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Pacific University Optometry Clinic
Pacific EyeClinics offer free exams for students and discounted services for employees.
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.
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. 
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 optometry alumnus and professor Bill Hefner OD ‘96, MEd ‘97 is a commander in the Kansas Air National Guard. He played a key role in the state’s response to the spread of COVID-19.
Ceramics students begin fundraiser for youth homeless charity.
Pacific University ceramics students have created a fundraiser to support a local charity, HomePlate Youth. Please consider supporting this event by Nov. 17.
Red gift box on top of holiday lights
As the 2020 calendar year comes to an end, we hope you will consider supporting Pacific University and our students with a year-end gift. Every gift, of any amount, makes an impact, and there are many different ways to support Pacific and our students.
Breanne (McLain) McGhee, MED ‘16, OD ‘16, assistant professor of optometry, was honored with a 2020 Theia Award.

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