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The university's Veterans Resource Center, and new scholarships for Pacific student-veterans, were made possible by a World War II veterans who believes strongly in the importance of education.
Student Rachel Araiza
Research is like a puzzle for Rachel Araiza ’22. “I like trying to figure out what’s going on and being the first to figure it out,” said Araiza. A love of the outdoors and biology led her to the Fernhill Wetlands in Forest Grove to examine the eating habits of the bullfrogs that live in the wetlands.
veterans day at Pacific
The Forest Grove and Hillsboro campuses will be a little quieter on Monday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day. Pacific University is moving toward making Veterans Day a university-wide holiday. This year is a transition year, in which some offices and programs will be closed while others remain open. Please check with your program to verify if classes are in session. Food Service will be open for business as usual.
veterans day at Pacific
Monday, Nov. 11 marks the 101st anniversary of the armistice that ended the fighting in World War I. Traditionally, bells are rung at 11 a.m. on Veterans Day in honor of all who served in the military. There are a number of observances you can take part in between now and Nov. 11 In Forest Grove, Cornelius and Hillsboro.
students talking about research project
Pacific is the No. 1 private research university in the Pacific Northwest, and as such, has a reputation for mentoring its undergraduate students especially in the areas of scientific and creative research. On Tuesday, Nov. 12, a distinguished alumni panel will open the Undergraduate Research Conference and talk to students about their career path since graduating from Pacific and how their undergraduate research experience contributed to their profession.  
Center for Civic Engagement
Pacific University's McCall Center for Civic Engagement, in conjunction with Oregon Humanities, has drawn attention for guiding public discussions on topics of common interest, such as last month's forum on "What does it mean to be an American?"
Students and staff from Pacific’s Master of Social Work program and the School of Learning & Teaching took part in the Out of the Darkness Walk in Eugene, OR alongside more than 750 participants community members, to show their support for suicide awareness and prevention.
Winter and Spring 2020 advising and registration is underway. Don’t recall your registration date? Students can look up their registration date at Boxer Online. 
Lupe Flores
For Guadalupe “Lupe” Flores ’21, Pacific University is a sort of cultural and academic bridge between her family’s rural past and her promising future.
Jana Peterson-Besse & student Jessica Knoll
A new study raises awareness about the need for better prenatal healthcare and supports for women with disabilities. This research, from a Pacific University faculty member and an undergraduate student, looked at social media as a source of social support for pregnant women with disabilities.

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