Campus News

December 14, 2017

Dexter Gordon Receives Tacoma’s MLK Community Service Award

The City of Tacoma will present the lifetime service award at an 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15 ceremony

TACOMA, Wash. – The City of Tacoma’s Events and Recognition Committee has named Dexter Gordon, director of the Race & Pedagogy Institute at University of Puget Sound, as the 2018 recipient of the Martin…

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December 11, 2017

Eddie Moore Speaks at Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16 Kilworth Memorial Chapel, University of Puget Sound

TACOMA, Wash. – Eddie Moore, Jr, national educator on diversity, founder of the White Privilege Conference, and co-editor of books including Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Justice: 15 Stories, will speak at…

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December 6, 2017

Meet Maxine Williams: Facebook Global Director of Diversity

A Conversation on Diversity and the Tech Industry With an audience Q&A

Wednesday, Dec. 1311:00 a.m. – 12:00 noonRasmussen RotundaWheelock Student CenterUniversity of Puget Sound, Tacoma

For four years Maxine Williams, global director of diversity for Facebook, has worked with her team to develop strategies…

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November 21, 2017

Around the World in Eighty Wines

New book by Mike Veseth, emeritus professor, international political economy

TACOMA, Wash. – For both global adventurers it all started near St. James Square in Mayfair, London—and in both cases, the challenge ahead was a mighty one.

 Phileas Fogg, setting out from Mayfair’s Reform Club, had 80 days…

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November 15, 2017

Winterfest: A Celebration in Music and Poetry—and More!

Adelphian Concert Choir and Voci d’Amici; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3; Kilworth Memorial Chapel

TACOMA, Wash. – Celebrate Winter? Brrrrrrrr. The cold. Clouds. Dark evenings. Taking refuge by the fireplace. A cup of hot cider. And that brisk “wake-up” feeling when you step outside…

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November 13, 2017

Devotions and Desires: Co-edited by Heather White

New book of essays tackles debate over the relationship of sex and religion

TACOMA, Wash. – The new book Devotions and Desires challenges the belief that sex and religion have been in pitched battle throughout modern American history. By tracking the nation’s changing religious and sexual landscapes…

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November 6, 2017

"An Afternoon of Vocal Works": Dawn Padula, Tanya Stambuk

Jacobsen Series concert 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19

TACOMA, Wash. – Mezzo-soprano Dawn Padula and pianist Tanya Stambuk will bring a colorful pallet of songs to this autumn’s Jacobsen Series concert ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

An Afternoon of Vocal Works includes music spanning three centuries and…

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October 25, 2017

Puget Sound Department is a Model for Civic Learning

Department of African American Studies is recognized by AAC&U for teaching students democratic engagement

TACOMA, Wash. – University of Puget Sound has been named one of 22 colleges across the country offering exemplary programs that aim to ensure students understand their civic and moral responsibilities…

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October 16, 2017

Guitar Images

A Panorama of Music for Two Guitars and Solo Guitar; Abe Landa and guest artist David Sossa; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3

TACOMA, Wash. –  Two master guitarists will bring the sheer fun and mystery of Brazil’s northeastern music, the passion of the classics, and lively adaptations of Latin film soundtracks…

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October 16, 2017

Phenomenal and Liberal—for Artists and the Public

TACOMA—Artists from five NW colleges are displaying works and hosting the inaugural Northwest Five Painting Colloquium to engage artists and the public with painting from a fresh perspective, Friday, Nov. 3, and Saturday, Nov. 4, at University of Puget Sound. Everyone in love with art or who wants to…

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October 4, 2017

Chekhov’s "The Sea Gull"

Directed by Geoff Proehl; Friday, Oct. 27–Saturday, Nov. 4

TACOMA, Wash. – In Anton Chekhov’s famous play, The Sea Gull, a self-doubting Russian playwright shoots a seagull and presents it to the young woman he loves, saying that, soon, he will do the same to himself.

This pathos of unrequited love…

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September 29, 2017

"The Elements": TORCH and Scott Kolbo

A musical night inspired by the ancient Greek elements; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20

TACOMA, Wash. –   A mix of original contemporary and classical music, blended with videos, digital animation, and ink and charcoal drawings, is how music ensemble TORCH and visual artist Scott Kolbo chose to give audiences…

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