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PUC Awarded at College Media Association Convention

In the midst of dead week, a group of PUC faculty and students had the opportunity to attend the College Media Association Spring Convention in New York City on March 11-14.

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34th Annual Career Day Emphasizes Service

Pacific Union College hosted its 34th annual Career Day on Thursday, March 5, welcoming professionals from a variety of fields such as business administration, psychology, social work, and education.

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Nursing Students and Wellness Program Present Health Fair

A group of Pacific Union College’s bachelor’s in nursing partnered with the college’s Wellness Program to present a health fair aimed at increasing the awareness and health of PUC students.

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Student Blogs | Jonathan Cook

Posted on May 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm

It is hard to believe that this is the last quarter of my junior year at Pacific Union College.

During this time of year, there are many students running around campus, frantically finishing up junior/senior projects, theses, and recitals. I can certainly attest to this, seeing that my junior piano recital is this Saturday evening. The last several weeks have been a constant balancing act between studying, work, practice, eating, practice, sleep, and practice yet again.

A lot is happening on campus before the year’s end. This weekend marks the premiere of artist in residence Mei Ann Teo’s final theatre production at PUC - My Alice. In addition to the theatrical production, several clubs and student organizations are hosting banquets in the Bay Area, which include the Asian Student Association banquet, the Korean Adventist Student Association banquet, and the upcoming tri-club banquet hosted by the Student Organization of Latinos, Mabuhay Filipino Club, and Musical Arts Symposium. The latter has kept me involved in planning various aspects of the banquet, as I am the president of MAS. This is a busy time for me.

At times I feel overwhelmed by the mounting obligations that sneak up at the last moment, yet somehow I enjoy the chaos of this colossal whirlwind that we call higher education. As the quarter nears an end, it will be time to say goodbye to friends and professors, marking the beginning of that favorite time of year: summer. I am particularly excited about this seemingly distant time. I know that during the summer I will be away from PUC long enough to begin missing it, only to return to our verdant campus with a revitalized ambition, or as Maestro Asher Raboy would say, “starting from the left edge!”

Jonathan Cook
Junior, Music Major with an Emphasis in Piano, Pre-Law