Arts, Lectures, Events

Coming up in the College of Arts & Sciences

 Times for all virtual events are Pacific Time

Professional Formation Events

Designed to help students explore and prepare for their careers.

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Faculty and Staff Events

Faculty Research Lightning Talks

November 5, 12:30-1:20 p.m.

Online

This round of Lightning Talks will focus on the work of seven of our 2020 Summer Faculty Fellows as they present their scholarship in this fun, fast-paced format. Presented by the Office of Sponsored Projects. Learn more here.

  • Kathryn Bollich-Ziegler, College of Arts & Sciences; Self-Knowledge and Other Knowledge of Moral Behaviors
  • Brooke Coleman, School of Law: A Critical Guide to Civil Procedure
  • Rosa Joshi, College of Arts & Sciences: New Identities in Classical Theatre: An All-Female and NonBinary Production of Shakespeare’s Richard II
  • Kumhee Ro, College of Nursing: Desired and Received Support: Voices of Racial/Ethnic Minority Nursing Faculty
  • Kirsten Thompson, College of Arts & Sciences: Animated America: Animation and Advertising from Times Square to Walt Disney
  • Phillip Thompson, College of Science & Engineering: Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water
  • Ashli Tyre, College of Education: Engaging Student Voice in Positive and Equitable School-Based Discipline Practices: The Student Perceptions of Behavior and Discipline Survey

Many roads travelled: Reflections on research funding ‘roadmaps’

October 8, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Online

Co-Sponsored by the Office of Sponsored Projects and Center for Faculty Development. SU faculty from a range of disciplines and career stages share the ‘roadmaps’ they have followed in developing their funded research programs, and the ways in which external support has shaped their trajectories. Learn more  here.

  • Elizabeth Dale, Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Leadership, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Matt Hickman, Professor of Criminal Justice, College of Arts and Sciences
  • >Kristin Hultgren, Associate Professor of Biology, College of Science and Engineering
  • Mo Sin, Associate Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing

Public Events

Coping with COVID: Workplace Burnout and Resilience Factors

October 1, 12:30 – 1:20 p.m.

Online

COVID-19 impacts our daily lives in some ways that we may not recognize. In this presentation, Kira Mauseth, PhD, Senior Instructor, Psychology, and practicing clinical psychologist, addresses the specifics about where we are on a larger scale with our Behavioral Health responses in the context of this natural disaster across the state, and how our brains and bodies function accordingly in this phase of disaster response and recovery. Join the event on Zoom here.

The Indigenous Peoples Institute Presents the First Annual

Honoring Indigenous Voices: Navigating Intergenerational Trauma on the Journey Home

October 5, 4-6 p.m.

This event is student lead, faculty supported and nourished into existence. Our three panelists will lead the discussion on intergenerational trauma; specifically surrounding mandated boarding school and residential schools for First Nations and Native American youth in the 19th and 20th centuries. Learn more here.

Novel Nights: Use the Power You Have by Pramila Jayapal

October 5, 5 p.m.

Online

Hugo House’s fall fundraiser, Novel Nights!, features Dr. Sonora Jha,  Professor, Department of Communication, and Associate Dean for Academic Community, College of Arts and Sciences, talking with US Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal about her new book, Use the Power You Have: A Brown Woman’s Guide to Politics and Political Change. Tickets and information here.

Nature Underfoot by Dr. John Hainze

November 2, 7 p.m. (new date!)

Online: RSVP for the Zoom link

Dr. John Hainze appears in conversation with Dr. Heidi Liere, Ecologist and Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Seattle University where she studies, among other things, insects in urban gardens and in urban agriculture.  They will consider human relationships with insects and other tiny creatures, especially in built environments. Co-presented by Seattle University Department of Environmental Studies and College of Arts and Sciences and Elliott Bay Book Company. More information and RSVP available here.

Redhawk Squawk: Breast Health and Biomechanics-What makes a good sports bra?

October 8, 2 p.m.

Online

Guest Speaker:Professor Julie Steele, University of Wollongong. The Kinesiology Department continues the podcast series; Redhawk Squawk: Exercise for Life. Register here to receive the Zoom link.

Phenomenology of Healing with Psychedelics

October 9, 4 - 6:30 p.m.

Online

The Master of Arts in Psychology (MAP) Program at Seattle University in partnership with The Psychotherapy Cooperative is proud to welcome a clinical conversation with Thomas C. Swift, MA, AMFT, and Leland Guthrie, MA, focusing on psychedelic healing practices. The legitimization of psychedelics as viable psychological tools is taking place rapidly. However, we still understand little about the phenomenology of how these tools work. In this talk, we will explore how psychedelic healing experiences are deeply existential-phenomenological in nature, and what are the physical and psychological containers that can best support this therapeutic work. We will also explore the shadow of the psychedelic experience, their historical use, and the latest regarding their legality and use in clinical practice. We hope the majority of the session can be open ended for questions.  2.5 CEUs. More information and registration here.

Reading Redhawks: David Madsen, PhD, Professor Emeritus, History

October 14

Online

Reading Redhawks is a new online series dedicated to inspired literature and to our Redhawk community. Open to alumni and friends of Seattle U, Reading Redhawks is a book club-style learning opportunity full of engaging content and rich discussion. Time and how to register available here.

Seattle Reads: Tommy Orange in Conversation with Dr. Christina Roberts

October 17, 7 p.m.

Online

Tommy Orange joins us digitally to discuss Seattle Reads selection “There There.” He will speak with Christina Roberts, PhD, Director of the Indigenous Peoples Institute at Seattle University. A limited number of “seats” are available through the digital platform. Registration is required and information is available here. This event will also be streamed live to The Seattle Public Library Facebook page.

Reading Redhawks: Jodi O’Brien, PhD, Professor, Sociology, and Shasti Conrad, Sociology and International Studies ‘07

October 22

Online

Reading Redhawks is a new online series dedicated to inspired literature and to our Redhawk community. Open to alumni and friends of Seattle U, Reading Redhawks is a book club-style learning opportunity full of engaging content and rich discussion.

Shadow Girl: Identity and Authorship with Liana Liu

October 22, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Online

YA author Liana Liu will discuss writing and publishing in a world of commercial pressures, identity politics, and #ownvoices. Co-sponsored by the Theiline Pigott McCone Chair in Humanities, Nalini Iyer, PhD, and the SU English Creative Writing Program. Register for the Zoom session here.

Passing Over: A Eucharistic Theology of Migration

October 22, 4 p.m.

Online

Patrick Howell, SJ Catholic Heritage Series Fall Lecture with Rev. Daniel G. Groody, CSC, University of Notre Dame, Vice President and Associate Provost, Associate Professor of Theology and Global Affairs . This talk will explore the connection between what happens inside churches and what happens outside them, especially in relationship to the meaning of the Eucharist and the challenges of global migration. At a time when more than 80 million people are forcibly displaced, how do we move from a space of otherness to a vision of "oneness" that leads us from alienation to genuine communion? Information available here or RSVP by email.

Hold On / One Foot in Front of the Other

October 27

Online

Seattle University Choirs, led by Drs. Leann Conley-Holcom & Lee Peterson, present a virtual choir performance, songs of social justice and hope from the Justice Choir Songbook. To be released to the public one week prior to Election Day. Watch for release information on Seattle Choirs Facebook page and Instagram, @seattlechoirs

Redhawk Squawk: Just in Time to ‘Fall Back’- Circadian Rhythm and Good Sleep Habits

October 27, noon

Online

Guest Speaker: w/ Professor Namni Goel, Rush University Medical Center. The Kinesiology Department continues the podcast series; Redhawk Squawk: Exercise for Life. Register here for the Zoom link.

Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov

October 29, 30, 31 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov 1 at 2 p.m.

Virtual Seattle U Theatre Production

Tickets and information available here. First performed in 1901, the original script languishes in the longing and boredom of three sister sophisticates. Trapped in small town life, remembering the glory or the past, the play examines the clash between their life now, and what it could be, if only…meanwhile a national revolution is brewing, life as they knew it is completely changed, but here in the hinterlands, it’s easy stay focused on the personal.

The online production is directed by Ki Gottberg, with guest costume designer Pete Rush and guest stage manager Ruth Eitemiller.  Using a brand-new adaptation by director Ki Gottberg, with added music and song by composer Casey James, we set this play in a post pandemic contemporary world, while staying with the spirit of Checkov, to tell anew the story of these three Sisters. Three Sisters will also involve guest actor, Rob Burgess playing the supporting role of Chebutykin. Rob Burgess has been seen on the stages of Seattle Repertory Theatre, ACT, Empty Space, Seattle Children’s Theatre (SCT), and is also a member of The Seagull Project.

Redhawk Squawk: Veterans' Edition

November 10, time TBD

Online

Guest to been announced. Register here to receive the Zoom link.

Redhawk Squawk: One Athlete’s Journey

December 8, time TBD

Online

A chat with Anthony Washington. The Kinesiology Department continues their podcast series, Redhawk SquawkRegister here to receive the Zoom link.

Reading Redhawks: Jasmine Mahmoud, PhD, Assistant Professor, Arts Leadership

December 9 & 10

Online

Reading Redhawks is a new online series dedicated to inspired literature and to our Redhawk community. Open to alumni and friends of Seattle U, Reading Redhawks is a book club-style learning opportunity full of engaging content and rich discussion.

Reading Redhawks: Tanya Hayes, PhD, Professor and Director, Institute of Public Service, and Program Director, Environmental Studies; and John Armstrong, PhD, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies

January 28

Online

Reading Redhawks is a new online series dedicated to inspired literature and to our Redhawk community. Open to alumni and friends of Seattle U, Reading Redhawks is a book club-style learning opportunity full of engaging content and rich discussion.

Roots of Injustice: The Structural Sources of America’s Penal State

March 5, time TBD

Online

Seattle University Crime and Justice Research Center presents a continuing education event featuring David Garland, author of Punishment and Modern Society, The Culture of Control, The Peculiar Institution, America’s Death Penalty, Mass Imprisonment, The Welfare State. Information available here.

Graduate Program Information Sessions and Open Houses