In Brief

News and notes from Pacific University.

LOOKING GOOD | Pacific University launched a website refresh in October. The new design features larger photos and videos, simpler navigation, more news and social media from every area of the university, and a brand new academic search function to help prospective students find their way to Pacific.

SEEING CHINA | Pacific has partnered with universities and companies in China on a new program that will grow the field of optometry in that country. Through the partnership, Chinese students will learn from Pacific optometry professors at home and in Forest Grove to earn a bachelor’s in applied vision science, preparing them to serve the vision and eye care needs of their country.

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH | Pacific has received a $200,000 grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to grow its undergraduate research opportunities for students in the School of Arts & Humanities. Research is an important part of Pacific’s undergraduate experience, but much of the student funding is concentrated in the natural and social sciences. The grant will help provide opportunities for students in arts and humanities fields to conduct original research and present in professional settings.

LEAD ON WITH PACIFIC | In November, Pacific launched the public phase of its comprehensive fundraising campaign, Lead On: The Campaign for Tomorrow at Pacific University. The $80 million campaign targets fundraising to grow the university’s endowment to perpetually fund scholarships, faculty positions, and program support. It also includes capital fundraising goals to enhance learning environments and resources for students, as well as support for investment in innovative programs, student support, and operational expenses. The university has already raised more than $46 million toward the goal. Learn more in the Spring 2018 issue of Pacific magazine.

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