We’ve long taken for granted the notion that children’s toys can, and perhaps should, be both educational and fun. But this was a relatively novel idea when Pacific University alumnus Alfred Carlton “A.C.” Gilbert (1884-1961) invented the Erector set in the early 1900s.
More than 350 candidates for a bachelor’s degrees and 370 for advanced degrees participated in Pacific University’s spring commencement exercises on Saturday, May 20, at Hanson Stadium on the university’s Forest Grove Campus.
Alec Lugo ’16 was about 11 when he saw his first live stage performances. Little Shop of Horrors was a Halloween production in his community that year: “There was gore and blood and singing, and it’s happening right in front of me. It’s a spectacle,” he said. “I told my dad, ‘I want to do […]
Najma Cheema ’16 knows a little something about her students’ experience. Like many of her second-graders in Woodburn, Ore., Cheema moved to the United States as a child and had to learn English from her peers in the classroom.
Stephen Black ’15 worked as a research assistant during college. A chemistry major at Pacific University, he spent his time in the School of Pharmacy research lab, where Professor John Harrelson has been investing a new tobacco cessation option.