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

Puget Sound's 125th anniversary edition!

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Campus News

Olympian John Carlos to deliver MLK Day Celebration lecture, Jan. 22
On Tuesday, Jan. 22, John Carlos will deliver a message reflecting the humanitarian struggle he has pursued for more than four decades at the 27th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. The event will begin at 7 p.m., in Schneebeck Concert Hall. The evening will include comments by local and campus leaders and music by Navele Davis and Friends. A reception and a book signing by Carlos, author of The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World, will follow. Tickets are not required.

School of Education hosts Information Night for interested students, Jan. 24
At the information night, faculty and staff from the Master of Arts in Teaching program and the Master of Education in counseling program will explain what the programs involve, how to enroll, and the career opportunities that a master’s degree provides. The event is open to the public, and runs from 7 to 9 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 24 in Howarth Hall, Room 212.

Puget Sound's yearlong 125th anniversary celebration kicks off Friday, Jan. 25
The university's 125th anniversary celebration begins Friday, Jan. 25, with special kickoff events in Rasmussen Rotunda, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., including performances by student musicians, chances to record your video birthday message to Puget Sound, giveaways, and more! Friday night, cheer on the Logger basketball teams versus Whitworth and enjoy special 125th anniversary festivities, or take in the Jacobsen Series concert A Due Celli (more information below). Visit for special events, a university timeline, the Logger Drive for 125, an anniversary events schedule, and opportunities to share your photos, memories, and birthday messages.

Jacobsen Series concert features the cello, Jan. 25
Puget Sound artist-in-residence David Requiro and guest artist Meta Weiss will celebrate the warm, versatile spirit of the cello in this Jacobsen Series concert starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, in Schneebeck Concert Hall. The two cellists will be joined by faculty artists Rodger Burnett (horn), Maria Sampen (violin), Timothy Christie (violin), and Duane Hulbert (piano), as well as guest artists Oksana Ezhokina (piano) and Jennifer Caine (violin) from the Icicle Creek Piano Trio. The evening will include works by J.P. Bottemanne, Schumann, Paganini, and Schubert. Tickets for the concert are $8.50 for faculty and staff members, and are available at Wheelock Student Center or online at

Reaccreditation committee needs your input
Puget Sound is in the midst of a seven-year process of evaluation to affirm the college’s accreditation. The Accreditation Review Committee (ARC) has prepared a draft of Puget Sound’s Year Three Report, and seeks faculty and staff member feedback. Please review the report and send any comments and/or suggestions to Please provide your comments no later than Feb. 4, 2013. The draft Year Three Report is available on the reaccreditation page of the Puget Sound website.

Library to host open hours for archives this semester
Beginning Jan. 23 Collins Memorial Library will open the archives and special collections to drop-in visitors. During the semester the collections will be open Wednesdays from 1 to 5 p.m., and Thursdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The archives and special collections are located on the second floor of the library in room 211.

Take a peek at what the archives and special collections have to offer and begin exploring the collections online:
Manuscript and archival collections
University photographs
University and student publications and films

Researchers are welcome other times during the week. Schedule an appointment by sending an email message to


Associate Professor of Business and Leadership Nila Wiese attended the 2013 International Business and Economy Conference in Caen, France, where she presented a paper titled “Innovation at the Base of the Pyramid: The Role of Leadership and Cultural Values” and the case “Pollo Campero: Latin Flavor for the World," which received the Best Case Award.

In the News

An opinion piece by President Ron Thomas in The News Tribune pays tribute to Tacoma, the city that has supported Puget Sound for 125 years.

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Can't-miss Events

Tuesday, Jan. 22: Classes begin

Tuesday, Jan. 22–Saturday, March 2: Kittredge Gallery Exhibit: Large Gallery: Yuki Nakamura and Robert Campbell; Small Gallery: Contemporary Drawings Show, Kittredge Gallery

Tuesday, Jan. 22: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, featuring John Carlos, Schneebeck Concert Hall, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 24: School of Education Information Night, Howarth 212, 7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 25: Puget Sound's 125th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration

Friday, Jan. 25–Thursday, March 14: Collins Memorial Library Exhibit: Celebrating 125 Years in the Stacks, Collins Memorial Library

Friday, Jan. 25: Women's basketball vs. Whitworth, Memorial Fieldhouse, 6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 25: Jacobsen Series: A Due Celli, Schneebeck Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $8.50 faculty/staff

Friday, Jan. 25: Men's Basketball vs. Whitworth, Memorial Fieldhouse, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 26: Women's Basketball vs. Whitman, Memorial Fieldhouse, 4 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 26: Men's Basketball vs. Whitman, Memorial Fieldhouse, 6 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 28: Guest Performance: No Woman Has Ventured as Far: The Art and Adventures of Abby Williams Hill, Karen Haas, living history performer, Trimble Forum, 4 p.m.