Arts, Lectures, Events

Coming up in the College of Arts & Sciences


Graduate Program Information Sessions and Open Houses

Up from the Table, a new exhibition by Creative Justice

September 28 - November 24

Hedreen Gallery

An exhibition of new work by artists and cultural organizers working with Creative Justice, an arts-based alternative to incarceration for young people in King County. The exhibition features photography, sculpture, textile and sound created by the youth artists of Creative Justice in collaboration with program mentor artists Dan Paz, Le’Ecia Farmer, Ashley Tiedeman and Olisa Enrico and program directors Aaron Counts and Nikkita Oliver. The work explores the human cost of mass incarceration and the school-to-prison pipeline. Hours and location here.

Sanctuary Print Shop: Seattle

October 24-February 21, 2020

Vachon Gallery

An immersive, participatory research and art exhibition by Sergio De La Torre and Chris Treggiari’s Sanctuary City Project. Learn more.

The Misanthrope by Moliere, translated by Richard Wilbur, directed by Ki Gottberg

November 13 -17 and 20-21

Lee Center for the Arts

Do you know anyone who thinks they know what is truly right and wrong about everything? In Moliere's comic masterpiece we meet the outspoken, opinionated Alceste, whose only comic flaw is that he thinks his wit, artistry and reasoning are flawless. Of course, he's in love with Celemine, a mistress/master at manipulating a posse o’ many lovers all at once…and all their pals/lovers/frenemies, who live to recite poetry, flirt, be loved and looked at...reminding you of anyone? In verse by the late Poet Laureate of our fair and furious land, Richard Wilbur, your time with The Misanthrope will spent in a whirl of heightened language, intrigue, high-fashion and laughs.

Fall Catholic Heritage Lecture, Cultural Contributions and Contemporary Challenges: African American Catholics

November 14, 7-8:30 p.m.

LeRoux Room, Student Center 160

Cecilia Moore, PhD, Associate Director of the Degree Program for the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at University of Dayton. Her area of specialization is U.S. Catholic history and currently she is working on the history of black conversion to Roman Catholicism in the 20th century. More information.

Bites of Reality: An informal pizza conversation series, featuring Ellen Chestnut, Attorney, US Dept. of Education, Office of Civil Rights  

Thurs. Nov. 14, 12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. 

Administration Bldg 321

Pizza + casual conversation on what it is like to work in the field of law and with disability and civil rights = an AWESOME free lunch! 

Contemporary Gestalt Couples Therapy Film Screening

November 15, 6:30-9 p.m.

ENGR 304

Open to psychotherapists, counselors, students and anyone interested in learning about working with relationships in psychotherapy. Join Bob Resnick and Rita Resnick for this film screening and discussion on moving from a fusion model to a connection model in couples therapy, and how to help couples move from stencils and templates to movement and process. This year’s updated event will feature two new videos, this time of an LGBTQ-identifying couple. 2 CEUs are being offered for this event. Information here.

“The Experience of Envy” Professional Development Training

November 17, 2-5 p.m.

STCN 130

This workshop is a 3 CEU professional development opportunity led by Dr. Steen Halling. The training will explore the therapeutic implications of the experience of envy. We will explore the results of our research and implications for our clients and ourselves. Information here.

The Are & Be Success Series: Finesse My College Finance

November 20, 6-7 p.m.

Casey Commons

Are & Be is a monthly series that provides tips to students on how to be successful both on-and off-campus. They will learn how to navigate college life, become a community leader, practice self-care, manage finances, and so much more. This month Dr. Kimberly Harden and Jenefeness Tucker lead the conversation, with tips on avoiding debt and financial stress in college, importance of budget, obtaining and maintaining good credit, and more. Refreshments will be served.

My Life in Another Language

November 2112:30-2 p.m.

LeRoux Room (STCN 160)

Four speakers will come tell stories of how language shaped their lives, light appetizers and refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Modern Languages Department

What is Happening to Our Norms Against Racist Speech?

December 5, 5 p.m.

Pigott Auditorium

Featuring Jenny Saul, PhD, University of Waterloo. Until recently, the accepted wisdom in the US was that overt racism would doom a national political campaign. This led to the use of covert messaging strategies like dog whistles. Recent political events have called this wisdom into question. Professor Saul's lecture will  explore what has happened in recent years to our norms against racist speech.

Seattle U IV Debate Tournament

December 8, 9 a.m.-5:20 p.m.

Pigott Auditorium

Debates feature top performing teams from Seattle University and schools throughout the Northwest and the nation who have advanced to finals rounds. Debaters will address a variety of topics. Alumni as well as the larger public are welcome to watch these engaging debates. Learn more.

LinkUp: An Alumni and Student Mentoring Event  

Jan. 28, 4 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Pathways to Prof Formation Image

Student Center 1st Floor

An informal event where Arts & Sciences students meet alumni, discover shared interests, discuss professional plans and ideas, and learn from their experience. Registration opens October 1st.

45 plays for 45 Presidents by Andy Bayiates, Sean Benjamin, Genevra Gallo-Bayiates, Chloe Johnston, and Karen Weinberg, directed by Jane Nichols

February 19-23 and February 26-March 1

Lee Center for the Arts

Brush up on your presidential knowledge and get prepped for the 2020 elections by journeying through this fast paced, irreverently comical portrayal of every US president.  This hilarious and incisive collage of American political history as revealed through the lives of our presidents, was first created in 2004 by the Neo-Futurists as 43 Plays for 43 Presidents and has been updated to remain current for each new election cycle.  Throughout the evening you’ll experience the Neo -Futurists’ particular brand of irreverent experimental theatre through their insightful, musical, tragic, bizarre and painfully funny takes on leadership in our country – just in time for election season!

13th Annual Giving Voice to Experience Conference

March 7, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Casey Commons

For more than a decade, this one-day conference has focused on how qualitative research gives voice to experience and thereby informs the practice of psychotherapy and provides us with a deeper understanding of our shared human existence. This year we are delighted to have Dr. David Kopacz as our keynote presenter, addressing the topic of burnout. We invite you to attend this conference and also to consider submitting an abstract for a presentation on qualitative research. Information and directions on the website.

Marisol  by Jose Rivera, directed by Rosa Joshi

May 7-10 and 13-17

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.