Open Line Faculty-Staff Newsletter

for the week of April 7, 2014

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Campus News

Puget Sound celebrates Division III Week with series of student-athlete profiles, special events
Each year the NCAA celebrates Division III Week to bring attention to the impact of athletics on student-athletes on campuses an in communities across the country. This week watch for a series of articles written by Logger student-athletes, beginning with this feature by baseball player Logan Day ’15. Go Loggers!

Campus Climate Survey forums continue this month with discussions about race and ethnicity
The Diversity Advisory Council (DAC) continues to share findings from the 2012 Campus Climate Survey through a series of monthly forums and conversations, this month focused on the topic of race and ethnicity. The first of three conversations in April will begin at 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, in the Tahoma Room, Commencement Hall. Additional forums will be held April 16 at 10 a.m., and April 25 at noon, also in the Tahoma Room. Download the report on race and ethnicity from the Campus Climate Survey SoundNet siteContact Dean of Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Michael Benitez at or x2827 with questions.

Film screening and discussion with director Trevor Martin, April 8 and 10
The English department and the humanities, Latino studies, and Latin American studies programs will host director Trevor Martin for a discussion of his film Ballplayer Pelotero on Thursday, April 10, at 5 p.m., in Wyatt 109. See the film beforehand at a screening on Tuesday, April 8, at 6 p.m., in Rausch Auditorium, McIntyre 003.

Thompson Hall Science and Math Seminars continue April 10
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, at 4 p.m., in Thompson 175. This Thursday, April 10, the series will feature Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and Society Amy Fisher speaking on "The Fish and the Battery: Mimicking Nature in the Late 18th- and Early 19th-century Science." For more information visit

Spring Family Weekend includes special performances, local discounts, and more
In addition to the annual Spring Lu`au on April 12, ASUPS' Spring Family Weekend this year will include special events for Logger families. On Friday, April 11, Portland Cello Project and Tacoma's own Stephanie Anne Johnson from NBC's The Voice will perform at Blue Mouse Theater at 8 p.m. Campus a cappella group What She Said will open the show. Discounted tickets for faculty and staff members ($4) are available at the Info Center and online at The weekend will also feature Proctor District merchant discounts, campus garage bands playing at Coopers Garage, and the classic rock group, The Rockodiles, playing at Metropolitan Market beginning at 4:30 p.m., Friday.  

Campus celebrates Pacific Island culture with 44th Annual Spring Lu`au, April 12
The Annual Spring Lu`au, which attracts nearly 1,000 people each year, includes Hawaiian food, music, colorful traditional costumes, and exotic dances. Dinner will be served in Wheelock Student Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and the stage show will begin at 8 p.m. in Memorial Fieldhouse. Admission for campus members is $17 for the dinner and show, $9 for the show only, or $12 for the dinner only. Tickets are available at the Info Center and online at For more information see the lu`au press release.

Faculty recital features Duane Hulbert on piano, April 13
The Passion of the Piano, a faculty recital by Distinguished Professor of Music Duane Hulbert, will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 13, in Schneebeck Concert Hall. “In all the pieces I’ll be playing, each composer tries to convey a story or mood,” Hulbert said. He will perform works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Granados, and Liszt. Tickets for the recital are available at the Info Center or online at Admission is $8.50 for faculty and staff members.

Library celebrates Professor Lyle Shelmidine in new exhibit
Collins Memorial Library’s spring exhibition Stan! celebrates the life of Professor Lyle S. “Stan” Shelmidine (1906-1966). The professor of Near and Far East history left the library a remarkable collection of artifacts, letters, and books collected during his travels abroad, and this exhibition showcases selections from his personal collection of rare books, maps of his travels to Turkey and beyond, and letters, photographs, and foreign artifacts from his adventurous life. Stan! runs through May 30.

Gear up for Earth Day and plan your alternative commute today
Earth Day is April 22, and close on its heels is Smart Commute Day, Friday, April 25. Start planning now to join Downtown On the Goand Loggers Live Green in biking, walking, busing, taking the rail, or any combination of nonautomobile transit to work, and receive a free drink of choice from Diversions Cafe—and other surprises! Watch Open Line for details or contact  Downtown On the Go Campus Liaison Nikki Polizzotto ’14 at

Staff Senate seeking gift basket donations for annual raffle
Staff Senate will hold its annual gift basket raffle on Thursday, April 24, and Friday, April 25, 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 basket donations may be submitted by any department or individual, and should be created around a theme (date night, rainy day fun, Logger pride, etc.). If you would like to donate a basket, please contact Chelsea Pemberton at or x3336. Baskets should be prepared and turned in by Monday, April 21, unless they contain perishable food items. Other types of donations that might not necessarily fit into a basket (night at a cabin, boat ride on Puget Sound, etc.) are also welcome. Contact Chelsea with questions.

Welcome new staff members!

    • Jason Forbes, Facilities Services
    • Bryan Gould, Student Financial Services
    • Erin Tyrrell, Office of Alumni and Parent Relations


Puget Sound students Maia Bernick ’15, Austen Harrison ’15, Samantha Hartenbaum ’15, Brittney High ’15, Kayla Grueneich ’15, Lee Pennebaker ’15, and Si-Won Song ’15, and faculty advisor Ariela Tubert placed third at the Independent Colleges of Washington Ethics Bowl over the weekend. Way to go, Loggers!

Faithlina Chan ’16, cello, won the Young Artist Division of the Beatrice Herrmann Solo Competition, hosted by Broadway Center of the Performing Arts. Chan will perform in the competition's Winners' Recital on May 17.

Congratulations to Annie Ryan ’14, who was recognized for outstanding student research by the Pacific Sociological Association, which awarded her the 2014 Distinguished Undergraduate Paper Award at its annual meeting in Portland, Ore. 

In the News

Jane Carlin, director of Collins Memorial Library, and a colleague wrote a blog post for HuffPost College about the library of the future.

The Chicago Tribune, Yahoo News, and The Wichita Eagle quoted Leon Grunberg, professor of sociology, in a Reuters story about the Boeing machinists’ election of their union leadership.

Hear a preview of the upcoming Puget Sound Piano Trio concert (April 19) on KING FM 98.1's weekly show NW Focus Live, hosted by Sean MacLean, this Friday, April 11, at 8 p.m.

A Weyerhaeuser Colloquium Series talk by Douglas Anderson about “Making Play Possible” was previewed in The News Tribune and The Olympian.

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

Can't-miss Events

Through Saturday, April 12: Kittredge Gallery: Large Gallery: Works by Michael Schall; Small Gallery: Paintings, Kittredge Gallery 

Through Saturday, May 1: Exhibit: Stan! The Life and Times of Dr. Lyle Stanton "Stan" Shelmidine, Collins Memorial Library

Monday, April 7; Tuesday, April 8; Thursday, April 10: Orientation and Free Climbing Nights, Climbing Wall, Warner Gym, 5 p.m.

Monday, April 7: Guest Speaker: Brett Barton, professional kayaker, Tahoma Room, Commencement Hall, 7 p.m.

Monday, April 7; Thursday, April 10: Kayak Club Pool Session, Wallace Pool, 8 p.m.

Tuesday, April 8: Diversity Advisory Council Forum: Race and Ethnicity, Tahoma Room, Commencement Hall 3 p.m.

Tuesday, April 8: Guest Lecture: "Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics: Appraising China's Development and My Own Career Path From Puget Sound to China via Latin America," Matt Ferchen ’93, resident scholar, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, Trimble Forum, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, April 8: JuST: Justice and Service in Tacoma, Commencement Hall, Seminar Room, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, April 8: Film Screening: Raise the Red Lantern (1984), Commencement 272, 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 8: Film Screening: Ballplayer Pelotero, Rausch Auditorium, McIntyre 003, 6 p.m. Related event: A Talk with Director Trevor Martin, April 10, Wyatt 109, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, April 8: Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter Lecture: "Room for Change: The Need for Affordable Housing in Tacoma," Trimble Forum, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 9: Baseball vs. Saint Martin's College (makeup game), Logger Baseball Field, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, April 9: Guest Lecture: "What is a Protest?" Micah White, American creator of the original idea for Occupy Wall Street, Rasmussen Rotunda, WSC, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 9: Open Figure Drawing, Kittredge 201, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 9: Night at the Museum: Insects and Insectivores, Slater Museum of Natural History, 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 10: Thompson Hall Science and Math Seminars: Amy Fisher, science, technology, and society, Thompson 175, 4 p.m.

Thursday, April 10: Guest Presentation: "A Talk with Trevor Martin, Director of Ballplayer Pelotero," Wyatt 109, 5 p.m.

Thursday, April 10: Guest Lecture: "Save the Rio Maranon," Carson Lyness, kayaker, Thompson 193, 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 10: Concert: Underground Sound, Kilworth Memorial Chapel, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 11: Admitted Student Day

Friday, April 11: Guest Lecture: "The History of Wealth Advising, the Basics of Portfolio Management, and an Overview of Private Equity," Greg Friedman, Greycourt investment advisory firm, McIntyre 103, 3:30 p.m.

Friday, April 11: Music in the Library: The Timbermen, Collins Memorial Library, 4 p.m.

Friday, April 11: Women's Tennis vs. PLU, Tennis Pavilion, 4 p.m.

Friday, April 11: Concert: "Mother Earth," Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, Gerard Morris, conductor, Schneebeck Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12: Senior Theatre Festival 2014: Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, directed by Zoe Drew-King ’14, Norton Clapp Theatre, Jones Hall, 7:30 p.m. (Additional show Saturday, 2 p.m.) Tickets: $6 faculty/staff

Saturday, April 12: Puget Sound Crew: Meyer/Lamberth Cup, American Lake, 8 a.m.

Saturday, April 12: Softball vs. PLU Doubleheader, East Athletic Field, noon and 2 p.m.

Saturday, April 12: Baseball vs. Lewis & Clark Doubleheader, Logger Baseball Field, noon and 3 p.m.

Saturday, April 12: Men's Tennis vs. Lewis & Clark, Tennis Pavilion, 1 p.m.

Saturday, April 12: Spring Lu`au Dinner (Wheelock Student Center, 6–8 p.m.) and Show (Memorial Fieldhouse, 8 p.m.). Tickets: $9–$17 faculty/staff

Sunday, April 13: University Leadership Awards Ceremony, Kilworth Memorial Chapel, 1 p.m.

Sunday, April 13: Faculty Recital: The Passion of the Piano, Duane Hulbert, piano, Schneebeck Concert Hall, 2 p.m. Tickets: $8.50 faculty/staff

Sunday, April 13: Baseball vs. Lewis & Clark, Logger Baseball Field, 3 p.m.

Monday, April 14: Guest Lecture: "Nacidos para desaparecer: los ultimos sindicalistas del franquismo (Born to Disappear: The Last Union Organizers of Franco's Era)," Sonia Ramos, presented in Spanish, Murray Boardroom, WSC, 2 p.m.

Monday, April 14: Artist Talk: Sandow Birk, Kittredge Gallery, 3 p.m.

Monday, April 14: Faculty Meeting, McIntyre 103, 4 p.m.