The Pacific Index

52nd Annual Lu’au tickets now on sale

Tyler Grant

February 17, 2012

Filed under Student Life

The annual Pacific Lu’au has been a standing tradition for 52 years now. With the 52nd Lu’au just around the corner, there has been much anticipation. The Lu’au will take place in the Stoller Center on Saturday, April...

Classic horror returns in “Woman in Black”

Carlie Deltoro

February 17, 2012

Filed under Student Life

Based on the 1983 novel by Susan Hill, “The Woman in Black” stars Daniel Radcliffe as Arthur Kipps, a lawyer sent to a small town to help sell a home recently vacated after a woman’s death. Shortly after arriving, Arthur...

Forest Grove hosts guest writers series

Stephanie Haugen

February 17, 2012

Filed under Student Life

Members of Pacific University and the Forest Grove community will continue to welcome authors from a variety a genres and backgrounds as part of this spring’s Visiting Writers Series. The series will kick off with visiting...

Alternative spring breaks made available to students

Carlie Deltoro

February 17, 2012

Filed under Student Life

For years, students have gone on service trips for an alternative spring break. This year, 12 lucky students will be going to San Francisco to help at three different service sites focused on hunger and homelessness in a city...

Students emphasize importance of voting

Matthew Yasuoka

February 17, 2012

Filed under Student Life

Across the United States, the Occupy Wall Street movement seems to have reinvigorated political activism and participation. “The Occupy Wall Street moment, which has flowered into an Occupy Together movement, has done us...

Archives used for Black History Month

Dion MacDonald

February 17, 2012

Filed under Student Life

February is Black History Month across the country. This month gives everyone the opportunity to stop and reflect on a particular set of Americans who have often been marginalized in the story of our nation. New to Pacific University’s...

Seniors count down days to commencement

Stephanie Spriggs

February 17, 2012

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Commencement is quickly approaching and many seniors are wondering what else needs to be checked off of their graduation checklist. Director of University Events Paula Thatcher and Events Coordinator Curtis Ray have all of the...

UIS improves its security methods

Kevin Arrowsmith

February 17, 2012

Filed under Student Life

University Information Services recently increased security measures to everyone’s PUNet accounts. Now when someone logs on to their PUNet account, they will notice the addition of four security questions.  Three are self-help...

Student senate holds elections for fall semester

Kathleen Rohde

February 17, 2012

Filed under Student Life

The College of Arts and Sciences Student Senate is finishing as many projects it can before elections are held for a new group of students to take charge of change at Pacific. “We want to move out of our infancy stage,”...

CGE takes on controversial production

Tiara Herr

February 17, 2012

Filed under Student Life

Every year, Pacific’s Center for Gender Equity (CGE) puts on a production that uses the material of the play to explore their mission. Usually, the annual CGE play alternates between “The Laramie Project” by Moisés Kaufman...

Group seeks connections with outside community

Karissa George

February 7, 2012

Filed under Student Life

Local organization Adelante Mujeres will be celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. Within those 10 years, Adelante Mujeres has regularly been involved with the student population at Pacific University and, more specifically,...

MLK becomes official paid holiday for employees

Tiara Herr

February 7, 2012

Filed under Student Life

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2012 marked a happy day for Pacific students and faculty alike. While students had a three-day weekend, faculty and staff had enjoyed policy change that resulted in a paid holiday. In January of 2011,...

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