It is always wonderful to welcome you to campus, but there is one upcoming event, in particular, that I wanted you to know about, even before we start promoting it more widely. Our Search for Meaning Book Festival will take place Saturday, Feb. 15, and features more than 40 prominent authors. Both keynote speakers are Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and accomplished authors—Katherine Boo wrote the highly acclaimed 2013 book Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity and Isabel Wilkerson, authored the award-winning The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration.
Originally launched by our School of Theology and Ministry in 2009, Search for Meaning has quickly become one of the most highly regarded events of its kind with the festival attracting an ever-growing and enthusiastic following. In addition to the general sessions and keynote presentations, the festival offers book signings, interactive experiences and more. Attendees regularly express how much they appreciate the opportunity to hear from some of the leading writers and scholars of our day and to contemplate with others their place and purpose in the world.
We are pleased that the festival has struck a chord with so many in our region.
Because of its increasing stature as a signature event for SU, the festival is now being presented on a university-wide basis.
I encourage you to read more about the festival and the authors we will be welcoming at Search for Meaning. Registration will open on January 15th. If you are interested in playing a volunteer role, we would welcome your service. Sign up today at www.seattleu.edu/searchformeaning/volunteer/.
Thank you for your continued dedication to and support of Seattle University.
Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
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