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Pacific University News Capsule - 11/07/19

 

 

 

Greetings from Pacific University where we're always a little ahead of time, even when we've turned back the clocks.

Here's some news from our campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Woodburn, Portland and Eugene:

Guadalupe Flores '21 and Favian Campos-Pena '20 Awarded Golden Guard Scholarships

Students and staff support Out of the Darkness Walk in Eugene

And here are some things coming up in the coming week:

Open Forum with President Hallick
Nov. 7, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m. | UC Lounge

Sway: Drawing by Kate Lund
Through November, 1 - 5 p.m. | Scott Hall, Cawein Gallery

Teatro Milagro at The Vault Theatre
Nov. 7, 7-9 p.m. | Vault Theatre, Hillsboro

2019 First-Generation Student Success Conference 
Nov. 8, Noon - 6 p.m. | U.C. Multi-Purpose Room

JV Volleyball vs Linfield College JV 
Nov. 8, 3 - 5 p.m. | Stoller Center, Gym 123

Volleyball vs Linfield College 
Nov. 8, 7 p.m. | Stoller Center, Gym 123

Jazz Nite
Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. | Taylor-Meade Peforming Arts Center

Volleyball vs Willamette University
Nov. 9, 6 p.m. | Stoller Center, Gym 123

Al Stewart  | Performing Arts Series
Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. | Taylor-Meade Peforming Arts Center

Women's Soccer vs University of Puget Sound
Nov. 10, Noon - 2 p.m. | Hanson Stadium

Women's Wrestling - Mike Clock Open
Nov. 10, 2 - 6 p.m. | Stoller Center, Gym 123

Symphonic Band Fall Concert
Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. | Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center

Veterans Day
Nov. 11, All Day | University Closed

Pacific University Undergraduate Research Conference
Nov. 12, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Murdock Hall, McGill Auditorium 118, Scott Hall

Beyond Fake News: How We Can Find Accurate Information about the World
Nov. 12, 5:30 - 7 p.m. | Forest Grove Senior Community Center, Brockman Room

Storyteller Esther Stutzman
Nov. 13, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. | Taylor Auditorium 216

Open Forum & Speaker Panel on the Oppresion of Minority Groups
Nov. 14, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | U.C., Lounge 204

Alumni Remembrance Ceremony
Nov. 14, Noon | Old College Hall

State of the University Address
Nov. 14, 3 - 4:30 p.m. | U.C., Multi-Purpose Room, HPC2, Room 204, Hillsboro

2019 Autumn Choreographers Concert
Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m. | Warner Hall, Tom Miles Theatre

— pacificu.edu —

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 - 10/31/19

Hallowe'en greetings from Pacific University, where nobody feels ghosted. Here's some of what's been happening around here:

Pacific University and Lane Community College to Form Partnership

Pacific Research Looks at the Role of Social Media Supports for Pregnant Women with Disabilities

Gamma Sigma Alumni Launch New Scholarship for Speech/Debate Students

Artist and Former Wildfire Fighter Kate Lund Addresses Nature With Exhibit at Pacific's Cawein Gallery

Beach cleanups scheduled for Pacific City and Sauvie Island

And here are some coming events:

Hall-O-Safe
Oct. 31, 4-7 p.m. | UC

Philosophy Department Halloween Party
Oct. 31, 6-8:30 p.m. | Drake House, FG

Trick-Or-Can
Oct. 31, 6-7 p.m. | Harvey Clarke Neighborhood, FG

Hunt For Health
Nov. 1, All Day | Forest Grove

Men's & Women's Swimming vs Whitman College 
Nov. 1, 6 p.m. | Forest Grove Aquatic Center

Men's Soccer vs Pacific Lutheran University 
Nov. 1, 7 - 9 p.m. | Lincoln Park Athletic Copmlex, Hanson Stadium

Men's & Women's Swimming vs Whitworth University
Nov. 2, 11 a.m. | Forest Grove Aquatic Center

Football vs University of Puget Sound
Nov. 2, 1 p.m. | Lincoln Park Athletic Complex, Hanson Stadium

Lucidarium Italian Renaissance Ensemble
Nov. 2, 7 - 9 p.m. p.m. | Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center

Bob Straub State Park Beach Cleanup
Nov. 3, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Bob Straub State Park, Pacific City

Men's Soccer vs University of Puget Sound 
Nov. 2, Noon -  2 p.m. | Lincoln Park Athletic Complex, Hanson Stadium

Beach Cleanup on Sauvie Island 
Nov. 3, 1 - 4 p.m. | Walton Beach, Sauvie Island

Sway: Drawings by Kate Lund | Opening Reception 
Nov. 4, 4 - 6 p.m. | Scott Hall, Cawein Gallery

Old College Hall Open House
Nov. 6,  1-3 p.m. | Odl College Hall

SMC Presents Mixed Faces
Nov. 6, 6 p.m. | Scott Hall, Multicultural center, Rm. 107

Open Forum with President Hallick
Nov. 7, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m. | UC Lounge

Tournées Film Festival
Nov. 7, 6 p.m. | Forest Theatre, 1911 Pacific Ave.

Teatro Milagro at The Vault Theatre
Nov. 7, 7-9 p.m. | Vault Theatre, Hillsboro

— pacificu.edu —

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.

Artist and former wildfire fighter Kate Lund addresses nature with "Sway" exhibit at Pacific University - 10/28/19

FOREST GROVE —How do we orient ourselves to the natural environment?

Artist and former wildland firefighter Kate Lund explores the question with a series of drawings that will be on display at the Kathrin Cawein Gallery at Pacific University from Nov. 4 through Nov. 22. An opening reception at the gallery, which is located in Scott Hall, 2043 College Way in Forest Grove, is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. 

“I know the sound of wood snapping insidean unstable tree and that fire sounds like a freight train as it burns through the canopy of the forest,” said Lund, who lives in Silverton, Idaho. “I have quietly studied the intricate patterns of lichen hanging from trees as well as the slow, ominous expansion of thunderclouds.”

Her drawings reflect her understanding, showing an appreciation of nature’s beauty while also communicating a sense of apprehension and anxiety. She combines broad, urgent mark-making with delicate rendering to illuminate this sense of tension.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.

— pacificu.edu —

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 and Lane Community College officials build partnership
Pacific University and Lane Community College officials build partnership
Pacific University and LCC To Form Partnership (Photo) - 10/25/19

Pacific University and Lane Community College are poised to launch a unique partnership that will offer students in the southern Willamette Valley expanded access to higher education and career preparation.

The partnership opens the way for Pacific’s Eugene Campus to move to the Center for Meeting and Learning on LCC’s main campus. The move will take place in July 2020.

By sharing resources, the two institutions will be able to provide students a more comprehensive campus experience, as well as direct pathways from community college to bachelor’s, and even master’s, degrees and career licensure.

LCC President Margaret Hamilton and Pacific University President Lesley Hallick signed a memorandum of understanding today in a brief ceremony.

“Pacific University and Lane Community College have very similar missions and a shared focus on promoting student success in a diverse, sustainable, and supportive environment,” Hallick said. “This partnership will mean that more people in the Lane County area will be able to access Pacific’s personal, nurturing learning environment and find pathways to success and meaningful careers.”

“Hosting Pacific University on LCC’s main campus will bring a baccalaureate education to our students and make it easier for them to pursue advanced education and training,” said LCC President Hamilton. “Having a university presence on our campus strengthens our mutual goal of making higher education more accessible for all students, while making the education continuum more transparent.”

Through the collaboration, Lane students will have a seamless pathway to move from associate degree programs into bachelor’s programs like Pacific’s undergraduate-level elementary teacher licensure and ESOL endorsement program.

Meanwhile, Pacific students will enjoy access to LCC campus services like dining and fitness facilities, the library, athletics events, and more.

The announcement of the partnership is particularly timely for Pacific, which is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Eugene Campus, where it offers undergraduate- and graduate-level teacher preparation programs, as well as a master of social work program. Over the past quarter-century, about 2,000 people have earned degrees at Pacific’s Eugene Campus, many of whom continue to serve in local schools and community organizations.

Pacific hosts its annual Student Teacher Alumni Reception (STAR) for its College of Education alumni, current students, and community partners at its downtown campus at 6 p.m. tonight. The event will be a celebration of the past 25 years, as well as a launch of the future of programming in Eugene. Following the event, the university joins Wildcraft Cider Works in a joint celebration of teaching featuring music by The Sugar Beets. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the concert begins at 8 p.m. 

Pacific University is a not-for-profit comprehensive university with four campuses in Oregon, including Forest Grove, Eugene, Hillsboro, and Woodburn. It serves more than 3,900 students with undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, health professions, and optometry. Pacific students gain an extraordinary educational experience through a personal and nurturing environment centered on discovery, research, and civic engagement. 

Lane Community College provides comprehensive, accessible, quality, learning-centered educational opportunities including transfer courses and more than 40 career and technical programs to 25,000 students a year. Classes are offered at six locations across Lane County in a 5,000-square-mile area stretching from the Pacific to the Cascades, plus hundreds of online courses. Lane is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Pacific University News Capsule - 10/24/19

Greetings from Pacific University, where we've cleaned up the Homecoming confetti and look forward to Halloween Week. Here's some of what's been happening here:

Dr. Fraser Horn Named Interim Dean of Optometry

Pacific Students Prepare for Halloween with Community Outreach

Pacific University Celebrates 25 Years in Eugene

And here are some coming events:

LGBTQ+ Week
Oct. 24-27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | UC

71st Annual Northwest Philosophy Conference
Oct. 25-26, All Day | Forest Grove

Fifth Annual Around the World Dinner
Oct. 25, 5-8 p.m. | UC

Whiteley Distinguished Lecture on Migration Justice
Oct. 25, 5 p.m. | Marsh Hall, Taylor Auditorium

Volleyball vs. Whitman College
Oct. 25, 7 p.m. | Stoller Center, Gym 123

Fall Choral Concert
Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. | Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center, McCready Hall

Women's Soccer vs. Willamette University
Oct. 26, Noon | Hanson Stadium

Men's Soccer vs. Linfield College
Oct. 26, 2:30 p.m. | Hanson Stadium

Volleyball vs. Whitworth University
Oct. 26, 6 p.m. | Stoller Center, Gym 123

Ghost Net Landscape Closing Reception
Oct. 29, 4 p.m. | Scott Hall, Cawein Gallery

Men's and Women's Swimming vs. Whitman College
Nov. 1, 6 p.m. | Forest Grove Aquatic Center

Men's Soccer vs. Pacific Lutheran College
Nov. 1, 7 p.m. | Hanson Stadium

Men's and Women's Swimming vs. Whitworth University
Nov. 2, 11 a.m. | Forest Grove Aquatic Center

Football vs. University of Puget Sound
Nov. 2, 1 p.m. | Hanson Stadium

For a complete listing of all academic events, see the university calendar.

— pacificu.edu —

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.

Dr. Fraser Horn named interim dean of College of Optometry - 10/18/19

Dr. Fraser Horn ’00, OD ’04 will be appointed interim dean of the Pacific University College of Optometry.

Dr. Horn started his Pacific career as an undergraduate studying biology before earning his doctor of optometry in the College of Optometry. He later completed a residency in primary care and ocular disease at Perry Point VAMHSC in Maryland.

In 2005, he joined the faculty at Pacific, where he has also served as director of Pacific EyeClinics in Washington County (2007-2012) and is currently associate dean of academic programs. He has been voted Clinical Faculty of the Year by optometry students three times and won the Pacific University Junior Faculty Development Award in 2009.

Dr. Horn is an expert in sports vision, presenting and publishing extensively on advances in the field. He has led the College of Optometry’s Sports Vision Club in offering screenings to Pacific athletes and serves as part of Boxer Athletics’ sports medicine team as team optometrist.

Dr. Horn has also practiced as an optometrist at several clinics throughout the Portland area and served as a consultant for Nike. He currently co-owns his own business, Sports Vision Pros, which focuses on the intersection of vision and athletic performance.

He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry and Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. He is active in the work of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry, Oregon Optometric Physicians Academy, and American Optometric Association. He also is past chair of the AOA Sport Vision Section.

Dr. Horn has been appointed to a two-year position as interim dean of the College of Optometry, effective Nov. 23. He succeeds Dr. Jenny Coyle ’90, OD ’93, MS ’00, as she takes on a new role as dean of the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University.

Pacific University News Capsule - 10/17/19

Happy Thursday from Pacific University, where we're preparing to welcome alumni back to the Forest Grove Campus for Homecoming weekend.

Here's some recent news from the university:

Pacific welcomes alumni for Homecoming this weekend

Ian Falconer named football coach beginning in 2020 

Pacific extends Master of Social Work program to Forest Grove Campus

For freshman Jess Beck, college is a challenging ride

Here's a sampling of what's happening at Pacific over the next couple of weeks:

Ghost Net Landscape Exhibit
Oct. 17 - 31, 1 - 5 p.m. | Scott Hall, Cawein Gallery

Orlando by Sarah Ruhl 
Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. through Oct. 20, 2 p.m.  
Tom Miles Theatre

Homecoming 2019
Oct. 18-19 | Forest Grove

Volleyball vs George Fox University
Oct. 18, 7 p.m. | Stoller Center

Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony
Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. | Forest Grove

Boxer Nation Celebration
Oct. 19, 10 a.m. | Forest Grove, Parking Lots, Lot M

Football vs. Lewis & Clark College
Oct. 19, 1 p.m. | Hanson Stadium

Wine Tasting to Promote Gender Equity
Oct. 19, 7 p.m. | Urban Decanter

Women's Soccer vs Lewis & Clark College
Oct. 20, 2019, Noon to 2 p.m. | Hanson Stadium

First Day of 2nd Half-Semester (UG)
Oct. 21, All Day | Forest Grove                     

Gay Skate
Oct. 21, 7 to 9 p.m. | SE Portland

A Conversation: What Does it Mean to be an American?
Oct. 22, 11:30 a.m. | University Center

College of Health Professions Interprofessional Case Conferences
Oct. 23, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
  

— pacificu.edu —

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 Extends Master of Social Work Program to Forest Grove Campus - 10/15/19

Pacific University will extend a portion of its master of social work program to the Forest Grove Campus standing in Fall 2020.

Pacific opened its MSW program at its Eugene Campus in 2014 with a two-year traditional route or a one-year advanced standing route for students who already hold a bachelor of social work degree. Both programs will continue in Eugene, while the advanced standing route also will be available in Forest Grove.

The Master in Social Work Advanced Standing program will make it possible for students with bachelor’s degrees in social work to earn their MSW in just nine months. Students will attend classes two days a week for the new program on the Forest Grove Campus, and field placements will be in the Portland Metro area. Students may also apply to Pacific’s full, two-year MSW in Eugene.

Students who completed their bachelor's degree in social work more than five years before applying to the MSW program must demonstrate that they have engaged in continuing education and professional social work practice during a majority of the years since their undergraduate education. A bachelor’s degree in social work does not guarantee applicants admission to Pacific’s MSW program. 

Please contact Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions Sara Summers at s@pacificu.edu">ssummers@pacificu.edu for further information and application materials. To meet Pacific’s early decision deadline, applications should be submitted prior to Dec. 13. The final application deadline is March 6, 2020.

Pacific will host an information session about the new program on Oct. 16 in the Washburne University Center, Lounge 204, in Forest Grove from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

— pacificu.edu —

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 Welcomes Alumni for 2019 Homecoming Oct. 18-20 - 10/15/19

FOREST GROVE, Ore. — It’s an especially big weekend for Pacific University’s Class of 1969, which is this year’s Golden Guard class, but it’s a meaningful occasion for all Boxer alumni. Attendees will range from those who graduated during the Eisenhower presidency all the way up to the present year.

You’ll see the popcorn pop, the photos flash, the cotton candy spin and kids having fun at the annual Boxer Nation Celebration beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 and running through halftime of the football game against Lewis & Clark College. The football game starts at 1 p.m. Saturday in Hanson Stadium. 

Also on Homecoming Weekend, the volleyball team hosts George Fox University at 7 p.m. Friday, and the women’s soccer team hosts Lewis & Clark at noon on Sunday.

The Athletics Department will induct new members into the Athletic Hall of Fame, including softball pitcher Miranda (McNealy) Yancy ’10, track and field middle-distance runner Patrick McKeethen ’76, former head baseball coach Greg Bradley, and the complete 1991-1992 women’s basketball team. The induction ceremony is free, but registration is required.

Students and parents can meet the deans of the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business and College of Education on Friday, Oct. 18 at 5:30 p.m., and they can have breakfast and conversation with Pacific’s president, Lesley Hallick, at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19.

See the complete schedule of Homecoming events.

— pacificu.edu —

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.