Arts, Lectures, Events

Coming up in the College of Arts & Sciences

 

An Object Lesson

Now through May 18

Hedreen Gallery

Solo exhibition by Seattle-based artist Markel Uriu, a series of works on paper and a large-scale paper installation which investigate mainstream narratives and rhetorics surrounding “invasive species” of plants and animals. Learn more here.

Seattle U Earth Month

2019 Earth Month graphicApril 1-30

Multiple events

April 22nd is Earth Day! Seattle U Earth Month encourages all SU students, staff, faculty, and alumni to reflect on how we care for the earth and our communities, and to participate in one or more of the many events that are organized at SU.

Learn more here.

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.

Wyckoff Auditorium

Editor and poet Patrice Vecchione is joined by other poets from Seattle, included in Ink Knows 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.

Gaffney Endowed Chair Gathering

April 26, noon-2:30 p.m.

Wismer Center, Loyola 400

One of a series of gatherings around the theme "Tender Mercies: Moving from a Kaíros of Mercy to Building the Beloved Community for a Just and Humane World" (a theme which merges the philosophies of Pope Francis and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. around merciful, tender, just, and inclusive interactions among all members of society (local, national, global). Sponsored by Dr. Mary-Antoinette Smith, Associate Professor, English Department Rev. Louis Gaffney, SJ, Endowed Chair. Open to the public. Learn more on the Gaffney Chair website.

Spring Sing featuring Cantus Men's Vocal Ensemble and the Seattle University Choirs

April 26 and 27, 8:00 p.m.

St. Joseph Church, 18th E and E Aloha, Seattle

A special joint performance. Cantus, a men's vocal ensemble, is known for their trademark warmth and blend, innovative programming, and engaging performances of music. Working without a conductor, the members of Cantus rehearse and perform as chamber musicians, each contributing to the entirety of the music process (Cantus Vocal Ensemble). Tickets: $7 Students, $20 General Admission, $35 Reserved, purchase online here.

Imagining the World: Photography Competition Awards and Exhibit Opening

April 30, 5 p.m.

Kinsey Gallery, ADAL

Awards ceremony at 6 p.m.

Health Professions Expo

April 30, Time, TBA

Campion Ballroom 

More details coming soon.

Etiquette Dinner

May 2, Time, TBA

Campion Ballroom 

A 3-course dinner workshop on Dining/Professional Etiquette. Contact the Albers Placement Center for cost and more details. 

 

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.

Arts + Media + Design Day

May 9, All Day

Various locations

Learn more about career paths in the arts, media, and design fields. Hear firsthand from industry professionals and employers in a day-long series of offered sessions and workshops. Attend the sessions that are most interesting to you. More information may be found on Handshake in the coming weeks.

Memory and Monuments: Harriet Tubman and the Landscape of the Underground Railroad

May 9, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

ADAL, Rolfe Community Room

Dr. Renée Ater, Associate Professor Emerita, University of Maryland, 2019 Smithsonian Fellow. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Seattle University’s English, History, Social Work, Art & Art History, and Philosophy Departments, Women and Gender Studies Program, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Moral Panic: Understanding How We Construct Crime, Featuring Philip Jenkins

Image of promotional flyer for eventMay 10, 2019, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Seattle University Student Center, Room 130

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 MurderDownload and share the event flyer.

Tickets $25-$75 Register online now.

Gaffney Endowed Chair Gathering

May 10, noon-2:30 p.m.

Wismer Center, Loyola 400

One of a series of gatherings around the theme "Tender Mercies: Moving from a Kaíros of Mercy to Building the Beloved Community for a Just and Humane World" (a theme which merges the philosophies of Pope Francis and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. around merciful, tender, just, and inclusive interactions among all members of society (local, national, global). Sponsored by Dr. Mary-Antoinette Smith, Associate Professor, English Department Rev. Louis Gaffney, SJ, Endowed Chair. Open to the Seattle U community. Learn more on the Gaffney Chair website.

Gaffney Endowed Chair Gathering

May 17, noon-2:30 p.m.

Wismer Center, Loyola 400

One of a series of gatherings around the theme "Tender Mercies: Moving from a Kaíros of Mercy to Building the Beloved Community for a Just and Humane World" (a theme which merges the philosophies of Pope Francis and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. around merciful, tender, just, and inclusive interactions among all members of society (local, national, global). Sponsored by Dr. Mary-Antoinette Smith, Associate Professor, English Department Rev. Louis Gaffney, SJ, Endowed Chair. Open to the SU community.  Learn more on the Gaffney Chair website.

Africa Day

May 23, 6 p.m.

Casey Commons

More information to come. Sponsored by Global African Studies.

Romson Regarde Bustillo| More than can be held

May 31 – closing date TBD

 

Hedreen Gallery

An immersive, interdisciplinary exhibition of large scale collagraph prints, video, sound and performance that engages with the nuanced networks of visual cues, codes and colloquialisms–imprinted, embodied, enacted and uttered–that are employed by communities to negotiate, claim, and reclaim space.

Poetry Slam with Distinguished Visiting Writer Daemond Arrindell and Guests

June 5, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Stuart T. Rolfe Community Room

All are welcome. Come see our students and literary leaders from our community get their poetic slam on.

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