Welcome to Puget Sound's faculty-staff e-newsletter
Welcome to Puget Sound's faculty-staff e-newsletter
Dawn Padula and Tanya Stambuk perform, Nov. 4 Puget Sound's Archives and Special Collections Check out our preview What We Do podcast with Michael Artime and Mike Purdy See Shakespeare's
Happy Halloween, Loggers!
KNOW THIS campus news and announcements
It's benefits time! Our colleagues in human resources emailed information about open enrollment for 2017 benefits last week. Open enrollment runs through Nov. 11. Here's what you need to know:
  • Enrollment materials are available on the benefits webpage. (Hard copies are available in Howarth 016.)
  • Completed enrollment forms are due to HR by 5 p.m., Nov. 5.
  • Want assistance? Attend the Benefits Fair, Nov. 3, 8:30–11:30 a.m., Rasmussen Rotunda.
  • Additional questions? Contact HR at hr@pugetsound.edu or x3369. 
Peer tutors and educators come to Puget Sound. Campus will host the 2016 National Conference in Peer Tutoring in Writing this weekend, welcoming nearly 500 attendees from 40 states and Canada. Campus members may attend any of the on-campus conference sessions, on Nov. 4. For more info visit pugetsound.edu/ncptw2016.
Mark your calendar! Legendary choreographer Shabba-Doo, otherwise known as "The King of Crenshaw" and called the "Bob Fosse of the Streets," will be on campus to give a lecture and demonstration Monday, Nov. 7. General admission is $8; tickets will be available beginning Nov. 2, at the Info Center and 
Thinking about retirement? Consultants with TIAA-CREF will be on campus Nov. 8–9 to answer questions about saving for retirement. Individual sessions will be held in Wyatt 226. To schedule your appointment, call 800.732.8353 or visit tiaa-cref.org/ScheduleNow
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DO THIS featured events
Exhibition: Past and Present Faculty, runs through Nov. 5, Kittredge Gallery.
Popup Exhibition: Election Coverage from the Archives and Special Collections, Nov. 1, 1 p.m., and Nov. 3, 4 p.m., Collins Memorial Library.
Film Screening + Discussion: The People vs. Friz Bauer, discussion led by Kristopher Imbrigotta, German studies, Nov. 1, 1:45 p.m., The Grand Cinema.
Guest Lecture: John Oppenheimer ’80, P'11, P'14, speaking on leadership, key traits employers are looking for, and how a liberal arts education brings it all together, Nov. 1, 7 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall.
Take Back the Night, Nov. 2, 4 p.m., Wyatt Atrium.
Daedalus Dinner + Lecture: Kriszta Kotsis, art and art history, Nov. 2, 6 p.m., Murray Boardroom, WSC. Reservation required.
THSMS: Building Unnatural Proteins Using Enzymatic Litigations, John M. Antos, Western Washington University, Nov. 3, 4 p.m., Thompson 175.
School of Education Information Night, Nov. 3, 7 p.m., Howarth 212.
Theater: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, Geoff Proehl, director, Nov. 3–4, 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 5, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Norton Clapp Theatre.
Music in the Library: Bassoon Quartet, Nov. 4, 3 p.m., Collins Memorial Library.
FFFilosophy! First Friday at Four Philosophy, Nov. 4, 4 p.m., Wyatt 326.
Jacobsen Series: From the Diary ... An Evening of Songs, Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano, and Tanya Stambuk, piano, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall. Tickets: $15/$10; tickets.pugetsound.edu.
Physical Therapy Research Symposium, Nov. 5, 8 a.m.–noon, Tahoma Room. Registration not required for faculty/staff.
Daylight Saving Time: Set your clocks back an hour, Nov. 5, your bedtime, everywhere (unless you're in Arizona—barring the Navajo Nation—Hawai`i, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, and Americn Samoa).
LoggerUP. Come out to cheer on the Loggers at home this week. Logger swimming hosts its home opener in the Athletics and Aquatics Center Nov. 4!
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BE PROUD noteworthy and in the news
Nese Devenot, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities, was awarded an international research award by Breaking Convention, the premier psychedelic studies conference and nonprofit educational foundation in Europe, for her chapter, "Aldous Huxley’s New Romanticisms: Reading Blake and Wordsworth After Mescaline."
Andrew Gardner, sociology and anthropology, will join Karen Exell (University College - London), Jocelyn Mitchell (Northwestern), and several other researchers on a new project titled "National Museums and the Public Imagination." The research project, funded by the Qatar National Research Fund, will explore the cultural impact of the soon-to-(re)open National Museum of Qatar.  
A team of five faculty members (Renee Houston, Diane Kelley, Alisa Kessel, Eric Orlin, and Brett Rogers) received a Reacting Endeavor Challenge Grant to attend a "Reacting to the Past" pedagogy conference at University of Georgia in January, with the aim of hosting a Reacting conference at Puget Sound in May.
"Make us work for our trips abroad; arm us with knowledge." Casey O'Brien ’18 published a reflection of her time in Cuba with fellow Puget Sound students earlier this year—and a call to professors everywhere—in University World News.
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Brag about yourself
What are we doing? A podcast. We're inviting faculty members, students, alumni, and others to chat about everything from classics to computer science, from physics to philosophy, from art to adventure. Soon you'll be able to find What We Do on iTunes, but in the meantime, listen to our preview podcast at soundcoud.com/pswhatwedo. Michael Artime and Mike Purdy ’79, M.B.A.'79, leaders of the popular lecture series Who Will Win the White House?, discuss possible outcomes of the upcoming election.
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