The Archives & Special Collections is pleased to welcome its second summer research fellow, Jillian Zeidner! Jillian, a double major in history and religion, will focus her research on the Puget Sound campus in the 1960s. Using the student newspaper, The Trail, Jillian will track student reactions to national and local events. In addition, Jillian will assist in the creation of archival lessons drawing on the collections and compile research topics from the collections for future student projects. Jillian will be documenting her summer in the Archives & Special Collections on our blog. So be on the lookout for updates from Jillian every Thursday!
Ebooks and online growth are going strong! Read more.
You’ve made it to the finish line!
The students of the Class of 2013 have contributed tremendously to the University of Puget Sound and will soon join 120 years of Puget Sound alumni. The University graduated its first class, of four students, in 1893. From 1893 to 2013, our college has seen a lot of changes; Freshman Week has become Preludes, Passages, and Perspectives, and the hatchet has disappeared and reappeared numerous times. Our colors may have changed (from maroon to green and then back to maroon), but our philosophy remains the same: To the Heights!
The great accomplishments of the Class of 2013 will be documented in the University of Puget Sound Archives & Special Collections, and will become an official part of campus history.
Graduates, we wish you luck with your future ventures and voyages! Your dedication and hard work will inspire generations of Puget Sound students as your scholarly achievements live on in Collins Memorial Library.
By Maya Steinborn
Collins Library is pleased to announce the winner of the 11th Annual Library Senior Art. This year’s recipient is Ben Sample for his work Progress. The jury describes the artwork of this emerging young talent as fluid, intricate, beautiful, and exciting. Ben receives prize money and, in exchange, the library has the honor of displaying the winning work in a prominent location on the main floor of the library for one year.
My current body of work is a dialogue between the subtractive refinement of my base forms and the additive spontaneity of tensioned lines. In my building process, glued and layered wood is molded, cut, sanded and prepared to produce symmetrical, geometric forms that provide a void in which rubber can erupt. The bands are then drawn taught and anchored by hand to contrast the geometric balance of the external form, coming together relatively suddenly and impulsively. The final result is a manifestation of equilibrium, tension, and poise on a foundation of constructed line.
While my fabrication process is inspired by the constructivist movement of the 1920s, it is not simply a constructive undertaking. The addition of stretched rubber adds an uncertainty and mercurial nature to each piece as the outer structure silently struggles to retain its shape against the tension of each band contained within. The final accumulation of potential energy transforms the base form from a static foundation into a fluid and elastic element, held in balance by massive opposing forces.
If you like a full moon and things that change with the tide, you’ll love this! I have enjoyed Red Moon by Benjamin Percy very much. I recommend this book for a great summer read!
-Library Student Staff
Did You Know? There are 18 study rooms in the library that accommodate 1-6 people. No reservations needed.
Writing a ‘happy list’ before the start of each day can help both stressed-out workers and students improve their problem-solving skills, a recent study has found. Read more!
My name is Samantha Wilk, and I am a sophomore. I am majoring in politics and government, with a minor in environmental policy and decision-making and an emphasis in global development studies. I am from Washington, and next spring I will be going abroad to Copenhagen, Denmark. That still hasn’t sunk in yet—it’s less than a year away! I’m thinking about working with nonprofits after graduation, but I’m leaving my options open. I love to read, run—particularly outside when the weather allows it, and ride horses. I became a learning commons assistant the spring of my freshman year, and take care of the printers, reference books, and minor computer problems. I like being able to help people out and get them what they need, whether it’s a specific book or a printing problem. Another nice thing about my job is that I can do schoolwork when it’s quiet. Working in the library, I appreciate the fact that the library is always warm! It’s nice on those cold wet days that Washington excels in, and it is an excellent place to study.