Open Line Faculty-Staff Newsletter for the Week of April 16, 2012

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Campus News

2012 Senior Show opens this week at Kittredge Gallery
The 2012 Senior Show features artwork by 19 seniors graduating with their bachelor’s degrees in studio art. The group exhibition showcases a diverse range of subjects and media, and includes paintings, prints, mixed-media works, sculpture, video, and installation art. A public reception honoring the artists will be held Wednesday, April 18, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Kittredge Gallery.

Spring Family Weekend, Spring Zing, and Spring Lu`au this weekend
The annual Spring Lu`au will be held on Saturday, April 21. The event attracts nearly 1,000 people to campus each year making it one of the biggest public celebrations of Pacific Island culture in Washington state. Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m., in Wheelock Student Center, and the lu`au performance, with traditional costumes and dance, will begin at 8 p.m., in Memorial Fieldhouse. Ticket prices range from $9 (campus member, show only) to $23 (general admission, dinner+show). See the lu`au press release for more information or purchase your tickets online.

In addition to the lu`au dinner and show, Spring Family Weekend will include "Spring Zing," a neighborhood event in the Proctor District with performances, carriage rides, and free food (while it lasts), as well as a special concert by the Uncle Bonzai band in the historic Blue Mouse Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $7 in advance and $10 at the door; available at the Info Center or online. Receive a discount with your Puget Sound ID.

How education can save lives, brown bag luncheon April 24
Come find out! Students, faculty, and staff are invited to a brown bag lunch discussion celebrating Education for All Action Week and the importance of education and advocacy both for domestic issues (Early Head Start, Head Start, and other early childhood education programs) and global issues (Education for All Act of 2011). The discussion will be held Tuesday, April 24, at noon, in Murray Board Room, WSC, and will be facilitated by Beth Wilson, South Kitsap/Gig Harbor RESULTS Group Co-leader ( and Betsy Gast, instructor, School of Education

Staff Senate Raffle coming up next week
The Staff Senate Raffle is scheduled for Thursday, April 26, and Friday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Wheelock Student Center. The senate is looking for creative baskets and items to include. Raffle donations may be dropped off at the bookstore on Wednesday, April 25. Please include a list of basket contents and who/which office or department is donating the basket. Contact Chelsea Pemberton ( to confirm your donation and/or to brainstorm donation ideas. Make sure to bid on your favorite items on April 26 and 27! All money raised will go toward the Rosa Beth Gibson Book Scholarship.

Race and Pedagogy Initiative partners with local groups to host 2012 Youth and Family Summit, April 28
This year parents and guardians are invited to the 2012 Youth and Family Summit, a highly popular day of workshops, talks, and music organized by and for Tacoma youth, on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The summit features two workshop tracks—one for youth, another for parents and guardians—and includes free breakfast and lunch. Admission is free. Preregistration is encouraged at or The summit is organized by Tacoma Public Schools, The REACH Center, Tacoma 360, and University of Puget Sound’s Race and Pedagogy Initiative. Summit co-chairs are Noah Prince and Ayanna Drakos ’11.

Submissions requested for 2011–12 Faculty Scholarship publication by May 31
Puget Sound’s annual faculty scholarship guide provides a glimpse into the academic engagement of our faculty for prospective students, prospective faculty, campus colleagues, and peers. All faculty members are invited to submit their books, book chapters, papers, articles, reviews, exhibits, performances, lectures, and professional presentations for the 2011–12 academic year. Thank you for your work in advancing the intellectual life of Puget Sound.

Please visit the faculty scholarship website to see a current copy of the guide or to complete the submission form.

In the News

The Detroit News quoted Assistant Professor of Business and Leadership Eda Gurel-Atay in a front business-page story about the pros and cons of celebrity endorsement of a branded product.

“When Abby Goss ’12 enrolled at Puget Sound to pursue a science degree and play soccer, she didn’t know she also would study in Ireland and South America, become a lab assistant,” and more, said the National Collegiate Athletic Association online news page, in a story about the inaugural celebration of Division III Week.

The upcoming appearance of flamenco dancer Teo Morca at Puget Sound was featured in a full-page photo story in The News Tribune’s “Go” section.

Lindley Schmitt, head of Kindermusik in Puget Sound’s Community Music Department, was quoted in Parenting magazine, in an April story about teaching young children to play instruments.

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

Bookstore lu`au specials, April 20

Take advantage of these great Spring Lu`au deals at the bookstore Friday, April 20:

Select Crew Sweatshirts: $10 each Puget Sound flip-flops: $5 each Select T-shirts: $6 each

Hurry in! You won't want to miss out. Friday 10 percent discount not valid with sale or promotional pricing. Mahalo!

Can't-miss events

Through May 14: Circus Libris, Jessica Spring, Collins Memorial Library

Monday, April 16–Saturday, May 12: 2012 Senior Show, Kittredge Gallery

Tuesday, April 17–Wednesday, April 18: Entrepreneur Film Festival, featuring student-made films about local businesses, Rausch Auditorium, McIntyre 003, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 17: The Economics of Local: Why Does Local Matter? A panel discussion featuring leaders from Go Local Tacoma, Tacoma Food Co-op, and Proctor Farmers Market, moderated by Emelie Peine, professor of international political economy, Trimble Forum, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 18: 2012 Senior Show Opening Reception, Kittredge Gallery, 5 p.m.

Thursday, April 19: The Intersection of Sustainability and Community Life, Dan Sherman, environmental policy and decision making, Wheelock 101, 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 19: Writing With a Y Chromosome: Women in Comics and Beyond, Greg Rucka, Wyatt 109, 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 19: Food Justice and Youth Discussion Panel, Rasmussen Rotunda, WSC, 7 p.m.

Friday, April 20–Saturday, April 21: Spring Family Weekend

Friday, April 20: Admitted Students Day #3

Friday, April 20: Earth Day Celebration and Market, Wheelock Piano Lounge, noon

Friday, April 20: Music in the Library: Matt Price ’12, marimba, Collins Memorial Library, 2:30 p.m.

Friday, April 20: Uncle Bonsai Live at the Blue Mouse Theater, part of Spring Zing, Blue Mouse Theater, 5 p.m. Tickets: $7 in advance, $10 at the door; discounts with Puget Sound ID

Friday, April 20: Spring Theatre Festival 2012: Pterodactyls by Nicky Silver, directed by Courtney Weller ’12, Norton Clapp Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $6 faculty/staff

Friday, April 20: Concert Band and Wind Ensemble Concert, Gerard Morris, conductor, Schneebeck Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 21: Spring Theatre Festival 2012: Pterodactyls by Nicky Silver, directed by Courtney Weller ’12, Norton Clapp Theatre, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $6 faculty/staff

Saturday, April 21: Spring Lu`au, Wheelock Student Center and Memorial Fieldhouse, begins at 5 p.m. Tickets: $9–$23

Monday, April 23: Puget Sound Contemporary Ensemble, Maria Sampen, director, Schneebeck Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.