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Jeremie Murfin
When he attended Pacific, Jeremie Murfin didn’t necessarily see himself as an entrepreneur. First he was a teacher, but as opportunities emerged, he seized them, and then persevered through various business challenges and setbacks. He now finds himself as part owner of a Hillsboro, Ore.,-based music business that has thrived even during a pandemic.
Trombley Square
Due to the pandemic and social distancing requirements, Facilities Management and Campus Public Safety will not conduct annual lockdown drills at its campuses this spring. However, Pacific University encourages students, faculty and staff to be prepared in the event of an emergency situation that leads to a lockdown — anywhere, anytime.
Dr. Brian Wilkinson recently collaborated with Holly Erenfeld, Dental Hygiene Studies assistant professor on an inter-professional presentation at the 2021 American Dental Education Association Annual Conference. 
Pacific University's Physical Therapy program is proud to announce four distinguished candidates who have been granted admission into the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy's National Honor Society: Maile Altier ’21, Kai Berkedal ’21, Brittney Gately ’21 and Zena Kiyota ’21.  
Jordyn Van Atta MAT '22
“The positive impact that a relationship with an educator can have in a student's life is what drove me into education,” Van Atta said.
The APTA National Advocacy Dinner is returning to Oregon for its third consecutive year at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, 2021. Register today for this virtual event. 
Public Health Update
Vaccination efforts are a critical step. All students and employees are invited to participate in a vaccine clinic April 17.
Joshua Pearl
Joshua Pearl' 19 learned about the therapeutics of music in the hardest possible way: He was afflicted with an autoimmune disease that caused him severe pain. He turned to the piano as a form of treatment, and it helped lessen the need for painkillers he had been prescribed. Recognizing that music could do for others what it did for him, Pearl became a music therapist.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to check and update their address in Paycom and Colleague. An audit will be conducted in April.
An excited student grins at the camera from her kayak on the lake.
Join Outdoor Pursuits for various activities including a trash cleanup for Earth Day, stand-up paddleboarding, a surf day, all women sea kayaking and more! 

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