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Exterior of Washburne Hall University Center
For students remaining on campus, Starbucks and the Market are closed through Jan. 1. The dining hall reopens Jan. 5 with dinner service. Food is also available through Boxer Food Share and the Oregon Food Bank. Check out the various schedules.  
Amber Smith '20
For the second year in a row, Pacific University is the top private research university in the Pacific Northwest, according to figures collected and reported by the National Science Foundation. 
Moore
Professor Jim Moore's name pops up in a lot of news stories. He's happy to explain why.
Old College Hall
New trustees include Pacific alumnus and retired teacher and therapist Kelli Gehrs ’81, MAED ‘82, alumnus and attorney Hong Huynh ’95, Mike Henningsen Jr., retired president of Henningsen Cold Storage, and business president and Pacific parent Chuck Quinn.
Shaun Keylock '15
Shaun Keylock '15 is developing a full-length work for White Bird, the dance advocacy group. He says Pacific supported his creativity.
Even in the best of circumstances, the holiday season can bring up a variety of emotions. It can be a chance to recuperate from the stress of midterms and finals; but for others, the holidays can cause a mixture of stress and anxiety. For some it is a combination of both celebration and distress. At Pacific we care about your well-being. Here are some tips for the holiday season.
Dental Hygiene Student
Pacific's dental hygiene program has always been on the forefront of it's field, thanks in part to the leadership of founding director Lisa Rowley. Today, Rowley remains a generous supporter of dental hygiene students, and the school is piloting innovations in dental care.
Arnold Taylor '51
He played banjo, edited photos, preached sermons, and danced up a storm. We take a fond look back at the life and service of Arnold Taylor '51.
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.

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