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Puget Sound ranked best college in Washington for graduates to find employment Ar+Science Salon, April 11
KNOW THIS campus news and announcements
#LoggersAtWork. Puget Sound is the best college in Washington state for getting a job after graduation, according to a new ranking based on U.S. Department of Education data. The study found that after 10 years, more than 92 percent of Puget Sound graduates were employed.
Commencement speaker named. Timothy Egan, a New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer about American life, will be the Commencement speaker for the Class of 2017
Faculty afield. Last May John Lear and Doug Sackman (history), as the culminating program of their jointly held James Dolliver National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Teaching Professorship, led a faculty field seminar exploring the U.S.-Mexico border and borderlands from El Paso/Ciudad Juarez to the Pacific. Participants included Ariela Tubert (philosophy), Andrew Gardner (sociology and anthropology), Robin Jacobson (politics and government), Elise Richman (art and art history), and Andrew Gomez (humanities). Read an interactive account of the journey, written by group members, and hear from Robin Reineke, one of the people the group met with during the seminar, speak on "The Forensics of Violence Along the U.S.-Mexico Border," this Friday, April 14, at 2 p.m., in Wyatt 109.
April 19: A Day in the Life of Puget Sound. Arches' special day-in-the-life edition needs you. The editors are encouraging anyone with a camera to take photos on Wednesday, April 19, and submit them for consideration for the almost-entirely photos issue. Check out our FAQ page at pugetsound.edu/ditl for more info, or contact Arches editor Chuck Luce at cbluce@pugetsound.edu with tips or questions.
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DO THIS featured events
Tacoma Historical Society Anniversary Meeting, April 10, 6:30 p.m., Murray Boardroom.
Film Screening and Q&A: Self-Starters, Sahra Vang, director, April 11, 5 p.m., Rasmussen Rotunda.
Art+Science Salon: EstroFem! Workshop with Mary (Maggic) Tsang, MIT Media Labs, April 11, 5 p.m., Thompson 193.
What We Do: Listen to the latest podcast every Wednesday, April 12. soundcloud.com/pswhatwedo
CICE Workshop: Race Relations, April 12, 6 p.m., Social Justice Center.
Identity Workshop with Sahra Vang, April 12, 6 p.m., Rasmussen Rotunda.
Performance: Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, Gerard Morris, conductor, April 12, 7:30 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall.
French Film Series: Jerome Cornuau, April 12, 8 p.m., Thomas 272.
CHOP FEST!: Sinister, April 12, 9:30 p.m., Rausch Auditorium.
School of Music Noon Recital, April 13, 12:05 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall.
THSMS: Genetic and Electrical Engineering Approaches to Understanding Plant-Pollinator Coevolution, Toby Bradshaw, UW, April 13, 4 p.m., Thompson 175.
Performance: Puget Sound A Cappella Concert: TimberMen (6 p.m.) and What She Said (8 p.m.), April 13, Schneebeck Concert Hall.
Guest LectureThe Forensics of Violence Along the U.S.-Mexico Border, Robin Reineke, April 14, 2 p.m., Wyatt 109.
Vocal Master Class by Melissa Schiel and Nikolas Caoile, April 14, 4 p.m., Music L6.
Senior Theatre Festival: Proof by David Auburn, April 14 (7:30 p.m.) and April 15 (2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.), Norton Clapp Theatre. Tickets: $8/$6; tickets.pugetsound.edu
Performance: Puget Sound A Cappella Concert: Underground Sound (6 p.m.) and Garden Level (8 p.m.), April 15, Schneebeck Concert Hall.
LoggerUP. The Logger baseball, softball, and women's tennis teams play at home this week. Go Loggers!
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BE PROUD noteworthy and in the news
Michael Benveniste, English, was quoted in Fast Company in a story about the personal and career benefits of reading fiction.
Chad Gunderson, art and art history, recently assembled and led the panel “Experimentation = Discovery” at the annual conference for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), held in Portland. Watch a video of the talk on YouTube.
The video Finding Marfa 4, by Michael Johnson, art and art history, was chosen by Catharina Manchanda, the Jon and Mary Shirley Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Seattle Art Museum, for the upcoming Bellingham National 2017 at the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham. He also has two works currently being shown at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art in Brownsville, Texas.
A video by Mark Martin, biology, demonstrating the freezing process was referenced in the article "Rainy Day? Microbes May Be at Play" on the website Science Friday. The article discusses how airborne bacteria can influence precipitation and lightning.
George Tomlin, occupational therapy, presented two short courses at the 100th anniversary conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association in Philadelphia. One, “Collaborative Community-University Evidence and Knowledge Translation Projects,” was co-presented with Sue Doyle (OT Lifestyle Solutions) and Laura Schmelzer (University of Toledo, Ohio), and described a new type of project undertaken by second-year OT students. The second, “Clinician and Client: Two Under-Emphasized Components of Evidence-Based Practice,” co-presented with Deborah Dougherty M.S.O.T.'82 (Mercy College, N.Y.), outlined a new conceptualization of the flow of “evidence" in professional health practices. 
Jennifer Utrata, sociology and anthropology, received the 2017 Distinguished Scholarship Award from the Pacific Sociological Association for her book Women Without Men. The award is granted to sociologists from the Pacific region in recognition of major intellectual contributions to the field. Utrata received the award at the PSA's annual meeting in Portland over the weekend. She also participated in an "Author-Meets-Critics" session on the book. 
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Brag about yourself
Cardinals Nation... in Tacoma? The hosts of the Puget Sound Sports Hour on KUPS will be talking with President Isiaah Crawford this week. Tune in Tuesday, April 11, at 8:30 a.m., to catch his segment, discussing whether or not St. Louis Cardinals fans are the best fans in baseball. (The best? We know some Mariners fans who might take exception to that.) Turn your dial to 90.1 FM, or listen live online at kups.net
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