Open Line Faculty-Staff Newsletter for the Week of March 18, 2013

Spring break edition

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Campus News

Milgard Foundation gives $25,000 grant to Summer Academic Challenge program
The Gary E. Milgard Family Foundation has made a $25,000 gift to the Summer Academic Challenge program, providing valuable help to pre-college students who wish to succeed in their academic careers. Summer Academic Challenge is part of a wider Access Programs partnership with Tacoma Public Schools, which over the past 15 years has helped more than 800 local middle and high school students gain the tools and confidence to complete high school and prepare for college.

“We are truly delighted to be able to partner with the university in offering young people the resources and knowledge for a successful start in their adult lives,” said Christine Zemanek, CEO of the Gary E. Milgard Family Foundation. “Pierce County is brimming with enterprising young people, and giving them a hand at a crucial time in their lives is as important to the community as it is to these students and their families.”

Congratulations to newly elected ASUPS officers
Eric Hopfenbeck ’14 and Santiago Rodriguez ’14 have been elected as the next president and vice president of the Associated Students of the University of Puget Sound (ASUPS). The campus student body chose Hopfenbeck and Rodriguez in a rare split-ticket vote that saw student voters choose the presidential candidate from one duo of candidates and the vice president from the other. There were nearly 1,100 votes cast.

Artist Carletta Carrington Wilson shares the art of book binding, March 20
Literary and visual artist Carletta Carrington Wilson will discuss the ideas behind the works in her latest series, book of the bound, at a public lecture Wednesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m., in Collins Memorial Library, Room 118. The altered books in the exhibition employ cloth to tell fibered tales of spoken and unspoken bindings wrought during the Transatlantic Trade in slaves. The show, book of the bound, employs both language and image as vehicles for telling multivalent stories across centuries. In addition to The Northwest African American Museum, which hosted book of the bound Dec. 15, 2012–March 10, 2013, Wilson’s collages have been exhibited at Gallery 110, Columbia City Gallery, Onyx Fine Arts Collective, Coastal Kitchen, Festival Sundiata, C Art Gallery, and Seward Park Audubon Center.

Annual Women's League Flea Market fills field house with "awesome stuff," March 23
The popular flea market run by the Women’s League—now in its 45th year—will be held on Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 60 booths will offer antiques and collectibles, artwork, handcrafts, artisan and vintage jewelry, home and garden items, furniture, clothing, glassworks, locally sourced foods, and more. Check the Women's League Facebook page daily for featured vendors. Admission is $3.

Proceeds from the event support scholarships for Puget Sound students. Last year the flea market raised $13,000, and in total, Women’s League endowed scholarships provided $28,950 in financial aid to 13 talented Puget Sound students in 2012.

To make donations of goods to be sold at the market, please contact Carla Moschetti at 253.777.4385 or send an email message to

Prof. Barry Goldstein to discuss change at Daedalus Dinner—reservations due March 28
The second Daedalus Dinner of the spring semester will be held on Thursday, April 4, at 6 p.m., in Rasmussen Rotunda, WSC. In this talk Barry Goldstein, professor of geology and environmental policy and decision making, will discuss some of the ways that he has been examining various aspects of environmental change, illustrated by examples that range from small to large and from old to young, including recent work on landscape change in our own backyard, the Puget Sound region.

The evening begins with wine and hors d'oeuvres, followed by the featured presentation, a catered buffet dinner, coffee, dessert, and discussion. Reservations are $15 per person, made on a first-come, first-served basis, and must be made by Thursday, March 28. Contact x3207 for more information or to make a reservation.

March Faculty Grants Update newsletter now available
Produced by the Office of the Associate Deans and Corporate and Foundation Relations, the Faculty Grants Update newsletter shares a variety of opportunities and search tools that may be helpful in faculty research or to stimulate new ideas. Download the March issue, or see past issues and other funding services on the Grant Resources Web page.

Nominate outstanding campus offices or staff members for the Excellence in Action award
The Excellence in Action award recognizes campus departments and staff members who consistently exhibit excellence in their work at Puget Sound, and are presented during the annual Staff Recognition Luncheon, which will be held on Friday, May 24. To nominate a staff member or department, send an email message with the following information to by Friday, April 5:

  • Name of the staff member or department being nominated (faculty members and members of the President's Cabinet are not eligible)
  • The staff member's campus department
  • Whether you are a staff member or faculty member

In addition, in your email message, please incude responses to the following:

  • Puget Sound’s core values include courage, passion, and leadership. Please describe in 300 words or less how this staff member or department demonstrated these core values.
  • In 300 words or less, please share why you think this nominee deserves an Excellence in Action award.


Kate Cohn, in the Office of Institutional Research, was awarded the Pacific Northwest Association for Institutional Research and Planning (PNAIRP) Professional Development Grant to attend the National Association of Student Personnel Administrator’s (NASPA) Assessment and Persistence Conference in late May. This award underscores regional recognition of Puget Sound’s good work in the collaboration between the Division of Student Affairs and Office of Institutional Research with regard to student retention and assessment. Kate will attend the conference with additional support from student affairs, and will present on her experience at the PNAIRP conference in the fall.

Admission evaluator Rusty Horton was selected as the 2013–14 president of PROW, the Private Registrars of Washington. Puget Sound hosted the semiannual gathering of PROW, whose membership consists of private college registrars and staff members from independent colleges throughout Washington state.

Congratulations to the Logger crew teams, who opened their season with a sweep of the Governor’s Cup trophies on American Lake. The Loggers came out on top of both the men’s and women’s overall points standings, as well as both varsity eight races.

In the News

Daily Sentinel of Grand Junction, Colo., reported that the Adelphian Concert Choir will perform with a local high school choir in a free concert. The Adelphians are on their spring tour.

Huffington Post College ran a blog about “opinionated information,” co-written by Jane Carlin, director of Collins Memorial Library.

Blue Grass Music Reviews magazine ran a review of a new album by Rosin in the Aire, a group including Puget Sound anthropologist Denise Glover, visiting assistant professor of comparative sociology, who plays mandolin.

A talk about the history of Puget Sound by George Mills ‘68, M.S.’72, in university relations, and John Finney ’67, P'94, volunteer archivist, was noted in the new “Get Out” section in The News Tribune.

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

125th anniversary celebration continues

The Puget Sound community and neighbors and friends across the country celebrated “University of Puget Sound Day” on March 17—the 125th anniversary of the university's founding on March 17, 1888. Check out our 125th Anniversary Web page to see birthday greetings from various members of the Logger community, as well as historical photographs, favorite memories, and more. Be sure to check back each week for new content.

That book looks good enough to eat

It's that time of year again! The International Edible Book Festival is coming to Collins Memorial Library April, 1! Everyone is welcome to enter the contest. There are few restrictions; essentially, your entry must be made of food and 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). Get all the details on the library website at the link below.

SLUDGE: A special event from Sound Policy Institute and Sierra Club, March 25

See the documentary Sludge Diet, followed by a presentation on the consequences of spreading toxic sludge on forestlands by Darlene Schanfald, Ph.D., from Washington state chapter of Sierra Club, and Richard Honour, Ph.D., executive director of The Precautionary Group. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 25, in Murray Board Room, WSC. For more information contact Katharine Appleyard at or x3716.

Pay off your library fines with food for the hungry

Collins Memorial Library and JuST (Justice and Service in Tacoma) are co-sponsoring a spring Food for Fines event. Pay off your library fines with food instead of cash, March 25–April 1. Bring in one can of food and the library will waive $1 of your library fines. Patrons will be able to pay off fines up to $20 with nonperishable food items. All food will be donated to the St. Leo Food Connection. 

Do you know what to do in an emergency?

To request assistance or initiate an emergency response on campus, call Security Services at 253.879. 3311 or x3311 from a campus phone, or dial 911. Learn more at

Can't-miss Events

Through Saturday, April 13: Kittredge Gallery Exhibit: Large Gallery: Up-Up-Down-Down-Left-Right-Left-Right-B-A-Start by Cable Griffith; Small Gallery: You Are Here by Michael Johnson, Kittredge Gallery—Kittredge Gallery closed during spring break

Monday, March 18–Friday, March 22: Spring break (no classes)

Tuesday, March 19: Community Music Faculty Recital: Gayane Grigoryan, violin, Schneebeck Concert Hall, 7 p.m.

Friday, March 22: Brown Bag Neurocience Lunches, Rasmussen Rotunda, WSC, 1 p.m.

Saturday, March 23: 45th Annual Women's League Flea Market, Memorial Fieldhouse, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Admission: $3

Saturday, March 23: Baseball vs. PLU Double Header, Baseball Diamond, noon and 3 p.m.

Sunday, March 24: Baseball vs. PLU, Baseball Diamond, 1 p.m.

Monday, March 25–Saturday, March 25: Collins Memorial Library Exhibit: Out of Scale: Artist's Books and Collections, Diane Stemper, Collins Memorial Library

Monday, March 25: Film Screening and Discussion: Sludge Diet, Darlene Schanfald, Sierra Club, and Richard Honour, The Precautionary Group, Murray Board Room, WSC, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 26: Weyerhaeuser Colloquium Series: Reggie Edgerton, Thompson 193, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, March 26: Japanese Movie Series: Dear Doctor, Wyatt 209, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, March 26: Adelphian Concert Choir "Home" Concert, Steven Zopfi, conductor, Kilworth Memorial Chapel, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 27: Faculty Meeting, McIntyre 103, 7:45 a.m.