News, Media and Stories

Dental work
Pacific University faculty members and supporters have advocated for several years for recognition for a new class of dental care provider. This month, the Oregon Legislature signed on.
Class of 2023 physician assistant students
Oregon will lift most COVID-19 restrictions this week, and Pacific University is excited for the opportunity to take more steps back to normal operations, including teaching and learning, research, student support, and campus events. Effective July 1, most campus protocols will expire, including mask and physical distancing mandates. Campuses will reopen to the public, and we will begin the transition back to full capacity in classrooms and other operations.
Marsh Lawn
One Woman, Too Much is an hour-long play about the juggling act of a single working mom. The play is written and produced by Ellen Margolis, the chair of the Pacific University Theatre & Dance Department. 
Weather Alert
Pacific University campuses remain open Monday, June 28, but employees and students should take precautions due to excessive heat
Students outside on hammocks
An excessive heat watch is in effect for Oregon, much of Washington and parts of Idaho, excluding the coast, from Friday afternoon to Monday evening. Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities. Be prepared will local resources.
water droplet
Pacific is working with the city of Forest Grove to conserve water. Beginning Monday, June 20, the university is shutting down the irrigation system on the Forest Grove Campus and will not be watering the lawn or plants for approximately one week. Water will still be available to students on campus in summer housing.
Twenty years ago, Gina Bell ʼ00 was building roads and diversifying crops with the Peace Corps in Paraguay. She didn’t expect this work to lead to her current managerial position with the city of Dubuque.
Jonathyn Hyde EdD
Student Affairs is excited to announce Jonathon Hyde, EdD as its new Dean of Students. Dr. Hyde brings twenty years of progressively responsible student affairs experience at a variety of universities, including private, public, land-grant, Ivy League and flagship institutions.
Mindfulness
Students registered with the College of Health Professions, plus CHP faculty and staff, are invited to a free eight-week program incorporating mindfulness-based stress reduction, resilience, and mindful communication techniques geared towards health care professionals and students. Register for a June 30 orientation. Classes begin July 7. 
Juneteenth marks the date that the last enslaved people in America learned of their freedom on June 19, 1865, more than two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Please join Pacific University for a day filled with thought-provoking discussions and celebrations!

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