Campus News

March 20, 2018

Into the Woods: Where Wishes Come True

Directed by Dawn Padula; Friday April 6–Sunday April 8

TACOMA, Wash. –   What really happens when a wish comes true? Into the Woods, the musical that has been capturing audiences and landing awards since its Broadway premiere 31 years ago, has a theory about that. Big hint: Be careful what you wish…

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March 7, 2018

Two Piano/One Piano: Tanya Stambuk and Elyane Laussade

Jacobsen Series concert; 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 23

TACOMA, Wash. – More than 20 years after they last sat down to play together, master pianists Tanya Stambuk and Elyane Laussade are returning to the stage—with two pianos and a collection of duos and duets.

Inspired by warm memories of their days…

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March 6, 2018

"Rewriting Tradition" and "Michael Johnson: Sculpture"

Kittredge Gallery, March 5–April 14

TACOMA, Wash. – University of Puget Sound’s Kittredge Gallery has two new shows up, running from from Monday, March 5, to Saturday, April 14. There will be artist, guest artist, and student curators’ talks accompanying the exhibits.

Rewriting Tradition: Modern Chinese…

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February 28, 2018

Leavey Foundation $2 Million Gift Toward Welcome Center

University of Puget Sound’s new home for admission staff will welcome visiting students and families

TACOMA, Wash. – The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation has made a gift of $1 million toward the construction of a new Welcome Center to receive prospective students, their families, and other visitors…

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February 27, 2018

Dexter Gordon Delivers the 45th Regester Lecture

“Race and Pedagogy: A Yearning …”7 p.m. Thursday, March 22; Tahoma Room, Thomas Hall

TACOMA, Wash. – “Simple moments of action, or inaction, can determine whether human and civil rights and justice are advanced or thwarted.”

This is the reminder offered by Dexter Gordon, professor of African American…

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February 22, 2018

Society of Composers: Modern Classical Music Concerts

First SCI national conference in Tacoma; Free, public concerts; Thurs., March 1–Sat., March 3

TACOMA, Wash. – Fifty-seven composers of modern classical music are coming from around the country to Tacoma—and you are invited to join them to hear their highly imaginative and eclectic new works.


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February 19, 2018

Puget Sound a Top Producer of Fulbright Students in 2017-18

Students take part in research and teaching abroad through U.S. exchange program

TACOMA, Wash. – University of Puget Sound has been named one of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright award students among liberal arts colleges for 2017–18.

The prestigious list was revealed by the U.S. Department of State…

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February 15, 2018

The Fieldhouse Flea Market Celebrates 50 Years!

Women’s League event raises money for student scholarships;   8 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, March 17;  Memorial Fieldhouse

TACOMA, Wash. – This year is the 50th anniversary of the giant Parisian-style flea market at University of Puget Sound’s field house, and the college’s Women’s League is making their…

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February 12, 2018

You on the Moors Now, by Jaclyn Backhaus

Directed by Jess K Smith;  Friday, Feb. 23–Saturday, March 3

TACOMA, Wash. – Those coming to see the play You on the Moors Now at University of Puget Sound are likely to find the evening a salient respite from some of the headlines that now dominate newspapers.

The playful, smart, feminist play goes…

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February 9, 2018

Got Opera?!–The Venture Beyond

Dawn Padula, Christina Kowalski, Ryan Bede, Jesse Nordstrom, with Jinshil Yi on piano; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23

TACOMA, Wash. –  Four gifted vocalists will share a selection of well-beloved songs from the worlds of both opera and musical theater at the next Jacobsen Series concert at University of…

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February 8, 2018

Sally Jewell to Serve as Commencement Speaker

Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior addresses the Class of 2018 graduation ceremony on May 13

TACOMA, Wash. – Sally Jewell, U.S. secretary of the interior from 2013-17 and former president and CEO of outdoor retailer REI, will offer the Commencement address at University of Puget Sound’s 126th graduation…

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January 22, 2018

Puget Sound Piano Trio

Jacobsen Series concert; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9

TACOMA, Wash. – For its 2018 opening concert, Puget Sound Piano Trio is treating audiences to a novel program: two award-winning young composers from China and Texas, juxtaposed with two luminaries of the Classical and Romantic eras.

Trio members Maria…

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January 19, 2018

Kittredge Gallery 2018 Art Students Annual

 Friday, Jan. 19–Saturday, Feb. 24

TACOMA, Wash. – University of Puget Sound’s 2018 Art Students Annual opens Friday, Jan. 19, with an unveiling party at 5 p.m., in Kittredge Gallery on campus.

See the best work from the last two academic years of art classes—including pieces by everyone from first-year…

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January 17, 2018

Brahms in Context

Maria Sampen, violin; Thomas Rosenkranz, piano; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2

TACOMA, Wash. – From impoverished, young piano-hall player, to exacting maestro who destroyed much of his earliest work, Johannes Brahms was an artist deserving of the reverence we give him today.

 Among the German composer’s…

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