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Bagpipes and bells


NEWS-TIMES PHOTOS: Doug Burkhardt A bagpipe and drum trio helped Pacific University welcome its new freshman and transfer students to the campus at the school's Friday morning Convocation ceremony. Bagpipers appear annually at commencements in spring and summer, and at Convocation in the fall.

Another unfamiliar sound wafting through downtown Forest Grove was the steady ringing of a bell as new students signed their names in a ledger, shook hands with Pacific's president and other officials, then rang the bell inside Old College Hall. Most of the students will repeat the "Sign, Shake and Ring" ritual four years from now, on the eve of their commencement. NEWS-TIMES PHOTOS: Doug Burkhardt

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