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  • This Week at Seattle University, 3/10-3/14


    Diplomacy, Development and Defense in the Middle East:
    A Conversation with Congressman Adam Smith
    Tuesday, March 18, 7-8 p.m.
    Wyckoff Auditorium (EGNR)

    In 2011, a Tunisian fruit vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire. What started as an act to protest police corruption and mistreatment in one country, spread throughout the region inspiring many others with the similar grievances and suffering at the hands of their governments. Join Representative Smith, Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, for a discussion on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and his vision for productive engagement.
    Now in his ninth term, Smith serves as Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, where he is a strong advocate for military personnel and their families. Smith also has unique insights into today’s foremost national security issues throughout the Middle East, including the war in Afghanistan, as well as Northern Africa and the larger efforts to stop the spread of violent extremist groups and their ideology around the globe.
    Smith’s talk is sponsored by the Howard J. Bosanko Chair at Albers School of Business and the World Affairs Council. Click here for more information, or contact Amy Leedom at
    Tobacco-Free Campus Forum
    Wednesday, March 12, 3-4:30 p.m.
    Student Center 210

    This is an opportunity for all Seattle University members to contribute their perspective voice in the tobacco-free campus conversation. Please attend to make your voice heard on the issue. Light refreshments will be served. Also on March 12, the cigarette butts collected during the March 7 pick-up will be on display in the Student Center hearth. Members of the campus community will be invited to guess how many cigarette butts where collected or guess the total weight of the litter collected for the chance to win a prize. Sponsored by the Tobacco Free Campus Exploration Committee - Student Government of Seattle University. For more information, contact Austin Kawano at
    March Lunches with Leaders
    Wednesday, March, 12, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
    Casey Commons (fifth floor)

    Enjoy a free lunch and listen to faculty member Serena Cosgrove discuss the topic of “Finding Meaning and Vocation: An exploration of how to balance practical realities and your passions.” Cosgrove is an assistant professor in Matteo Ricci College. She teaches such classes as Global Poverty: Causes and Solutions; Gender and Development; and Women and Leadership in Latin America for Matteo Ricci College. Her book, Leadership from the Margins: Women and Civil Society Organizations in Argentina, Chile, and El Salvador, was published in 2010 by Rutgers University Press and was the product of eight years of research. Cosgrove’s current research involves travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Bosnia and Central America, where she continues her research about women’s leadership in situations of war and post-conflict societies. For more information, contact Brianna Henderson in Leadership Development at
    What is Noh? Workshop at Seattle University
    Thursday, March 13, 7 p.m. (seating begins at 6:45 p.m.)
    Wyckoff Auditorium (EGNR 200)

    Japan Arts Connection Lab (JACLab) is bringing back to Seattle Munenori Takeda, master of Noh, the traditional masked dance-drama of the samurai. This lecture-demonstration at Seattle University—titled “What is Noh?”—will be presented by Soju Kai Seattle, with translated text and artwork by Kumiko Lawrence, chant by Edward Kai Lawrence and performance by special guest Noh master Munenori Takeda. It will focus on the esthetics of Noh, its history and storytelling techniques, as well as examples of the music, chant, movement and masks of Noh. Sections of the traditional play “Tomoe” will be featured, as will the traditional blessing chant “Takasago.” Seats are limited; admission is free. Sponsored by the International Student Center and Department of Modern Languages. For more information, contact Dale Watanabe at
    Women’s Leadership Institute – “Lead Where You Land”
    Applications are now being accepted for the Women’s Leadership Institute, which will take place June 24-28 at Seattle University. Participants commit to staying on campus, attending all conferences, workshops and events, and to living in community with the other participants. The week will be filled with workshops and talks from women leaders on topics such as job interviews, resume building, public speaking, managing your finances, personal development and much more. Applications are due April 1. For more information, visit Women's Leadership Institute or contact Sarah Swihart at
    2014 Drag Show
    Friday, March 14, 7 p.m.
    Campion Ballroom

    Tickets for the eighth annual Drag Show are $3 and on sale at the CAC (STCN, first floor), and each ticket comes with an entry for prize-drawings on the night of the show. The night will feature student performers, prizes (including EMP passes, $50 gift cards to local restaurants) and more. For more details and a ticket give-away, visit Facebook. Sponsored by the Triangle Club. For more information, contact Sabel Roizen at
    Integrity Board 2014-2015          
    The Integrity Board gives students the opportunity to develop lifelong skills in facilitating and resolving conflicts through direct involvement in the adjudication of cases. Board members learn about the university conduct system, hear cases of alleged misconduct as it pertains to the Redhawk Commitment, and work to promote dialogue on ethics, citizenship, and student accountability. If you know of any students who may be interested in joining the board, please encourage them to apply by visiting the Redhawk Network (ID: 41219) or The deadline is April 4. For more information, please e-mail Cobretti Williams at
    Employer Info Sessions for Students Seeking Jobs and Internships
    You are invited to the following sessions if you are interested in partnering with the employers on research opportunities or learning about positions that apply to your students. Please also encourage any interested students to attend.
    ·        Washington State Legislature: Tuesday, March 11, 12:30-1:20 p.m., Pigott Room 108 (open to majors in Arts and Sciences and business)
    ·        Council on American Islam Relations (CAIR): Tuesday, March 11, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Pavilion Living Room (open to all majors)
    ·        The Museum of Flight, Tuesday, March 11, 12:30-1:20 p.m., Engineering 307 (open to engineering, math and physics majors)
    ·        Outdoors For All Foundation, Wednesday, March 12, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Pavilion Living Room (open to all majors)
    ·        Washington State Patrol, Thursday, March 13, 12:30-1:20 p.m., Pavilion Living Room (open to all majors; seeking juniors, seniors, graduate students and alumni)
    ·        Crane Aerospace and Electronics, Thursday, March 13, 12:30-1:20 p.m., Engineering Room 307 (open to ME, CSSE, MSCS, MSE and ECE majors)
    For more information, contact Sarah Thomson in Career Services at 296-6080.
    Krispy Kreme Fundraiser
    The Marianas Tao Tao Tano Club is holding a Krispy Kreme fundraiser for their annual Fiesta from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, March 14, in the PACCAR Atrium of the Pigott Building. Buy a delicious donut ($1/donut, $10/dozen) to support the club. Pre-orders can be placed by Wednesday, March 12, by contacting Gabrielle Bautista at For more information, contact Tiana Quitugua at
    Seattle University EcoChallenge
    Seattle University’s EcoChallenge is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to raise their awareness and adopt new habits to sustain a healthy and just planet. For four weeks, March 31-April 27, you will have the opportunity to challenge yourself to learn, do, advocate for and share what you’ve learned in a four-person team. Each week has a different theme. With so many things in the world that need to be changed, it can be overwhelming. The EcoChallenge creates a community of like-minded people to inspire each other and be a force for change. And learning and doing things with friends is more fun than by yourself. Each week you’ll earn points with a chance to win a prize. Online registration is open March 10-April 1. Teams of four can consist of all students, all faculty or staff, or a combination of students, faculty and staff. For more information and to register your team, visit Contact with questions. Sponsored by the President's Committee for Sustainability, Office of Sustainability, Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability, EcoAlliance, Housing and Residence Life and Commuter and Transfer Student Life.
    New York Times Best-Selling Author Vicki Robin to Visit SU for Earth Day
    Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m.
    Pigott Auditorium

    Renowned author and speaker Vicki Robin will address “Money, Food and Resilience: Living with Enough.” In the course of our lives we’ll eat approximately six tons of food, own six cars, live in 11 homes and wear countless items of clothing—yet all of this consumption is largely unconscious. We use, eat and wear these items without much consideration of the core question for all of us: how much is enough and how do we know? Resilience is the ability of any system to recover from stress—be it an I-beam, a person or a community. Part of resilience is having what you need to survive and thrive. Another part is not having what you don’t need, releasing rather than hoarding, spreading the wealth around so everyone has enough. Robin has been a leading voice in sustainable consumption for over two decades. Her books, Your Money or Your Life and Blessing the Hands that Feed Us, help people understand consumption in the larger circle of their lives. Sponsored by the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability. For more information, contact Mike Schut
    Swishes for Wishes: Faculty and Staff Players Wanted
    Calling all basketball players. Tie up those sneakers and hit the court at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, for the annual Swishes for Wishes basketball game. Student leaders take on faculty and staff for a good cause. All donations go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Interested in playing? Apply for a spot on the faculty/staff team at Swishes for Wishes. For more information, contact Meghan Arigo at
    Financial Planning Workshop
    Wednesday, March 26, 9-11:30 a.m.
    LeRoux Conference Room (STCN 160)

    Keynote speaker John Epping, CPA, CFP and senior lecturer in the finance department at the Albers School of Business and Economics, will explore considerations for investing,  paying for retirement and important estate planning advice and updates. A panel discussion will follow to address financial and investment strategies, taxes and tools for charitable giving. There will also be time for questions and answers. Panelists are Kate Anderson, CPA, director at Harris myCFO; John Goodwin, JD, founding and managing member of Filament, LLC; and Brinnette Rounds, JD, MBA, founder of Oak Street Law Group and alumna of SU School of Law and the Albers School. (The materials and other information presented at this event are for educational purposes only and do not constitute professional legal or tax advice. Please consult a licensed attorney, accountant, financial planner or tax advisor about your specific situation.) For more information, visit Financial Planning Workshop or contact Heather Williams in the Office of Planned Giving at or 296-6103.
    Literary Society Writing Meeting
    Wednesday, March 19, 7 p.m.
    Pigott 200

    Stop by for a chance to get some recreational writing in, find inspiration or get feedback on any of your current writing. Sharing writing is not required—and all are welcome for a casual meeting for those simply interested in writing and talking with others who enjoy writing. For more information, visit Literary Society or contact Katie Gilbert at Sponsored by the Department of English.
    Relay For Life Kick Off
    Learn more about Relay For Life, register your team, join the committee and much more between 6:15 and 7:45 p.m. on Friday, March 14, in the Student Center Hearth: free cupcakes for the first 20 to register, treats for all, photo booth, luminaria crafts table and much more. All are welcome! Be sure to invite your colleagues. Sponsored by Colleges Against Cancer. For more information, contact Jennifer Ertl at



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