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Hornberger Leads CESS to Recognition
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residence halls have been occupied by
students for months.
Several hundred people are scheduled to
arrive for an event in a day and a half.
And, due to a miscommunication, the
cleaning crews aren’t coming.
That’s the situation that stands out in
Lois Hornberger’s mind when she recalls her
seven and half years with Pacific University
as the director of what is now Conferences
and Event Support Services.
“I pulled every single student we had
working,” she said. “We started cleaning,
and we cleaned all night.
“I cleaned for 36 straight hours. I let
everybody go home for about four hours
and get some sleep, then come back.”
Photo by Parrish Evans
Lois Hornberger heads the university’s Conference and Event Support Services, which hosts more than 150
separate events every year.
time with some 75 different groups attending
Scoggins Valley. One of the buildings used
in to help. At 3:30 p.m. that Saturday, 30
events, most on the Forest Grove Campus.
in housing the summer groups, Gilbert
minutes after the group’s arrival time, she
Included this summer are international
Hornberger even called her husband
made the last bed.
“That was something I never want to
repeat,” she said.
Happily, that incident is the only one
that caused such worry.
Pacific hosts more than 150 events and
conferences a year. Summer is the busiest
groups, such as junior track teams from
Norway and Ukraine, who will train at
Hall, is on the site where Hornberger
attended junior high school.
Hornberger came to work at Pacific on
Pacific’s athletic fields before attending the
Jan. 15, 2007, “a snow day,” after serving
IAAF World Junior Championships for
in several capacities as an organizer. She
Track and Field in July in Eugene.
worked for the Forest Grove Chamber of
A lifelong resident of western
Washington County, Hornberger grew up in
See Hornberger, page 3
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Conference of Colleagues
Pacific University staff members enjoyed
the annual All-Staff Conference on June 13,
sharing breakfast, listening to a keynote
address, and engaging in full activities —
indoor and out — with colleagues. Though rain
showers greeted staff members in the morning,
employees spent the afternoon taking
part in everything from golf and bingo
to crafting and beer brewing.
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Faculty & staff highlights
Ellen Bass, MFA, has written a
poem featured in the May 5 edition of
The New Yorker. She was also featured
in an article, “Ethical Wisdom,” in
Psychology Today.
David Boersema, Philosophy,
spoke at the Forest Grove City Library
in April at a presentation debunking
stereotypes of the Middle East.
Jules Boykoff, Politics and
Government, coauthored a blog essay,
“Why is Blackwater Helping to Train
Brazil’s World Cup Security?” in The
Nation in April.
Michael Christopher,
Professional Psychology, is one of the
creators of a nine-week MindfulnessBased Resilience Training program
for the Hillsboro Police Department,
believed to be the nation’s first on-thejob mindfulness training program aimed
at law enforcement officers.
Karl Citek, Optometry, was a
keynote speaker at a highway safety
conference for police officers in West
Virginia in May. He spoke about the
horizontal gaze test used by officers in
field sobriety testing.
Mark A. Della Paolera,
Pharmacy, is one of eight pharmacy
faculty members chosen nationwide to
be included in the 2014-2015 Faculty
Scholars Program by the National
Association of Chain Drug Stores
Foundation. Each faculty scholar
identifies a research mentor and small
working group to foster interactive
discussion in project development. Each
also receives a research grant to launch
a patient-focused research project in a
community pharmacy setting.
Ken Eakland and Linna So,
Optometry, co-wrote an article, “Want
to Increase Your Optical Sales? Think
Apps!” for the June 2014 issue of Vision
Care Product News.
Sarah Phillips, Sociology,
provided tips on choosing a college for
graduating high school seniors and their
parents, in an article in The Oregonian
in April. Her message included advice
about valuing faculty who care about
students, not ratings or flash.
Jessica Ritter, Social Work,
wrote an opinion piece about
Washington County’s services for health
and human services — the social safety
net — that appeared in The Oregonian
and its local affiliated newspapers, Forest
Grove Leader and Hillsboro Argus.
Jim Sheedy, Optometry, was
interviewed on Here & Now, a National
Public Radio news program, in May
about the effects of eye strain for people
spending long hours viewing computer
or television screens.
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Commerce as executive director for five
years. In addition, she worked as the youth
director at the Forest Grove First Christian
Church, and she still does the accounting
for her husband’s company, RB Hornberger
Co., which sells railway supplies.
She also advised the equestrian club
at Forest Grove High School when her
daughter, Anne, was active there.
While working at two jobs and advising
the high school club, Hornberger earned an
associate degree from Portland Community
College in supervision and management.
Today, she said, “I love working with
Hornberger also said that the Office of
the students. I hire 10 to 12 students every
Conference and Event Support Services,
summer. That’s the best and the worst.
which was the result of a merger, now allows
“The best because we get about 35
the office to work with both university and
applicants, and then taking that down to 12
is terrible. That’s probably the worst part of
my job: not being able to hire everybody.”
The fun part of her job, she said, is
non-university groups.
Pacific’s ability to host events brought an
honor award to the office in March.
The Association of Collegiate Conference
working with different associations, from
and Events Directors-International
beekeepers, who brought hives to campus,
honored Hornberger and her team with its
to family reunions to wine distributors.
Outstanding Institution Achievement Award
“I do love working at Pacific,” she said,
for Legends in 2013.
adding that she has been on the Staff Senate
Hosted by Tommy Thayer, Legends
for the last four years. “I’ve enjoyed meeting
is Pacific’s signature fundraiser benefiting
other university staff that I normally would
student-athletes events.
not have the opportunity to meet.”
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July Birthdays
1 Alice Hochnadel
1 Lorelle Browning
1 Katie Furgison
1 Douglas McMickle
2 Alexander Carlson
2 Victor Rodriguez
2 Megan Drake
3 Steven Conrow
3 Rachel Moore
3 Cait Powers
3 Laurel Mavuwa
3 Jessica Carpenter
3 Annette Willsey
4 David Scholnick
4 Mark Ferguson
4 Arlene Adamson
5 Sue Diers
5 Sheryl Sanders
5 Marti Fredericks
5 Tania Hand
5 Joel Schoening
6 Timothy Gillette
7 Erin Jobst
of Pacific faculty
and staff gave to
Pacific so far in the
2013 fiscal year, as
of June 17. Your
gift supports the
university and our
students. Consider
a gift or a payroll
deduction today.
Jamie Webster
Nathan Coston
Sarah Lewenberg
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Mark Della Paolera
Benjamin Dictus
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James Healey
Phil Ruder
Carmelo Hernandez
Eric Foote
Lynn Gardner
Maria Lara
Wade Ferris
Shana David
Jay Worley
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Phil Lentz
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Melisa Crosby
Kay Fun
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17 Margaret Cordova
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17 Christie Hammer
18 Gerald Melore
18 Dawn Salgado
19 Anne Berblinger
19 Kevin Carr
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20 David Moskowitz
20 Sigrid Roberts
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20 Christian Demko
20 Leslie Peterson
21 Maria Aguilar
21 Richard Warren
21 Jodi Berg
21 Hannu Laukkanen
22 Noah Seitz
22 Ryan Kimberly
23 Rebecca Twist
23 Kim Garrett
23 Terry Hummel Jr
24 Brian Casey
25 Kris Marcus
25 Kip Yoshimura
26 Peter Yellico
27 Dianna Hall
27 Daniel Broyles
27 JR Hayes
28 Ed Alkaslassy
28 Pedro Jacinto
29 Cory Bolkan
30 Timothy Cleary
30 John Stowell
30 Michael McCabe
30 Tressa Rodriguez
30 Michael McCabe
30 Kim Greenwood
30 Graciela Rodales
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Professional Psychology, Dental Health Science, and
The Pacific University August Commencement
their degrees.
Ceremony takes place Saturday, Aug. 9, on the east lawn
of Marsh Hall at the Forest Grove Campus. Volunteers
are needed to help usher, handing out programs, helping
Healthcare Administration and Leadership will receive
Contact Melodye MacAlpine at [email protected]
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guests navigate the campus and answering questions.
Staff Senate meets in July
Also needed are people interested in driving golf carts to
The next meeting of the Staff Senate will be Wednesday,
help guests get around.
July 16, from 3 to 5 p.m., in Berglund 200 on the
Commencement begins at 9:30 a.m., and volunteers
Forest Grove Campus. All Pacific staff members are
will be needed from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Students
welcome to attend. Suggestions, concerns or comments
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