English grad becomes book influencer

English and sociology grad Lea Rummel ’14 is building a following as a book blogger, reviewing books, interviewing authors and helping publishers promote new offerings. She kicked off her blog, "Life Meets Literature," in October 2019. She promotes her posts on Instagram. When she graduated, Rummel wanted to go into the publishing business but didn’t … Continue reading English grad becomes book influencer

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

De la Peña’s new book brings message of “Love”

Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña’s new children’s book, “Love,” started as a way to counter the divisiveness in America, but he says the message grew into something bigger. “You could say that “Love” is a newer version of that famous ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’” de la Peña said. “Love,” written by de la … Continue reading De la Peña’s new book brings message of “Love”

Poet, musician Madeleine Guekguezian writes to spark empathy for gender diversity

By KAYLEE WEBSTER English and psychology minor Madeleine Guekguezian ’18 showcased her poetry last fall at the “OUT/LOOK & The Birth of the Queer” exhibition at the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco’s Castro District. The multimedia exhibition featured the new works of 38 culture-makers who were tasked with finding inspiration and responding to one … Continue reading Poet, musician Madeleine Guekguezian writes to spark empathy for gender diversity

Business of Film & Media

Don't let the name fool you. This Media X course offers more than projections and spread sheets. Students work in groups to produce their own short films from start to finish. There are still spots available for spring semester. To register for ENG 093/193 The Business of Film and Media (CRN#32523/#32681) Spring 2018 go to www.insidepacific.pacific.edu, call … Continue reading Business of Film & Media

Professors to teach in Spain next summer

By KAYLEE WEBSTER Next year, two Pacific faculty members will teach in Spain. Professors Amy Smith will teach travel writing in Madrid and Professor Chris Goff will teach mathematics in Valencia. It is part of a push from International Programs and Services to get more Pacific faculty teaching abroad, an experience that enriches not only … Continue reading Professors to teach in Spain next summer

Meet Pacific English professor Dr. Courtney Lehmann

My teaching philosophy revolves around the call to historicize and the work of counter-memory.  Recuperating voices from the folds in history and the gaps in the narrative is something about which I am passionate. Perhaps this is why I'm so crazy about Lin Manuel Miranda's Hamilton.  Beyond its citation of Macbeth ("Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow creeps in … Continue reading Meet Pacific English professor Dr. Courtney Lehmann

English student says studying in Ireland “changed my life”

Eric Orosco '18 is an English major who studied in Ireland over the summer after receiving the Seamus Heaney Fellowship for International Study. The donation for the experiential learning opportunity came from Stockton accountant Ned Leiba, who studied under Heaney at UC Berkeley. Here is one of the poems Eric submitted with his application: You … Continue reading English student says studying in Ireland “changed my life”

Meet Pacific English professor Dr. Amy Elizabeth Smith

I love to see students engaged in their learning - so we work together on projects and activities that move beyond the classroom. My "Professional Communications" helps students develop their writing skills and build their resumes by creating documents for real clients in the Stockton area, such as the Delta Blood Bank and the American … Continue reading Meet Pacific English professor Dr. Amy Elizabeth Smith

Pacific’s youngest 2017 grad says goals are imperative

kathryn harlan gran

If you were on campus during commencement week, you likely heard the name Kathryn Harlan-Gran. At 19, Harlan-Gran was the youngest graduate in the class of 2017 and delivered the undergraduate address at College of the Pacific’s diploma and hooding ceremony. In her three years at Pacific, the double English and Spanish major led myriad … Continue reading Pacific’s youngest 2017 grad says goals are imperative