Open Line Faculty-Staff Newsletter for the Week of Oct. 10, 2011

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Campus News

Prof. David Tinsley receives national honor
Distinguished Professor of German David Tinsley was recently presented with the annual Certificate of Merit Award from the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) and Goethe-Institut New York. He's one of four recipients of the 2011 award for outstanding achievement in furthering the teaching of German in schools of the United States. The award has been presented annually since 1978. Read more.

Meet with a TIAA-CREF consultant on campus Oct. 18
Meet with Jonathan Jepsen, TIAA-CREF consultant, to develop long-term saving strategies, find the allocation mix that works for you, and learn about TIAA-CREF retirement income flexibility. Individual sessions can be scheduled by calling 206.529.2600 (press 0). Jepsen will be on campus between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Wyatt 326. Additional counseling sessions will be scheduled throughout the semester. Watch Open Line for details. Learn more about TIAA-CREF at

Register now for presentations about 2012 benefits planned for Oct. 17, Oct. 21
Aon Hewitt, Premera, and Unum will offer presentations in Murray Board Room, WSC, this month to share information about Puget Sound's 2012 benefits. Presentations will cover topics such as comparing the two Premera medical plans, how the Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) will work, health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, and more. Register to attend a session by contacting human resourses at or x3369. When you register please indicate which session you plan to attend and if you plan to bring your spouse or partner.

  • Monday, Oct. 17, 1–3 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 17, 4–6 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 21, 9–11 a.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 21, noon–2 p.m.

Prof. Greta Austin to discuss religion in modern times at Daedalus Dinner, Nov. 2
The second Daedalus Dinner of the fall will be held Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 6 p.m., in Murray Board Room, WSC. Associate Professor of Religion Greta Austin will pose the questions "Was the European Middle Ages the 'Age of Faith?'" and " Have the modern West and world turned their backs on religion?" Austin's work on medieval religion and law in the West includes authoring Shaping Church Law Around Year 1000 (Ashgate, 2009), as well as numerous articles on medieval Church law, and a forthcoming chapter in Cambridge History of Medieval Canon Law. Daedalus Dinners are open to faculty and staff members, who are encouraged to bring interested students as their guests. The dinners include wine and hors d'oeuvres, a presentation, a catered buffet dinner, coffee, dessert, and discussion. Reservations are $15 per person, and must be made by Wednesday, Oct. 26. For more information or to make a reservation, call x3207.


Collins Memorial Library participated in a national study last spring that resulted the Project Information Literacy research report Balancing Act: How Today's College Students Manage Technology During Crunch Time, which will be released Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Collins Memorial Library staff members were appointed to new committees of the Orbis Cascade Alliance: Lori Ricigliano will serve on the alliancewide assessment committee, which will focus on assessment of alliance services, collections, and value-added services. Wade Guidry will serve on the Alliance Integrated Library Systems Committee, which will be responsible for creating and managing the RFP process for a new library system to more fully address a collaborative, networked library system.

Sharon Styer, program assistant for community music, has photographs featured in the inaugural edition of the art magazine The Rotator.

In the News

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Sara Freeman was quoted in a feature story in Atlanta Journal-Constitution about women and theater.

An Educause research report titled The Higher Education CIO: Portrait of Today, Landscape of Tomorrow quoted William Morse, chief technology officer, about advancing the university's goals. (PDF of article available by request)

Three to Get Ready, a novel by Professor of English Hans Ostrom will be made into a film titled Napa, starring Rose McGowan, reported Variety magazine and The Hollywood Reporter.

A photo feature in Yellowstone Discovery, the magazine of the Yellowstone Association, covered artist Abby Williams Hill, crediting several photos to University of Puget Sound and thanking Andrea Moody, consulting curator of Puget Sound's Abby Williams Hill Collection. (PDF of article available by request)

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

Campus community invited to higher ed meeting, Oct. 12

The Washington House of Representatives' Committee on Higher Education is hosting a meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 12, to discuss the role of higher education institutions in meeting the needs of the community and regional economy. The committee hopes the discussion will include participants from all walks of life, both within higher education and beyond it. The "Chautauqua" event will take place in Pigott Hall Auditorium on the campus of Seattle University.

Can't-miss events

Through Friday, Oct. 14: William Morris and the Art of the Book: The Private Library of Jack Walsdorf, Collins Memorial Library

Through Nov. 5: Show and Tell: Art Department Faculty 2011 , Kittredge Gallery

Monday, Oct. 10: String Festival Faculty and Student Concert, Schneebeck Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $8.50 faculty/staff

Tuesday, Oct. 11: Puget Sound Latin Club Ancient World, Modern Medium Film Series: Sebastiane (1976), preceded by a brief introduction, Trimble Forum, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 12: Committee on Higher Education Chautauqua, Seattle University

Wednesday, Oct. 12: Staff Senate Meeting, Murray Board Room, WSC, noon

Wednesday, Oct. 12: Kittredge Gallery Artist Talk: Becky Frehse, Kittredge Gallery, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 12: Seventh Annual Hispanic Film Festival: Community, featuring The Maid (Chile 2009), Rausch Auditorium, McIntyre 003, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 13: Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminars: Heidi Orloff, exercise science, Thompson 175, 4 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 13: Screening and Talk Regarding the Documentary The Hiding, presented by LINK (Liberty in North Korea), sponsored by Department of Politics and Government, Wyatt 109, 4 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 13: Inside the World of Advertising Brown Bag Presentation, Cindy Hammel ’02, Murray Board Room, WSC, 4 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 15: Women's Soccer vs. Whitman, East Field, noon

Saturday, Oct. 15: Football vs. Willamette, Baker Stadium, 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 15: Men's Soccer vs. Whitman, East Field, 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 16: Women's Soccer vs. Whitworth, East Field, noon

Sunday, Oct. 16: Men's Soccer vs. Whitworth, Peyton Field, 2:30 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 17–Tuesday, Oct. 18: Fall break, no classes