Event Archive

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.

April 4, 5:01-6:01 p.m., Library Plaza

Eternal Light – 50 Years After the Assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Commemoration.

We will honor the life of Dr. King with short readings from his sermons and speeches, a silent procession to the reflecting pool and a tolling of the chapel bells to coincide closely with the time of his death. A partnership between Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Multicultural Affairs and Campus Ministry

May 2, 7-8:30 p.m., Wyckoff Auditorium

Decolonize Your Diet: Creating Food Justice and Healing from the Legacies of Colonization

In the past, Mesoamerican peoples consumed a diet rich in fresh vegetables, beans, seeds, and herbs. In this talk, Dr. Luz Calvo will use testimonio, Chicanx art, Mexican food history, and political critique to explore the meaning of the call to "decolonize our diets" by reclaiming healthy ancestral foods

Dr. Calvo is a mixed-race, gender non-conforming Chicanx scholar and activist. Trained at UC Santa Cruz, with a PhD in His- tory of Consciousness, Dr. Calvo is the co-author of Decolonize Your Diet: Mexican-American, Plant- Based Recipes For Health and Healing. They are a professor of Ethnic Studies at Cal State East Bay. Sponsored by the Theiline Pigott McCone Chair in Humanities.

March 14, 5-7 p.m., Casey Commons

Book Celebration: Truth Commissions: Memory, Power, and Legitimacy by Onur Bakıner (Political Science). Named the American Political Science Association's Best Book in Human Rights for 2017.

Sponsored by Political Science Department, International Studies Program, Global African Studies Department, Latin American Studies Program, A&S College Events Committee, A&S Dean's Office, Global Engagement

April 21-22, Wyckoff Auditorium

The Tasveer Film Festival on Campus

Free for all Seattle U students and faculty with ID. For the first time on campus, Seattle U Film Program partners with the Tasveer South Asian Documentary International Film Festival. Schedule.

April 12, 6:30 p.m., Hedreen Gallery

Public Conversation with Dewey Crumpler and Sampada Aranke.

April 12, 6-8 p.m., Casey Commons

The Sharon James Lecture: The Toxic Meritocracy of Video Games: Why Gaming Culture is the Worst by Christopher Paul, PhD

Dr. Paul, Chair of the Communication Department, discusses his new book and video games' culture, from deep bred misogyny to the endemic malice of abusive player communities. He offers tangible suggestions that will ultimately foster a more diverse, accepting, and self-reflective culture that is not only good for gamers, but good for video games as well.

April 8 and 14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., North Court Connolly Center

Admitted Student Open Houses. Learn more and RSVP.

February 8, 1:30 p.m., ADM 222

Women Writing the Body: A Reading and Panel Discussion with Reagan Jackson, Sonora Jha, Theo Pauline Nestor, and Natalie Singer

Thursday, April 19, 12:15-1:20 p.m., HUNT 100

A Faculty Fellows Presentation by Jessica Imanaka, PhD, and Jason Wirth, PhD.

Forms of Life: From Technocratic Paradigm to Eco-politics by Dr. Imanaka and Laudato Si’ and Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness by Dr. Wirth. .

April 24, 3:30-5 p.m., STCN 130

Leadership Committee on Intersectionality and Justice in the College of Arts & Sciences:  Pro-Seminar

Panelists will speak about how intersectionality informs their lives and work. The panelists include Angelique Davis, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Global African Studies, Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs, Professor of Modern Languages and Women and Gender Studies, Nalini Iyer, Professor of English, Jason Wirth, Professor of Philosophy and Haleema Bharoocha, Sociology Major and Executive Director of the Gender Justice Center.

April 19, 7 p.m., Bannan Science Building Room 401

A Talk With “Riverdale” Staff Writer Britta Lundin

$20 at the door FREE to NWSG members and Seattle University students. Presented by Northwest Screenwriter’s Guild and Seattle University Film Studies Program. More info.

May 9, 4:45-6 p.m., ADMN 307

Not in My Family: German Memory and Responsibility After the Holocaust by Roger Frie. Hosted by the Psychology Department. More information.

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

Alumni Awards Celebration and Dinner

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 5, multiple times/locations

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

May 7, multiple times/locations

Peter L. Lee Endowed Lecture

5 - 6:20 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.

Special Added Event

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.”

May 22, 3:45 p.m., Wyckoff Auditorium

Screening of Alvin Tsiang’s “Film Reunification,” followed by Q & A with the filmmaker

A collaborative project between the Psychology Department and Film Studies Program. Screening information and movie trailer.

Through May 19, Hedreen Gallery

COLLAPSE: Recent Works by Dewey Crumpler. Guest Curated by Sampada Aranke

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

Seattle U Choirs Spring Concerts

April 26, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Casey Commons

MAP to Practice: Becoming a Therapist

Master of Arts in Psychology alumni Kristin Beck and Jennifer Reisberg speak about their journeys to becoming therapists.

May 9, 7:30-9 p.m., Wyckoff Auditorium

Historical Haunting and the Task of Hermeneutics: 2018 Naef Scholars Last Lecture by Professor Jerome Veith, PhD, Philosophy Department. Dr. Veith is a Naef alumnus.

May 8, 7 p.m., in Pigott Auditorium

Seattle University Film Festival (SUFF) 2018

Come join us to see all the competition screenings. Submissions now open and due by April 26. Submit to the Media Production Center on the first floor of the Lemieux Library. Open to all students. Learn more.

June 7, Pigott Auditorium, 7 p.m.

“Ignite Project Homelessness,” an evening of storytelling about homelessness, in the popular Ignite format of a five-minute story with 20 slides, 15 seconds per slide. SU’s Project on Family Homelessness is hosting the event in partnership with the Seattle Times Project Homeless reporting team. Free; register here.

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

The Communication Department hosts the Talevich Tour and Reception

Through May 19, Hedreen Gallery

COLLAPSE: Recent Works by Dewey Crumpler. Guest Curated by Sampada Aranke

April 26, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Casey 516

John Trafton Research Talk about A Land of Wolves: Sicario and the New Drug War Film:

This talk shows how the “new drug war film,” embodied by Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario (2015), has developed in conjunction with changes to the codes of war cinema, which, in turn, are essentially informed by the paranoid techno-aesthetics of modern warfare. More info.

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

Celebrating SUccess- Annual Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon

May 10, 6-8 p.m., Wyckoff Auditorium

Philosophy Endowed Chair Lecture:  Changes in the Categories of Race, Class, and Gender: How Life has Outpaced Theory by Naomi Zack, PhD, University of Oregon.

Recent events have culminated in fundamental changes in the nature of our progressive categories of race, class, gender, disaster, as well as disability, and democratic process. In this talk, Dr. Zack focuses on changes in race and class with a concluding look at changes in feminism through the #Me Too movement. Race or racism now exceed intersection theory because race is more like a junction that unpredictably takes off on a track of its own; for the electorate; class has become more a matter of culture and racial identity than economic interest; feminism now includes some of the most elite and powerful members of its foundational group, namely women.

May 31, 4 p.m., Wyckoff Auditorium

A Journey Through Slavery at the Whitney Plantation

Dr. Ibrahima Seck, Director of Research of the Whitney Plantation, St. John the Baptist Parish, LA, presents the history of the Whitney Plantation in the wider context of the Atlantic slave trade and will touch many topics related to the cultural legacies of slavery in Louisiana.

Sponsored by the Departments of Modern Languages and Cultures, Global African Studies, History, and International Studies.

More info.

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

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

May 30, 8 p.m., Pigott Auditorium

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

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

MFA Arts Leadership Summary Project Presentations.

June 15, 4-6 p.m., Pigott Auditorium and Atrium

College of Arts & Sciences Awards Ceremony and Reception.

June 11, 4:30-6:30 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.

September 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m., ADAL-Rolfe Room

MAP Student Orientation

First-year Masters of Arts in Psychology students

September 27, 12:30-1:30 p.m., HRDG

Psychology Student Open House

This a great opportunity to learn about opportunities and to meet fellow students and faculty. 

October 11, 7 - 9:15 p.m., Wyckoff Auditorium,

Change in the Family, Social Justice Film Festival

Director Sam Hampton brings heart to this transgender-transition film with a story of celebration, health, and unconditional love. Screening includes four more short films. Hosted by Seattle University Film Studies. Presented by TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival. Free tickets at the door for SU students, faculty and staff.


October 19, 7-8:30 p.m, LeRoux Room, STCN 160

Clinical psychologist Dr. Enrico Gnaulati will give a free public lecture on the value and effectiveness of psychotherapy. Gnaulati earned his MA in Psychology from Seattle and his PhD from Columbia University. He is the author of Saving Talk Therapy: How Health Insurers, Big Pharma, and Slanted Science are Ruining Good Mental Health Care (2018) and Back to Normal: Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder (2013). Sponsored by the SU Graduate Program in Psychology.

October 15, 5-8 p.m., Campion Hall Ballroom

2018 Idealist Graduate Fair

Fields represented at the fair include public administration, international affairs, education, public policy, public interest law, social work, nonprofit management, global and public health, theology, environmental science, socially responsible business, and more. Free and open to anyone interested in learning about grad school. Hosted by Nonprofit Leadership and Master in Public Administration.

October 20, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Campion Ballroom

Transforming Powerlessness into Power, Vanessa Jackson, LICSW

Seattle U’s Master of Social Work program is proud to partner with the Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work to co-sponsor this major clinical conference. SU MSW students can attend this conference for free with the code: SUSW84.  Register early; this conference was fully booked last year.

September 29, 7:30 p.m., Pigott Auditorium

World-renowned Canadian opera singer, Othalie Graham, soprano. Tickets available at the door: $5 students; $8 SU faculty/staff; $12 general admission. Supported by the Pigott Family Endowment at SU. Learn more about her:

May 24-June 20, Vachon Gallery

Senior Exhibition

Opening Reception May 24, 4:30 - 7:30.  Graduating seniors Mia McNeal, Stephanie Lara, and Olivia Donahue exhibit the results from a year-long effort in the development of a cohesive body of work, inclusive of three consecutive quarters of classes dedicated to their projects.

June 17, Key Arena

Commencement. Undergraduate: 9:30 a.m. Graduate, 3 p.m.


May 31 – Aug. 12, Hedreen Gallery

in a split second (it happened.)

Opening Reception May 31, 4:30-8 p.m. Danny Jauregui, Dan Paz and Elise Rasmussen are artists who produce original research in forms of video, photography, print and sculpture. In this exhibition, each artist shares a distinct suite of artworks that simultaneously excavates, acknowledges and memorializes a site of invisibilized historical trauma and collective loss.

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 15, 4-6 p.m., John and Judy Harding Building

Film Screening & Panel Discussion with Filmmaker Jeanne Marie Hallacy

Screenings of Jeane Marie Hallacy's films, Amae, Thamee, Ama (Mother, Daughter, Sister) and Sittwe, followed by discussion. Sponsored by Seattle U’s History Department, Asian Studies,  and College of Arts & Sciences, and Southeast Asia Center, University of Washington. Free and open to the public. The Harding Building (formerly the Law Annex) is located at 1215 E. Columbia.

October 29, 6-7 p.m., Pigott Auditorium

What’s at Stake: Intersectionality at the Mid-Term Election

Panelists include Estela Ortega Executive Director, El Centro de la Raza; Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Councilmember; and Patrick Schoettmer, PhD, Instructor, Political Science.

Seattle University does not support or oppose the positions of the speakers. The views expressed are those of the speakers only.

Sponsored by the Arts and Sciences Leadership Committee on Intersectionality and Justice. Information: Kate Reynolds, 206.296.5470

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.

Through October, ADAL, Kinsey Gallery

Imagining the World Photo Competition

Exhibition of award-winning student and faculty photos.