Alumni Seminar Series

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The Alumni Seminar Series is open to Seattle University alumni and other college graduates in the Seattle area who seek a high-quality learning experience, stimulating discussions of life’s deeper questions, and the companionship of other active minds. The Alumni Seminars are organized by the College of Arts and Sciences of Seattle University under the guidance of David Leigh, SJ, PhD.

The Winter 2019 series includes three seminar sessions on the topic of "Spirituality and Crisis Today.The schedule for the three sessions on Christian, Buddhist, and other forms of spirituality and crisis will be as follows:

Winter Alumni Seminar Series

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
    Seminar I: Christian Spirituality and Crisis, led by Peter Ely, SJ, PhD
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
    Seminar II: Buddhist Spirituality and Crisis, led by Jason Wirth, PhD
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
    Seminar III: Spirituality & Crisis in American Literature led by David Leigh, SJ, PhD

* Prior to the start of the series, participants are encouraged to attend a recommended lecture by Professor Richard Gaillardetz of Boston College on “Spiritual Crisis and the Church: Moving Forward” on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. This lecture is free and open to the public, and you may find information for it here.

All three seminar sessions will take place in Pigott 107 on the Seattle University campus. The cost of the seminars, plus materials, is $150.



Speakers Panel for Winter 2019 Alumni Seminars

     (L to R): Richard Gaillardetz, PhD , Peter Ely, S. J., PhD, Jason Wirth, PhD, and David Leigh, PhD

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