Open Line Faculty-Staff Newsletter for the Week of April 15, 2013

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Campus News

Loggers achieve "Drive for 125" team wins for Puget Sound's 125th anniversary
In anticipation of Puget Sound's 125th anniversary, Logger athletics dedicated the 2012–13 academic year to the "Drive for 125"—an all-sports goal of reaching 125 team wins through the fall, winter, and spring sports seasons. The drive began Aug. 31, 2012, and officially ended Saturday, April 13, when the men's and women's rowing teams defeated Pacific Lutheran University for the Meyer-Lamberth Cup. Relive some of our favorite moments from the Drive for 125. GO LOGGERS!

Thompson Hall Science and Math Seminars continues April 18
The Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminars series features presentations by Puget Sound faculty and students and invited guest speakers on a wide range of topics. The seminars are held on Thursdays, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Thompson 175. This Thursday, April 18, the presentation will feature Professor of Chemistry John Hanson, discussing "Connecting carbohydrates and peptides: How to construct a substrate for T4 lysozyme."For more information visit

Second Art+Science Salon will feature artist Jackie Brookner, April 18
The second Art+Science Salon—bringing scientists and artists together to discuss ideas—will be held at Tacoma Art Museum, Thursday, April 18, 6–8 p.m. Everyone is welcome to the free event, offered in partnership by Puget Sound and the art museum. The salon will feature Jackie Brookner, an eco-artist based in New York, and a professor at Parsons, The New School of Design. Brookner has created many artworks in collaboration with scientists and is currently working on a National Endowment for the Arts-sponsored project creating community-engaged art in Fargo, N.D. For more information contact

Meet artist Diane Stemper at Collins Memorial Library, April 19
Ohio artist Diane Stemper will be on campus Friday, April 19, to give an artist talk about her exhibit Out of Scale: Artist's Books and Collections, currently on view in the library. The exhibit features a selection of artist's books which reflect Stemper's environment. The talk will begin at 4 p.m., in Library 020.

Call for donations: Staff Senate Gift Basket Raffle
Staff Senate
requests gift basket donations for its annual spring gift basket raffle, which will take place on April 25 and 26. Proceeds from the raffle benefit the Rosa Beth Gibson Book Scholarship. Baskets can be donated by individuals or departments and should be based on a theme of your choosing. Past examples include spa nights, kitchen essentials, gardening supplies, pet supplies, rainy day fun, etc. Please remember that it does not literally need to be a basket—the presentation is up to you! Donations of experiences (night at a cabin, boat ride on the Puget Sound, etc.) are also welcome. Be creative! Please contact Laura Edgar at if you are interested in donating.

Get ready for Earth Week at Puget Sound, April 22–26
Celebrate Earth Day by participating in one of several events happening on campus, April 20–25. Support student artists at the Student Market on April 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Rasmussen Rotunda. Don't miss the Earth Day Showcase on April 22, noon–2 p.m., also in the rotunda, featuring a slideshow highlighting different areas of sustainability from Facilities Services to student activities and President Ron Thomas discussing sustainability on campus at 12:15 p.m. Local refreshments will be provided. Learn more about Earth Week events online.

Sustainability Services to host e-cycling collection event, April 24–26
Do you have broken or unwanted electronics lying around? "E-cycle" them! Sustainability Services will host a collection drive for electronic waste April 24–26. All members of the campus community are encouraged to bring electronics and small appliances to the Facilities Services Complex (behind Memorial Fieldhouse) to be recycled.

The collection site will be open each day from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. All collected materials will be recycled for free and in accordance with Washington state’s environmental and safety standards. Most types of electronics and small appliances (mini-fridges included) will be accepted. Only hazardous waste (such as tube televisions with broken screens), non-electronic waste, and University-owned materials will not be accepted.

For more information download the e-waste flier or visit the Sustainability Services website.

Sign up now for the faculty-staff Relay for Life team, April 27–28
In 1985 Tacoma surgeon Gordy Klatt circled the track in Baker Stadium for 24 hours, inviting friends, family members, and neighbors to donate $25 to walk or run 30 minutes with him, and raising $27,000 for the local American Cancer Society office. Today more than 5,200 Relay for Life events are held throughout the country, raising more than $4.5 billion to fight cancer. Walk the track where it all began! This year's Puget Sound Relay for Life event will be held April 27–28. Interested in participating? Join or support the faculty-staff team! Visit the team's website or contact Marta Palmquist Cady for more information at

April is Student Employment Month
Did you know? Student staff members provide more than 25 percent of Puget Sound’s nonfaculty staffing and hold important positions that contribute to Puget Sound's mission and strategic goals. Celebrate Student Employment Month! Send an email message to with your celebratory shout-out (140 characters or less) to recognize your student staff on the CES Twitter and Facebook pages!

April Faculty Grants Update newsletter now available
Produced by the Office of the Associate Deans and Corporate and Foundation Relations, the Faculty Grants Update newsletter shares a variety of opportunities and search tools that may be helpful in faculty research or to stimulate new ideas. Download the April issue, or see past issues and other funding services on the Grant Resources Web page.

Faculty members, submit your published works for the annual faculty scholarship publication
The Faculty Scholarship project includes a website and the annual publication Advancing Knowledge, Building Understanding. This publication has proved a useful reference for faculty members, as well as for current and prospective students, prospective faculty members, donors, parents, and others who are interested in the depth and breadth of scholarly activity at Puget Sound. Work will soon begin on the 2011–13 edition. Faculty members are encouraged to submit their faculty scholarship activities for the 2012–13 academic year—work published, presented, or performed during the period July 1, 2012–June 30, 2013, via the online faculty scholarship submission form.

In the News

The recent performance of spirituals by the Adelphians and Dorian Singers was a “Critic’s Pick” in The News Tribune.

Professor of Art Michael Johnson was mentioned in two Weekly Volcano articles, one a review of his recent Kittredge Gallery exhibit You Are Here, and the other about FabLab, a local resource for artists.

The College Solution blog ran a photo of Jones Hall and a story comparing one student’s financial offers from eight colleges. A music scholarship from Puget Sound made its offer one of the most attractive, the author noted.

Daily News Miner of Alaska wrote a story about Jovia Manzie ’13, who discovered a love for rowing at Puget Sound.

A joint show by Associate Professor of Art Elise Richman and Western Washington University professor Cynthia Camlin was reviewed in The News Tribune and Tacoma Weekly.

The TEDx Tacoma website says Amy Ryken, in the School of Education, and Cyrus Brown '03, M.A.T.'06 will speak at the high-profile technology and arts conference.

Sign up to receive "In the News," a weekly digest of Puget Sound press coverage, by contacting our media relations office at or x2611.

Learn to preserve your papers, films, and photographs

Archivists and librarians from Collins Memorial Library and Tacoma Public Library will offer a "Preservation Basics Workshop" for the Puget Sound community on Tuesday, April 23, at 4 p.m., in the McCormick Room. Bring your personal papers, films, photographs, or collections for guidance and consultation. For more information contact Archivist Katie Henningsen at

Get your 125th anniversary edition of "Tamanawas"

Don't miss out on a copy of the 125th anniversary Tamanawas yearbook! Faculty and staff members are invited to reserve their books now—on sale for $13 for a limited time! Order through Wheelock Information Center or online at Questions or comments? Send an email message to

Do you know what to do in an emergency?

To request assistance or initiate an emergency response on campus, call Security Services at 253.879. 3311 or x3311 from a campus phone, or dial 911. Learn more at

Can't-miss Events

Through Saturday, May 25: Collins Memorial Library Exhibit: Out of Scale: Artist's Books and Collections, Diane Stemper, Collins Memorial Library

Monday, April 15: Tax Day

Monday, April 15–Friday, April 19: International Education Week

Monday, April 15: Faculty Meeting, McIntyre 103, 4 p.m.

Monday, April 15: An Evening With Phil Madeira, Rasmussen Rotunda, WSC, 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 faculty/staff

Monday, April 15: Concert: Underground Sound, Kilworth Memorial Chapel, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 17: Guest Lecture: Vermeer's Hat: Understanding the Impact of European Trade on China in the 17th Century, Timothy Brook, University of British Columbia, Wyatt 109, 4 p.m.

Thursday, April 18: Book Collecting Contest 2013 Awards Ceremony, Collins Memorial Library, 3 p.m.

Thursday, April 18: Thompson Hall Science and Math Seminar: John Hanson, chemistry, Thompson 175, 4 p.m.

Thursday, April 18: Art+Science Salon, Tacoma Art Museum, 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 18: Film Screening: Girl Rising, followed by a discussion by Jennifer Utrata, comparative sociology, and John Woodward, education, Rausch Auditorium, McIntyre 003, 7 p.m.

Friday, April 19: Admitted Students Day

Friday, April 19: Brown Bag Neuroscience Lunches, Rasmussen Rotunda, WSC, 1 p.m.

Friday, April 19: Artist Talk: Diane Stemper, Library 020, 4 p.m.

Friday, April 19: Second Annual South Sound Undergraduate Research Conference, Second-floor Colonnade, Harned Hall, 4 p.m.

Friday, April 19: Q&A's 11th Annual Drag Show, Memorial Fieldhouse, 7 p.m. Tickets: TBA

Friday, April 19: Senior Theatre Festival 2013: Lear's Daughters, directed by Hayley Hilmes ’13, Norton Clapp Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $8 faculty/staff

Friday, April 19: Concert: Music for Prague 1968, Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, Gerard Morris, conductor, Schneebeck Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 20: Baseball vs. Pacific (Ore.) Double Header, Baseball Diamond, noon and 3 p.m.

Saturday, April 20: Senior Theatre Festival 2013: Lear's Daughters, directed by Hayley Hilmes ’13, Norton Clapp Theatre, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $8 faculty/staff

Sunday, April 21: Baseball vs. Pacific (Ore.), Baseball Diamond, noon

Monday, April 22: Earth Day

Monday, April 22–Saturday, May 18: Kittredge Gallery Exhibit: 2013 Senior Show, Kittredge Gallery

Monday, April 22: Two Chamber Music Concerts, David Requiro, director, Schneebeck Concert Hall, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.