Welcome to Puget Sound's faculty-staff e-newsletter
Welcome to Puget Sound's faculty-staff e-newsletter
Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Patricia Wright discusses the lemurs of Madagascar, March 6 Puget Sound ranks among top small schools with alumni serving in the Peace Corps Annual Women's League Flea Market and Field House Full of Awesome Stuff, March 18
KNOW THIS campus news and announcements
Loggers give back. Puget Sound was recently named one of the top small colleges with alumni serving in the Peace Corps. We ranked No. 2 (a tie) among small schools on the corps' 2017 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. Since the Peace Corps’ founding in 1961, 306 Loggers have traveled abroad to serve as volunteers. Currently there are 13 alumni volunteering worldwide. 
We have just the thing you're looking for. If what you're looking for is awesome. The annual Women's League Flea Market and Field House Full of Awesome Stuff will be Saturday, March 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., in, you guessed it, Memorial Fieldhouse. Admission is $5. Want first dibs on more than 60 vendors’ booths of antiques and collectibles, vintage and upcycled items, clothing and textiles, jewelry, books, repurposed treasures, home and garden items, artisans’ goods, gourmet treats, and more? Early entry, at 8 a.m., is $10. All proceeds go toward student scholarships. Have awesome stuff you'd like to donate? Great! Donations will be accepted Wednesday, March 15.
Inauguration Spotlight: Inaugural Symposium
On Friday, March 24, leading up to President Isiaah Crawford's installation ceremony, Puget Sound will host an academic symposium, featuring three sessions, each with two concurrent panels. Composed of short, TED-style presentations by faculty and staff members, the sessions will focus on three themes: education, liberal arts in partnership, and justice.
For a full schedule of events, visit pugetsound.edu/inauguration. Planning to attend? RSVP now so we can make sure there are enough seats!
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DO THIS featured events
Guest Lecture: The Rhetorical Brilliance of Donald Trump, Demagogue for President, Jennifer Mercieca, University of Illinois, March 6, 5 p.m., Murray Boardroom.
Constitution Out Loud, a community reading and discussion of the Constitution with faculty members from various departments, March 6, 5:30 p.m., Norton Clapp Theatre.
Phi Beta Kappa Guest Lecture: Back From the Brink of Extinction: Saving Lemurs in Madagascar, Patricia C. Wright, Stony Brook University, March 6, 7:30 p.m., Rasmussen Rotunda.
Behind the Archives Door: Plutarch's Lives: A Presentation by Professor Eric Orlin, March 7, 4 p.m., Archives Seminar Room.
Campus Climate Conversations: Identities, Social Issues, and the Call for Mutual Endeavor, March 8, noon, Murray Boardroom.
Guest Lecture: 30 Years of Bookmaking at Bloodroot Press, Jean Buescher Bartlett, March 8, 5:30 p.m. (coffee and conversation) and 7 p.m. (lecture), Library 020.
Bioethics Club Lecture: Current Issues in Global Health, Ben Lewin, sociology and anthropology, March 8, 7 p.m., Thompson 191.
THSMS: Toward a More Complete Kinetochore: Identifying Factors That Enhance Kinetochore-Microtubule Attachment, Amitabha Gupta, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 4 p.m., Thompson 175.
Performance: Jazz Orchestra, Tracy Knoop, director, March 9, 7:30 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall.
Personal Finance Series, Four Horsemen Investments, March 10, noon, McIntyre 107.
Organ at Noon, Joseph Adam, organ, March 10, 12:05 p.m., Kilworth Memorial Chapel.
LoggerUP. The Logger tennis, softball, and baseball teams all play at home this weekend. Go Loggers!
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BE PROUD noteworthy and in the news
Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Michael Benitez and Northwest 5 Consortium colleagues from Reed and Whitman colleges presented a successful session at the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AACU) National Meeting in January, “'Someone Who Looks like Me': Promoting the Success of Students of Color by Promoting the Success of Faculty of Color.” The presenters have been invited to write an article for Liberal Education, AACU’s flagship publication, as a follow-up to the session.
Andrew Gardner, sociology and anthropology, recently delivered a public lecture titled "The Journey to Arabia: An Ethnographic Portrait of Migration in the Indian Ocean World" at University of Washington as part of the Migrations Within the Middle East roundtable discussion. The public lecture and roundtable was organized by the Middle East Center and the Jackson School of International Studies. 
Peter Hodum, biology and environmental policy and decision making, was one of three co-organizers and co-chairs of the Pacific Seabird Group's 44th annual conference, held recently in Tacoma. Peter co-chaired the Tufted Puffin Technical Committee meeting and gave an oral presentation, and two of his research students, Amanda Johnson ’17 and Robyn Thomas ’18, presented posters.
A special issue of Women and Language focused on engaged feminist scholarship, co-edited by Associate Dean for Experiential Learning and Civic Scholarship Renee Houston, communication studies, and Jimmie Manning (Northern Illinois University), was recognized with an Innovator Award by the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Caucus of the Central States Communication Association.
Leslie Levenson, geology, will display three original pieces of artwork, which combine photography, fabric, and embroidery, at the Schack Art Center in Everett, March 9–April 15. This is the culminating exhibit of a yearlong traveling show of the Surface Design Association of Washington.
Jennifer Pitonyak, occupational therapy, co-authored a recently published manuscript in the journal Disability and Rehabilitation titled "Instilling Positive Beliefs About Disabilities: Pilot Testing a Novel Experiential Learning Activity for Rehabilitation Students."
Congratulations to the Logger women's basketball team for a thrilling conclusion to a great season. The team finished the 2016–17 season with the most wins (26) in school history, while completing a undefeated conference schedule on the way to winning the Loggers' first solo Northwest Conference regular season crown. #LoggerUP!
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Tossing plastic and delivering the mail. There are a lot—a lot—of Puget Sound-related social media accounts out there, but one of our favorites belongs to the Puget Sound Postmen, our very own men's ultimate team. Quick-witted, informative, often hilarious, and always entertaining, @UPSUltimate never disappoints, especially on game day. Check it out at twitter.com/UPSUltimate.
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