Pacific Magazine

The mission of Pacific University is to inspire students who think, care, create, and pursue justice in the world. At Pacific magazine, our mission is to share the stories of the people who live out that mission every day.

We hope that the stories you read, the pictures you see, the videos you watch, and the conversations you engage in — both in the printed magazine and online — help bring a piece of Pacific University into your home.


In this Edition

Spring 2021 Pacific Magazine Cover

Why Art Matters, Especially In Troubled Times | What softens these hard edges? What provides inspiration, hope and common ground? We celebrate how creative expression can flourish in even unlikely places, from digital screens to grassy amphitheaters, to a bombed-out building in the former Yugoslavia. 

Virtually Here | Pacific University artistic expression and performances continue even at a distance. From the NHOH Ho‘omau to concerts, find performances to enjoy from home.


Spring 2021 | Vol. 54 No. 1
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AAPI Month graphic

Pacific University, the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and the Student Multicultural Center in collaboration with university partners, proudly celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May.

Heidi Nielsen

There’s no telling where an art degree will take you. Just ask Heidi Nielsen ’96.

Hands on piano

We may find comfort and a restored sense of wonder in any of these forms of artistic expression.