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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 | Lauren Armstrong

Posted on October 21, 2011 at 2:05 pm

This quarter has definitely taken off. The past month has been so eventful—a few friends and I discovered the Angwin thrift store a few weeks ago, had an adventure assembling the shelving system in our shower, went hiking before the craziness of the year started, and enjoyed the first Sabbath afternoon home lunch of the school year.

My classes are already in full swing. Exams, quizzes, and presentations are piling up. My speechwriting class is tough; it’s hard writing a speech for someone else to deliver! While terrifying, it’s also so rewarding to succeed at something I’ve never done before. I went from genuine panic, feeling certain that there was no way I would complete the assignment, to seeing the speech come together right in front of my eyes.

Speaking of things that are terrifying but incredibly exciting, I couldn’t believe it when a job in the Public Relations department at PUC just fell into my lap! It’s everything I was looking for in a job, and I am absolutely loving it so far.

Neither of those things would have been possible had it not been for God’s grace. Just week four of school and things are coming together. He’s blessing my life each and every day. If I start to forget this, there are banners on the light posts around campus that have inspirational Bible verses that constantly lift my spirit and remind me that God is there.

Pastor Laffit Cortes, our new campus chaplain, spoke for Fall Revival last week. It was really moving. He talked to us about evaluating our relationship with Jesus and living it out for real—and I see that happening at PUC this year.

Lauren Armstrong
Junior, Journalism