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  • This Week at Seattle University, 3/3-3/7

    Lenten Prayer Concert
    Saturday, March 8, 8 p.m.
    Chapel of St. Ignatius

    The Seattle University Choirs invite you to this year’s Lenten Prayer Concert. Prepare for this season of thoughtful reflection as you experience great sacred music in a restful, contemplative sacred space. Composers of works in this year’s concert include J. S. Bach, Hans Leo Hassler, Z. Randall Stroope, Josef Rheinberger, C. Villiers Stanford and Pavel Chesnokov. The concert will also feature performances by acclaimed tenor Ross Hauck (voice faculty) and voice students Rosalyn DiLillo, Ali Fragoso and Johnathan Wright. Admission is by freewill offering. For more information, visit SU Choirs or contact Lee Peterson at 296-6428 or
    Law, Peace and Violence: Jurisprudence and the Possibilities of Peace Symposium
    Friday, March 14, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
    Sullivan Hall, Room C5

    Can the law help forge a more peaceful world? Does peaceful protest and rhetoric pose special hazards to vulnerable groups? Is peace activism a luxury of the privileged? In this symposium, legal scholars will study law’s potential to increase domestic and international peace, and will focus on the ways that peace rhetoric is used to marginalize outsiders’ direct action efforts. The symposium will feature four sessions, featuring four or five speakers and one moderator in each session. The symposium participants include professors from various national and international universities and law schools. Participants will examine the law of war and peace, resistance movements, human rights issues, and peace in the context of property rights. For a complete list of panelists, or to RSVP, please contact
    Back-to-Back Events at the Hedreen Gallery: “How to Open Your Own Door” and “Blank, Blank, and Blank: Exploring the Language of Feminism
    You are invited to a discussion about language, gender, art and politics and more. The environment is casual, the conversation inclusive. Feel free to drop in for one or both of the following events on Wednesday, March 5.
    ·        “How to Open Your Own Door,” 5-7 p.m.:  Special guests Kate Lebo and Elizabeth Austen will explore questions raised by a project called the Count, which produced statistics that men are published more than women. Anecdotal evidence exists that women submit work for publication less than men do—even when solicited by editors. Are certain doors closed to women, or do we just imagine they are? How does internalized sexism contribute to self-censorship, and how does that self-censorship affect our art, our ambition, and our working relationships? What do we do about it? Poet and food writer Kate Lebo will lead a discussion with Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen. You don't need to be a writer to participate—the conversation calls for multi-disciplinary contributions.
    ·        “Blank, Blank, and Blank: Exploring the Language of Feminism,” 7-9 p.m.:  Seattle artists Star Rush, Natasha Marin and Sharon Arnold will address the power of and problems with contemporary language used around the idea of feminism, culture, race and gender. The evening will include several short exercises on language as well as open discourse.
    For more information, visit Hedreen events or contact 296-2244.
    Questioning for Purpose: A Workshop on Career and Life Stage Discernment
    Thursday, March 13, 10-11:30 a.m.
    Chardin 142

    Wondering what to do next with your life, passions, gifts, skills or career? This is a free interactive workshop for those seeking to deeply consider their career and potential life changes. The workshop includes opportunities for self-reflection, journaling, pair-share, and guided discussion. RSVP to or call 296-5333. Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry.
    Department of Fine Arts Presents Advanced Studio Exhibition
    Thursday, March 13, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
    Vachon Gallery, Fine Arts Building

    Visual Art students present a collection of their most recent work executed within the Advanced Studio Course. Students collectively curate the exhibition under the mentorship of Associate Professor of Studio Art Francisco Guerrero. For more information, contact Em Olson at
    “Scratch”: Winter Quarter
    Friday, March 7, 7:30 p.m.
    Lee Center for the Arts

    Curated, produced and performed by students, “Scratch,” now in its fifth season, presents original works, music, song, poetry, dance and more. Admission is free. For more information, contact Em Olson
    International Internships in Nicaragua and Zambia
    Tuesday, March 4, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
    Pigott 100

    Two Matteo Ricci College students will share their experiences doing international internships in Zambia and Nicaragua. Katy Lapinski, BAHT ’14, will reflect on her experience teaching writing to students and faculty at Charles Lwanga College of Education in Zambia. Taylor Bryant, BAH ’15, will share her experiences as a community development intern with Casa Verde in Nicaragua. Sponsored by the Matteo Ricci College Poverty Education Center. Information on applying for an international internship will be shared. For more details, contact Audrey Hudgins,
    Immersion and Career Opportunities for Students
    Faculty and staff are encouraged to share the following opportunities with any students who might be interest.
    ·        Applications are now being accepted for Campus Ministry’s 2014 Ecuador and Mexico Mission Trek Immersion Programs. The deadline is March 7. Interested students can visit Immersion Programs for more information and to apply. For more information, contact Sean Bray at
    ·        DoubleDown Interactive, which is looking to hire students for positions such as mobile developer, HTML5/JavaScript developer and Java developer, will be on campus for an information session 12:30-1:20 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, in Engineering 307. Faculty and staff interested in partnering with DoubleDown on research opportunities or learning about positions that apply to your students are also invited to attend. For more information, contact Monica Duke in Career Services at 296-6080.
    Bone Marrow Registry Drive
    March 4 and 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Bellarmine Lobby

    You could save the life of someone awaiting a donor match. Come learn about bone marrow donation and how to register yourself through mail, online or in person. Matches are made based on ethnicity. People of color are underrepresented in the registry, which leads to disproportionate survival rates. For more information, contact Dana Rodriguez with the Latin American & Caribbean Awareness Student Alliance (LA CASA) at
    Backpack Attack!
    Phi Sigma Pi is hosting a backpack drive to benefit Teach for America March 1-15. Please help by donating the goods listed below. Collection bins are placed in the residence halls, the Cave, the Student Center and the Campus Store. Suggested items: backpack, pens/pencils, erasers, colored pencils/crayons/markers, calculators, rulers, glue sticks, 3x5 index cards, notebooks, scissors, binders, pocket tissues, toothbrush, toothpaste and pocket dictionaries. For more information, contact Rachael Hartzell with Phi Sigma Pi at
    Cigarette Pick-Up Day
    The Tobacco-Free Campus Exploration Committee invites you to join in picking up cigarette butts and other tobacco-related litter from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 7. The butts collected will be counted and weighed and will be displayed on a later date. Volunteers will receive a reward for their efforts. Please contact Austin Kawano at for more details.

    Naef Scholarship Application Window (March 6-April 8)
    Applications for the 2014-15 Naef Scholarship are now available. The scholarship honors juniors and seniors (90 credits earned at SU by fall quarter 2014) who have a 3.4+ GPA, intend a 45-credit academic year at SU, commit to participate in the Naef  program, have proven leadership or service experience, and are not fifth year seniors, Science and Engineering majors or Sullivan Leaders. The award consists of $2,000 or $3,500 grants plus a $1,000 stipend at the Campus Store. Faculty and staff are encouraged to contact students whom they feel merit this award. Applications are available at these locations: offices of the deans of Albers, Arts and Sciences, Matteo Ricci and Nursing; University Honors; Student Development; and the Campus Assistance Center. The application deadline is April 8. Questions about eligibility, the application and/or selection process may be directed to the Naef Moderator David Madsen at 296-6938 or
    All-Beethoven Student Chamber Music Performances
    There are two opportunities to enjoy an all-Beethoven chamber music performance next week. Both performances will feature students under the direction of Quinton Morris, director of chamber and instrumental music.
    ·        Monday, March 10, 7:10 p.m., second floor lobby of Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons: The Library Performance Series welcomes Morris and his students Antonio Dowling, Grant Hanner and Mariya Ksondzyk (violins); Chris Baltazar, Chyna Mapel and Milena Marlier (violas); and Dahae Cheong, Aaron Hauser and Cealice Kennison (violoncelli). They will perform String Trio in C minor, op. 9, no. 3; String Trio in G major, op. 9, no. 1; String Quartet no. 11 in F minor, op. 95; and Duo for Viola and Violoncello (Eyeglasses). For more information, contact Melissa Chamberlain at
    ·        Thursday, March 13, 7:30 p.m., Pigott Auditorium: This concert is sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts. Tickets are $5 for students, $8 for faculty/staff and $12 for general admission. For more information, contact Em Olson in the Department of Fine Arts at
    Women’s Basketball at Connolly Center
    The Seattle University women’s basketball team wraps up the 2013-14 regular season with two home games over the weekend. Thursday, March 6, the Redhawks host the Kansas City Kangaroos at the Connolly Center starting at 7 p.m. Seattle U is looking to avenge a loss to Kansas City on the first weekend of the conference season. Saturday, March 8, Seattle U hosts Chicago State at the Connolly Center, with tipoff scheduled for 4 p.m. This is the Senior Day game, as Sylvia Shephard, Kacie Sowell and Ashley Ward will be honored for their significant contributions to the Redhawk women’s basketball program. Two victories by the Redhawks guarantees Seattle U the third seed for next week’s WAC Tournament, a position that will help their chances greatly for advancing through the tournament towards earning an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. As always, faculty and staff receive free admission to all home women’s basketball games. Come on out, thank the seniors and cheer on the Redhawks!
    Men’s Basketball Banquet
    The annual Seattle University men’s basketball banquet is fast approaching, as the event will take place Monday, March 10, in the lower level banquet room of the Space Needle. A reception will begin the evening at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 6:30 p.m. Seattle U head men’s basketball coach Cameron Dollar will review the 2013-14 regular season and give a quick preview of the upcoming Western Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament, taking place at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., March 13-15. The cost of attending the banquet is $60. Online registration is available by going to Priority will be given to those who register online by Friday, March 7, at noon. For more information, contact Jo Anne Hume at or (206) 220-8579 or John Dougherty at or (206) 296-2829.
    Baseball vs. Cal Poly
    After playing the first 13 games of the 2014 season away from home, the Seattle University baseball team opens the home schedule this weekend when nationally ranked Cal Poly comes to town. The Redhawks started the season with three wins at UC Davis and two victories at Cal State Northridge, so the team knows that it can be successful against Big West Conference opponents. Due to field conditions at Bannerwood Park after the rain that has already fallen, as well as the forecast for more precipitation over the next 48 hours, the schedule and field for the Cal Poly series have been changed. The Redhawks will host the Mustangs in the first game of the weekend series Friday, March 7, at Meridian Park, located at 16765 Wallingford Ave N in Shoreline, starting at 6:45 p.m. Discussions are still taking place as to the start time and the site of the other two scheduled games of the weekend, with the likelihood of a doubleheader Saturday, March 8, due to the current forecast for more rain Sunday, March 9. Visit for the latest information on this weekend’s games. Faculty and staff receive free admission to all home games. Come help the baseball team open the home slate by attending a game or two or three this weekend!
    Women’s Tennis vs. Arizona
    The Seattle University women’s tennis team plays its final home match of the 2014 dual match season this Saturday, March 8, against the University of Arizona starting at noon. Before the match, seniors Anna Lambert, Sarah Lucas, Gabriella Weissmann and Corinne Wurden will be honored for the significant contributions they have made to the Redhawk tennis program. Admission is free to watch tennis matches at the new Sand Point Tennis Center, located at Magnuson Park just off the NE 74th St. entrance. Congratulate the seniors on their achievements and cheer the Redhawks on against the Wildcats!
    Tuition Transparency Forum
    Thursday, March 6, noon
    The Quad

    Sponsored by the Human Trafficking Awareness Club, this forum is an opportunity to exchange viewpoints and opinions on issues of tuition transparency and social justice on campus and how they apply to students. For more information, contact Calvin Garrett at


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