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Alumni Events: February 2013

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on February 7, 2013 at 11:02 AM PST

 

Basketball Games and Rallies
 

Thursday February 14th, 2013 | 7:00 PM | Men vs.  Louisiana Tech 
KeyArena

Saturday February 16th, 2013 | 7:00 PM | Men vs. Texas at Arlington
KeyArena
Join us for the last pregame rally of the season!
5:30 PM|Club Live 

Alumni Board of Governor’s Men’s Basketball Viewing Party
Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant |908 12th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

Saturday February 7th, 2013 | 5:00 PM | vs. U of Denver

Meet the Alumni Board of Governors at the Chieftain for door prizes, $5 appetizers, and Happy Hour specials while you watch the Redhawks take on the University of Denver.

Buried Child
By Sam Shepard | Directed By Professor Rosa Joshi

Lee Center for the Arts

$6 Students | $8 Faculty & Staff | $10 General Admission

Preview February 20th, 2013| 7:30 PM
February 21-23, 2013 | 7:30

February 24 & March 3, 2013 | 2:00 PM

Winner of the 1979 Pulitzer Prize, Buried Child sealed Sam Shepard’s reputation as an iconic post-modern playwright. A sinister secret buried deep in the recesses of the past threatens to resurface and destroy an already deeply damaged family. When Vince brings home his girlfriend to meet his family, things don’t go quite as he envisioned. Why doesn’t anyone know him? This darkly comic masterpiece reminds us that there really is no place like home.

 

Instrumental Concerto Competition
Pigott Auditorium
Friday February 22nd, 2013 | 7:00 PM

$5 Students | $8 Faculty & Staff | $12 General Admission

Watch music students compete for the opportunity to win in a music scholarship and serve as a guest soloist with Orchestra Seattle for the 2013-2014 concert season.  

Save the Date for these Upcoming Events:
 

11th Annual Alumni Crab Feed
Hosted by the Albers School of Business
Campion Residence Hall |Saturday March 2nd, 2013 | 5:30-11:00 PM

Enjoy a fun evening organized by the Albers Alumni Board in order to bring members of the community together and support student scholarships at Albers. There will be a lively silent auction and reception before dinner, and after our feast of crab and chicken, jazz and cocktails will follow in the jazz lounge. Table sponsorships are available for groups of all sizes. Contact Rob Bourke at bourker@seattleu.edu to register or call (206) 296-2277 for more information
 

SEARCH for Meaning Bookfest
March 9th, 2013| Seattle University Campus
Annual festival and nationwide network surrounding the human search for meaning.
Tickets, Purchase tickets through Brown Paper Tickets. The School of Theology and Ministry presents a day of over 300+ authors,
including Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon, internationally acclaimed scholar Reza Azlan and Sherman Alexie.

 

Western Athletic Conference Tournament & Alumni Happy Hour
Tournament |Tuesday March 12- Saturday March 16, 2013

Alumni Happy Hour |Tuesday March 12, 2013 | 4:00-6:00 PM

Come and cheer on Seattle University in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament in Las Vegas at the Orleans Arena! Tickets for the entire conference can be bought online.

 

Meet your Alumni Relations staff  in Las Vegas for an Alumni Happy Hour event on March 12th from 4-6pm. We hope to see all Seattle U Alumni there. Stay tuned for more details.

 
  
28th Anniversary Alumni Awards Celebration
Seattle University Campion Ballroom | Tuesday April 16th, 2013 

Join us as President Sundborg, the Seattle University Alumni Board of Governors and the Office of Alumni Relations announce the Alumni Award winners for 2013. More information, including registration details to come.

 

SU Athletics Red Tie Celebration
Saturday, May 18, 2013| Grand Hyatt Downtown Seattle| 5:00 pm

We are excited to announce Jim Whittaker as our honoree for this year’s event. Jim was the first American to summit Mt. Everest in the spring of 1963 and we are honored to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his accomplishment. The evening will feature an exciting auction, elegant dining and fabulous program highlighting the achievements of both Jim Whittaker and the highlights from the 2012-2013 SU athletic season. Contact redtie@seattleu.edu for more details.

 

 

 

A 2013 Homecoming Reflection

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on February 6, 2013 at 5:02 PM PST

After a 40 year hiatus, the tradition of Homecoming returned to Seattle University with a full day of events on February 2nd.

We kicked off the day with the Hall of Fame Luncheon which hosted more than 300 people to honor outstanding SU athletes.  You can read more about our honorees here.

The Alumni Relations team welcomed alumni back to campus and to our pre-game rally at KeyArena. We had a great turn out, with many new faces and lots of spirited alumni – just what we like to see!

During half-time at our Men’s basketball game, our Hall of Fame inductees were introduced and we brought back the tradition of a Homecoming Court. Students enthusiastically nominated their favorites for Homecoming Court, and at half time our 2013 Royals, Carmen Cueto & Alexander Fisher, were crowned. They weren’t dressed in traditional Homecoming formal attire, but they were decked out in SU pride.  

  

We started off small this year, but we lit a spark that we hope ignites the flame of Homecoming and a new tradition that you’ll share with your family, and that we will share with the future generations of SU students.

We intend for Homecoming to evolve into a weekend of events that welcome our alumni back to campus to celebrate their SU experience.

We want your feedback! What would you like to see at future Homecoming events?  What would get you to come back to Seattle U?  Please comment on this post or email us at alumni@seattleu.edu to share your feedback.

 

A January Message from Magis

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on January 4, 2013 at 2:01 PM PST

How do you want to create the new year?  What kind of commitment do you want to make to yourself?  Your community?  To the oppressed people of the world?”  If you set 2013 as your year to serve others or to be a person more committed to your community, Magis has several unique opportunities to facilitate your follow through – most notably our Mexico Mission Trek for Alumni (it’s not too late to apply!) - and some of your fellow SU alumni as our January Alumni Living the Mission who are true exemplars of keeping the flame of service lit.  Zach Gerdes (2011), Bethany Kelsch (2011) and Michelle Miller (2012) started a mentoring program for incarcerated youth that now is a service bridge for people seeking to support at-risk youth in our community.  Click here to read their reflection and we hope you'll consider one of our service opportunities for 2013:

·         Post-Grad Service Networking Night:Wednesday, January 16, 2012 (All former post-graduate volunteers invited!)

·         Mexico Mission Trek: April 14 – April 21, 2013 (applications accepted through January 11!)

·         National Jesuit Alumni Day of Service:  Saturday, April 27, 2013

·         Service Saturdays at the St. Mary’s Foodbank : Every 4th Saturday of the month

 

For more information visit Magis online or email Magis@seattleu.edu

 

 

A New Year’s Welcome from your Alumni Office

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on January 3, 2013 at 11:01 AM PST

Dear Alums -

In 2012 I had the opportunity to meet with so many of our alums face to face and I want to once more express my gratitude to you for your dedication to Seattle University and our community.  

In December we had our annual Advent Mass, Christmas Reception (December 9) and the 2nd annual Downtown Breakfast (December 13), with the biggest turnout at both events since I've began my role as Assistant Vice President of Alumni Relations.  We've had alums reach out to us from across the country to form chapters (as well as in Thailand and China), and take a more active role in their alumni experience.  I've seen alumni renew their relationship with their alma mater and invest their time, energy and resources in assisting our office with our goal of being a world class alumni relations office. You are also helping us to build a stronger cadre of volunteer leadership.   I wanted to let you know how much that means to me and your University.  Your efforts are being noticed!

As we kick off 2013 I am so excited to share my enthusiasm for the great offerings we will roll out this year! There are traditions like the 28th Annual Alumni Awards in April and some new traditions we are bringing back, like Homecoming on February 2nd!

In an effort to keep our alumni body growing and engaged we want to ensure that we help keep you connected to Seattle University.  Please keep checking our events page for opportunities to join us as well as join ourFacebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts to keep current all our offerings at Seattle U! 

We'd love to see you at these upcoming events:

Homecoming - February 2nd, 2013 
Pre-Game Rally
Club Live At KeyArena at Seattle Center 5:30 p.m.
Click for Homecoming Day schedule of events.

Washington, D.C. Alumni Reception - February 1st, 2013 5:30-8:30pm
At Front Page
1333 NEW HAMPSHIRE
Washington, DC

The Search for Meaning Book Festival - March 9th, 2013
Tickets go on sale January 14th
On Campus with Alumni Open House in the Admissions & Alumni Building

28th Annual Alumni Awards  - April 16th, 2013
Campion Ballroom 5:30 p.m.

2nd Annual Jesuit Alumni Day of Service - April 27th, 2013

Campus and Seattle University Youth Initiative

Please send us an email with your suggestions or if you'd like to get more involved to alumni@seattleu.edu . We always welcome your feedback. We want to make sure our alums are engaged no matter where you live, and would love your participation in achieving that goal.

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you a wonderful 2013!

Sincerely,

Susan R. Vosper

Alumni Winter Quarter Seminars

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on January 3, 2013 at 10:01 AM PST

There is still room, and time, to sign up for the Seattle University ALUMNI SEMINARS Program for Winter Quarter, 2013! The theme will be on Beginning Dialogues with Other Faiths.  Faculty members from various religious backgrounds will engage in conversations with each other about their beliefs and then invite questions and responses from the Alumni Seminar participants.  participants included will be from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, and Hindu backgrounds. 

 Faculty members will likely include Professors Stephen Chan, Wesley Howard-Brook, Sharon Suh, Peter Ely, S. J., and Bea Lawrence of the Theology/Religious Studies Department, Vidjay Awasthi of the Accounting Department, and Mohammad Fani from off campus.  

 The preliminary schedule calls for the first seminar to be on Wednesday, Jan. 9, and then the subsequent seminars to be on Tuesdays, Jan 22, Feb. 5, Feb 19, March 12, and March 19.   All SU alumni and friends are invited to join in this seminar by contacting Lauren St. Pierre by email at alumniseminars@seattleu.edu.

 Please send your mailing address, phone number, and whether or not you will need a reserved parking spot on campus, the cost of which is included in the $240 tuition. Books/materials for the seminar, as well as light refreshments, are also included in that price. We hope you’ll be able to join us in this interesting seminar!

 

 

Join the Search for Meaning! March 9th, 2013

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on January 2, 2013 at 4:01 PM PST

 

 The fifth annual Search For Meaning Book Festival, hosted by Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry is coming in just a few months: March 9th, 2013, all day on the Seattle University Campus.

Mark your calendars! Tickets go on sale on January 14th, through Brown Paper Tickets, and are expected to go fast.
 
The Festival hosts over 40 authors in session, featuring keynote speakers Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, as interviewed live by National Book Award winner, Sherman Alexie, as well as internationally acclaimed scholar Reza Azlan.

For information on the Festival, please visit www.searchformeaning.us. You can also check out the Search For Meaning Facebook page to stay up to date with all things related to the festival.

We hope you'll join us at this incredible  Festival, which is also free and open to the public, thanks to our generous title sponsors Laura Ellen and Robert Muglia and partners Elliott Bay Book Company and the Seattle University Book Store.

Alumni
Calling all Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry Alumni! You are warmly invited to the annual Alumni Breakfast, just before the Festival begins.  Enjoy great food, a special speaker, and quality time with fellow alums on the morning of the Festival, Saturday, March 9th at 7:30am. Please RSVP with Amy Toney if you are able to join us: toneya@seattleu.edu | 206.220.8248
 
Visit other Seattle University alums throughout the day!  The Admissions and Alumni building will be open to alums for socializing during the festival.

An Alumni's Look at Homecoming

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on January 2, 2013 at 3:01 PM PST


SEATTLE UNIVERSITY HOMECOMING 1965 & 1966
 
By
Curly McNamee (Class of 1967)

When I attended Seattle University, the Homecoming dance (along with the ROTC Military Ball) were the two formal events of the school year. A sense of excitement would fill the campus leading up to Homecoming.

 

In 1965, I was dating Judy Bride (now my wife of 41 years) and I wanted to impress her, so I asked her to the Homecoming dance.  The dance was held on February 4th in the best downtown Seattle hotel – the Olympic.  The theme of the night was “Port Seattle.” I rented a tuxedo and Judy purchased a formal gown. We began the evening with a fantastic dinner at Rosellini’s 610 Restaurant and then moved along to the main event, dancing at the Olympic Hotel.  We ended the evening by capturing it in a photograph.

 

The following year, Judy and I returned to the Olympic Hotel for an evening of “Stargazing,” that was the theme of the 1966 Homecoming dance. We again captured the magic of the evening with a photo.

It’s memories like these,that make my wife and me happy that the tradition of Homecoming is returning to Seattle University.


This year, Homecoming is still in its infancy and consists of the Hall of Fame Luncheon and a Pre-game Rally on February 2nd, 2013.

 

Homecoming gives me the opportunity to return to my alma mater, and re-live my days at Seattle U, while giving a new generation of students the chance to create their own Homecoming memories. 
                                                                  

SU Alums Help Unemployed Youth Start Their Own Microenterprises

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on December 14, 2012 at 12:12 PM PST

Greenside Development Foundation's mission is to help unemployed youth start and manage their own microenterprise, creating poverty-alleviating employment. Two of our board members are alums of SU.

We seek to address the youth unemployment crisis by empowering young entrepreneurs through entrepreneurship training, interest-free microloans, and business management consulting.

 Youth Ventures Program

Our entrepreneur incubator program accepts unemployed youth between the ages of 18 and 35, with an emphasis on especially needy young women.

Each candidate goes through two selection phases to assure they are the right fit for the program: an Exhibiting Entrepreneurial Qualities Interview and a series of Entrepreneurship trainings. Candidates are trained in market research, creating competitive advantages, return on investment, purchasing from suppliers, sales, advertising, and bookkeeping. These youth then receive one-on-one training in the development of a strategic action plan and timeline for their new business.

The final stage of their training includes the preparation of a financial plan and start-up budget for their enterprise. We go with the clients to help them purchase the materials and equipment they need. Our Young Entrepreneurs reimburse the cost of their business start-up materials over the course of a year, each with an individualized repayment plan according to the needs of their business.

At least twice a month, our Young Entrepreneurs receive a visit at their place of business from one of Greenside’s Business Management Consultants. During these meetings, clients receive advice, support and on-going business training to strengthen their skills and develop the enterprise.

 

Get Involved!

As alums of SU, we felt this cause might be one close to your heart and we would be honored if you joined us in the cause.

With half of all Moroccan youth neither in school nor employed (World Bank 2012), the need for self-employment and job creation is enormous.

Greenside Development Foundation provides loans interest-free and we do not charge for our trainings or business development consulting. Donations help create a new enterprise that provides employment and income for impoverished young Moroccans.

 

“If you are interested in learning more about Greenside Development Foundation or becoming involved in any capacity, please visit our website at
 
greensidedevelopment.org.

Thank you!
 Chad Anderson, BBA, 2007, Albers School of Business & Economics Sherry Castro, MAPS, 2001, School of Theology & Ministry

 


 

 

 

 

Holiday on the Hill

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on December 5, 2012 at 10:12 AM PST

Come home to Seattle University for the holidays! 

Please join the Alumni Association for a holiday on the hill, a special Christmas event for alumni, family, and friends. Join us for an afternoon of all the wonderful things that Seattle U has to offer and an advent tradition for the whole family!

It all begins at 1:00 p.m. in the Connolly Center, when our women’s basketball team takes on Portland State. We hope you’ll come back to campus and support your team – don’t forget to wear red!

At 4:00 p.m. we celebrate the Advent Season with a mass concelebrated by Fr. Patrick O’Leary, S.J.,
Fr. Peter Ely, S.J. & Fr. David Anderson, S.J.

After mass, please join us at the annual Christmas Reception in the Piggott Atrium. The Christmas Reception will be from 5-7:30 p.m.. We will be serving light refreshments and singing Christmas carols. 

In the spirit of holiday giving, we’ll be collecting canned food for St. Mary’s Food Bank at the reception.

We hope to see you and your family for the holiday.

 

A Message from Magis for December

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on December 3, 2012 at 2:12 PM PST

AMDG (Ad maiorem Dei gloriam) can be found on many Jesuit University campuses and becomes a concept embraced by Jesuit-educated alumni well beyond their years in school.  This month’s featured Alumni Living the Mission are brothers Job, Abe and Pedro Romo who seek to live AMDG out professionally.  While their chosen careers vary individually from business, personal wellness, to engineering, collectively their Ignatian inspirations from a Jesuit-education are shared. Click here  to read their reflections.

 

Upcoming Magis Programs:

Alumni Advent Mass  – Sunday, December 9, 2012

Mexico Mission Trek for Alumni  – April 14 to April 20, 2013, Tijuana, Mexico. 

Magis Mixers  – Join us at the Elysian Brewery every first Thursday of the month for happy hour!  Meet other Jesuit-educated alums and enjoy free appetizers from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For details on these and more events, visit Magis online.