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Tatyana Ostapenko makes contemporary history paintings that record the daily lives of people who don’t usually make it into official historical records. Meet the artist at an opening reception Feb. 9. View her exhibit at the Cawein Gallery from Monday, Feb. 7 until Friday, March 4.
What is it to belong? How do we create true belonging? Students in Pacific's culture clubs are invited to participate in a series of workshops in Warner Hall Feb. 12 and 19 built around these questions, culminating in a showcase for an invited audience on Feb. 26.  
Martin Luther King Jr Delivering 'I Have A Dream Speech' - National Archives public domain image
Here at Pacific we want our values of social justice to be apparent in the daily experiences of students, faculty and staff. We want that very basic human right of feeling like we belong. Ultimately, each of us is responsible for sustaining an environment that is welcoming and can uphold Dr. King's dream.
Pitonyak most recently served as associate director of the University of Puget Sound School of Occupational Therapy. She joins Pacific's faculty in March 2022.
Pacific Employee Holds Up Vaccination Card at Early 2021 Clinic
All eligible students and employees must show proof of booster by Feb. 11.
Portrait of Mary Von
Formerly the director of the School of Physician Assistant Studies, Von has been serving as interim vice provost and executive dean since July 1.
Meera Subramanian and De'Shawn Charles Winslow
The MFA in Writing program is excited to be welcoming two new guest faculty with this January's residency: nonfiction writer Meera Subramanian and novelist De'Shawn Charles Winslow.
Helen Howell
Pacific University is pleased to welcome Helen Howell as its new director for Human Resources. Howell joined the Pacific community on Dec. 1, 2021.
Third-year pharmacy students Arika Sandbach and Heather Beugli won first place in a local interactive, team-based skills competition, earning the right to represent Pacific at the national competition in December 2021.

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