Fiber Arts Now, a celebration of the first fiber class at Pacific University, features the work of fiber arts faculty members from Oregon College of Art and Craft: Jiseon Lee Isbara, Shelley Socolofsky, Judilee Fitzhugh and Helen Hiebert. This exhibition demonstrates the aesthetic and conceptual qualities of using various fiber media in making art. The artwork made by these four women show that any material can be used in ways to make art that is extremely thoughtful and filled with the excitement of making unique fiber artworks.
Eef van der Worp
[From the introduction]
Large diameter contact lenses that have their resting point beyond the corneal borders are believed to be among the best vision correction options for irregular corneas; they can postpone or even prevent surgical intervention as well as decrease the risk of corneal scarring. For true clearance of the cornea, without any mechanical involvement, it seems advised to avoid contact between the lens and the cornea by bridging over it. A few years ago, only a handful of very specialized lens fitters around the world were capable of fitting scleral lenses successfully, and only a few manufacturers were making scleral lenses. Now many contact lens manufacturers have scleral lens designs in their arsenal. Improved manufacturing processes allow for better design, make lenses more reproducible and decrease costs, which combined with better lens materials has contributed to better ocular health, longer wearing time and ease of lens fit. This, in return, has broadened up the indication range for scleral lens fitting. But scleral lens fitting is still in its infancy, and this scleral lens case report series will share and discuss knowledge gained by practitioners who regularly work with these lenses.
Donald J. Sevetson
George Atkinson arrived in Oregon at the right time. A turbulent, energetic period of scattered settlement and political uncertainty was about to end. An officially sanctioned government was about to be formed. He came expecting to stay, and to make a difference. His wide-ranging skills and irrepressible optimism made valuable contributions during the formative stages of the region and state.
He arrived in 1848 with the expectation of spreading Congregational churches across the Pacific Northwest. That was slow to occur. He saw little growth in numbers of members or of churches until the completion of the Northern Pacific Railroad in 1884. Those long years were a disappointment to his sponsoring mission society, but he used the time effectively to advance the cause of education. The staid newcomer who had hoped to plant the institutions of the East soon came to adapt appreciatively to his new setting. Whether it was settlers staking mile-square claims, neighbors rushing off to newly opened mines, extemporaneous ‘stump speakers’, climbing a mountain, planting his garden or building his house, he accepted life in Oregon on its own terms. He rarely passed up an opportunity to take part in it, sing its praises and trumpet its potential.
-Excerpt from Chapter 17
Eef van der Worp
This guide is based on an extended literature search on the subject of scleral lens fitting and provides an overview of the latest knowledge and understanding on this exciting vision correction method.
This guide serves as an introduction to scleral shape, scleral topography and scleral lens design as well as a generic guide to fitting scleral lenses to help the practitioner get more comfortable with the concept of scleral lenses. It provides a general overview, supported by the main experienced scleral lens fitters worldwide. Its goal is to give practitioners a framework to oversee and integrate scleral lens fitting into their practices. Being a general overview, it can never cover all of the specific scleral lens designs available and cannot be a fitting guide for all lens types available.
Modern scleral lens fitting still is in its infancy, which makes it a modality with great potential. However, fitting scleral lenses is not very black-and-white, and many differences exist among fitters, cultures, manufacturers and countries. This clinical guide tries to find “common ground” among the mentioned philosophies. For specific lens fitting rules and guidelines, the lens manufacturer and the laboratory’s consultant and specialists have the most knowledge regarding their specific lens design, which practitioners should take advantage of.
This publication is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Bausch + Lomb.
Steve Rhine and Mark Bailey
Hundreds of teacher education programs throughout the United States are currently working to determine how to best prepare teachers so they can effectively harness the potential of technology for learning. Hundreds of school districts and institutions of higher education throughout the nation are working to maximize the return on their investment in technology. The over 400 consortia of the Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to use Technology (PT3) program have redesigned undergraduate and graduate curricula, addressed issues of digital equity, and established innovative ways of transforming teacher education through the power of technology.
The two volumes of this book document significant insights of PT3 projects around the country. Volume I is available in paperback from ISTE and includes 20 chapters filled with a wealth of ideas and approaches for integrating technology in teacher preparation. The chapters in this second volume of the book further document implemented and tested strategies that represent geographically broad and economically diverse contexts.
Gary Miranda and Rick Read
Splendid Audacity, The Story of Pacific University draws us into the fabric of American history and the stories of the dreamers, pioneers, and visionaries who believed in preparing students to serve their changing society. Reading this story, we learn that Pacific University is linked through the founding Congregationalists to other significant colleges and universities in the United States, and to their legacy of excellence in liberal arts education.
Through the years, Pacific has been able to shape and focus its identity to include, within its core liberal arts heritage, the additional responsibility of preparing graduate professionals to work in the fields of health and education. Now, at the edge of the millennium, Pacific is a comprehensive university of almost 2,000 students, thriving as a connected and sustaining community.
The story of Pacific as researched and interpreted by our authors, Gary Miranda and Rick Read, demonstrates how Pacific maintained a sense of vigor and optimism despite many daunting challenges, and shows how it has gradually achieved a new level of maturity and self-confidence that will carry it through the next periods of transformation.
-from the President's Foreword
C. Andresen Hubbard
This text is a collection of original papers published in Volume 37 (1940-1941) of the Pacific Bulletin.