Last week, as the first light snow of the season fell on our Oregon campuses, I was reminded of some of my favorite childhood moments in Minnesota and Alaska. I loved how, when it snowed, the world seemed to soften. For a moment, everything goes quiet and still.
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This weekend, the Pacific University Board of Trustees voted to rename the building currently known as Harvey W. Scott Memorial Hall. The building, which is scheduled to undergo renovations starting this spring, will be temporarily renamed Pacific Hall as the university embarks on work toward a permanent new name.
Our hearts break with the LGBTQIA+ community and the loved ones of those killed and injured this weekend in Saturday’s shooting in Colorado Springs.
Please join me in congratulating and thanking Jean Garcia-Chitwood, Sarah Phillips, Jaye Cee Whitehead and Jim Moore, as they prepare to take on new interim roles at Pacific University.
Pacific University is truly a remarkable place — and it is because of each of you. Thank you for making this community a place we can all call home.
At Pacific University, we are proud to recognize and celebrate the many students, alumni and employees in our community who identify as Native American or Indigenous.
Sept. 26 marks the 173rd anniversary of the original charter that established the foundation of Pacific University.
September 20 is National Voter Registration Day, and there’s no better time to confirm that your voter registration is up-to-date.
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I love to “dwell in possibility” when I think of our Pacific home. The beginning of the fall semester has always felt like an opportunity to refresh and embrace what can be as we settle into a new academic year.