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  • This Week at Seattle University, 5/19-5/23

    Are We One Family? The Taiwanese State, National, Cultural and Civil Identification with “China”
    Wednesday, May 21, 12:30-2 p.m.
    Pigott 103

    Frank Cheng-shan Liu (Ph.D., University of Kansas) is an associate professor at the Institute of Political Science, National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU), Kaohsiung City, Taiwan (ROC), and a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley. His teaching and research interests include Taiwanese politics, research methods, public opinion and political behavior, and political communication. His works have appeared in the Journal of East Asian Studies, Advances in Complex Systems, International Political Science Review and Asian Survey. Using original survey data, Liu will speak about the changes and continuities in the Taiwanese state, national, cultural and civil identification with “China.” His talk will shed light on Taiwan’s identity politics and political future. Sponsored by Asian Studies, Political Science, International Studies and the Office of Global Engagement. For more information, contact Yitan Li at
    Africa Day Film Screening
    Thursday, May 29, 6 p.m.
    Pigott Auditorium

    The Fourth Annual Seattle University Africa Day Celebration will kick off with a free screening of the highly acclaimed film “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs.” This documentary delves into Boggs’s lifetime of vital thinking and action, traversing the major U.S. social movements of the last century—from labor to civil rights, to Black Power, feminism, the Asian American and environmental justice movements, and beyond. NOTE: A Q&A with film contributor Professor Stephen Ward will follow the screening. RSVP here. Sponsored by Global African Studies. For more information, contact Kate Reynolds at or 296-5470.
    SU Campus Store: Storewide Sale - 25% off
    May 20-22, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Seattle University Campus Store

    The Seattle University Campus Store is having a storewide 25%-off sale. Everything in the store will be on sale: apparel, gifts, electronics, trade books, school supplies, office supplies, candy, snacks and drinks. Even the Verizon store will have 25%-off deals. Been waiting to get that SU hoodie you’ve been eyeing? This is the week! Or get ready for summer with a t-shirt and browse the shelves for the perfect beach novel. Sale excludes textbooks, computers, tablets and software. Limited to stock on hand; no additional discounts. For more information, visit Campus Store or contact William Cannon at
    Faculty Cello Recital Featuring Kevin Krentz
    Saturday, May 24, 7:30 p.m.
    Pigott Auditorium

    Kevin Krentz will perform Debussy Cello Sonata, Ravel Piano Trio and Gliere Duo for violin and cello in a debut faculty recital. Tickets are $5 for students; $8, faculty/staff; and $12, general admission. For more information, contact Em Olson at
    Student Chamber Music Concert
    Tuesday, May 27, 7:30 p.m.
    Pigott Auditorium

    Students present their final chamber music concert. Tickets are $5 for students; $8, faculty/staff; and $12, general admission. For more information, contact Em Olson at
    Baseball vs. Washington State
    In their final regular season game of the year, the Seattle U baseball team welcomes in-state rival Washington State to Bannerwood Park for the first time since the Redhawk program was reestablished in 2010. The Redhawks and Cougars will face each other Monday, May 19, starting at 3 p.m. at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. This is the final warm-up for Seattle U before heading to Mesa, Ariz., for the WAC Baseball Tournament, and a berth in the NCAA Tournament is on the line. Admission is free for Seattle U students, faculty and staff, so take this final opportunity to see the Redhawk baseball team in person and wish them well as they prepare for the conference tournament.
    Stasha McBride Farewell Party
    Thursday, May 29, 3:30-5 p.m.
    Admissions and Alumni Building, Stuart T. Rolfe Community Room

    Come say goodbye to Stasha McBride of the University Core Office. After six years of keeping the Core running in superb fashion, McBride is off to an exciting new chapter of life. She will be missed. For more information, contact Jeff Philpott at
    Lunches with Leaders
    Tuesday, May 20, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
    Student Center 210

    Enjoy a free lunch and listen to Robin Wehl Martin, founder of Hello Robin, as she discusses how she discovered her calling and the importance of doing what you love. After obtaining her M.A. in Education from SU, Wehl Martin began a career teaching and working with young children. It wasn’t until she won the Whoopie Pie Bake Off two years in a row and was asked to be a judge for the competition that she came to realize her true passion. Wehl Martin, who was once convinced that she would never open her own business, is now the owner of the cookie shop Hello Robin and has won numerous awards for her cookies. She has been featured on Seattle Magazine’s Top Cookies in Seattle list. Free lunch and Hello Robin cookies will be served for the first 20 people who RSVP to For more information, contact Brianna Henderson in
    Leadership Development at
    Women of SU: Finding Your Direction and Helping Others Find Theirs
    Wednesday, May 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    LeRoux Room (STCN 160)

    Join the Women of SU Alumni Chapter to hear from trailblazing alumnae who have carved their own professional path. You’ll discover how a mentor can help you, and if you’re looking for a mentor, how to be a good mentee, connecting with fellow Seattle U alumnae, graduating students, faculty and staff.  Alumnae Mary Anderson, ’74, and Mary Gorjance, ’80, will share their experiences and Lakesha Knatt, Seattle University Career Services, will discuss how to be a good mentor and mentee. The chapter will be welcoming the graduating women students to the Seattle University Alumni Association. You are encouraged to participate and to invite graduating undergraduate and graduate students to join. Registration fee includes hors d’oeuvres, drinks, parking and program. Click here to register. Sponsored by Seattle University Alumni Association and the Women of SU Alumni Chapter. For more information, contact Harmony Frederick at or 296-5664.
    Authentic Life Conference
    Tuesday, May 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Student Center

    This special conference event is specifically designed to help students and advisors, with Gregg Levoy (author of Calling: Finding and Following an Authentic Life) as the day’s keynote. Breakout sessions and workshops are available throughout the day specifically for students or advisors, led by advising faculty and specialists in building student relationships, community and spirituality. Sponsored by Career Services and School of Theology and Ministry. Click here for more information or contact Brian Foster at
    Memorial Day Closure- Eisiminger Fitness Center and Archbishop Connolly Complex
    The Eisiminger Fitness Center and Archbishop Connolly Complex will be closed on Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day. For more information, visit
    University Recreation or contact Kristen Carstens at
    Volunteer Opportunity: Restoration at Cheasty Greenspace
    Saturday, May 31, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Cheasty Greenspace (Beacon Hill)

    The Freshman Core Honors class is hosting an EarthCorps restoration event at Cheasty Greenspace in Seattle. This is their spring quarter culminating project and they would love for you to join them in removing invasive species (blackberry and ivy) and learning about the importance of ecologically healthy environments. Snacks will be provided. For more information contact Evelyn Bordeaux at

    Retirement Celebration for Steen Halling
    Tuesday, May 27, 4-6 p.m.
    Casey Commons

    Please join in acknowledging the tremendous contributions Professor Steen Halling has made to the discipline of psychology, the College of Arts and Sciences and Seattle University as a whole. Sponsored by the Department of Psychology and College of Arts and Sciences. For more information, contact Rebecca Severson at
    Albers Executive Speaker Series
    Tuesday, May 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    Pigott Auditorium

    Join the Albers School of Business and Economics for the last Executive Speaker Series event of the year. Jim Weber, president and CEO of Brooks Running, will be the featured speaker. His topic will be “Building a Loved Running Brand.” For more information, visit Albers or contact Barb Hauke at
    Annual Service-Learning Course Count
    The Center for Service and Community Engagement is compiling a list of 2013-2014 courses that had a service-learning component. The list is used to benchmark SU’s efforts to expand service-learning as a pedagogical strategy and to identify faculty leaders in campus-community partnerships. SU defines a service-learning course as “A credit-bearing educational experience in which students participate in an organized activity that meets community needs and reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of the course content and a broader appreciation of the discipline. Through this process of reciprocity, students further enhance their personal development and the leadership skills needed to work for social justice in our diverse world” (adapted from Bringle and Hatcher, 1996). For more information or to have your course included in the count, please contact Elizabeth O’Brien at
    De-Stress with Dogs
    Thursday, May 29, 1-3 p.m.
    LeRoux Conference Room (STCN 160)

    With finals week approaching, come hang out and play with adorable dogs! For more information, visit De-Stress or contact Katarina Juarez at Sponsored by the Office of Wellness and Health Promotion-Health and Wellness Crew (HAWC).
    Africa Day: “Black Power and the African Revolution”
    Friday, May 30, 5 p.m.
    Casey Commons

    Stephen Ward, Ph.D., will give the keynote lecture, “Black Power and the African Revolution: James and Grace Lee Boggs, Kwame Nkrumah, and Black Radical Networks.” Ward is an historian who teaches in the RC Social Theory & Practice Program and the Department of Afro-American and African Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His teaching and writing focus on African-American political thought and social movements and the evolution of cities since World War II. He is completing a dual-biography of two longtime Detroit activists: James and Grace Lee Boggs. Ward is a board member of the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership. NOTE: An awards ceremony will follow this lecture. RSVP at Africa Day. Sponsored by Global African Studies. For more information, contact Kate Reynolds at or 296-5470.
    Faculty and Staff Kickball Players Wanted
    Do you enjoy the outdoors and want to compete against students one last time before the school year is over? Faculty and staff kickball players are needed to play in the Annual Faculty and Staff vs. Students game 3 p.m., Thursday, May 22, at SU Park.  Players of all skill levels are invited for this fun and exciting game. If you are interested, please e-mail Dion Wade at
    Artist Talk: Scarlet Letters
    Thursday May 29, 6-7 p.m.
    Vachon Gallery, Fine Arts Building

    Join senior photography major Andrea Edwards as she discusses her thesis project “Scarlet Letters.” Referencing the classic American novel, The Scarlet Letter, her project investigates the effects of labels, stereotypes and stigmas through illustrative studio portraits and personal descriptions written by the participants. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and BFA Photography Program. For more information, contact Andrea Edwards at
    IDIP: Experiences Worth Sharing
    Monday, June 2, 6-8 p.m.
    Student Center 130

    The International Development Internship Program (IDIP) invites you to a series of TED-like presentations featuring the 2013-2014 cohort of 13 SU students. Students will share stories from their winter quarter internships during which they worked with international NGOs in Guatemala, Thailand, India, Ghana and other countries around the world. Come share in their experiences as they revisit their quarter of international development work. For more information, contact Kelsey Gibbs at
    Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons Memorial Day Hours
    The Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons will be open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Library staff will offer limited services during these hours. The Writing Center, Learning Assistance Programs, Research Services and The Math Lab will be closed, with regular services resuming Tuesday, May 27. The Media Production Center will be open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. The secure 24/7 study spaces on the 1st and 2nd floors will be open as usual. For more information, visit library hours or contact Melissa Chamberlain at
    Fitness Center Hours on May 27
    The Eisiminger Fitness Center will be open 6 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27. All evening group fitness classes will be canceled, in addition to lap swim and open swim. For more information, visit Fitness Center or contact Kristen Carstens in University Recreation at
    Fiesta 2014: Celebrating Our Pacific Heritage, Preserving Our Roots
    Saturday, May 24, 5 p.m.
    Campion Ballroom

    The Marianas Tao Tao Tano Club invites you to its 21st annual fiesta. Come celebrate the cultures of the Mariana Islands with good food, an amazing show, fun games and great prizes. Get your tickets before they’re sold out. Tickets are $10 for students, $12 for faculty/staff and alumni, $15, general admission and free for kids four and under. For more information, visit Fiesta 2014 or contact Gabrielle Bautista at
    Alpha Kappa Psi Popcorn Fundraiser
    Alpha Kappa Psi will be selling KuKuRuZa popcorn in Pigott Atrium 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on May 23, 28 and 29. The price ranges from $5 to $6 per bag. Caramel, Chicago-style and Hawaiian salted caramel popcorn is available. For more information, please contact Cindy Tieu


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