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Pacific University News Capsule - 08/15/19

Here's what's happening at Pacific University campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn as we gear up for the Fall term:

Pacific Celebrates Health Professions Graduates

Chascity-Mae Sarmiento ’19 Knew She "Really Wanted to Help People"

'Our Whole Family is a Boxer Family'

Coming Events

Voyages — Aug. 17 - 21

Dental Hygiene First Day of Classes — Aug. 19

Volleyball Super Scrimmage — Aug. 20

Occupational Therapy Orientation — Aug. 21 - 23

Physical Therapy Orientation — Aug. 22

School of Learning and Teaching Orientation — Aug. 22

Undergraduate Orientation — Aug. 22 - 25

Optometry Convocation — Aug. 22

Undergraduate Convocation — Aug. 23

Master of Social Work Orientation — Aug. 23

Students of Color Brunch — Aug. 24

First Day of Courses — Aug. 26

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Pacific University is a diverse learning community, where students thrive in a personal academic environment. Students study in a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, health professions and optometry. Located in Oregon, Pacific serves a diverse population of more than 3,900 students, with campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn, as well as healthcare clinics throughout the Portland area. Pacific is currently ranked the No. 1 private research university in the Pacific Northwest and is also committed to civic engagement, sustainability and interprofessional education as part of its core teaching philosophy.

Pacific University News Capsule - 08/08/19

Here's the latest from Pacific University, where we're preparing for August Commencement this weekend and the start of the Fall semester soon afterward:

The Princeton Review Puts Pacific Among the 2020 Best in the West

Pacific Presents 26th Annual Performing Arts Series

Nick Buekea Learns Occupational Therapy From the Inside

Pacific University College of Education's MAT STEM Program receives $1.4 Million Grant from NSF 

Physical Therapy Faculty Earn Board Certification

Pacific Professor Studies How Ecological Conditions Affect Animal Behavior

Coming Events

School of Occupational Therapy Pinning Ceremony

Dental Hygiene Studies Recognition Ceremony

August Commencement 2019

Voyages

Volleyball Super Scrimmage

Orientation | Undergraduates

Convocation

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Pacific University is a diverse learning community, where students thrive in a personal academic environment. Students study in a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, health professions and optometry. Located in Oregon, Pacific serves a diverse population of more than 3,900 students, with campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn, as well as healthcare clinics throughout the Portland area. Pacific is currently ranked the No. 1 private research university in the Pacific Northwest and is also committed to civic engagement, sustainability and interprofessional education as part of its core teaching philosophy.

Pacific University Presents 26th Annual Performing Arts Series - 08/02/19

Tickets are now on sale for the 26th annual Pacific University Performing Arts Series.

The five-concert lineup brings some of the finest musicians from around the world to Forest Grove.

The series kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 12 with An Evening with Jimmy Webb. The legendary American songwriter, composer and singer is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and winner of multiple songwriting honors. He wrote hits including “Up, Up and Away,” “Wichita Lineman,” “MacArthur Park,” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” the third most-performed song from 1940 to 1990.

On Nov. 9, Scottish folk-rock musician Al Stewart brings his combination of folk and rock to Pacific’s Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center. Best known for his hits “Year of the Cat,” “Roads to Moscow,” “Eyes of Nostradamus” and “Time Passages,” he has released 16 studio and three live albums.

Pacific presents the Hawaiian guitar trio Waipuna on Feb. 8. The group’s one-of-a-kind sound expands the boundaries and expectations of traditional island music with a combination of various musical genres.

On March 7, enjoy the trio Vishtén as they blend traditional French songs in a fusion of Celtic and Acadian genres, modern rock sensibilities and indie-folk influences. The Canadian group hails from Prince Edward Island and has been heralded as an ambassador of Francophone culture around the world.

The series concludes with Canadian folk pair Dala on April 4. The darlings of the Canadian music scene, Dala was named the vocal group of the year in 2010 and tour extensively, carrying their brand of acoustic pop throughout North America.

All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center at Pacific’s Forest Grove Campus.

Individual tickets are $28 each, with discounts for seniors, students, and Pacific employees. For the first time this year, individual tickets are available for purchase online at pacificu.edu/performingarts.

Season subscriptions also are available. A five-show subscription is $120 ($24 per show). A three- or four-show subscription is $25 per show. To purchase a multi-show subscription, contact the Box Office at 503-352-2918 or oxoffice@pacificu.edu">boxoffice@pacificu.edu.

The Performing Arts Series has been an entertainment staple in Washington County since 1994 and has featured performances by some of the most recognized names in America, including Ed Asner (2013), Roger McGuinn of The Byrds (2017 and 2003), The von Trapps (2014), the Vienna Chor Boys (2011), and Pink Martini (2006).

The 2019-2020 Pacific University Performing Arts Series is sponsored by Tuality Healthcare — an OHSU Partner — and U.S. Bank, with additional support from Wauna Credit Union and Xfinity On Campus.

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Pacific University, located in Oregon, offers a diverse combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, health professions, and optometry. The No. 1 private research university in the Northwest, Pacific is committed to advancing discovery and inspiring students to think, care, create, and pursue justice in our world.  
 

Pacific University Celebrates August Commencement - 07/31/19

Pacific University hosts its August Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 10, on the Forest Grove Campus. The ceremony celebrates the graduation of about 316 students in the university’s College of Health Professions, as they earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in clinical and professional fields.

Ceremony Details

The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. on the Marsh Hall East Lawn. Commencement is open to the public, and no tickets are required. Degree presentations will include:

School of Audiology
Doctor of Audiology
School of Dental Hygiene Studies
Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene
School of Graduate Psychology
Master of Arts/Science in Applied Psychological Science
Master of Arts/Science in Clinical Psychology
Doctor of Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology
School of Healthcare Administration & Leadership
Bachelor of Health Science
Master of Healthcare Administration
School of Occupational Therapy
Doctor of Occupational Therapy
School of Physician Assistant Studies
Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

(Other schools in the College of Health Professions include the School of Pharmacy and the School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training, which each present degrees at Pacific’s May Commencement exercises.)

Guest Information

Ceremonies are held on the Marsh Hall East Lawn on the Forest Grove Campus. Campus parking lots are open with no permits needed. Getting Around

Seating opens about one hour before the ceremony and is on a first-come, first-served basis. No tickets are required. Seating Information

Accessible seating is available. Accessible parking and campus shuttles also are available throughout the day. Accessibility Information

The ceremonies are held outdoors, rain or shine. Most seats are shaded by the oak trees overhead, but there is no cover over the ceremony. Guests are advised to check the weather and dress accordingly. Weather Information

The ceremony is streamed live, with captions, online at pacificu.edu/tv for those who cannot attend in person or who would like to watch from elsewhere on campus, or who need closed captioning. The ceremony also will be available on Facebook Live.

Starbucks and the Bookstore in the University Center will both be open for the day. Amenity Information

Media Information

We welcome professional media coverage of August Commencement. If you would like to attend the ceremony, speak with graduates and families, and/or capture footage or photos, please contact Jenni Luckett at jluckett@pacificu.edu or 503-352-3006 in advance to make arrangements.