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MFA faculty Chris Abani is among the finalists for the 2024 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. This prestigious prize recognizes significant contributions to world literature and has a history as a lead-up to the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Last call for employees working in Pacific Hall to pack up their offices by the end of day. Contractors will be on-site Friday, May 26, to start prepping for construction the following week. 
All faculty and staff are invited to participate in a survey as part of Pacific’s strategic planning process. Complete the survey by June 4!
The Pacific University School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training honored its 2023 physical therapy graduates on May 19.
The Pacific University College of Optometry presented awards to some of its top optometry graduates on May 19.
Pacific University's School of Pharmacy celebrated its Class of 2023 graduates at an awards ceremony on May 19. 
The Pacific University School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training recognized some of its top 2023 athletic training graduates on May 19. 
Bring your work gloves and join colleagues at the Barbara Story Memorial Garden for a sprucing up party. We'll provide the tools and fun. Mark your calendar for Thursday, June 8, and get ready to dig in the dirt!
2023 undergraduate student award winners
Pacific University’s colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business and Education honored its 2023 undergraduate students on May 17.
On May 5, 2023, the World Health Organization officially declared an end to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.  This was the last remaining emergency declaration for the COVID-19 pandemic that spanned just over three years. This declaration does not mean that the virus suddenly disappeared, in fact medical experts say it's here to stay but with new protocols, vaccines and a little bit better understanding of the virus than we had three years ago it is no longer considered a global emergency.