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Pacific University adopted a Floating Holiday Award for commencement event staff to recognize the additional duties and contributions of exempt staff when assisting with the May and August commencement ceremonies for our graduates. Salary-exempt staff who work at the May Commencement will be assigned commencement floating holiday hours to be used through April 30, 2025.
It is pharmacy postgraduate Residency Match season and the national results are in for both the first and second phases of the Match. On March 13th and April 10th, our PharmD Class of 2024 and alumni achieved a combined match rate of 90% for Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) National Matching System (NMS)-listed programs. This continues the strong performance of last year. These are wonderful results when nearly 50% of the graduating class will be pursuing postgraduate education.
There is a new kiosk in the Library's 24-hour room stocked with food from the Food Share, and soon will offer school supplies from the Free Store.
Spring is finally here and some people are preparing for spring break while others may have already had their vacations. Either way, spring is a good time to prepare a personal safety plan.
In July 2023, Dr. Nathan Doctor joined our faculty team here at a Pacific University School of Pharmacy. Now that one full semester has gone by and we're now mid-way through spring semester, we thought we'd catch up with him, ask him a few questions and find out how things are going!
We believe that international experiences help our Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students at Pacific University School of Pharmacy develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to broaden their horizons related to differences in healthcare between the U.S. and other countries, immerse in a different culture and language, and explore understandings of health, thus providing them an invaluable opportunity to grow as global healthcare professionals. 
Pacific University School of Pharmacy Experiential Education team has been working with the Northwest Experiential Consortium to update the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Evaluation tool. The consortium is made up of seven Schools and Colleges of Pharmacy including University of Washington, Washington State, Idaho State, University of Wyoming, Oregon State, and University of Montana.
Pacific University's Reconciliation Powwow 2024 will take place on May 4. Please save the date and consider contributing to this important event.
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Pacific University's first Spirit of Civic Engagement Summit is taking place on Saturday, April 6, and an amazing lineup of speakers have been confirmed. Space is limited and attendance is by invitation only. Nominate yourself of others by March 24.
This school year, Pacific University School of Pharmacy’s American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) chapter focused on community outreach by providing blood pressure and blood glucose screenings at events in the community. The first event this school year was at the Downtown Hillsboro Farmers Market where the chapter screened 21 individuals.