Alumni Seminars Spring 2018

Spring Series, 2018

The Alumni Seminars Series will be on hiatus this spring. We will return with programming in the fall.

In the meantime, we hope you will enjoy other engaging events on campus during Spring Quarter. We are providing a few ideas here.


April 10, 6-9 p.m., CNTR 160
Maguire Lecture and Dinner, “Hispanic Youth and the Church,” Brendan Busse, SJ and Marcos Gonzales

April 17, 6-8:30 p.m., Casey Atrium
Displacement (The intersections of gentrification, immigration, and incarceration),
Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work’s Social Justice Teach-In.

April 19, 2018, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Pigott Auditorium
Albers Executive Speaker Series Featuring Kevin McAllister, CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

May 2 - August 31, ADAL, Kinsey Gallery
Imagining the World Photo Competition, opening reception May 2 at 5 p.m., with the awards ceremony at 6 p.m.

May 3, 7 p.m., Pigott Auditorium
Catholic Attitudes on Islam: The Racialization of Islam and Media, presented by Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture.
Panelists: Jordan Denari Duffner, Nazir Harb Michel, PhD., Michael Perez, PhD., and Sonora Jha, PhD.

May 4 & 5, 8 p.m., St. Joseph Church
Seattle U Choirs Spring Concerts

May 5, multiple times/locations
Alumni Reunion Weekend. Classes of 1968 and 2008, Choir Reunion.

May 7, multiple times/locations
Peter L. Lee Endowed Lecture
5 - 6:20 p.m., LeRoux Room
Peter L. Lee Endowed Lecture, Professor Robin Yates, “Chinese Science, Medicine, and Technology:
Some Recent Discoveries and New Trends in the Field.” Pre-lecture reception at 4:30 p.m.
Special Added Event
9:20-10:45 a.m., Casey Commons
Professor Grace Fong, “On My Birthday and When I am Sick: Women Reflecting on Aging in Qing Dynasty China.”

May 10-20, Lee Center for the Arts
How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes, Seattle U Theatre Department and Sojourn Theatre. Information and tickets.

May 21, 7:30 p.m., Chapel of St. Ignatius
Chamber Singers Farewell Concert, free

May 22, 6-8:30 p.m., Casey Atrium
Welfare and Economic Inequality: The Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work’s year-long series of Social Justice Teach-Ins.

May 25, 2018, 6 p.m., Pigott Auditorium
Africa Day Celebration: Harp Performance and Keynote, Professor Lisa Beckley-Roberts, Jackson State University.
Reading: The Days to Come. Co-sponsored by Global African Studies and the Department of Performing Arts & Arts Leadership.

May 30, 8 p.m., Pigott Auditorium
Choir Talent Show, fundraiser for the Daughters and Mary, Uganda, tickets $5.

Find more events here:
College of Arts & Sciences

Seattle University Master Calendar

The Alumni Seminars Series take place each quarter and are 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 Professor David Leigh, S.J.


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