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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 | 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