Open Line Faculty-Staff Newsletter for the Week of March 12, 2012

Spring break edition

Campus News  •  In the News

Campus News

Student team wins top prize at regional investment research challenge
Five Puget Sound business and leadership students won the top Northwest prize in a prestigious financial industry contest and will be flying to New York to vie for the national crown. Molly Darrow ’12, Tiana Fernandez ’12, Claire Armstrong-Hann ’12, Joe Lomeo ’12, and Jon Prentice ’12 earned the top honor after presenting written and oral research on the Bellevue-based firm Coinstar to investment professionals. The team, coached by Lynda Livingston, professor of business and leadership, beat business student teams from five other regional universities to win the 2012 Pacific Northwest Investment Research Challenge, hosted by the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society of Seattle.

Annual Flea Market Saturday, March 17
Each year the University of Puget Sound Women's League hosts a flea market to raise funds for student scholarships. This year's event will be held Saturday, March 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market includes more than 60 booths offering a variety of goods, ranging from food to antiques. You can find sporting goods, home furnishings, clothes, books—there's even a silent auction. Admission is $2 and tickets may be purchased in advance from league members or at the door. Contact Flea Market Chair Grace Mills at 253.752.4789

Health care benefits presentations to be held March 26
Aon Hewitt and Premera will make presentations about the university’s health care benefits on Monday, March 26. No registration is required. Watch your email inbox for details. If you have questions, contact human resources at or x3369. Presentations will be held at the following times/locations:

  • 10–11 a.m., Murray Board Room, WSC
  • 12:30–1:30 p.m., Murray Board Room, WSC
  • 4–5 p.m., Wheelock Student Center

Start planning your entry into this year's Edible Book Festival, March 30
For the sixth year, Collins Memorial Library will participate in the International Edible Book Festival and host the Puget Sound campus competition . There are few restrictions in creating an edible book—namely that it's made of food and is inspired by a book. Past entries included such delicious titles as: Life of Pi(e), The Black Scallion (The Black Stallion), and The Wizard of Paws (The Wizard of Oz).

In the News

The News Tribune featured an article about the Dorian Singers, Anne Lyman, director, appearing in concert with Pacific Lutheran University's Chorale and Northwest Repertory Singers, Kyle Haugen, assistant director. The article also mentioned that the Dorian Singers were selected to perform at a major conference of the American Choral Directors Association.

The Sounders women’s soccer team website announced two new coaches, both Puget Sound Loggers soccer coaches: Randy Hanson as assistant coach and Kelly Bendixen ’90 as goalkeeper coach.

Marcus Luther ’12, former ASUPS president, wrote a guest blog for The Huffington Post about college newspapers, their autonomy, and their accuracy.

Ryan Taniguchi ’12, co-chair of the Hui-O-Hawai`i Spring Lu`au, spoke about Hawaiian activities at Puget Sound on the KBTC Television show Watch Over Hawai`i.

A review of Professor of International Political Economy Mike Veseth's book Wine Wars appears in the April 2012 issue of influential British wine magazine Decanter.

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

Thinking about summer camps for your kids?

One local summer camp is offering a discount for full-time faculty and staff members at Puget Sound. Steve & Kate's Camp operates two branches in Washington: one in Bellevue, and one in Tacoma at Charles Wright Academy. For more information visit the Childcare and Eldercare Resources page in the human resources section of the university website or download this one-sheet.

Can't-miss events

Through April 7: Inchoate, Brian Benfer, and Selected Works from the Monsen Ceramics Collection Exhibit, Kittredge Gallery

March 12–16: Spring break, no classes

Saturday, March 17: Lacrosse vs. Pomona-Pitzer, Lower Baker Field, 1 p.m.

Saturday, March 17: Annual Women's League Flea Market, Memorial Fieldhouse, 9 a.m. Admission: $2