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  • This Week at Seattle University, 2/24-2/28


     Homecoming 2014
    Homecoming 2014 is just four days away! Help reignite this Seattle U tradition by participating in a full schedule of events. Faculty and staff are particularly encouraged to attend the following:
    ·        Father Steve kicks off the weekend’s festivities by leading a parade that leaves Lynn Collegium at noon on Friday, Feb. 28. The parade will end up at the Student Center where members of the Homecoming Court will be announced at 12:30 p.m.
    ·        Bring your family and friends to the Homecoming pre-game rally at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, Club Live in KeyArena where you can enter to win tickets to a Kings of Leon concert. At 7 p.m. the Redhawks will take on Idaho. Don’t forget to pick up your two free tickets the game at the CAC. Need more for your friends? You can get discounted tickets at Ticketmaster (password: SUHomecoming).
    Homecoming is sponsored by Alumni Relations, Student Development and Athletics. For more information, contact Corinne Pann at
    Help Desk Walk-up Services Now Open!
    Today is the grand opening for the Help Desk’s new walk-up services in Engineering 302. The new space offers expanded services, including face-to-face technical support from knowledgeable, friendly analysts; full Campus Card support; one-on-one consultation services for connecting your device to SU network and applications (including VPN and SU_wireless setup, and more); and next-level support escalation for difficult issues. Campus Card Services is now part of the Help Desk experience. Campus card photos, card reprints and guest card creation are available in Engineering 302. In-person walk-up and Campus Card services are now available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Help Desk Phone and e-mail services are still available 24/7 at 296-5571 and Please call for time-sensitive issues. For more information, contact Lori Potter in the Office of Information Technology at
    Justice Conversation with Kerry Weber of America Magazine
    Thursday, Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m.
    Chardin 142

    Join Magis and Jesuit alumni for an evening of inspiration, conversation and connection on how to live out Jesuit values of service and justice in everyday life. Speaker Kerry Weber, author and managing editor of America magazine, will share her experience of incorporating service into her everyday life, drawing upon her new book Mercy in the City. Justice Conversation is open to all alumni of Jesuit institutions and the larger Seattle U community. This is a free event and space is limited, so RSVP to For more information, visit Magis.
    Men’s Basketball at KeyArena
    The Seattle University men’s basketball team wraps up the home portion of its 2013-14 schedule with two games this coming weekend. Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. the Redhawks will face the Chicago State Cougars for the first time ever. Chicago State is just ahead of Seattle U in the WAC standings, so a victory over the Cougars will help the Redhawks move up in the league standings. It’s also Faculty Appreciation Night, as the men’s basketball players will be personally inviting their favorite professors to the game to be recognized. Saturday, March 1, SU faces regional rival Idaho during Homecoming Weekend (see above). It’s also Senior Night, as D’Vonne Pickett Jr. and Clarence Trent will be honored for their contributions to the Redhawk basketball program. The game is being televised by ROOT Sports, so a big, energetic crowd is needed to show that Seattle U supports its basketball team. Again, faculty/staff tickets are available at the CAC until the day of the game. Those who have not picked up a ticket beforehand can still head to KeyArena with their Seattle U ID and go to the special faculty/staff window on the East side of the arena. These are your last opportunities to see the Redhawks in Seattle in person during the regular season, so head on down to the Key and cheer on the Redhawks!
    The American Indian Law Journal Spring Panel on Indian Child Welfare Act
    Thursday, March 6, 5-6:30 p.m. (RSVP by February 26 to
    Sullivan Hall, Room C5

    The American Indian Law Journal Presents a spring panel on the Indian Child Welfare Act. The “Baby Veronica Case” (or Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl) was a highly publicized dispute involving an Indian child caught in between the emotional and legal battles of the Cherokee Nation against non-Indian adoptive parents. The case also highlighted the polarizing debates about social policies underlying the Indian Child Welfare Act, the purpose of which was to reverse the separation of Indian children from their families and restore tribal authority over the welfare of Indian children. This panel will discuss the Supreme Court case, the future of ICWA beyond Baby Veronica, and if the competing interests of tribes, the government and Indian and non-Indian parents can be reconciled. Panelists are Judge Richard Okrent, Snohomish Superior Court; David Babcock, Squaxin Island; Craig Dorsay, Dorsay & Easton LLP; and moderator Lisa Atkinson, Law Office of Lisa L. Atkinson, PLLC. A reception will follow. For more information, contact Lupe Ceballos at
    Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon and Ceremony
    The Fr. Francis Logan Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon and Ceremony will take place Sunday, March 2, starting at noon at the Campion Ballroom on campus. The cost is $40, and online registration is available by visiting and clicking on the appropriate link. Steve Conklin, Warren Farmer, Gary Ladd, Dale Lingenbrink, Dr. Joe Shamseldin, Cam Weaver and the 1957 golf team will be inducted into the Seattle U Athletics Hall of Fame. Join Seattle U Athletics in honoring these extraordinary people.
    Seattle University Service in Action Seminar: “Creating and Curating Killer Content”
    Friday, March 21, 8 a.m.-noon
    Casey Commons

    Social media has given everyone the potential to be a 24/7 channel. With this great power comes an even higher need to be more strategic and thoughtful about the content we deliver. This seminar will lead you through all the steps to make your content more valuable, all while saving you more time. Come prepared to actively work on your organizational or business strategic communications plan. You’ll leave with day-to-day tips to better engaging your audiences. Instructor Zan McColloch-Lussier is director of marketing and community engagement at Food Lifeline. He founded Mixtape Communications after 20+ years in the philanthropic sector. His clients included Community Voice Mail, Pride Foundation, Philanthropy Northwest and the Alzheimer’s Association of Western Washington. He’s also the co-author of the Social Media Road Map. Seminar fee: general public, $75 (per seminar); SU students, alumni and employees, $50 (per seminar); three or more, $50 each. Price includes a light breakfast. All proceeds benefit the MPA/MNPL scholarship fund. For more information, visit IPS or contact Danielle Potter at
    Opportunities for Students
    Faculty and staff are asked to help spread the word to students on the following.

    ·        Campus Religious and Spiritual Climate Survey: SU is partnering with Eboo Patel and Interfaith Youth Corps to conduct a survey in March in order to assess the religious and interfaith climate on campus. The survey is particularly important as SU has never before measured the climate of spiritual pluralism on campus. Please encourage students to take the survey. University stakeholders will receive a summary of the results, which will influence key decisions on how to improve religious diversity and enhance interfaith engagement at SU in the future. The survey is being sponsored by Campus Ministry, Mission and Ministry, Student Development and the Provost’s Office. For more information, contact Erin Beary Andersen at
    ·        Social Justice Leadership Opportunities for Students: The Center for Service and Community Engagement is accepting applications for its student leadership programs for next year. For more information and to apply by March 3, students can visit Information sessions will be held Tuesday, Feb. 25 at noon-12:30 p.m. and 12:30-1 p.m. For more information contact Kelly Benkert at
    ·        Port of Seattle Information Session: The Port of Seattle is seeking students for jobs and internships. Students can attend an information session 12:30-1:20 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27 in EGRN 307. For more information, visit Career Services or contact Monica Duke at 296-6080.
    “Broken On All Sides” Documentary Screening
    Thursday, Feb. 27, 6-8 p.m.
    Wyckoff Auditorium (EGRN 200)

    “Broken On All Sides” is a documentary addressing racial inequities within the United States’ criminal justice system and its devastating collateral consequences. The evening will include a discussion facilitated by grassroots organizer Mary Paterson of No New Jim Crow. For more information, visit or contact Kayla Blau of the Social Work Club at
    Sullivan Finalists on Campus Friday
    The Sullivan Selection Committee and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions are delighted to welcome the 45 finalists for the Sullivan Leadership Award and their family members for the final round of competition and celebratory dinner banquet on Friday, Feb. 28. For more information, please contact Andrea Frangi in Undergraduate Admissions at

    Ash Wednesday
    The following masses and liturgy are offered next Wednesday, March 5:
    ·        Eucharist (Catholic Mass) - Chapel of Saint Ignatius: 7:30 a.m., Pat O’Leary, S.J.; 12:30 p.m., Mike Bayard, S.J. and Deacon Matthew Pyrc, S.J.; 7:30 p.m., Bill O’Malley, S.J.
    If you are interested in serving as a lector/scripture reader, intercession reader, ash minister, communion minister or hospitality minister, please sign up at the front desk in Campus Ministry on the first floor of the Student Center. For more information, contact John Michael Reyes at
    ·        Liturgy of the Word with Distribution of Ashes (Ecumenical Liturgy with the School of Theology & Ministry) - Chapel of Saint Ignatius, 4:30 p.m. For more information or to help, please contact, Rev. Tad Monroe at 296-6049.
    Albers Series Welcomes President and CEO of Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
    Wednesday, March 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    Pigott Auditorium

    John Williams, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, will be the featured speaker at the last Executive Speaker Series event of winter quarter. Williams will speak about “The Federal Reserve: Inside Monetary Policy.” No RSVP needed. This event is free and open to the public, but come early to get a good seat. For more information, visit Albers Executive Speaker Series or contact Barb Hauke at
    12 Annual Crab Feed
    Saturday, March 15, 5:30-11 p.m.
    Campion Ballroom

    Don’t miss this SU tradition of camaraderie, crab and friendly silent auction competition. You’ll enjoy great food and wine in the warm company of friends old and new while supporting Albers students. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends are all welcome to attend. For more information, visit Crab Feed or contact Rob Bourke in Albers at 296-2277.
    Tobacco-Free Campus Focus Group for Faculty and Staff
    Tuesday, March 4, 3:30-4:10 p.m.
    Lemieux Library 272

    The Tobacco-Free Campus Exploration Committee is holding a number of focus groups, including this one geared to faculty and staff, and would like to hear your thoughts on a tobacco-free campus. If you do use tobacco please attend so the committee can listen to your concerns and better work out a transition plan to assist you and provide a safe inclusive environment at Seattle University. For more information, contact Austin Kawano at
    Innovation Week
    The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center in the Albers School of Business and Economics is presenting Innovation Week from Monday, March 3, through Saturday, March 8. Among the scheduled events and activities are panels on Innovation and the Law and Innovation in the 21st Century, as well as keynote speakers, including by Rand Fishkin (“The Wizard of Moz”) and Grant Castle, VP of T-Mobile. The week will also feature project displays, an Innovator Awards presentation and a mini boot camp. Visit Innovation Week for more information and the full schedule, or contact Timothy O’Reilly at
    What Does Interdisciplinary Scholarship Mean (to You)?
    Tuesday, March 4, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
    Pigott 205

    Join colleagues from English, chemistry, nursing and other disciplines to think aloud about what interdisciplinary scholarship means to you. All faculty and staff invited. You do not need to be a member of the Consortium of Interdisciplinary Scholars to attend. Come to participate. Come to listen. Featuring Maria Bullon-Fernandez, (English), P.J. Alaimo, (chemistry), Bonnie Bowie (nursing) and YOU. Bring lunch, if you like. Coffee, tea and water will be provided. Sponsored by the Liberal Studies Program and Consortium of Interdisciplinary Scholars. For more information, contact Sven Arvidson at
    Global African Studies McGee Lecture
    Wednesday, March 5, 6 p.m.
    Wyckoff Auditorium (EGNR 200)

    Rick Malleus, assistant professor in the Department of Communication will present a talk titled “Enemies of the State: Government Controlled Media’s Symbolic Annihilation of White Zimbabwean Identity in the Twenty-First Century.” For more information, contact Kate Reynolds at
    Hedreen to Host Acclaimed Writers This Week
    The Association of Writers and Writing Programs is holding its conference in Seattle from Feb. 26 to March 1, and as part of the conference SU’s Hedreen Gallery will be welcoming writers at the following events:
    ·        Thursday, Feb. 27, noon-2 p.m.: The Seattle poetry collective Margin Shift will present a special lunchtime reading with noted writers Alan Bernheimer, Allison Cobb and Laura Goldstein. Food will be served and admission is free.
    ·        Friday, Feb. 28, noon-2 p.m.: The full list of readers is available here. Food will be served. Admission is free.
    For more information, visit Hedreen Gallery or contact 296-2244.
    March Blood Drive
    Tuesday and Wednesday, March 4 and 5
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed noon-1 p.m.)
    Bloodmobile in Bellarmine Turnaround

    There are hundreds of patients in our community who rely on the generosity of strangers to provide the blood that they need to live. Be part of someone’s miracle by giving blood. A healthy person can give blood six times per year. The March blood drive at SU is being sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Awareness Student Alliance (LA CASA) and Colleges Against Cancer in honor of Cesar Chavez, founder of the United Farm Workers and a labor organizer. To book an appointment, visit PSBC or contact Krista Fink 422-1686 or
    Bone Marrow Informational Session and Training
    Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6:30-8:15 p.m.
    Pigott 106

    Learn why more donors are needed and how you can make a difference. A representative from Be the Match will give a presentation on bone marrow transplants and answer questions. Those interested will then be trained on how to register potential donors in preparation for the Cesar Chavez Blood and Bone Marrow Registry Drive on March 4 and 5 in Bellarmine Hall. Sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Awareness Student Alliance (LA CASA). For more information, contact Dana Rodriguez at
    Trans* Liberation and the Carceral State: A Panel of National Transgender Activists
    Tuesday, March 4, 6-8 p.m.
    Pigott Auditorium

    National trans* prison activists, advocates and researchers will share their perspective on the social and structural challenges that the law, police and prisons pose on the lives of transgender, gender variant and gender non-conforming people in the U.S. The panel will be moderated by Dean Spade, professor of law and founder of Sylvia Rivera Law Project. Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets, as is a full list of the panelists. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs; Justice in a Diverse Society Learning Community; SGSU; Triangle Club; Wismer Center for Gender and Diversity; Department of Criminal Justice; and Center for the Study of Crime and Justice; GenderGalaxy; and the Pride Foundation. For more information, contact Jazz Espiritu at
    20th Annual Barrio Fiesta 2014
    Saturday, March 8 (Doors open 5:30 p.m.)
    Campion Ball Room

    The United Filipino Club cordially invites you to the 20th Annual Barrio Fiesta. This year’s theme is “Muling Pagsasama-sama: The Power of Family, Friends, and Community.” You and your family are welcome to this celebration of the Filipino culture. Enjoy a full-course meal of authentic Filipino cuisine, skits and cultural dances performed by our very own Seattle University students and more. Visit UFC for additional details on the event. Tickets will be on sale all this week and next week: $15 for students, $18 for alumni, and $20 for the general public. To purchase tickets, please contact Robert Gianan at or Haya Munoz at
    Human Trafficking Awareness Club Screening of “Rape for Profit”
    Wednesday, March 5, 7-9 p.m.
    Bannan Auditorium

    Seattle has the third most prostituted youth in our nation! Come watch “Rape for Profit,” set entirely in our city of Seattle and learn more about the dark truths that are happening right in our own back yard. For more information, contact Jessica Gandy of the Human Trafficking Awareness Club at
    MFA Arts Leadership Information Session
    Monday, March 3, 6:30- 8 p.m.
    Pigott 201

    Considering a career as an arts leadership professional? Learn more about SU’s two-year MFA Arts Leadership program. For more information, visit MFA or contact Jon Greer at
    The Well Gathering & Reflection
    Feb. 26, 6-7:30 p.m.
    Ecumenical Chapel (lobby floor of Campion)

    The Well is SU’s interdenominational Christian gathering and reflection. Join us any week as we share a simple meal together, have meaningful conversation and pray together. For more information, visit Campus Ministry or contact Monica Allen at


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