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Pacific in the Press | April 25, 2017

Apr 25, 2017

quote of the week:I am proud that Morris Chapel is a hub of inclusion and diversity in a city as wonderfully diverse as Stockton. --Joel Lohr, The Record, April 18, 2017
Here are examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the news media in recent days:

Summaries

The Record
'A sacred space': Sharing memories of Morris Chapel
April 21, 2017
Speakers recounted the memories they made in Morris Chapel during the celebration of the chapel's 75th year. "For most students, when we first stepped into the chapel we took it at face value," Ashna Haque '16 told the crowd. "Our eyes adjusted to the dim lights and we could see the pews, the stained glass windows and the pulpit. We walked in and it was as if we were babies reborn. Everything was fascinating, from the sounds to the colors. It was like a brand new world to us and we treated it like it was."
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/news/20170421/a-sacred-space-sharing-memories-of-morris-chapel
Online photo gallery: http://www.recordnet.com/photogallery/SR/20170421/PHOTOGALLERY/421009999/PH/1

The Record
Guest View: Morris Chapel's history reveals it is a 'hub of inclusion'
April 19, 2017
Joel Lohr, dean of Religious Life at Pacific, wrote a commentary about the 75th anniversary of Morris Chapel on the Stockton Campus. He wrote about how the chapel has been a special venue for people of all walks of life and religions to come together to celebrate and commemorate the most important events in their lives for the past 75 years.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/opinion/20170418/guest-view-morris-chapels-history-reveals-it-is-hub-of-inclusion
This comes on the heels of an earlier commentary in The Record: http://www.recordnet.com/opinion/20170415/from-editor-morris-chapel-elicits-heartfelt-memories-as-it-turns-75

The Sacramento Bee
California unemployment rate reaches lowest point in a decade
April 21, 2017
Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, commented in a story about the state's unemployment rate, which dropped below 5 percent. While California leads the nation in job growth, Michael and other economists warned that the state was closing in on full employment and that future job gains would be smaller. The Sacramento region saw 5,500 new jobs in March, but there were 5,700 jobs gained in February.
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/news/business/article146074909.html

The Mercury News
San Jose, Oakland job surges power Bay Area hiring boom
April 21, 2017
The San Francisco Bay Area gained more than 12,000 jobs in March, the best jobs surge in one month since the dot-com era. Jeff Michael, Center for Business and Policy Research director, commented on the surge. "The East Bay and more peripheral counties in or near the Bay Area will likely see the fastest job growth going forward," Michael told The Mercury News. "This was a strong month, led by the East Bay."
Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/21/san-jose-oakland-job-surges-power-bay-area-hiring-boom/
A version of the story was printed in the Santa Cruz Sentinel: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/business/20170421/bay-area-hiring-boom-eases-fears-of-downturn

The Record
Pacific symphony has day at the Beach
April 20, 2017
Sarah Clemmens Waltz, director of the Conservatory's music history program, English Professor Camille Norton, and Nicolas Waldvogel, directory of the University Symphony Orchestra, were featured in this piece on an interdisciplinary examination of the work of Amy Beach, an obscure American composer, intellectual and author. Beach's "Gaelic Symphony" was performed April 22 in the Faye Spanos Concert Hall.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/entertainmentlife/20170420/sauro-pacific-symphony-has-day-at-beach

The Record
CHEERS: Counting the birds
April 17, 2017
Ryan Hill and his biology classes received a "cheer" from The Record's editorial board for continuing its documentation of the bird species in central Stockton. Hill and his students spend time along the Calaveras River as it flows through the north part of the Stockton Campus and have spotted nearly 80 bird species. "You see how diverse they are just in this little area," senior Gunimat Samara told The Record. "I think everyone should do this. It really makes you see the value of nature."
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/opinion/20170417/cheers-and-jeers-jeers-unfortunate-overtime-spending

The Record
Stockton to host upcoming NCAA championships
April 18, 2017
Pacific and Visit Stockton will host three upcoming NCAA championships - the NCAA Men's Water Polo Championships in 2019, the NCAA Women's Water Polo Championships in 2020, and the NCAA Div. 1 Men's Golf Regionals to be played at The Reserve at Spanos Golf Course. The news comes on the heels of a successful NCAA Women's Basketball Regional, which Pacific co-hosted in March.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/news/20170418/stockton-to-host-upcoming-ncaa-championships
KCRA (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto) broadcast a story on April 19: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=f1b8a135-1b30-43d6-b339-0b2b18584e13
A version of the story was broadcast several times April 18 and 19 on KTXL-Sac. (Fox 40, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto): http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=b9b8247c-4c52-4df2-ae76-2df17a44876e

WalletHub.com
Ask the Experts: Bright Minds on the Best Rewards
April 14, 2017
Ben Carlston, assistant professor of finance, was tapped as an expert in helping consumers better understand the rewards credit card market.
Read more: https://wallethub.com/best-rewards-credit-card/#ben-carlston