Dear Arts and Sciences Alumni and Friends,
We hope you and those close to you are safe and well in this singular time. The faculty, staff and students of the college are managing the challenges of the present and looking ahead to the future.
In the summer newsletter, I talked about the work the faculty and staff were doing to prepare for a mostly virtual and partially in-person fall quarter. The virtual training provided by the Center for Digital Learning and Innovation was a great support for our faculty in providing quality educational experiences.
At the same time, the health and social distancing precautions Seattle University put into place (and that the community did a great job overall of following) helped keep the COVID rate very low across the Seattle University community so far.
Looking ahead, in terms of managing the pandemic, we expect the winter to look much like the fall in terms of being predominantly virtual instruction with some on-campus presence. We hope circumstances improve for more in-person activity in the spring but we will follow the guidance of science, medical experts and the State of Washington as we plan.
However, I am proud to share we are moving forward on many fronts, even in our current conditions. First, we are very happy that President-Elect Eduardo Peñalver will be joining Seattle University this summer. I had a chance to meet him in person (socially distanced, with masks, of course!), as part of the Presidential Search Process, and I could not be happier about his selection. I believe he is the right person to lead the university right now and you can learn more about him here.
Our faculty continue to do amazing things, as well. Dr. Quinton Morris is the first-ever Artist in Residence at KING-FM, with a new series of radio concerts that will be broadcast across the country, highlighting Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) classical artists and composers. The Theatre Program will be producing online plays in the next couple of days and the Seattle University Choirs are producing holiday shows you will be able to see and hear online this December. You can also read how Psychology faculty member Dr. Kira Mauseth has been a leader for the Behavioral Health Strike Team for the Washington State Department of Health as they support the state through the stress of the COVID crisis.
All this and so much more; the College of Arts & Sciences is moving forward in amazing ways. Thanks for taking the time to see what we are doing; your support is greatly appreciated and as important as ever.
Dr. Quinton Morris, Associate Professor at Seattle University and founder of the music education organization Key to Change, was chosen for a two-year term as the first Artist-Scholar in Residence for Classical KING FM 98.1, which began September 15. Dr. Morris enjoys a multifaceted career as a concert violinist, chamber musician, educator, entrepreneur, and filmmaker. In this new role for KING FM, he will create 10-12 radio programs and video podcasts featuring the music of BIPOC composers and performers that will be distributed nationally to classical radio stations across the country.
He has also started a composer residency program, selecting two living BIPOC composers to write or arrange new pieces for Dr. Morris’s Key to Change Studio. The first Composer in Residence is classical cellist and composer Caleb Vaughn. Performances of these new pieces featuring Key to Change violin and viola students will air on KING FM. KING FM is also thrilled to continue its previous partnership with Key to Change by featuring winners of its annual Solo String Festival on its weekly live program Northwest Focus.
“I have literally grown up listening to KING FM. As a kid, I remember listening to the radio as I would get ready for school and it’s been wonderful to continue my partnership with them in this new capacity,” said Dr. Morris. “I’m very happy to have an active role where I’ll perform and program music by Black composers and composers of color, who have been largely ignored and marginalized within the classical music community. Additionally, I’m really excited about the launch of our composer residency program, where our Key to Change students will have an active role in this partnership. It’s a great way to show our youth that not only do they matter, but they too can be engaged participants in creating impactful change that can transform the lives of others.”
“Dr. Morris and Key to Change have been valued partners of Classical KING for several years, and it was Quinton who suggested that KING FM consider a composer in residence program,” explained Dr. Brenda Barnes, CEO of Classical KING FM. “I thought about it, realized Quinton was actually the perfect person to pioneer this new role for KING FM, and asked if he would consider serving as our first Artist-Scholar in Residence. I was absolutely thrilled when he said yes! We look forward to supporting Quinton in creating radio programs and podcasts that will be offered to stations and listeners across the country. It is such an honor to have this opportunity to work more closely with Dr. Morris and to raise the profile of important BIPOC composers and performers.”
Classical KING FM will appoint a team of staff members to support Dr. Morris and his work with the station, beginning planning and producing programs this fall.
Dr. Morris is the first music professor in over thirty years (and the second living African-American violinist in United States history) to receive tenure and promotion at Seattle University. He is the founder and director of Key to Change, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching middle and high school underserved violin and viola students in South King County. For more information, visit the Key to Change website.
Dr. Morris’ career spans across six continents presenting in dozens of countries. His BREAKTHROUGH: The Quinton Morris World Tour included an innovative lecture recital and self-produced short film based on the life and music of Chevalier de Saint-Georges. BREAKTHOUGH premiered at prestigious venues including, the Seattle Art Museum, the Louvre Museum (Paris), New York Film Week among dozens of other concert halls and film theaters. Governor Jay Inslee awarded Dr. Morris the Washington State Governor’s Arts Award for his success with BREAKTHROUGH and the film received the first prize ‘Diamond Award” at the European Independent Film Award Festival in Paris and the bronze award at the Global Music Awards.
Dr. Morris has received numerous awards including the Puget Sound Business Journals “40 Under 40 Award,” Seattle Mayor’s Arts Awards, the Seattle University Provost Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Creative Work, and named a “Mover and Shaper” by Musical America. He is currently the co-chair of the Seattle Arts Commission.
While all of our programs have had to find new ways to connect during the pandemic, the performing arts have had to go further to pivot than many other disciplines. Performing Arts and Arts Leadership faculty, students, and staff demonstrated their abilities to pivot in Fall Quarter. They presented Seattle University Choirs first virtual performance under the direction of Dr. Leann Conley-Holcom, Director of Choral and Vocal Activities, and an online production of Anton Chekov’s Three Sisters, adapted and directed by Ki Gottberg, Professor, Theatre.
For the holiday season, Seattle University Choirs will present two virtual performances under the direction of Director Leann Conley-Holcom, Assistant Director Lee Peterson and Guest Producer Stephen O’Bent.
The performance of John Rutter's lovely, evocative "Candlelight Carol" is generously sponsored by the Office of the Provost. The performance will be premiered in the Provost’s Fall 2020 Holiday Card, which will be distributed on December 3, and released to the public on December 7. This piece, sung by candlelight, has become a beloved closing song at December concerts in recent years.
Scheduled to be released on December 14 is a collaboration between the Seattle University Choirs and the DigiPen Vocal Ensemble from DigiPen Institute of Technology (led by Assistant Professor and Conductor of Choirs Stephen O'Bent). This virtual performance features "Remembering Decembers," a heartwarming and poignant piece by the popular enigmatic composer known as Pink Zebra.
Wednesday, November 18, 7:30 p.m. Zoom Link
Thursday, November 19 7:30 p.m. Zoom Link
Thirteen adventurous theatre students learned to direct and produce plays on Zoom this fall. They will present two evenings of 10-minute plays with student actors (and alumni.) Each night features a different set of plays.
The Arts Leadership Program's 2020-2021 Book Club and the Office of Alumni Engagement at Seattle University are partnering for a two-part session of Reading Redhawks, featuring “Imagining Seattle: Social Values in Urban Government” with author Dr. Serin Houston and Dr. Jasmine Jamillah Mahmoud, Assistant Professor, Performing Arts & Arts Leadership.
December 9, Dr. Houston will give a talk about her book followed by Q&A led by Dr. Mahmoud.
December 10, Dr. Mahmoud will facilitate a mapping exercise with attendees inspired by the text. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blank piece of paper and crayons and markers in the following colors: black, brown, purple, blue, green, yellow, and red. Materials can be flexible, but this will help to drop into the exercise fully.
Support Black-owned bookstores and purchase your book from Estelita's Library.
Jasmine Mahmoud is an urban ethnographer and performance historian who engages contemporary artistic practices, race, policy, and geography. Her fields and interests include: theater and performance studies, political economy, arts and cultural policy, black aesthetics, theories of the avant-garde, feminist/queer of color critique, and anti-racist, decolonial neighborhood processes beyond gentrification/displacement.
Serin Houston is an Assistant Professor of Geography and International Relations at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. Serin D. Houston’s research draws on qualitative methods and a geographic perspective to examine questions of equity and justice from the individual to the global scale. Her book, Imagining Seattle: Social Values in Urban Governance (2019), uses Seattle as a lens to analyze the translation of sustainability, creativity, and social justice from theory into praxis. Studying not only what policies and programs say, but also how they work in practice, Houston finds that racism and classism, matched with market-driven mandates, constrain the realization of these social values within the urban governance of Seattle, Washington.
Tickets on sale beginning February 4, 2021, the link will be available on the Arts at Seattle U Calendar.
Seattle University Theatre faculty, students, and staff are embarking on a new adventure for Winter Quarter with Uncharted Waters, a collaboration with the University of Washington School of Drama and Cornish College of the Arts’ Theatre program. With a cross-town theatrical collaboration the likes of which Seattle has never seen, the partners invite the community to join us as we meet the challenges of isolation with radical togetherness. The tri-production will run March 4 through 13, 2021.
Seattle U Performing Arts and Arts Leadership Chair Rosa Joshi (Bring Down the House, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, upstart crow collective) directs William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Cornish College of the Arts’ Sheila Daniels (Indecent, Seattle Rep; The Wolves, ACT Theatre) and UW Drama acting alum Porscha Shaw (Nina Simone: Four Women, Seattle Rep; Saint Joan, ArtsWest) co-direct a devised piece in response to themes in Shakespeare’s play. Both productions will feature student casts from all three schools, and the artistic and production work of students, faculty, and staff from all three schools, and both will be rehearsed and performed entirely online.
As we have shifted events online, we have discovered a few positive benefits. Not only can alumni from across the world attend, but the ease of recording online events allows us to share them with those who could not attend. Here are a few of our recent events that you can listen or watch to at your convenience.
COVID-19 affects all of us in our daily lives in some ways that we may not recognize. In this audio presentation, Dr. Kira Mauseth, Senior Instructor, Psychology, addresses the specifics about where we are on a larger scale with our Behavioral Health responses in the context of this natural disaster across the state, and how our brains and bodies function accordingly in this phase of disaster response and recovery. Dr. Mauseth discusses common responses, symptoms, and challenges over the next few months that we will be facing, and what you can do to prevent burnout and increase resilience factors. Specific ideas are provided about how to communicate and interact more effectively with others at home and in the workplace, in the context of COVID-19, and increase our own sense of strength. Listen to the podcast here.
Social Work Department Assistant Professor, Dr. Aakanksha Sinha presented a special lecture for prospective students. Dr. Sinha is a mixed methods researcher and focuses on issues related to access to basic needs, food security, positive deviance, and community asset building. Watch the lecture here.
Drawing on personal experience and psychological science, Dr. Myers explains and demonstrates the psychology of hearing and the realities and humor of hearing loss. Presented by the Seattle University Psychology Department Watch the presentation here.
The Kinesiology Department launched their new podcast series this fall with “Seattle Sports: Play, Identity, and Pursuit in the Emerald City” by Dr. Terry Anne Scott, and continued with episodes about stress and exercise, breast health, healthy sleep habits, and more. Listen to the episodes here.
This exhibition, originally scheduled to run at Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University during Spring Quarter 2020, moved online. Abstractions of Black Citizenship: African American Art From Saint Louis was a group exhibition and public program series featuring works by Dominic Chambers, Damon Davis, Jen Everett, De Nichols, and Katherine Simóne Reynolds, five Black Saint Louis, MO-based artists. In the closing event, Exhibition Curator, Jasmine Jamillah Mahmoud, Ph.D., introduced a series of dialogues among exhibition artists and scholars writing for the forthcoming Abstractions of Black Citizenship: African American Art From Saint Louis exhibition reader. Watch the event here.
You can also meet our emerging student curators in a series of short videos:
In the final year of The Campaign for the Uncommon Good and President Stephen Sundborg, SJ's tenure, we are embarking on a critical point in our collective history. Our Moment for Mission: The President’s Challenge invites 10,000 alumni to come back to and engage with Seattle U before the end of the school year. Engaged alumni are a vital element to the success of our students and impact the future of our communities. Learn more here.
By showing your support at events, volunteering and donating, alumni help students make real-world connections and provides them the opportunity to explore their passions—igniting their potential as leaders of purpose and impact. Your involvement in their educational experience shows them that you care and that they are part of a larger community that will last long after graduation. The simple act of sharing your personal journey with a student can have a lasting impact on their personal and professional formation as they forge their own path as a future leader.
Seattle University impacted you. Now is your chance to impact Seattle University. Today, you have the power to ensure that current and future students have the same purpose-driven, passion-fueled education and experiences that you did. Become one of the 10,000 alumni empowering the next generation of leaders for a just and humane world.
Now is our time to bring our shared mission to life! Come back to Seattle U by connecting with alumni and students at events, volunteering as a mentor or classroom speaker or making a donation of any size to expand access to scholarships and resources.
Our moment is now. Let’s build a better future for all.
Aly Choate, Matteo Ricci, Humanities in Teaching ’21, was featured in the Nisqually Valley News, in “ ‘Rise by Lifting Others’: Yelm Grad Choate Talks Seattle U Softball and COVID Challenges.”
The 2020 National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) included films by two Seattle U students. Abel Fong, Strategic Communications and Film Studies, created 6.4.89, in Filmmaking 3. Christian Krantz, Film Studies, made Face to Face, in Experimental Film. Learn more about NFFTY.
Tres McMichael, MFA in Arts Leadership, ‘22, has been selected by the Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) for one of two Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Research Fellows to investigate the intersection of EDI and arts management programs.
Sierra Pia, BA Arts Leadership '22, dropped her new single, "Stay The Night.” Listen to the new single and learn more about her here.
Casey Davis, MNPL ’22, Edmonds Food Bank Executive Director and volunteers were chosen as the 2020 Edmonds Citizen of the Year. Read about the award here.
Jelwyn Agbayani and Jamie Vo, graduate students in Social Work, were chosen for the Council on Social Work Education Minority Fellowship Program, a prestigious program designed to enhance the training of full-time, master’s-level, direct practice-focused social work students in their final year of study at a CSWE-accredited institution.
Sarah Baker, graduate student in Public Administration, is the VP of Public Affairs for the national board of the Japanese American Citizens League. She participated in a webinar for the organization on September 16, "JACL Women in Leadership."
Desiree Lindsay, Communication, wrote “Viewpoints: Fostering success in young adults” for the Everett Herald. Read it here.
Tyler Mansfield, a member of the first cohort in the new graduate program in Kinesiology, co-authored “Gender Differences in Shoulder Strength, Range of Motion, and Functional Movement across a Division III Collegiate Swim Season,” an exploration of how the Ohio Wesleyan swim team’s 2018-2019 season affected the shoulder strength of both its male and female members. The article, appears in the July 17 edition of The Sport Journal, published by the United States Sports Academy. Read about it here.
Joseph Newmann, Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies, co-authored an op-ed, Youth power: Age-friendly city needs to hear from people of all ages, in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Read it here.
Alina Taylor, History, was featured in the Crosscut story, “Will King County public transit survive COVID-19?” Read it here.
The Naef Scholarship Program provides support and enrichment for upper-level undergraduate students of Seattle University who demonstrate commitment to social justice leadership in their communities. Made possible by an endowment gift from the estate of Sue M. Naef (+1982), the program recognizes outstanding students from diverse backgrounds in the undergraduate schools and programs of the University. Each Naef Scholar receives a need-based award of $3,000 or $4,500 and joins a tight-knit community of peers in conversation with one another and the communities to which they belong.
Congratulations to our College of Arts and Sciences students.
We also congratulate the rest of this year’s scholars:
* Returning Naef Scholar
Louis Green, Criminal Justice ’13, talks about his experience on a Chicago PD rowing team in ‘A Most Beautiful Thing’: How Arshay Cooper found peace on the water.”
Barb Hoffman, Film Studies ’20, showed a new film, What We See in the Clouds at the 2020 National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) Learn more about NFFTY.
Nolan Jekich, IDLS '20, began a new job with Cambia Grove in August and published “Cambia Grove. Not Just a Vision. A Movement,” about the history of the company.
Charese Jones, MNPL and GCFL '20, was promoted to Director of Early Intervention & Specialized Services at YouthCare Seattle.
Dominica Myers, MNPL ’16, joined the King County Library System as Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Rick Reyes, Philosophy and Public Affairs ’18, a Seattle-based researcher, artist, and Racial Equity Coordinator with the Office of Arts & Culture, was a panelist for “Using Racial Equity Tools for Change” sponsored by Governing for Racial Equity & Inclusion (GREI).
Nolan Jekich, IDLS ’20, wrote “1 Step to Reducing Health Disparities, Life Science Washington Says All Can Take.”
Bryce W. Rassilyer, Humanities/Matteo Ricci and BABA Accounting ’07, and Masters in Accounting ’08, is one of the Puget Sound Journal’s “40 Under 40” this year. .
Martha (Marty) Wine, MPA ’98, is the new City Manager in Monmouth, Oregon. Read about her here.
Aerica Shimizu Banks, Environment Studies with minor in Public Affairs ‘10 and 2020 Outstanding Recent Alumna, was interviewed by Authority Magazine in The Medium for “Aerica Shimizu Banks of Shiso LLC: Five Steps That Each of Us Can Take to Proactively Help Heal Our Country.” Read the interview here.
Gina Blanchard-Reed, MNPL ’17, is a candidate for the Washington Legislative District 2 Senate Seat.
Jessica Boling, Social Work ’07, was named one of Wisconsin’s 48 Most Influential Asian American Leaders.
Jen Cruz, Psychology ‘16, was named a Cancer Prevention Predoctoral Fellow at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Michelle DeLappe, English ’98, joined Fox Rothschild LLP as partners in the Taxation & Wealth Planning Department in Seattle.
Sam Garrard, Public Affairs ’16, published “Innovating in Palliative Care: An Entrepreneur's Take” for Cambia Grove. Read the article here.
Chris Guaty, Spanish ‘01, stepped into the newly created position of Vice President of Corporate Franchising with Nuzuna Zone Fitness.
Jennifer Hara, Modern Languages and International Studies ’95 was hired as Program Director by P3C Media.
Katie Jay, English/Creative Writing ‘09, was recently hired as Development Assistant with the Idaho Conservation League.
Hallie MacPherson, Photography and Spanish '20, shared what it was like to graduate and enter the workforce amid a pandemic, in words and images, in the SU Newsroom. View her thoughts here.
Kalei’okalani Matsui, English/Creative Writing '14, and Huraiti Mana, the dance community she created, are featured in Real Change News. Read the story here.
Frederick Olsen, Jr., Humanities '84 and Foreign Languages '86, was named the Executive Director of the Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission last May, and is also now running for the Sitka Assembly.
Robert Andolina, PhD, Associate Professor, International Studies recently released a book chapter: “Argentina’s Enigmatic Wall on the Paraguayan Border,” in Andréanne Bissonnette and Élisabeth Vallet, Eds., Borders and Border Walls: In-Security, Symbolism, Vulnerabilities. Published September 17, 2020 by Routledge. Available here.
Onur Bakiner, PhD, Associate Professor, Political Science, recently published a chapter in an edited volume, “Truth, Justice, and Commemoration Initiatives in Turkey,” in The Oxford Handbook of Turkish Politics, Güneş Murat Tezcür (ed.) (Oxford Handbooks Online, 2020) Available here. He also published “Why refusing to forget is a powerful political force” in Crosscut. Read it here.
Jodi Balter, Professional in Residence, Institute of Public Service, participated in a KUOW panel, New school year amid pandemic: Is Washington state ready to start?
María Bullón-Fernández, PhD, Professor, English Department, and Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities, published the article, "Gower's Queer Poetics in the Mirour de l'Omme" in Accessus: A Journal of Premodern Literature and New Media (2020) Vol. 6, Iss. 1, article 3.
Caitlin Ring Carlson, PhD, Associate Professor, Communication, published an article in the Journal of Mass Media Ethics: Carlson, C.R. & Cousineau, L. (2020) Are you sure you want to view this community? Exploring the ethics of Reddit’s quarantine practice. Journal of Mass Media Ethics. Her research was cited in VentureBeat, “Facebook’s Dynabench aims to make AI models more robust through distributed human workers,” by Kyle Wiggers. Sept. 24, 2020. She was quoted in “The Supreme Court Will Reshape TV’s Megamerger Future” in the Hollywood Reporter. She also published “Articles that matter: MacKinnon, Catharine A. Pornography, Civil Rights, and Speech,” 20 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. (1985). Communication Law & Policy, 25(4), 456-459. And “Online harassment of U.S. women journalists and its impact on press freedom.” First Monday, 25(11)., coauthored by alumnus Haley Witt. She was featured in a Seattle Times column by Naomi Ishisaka about online abuse. Read the column here. Her study, “Report and repeat: Investigating Facebook’s hate speech removal process” was published in “First Monday;” read it here. She published the paper, “Exploring legal responses to hate speech in the United States,” Journal of Media Law & Ethics, 8(1), 32-54. She published a conference paper, “Do what works: Journalism ethics as a framework for social media content moderation,” Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) National Conference (Virtual.) She participated on two conference panels, “Race, racism and media law and ethics scholarship, “ Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) National Conference (Virtual,) and “Inclusivity and teaching sensitive topics,” Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) National Conference, Law & Policy Division Preconference (Virtual.) Her research was cited by:
Dr. Carlson and Eric Severson, PhD, Instructor, Philosophy, were both named fellows in the inaugural IETT (Initiative in Ethics and Transformative Technologies) cohort here at SU.
Dawn Cerny, MFA, Adjunct Faculty, Art, Art History, and Design, won the 2020 Betty Bowen Award, receiving $15,000 and a solo exhibition at Seattle Art Museum in 2021.
Serena Chopra, PhD, Assistant Professor, English, published the poem, “Seduction, After Fruit & Mercy,” in the collection, “Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19.”
Serena Cosgrove, PhD, Associate Professor, International Studies, was awarded a Fulbright to carry out research in Guatemala. Her project is titled “Indigenous Women’s Leadership to End Gender-Based Violence in Guatemala” and she hopes to travel to Guatemala in the 2020-2021 school year to teach and carry out research.
Elizabeth Dale, PhD, Assistant Professor, Nonprofit Leadership, is cited in two articles.
Angelique Davis, JD, Associate Professor, Political Science, was quoted in the BBC article, “Racial gaslighting made me feel like a foreigner in my own home.” Read the article here. She is also quoted in the Mashable article, “How to recognize if you're being racially gaslighted,” and you can read that here.
Yancy Hughes Dominick, PhD, Senior Instructor, Philosophy presented a paper at the West Coast Plato Workshop (Sept. 18-20, hosted by Lewis & Clark College). The title was "Gender and Discourse in Plato's Lysis." In the paper, he discuss some of the ways in which the dialogue exhibits the occasional breakdown of rational discourse, and at the same time the ways that the dialogue subtly unsettles traditional Greek ideas of masculinity. He also revised the paper to reflect a commitment to the Black Lives Matter movement, and so spent some time talking about Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, who taught himself to read by reading Plato's Republic over and over again. In the future, he is hoping that all of his research on Plato will remain mindful of the ways that Plato has been a source of inspiration for liberatory thinkers and activists like Huey P. Newton.
Rob Efird, PhD, Professor, Anthropology and Asian studies, published a chapter, "Nature for Nurture in Urban Chinese Childrearing,” in a new book, “Greening East Asia: The Rise of the Eco-developmental State.”
Victor D. Evans, PhD, Assistant Professor, Communication, was interviewed by KING 5 News for a story about a video created by the Seattle Police Officer’s Guild following a recent protest. Watch the interview here.
Carlyn Ferrari, PhD, Assistant Professor, English, wrote “You Need to Leave Now, Ma’am,” about her experience with racism while interviewing for an academic position, for the Chronicle of Higher Education. Read the article here.
Brooke Gialopsos, PhD, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, co-authored a new study analyzing the psychological impact of discussion-based active assailant response training on students. Read about it here.
Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, PhD, Professor, Modern Languages and Cultures and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, contributed a short reflection for the story “How the Humanities Help Us Through Crises” in the new issue of Spark, the magazine of Humanities Washington. Read the article here.
Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD, Professor, Criminal Justice and Director, Crime & Justice Research Center, co-authored two articles: Helfgott, J.B., Parkin, W.S., Fisher, C., & Diaz, A. (2020). Misdemeanor arrests and community perceptions of fear of crime in Seattle. Journal of Criminal Justice, 69, 1-19 and Helfgott, J.B., Strah, B.M., Atherley, L.T., & Neidhart, E. (Forthcoming). Evaluation of CIT components in guardian law enforcement training. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology. She also published two op-eds in the Seattle Times this summer: The movement to defund the police is wrong, and here’s why and The Seattle City Council owes Police Chief Best an apology. She was quoted in numerous news stories.
Matthew Hickman, PhD, Chair and Professor, Criminal Justice, was quoted in several articles in the past months:
Julie Homchick Crowe, PhD, Assistant Professor, Communication, had a manuscript accepted to present at the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine Symposium, September 10 and 11, entitled, “Contagion, Quarantine and Constitutive Rhetoric: Interpellation and the Potential Victim of Infectious Disease.” She has become an assessor for the International Fact Checking Network, a unit of the Poynter Institute, which functions as a sort of accrediting body that promotes best practices in the field. She also accepted an invitation to serve on the editorial board of a journal called Frontiers in Communication (health communication section).
Wes Howard-Brook, JD, MDiv, Senior Instructor, Theology and Religious Studies, hosted a two-part podcast on his recent books for a group connected to the Presbyterian Church of Wales and the Council for World Mission. He also gave an online talk on anti-Judaism with Human Rights Media, a nonprofit organized by young, BIPOC activists. Watch the talk here.
Michael P. Jaycox, PhD, Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies, published the article, “Nussbaum, Anger, and Racial Justice: On the Epistemological and Eschatological Limitations of White Liberalism,” Political Theology 21, no. 5 (2020): 415-433.
Sonora Jha, PhD, Professor, Communication and Media, and A&S Associate Dean for Academic Community was interviewed by Crosscut for "Seattle celebrates Biden win, end of the Trump presidency." The Hindu shared her reading recommendations this weekend. She published an essay, “Alone and Awash in Desire,” in the collection, “Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19.” Read the Seattle Times review of the book here.
Rosa Joshi, MFA, Professor, Theatre and Chair, Performing Arts and Arts Leadership, did a talk for for American Shakespeare Center. The video will go live on ASC's Facebook at 5pm this Friday; you can find the event here or on the series page on their website.
Hye-Kyung Kang, MSW, PhD, Chair and Associate Professor, Social Work and Director, Master of Social Work Program recently made two presentations.
Paul Kidder, PhD, Professor, Philosophy, published “The Point of View of Mr. Rogers’ Work as an Author” in the Søren Kierkegaard Newsletter. He delivered a series of three lectures to the Mirabella Seattle retirement community on “Philosophies of Race, Gender, and Identity,” contrasting classic liberal ways of framing these issues with more recent approaches. This was the eleventh series that he has presented to Mirabella residents. He was interviewed for the Museum of History and Industry’s Rainy Day Podcast, Episode Ten: “Serenity, Surprise, and Delight.” The podcast episode-- produced, scripted, and hosted by local youth—is about the architecture of Minoru Yamasaki and its role in Seattle history. Listen to it here.
Marco Lowe, MPA, Adjunct Faculty, Institute of Public Service, made appearances on local channels all weekend following the November 3 election. His new book, "Powershift," has also just been published and is available as an e-book for Kindle. Read about it here.
Molly Mac, MFA, Galleries Curator and Instructor, Art, Art History, and Design, talked about the Hedreen Gallery in College Museums Are in a "Moment of Reinvention" in The Stranger.
Jasmine Jamillah Mahmoud, PhD, Arts Leadership wrote an essay, “Black and Center: Archiving Indigenous and Black Futures,” for the South Seattle Emerald. She was also interviewed for a University of Washington study on COVID-19's impact on the arts sector, which cited her research, “Brooklyn’s Experimental Frontiers: A Performance Geography.” TDR/The Drama Review, vol. 58, no. 3, 2014, pp. 97–123., doi:10.1162/dram_a_00375. She was appointed to the Washington State Arts Commissioner by Governor Jay Inslee. She is also serving on the 2020-2021 4Culture COVID-19 Relief Taskforce. In reference to both positions, she welcomes any outreach about relief for the arts sector., Howlround published an interview Jasmine conducted with performance artist Autumn Knight about Knight's joint virtual performance produced by Seattle-based Wa Na Wari and On the Boards; read the interview here. She also published a book review of Worldmaking: Race, Performance, and the Work of Creativity by Dorinne Kondo in the Fall 2020 issue of TDR: The Drama Review; read the review here.
Kira Mauseth, PhD, Senior Instructor, Psychology, and co-lead for the Behavioral Health Strike Team for the WA State Department of Health, shared common responses to the pandemic, including symptoms, and challenges over the next few months that we will be facing, and what you can do to prevent burnout and increase resilience factors. Listen to the audio recording here.
She participated in a number of media interviews:
Allison Machlis Meyer, PhD, Associate Professor, English, published “Bringing Down the Bard’s House: Pedagogy, Representation, and the All-Female Cast” in issue 20.3 of Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition and Culture. The article is about teaching Theatre Professor Rosa Joshi’s 2017 production of Shakespeare’s Henry VI plays, Bring Down the House, in Dr. Meyer’s Shakespeare course.
Susan Meyers, PhD, Associate Professor, English and Director, Creative Writing Program, published an essay entitled "The Club" out in the September issue of Snapdragon: A Journal of Art and Healing.
Quinton Morris, DMA, Director, Chamber and Instrumental Music; Associate Professor, Performing Arts and Arts Leadership; Associate Appointment, African and African American Studies, is the first Artist-Scholar in Residence for Classical KING FM. Read about the appointment here. He was interviewed for Word on the Street and you can watch that here (starts at 10:00). Under his leadership, with his co-chair Priya Frank, the Seattle Arts Commission announced changes in the Mayor’s Arts Awards, reallocating resources to lift up the local Black arts community. Read about the changes here.
Alexander Mouton, MFA, Chair and Associate Professor, Art, Art History & Design, is included as a subject matter expert in “Experts Weigh in on Current Job Market Trends” for Zippia.com.
Jodi O’Brien, PhD, Professor, Sociology, commented in the Seattle PI story, “6 months in, who is getting COVID-19 in King County?” Read the article here.
William Parkin, PhD, Associate Professor, Criminal Justice, co-authored 19 years after 9/11, Americans continue to fear foreign extremists and underplay the dangers of domestic terrorism, about research he has conducted with three other colleagues.
Christopher Paul, PhD, Professor, Communication and Media, published a new book, “Free-to-Play: Mobile Video Games, Bias, and Norms.” Learn more here. He participated in “Book Jam” presented by SIMLab Chicago. Watch the online event here. (Chris makes his appearance at about 36:00.) He is quoted in Wired, “The Genshin Impact Backlash Is Here.” He was interviewed by Le Monde for “J’ai arrêté de jouer pendant deux mois, car j’étais au bout de moi » : les joueuses en ligne restent confrontées au sexisme.” Read it here.
Gary Kinte Perry, PhD, Associate Professor, Anthropology and Sociology; Associate Appointment, African and African American Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, spoke at the inaugural rally and march held by the newly formed Climate Justice for Black Lives collective. Read about it here.
Carmen Rivera, MS, Adjunct Faculty, Criminal Justice, published an op-ed with South Seattle Emerald, “To Protect And Serve, Defund Police.” Read the op-ed here.
Jeanette Rodriguez, PhD, Interim Director, Institute of Catholic Thought and Culture and Professor, Theology and Religious Studies, published “Christian Nonviolence Uses Love to Disrupt” in Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education. She also published a chapter, “Mary, Mother of Jesus: Consolatrice of the Americas” in the book, “Oxford Handbook of Latin American Christianity.”
Christina Roberts, PhD, Director, Indigenous Peoples Institute; Associate Director, Matteo Ricci Institute; and Associate Professor, English and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, has been accepted to Legacy of Leadership Cohort for 2020-2021. The Legacy of Leadership Cohort is designed for emerging professionals to nurture the next generation of community leaders and advocates that serve the Native population of King County, Washington. This unique Native leadership program brings together a group of Native women to complete a 10-month leadership journey addressing issues and topics relevant to the urban Native population.
Patrick Schoettmer, PhD, Instructor, Political Science, discussed the potential political impact of President Trump testing positive for COVID-19 on KOMO News. Watch the interview here.
Aakanksha Sinha, PhD, Assistant Professor, Social Work, published the article, “Creating Collaborative Solutions With Communities Using ‘Gifts Explosion’ and ‘See It My Way’” in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Read the article here. She also published a chapter, “Domestic Children of Color in Child Welfare” in the book, “In Introduction to Child Welfare: Building a Culturally Responsive, Multisystemic, Evidence-based Approach.” Her restaurant, Spice Waala, co-owned with her husband, continued to get attention this summer. Read this review.
Benedict Stork, PhD, Instructor, Film Studies, was a guest on the panel, “The Anti-Racist University? Race Class & Contingency in Higher Ed.” Watch it here.
Kirsten Moana Thompson, PhD, Professor and Director of Film Studies was the moderator for the Indigenous Futures Panel Social Justice Film Festival, Transform: Another World is Possible, October 8, 2020. Her latest publications include:
Jennifer Tilghman-Havens, MBA, Director, Center for Jesuit Education, published an article entitled “The Ignatian Leader as Global Citizen” in Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal.” Read the article here. She also wrote a chapter entitled “Disrupting Dominance: Privilege, Positionality and Possibilities for Shared Power” in an upcoming book called Transformative Leadership in Action, published by Emerald to be released this fall.
Ruchika Tulshyan, MS, Distinguished Professional-in-Residence, Communication, published “On Making Sense of Anti-Blackness In America as an Immigrant Person of Colour,” in South Seattle Emerald. Read it here.
Kevin Ward, PhD, Director, Public Affairs Program, and Associate Professor, Institute of Public Service, published an article: Ward, Kevin D. & Katrina Miller-Stevens. “Public Service Motivation Among Nonprofit Board Members and the Influence of Primary Sector of Employment.” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. August 2020. Available here.
Matthew Whitlock, PhD, Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies, published an essay in the most recent issue of the philosophy journal Deleuze and Guattari Studies, celebrating the fortieth anniversary of Deleuze and Guattari’s book A Thousand Plateaus. Whitlock argues that Deleuze and Guattari develop many of their key concepts from their critiques of Christian anthropocentrism. He shows how their concepts in turn provide new and holistic lenses for interpreting the New Testament.
Jason Wirth, PhD, Professor, Philosophy, published a review of “Being with the Dead: Burial, Ancestral Politics, and the Roots of Historical Consciousness,” by Hans Ruin in the LA Review of Books. Read “So Close and Yet So Far” here.
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Nov. 18 & 19, Seattle U Theatre Directing Class presents one-act plays
Nov. 28, Dec. 8, Kinesiology's podcast continues
Dec. 3 & 14: launch dates for two virtual performances
Dec. 9 & 10, Arts Leadership Book Club and Reading Redhawks
Jan. 21, Dr. Christopher Paul talks about his newest book
Wednesday, May 12 at 4:00 PM
Thursday, May 13 at 5:00 PM
Friday, May 14 at 12:00 PM
Thursday, June 17 at 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 8 at 5:00 PM
Thursday, August 19 at 12:00 PM