Welcome to Puget Sound's faculty-staff e-newsletter
Welcome to Puget Sound's faculty-staff e-newsletter
Cherry Tree Dedication Ceremony: Nov. 27, 11:30 a.m., Wheelock Student Center Plaza Staff Senate Book and Bake Sale, Nov. 30–Dec. 1
KNOW THIS campus news and announcements
Do you have budget comments, ideas, or suggestions? Share your thoughts with the Budget Task Force (BTF) no later than Wednesday, Nov. 22—that's this Wednesday. Write to BTF, c/o Lori Johnson at CMB 1083 or lljohnson@pugetsound.edu. Recommendations will be shared with campus members in January.
Help rededicate Puget Sound's cherry trees. A dedication ceremony for newly planted cherry trees replacing those that had reached the end of their life span and were removed during renovations to the Wheelock Student Center plaza over the summer will happen next Monday. Come to the Wheelock plaza Monday, Nov. 27, at 11:30 a.m., to celebrate the cherry trees and all they mean to our campus. For more info on the history of the trees, visit our website.
Bring the outdoors in... to the movies! Join Puget Sound Outdoors (PSO) for the annual Banff Film Festival at the Rialto Theater, Nov. 27–28. Each year PSO co-sponsors the event, bringing the best outdoor films to Tacoma—different films each night. Some proceeds support leader training for PSO. Tickets ($20/night or $37 for both nights) are available at The Expeditionary
Staff Senate Book and Bake Sale needs books—and bakes. Staff Senate is looking to collect used books and magazines for next week's sale, happening Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, and benefitting the Rosa Beth Gibson Book Scholarship. To participate complete a Book Donation Form or Baked Goods Donation Form, or email staffsenate@pugetsound.edu
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DO THIS selected events
Fulbright Scholarship Information Meeting, Nov. 20, 4 p.m., McIntyre 307.
Chamber Music Concert I, Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall.
Chamber Music Concert II, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall.
Travel day (no classes), Nov. 22.
Thanksgiving break, Nov. 23–24.
LoggerUP. No home games this week. The Loggers are on the road!
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BE PROUD noteworthy accomplishments
Several Loggers took part in the 26th Annual Murdock College Science Research Conference, held recently in Spokane. Congratulations to Zach Armstrong ’18 and Andre Zamani ’19, who were awarded special recognition for exceptional poster presentations, and to Robyn Thomas ’19 and Jessy Hosken ’18, who were selected to deliver oral presentations. Faculty participants included: Jung Kim, exercise science; Amanda Mifflin, chemistry; Amy Spivey, physics; Bryan Thines, biology; and Carrie Woods, biology.
Andrew Gardner, sociology and anthropology, wrote a piece about his department and the work of its students for a spotlight in the Society for Applied Anthropology newsletter.
Fred Hamel, education, gave an invited presentation at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the National Writing Project in St. Louis, Mo. The talk, "Relational Narrating, Supporting a Reluctant Writer in Writing Workshop," is based on the book Choice and Agency in the Writing Workshop: Developing Engaged Writers, Grades 4–6
Mark Martin, biology, was invited to be a plenary speaker at the 2018 American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergrduate Educators. His talk will be "Teaching Students to See Through Microbial Eyes."
Brett Rogers, classics, published a new book chapter, “‘Now Harkonnen Shall Kill Harkonnen’: Aeschylus, Dynastic Violence, and Twofold Tragedies in Frank Herbert's Dune,” in the Brill Companion to the Reception of Aeschylus. This chapter examines the various ways Greek tragedy—and in particular the Oresteia, our only surviving classical trilogy—plays important structural and thematic roles in that most acclaimed science fiction novel of Tacoma’s own Frank Herbert. [Hold the phone, the author of Dune was from Tacoma?! Yes, yes he was.]
Theodore Taranovski, professor emeritus, was invited to deliver a paper on "Constitutionalism and Political Culture in Imperial Russia (Late 19th–Early 20th Centuries)," at a conference sponsored by the Russian Academy of Sciences and Moscow State University, and held at the Russian Historical Society last month in Moscow. The paper will be published in Russian translation online and in print. 
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