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Angelica Spearwoman ’17 named one of 40 Watson Fellows in the nation Carson Lyness ’16 named one of 40 Watson Fellows nationwide OT/PT students from Puget Sound recently collaborated with nursing students from PLU Annual Pops on the Lawn concert, May 3, on Karlen Quad
KNOW THIS campus news and announcements
Loggers named Watson Fellows. Carson Lyness ’16 and Angelica Spearwoman ’17 are among 40 fellows selected nationwide for the highly competitive 2017 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. They will each receive $30,000 for 12 months of travel and research. Traveling separately the two will visit a total of eight countries—Ecuador, Uganda, Albania, Chile, Nicaragua, Australia, India, and Thailand—working and completing independent study projects. Read more about their projects in the news release.
Changes coming to Wheelock plaza and Jones Circle. Monday, May 15—immediately following Commencement—construction will begin on safety and usability improvements to the plaza connecting Wheelock Student Center and Jones Circle, and will include work on the cherry trees in the area. For more information, including renderings of the finished project and construction area, visit
Puget Sound joins Culture of Respect Collective. Puget Sound recently became one of 53 institutions to participate in the inaugural class of the Culture of Respect initiative, which provides a platform for schools to work together to build and sustain a culture of respect and to end sexual violence on campus. Participation in the collective includes a rigorous self-assessment process; creation of a strategic plan for addressing violence; professional development; and coaching and technical assistance from public health professionals. Find out more about the Culture of Respect Collective in the initiative announcement.
Students can donate their Dining Dollars. ASUPS has launched a program which allows Puget Sound students to give Dining Dollar donations to other students who have run out of meal points, or to convert those points into donations to the Tacoma Food Bank. Questions? Contact ASUPS at
asupsdsi@pugetsound.edu or Center for Intercultural and Civic Engagement at cice@pugetsound.edu.
What happens if the tube falls out? Students in the Schools of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy recently participated in a teaching exchange with students from the School of Nursing at Pacific Lutheran University. The workshop, titled, “Lines and Tubes” was designed to introduce the Puget Sound students to the specialized lines and tubes used in medicine that they may encounter in health care settings. See photos from the collaboration on the PLU Facebook page.
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DO THIS featured events
Exhibition: 2017 Senior Art Show, through May 13, Kittredge Gallery.
Student Talks for Science and Economics of Climate Change, May 1, noon–12:50 p.m., Thompson 391.
Lecture: The Joys of Ephemera: The Collection of Sylvia Schar, Jane Carlin, Collins Memorial Library, and Carlisle Huntington ’20, May 1, 4 p.m., Archives Lecture Room.
Writing Marathon, May 1–2, 6–10 p.m., Center for Writing, Learning, and Teaching.
Performance: B Natural Clarinet Ensemble, Jennifer Nelson, director, May 1, 6:30 p.m., Rasmussen Rotunda.
Performance: Percussion Ensemble, Jeffery Lund, director, May 1, 7:30 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall.
School of Noon Recital, May 2, 12:05 p.m., Music L6.
Gender and Queer Studies Program Thesis Presentations, May 2, 4 p.m., Trimble Forum.
Performance: Chorale and Dorian Singers, J. Edward Hughes and Kathryn Lehmann, conductors, May 2, 7:30 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall.
What We Do: Listen to the latest podcast Wednesday, May 3.
German Studies Film Screening, May 3, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Rausch Auditorium. 
School of Music Noon Recital, May 3, 12:05 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall.
Lumbershoot, student music festival, sponsored by ASUPS, May 3, 2 p.m., multiple campus locations.
Performance: Annual Pops on the Lawn, Wind Ensemble with student conductors, May 3, 4 p.m., Karlen Quad (rain location: Schneebeck Concert Hall).
Reading Period, May 4–7 
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BE PROUD noteworthy and in the news
Andrew Gardner, sociology and anthropology, recently delivered the keynote address at the University of Hawai`i’s Center for South Asian Studies’ 34th Annual Symposium. Under the theme of Pedagogy and Community Building, the symposium convened a disciplinarily diverse set of scholars concerned with the peoples and mobilities tethered to South Asia.
Yvonne Swinth, occupational therapy, recently presented a workshop on "Quality Indicators for School-Based Occupational Therapists" at the National Occupational Therapy Conference in Philadelphia. She also co-presented with two recent Dr.O.T. graduates: Emily Garza Dr.O.T.’16 on "Factors Affecting the Capacity of Occupational Therapists to Serve in a Formal Leadership Position in the School-Based Practice Setting" (with Sheryl Zylstra, occupational therapy), and with and Julie Anderson Dr.O.T.'16 on "The Impact of Sensory-Based Movement Activities on Students in General Education" (with Renee Watling, occupational therapy). Anderson is also a clinical instructor in the School of Occupational Therapy.
Kristin Wilbur, occupational therapy, presented her doctoral research at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas, over the weekend. Her paper was titled, "Race Matters: Occupational Therapy as a Career Choice by High School Students of Color."
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Brag about yourself
High school is aight, but this is college. Thanks to Associate Director of Admission Mike Rottersman ’99 and the Campus Visit Program coordinators for sharing this awesome music video by McKenna Johnson ’19. McKenna takes us on a tour of campus, narrated by an original rap song.
Check it out on YouTube: "UPS" Rap by McKenna Johnson ’19
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