Arts, Lectures, Events

Coming up in the College of Arts & Sciences


Graduate Program Information Sessions and Open Houses

Imagining the World: Photography Competition Exhibition

Now on view

Kinsey Gallery, ADAL

Our 11th annual exhibition of award-winner photos by study-abroad students, international students and faculty. You can also view the photos online here.

A Conversation with Sister Helen Prejean, Author of "River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey"

September 9, 7 p.m.

Campion Ballroom

River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey is an intimate memoir from the author of Dead Man Walking, the nation’s foremost leader in efforts to abolish the death penalty. Sister Prejean shares the story of her growth as a spiritual leader, speaks out about the challenges of the Catholic Church, and shows that joy and religion are not mutually exclusive. Tickets: $35, includes book and entry to the event, available online.

Co-sponsored by Seattle University’s College of Arts and Sciences, School of Theology and Ministry, and Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture, and Elliott Bay Book Company.

Amplify: Nonprofit Leadership’s 25th Anniversary

October 11, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Campion Ballroom

For 25 years, the Graduate Programs in Nonprofit Leadership at Seattle University have been preparing leaders for "a more just and humane world". The anniversary reception and banquet celebrate the impact that the program and its alumni, faculty, and current students have had on their communities and honor the Alumni Leadership Awards. Tickets and information available online.

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.

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!

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.