Preview: Upcoming events worth going to!
Just because the semester is winding down, doesn’t mean activity on campus is similarly slowing. This upcoming week is full of events for students to take part in. Ranging from public service to musical performances, banquets to senatorial debates, these events offer students a wide variety of potential enjoyment.
Calaveras Clean Up
This Saturday, April 23, Religious and Spiritual Life will team up with Sustaining Pacific, the branch of campus dedicated to cultivating sustainability and eco-friendly practices, to clean the banks of the Calaveras River. The Calaveras River is the river that cuts across campus, separating the main campus from the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, as well as the Mailroom, Public Safety HQ and the Cowell Wellness Center.
Anyone is welcome to attend and volunteer. The group will walk along the banks of the river collecting trash and recyclables for disposal. All interested students should go to the entrance of the DeRosa University Center at 9 a.m. to join the group. Water and snacks will be provided. Help keep Pacific clean!
University Symphony Orchestra’s Final Performance
Also on Saturday, the University Symphony Orchestra will be putting on its final performance of the semester at Faye Spanos Concert Hall.
The performance will feature works by Beethoven, Jean Sibelius, Tchaikovsky and Debussy. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $10, $5 for seniors and faculty and free for Pacific students.
The second in this upcoming week’s musical events is a performance by the Pacific Arts Woodwind Quintet on Tuesday, April 26 at Morris Chapel. The group will perform works by composers Jennifer Higdon, Katherine Ann Murdock and David Sampson.
All works were composed in the mid-’90s. The Woodwind Quintet is composed of the artists-in-residence of the Conservatory of Music. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. It is $10 general admission, $5 for seniors and faculty and free for students with student ID.
On Thursday, April 28, Pacific’s Provost and Emeriti Society will be putting on a reception for retiring faculty from across all of Pacific’s schools and campuses.
The reception is meant to celebrate the achievements the faculty have made in their careers.
The retiring faculty include: Linda Carter, a distinguished professor of law at McGeorge, where she especially focused on the death penalty, international criminal law and war tribunals; Katie Golsan of the College of the Pacific, where she taught French and film studies; Ash Brown and Henry Sun from the College of Engineering and Computer Science; the executive director of the Dugoni School of Dentistry Alumni Association David Nielsen; and assistant professor of communications, Alan Ray.
Let’s all wish these distinguished Pacificans good luck and thank them for their service to our campus.
Perhaps the biggest event of the upcoming week is the U.S. Senatorial Debate occurring on campus on Monday, April 25. The debate is between candidates seeking to replace long-standing California Sen. Barbara Boxer, who announced she is not seeking reelection.
The debate will host candidates from both parties, three Republicans and two Democrats. The Democrats include current California Attorney General Kamala Harris and Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez.
The Republican candidates will be two former Chairmen of the California Republic Party, Tom Del Beccaro and Duf Sundheim. The last candidate is Ron Unz, best known for an (unsuccessful) gubernatorial run in 1994. The event will be live-streamed on television across the state.
Don’t miss out on these amazing events on our beautiful campus!