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Pacific University is proud to recognize more than 380 undergraduates earning bachelor’s degrees this spring, including top students named among the outstanding graduates of 2020. Read about Pacific University's Honors in Excellence presented to the Undergraduate Class of 2020. 
Art from Flux: Virtual Senior Exhibition Art Gallery
The Kathrin Cawein Gallery of Art is pleased to present Flux: Senior Capstone Exhibition, a virtual gallery showcasing the work of six students from the senior class of 2020.
Ellen Bass’ forthcoming book, Indigo, has just been released from Copper Canyon Press.
Frank Gaspar's new book, The Poems of Renata Ferreira, was recently published by Tagus Press.
Scott Korb
We are pleased to announce that Scott Korb will become the new Director of the MFA in Writing Program beginning in May, 2020.
Holiday gift
As the calendar year comes to an end, we hope you will consider supporting Pacific University and our students with a year-end gift. Every gift, of any amount, makes an impact, and there are many different ways to support Pacific and our students.
Student Rachel Araiza
Research is like a puzzle for Rachel Araiza ’22. “I like trying to figure out what’s going on and being the first to figure it out,” said Araiza. A love of the outdoors and biology led her to the Fernhill Wetlands in Forest Grove to examine the eating habits of the bullfrogs that live in the wetlands.
students talking about research project
Pacific is the No. 1 private research university in the Pacific Northwest, and as such, has a reputation for mentoring its undergraduate students especially in the areas of scientific and creative research. On Tuesday, Nov. 12, a distinguished alumni panel will open the Undergraduate Research Conference and talk to students about their career path since graduating from Pacific and how their undergraduate research experience contributed to their profession.  
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.

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