Open Line Faculty-Staff Newsletter

for the week of Oct. 6, 2014

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Campus News

Kittredge Gallery reception celebrates opening of new show by Profs. Elise Richman and Janet Marcavage, Oct. 8
Kittredge Gallery will host a reception on Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m., to celebrate the opening of Ripple and Unfold, an exhibition of new work by Elise Richman, associate professor of painting, and Janet Marcavage, associate professor of printmaking. The exhibit opens Monday, Oct. 6, and will be on view through Nov. 15.  The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Ethnobotanist Gary Paul Nabhan to give guest lecture on collaborative conservation, Oct. 8
Conservation biologist, ethnobotanist, and Ecumenical Franciscan brother Gary Paul Nabhan will be on campus Wednesday, Oct. 8, to speak about collaborative conservation. His talk will discuss "finding the radical center" and changing the cultural dynamics around complex environmental issues, and specifically, using this method with monarch butterflies and milkweeds. The free guest lecture will begin at 7 p.m., in Rasmussen Rotunda, WSC.

Learn how to preserve your personal papers, photos, and documents, Oct. 9
In celebration of Archives Month, Collins Memorial Library will host Gudrun Aurand, bookbinder and paper conservator, along with Jean Fisher of Tacoma Public Library and Puget Sound archivist Katie Henningsen, for a presentation on "At-home Preservation." The session, held Oct. 9, at 4 p.m., in the library, will include the properties of paper, evaluation points, basic cleaning of documents, damaged documents, storing documents, and more. 

Thompson Hall Science and Math Seminars continue Oct. 9
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, Oct. 9, the series will feature James Evans, professor of physics, speaking on "The Two Earths of Eratosthenes." For more information visit

Homecoming and Family Weekend is coming! Faculty and staff invited to numerous events, Oct. 10–11
Hundreds of Logger alumni, families, faculty emeriti, and friends will join with campus members to celebrate Homecoming and Family Weekend, beginning Thursday evening with the annual ASK Night event, a great opportunity for current students to network with Logger alumni. Popular events include the President's Welcome Reception on Friday, and the fourth annual Logger 5K on Saturday. Faculty and staff members can register to participate in the 5K online. Also featured are the Symphony Orchestra concert Friday, Fall Choral Concert Saturday, and Logger athletics events throughout the weekend. For more information about Homecoming and Family Weekend, visit

Jacobsen Series continues with Prof. Duane Hulbert performing, Oct. 12
Duane Hulbert, professor of music, has spent 30 years playing the music of Russian romantic composer Alexander Glazunov—and the last 15 years recording all 19 of Glazunov's solo and duet piano works. On Sunday, Oct. 12, celebrating the release of his new four-CD collection, Glazunov: Complete Works for Piano, Hulbert will perform a Jacobsen Series concert featuring four Glauzunov works, including a duet with guest artist Yoshikazu Nagai ’92. The concert will begin at 2 p.m., in Schneebeck Concert Hall. Admission is $10 for faculty and staff members. Tickets are available at Wheelock Info Center and

Come climb with us! Weekly faculty/staff climbs begin Oct. 15
Have you ever want to rock climb? Looking for others to climb with and a chance to get away from your desk? Join Puget Sound Outdoors either for an introduction to climbing or for a community to climb with at weekly faculty/staff climbing sessions, every Wednesday, beginning Oct. 15, through the end of the semester. You will have the opportunity to learn how to boulder and climb roped up. Please wear comfortable clothing. Climbing shoes and harnesses will be provided. Meet at the climbing wall in Warner Gym, at noon for the hourlong climb. Questions? Contact Justin Canny ’91 at or x3510.

Welcome to our newest faculty and staff members!

  • Scott Hendershot, Security Services
  • Heather Gilliliand, chemistry
  • Lori Neumann, occupational therapy
  • Shannen Riede, annual giving
  • Kerstyn Dolack, Facilities Services


Suzanne Holland, John B. Magee Professor of Science and Values, was named Alumna of the Year by Graduate Theological Union, where she earned her Ph.D.  

Robin Jacobson, associate professor of politics and government, reviewed the book Ellis Island Nation: Immigration Policy and American Identity in the Twentieth Century by Robert Fleegler for The Review of Politics

In the News

KREM Television of Spokane ran an online story, quoting Dan Burgard, associate professor of chemistry, about the city looking into methods of monitoring the use of marijuana through testing its wastewater.

Barry Goldstein, professor of geology, was quoted at length in a story in Seattle Backpackers Magazine about the geological origins of the area known as "The Enchantments."

Mark Martin, associate professor of biology, was interviewed for the People Behind the Science series of podcasts.

The Seattle Times “Education Lab” blog wrote about Puget Sound’s new financial aid offer for Tacoma Public Schools students, quoting President Ron Thomas. The paper ran a chart of the tuitions and Pell Grant recipient numbers at private Washington colleges.

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

Can't-miss Events

Through Oct. 15: Exhibit: Book Power Redux. Collins Memorial Library

Through Nov. 15: Exhibit: Ripple and Unfold, Elise Richman and Janet Marcavage. Kittredge Gallery

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

Monday, Oct. 6, 4 p.m.: Guest Artist Talk, Cynthia Camlin. Kittrege Gallery

Monday, Oct. 6, 6 p.m.: Lecture: Defending Pastoralism, Parker Raup ’15. Murray Boardroom, WSC

Monday, Oct. 6, 8 p.m.: Kayak Club. Wallace Pool

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m.: Honors Program Film Series: Shakespeare for a Modern World: She's the Man. Wyatt 109

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 5 p.m.: Opening Reception. Kittredge Gallery

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m.: Volleyball vs. PLU. Memorial Fieldhouse

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m.: Open Mic Night. Wheelock Piano Lounge

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m.: Puget Sound Speaks. Tahoma Room, Commencement Hall

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m.: Guest Lecture: Collaborative Conservation Comes to Monarchs and Milkweeds, Gary Paul Nabhan. Rasmussen Rotunda, WSC

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m.: Guest Lecture: Chasing Ghosts and Dreams Along the Tibetan Plateau, David Anderson. Wyatt 109

Thursday, Oct. 9, 1 p.m.: Walk-in Flu Shot Clinic. Counseling, Health, and Wellness Services. Cost: $25

Thursday, Oct. 9, 4 p.m.: Lecture: At-home Preservation with Gudrun Aurand. Collins Memorial Library

Thursday, Oct. 9, 4 p.m.: Thompson Hall Science and Math Seminars: James Evans, physics. Thompson 175

Thursday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m.: ASK Night. Marshall Hall, WSC

Thursday, Oct. 9, 8 p.m.: Kayak Club. Wallace Pool

Friday, Oct. 10–Sunday, Oct. 12: Homecoming and Family Weekend

Friday, Oct. 10: Puget Sound Music Day for Prospective Students

Friday, Oct. 10, 12:05 p.m.: Organ at Noon, Joseph Adam, organ. Kilworth Memorial Chapel

Friday, Oct. 10, 6 p.m.: President's Welcome Reception. Event Lawn

Friday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m.: Performance: Viennese Visions, Symphony Orchestra, Huw Edwards, conductor. Schneebeck Concert Hall

Saturday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m.: Logger 5K

Saturday, Oct. 11, 11:30 a.m.: Logger Pregame Barbecue and Photobooth with Grizz. Event Lawn. Cost: $10 adults/$5 children

Saturday, Oct. 11, 1 p.m.: Football vs. Pacific. Baker Stadium

Saturday, Oct. 11, 4:30 p.m.: Performance: Fall Choral Concert. Schneebeck Concert Hall

Saturday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m.: Master Class with Yoshikazu Nagai ’92. Schneebeck Concert Hall

Saturday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m.: Volleyball vs. Linfield. Memorial Fieldhouse

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2 p.m.: Jacobsen Series: "Complete Piano Works of Glazunov" CD Release Concert. Schneebeck Concert Hall

Monday, Oct. 13, 4 p.m.: Faculty Meeting. Thompson 193