Ada Hoch-Schneider Wins Library Art Award 2019

Each year the Collins Memorial Library sponsors an award for a graduating Art major. The monetary award is $250 and the honor of displaying their art work in a prominent spot in the library for a term of one year.  We are proud to have “Lobus” grace the Learning Commons area of the Collins Library so Ada’s artistic talents and important message can enrich our local community. Congratulations Ada!  READ MORE...

 

Imagine seeing all the possible versions of yourself…

In the quiet haven of Clearing, Oregon, four neighbors find their lives upended when they begin to see themselves in parallel realities. Ginny, a devoted surgeon, has a baffling vision of a beautiful co-worker in her bed and begins to doubt her marriage. Ginny’s husband, Mark, sees a vision that suggests impending devastation and grows increasingly paranoid...  READ MORE...

From the Archives & Special Collections: Pre-Graduation Reflection

Hi! My name is Julia Masur and I’m the Peer Research Specialist in the Archives & Special Collections. Since I graduate in less than three weeks, I’m closing out my time in the A&SC by reflecting on my work here over the past two years.

As a history major, getting to witness firsthand the work that goes into preserving and organizing primary source documents gave me an even greater appreciation for that work.  READ MORE...

Book Collecting Contest - And the 2019 Winners Are!

Congratulations to Tanner Abernathy, Cassandra Childs, and Nicholas Duke-Bruechert, winners of the 2019 Book Collecting Contest!

The aim of the competition was to encourage full-time students at University of Puget Sound to read for enjoyment and to develop personal libraries throughout their lives, to appreciate the special qualities of printed or illustrated works, and to read, research, and preserve the collected works for pleasure and scholarship.”  Sponsored by the Book Club of Washington.  READ MORE...

Library Excellence in Action Student Employee 2019 Winners

Congratulations to Braith Birchall, Skye Guégan, Fran Leskovar, and Autumn Raw, winners of the 2019 Library Excellence in Action Student Employee Awards!  READ MORE...

Makerspace Hours: Reading Period & Finals Week

Reading Period:
The Makerspace will be closed:
Thursday, May 9 – Sunday, May 12

Finals Week:
The Makerspace will be open by appointment:
Monday, May 13 - Friday, May 17

Collins Library Links: Book Collecting Contest

What better way to end the year with a celebration of student scholarship, reading, and supporting a new generation of book collectors! We recognize The Book Club of Washington for their support of Puget Sound students. The aim of the competition was to encourage full-time students at University of Puget Sound to read for enjoyment and to develop personal libraries throughout their lives, to appreciate the special qualities of printed or illustrated works, and to read, research, and preserve the collected works for pleasure and scholarship.  READ MORE...

Collins Memorial Library Prepares to Meet the Needs of Student-Prisoners in FEPPS Program

Freedom Education Project Puget Sound (FEPPS) is a Civic Scholarship Initiative of the University of Puget Sound, an organization that offers undergraduate courses to prisoners Washington Corrections Center For Women (WCCW) in Gig Harbor. In cooperation with Tacoma Community College, the students can earn an Associate’s degree. READ MORE...

Exhibit: February 1 – May 20, 2019, Transforming Knowledge: Altered Encyclopedias, Collins Library exhibit space.

This exhibit features altered encyclopedias made by local artists. We are grateful to the participating artists who have transformed the discarded volumes into new and vibrant works of art that reflect new ideas. The exhibit also features photographs from local photographer Sharon Styer.  READ MORE...

Exhibit: March 12 – May 20, 2019, Sarah Bodman: Read to Me: A psychometric collaboration with objects, Collins Library

An experiment by the artist British artist Sarah Bodman in collaboration with a psychometric reader, to transmit the emotional content of selected narratives through a series of physical objects.

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Lecture: A Mind at Work: May Morris and Subversive Stitching, September 14, 2019, 1:30-3:00pm, Collins Library

Dr. Wager will explore the work of May Morris (1862-1938), an accomplished designer, embroiderer, public speaker, writer, educator, advocate for social causes, and founder of the Women's Guild of Arts. Morris's legacy is tied to her father, William Morris, and his role as the leader of the British Arts and Crafts movement.  READ MORE...

Lecture: More Subversive Stitching: Tiny Pricks: Tweets, Textiles, and Trump, November 1, 2019, 4:00–5:30pm, Archives & Special Collections

Artist Diana Weymar is the founder of Tiny Pricks a project in which participants stitch quotes by Trump into antique or inherited textiles to create a material record of his presidency. Pieces are donated to a travelling collection that has been exhibited around the country. The methodology of the project is based on social media sharing, participatory political protest, and craftivism.  READ MORE...

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