PS: The Puget Sound Podcast

PS: The Puget Sound Podcast

By University of Puget Sound
PS: The Puget Sound Podcast highlights stories and experiences from students and faculty at University of Puget Sound, a national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington. Hosted by Elena Becker '17, prospective students and future Loggers are invited to listen and learn what it's like to live, learn, and reach new heights in the Pacific Northwest.
More places to listen

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Noah Thomas '20
Noah Thomas '20 talks about his upcoming study abroad trip to Budapest, his interest in computer science, and how he developed a special interdisciplinary major focusing on digital media and communication. Prospective students and families are invited to get to know us even more by visiting us in Tacoma, Washington. We offer information sessions and student-led tours of our picturesque residential campus on weekdays and we'd love to show you around.
29:03
August 14, 2019
Adriana Flores '13, archivist and Special Collections Librarian
Adriana Flores '13 explains how her Puget Sound journey led from being a student to managing the University's Archives & Special Collections at Collins Memorial Library. Prospective students and families are invited to get to know us even more by visiting us in Tacoma, Washington. We offer information sessions and student-led tours of our picturesque residential campus on weekdays and we'd love to show you around.
33:02
August 7, 2019
Ruby Krietzman '20
Ruby Krietzman '20, a politics and government and environmental policy and decision making major, recounts her recent study abroad experience in Tanzania and hosting a romantic advice show on Puget Sound's radio station, KUPS. Prospective students and families are invited to get to know us even more by visiting us in Tacoma, Washington. We offer information sessions and student-led tours of our picturesque residential campus on weekdays and we'd love to show you around.
33:23
July 31, 2019
Aubrey Shelton '05, M.A.T. '06, Men's Basketball Head Coach
Aubrey Shelton '05, M.A.T. '06, gives insight into coaching Puget Sound's men's basketball team, his former career as a high school teacher, and growing up in Tacoma. Prospective students and families are invited to get to know us even more by visiting us in Tacoma, Washington. We offer information sessions and student-led tours of our picturesque residential campus on weekdays and we'd love to show you around.
31:59
July 24, 2019
Claire Martin '17
Claire Martin '17 describes her passion for Shakespeare, experience directing theater off-Broadway, and her upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet in Tacoma. Prospective students and families are invited to get to know us even more by visiting us in Tacoma, Washington. We offer information sessions and student-led tours of our picturesque residential campus on weekdays and we'd love to show you around.
26:07
July 17, 2019
Bailey Gamel '21
Bailey Gamel '21 shares how their love of the television show Grey's Anatomy led them to the Pacific Northwest from Colorado to study communications at University of Puget Sound. Prospective students and families are invited to get to know us even more by visiting us in Tacoma, Washington. We offer information sessions and student-led tours of our picturesque residential campus on weekdays and we'd love to show you around.
23:04
July 10, 2019
Jude Glazer '21
Jude Glazer '21 talks about summer in Tacoma and how a 4th of July vacation led him to University of Puget Sound.  Prospective students and families are invited to get to know us even more by visiting us in Tacoma, Washington. We offer information sessions and student-led tours of our picturesque residential campus on weekdays and we'd love to show you around.
23:14
July 3, 2019
Katline Barrows '21
Katline Barrows '21 shares her experiences with a double major in Environmental Policy and Decision Making and Natural Science and completing an internship at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Fish and Wildlife Program .Prospective students and families are invited to get to know us even more by visiting us in Tacoma, Washington. We offer information sessions and student-led tours of our picturesque residential campus on weekdays and we'd love to show you around.
25:27
June 27, 2019
Alonso Tirado '20
Alonso Tirado '20 shares lessons learned from majoring in Music Education and growing up in Mexico City.  Prospective students and families are invited to get to know us even more by visiting us in Tacoma, Washington. We offer information sessions and student-led tours of our picturesque residential campus on weekdays and we'd love to show you around.
25:14
June 19, 2019
Nate Hess '20
Nate Hess '20 talks about moving from Arlington, Virginia to the Pacific Northwest for college and playing Ultimate Frisbee with the Postmen, Puget Sound's men team.   Prospective students and families are invited to get to know us even more by visiting us in Tacoma, Washington. We offer information sessions and student-led tours of our picturesque residential campus on weekdays and we'd love to show you around .   
28:01
June 14, 2019
Roy Robinson, director for international programs
Roy Robinson, director for international programs, discusses the study abroad opportunities around the world available to Puget Sound students.  Prospective students and families are invited to get to know us even more by visiting us in Tacoma, Washington. We offer information sessions and student-led tours of our picturesque residential campus on weekdays and we'd love to show you around .   
29:31
June 6, 2019
Professors Katherine Smith and Kriszta Kotsis
Professors Katherine Smith and Kriszta Kotsis discuss their love for teaching at small colleges, the Interdisciplinary Humanities Emphasis they co-direct, and the value of learning about the Humanities, broadly defined, for understanding and addressing the challenges of the modern world.  Prospective students and families are invited to get to know us even more by visiting us in Tacoma, Washington. We offer information sessions and student-led tours of our picturesque residential campus on weekdays and we'd love to show you around .      Admitted students ready to take the next step should visit our Welcome Website to prepare for their Puget Sound journey. 
34:48
May 30, 2019
Rachel Johnson '20
Rachel Johnson '20 discusses her work with girls in STEM, her job working in the on-campus cadaver lab, and studying exercise science. Prospective students and families are invited to get to know us even more by visiting us in Tacoma, Washington. We offer information sessions and student-led tours of our picturesque residential campus on weekdays and we'd love to show you around .      Admitted students ready to take the next step should visit our Welcome Website to confirm enrollment and take the next steps to officially be a Puget Sound Logger. 
30:43
May 23, 2019
Rachel Sugar '16
Rachel Sugar ’16 talks about her work as a legal advocate for survivors of domestic violence, her plans to become an attorney, and how Tacoma became “home” during her time at Puget Sound.   If you or someone you know has experienced or may be experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault, there are resources for you. The following three hotlines are free, and staffed and available 24/7.    National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.800.799.7233  National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1.800.656.4673  National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1.888-373.7888   Prospective students and families are invited to get to know us even more by visiting us in Tacoma, Washington. We offer information sessions and student-led tours of our picturesque residential campus on weekdays and we'd love to show you around .      Admitted students ready to take the next step should visit our Welcome Website to prepare for their Puget Sound journey. 
28:46
May 17, 2019
Ian Fox '14
Ian Fox '14 discusses the evolution of his academic interests as a Puget Sound student and how his journey as an English major has influenced his work as in podcasting and public radio.   Prospective students and families are invited to get to know us even more by visiting us in Tacoma, Washington. We offer information sessions and student-led tours of our picturesque residential campus on weekdays and we'd love to show you around .      Admitted students ready to take the next step should visit our Welcome Website to confirm enrollment and take the next steps to officially be a Puget Sound Logger. 
39:36
May 8, 2019
Sophia Munic '19
Studio Art and French major Sophia Munic '19 discusses how her love of print making and sculpture was fostered through her liberal arts education. Hear about Sophia’s artistic journey culminating in a summer research grant to create an art installation in downtown Tacoma.     Prospective students and families are invited to get to know us even more by visiting us in Tacoma, Washington. We offer information sessions and student-led tours of our picturesque residential campus on weekdays and we'd love to show you around .      Admitted students ready to take the next step should visit our Welcome Website to confirm enrollment and take the next steps to officially be a Puget Sound Logger. 
24:59
May 1, 2019
Vivie Nguyen, director for intercultural engagement
Vivie Nguyen, director for intercultural engagement, shares her experience building equity on campus and striving to make every Puget Sound student feel welcomed, valued, and heard. Learn about how Puget Sound staff and students are engaging in difficult conversations about how to address challenges within college campuses.     Prospective students and families are invited to get to know us even more by visiting us in Tacoma, Washington. We offer information sessions and student-led tours of our picturesque residential campus on weekdays and we'd love to show you around .      Admitted students ready to take the next step should visit our Welcome Website to confirm enrollment and take the next steps to officially be a Puget Sound Logger. 
24:48
April 24, 2019
Jenna Krueger ’21
Jenna Krueger ’21 sits down to discuss her interests in psychology and education,  participating in Puget Sound's Honors Program, and her role in the upcoming Repertory Dance Group spring show, "In the Stars."  Prospective students and families are invited to get to know us even more by visiting us in Tacoma, Washington. We offer information sessions and student-led tours of our picturesque residential campus on weekdays and we'd love to show you around .     Admitted students ready to take the next step should visit our Welcome Website to confirm enrollment and take the next steps to officially be a Puget Sound Logger. 
23:40
April 18, 2019
Professor Andrew Gardner
Andrew Gardner, professor of sociology and anthropology, talks about his groundbreaking research on transnational labor migration in the Middle East. Learn about Andrew’s unique teaching philosophy, experiential learning in the classroom, and the benefit of understanding cultures and societies from a holistic perspective.  Prospective students and families are invited to get to know us even more by visiting us in Tacoma, Washington. We offer information sessions and student-led tours of our picturesque residential campus on weekdays and we'd love to show you around .  Admitted students ready to take the next step should visit our Welcome Website to confirm enrollment and take the next steps to officially be a Puget Sound Logger. 
32:16
April 11, 2019
Joe Vari, Women's Soccer Head Coach
With 16 Northwest Conference titles since 2000, Coach Joe Vari discusses the legendary women's soccer program at Puget Sound and how the team overcame adversity this season to make it to the NCAA Division III women's soccer national championships. Prospective students and families are invited to get to know us even more by visiting us in Tacoma, Washington. We offer information sessions and student-led tours of our picturesque residential campus on weekdays and we'd love to show you around . Admitted students ready to take the next step should visit our Welcome Website to confirm enrollment and take the next steps to officially be a Puget Sound Logger. 
25:09
April 4, 2019
Elena Fulton '19
It’s an Elena-palooza! Elena Fulton ’19 talks about her Molecular and Cellular Biology major, her volunteer position in a free neighborhood urgent care, and the research position she has lined up for after her graduation this spring. Prospective students and families are invited to get to know us even more by visiting us in Tacoma, Washington. We offer information sessions and student-led tours of our picturesque residential campus on weekdays and we'd love to show you around . Admitted students ready to take the next step should visit our Welcome Website to confirm enrollment and take the next steps to officially be a Puget Sound Logger. 
25:53
March 27, 2019
Erica Greening '20
Erica Greening ’20, an African American Studies major talks about the Race and Pedagogy National Conference, transferring to Puget Sound, and the Ubiquitous They improv group.   Prospective students and families are invited to get to know us even more by visiting us in Tacoma, Washington. We offer information sessions and student-led tours of our picturesque residential campus on weekdays and we'd love to show you around . Admitted students ready to take the next step should visit our Welcome Website to confirm enrollment and take the next steps to officially be a Puget Sound Logger. 
31:34
March 20, 2019
Lee Nelson '19
Lee Nelson '19, a Sociology and Anthropology major with minors in French and Asian Studies discusses originally drew him to the Puget Sound from his hometown of St. Paul, Minn. and how he spent his junior year traveling across Russia, India, Thailand, and other countries as part of our signature Pacific Rim Study Abroad program. Prospective students and families are invited to get to know us even more by visiting us in Tacoma, Washington. We offer information sessions and student-led tours of our picturesque residential campus on weekdays and we'd love to show you around . Admitted students ready to take the next step should visit our Welcome Website to confirm enrollment and take the next steps to officially be a Puget Sound Logger. 
23:39
March 14, 2019
Professor Nick Kontogeorgopoulos
Nick Kontogeorgopoulos, Distinguished Professor of International Political Economy and Director of Asian Studies and Global Development Studies,  talks about experiential education at University of Puget Sound, along with a few tangents about classic soft rock. Hear about how students take learning outside of the classroom through high impact opportunities such as internships to study abroad and the role of reflection as part of a rigorous liberal arts education. Prospective students and families are invited to get to know us even more by visiting us in Tacoma, Washington. We offer information sessions and student-led tours of our picturesque residential campus on weekdays and we'd love to show you around . Admitted students ready to take the next step should visit our Welcome Website to confirm enrollment and take the next steps to officially be a Puget Sound Logger. 
20:11
March 6, 2019
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