Open Line Faculty-Staff Newsletter for the Week of April 22, 2013

Earth Day edition

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Campus News

Earth Week includes special events, meal options, and more, April 22–26
Celebrate Earth Day by participating in one of several events happening on campus this week. Attend the Soundkeepers and Earth Economics event April 23, to learn how you can help keep the Puget Sound healthy. Other events include cooking demonstrations with local executive chef Brian Sullivan, a screening of the documentary Minds in the Water, and an e-cycling collection (see below). Learn more about Earth Week events online.

2013 Senior Show features work by 14 graduating art majors, runs through May 18
This annual group exhibition showcases a diverse range of subjects and media, and includes paintings, prints, mixed-media works, sculpture, ceramics, and video. The artworks on view offer a lively and engaging opportunity to see a variety of work by these emerging young talents. A public reception honoring the artists will be held on Wednesday, April 24, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Kittredge Gallery.

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

Filmmaker Bill Carter to screen and discuss his film Miss Sarajevo, April 23
Author and former journalist Bill Carter will be on campus Tuesday, April 23, to screen and discuss his award-winning documentary Miss Sarajevo, commemorating the beginning of the war in Bosnia. The screening, sponsored by ASUPS Lectures, will begin at 7 p.m., in Rasmussen Rotunda. Admission is free. Following the screening and discussion, Carter will be available to sign copies of his memoir, Fools Rush In.

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.

Thompson Hall Science and Math Seminars continues April 25
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 Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Gregory Johnson, discussing "UV-induced autofluorescence in foliage: Diversity, fluorophores and enhanced photosynthesis."For more information visit

American Voices presentation series continues with spoken word artist and educator Walidah Imarisha, April 25
Walidah Imarisha, a spoken word artist, educator, writer, and innovative voice on issues of youth and justice, will perform with the Fab-5 artistic youth group on campus Thursday, April 25. The performance, "New Faces, New Voices: The Role of Youth in Educational Justice," will begin at 7 p.m., in Schneebeck Concert Hall. Admission is free; tickets are not required. American Voices: Invisibility, Art, and Educational Justice features educators, scholars, artists, and activists whose work pushes the boundaries of civic consciousness with nontraditional voices and performances.

Author and Scholar Noël Carroll to deliver conference keynote address, April 26
Noël Carroll, distinguished professor of philosophy at City University of New York and author of the upcoming book Humour: A Very Short Introduction, will discuss humor and how it relates to our moral values in a free lecture Friday, April 26. His talk, "Humor and Morality," will be held in Trimble Forum, Trimble Hall, and will begin at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

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

Renowned baritone Sherrill Milnes to visit Puget Sound, April 29
Sherrill Milnes, widely acclaimed as the foremost operatic baritone of his generation, will give a free, public talk on campus Monday, April 29."The Business of Opera!" will begin at 3:30 p.m., in Schneebeck Concert Hall. Admission is free and tickets are not required. Monday evening Milnes will present a vocal master class for selected students from 7 to 9 p.m., in the concert hall. The public is welcome to observe the master class at attend the reception following.

Apply now for the Rosa Beth Gibson Book Scholarship, deadline is May 10
Staff Senate will award book scholarships to staff members, spouses, domestic partners, and dependent children working toward a degree or completion of a program at any level, to include graduate work. The applicant may be attending Puget Sound or another university, college, or vocational school either full or part time. Selections will be made based upon the following:

  • Written essay about educational goals and progress
  • Academic performance
  • Extracurricular activities/community service

Award amounts will be made based on the number of applicants and funds available. Please submit your application by May 10, 2013, to Staff Senate Scholarship Committee, CMB 1072. Find more information on the book scholarship page, or contact Laura Edgar at with questions.


Congratulations to Ellen Peters, director of institutional research and retention, who has been named a Teagle Scholar for the Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts.

Associate Professor of Biology Leslie Saucedo recently publiched her cancer research, funded by a National Institutes of Health grant in the peer-reviewed professional journal PLOS ONE. "Drosophila PRL-1 is a Growth Inhibitor That Counteracts the Function of the Src Oncogene" was co-authored by students Krystle Pagarigan ’11, Bryce Bunn ’13, Jake Goodchild ’04, and Julie Weis ’08, and Travis Rahe.

Sharon Styer, program assistant for community music, had one of her photographs selected for the City: Panorama project in Seattle. Her photo will be enlarged to 8’ x 2’ and printed on a wooden panel, then installed at a new bus shelter in Seattle.

In the News

Post Defiance, an online Tacoma cultural magazine, wrote about the Art+Science Salon at Tacoma Art Museum, quoting co-organizer Siddharth Ramakrishnan, the Jenny M. Caruthers Chair in Neuroscience, and noting work by Puget Sound art professors Michael Johnson, Janet Marcavage, and Elise Richman.

The United Methodist News Service quoted Social Justice Coordinator Roman Christiaens in a story about community service work at Puget Sound and another college.

Andrew Gardner, associate professor of comparative sociology, was quoted in The New York Times in a feature about the forced indenture of migrant workers in Qatar. The story also appeared in International Herald Tribune.

Sunil Kukreja, associate academic dean and professor of comparative sociology, wrote an opinion piece about the Malaysian election for The Malaysian Insider, an online English-language newspaper in the region.

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

Staff Senate raffle April 25-26

Staff Senate will hold its annual gift basket raffle Thursday, April 25, and Friday, April 26, on the first floor of Wheelock Student Center, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds from the raffle benefit the Rosa Beth Gibson Book Scholarship. Gift baskets are currently on display in the cases outside the entrance to the bookstore in the student center and also downstairs in the main display window. Raffle tickets cost $1 each. Please bring cash!

Kick off Bike Month with the bike swap, April 27

May is Bike Month in Tacoma-Pierce County. Start the month off right (and a little early) at the Fifth Annual Tacoma Bike Swap on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Memorial Fieldhouse. Looking for a bike? Have one to sell? Do that and more, including find free helmet fittings, meet bike experts from GeoEngineers, and get your flat tire repaired by Tacoma Bike.

Loggers participate in annual Wayzgoose, April 28

The ninth annual Wayzgoose, Tacoma's own letterpress and book arts extravaganza, will be held at King's Books on St. Helen's Avenue Sunday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet local printers and view their wares, print your own keepsake, make paper, and more. Back by popular demand—steamroll printing! Take a blank T-shirt or other fabric, and Logger printmakers, including Associate Professor of Art Janet Marcavage and her students, will screen print a design for you.

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 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.

Tuesday, April 23: Earth Week 2013: Local Food Cooking Demonstrations with Chef Brian Sullivan, Rasmussen Rotunda, WSC, 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 23: Film Screening and Discussion: The Power of Art in Conflict: U2, Bono, and Miss Sarajevo, with filmmaker Bill Carter, Rasmussen Rotunda, WSC, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 23: Earth Week 2013: SoundKeepers and Earth Economics Event, Wheelock 108, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 24–Friday, April 26: E-cycling Collection Event, Facilities Services Complex, 7:30–9:30 a.m.; 11 a.m.–1 p.m.; 3:30–5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 24: Puget Sound Women's League Meeting, Kilworth Memorial Chapel lower level, 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, April 24: Kittredge Gallery Opening Reception, Kittredge Gallery, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 24: Jazz in the Rotunda, Rasmussen Rotunda, WSC, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 25–Friday, April 26: Staff Senate Raffle

Thursday, April 25: Thompson Hall Science and Math Seminar: Gregory Johnson, biology, Thompson 175, 4 p.m.

Thursday, April 25: Earth Week 2013: Film Screening: Minds in the Water, Rausch Auditorium, McIntyre 003, 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 25: American Voices: New Faces, New Voices: The Role of Youth Educational Justice, Walidah Imarisha, Schneebeck Concert Hall, 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 25: Performance by What She Said, Kilworth Memorial Chapel, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 26: Brown Bag Neuroscience Lunches, Rasmussen Rotunda, WSC, 1 p.m.

Friday, April 26: Music in the Library: Flute/Piccolo Trio, Collins Memorial Library, 2 p.m.

Friday, April 26: Puget Sound Undergraduate Philosophy Conference Keynote Address: Humor and Morality, Noel Carroll, CUNY Graduate Center, Trimble Forum, Trimble Hall, 5 p.m.

Friday, April 26: Senior Theatre Festival 2013: Mojo, directed by Kelly Engle ’13, Norton Clapp Theatre, Jones Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $8 faculty/staff

Saturday, April 27–Sunday, April 28: Puget Sound Relay for Life, Baker Stadium. Contact to join the Faculty-Staff Team.

Satuday, April 27: Fifth Annual Tacoma Bike Swap, Memorial Fieldhouse, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Saturday, April 27: Senior Theatre Festival 2013: Mojo, directed by Kelly Engle ’13, Norton Clapp Theatre, Jones Hall, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $8 faculty/staff