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Pacific University honored its employees at the yearly Faculty and Staff Honors and Awards Ceremony May 9.
Tommy Thayer
Pacific University to Bestow Honorary Degree to Thayer, in recognition of his philanthropic leadership efforts that have directly benefited thousands of Pacific students.
The Pacific University community is cordially invited to attend the Student Success Librarian candidate presentations: Candidate 1 Monday, April 30 2:30 - 3:30, in Tran Library ClassroomCandidate 2 Wednesday, May 2, 2:30 - 3:30, in Tran Library ClassroomCandidate 3 Monday, May 7, 2:30 - 3:30, in Tran Library Classroom Candidates will address the issues of integrating tutoring and learning services into the library, the future of tutoring and learning services within the context of the library, and/or providing tutoring and learning services to a diverse student body.
Oregon Silverspot Butterfly
Project led by Rich Van Buskirk using scent-trained canines to help identify hospitable habitats for the endangered Oregon Silverspot butterfly.
Brent Norris
Students in the Pacific University Physician Assistant Studies program will have more resources to learn emergency care skills, thanks to a recent grant of nearly $36,000 from Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon.
Indio Studios will be conducting a photo shoot for an apparel company on the Forest Grove Campus on Monday and Tuesday, April 16-17, from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Aunty Edna
When Nā Haumāna O Hawai‘i presents its 58th annual Lu’au on Saturday, it will do so in honor of a very special alumna, mentor and friend: “Aunty” Edna Gehring (nee Doar) ’70, MSEd ’72.
Boats in the sunset
BSW program director Don Schweitzer led twenty-one students from a variety of majors to Trinidad, one of the southernmost islands of the Caribbean.
Aunty Edna
"Aunty" Edna Gehring, advisor for Pacific's Hawai'i Club, is retiring after 35 years of service at Pacific. Her legacy will live on through an endowed scholarship for members of the club. 
Boxer Statue
Our 58th annual Lu'au, presented by Nā Haumāna O Hawai‘i, takes place on Saturday, April 14, and this year's theme is Nā Hali'a Aloha (“Good Times Together”).