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Adventist Mission Scholarship Sparks Department Growth
Over the last five years, two departments in particular saw
incredible growth in their student headcount. Since the fall quarter of 2009, the number of students declaring a major
in religion or theology grew by more than a third, while the education
department saw a significant increase in the number of students seeking
teaching credentials and bachelor’s degrees in early childhood education.

Friday, October 24, 2014 1:23:42 PM

Adventist Heritage Colloquy Features Education Success
Pacific Union College’s guest for the October 23 installment
of the Colloquy Speakers Series was Elissa Kido, Ph.D. Each fall, the special
Adventist Heritage Colloquy celebrates PUC’s Adventist identity and history, and
Kido’s presentation on how the Adventist educational system produces developed,
prepared individuals who are destined for success was especially relevant for
the students and faculty gathered in the PUC Church Sanctuary.

Friday, October 24, 2014 1:19:48 PM

Graduate School Fair Highlights Education Options
On Wednesday, October 15, Pacific Union College
hosted the annual graduate school fair in the PUC Dining Commons. Open to
students and the community, those in attendance took advantage of the fair’s
information and worked on making positive first impressions.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 3:55:28 PM

Religion Department Enjoys Weekend of Fellowship
year, PUC’s department of religion is able to enjoy a weekend of rest at the
Albion Retreat and Learning Centermpus on the Mendocino coast, before fall quarter
gets busy.

Friday, October 17, 2014 1:43:43 PM

Building a Home and Friendships on Fiji’s Mana Island
Returning to America bearing postcard-like
pictures of the white sand beaches and stories of snorkeling in pristine teal waters
may cause some to wonder if students were returning from an exotic vacation rather
than a mission trip.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 4:35:24 PM

Returned Student Missionary Retreat Builds Support
The student missionary (SM) experience is unique. The
distinct challenges of geography, vocation, and personality can leave those who
return from the mission field feeling isolated. A recent weekend retreat helped
PUC SMs build support and understanding by sharing experiences and time

Thursday, October 09, 2014 3:38:53 PM

Angwin to Angwish Run Continues Revival
On October 26, runners of all ages and abilities
will enjoy the fun and challenge of Angwin to Angwish, Pacific Union College’s
annual trail run in the heart of the Napa Valley.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 11:30:20 AM

Graduate School Fair to Bring Resources to Campus
Pacific Union College will host a Graduate School Fair on October 15,
open to students and the community. Prospective graduate school students will
have the opportunity to meet with representatives from 23 schools that offer a
variety of graduate programs.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 10:30:05 AM

Pioneers Athletics Start Season Strong
Four of the six Pioneers athletic teams—women’s volleyball,
men’s soccer, and the men and women cross country team—began their seasons this
fall, representing PUC with their promising talent at both home and away games.

Friday, October 03, 2014 1:00:46 PM

Week of Welcome Begins New School Year
As the classes began on September 22, both new and returning
students started the school year right with the annual Week of Welcome
celebration. Through an array of social, spiritual, and academic events, the
PUC community was reunited following summer vacation.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 2:26:58 PM

Convocation Features Pioneering Surgeon Leonard Bailey
PUC’s student body, from excited freshmen to
seasoned seniors, packed into the PUC Church on September 25 to attend the
first gathering of fall quarter’s Colloquy Speaker Series.

Friday, September 26, 2014 11:32:18 AM

PUC Welcomes New Students
Phaidra Knight’s first class doesn’t start until nine in the
morning on Monday, but the new Pacific Union College freshman is already making
PUC home. Like the rest of her peers in the PUC Class of 2018, Knight arrived
on campus with a car full of boxes on September 17 for new student orientation
ready to join the PUC community.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 2:56:34 PM

Puffins and Polar Biology: Students Experience Alaskan Ecosystem
Grizzly bears, Dall sheep, moose, and orcas are
unusual college classmates. Pacific Union College students enrolled in this
summer’s Polar Biology class encountered these animals and more as the thriving
Alaskan ecosystem became their classroom during an 11-day immersion into true
field biology.

Friday, September 12, 2014 1:05:55 PM

Inspiring Creativity at the 24th Publication Workshop
Budding journalists, designers, videographers, and editors
from throughout California and Hawaii travelled to Pacific Union College for
the 24th annual Publication Workshop September 2-4, 2014. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 4:36:58 PM

Meet Your New SA President: Daniel DeCaires
Daniel DeCaires has a passion for Pacific Union
College and is ready to lead. DeCaires, a senior from Benicia, Calif., majoring
in business administration, will be serving as the president of PUC’s Student
Association (SA) during the 2014-2015 school year, which begins September 22.

Friday, September 05, 2014 2:20:19 PM

Earthquake Felt at PUC; Campus Safe
Early Sunday morning, August 24, a large earthquake
measuring an estimated 6.0 struck southern Napa County at 3:20 a.m. While
Angwin residents definitively felt the tremors, very little damage has been reported
in the community, which is approximately 30 miles from the epicenter.

Monday, August 25, 2014 6:32:47 PM

Foundations of Biology Class Returns to Albion
For a week in early August, Pacific Union
College Professor of Biology Aimee Wyrick-Brownworth took the students in her
Biological Foundations summer class to PUC’s Albion Retreat and Learning Center
on the Mendocino coast.

Monday, August 25, 2014 10:49:06 AM

PUC Honored as a College of Distinction
Pacific Union College has been honored as a College of
Distinction for the 2014-2015 school year. PUC is one of a select group of
colleges to earn this prestigious designation, based on its excellence in Four
Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant campus communities and
successful outcomes.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 4:48:45 PM

Honors Students Discover Beauty in Florence
Where better to view the work of the masters
than in the hub of European artistic ingenuity itself? That’s exactly what 15 students
in Pacific Union College’s Honors Program did this summer when spending four intensive
weeks studying art in Florence, Italy.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 4:48:20 PM

Service-Learning Program Grows
An important element of Pacific Union College’s mission is preparing
students for productive lives of useful human service, and during the 2013-2014
school year the college further committed to this calling by establishing a
formal service-learning program and hiring a service-learning coordinator.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 11:50:42 AM

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