News, Media and Stories

Study Abroad
The Office of International Programs is preparing to send students abroad in the fall of 2022 or spring of 2023, and winter or summer 2022. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! 
Theater
Far Away, a play by Caryl Churchill, comes to Pacific as the fall 2021 theater production. The play asks the toughest questions we're grappling with now: how our actions affect others near and far. What are we choosing to ignore? And have we made the environment irreversibly unlivable? And yet, because of the magic of Churchill’s imagery and language — and because it has the quality of a fable — we don’t want to look away.
Research
The Pacific Undergraduate Research Conference is returning to an in-person format this fall. 
Mushrooms poke through the grass alongside a trail.
As the temperatures drop, Outdoor Pursuits is ready and waiting for eager participants to join in outdoor and indoor adventuring! In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving break, there are several opportunities to be engaged with activities including two indoor rock climbing trips, an indoor kayaking pool session, and a create-your-own adventure!
Chris Stamm  MAT'22
As a teenager, Chris Stamm MAT ’22 dropped out of high school in the San Francisco Bay area and describes his road to college as a rocky one. Now, he is pursuing a master of arts in teaching in special education.
Jefferson Hall, home to the Pacific University College of Optometry, is getting an ongoing facelift — this time on the third floor.
Bon Appétit Welcomes New Staff and Promotes General Manager
Spokane "recruits" to Forest Grove Indian Training School
Two historians have compiled and published a sortable list of Native people who died while attending two boarding schools for Indigenous Americans in Oregon. The online resource, which covers deaths dating back to 1881, documents approximately 275 students and 30 non-students who were buried at the Chemawa School Cemetery near Salem, and two who are buried in unmarked graves at the Forest View Cemetery in Forest Grove.
National Coming Out Day
Pacific University and the Center for Gender Equity (CGE) celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community during National Coming Out Day on Monday, Oct. 11. Stop by the CGE in room 127 of Scott Hall from 5 to 7 p.m. to share rainbow cupcakes and coming out stories. Students, faculty and staff are welcome!
Painting of woman and birds
The Kathrin Cawein Gallery of Art is pleased to invite students, faculty, staff and the Pacific community to a reception at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11 to celebrate the opening of The Collective by Robyn Johnsen. Meet the artist and view the new exhibit at the reception.

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