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What can you do for the world with just a little time? Find ideas from the Pacific University Center for Civic Engagement.
Working in the Sonora Desert water drops.
Bruce '68 and Judy Bishop '68 dedicate down time in retirement to getting active in their community.
An endowed faculty grant allowed Pacific University Associate Professor Rik Lemoncello to launch the project of his dreams: a bakery that helps people with traumatic brain injuries return to work and fun. Sarah Bellum's Bakery & Workshop opened in Summer 2017, offering hands-on experience for students in Pacific's speech-language pathology program.
On July 8, six physical therapy students volunteered for the Special Olympics - Summer State Games in Corvallis, Oregon.  
Student smiling working with an Aphasia patient
“The No. 1 thing that is lost in aphasia is words,” said Annabelle Watts SLP ’17. “I really hope participants who come here realize there is this gigantic world of communication and that here are all these other ways to facilitate that and have fun and re-engage with life and with their partner.”
Young individual speaking to students about Youth Justice
A juvenile justice course in Pacific's Criminal Justice, Law & Society program takes students out of the textbook and into the community to prepare for careers in the legal system.
Recently, more than 100 high school students from Aloha High School and Faith Bible High School toured the gross anatomy labs on Pacific University’s Health Professions Campus in Hillsboro as a capstone experience for their year-long anatomy class.
Writing music gives youth opportunity to create and connect.
Students working in the mobile EyeVan at Pacific
Pacific thanks supporters of ambitious effort to develop a new state-of-the-art vision care outreach vehicle at dedication ceremony on March 9.
Girls in grades three through eight, along with their guardians, are invited to a free afternoon of basketball and soccer Sunday, Feb. 5, in the Stoller Center. No registration required; just show up and have fun.

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