Welcome to Puget Sound's faculty-staff e-newsletter
Welcome to Puget Sound's faculty-staff e-newsletter
Archives and Special Collections Open House, Jan. 31 Jacobsen Series: An Evening of Chamber Music, Feb. 3 Victor Wooten in Concert with Puget Sound Jazz Orchestra, Feb. 4
KNOW THIS campus news and announcements
Get ready. Our campuswide evacuation drill is tomorrow. We're conducting and all-campus evacuation drill on Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 12:10 to 12:20 p.m. To prepare brush up on university evacuation and emergency response plans.
In the meantime make sure you'll be notified in the case of an actual emergency. Update your personal contact information at myPugetSound → HR → Self Service → Personal Information, to ensure you receive security alerts in the case of a campus emergency.
Does your department, office, program, or group have a Facebook page or Instagram account? Have your social media admin contact Sarah Stall at sstall@pugetsound.edu for instructions about what to do with social media during an emergency.
Sick students? They can now get appointments at CHWS faster. Counseling, Health, and Wellness Services now has a way for students to schedule appointments and send secure messages to providers through myPugetSound. This is perfect for when flu symptoms hit after business hours. Students can find the feature, called CHWS Communication Portal, on myPugetSound → Resources.  
Plan for life after Puget Sound. Consultants with TIAA-CREF will be on campus this week to answer questions about saving for retirement. Individual sessions will be held in Wyatt 226, Feb. 1–2. To schedule your appointment, call 800.732.8353 or visit tiaa-cref.org/ScheduleNow
Get your tickets for upcoming Swope and Pierce lectures. Rev. Irene Monroe, columnist, activist, and motivational speaker, will be on campus Feb. 7 to deliver the spring Swope Endowed Lecture on Ethics, Religion, Faith, and Values, and on Feb. 9, best-selling author, illustrator, and staff cartoonist for The New Yorker Roz Chast will deliver the spring Pierce Lecture in Public Affairs and the Arts. Both lectures are free for studets, faculty, and staff, but tickets are required. Get yours now at tickets.pugetsound.edu.
Share an evening of scholarship, debate, and dinner. Jonathan Stockdale, religious studies, will discuss how exile, often expressed in oracles and revelations, was utilized in literature, legend, poetry, and diaries during Japan's Heian period (794–1185) at the first Daedalus Dinner of the semester, Feb. 13. "Banished From the Moon: Imagining Exile in Early Japanese Law, Literature, and Cult" will explore ways in which members of the Japanese court imagined the banishment of gods and heavenly beings, legendary and literary characters, and historical figures. Reserve your seat ($15) by Feb. 6. Call x3207.
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DO THIS featured events
Guest Lecture: Tough Times Call for Strong Civility: Going High and Making a Difference, Dr. Keith, Jan. 30, 5 p.m., Tahoma Room.
Archives and Special Collections Open House, Jan. 31, 3:30 p.m., Collins Memorial Library.
Avalanche Awareness, Jan. 31, 7 p.m., Howarth 212.
Campus Climate Brown Bag Conversation, Feb. 1, noon, Social Justice Center.
Lunar New Year Celebration, Feb. 1, 4 p.m., Rasmussen Rotunda.
Guest Lecture: Whiteness and Islamophobia, Amer Ahmed, Feb. 1, 7 p.m., Tahoma Room.
What We Do: This week's podcast features Dan Burgard, chemistry, Feb. 1, soundcloud.com/pswhatwedo
THSMS: Building a Better Mousetrap: Using T Cells to Treat Blood Cancers, Melinda Biernacki, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Feb. 2, 4 p.m., Thompson 175. 
Jacobsen Series: An Evening of Chamber Music, Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall. Tickets: $10; tickets.pugetsound.edu
Guest Artist: Victor Wooten in Concert with Puget Sound Jazz Orchestra, Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall. Tickets: $6; tickets.pugetsound.edu
LoggerUP. No home games this week.
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BE PROUD noteworthy and in the news
Terry Beck, education, was quoted in New Jersey Family magazine in a story about how to inspire reluctant children to read more.
Julie Nelson Christoph, English and Center for Writing, Learning, and Teaching, will present next month at the Writing Research Across Borders conference in Bogota, Colombia. Her talk is titled "Which Harry Potter Character Best Represents Your Writing Style? Social Media Personality Quizzes as Peer-friendly Writing Center Assessments." (P.S. We've taken the quiz, developed in CWLT last year, and it's better than butterbeer.)
In early January Andrew Gardner, sociology and anthropolpgy, led a training workshop in ethnographic methods for research assistants conducting fieldwork in Qatar. The workshop was part of a larger, three-year project, led by Karen Exell (University College of London), that will explore the social and cultural impact of the opening of Qatar’s new National Museum
Lynda Livingston, business and leadership, and Andrew Crosby ’17, president of Four Horsemen, a nonprofit peer-to-peer lender run by students, were quoted in U.S. News & World Report in a feature about the essentials of peer-to-peer lending.
Carolyn Weisz, in psychology, appeared on KBTC's Northwest Now talking about the SPARC 10-city project, which aims to address homelessness and racism.
Sign up for our weekly media digest,"In the News," by emailing sskeel@pugetsound.edu
Brag about yourself
#NoMoreFOMO. ASUPS recently launched Eventi, a student-developed campus event app and website. Check it out at eventi.pugetsound.edu, or download the app from the App Store or Google Play. Students, faculty, and staff can use their campus credentials to log in and upload club events, guest lectures, and more.
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