The Pacific Index

Seniors count down days to commencement

Stephanie Spriggs

February 17, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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,...

Speech and debate continues to progress

Tiara Herr

February 7, 2012

January has been a busy month for the Pacific University Speech and Debate team. In January alone, the team hosted two speech and debate tournaments: one for high school students and one for college students. The Hap Hingston...

High schoolers visit campus for Pacesetters

Victoria Hampton

February 7, 2012

Do you remember spring semester of your high school senior year? Remember the stress of filling out scholarships and trying to finish your homework although senioritis had officially kicked in? For some of you, that spring semester...

Performing arts departments unite

Stephanie Haugen

February 7, 2012

Pacific students in the music, theatre and dance departments are stepping into sin this week. Student performers in varied disciplines are coming together to bring the PG-13 musical 7 Deadly Sins to the stage tonight and Friday...

Winter travel course combines science with culture

Karissa George

January 19, 2012

Although many Pacific students returning to campus have just completed a long winter break, winter term gives students an opportunity to continue their education off campus. Each year, a number of the courses offered during winter...

Returning OMSI exhibit a success

Victoria Hampton

December 8, 2011

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...

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