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Pacific is working with the city of Forest Grove to conserve water. Beginning Monday, June 20, the university is shutting down the irrigation system on the Forest Grove Campus and will not be watering the lawn or plants for approximately one week. Water will still be available to students on campus in summer housing.
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The Pacific University Undergraduate Research Scholarship Creative Inquiry Summer Institute (URSCI) is organizing a new project in hopes of facilitating a stronger community through the power of sharing stories. The goal of this project is to both foster feelings of hope as well as acknowledge the hopelessness people may feel at various times in their lives.
Mapmakers Alumni Institute: Beyond Ekphrastic. Register now for this summer session. This virtual event is free and open to the public
Social justice mural at Glen park
Seema Khatcherian ’21 and Karsen Buck ’21 receive the Bevin McCarthy Spirit of Civic Engagement award for their work as the co-founders of a social justice mural in Forest Grove, Ore.
Stoller Center
Beginning Monday, May 17, the Stoller Center is switching to summer hours and will be open Monday through Friday. All areas are available for students, staff, and faculty to reserve. Please note: The fitness center will be closed May 13-16.
The Undergraduate Student Senate would like to recognize some of the accomplishments made this year by our resilient team of Senators!
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Pacific University, the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and the Student Multicultural Center in collaboration with university partners, proudly celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May.
Mikaila Way ’12 is working to help Indigenous Peoples reclaim, reestablish and reconnect the food systems integral to their cultures, health and ways of life. It's all part of her job as the first Indigenous peoples’ liaison for North America with the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization.
Pacific University's Queer Coalition is interested in hosting a Lavender Graduation ceremony to honor the contributions and academic achievements of queer students, however they may identify. Please fill out a survey and share your interest in this virtual event.. 
Teal ribbon for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Pacific University is offering a movie screening that shines a light on the ways in which we can rebuild society and shift culture. Also meet members of the Confidential Advocate Network on April 26.

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