Open Line Faculty-Staff Newsletter for the Week of Feb. 25, 2013

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American Voices series brings educational justice to life through interactive, artistic presentations, beginning Feb. 25
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. The first presentation of the series will be Monday, Feb. 25, with Thelma Jackson, education consultant to five Washington governors, and Paul Rucker, acclaimed artist and musician. The “Education, Race, and Criminal Justice” event will begin at 7 p.m., in Schneebeck Concert Hall. Entrance is free and everyone is welcome. Tickets are not required.

Weyerhaeuser Colloquium Series continues Feb. 26 with talk on returning children to play and school after concussion
The spring Weyerhaeuser Colloquium Series continues Tuesday, Feb. 26, with Chris Ladish, a neuropsychologist at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and Medical Center. The talk, "Returning Children to Play and School After Concussion: What You Need to Know," will begin at 4 p.m., in Thompson 193. After the talk enjoy conversation and light refreshments. Additional colloquium talks will be held Tuesday afternoons throughout the semester. For more information visit

Prof. Jonathan Stockdale to deliver Phi Eta Sigma lecture, Feb. 26
On Tuesday, Feb. 26, Professor of Religion Jonathan Stockdale will deliver the annual Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society Faculty Lecture. The lecture, "Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Religion I Learned From Andres Serrano," will be held in Rasmussen Rotunda, WSC, at 7 p.m.

Board member Ken Willman ’82 to discuss global finance at Puget Sound Business Breakfast, Feb. 27
Ken Willman ’82, chief legal officer and secretary of Russell Investments, will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 Puget Sound Business Breakfast, an annual event hosted by Puget Sound's Alumni Association. Willman, who has lived and worked in Hong Kong, London, New York, Tokyo, and Seattle, will give a talk titled “Around the World in 18 Years: Reflections and Projections from a Career in Global Finance.”

Thompson Hall Science and Math Seminars continue Feb. 28
The Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminars series has been held on a regular basis since 1978–79, and features presentations by Puget Sound faculty and students and invited guest speakers on a wide range of topics.

The seminars are normally held on Thursdays, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Thompson 175. This Thursday, Feb. 28, the featured speaker is Cherrie Boyer from the Department of Pediatrics at University of California San Francisco, discussing "HIV Screening in At-risk Minority Adolescent and Young Adult Women Using Social Network Recruitment Strategies." For more information visit

Spring Awakening: The Musical takes the stage in Norton Clapp Theatre
Beginning this Friday audiences can enjoy the 2006 Broadway hit that collected eight Tony Awards and gripped audiences across the country: Spring Awakening: The Musical. The play, directed by Sara Freeman ’95, will be performed in Norton Clapp Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2, and Thursday through Saturday, March 7–9. There also will be a matinee at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 10. Featuring mature themes, strong language, and sexual content, the performance is most suitable for those who are high school age and above. Admission is $8.50 for faculty and staff members, and tickets are available at Wheelock Information Center or online at

Spoken-word performer and former teacher Taylor Mali to speak on campus March 2
Best known to more than four million viewers for his viral video What Teachers Make, Taylor Mali is the author of What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World, as well as two books of poetry, The Last Time As We Are and What Learning Leaves. His appearance at Puget Sound, presented by ASUPS Cultural Events, will begin at 7:30 p.m., in Schneebeck Concert Hall, on Saturday, March 2. Tickets for the event are $4 with a Puget Sound ID.

Staff Senate nominations are now open
Would you or someone you know like to serve on Staff Senate next year? Nomination forms are now available on the Staff Senate SoundNet site. Complete and send the form via campus mail to Staff Senate #1036, or reply to with your nominations by Wednesday, March 6. Eligibility and interest will be confirmed by Staff Senate Elections Committee. Nominations are open until March 6.

This year, for the first time, elections will be conducted with an online ballot. In March each staff member will be sent an email message with a link to an electronic ballot. To request a paper ballot or to request to have a Staff Senate executive member visit your department meeting to assist in online voting, contact Lisa Kenney at x2813 or Cori Hammock at x2451.

Gabriella Lettini to deliver spring Swope Lecture, March 5
The Rev. Gabriella Lettini, scholar, author, and spiritual leader for military personnel who suffer from the conflicting moral questions arising from war, will deliver the spring Swope Lecture at University of Puget Sound. The Tuesday, March 5 lecture, titled “Moral Injury as a Wound of War and the Need for Soul Repair” will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Schneebeck Concert Hall. Attendance is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at Wheelock Information Center for online at


Congratulations to Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Mike Segawa, who was recently recognized at the annual meeting of the Northwest Association of College and University Housing Officers (NWACUHO) with the 2013 Kay Rich Lifetime Achievement Award.

In the News

The Art+Science Salon series organized by Puget Sound professors, including Siddharth Ramakrishnan, in neuroscience, was covered by The News Tribune’s “Go” arts section.

The Luce Scholar website announced its 2013–14 Luce Scholars, including politics and government major Eryn Eby ’13. This is Puget Sound’s first Luce Scholar in Asia.

The News Tribune ran a front-page story about Puget Sound’s 125th anniversary, covering the work by volunteer archivist John Finney ’67 in sorting thousands of old photographs; the university’s history; and the March 11 history talk by Finney and George Mills ‘68, M.S.’72, in university relations.

Tacoma City Council proclaimed March 17, 2013, as “University of Puget Sound Day” in honor of the 125th anniversary. The meeting, with statements by Mayor Marilyn Strickland and President Ron Thomas, ran on TV Tacoma and in

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Can't-miss Events

Through Saturday, March 2: Kittredge Gallery Exhibit: Large Gallery: Yuki Nakamura and Robert Campbell; Small Gallery: Contemporary Drawings Show, Kittredge Gallery

Through Thursday, March 14: Collins Memorial Library Exhibit: Celebrating 125 Years in the Stacks, Collins Memorial Library

Monday, Feb. 25: Black History Month Slam Poetry and Spoken Word, Black Student Union, Rasmussen Rotunda, WSC, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 25: Sustainability, Style, and Scientific Objectivity in the 'Ithaca" Episode of James Joyce's Ulysses, William Kupinse, English, Murray Board Room, WSC, 4 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 25: American Voices: Education, Race, and Criminal Justice, Paul Rucker, scholar in residence and interdisciplinary artist, Schneebeck Concert Hall, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 26: Weyerhaeuser Colloquium Series: Chris Ladish, Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Thompson 193, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 26: Film Screening: Fruits of War, followed by conversation with Alex Sanchez, Rausch Auditorium, McIntyre 003, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 26: Phi eta Sigma National Honor Society Faculty Lecture: Jonathan Stockdale, religion, Rasmussen Rotunda, WSC, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 27: Women's League Meeting, Kilworth Memorial Chapel, Lower Level, 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 27: Daedalus Dinner: Paul Loeb, philosophy, Murray Board Room, WSC, 6 p.m. Reservations required.

Thursday, Feb. 28: Thompson Hall Science and Math Seminars: Cherrie Boyer, University of California San Francisco, Thompson 175, 4 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 28: Career Fair, Marshall Hall, WSC, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 28: KUPS X BSU Film Series, Rausch Auditorium, McIntyre 003, 7 p.m.

Friday, March 1: Organ at Noon, Joseph Adam, organ, Kilworth Memorial Chapel, 12:05 p.m.

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

Friday, March 1–Saturday, March 2: Spring Awakening: The Musical, Norton Clapp Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $8.50 faculty/staff

Saturday, March 2: Baseball vs. Whitman Doubleheader, Baseball Diamond, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Saturday, March 2: Track and Field Quad Meet, Peyton Field/Shotwell Track, 11 a.m.

Saturday, March 2: Guest Presentation: A Nonviolent Future Without Nuclear Weapons, Kilworth Memorial Chapel, 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 2: Guest Lecture: Taylor Mali, Schneebeck Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $4 with Puget Sound ID

Sunday, March 3: Baseball vs. Whitman, Baseball Diamond, noon

Sunday, March 3: Family Concert Series: Pirates!, Schneebeck Concert Hall, 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $5 children; $7 adults; available at