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Poet Dorianne Lux
Pacific University is pleased to announce that Dorianne Laux will be serving on the Board of Chancellors for the Academy of American Poets. This is a distinction shared by just 115 poets since the board was formed in 1946 and includes fellow MFA faculty members Ellen Bass and Kwame Dawes.
Public Health Update
Pacific is updating its travel recommendations to minimize exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
From President Hallick
Pacific will waive application fees for Concordia students. Undergraduates in good standing at Concordia, as well as accepted incoming undergrads, will be accepted for admission and will qualify for merit scholarships from $12,000 to $24,000 per year.
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English Literature and and Creative Writing majors have been selected to present original work at the 2020 Sigma Tau Delta International Convention as well as the National Conference on Undergraduate Research this March. 
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The Department of English is pleased to announce the newest membership of Alpha Chi Omega, Pacific University's chapter of the internal Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society. The 2020 class includes six students in Art History, Creative Writing, Editing & Publishing, English Literature, and Spanish majors and minors.
Pacific's campuses remain open and classes are proceeding as normal. There are no cases of COVID-19 identified at Pacific. Find updates about international clinical placements, as well as resources for faculty members to learn about alternate teaching delivery methods. Learn more about when and if to stay home.
Teacher
Pacific University’s teacher preparation programs recently received three commendations from Oregon’s Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.
Six students from the Master of Social Work program participated in a 20-day immersion course in Merida, Mexico during winter break. The focus of the course was to learn more about what social services and advocacy groups are available in the Yucatan area, and Merida in particular, and where there may be gaps in services.
COVID-19 Fast Facts
There is no increased risk at Pacific. Follow preventive measures. Stay home if you are sick. Pacific is monitoring travel advisories. Disease does not discriminate — neither do Boxers. Find more information and updates at pacificu.edu/coronavirus.
Ally Govi
Ally Govi '20 is an international student from Italy who transferred to Pacific University's College of Business after attending Kapiolani Community College.

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