The interim dean of Pacific's College of Education is the co-author of a report advocating for changes to the Education & Secondary Education Act and will be part of a joint briefing on the report on Capitol Hill on September 27.
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Melissa Johnson MFA '24 has been awarded the Fall 2023 Mapmakers Teaching Assistantship, a competitive opportunity co-sponsored by the Master of Fine Arts and English programs.
The National Endowment for the Humanities grant provides funding for professor Lorely French to continue her work transcribing notebooks by Roma artist, activist and Holocaust survivor Ceija Stojka.
Pacific has once again earned the designation as a Voter Friendly Campus for 2023-2024 from two national voting rights organizations. Find out what Pacific's Tom McCall Center for Civic Engagement is doing to help make life-long voters out of our students!
National honor society names Pacific among 208 "Transfer Friendly" universities in the country in recognition of its pathways to support community college transfer students seeking bachelor's degrees.
MFA faculty Chris Abani is among the finalists for the 2024 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. This prestigious prize recognizes significant contributions to world literature and has a history as a lead-up to the Nobel Prize in Literature.
On Thursday, March 9, 2023, Pacific University celebrated the installation of Jennifer Coyle '90, OD '93, MS '00 as its 18th president. A week-long showcase of special events preceded the inauguration ceremony, highlighting the mission of Pacific and the amazing contributions of its people.
The 1990s was a watershed period for LGBTQ+ rights across the country. In Oregon and at Pacific, incremental gains were accomplished amid a climate of of fear and hostility. Through the social and institutional challenges, progress continued. Today, the university works to celebrate diversity.
Over the last 30 years at Pacific, programs were added and expanded; enrollment grew. The vast majority — about 80 percent — of Pacific’s living alumni attended the university in the last 30 years. Now scattered from Washington County, Oregon, to points around the planet, they represent an increased diversity of disciplines and experiences, as well as after-graduation achievement.
Global opportunities have long been a part of the Pacific University experience, and they are on the rise.