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Award-winning Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes to deliver Pierce Lecture April 4
Diplomat, activist, scholar, and award-winning novelist Carlos Fuentes will deliver the spring Pierce Lecture on Wednesday, April 4, at 8 p.m., in Schneebeck Concert Hall. Fuentes’ novels include The New York Times best-seller The Old Gringo, which was made into a movie starring Jane Fonda and Gregory Peck, the dramatic classics Terra Nostra and The Death of Artemio Cruz,and 13 additional books published in the United States. Admission is free for faculty and staff, but advance tickets are recommended. Tickets are available at Wheelock Info Center and online.

Profs. Beverly Connor, Hans Ostrom, and Ann Putnam to give reading April 5
Faculty members Beverly Connor, Hans Ostrom, and Ann Putnam will read from their new collection of short stories, Nine by Three: Stories (Collins Press, 2011) on Thursday, April 5, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., in Trimble Forum. The reading, presented by Collins Memorial Library and the Department of English, will be followed by a reception and book signing. Nine by Three: Stories is available at the campus bookstore.

Prof. Kriszta Kotsis to give "Know More Art" talk at Tacoma Art Museum, April 7
Tacoma Art Museum will offer a series of lectures April 7–May 12, two of which will feature Puget Sound faculty members. The first, "Between Icon and Idol: Venerated and Broken Images in Byzantium," by Assistant Professor of Art Kriszta Kotsis, will be Saturday, April 7, at 1 p.m. The lecture will discuss the century-long dispute over the role of religious images, or icons, that shook Byzantine society. Cost for the series varies. For details visit the Know More Art website.

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 the university's mission and strategic goals. Celebrate Student Employment Month! Send an email message to Career and Employment Services at with your celebratory shout-out (upt to 140 characters) to recognize your student staff on the CES Twitter and Facebook pages!

Puget Sound Night at Tacoma Art Museum, April 12
Members of the Puget Sound community are invited to Tacoma Art Museum to view the HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture exhibition Thursday, April 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. This is the first major museum exhibition to focus on themes of gender identity and sexuality in modern American portraiture and brings together more than a hundred works in a wide range of media, including paintings, photographs, works on paper, film, and installation art. Show your Puget Sound ID card for free admission to the museum. Tours will be offered throughout the evening. Two lucky winners will receive a free copy of the exhibition catalogue.

Professional development opportunities through NACCU Conference, April 21
Business Services Technology Coordinator Tasha Helton will serve as the host chair of the NACCU Annual Conference in Seattle, April 21–25. NACCU is the National Association of Campus Card Users, a nonprofit educational association that works to provide learning and networking opportunities for campus ID card and card industry professionals. The conference will offer professional development workshops open to staff members of participating institutions on April 21. Learn more about the workshops at If you're interested in registering, contact Helton at


Assistant Professor of Relgion Matthew Ingalls recently was awarded the 2011 Bruce D. Craig Prize for Mamluk Studies for his dissertation.

Congratulations to the Puget Sound Saxophone Quartet, which recently placed third in the Wind Chamber Music division at the Music Teachers National Association National Competition in New York City. The quartet, coached by School of Music affiliate artist Fred Winkler, consists of students Joseph Bozich ’12 and Chet Baughman ’12, and community music musicians Jamie Rottle and Chase Nicholson.

In the News

Collins Memorial Library's new reading space was featured on the website and blog of The Joinery, builders of sustainably designed and crafted furniture.

Marcus Luther ’12 wrote a third blog for HuffPost College, arguing that a campus nondiscrimination policy does not "discriminate" against religious clubs that choose not to adopt the policy.

Rugby Magazine online mentioned that the Puget Sound rugby team is the Pacific Northwest RFU Champ, and will play in the PacWest Regional in Nebraska. This is the first time the team has ranked among the Top 16 Division III rugby club teams.

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Staff Senate elections this week

It's time to elect 2012–13 Staff Senate representatives. Ballots will be distributed to all staff members via campus email Monday, April 2. Paper copies will be available for staff members who may not have regular email access.

To cast your vote, print and complete the ballot, and return it via campus mail to CMB1036. To ensure that your vote is counted, please return your completed ballot no later than Monday, April 9.

Can't-miss events

Through April 7: Inchoate, Brian Benfer, and Selected Works from the Monsen Ceramics Collection Exhibit, Kittredge Gallery

Through April 7: High Wind, Xu Yongmin, Kittredge Gallery

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

Tuesday, April 3: Japan Week: "Mountain Temple" Style Tea Ceremony, Second Floor Atrium, Wyatt Hall, 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 4: Japan Week: Movie Toilet, Wyatt 109, 6 p.m.

Wdnesday, April 4: Susan Resneck Pierce Lecture in Public Affairs and the Arts: Carlos Fuentes, Schneebeck Concert Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets: FREE for faculty/staff

Thursday, April 5: Japan Week: Kanji Cookie and Muffin Sale, Wheelock Student Center, 11 a.m.

Thursday, April 5: Nine by Three: Stories Reading and Book Signing, with Beverly Conner, Hans Ostrom, and Ann Putnam, Trimble Forum, 5 p.m.

Thursday, April 5: Tenebrae: A Service of Shadows, Kilworth Memorial Chapel, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 5: Spectrum of Opportunity: The Intersection of Art and Business, Jeff Haydon ’97 and Gretchen DeGroot Lenihan ’99, Rasmussen Rotunda, WSC, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, April 6–Saturday, April 14: Passover

Friday, April 6: Admitted Student Day #1

Friday, April 6: Japan Week: Mochitsuki (Mochi Pounding), in front of Wyatt Hall, 3:30 p.m.

Friday, April 6: Women's Tennis vs. Pacific (Ore.), Tennis Pavilion, 4 p.m.

Friday, April 6: Senior Theatre Festival 2012: Machinal by Sophie Treadwell, directed by Nick Spencer ’12, Norton Clapp Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $6 faculty/staff

Saturday, April 7: Track and Field Shotwell Invitational, Peyton Field, 10 a.m.

Saturday, April 7: Women's Tennis vs. George Fox, Tennis Pavilion, 11 a.m.

Saturday, April 7: Japan Week: Ohanami (Cherry Blossom Viewing), meet at the Japan House to join car pool to University of Washington campus and Uwajimaya, 11 a.m.

Saturday, April 7: Senior Theatre Festival 2012: Machinal by Sophie Treadwell, directed by Nick Spencer ’12, Norton Clapp Theatre, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $6 faculty/staff

Sunday, April 8: Easter Service, Kilworth Memorial Chapel, 9 a.m.