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If you could only describe your ideal self in a single word, what would it be?

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Last One Word portrait shoot for spring will be April 26

Apr 24, 2018

The Pacific One Word project will hold its next and final photo shoot for the semester from 5 - 7 p.m. on April 26 in the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement located on the second floor of the DeRosa University Center just beyond the Lair. Free churros will be will be available to each and every participant in celebration of the last photo shoot of the academic year. All faculty, staff and students are invited to participate.

What is the One Word Project?
The One Word Project is a black and white portrait program meant to highlight campus diversity, and encourage introspection. Participants are asked to select a single word they feel represents their ideal selves. Once they select their word, participants are asked to reflect on why they chose that particular word and share in a written response. After this period of reflection, participants are then posed for a stylized One-Word portrait.

The project itself began in 2008 and since its inception has garnered more than 3,000 photos of student, staff, faculty and alumni. After a temporary hiatus, the project was brought back to life in fall 2017. Nearly 500 new photos have been added so far this academic year.

The One Word Team plans to create a new installation from a selection of approximately 100 outstanding photos from this past year on the brick walls in the DeRosa University Center lobby adjacent to the Ballroom. It is expected to be completed by fall 2018. In addition, the team is working to completely redesign the One Word website by midsummer in order to improve functionality and create a more contemporary feel. 

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