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Holiday Season Service Opportunities

Staff Senate is pleased to share events that help staff give back this season. If your student/staff/faculty organization wants to highlight an opportunity, send your information to


Boxer Excellence Week

November 28-December 5
Boxer Excellence Week is an enhancement on Boxer Giving Day. This week-long campaign focused on unrestricted support will kick-off on Giving Tuesday and extend for seven days, allowing us to dedicate a full day to each college’s Excellence Fund. Watch for more details to come!

Centro Cultural Christmas Baskets - Student Multicultural Center

Students are collecting food for the Centro Cultural Christmas Basket program through December 11th. Basket supplies can be dropped off at Scott Hall 107 or SMC students will come pick up. Contact Lishao Chen for more information. Items needed include, canned corn, canned tuna, canned tomato sauce, pasta, rice, beans, peanut butter, cereal/oatmeal, cookies, bread, oil, sugar, shampoo, toothpaste and tooth brushes.

Boxer Holiday Breakfasts

Hillsboro Campus (HPC2 Atrium): Thursday, 12/7/17, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Forest Grove (MPR, Washburne Hall): Tuesday, 12/12/17, 7:15 - 9:15 a.m.

Faculty and Staff are invited to join their colleagues for a holiday celebration breakfast. The Forest Grove event will collect food donations for the Pacific Food Pantry (located in Scott Hall) and the Hillsboro event will collect toys for the Hillsboro Fire Department toy drive. Watch for an email invite to RSVP for this event. Questions? Email Staff and Faculty at Eugene, Woodburn or clinic locations, please contact Lois Hornberger to find out how to schedule an event for your location.

Hillsboro Poster - English | Hillsboro Poster - Spanish
Forest Grove Poster - English | Forest Grove Poster - Spanish

Halloween Extravaganza – Sponsored by Staff Senate Idea Committee

Thanks to all who participated in the Halloween Extravaganza! Winners are posted in the slide show: Halloween 2017 Slide Show


Boxer Boosts

We invite all staff to join us for these sponsored treat breaks. They are a great opportunity to network with co-workers and share with Staff Senators. The Staff Senate thanks Aramark for providing generous donations to our Boxer Boosts.  

2017-2018 Boxer Boosts are as scheduled for the following Thursdays (locations will be updated soon!)

Date FG Location Hillsboro Location Time
October 19, 2017 MPR (University Center) Creighton Hall 502 3-4 p.m.
November 17, 2017 (Friday) MPR (University Center) Creighton Hall 517 3-4 p.m.
December 14, 2017 Boxer Pause (University Center) Creighton Hall 502 3-4 p.m
January 18, 2018 Boxer Pause (University Center) Creighton Hall 502 3-4 p.m
February 15, 2018 Boxer Pause (University Center) Creighton Hall 502 3-4 p.m
March 15, 2018 Boxer Pause (University Center) Creighton Hall 502 3-4 p.m
April 19, 2018 Boxer Pause (University Center) Creighton Hall 502 3-4 p.m
May 24, 2018 Boxer Pause (University Center) Creighton Hall 502 3-4 p.m.


Professional Development Opportunities

Interest Groups

Preparedness Lunches
Thursdays, Noon - 1 p.m.
Scott Hall, 219

This informal special interest group will meet weekly. Topics available by email. Contact for more information..

Crafter’s Lunch Break
Bring a lunch, a personal craft project, craft supplies and your crafty self! Gather with your crafty co-workers once a week to finish those half-finished yarn projects, overdue art cards, much-needed mending and those scrapbooks you’ve been meaning to do for years. It’s amazing what can be accomplished over the lunch hour. To learn more about dates and locations, please contact Deni Cadd or x3096.

Health & Wellness Opportunities

Fridays, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Starting Sept. 8)
Warner Hall - Room 4: Free Yoga class for all current Pacific students, faculty and staff.
Hosted by Pacific Intramurals & Recreation, instructor is Lila Martin-Bergroth.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Starting Sept. 5)
MPR or the Milky Way: see for specific dates/rooms
Free Zumba class for all current Pacific students, faculty and staff.
Hosted by Pacific Intramurals & Recreation, instructor is Candice Begg.

Pick-up Basketball
Fridays, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Stoller Gym
*Drop-In, no sign-ups

Fitness Center Hours (Stoller)
Monday – Thursday: 7:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Angela Moberg, Director of Recreation and Intramurals

Send Your Suggestions to the Staff Senate

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