2010-11 Salons Calendar
Salon: "The Atheist Meets the Theologian" (2-Part Salon Series)
Wednesdays, April 6 and April 20, 2011
come enjoy convivial, provocative exchange, & refreshments
PART 1: Why God?
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
PART 2: Social & Political Issues - Atheist and Theological Perspectives
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Student Center 210
Views on separation of church and state, reproductive & end-of-life care, gay marriage, and more.
Conversationalists: Peter Ely, S.J. (VP Mission & Ministry and Dept of Theology), Daniel Peterson (Adjunct Professor, Dept of Theology), and Bob Seidensticker (Seattle Atheists)
See our Campus Events calendar for other events co-sponsored by Academic Salons
New Student Academic Convocation
Monday, September 20, 2010
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
12th & E. Marion Tent
Convocation Program: Download PDF
Discussion Leader Room Assignments: Download PDF
Student convocation serves as the university's official welcome to the Class of 2014. All incoming 1st year students, faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to attend.
SUYI Panel Discussion: What's Going On: Education, Youth, and Families
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Bailey Gatzert Elementary School (1301 E. Yesler Way, Seattle) - Please note: LOCATION CHANGE!
This event will bring together the campus and the wider community for a conversation examining the issues facing youth, families, and educators in the Bailey Gatzert Neighborhood. A diverse group of panelists will present perspectives on the strengths and challenges of the neighborhood’s educational and family support system. Hosted by the Seattle University Youth Initiative, Center for Service & Community Engagement, and Academic Salons. For more about the Seattle University Youth Initiative, visit http://www.seattleu.edu/suyi/.
Salon: "Myths and Realities in American Public School Education Today - Seattle Public School Teachers Speak Out"
Thursday, January 27, 2011
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
STCN 160 (LeRoux Room), Student Center
The Academic Salon program and the Diversity, Citizenship, and Social Justice (DCSJ) Core Track hosts a panel discussion with four Seattle Public School teachers who will discuss issues pertinent to the present and future of public education in American schools, from funding problems, private foundations, and charter schools, to curriculum and our local superintendent.
Eric Muhs, award winning National Board Certified Teacher, Seattle Public Schools, Physics & Astronomy
Dan Pickard, Seattle Public Schools, Integrated & Earth Science
India Carlson, Seattle Public Schools, Botany, Horticulture, Integrated Science
Dan Troccoli, Seattle Public Schools, Social Studies, & Seattle Equality Educators
Our featured panelists, who represent a total of more than fifty years experience in education, will present a snapshot of how these issues are presently playing out in Seattle, where teachers and education reformers find themselves in an increasingly bitter conflict.
For an archive of 2009-10 Academic Salons programming and event information, please visit the following link.