Open Line Faculty-Staff Newsletter

for the week of Nov. 17, 2014

Campus News  •  Noteworthy

Campus News

Campus chefs host cooking class on "The Italian-American Kitchen," Nov. 17
Tired of buying dried pasta and jars of mediocre tomato sauce at the store? Join Executive Chef Brian Sullivan and Catering Sous Chef Chandra Sims for a cooking demonstration that will unlock the secrets to making fantastic homemade pastas, including angel hair, pappardelle, and butternut squash ravioli, right in your own home. Plus learn how to make a variety of quick and easy sauces from scratch. The demo will begin at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, in Club Rendezvous, in the lower level of Wheelock Student Center. Recipes and a tasting of the dishes included! This event is free for all and seating is first-come, first-served.

Library hosts artist MalPina Chan, Nov. 18
MalPina Chan, a local artist and founding member of the Puget Sound Book Artists, will discuss her work, The Coaching Book, which uses immigration papers, maps, photographs, and artwork to examine her Chinese-American heritage. She will showcase how books can be the media in which powerful personal narratives can be expressed in a Behind the Archives Door presentation on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m., on the second-floor archives area of Collins Memorial Library.

Thompson Hall Science and Math Seminars continue Nov. 20
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, at 4 p.m., in Thompson 175. This Thursday, Nov. 20, the series will feature Joel Berletch, from the University of Washington Department of Pathology, delivering the talk, "Genes That Escape X Inactivation Vary Between Tissues and Can Exhibit Female-specific Functions." For more information visit

Budget Task Force invites feedback on 2015–16 budget parameters
The university’s Budget Task Force (BTF), chaired by the academic vice president and including students, faculty, staff, and the vice president for finance and administration, is charged with recommending to the president a balanced budget for the coming fiscal year that responds to the university’s mission and strategic plan and the economic landscape. The recommended budget will address tuition levels, faculty and staff compensation budgets, and much more. All campus members are invited to offer suggestions or comments relating to the development of budget parameters for 2015–16 by writing to the BTF, c/o Lori Johnson at CMB 1083 or, no later than Tuesday, Nov. 25. Once the budget recommendations are formed, BTF members will share their recommendations with campus members in January, at which time you will be invited to send your feedback to President Thomas before he forwards his recommendation to the board of trustees at its February meeting.

If you are interested in learning more about Puget Sound’s participatory budgeting process and key budget considerations for 2015–16, read about the process and the BTF’s recommendations formulated last year for the 2014–15 budget.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour coming to Tacoma—tickets through Puget Sound Outdoors
Join Puget Sound Outdoor Programs and the Mountaineers Tacoma branch for the 10th year of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, Dec. 1–2. Each year PSO co-sponsors this event to bring the best outdoor films to Tacoma. The festival supports leader training for PSO and programs at the Mountaineers Tacoma branch. Discounted tickets are available at the Expeditionary, open Monday–Friday, 4–7 p.m. For more information visit the BMFF info page on our website.

Help support the Staff Senate Book and Bake Sale
The annual Staff Senate Book and Bake Sale will take place on Thursday, Dec. 4, and Friday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Wheelock Student Center. Proceeds from the sale fund the Rosa Beth Gibson Book Scholarship, which provides financial assistance to staff members, spouses, domestic partners, and dependent children working toward a degree or completion of a program at any level, including graduate work. 
In order for the book sale to be a success, Staff Senate needs your help! Donations of gently used books, CDs, and DVDs are needed. Please drop off your donated items to Lisa Beritich in McIntyre 011, Laura Edgar in Kittredge 117, Henry Waymack in Print and Copy Services, or Rachel Vaughan-Desir in Library 018. Nonperishable items may be dropped off any time between now and Dec. 6. If you wish to donate baked goods, please contact one of the Staff Senate members listed previously via email. 
For more information visit the Staff Senate section of Puget Sound’s website and the Staff Senate SoundNet site.


Peyton Field and Baker Stadium were with a Grand Award in the Professional Grounds Management Society's 2014 Green Star Awards competition. The award was given for exceptional grounds maintenance in the Athletic Fields category. Congratulations to Joe Kovolyan, manager of grounds/automotive, and all of Facilities Services for the outstanding work!

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Julia Looper received a grant from the American Physical Therapy Association Section of Pediatrics to study the immediate and full-day effects of a supine kicking intervention on infants with down syndrome. 

Can't-miss Events

Through Nov. 28: Exhibit: Brandywine Workshop: Prints From Six Contemporary Artists. Collins Memorial Library

Through Jan. 15: Exhibit: Sparking Imaginations. Collins Memorial Library

Monday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m.: Kayak Club. Wallace Pool

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 4 p.m.: Behind the Archives Door Series: MalPina Chin, artist. Collins Memorial Library, Second Floor

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.: On the Table: Interfaith Dinner and Discussion. Kilworth Memorial Chapel, Lower Level

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m.: Hispanic Film Festival: A Busca (Father's Chair). Rausch Auditorium, McIntyre 003

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m.: French Cine-Club's Nouvelle Vague Film Series: Cleo de 5 a 7 (dir. Agnes Varda), with English subtitles, followed by a reception and discussion. Commencement 272

Thursday, Nov. 20, 4 p.m.: Thompson Hall Science and Math Seminars: Joel Berletch, UW Department of Pathology. Thompson 175

Thursday, Nov. 20, 8 p.m.: Kayak Club Pool Session. Wallace Pool

Thursday, Nov. 20, 8 p.m.: Night Bike Polo. Faculty/Staff parking lot, west of Ceramics Building

Friday, Nov. 21, 3:30 p.m.: Music in the Library: 4 Harpists. Collins Memorial Library

Friday, Nov. 21, 3:30 p.m.: Casual Cruisers bike ride. The Shed (behind the Expeditionary)

Friday, Nov. 21, 4 p.m.: 4HI Speaker Series: Spenser Ostrom, Deloitte. McIntyre 103

Friday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m.: Performance: Born in the U.S.A., Symphony Orchestra, Huw Edwards, conductor. Schneebeck Concert Hall

Friday, Nov. 21–Saturday, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.: ASUPS Campus Film: Boyhood. Rausch Auditorium, McIntyre 003. Tickets: $1 with Puget Sound ID

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.: ASUPS Campus Film: Boyhood. Rausch Auditorium, McIntyre 003. Tickets: $1 with Puget Sound ID

Monday, Nov. 24, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.: Performance: Student Chamber Music Ensembles I and II, David Requiro and Meta Weiss, co-directors. Schneebeck Concert Hall