On the evening of Oct. 20, staff and students at Pacific University walked around the entire campus with CPS and other safety officials to identify dangerous areas and determine future steps to improve overall campus safety.
Nearly two years after the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the United States, Pacific University’s community continues to grapple with the impact of the virus. Now, Pacific’s community, which reports a vaccination rate over 95%, is face-to-face with the question of what life after COVID-19 looks like.
Pacific University’s Visiting Writers Series welcomed 3-term Poet Laureate of the United States, musician, and playwright Joy Harjo to campus via Zoom on Oct. 28, 2021 to give a reading of some of her work. Harjo gave a 45-minute reading of several pieces of poetry, prose, and song before holding a 15-minute Q & A with participants.
Three Bon Appétit managers suddenly quit their positions with university dining services just after orientation, spurring the hiring of three new staff members. The former managers of General Dining, Catering, and Dining Operations left looking for a change in the work environment outside of the food industry.
The Center for Gender Equity (CGE) moved into a new space in Scott Hall in August earlier this year, which is slowly becoming the home for all student life centers like the Student Multicultural Center (SMC), McCall Center for Student Engagement (MCCE), and now the CGE. Tucked behind the stairs down the hallway of the first floor, you’ll find the Pride Boxer in front of the new CGE office, Scott 127