Campus News

April 18, 2017

Choice and Agency in the Writing Workshop; A New Book by Fred Hamel

How giving schoolchildren more freedom in their writing helped them learn and enjoy the written word

TACOMA, Wash. – What happens when 9-year-old kids in a classroom are encouraged to treat writing as “play and exploration,” rather than as “work”?

Does learning fall by the wayside? Do the students…

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April 17, 2017

Dreams of the Fallen, by Jake Runestad and Music by Russian Masters

Puget Sound Symphony, the Adelphians, Dorian Singers, and Chorale; Tanya Stambuk and Taylor Gonzales ’17 on piano; Free concert: 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28

TACOMA, Wash. –   Families of the military, those who have been to war, and members of the public who struggle to imagine the full extent of war…

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April 17, 2017

Puget Sound 2017 Senior Art Show: April 26–May 13

Opening reception is 5–7 p.m. Wednesday, April 26

TACOMA, Wash. – University of Puget Sound’s 2017 Senior Art Show opens Wednesday, April 26, at 5 p.m. An opening reception will be held that night, 5–7 p.m., at Kittredge Gallery and everyone is welcome. This free exhibition is the highlight of the year…

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April 13, 2017

Puget Sound Students Score Big in International Math Contest

The team placed among the Top 11 worldwide;  More than 1,500 student teams competed to create the best math models

TACOMA, Wash. – How’s this for some arithmetic? In January there were 1,527 student teams across the globe—from Beijing to New York to Oxford—vying to solve a vexing problem about self-driving…

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April 7, 2017

Best College in State for Grad Jobs? University of Puget Sound

Survey using federal data finds the national liberal arts college is #1 in the state for graduates in employment

TACOMA, Wash. – University of Puget Sound is the best college in Washington state for getting a job after graduation, according to a new ranking based on U.S. Department of Education data…

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April 7, 2017

Puget Sound Piano Trio: Jacobsen Series Concert

Music by Beethoven, Shostakovich, Tower; 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23

TACOMA, Wash. – Chamber music that is at times otherworldly, at times tragic, and at times deliciously liberating will be performed by the Puget Sound Piano Trio in their first Jacobsen Concert of the year.

The program of works by Ludwig…

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March 30, 2017

2017 Spring Lu`au— Pacific Island Food, Dance, and Music

Everyone is invited to the dinner and show; Saturday, April 8, from 5 p.m. on

TACOMA, Wash. – Pierce County residents are invited to join the parents, grandparents, and brothers and sisters of University of Puget Sound students for a colorful evening of Polynesian music, dance, and food on Saturday…

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March 28, 2017

Columnist and Author Tim Egan is Commencement Speaker

Plus Honorands: Fred D. Gray, attorney and civil rights leader; Georgiana Kautz, Nisqually Tribe natural resources manager; Sunday, May 14, 2–4:30 p.m.

TACOMA, Wash. – Timothy Egan, a Pulitzer-prize winning writer about American life and distinguished commentator on major issues of the day, will be…

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March 21, 2017

Puget Sound Named National “Voter-Friendly” Campus

Students are encouraged and empowered to vote, and learn to engage with their political representatives

TACOMA, Wash. – University of Puget Sound is one of 83 American campuses in 23 states that have been designated as a “Voter-Friendly Campus.”

The initiative, led by the national nonpartisan organizations…

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March 10, 2017

Close to the Bridge: Cello Recital by Alistair MacRae

Vivaldi, Gerber, Fauré, Beethoven, and new works by Mei, Dzubay:  7:30 p.m., Friday, March 31; Kilworth Memorial Chapel

TACOMA, Wash. –   Each concert musician’s undiluted passion for his own instrument is never more clear than when he gets the freedom to design and explain his own recital program.…

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March 7, 2017

President Isiaah Crawford Inauguration Ceremony

Friday, March 24, 2017; Memorial Fieldhouse

TACOMA, Wash. – University of Puget Sound President Isiaah Crawford will be inaugurated as the college’s 14th president on Friday, March 24, in a celebration including a full day of events for campus members, local visitors, and guests from across the country…

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