News, Media and Stories | Pacific History

Mary Francis Farnham
During the month of March we will be highlighting some important Pacific women in honor of Women's History Month. The second woman we are highlighting is one of our first female deans, Mary Francis Farnham.
Tabitha Brown
During the month of March we will be highlighting some important Pacific women in honor of Women's History Month. The first woman we will be highlighting is co-founder Tabitha Brown.
Once upon a time, there were no squirrels at Pacific University. Back in 1970, when Brian Douglass '72 transferred to Pacific from Portland Community College to compete on the speech team, there wasn’t a fuzzy gray rodent to be found.
A history of Pacific University by Marion Giersbach has been published with assistance from the University Libraries.
Local historian Ken Bilderback and Pacific University Archives shed light on Boxer's history as Pacific University's mascot.
Best known for an innovative construction toy set for children, Gilbert became the first Olympic gold medalist in Oregon history when he won the pole vault at the 1908 games in London.
Pacific University Service Flag
In 2010, Pacific magazine featured stories from World War II, including the memories of a service flag that had been lost. This spring, the flag was re-discovered.
The online exhibit features a number of artifacts from Atiyeh's personal collection while he served as the state's chief executive.
Dance Slow Decades, a play by Kailea Saplan '15, captures the intersecting lives of two Pacific University women Feb. 11-14 in the Tom Miles Theatre.
Badger saying goodbye to the other badgers
Before Boxer was Badger. In the 1960s, when students voted to change the mascot, they said goodbye to their longtime representative.

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