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Welcome to Puget Sound's faculty-staff e-newsletter
Tanya Erzen publishes new book examining the expansion of evangelical Christian ministries in prisons Annual Women's League Flea Market, March 18
KNOW THIS campus news and announcements
The awesomeness is almost here. The annual Women's League Flea Market and Field House Full of Awesome Stuff is this Saturday, March 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Memorial Fieldhouse. Admission is $5. Early access to the more than 60 vendors’ booths of antiques and collectibles, vintage and upcycled items, clothing and textiles, jewelry, books, repurposed treasures, home and garden items, artisans’ goods, gourmet treats, and more, at 8 a.m., is $10. All proceeds go toward student scholarships. Have awesome stuff you'd like to donate? Great! Donations will be accepted Wednesday, March 15.
Adelphians hit the road. The Adelphian Concert Choir will use part of spring break to go on tour, performing joint concerts with Puyallup and Bellingham high schools before heading to Victoria, B.C., for a concert in Christ Church Cathedral. The choir's spring home concert will be March 25, in Schneebeck Concert Hall.
Share an evening of scholarship, debate, and dinner. Peter Wimberger, biology, will discuss how, to some, natural history collections are just odd assortments of dead things, but to others, they are a window into other worlds and times, at the second Daedalus Dinner of the semester, April 4. "Where Dead Things Comes Alive! What Can We Learn From Natural History Museums?" will explore the nature and uses of natural history collections and some of the exciting research being done at our own Slater Museum of Natural History. Reserve your seat ($15) by March 28. Call x3207.
Do you know a staff member who goes #totheheights? The Excellence in Action award recognizes staff members who consistenly exhibit excellence in their work at Puget Sound at the annual Staff Recognition Luncheon. Nominate a deserving staffer by completing the nomination form by April 7. Be there when the EIA winners are announced! Mark your calendar for this year's Staff Recognition Luncheon, May 26. Want to participate in the program? Be a presenter!
Inauguration Spotlight: Installation Ceremony
Inauguration day's main event is President Isiaah Crawford's official installation ceremony. Held in Memorial Fieldhouse, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Friday, March 24, the ceremony will include greetings from campus and community members, as well as delegates from colleges and universities across the country. The Puget Sound Wind Ensemble and Adelphian Concert Choir will perform pieces composed in commemoration of the event—one by music professor Rob Hutchinson!
For a full schedule of events, visit pugetsound.edu/inauguration. Planning to attend? RSVP now so we can make sure there are enough seats!
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DO THIS featured events
Founders' Day: Happy 129th birthday, Puget Sound!, March 17
Tacoma Historical Society Lecture: Dennis & Civil Rights & Tacoma & More, Dennis Flannigan ’61, Hon.'12, March 13, 7 p.m., Murray Boardroom.
What We Do: This week's podcast features Mark Martin, biology, March 15. soundcloud.com/pswhatwedo
Bargain hunting: Flea Market and Field House Full of Awesome Stuff, March 18, 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Memorial Fieldhouse.
Mini Maestros: Jungle JamsTacoma Symphony family concert series, March 19, 2:30 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall. Tickets: $7/$10; broadwaycenter.org
LoggerUP. The Logger women's tennis team plays at home this weekend. Go Loggers!
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BE PROUD noteworthy and in the news
Michael Benitez, diversity and inclusion, was an invited speaker for the 25th annual Kravis-de Roulet Conference at Claremont McKenna College, on the theme of Inclusive Leadership: Transforming Diverse Lives, Workplaces, and Societies. His talk, “Addressing Inequality to Foster Inclusion,” examined actionable leadership concepts and strategies.
Nicole Brun-Cottan D.P.T.'17, Danny McMillian, and Jennifer Hastings, physical therapy, presented at Diversity, Cultures, and Health Humanities, the Sixth International Health Humanities Consortium, in Houston, over the weekend. Their presentation: "Defending the Art of Physical Therapy: Expanding Inquiry and Crafting Culture in Support of Therapeutic Alliance."
Tanya Erzen, religious studies and gender and queer studies, examines how and why evangelical Christian ministries are rapidly expanding in prisons across the United States in her new book God in Captivity: The Rise of Faith-based Prison Ministries in the Age of Mass Incarceration.
Barbara Racine, bookstore, was presented with the Aspen Award in recognition of her contributions to the industry by the National Association of College Stores (NACS). The Aspen Award recognizes a professional in the campus store industry who has made continuous, notable contributions to education and professional development.

Heather White, religious studies and gender and queer studies, was accepted into the 2017–18 cohort of the Wabash Center’s Colloquy on Writing the Scholarship of Teaching in Religion and Theology. The colloquy gathers a group of experienced and critically reflective teachers for an extended process of writing and conversation about the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Shannon Woods '19, who attends Puget Sound with support through Access Programs, was the subject of a full-page photo feature in the Tacoma Public Schools Spotlight newsletter.

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