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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.
From President Hallick
I invite you to join me Monday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m. for a virtual commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, hosted by the Office of Student Affairs and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, in partnership with the Undergraduate Student Senate and the Human Rights Council of Washington County.
From President Hallick
Ann Barr-Gillespie will become provost and vice president for academic affairs, following the retirement of John Miller in June. Sarah Phillips, while retaining her role as dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, will become vice president for enrollment management, in the position currently vacant following this summer’s retirement of Mark Ankeny. Both positions become effective July 1. Karla Staihar joined the Cabinet as chief of staff as of Jan. 1.

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