Open Line Faculty-Staff Newsletter for the Week of Feb. 20, 2012

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Campus News

New show at Kittredge Gallery features ceramicist Brian Benfer
Kittredge Gallery reopens Feb. 20 with an installation by ceramicist Brian Benfer. The installation, Inchoate, brings focus to states of becoming and both the promise and uncertainty inherent in new beginnings. The exhibition combines an assemblage of porcelain infant heads—eyes closed, waiting—with a series of wall rubbings that highlight the variations and imperfections of the gallery walls, reminding us of the hidden history they record. Kittredge will host an opening reception Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. The show runs through April 7.

Benefits Task Force to host additional open forum, Feb. 21
The Benefits Task Force invites all faculty and staff members to review BenTF’s current best thinking about recommended changes to the education benefits program and to provide feedback by Feb. 24 via this feedback form to At the request of several faculty and staff members, BenTF will hold an additional open forum in Murray Board Room, WSC, on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

After considering campus input, a final recommendation will be submitted to the president’s cabinet on March 1, and cabinet will make a final recommendation to the board of trustees for action at its May meeting.

Former chair of the board of trustees to speak at business breakfast, Feb. 23
Deanna Oppenheimer ’80, P'11, P'14, consistently named one of the most powerful women in banking, will be the keynote speaker at the 2012 Puget Sound Business Breakfast on Thursday, Feb. 23. Oppenheimer's talk, “Transforming Barclays’ Banking Operation” will share her experience of running a major European bank’s retail division during the tumultuous global financial crisis. The business breakfast is a long-standing Puget Sound tradition, presented by the university's alumni association.

Metamorphoses comes to life onstage, Feb. 24
Director John Rindo and Puget Sound theatre arts students will present Metamorphoses at Norton Clapp Theatre, over two weekends beginning Friday, Feb. 24. Evening performances will be held at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 24–25, and March 2–3. Matinees will be at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 1, and at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 3. Set design is by Kurt Walls and costume design by Mishka Navarre, with assistance from Georgina Cohen ’12. Kealine Kine ’12 is the choreographer. Admission is $7 for faculty and staff. Tickets are available at Wheelock Info Center or online.

CPR classes available for Puget Sound campus members, Feb. 21, 25
Discounted CPR and first-aid classes are available for Puget Sound students, faculty, and staff at Evergreen Medical Training and Consultants. Classes cost $25 per person, and will be held Feb. 21, at 10 a.m., and Feb. 25, at 1 p.m. Call Evergreen Medical Training at 253.973.6640 for more information. Evergreen Medical Training and Consultants is located in Freighthouse Square.

Jazz musician Wycliffe Gordon will be on campus to jam with the Jazz Band, Feb. 28
Musical ambassador, master trombone player, and vocalist Wycliffe Gordon will appear at Puget Sound on Tuesday, Feb. 28, for a public concert with the Jazz Band, under the direction of Wayne Horvitz. The concert, sponsored by ASUPS in celebration of Black History Month, will begin at 7:30 p.m., in Schneebeck Concert Hall. Admission is $7 with discounted tickets for campus members. Tickets are available at Wheelock Info Center or online.


In the News

U.S. News & World Report quoted Sue Dahlin, in Career and Employment Services, in a story about students joining the Peace Corps.

Business Examiner reported in its “People on the Move” section that Suzanne Holland, religion; Jeff Matthews, business leadership; and James Evans, physics, have been named to endowed positions at Puget Sound.

The Pirates of Penzance at Puget Sound was a “riot in the best possible way,” reported The News Tribune in its “Go Arts” section. Tacoma Weekly also ran a brief on the operetta on the front arts page in its “Things We Like” section.

The Huffington Post linked to a blog listing “schools for a socially awkward student” and commented that “at these schools, students can truly come into their own.” Puget Sound was on the list of about 50 colleges.

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Complete your campus survey before Feb. 24

Campus members are encouraged to particpate in this year's Campus Climate Survey, measuring feedback and information around themes of diversity at Puget Sound. You should have received an email message on Monday, Feb. 13, with a link to the survey. Follow that link to provide your feedback; the survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. The survey closes Friday, Feb. 24. Thank you!

Can't-miss events

Through Wednesday, Feb. 29: Collins Memorial Library Exhibit: Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crows: The Art of Mark Hoppmann, Collins Memorial Library

Monday, Feb. 20–Friday, Feb. 24: Tacoma Entrepreneurial Network: College Edition celebrates National Entrepreneurship Week

Monday, Feb. 20: Daedalus Dinner: New Arenas of Development: What Can Costa Rica's National Stadium Tell Us About China's Growing Role in Latin America? Monica DeHart, comparative sociology, Murray Board Room, WSC, 6 p.m. Reservations required.

Monday, Feb. 20: Master Class by Don Liuzzi, principal timpanist, Philadelphia Orchestra, Music L1, 6 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 20: Kayak Pool Sessions, Wallace Pool, 8 p.m. Every Monday and Thursday

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Relax, Rehearse, Relate, a special "noonie" performance for musicians by Geoffrey Proehl, theatre arts, Music L6, noon

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Opening Reception for Brian Benfer, Kittredge Gallery, 5 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 23: Kayak Pool Sessions, Wallace Pool, 8 p.m. Every Monday and Thursday

Friday, Feb. 24: Organ at Noon, Joseph Adam, organ, Kilworth Memorial Chapel, 12:05 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 24: Women's Tennis vs. Whitworth, Tennis Pavilion, 4 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 24: Symphony Orchestra, Christophe Chagnard, conductor, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 24–Saturday, Feb. 25: Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman, directed by John Rindo, theatre arts, Norton Clapp Theatre, Jones Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $7 faculty/staff

Saturday, Feb. 25: Women's Tennis vs. Whitman, Tennis Pavilion, 11 a.m.

Saturday, Feb. 25: Softball vs. Pacific (Ore.) Doubleheader, East Athletic Field, noon and 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 26: Softball vs. Lewis & Clark Doubleheader, East Athletic Field, noon and 2 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 27: Art and Religion, Rebecca Parker ’75, Murray Board Room, WSC, 3:30 p.m.