News, Media and Stories

One Woman, Too Much is an hour-long play about the juggling act of a single working mom. The play is written and produced by Ellen Margolis, the chair of the Pacific University Theatre & Dance Department. 
Kassie Tarpley '23 on the Forest Grove Campus
Two scholarships helped Kassie Tarpley '23 return to campus.
Edwards-Leeper on 60 Minutes
Pacific University Psychology Professor Laura Edwards-Leeper told a 60 Minutes interviewer she fears that some physicians approve gender transition treatments without sufficient examination. 
Flower
The Pacific University Undergraduate Research Scholarship Creative Inquiry Summer Institute (URSCI) is organizing a new project in hopes of facilitating a stronger community through the power of sharing stories. The goal of this project is to both foster feelings of hope as well as acknowledge the hopelessness people may feel at various times in their lives.
Celebrating Pride Month
We are keenly aware that members of LGBTQIA communities continue to face many barriers and injustices in our society. During this month, we acknowledge the turbulent history of the LGBTQIA+ civil rights movement, while also celebrating the courage, strength and resilience of those communities in the midst of adversity and in the pursuit of equality. Throughout Pride Month, and all year, Pacific University stands in support of LGBTQIA+ communities and is committed to continuing to foster a more inclusive culture of equity on our campuses and in our world.
The College of Health Professions is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2021 Diversity Endowed Scholarship: Tram Bui PA ’21, Sandra Morales PsyD ’24, and Silvia Santellano DHS ’21.  
Lavender Graduation Play Graphic
Pacific University is among 18 colleges and universities nationally being spotlighted by Campus Pride and PFLAG National at this year’s Lavender Graduation ceremony on June 5.
Jules Boykoff
Throughout the controversy over the Tokyo Games, Boykoff has been everywhere. Just this year, he has been cited or interviewed by the BBC, Reuters, the Sydney Morning Herald, the New York Times, NBC, Bloomberg, Time Magazine, the Voice of America, the Washington Post, CNBC, the Irish Times — in short, by every outlet looking for informed criticism of the Olympics.
Mapmakers Alumni Institute: Beyond Ekphrastic. Register now for this summer session. This virtual event is free and open to the public
In 1876, Pacific University celebrated one of its early commencement ceremonies with a special distinction: Pacific became one of the first universities in the United States to welcome Japanese citizens to its alumni ranks.

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