Articles written by: Nichole Hine

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Graduation weekend: be a Tacoma tourist

Commencement will be on May 18. The seniors only have a few weeks left here, and this is their last chance to visit places in Tacoma that they never got to see during their four years here. It is also a chance for their families coming into town to see […]

Alum and “Scandal” star Darby Stanchfield returns to talk about success after Puget Sound
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Alum and “Scandal” star Darby Stanchfield returns to talk about success after Puget Sound

Alum Darby Stanchfield ’93, an actress who has been on hit TV shows like “Mad Men” and “Scandal,” came to the University on April 21 to speak with students about her journey from Puget Sound to Hollywood. Stanchfield had a busy day while she was here, including activities like visiting […]

Ski Team provides snow-filled opportunities for racers and skiers
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Ski Team provides snow-filled opportunities for racers and skiers

The University of Puget Sound Ski Team has been a part of this campus for decades and their season recently ended. The club provides opportunities for those who love to ski and race. The team has traveled to Vancouver, Bachelor and various places around Idaho, just to name a few […]

Emerald City Trapeze offers fantasy, flight
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Emerald City Trapeze offers fantasy, flight

Emerald City Trapeze is a company in Seattle that offers classes in flying trapeze and aerial arts. Emerald City Trapeze also has a professional flying trapeze team called the ECFlyers and they will be performing a show in May, at which performers formerly from Cirque du Soleil will be present. […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Paul Harris

Dr. Paul Harris has been a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University’s School of Music since 2008. “I was originally brought in here to replace Geoffrey [Block, a music history professor] because he was going on sabbatical.” He was planning to only stay at the University for one year teaching […]

An extraordinary journey: alum Jordan Hanssen to speak of rowing from New York to England
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An extraordinary journey: alum Jordan Hanssen to speak of rowing from New York to England

Alumnus Jordan Hanssen ’04 will be on campus on April 2 to talk about his experience rowing across the Atlantic. Hanssen will be at Collins Library from 7-8 p.m. to share his experience rowing a 29 foot boat across the Atlantic ocean in 72 days in 2006. He will be […]

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Alt break to serve Tacoma and address food justice

Alternative Break (“Alt Break” for short) is a unique service immersion program hosted by the Department of Spirituality, Service & Social Justice during the fall and spring breaks. This year, Alt Spring Break has the theme of Sustainable Food Justice. “We will spend the first half of spring break exploring the […]

Tacoma to grow edible food forest
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Tacoma to grow edible food forest

Tacoma will soon be opening its very own edible food forest. Inspired by Seattle’s Beacon Food Forest, a group of local food enthusiasts will be planting Tacoma’s. This type of forest is one of very few like it in the entire country. Building a Food Forest, or what is sometimes […]

Professor Spotlight: Dr. Gwynne Brown
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Professor Spotlight: Dr. Gwynne Brown

Dr. Gwynne Brown, associate professor of Music History and Music Theory at the University, came to speak to the Music Education club about her experiences as a professor and to give advice to aspiring music educators. Brown is a musicologist, pianist and player of  a Zimbabwean instrument called the mbira. […]

Giving thanks: Students reflect on food, gratitude
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Giving thanks: Students reflect on food, gratitude

For University of Puget Sound students, Thanksgiving Break will take place from Nov. 27–Dec. 1. Some students will be heading home to their families; others will be enjoying a fun Thanksgiving with friends. Sarah Josepha Hale, author of the nursery rhyme “Mary had a Little Lamb,” was the person who […]