Welcome to Puget Sound's faculty-staff e-newsletter
Welcome to Puget Sound's faculty-staff e-newsletter
Christine Mica joins admission office President Isiaah Crawford and Associate Professor Gerard Morris, 2016 recipient of the President's Excellence in Teaching Award Prof. Geoff Proehl recognized with lifetime achievement award
And just like that, we're back! Welcome to the start of a new academic year at Puget Sound and a new semester of Open Line. Check your inbox every Monday morning for campus news, events, and announcements you need to know.
KNOW THIS campus news
Christine Mica joins Puget Sound as interim VP of enrollment. Christine, formerly chief of staff for the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, joined the admission office Aug. 15.
Puget Sound helps found new scholarly press. Funded by a consortium of 80 liberal arts college libraries, including Collins Memorial Library, the press will be open-access, with peer-reviewed works available both in print, for a small cost, and online, for no cost. 
The Athletics and Aquatics Center is open! Faculty, staff, and students must complete a risk/release form and submit it to the center’s Patron Control Desk before your LoggerCard can be activated to give you access.
Happy birthday, Kittredge Hall! Since opening in 1942, Kittredge Hall has housed the student union, army engineers in training, sorority meeting spaces, and even a dining hall and campus soda fountain, before becoming the permanent home of the art and art history department in 1960. A yearlong will include a series of special events, including exhibitions, lectures, receptions, and more.
Gerard Morris, music, receives 2016 President's Excellence in Teaching Award. At the Fall Faculty Dinner last week, Gerard was recognized for building an ambitious repertoire, developing students’ technique, pushing them to “hear across the ensemble” to improve musicality, and developing a strong sense of pride among ensemble members.
Five named distinguished professors. Congratulations to the senior faculty members recognized by the Faculty Advancement Committee for high accomplishment in teaching, scholarship, and service: Nancy Bristow, Denise Despres, James Evans, Steven Neshyba, and Kate Stirling.
Faculty members recognized with 2016 Davis Teaching Awards. Erin Colbert-White, Jess K. Smith ’05, Seth Weinberger, Alison Tracy Hale, and Linda Williams received the 2016 Davis Teaching Award, named in honor of Thomas A. Davis, dean of the university from 1973 to 1994, at the Fall Faculty Dinner.
Faculty service recognized. Each year the Faculty Senate awards the Walter Lowrie Sustained Service Award to a faculty member in recognition of his or her sustained service to Puget Sound. Congratulations to this year's recipient, Doug Cannon.
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DO THIS featured events and announcements
Kittredge Gallery opens new season with Bill Colby retrospective and exhibition of work by summer resident artists. Retro Colby reception: Wednesday, Aug. 31, 5 p.m.
Explore Limitless Possibilities. Collins Memorial Library hosts this student-curated ceramics exhibition through Sept. 30.
Belt it out. Interested in performing the national anthem at an upcoming home game? The Loggers need you. Call x3974 or email gwalz@pugetsound.edu to learn more.
Register your vehicle. All faculty/staff vehicles must be registered with Security Services at the start of each academic year. Go to myPugetSound and follow the Vehicle Registration link under the Campus Operations menu to register your car.
LoggerUP. Check out the Logger football game and cross country meet this week!
Celebrate the beginning of a new year at LogJam! Festivities begin Sept. 2, at 5 p.m., on Todd Field, and include a campus activities fair, a delicious barbecue, musical performances, and fun activities for the whole family, including a fireworks show and an outdoor screening of Zootopia, beginning at dusk.
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BE PROUD noteworthy and in the news
The Abby Williams Hill Collection was featured on the Washington State Library blog Between the Lines.
Isiaah Crawford, president, was honored by the American Psychological Association’s Minority Fellowship Program for attaining a prestigious leadership role in higher education as a result of his work, scholarship, and commitment to public service.
Andrew Gardner, anthropology, recently had a research project funded by REALM at Columbia University. The field-based research project, titled "A Rapid Ethnographic Assessment of the Gulf-Directed Labor Brokerage System in South Asia," will allow Andrew and Zahra Babar (Georgetown University/CIRS) to travel to Nepal and Pakistan to grapple with the topography of the migrant brokerage system that shuttles labor from South Asia to the wealthy Arab Gulf States. 
Robin Jacobson, politics and government, is part of a trio of political scientists and sociologists to receive a $200,000 NEH grant exploring immigration.
Geoff Proehl, theatre arts, received the G. E. Lessing Award for Career Achievement from the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA).
Brett Rogers, classics, recently gave the talk, "Boy-Lovers & Boy Wonders: The Invisibility of Pederasty in 300 and its Critics," at the Feminism and Classics VII (or "FemCon") conference at University of Washington in Seattle. He also gave the talk, “The (Post)Modern Prometheus and (Post)Human Limits in Science Fiction,” at a conference on Classical Reception and the Human at University of Patras in Greece.
Andreas Udbye, business and leadership, presented research at the International Conference on Leadership for Sustainable Socio-Ecological Systems in India in July, and gave a presentation on supply chain management to business executives in Mumbai earlier this month.
Stacey Weiss, biology, had her latest research on striped plateau lizards covered in Science News. 
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The Class of 2020 has arrived! See all the #pugetsoundbound photos, tweets, and posts on the Class of 2020 Storify.
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