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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 | Oliver Charles

Posted on April 29, 2011 at 2:59 pm

So it’s been a great week at PUC! It looked like it was going to be a week full of rain and bad weather as I woke up Monday morning for my 8:00 a.m. class. But much to my surprise, by noon the sun was out and it was a comfortable 70 degrees. After I finished classes for the day I decided to take advantage of the good weather and go for a run. PUC has miles of trails that are great for running, mountain biking, hiking or just a great walk in nature.

The great weather continued throughout the week, and I was happy for that because I was concerned about bad weather affecting my lifeguard training class. Not only do we learn to rescue victims from the water, but we also learn basics first aid, and CPR techniques such as assessing a scene, telling someone to call 911, checking for a pulse and performing chest compressions. It’s been years since I’ve been CPR certified so it’s great that I get to learn this life skill as a part of my education.

This week I had a chance to attend a Student Association Senate meeting as a representative for the Dramatic Arts Society. This was my first time attending Senate meeting and it was quite interesting viewing what goes on in student government, and how much the people who represent us really do care about issues that affect students. I also attended REVO’s Open Mic Night at the campus center. There are some very talented students at PUC and REVO is a great cause that everyone should support.

 My last quarter here at PUC has been one of reflection. Where I’ve come from, where I want to go—these are things I think of as I’m enjoying free time, or walking to and from classes. As the year ends, I’m looking forward to graduating and facing new challenges, but I will never forget my time spent at PUC.

Oliver Charles
Senior, Pre Physical Therapy and Exercise Science Major