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Diabetes clinic streamlines treatment

Tabitha Rodgers

November 18, 2010

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Most people already know that diabetes forces people to adjust their eating habits. But how many know that on top of the high blood pressure and possible symptoms of increased hunger and thirst, diabetes can also lead to blindness? According...

Civic engagement volunteer making change

Alexa Block

November 3, 2010

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The Civic Engagement Center is making big strides to advance community involvement of the Pacific community and that is from the help of Kaely Summers, the Civic Engagement Coordinator. Summers is a Pacific graduate who came...

Graphic design major a possibility for Spring 2012

Alexa Block

November 3, 2010

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For students interested in graphic design, Pacific is working on establishing a graphic design major. There is still work to be done but, progress is being made to build a graphic design program for media art students. According...

LCD vs. E-Ink and Hawthorne Effect in optometry study

Tabitha Rodgers

November 3, 2010

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The Optometry department is conducting research on the benefits of backlit and non-backlit screens, however the details of the study are being kept secret to avoid the Hawthorne effect. The Hawthorne effect is based on a previous...

CGE co-chairs strive for equality

Karissa George

November 3, 2010

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Pacific’s Center for Gender Equity is responsible for planning a large number of the seminars, public speaking and entertainment events that have visited the campus over the years including the “Brown Bag Lunch Series,”...

University planning advising center

Ashleigh Simons

November 3, 2010

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Beginning in January, students will have another resource for advising questions.  The university is currently in the process of hiring a director to head a new advising center. According to Assistant Dean of Arts and Sciences...

Sustainability minor proposed

Ashleigh Simons

October 26, 2010

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A sustainability minor could be going before faculty as soon as November. Art Professor Terry O’day, who has helped develop the minor, said it will focus on issues surrounding sustainability, including civic engagement, culture,...

Pacific students devote time to tutor grade school

Alexa Block

October 26, 2010

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Pacific Students are contributing their time to a local volunteer program that helps local elementary school children with homework. A handful of Pacific students donate their time twice a week at a homework center in Forest Grove...

SHP students gain clinical practice, serve poor abroad

Stephanie Haugen

October 26, 2010

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Students of the School of Health Professions, SHP, now have the opportunity to travel to Nicaragua and Mexico for international experience. During winter break, approximately 20 students and faculty travel to Nicaragua for...

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