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Dennis Carline was named coach of the year by Comcast Sports Northwest
As a coach, teacher, mentor and father, Dennis Carline '79, MST '88 has made a profound difference in the lives of underserved kids.
Charter members of the Beta Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta
Hattie (Fannings) Gaskin ’39 came to Pacific University in 1935 after graduating from Portland’s Jefferson High School. At Pacific, she was actively involved with the Heart of Oak Yearbook, the publications council and the Theta Nu Alpha sorority, and she built relationships with friends who would remember her their entire lives.
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In episode 3 of Rising from the Margins, "The Journey to Re-establishing," staff psychologist and EDI Outreach Director Dr. Shirley Ley talks about how you can expand on your survival toolkits to incorporate things that can affirm your humanity, meaning things that give you access to the range of experiences that define your personhood.
Our daily lives have dramatically changed over the last few months. It is especially important during this time to care for your overall well-being. Join us for Kaiser Permanente's presentation June 23 on Coping with COVID-19 and Beyond. 
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Pacific’s Student Support team recently hosted a series of six virtual family chats to provide information, resources and tips via Zoom to help families with the transition to online learning this spring. Topics included career advising, student counseling support, financial aid, library support and more.
Debra Gwartney, professor of MFA writing, is a Oregon Book Award in Creative Nonfiction finalist for 2020. 
Lorely French, professor of world languages, was featured in a humanities newsletter titled Oh, The Humanities!
From President Hallick
On Monday evening, Pacific University staff members were made aware of a video posted on social media, in which a former student makes racist comments about a fellow student. We absolutely condemn this behavior.
From President Hallick
We are witnessing a seemingly unending and callous assault on the lives of Black men and women. This is not acceptable. 
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In episode 2 of Rising from the Margins, "Creating a Survival Toolkit," staff psychologist and EDI Outreach Director Dr. Shirley Ley introduces the idea of creating survival as opposed to self-care kits. The term survival does a better job at reflecting the realities of people of color.

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