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No. 5 Issue 13
Thank You and Goodbye I hope you have had a wonderful Pacific year and that your learning, development, friendships, and connections have been all that you hoped they would be when you came to this wonderful place that is Pacific. Your friends in Student Life hope you have a great summer and that you come back rested and reinvigorated for another academic year. This is also an early goodbye from me, as I end seven years of having worked my Dream Job as your Vice President for Student Life. I often say that Pacific is the most caring, interesting, and collaborative community I have ever knownâ€Śso it is with mixed feelings that my husband and I approach the end of our full-time working careers. The students of Pacific have given me so much joy and happiness as I have gotten to know you. Please know that I wish you all the best in your future lives and that I have been honored to be even a small part of your journey along the way.
- Elizabeth Griego
In This Issue
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Commencement Info Faith Davies All-University Leadership Awards Housing Summer Check-out Environmental Wellness NutriCatâ€™s Corner Summer Health Check Pacific Recreation Summer Safety Advancing Diversity and Inclusion Finals/Summer Hours Academic Dates to Remember
Commencement 2013 Commencement is a University-wide celebration for all graduates from Pacific's nine schools and three campuses. After Commencement, each school will hold its own diploma and hooding ceremony, most of which will take place on the same day. The Pacific McGeorge School of Law (Sacramento) and the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Stockton) will hold their graduation ceremonies on May 18, and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry (San Francisco) will hold their graduation ceremony on June 16.
Biological Sciences â€™13 Check out Hamzaâ€™s TedX talk
Whole Foods Market Co-CEO Learn more about Walter Robb
Make sure you have picked up your commencement tickets at the Alumni House. Student id required.
Events Lavender Graduation Wednesday, May 1 at 12 p.m. - Vereschagin Alumni House RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org Multicultural Graduation Thursday, May 2 at 6 p.m. - Janet Leigh Theater RSVP to email@example.com Faith Davies All-University Leadership Awards Friday, May 3 11:00 a.m. DeRosa University Center Ballroom RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org Interfaith Baccalaureate Service Friday, May 3 4:00 p.m. Morris Chapel Commencement Saturday, May 4 9:00 a.m. Tickets Required
Alex G. Spanos Center
Diploma and Hooding Ceremonies 1 p.m.
Saturday, May 4 College of the Pacific and University College Alex G. Spanos Center School of International Students Faye Spanos Concert Hall Eberhardt School of Business Knoles Lawn
Conservatory of Music Faye Spanos Concert Hall
School of Engineering and Computer Science Janssen-Lagorio Gymnasium
Gladys L. Benerd School of Education Alex G. Spanos Center
Saturday, May 18 Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Alex G. Spanos Center
Faith Davies All-University Leadership Awards The Faith Davies All-University Leadership Awards recognize the achievements and contributions of our talented students, faculty, and staﬀ to the quality of campus life at the University of the Pacific. This awards luncheon celebrates the leadership and involvement of our campus community over the past academic year. Please join us on Friday, May 3rd at 11a.m. to recognize this year’s award recipients. RSVP to email@example.com by Monday, April 29, 2013.
Outstanding Student Leader Award Alán Hensley & Brianna Juhrend
Jesse Marks Co-Curricular Award Morgan Stonefelt
Dochterman Outstanding Junior Scholarship Shelly Zeiser
Karen DeRosa Outstanding Graduate Student Leader Award Tiﬀany Gabrielson
Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Dr. Sacha Joseph-Matthews
Anderson Y Community Service Award Hmong Student Association (HSA)
Student Organization of the Year Award Muslim Student Association (MSA)
Pacific Fund Philanthropy Award Integrated Development Group (IDG)
Pacific Tiger Award Pacific American Marketing Association
Podesto Award for Excellence in Student Life, Mentoring, & Counseling * *Announced at the Awards Ceremony
Housing Summer Check-Out
Things to Keep in Mind as You Check-Out for Summer! Students must check-out 24 hours after their last final or Friday, May 3rd by 9:00 AM, whichever comes first. Students Graduating can check-out on Monday, May 6th by 9:00 AM, however, they must complete a check-out confirmation form. Students will need to schedule an appointment with their RA from check-out by Wednesday, April 24th. Students enrolled in Summer Session I and living on-campus will stay in their same room/apartment until Friday, May 10th. All mail keys should be returned to the mailroom no later than, Friday, May 3rd. Students that do not return mail keys will be charged $35.00. Students should refer to Checklist posted on their doors for additional information on how to check-out.
Save the Date! Pacific Alumni Weekend is oďŹƒcially moving to the fall and will be combined with Parent & Family Weekend as we welcome the return of Homecoming! You will want to make plans now to have your family visit campus for what will be Pacific's premier event that combines two Pacific traditions! The weekend will feature an exciting variety of both academic and entertainment options for students and parents.
Environmental Wellness Would you be surprised to know that our current food system is responsible for a third of global greenhouse gas emissions? It’s true! In fact, our diets have a similar impact on the environment as the type of car that we drive. Enjoy NutriCat and Bon Appetit’s top tips to reduce your food carbon footprint today:
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Plan Ahead About 25% of edible food is thrown away ever year! That’s enough to fill the Rose Bowl every single day. Obviously, we don’t throw away food on purpose, mostly because it’s gone bad before we have time to eat it. Try this rule instead: you bought it, you eat it. Planning ahead will help you reduce the amount of food that your purchase, and therefore are less likely to throw it away. If you do find yourself with excess food, get creative on ways to use it! Most produce and made ahead meals can be frozen. You can always throw the last of the produce bin into omelets, stir-fry, pasta, or smoothies. Eat Regionally We are pretty lucky in the fact that most of us have access to all sorts of produce, no matter what the time of year. While our global food supply has increased our options, it has also increased our carbon footprint. Try to eat as seasonally and regionally as often as you can. Farmer’s Markets are a great tool for this! Head out every Wednesday in the UC from 11-2 for our Farmer’s Market featuring produce from the Robb Garden. Skip the Cow One of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint is to reduce your consumption of beef and cheese. Cows, as ruminant animals, have a unique digestive system that generates methane, a greenhouse gas that’s 25% more powerful than carbon dioxide. Raising cattle also requires a significant amount of feed, water, and land. You don’t have to give up meat entirely to have an impact. If all Americans skipped meat and cheese just one day a week, it would be the equivalent of taking 7.6 million cars oﬀ the road. Eat Seasonally If your food needs an airplane to get to you, you can bet it has a higher carbon footprint than more locally sourced food. One of the biggest culprits: our out of season produce and seafood. If you love fish, consider frozen fish over fresh sources. Enjoy dry herbs like you would fresh and stick to produce that are in season. Not only will it taste better, in-season food also costs less! Lose the Packaging Enjoy unprocessed foods! Not only are unprocessed foods better for you, they also contain less preservatives and wasteful packing. Enjoy fruit, nuts, and seeds over processed snack mixes. Choose larger packaged options over small, individual size servings. More bags, tags, and seals mean more waste in the landfills.
Use this calculator to determine your impact on the environment in one week.
Scrim, C. (Posted May 3, 2012) Sustainable eating: The carbon footprint of diďŹ€erent diets. Link to article.
NutriCat’s Corner Reduce your carbon footprint by trying out these diﬀerent dishes courtesy of NutriCat! Make this in the summer when tomatoes, peppers, and cilantro are in season!
Black Bean Tacos
For salsa: 2 ripe, local tomatoes, diced ½ bunch fresh cilantro ½ large jalapeño, diced ¼ medium yellow onion, diced 1 tablespoon lemon juice Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste ½ ripe avocado (optional) For black bean and peppers filling: 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 green pepper or red bell pepper, diced ½ medium yellow onion, diced 1 zucchini, diced 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves (or 1 teaspoon dried) 2 15.5 ounce cans black beans, rinsed to remove excess salt 8 soft corn tortillas Hummus Pictured
PREPARATION 2. Combine all salsa ingredients except avocado, if using. Pour in serving bowl and add diced avocado. 3. Sauté pepper, onion and zucchini until lightly browned. Add oregano and black beans. Heat on low for 5 to 10 minutes. 4. Heat corn tortillas in skillet with a little non-stick spray until they start to bubble up. Divide black bean sauté between the 8 tacos, top with salsa. Make your own hummus with dried or canned beans to cut down on processing!
Ingredients 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups chickpeas, canned or cooked (if using canned chickpeas, drain and reserve the liquid) 1/3 cup tahini (look in the peanut butter section of the grocery store) 7 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 Tbsp. water (or liquid from the chickpeas) 7 dashes hot sauce 3 ice cubes Salt, to taste 2 Tbsp. high quality olive-oil (optional) Paprika, for garnish
Directions Add all of the ingredients, except salt and ice cubes, to a food processor or high-powered blender and process until hummus is creamy and smooth, about 2 minutes. Taste, for seasoning, and add salt and ice cubes. If you are using canned chickpeas, you might not need to add any additional salt. Process for another minute. Remove and place in serving bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, if using, and garnish with paprika.
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Facility Hours During Summer While many students are on summer break, the University follows a modiﬁed schedule in order to reduce our energy consump<on and environmental impact. Please be mindful of the change if you are traveling to campus for assistance. Unless otherwise noted, most oﬃces will be open 7:30am to 4pm Monday through Thursday and 7:30 am to 1pm on Friday from 6/3/13-‐7/31/13. Below are facility schedules and hours for the months of June and July.
Student Accounts Date Monday - Thursday Friday
Financial Aid Hours of Operation 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Lair Date Monday - Friday
Hours of Operation 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
*Counselors are not available during lunch 11:30- 12 Noon daily (except Friday's) or Wednesday mornings to accommodate staﬀ training and development.
Will be closed for the summer except for summer camps
Hours of Operation 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Calaveras Coﬀee Shop Date Monday - Friday
Hours of Operation 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Grove Date Monday - Friday Saturday - Sunday
Health Sciences Café
Will be closed for the summer
Date Monday - Friday
Hours of Operation 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 12: 00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Hours of Operation 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Main Gym (Open Basketball)
Will be closed for the summer
Baun Fitness Center Date Monday - Friday Saturday Sunday
Hours of Operation 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Marketplace The River Room Date Monday - Friday
Date Monday - Thursday Friday*
Hours of Operation 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Date Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Hours of Operation 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Don’t see the hours you are looking for? Check out the Pacific website.
Paciﬁc Recreation Updates
Congratulations to all of this year’s RecSports Champions! Have a safe and active summer!
Summer TigerX Schedule Monday
4:15pm-5pm or 5:15pm-6pm (see sidebar)
Indoor Cycle- RR (only May 7-July 30)
Fit n’ FunctionalWR
Fit n’ Functional- WR
Power Sculpt- WR
Indoor Cycle– RR
Indoor Cycle- RR
Yoga- WR (4:15p-5:15p OR 5:15p-6:15p)
May 6-May 30 5:15pm start-time June 3-July 31 4:15pm start-time Aug 1-Aug 15 5:15pm start-time
Power Sculpt- WR
NO CLASS Mon, May 27 Thur, July 4
Baun Fitness Center Summer Membership Cost-$25/summer session or $60 for entire summer *summer memberships are free to students for all session(s) in which the student is enrolled for classes
Staying Safe This Summer Finals are here and for many of you graduation is just a week away. Summer vacation is a time to refresh yourself, experience new adventures and prepare for the future. Some of you will return home, spend time job hunting, meeting up with old friends, or do some traveling. Others will take a summer class or two. Regardless of your summer plans, many of you will be in new places with little knowledge of the community’s safety concerns. You still need to know the rules and the consequences for improper behavior as many communities have municipal codes that are unique to their community. Violations of these local laws have consequences that last a life time. Please take some time to look at these suggestions, share them with your friends, and have a safe and fun summer. When at Home • Remember that you may be returning to your
parents’ home. Don’t do anything that you wouldn’t do with them present, it is their home. • While online, engage in friendly and lawful conduct.
Watch what you “Like” on Facebook because many perspective employers can look at this. It gives them a look at your lifestyle. • Stay away from “cyber bullying” and from pirated
sites to access music or videos as it may cost your parents. Watch who you meet on sites like “Craigslist” and don’t give them your personal information or let them know you are alone.
Work Safety • Try not to work a schedule where you are alone.
Have a safety pact with a co-worker to walk you to your car or when using public buses or trains. • Identify a secured location to lock up your wallet,
purse and car keys. • Develop an escape route and know the emergency
evacuation plans for your building and identify an open meeting place where someone knows they can find you. • Download a tracking device to your smart phone in
case it is stolen or lost and serves as a tracking device if you become a victim of a crime.
• Have an escape plan from your home in case of an
emergency and a place to go to close by.
Plan on Traveling • Make sure you can identify any of your valuables by
keeping a record of their serial numbers or find a way to mark your license number on it. Leave one copy with your parents and take another with you on your trip. • Utilize travel forums to learn from other travelers
about their experiences and any safety concerns. • As a visitor you become choice prey especially if
you’re texting and not paying attention. Be alert and confident, and keep your hands free to protect yourself. • Watch what you’re posting on Facebook as you
“check-in” as it lets other know you are not at home and your residence is vacant. • Always lock the door to your room. Take all the keys
they give you, don’t leave them in the room. Don’t give your information to anyone and don’t invite strangers back to your place.
Keeping You & Your Friends Safe • An arrest for the illegal use of alcohol or drugs will
impact your future employment. • Supplying alcohol to someone under the legal age
has severe consequences especially if they are involved in an accident. • Don’t succumb to peer pressure and start using
tobacco products. It is easier to never start than to start and stop. Many companies avoid hiring those who use tobacco due to health insurance costs. • Stay oﬀ the cell phones and never text while driving.
Car accidents are a leading cause of death for young adults. • Give your parents and your friends an itinerary of
your travel plans and who you plan to meet so they can check to make sure you arrived safely. • Have the emergency number at the top of your cell
phone contact list and carry your phone while walking to your car. • Download cell phone tracking software (Life360,
Where’s my Phone).
Tips for Advancing Diversity and Inclusion Respect all Pacificans; eradicate Transpohobia According to the University’s Statement on Diversity and Inclusion, as Pacificans we all have a responsibility to “… maintain a community that is respectful of all persons despite diﬀerences in age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, geographic origin, language, marital status, nationality, philosophical beliefs, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.” Recently, however, the University’s PRIDE Resource Center and it’s new Bias Response Team have been alerted to a series of incidents targeting members of our campus community because of their gender identity or expression. Imagine trying to live, work and study while staving oﬀ a prevalent fear of harassment and the constant pressure to hide the person you really are. That is the experience of students who may identify as transgender* rather than as simply “male” or “female” and/or who are more comfortable expressing their gender identity in a diﬀerent way. Whether it is verbal harassment in the parking lot or on the DeRosa lawn, or derogatory messages written on public spaces, Pacific does not tolerate these acts of bias and has a mechanism in place for reporting and addressing these incidents. CLICK HERE for Pacific’s definition of acts of bias and for information about how the campus responds. Pacific is making strides to ensure that the campus is a welcoming and supportive place for all students, faculty, staﬀ and community members. Institutional advances such as the availability of gender-neutral bathrooms and housing options help to make the campus facilities more open and inclusive for individuals all along the gender spectrum. Another important step is educating the campus community about the diversity of gender identity and expression as well as increasing awareness about transgender issues. Students can delve into the interdisciplinary study of gender and its impact on and shaping by history, politics, society, and culture through a minor or self-designed major in Gender Studies. Further, the PRIDE Resource Center (First Floor of the McCaﬀrey Center, inside the Multicultural Center) is a great resource for information and action; more importantly, it is a safe space and a place to connect with campus student organizations such as the Pride Alliance and the Gender Umbrella, student groups which specifically address gender identity and expression. The PRIDE Resource Center can provide workshops for anyone at Pacific who wants to learn more about how to address transphobia and be eﬀective allies to the LGBTQIA** community. For more information, contact Devon Guidoux, the PRIDE Resource Center coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. *The term ‘transgender’ encompasses a wide range of identities, appearances, and/or behaviors that blur or cross gender lines. The transgender umbrella includes, but is not limited to, transsexuals, who identify as a gender diﬀerent from their biological gender; crossdressers (previously known as transvestites), who wear clothes considered appropriate for another gender but not one's own; drag kings and drag queens, who crossdress within a performance context; and genderqueers, who do not identify as either male or female and who often seek to blur gender lines.” (From “Trans on Campus: Measuring and Improving the Climate for Transgender Students” By Brett Genny Beemyn, GLBT Student Services, Multicultural Center Ohio State University. On Campus with Women, 34 (Spring 2005). Accessed at http://www.aacu.org/ocww/volume34_3/ feature.cfm?section=2). **LGBTQIA is an acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex and ally. It is an indication of how complex and diverse our lived experience of gender and identity really is.
Important Academic Dates for Summer 2013 & Fall 2013 Undergraduate and Graduate
Mid-Term Exams 6/4-6/8
Summer Session 1 (5 weeks) 5/6-6/7
Spring Trimester Ends 7/24
Summer Session 2 (5 weeks) 6/10/-7/12
Payment Deadline for Fall 8/1
Summer Session 2 (5 weeks) 7/15-8/16
Classes begin 8/26
Payment Deadline for Fall 8/1
Insurance Waiver Deadline for Fall 9/6
Classes Begin 8/26 Insurance Waiver Deadline for Fall 9/6
Mark Your Calendar! The insurance waiver and enrollment period will open 6/3/13 for the 2013-2014 academic year and will close 9/6/13. Don’t forget that in order to waive successfully you must complete an online waiver through the Wells Fargo site and submit a copy of your insurance card to the Insurance Oﬃce in the Cowell Wellness Center. This is an annual process. Will you be enrolled in less than 9 academic units? If the answer is yes, you do not need to waive. However, if you want the Anthem Blue Cross student plan, you will have to email insuranceoﬃce@pacific.edu. For more information go to the Insurance Oﬃce site. (http://www.pacific.edu/insuranceoﬃce)
Have a safe and fun summer! Congratulations to all of our graduating students and we look forward to seeing the rest of you next fall!