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Memorial event honors Pacific professor

A public gathering to honor the memory of Dr. Johan Rosqvist, a Pacific University professor and alumnus, is scheduled for next week.

Rosqvist, 45, was found dead April 29 in Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in southwest Portland. Portland Police Bureau public information officer Robert King confirmed Tuesday that Rosqvist died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The memorial event, to be held in Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center on Pacific's Forest Grove campus, is set for Friday, June 8 at 1 p.m. Faculty, students, friends and members of the community are invited to hear about Rosqvist's professional contributions as an associate professor at Pacific's School of Professional Psychology and view a video slide show about his life.

Rosqvist, a native of Stockholm, Sweden, was a nationally-known expert in anxiety disorders.

Viking House crew hosts open house

Students in Forest Grove High School's 2012 Viking House construction program invite the public to an open house Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 from noon to 5 p.m. to check out their newest student-built home. The 2,230-square-foot home, located at 1056 Lilac St., is part of the 2012 Street of Affordable Homes which opens in July.

'Spotlight on Success' honors outstanding grads

The public is invited to Forest Grove High School's annual Spotlight on Success awards ceremony on Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m. in Ellen Stevens auditorium, 1401 Nichols Lane. More than 120 students will be recognized for their exceptional achievements in academics. Fifty students are receiving the prestigious FGHS honors diploma, and 55 students will be awarded a certificate of mastery.

Banks High Principal moves to Canby

Banks High School principal Jim Smith, who has spent 11 years at Banks High School, will take a job as principal of Canby High School in July.

Smith said he would miss the staff and students of Banks, but the new job in Clackamas County would allow him to see his mother and daughter more.