Open Line Faculty-Staff Newsletter

for the week of Dec. 8, 2014

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Campus News

Photojournalist Ed Kashi on campus today for a photo workshop and guest lecture, begins at 3 p.m.
ASUPS Lectures welcomes Ed Kashi, renowned photographer for Newsweek, The New York Times, National Geographic, and more for a guest lecture and workshop. His lecture, "On the Front Lines of Photojournalism," will explore his dedication to the visual storytelling of the social and political issues that define our times. The lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m., in Upper Marshall Hall, WSC. Admission is free with Puget Sound ID.

Prior to the event, Kashi will present a workshop offering a nuts-and-bolts discussion with aspiring photographers and photojournalists. The workshop, "What Does Photography Mean to You?," will begin at 3 p.m.

The [Continuing] Conversation series continues, Dec. 9
The December session of the Continuing Conversation series for faculty and staff members will focus on "Enrollment: Charting a Course for the Future," and will be held Tuesday, Dec. 9, 4–5 p.m., in the Tahoma Room, Commencement Hall. The Enrollment Work Group, consisting of trustees, faculty, and staff, is proposing recommended guidelines for Puget Sound as we develop financially sustainable enrollment strategies that are consistent with our mission and values. Vice President for Enrollment Jenny Rickard will lead a discussion about initiatives to attract diverse and talented students in an increasingly competitive environment.

Schedule your personal TIAA-CREF counseling session, Dec. 9 and 10
Andrew Martinez and Tanya Willoughby, consultants with TIAA-CREF, will be on campus Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 9 and 10, to answer questions about saving for retirement. Martinez and Willoughby will help you determine long-term strategies, find the right allocation mix, and develop your own strategies for retirement savings. Individual sessions will be held in Wyatt 326, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule your appointment, call 866.928.4221 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or schedule online at

Nominations for "Keep Living the Dream" Award due Dec. 10
Each year members of the campus community are invited to nominate current Puget Sound students for the "Keep Living the Dream" Award, recognizing excellent student leadership that is reflective of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Nominees should be individuals who reflect aspects King’s commitments, including work related to:

  • diversity and inclusion
  • racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic justice
  • peace between individuals and between nations
  • the connection between spirituality and social justice

To nominate someone for this award, send your nomination by email to Include your name, the name of your nominee, and a statement reflecting how you believe they reflect King’s legacy in the areas described above. Nominations are due by 5 p.m., Dec. 10. 

Food for Fines continues through Dec. 14
This season Collins Memorial Library and Backpacks of Hope are co-sponsoring Food for Fines. Campus members may pay off library fines with food instead of cash, through Dec. 14. Donate to a worthy cause and clean up your library debt at the same time! Bring in one can of food and the library will waive $1 of your library fines. All food will be donated to St. Leo Food Connection.  

Logger baseball camps open to local youth
Logger athletics offers two winter camps for local youth baseball players, led by Craig Driver, Puget Sound's athletic recruitment coordinator and assistant baseball coach, with the help of the Logger baseball coaching staff and players. Both camps will take place in Warner Gym and on Lower Baker Field. To sign up visit

Logger Baseball Holiday Hitting Camp (Dec. 19–21)
Ages: 7–14
Times: Dec. 19 (4–7 p.m.); Dec. 20–21 (9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.)
Cost: $150 ($50 multiple-sibling discount); $25 faculty/staff discount
In this three-day camp, campers will learn hitting techniques and fundamentals used by the Puget Sound baseball program. Each camper will learn from a variety of games and drills designed to create not only a great swing, but also a complete hitter.

Logger Baseball Winter Prospect Camp
Ages: 2015–18 High School Graduates
Times: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. (times vary by position)
Cost: $200 ($250 two-way player and $50 Baseball Staff Player Evaluation); $25 faculty/staff discount
This is a two-day camp designed to give players college-level instruction and an opportunity to showcase their skills in front of college coaches. In past years camp staff has included the coaching staff from Puget Sound, as well as coaches from local community colleges, and Division I, II, and III coaches from around the Northwest.

Discounted ski tickets available at the Expy
The Expeditionary offers discounted ski tickets to Crystal Mountain and the Summit. Save $10–$14 off of ski tickets for students, faculty, staff, and dependents. Tickets are good for the whole season and can be used any day. Crystal tickets are $59. Summit adult tickets are $51; youth tickets are $36. Summit lesson package ($76) includes ski/snowboard rental, half-day lesson, and lift ticket.

Tickets are available at the Expeditionary. Expy hours: M–F, 4–7 p.m., or call x3403.

Save the Date! 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will feature educator and activist Rosa Alicia Clemente, Jan. 20
For more than 25 years, Puget Sound has brought the campus and community together to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The 2015 celebration will include messages from various Puget Sound community members, live music, and a keynote lecture from educator, author, and activist Rosa Clemente. The event will be held Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m., in Schneebeck Concert Hall. Look for more information soon!


Profesor Rob Beezer, mathematics and computer science, was selected for a Fulbright Specialist Grant to give a three-week course in advanced linear algebra this January in the master's program at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cape Town, South Africa. 

Puget Sound is leading the Northwest Conference teams for the 2014–15 McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports Trophy. The Loggers have earned an NWC championship in women’s soccer, second in men’s cross country, and third in men’s soccer, women’s cross country, and women’s volleyball.

In the News

Jane Carlin, director of Collins Memorial Library, wrote a guest editorial about the value of reading and introduced “shelfies” to Tacoma (with thanks to creator Arches magazine) in Tacoma Weekly.

Emelie Peine, assistant professor of international political economy, was interviewed on the NPR show On Point about the food crisis affecting Syrian refugees.

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Can't-miss events

Through Dec. 13: Food for Fines, $1 per nonperishable food item. Collins Memorial Library

Through Dec. 13: Exhibit: 2014 Art Students Annual. Kittredge Gallery

Through Jan. 15: Exhibit: Sparking Imaginations. Collins Memorial Library

Monday, Dec. 8, 3 p.m.: Guest Workshop: What Does Photography Mean to You?, Ed Kashi. Upper Marshall Hall, WSC

Monday, Dec. 8, 5 p.m.: Guest Lecture: Compiling a Queer Computation: New Tools for the Digital Humanities, Jacob Gaboury ’05, Stony Brook University. Tahoma Room, Commencement Hall

Monday, Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m.: Performance: B Natural Clarinet Ensemble, Jennifer Nelson, director. Kilworth Memorial Chapel

Monday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.: Guest Lecture: On the Front Lines of Photojournalism," Ed Kashi. Upper Marshall Hall, WSC

Monday, Dec. 8–Wednesday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.: Theater: Directos' Lab: A Festival of Scenes. Norton Clapp Theatre, Jones Hall. Tickets: $2 per night, only at door

Monday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m.: Kayak Club. Wallace Pool

Monday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m.: Lighthouse Christmas. Schneebeck Concert Hall

Tuesday, Dec. 9, noon: Staff Senate Meeting. Murray Boardroom, WSC

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 4 p.m.: The [Continuing] Conversation: Enrollment: Charting a Course for the Future. Tahoma Room, Commencement Hall

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m.: Performance: 'Tis the Season, Chorale and Dorian Singers, J. Edward Hughes and Kathryn Lehmann, conductors. Kilworth Memorial Chapel

Wednesday, Dec. 10: Last day of classes

Thursday, Dec. 11–Sunday, Dec. 14: Reading period (no classes)

Thursday, Dec. 11, 9 a.m.: President's Holiday Brunch. Rasmussen Rotunda, WSC

Thursday, Dec. 11, 8 p.m.: Night Bike Polo. Faculty/staff parking lot, west of ceramics building

Friday, Dec. 12, 3:30 p.m.: Casual Cruisers bike ride. Leave from The Shed, behind The Expeditionary

Saturday, Dec. 13, 6 p.m.: Community Music Student Piano Recital. Schneebeck Concert Hall

Monday, Dec. 14: Final exams begin