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Seattle Idealist.org Graduate Fair at Seattle University

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on October 19, 2012 at 2:10 PM PDT


Attend The Seattle Idealist.org Graduate Fair at Seattle University on October 23rd!

The Seattle Idealist.org Graduate Fair connects prospective students with graduate schools in fields such as public administration, nonprofit leadership, international affairs, education, public policy, public interest law, social work, nonprofit management, global and public health, theology, environmental science, and socially responsible business.

 

Anyone who's considering graduate degree programs that look to solve social problems is welcome to attend.

 

Idealist.org Graduate Fairs can offer something beneficial to all! It's free to the public.

 

The Fair will be Tuesday, October 23, 5 to 8pm Seattle University, Campion Tower Residence Hall 914 E Jefferson Street, Seattle, WA 98122

See the list of registered schools and  RSVP online!

 

More information can be found on the website

 

 

San Francisco Bay Area Chapter for Seattle University Alumni

Posted by Amanda Kelly on October 18, 2012 at 3:10 PM PDT

  

 I am happy to announce that we have recently launched the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter for Seattle University Alumni! Our goal is to connect alumni in the San Francisco Bay Area with upcoming events such as happy hours, networking events, and local Redhawks games.

We are a grassroots community working to grow our presence and currently looking for volunteers to help organize events. If you are interested, please contact Annie Katrina Lee at anniekatrina@gmail.com.

Here are some upcoming events to keep in mind:

  • 11/28/12 at 5:30 pm -- Pre-game rally before Men’s Basketball game at 7:00 (SCOTT"S Seafood, Palo Alto)
  • 11/28/12 at 7:00 pm -- Seattle University's Redhawks vs. The Stanford Cardinal at Maples Pavillion in Stanford, CA
  • Please join our community on Facebook or help spread the word to your classmates in the Bay Area.

    We look forward to seeing you in NorCal!
  • Annie Katrina Lee, ‘05 

 

Bay Area SU Alumni are invited to Hope Uncorked

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on October 15, 2012 at 4:10 PM PDT

The Seattle University Bay Area alumni community is invited to attend:

Hope Uncorked

Catholic Charities CYO hosts a special evening of wine, music and celebration that goes to benefit Bay Area kids in need.

Join us for:

  • Jazz music from Grupo Falso Baiano & Lorca Hart Trio featuring Kenny Washington
  • Japanese cuisine and wine tastings from dozens of local vineyards
  • And a silent auction, that includes the chance to bid on travel packages

Advanced ticket purchase is recommended, though tickets will be available at the door.

Click here  for more information or to purchase tickets online, or call 415.972.1246

 

The Courtside Club

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on October 15, 2012 at 3:10 PM PDT

The Courtside Club is a group of Chieftains & Redhawks that create awareness in the community of the incredible history of Seattle University Athletics and its return to prominence while supporting the student athlete. Every Alumni is a member!

The first lunchof the Courtside Club is November 8th at the Sorrento Hotel and we have confirmed NBA legend, coach of our former Seattle Super Sonics Lenny Wilkens as a guest speaker, along with our awesome coach Cameron Dollar, to speak on the upcoming season as we our now members of the Western Athletic Conference and tournament eligible.  

Spread the word, clear your calendars and invite friends. This will be exciting to sports fans of all ages!

Registration information is on the www.goseattleu.com website

It’s going to be a great event. Don’t miss out!

 

Children of Peace Foundation Auction Dinner

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on October 11, 2012 at 5:10 PM PDT

Dear Friends, 

 
You are cordially invited to the 5th Annual Children of Peace Foundation Auction Dinner   (It's About the Child) to be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 5:00PM in the Seattle University Campion Ballroom. The event will include a Live & Silent auction, complimentary wine and Mediterranean food, traditional Arabic music by “House of Tarab,” and and updates about the foundation.

Tickets for the event are $100 per attendee and all funds will go towards supporting traumatized children in Bethlehem. The Children of Peace Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

Please RSVP by October 12, 2011 by emailing khaled@childrenofpeacefoundation.org 

We are looking forward to seeing you and greatly appreciate your support in helping to build Peace Through Healing!      

Find our event on Facebook 

or visit the website for more details


 

Developing Global Leaders to Lead Global Markets

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on October 10, 2012 at 4:10 PM PDT

Seattle University and The Executive Development Institute are partnering to bring you a panel exploring the theme of “Developing Global Leaders to Lead Global Markets”. The panel will be held on Seattle University’s campus in the Casey Commons Friday, November 2nd from 7:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.  

The panelists in attendance will include:

 

The panel will be moderated by Victoria Jones, Assistant Provost, Global Engagement, and Seattle University

 

Susan's Thoughts for the Fall

Posted by Amanda Kelly on October 10, 2012 at 2:10 PM PDT

Dear Alumni,

It’s fall here at Seattle U and classes are in full swing. As we enjoy the extended beautiful fall weather here in the Northwest, it is exhilarating to watch a talented new class arriving  and settling in for what promises to be a  successful academic year.  The campus is buzzing again with excitement to see what’s in store for this year. We in the Office of Alumni Relations share in this sense of excitement along with our students, faculty and staff.  This new year ushered in new members to our Alumni Board of Governors. We are fortunate to have an effective group of dedicated alumni on our board that will help us to achieve our goals.  

Our Alumnni Relations Status Report - 2011-12 (2)2231 is evidence that we are making progress and working to build a world class Office of Alumni Relations and remain on target with our strategic plan. To that end, we are making strides to help you to better connect with Seattle U, your fellow alumni and the next generation.  It’s my pleasure to announce the following developments:

  • Our office is partnering with Career Services to ensure that every graduate has the opportunity to hire quality candidates, become a valued employee and network with outstanding individuals.
  • Seattle U is celebrating a new era in sports with its first full season of Division I play for the Redhawks. I hope you will join me and Coach Cameron Dollar at our pre-game rallies at Key Arena at Seattle Center.
  • On February 2 we will launch a pilot program to bring Homecoming back to the university. This is your chance to see some of the beautiful changes we’ve made to your campus, as well as share your own experiences at SU with alumni and current students. Stay tuned for more information. 
  • And on April 16 we are hosting the 28th Annual Alumni Awards celebration at Campion Ballroom. I hope to see you there for an evening to illuminate the achievements of our alumni in the community, work place and university.   We are accepting nominations. 

Alumni often ask, “How can I help? How can I become involved with my alma mater?”  Let me offer some ways we share with alumni and friends:

-          Serve as an enthusiastic ambassador for Seattle U

           - think SU first! 

-          Promote Alumni and Family Weekend to your fellow alumni.

-          Encourage alumni to network and keep in touch via

            the Alumni Online Directory.

-          Bring a prospective student for a campus visit

            or to a university event

-          Visit us on campus at the Admissions and Alumni Building and give us your feedback at alumnifeedback@seattleu.edu


I look forward to working with each and every one of you to achieve the goals we’ve set for the Office of Alumni Relations and hope you’ll join us on campus in October and throughout the year.  I welcome your input and look forward to your continued participation in our efforts to build on our legacy of supporting our alma mater.

 

Sincerely,

Susan Vosper, '90, '10

 

The Art of Making Sense

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on October 8, 2012 at 1:10 PM PDT


For the month of October Gallery 114 presents "Making Sense," new oil paintings by member artist Mary Jo Mann   The show runs October 4 through 27, with a First Thursday opening reception for the artists held on October 4, 6 to 9 pm.  Regular gallery hours are noon to 6 pm, Thursday through Sunday.

 The Art of "Making Sense" at Gallery 114
1100 NW Glisan, Portland, OR. 97209 Phone: 503-243-3356

Seattle University Alumna, Mary Jo Mann,uses the oil painting medium to examine the tension between human-made and natural systems.  Playing with the rhythms and geometry of urban and natural landscapes, Mann in this body of work is "making sense" of not only the physical world but of the connections between the physical and the metaphysical. "I find similar rhythms and form in nature," says Mann.  "Using these two supposedly opposing fields as a starting point, I find that the language and depth of each piece emerges as the work develops.  My approach isn't simply an intellectual activity but transcends the physical world.  The work takes on its own life, merging conscious intent with unconscious knowledge." Mary Jo received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Seattle University in 1979 and studied with Val Laigo, Marvin Herard and Nick Damascus. She has lived in Portland since the early 80's with her husband and children.  Mary Jo's work can also be seen at her website, www.artbymaryjo.net.

 

Remembering Sue Schmitt

Posted by Amanda Kelly on October 8, 2012 at 10:10 AM PDT

Sue Schmitt, Ed.D., Professor and former dean of Seattle University’s College of Education, died suddenly at the age of 66 on September 28, 2012. A public memorial service led by SU President Stephen Sundborg, S.J. was held Monday, Oct. 8, 4 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church.

Dr. Schmitt stepped down from her 16-year position as dean on July 31, 2012, and spent the past two months traveling and enjoying time with her family. In her announcement to the faculty and staff on June 26, Dr. Schmitt emphasized her joy in overseeing many historical events over the past 16 years and was excited about the college’s position to engage in new opportunities at the university, state and national levels.  “We extend our deepest condolences and prayers to her family, friends, College of Education colleagues, staff and students and others whose lives she touched during her remarkable career as an administrator, educator and scholar,” said Isiaah Crawford, provost. 

Dr. Schmitt helped organize the college’s 75th anniversary celebration (a milestone event that drew over 1,000 alumni and friends to campus) and oversaw Conversation Education, a symposium on education policy that brought great visibility to the university. Over the past several years she led a collaborative and successful process to revise and restructure the college’s doctoral program. Additionally, Dr. Schmitt spearheaded an effort that will bring a Seattle Public Schools Middle College program to the university in the next few months. 

Prior to her appointment as dean of the College of Education, she had served as dean and professor, in the College for Human Resources at the University of North Dakota, where she had also served as associate vice president for academic affairs, responsible for the design and implementation of the Center for Instructional Technology. She served at the University of Wisconsin, Stout, as deputy vice chancellor and professor of rehabilitation, department chair and director of the independent Living Center. Dr. Schmitt also served as the administrative associate to the vice president for academic affairs of the University of Wisconsin System Administration. 

Dr. Schmitt received the outstanding alumni award from Viterbo College, where she received a B.A. in English, and she was a Leadership Fellow at Mississippi State University. She was among a selective group of educational leaders to participate in Harvard University's IEM Program. Dr. Schmitt’s doctorate, which she received from Mississippi State University, was funded through a Bush Leadership Fellowship. 

The Dr. Sue A. Schmitt Scholarship Fund has been established to honor her memory and the legacy she has left at Seattle University. The fund will support the academic advancement of underrepresented students enrolled in the College of Education, a commitment that Dr. Schmitt championed during the course of her career. For more information, including how to contribute to the fund, please call 206-296-1896.

To share an online memory of Dr. Schmitt, please click here

-A Seattle University News article by Paula Hermann

 

Magis Note for October

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on October 4, 2012 at 11:10 AM PDT

Laugh and grow strong is an Ignatian phrase that captures the Collins’ family approach to life. As this month’s featured alumni living the mission, the Collins family shares their perspective of how Jesuit education has shaped them into a family which finds God in all things. From working and studying at Jesuit universities, to choosing graduate programs in social work and disability advocacy, not to mention moving to Bolivia for a year to volunteer with Maryknoll Lay Missioners, Kathy, Bill, Sheila and Katie have made a commitment to be of service to others. As they note;

“We have been able to laugh, grow strong, and also challenge and encourage each other on our individual journeys. We try to consider what God is calling each of us to bring to and take from the world.” Click here to read their reflections.

 Magis wants to remind you that there are just a few spots left for alumni on the Ignatian Silent Retreat happening the weekend of November 9-11, 2012. This is a great way to unplug from the everyday hustle and bustle to make space for quiet reflection Also, save the date for the Justice Education Forum: A Teach-In on Economic Justice being held on Saturday, December 1, 2012.This new format will deepen the experience, inviting participants to learn, share, and act. Checkout our eNewsletter for upcoming programs and events that help you to put into practice the Jesuit values of faith, justice, and leadership.