Welcome to Puget Sound's faculty-staff e-newsletter
Welcome to Puget Sound's faculty-staff e-newsletter
Percussion Ensemble performs Faculty and staff members are invited to the President's Holiday Brunch, Dec. 8 Chorale and Dorian Singers present their holiday concert,
KNOW THIS campus news and announcements
Be subversive. Textile artist Diana Weymar leads a series of events this week as part of her "Subversive Stitching" residency on campus. Weymar's work examines the intersections between material culture, craft-based methodologies, and the gender stereotypes of traditionally female embroidery work. This week participate in the campus community embroidery project "Refashioning Identity," and be subversive! Residency events:
  • Stitching Workshop: Dec. 5, 9 a.m.–noon, Rasmussen Rotunda
  • Lecture: "Scrolls, Language of Lace, Stitched Text, Sculptural Pages—A New Definition of the Book," Dec. 5, 5 p.m., Library 020
  • Stitching Workshop: Dec. 6, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Trimble Forum
  • Lecture: "The Subversive Stitch," Dec. 6, 5 p.m., Trimble Forum
  • Stitching Workshop: Dec. 7, 3–5 p.m., Collins Memorial Library, Archives and Special Collections
Donate to a worthy cause and clean up your library debt. Pay off your Collins Memorial Library fines with food instead of cash. The library has teamed up with Emergency Food Network of Tacoma to sponsor "Food for Fines," through Dec. 16. Drop off your canned goods or other nonperishable food items at the circulation desk. One can/food item = $1 off your fine. 
Expecting snow this week? If you're wondering whether (or weather, ha!) classes and/or campus events will be delayed or canceled, check the home page. Or TV. Once the decision is made to delay or cancel, Security Services will alert communications staffers, who will post to the website, and the Emergency Communication System (ECS), which is monitored by local TV and radio stations. Learn more about weather emergency procedures and other campus emergencies at pugetsound.edu/emergency.
Alumni award nominations due Dec. 11. Nominate a Logger for one of four distinguished alumni awards: Professional Achievement, Service to the Community, Service to Puget Sound, and Young Logger Service. Recipients will be celebrated during Summer Reunion Weekend 2017. Read full descriptions of the award categories and complete an online submission form. 
Wheelock parking lot gets fenced in for winter break. As in years past, the Wheelock Student Center parking lot will be used for resident student winter break parking. Construction fencing will be installed around the lot beginning Dec. 14 to help prevent theft from and vandalism to vehicles parked in the lot during break. That's the same day faculty and staff members should begin parking in the lots on N. or S. Lawrence Street, or at N. 18th and Lawrence streets, instead of the Wheelock lot. Questions? Contact Todd Badham at x 3313 or tbadham@pugetsound.edu.
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DO THIS featured events
Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 5–11. Hug your favorite computer scientist (with permission, of course!).
Guest Lecture: Reclaiming Alterity: Strangeness and the Queering of Islam in Medieval and Early Modern Spain, Eduardo Jose Hernandez, Dec. 5, 4 p.m., Wyatt 307.
Directors' Lab—A Festival of Scenes, Dec. 5, 6, and 7, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Norton Clapp Theatre. Tickets: $2 cash, at the door only
SPARC: Community Conversation: Racial Equity and Homelessness, Dec. 5, 6 p.m., Urban Grace Church.
Performance: B Natural Clarinet Ensemble, Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m., Kilworth Memorial Chapel.
Performance: Momentum, Percussion Ensemble, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall.
Performance: 'Tis the Season, Chorale and Dorian Singers, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., Kilworth Memorial Chapel.
What We Do: This week's podcast: Andrew Gardner, sociology and anthropology, Dec. 7. Listen to past podcasts and find new ones each Wednesday at soundcloud.com/pswhatwedo.
Guest Lecture: Muslim Sexual Publics in Urban America, Alisa Perkins, Dec. 7, 4 p.m., Wyatt 307.
President's Holiday Brunch, Dec. 8, 9–10:30 a.m., Rasmussen Rotunda.
Bookstore Holiday Open House, Dec. 9, 2–5 p.m., Wheelock Student Center.
Art: 2016 Art Students Annual, through Dec. 10, Kittredge Gallery.
Little Si with Pie, Dec. 11, 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
LoggerUP. Come cheer on Logger and basketball at home this week!
Loggers keep learning. Register now for January's Professional Development and Enrichment Conference, featuring a special, full-day learning opportunity led by renowned educator and filmmaker Shakti Butler, Ph.D. View the conference schedule and complete list of more than 40 workshops at pugetsound.edu/professionaldev.
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BE PROUD noteworthy and in the news
The Adventure: Mississippi River rowers completed their 2,300-mile journey in time for a Thanksgiving dinner, wrote The News Tribune and The Olympian. Bonus: Hear Jordan Hanssen ’04 and Nancy Bristow, history, discuss the creation of the Adventure: Mississippi River course on What We Do.
Andrew Gomez, humanities, a Cuban American who was visiting family in Miami on the day Fidel Castro died, was interviewed on KUOW about his family's complex feelings about the controversial leader and the future of Cuba. 
Janet Marcavage, art and art history, received a "brilliant" review of her current printmaking exhibition, Lines, showing at The Handforth Gallery, in Tacoma Weekly
Gerard Morris, music, was recognized with the Exemplary Teacher Award by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church. The award recognizes outstanding faculty members at United Methodist-related schools, colleges, and universities who exemplify excellence in teaching.
Lindsey Thomas, communication studies, co-wrote "I Want to Go Home," published in the November issue of the journal Environment & Behavior.
Carolyn Weisz, psychology, was interviewed by The News Tribune for a front-page, second-section story about SPARC, a new 10-city partnership to address homelessness and racial equity, which she helped organize. 
Heather White, religious studies and gender and queer studies, is participating (today!) in a public conversation at Boston University about religion and politics in modern America.
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Brag about yourself
The date which will live in infamy. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which precipitated America's entry into World War II. The anniversary will be comemmorated by a full week of events attended by residents, visitors, and members of the military, including veterans and survivors of the attack, such as those featured in this KHON2 News video of a Pearl Harbor "honor flight" arriving at Honolulu International Airport. 
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