News, Media and Stories

Riley Plank '20 treats a patient
Pacific University’s School of Dental Hygiene Studies will participate in a pilot project to help determine the feasibility of adding a dental therapist to a patient’s dental care team. Dental therapists can perform many of the preventive treatments of a dental hygienist and some of the procedures a dentist provides, but do not hold doctorates in dentistry.
January 2020 MFA Reading Series
The Pacific University Master of Fine Arts in Writing program hosts readings by leading contemporary writers during its 10-day residency in Seaside. The readings are free and open to the public.
Mark Truax
Mark Truax '09 says some of the most important parts of his college education came outside the classroom.
Lead On logo against snow backdrop
Generous donors have pushed Pacific more than two-thirds of the way to our fundraising goal, and students like Amber Smith '20 and Deanté Grinner '20 and many others are already benefiting.
Amber Smith '20
A car accident put Amber Smith's college education on hold. When she returned to campus, she found herself on an unexpected path.
Lisa Rowley
Lisa Rowley is one of 10 Pacific University donors inducted in 2019 into the President’s Circle, a giving society recognizing those who have given at least $100,000 to Pacific over their lifetimes.
Jobs
In December, Rick Jobs, professor of history, was an invited guest of the House of European History in Brussels, Belgium, where he spoke about his work on the transnational history of youth and young people.
Jean Flory is retiring from Pacific after 13 years with the Housing Office and Kristen Overton has also been named Housing & Dining Services manager. Join us in congratulating Flory and Overton. 
Mente latino male leadership conference
Pacific’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is a paying for the first 25 male students to register for the MENTE Summit. All are welcome and registration closes Feb 22.  
Deanté Grinner '20
Financial support for internships launch student careers. For Deanté Grinner ’20, first recipient of Pacific University’s Arts & Sciences Endowed Internship Fund Scholarship, the $500 scholarship helped cover his expenses while working as an unpaid intern during the summer of 2019 at a Cornelius-based cinematic grip and lighting firm.

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