Campus News

May 12, 2016

Puget Sound Students Win 11 National Scholarships in 2016

The seniors, juniors, and alumna will be funded for travel and teaching abroad or for further studies

TACOMA, Wash. – Eleven students and recent alumni from University of Puget Sound have won prestigious national scholarships that will support their ongoing studies or take them overseas to teach or…

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April 25, 2016

Puget Sound Senior Art Show Opens

April 25 – May 14

TACOMA, Wash. – University of Puget Sound’s 2016 Senior Show opens Monday, April 25, with an opening reception April 27, 5–7 p.m., at Kittredge Gallery. This exhibition is the highlight of the year, showcasing graduating senior art students’ thesis work. The artworks on view offer…

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April 19, 2016

Scientists at Four NW Universities Partner to Advance Solar Energy

Murdock Trust makes a $240,000 grant to progress the science and to encourage smaller universities to collaborate on research

TACOMA, Wash. – Scientists from four Pacific Northwest universities will partner to research an emerging technology for improving the efficiency of photovoltaic solar cells,…

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April 14, 2016

Puget Sound Joins Peace Corps Prep

Students will have a new avenue to prepare for work and career experience in the international realm

TACOMA, Wash. – Young people flying into countries such as Mozambique or Guyana or the Dominican Republic to volunteer are often surprised by just how much they have to learn. There’s the local culture…

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April 12, 2016

Association of Ancient Historians Holds 2016 Meeting at Puget Sound

Puget Sound hosts national and international speakers; The college’s digital humanities scholars facilitate a workshop

TACOMA, Wash. – Historians from around the country and overseas will discuss issues as modern as digital tools and diversity, and as old as slavery and sundials, when they gather for…

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April 7, 2016

English Professor John Wesley Named a Rhodes Trust Inspirational Educator

Rhodes Scholar Billy Rathje ’15 nominated Wesley for the inaugural award;  Letter arriving from Oxford is a “surprise” and “honor”

TACOMA, Wash. – For many hours Professor John Wesley sat in his office endlessly discussing Medieval and Renaissance literary ideas with his student Billy Rathje ’15.

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April 5, 2016

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer to Deliver 2016 Commencement Speech

Honorary degrees will be awarded to: Jeffrey Brotman ’64, co-founder and chair of Costco; Carla Santorno, superintendent of Tacoma Public Schools

TACOMA, Wash. – U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer, a longstanding advocate for educational and economic justice, will be the Commencement Speaker at University…

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April 1, 2016

2016 Spring Lu`au—Pacific Island Food, Dance, and Music

Everyone is invited to the dinner and show Saturday, April 9, from 5 p.m. on

TACOMA, Wash. – With April comes spring, and with spring comes that warm night of alluring Polynesian music and swinging grass skirts that is the University of Puget Sound Spring Lu`au.

Students from the Ka Ohana me ke Aloha…

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March 28, 2016

Jazz Guitar Great John Pizzarelli and the Puget Sound Jazz Band

Blue Mouse Theatre Concert: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7

TACOMA, Wash. – John Pizzarelli, world-renowned guitarist and singer, was hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and repopularizing jazz.” The Toronto Star pegged him as “the genial genius of the guitar.” And…

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March 25, 2016

President Ronald R. Thomas to Receive Honorary Doctoral Degree

Thomas is recognized by University of Portland for his contributions to higher education and his dedication to public service

TACOMA, Wash. – University of Puget Sound President Ronald R. Thomas will receive an honorary doctorate from University of Portland in recognition of his lifetime achievements…

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March 24, 2016

Race, Rhetoric, and Media: A Symposium

National speakers, discussions, and research presentations: Thursday, March 31—Friday, April 1; Free admission

TACOMA, Wash. – Four Northwest colleges invite you to a public symposium that will examine how today’s media and popular rhetoric are shaping public attitudes and impacting individual lives…

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