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My first feature

By RAMESH BORAD '22Major: Media XHometown: Surat, India This summer, I had the opportunity to work on the feature-length film, “The Contrast,” an independent, feature-length romantic comedy produced by Chris Johnson and Ali Presley Paras. I got this gig through Joanne Butcher, who is a renowned artist I met at a MediaX event. Joanne is … Continue reading My first feature

SIS student learns about U.S.-Mexico relations on personal level

By BIANCA PIEDRA '21Major: International Affairs and Commerce Hometown: Stockton This summer, I had the wonderful opportunity to intern for six weeks at the Consulate of the United States of America in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. I worked in the Commercial Service section assisting Principal Commercial Officer Eric Olson and his trade specialists. My first … Continue reading SIS student learns about U.S.-Mexico relations on personal level

Author Matt de la Pena on writing, culture and life

by JENNIFER MORROW and LINDA MACHUCA BARAJAS Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Pena '16 returned to campus in May to be the university's Commencement speaker and to be inducted into the liberal arts fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa. De la Pena is the author of several young adult novels and picture books and is recognized … Continue reading Author Matt de la Pena on writing, culture and life

Studying education innovation in Paraguay

By ADRIANA ORTEGA '21Major: International RelationsHometown: Ceres, CA I am interning in Paraguay with a nonprofit social innovation organization called Fundación Paraguaya. I am here for five weeks this summer working on a brand new project called Education Stoplight. Our goals are to improve the students’ ability to take control of their learning and to … Continue reading Studying education innovation in Paraguay

Phi Beta Kappa, a champion of the liberal arts and sciences

jennifer helgren

History professor Jennifer Helgren delivered this address at this year's Phi Beta Kappa induction ceremony on May 10, 2019. As president of the Chi Chapter, this is my final ceremony as president.  Next year Dr. Chris Goff will greet the 2020 initiates, but as I’ve said in the past, this is one of my favorite … Continue reading Phi Beta Kappa, a champion of the liberal arts and sciences

X-Boundaries symposium looks at Stockton’s basic income program

This year’s X-Boundaries event will examine the issue of income inequality and what can be learned from the city’s guaranteed income program, the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration, in a series of panel discussions on the Stockton Campus, April 10. “The hope is to help people understand the basic motivation behind guaranteed basic income, what it … Continue reading X-Boundaries symposium looks at Stockton’s basic income program

Campaign update: Donors invest in Pacific’s students

College of the Pacific's Leading with Purpose fundraising campaign has reached 90 percent of its goal. Our continuing objective is to offer our students more experiential learning opportunities that take them out of the classroom and allow them to apply theory to practice. Those interdisciplinary experiences include internships, practicums, study abroad and lab work. Click … Continue reading Campaign update: Donors invest in Pacific’s students