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Psychology dean to take the reins in July

Stephanie Haugen

March 15, 2012

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Christiane Brems, of the University of Alaska, Anchorage, will begin her duties as the new Dean of Pacific’s School of Professional Psychology in July. Brems will replace former Dean of Psychology Michel Hersen. Currently,...

School of Communication Sciences & Disorders seeks community commentary

Joe Lang

March 15, 2012

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Pacific University will hold a meeting to obtain input from its constituents and the general public on the School of Communication Sciences & Disorders’s application for pre-accreditation candidacy. The meeting, required...

Filtration systems to improve taste

Katie Sipos

March 1, 2012

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The main purposes of the water filters installed with filling stations around campus last semester are sustainability and flavor, according to Director of University Relations Joe Lang. In the fall semester of 2011, Biology...

Student insurance raises questions

Victoria Hampton

March 1, 2012

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Former student Ranee Solmonsson left Pacific University after a billing statement with a $115 health insurance charge was mailed to her in December. Being a non-degree-seeking student, Solomonsson felt there was no need for the...

Mathematics alum lands teaching job

Victoria Hampton

March 1, 2012

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Alumni Dale Blem is an example of how Pacific’s education program along with campus opportunities allow students to find fulfilling careers after graduation. Blem graduated in 2007 with a bachelor’s in mathematics. He was...

NOOKs come to Pacific’s Barnes & Noble store

Kevin Arrowsmith

March 1, 2012

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The NOOK is now available for purchase at the Pacific University Bookstore. This is the first time any type of e-reader has been for sale at the university’s Barnes & Noble store. “Many members of the campus and Forest...

Pacific buys property: land will be future home of facilities

Katie Sipos

March 1, 2012

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Pacific University recently expanded its land ownership by purchasing three properties on Sunset Drive. These properties, located at address 2342, 2352 and 2410, were short-sale homes acquired by the university at reduced cost. According...

Forbes ranks Pacific profs as 14th best nationwide

Katie Sipos

March 1, 2012

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Pacific was ranked among the top 25 schools for best professors by Forbes magazine. Out of 650 schools represented, Pacific placed 14 by statistics compiled for the national magazine’s 2011 rankings by RateMyProfessors.com The...

HPC to hold conference about elderly care today

Victoria Hampton

March 1, 2012

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The 2nd annual Caring for Frail Elders conference is coming soon to the Pacific Health Professions campus March 3. Two speakers with first-hand knowledge are set to speak at the conference. Professor of the Department of Human...

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