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Eboo Patel: Build Bridges of Understanding

On January 9, Pacific Union College hosted Dr. Eboo Patel for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance installment of the Colloquy Speakers Series.

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Students Serve on Navajo Reservation for Fourth Time

Twenty-two students from Pacific Union College spent a week of their winter break serving and providing aid for a Navajo community located near Page, Ariz. 

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PUC Mobile App Wins Award

The Pacific Union College iPhone and iPad app won the Best in Class award from the Society of Adventist Communicators at the Society’s convention in Salt Lake City, October 24-27.

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Student Blogs | Heather M. Garcia

Posted on March 11, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Finally, week 10 is over. It has been an interesting and hectic few weeks here at PUC. I’m heading to the last few classes of the quarter and getting all those projects––that we should have started last week––done and ready to turn in. It seems as though the professors all got together and had a meeting to decide when our major projects and papers should be due, and this quarter they felt it best to make everything be due the same day. At least that’s how is seemed to me.

As students just embarking on this great journey or seniors getting ready to finish their last quarter, we have one thing in common: the need for worship attendance credit. Around week seven or eight, students are going to any and all events that offer attendance credit. As freshman we have the blessing of Fusion meetings. These are meetings with a support group of our classmates, and the special thing about this is that they are worth three credits apiece. Vespers, hall worships, Manna Ministries, and pre-vespers are all very beneficial as well.

Just as classes are winding down and coming to an end for this quarter, so are the basketball intramurals. These games have been lots of fun to watch. I am not the best basketball player but I’m a pretty good spectator (if I do say so myself), and I have many friends who take part in the intramural games. One of my friends’ teams even got to play in the championship game! Intramural games, no matter which sport, are greatly appreciated because they extend the opportunity to have fun with friends and to just hang out and get our minds off of our stress.

As everything begins to wind down and the dust begins to settle from the past few weeks, we all huddle in the library or in our rooms and begin to pull out the flash-cards, notes, and review sheets. With this we begin a week full of studying and preparing for those oh-so-important and heavily weighted finals. Even through these long and tiring days and nights, I hope we always remember that we are one step closer to getting that college degree that we are all working toward. May we still remember the little things in life that make us smile and those memories that we will hold forever.

Fino alla volta prossima,

Heather M. Garcia
Freshman, U.S. History Major, Italian Minor, Pre-Law