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Puget Sound among top 100 colleges in new ranking Julianne Malveaux delivers the keynote address at the 31st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Jan. 17 Kittredge Gallery prepares for new alumni show, opening Jan. 17, courtesy @art.arthistory.pugetsound in Instagram
KNOW THIS campus news and announcements
Puget Sound makes Top 100 in new college ranking. The innovative new ranking system, used by The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education puts student success and learning at its heart. The ranking methodology uses 15 performance indicators in four key areas: institutional resources, engagement, outcomes, and environment.
Thirty-first Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration presents Julianne Malveaux. The labor economist, commentator, and author of Are We Better Off? Race, Obama, and Public Policy will speak at Puget Sound's annual event, open to the community, on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m., in Schneebeck Concert Hall. Tickets are not required; doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Celebration of Kittredge Hall's 75th anniversary continues. Kittredge Gallery opens the semester with an exhibition featuring Logger alumni artists. The show opens today, and runs through Feb. 18. Check out the art and art history department on Instagram for photos of the gallery getting ready.
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DO THIS featured events
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: Julianne Malveaux, Jan. 17, 7 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall.
Art+Sci+Theater!: Reading of Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play, followed by a Q&A, Jan. 18, 6 p.m., Norton Clapp Theatre.
THSMS: Catfish: Hidden Species, Hidden Senses, Jacob Egge, Pacific Lutheran University, Jan. 19, 4 p.m., Thompson 175.
Inauguration Day Forum: Organizing the Way Forward, Jan. 20, 2 p.m., location to be determined.
Bare Bones Student Theatre Collective: Plays Against Humanity, Jan. 20–21, 7:30 p.m., Rausch Auditorim. Tickets: Pay what you can; available at the door
LoggerUP. Come cheer on the men's and women's basketball teams at home this week. Let's go, Loggers!
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    BE PROUD noteworthy and in the news
    Geoffrey Block, music, had his new book, Experiencing Beethoven, reviewed in The Seattle Times. Listen to Block discuss his book in the What We Do podcast episode "Why Beethoven?"
    Rachel DeMotts, environmental policy and decision making, presents "Chasing Elephants: Conservationists, Politicians, Farmers, and the Problem of Ivory" with Parakh Hoon, South Puget Sound Community College, to the Thurston Economic Development Council on Thursday, Jan. 19, as part of the Olympia World Affairs Council Lecture Series.
    Rachel Pepper, physics, co-authored "Vorticella: A Protozoan for Bio-Inspired Engineering," published in a special issue of the journal micromachines, Bio-Inspired Micro/Nano Devices and Systems, in December 2016.
    Renee Simms, African American studies, and Laura Krughoff, English, are leading Tacoma Writers Resist, which aims to start conversations about what life could and should look like in Tacoma under the Trump administration, wrote Tacoma Weekly.
    What She Said, one of campus's a cappella student groups, was called "definitely one to watch," by the blog College A Cappella.
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    Brag about yourself
    Na-meow-ste. This one's for all you cat lovers. And yoga lovers. A new variation on everyone's favorite way to stretch get zen is captivating the nation: cat yoga. If, after seeing the stories on CNN or hearing about the trend on NPR, you're wondering (like we were) if there's a local way you can get in on this, there is: Seattle Meowtropolitan. Here's hoping the practice stretches south to Tacoma!
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