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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.
Pacific students have a new place to make their ideas take shape — the Boxer Makerspace. It’s an inviting new area on the second floor of the Tim & Cathy Tran Library where students can use 3D printers, a laser engraver, a vacuum formbox and other tools to create prototypes of their own design.
Heide Island presenting
Psychology professor Heide Island spent the past 10 months on Whidbey Island north of Seattle to continue extensive research she is conducting on the behavior of river otters.
hands over computer model
Beginning this fall, undergraduate students will have even more opportunities at Pacific to pursue degrees tailored for a changing and increasingly complex world.
MFA Commencement 2019
One of the country’s top low-residency literary programs welcomed 33 new alumni on Saturday, June 22.
Author Readings with Willy Vlautin
Pacific's Master of Fine Arts in Writing program once again hosts readings by some of the world’s finest contemporary writers during the program's 10-day spring residency.
Music in May Concert
The concert is a culmination of three days of fun, yet intense, instruction and practice for aspiring young musicians under the direction of distinguished music faculty.
May Commencement 2019
Capacity crowds for bachelor's and advanced degree ceremonies on May 18 celebrate the accomplishments of the university's Class of 2019.
Brandon Naihe, Edna Gehring
Naihe, who graduated from Pacific University on May 18 with a bachelor’s degree in art design, worked feverishly to make sure that his senior capstone project at Pacific was perfect. 

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