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This competitive award program honors the contributions made by Dr. Gabelnick during her term as president of Pacific by providing up to $1,000 for projects or programs designed to engage students and faculty in the pursuit of community service and altruism.
Save the date for in-person and virtual World Café sessions. This is your best opportunity to provide your input for Pacific University’s strategic plan. Sessions will be available in Hillsboro on May 9, Forest Grove on May 10, and virtually on May 11. Employees also will receive a survey for additional input.
Pacific University's Master of Fine Arts program hosted novelist Chang-rae Lee in a conversation with Michael Hahn MFA '23 as part of the Mapmakers Alumni Institute. The MFA program is proud to share a video of the online presentation.
President Jenny Coyle
On Thursday, March 9, 2023, Pacific University celebrated the installation of Jennifer Coyle '90, OD '93, MS '00 as its 18th president. A week-long showcase of special events preceded the inauguration ceremony, highlighting the mission of Pacific and the amazing contributions of its people. 
Bring your inspiration to the 2023 Inspired Ideas Competition hosted by the Berglund Center. All degree-seeking students at Pacific University are encouraged to register by Friday. Winners receive scholarships and opportunities to turn their prototypes into reality. Please note the competition start time of 10 a.m. Saturday, April 22.
The Queer Experience
The 1990s was a watershed period for LGBTQ+ rights across the country. In Oregon and at Pacific, incremental gains were accomplished amid a climate of of fear and hostility. Through the social and institutional challenges, progress continued. Today, the university works to celebrate diversity.
Athletics is hosting its first Junior Boxer All-Sports Camp in June! This summer camp is for children entering first through eighth grade. Campers will get an opportunity to experience a wide variety of sports led by Pacific's own coaching staff and student-athletes.
Celebrate Earth Day with live music, free earth-friendly snacks, a gift basket giveaway, a beer garden for students ages 21 and over, and more! Join us from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22, on the Marsh East Lawn, or on the UC patio if it rains. 
Marsh Hall
Over the last 30 years at Pacific, programs were added and expanded; enrollment grew. The vast majority — about 80 percent — of Pacific’s living alumni attended the university in the last 30 years. Now scattered from Washington County, Oregon, to points around the planet, they represent an increased diversity of disciplines and experiences, as well as after-graduation achievement.
Olivia Barrows
Global opportunities have long been a part of the Pacific University experience, and they are on the rise.