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University of the Pacific gears up for Black History Month celebration

University of the Pacific gears up for Black History Month celebration

University of the Pacific’s annual Black History Month celebration includes activities that honor the history and heritage of African-Americans and the African Diaspora. Throughout the month of February, students, faculty and staff put on numerous events, including a keynote speaker, gospel concert, poetry reading, roundtable discussions and various guest lecturers.

Activists Dr. Melba Beals and Dr. Angela Davis, gospel legends The Clark Sisters, and nationally recognized poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips will be featured as University of the Pacific celebrates Black History Month in February. The theme for this year’s celebration is “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture.” 

Delta College Culinary Arts Annual Winter Feast, Wed. Dec. 10, 5:30pm - 8pm, Danner Hall

Delta College Culinary Arts Annual Winter Feast, Wed. Dec. 10, 5:30pm - 8pm, Danner Hall

Once again, it’s time for Delta College Culinary Arts’ delicious WINTER FEAST, Wednesday, Dec. 10,
5:30 - 8:00 p.m. in Danner Hall. Chefs Mark Berkner and Robert Halabicky will have their students rarin' & ready  for another culinary extravaganza.

Here’s a tip: Eat lightly that day, you’ll need to make room for the “Feast.”

Chemistry professors in top hats and tails have fun with chemistry

Chemistry professors in top hats and tails have fun with chemistry

Honoring a tradition that was started in the 1820s at the Royal Institution, two Pacific chemistry professors dressed as 19th century chemists will carry out experiments that explode, change colors and delight an audience of all ages.

The event is FREE and open to the public, but admission is limited. Tickets are available at the Pacific Box Office.

The tradition comes from the Royal Institution of Great Britain’s Christmas Lecture. The Royal Institution has offered a science lecture to children in the London community every year since 1825, with the exception of the years during World War II when the series was suspended. The lecture series was founded by Michael Faraday, considered one of the great scientists of modern history.

During Pacific’s event, the two chemistry professors will make liquids change colors, set things on fire and blow stuff up simply by mixing liquids together, then explain how they did it all.

Former Tiger Tennis ace helps celebrate new tennis complex

Former Tiger Tennis ace helps celebrate new tennis complex

Thirty years ago, Eve Zimmerman threw herself on newly resurfaced tennis courts at University of the Pacific – and kissed them. That passion brought her back to her alma mater recently to help celebrate the groundbreaking for what is planned as one of the finest tennis facilities on the West Coast, the Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center.

Made possible by a $1.5 million gift from Zimmerman, the Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center will include 12 courts, a 5,500-square-foot clubhouse, covered player benches, and a new electronic scoreboard. It will occupy a portion of the footprint of the former Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Stadium.

“This facility will enable Pacific tennis players to shine as Tigers should,” said Zimmerman, who played for Pacific from 1980 to 1984 and went on to become a world-ranked professional player. Returning to Pacific for Homecoming, she will be making her first visit to the campus since she graduated.

Delta College Career & Technical Education Awareness Day November 13 - Danner Hall

Delta College Career & Technical Education Awareness Day November 13 - Danner Hall

San Joaquin Delta College invites current and future students to attend Career & Technical Education Awareness Day, Thursday, November 13, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Upper Danner Hall.
Delta College offers 36 Career & Technical Education programs. Students completing a Career & Technical Education pathway at Delta will have job ready skills and knowledge leading to the opportunity for rewarding industry positions. Explore great careers and job avenues from Delta faculty and staff at this informative event.

Oldest Pacific alum, 107, gives $300,000 days before his death

Oldest Pacific alum, 107, gives $300,000 days before his death

George Knoles, an esteemed historian whose family played a pivotal role in University of the Pacific’s past, contributed to future students’ success by giving $303,000 toward a graduate student scholarship at his alma mater just days before his death on Aug. 27 at the age of 107.

The Barker-Knoles Endowed Scholarship, established in 2000 by Knoles and his late wife, Amandalee Barker, provides scholarships for female graduate students in history and the humanities at University of the Pacific. Barker also graduated from Pacific.

“We are honored by the Knoles family’s great legacy at University of the Pacific,” said Pacific President Pamela Eibeck. “George and Amandalee deeply believed that women should enjoy the same academic opportunities as their male counterparts. They opened the door for more women to pursue graduate education by funding a scholarship endowment that will help students at Pacific for many decades to come.”

Delta College Fashion Club Presents: JEWELRY ART & GIFT FAIR NOVEMBER 5 & 6

Delta College Fashion Club Presents: JEWELRY ART & GIFT FAIR NOVEMBER 5 & 6

Delta College Fashion Club Presents:

Jewelry Art and Gift Fair November 5 and 6 - Danner hall