Welcome to Puget Sound's faculty-staff e-newsletter
Welcome to Puget Sound's faculty-staff e-newsletter
High-energy chamber ensemble PROJECT Trio will perform and give a master class April 18 Add your pics to our special 24-hours-at-Puget-Sound issue of Arches! Puget Sound Piano Trio performs April 23
KNOW THIS campus news and announcements
Do the math. A Puget Sound team of three students recently competed in the International Mathematical Contest in Modeling against more than 1,500 student teams from around the globe. The Logger team, made up of Jordan Fonseca ’18, Jesse Jenks ’18, and Matthew Moreno ’17, placed among the world’s top 11 teams—that's in the 99th percentile of this pool of remarkable young mathematicians. Go Loggers!
Hello, evaluators! This week Puget Sound welcomes the Jane Atkinson, Lewis & Clark College, and Stephen Germic, Rocky Mountain College, peer evaluators visiting campus as part of our current accreditation evaluation. During their visit, April 18–19, the pair will meet with campus members, review documents about our work, and participate in a campuswide symposium to discuss Puget Sound's mission fulfillment and continuous improvement. The symposium, open to the campus community, will be held Wednesday, April 19, 9–9:50 a.m., in the Tahoma Room. For more information about accreditation, visit our accreditation website.
A Day in the Life of Puget Sound is here! This Wednesday, April 19, help us capture 24 hours of Puget Sound for this summer's Arches magazine. Anyone with a camera can participate. We're looking for photos that tell a story, that make us laugh, that make us think... that show what a day in the life of Puget Sound is all about. 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.
Staff Senate calls for donations for annual raffle. The annual Staff Senate gift basket raffle will be held April 27–28. Proceeds from the raffle benefit the Rosa Beth Gibson Book Scholarship. Donated gift baskets may include game or concert tickets, items based on a special theme (such as a green-thumb basket with gardening items), or a host of other items. Baskets should be turned in to Sally Pierson in the bookstore by Tuesday, April 25, or contact any member of the Special Events Committee (Sue Dahlin, x3433; Amber Brock, x2651; or Tanna Masters, x3140) to arrange a pickup. Contact Amber with questions at ajbrock@pugetsound.edu
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DO THIS featured events
Student Employment Month, through April 30
Earth Week, through April 23
School of Music Noon Recital, April 17, 12:05 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall.
Guest Lecture: Humeanism and the Categorical Character of Epistemic Normativity, Neil Mehta, Yale NUS College, Singapore, April 17, 3:30 p.m., Wyatt 313.
Roundtable: Class, Community, and Identity in China and Chinese Diaspora, April 17, 4 p.m., Wyatt 101.
CICE Spring Workshop: Socioeconomic Status and Civic Engagement, April 17, 6 p.m., Social Justice Center.
Film Screening: Racing Extinction, April 17, 7 p.m., Rausch Auditorium.
Performance/Master Class: PROJECT Trio, April 18, 12:30 p.m., Music L6.
DCS Food Waste and Sustainability Lecture, Julia Lin ’18 and Chef Brian Sullivan, April 18, 1 p.m., Rasmussen Rotunda.
Campus Climate Conversations: What is BHERT and what role does BHERT play at Puget Sound?, April 18, 4 p.m., Murray Boardroom.
Film Screening: Mama Rwanda, April 18, 5 p.m., Rausch Auditorium.
Guest Lecture: Dylan Goes Electric: Music, Myth, and History, Elijah Wald, award-winning writer, April 18, 7:30 p.m., Kilworth Memorial Chapel.
What We Do: Listen to the latest podcast Wednesday, April 19. soundcloud.com/pswhatwedo
Accreditation Symposium, April 19, 9 a.m., Tahoma Room.
Chinese Game Night, April 19, 4 p.m., Wyatt Hall, second-floor atrium.
German Film Series: Nowhere in Africa (2001), April 19, 6 p.m., Rausch Auditorium.
French Film Series: Dior et Moi, April 19, 8 p.m., Thomas 272.
CHOP FEST!: Split, April 19, 9:30 p.m., Rausch Auditorium.
Tours of the Wheelock Student Center Kitchen, April 20, 11 a.m., meet at The Grill.
THSMS: Geochemical Studies of Water and Sediment in Washington, Angelica Calderon '17, Mitchell Dodo '17, Jon Golla '17, and Andrew Oberhelman '17, April 20, 4 p.m., Thompson 175.
Reading of Murder in Mahim, Jerry Pinto, author, April 20, 5 p.m., Wyatt 101.
Panel: The High Cost of Low-Quality Health Care in Women's Prisons, Tanya Erzen, religious studies, and Carsen Nies ’17, April 20, 7 p.m., Thompson 191.
Workshop: How Personal Experiences Can Become Powerful Narratives, Jerry Pinto, author, April 21, 11 a.m., Howarth 212.
Performance: Jazz Orchestra, Tracy Knoop, director, April 21, 7:30 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall.
Senior Theatre Festival: afterlife: a ghost story by Steven Christopher Yockey, April 21 (7:30 p.m.) and April 22 (2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.), Norton Clapp Theatre. Tickets: $8/$6; tickets.pugetsound.edu
Guest Lecture: An Evening With janaya khan, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto, April 22, 4 p.m., Kilworth Memorial Chapel.
Jacobsen Series: Puget Sound Piano Trio, April 23, 2 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall. Tickets: $15/$10; tickets.pugetsound.edu
LoggerUP. No Logger home games this week!
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BE PROUD noteworthy and in the news
Andrew Gardner, sociology and anthropology, recently delivered an invited paper as part of Duke University’s second annual conference on African Migration in Comparative Perspective. He subsequently joined seven SOAN seniors at the annual meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) in Santa Fe, N.M., where he presented a paper titled "Construction Workers in the Gulf States: Human Trafficking Revisited." And for the third time in the last decade, a Puget Sound student (Elena Becker ’17) was awarded the top prize in the SfAA’s poster session.
The essay “Jews as Oppressed and Oppressor: Doing Ethics Within the Structural Dynamics of Classism, Racism, and Anti-Jewish Oppression,” by Judith W. Kay, professor emerita, religious studies, will be published in Shades: Race with Jewish Ethics, edited by Jonathan K. Crane, Penn State University Press.  
Kriszta Kotsis, art and art history, presented a paper titled “Restitution and Restoration: The Patronage of Empress Irene” at the Medieval Association of the Pacific annual meeting, held at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, in March.
John Lear, history and Latin American studies, won the 2017 Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies Thomas McGann Prize for best book on modern Latin American history for Picturing the Proletariat: Artists and Labor in Revolutionary Mexico, 1908–1940.
The School of Occupational Therapy hosted five OT students and their professor (Tadahiko Kamegaya, Ph.D., O.T.) from Gunma University in Maebashi, Japan, in March. The purpose of the exchange was to introduce the Japanese students to our OT and PT curriculum at Puget Sound, and to expose them to various clinical practices in the community. During the weeklong visit, about 35 faculty members and students from our OT program and Japanese studies welcomed the group with dinner on their first night, and participated in a busy week, visiting five community clinic settings, our on-site pediatric and adult clinics, the OT644 Mental Health lab, and a Japanese Speed Reading class! Our guests also took part in helping students in the Asian Studies Program prepare for Japan Week.
Jennifer Pitonyak, occupational therapy, was a co-presenter of an institute at the recent annual conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association in Philadelphia. The institute, Supporting Societal Occupational Needs Through Population and Organizational OT: Gain the Knowledge and Skills to Expand Your Practice, was organized by Roger Ideishi of Temple University and included 12 presenters from across the country. 
Sara Protasi, philosophy, penned "The Perfect Bikini Body: Can We All Really Have It?", a guest post on the blog Fit Is a Feminist Issue, based on her paper for "Thought: A Journal of Philosophy."
Puget Sound was one of seven institutes of higher education to be awarded the 2016 Tree Campus USA Award from the Arbor Day Foundation, wrote the Ear to the Ground blog of Washington State Department of Natural Resources.
Andrew Rex, physics, published the third edition of Finn's Thermal Physics (CRC Press, 2017).
Elise Richman, art and art history; Laura Edgar, Abby Williams Hill archives; and Jane Carlin, Collins Memorial Library, were invited speakers at the Council of Independent Colleges Information Fluency in the Disciplines Workshop on the Arts: History, Theory, and Criticism Workshop, held in New Orleans, earlier this month. Their presentation focused on "Using Research Projects to Promote Information Fluency" and highlighted collaborative projects associated with archives, art, and library resources.
Linda Williams, art and art history, presented the paper “A Sweet Smell and Miracle-Working Toes: A Saintly Friar and Relics in Seventeenth-Century Yucatan” at the annual conference of the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, Salt Lake City, earlier this month.
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Brag about yourself
Put on your thinking caps, Loggers. Last week several Puget Sound professors and scientists donned brain hats, knitted by Logger Amy Replogle ’05, to promote the March for Science, happening here in Tacoma on April 22. Want to participate? Check out the March for Science—Tacoma Facebook group or visit tacomamarchforscience.com.
Pictured from left: Vanessa Koelling, Amy Replogle ’05, Amanda Mifflin, Stacey Weiss, and Steven Neshyba.
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