The Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet in
the Choral Rehearsal
Duane Richard Karna ’82, editor
pages; hardcover or Kindle edition
Scarecrow Press;
Duane Karna says that imprecise and incorrect pronuncia-
tion can really foul up choral music, and he’s assembled this
extensive guide to help conductors get their choirs singing
from the same page.
Karna co-wrote the introductory chapter and recruited
experts in some 28 different languages to explain pronun-
ciation pitfalls and how the International Phonetic Alpha-
bet can be used to bring consistency to choral performance. Several of the
writers come from Ball State University, where Karna is a member of the
faculty; others hail from all around the world, including Tacoma. Karna
dedicates the book to his family and to his former teacher Thomas Goleeke,
professor emeritus of music at Puget Sound, who he says “started me on
this journey years ago.”
Goleeke wrote the foreword for the volume, in which he notes it has
the “potential to change the way things are done.” Goleeke also wrote the
chapter on English pronunciation, a subject that, he says with amusement,
always seemed to annoy his students who incorrectly believed they had
already mastered their native tongue.
XII: Genesis (The XII Saga)
Jason Rowe and Brian Palmer ’00
pages; e-book; available at
XII: Genesis
set a century into our future, is a page-
turner mash-up of
The X-Men
The New
Earth is a seemingly utopian place where war and dis-
sent have been wiped out. Cancer has been cured and
the environment cleaned up. Red meat has been banned
for health reasons (although the well-to-do can still get
a steak on the black market). “Mood beverages” and “serenity sticks” have
replaced booze and tobacco. Sounds great, right?
Well, there’s a downside. The Orwellian central government, fronted by
a powerful and mysterious overseer, rules from the capital city, New Eden.
Backed by the official world media and a crack security force, the mani-
fest social harmony is imposed with an iron fist. Beneath it all a struggle
rages between good and evil. The dark forces are led by a satanic character
and his council of seven baddies, each of whom has a particular brand of
malevolence that matches one of the seven deadly sins. For the white-hat
side, a trio of godlike do-gooders, Joshua, Mikhail, and Gabrielle, assembles
a team of six men and six women of diverse creeds and cultures, each with
a special superpower.
XII: Genesis
is the story of their recruitment and
training, and their first epic battle against Luxuria, the evil empress of lust.
A third of the net proceeds from sales of this book will go to India Part-
ners, a nonprofit that is helping to rescue women and girls from the sex-
trafficking trade.
From the birthday party photo booth, Romene
Davis ’13, Hannah LeFebvre ’13, and Airiel Quintana ’13. Lots
more photo-booth pics at
booth. BTW, in the summer edition of
you’ll be reading
about a fantastic project that Romene, Airiel, and a student cast
of nearly 30 are working on.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have
greatness thrust upon them, or so goes the saying. On January
the college proudly noted that around here all three apply.
At a midday open house in the Rotunda, students, staff, and
alumni dropped in to record birthday wishes in a photo booth,
eat cupcakes decorated with the anniversary logo, and preview
and vote on entries into the anniversary video contest. It was
a fun beginning to a yearlong celebration that doesn’t require
presence on campus to participate. Take a gander at the 125th-
anniversary Web page
) to:
view entries in the video contest, including the winners—First
Place: “To the Heights” by Jeff Strong ’76, P’11, P’13; Second
Place: “The Hatchet” by Kristoffer Bjarke and Erik Bjarke P’16;
People’s Choice: “Logger Style” by the Student-Athlete Advisory
share stories and pictures from your Puget Sound days
see birthday greetings from the likes of Bill Cosby, Robert
Reich, the French faculty (in French, of course), PacRim students,
Adelphian alumni (in song, of course), and tons of faculty, staff,
and students
and lots more!
Julie Reynolds
On March 17 Puget
Sound officially turned
and Tacoma Mayor
Marilyn Strickland (here
with President Thomas)
proclaimed the day
University of Puget Sound
Day in recognition of the
long partnership between
city and college.
The college throws
a birthday party—
on 1/25, of course