Open Line Faculty-Staff Newsletter

for the week of March 3, 2014

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Campus News

Weyerhaeuser series continues March 4 with discussion about work and play
The Weyerhaeuser Colloquium Series continues Tuesday, March 4, at 4 p.m., in Rausch Auditorium, McIntyre 003. Guest speaker Frank Forencich will be speaking on "Reconciling Work and Play: The Rhythmic Claims of Freedom and Discipline." Forencich is the creator of, an innovative health leadership organization that promotes performance, health, team cohesion, and physical happiness. Note that the second hour of the presentation will take place in the field house, where participants will have the opportunity to find their inner exuberant animals. Additional colloquium talks will be held Tuesday afternoons throughout the semester. For more information visit

Campus Climate Survey forums continue in March, with discussions about campus political beliefs
The Diversity Advisory Council (DAC) continues to share findings from the 2012 Campus Climate Survey through a series of monthly forums and conversations, this month focused on the topic of campus political beliefs. The first of three conversations in March will begin at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, in the Tahoma Room, Commencement Hall. Additional forums on political beliefs will be held Wednesday, March 12, at 10 a.m., and Friday, March 28, at noon, also in the Tahoma Room. Download the report on political beliefs from the Campus Climate Survey SoundNet site.

DAC will wrap up campus conversations in April with a trio of forums on the topic of race/ethnicity. Contact Dean of Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Michael Benitez at or x2827 with questions.

Alumni Association hosts business breakfast in Seattle, March 5
Brian Webster ’86, president and CEO of Physio-Control, the world leader in mobile emergency medical products, will be the keynote speaker at the Puget Sound Business Breakfast this Wednesday. The annual event is hosted each spring by the Puget Sound Alumni Association, giving business people the opportunity to hear from industry leaders and to network with potential partners in the community.

Staff Senate nominations due March 6
Puget Sound's Staff Senate serves as a means of communication and liaison between staff, faculty, students, and administration. The senate provides information and makes recommendations to decision-making bodies at Puget Sound, such as recommending the floating holiday, presenting to the Budget Task Force and recommending staff compensation, providing book scholarships for staff members or their dependents who are enrolled in classes, and coordinating the annual Staff Recognition Luncheon.
Do you know a staff member on campus who would make a good senator? Submit your nominations via email to or print out the Staff Senate Nomination Form and return it via campus mail to CMB #1036 by Thursday, March 6.

Puget Sound-PLU collaboration remembers Al-Mutanabbi, March 7
Last fall students at Puget Sound and PLU had the opportunity to view the Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here book arts exhibit at Collins Memorial Library. After experiencing the exhibit and hearing a guest lecture by the project's founder, students in Associate Professor Bill Kupinse's intro to poetry workshop wrote poems in response to the Al-Mutanabbit Street tragedy. One of those poems sparked a collaboration between Puget Sound and PLU. At noon, on Thursday, March 7, campus members are invited to "gather round the press" in the library, where Soraya Bodaghi ’14 will read her poem, "Hijab," and PLU student Katie Hoffmann will coordinate the printing of original, hand-set letterpress cards of the poem. Additional works from the Al-Mutanabbi Street Anthology also will be read.

Anthony Warmuth ’12 on campus to discuss working in the financial industry, March 7
On Friday, March 7, recent Puget Sound graduate Anthony Warmuth ’12 will be on campus as a guest speaker on the financial industry and making the leap from college grad to investment banker. The presentation will take place at 4 p.m., in McIntyre 103, and will be followed by Q&A. Warmuth is an alumnus of Four Horsemen Investments and an investment banker with the boutique firm Cascadia Capital, located in Seattle, handling everything from mergers and acquisitions to leveraged buyouts and strategic advising.

Thompson Hall Science and Math Seminars continue March 6
The Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminars series features presentations by Puget Sound faculty and students and invited guest speakers on a wide range of topics. The seminars are held on Thursdays, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Thompson 175. This Thursday, March 6, the presentation will feature Lynn Nyhart from University of Wisconsin-Madison, speaking on "Alternation of Generations as a Model for the Evolution: A Surprise From the 19th Century." For more information visit

Library hosts exhibit showcasing book arts, through March 30
The Guild of Book Workers is an organization of practitioners in and fans of all book arts, including bookbinding, hand papermaking, printing, calligraphy, marbling, conservation and restoration of older materials, and artists’ books. On display now in Collins Memorial Library is The Horizon Exhibit, which prompted members of the guild to consider the horizon, and yielded an impressive array of fine and design bindings; broadsides; and one-of-a-kind, multiple, fine press, sculptural, and calligraphic artists’ books. The exhibit runs through March 30.

Open drawing sessions available Wednesdays, through April 23
The art department will host Open Figure Drawing sessions on Wednesday evenings, from 6 to 9 p.m., in Kittredge 201. The dates for this semester are Feb. 12, Feb. 26, March 12, March 26, April 9, and April 23. These sessions are not led by an instructor. Easels and stools are provided, but you must bring your own drawing materials. Open Figure Drawing is free and open to the public. Questions? Please contact the art department at x2806 or

Annual Women's League Flea Market seeks volunteers
The popular flea market run by the Puget Sound Women’s League will be held on Saturday, March 22, 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. Student, faculty, and staff volunteers are needed to help sell tickets, price items for sale, and work league booths, such as the cafe and Grandma's Attic.

If you would like to volunteer, or have questions about this year's market, contact Lynn Raisl ’77 at or 253.759.0725. Check the Women's League Facebook page for featured vendors and more information. 

ASUPS can help you promote your event
Have an event you want to advertise through posters, on the plasma screen in The Diner, or on the ASUPS website? Request your posters and images through ASUPS today, whether you have your own image or want ASUPS to design it for you! The new ASUPS Poster Request system makes it easier than ever. Visit to create your new request! Have questions? Send an email message to

Race and Pedagogy National Conference Call for Proposals: Due April 7
This September Puget Sound will host the 2014 Race and Pedagogy National Conference. The conference will focus on the theme "What NOW is the Work of Education and Justice?: Mapping a New Critical Conscience." Puget Sound students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit proposals in the form of papers, panels, round tables, posters, performances, visual arts, interactive sessions, and more. The steering committee encourages innovative and nonconventional program ideas.

For detailed proposal guidelines, information about student proposals, and more, visit the 2014 Race and Pedagogy National Conference website.

Coming soon—Summer Session courses available for faculty and staff members
Have you considered taking a class during the summer? Courses are offered in a multitude of disciplines in six-week terms—and faculty and staff members are welcome to participate. Find more information and a schedule of available courses at

Welcome new staff members!

    • Anna Boyle, Office of Finance
    • Taryn Cramer, Technology Services
    • Tomoko Inagaki, neuroscience


Nick Brody, assistant professor of communication studies, co-authored the article "Intentions to hide and unfriend Facebook connections based on perceptions of sender attractiveness and status updates," in the February 2014 issue of Computers in Human Behavior.

Congratulations to the Logger men's and women's basketball teams, who competed in NCAA tournament play. The women's team fell to No. 1 Whitman, ending the season against one of only four undefeated teams in all of Division III. After defeating Whitman in the first round on Thursday, the men's team advanced to the NWC Final over the weekend, but fell just short of a second-half rally against Whitworth, who clinched the conference championship for the eighth straight year. Thanks for a great season, Loggers!

Sharon Styer, administrative assistant in the geology department has two photographs in the Current Work show at Brick House Gallery. Professor Emeritus Bill Colby also has two prints on display. The show may be viewed by appointment. Call Peter MacDonald at 253.230.4880.

In the News

Jane Carlin, director of Collins Memorial Library, was interviewed on Tacoma radio KLAY  about a traveling exhibit of national book art now on exhibit in the library (no link available). Tacoma Weekly included the exhibit in its “The Things We Like” column, with a photo.

The Arabic Literature blog, run from Cairo, noted that Puget Sound’s Collins Memorial Library will be holding one of 25 readings around the world to mark the seventh anniversary of the Baghdad bombing that initiated the Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here exhibition, which was on campus last year.

Pierre Ly, assistant professor of international political economy, was quoted in the February issue of Seattle’s Mode magazine (page 80) in a feature about the Washington State Wine Awards.

Huffington Post U.K. ran a video story about an experiment by Mark Martin, associate professor of biology, showing how bacteria were used to form “fake” snow at the Winter Olympics. The popular BoingBoing website, Business Insider of India, and media amalgamator the Periscope Post also ran the story.

Slater Museum of Natural History organized activities for children at the South Sound Sustainability Expo, in which Puget Sound participates, wrote The Olympian

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Can't-miss Events

Through Sunday, March 30: Collins Memorial Library Exhibit: The Horizon Exhibit: Guild of Book Workers, Collins Memorial Library

Monday, March 3; Tuesday, March 4; Thursday, March 6: Orientation and Free Climbing Nights, Climbing Wall, Warner Gym, 5 p.m.

Monday, March 3; Thursday, March 6: Kayak Club Pool Session, Wallace Pool, 8 p.m.

Tuesday, March 4: Diversity Advisory Council Forum: Political Beliefs, Tahoma Room, Commencement Hall, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, March 4: Weyerhaeuser Colloquium Series: Frank Forencich, Rausch Auditorium, McIntyre 003, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, March 4: JuST: Justice and Service in Tacoma, Commencement Hall, Seminar Room, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, March 4: Film Screening: Kung Fu Hustle (2004), Commencement 272

Wednesday, March 5: Cats and Dogs Night at the Museum, Slater Museum, Thompson 295, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, March 5: Jobs in the Outdoors, Wyatt 101, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 6: Behind the Archives Door: To the Height(s)?: The Mystery of Puget Sound's Errant Greek Motto, Brett Rogers, classics, Collins Memorial Library, Second Floor, 4 p.m.

Thursday, March 6: Thompson Hall Science and Math Seminars: Lynn Nyhart, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Thompson 175, 4 p.m.

Thursday, March 6; Friday, March 7: Iphigenia 2.0, Norton Clapp Theatre, Jones Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $7 faculty/staff

Thursday, March 6: Sister Cities Film Festival: Tae Guk-Gi: The Brotherhood of War, Tahoma Room, Commencement Hall, 7 p.m.

Friday, March 7: Gather Round the Press: Remembering Al-Mutanabbi, Collins Memorial Library, noon

Friday, March 7: Organ at Noon: All-Bach, Joseph Adam, organ, Kilworth Memorial Chapel, 12:05 p.m.

Friday, March 7: Women's Tennis vs. George Fox, Tennis Pavilion, 4 p.m.

Friday, March 7: Guest Lecture: Anthony Warmuth ’12, Cascadia Capital, McIntyre 103, 4 p.m.

Friday, March 7: Society of Composers Conference Concert: Vocal Choral Works, feat. Adelphian Concert Choir, Steven Zopfi, conductor, and Kathryn Lehmann, conductor, Schneebeck Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 8: Baseball vs. Whitworth Doubleheader, Baseball Field, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Saturday, March 8: Women's Tennis vs. Lewis & Clark, Tennis Pavilion, 1 p.m.

Saturday, March 8: Society of Composers Conference Concert: Wind Ensemble Concert feat. Wind Ensemble, Gerard Morris, conductor, Schneebeck Concert Hall, 2 p.m.

Saturday, March 8: Iphigenia 2.0, Norton Clapp Theatre, Jones Hall, 2 p.m. Tickets: $7 faculty/staff

Saturday, March 8: Society of Composers Conference Concert: Symphony Orchestra, Huw Edwards, conductor, and String Chamber Music Concert, feat. faculty performers, Schneebeck Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 9: Baseball vs. Whitworth, Baseball Field, noon

Monday, March 10–Saturday, April 12: Kittredge Gallery: Large Gallery: Works by Michael Schall; Small Gallery: Paintings, Kittredge Gallery