Welcome to Puget Sound's faculty-staff e-newsletter
Welcome to Puget Sound's faculty-staff e-newsletter
The Adelphian Concert Choir and Voci d'Amici perform a holiday concert, Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 Sign up your little Logger for swim lessons at Wallace Pool Annual Funders Forum will be held on campus Dec. 2
KNOW THIS campus news and announcements
Just keep swimming. Sign up your little Logger for swim lessons in Wallace Pool! Lessons are offered for swimmers at all levels, ages 3 and up, in half-hour evening sessions, either Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays. Two-week sessions begin Dec. 1. Private lessons cost $80; group lessons (up to three swimmers) cost $60. Complete the Logger Swim Lessons registration form, and send it (or your questions) to coach Chris Myhre at cmyhre@pugetsound.edu
It's like speed dating. For grantmakers. The sixth annual PSGA South Sound Funders Forum will be held in Wheelock Student Center on Friday, Dec. 2. The event gives representatives from 15 of Washington's grantmaking foundations and groups the opportunity to meet with professionals from regional nonprofit organizations for breakfast and conversation.
Math teachers + tutors + workshop = awesome. This Saturday campus welcomes local math club South Sound Circles to host a one-day workshop on mathematical problem solving for math teachers and individuals in the community who are supporting efforts to close the achievement gap in mathematics. Participants will explore a variety of questions that will connect them to the joy of mathematics and expose them to a variety of problems and problem-solving methods. Questions? Contact David Scott, math and computer science, at scott@pugetsound.edu.
RPI helps "SPARC" Tacoma. The Race and Pedagogy Institute has partnered with the Center for Social Innovation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Pierce County, and the city of Tacoma to participate in a research and training project involving 10 cities nationwide to explore the intersection of racism and homelessness. The project, called SPARC: Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities, will kick off on Monday, Dec. 5, with a community conversation at 6 p.m., at Urban Grace Church. 
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DO THIS featured events
Performance and Lecture: Peking Opera Demystified, Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Kilworth Memorial Chapel.
Latino Studies Fall Lecture Series: A Conversation With Tacoma Immigration Attorney Noelle Sharp, Nov. 29, 2 p.m., Rausch Auditorium.
Art+Sci Salon. Creative Inspirations Behind Burning Man, Nov. 29, 6 p.m., Kittredge Gallery.
Staff Senate Book and Bake Sale, Dec. 1–2, 10 a.m., Wheelock Student Center.
THSMS: Gut Microbiota and Barrier Function: Using Prebiotics to Understand the Early Consequences of a High-Fat Diet, Kristi Hamilton, University of Oregon Meta Center for Systems Biology, Dec. 1, 4 p.m., Thompson 175.
Organ at Noon: Holiday Favorites, Joseph Adam, organ, Dec. 2, 12:05 p.m., Kilworth Memorial Chapel.
Music in the Library: Harpists, Dec. 2, 3 p.m., Collins Memorial Library.
Performance: Moment, Concert Band and Wind Ensemble, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall.
Rocking Chair Reading Room: Celebrations, family story hour with activities and crafts, Dec. 3, 10 a.m., Collins Memorial Library.
Performance: South Sound Strings Harp Ensemble, Dec. 3, 3 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall.
Performance: Saxophone Quartets in Recital, The Crimson Quartet and Puget Sound Saxophone Quartet, Dec. 3, 6 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall.
Performance: There is No Rose: Songs of Winter, Adelphian Concert Choir and Voci d'Amici, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 4, 2 p.m., Kilworth Memorial Chapel. Tickets: $10/$5, tickets.pugetsound.edu
Conscious Ecstatic Dance Workshop, Dec. 4, 10 a.m., Athletics and Aquatics Center, Dance Studio.
Festival of Lessons and Carols, Dec. 4, 7 p.m., Kilworth Memorial Chapel. Please bring a canned food donation.
88.5FM KNKX Holiday Jam, Puget Sound Jazz Orchestra and PLU Jazz Ensemble, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., Rialto Theater. Admission is free, but tickets are required.
LoggerUP. Come cheer on Logger swimming and basketball at home this week!
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BE PROUD noteworthy and in the news
President Isiaah Crawford is one of more than 90 college and university presidents who signed a statement calling for the continuation and expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, reported Inside Higher Education.
Siddharth Ramakrishnan, neuroscience, and his collaborator, Victoria Vesna, will celebrate the launch of their book, Hox Zodiac Cookbook, this week at Fowler Museum at UCLA. The book comes from a dinner series inspired by Hox genes, which codify body plans across the animal kingdoms. 
Zackary Teats ’19, vice president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, was selected to attend the 2017 NCAA Division III Student Immersion Program in January. 
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Brag about yourself
The holiday season is here! Whether you're gearing up to pick out your tree or drafting your gingerbread house floor plans, there's plenty to keep you busy around town this time of year. A few suggestions: Get some face time with Santa in Old Town or the Conservatory, take in the picadilly circus in Stadium District's annual Dickens Festival, and take a lap around the rink at Polar Plaza. Want more? We recommend poring over the Tacoma Weekly calendar.
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