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Thank you to all who voted in the recent Staff Senate elections. We are pleased to announce the following eight new staff members who have been elected for a two-year term to the Staff Senate which begins June 16.
Please join the Physical Therapy program in congratulating Dr. Heather Higashi, DPT ’19, who will be starting the OHSU Institute on Development and Disability Pediatric Residency this summer. 
SCC suggestions and resources on how to care for your mental health during the summer break.
Pharmacy students and faculty prepare COVID-19 vaccine doses
Students and employees will be required to complete a full series of the COVID-19 vaccine at least two weeks prior to arriving on campus for 2021-2022 academic terms, including those starting in May, June or July. Current employees already on campus will be required to complete their vaccination series by Aug. 1, 2021.
Two Earth globes
Pacific University will allow undergraduate and graduate travel abroad under limited circumstances in the coming months.
Grad cap decorated with RDH
Due to current COVID-19 trends and restrictions, this large-scale gathering is not feasible in August. The CDC continues to recommend against large gatherings, including for people who are fully vaccinated, and current guidance restricts Pacific from hosting guests at university events, on or off campus. While we are disappointed to miss the traditional ceremony, we are committed to honoring and celebrating the achievements of our graduating students.
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.
PT students at Heritage Farms
The Physical Therapy program returned to Heritage Farms in Vancouver, Wash., on April 17 for a spring 2021 service event.
With Covid-19 considerations at the forefront of our minds, we may overlook other proactive measures that keep us safe and healthy. Check out this safety spotlight for a quick look at personal protective equipment and lifting techniques.