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Libby Fregoso BEd '22
Fregoso is pursuing a Bachelor of Education in Teaching and English Language Learning, or BEd, at Pacific University. The flexible program is designed with flexibility to support community college transfer students, as well as K-12 classified staff interested in becoming teachers. Students study at Pacific’s Woodburn, eugene or Forest Grove campuses, or in hybrid programs from their own communities, and they are immersed in local schools.
Cassidy & Syndie Binder high-fiving on the tennis court
Sisters Cassidy Binder ‘24 and Syndie Binder ‘22 dominated the Spring 2021 season for the women’s tennis team. Cassidy, a first-year Boxer from Beaverton, was named the 2021 Division III ITA Rookie of the Year after an amazing 20-22 overall record in singles and doubles — one of the best individual single-season performances in the program’s history. She was 10-1 in singles and 10-1 in doubles, where she paired up with her sister, junior Sydnie.
The temporary Oregon OSHA Heat Illness Prevention Standard (OAR 437-002-0155) requires employers to implement measures to prevent heat-related illnesses when the heat index equals or exceeds 80°F in all places of employment. Oregon OSHA has determined that a workplace hazard exists whenever the heat index reaches 80°F (the “caution” level based on NOAA/NWS) and that a more serious hazard exists whenever the heat index exceeds 90°F (the “extreme caution” level based on NOAA/NWS).
Students with dolly trucks
Do you have an interest in tutoring, helping international students acclimate to Pacific, or running student activities? Check out these paid positions on the Forest Grove Campus and apply today!
Students walking on campus
Prepare for upcoming medical insurance waiver deadline on August 13.
Dental work
Pacific University faculty members and supporters have advocated for several years for recognition for a new class of dental care provider. This month, the Oregon Legislature signed on.
Weather Alert
Pacific University campuses remain open Monday, June 28, but employees and students should take precautions due to excessive heat
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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.
Jonathyn Hyde EdD
Student Affairs is excited to announce Jonathon Hyde, EdD as its new Dean of Students. Dr. Hyde brings twenty years of progressively responsible student affairs experience at a variety of universities, including private, public, land-grant, Ivy League and flagship institutions.
Juneteenth marks the date that the last enslaved people in America learned of their freedom on June 19, 1865, more than two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Please join Pacific University for a day filled with thought-provoking discussions and celebrations!

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