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An Apple a Day

From alternative diets to intramural athletics, Pacific University students embrace healthy lifestyles in new ways, on and off campus.
 

Rediscovering Agriculture

For Mike Wilhoit ’77, food is business. Wilhoit’s family has been farming hazelnuts in Oregon for more than 70 years, and today, he is a leader in agricultural development in the state.

Picnics in the park provide summer meals for kids

The Forest Grove Summer Food Program creates a community gathering where children can eat and play every day. And Pacific University staff and alumni are right there to help.

Pride in Her People

Pacific sophomore Charlotte Basch started re-writing her people's history when she was 12. Now, she is a leader in the Clatsop-Nehalem Tribe and is studying ways to help bring her heritage back to life.

Learning experience

Pacific’s College of Education is taking a new approach to teacher training, embedding science and math professionals in the diverse, high-needs Woodburn School District.

Occupied with Service

From a neighborhood school to an orphanage half a world away, Pacific’s School of Occupational Therapy puts community partnerships at the forefront of student learning.

Elder care: New online gerontology certificate program helps healthcare providers serve aging population

In December, Pacific conferred its first gerontology certificates to a class of interdisciplinary health professionals. Pacific's first online-only program, the gerontology certification is a spin-off of the School of Occupational Therapy and seeks to improve elder care.

Girls Only!

Girls Gather for Computer Science (G2CS) is a National Science Foundation grant-funded summer camp at Pacific University, giving teen girls high tech experiences in computer science.

P.J. Saves the World

P.J. Pitts, a member of Pacific University's first pharmacy class in 2009, has spent more than two years working on recovery and relief efforts in Haiti.