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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.

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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.

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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.

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Student Blogs | Giovanni Hashimoto

Posted on September 30, 2011 at 12:08 pm

It has been barely a week since I got to Pacific Union College. My first week was a hectic period predominately taken up by Fusion weekend. Fusion is PUCʼs freshman orientation and immersion program to help us get acclimated to life at PUC. The weekend helps students get acquainted with classmates and with what makes a PUC education distinctive.

On Friday around noon we loaded up buses for a trip out to the redwood forest of California for a weekend of fun, learning, and lifetime experiences. Josh Mendez, a sophomore theology and history major, led group discussions that resulted in a deeply spiritual atmosphere within our regular group sharing periods.

After a great Sabbath morning full of praise music and an inspiring speech by Pastor Laffit, the PUC chaplain, we went on an exhilarating Bible treasure hunt which led us all over the campsite. Hiking the area, we searched for puzzles leading to tokens to win the game. My team didn’t win. However, the team building exercises helped us to get to know each other a lot better while exploring the camp site.

We finally got back on Sunday afternoon and had a scrumptious meal in the cafeteria–that felt good after going days with camp food! On Sunday evening, PUC threw a welcome back party for returning students. We freshman tagged along and had the opportunity to meet many of our new classmates as we prepared for the first day of classes.

Giovanni Hashimoto
Freshman, American History and Journalism Major with Honors