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The Academic and Career Advising Center is pleased to be hosting the 2nd annual International Opportunities Fair.
Tanner Arakaki
Three students placed in this year's regional competition, following on the heels of a grand-prize win in 2021.
Taylor-Meade
A memorial service for Sandra Garcia, a beloved teacher of Japanese, will be held Sept. 11, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center on Pacific University's Forest Grove Campus. She died March 7, 2020, at the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown.
In 1876, Pacific University celebrated one of its early commencement ceremonies with a special distinction: Pacific became one of the first universities in the United States to welcome Japanese citizens to its alumni ranks.
Chika Matsumoto '21
Chika Matsumoto '21 received the 2021 Outstanding Contributions to Student Life Award from Pacific University.
Saya Brown
Pacific University’s Saya Brown ’21 was honored by the Confederation in Oregon for Language Teaching in Japanese.
Chika Matsumoto ’21 first started dancing because it’s what her friends were doing. But she never stopped. “It turned out to be a lifelong passion and hobby with me,” she said. “Dance has just been that one thing that stuck with me my entire life.”
All first year and new transfer students are invited to apply for the Global Scholars First Year Travel stipend. The stipend offers students a discount of up to $1500 to participate in spring 2020 travel courses to Namibia, Costa Rica, Spain, or Romania. Students with second language proficiency and diverse cultural or linguistic backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply by Nov. 1. 
As an education major and Japanese minor, Diane Lebowitz '16 has enjoyed making connections with fellow students and local youth with a variety of language and cultural backgrounds through Pacific.