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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 | Zachary Barlow

Posted on March 16, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Wow, what a week. It’s “dead week” here at PUC and, like the tenth week of every quarter here, it is anything but dead. Dead week is busy—really busy. There are projects and presentations on top of your normal work, and somehow you are supposed to fit in studying for finals too. I think that “dead week” is called that because everyone is so tired of studying and sleep deprived that they would probably say they were close to death.

I know that this is true for me. This week has been crazy. I have had a plethora of things do this week (my mind is so gone that just by using the word plethora I have exhausted my ability to use any other “big words”). I just finished a presentation for my biology research class, which I only finished fifteen minutes before I had to give it. Luckily, I was able to give the presentation without too much stumbling. Because of this presentation, the time-consuming homework for health class, the late nights spent reading and trying to understand cellular and molecular biology, and my regularly-scheduled classes, I was only able to get through with prayer.

Through all the hardships of college, work, and life in general, God is the only way I make it. Without His hands guiding me, I don’t know what I’d do. When I have a hard day, I pray harder; when I have homework, I think about it as the work I’m doing because I am homeward bound; and when I face “dead week,” I know my Maker will give me the strength to live through it. So, as projects, finals, and the craziness of life comes your way, know that God will come to your rescue if you only ask. 

Zachary Barlow
Junior, Biology/Pre-medicine