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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.
A historic story gives its name to Pacific's new Bee Tree Books publishing service. So it is only fitting that the first publication is a book of historic essays from the university's earliest days.
Just what is Boxer? Take a crash course in Pacific's mascot lore.
1902 Womans Basketball Team
The Nov. 15, 1905, issue of The Pacific Index reported that both men and women were gearing up for a season of the relatively new-fangled game of basketball. Women had participated in athletics at Pacific before. They were members of the archery team, and they played on the tennis squad with the men. Basketball, however, was something a little different.
Marsh Cornerstone Historic Photo
Generous donations in hard times led to the matching gift that made Marsh Hall possible.
Halloween season is upon us and it wouldn't be complete without a good ghost story or two.

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