The Pacific Index

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

Filed under Student Life

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

Filed under Student Life

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

Filed under Student Life

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...

Rocky Horror Show continues despite graduated cast

Quint Iverson

October 25, 2018

Filed under Student Life

Every year around Halloween, Pacific University holds a showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Some students may have found themselves shivering with anticipation for this year’s show, but there was one problem: the group...

French film festival returns for second year

Melissa Hood

October 25, 2018

Filed under Student Life

Pacific University is hosting the Tournées Film Festival, an event which strives to bring quality French films to American universities. This is the second year Pacific will host the event. “I’ve always been really interested...

Clubs notice drop in student involvement

Hannah Kendall

October 25, 2018

Filed under Student Life

Whether it is because of midterms or lack of interest, students are not attending events on campus. Departments and clubs dedicate copious amounts of time, effort, and money to putting on an event, only to have a few people show...

Let’s talk about managing stress

Counseling Center

October 25, 2018

Filed under Student Life

At just over halfway through fall semester, students are probably well-acquainted with stress by now. It is a feeling a lot of people experience on a university campus. But what exactly is stress? Stress is the body’s way of...

American Sign Language Club and curriculum grow

Ella Cutter

October 25, 2018

Filed under Student Life

Pacific University’s American Sign Language Club began three years ago. The class was introduced to the curriculum a year after the club came into existence. The sign language club is open to anybody who is interested. Students...

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