One Word Project
We all have different qualities, and that is what makes us unique as individuals. Well, what if someone asked you to trade in your name for one word that represents you as your ‘ideal self?’ Well, you have the opportunity to voice yourself and express who you really are. The One Word Project lives as a representation of the diversity and culture of the Pacific community. Over 2,000 students, faculty, staff and alumni, including President Pamela A. Eibeck, have participated in the One Word Project. It has expanded into the local Stockton community through high school and middle school outreach sessions, to other colleges and universities, corporately to Whole Foods, and even globally to young rural women in Paraguay.
The One Word Project is an integral part of the first year experience program that focuses on self-assessment and self-awareness. It’s success has transformed the early idea of leadership development into a celebration of people. By the unique display of the diversity of cultures, individuals and ideas that unite the members of the Pacific community, we have certainly brought another wonderful thing to this campus as well as off campus.
The project lives as an art display in our own DeRosa University Center Ballroom. It serves as a visual reminder of the community–spanning 36 feet wide and over eight feet tall. You can access everyone’s One Word online on the project’s website at www.pacificoneword.org.
So, what is your One Word? Think about it carefully because you have the opportunity to truly express who you are here at University of the Pacific. If you are interested in getting involved with this, do not miss out on the photo shoots! Keep an eye out for the dates and times the photo shoots are scheduled to take place. If you are an upperclassman, get on it already! Hope to see you all there with your One Word.
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