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Pacific University was ranked third nationally for its undergraduate programs in health sciences by Intelligent.com, a college rankings service. Intelligent also named Pacific the best college for pre-professional programs in Oregon and second overall among Oregon’s private colleges.
A bridge stretches across a river at a local nature reserve.
As students wrap up classes mid-December with finals week, Outdoor Pursuits staff has been busy planning the next semester, chock-full of exciting and adventurous outdoor excursions! Check out the Spring 2022 lineup. In the meantime, get a free bike for the day or rent outdoor gear for a long weekend! 
Lorraine Basch and her parents
Lorraine Basch ‘17 has covered a lot of territory since she graduated from Pacific University. And she’s just getting started.
Santiago Perez Aud '22
Santiago Perez AuD '22 earned a $3,000 scholarship from CaptionCall, a company which makes phones for people with hearing loss with real-time speech transcription. A third-year graduate student, his research focuses on health disparities related to diabetes and hearing loss, especially among diverse populations.
The Staff Senate has collaborated with CGE to offer Fall LGBTQIA+ Staff Workshops for November and December. These workshops will be facilitated by Joey Grafton (he/him), CGE co-chair, and are designed to be small, individualized workshops for Pacific staff. Schedule a workshop today!
Oregon Silverspot Butterfly
The Recovery Challenge Grant from the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife funds work by Pacific University Professor Dr. Rich Van Buskirk and partners at the Woodland Park Zoo in Washington and Washington State University. 
Daisy Rizo '17, MSW '18 in a clinical setting with a patient
The Master of Social Work degree prepares students for advanced practice in the social work field, with a focus on values and ethics, theory, and field skills. Launched in 2014, the program is based at Pacific’s Eugene Campus but will expand in Fall 2022 to be available on the Forest Grove Campus as well.
Best Online Bachelor's Degrees in Health Science
Pacific University has been named one of 2021's Best Online Bachelor's Degrees in Health Science by EduMed.org. Just 8 percent of colleges and universities across the country earn a position in one of EduMed.org's higher education rankings.
The Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene Program will have an accreditation site visit in March 2022. The Commission on Dental Accreditation will accept third-party comments in advance of this site visit through Jan. 10, 2022.
The Internal Revenue Service has just announced the 2022 tax year annual cost of living adjustment (COLA) flexible spending account limits for 2022 are increasing. To allow for any changes, Open Enrollment is now re-opened until 5 p.m. (PST) Monday, Nov. 22.

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