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  • This Week at Seattle University, 3/17-3/21

    Symbol, Emotion and Worldview: How Cultural Lenses Impact Perception and Analysis
    April 7, 7-9 p.m.
    Student Center 130

    The Amazon Rainforest: Lungs of the earth or economic resource? Dolphins: Beloved Flipper or pest? Join us for another fascinating panel and discussion from the Office of Global Engagement’s series, “Deep Dialogue in a Complex World.” With the help of three faculty members from across multiple disciplines, we will explore how and why certain symbols from nature are perceived and analyzed differently around the globe. Complimentary food and drinks will be served. For more information, contact Nathan Foster at or 220-8523.
    Spanish Immersion Program in Colombia
    The Office of Global Engagement is proud to announce that Seattle University and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana-Cali are once again sponsoring a limited number of SU faculty and/or staff to participate in a one-month Spanish immersion program in Colombia. The program runs from May 25 to June 20. All tuition and room and board expenses are covered by SU and Universidad Javeriana. Expenses for which participants are responsible include round-trip airfare and incidentals. Selected staff and/or faculty members will spend time studying the Spanish language, learning about Colombian culture and exchanging ideas to foster the existing relationships between our institutions. All levels of Spanish ability are welcome to apply. To apply, send a 1-2 page statement of interest to, which addresses your reason for interest and how the experience would support your work at SU. The deadline is April 6.
    Softball vs. Northwest University
    After more than a month of games away from home, the Seattle University softball team returns to the comforts of Logan Field with a single game against nearby Northwest University Monday, March 24, starting at 6 p.m. Earlier this season, the Redhawks put together a seven-game winning streak, and they are looking to start another winning stretch as Spring Break begins. Admission is free for this contest as the Redhawks open their home schedule under the lights at Logan Field. Everyone is encouraged to head out to see the softball team in action!
    Meditation in Daily Life
    April 11, 25, May 2, 9; noon-1:30 p.m.
    Campion Hall Ecumenical Chapel

    Have you ever considered meditation? The Office of Jesuit Mission & Identity invites faculty and staff to explore the practice of meditation (inspired by the Zen tradition) and how it can enhance your daily life. We will meet four Fridays at noon for an hour. The sessions will be led by Eddie Daichi Salazar and Jason Tetsuzen Wirth and will be followed by a simple lunch from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Feel free to come with your curiosity, questions and “beginner’s mind.” All are welcome, and no experience with any kind of meditation is required, however attendance at the first session on April 11 is required. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Eddie Salazar at or 296-6133.

    Education and Social Justice: The Pratham Model
    Tuesday, April 1, 7-8 p.m.
    Pigott Auditorium

    The inaugural lecture of the Howard J. Bosanko Lecture Series on international economic development will feature guest speakers Madhav Chavan and Rukmini Banerji of Pratham. India’s largest NGO, Pratham has altered the landscape of traditional development debates by focusing on providing quality education to underprivileged children in the country. Co-founders Chavan and Banerji will discuss the Pratham model of low-cost, scalable delivery techniques and the importance of advocating for educational policy reform. Sponsored by the Howard J. Bosanko Chair at Albers School of Business. For more information, contact Amy Leedom at or (718) 924-4096.
    Correction: Swishes for Wishes
    The annual faculty/staff versus student basketball game will be held 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, at Connolly Center North Court (not April 17 as previously announced). Any faculty/staff interested in playing can apply here. Swishes for Wishes pits SU students against faculty/staff to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. For more information, contact Meghan Arigo at
    Twelve by Twelve: Student-Directed One Acts
    March 19 and 20, 7:30 p.m.
    Lee Center for the Arts

    Each year, theatre majors at Seattle University have an opportunity to take Theatre 420 Directing, a course where they take the initial steps to articulate their approach and skills as directors. Join us for the final culmination of their work, which is entirely student-directed and performed. Two nights only—a different collection of scenes will be performed each night. Admission is free! For more information, visit Fine Arts or contact Rosa Joshi at
    Law School Sponsors Study Trip to South Africa
    The law school invites faculty, staff and graduate students to participate in a study tour being held in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 25-31. The program features lectures and field trips, and lawyers can earn 20 CLE credits. For more information, go to visit School of Law and scroll down or contact Professor Laurel Currie Oates at
    Women’s Reading Circle
    Join a community of women and use reading as a tool for self-reflection. This group of SU students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty and staff meets twice a month to converse and delve deeper into ideas of empowerment, leadership and community through various texts. For more information or to sign up for spring quarter’s Circle, contact Leadership Development at or visit Reading Circle. Snacks will be provided.
    Questioning for Purpose: A Workshop on Career and Life Stage Discernment
    Thursday, March 20
    6:30-8 p.m.
    Admissions & Alumni Building

    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 296-5333. Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry.


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