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Pacific University marks Indigneous Peoples Month this November with a series of events on its campuses and in the community. You are invited to join us in learning more about the cultures and experiences of native peoples in our area historically and throughout the world.
Rik Lemoncello was the keynote speaker at a recent JSU School of Public Health symposium. 
Karl Citek was featured in an AARP article about the effects of blue light from your phone. 
Edwin Park in uniform
The university's Veterans Resource Center, and new scholarships for Pacific student-veterans, were made possible by a World War II veterans who believes strongly in the importance of education.
Student Rachel Araiza
Research is like a puzzle for Rachel Araiza ’22. “I like trying to figure out what’s going on and being the first to figure it out,” said Araiza. A love of the outdoors and biology led her to the Fernhill Wetlands in Forest Grove to examine the eating habits of the bullfrogs that live in the wetlands.
Professor emeritus Dr. Hannu Laukkanen recently published an article about neurorehab as a specialty. 
veterans day at Pacific
The Forest Grove and Hillsboro campuses will be a little quieter on Monday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day. Pacific University is moving toward making Veterans Day a university-wide holiday. This year is a transition year, in which some offices and programs will be closed while others remain open. Please check with your program to verify if classes are in session. Food Service will be open for business as usual.
veterans day at Pacific
Monday, Nov. 11 marks the 101st anniversary of the armistice that ended the fighting in World War I. Traditionally, bells are rung at 11 a.m. on Veterans Day in honor of all who served in the military. There are a number of observances you can take part in between now and Nov. 11 In Forest Grove, Cornelius and Hillsboro.
students talking about research project
Pacific is the No. 1 private research university in the Pacific Northwest, and as such, has a reputation for mentoring its undergraduate students especially in the areas of scientific and creative research. On Tuesday, Nov. 12, a distinguished alumni panel will open the Undergraduate Research Conference and talk to students about their career path since graduating from Pacific and how their undergraduate research experience contributed to their profession.  

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