Open Line Faculty-Staff Newsletter

for the week of Nov. 25, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013 edition

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Campus News

2013 Art Students Annual showcases student work
The 2013 Art Students Annual is on display in Kittredge Gallery now through Dec. 14. A longstanding tradition in the art department, the show features artwork in a variety of media from current Puget Sound students who have taken a studio class either on campus or in a study abroad program; students are not required to be art majors. This year's exhibition juror is Helen O’Toole, co-chair and associate professor of painting and drawing at University of Washington in Seattle.

Expeditionary offers discounted lift tickets, available Nov. 26
Discounted ski tickets for Crystal Mountain and the Summit will be available through Puget Sound Outdoors beginning Tuesday. Nov. 26. Ticket prices will be reduced by $10–15. Tickets are available for students, faculty, staff, and dependents only. The Expy will also have kids' tickets and beginners' lesson tickets for the Summit. At Crystal Mountain you can upgrade your ticket to the gondola. The Expeditionary is open Monday through Friday, from 3 to 7 p.m., through the last day of classes (excluding holidays). For more information about discounted lift tickets, stop by the Expeditionary, call x3403, or visit

Is your son or daughter considering college? College Planning Workshop reservations due Nov. 27
On Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., colleagues from admission, human resources, and Student Financial Services will sponsor a workshop for Puget Sound faculty and staff families with children currently in high school who are planning for college. Workshop topics include types of college, what to consider when selecting a school, the application process, need- and merit-based aid, Puget Sound's education benefits, and more. If you have questions or are interested in attending, RSVP to or x3369 by Nov. 27. If you RSVP by email, please provide the name of each person attending and include "RSVP" in your subject line.

Food for Fines trades canned goods for library fines, through Dec. 1
This season, Collins Memorial Library and Backpacks of Hope are co-sponsoring Food for Fines. Pay off your library fines with food instead of cash, Nov. 18–Dec. 1. Donate to a worthy cause and clean up your library debt at the same time. Bring in one can of food and the library will waive $1 of your library fines. Pay off fines up to $20 with nonperishable food items. All food will be donated to the St. Leo Food Connection.

Nominate deserving Logger alumni for alumni association awards, due Dec. 1
The Puget Sound Alumni Council Executive Committee invites faculty and staff members to nominate outstanding alumni for one of the alumni association’s four distinguished alumni awards: Professional Achievement, Service to the Community, Service to Puget Sound, and Young Logger Service. Recipients will be recognized in the spring 2014 issues of Arches magazine, and will be celebrated during Summer Reunion Weekend in June 2014. Full descriptions of the award categories can be found on the online nomination form. Please submit your nominations by Dec. 1.

Swope Lecture to explore religious intolerance, Dec. 2
Martha Nussbaum, renowned American philosopher and scholar, will deliver the fall 2013 Swope Lecture on Ethics, Religion, Faith, and Values just after the Thanksgiving break, on Monday, Dec. 2. Her talk, “The New Religious Intolerance,” will begin at 7:30 p.m., in Schneebeck Concert Hall. Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at The University of Chicago, has authored numerous books, and has been awarded more than three dozen honorary degrees. She often challenges the direction of American thinking and covers topics ranging from Aristotle, Plato, and poetic justice, to animal rights, the repression of women, and the failings of modern democracy. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at Wheelock Info Center or

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour returns to Tacoma, Dec. 2–3
For the ninth year, Puget Sound Outdoors is co-sponsoring the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour screenings in Tacoma with the Tacoma Mountaineers. PSO helps choose the films and the festival supports leader training. Get in on the adventure and see cultural films with story. You can pick up discounted tickets online from Broadway Center, or at Edgeworks Climbing or the Expeditionary on campus (located at 1506 N. Alder; Monday–Friday, 3–7 p.m.). Tickets are $16, including taxes, for one night or $29 for both nights. Screenings will be at the Rialto Theatre in downtown Tacoma. For more information and to see the festival trailer, visit

Help support the Staff Senate Book and Bake Sale
The annual Staff Senate Book and Bake Sale will take place on Thursday, Dec. 5, and Friday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 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 Laura Edgar in Kittredge 117, Chelsea Pemberton in Howarth 114, or Lisa Beritich in McIntyre 011. Items may be dropped off any time between now and Dec. 6. If you wish to donate baked goods, please ensure that they are contained or packaged and contact Chelsea Pemberton at or x3336.
For more information visit the Staff Senate section of Puget Sound’s website and the Staff Senate SoundNet site.

Get outside over winter break!
Snowshoe, cross-country ski, or rent other equipment from Puget Sound Outdoors to use over winter break. You can rent anything from the Expeditionary—for the whole break—for just a "weekend + a day" rate. Equipment can be reserved with payment beginning Dec. 2, and picked up during special hours the week of finals. For prices visit the Expeditionary online at The Expeditionary is located at 1506 N. Alder St., and is open Monday–Friday, 3–7 p.m. Call x3403 with questions.

Save the date! Professional development conference for faculty and staff coming in January
The annual Professional Development and Enrichment Conference for Faculty and Staff will be Jan. 13–16, 2014. The schedule will hit your inbox soon—visit for a preview of courses.


Senior runner Kathryn Flyte wrapped up her Puget Sound cross country career at the 2013 NCAA Division III Championships, finishing among the top 25 percent of runners in the women's 6k race. Flyte ran the course in 22:20.4, placing 64th out of 280 competitors.

The men's soccer team added to its awards shelf when the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced the Loggers as one of the 2012–13 College Team Academic Award winners. This marks the second year in a row and fourth year overall that the Loggers have received this award, recognizing squads which averaged at least a 3.0 GPA over an entire academic year.

The women's soccer team ended its season with a 3-0 loss to No. 1-ranked Washington University over the weekend in the third round of the NCAA tournament. The team closes out the year with a 17-3-2 overall record, having captured its 12th consecutive Northwest Conference title. That championship streak is the longest in Division III women's soccer.

In the News

Doug Cannon, professor of philosophy, was quoted on in a feature about the loss of serendipity in our lives since the Internet allowed personalized online content.

The Thompson Reuters Foundation published an online story quoting Andrew Gardner, associate professor of sociology and anthropology, about labor brokers selling the false promise of jobs to people in Bangladesh and Nepal. The story ran on several humanitarian and international news websites.

Professor of Religion Suzanne Holland was interviewed on KPBS public television of San Diego about the ethics of bringing back extinct animals. (Quotes at 3:45 mins. Transcript posted.)

Lindsay Morse, visiting assistant professor of classics, is co-organizer of a new, real-life puzzle in Seattle that involves finding your way out of a room, wrote the Capitol Hill Seattle blog, which appears on The Seattle Times website.

Hans Ostrom, professor of English and African American studies, was quoted and pictured in The News Tribune arts section in a feature about self-publishing.

Can't-miss Events

Through Saturday, Dec. 14: Exhibit: 2013 Art Students Annual, Kittredge Gallery

Through Tuesday, Jan. 14: Exhibit: Camp Stories, Collins Memorial Library

Monday, Nov. 25: Performance: Student Chamber Music Concerts, Schneebeck Concert Hall, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 25: Film Screening: Tropic Thunder, directed by Ben Stiller, part of Honors Film Series DOUBLE EXPOSURE, Rausch Auditorium, McIntyre 003, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 27: Travel day (no classes)

Wednesday, Nov. 27: Slater Museum Open Hours, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 28: Thanksgiving (no classes)

Friday, Nov. 29: Thanksgiving holiday (no classes)

Monday, Dec. 2: Swope Lecture: The New Religious Intolerance, Martha Nussbaum, Schneebeck Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free, but ticketed

Tuesday, Dec. 3: Behind the Archives Door: The Koran and Islamic Calligraphy, Gianna Carotenuto, art history, Collins Memorial Library, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 3: TubaChristmas, featuring Puget Sound students and music faculty member Ryan Schultz, Rasmussen Rotunda, WSC, 7 p.m.