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Noah Yamashiro '24 Singing
The inclusion of a five-song set of Hawaiian music in Noah Yamashiro's '24 senior recital was a homage to a culture that has had a large influence on his musical journey.
Pacific’s 2024 May Commencement is almost here! Join your colleagues on Saturday, May 18, and help with student support, guest seating, program distribution, shuttle driving, and more. Complete the registration form and select the time that works best for you, the 9 a.m. undergraduate student ceremony and/or the 1:30 p.m. graduate & professional student ceremony.
Pacific University recently conducted lockdown drills on the Hillsboro and Forest Grove campuses. Please provide your feedback and recommendations for future drills by participating in the lockdown drill surveys.
Image of Boxer with sunglasses and a surfboard, alongside seashells and palm leaves. Text reads: Join Boxer and the Pacific University Libraries for our 2024 Summer Reading Bingo. Summer fun! Exclusive pins! Literary prizes!
Summer break is just around the corner, and so is Summer Reading! Read your way towards exclusive buttons and a chance to win literary prizes. Students, staff and faculty are all encouraged to participate!
Student supervisors, will your students continue to work over summer break? If yes, you must fill out a Summer Student Employment Google form to ensure the student's information is kept in Paycom over the summer break. 
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The Indigenous Student Alliance will host Pacific's first Reconciliation Powwow on May 4 in Stoller Gym. Doors open at noon, and the first Grand Entry begins at 1 p.m. 
Staff Senate is curating a day filled with motivational, team-oriented activities and opportunities to make new connections and get to know colleagues better.
Make a special day even more special! Pacific University employees can bestow a family member's diploma on stage during May’s Commencement ceremony. Contact Rebeka Andrade in the President’s Office today for details.
The Pacific community is invited to join us in celebrating Ann Barr-Gillespie, provost and vice president of academic affairs on Tuesday, May 14 from 3-5 p.m. in the Tran Library on the Forest Grove Campus.
The 60-minute April 17 All-Staff Meeting recording and slides are now available. Topics included Staff Senate elections, the June All-Staff Conference, upcoming event staff opportunities, strategic plan updates, Canopy EAP benefits, UIS updates, FAFSA updates, and other announcements.