Campus News

October 22, 2014

Dawn Padula, Mezzo-Soprano, in Concert: "Inspiration"

Three modern composers and those who inspired them: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14

TACOMA, Wash. – Mezzo-soprano Dawn Padula has created a concert to give South Sound audiences a taste of the intimate personal influences that inspire music composers.

On Nov. 14 the University of Puget Sound director of…

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October 21, 2014

Sparking Imaginations: Exhibit and Lecture

The dawn of electricity—and today's surging power demand:  Free lecture: 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30;  Interactive exhibit: Oct. 27–Jan. 15, Collins Memorial Library

TACOMA, Wash. – In the next 25 years our need for energy worldwide will jump by about 50 percent, the U.S. Energy Information Agency predicts…

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October 17, 2014

Say Goodbye to All That: Emerging From Turbulence at Boeing

Professors Leon Grunberg and Sarah Moore give a free, public talk: Regester Lecture, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13

TACOMA, Wash. – The story of The Boeing Company is in many ways the story of corporate America. A world-beating company that thrived on pride, hard work, and loyalty suddenly faced a “new…

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October 10, 2014

The Phantom of the Opera: the 1925 Silent Film, Piano, and Organ

Chill with a friend in Kilworth Memorial Chapel:8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31

TACOMA, Wash. – In 1910 French horror writer Gaston Leroux created a literary monster when he published The Phantom of the Opera. The gothic novel, featuring a young Swedish opera singer and a wretched phantom, survived through the…

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October 10, 2014

365 Days/365 Plays, by Suzan-Lori Parks

Geoff Proehl directs selections from the acclaimed play cycle: Oct. 31–Nov. 8, in Norton Clapp Theatre

TACOMA, Wash. – On November 13 of 2002 Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Suzan-Lori Parks introduced America to an unusual concept in playwriting: to create one play a day for an entire year. Her efforts…

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October 8, 2014

10th Annual Hispanic Film Festival

Five outstanding foreign films, Oct. 22–Nov. 19:   6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, free and open to the public

TACOMA, Wash. – This fall the 10th Annual Hispanic Film Festival at University of Puget Sound will bring five cutting-edge Spanish and Latin American films to campus. For the first time, the college…

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October 7, 2014

Poetry Above the Roar: Words and Music Inspired by the Puget Sound

Poet William Kupinse and composer Greg Youtz return to the stage:  7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, Tahoma Room

TACOMA, Wash. – Following the popularity of last winter’s Poetry Above the Roar event, three Pacific Northwest artists—a poet, composer, and a singer—will again take the chill out of the season with…

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October 6, 2014

Recent Work by Janet Marcavage and Elise Richman of the Art Faculty

Oct. 6–Nov. 15, 2014.  Opening Reception: 5 - 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8

TACOMA, Wash. – On view at Kittredge Gallery for the month of October and first half of November is a dynamic exhibition of related, but distinct, recent work by Puget Sound faculty members Janet Marcavage, associate professor of…

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September 30, 2014

John Rojak and the Pacific Coast Brass: Romantic Bass Trombone and Friends

New local brass ensemble debuts with top New York trombonist:  Sunday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m.

TACOMA, Wash. – Pacific Coast Brass, a new ensemble of world-class performers, will make its debut in an October concert with New York trombonist and guest artist John Rojak.

Rojak, a faculty member at The Juilliard…

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September 22, 2014

Duane Hulbert Performs the Music of Alexander Glazunov

New CD Set Debuts in Tacoma:  Jacobsen Series Concert is 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12

TACOMA, Wash. – Pianist Duane Hulbert spent 30 years playing and marveling at the works of Russian romantic composer Alexander Glazunov (1865–1936). He has spent the last 15 years recording all 19 solo and duet piano works…

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September 21, 2014

New Financial Aid Program for Tacoma Public High School Graduates

Commitment will cover the full financial need of eligible students, from fall 2015

TACOMA, Wash. – University of Puget Sound is offering a new financial aid program that will help more Tacoma Public Schools high school graduates get a national liberal arts college education right in their own backyard…

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September 15, 2014

Youth Summit puts Teens and Education in the Spotlight

High school students get a “day off” class to be “turned on” to learning -  Friday, Sept. 26, in Memorial Fieldhouse on campus

TACOMA, Wash. – The 2014 Youth Summit at University of Puget Sound will offer something unusual to the young people of Pierce County this time around—the minds and ears of local…

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September 10, 2014

Henry Louis Gates Jr. Speaks on “Genealogy and Genetics”

Eminent scholar and "Finding Your Roots" host will deliver the                             Pierce Lecture, 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26

TACOMA, Wash. – Henry Louis Gates Jr., the renowned historian, author, and filmmaker, popularly known for his Public Broadcasting Service series Finding Your Roots, will…

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