Bee Tree Books is a publishing service of the Pacific University Libraries. Through Bee Tree, the Libraries publish books that are either written by Pacific University community members or have a direct connection to Pacific's history or academic programs.
Titles published under the Bee Tree imprint are not edited for content or peer-reviewed by the Libraries. However, the Libraries will provide authors with limited copyediting, design, and production assistance. Depending on the nature of the project and the extent of services required, authors may be responsible for the costs of some services. A fee schedule is currently being developed.
Bee Tree titles are generally published both in digital open access editions and print editions, which are sold via the Libraries' print-on-demand distributors. All production and distribution models are designed to reduce (or eliminate) costs for both authors and readers. Authors retain copyright for all works published through Bee Tree.
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Behind "Bee Tree"
The “Bee Tree”, an iconic ivy-covered tree that stood on the Pacific University campus for many years, was already old and hollow when pioneer Tabitha Brown arrived in Oregon in 1846. Mrs. Brown started a home for orphans that would grow into Pacific University. According to the Forest Grove News-Times, the tree was “said to have housed a swarm of bees who furnished the little old lady with honey which she sold to buy provisions for her orphan children.”
Marion F. Giersbach
A history of Pacific University (Oregon), written by Marion Fisk Giersbach (1900-1991), "A College Grows in Oregon" tells the story of an unlikely group of men and women who left homes, farms and occupations to the cross the continent in 1840 and build a school in Oregon. Their legacy endures today as Pacific University.
Matthew Jensen, Kourtnie Jury-Hale, CarrieAnn Randolph, Blinnk Photography, Maurie Whalen, Kyle Riske, Kadie Backlund, Caleb McGee, Kayla Luttringer, Claire Pillsbury, Stephanie Bultman, Kelsi Roth, Wynton Davis, Stephanie Bultman, Vincent Nguyen, Nicole Corpuz, Tanner Boyle, Hunter Peterson, Charli Elliott, Erika Vives, Clara Howell, Kjersti Chippindale, Riley Chun, Madison Thompson, Thomas Radke, Chloe Chambers, Melissa Hood, Darcy Christoffersen, Elaina Gillespie, Alexis Zmuda, Amber Tate, Clara Howell, Anastasiya DeWolf, Gray Ashford, and Lauren Anderson
Did you know that the Assistant Director of Student Activities doesn’t own cable or have Wi-Fi at home? Or that the Director of Outdoor Pursuits is readying himself to climb a rocky crag called Aguja Poincenot in Patagonia this December? Or that the Senior Administrative Assistant of Humanities has a pet python named Cleopatra? Come to know the staff members who work behind the scenes at Pacific University depicted by Pacific’s own creative writing and photography students. Building upon the first volume in the series, this book showcases the talents of both our staff and our students through collaborative and creative efforts. We hope you enjoy reading the second collection of personnel and their personalities.
Sarah Alanis, Cailyn Andreasen, Bronson Barretto, Malia Bartolome, Stephanie Bultman, Chloe Chambers, Shalini Chedi, Cameron Chow, Anastasiya DeWolf, Emily Farnham, Bruno Gegenhuber, Abigail Godsil, Ashley Grogan, Josie Kochendorfer, Lesya Kravets, Jack Lloyd, Caleb McGee, Haley McKinnon, Max Medrano, Madison Meltebeke, Emily Miller, Mahla Nelson, Allyxandria Offill, CarrieAnn Randolph, Gillian Reimann, Marie Rewick, Ricky Ridela, Mikelyn Rochford, Zachary Skaugset, Lauren Tierney, Sara Villegas, Samantha Wacker, and Emily Woodworth
When a dormitory toilet is clogged, who’s the guy charged with fixing it? Who assures that benefits and work-study monies are paid and accounted for on time? And who is tasked with ensuring Luau goes off without a hitch or that students from Saudi Arabia know how to navigate the cultural idiosyncrasies of an American university? Meet the people who work behind the scenes at Pacific University—the community of staff and faculty—as captured by Pacific’s own creative writing and photography students. Their jobs and lives are varied, but their dedication to ensuring a dynamic educational experience in all its varieties is common between them. This book strives to capture and share their stories through the creative efforts of the students their work serves.
George H. Atkinson and Donald J. Sevetson
George Henry Atkinson (1819-89) was a son of New England who arrived in the Oregon Territory in 1848, sent by the American Home Missionary Society. Although his commission from the Society specified that his work was to be ecclesiastical and educational, he took an approach to that assignment which went well beyond his mandate. Well-informed and energetic, he made an impact on the Congregational churches of the Northwest, while using that base of action to spread his influence far beyond the churches that were his primary area of responsibility.
He believed that a successful future for his adopted region required productive, intelligent, moral communities. This broad perspective led him to assume—and maintain for four decades—public leadership in subjects as diverse and significant as railroads, prisons, public and private schools, Native American relationships, agriculture, engineering, commerce, and meteorology. He left an impressive written legacy, in personal correspondence and in print.
This volume contains a number of Atkinson’s longer writings. Most were published in the state’s leading newspaper, the Oregonian, although several appeared in other publications or reports. Two were included in the records of the State Legislature and two were submitted to the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876. Taken together, his writings tell us much about the man George Henry Atkinson, and about the times and places where he implemented his vision.