Open Line Faculty-Staff Newsletter for the Week of Oct. 22, 2012
Puget Sound named one of 50 leaders in student civic engagement initiative
Puget Sound was named a leading institution in a new, national initiative that aims to promote civic learning and democratic engagement by college students.The initiative will be led by NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, the leading voice for the student affairs profession. As a participant in NASPA’s initiative, Puget Sound will continue developing new efforts and partnerships that encourage students to be engaged, active citizens; to serve their communities; and to undertake leadership roles both on and off campus.
Guest lecture on using 3-D scanning in the field of archaeology by Norbert Zimmerman, Oct. 25
Norbert Zimmermann, from the Institute for the Study of Ancient Culture at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, will give a free public lecture this Thursday, about 3-D laser scanning technology and its effect on archaeology as part of the Redford Conference in Archaeology. The lecture, “Showing the Invisible: 3-D Scanning in the Roman Catacombs,” will present an overview of how archaeology can make the best use of the new technology, which allows researchers to scan an object and then use the data to construct three dimensional models of it. The talk will be in McIntyre Hall, Room 103, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25.
Prof. Janet Marcavage the featured speaker for Daedalus Dinner, reservations due Oct. 25
The second Daedalus Dinner of the fall will be held on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m., in Rasmussen Rotunda, WSC. Janet Marcavage, associate professor of art, will discuss the construction of imagery and meaning in her current body of work, drawing connections to influences from the history of printmaking. The evening begins with wine and hors d'oeuvres, followed by the featured presentation, a catered buffet dinner, coffee, dessert, and discussion. Reservations are $15 per person, first-come, first-served, and must be made by Thursday, Oct. 25. Contact x3207 for more information or to make a reservation.
Campus welcomes Logger alumni, parents, and friends for Homecoming and Family Weekend, Oct. 26–28
This weekend hundreds of Logger faithful will be on campus for the annual Homecoming and Family Weekend, organized by the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations. The campus community is invited to be part of the celebration. Help cheer the Loggers to victory as teams take on the Pacific Lutheran Lutes (football), and Willamette Bearcats and Linfield Wildcats (volleyball). Enjoy an reunion concert as past and present Adelphians join together to celebrate the choir's 80th anniversary, and so much more! See a complete schedule of events online and start the buzz on Twitter with hashtag #HFW12.
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Buzz Bissinger visits campus Tuesday, Oct. 30
Considered by many to be one of the finest writers on sports of his generation, Buzz Bissinger is the award-winning author of Friday Night Lights, A Prayer for the City, Three Nights in August, Shooting Stars, and Father’s Day. Bissinger will visit campus on Tuesday, Oct. 30, as a guest lecturer through ASUPS Cultural Events. His talk, “Friday Night Lights,” will begin at 8 p.m., in Schneebeck Concert Hall, and will examine the role of sports in the U.S.—the beauty and potential, as well as the pitfalls, and what Bissinger sees as America’s "next terrible obsession." Admission to the lecture is free with Puget Sound ID, but tickets must be obtained in advance from Wheelock Information Center.
Budget Task Force calls for 2013–14 budget feedback by Nov. 15
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to offer suggestions or comments relating to the development of budget parameters for 2013–14 by writing to the Budget Task Force (BTF) c/o Lori Johnson, CMB 1083 or email@example.com, no later than 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15. The BTF will submit its budget recommendation to President Thomas before winter break, and members will present their recommendations to the campus community in January. The campus community will be invited to provide feedback on the recommendation before the president presents his recommendations to the board of trustees for approval at its February meeting.
Puget Sound has long embraced a participatory budget process. Chaired by the academic vice president and including students, faculty and staff members, and the chief financial officer, the BTF is charged with recommending to the president a balanced budget for the coming fiscal year that responds to Puget Sound's mission and strategic plan and the economic landscape. This important work is informed by the perspective of the president, presentations from various campus leaders, market and economic conditions, and the analysis of data. The recommended budget will address tuition and financial aid levels, investment and gift support, faculty and staff compensation pools, maintenance of facilities, and program support.
Learn more about the budget process at Puget Sound, or view an overview of the current university budget.
Collins Memorial Library participated in a national study on how college graduates use information literacy skills. Learn more about the project at http://projectinfolit.org or download the study's full report.
A project proposal by Shannon Kilgore ’13, advised by Denise Despres, professor of English and humanities, was accepted for presentation at the Kalamazoo Medieval Conference in May 2013. The tentative paper title is "Remembrance: A Comparative Study on Two Houses of Memory," and follows from Kilgore's summer research and a longer paper of the same name.
Lynda S. Livingston, the Nat S. and Marian W. Rogers Professor in the School of Business and Leadership, presented her paper "Students and Small Dollar Credit" at the Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences in Barcelona, in June. The paper will be published in The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Educational Studies.
Vice President for Enrollment George Mills ’68, who received the Gayle C. Wilson Service to Education Award at the 2012 NACAC (National Association of College Admissions Counselors) conference. The award is presented to a NACAC member who has performed exemplary service to the admission profession over time. Congratulations, George!
The Chronicle of Philanthropy quoted Cecilia Hogan, director of university relations research, in an article about how nonprofits might benefit from monitoring political campaign giving. (Log-in is required)
The Independent Leader, a newsletter of Independent Colleges of Washington, published a short photo story about Puget Sound’s Sound Policy Institute and the fall environmental classes it offers students and the public.
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