News, Media and Stories

Horizontal Logo for the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
Pacific University recently received a grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust for the Boxer Makerspace.
Alumna Leigh Camacho's forthcoming debut collection from Black Lawrence Press, Moon Trees and Other Orphans, has won the St. Lawrence Book Award and will debut on Oct. 31, 2019. 
 The Stoller Center parking lots will be closed Saturday, Oct. 19, 7 a.m. -7 p.m. for a Boxer football game. Barriers, vendor tents and other equipment will be set up at that time and there will be no thru traffic.
Mike Steele
An award from the Knute Rockne Society; a book coming out this winter; and induction into the U.S. Handball Hall of Fame: It's another month in the life of Professor Emeritus Mike Steele.
Dance and symphony members
A play about gender shifting spanning centuries, fluid movement from choreographers, and the sounds of jazz, a choir, and “Amazing Grace.” These are just some of the highlights of Pacific University’s 2019 Fall Theatre, Dance and Concert Season.
MSAT Students Participate in Interprofessional Practice Activity
Under the direction of Pacific University Athletic Training faculty member Dr. Jess Moore, the students of the Athletic Training Program participated with special educators and physical therapists as part of an interprofessional medical staff at the 2019 Special Olympics Youth Games on the Nike Campus in Beaverton, Oregon.
A cartoon graphic of hands signing ASL
For the first time, Pacific University Theatre will feature certified American Sign Language interpreters to sign during the Sunday matinee performance of Orlando. This is an important step for accessibility to events on campus, and one that theatre faculty and staff have long wanted to make a reality.
Optometry students screening vision patient.
Pacific University's College of Optometry has been partnering with Northwest Family Services since 2015, providing critical vision services to underserved populations including dilated vision screenings and eyeglasses.
Kwame Dawes New Book
Kwame Dawes is not a native Nebraskan. Born in Ghana, he later moved to Jamaica, where he spent most of his childhood and early adulthood. In 1992 he relocated to the United States and eventually found himself an American living in Lincoln, Nebraska. In Nebraska, a beautiful and evocative collection of poems, Dawes explores a theme constant in his work—the intersection of memory, home, and artistic invention. The poems, set against the backdrop of Nebraska’s discrete cycle of seasons, are meditative even as they search for a sense of place in a new landscape. While he shovels snow or walks in the bitter cold to his car, he is engulfed with memories of Kingston, yet when he travels, he finds himself longing for the open space of the plains and the first snowfall. With a strong sense of place and haunting memories, Dawes grapples with life in Nebraska as a transplant.
MFA Booth at the PDX Book Festival
Please join the Pacific MFA in Writing program at the Portland Book Festival on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Located at the Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues, the Portland Book Festival is the largest celebration of books and storytelling in the Pacific Northwest.

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