The Pacific Index

Returning OMSI exhibit a success

Victoria Hampton

December 8, 2011

Filed under Student Life

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry exhibit “Body Worlds & The Brain” is a trip that will leave any onlooker with a sense of mystification. Real, preserved human bodies are on display, letting people get up-close...

Thefts put Outback’s free bike program on hold

Kevin Arrowsmith

December 8, 2011

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The bikes for Pacific Outback’s Afree program have been pulled out of circulation while association members address concerns about theft and misuse. The Afree program started three years ago with six bikes and a plan to add...

Technology center continues making updates

Carlie Deltoro

December 8, 2011

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From Nov. 14 up through Thanksgiving break, University Information Services upgraded and merged Boxer Apps with several other services available to students through Google Apps for Education. The first change was making the...

Residence Life urges students to follow checkout procedure

Victoria Hampton

December 8, 2011

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As students gear up for a much-needed winter break, there are a few things that need to be remembered before packing up bags and racing off campus. The Director of Residence Life Ryan Aiello and Director of Housing Lisa Geraci...

Career coach gives tips for interviewing

Korina Kaio-Maddox

December 8, 2011

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According to a New York Times article, employment rates for new college graduates have fallen sharply in the last two years and only half of the jobs landed by new graduates even require a college degree. So, it’s no wonder...

Guest poet inspires students

Victoria Hampton

November 10, 2011

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Many opportunities present themselves on Pacific University’s campus for students to experience different styles of writing and view life in a new light through an author’s eyes. Tess Gallagher, ranked one of America’s...

Speech and debate begins year strong

Korina Kaio-Maddox

November 10, 2011

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The Pacific Speech and Debate team is off to a strong start for the 2011-12 season. So far, the team has participated in three tournaments. On Oct. 1-2 the team finished second overall out of more than 10 teams at the Virginia...

Library uses displays for hate crime awareness

Tiara Herr

November 10, 2011

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The last week of October is known nationally as Open Access Week. The purpose of this week is to improve student, professor and public access to information. The cost of scholarly journals has skyrocketed in the last decade, particularly...

Freshmen take guidance on declaring a major

Carlie Deltoro

November 10, 2011

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Held in the MPR last week, the Freshman Major Fair was busy from start to finish. The room was filled with tables and display boards manned by professors and students majoring in the subjects they were dedicated to, discussing...

New Depp comedy comes in second to cartoon sequel

Tyler Grant

November 10, 2011

Filed under Student Life

The movie “Rum Diary,” featuring a well-equipped and versatile actor, Johnny Depp, fell flat on its face in theatres during its opening weekend. Despite its initial praise, the “Rum Diary” finished fifth this weekend...

Speaker makes connections between food and environment

Carlie Deltoro

October 27, 2011

Filed under Student Life

On Oct. 17, the President of Northwest Veg and Senior Research Analyst at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Peter Spendelow visited campus to talk about food in the environment. Between 30 and 40 students attended...

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