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Pacific University undergraduates now have the opportunity to broaden their understanding of the world through the new Global Scholars Program. Starting with a first-year seminar and companion travel experience, participating students will complete a set of requirements focused on international and diverse perspectives, mastering a second language, studying or interning abroad, and finally integrating global learning into the senior capstone. 
Lorely French, professor of world languages, was featured in a humanities newsletter titled Oh, The Humanities!
Lorely French, Professor of World Languages, was named as a panelist for the 2020 Gypsy Lore Society Conference on Romani Studies.
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. 
A cartoon graphic of hands signing ASL
For the first time, Pacific University Theatre will feature certified American Sign Language interpreters to sign during the Sunday matinee performance of Orlando. This is an important step for accessibility to events on campus, and one that theatre faculty and staff have long wanted to make a reality.
Capacity Building Program for Study Abroad Grantees Gather at ACTFL 2019
Pacific University has been selected to receive a small grant to support the Global Scholars Program as part of the U.S. Department of State’s 2019 Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad. Pacific University is one of 21 colleges and universities from across the United States selected from over 120 applications to create, expand, and/or diversify American student mobility overseas in support of foreign policy goals. The Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by World Learning.
Nicole Yip Portait
Pacific University student Nicole Yip ‘18 has been selected to receive a 2018-2019 U.S. Fulbright Student Award to teach English in Panama following graduation.
Thanks to student and community support, American Sign Language classes and an American Sign Language Club are on the Forest Grove campus.
Pacific basketball player Charli Elliott '19 completed her first novel during freshman year.
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.

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