branches may pose a safety hazard.
Sigrid Roberts
Sigrid Roberts and Nicola Carter, professors in the Pacific University School of Pharmacy, have been awarded a competitive, three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to research treatment for a neglected tropical disease called leishmaniasis.

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