Campus News

March 3, 2017

"God in Captivity," by Tanya Erzen

An eye-opening account of how and why evangelical Christians are flourishing in U.S. prisons

TACOMA, Wash. – Prisoners in America have few options if they want a brief escape from the dehumanizing rituals of their daily lives behind bars. And for inmates in some states, there is only one option: to…

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March 3, 2017

"No Passport Required": Jacobsen Series Concert

A musical tour of France, South Africa, Italy, Argentina, and the United States: Friday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m.

TACOMA, Wash. – Bundle up, buckle up, and break out for an evening of music that will take you on a whirlwind tour of four continents—all from the comfort of a concert hall chair.

No Passport…

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February 28, 2017

Puget Sound Among Peace Corps’ 2017 Top Colleges

Puget Sound Ranks Second in Small School Category

TACOMA—Today the Peace Corps announced that University of Puget Sound ranked No. 2 (a tie) among small schools on the agency’s 2017 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. There are 13 Puget Sound alumni currently volunteering worldwide…

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February 23, 2017

The Women’s League Flea Market and Fieldhouse Full of Awesome Stuff

Saturday, March 18, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. at Memorial Fieldhouse

TACOMA, Wash. – Antiques aficionados, fans of local artisan crafts, book lovers, and bargain hunters alike can find treasures at the annual Women’s League Flea Market at University of Puget Sound.

Aptly known as the Flea Market and Fieldhouse…

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February 22, 2017

Berlin Video Art and U.S. National Parks at Kittredge Gallery

Feb. 27–April 15

TACOMA, Wash. – Kittredge Gallery is pleased to present two exhibits for the next six weeks: one a student-curated landscape show of the national parks, by Abby Williams Hill (1861-1943); the other video and drawings from Berlin-based artist Isabella Gresser.

Painting the National…

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February 21, 2017

Adelphian Concert Choir Spring Tour

Free concerts in Puyallup, Bellingham, Victoria (B.C.), Tacoma: March 15–25

TACOMA, Wash. – The beauty of music and the wonder of nature will both feature large in this year’s Adelphian Concert Choir spring tour, which will take the acclaimed student ensemble up the West Coast and on into Canada.

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February 9, 2017

Patricia Wright—Back from the Brink: Saving Lemurs in Madagascar

Scientists and locals partner to save animals, forests, and livelihoods; Free public talk: Monday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m.

TACOMA, Wash. –   Madagascar, a “treasure island” of bizarre plants and exotic animals, is so impoverished that for decades farmers ravaged its rainforests to plant crops—and left…

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February 7, 2017

University of Puget Sound Symphony with Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra

Wesley Schulz conducts works by Mahler and Weber; Saturday, March 4, and Sunday, March 5; Afternoon concerts at two locations

TACOMA, Wash. – Austrian composer Gustav Mahler liked to do his music on a grand scale—so grand that not only his music, but his numerous musicians often more than filled the…

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February 6, 2017

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play: Feb. 24 –March 4

An experimental play by Anne Washburn; Directed by Sara Freeman

TACOMA, Wash. –  Contemporary playwright Anne Washburn has created a play in which audience members watch the shell-shocked survivors of an apocalypse try to cope—in a most unexpected way.

To survive individually and as a community, six…

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February 2, 2017

"Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy"

A new book, co-edited by Brett M. Rogers and Benjamin Eldon Stevens

TACOMA, Wash. – “Once upon a time,” begins many a tale, and so, in effect, begins every fantasy ever written—from Apuleius’ The Golden Ass to George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones. For fantasy, by definition, asks us to imagine what…

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February 2, 2017

"Baroque Fest": A Jacobsen Series Concert

The School of Music performs works by Handel, Battista, and Vivaldi:  2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26

TACOMA, Wash. – Baroque Fest at University of Puget Sound, on Sunday, Feb. 26, will bring a special selection of works performed by musicians ranging from a student choral group, to a string ensemble, to a…

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January 31, 2017

"Picturing the Proletariat," a New Book by John Lear

Artists and Labor in Revolutionary Mexico, 1908–1940

TACOMA, Wash. – The avant-garde creativity, folkloric beauty, and social torment of Mexican art in the first half of the 20th century tells only a small part of the story of artists’ significance during that turbulent time.

 As John Lear argues in…

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January 24, 2017

Beethoven: Three Sonatas for Piano and Violin

Tanya Stambuk, piano, and Brittany Boulding, violin: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10

TACOMA, Wash. – In a short and transformative period, Ludwig van Beethoven composed nine sonatas for piano and violin—then a decade later, he wrote one more. For many musicians and critics, these 10 sonatas are the most…

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