Welcome to Puget Sound's faculty-staff e-newsletter
Welcome to Puget Sound's faculty-staff e-newsletter
Robert Gates to deliver spring Pierce Lecture, April 25 Tacoma Bike Swap, April 28 2018 Senior Art Show opens April 25
KNOW THIS campus news and announcements
Meet the candidates for VP of student affairs. The final four candidates for the position of vice president of student affairs and dean of students will be on campus this week and next week. Campus members are invited to open sessions to hear from each candidate and ask questions. Sessions:
  • April 23, noon, Murray Boardoom
  • April 24, 3 p.m., Murray Boardroom
  • April 27, noon, Library 020
  • April 30, noon, Trimble Forum
Memorial services for Adriana Ibarra ’21 to take place this week. Campus members are invited to attend her funeral mass on Wednesday, April 25, at 5 p.m., at Sacred Heart (4520 McKinley Ave.). Students who need assistance with transportation to the service may contact Mary Powell at mcpowell@pugetsound.edu. A Campus Memorial Gathering will be held Sunday, April 29, at 1 p.m., in Kilworth Memorial Chapel. For those who cannot attend the services, there will be a basket for gathering cards and notes for her family at Wheelock Info Center, beginning today. Campus resources are available for students, who may contact Counseling, Health, and Wellness Services at x1555, or visit the CHWS Communication Portal on myPugetSound under the Resources menu, and for faculty and staff members, who can find information about the Employee Assistance Program through Unum Life Balance on the human resources website.
Robert Gates to deliver spring Pierce Lecture. Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will deliver the spring Pierce Lecture in Public Affairs and the Arts on Wednesday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m., in Schneebeck Concert Hall. Admission is free for campus members, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at the Info Center or at tickets.pugetsound.edu.  
Mellon grant expands summer internship program. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded Puget Sound $800,000 to ensure that all undergraduates take part in meaningful, high-impact learning experiences. The grant will support new internship models, experiential learning efforts, and the use of ePortfolios.
Does your car fit you? Find out at CarFit, hosted by the School of Occupational Therapy, in collaboration with Bates Technical College and Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community. Faculty and staff members are invited to participate in the program, which provides recommendations to older drivers (55+) on how to maximize the safety features of their vehicles. CarFit will take place Monday, April 30, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., in the Athletics and Aquatics Center parking lot. Questions? Visit the CarFit website or call Aimee Sidhu at x3568.
Plan for life after Puget Sound. Consultants with TIAA-CREF will be on campus May 8 and 10 to meet with faculty and staff members about saving for retirement. Individual sessions will be held in Howarth 114. To schedule your appointment, call 800.732.8353 or visit tiaa.org/ScheduleNow
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DO THIS selected events
April is Student Employment Month. Thank you, student staff members!
Talk and Book Signing, Rob Garratt, professor emeritus, April 23, 4 p.m., Library 020.
Chamber Music Concerts I and II, Alistair MacRae, director, April 23–24, 7:30 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall.
School of Business and Leadership Thesis Symposium, April 24, 5 p.m., Tahoma Room. 
Catholic Questions, April 25, noon, Wheelock 201.
The Noon Recital Series, April 25, noon, Rasmussen Rotunda.
2018 Senior Art Show, April 25–May 13, Kittredge Gallery. Opening Reception: April 25, 5 p.m., Kittredge Gallery.
Community Health Fair, April 25, 4–6 p.m., Weyerhaeuser Hall.
Bioethics Club: Albeism and Biotechnology, April 25, 7 p.m., Thompson 381.
Pierce Lecture: Robert Gates, former U.S. secretary of defense, April 25, 7:30 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall. Tickets: Free with Puget Sound ID; tickets.pugetsound.edu
THSMS: Distilling Taxa From Complex Microbial Communities Using MinHash Sketches, Phillip Brooks, UC Davis, April 26, 4 p.m., Thompson 175.
Race and Pedagogy Magazine Content Workshop, Avery Young, multidisciplinary artist, April 27, 1 p.m., Trimble Forum.
Jazz Orchestra, Tracy Knoop, director, April 27, 7:30 p.m., Schneebeck Concet Hall.
Tacoma Bike Swap, April 28, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Thompson Hall parking lot.
Adelphian Concert Choir, Steven Zopfi, conductor, April 28, 7:30 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall.
LoggerUP. Good luck to the Logger baseball team, playing PLU at Cheney Stadium on Thursday!
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Puget Sound was awarded the Tahoma Business Environmental Award by the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber. Each year, the chamber recognizes an organization for its work in implementing practices illustrating environmental stewardship, such as waste reduction, recycling programs, or energy conservation. Sage Haynes (pictured, with a representative from Taylor-Thomason Insurance, the award sponsor), accepted the award on behalf of Puget Sound.
On April 8, Nancy Bristow, history, gave a talk on the Influenza Pandemic of 1918 at the Homestead National Monument, a National Park Service site, and on April 10, she presented the 10th Annual Richard B. Davis History of Medicine Lecture at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, titled "We Have Done Just as Well as Could Be Done: Health Care Practitioners and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918."
Amy Fisher, science, technology, and society, had her article, “Inductive Reasoning in the Context of Discovery: Analogy as an Experimental Stratagem in the History and Philosophy of Science,” published in Studies in History and Philosophy of Science.
Logger athletics had a big weekend. Congrats to Matt Wells ’20, who captured the Northwest Conference title in the men's 110-m hurdles, and to the track and field teams, who secured six all-Northwest Conference honors over the weekend. The women's crew second varsity-eight won its race during the NWC Championship Sunday, and the Logger men won the Rainier Cup in regattas hosted by Puget Sound.
Congratulations to Puget Sound's men's and women's ultimate teams—the Postmen and Clearcut, respectively—both of which are headed to the Division III College Nationals in Rockford, Ill., in May!
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