News, Media and Stories

A student's hand grabs onto a handhold at an indoor rock gym.
Even though it may be gray and rainy outside, Outdoor Pursuits encourages the Pacific University community to sign up and participate in one of the last outdoor events of the semester! Consider joining an indoor rock climbing trip, a greenland paddle-building day, or even customize your own trip! 
Thanksgiving turkey on a platter
Bon Appétit and Student Affairs have partnered together to provide a delicious Thanksgiving meal for any student that needs one. These Thanksgiving meals are also available for purchase to staff and faculty members.
A student's hand holds an Outdoor Pursuits Open Paths sticker up to the sunlight.
Beginning November 2021, Outdoor Pursuits is hiring for various positions, including Voyage leaders, coordinators, and multiple staff openings!
Joy Harjo
Poet Laureate Joy Harjo will be joining Pacific University's Visiting Writers Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28. 
SAAC executive board members in the stands holding a "thank you" sign
The second annual Athletic Giving Days was a big success.
A student carves out a piece of wood building a Greenland paddle.
While students gorge themselves on sweet treats such as caramel apples and pumpkin pie over the spooky Halloween weekend, Outdoor Pursuits also has a few sweet treats lined up in the weeks before Thanksgiving! Indoor rock climbing, greenland paddle building, and a create-your-own day trip are just some of the activities awaiting students. 
Kaiser Permanente-sponsored flu shot clinics will be on the Hillsboro and Forest Grove campuses in October. Flu shot clinics are open to faculty and staff employees and their covered family members 9 years and older. Children under 18 must have parental consent.
In lieu of the annual in-person Health and Benefits Fairs, there will be a virtual Benefits and Wellness Fair for faculty and staff from Tuesday, Oct. 26 to Friday, Oct. 29!
Study Abroad
The Office of International Programs is preparing to send students abroad in the fall of 2022 or spring of 2023, and winter or summer 2022. Students need to make an appointment to review the internal application, which has a deadline of Feb.10, 2022. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to Latin America, Europe, and other exciting locations around the globe! 
Far Away, a play by Caryl Churchill, comes to Pacific as the fall 2021 theater production. The play asks the toughest questions we're grappling with now: how our actions affect others near and far. What are we choosing to ignore? And have we made the environment irreversibly unlivable? And yet, because of the magic of Churchill’s imagery and language — and because it has the quality of a fable — we don’t want to look away.