Welcome to Puget Sound's faculty-staff e-newsletter
Welcome to Puget Sound's faculty-staff e-newsletter
Cherry Tree Dedication Ceremony: Nov. 27, 11:30 a.m., Wheelock Plaza Staff Senate Book and Bake Sale, Nov. 30–Dec. 1 WinterFest, Dec. 2 and 3
KNOW THIS campus news and announcements
TODAY: Help rededicate Puget Sound's cherry trees. All campus members are invited to a dedication ceremony for our newly planted cherry trees. Gather at the southwest end of Wheelock Plaza, at 11:30 a.m., to hear words of blessing from Rev. Kojo Kakihara of Tacoma Buddhist Temple and Rev. Karen Yokota-Love of Mason United Methodist Church, along with a reading of the names of the Puget Sound students we lost to Executive Order 9066 and whom we honored with honorary degrees in 2009. 
Bring the outdoors in... to the movies! Join Puget Sound Outdoors (PSO) for the annual Banff Film Festival at the Rialto Theater, Nov. 27–28. PSO co-sponsors the event, bringing the best outdoor films to Tacoma each year—different films each night. Some proceeds support leader training for PSO. Tickets ($20/night or $37 for both nights) are available at The Expeditionary
Staff Senate Book and Bake Sale benefits you. The Staff Senate will host its annual Book and Bake Sale Nov. 30–Dec. 1, in Wheelock Student Center. The sale benefits the Rosa Beth Gibson Book Scholarship, which provides book scholarships to staff members and their family members working toward completion of degrees. There's still time to participate! Complete a Book Donation Form or Baked Goods Donation Form, or email staffsenate@pugetsound.edu—and be sure to check out the books and goodies.
It's beginning to look a lot like ... holiday concert season! Some of our favorite campus traditions are coming up this week, including TUBACHRISTMAS; WinterFest, featuring the Adelphians and Voci d'Amici; and the annual community favorite, Festival of Lessons and Carols. Come, celebrate the season!
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DO THIS selected events
Cherry Tree Dedication, Nov. 27, 11:30 a.m., Wheelock Plaza.
Hookup Culture: Searching for Sex or Looking for Love?, Justin Garcia, M.S., Ph.D., Kinsey Institute for Sex Research, Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Rasmussen Rotunda.
Film: Ghost in the Shell, Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m., Rausch Auditorium.
Watson Fellowship Info Session, Nov. 29, noon, McIntyre 307.
Noon Recital Series, performances by School of Music students, Nov. 29, noon, Schneebeck Concert Hall.
Bioethics Club: Exploring Animal Consciousness, Erin Colbert-White, psychology, Nov. 29, 6 p.m., Thompson 310.
Wednesdays @ 6: Religion and Wellness, Nov. 29, 6 p.m., Social Justice Center. 
All About Pu'er, lecture, Q&A, and tea tasting with Jeffrey McIntosh, Nov. 29, 7 p.m., Rasmussen Rotunda.
THSMS: The Biomechanics of Gait, Michael Pohl, exercise science, Nov. 30, 4 p.m., Thompson 175.
Art+Sci Salon: Makerspace: Using Makey Makeys to Create Assisted Devices, Nov. 30, 4 p.m., Makerspace, Collins Memorial Library.
TUBACHRISTMAS, Nov. 30, 7 p.m., Rasmussen Rotunda.
Organ at Noon, Paul Thornock ’97, organ, Dec. 1, 12:05 p.m., Kilworth Memorial Chapel.
Wind Ensembe and Concert Band, Gerard Morris, conductor, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall.
South Sound Strings Harp Ensemble Concert, Patricia Wooster, director, Dec. 2, 3 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall.
WinterFest: A Celebration of Winter in Music and Poetry, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 3, 2 p.m., Kilworth Memorial Chapel.
Festival of Lessons and Carols, Dec. 3, 7 p.m., Kilworth Memorial Chapel.
LoggerUP. Come cheer on the men's and women's swim teams at the Logger Invitational, as well as the men's and women's basketball teams at home this weekend!
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BE PROUD noteworthy accomplishments
Sunil Kukreja, sociology and anthropology, wrote the piece "Islamist Extremism Increases in Bangladesh," published in Asia Sentinel.
Orwell's "Politics and the English Language" in the Age of Pseudocracy—a book by Hans Ostrom, African American studies, and Bill Haltom, politics and government—was accepted for publication by Routledge. The book will be available in 2018.
Jennifer Pitonyak, occupational therapy, is a co-author of the recent article “Enhancing Student Interprofessional Teamwork and Collaboration Through Pediatric Therapy Learning Experiences,” published in The Journal of Physical Therapy Education.
Brian Rushton and Michael Spivey, mathematics and computer science, both placed in the top 10 in the 2017 Interactive Fiction Competition. Brian's game, Absence of Law, placed fifth out of 79 entries. In the game the player controls a computer that helps three teams of scientists complete their experiments on prolonging life. Mike's game, A Beauty Cold and Austere, placed seventh, and has the player, through a series of logical puzzles, recreating the history of mathematical thought from ancient to modern times.
Renee Simms, African American studies, was named one of just 36 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellows, selected from nearly 1,700 applicants. Congratulations, Renee!
Heather White, religious studies and gender and queer studies, co-edited the book of essays Devotions and Desires: Histories of Sexuality and Religion in the Twentieth-Century United States, forthcoming from UNC Press in March 2018.
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Remember last fall's "Subversive Stitching" residency by textile and book artist Diana Weymar? Many campus members participated in the residency's lectures and embroidery workshops, creating fabric pages stitched with memories. Ever wonder where those pages went? Weymar joined them with others for her community-based narrative stitching project, Interwoven Stories, and some of the Puget Sound pages are currently on display at sites in New Jersey and San Francisco—and soon in Bogota, Colombia, according to the Arts Council of Princeton.
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