American Dramaturgs Archive has new home at UPS


TACOMA – In June of 2015 dramaturgs from around North America will gather in New York City to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA)—an international service organization representing these theater arts professionals.

University of Puget Sound will play a central role in the year leading up to the conference by partnering with LMDA in revisiting the history of the organization and the field. As of May 2014 Puget Sound’s Collins Memorial Library became the official archive for LMDA.

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Washington Post: USA Discounters hooks some service members with credit before springing the debt trap

By Warren Nabours

The Washington [DC] Post published a story about USA Discounters business practices. Here is an extract from one paragraph that kind of explains the story:

“[Army Spc. Angel] Aguirre later learned that USA Discounters’ easy lending has a flip side. Should customers fall behind, the company transforms into an efficient collection operation. And this part of its business takes place not where customers bought their appliances, but in two local courthouses just a short drive from the company’s Virginia Beach headquarters.”

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Lakewood Chamber: JBLM could lose 16,000 more jobs

The Army recently completed a 2014 Supplemental Programmatic Environment Assessment (SPEA), which poses that Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) could lose up to 16,000 military and civilian jobs.

You’ll recall that the South Sound recently lost the 4-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team (Lakewood’s Community Connector). This reduction was the result of the initial 2013 Programmatic Environment Assessment (PEA).

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Vacancies on Lakewood Arts Commission

The City of Lakewood is accepting applications to fill six (6) vacancies on the Lakewood Arts Commission.

DESCRIPTION: The role of the Lakewood Arts commission is to assess needs, establish priorities and make recommendations for enrichment of the community and promotion of its cultural vitality through the arts. The Lakewood Arts Commission will do the following: [Read more...]

Curran Orchard FREE Summer Concerts

Join us for a great evening of Blues with Maia Santell and House Blend on Thursday, July 24, from 6:30pm-8pm at the Curran Apple Orchard Park. Bring a picnic or purchase pizza or pasta from The Rolling Crust. Special thanks to Columbia Bank for being our long-time concert sponsor. The orchard is located at 3920 Grandview Drive in University Place. For more information, visit