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The poster for Pacific University's production of Orlando. The two letter O's are the symbols for male and female.
Pacific University’s Department of Theatre & Dance presents Virginia Woolf’s satirical romp through the centuries, Orlando, adapted for stage by Sarah Ruhl to run October 17-20 in the Tom Miles Theatre on the Forest Grove Campus.
Ghost Net
For four weeks, visitors to the Kathrin Cawein Gallery on Pacific University’s Forest Grove Campus can work alongside artist Emily Miller to create their own pieces made from plastic debris pulled from the ocean as well as from fishing rope and nets.
On Friday, September 20th, students, faculty, staff, alum, and community members gathered at Pacific University to mark the International Day of Peace and the Global Climate Strike. Students, with the support of the Center for a Sustainable Future at Pacific University, Pacific University Center for Peace and Spirituality, and 350PDX-Washington County Team, provided support. Hundreds showed up to take part.
Pacific University is the site for this weekend's Annual Gathering of the Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ. The Center for Peace and Spirituality will host the UCC’s return to campus.
Capacity Building Program for Study Abroad Grantees Gather at ACTFL 2019
Pacific University has been selected to receive a small grant to support the Global Scholars Program as part of the U.S. Department of State’s 2019 Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad. Pacific University is one of 21 colleges and universities from across the United States selected from over 120 applications to create, expand, and/or diversify American student mobility overseas in support of foreign policy goals. The Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by World Learning.
Marvin Bell New Poetry Collection
Incarnate: The Collected Dead Man Poems will be released in October 2019 by Copper Canyon Press: The Dead Man, Marvin Bell’s brilliant poetic invention, is an overarching consciousness, alive and dead at once, defeating time. Mystical and anonymous, The Dead Man offers searing insight into the joys, as well as the catastrophes, of fluctuating cultural and political moments. 
1984
Pacific University's Exercise Science Department is taking an active role in surveilling the audiences at performances of 1984.
Rylee Trendell working in the outdoors
Rylee Trendell '19 found Pacific to be a good fit because of his personal connections with professors, as well as the opportunity to play collegiate basketball.
Professor Anil Oommen, Interim Director of the School of Learning and Teaching at the Eugene Campus, was quoted in Washington Post Commentary on the importance of comprehensive sexual health education in elementary schools.
Moon
Pacific University cosmologist and assistant physics professor Todd Duncan was awarded $8,000 by the Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium to develop a model that illustrates the optimal orbital pattern for a spacecraft working above the lunar surface.

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