College of Arts and Sciences

News Archive 2008

  • Jazz Director Influential to Seattle MusicClarence Acox, Director, Seattle University Jazz Band, was named one of the 50 most influential musicians in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine?s ?100 Year?s of Seattle Music? issue (December, 2008).

    Debate Team to Compete at World ChampionshipsThe Seattle University Debate Team has been offered a spot for the World Universities Debating Championship, to be held December 27 to January 4th in Cork, Ireland.

    A&S Graduate Featured in SU MagazineMoving Images: Alexis Wolfe, '01, provides a snapshot of Seattle hip-hop. The makings of Alexis Wolfe the photographer are traceable to childhood?specifically, age 10.

    Nonprofit Leadership Program Committee Members RecognizedTwo of the 15 Puget Sound Business Journal's "Women of Influence" for 2008 are members of the Nonprofit Leadership Program Visiting Committee; Jan Levy and?Dr, Mary Stewart Hall.

    Military Science Program Gets Second in NW CompetitionSeattle University?s Army ROTC Participated in the Pacific Northwest Ranger Challenge?November 7-9. 2008.?Ranger Challenge is considered to be the varsity sport of Army ROTC.

    A&S Professor Highlights Music Program on the Seattle ChannelQuinton Morris, Assistant Professor of Chamber and Instrumental Music, was interviewed by Nancy Guppy and performed during an episode of "Art Zone" on the Seattle Channel, November 20, 2008.

    People: Hazel HahnHazel Hahn, associate professor of history, signed a contract with Palgrave MacMillan to publish her book on culture and consumption in 19th century Paris.

    People: Charles Tung - Symploke?Charles Tung, assistant professor of English, wrote an article, ?Modernism?s News,? which was accepted for publication in Symploke?: A Journal of Literary, Cultural and Theoretical Scholarship.

    People: Angelique Davis and Rose ErnstAssistant professors of political science, presented a co-authored paper, ?Racial Spectacles: Promoting the Colorblind Agenda Through Direct Democracy...

    Liberal Studies Undergraduate Publishing ProgramMany SU students aspire to be authors. A new publishing program helps make these dreams real. Students work with faculty to pursue written scholarship in journals, newspapers, and magazines, or even to write a book.

    Content Management System Working for A&SIn some ways, a visit to many of Seattle University's Web sites has been like a trip to the past, but officials say the purchase of a Web application to streamline workflow will give the university's online presence the look of the future.

    Alumni Managed Agency Picked as Best EmployerGraduate psychology Alumni-managed Social Service Agency chosen as ?Favorite Nonprofit? in this year's Peoples Picks ?08 awards. The Center for Human Services has long been a friend of the graduate program in psychology.

    Experiencing Life's Flow: Sports and the spiritual lifeMany people in the United States are beginning to think about and discuss sports in relationship to the spiritual life.?America: The National Catholic Weekly, October 20, 2008. Written by Fr. Patrick Kelly, SJ.

    People: Audrey HudginsAudrey Hudgins, assistant dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Mary Kay McFadden, vice president for University Advancement, accepted the Rotary Boys & Girls Club Volunteer of the Year award on behalf of the university.

    People: Sonora JhaSonora Jha, assistant professor of communication, gave a talk on ?Doing International Journalism Locally: The Case of Seattle and Mumbai,? at the Times School of Journalism, at The Times of India, Mumbai.

    People: Gary ChamberlainGary Chamberlain, professor of theology and religious studies, gave a presentation on ?Water Wars? at St. Patrick?s Catholic Church and a lecture on ?Spirit Hovers over the Waters: Stories of Saving Waters and Saving the Waters? at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

    Students 101: How to Tailor Your Teaching...Sven Arvidson, liberal studies and philosophy professor, recently published an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education titled: "How to tailor your teaching to the interrupter, the hijacker, and other familiar types"

    An Evening with Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Joseph StiglitzThe World Affairs Council, with the support of A&S and Albers, presents Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning Economist and Professor Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 7:00 pm in the Campion Ballroom.

    SU Debate Team Featured on King TVKING 5's Chris Daniels talked to the Seattle University Debate Team about what they see as the keys to the showdown between Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Joe Biden in October 2nd's vice-presidential candidate debate.

    SPD Chief Kerlikowske Honored at Advisory Board EventThe 2008 Innovation in Criminal Justice Education Award was given to Seattle Police Department Chief Gil Kerlikowske. Chief Kerlikowske has been a member of the Criminal Justice Department Advisory Committee since its inception in 2004.

    People: Sam GreenSam Green, Washington State Poet Laureate, was awarded the 2008 Washington State Book Award for poetry for his most recent work, The Grace of Necessity, published by Carnegie Mellon University Press.

    The Good Word: The Soul of Sport from a Jesuit Catholic PerspectiveThe Jesuit-Catholic heritage is distinctive when considered alongside other cultural and intellectual traditions, which have shaped the modern world and life in American society.

    Fifty Years of FragmentsFragments, Seattle University?s magazine for literature and the visual arts, now in its 50th year! The magazine stands as proof of the vitality of our University?s commitment to, and cultivation of, the arts.

    5 Questions with...Michael Kelliher, S.J.Perhaps the only Jesuit (or priest, for that matter) to complete a doctorate in criminal justice, Michael Kelliher, S.J., grew up on Capitol Hill and attended St. Joseph grade school, where he says he received an ?early indoctrination by the nuns in the Jesuit way of doing things."

    People: Tomas GuillenTomas Guillen, professor of communication/journalism, leaves for Cali, Colombia this month as part of the Fulbright Senior Specialist Program. Guillen plans to present several lectures on investigative reporting and journalism ethics, and meet with faculty to help them in the creation of a graduate program.

    People: Sven ArvidsonSven Arvidson, visiting associate professor in philosophy, has published Teaching Nonmajors: Advice for Liberal Arts Professors (SUNY Press).

    People: Gabriella Gutierrez y MuhsGabriella Guti?rrez y Muhs, associate professor of modern languages and women studies, participated in a literature reading and panel of Chicano authors and poets at the 21st Annual MALCS Summer Institute and Conference.