Arts, Lectures, Events

Coming up in the College of Arts & Sciences


Professional Formation Events

Designed to help students explore and prepare for their careers.

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Graduate Program Information Sessions and Open Houses

Postponed: Religions and Cultures in Dialogue: A Conversation with Barbara James

New date TBA, originally scheduled April 8, 4 p.m.

Alumni and Advancement Building (ADAL)

The Interreligious Dialogue Initiative welcomes Barbara James, a great-grandmother from the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. She is a most respected elder in both longhouse and church life ways among the Coast Salish. Fr. Pat Twohy, SJ, Director of the Rocky Mountain Mission NW and Chaplain to urban Native Americans of the Seattle Archdiocese, will introduce Ms. James. Please RSVP by email; space is limited. More information here.

Postponed: The 2020 Ann O’Hara Graff Lecture

New date, Spring 2021, TBA; originally scheduled April 23, 7 p.m.

Pigott Auditorium

A New Vision of the Mission of the Church:  Pope Francis’ Agenda for Social Justice in Evangelii Gaudium with Dr. M. Shawn Copeland. The agenda for the Church’s mission as set forth by Pope Francis in Evangelii Gaudium calls for critical attention to and action for ‘social justice.’ The lecture explores what this might mean for us in regional church of the United States. Sponsored by Seattle University's Theology and Religious Studies Department and the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture. More information here.

Postponed: Meet Me Here: A Lenten Prayer

New date TBA - originally scheduled April 23, 7:30 p.m.

Chapel of St. Ignatius

This Seattle University Choirs performance is both contemplative - performed without applause -  and interactive: the audience will sing several Taizé chants along with the choir between major sections. Meet Me Here examines historical and contemporary innocents who have died, through the lens of the Passion of Christ. Learn more here.

Dreams of Thee

Originally scheduled for April 23, 7:30 p.m.

Repetoire planned for this concert will be presented in our next season.

Postponed: The 3rd Peter L. Lee Endowed Lecture in East Asian Culture and Civilization

Update will be posted once a new date is set

Le Roux Room – Student Center 160

““Heavenly Learning”: Jesuit Science in Imperial China” by Florence C. Hsia, PhD, Professor of History of Science, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Postponed: Emergent Strategy, by adrienne maree brown

New date TBD, originally scheduled May 4, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Location TBA

The Program in Arts Leadership presents Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown, in partnership with the Nonprofit Leadership Program. Including the voices of local leaders, this workshop will help participants reflect upon the principles from brown and seek applications within their own lives, communities, and organizations. Read more and RSVP here.

Changes TBD: Marisol  by Jose Rivera, directed by Rosa Joshi

New dates to come: this will be livestreamed as a reading

Lee Center for the Arts

No one has seen the moon for months.  All the food has turned to salt.  God is frail and dying and the angels have gone to war.  This is the landscape in which we encounter Marisol, a young professional living in the Bronx, who is just trying to survive.  How will she survive a disintegrating world that has been thrown off its physical, ethical and spiritual moorings?  Initially written in 1992, Jose Rivera’s apocalyptic fantasia, -- part absurdist, part magical realism -- remains fiercely relevant as an exploration of homelessness and mental illness in a society facing ecological peril and deep civil discord.

The Death Penalty in the Age of Data, Science, and Abolition

May 22, 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.

Online Webinar

Viritual continuing education event, featuring Sister Helen Prejean, author of “Dead Man Walking;” Kirk Bloodsworth, Death Row Exoneree and Executive Director, Witness to Innocence; Dan Satterberg, King County Prosecuting Attorney. Additional Speakers from the Washington Innocence Project, Seattle University Department of Criminal Justice and School of Law, and University of Washington Law, Societies & Justice. Register online here.