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Charter members of the Beta Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta
Hattie (Fannings) Gaskin ’39 came to Pacific University in 1935 after graduating from Portland’s Jefferson High School. At Pacific, she was actively involved with the Heart of Oak Yearbook, the publications council and the Theta Nu Alpha sorority, and she built relationships with friends who would remember her their entire lives.
Our daily lives have dramatically changed over the last few months. It is especially important during this time to care for your overall well-being. Join us for Kaiser Permanente's presentation June 23 on Coping with COVID-19 and Beyond. 
Red background with text that reads 'Family & Support System Chat'
Pacific’s Student Support team recently hosted a series of six virtual family chats to provide information, resources and tips via Zoom to help families with the transition to online learning this spring. Topics included career advising, student counseling support, financial aid, library support and more.
Debra Gwartney, professor of MFA writing, is a Oregon Book Award in Creative Nonfiction finalist for 2020. 
Lorely French, professor of world languages, was featured in a humanities newsletter titled Oh, The Humanities!
From President Hallick
On Monday evening, Pacific University staff members were made aware of a video posted on social media, in which a former student makes racist comments about a fellow student. We absolutely condemn this behavior.
From President Hallick
We are witnessing a seemingly unending and callous assault on the lives of Black men and women. This is not acceptable. 
Styrofoam will no longer be allowed for use with food at Pacific University campuses after July 1, 2021. The new ban prohibits the purchasing, selling, providing or use of Styrofoam food service containers at any Pacific University authorized concessions, university sponsored events, or university programs.
Eligible Pacific students will receive a $400 payment. Payments will be distributed on a rolling basis starting May 29.
Jules Boykoff, professor of politics and government, wrote an article about the Portland homelessness crisis on commondreams.org. 

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