Search For Meaning Bookfest
Saturday, March 9th|Seattle University CampusAlumni Relations Open House (During Bookfest)10AM - 2PMAdmissions and Alumni Relations Building
Choirs - Lenten Prayer Concert: An Instrument of PeaceSaturday, March 9, 2013| 8-9:30PM
March 12-16 | Las VegasMen and Women's Basketball
Alumni Relations Happy Hour in Las VegasTuesday, March 12th, 2013| 4-6PMStardust Suite| Orleans Hotel and Casino RSVP now!"Cracking the Codes: Systems of Racial Inequity" Premiere Film Screening and Community Conversation
Wednesday, March 13, 2013| 6:30 - 9PM
Surprising Resignation of the Pope Throws the Door OpenThursday, March 14, 2013|12:30-1:30PMWyckoff Auditorium with Fr. Pat Howell, S.J.
Student Chamber Music ConcertThursday, March 14, 2013 | 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Alumni Day of Prayer with Pat O'Leary, S.J., and Cissy McLaneSaturday, March 16, 2013 | 9AM - 3PM
Spirituality on Tap Featuring Brendan Busse, S.J.March 19 & 20, 2013| 7-9 PM
San Diego Alumni Reception Thursday, March 21, 2013| 6 - 8PMRSVP for directions!
San Francisco Alumni ReceptionFriday, March 22, 2013| 6 - 8 PM RSVP for directions!
Portland, OR Alumni Chapter ReceptionWednesday, April 3, 2013| 5:30 - 8:30PM Cha Taqueria & BarRSVP now!
School of Law 40th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, April 11,2013| 5:30 - 7:30PM
Career ExpoWednesday, April 10, 2013| 11AM - 2PM
Awards Ceremony and Artists' Reception - Imagining the World: Study Abroad Photography ExhibitThursday, April 11, 2013 | 5 - 7PM
Brahm's Music SeriesApril 11 & 13 | 7:30PMApril 12 & 14| 3:00PM
28th Annual Alumni AwardsTuesday, April 16th|5:30pmRegister now!
Alumni Day of ServiceSaturday, April 27, 2013| 8:30AM - 1:30PM
Albers Executive Speaker SeriesTuesday, April 30th, 2013|5:30 - 6:30PM With Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow.com
Arts and Sciences Alumni Seminars Re-visioning Classics of our LiteratureApril 9 - June 4, 2013
SU Athletics Red Tie Celebration
Saturday, May 18, 2013| 5:00PM
Career Services:Tools for Career Transition:A Workshop for SU Alumni Looking for a Job,a Career Change, Or a Re-Start.April 23, 30| May 7, 14 |6:30-8:30 PM
Vocational Discernment: Living Into QuestionsThursday, June 6, 13, 20 and 27 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Visit our athletics site to stay up to date on SU Sports.
Recently Seattle University invited two national leaders,
Dr. Sharon Parks and Chris Lowney, to campus to speak with students, faculty,
staff and community members about leadership and meaning making. Former Jesuit
and JP Morgan executive, and author of the book,Heroic Leadership, Lowney said “A true leader respects the dignity of others while unlocking their
potential.” Dr. Parks, best known for her book Big Questions, Worthy Dreams
reflected, that a true mentor is one who sees you and recognizes your gifts
even before you do. She challenged Seattle University with the question, “Is a
mentoring community available to all students?”
As Career Services prepares to relaunch the Redhawk Network
Mentor Program this month, we are asking alumni to sign up to be a mentor to a Seattle
University student. Below is the link to sign up and let us know the ways you
are available to mentor, e.g. offer an informational
interview, talk with a student by phone or in person, participate in a workshop
or on a panel, etc. You can select the amount of time and the way in which you
want to mentor. Thank you for being a part of developing the next generation of
Seattle University leaders! Below the “Login” button, click “Click here to complete your
Career Services Benefits for Alumni:
Career Services offers support to our alumni who may be
seeking a change. Whether a change of perspective, position, employer or career
path, we are here to assist you. Below you will find a list of career services
we offer to alumni:
Services to get more details and register for professional development
What do a full time high school teacher, bike aficionado,
Contemplative Leaders in Action participant and brewery founder/owner have in
common? A Jesuit education. This month’s Alumni Living the Mission
is Seattle University alumna Haley Woods who though crunched for time,
finds meaning among her commitments. Thanks to herroots in Ignatian pedagogy, gleaned from her time in the Masters in
Teaching program at SU and ongoing participation in Magis’ Contemplative
Leaders in Actionprogram, Haley integrates
reflective practices throughout her day, be it while driving to work, building
a barstool or concocting a new IPA. Click
here to read her reflection.
Upcoming Magis Programs:
Alumni Day of Prayer with Pat
O'Leary, S.J., and Cissy McLane – Saturday, March 16, 2013 (9:00 AM –
3:00 PM)Spirituality on Tap with Brendan Busse, S.J. – Wednesday, March 20,
2013 (7:00 PM – 9:00 PM)National Jesuit Alumni Day of Service - Saturday, April 27, 2013
(8:30 AM – 1:30 PM), registration opens
To register for these or to read about our other programs, visit the Magis website or email us.
education implores one to go forth and ignite the world, and to share our
compassion and commitment to the world as members of a global community. No
event encompasses this idea of community and engaging the world better than the
National Jesuit Alumni Day of Service.
Alumni Day of Services invites all those who are the product of a Jesuit
education across the country to come together and serve their local community.
Last year was Seattle University’s first year participating in the National
Alumni Jesuit Day of Service. Seventy five Jesuit-educated alumni from all over
the Puget Sound region came together to serve their community and live out
their Jesuit values.
“I enjoyed the opportunity to put my hands
where my checkbook usually goes. I usually go by giving; occasionally it’s nice
to give by going. I also enjoyed the opportunity to work with alumni from other
SJ campuses.” said one alum who attended last year.
The mission of this event is to foster the ongoing formation of men and women for others. Those who participate
can see the life-changing and enduring impact of their Jesuit education first
hand. Participants may have come from different backgrounds, states, and
universities but all share the same core values of a Jesuit education. Another
attendee from last year, felt deeply engaged by that shared purpose saying, “I felt a sense of mutuality
in the demonstration of care. It was the first SU service experience I’ve had
where I palpably felt like I was ‘engaging the world.’”
Seattle University is again filled with a sense of passion
and excitement as we prepare for the National Jesuit Alumni Day of Service on
April 27th, from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. This year our focus is on
food justice and all of our volunteer locations reflect this in some way. Come
join us in this unique service opportunity.
Learn more and register!
We’re excited to introduce a new monthly column we’re
calling the Recent Alumni Spotlight. We
could think of no better way to kick off this column, then to feature our 2013
Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award winner, Santa Maria Rivera.
Santa grew up in Yakima as a first generation Mexican
American. In Santa’s family he was the first to graduate from high school, so
college educated role models were not readily available. Santa’s path to
Seattle University was an unconventional one. There were no online college
applications filed during senior year, or group tours to explore the urban
oasis that is the Seattle University campus.
Santa began his college career at Wenatchee Community
College where he took to the soccer field. Soccer would act as a key to Santa,
opening up doors and opportunities.
“I come from a very tough place,” Rivera said in a brief
documentary about his life. “I would not be the person I am today if it
weren’t for the opportunities that this sport was able to give me.” It was
Santa’s skills on the soccer pitch that caught the attention of Seattle
University soccer coach Pete Fewing.
When Pete saw Santa play, he knew he had someone special on
his hands. He took Santa under his wing, and convinced him to transfer to
Seattle U so that Santa could play for the Redhawks. During his junior season
playing for the Redhawks, Santa led SU to a National Championship and went on
to play for the Sounders for two years. After his two year stint as a Sounder Santa
returned to Seattle University to complete his History Degree and graduated in
After his graduation from Seattle University, he went on to
embody the values of his Jesuit education, as a mentor to at-risk middle school
students and youth coach for C Alliance. He’s able to provide encouragement,
educational support and coaching to the next generation of soccer players. Santa
coached the C Alliance team to their first undefeated season in 13 years. He acts
as the spokesperson for Golazo, an all-natural sports drink company that
encourages youth soccer players to pursue their dreams and fulfill their
potential. In his minority outreach role at Redept, Inc., Santa develops and administers a program to give
young Latinos access to athletic programs and higher education to help them
develop leadership abilities and strong decision making skills.
While nominating Santa
for this award, David Chow , of Seattle University’s College of Arts and Sciences, called him the
voice of hope for the Washington State Latino community.” We are very proud to be able to honor someone
who gives so much of themselves, with an alumni award. If you’d like to join us
in honoring Santa Maria Rivera, and other outstanding Seattle University community
members, we invite you to attend the Alumni Awards
Celebration on April 16th.
Would you like to be
featured in our Young Alumni Spotlight?
Do you know someone we should highlight?
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