The Pacific Index

Fundraising efforts reach new level

Sebastian Herr

October 12, 2017

Filed under News

2017 is shaping up to be a very gift generous year for Pacific University, with donations and pledges for fundraising already totaling over $7.1 million. “We are having a great year,” Jan Stricklin, associate vice president...

Program continues to thrive on campus

Harrison Clifford

October 12, 2017

Filed under News

On Pacific University’s Forest Grove campus, students interested in going into education can earn their Bachelor’s degree and a professional credential of a teaching license in just four years as an option in the Education...

Alumnus recalls efforts to bring gray squirrels to the Forest Grove campus

Shelby Cokeley

October 12, 2017

Filed under News

Today, Pacific University’s Forest Grove campus serves as shelter to an innumerable amount of western gray squirrels who make their homes among the tall oak trees and curious students. While current students are more than accustomed...

FGPD investigates 20 local businesses for willingness to sell alcohol to minors

Max Kirkendall

October 12, 2017

Filed under News

The Forest Grove Police Department (FGPD) recently conducted an undercover investigation of local businesses and their willingness to sell alcohol to minors. Out of the 20 businesses that were investigated, three in total were...

Forest Grove constructing new housing options for residents

Max Kirkendall

October 12, 2017

Filed under News, Top Stories

The Forest Grove community will be receiving multi-million dollar renovations and developments over the next four years. With new buildings sprouting up around town and old buildings given a face lift, many of the projects will...

Music Therapy thrives, grows in size

Melissa Hood

September 28, 2017

Filed under News

In the spring of 2017, the first wave of students with degrees in Music Therapy graduated from Pacific University. The Music Therapy program, unlike other majors, is a five-year course of study that involves a yearlong internship...

Title IX Coordinator comments on interim guidelines

Harrison Clifford

September 28, 2017

Filed under News

Under the Trump administration, the effectiveness of Title IX has been repeatedly questioned. Title IX, which was first introduced as a portion of the United States Education Amendments of 1972, states no person, on the basis...

Pacific students affected by forest fires

Sebastian Herr

September 28, 2017

Filed under News

Oregon forests have taken a beating from fires in 2017 and as a result, irregular volumes of smoke and smog have plagued cities and towns all around the state, prompting Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to declare a state of emergency on...

Enrollment Management discusses declining admission numbers

Max Kirkendall

September 28, 2017

Filed under News

Pacific University’s 2017 fall enrollment numbers were officially released Sept. 15 and unsurprisingly, the total number of Forest Grove campus undergraduates came in below last year’s mark. According to Mark Ankeny, vice...

Pacific University Press looks to expand

Maddy Kellas

September 14, 2017

Filed under News

Most students are aware of the many resources the library offers, but one service they may not know about is the Pacific University Press. Operating out of the university’s library, the Press is a publishing platform for works...

Speak up, be heard.
News