Welcome to Puget Sound's faculty-staff e-newsletter
Welcome to Puget Sound's faculty-staff e-newsletter
Suzanne Wilson Barnett celebrated with creation of new endowed faculty chair Sally Jewell will be Commencement speaker, May 13 Commencement Ceremony, May 13
KNOW THIS campus news and announcements
New endowed faculty chair announced. Last week, at a special Asian Studies Celebration, Puget Sound announced the creation of The Suzanne Wilson Barnett Chair of Contemporary China Studies, made possible by The Trimble Foundation. Named for Professor Emerita of History Suzanne Wilson Barnett, the position will help expand the Asian Studies Program and give Loggers new opportunities for research abroad and transpacific partnerships.
Congratulations to the Class of 2018! This weekend is Commencement Weekend, when we celebrate the members of our newest graduating class. All are welcome to attend the Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 13, at 2 p.m., in Baker Stadium, where the university will award an honorary degree to Sally Jewell, former U.S. secretary of the interior and former president and CEO of REI. Share your Commencement Weekend photos and posts with #alwaysalogger.
Student and faculty speakers named for Commencement Weekend events. Grace Friedman ’18 will deliver the student address, "Building Runways and Taking Flight," and Professor of Music Geoffrey Block will deliver the faculty address, "By Your Pupils You'll Be Taught," at Academic Convocation, on Saturday, May 12, at 2 p.m., in Schneebeck Concert Hall. Jordan Fonseca ’18 will be the Commencement student speaker on Sunday. 
Summer deals at Wild Waves. Faculty and staff members looking for fun this summer can order discounted tickets for Wild Waves Theme & Water Park online. Visit the special Puget Sound ticket gateway to get spring tickets for $12.99 and summer tickets starting at $16.99. Find more arts and entertainment discounts on the human resources website.
Blow your horn. Registration is open for Puget Sound Brass Camp for brass players ages 12 to 19 with two or more years of playing experience. Camp will be held on campus June 25–29, concluding with a free public performance on June 29. To learn more visit pugetsound.edu/brasscamp or call the Community Music Department at x3575.
Open Line is off until August! This is the last edition of Open Line for the semester. We'll be back in August. If you need an Open Line fix before then, revisit each issue at pugetsound.edu/openline. Have a great summer!
44th Annual Staff Recognition Luncheon and Excellence in Action Awards
The cape and mask are optional, but a kind heart is essential at the superhero-themed annual Staff Recognition Luncheon on Friday, May 18, at 11 a.m., in Memorial Fieldhouse. Please contact Staff Senate at staffsenate@pugetsound.edu or x3040 with questions about event accessibility.
Share your luncheon pics with #LoggerSRL! (Superhero secret identities will be preserved!)
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DO THIS selected events
Collins Memorial Library open 24 hours through 6 p.m., Friday.
2018 Senior Art Show, through May 13, Kittredge Gallery.
Finals, May 7–11. Good luck, Loggers! You've got this!
Psychology Senior Capstone Poster Presentations, May 8, 6 p.m., Weyerhaeuser Hall, third floor.
Lavendar Graduation Celebration, May 11, 4 p.m., Rasmussen Rotunda. Reservation required.
Class of 2018 Graduation Party, May 11, 8:30 p.m., Marshall Hall.
First-Generation Graduates Recognition, May 12, 11 a.m., Upper Marshall Hall foyer. Reservation required.
Academic Convocation, May 12, 2 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall.
Graduates of Color Celebration, May 12, 4 p.m., Upper Marshall Hall. Reservation required.
Commencement Brunch, May 13, 9 a.m., Marshall Hall. Tickets required.
Last-Chance Cap and Gown Distribution, May 13, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Jones Hall, garden level.
Interfaith Baccalaureate Service, May 13, 10 a.m., Kilworth Memorial Chapel.
Commencement Ceremony, May 13, 2 p.m., Baker Stadium.
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