The Pacific Index

Alternate Perspective: Director responds to editorial and offers viewpoint on the sharing of diverse opinions

Stephanie Stokamer Ed.D., Associate Professor and Director of the McCall Center for Civic Engagement

March 7, 2019

In his February 7, 2019 letter to the editor, a fellow faculty member expressed his concerns about a campus climate of “insistence on one train of thought.” In responding to his words, I want first to say in the name of tra...

Letter to the editor

Kia Addison

October 18, 2018

It has been six generations since the end of slavery. In that time, Pacific University has withstood two world wars, the emergence of the Civil, Women’s and LGBTQ+ Movements, the invention of the airplane, telephone, televisi...

Response to “looking to science for certainty and answers”

Steven Steed

April 19, 2018

I share the common concern my fellow scholar hold regarding certainty in science, however, I would like to believe that science, in most cases, does in fact grant certainty. We must not get confused about the distinction between c...

Letter to the editor: Dean clarifies Four-Year Graduation Guarantee

Lisa Carstens, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

March 10, 2016

Pacific hopes that the newly announced Four- Year Graduation Guarantee will help prospective students and their parents appreciate the commitment Pacific makes to enabling students to complete their degrees in four years. ...

Letter to the editor: Civic Engagement Center clears up confusion

Mia Prohaska

February 25, 2016

To me, civic engagement, CE, has been a part of my everyday life at Pacific University. I have worked for the Center for Civic Engagement, CCE, for four years, plus I’m a social work major, which has about four civic e...

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