Weyerhaeuser Hall opened in 2011 and houses the Occupational and Physical Therapy, Exercise Science, Psychology, and Neuroscience programs. The colloquium series provides an opportunity for the multidisciplinary residents of Weyerhaeuser and the entire community to meet in a spirit of inquiry and collaboration. Events scheduled for the 2013–14 year are centered on the theme of play.
Our celebration of play continues on Tuesday, April 22nd, at 4 pm in Rausch Auditorium, with staff from the Children's Museum of Tacoma. Their presentation, "Celebrating the Power of Play in the Lifelong Journey of Learning," will highlight the numerous ways in which the museum is positively serving our community.
In recognition of that service, the Institute of Museum and Library Services has named the Children’s Museum of Tacoma as a finalist for the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service! Medal finalists are selected from nationwide nominations of institutions that demonstrate innovative approaches to public service, exceeding the expected levels of community outreach.
Applying Behavioral Research to Entertainment, presented by Microsoft
Tuesday, March 4, 4–6 p.m., Rausch Auditorium
Reconciling work and play: the rhythmic claims of freedom and discipline, presented by Frank Forencich, creator of exuberantanimal.com
Monday, March 31, 7–9 p.m., Tahoma Room, Commencement Hall
Making Play Possible, presented by Douglas Anderson, professor, Department of Philosophy, Southern Illinois University
Tuesday, September 17, Rausch Auditorium, McIntyre Hall
Playful, Practical Community-Level Solutions for Youth and Teen Inactivity
Presented by Dr. Kwame Brown, founder of Move Theory, a consulting group that provides practical, evidence-based, playful solutions to keep kids and teens moving.
Tuesday, October 1, Tahoma Room, Commencement Hall
The PLAY Project-a Home Based Program for Children with Autism
Presented by Dawn Heino, BS, OTR/L, pediatric occupational therapist, Children’s Therapy Unit, Good Samaritan Hospital
Tuesday, November 5, Tahoma Room, Commencement Hall
Students from PT, Exercise Science, and Psychology will present their research in a poster session.
Tuesday, November 19, Weyerhaeuser Hall, Room 402
One faculty representative from each of Weyerhaeuser Hall’s departments will discuss their research interests.