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Shun Wetlesen sitting in red rocking chair
Over the course of 36 hours on April 27-28, more than 650 Pacific students, alumni, parents, employees and friends gave more than $225,000 in support of student success.
AAPI Month graphic
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.
Public Health Update
Vaccination efforts are a critical step. 
From President Hallick
Pacific University is a community dedicated to anti-racism and justice, and we firmly condemn hate and violence of all forms. This includes the recent acts of violence against the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. 
Tropical flowers
The NHOH Hoʻomau Celebration will celebrate our perseverance, strength, and growth through a year of uncertainty. The Hoʻomau Celebration will feature music, hula, and memories from current students, parents, and alumni. We invite alumni and parents to share their memories or performances for this special event.
Amber Smith '20 conducts research
Pacific remains No. 1 for research among private universities in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, according to the National Science Foundation. The university also moved up to No. 8 in the Far West region, ranking among peers like Stanford and the University of Southern California.
Weather Alert
Pacific University campuses and locaitons will remain closed Monday, Feb. 15, with the exception of the Eugene Campus. Online classes and appointments continue as scheduled. Use extreme caution outside.
Black History Month
Join in a month filled with discussions on race and equality, Oregon’s exclusionary practices, Black history in Forest Grove, and how to make real progress on the social justice front. 
Dijana Ihas playing viola
Dijana Ihas, an associate professor in the Pacific University Music Department, was honored as Oregon Music Educator of the Year by the Oregon Music Education Association at its annual meeting in January. 
Hello 2021! title in gold balloons
The 54-member Pacific University Symphonic Band has created a seven-work concert to celebrate the new year. "Hello 2021!" features performances by various small ensembles from Pacific, as well as one by the full band.

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