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Taking Time: Sharing Gratitude

Day: October 26 Time: 4:30 p.m.–5 p.m. Location:

Each Monday afternoon, members of the campus community (including alumx, friends, family, and more) are invited to gather online to take a few minutes to name and share the things in life we're grateful for - the things that feed our hearts, that give us hope. Students and staff from the University Chaplaincy host this time of sharing, conversation, and reflection; this is a spiritual/secular gathering is a chance for us to connect to share our personal and community gratitude and good vibes, welcoming…

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Taking Time: The Struggle is Real

Day: October 30 Time: 2:30 p.m.–3 p.m. Location: Zoom

Each Friday, members of the campus community are invited to connect virtually for a short, 30-minute space to name and reflect on the struggles, challenges, and ups and downs we face in a difficult time for our campus and our world. Hosted by students and staff from the University Chaplaincy, this spiritual/secular online gathering invites people of any, all, or no particular faith to connect around the personal and communal struggles we're living through. Students, faculty, staff, alumx, and friends…

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Monday, October 26

Pierce Lecture: Colson Whitehead

Day: October 26 Time: 5 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Location: Zoom

Twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for "The Underground Railroad" and "The Nickel Boys," Colson Whitehead also is a winner of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction and the Orwell Prize for political fiction. This event, originally scheduled for April of this year, is free and open to all members of the Puget Sound community. Whitehead will deliver the…

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Tan Lines: Respectability Politics

Day: October 26 Time: 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Location: Zoom

Tan Lines features mouthy millennial women of color sipping, serving, and spilling the tea. This event will be talk-show style with panelists engaging with one another on a topic/theme, and intermittently, with the audience for Q&A and continued conversation. The theme this month is "Respectability Politics."

Zoom Meeting ID: 997 8467 7338

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Tuesday, October 27
Campus Only

SoAn Social (Spring Semester Preview)

Day: October 27 Time: 4 p.m.–5 p.m. Location:

Interested in sociology or anthropology? Considering a SoAn major or minor? Already declared? Then join us in virtual cyber-space to learn about our Spring, 2021 classes, our new Sociology and Anthropology Student Association, our Anti-Racism discussion series, and more. Bring a friend!

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Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies Pro-seminar

Day: October 27 Time: 5:40 p.m.–6:15 p.m. Location: Zoom

Spooky ventriloquy or speaking in agreement? Heraclitus, poetry, and philosophy in Plato's Cratylus, hosted by Prof. Luke Parker. CAMS majors, minors, and other friends of classics are welcome!

In honor of the talk and the holiday, attendees are encouraged to come to the proseminar in costume. Best costume wins a fabulous and mysterious prize!

Zoom LinkMeeting ID: 933 9308…

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Wednesday, October 28

New Staff Orientation

Day: October 28 Time: 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Location: Virtual training via Zoom

New Staff Orientation is an opportunity for new hires to learn the university’s history, culture and other important information to help you hit the ground running as a new member of this community. Human Resources will reach out to new hires with the Zoom link to attend.

Topics Covered:

Welcome, & Introductions Our Story Technology Services Staff Senate Library Sustainability Race…
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Only YOU Can Prevent Cyber Fires

Day: October 28 Time: 12 p.m.–1 p.m. Location: Virtual training via Zoom

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Information security is a shared responsibility! As it is a collaborative effort, come learn easy ways you can keep your information and university data secure. We will discuss phishing, ways to safely share data, and tips on working remotely. Facilitator(s): Faithlina Abeshima, Information Security Administrator

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Nefesh Mountain: Live in Concert

Day: October 28 Time: 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Location: Kilworth Memorial Chapel,

Puget Sound welcomes nationally-touring band Nefesh Mountain back to campus, or at least to campus via Zoom! Nefesh Mountain leads with bluegrass music, blending in a mix of folk, blues, and more - all infused with Jewish spirituality. Everyone is invited to this free concert sponsored by the University Chaplaincy in collaboration with the Jewish Student Union. There may even be some dancing thrown in for all of us in our homes.…

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Thursday, October 29

Confronting Racism Series: "Anthropology, American Anti-Racism, Arabia, and Difference"

Day: October 29 Time: 4 p.m.

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites you to our Confronting Racism series. We encourage SoAn students to attend, along with anyone interested in sociological and anthropological perspectives on race. Professor Andrew Gardner will lead a discussion of his work on paradigms of race and ethnicity in Qatar as compared with the increasingly hegemonic U.S. framing…

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Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminar: "Saving an Endangered Species: Using Science to Inform Policy for Southern Resident Killer Whale Recovery"

Day: October 29 Time: 4:10 p.m.–5 p.m. Location: Google Meet:

Grace Ferrara (Puget Sound Class of 2013), Natural Resource Specialist with NOAA Fisheries, will present this talk.

Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminars, held on a regular basis since 1978, focus on topics in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) presented by faculty members and invited guest speakers. Each lecture is followed by discussion opportunities. Free and open to the public. Please begin logging into the site at 4 p.m.

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Friday, October 30
Campus Only

Being an Engaged Voter

Day: October 30 Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Location: Virtual training via Zoom

The past several months have seen some incredibly engaged and challenging discussion about voting in the United States. While Washington State has long managed a successful mail-in voting process, the national conversation has raised questions about integrity, fraud, values, and more. This workshop will seek to shift the conversation from the mechanics of voting – and the idea…

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Training Session: "Dependable Strengths"

Day: October 30 Time: 1:30 p.m.–4 p.m. Location: Virtual training via Zoom

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Dependable Strengths is a process intended to help you identify excellence within yourself! Through reflective activities, you will find patterns of strengths that you have demonstrated throughout your life. This is a proactive approach to help you actualize strengths in your current and future roles. In this presentation, we will cover some barriers to knowing…

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