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Guide to practicing Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR)
IME scholarship signing ceremony
A collaboration between Pacific University and the Mexican Consulate of Oregon has resulted in a $17,000 scholarship (beca) fund for students born in Mexico. Ten eligible students will receive scholarship awards worth $1,700 each, which may be used towards tuition and books. 
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You've registered, you've checked your mailing address, you're ready to make your voice heard in November. But how are you supposed to decide exactly who and what to vote for? Making informed voting decisions can feel like an enormous project, but resources are available for making informed voting decisions in the 2020 election.
Ruth Zúñiga
On Facebook, Spanish-language viewers anywhere in the world can join sessions of Charlas Comunitarias to learn about emotional health and resources. The program is led partly by  Ruth Zúñiga, an associate professor in School of Graduate Psychology at Pacific University and director of the university’s Sabiduría Latina/o psychology emphasis.
Jim Moore
Pollsters overlooked some critical factors in the presidential election of 2016, said Pacific University Politics & Government Professor Jim Moore. They seem to have learned from those mistakes this time, he said.
Across the nation, theatre is undergoing a metamorphoses. It will be many months still before anyone is able to attend a performance in-person but that doesn’t mean the lights are off and the curtains are closed. Theatre artists, resourceful and adaptable as the art itself, are finding new ways to bring the spectacle of live performance to audiences — through livestreaming.
Dante Reid '20 in graduation gown, hat and stole
For Dante Reid '20, football was a way to navigate toward his chosen career in physical therapy.
STEM Students
If you’re a STEM major, and interested in talking to some professionals about life after graduation, or thinking about a career that requires STEM, join this Zoom panel Thursday, Oct. 8 at 5 p.m.  
Ethan Won
Live (online) theatre is back at Pacific University. In response to COVID-19, the Theatre and Dance Department is presenting a streamed live online production this fall. Performances of The Typographers Dream are scheduled Oct. 15-18 with evening and matinee performances.
Chamber Singers A Jubilant Day screenshot
The Pacific University Chamber Singers got together — virtually — over the summer to perform A Jubilant Day

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