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September 2013
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Calkins brings smiles, enthusiasm
BY WANDA LAUKKANEN | Shesna
Calkins is nothing but enthusiastic when she
talks about Pacific University and her job as
the student services manager for the School of
Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Her enthusiasm, as well as her work,
earned her accolades from the university this
spring when she was given the Outstanding
Contribution to the University Award, which
is bestowed on an employee who promotes
and exemplifies the values of Pacific, such
as supporting sustainability, encouraging
diversity and openness to ideas and cultures,
and fostering a sense of community.
Calkins, who moved to Forest Grove
some 13 years ago, started working at the
university seven and a half years ago as
the customer service representative for the
Photo by Wanda Laukkanen
Shesna Calkins, student services manager for the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, helps
CSD students with a variety of tasks as well as taking part in both university and community activities.
Financial Aid Office.
“I’d always really enjoyed Pacific
The School of Communication
Calkins became the student services
as part of living in Forest Grove, and
Sciences and Disorders, opened in
manager for the school when it opened and,
enjoyed the functions we attended just
January 2012 in the College of Education,
in that role, does a variety of tasks.
as townspeople,” she said, adding that
offering a master’s in speech-language
“The most obvious is really helping the
was the reason she began applying for
pathology, as well as an undergraduate
students administratively, everything from
positions at the university.
minor in communication sciences and
registration to immunizations, making sure
disorders. Today, the two-year graduate
they have everything,” she said.
“Working here in town and working for a
place that I both enjoy and appreciate — I
program enrolls a total of 70 students,
thought was a perfect match for me.”
or 35 per class.
See CALKINS, page 2
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Students,
faculty and
staff celebrated
the beginning
of a new
academic year
in August with
Orientation and
Convocation.
By Parrish Evans
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productivity and usefulness that the iPads
Among her volunteer activities, Calkins
bring,” she said. “I firmly believe that all
works with the College of Education, which
“I feel I’m their representative here.”
admins here on campus should have one,
annually “adopts” a family during the
That help not only involves paperwork,
especially those who take minutes.
Christmas season.
but extends to making students know how
“I am lucky to be surrounded by a very
She also works with Gifts for Good, a
to get around campus and how to find
tech-savvy faculty and staff that is willing to
program the Center for Civic Engagement
places in Forest Grove, “just helping them
share tips,” she added.
oversees to turn used items into treasures
transition,” she said.
Chris Wilkes, emcee of the ceremony in
which Calkins was honored, noted in his
Calkins said she is very appreciative of
the CSD faculty.
“They do real live important things,”
that are sold with proceeds supporting
local nonprofits.
In the summer, she, her husband Ron
speech about her “She is a role model in
she said, “They do research on things
’10 and their two daughters, ages 7 and
using technology.”
that matter. They volunteer time and do
10, help with the free lunch in the park
outstanding work in the community. … I
program, a summer meal program for
model,” but one of her first duties when she
feel really lucky because I landed in a spot
children, one day week. She also serves on
started her job at CSD was to order every
not knowing that these people were really
the advisory board for the Forest Grove
student and faculty member at the school
going to affect me and inspire me.”
Farmer’s Market.
Calkins joked that “I am far from a role
an iPad. Her supervisors surprised her with
her own iPad.
“Since then, I have cherished the
Calkins herself is very involved in both
“How great it is to do functions at Pacific
university and community activities, which
and reach out as a Pacific representative,”
she attributes to Pacific’s culture.
she said.
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Faculty & staff highlights
TIFFANY BOGGIS, Occupational
Therapy, and Pacific University’s
Nicaragua project were featured in
the journal OT Practice in July. Boggis
helped institute the project, which
started seven years ago, as a study
abroad experience for students in the
School of Occupational Therapy. Today,
it is an interdisciplinary program in
which students and professionals work
with elderly patients in homes run by
nongovernmental organizations.
JULES BOYKOFF, Politics and
Government, authored “At Brazil’s
Confederations Cup, A Dress
Rehearsal for Dissent” in the quarterly
publication Dissent.
KARL CITEK, Optometry, provided
analysis for an article, “Made in Your
Shades: Protect your eyes with the right
pair of sunglasses,” that appears in the
magazine, The Real Deal.
AMY COPLEN, Dental Health
Science, has been invited to join
the Scholarship Review Committee
for the Institute for Oral Health of
the American Dental Hygienists’
Association. The institute’s mission is to
advance the profession of dental hygiene
through scholarships, research and
service in collaboration with ADHA.
Members of the committee serve a
two-year term and each is asked to
review approximately 100 scholarship
applications each year.
LINDA HUNT, Occupational
Therapy, and student Sarah Jaehnert
PsyD ’14 presented a poster, Early Onset
and Staying Employed, July 19 at the
Alzheimer’s Association International
Conference in Boston. The poster
focused on the education needs of
clients who are working rather than
those in retirement.
ELLEN MARGOLIS, Theatre, wrote
a play, Licking Batteries, which had its
world premiere in August at The CoHo
Theater in Portland. The play blurs
realism and fantasy while following a
woman whose mother has undergone
treatment rendering her unrecognizable.
Margolis is the author of many plays
produced throughout the United States.
TODD SCHULTZ, Psychology,
interviewed author Tim Kasser about his
book, Lucy in the Mind of Lennon. The
interview is featured in the July issue of
Psychology Today.
LISA SZEFEL, History, authored an
essay, “Woody Allen and Wealth,” in
The Montreal Review.
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Many activities slated for Pacific’s Day of Service
Faculty and staff and their families, as well
Civic Engagement, which organizes the Day
games with children at a Family Bridge
as students, are invited to participate in the
of Service. She added that many activities
Shelter, painting a mobile home through
annual Pacific University Day of Service on
are family-friendly and children are
Rebuilding Together Washington County
Saturday, Sept. 28.
welcome to participate.
and many others.
Participants will have a range of service
Participants may sign up as individuals
projects to choose from, both in the local
or in groups, including departments, clubs,
communities of Forest Grove and Hillsboro,
teams, residence halls or classes.
as well as a beach cleanup at Nehalem Bay
Projects will take place throughout the
The day will conclude with a celebration
with food and entertainment.
Transportation will be available to sites
not within walking distance.
State Park, sponsored by the nonprofit
day from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sept.
An announcement will also be posted
organization, SOLVE.
28 and will include options such as the
on the CCE’s Facebook page about how to
Volunteer Action Center at the Oregon
register, said Stokamer.
“The Day of Service is open to the entire
Pacific community, and faculty and staff
Food Bank, working in parks, gardens and
Those interested in participating can
are encouraged to join,” said Stephanie
on school ground in Forest Grove and
contact the Center for Civic Engagement at
Stokamer, director of Pacific’s Center for
Hillsboro, helping senior citizens, playing
ext. 1570 or [email protected]
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GOVERNANCE GROUPS
MEET IN SEPTEMBER
University Council meets at 4 p.m. Sept. 5 in
HPC2, room 502, at the Hillsboro campus. The council
recommends changes in policy to the faculty, president
and Board of Trustees. Meetings are open to members of
the university community, unless otherwise noted. For
information, email [email protected]u.
The Staff Senate meets from 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 18
in Berglund 200 on the Forest Grove Campus. Staff
Senate is the official representative body of non-faculty
personnel. Comments and suggestions may be emailed
to [email protected]
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EARCLINIC IS NOW OPEN
FOR UNIVERSITY MEMBERS
The Pacific EarClinic is open for members of the
university community to schedule appointments. The
state-of-the-art audiology clinic, part of the School of
Audiology, is located at 333 SE 7th Ave., Suite 4150,
Hillsboro.
Hours of operation are Wednesdays and Thursdays
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact the Pacific EarClinic at
503-352-2692 or [email protected]
in HPC2, room 518, in Hillsboro. Faculty Senate has
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