Arts, Lectures, Events

Coming up in the College of Arts & Sciences

 

Now through November 17, Wed. - Sat., 1 - 6 p.m., Hedreen Gallery

gravity jokes

In this experimental exhibition-as-conversation, six artists who create work somewhere on an (imagined?) continuum between traditional sculpture and stand-up comedy tell jokes about gravity and/or jokes with gravity. gravity jokes includes new works in installation, sculpture, storytelling, drawing, poetry, comedy and animation from Seattle-based artists Dewa Dorje, Andy Fallat, Philippe Hyojung Kim, Mario Lemafa, E.T. Russian, and Khadija Ann Tarver.

Publication Release Party: October 20, 6 - 8 p.m.

Through October, ADAL, Kinsey Gallery

Imagining the World Photo Competition

Exhibition of award-winning student and faculty photos.

Now through- November 25, Vachon Gallery

Salvage Rituals

Tim Smith-Stewart | Jeffrey Azevedo (SUVAIR) Vachon Production Residency. Free and open to the public. Salvage Rituals is an endurance-based performance that centers queer bodies dancing exhaustedly on a hexagon-shaped platform of piezoelectric tiles—their bodies and motion actively charging and powering the stage lights. Residency made possible by the Pigott Endowment for the Arts, Seattle University SUVAIR Program and the 2018-2019 Artist-in-Residence Program at On the Boards.

Monday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m. Pigott Auditorium

The Midterms: The Impact of Disaffected Voters, With Gary Locke and Rick Wilson

Free event. Former Washington Governor Gary Locke and GOP strategist and author Rick Wilson (author of the New York Times best-selling book, “Everything Trump Touches Dies”) discuss the upcoming midterm elections. *Seattle University does not support or oppose the positions of the speakers. The views expressed are those of the speakers only. Sponsored by The Institute of Public Service is sponsoring this event. Click here for more information.

October 25, 11:30 a.m., Student Center 160

Trends in Misdemeanor Arrests, Referrals, and Charges in Seattle

Drs. Jackie Helfgott and William Parkin report the results of the Seattle Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice – Seattle site at this luncheon event. The Seattle report is part of a multi-site release of findings on misdemeanor arrests in the United States made possible through a three-year grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation to John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Free and open to the public.

October 27, 10 a.m., The Wing

Building Tradition: Pan-Asian Seattle and Life in the Residential Hotels

Historic Seattle and the Wing Lake Museum join with Town Hall Seattle to present Dr. Marie Rose Wong, associate professor at Seattle University with focuses in Asian American studies and Urban Studies. Wong peers through the lens of single-room occupancy hotels to capture the 157-year origin story of Seattle’s pan-Asian International District. Join Dr. Wong to learn about her work that layers together interviews, maps, photographs, and insights from over a decade of primary research to provide an urgent history for Asian American activists and urban planners. Tickets.

October 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., SU School of Law

Are & Be: Fostering Student Success On Campus and Off

A symposium designed for male students of African and Caribbean descent as a forum for discussing freely their unique experiences and the challenges of navigating the world as men of color and to gain information about how to be successful both on- and off-campus. Hosted by Seattle University for SU and Seattle Central College students. Free, registration online.

October 29

Charleena Lyles: Still Saying Her Name

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.

October 30, 7 p.m., Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar

Suitcase Full of Chrysanthemums

Bryn Gribben, PhD, English, reads a poem inspired by the Eula Biss book, “Notes from No-Man's Land,” entitled "The Postmaster General Declares Lynching Postcards Unmailable” as part of the celebration of the new anthology, “Suitcase Full of Chrysanthemums.” Learn more.

October 31, 7:30 p.m., Pigott Auditorium

Four Strings Around the World with guest artist Irina Muresanu

Four Strings Around the World is a celebration of diverse cultures refracted through the unifying voice of solo violin, a project which immerses sounds and colors that can be produced on the violin. Romanian violinist Irina Muresanu has won the hearts of audiences and critics alike with her “irresistible,” (Boston Globe) exciting, elegant and heartfelt performances of the classic, romantic and modern repertoire. Sponsored by Pigott Family Endowment for the Arts. Free.

November 1, 6:30 p.m., The Wing, Tateuchi Story Theatre

Building Tradition: Pan-Asian Seattle and Life in the Residential Hotels

Join Dr. Marie Rose Wong as she discusses the personal stories that led to her newest book. Building Tradition examines the settlement history of the Seattle Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino American communities through the development lens of the single room occupancy (SRO) residential hotels. First Thursday is a pay by donation day at The Wing

November 6, 10:15-11:15 a.m., Garrand 110

How to Stop a Dam with Indigenous Resistance

Maya Mam community leader José Gómez speaks about indigenous environmental activism in Guatemala. He is a representative of the Association of Communities for Development and the Defense of Land and Natural Resources (ACODET). This talk is part of the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA) who has provided human rights accompaniment and strategic advocacy support to ACODET for many years and is organizing this tour to lift up their important work defending their ancestral lands against the imposition of the Xalalá megadam, which if constructed would displace multiple communities, the majority indigenous Maya.  Seattle University co-sponsors include International Studies, Latin American Studies, and the Central America Initiative.

November, 8, 7 p.m., Pigott Auditorium

The Latinx Catholic Imagination and the Future of American Catholicism, Dr. Natalia Imperatori-Lee

Theology and Religious Studies Department, Ann O’Hara Graff Lecture

Dr. Imperatori-Lee is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Manhattan College. Her scholarship focuses on Latinx theology and the role of women in the Catholic Church. She recently published Cuéntame: Narrative in the Ecclesial Present (Orbis Books, 2018).

November 8-18, Lee Center for the Arts

The Conduct of Life

By M. Irene Fornes | Directed by Ki Gottberg

There is a connection between the essays by Emerson and this riveting play about violence and abuse that grows inside an “ordinary” home in an unspecified Latin American country. Tickets and more information.

November 9-11, Stuart T. Rolfe Community Room

16th Annual Meeting of the Psychology for the Other Conference

"The Movement and Meaning of Justice: Reaching for the Other in Research, Psychotherapy, and Practice"

For the past two years, this conference has focused on the central movements of Love and Apology in the world and work as healers, philosophers, and researchers. This year’s conference ties each of these themes together through the overarching and unifying theme of Justice. Through the writings and ethical lens of Emmanuel Levinas, discover a robust Psychology for the Other in our work and in the world. Sponsored by Seattle University Psychology Department.

November 15, 7 p.m., Harding Building 142 (formerly Law School Annex)

The Poems of Hanshan: An Evening With Peter Levitt

The renowned poet and Soto Zen Teacher Peter Levitt will read from and discuss his new work, The Complete Cold Mountain, the groundbreaking new translation of all of the works of the great Hanshan (寒山), the legendary Tang Dynasty Buddhist poet. Sponsored by EcoSangha, SU Honors Program, and SU Philosophy Department. Free and open to the public

November 28, 7 p.m., Wyckoff Auditorium

An Evening with Michael Daley: Poetry Reading

Free and open to the public. Michael Daley is the founding editor of Empty Bowl Press (Port Townsend, 1976). In 1983 Gary Snyder called his first full length collection of poetry, The Straits, “Superb, elegant poetically and fresh with the Northwest world.” His other books of poetry include seven chapbooks as well as the books To Curve, Moonlight in the Redemptive Forest, and Of a Feather. Other works include the book of essays, Way Out There/Lyrical Essays. He has been awarded by the Washington State Arts Commission, Seattle Arts Commission, Artist Trust, Fulbright, and the National Endowment of the Humanities. Presented by Seattle University EcoSangha. For more information, contact Jason Wirth.

November 28, 7:30 p.m., Pigott Auditorium

Fall Student Chamber Music Concert

Chamber music students perform their annual fall concert. Dr. Quinton Morris directs both piano and string students. Tickets and info.

Dec. 1 - March 3, Hedreen Gallery

Elizabeth LaPensée | heart of the game

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.

December 1 & 2, Seattle University

Seattle University College Debate Tournament

Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

SU Communication Department Debate Team

December 3

TeachIn: The Women of Wakanda

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.

December 7 & 8, 8 p.m., St. Joseph Church (18th E and E Aloha, Seattle)

GLOW: A Christmas Celebration

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

Join the Seattle University Choirs for GLOW: A Christmas Celebration. This year’s Christmas concerts open another chapter in the history of the Seattle University Choirs as they welcome Dr. Leann Conley-Holcom, new Director of Choral and Vocal Music. We invite you to celebrate the season with a program of uplifting music by Stephen Paulus, Eric Whitacre, Tom Porter, Ralph Johnson, and other contemporary choral composers. Presented by Seattle University Department of Performing Arts and Arts Leadership, Music Division. Tickets online, information: 206.296.5372.

January 22

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: Immigration / Migration

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.

February 6 & 7

Seattle U Gives - annual campus campaign

 

February 18, Presidents Day

African American Legislative 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.

March 4 and 5

Artist In Residence: Antoine Hunter

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.

April 22

4th Annual Symbolic Confederate Flag Burning

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.

Graduate Program Information Sessions and Open Houses