Pacific in the Press | Feb. 12, 2019
Quote of the Week
"I would not be who I am without his influence. He changed my life."
— Allie VanderMolen '19, The Pacifican, Feb. 7, 2019
"Greedy Britain on a plate! No wonder we've got an obesity problem - look how a Sunday roast has gone from sparse to supersize over the decade," Daily Mail (London), Feb. 6, 2019: History's Ken Albala is quoted in this story on changing food portion sizes over the years. "I was cooking from a 50s-era cookbook recently, which suggested a recipe could feed six," he told the Daily Mail. "I think it would feed two today." He added, "We were eating more junk food, fried food, high-calorie sodas and calorie-laden desserts. At fast food restaurants, the portions were much larger. ... It's not uncommon to see one chicken feed two people. It fed a family in the past."
"The new tax break: Public spending for stadiums," Worcester (Massachusetts) Business Journal, Feb. 4, 2019: The Center for Business and Policy Research's Jeff Michael and Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences' Peter Schroeder were interviewed for a story about a proposed minor league stadium in Worcester. The story compares the background of several other stadiums, including Banner Island Ballpark. They each said that there has not been the type of positive redevelopment effect once promised by the stadium. "If you walked around the area, it would look very much the same as it did in 2006," Schroeder told the Worcester Business Journal.
"'We want you to do better than we did': Gen. Wesley Clark shares vision with Pacific students," The Record, Feb. 8, 2019: The visit of former NATO head retired Gen. Wesley Clark was featured in this story. "People are questioning the significance, the meaning, the future, the power, the influence, the values of America in a way the people of my generation would never question," Clark told The Record during a visit with School of International Studies students before his speech in Faye Spanos Concert Hall. "What the future holds for the country is going to be very much defined by the commitment, the values, and the courage of the members of this generation." The Record also published an advance story: "Gen. Wesley Clark to speak at Pacific Thursday," The Record, Feb. 7, 2019.
"Pacific Remembers Dr. Eric Hammer," The Pacifican, Feb. 7, 2019: Pacific alumni and students Lauren Gibson '17, Brandt Nishida '13 and Allie VanderMolen '19, and Conservatory student services coordinator Jennifer Goodwin were quoted in this story about Eric Hammer's death. "Dr. Hammer was always very hard on me because he believed in me and knew I could do better, even when I did not believe in myself," VanderMolen told The Pacifican. "He pushed me to become a better educator and I would not be who I am without his influence. He changed my life." The Record covered his celebration of life ceremony: "Hundreds honor life, legacy of Pacific's Eric Hammer," The Record, Feb. 11, 2019. There was a photo gallery of the event.
"Spotlight on Campus Safety Director of the Year Finalist Michael Belcher," Campus Safety Magazine, Feb. 11, 2019: Director of Pacific's Public Safety Mike Belcher was featured in this story upon being named a finalist for Director of the Year. The story notes his notable achievements at Pacific: "Developed annual university-wide training and simulations for emergency situations. Connected students with safe community resources and mitigated historical mistrust that the community had for law enforcement. Installed a three-campus video surveillance system and built a state-of the-art video monitored dispatch center." The winners will be announced at the Campus Safety Conference West held June 17-19 in Las Vegas. Coverage included a story naming all the nominees: "Prepare to Be Impressed: Director of the Year Finalists Shine Brighter than Ever," Campus Safety Magazine, Feb. 11, 2019.
"10 SJ women to be honored at annual Susan B. Anthony Awards," The Record, Feb. 9, 2019: Alumna Jacqueline Stewart and former employee Barbara St. Urbain are among the 10 women to be honored at the San Joaquin County Commission on the Status of Women holds its 44th annual dinner later this week. "A Stockton native, Stewart grew up participating the Parks and Recreation Department's Gymnastics Program and for 35 years, she served as a coach in the program," a portion of the story reads. "She is a member of the Stockton Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, having joined the collegiate chapter while a student at University of the Pacific in 1974. She has volunteered through the organization on Habitat for Humanity projects, cancer walks, HIV/AIDS awareness activities, immunization clinics, and tutoring." Of St. Urbain, The Record wrote, "Throughout her life, St. Urbain has advocated and spoken up for others, from working with special-needs children and teaching English to new arrivals from Puerto Rico as a teenager to a 30-year career at University of the Pacific and then Modesto Junior College working to bring students of different interests and backgrounds together."
"Holocaust survivor shares his story at Pacific," The Collegian (San Joaquin Delta College), Feb. 5, 2019: Pacific student Shiri Warshawsky, president of the Hillel Jewish Student Club, was quoted in this story about the visit by Holocaust survivor Sami Steigmann's visit. "It's been a really interesting experience just because I'm from the bay area and there's a really strong base of Israelis and Jewish people, whereas in Stockton it's definitely very sparse," Warshawsky told The Collegian. "But just having a lot of people from the school come and show up and really show their support has meant a lot, especially considering that the majority of them aren't Jewish."
"Pacific resident pianist Frank Wiens bringing the sounds of Spain to life Friday," The Record, Feb. 7, 2019: The Conservatory's Frank Wiens was featured in this story about his solo concert. "It's full of color and variety," Wiens told The Record, noting, "It's Spanish national music, but also from French composers who were influenced by Spanish composers."
"For some, noodle soup is worth obsessing over," "Good Food" on KCRW (Santa Monica), Feb. 8, 2019: History's Ken Albala was interviewed about his latest book, "Noodle Soup," on this radio program. The lead-in the podcast goes, "Ken Albala is a noted food historian and prolific cookbook author-and you might call him a noodle soup fanatic. So much that he made a different noodle soup every day, for two years. That journey birthed a book titled 'Noodle Soup,' and it's filled with recipes that allow us to recreate his dishes in exacting detail."
"Stockton Community/UOP Winter Benefit Powwow showcases tradition, culture," The Record, Feb. 9, 2019: The Record covered the annual Stockton Community/UOP Winter Benefit Powwow on Feb. 9 in the Main Gym and produced a photo gallery.