Arts, Lectures, Events

Coming up in the College of Arts & Sciences

More Seattle University events available here.


Now through March 3, Hedreen Gallery

Favorite's Favorite's Favorite. Free and open to the public.

February 12, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Popko Lounge, 6th Floor, Lemieux Library

Darwin Day Celebration, featuring faculty talks addressing such topics as aspects of Darwin's life as a scientist that shaped his theories, Darwin and the literature of time travel, and Darwin and race, slavery, and abolition.  In a time when scientific knowledge is under direct threat, we take International Darwin Day as an opportunity to examine anew (and with a critical eye) Darwin's contributions to our various disciplines. Sponsored by the Lemieux Library, College of Science and Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, and departments of English and Biology at Seattle University. More information.

February 16, 4:30-5:30, p.m., STCN 160

Albert Mann Memorial Lecture: Multicultural Britannia 1450-1700: History and Memory for a BREXIT Britain, a lecture by Dr. John Cramsie,  Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and Associate Professor, Union College. Reception follows. Sponsored by Seattle University History Department and the Northwest World History Association. More information here.

February 20, 6-8 p.m., ADM 203

Alumni Seminar Series, Christian Unity and World Peace: Ecumenism and Dialogue Among World Religions after 500 Years.

February 22- March 4, Lee Center for the Arts

The Madwoman of Chaillot, by Jean Giraudoux, Directed by Jane Nichols. Ticket info.

February 24, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., SU Campus

Search for Meaning Festival

February 26, 6 p.m., Wyckoff Auditorium

Black History Month: The Blood is at the Doorstep, Film screening with Maria Hamilton, Founder of Mothers for Justice. Reading: Eulogy for the Martyred Children. Sponsored by Global African Studies.

February 26, 6-8 p.m., Chardin 124

Allyship in the Age of Islamophobia Workshop. This workshop goes over the basics of Islam, stereotypes about the Muslim community bystander intervention, tools to address Islamophobia, accessibility needs of Muslim people, discussion on the Islamophobia Industry, and action items to support the Muslim community. MSA members will also share some of their personal experiences. Following the workshop, participants receive tools specially curated for continued self-education and solidarity with the Muslim community. All are welcome to attend. Sliding scale fee, register here. Hosted by the Muslim Student Association.

February 27, 6-8 p.m., ADM 203

Alumni Seminar Series, Christian Unity and World Peace: Ecumenism and Dialogue Among World Religions after 500 Years. More information.

February 27, 7 p.m., Popko Lounge, Lemeiux Library

LeRoux Lecture, Fr. Michael Barber, S.J., the LeRoux Endowed Chair in winter quarter 2018, Pragmatic Everyday Life: Impetus and Obstacle to Knowledge.

February 28, 4:30-6:30 p.m. STCN 160

Graduate Students Get Connected Networking Night. Graduate students from the College of Arts and Sciences have an opportunity to participate in facilitated networking with graduate program alumni, fellow students, faculty and colleagues.  Hosted by The Arts and Sciences Graduate Council (ASGC), in partnership with Career Services and the Graduate Student Council (GSC). Info: Laura Hauck-Vixie.

March 3, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Casey Commons

11th Annual Giving Voice to Experience Conference, sponsored by the Master of Arts in Psychology

March 5, 6-8 p.m., Student Center, Room 160.

Connect 2018, Master of Nonprofit Leadership. Connect across different cohorts over food and wine; meet new colleagues among our students, alumni, faculty, mentors, and community partners; share and gain insights on the issues facing nonprofit leaders today; plus, door prizes!

March 9 & 10, 8 p.m., Chapel of St. Ignatius

SU Choirs Lenten Prayer Concerts, free (freewill offering for the order of Daughters of Mary, Uganda)

March 13, 6-8 p.m., ADM 203

Alumni Seminar Series, Christian Unity and World Peace: Ecumenism and Dialogue Among World Religions after 500 Years.

April 17, 6-8:30 p.m., Casey Atrium

Displacement (The intersections of gentrification, immigration, and incarceration), Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work’s Social Justice Teach-In.

May 2 - August 31, ADAL, Kinsey Gallery

Imagining the World Photo Competition, opening reception May 2 at 5 p.m., with the awards ceremony at 6 p.m.

May 4, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Four Seasons Hotel

Alumni Awards Celebration and Dinner

May 4 & 5, 8 p.m., St. Joseph Church

Seattle U Choirs Spring Concerts

May 5, multiple times/locations

Alumni Reunion Weekend. Classes of 1968 and 2008, Choir Reunion.

May 7, multiple times/locations

Peter L. Lee Endowed Lectureship

9:20-10:45 a.m., Casey Commons

Professor Grace Fong, “On My Birthday and When I am Sick: Women Reflecting on Aging in Qing Dynasty China.”

5 p.m., LeRoux Room

Peter L. Lee Endowed Lecture, Professor Robin Yates, “Chinese Science, Medicine, and Technology: Some Recent Discoveries and New Trends in the Field.” Pre-lecture reception at 4:30 p.m.

May 8, Campion Ballroom

Emeritus Faculty and Honored Retired Staff Luncheon

May 10-20, Lee Center for the Arts

How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes, Seattle U Theatre Department and Sojourn Theatre. Information and tickets.

May 15, 11:45 a.m., Campion Ballroom

Celebrating SUccess- Annual Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon

May 19, 1-3 p.m., 1103 Madison

The Communication Department hosts the Talevich Tour and Reception

May 21, 7:30 p.m., Chapel of St. Ignatius

Chamber Singers Farewell Concert, free

May 22, 6-8:30 p.m., Casey Atrium

Welfare and Economic Inequality: The Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work’s year-long series of Social Justice Teach-Ins.

May 25, 2018, 6 p.m., Pigott Auditorium

Africa Day Celebration: Harp Performance and Keynote, Professor Lisa Beckley-Roberts, Jackson State University. Reading: The Days to Come. Co-sponsored by Global African Studies and the Department of Performing Arts & Arts Leadership.

May 30, 8 p.m., Pigott Auditorium

Choir Talent Show, fundraiser for the Daughters and Mary, Uganda, tickets $5.

June 1, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - STCN 130

Social Media and Crime, Continuing Education Event, Criminal Justice Department. Tickets.

June 2, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Boeing Room

Copycat Crime Research-a-thon: Collective research endeavor using open-source data on homicides in Seattle and King County. Open to all current SU students, graduate and undergraduate. Sponsored by Criminal Justice.

June 11, 4-6 p.m., Lee Center for the Arts

Retirement celebration for Carol Wolfe Clay, Professor, MFA in Arts Leadership (Theatre) and Director of Graduate Practicums, MFA in Arts Leadership, and Dr. Joy Sherman, Director of Vocal and Choral Music, Fine Arts.

June 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., PIGT 102 and 103

MFA Arts Leadership Summary Project Presentations.