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.

Are & Be Student of Color Symposium - POSTPONED

New date To Be Announced

Pigott Auditorium

Undergraduate students of color attend sessions to develop life skills and freely discuss the challenges and experiences of navigating academia and the world. Registration here.

International Language Day Celebration

February 21, 12:30-2 p.m.

Xavier Lobby

Come listen to music and celebrate multilingualism!  Students will be performing songs and poems in Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. Lunch will be provided featuring dishes from around the globe.  Come support your friends! ponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures. For more information, email Annelise Pedersen.

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.

Faculty Recital, Dr. Quinton Morris

February 22, 7:30 p.m.

Pigott Auditorium

Quinton Morris, violin; Keith Thomas, cello; Danielle Kuhlmann, French horn; Joseph Williams, piano. Music works by Beethoven, Brahms, Gliere and Still. Tickets available at the door: $5 students, $8 faculty/staff, $12 general admission.

How #MeToo is Changing Culture, Politics, and Journalism: A Conversation with KUOW’s Sydney Brownstone

February 26, 6-9 p.m.

Campion Ballroom

What role does empathy play in journalism? Why do sexual assault accusers go to journalists instead of the police? Why does the #MeToo movement keep showing us photographs of sad ladies looking out of windows?  

Join award-winning journalist Sydney Brownstone for a look behind the curtain of some of her most complex and impactful reporting on rape and sexual assault. Sydney will open this event with an in-depth examination of how she reports stories involving trauma. Her presentation will include tips for interviewing accusers and the accused, fact checking strategies, insights about self-care for journalists and others close to trauma survivors, analysis of “sad lady” portraits and other clichés in trauma reporting, and more. After her presentation, Sydney will be joined in-conversation by Seattle University Professor Sonora Jha, and then the floor open for audience Q&A.

Before and after the program, an interactive resource fair will be open in the lobby featuring local and national community organizations.

General admission tickets available online. Seattle University students, faculty and staff will receive information about free tickets in January.

Trans* Visions Lectures Series

February 27, 6-8 p.m.

Wyckoff Auditorium

Speaker TBD. This lecture series features feminist trans* and gender nonconforming people who are experts in areas such as: the science of gender and sexuality; artificial intelligence and human centered design; family, schools and sports; art and activism; medical and mental health; historical perspectives on transgender support and social justice; and the politics of radical inclusion. In this queer/trans-centric lecture series, we will explore ideas that take us beyond ontological reduction and a matrix of oppression toward a “culture of flourishing.”

Being a Womxn on the Internet: Studies and Strategies to Tackle Online Harassment

February 27, 6 - 8 p.m.

Bannon, Room 102

In the digital age, we see an extraordinary amount of online harassment, which disproportionately impacts womxn and people of color.

Hosted by Communication Department Esteemed Professional in Residence, Ruchika Tulshyan, this panel discussion will feature reporters and scholars discussing strategies for dealing with this issue. Panelists include: KIRO7 Reporter Amy Clancy, Host of KUOW's "Battle Tactics for Your Sexist Workplace," Eula Scott Bynoe, and Communication Department Assistant Professor, Caitlin Carlson.

Appetizers will be served. RSVP here.

Big Tech and Corporate Responsibility: Microsoft President Brad Smith at SU

February 28, 6:30-7:45 p.m.

Pigott Auditorium

Seattle University's Larry Hubbell and Joni Balter will facilitate the conversation. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Seattle University's Institute of Public Service in the College of Arts and Sciences. More information available online.

Corey Pegues: From Crack Dealer to the Highest Ranks of the NYPD

February 28, 6-8 p.m.

Casey Commons

Image of flyer for eventThe story of Corey Pegues, a retired NYPD executive who rose through the ranks after his experience as an inner-city youth in New York City. Sponsored by the Seattle University Criminal Justice Department Crime & Justice Research Center, College of Arts and Sciences and Core Curriculum. Free and open to the public. Download and share the event flyer.

[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.

Health Care 2020: Medicare 4 All and the Silence of the LGBTQ & HIV Movement

March 4, reception: 6:30 p.m., program: 7 p.m.

Casey Commons

Featuring Kenyon Farrow, Senior Editor with TheBody.com. Free and open to the public. Presented by Women and Gender Studies.

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.

Trans* Visions Lectures Series presents A Toolkit for Radical Inclusion

March 6, 6-8 p.m.

Wyckoff Auditorium

With Gunner Scott, Pride Foundation & Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition and Sabina Neem, Activist, Educator, Psychotherapist. This lecture series features feminist trans* and gender nonconforming people who are experts in areas such as: the science of gender and sexuality; artificial intelligence and human centered design; family, schools and sports; art and activism; medical and mental health; historical perspectives on transgender support and social justice; and the politics of radical inclusion. In this queer/trans-centric lecture series, we will explore ideas that take us beyond ontological reduction and a matrix of oppression toward a “culture of flourishing.”

Women and Song: Women's Celebration

March 7, 6-9 p.m.

Casey Commons

All are invited to participate, sing, recite, etc.  Renowned poets and musicians from the community will lead. Presented by Women and Gender Studies.

Honoring Indigenous Healing Traditions

March 8, 7:30 p.m.

Wyckoff Auditorium

Dr. Richard Katz opens the 12th Annual Giving Voice to Experience Conference with a lecture. Free and open to all, no registration required for lecture.

12th Annual Giving Voice to Experience Conference

March 9

STCN 160

The Place of Spirituality and Religion in Psychotherapy and Situations of Crises. Sponsored by the Graduate Psychology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, School of Theology and Ministry, and the Psychotherapy Cooperative. Registration and more information are available 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.

Career and Internship Fair

March 13, 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. 

Evergreen Media: Film, Television, and New Media in Seattle

March 14, 7 p.m.

SIFF Egyptian Theatre, 805 E Pine

Though overshadowed by media capitals like Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver and other cities, Seattle boasts a vibrantly progressive film and media community. With issues of the environment, homelessness, gender equality, and queer identity often at the forefront, media production in Seattle and the larger Pacific Northwest region provides a unique site for cinema and media scholars to engage with relevant and emerging cultural trends.  A panel of Seattle and Pacific Northwest professionals in the world of film, television, and new media will share video clips and short films highlighting their work, accompanied by a conversation and Q and A session that explores their contributions to the broader U.S. and global film and media culture. View the list of panelists and reserve your free tickets online. Brought to you by Seattle U Film Studies and Society of Cinema and Media Studies.

Hunting Girls: Sexual Violence from the Hunger Games to Campus Rape

April 3, 7 p.m.

Pigott Auditorium

A talk with Kelly Oliver, PhD, W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University.

Sponsored by the Philosophy Endowed Chair and Women and Gender Studies.

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.

Patrice Vecchione

April 24, 6-9 p.m.

Pigott Auditorium

Editor and poet Patrice Vecchione is joined by other poets from Seattle, included in Ink Has NO Borders, an anthology of Immigrants and Exiles from over 65 nations. Our students and community will participate in reading some of the poems on stage. Students will be gifted a copy of the anthology. Presented by Women and Gender Studies.

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 $25-$75 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