News, Media and Stories

Police Bias Training
Pacific University and the Forest Grove Police Department are challenging bias, race and policing. In October, the university hosted a private training involving scenarios about the houseless, immigrants, and a mental health crisis. Learn more about this evolving partnership that started 18 months ago.
We will be doing our annual parking lot sweeping over the Winter Break, Dec. 26-31.
From President Coyle
This weekend, the Pacific University Board of Trustees voted to rename the building currently known as Harvey W. Scott Memorial Hall. The building, which is scheduled to undergo renovations starting this spring, will be temporarily renamed Pacific Hall as the university embarks on work toward a permanent new name.
Drop off donated gloves for the Western Farm Workers Association at the HR Office by Dec. 20.
Prepare for limited Dining service starting Dec. 15
Amy Coplen
Professor Amy Coplen, the director of Pacific University’s School of Dental Hygiene Studies, was named the University of Michigan’s 2022 Dental Hygiene Alumna of the Year Award in recognition of her work to persuade the Oregon Legislature to allow the licensure of dental therapists.
Hossein Rikhtehgar Berenji
Pacific University College of Business Assistant Professor Hossein Rikhtehgar Berenji has received the Paul Lawrence Fellowship from the North American Case Research Association.
Support for veterans
Pacific University was named one of the West’s most supportive schools for military veterans by MilitarySupportiveColleges.com. It is one of three private institutions in Oregon that was highlighted for its full commitment to the Yellow Ribbon tuition program.
Student gathering
Pacific University was noted for its efforts to promote voting among its students, earning recognition as one of America’s 2022 Most Engaged Campuses by Civic Nation, a nonprofit group.

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