SU Voice Alumni Blog

SU Women's Basketball Team to Take On UW at KeyArena

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on October 23, 2012 at 5:10 PM PDT

   

 Grab your Seattle University gear, gather your family and friends

 and join SU alumni, students, faculty and staff at the SU Women’s basketball game on November 14!

Join the SU Alumni Association for a Pregame Rally
beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Club Live!
Rally admission is free with a ticket to the game!


Enjoy great complimentary food! Beer, wine and soda available at cash bar.

Join us in Celebrating Coach Joan Bonvicini's 1,000th game!


Pregame Rally
6:00 to 7 p.m.
Club Live inside KeyArena
More rally details & map. 

November 14th vs University of Washington
Tip off at 7:00 p.m. in the KeyArena at Seattle Center

View the full Redhawks Women's Basketball schedule online.

The Downtown Breakfast. SU and UW Meet to Preview the Big Game

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on October 22, 2012 at 4:10 PM PDT

Join us for a networking breakfast the day of the big game! The 2012 Alumni Downtown Breakfast at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel on Thursday, Dec. 13, will feature Cameron Dollar and Lorenzo Romar, the head men's basketball coaches at Seattle University and the University of Washington, just hours before their two teams meet on the basketball court at KeyArena at Seattle Center.

Get Your Tickets Here!

Steve Raible, voice of the Seahawks, will host this event for college basketball fans as Dollar and Romar preview the annual match-up between the teams. The breakfast and panel discussion will be moderated by Steve Raible, co-anchor of KIRO 7 Eyewitness News and play-by-play voice of the Seattle Seahawks on 710 ESPN Seattle, also the home of Seattle U men's basketball broadcasts. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of King County.

The relationship between Dollar and Romar goes back to the mid-1990s, when Romar, then an assistant coach, recruited Dollar to UCLA, where they helped the Bruins win the 1995 NCAA Championship at The Kingdome in Seattle. Romar added Dollar to his staff when he became the head coach at Saint Louis University in 1999, and the two coaches came to the University of Washington in 2002, where Dollar was a top assistant under Romar before becoming Seattle U's head coach in April 2009. The Seattle University men's basketball team will head across town to face the Washington Huskies Thursday, Dec. 13, at KeyArena.

Breakfast will run from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the Metropolitan Room and Reception Area at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, located at 1400 6th Avenue. Doors  open at 6:30 a.m.

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.