Welcome to Puget Sound's faculty-staff e-newsletter
Welcome to Puget Sound's faculty-staff e-newsletter
Happy 253 Day, Loggers! Sept. 10 is the 253rd day of the year—the perfect day to celebrate our hometown, Tacoma. Click on the image above to watch How to Live in the City of Destiny.
KNOW THIS campus news and announcements
Get ready. Our campuswide lockdown drill is Thursday. We're conducting an all-campus lockdown drill on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 10:45 a.m. This year, members of the Tacoma Police Department will participate in the drill by serving as evaluators. We’re teaming up police officers with members of our Security Services team to walk through campus buildings during the drill. This will also serve as a training exercise in that our teams will be working together to familiarize each other with response procedures.
To prepare for the drill, review lockdown procedures, watch the training video Shots Fired on Campus (login required), and make sure you'll be notified in the event of an actual emergency. Update your personal contact information at myPugetSound → HR → Self Service → Personal Information. 
Share an evening of scholarship, debate, and dinner. Kurt Walls, theatre arts, will share a behind-the-scenes look at how the scene designer shapes the world an audience sees onstage. The semester's first Daedalus Dinner, "Scene Design: Art and Practice," will be held Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m., in Murray Boardroom. Reserve your seat ($15) no later than Sept. 17 by calling x3207.
Plan for life after Puget Sound. A consultant with TIAA-CREF will be on campus this fall to meet with faculty and staff members about saving for retirement. Individual sessions will be held in Wyatt 226, on Sept. 18–19, Oct. 18, and Nov. 13–14. To schedule your appointment, call 800.732.8353 or visit tiaa.org/ScheduleNow
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DO THIS selected events
I Have Not Sought to Comment: A Talk on a Classic in Mystical Islam, Clay Lemar ’11, Sept. 10, 4 p.m., Wyatt 103.
Bollywood Film Screening: Shree 420, Sept. 10, 5:30 p.m., McIntyre 103.
Some Mid Life History of Tacoma Rail, David Caitlin, Sept. 10, 7 p.m., Murray Boardroom, WSC.
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Summer Research Symposium, Sept. 11, 3:30 p.m., Collins Memorial Library.
Staff Senate General Meeting, Sept. 12, noon, Trimble Forum.
Improvisation Class with PROJECT Trio, Sept. 12, 5:30 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall.
Alternative Fall Break Info Session, Sept. 12, 6 p.m., Social Justice Center.
Indigenous Rights and the State in Latin America: Accounting for the Implementation Gap, Felipe Aguero, Sept. 13, 2 p.m., Murray Boardroom, WSC. 
THSMS: From the Forest to the Deep Blue Sea, Wood Shapes Animal Communities, Jenna Judge, Sept. 13, 4 p.m., Thompson 175.
An Intro to Gender and Queer Studies, Greta Austin, religious studies and gender and queer studies, Sept. 13, 5 p.m., Trimble Hall.
Art+Sci Salon: Soil Made Visible, Mary Farrell, Sept. 13, 6 p.m., Library 020.
Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) Night, Sept. 13, 7 p.m., Upper Marshall Hall.
PROJECT Trio Live in Concert, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall. Free with Puget Sound ID; tickets required, tickets.pugetsound.edu
Business and Entrepreneurship for Musicians, PROJECT Trio, Sept. 14, 3 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall.
Walk to End Alzheimer's, Sept. 16, noon, Todd Field. Volunteers and walkers wanted!
LoggerUP. Cheer on the Logger volleyball and soccer teams at home this week!
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Rob Beezer, mathematics and computer science, is the project director for UTMOST (Undergraduate Teaching of Mathematics with Open Software and Textbooks), a program of the American Institute of Mathematics. The project has been awarded a $2 million research and development grant from the National Science Foundation's Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) program, providing funding for another four years.
Andrew Gardner, sociology and anthropology, recently published the article "Reflections on the Role of Law in the Gulf Migration System" in a special issue of The University of Chicago’s Journal of Legal Studies. The special issue, edited by Adam Chilton, Tom Ginsburg, and Eric Posner, discusses features for the optimal design of guest-worker programs in diverse contexts. Andrew also published the piece "On Tribalism and Arabia" on the Middle East Centre blog at the London School of Economics. In that essay, he discusses some of the possible explanations for the resurgence of tribalism in the wealthy states of the Arabian Peninsula. 
Lisa Johnson, business and leadership, co-authored the book Law, Cultural Diversity, and Criminal Defense, published by Routledge.
Ariela Tubert, philosophy, published the article “Ethical Machines?” in the Seattle University Law Review. 
Renee Watling, occupational therapy, is lead author of the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Practice Guidelines for Children and Adolescents With Challenges in Sensory Processing and Sensory Integration, which “define(s) the occupational therapy domain and process and interventions that occur within the boundaries of acceptable practice.” Guidelines are used by both internal and external audiences to promote high-quality occupational therapy, inform policy decisions, provide education, and influence research, and more.
The Hatchet launches Sept. 17
Open Line moves to myPugetSound
Look for a new weekly e-newsletter, The Hatchet, in your inbox next Monday. Sent to all students, faculty, and staff, as well as Logger alumni and parents, each issue of The Hatchet will include five “top things” to look for in the coming week, along with upcoming events, news, stories, and fun facts—all in a cool, easy-to-read format.
This means we’re discontinuing Open Line and moving university business announcements, such as updates about benefits, department news, campus reminders, etc., to myPugetSound. Beginning today, when you log in to myPugetSound, you’ll see news, announcements, and “Be Proud” shoutouts right there, in the same place you approve your time sheet, check your department budget, and register your vehicle!
What does this mean for you? Two main things are changing:
  • Where to send your news and announcements: mypsnews@pugetsound.edu. Anything that you would have sent to Open Line should now go to the myPugetSound News email address.
  • The submission deadline. myPugetSound news and announcements will be updated every Monday. Submissions are due at least one week prior to publication and may be edited for clarity and style.
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