Arts, Lectures, Events

Coming up in the College of Arts & Sciences

 

Elizabeth LaPensée | heart of the game

Dec. 1 - March 3

Hedreen Gallery

Opening Reception, Saturday, Dec. 1, 4-6 p.m.

Artist Talk (6-7:30 p.m.) and Reception, Wednesday, January 9, 6-9 p.m.

Hedreen Gallery hosts an interactive gaming hub in which artist Elizabeth LaPensée (Anishinaabe from Baawaating, Métis, settler-Irish) rewires the architecture of contemporary gaming imaginations in ways that center, iterate and mainstream Indigenous ways of knowing. Learn more.

Joseph Williams, piano

January 9, 7:30 p.m.

Pigott Auditorium

The primary masterwork of Catalan composer Federico Mompou's late years is Música Callada (Silent Music), a piano suite consisting of 28 pieces arranged in four books of 9, 7, 5, and 9 movements. Most of the pieces occupy just two or three lightly scored pages of music, and the dynamic level only rarely exceeds mezzo piano. Tickets available at the door: $5 students, $8 faculty/staff, $12 general admission. Learn more here.

Trump’s America: Historians' Perspectives

January 16, 3-5 p.m.

Harding 143

Panel presentation with history faculty Henry Kamerling, PhD; Saheed Adejumobi, PhD; Nova Robinson, PhD; and Tom Taylor, PhD.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: Immigration / Migration

January 22

Moral Mondays at SU, the #BlackLivesMatter Initiative at Seattle University

Sponsored by Office of Multicultural Affairs, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Campus Ministry, and community partner CD Forum for Arts and Ideas.

LinkUp: An Alumni and Student Mentoring Event  

Jan. 30, 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Campion Ballroom

Pathways to Prof Formation Image

An informal event where Arts & Sciences undergraduate and graduate students meet alumni, discover shared interests, discuss professional plans and ideas, and learn from their experience. Register now!

Seattle U Gives

February 6 & 7

Our annual campus fundraising campaign.

Career and Internship Fair 

Feb. 12, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Campion Ballroom 

Explore and connect with employers on internships and job opportunities. Many events will occur leading up to the fair to help you prepare. Details coming in early Winter Quarter. 

African American Legislative Day

February 18, Presidents Day

Moral Mondays at SU, the #BlackLivesMatter Initiative at Seattle University

Sponsored by Office of Multicultural Affairs, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Campus Ministry, and community partner CD Forum for Arts and Ideas.

You on the Moors Now by Jaclyn Backhaus

February 20-24 & February 27-March 3

Lee Center for the Arts

Directed by Erin Murray. Will you marry – BANG!  Simultaneous marriage proposals send the mighty heroines from the 19th-century novels of Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters running to the mythical moors to ponder their gender-normative futures. As their could-be betrothed pursue them, The Moor Wars begin along with a barrage of wordplay, heartache, and anachronistic wit. When the laughter dies, the play ends in beautiful prose not unlike the style that Alcott, Austen, and the Bronte’s would have penned. Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets and more information available here.

[RE]CONNECT: Seattle Arts Leadership Conference

March 1 and 2

Student Center 160 - LeRoux Conference Room

Friday, March 1, p.m.: The conference opens with a reception in the Vachon Gallery on the Seattle University campus, which will showcase a month-long exhibition of artwork created by students and alumni.

Saturday, March 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Full-day conference, hosted by Seattle University’s MFA in Arts Leadership program. Arts leaders from across the Pacific Northwest will gather for an exciting day of provocative speakers, professional development workshops, and artwork.

Register online now. Questions? Contact Rachel Betron by email.

Artist In Residence: Antoine Hunter

March 4 and 5

Moral Mondays at SU, the #BlackLivesMatter Initiative at Seattle University

Sponsored by Office of Multicultural Affairs, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Campus Ministry, and community partner CD Forum for Arts and Ideas.

Distinguished Guest Artist Recital: Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano, with Jessica Schroeder, piano

March 5, 7:30 p.m.

The Chapel of St. Ignatius

Mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski is an active soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States and Europe. Hailed for her “rich and radiant voice” (UrbanDial Milwaukee), select opera credits include Ruth (Pirates of Penzance), Venus (Venus and Adonis), Zita (Gianni Schicchi), Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors), Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte) and Cavalier Ramiro (La finta giardiniera). $10 suggested donation. Learn more here.

A Lenten Prayer

March 9, 8 p.m.

The Chapel of St. Ignatius

Featuring the Seattle University Choirs, Dr. Leann Conley-Holcom, Director, and Dr. Lee Peterson Assistant Director. Join us for a contemplative concert of sacred music in the beautiful Chapel of St. Ignatius on campus. Free admission. Learn more here.

Industry and Inclusion Day

Apr. 16, All Day 

Campus Wide 

A collection of events engaging students with employers committed to diversity, inclusive hiring practices, and career readiness in various sessions throughout the day. Check back in early Spring Quarter for a full list of events.  

4th Annual Symbolic Confederate Flag Burning

April 22

Moral Mondays at SU, the #BlackLivesMatter Initiative at Seattle University

Sponsored by Office of Multicultural Affairs, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Campus Ministry, and community partner CD Forum for Arts and Ideas.

Sing a Mighty Song

April 26 and April 27, 8 p.m.

St. Joseph Church, 18th E and E Aloha, Capitol Hill

Featuring the Seattle University Choirs, Dr. Leann Conley-Holcom, Director, and Dr. Lee Peterson Assistant Director. Information and tickets here.

Love and Information by Caryl Churchill

May 8-12 & 15-19

Lee Center for the Arts

Directed by Brennan Bunn (’19) and David Cumpston (’19). When information is constantly at our fingertips, and connection seems just one ‘like’ away, what do we really know and how do we really feel? In over 60 snapshots of contemporary life, Caryl Churchill’s kaleidoscopic play takes us on a dizzying ride as she explores human connection in the information age. Wednesday–Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets and more information available here.

Moral Panic: Understanding How we Construct Crime, Featuring Philip Jenkins

Image of promotional flyer for eventMay 10, 2019, 9 a.m.-5 pm.

Seattle University Lemieux Library, Boeing Room

Dr. Philip Jenkins provides an in-depth look at how fear, panic and group mentality impact criminal justice and our sociological understanding of the world around us. Dr. Jenkins is a distinguished Professor of History at Baylor University. The author of two dozen books including work on crime, history, and religion, his notable publications include Images of Terror, Moral Panic, and Using Murder. Download and share the event flyer.

Tickets $10-$50 until December 15; $25-$75 beginning December 16. Register online now.

Commencement

June 16

Washington State Convention Center

Undergraduate Ceremony: 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Graduate Ceremony: 3 - 5 p.m.

Details, including all related events, are available here.

Graduate Program Information Sessions and Open Houses