The Pacific Index

Jimmy Webb: American songwriter talks career & what to expect for coming show

Brendan Swogger

October 10, 2019

Ahead of his concert on Oct. 12, Pacific Index reporter Brendan Swogger talked to legendary American songwriter Jimmy Webb about his career, impact, and what to expect from his show. Your career has spanned decades and had a really vast...

Surf Series makes for exciting outdoor challenge

Nicholas Stevens

October 10, 2019

Pacific University lies just an hour from the Pacific Ocean. Outdoor Pursuits (OP) here on campus offers a handful of surfing courses and excursions throughout the fall and spring, including the surf series that recently wrapp...

Voter Registration Day: Center for Civic Engagement provides voting assistance to students

Ryan Vortisch

October 10, 2019

On Sept. 24, Pacific University celebrated National Voter Registration Day. Pacific Votes, a program on campus whose goal is to aide students in practicing their democratic right to vote, organized the event sponsored by the McCa...

Comedy “Orlando” challenges students’ thoughts on gender

Lauren Fetzer

October 10, 2019

This fall, Pacific University’s drama department will be producing “Orlando,” originally adapted from Virginia Woolf’s novel by Sarah Ruhl. The production will hold showings at the Tom Miles Theater, Oct. 17 to 19 at 7:30 ...

Homecoming brings weekend deals for PacU students

Lauren Fetzer

October 10, 2019

Pacific University’s homecoming weekend provides many activities for returning alumni and newbie Boxers alike. Along with various campus events, restaurants close to campus are generously offering alumni and current student disc...

FAFSA opens: Navigating the sticky application process

Isabelle Williams

October 10, 2019

The FAFSA: an acronym that every student who has undergone the postsecondary educational process dreads from year to year.  Those five extremely daunting letters determine numerous factors of students’ education after high...

Les Tournées Film Festival to educate students, begins Oct. 10

Celeste Jones

October 10, 2019

Backpack check: notepad, pens and... popcorn? Students may want to start packing a couple extra snacks in their bags in preparation for learning via the silver screen. Throughout the next couple of months, Pacific University’s Fre...

Work-study largely dependent on individual FAFSA app

Isabelle Williams

October 10, 2019

That special time of year has finally arrived at Pacific University: when leaves have started to fall and FAFSA season has descended along with them. With financial aid on the minds of students across campus and nationwide, o...

Center guides students, faculty in their mission to go green

Josh Joireman

September 25, 2019

October is recognized internationally as Campus Sustainability Month, and the Center for a Sustainable Society at Pacific University is honoring the celebratory month with various events in and around campus. With events ranging ...

Campus Sustainability Month

Quint Iverson

September 25, 2019

Pacific University’s former dining service provider, Aramark, switched its dinnerware last November from ceramic dishware to bambooware. Less than a year later, it disappeared without a trace. The plates have been replaced with ...

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