Open Line Faculty-Staff Newsletter for the Week of Sept. 17, 2012

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"Marketing 101 for Book Artists" workshop, Sept. 19
Collins Memorial Library, in collaboration with the Puget Sound Book Artists organization, will sponsor "Marketing 101 for Book Artists With Laura Russell" on Wednesday, Sept. 19. An artist and the owner of 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, Russell has a wealth of expertise in curating shows and supporting visual artists. Her presentation will be held in Library 020, beginning at 7 p.m., and will focus on the basics of marketing for artists, publicity, and contacting galleries.

Guest lecture by playwright and neo-futurist Greg Allen, Sept. 20
Greg Allen, founding director of The Neo-Futurists and creator of Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes), will give a talk to the campus community on Thursday, Sept. 20, in Jones 203. The talk, "Adventures in Nonfiction Theater: How Neo-Futurism Changed My Life and Hopefully Yours," will begin at 4 p.m. Allen will discuss his experiences creating some of the wildest shows in theater history—from a 24-year run of 30 Plays in 60 Minutes, to a seven-hour production of Eugene O'Neill's Strange Interlude at the biggest theater in Chicago. The talk will include video clips and an opportunity for questions and discussion.

Music faculty members and students give eclectic concert Sept. 21
Faculty members and students in the School of Music will share the stage Friday, Sept. 21, for an evening of chamber music. Fresh from playing at national and international music camps and festivals over the summer, they'll perform short pieces or snipets of longer pieces from a broad range of musical styles. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., in Schneebeck Concert Hall. Read the great News Tribune preview of this concert (and two others this month).

2012 AIDS Walk is this Saturday, Sept. 22
Team up with fellow Loggers to help meet the growing need for HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and advocacy services in Pierce and Thurston counties. Help Puget Sound support the cause by becoming a member of the "Loggers of Love" team, and participate in the South Sound AIDS Walk this Saturday, Sept. 22, at 9 a.m., at Cheney Stadium. Registration is free! Sign up now at For more infrormation or if you're interested in carpooling to the event on Saturday, contact Social Justice Coordinator Roman Christiaens at or post to the South Sound AIDS Walk - Loggers of Love Facebook page.

Library looking for Logger memorabilia to help celebrate 125th anniversary
Collins Memorial Library is planning a display in January to mark the university's 125th anniversary. As part of the exhibit, library staff members are calling on you to share your Puget Sound memorabilia! Your prized football jersey; photos from Orientation, May Day, or other campus events; or even your old textbook... help us celebrate Puget Sound's history! Contact library director Jane Carlin at


At the Fall Faculty Dinner last month, Professor Emeritus of Physics Alan Thorndike and Professor of Foreign Languages and Literature Michel Rocchi each received the Faculty Senate’s Walter Lowrie Sustained Service Award in recognition of their sustained service to Puget Sound. Congratulations!

The National Association of College Stores featured the 2011–12 "Find the Hatchet" promotion by the University of Puget Sound Bookstore in its 2012 catalog, Cool Ideas.

In the News

The News Tribune “Go” arts section ran a full-page story about three September chamber music events at Puget Sound. It also ran photos of Fred Winkler, saxophone, and Maria Sampen, violin. The section also ran a story, with a photo of organist Joseph Adam, outlining the many free concerts coming up.

The Seattle Times ran a story on the U.S. News & World Report 2013 college rankings focusing on University of Washington slipping from No. 42 to 46, and noting that Puget Sound was ranked No. 85 among national liberal arts colleges. (No. 81 last year)

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Code of Conduct refresher

As members of the Puget Sound community, all students; faculty, staff, and board members; and university officers and affiliates are responsible for sustaining the highest ethical standards of this institution and of the broader community in which we function. The beginning of each academic year is the perfect time for members of the campus community to reacquaint themselves with the university Code of Conduct.

If you have concerns about the code or to report possible violations, please call the Compliance Helpline at 866.943.5787.

Can't-miss events

Through Saturday, Sept. 22: Kittredge Gallery Exhibit: Susan Seubert (Small Gallery), Kittredge Gallery

Through Sunday, Sept. 30: Collins Memorial Library Exhibit: Skyscrapers and Shadows: Labor and Migration in Doha, Qatar, Kristin Giordano and Andrew Gardner

Through Saturday, Nov. 3: Kittredge Gallery Exhibit: Jessica Bender (Large Gallery), Kittredge Gallery

Tuesday, Sept. 18: Study Abroad Fair, Rasmussen Rotunda, WSC, 11 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 19: CIAC Fall Civic Engagement Fair, Marshall Hall, WSC, 11 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 19: Daedalus Dinner with Associate Professor Kristin Johnson, Murray Board Room, WSC, 6 p.m. Reservations required.

Wednesday, Sept. 19: Marketing 101 for Book Artists With Laura Russell, Library 020, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 20: Adventures in Nonfiction Theater: How Neo-Futurism Changed My Life and Hopefully Yours, guest lecture by Greg Allen, Norton Clapp Theatre, Jones Hall, 4 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 20: Thompson Hall Science and Math Seminars: Stomata: To be or Not to be?, Lynn Pillitteri, Western Washington University, Thompson 175, 4 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 20: What I Wish I Had Known Before Starting a Small Business panel discussion, McCormick Room, Collins Memorial Library, 6 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 21: Faculty/Student Collage, Schneebeck Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 22: AIDS Walk, Cheney Stadium, 9 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 22: Women's Soccer vs. Linfield, East Athletic Field, noon

Saturday, Sept. 22: Football vs. Whittier, Baker Stadium, 1 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 24: Writing Workshop/Talking Circle: The Intersection of Gender and Spirituality, Trimble Forum, 3 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 24: Frida Kahlo: Art and Revolution, guest lecture by Eli Bartra, Universidad AutÓnoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco, Mexico City, Wyatt 109, 6 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 24: Japanese Movie Series: O-oku (historical drama), Wyatt 209, 6 p.m.