Welcome to Puget Sound's faculty-staff e-newsletter
Welcome to Puget Sound's faculty-staff e-newsletter
ASUPS Club Fest 2018!, Jan. 26 Art Students Annual exhibit opens at Kittredge Gallery
KNOW THIS campus news and announcements
Money, money, money, money... money! The Budget Task Force (BTF) will present its recommendations to the campus community at three meetings this week. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome at any of the following:
  • Faculty Senate, Jan. 22, 12:15 p.m., McCormick Room, Collins Memorial Library
  • Staff Senate, Jan. 24, 9:30 a.m., Rasmussen Rotunda, Wheelock Student Center
  • ASUPS Senate, Jan. 25, 7 p.m., Murray Boardroom, Wheelock Student Center
Help your students—or yourself!—win $250. Writing Excellence prizes are awarded annually by the Center for Writing, Learning, and Teaching (CWLT) to encourage and reward good writing in all disciplines. Students are encouraged to submit any paper written for a single course taken in spring, summer, or fall 2017. Ten prizes of $250 each will be awarded. Visit pugetsound.edu/writingawards for more info. Deadline: Friday, Jan. 26.
Do you know an inspiring graduating senior? Nominations are due Friday, Jan. 26, for Convocation and Commencement speakers. Send the student's name and a brief rationale for the nomination to Anna Coy at acoy@pugetsound.edu. Criteria:
  • Spring 2018 graduate
  • 3.5 GPA or above, as of fall 2017
  • Broad involvement in academic and campus life
  • Commitment to preparing a five-minute speech on the responsibilities of the broadly educated person in society today, with special reference to the personal significance of a Puget Sound liberal arts education
Get out. We will conduct a campuswide evacuation drill for all campus buildings on Tuesday, Jan. 30, from 1:40 to 1:50 p.m. Before the drill brush up on university evacuation and emergency response plans.
Make sure we have your cellphone number. You will not receive a security alert about the drill—or future emergency notices—if we don't have your current cellphone number. Update your personal contact information at myPugetSound → HR → Self Service → Personal Information. 
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DO THIS selected events
Now open: Art Students Annual, through Feb. 24, Kittredge Gallery.
CMS Training, Jan. 23, 9–10:30 a.m., Human Resources Conference Room, Howarth Hall. Additional sessions: Jan. 24, 1–2:30 p.m.; Jan. 26, 10–11:30 a.m.
Info Session: Campus Policy Prohibiting Sexual Misconduct (faculty and staff only), Jan. 24, noon, Trimble Forum.
Foster Dog Parenting Information Session, Jan. 24, 5 p.m., Trimble Forum.
Wednesdays @ 6: First in Family: Financial Literacy, Jan. 24, 6 p.m., Social Justice Center.
Art+Sci Salon: Interface, Jan. 25, 6 p.m., Kittredge Hall.
The Power of a J.D.: Lawyer Q&A Panel, Jan. 25, 7 p.m., Thompson 310.
Drop-in Session: Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.), Jan. 26, 8:30 a.m., Howarth Hall, third floor.
ASUPS Club Fest 2018!, Jan. 26, 4 p.m., Lower Marshall Hall, Wheelock Student Center.
ASUPS Campus Films: Your Name, Jan. 26, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., Rausch Auditorium. Additional screenings: Jan. 27, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.; Jan. 28, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Catholic Questions, Jan. 28, noon, Wheelock 201.
Student-Led Spanish Conversation Hour, Jan. 28, 5 p.m., Northwest Lounge, Thomas Hall.
LoggerUP. Come, cheer on the Logger swim teams at home this week!
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BE PROUD noteworthy accomplishments
Andreas Madlung, biology, published the article "Assessing an Effective Undergraduate Module Teaching Applied Bioinformatics to Biology Students," published in PLOS Computational Biology, an official journal of the International Society for Computational Biology.
The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program, in partnership with the African American Studies Program and Race and Pedagogy Institute, wrote a successful grant proposal for the Pilot to Policy: Advancing Systemic Equity Grant. The purpose of the grant is to increase equity in educator preparation programs and to inform Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) policy related to cultural responsiveness and equity.
Steven Zopfi, music, will direct the Commencement Bay Music Educators Middle School Honor Choir at the organization's Middle School Honor Groups festival on Saturday. Students from all over the Commencement Bay area were selected to participate and have been preparing for months.
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