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PUC Awarded at College Media Association Convention

In the midst of dead week, a group of PUC faculty and students had the opportunity to attend the College Media Association Spring Convention in New York City on March 11-14.

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34th Annual Career Day Emphasizes Service

Pacific Union College hosted its 34th annual Career Day on Thursday, March 5, welcoming professionals from a variety of fields such as business administration, psychology, social work, and education.

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Nursing Students and Wellness Program Present Health Fair

A group of Pacific Union College’s bachelor’s in nursing partnered with the college’s Wellness Program to present a health fair aimed at increasing the awareness and health of PUC students.

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Matthew Reeves: Composition and a Lot of Other Stuff

Lainey S. Cronk, October 24, 2008

Trombone, sax, French horn, trumpet, piano, cello, and voice… just a few of the things that fill senior music education major Matthew Reeves’ time. He’s been in seven ensembles, is studying composition, and also juggles a minor in mathematics, the Honors Program, membership with Amnesty International and Sigma Tau Delta, and a role as a village district senator. Plus a few jobs.

So he’s had quite a spectrum of adventures, including writing part of the SA constitution (a lending bill setting precedence for how a club can borrow money from the senate); spending one summer in Italy with the Honors Program and one summer in Spain learning Spanish with ACA; and starting a composition project that will be performed in the spring, just before he graduates.

In addition to Honors, one of Matthew’s highlights of college craziness has been studying under Asher Raboy, resident artist at PUC and long-time director of the Napa Valley Symphony. “Asher Raboy is the most amazing teacher I have ever had.” Matthew says that Raboy stands out because he’s all about practicality and real learning. In counterpoint class, for instance, “he made sure that every assignment was something we could use later, something that would be valuable for us.”

So at any given moment Matthew’s likely to be planning a political information session, running to a band rehearsal, cranking out his next weekly essay for “Alterity” Honors seminar, or jotting down some brilliant piece of music…