University News

Boxers Open Season with Baseball Fest

The Pacific University baseball team opens its 2016 season this weekend with a tournament at Ron Tonkin Field, home of the Hillsboro Hops. 

School of Dental Hygiene Studies and Washington County Dental Society to Give Kids A Smile on Saturday, Feb. 6

Students, faculty and staff, as well as DHS alumni and members of the Washington County Dental Society will provide low-income children with complimentary preventative and restorative care as part of a nationwide initiative by the American Dental Association.

New Faculty and Staff Awards

Pacific University’s Honors & Awards Committee, together with the University Diversity Committee, announce two new awards debut at the 2016 Staff & Faculty Awards in May.


Reflections on College Life: Pacific University Theatre's Winter Production Examines Two Boxer Women Living Fifty Years Apart

Dance Slow Decades, a play by Kailea Saplan '15, captures the intersecting lives of two Pacific University women Feb. 11-14 in the Tom Miles Theatre.

Mindfulness Training for Police Officers Takes Next Step

An NIH-funded collaborative led in part by the School of Professional Psychology and Hillsboro Police provides officers throughout the region with training to improve their resiliency to job-related stress.

International Guitar Night Comes to Pacific University on Saturday, Jan. 30

Some of the world’s foremost acoustic guitarists perform their latest original compositions in the upcoming installment of Pacific’s 2015-2016 Performing Arts Series.

UPDATED: Public Invited to Pacific University's Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Monday, Jan. 18

Festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. with an interfaith service in Old College Hall, followed at 11:15 by a community march from Rogers Park to Marsh Hall.

National Endowment for the Arts Honors MFA in Writing Instructor

 Jack Driscoll is among just 37 writers nationally to receive a Creative Writing Fellowship worth $25,000.

University Receives Pittsburgh Conference Memorial College Grant

Funds will allow the procurement of resources to teach of science at the undergraduate level.

Help Welcome Pacesetters

Help welcome prospective students and their families to the Forest Grove Campus during upcoming Pacesetters events. Employees are encouraged to wear school colors and welcome buttons, and to reach out to visitors, during these special event days.