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

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Kittredge Gallery features two new exhibits
Now on view in the Large Gallery is Up-Up-Down-Down-Left-Right-Left-Right-B-A-Start, an exhibition of new work by Seattle painter Cable Griffith that embraces the influence of early video game imagery, systems, and themes. The exhibition includes drawings, paintings, sculpture, and an interactive video game/painting collaboration with Brent Watanabe. The Small Gallery houses the new show You Are Here, an installation by Professor of Art Michael Johnson. The exhibition encompasses a group of three-dimensional drawings, a melding of Johnson’s sculptural practice with technology. Kittredge Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday–Friday, and noon to 5 p.m., Saturday.

American Voices Series continues with guest presenters Chiyuki Shannon and Thelma Jackson
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 second interactive presentation of the series will be Tuesday, March 26, with Thelma Jackson, education consultant to five Washington governors; and Chiyuki Shannon, teacher, director of the Multicentric Institute, and owner/manager of Access Change Technologies. The event, "Multicentricism: A fresh and new way of perceiving diverse, complex, and changing dynamics in our environment," will begin at 7 p.m., in Rasmussen Rotunda. Entrance is free and everyone is welcome. Tickets are not required.

Loggers near 125-win goal for 2012–13
The Drive for 125 is down into the single digits thanks in part to a big spring break from women’s tennis—going 4-0—and a baseball series sweep of PLU! The Loggers have tallied 118 wins to date this academic year toward their goal of 125 team wins in celebration of Puget Sound's 125th anniversary. Help cheer the Loggers to victory! There's a softball double header on Wednesday, beginning at 2 p.m., and a home lacrosse game Thursday, at 3 p.m., on East Field. This weekend Logger rowing will compete at American Lake, and track and field will host a scoring meet in Baker Stadium.

Do you have a favorite moment from the Drive for 125? Send it in an email message to Steven Olveda at, or tweet it to @PSLoggers with the hashtag #drivefor125. You can also share your favorite moments on the Logger Facebook page.

For a complete list of Logger Drive for 125 wins, visit the Logger athletics website.

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.

Thompson Hall Science and Math Seminars continue March 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, March 28, the featured speaker is Erica Cline ’92 from University of Washington Tacoma, discussing "Toxic metals uptake by edible wild mushrooms: Why it happens and which species to avoid."For more information visit

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.

Edible Book Festival makes reading delectable
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. 

Call for donations: Staff Senate Gift Basket Raffle
Staff Senate requests gift basket donations for its annual spring gift basket raffle, which will take place on April 25 and 26. Proceeds from the raffle benefit the Rosa Beth Gibson Book Scholarship. Baskets can be donated by individuals or departments and should be based on a theme of your choosing. Past examples include spa nights, kitchen essentials, gardening supplies, pet supplies, rainy day fun, etc. Please remember that it does not literally need to be a basket—the presentation is up to you! Donations of experiences (night at a cabin, boat ride on the Puget Sound, etc.) are also welcome. Be creative! Please contact Laura Edgar at if you are interested in donating.

Francis Fukuyama to deliver two-part Brown and Haley Lecture Series, April 2 and 3
Francis Fukuyama, one of the major public intellectuals of our time, will give two lectures at Puget Sound examining the development of political order from the days of man’s early evolution to modern times. The series, “The Origins of Political Order,” will include two free public lectures. The first will be an overview of Fukuyama’s recent, thought-provoking book The Origins of Political Order. The second will look at his current work on the second volume. The lectures will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, and Wednesday, April 3, in Schneebeck Concert Hall. Admission to both events is complimentary and tickets are not required.

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.


Hilary Robbeloth, metadata and collection services librarian, co-wrote the article “Disconnect Between Literature and Libraries: The Availability of Mentoring Programs for Academic Librarians” published in Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table.

Congratulations to Julia Schulman ’13, who became the Logger women's lacrosse all-time leading scorer last week.

In the News

Tacoma Weekly splashed a photo story about Collins Memorial Library’s Edible Book Festival on the front of its arts section, quoting past winners Shannon Briggs, in human resources, and Liz Howell, in the bookstore, plus library director Jane Carlin.

TV Tacoma interviewed George Mills ’68, M.S.’72, in university relations, Brian Ernst ’13, and Rachel Borsini ’13 about Puget Sound’s 125th Anniversary in a 20-minute segment on its CityLine show.

College Planning and Management magazine ran a feature about the server backup partnership Chief Technology Officer William Morse organized with Pomona College.

Puget Sound’s 125th Anniversary on March 17, which was declared “University of Puget Sound Day” by Tacoma City Council, attracted photo stories in The News Tribune’s education blog, and on online news sites Tacoma Komo, University Place Patch, and Tacoma Mama.

USA Today ran a glossy “wrap” around the March 18 paper delivered to hundreds of student affairs administrators at a NASPA conference in Orlando. The cover story about civic learning quoted Mike Segawa, dean of student affairs, and had a photo of Puget Sound students working at L’Arche Farm (no link available).

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

April is Student Employment Month!

Did you know? Student staff members provide more than 25 percent of Puget Sound’s nonfaculty staffing and hold important positions that contribute to our mission and strategic goals. Celebrate Student Employment Month!
Send an email message to with your celebratory shout-out (140 characters or less) to recognize your student staff on the CES Twitter and Facebook pages!

Anxiety and stress management workshop series

Counseling, Health, and Wellness Services will offer a six-week workshop series in stress management led by CHWS psychology staff members. Open to the entire campus community, the series will offer useful stress reduction techniques, time management skills, and mindfulness-based practices. The workshops will take place Tuesdays, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., in Wheelock 201, beginning April 2. For more information contact CHWS at x1555.

Weyerhaeuser Colloquium Series continues March 26

The Weyerhaeuser Colloquium Series continues Tuesday, March 26, with Reggie Edgerton, UCLA integrative biology and physiology. The talk, "Activity-based Interventions for Improved Recovery of Motor Function After Spinal Cord Injury," will begin at 4 p.m., in McIntyre 103. After the talk enjoy conversation and light refreshments. Additional colloquium talks will be held Tuesday afternoons throughout the semester.

Celebrating Art and Science! Slater Museum Open House, April 3

The scientific study of the natural world regularly collides with visual art, often providing a more intimate understanding of form and function as a result. On Wednesday, April 3, the Slater Museum open house (in Thompson 295) will showcase work by local artists, community members, high school students, and Puget Sound alumni, faculty, and students that shows the intersection of natural history, science, and art. In addition to the artwork, enjoy arts-and-crafts activities, natural history displays, and live animal encounters. Admission is free and children of all ages are welcome!

Artwork will be on display March 31–April 6, from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., in the second floor of Thompson Hall.

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

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.

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

Wednesday, March 27: Softball vs. Corban Double Header, Softball Field, 2 and 4 p.m.

Thursday, March 28: Thompson Hall Science and Math Seminars: Erica Cline ’92, UW Tacoma, Thompson 175, 4 p.m.

Thursday, March 28: Guest Artist Clarinet Master Class: Cris Inguanti, University of British Columbia, School of Music, 5:45 p.m.

Friday, March 29: Brown Bag Neuroscience Lunches, Rasmussen Rotunda, 1 p.m.

Saturday, March 30: Track and Field Peyton Scoring Meet, Peyton Field/Shotwell Track, 11 a.m.

Saturday, March 30: Memorial Service for Gov. Booth Gardner, Memorial Fieldhouse, 11 a.m.

Saturday, March 30: Improvisational and Creativity Workshop for String Players, Mark O'Connor and American String Celebration Group, Schneebeck Concert Hall, 11 a.m.

Sunday, March 31: Awakening: An Easter Service open to all religious groups and denominations, Rasmussen Rotunda, WSC, noon

Monday, April 1: Edible Book Festival, Collins Memorial Library, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Tuesday, April 2, and Wednesday, April 3: Brown and Haley Lecture Series: The Origins of the Political Order, Part 1 and 2," Francis Fukuyama, Schneebeck Concert Hall, 7 p.m.