The Pacific Index

Record number of women elected in midterms

Hanin Najjar

November 29, 2018

Filed under Student Life

The 2018 United States midterm election was a historic election with a record number of women elected to office, many firsts for minorities and success for communities of color. The Democratic Party won the back the House of Repre...

Women from Pacific and Forest Grove to talk at Tedx: Women

Melissa Hood

November 29, 2018

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Pacific University senior Julio Montelongo is partnering with TED for his practicum. Next in the series of TEDx talks at Pacific is TEDx PacificUWomen: Showing Up, TEDWomen 2018. “[Julio has] been putting on different events...

Choir prepares for Holiday Concert

Melissa Hood

November 29, 2018

Filed under Student Life

Pacific University choir, chamber choir, a tenor-bass choir, a soprano-alto choir, and the acapella groups Voce Femme and Splendid Audacity will all be performing at this year’s Holiday concert. “We’re going to have six...

Puppies on the Patio returns

Quint Iverson

November 29, 2018

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With a larger budget for the year, Pacific University’s Campus Wellness office had more money to expand its yearly de-stressing Puppies on the Patio event. The original plan for expansion was to replicate the yearly May Day...

Pacific holds conduct hearings to personalize student sanctions

Hannah Kendall

November 29, 2018

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Pacific University does not always have clear, set-in-stone consequences for when a student is found in violation of a policy. Many students want to know exactly what will happen if they are documented for alcohol or noise violations,...

AMIGOS Eyecare: Group prepares for trips to China and Senegal

Michael Arakawa

November 9, 2018

Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

After months of planning and fundraising, the optometry graduate students in Pacific University’s AMIGOS Eye Care Program are almost ready for their upcoming service trips to China and Senegal in December.   The graduate...

Students start classes with new core system

Sebastian Herr

November 9, 2018

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This academic year begins the implementation of new core requirements and gets rid of focal studies for incoming and transfer students and current students who wish to switch to the new catalog. Basic requirements have largely...

Health professions programs continue to grow in size, even without nursing

Shelby Cokeley, Editor

November 9, 2018

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Pacific University’s College of of Health Professions began in Forest Grove, Ore. in 2004 and has continued to rapidly expand over the years. Over time it has grown to include eight schools, adding the schools of Audiology, D...

Empty Bowls: Pacific Community comes together to help feed homeless

Shelby Cokeley, Editor

November 9, 2018

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The Pacific University Studio Arts Department and students enrolled in the Kitchen to Table course welcome all to become involved in the Empty Bowls charity sale occuring the weekend of Nov. 16 to 18. The event will be held a...

Sarah Phillips named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Shelby Cokeley, Editor

November 9, 2018

Filed under Student Life

On Oct. 24 Sarah Phillips was named dean of the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) after serving as interim dean for the past 16 months. With the announcement, Phillips also agreed to continue the post for at least the next ...

Camera crews return for another season of filming

Sebastian Herr

November 9, 2018

Filed under Student Life

Television shows on filming on campus has disrupted campus life before but Pacific University has made a few changes to ensure future shoots go smoother and provide students with learning opportunities. Recently, the spin-off...

Todd Green presents lecture on Islamophobia

Hanin Najar

October 30, 2018

Filed under Student Life

The Center for Peace and Spirituality (CPAS) hosted author Todd Green on Oct. 15 to talk about Islamophobia and his new book “Presumed Guilty: Why we shouldn’t ask muslims to condemn terrorism.” Green is a Professor of Religion at Luther C...

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