SUURJ Volume 2
College of Arts & Sciences 2018 Naef Scholars
*Returning Naef Scholar
2018 Campus-Wide Awards, College of Arts and Sciences recipients
2018 Graduate Commencement Award
Congratulations to the following Arts and Sciences students who will be recognized at the June 17 Graduate Commencement Ceremony.
Student Executive Council Annual Awards
Read the full list of College of Arts and Sciences Awards, including departmental awards, to be presented on June 15.
The Seattle Police Department's new strategies in the International District, fostering security and connection, was informed by research conducted in collaboration with Seattle University Criminal Justice researchers. Watch the video on Seattle Channel.
Maylon Hanold, PhD, published a book titled "Women in Sports.” It includes a chapter titled "Perspectives" in which five MSAL alumni either speak to the work they are doing currently or wrote essays based on their graduate research. Kelli Rodriguez-Currie, MSAL/JD ’14 and MSAL adjunct wrote about how the compensation of student-athletes would not benefit women's sports. Allison Tenney, MSAL '11 and former assistant coach for SU women's soccer wrote about wearable technology and the benefits, not only physically, but also regarding body image. Erin Karner, MSAL '17 wrote an essay on girls sport empowerment programs based off her qualitative research and now is using that knowledge as Regional Program Director for Girls on the Run in Seattle. Riley McCormack, MSAL '16 wrote about transgender athletes and creating inclusive sport experiences, which was also based on his research project for the MSAL program. Annie Sittauer, MSAL '17 and Sarah Tani, MSAL '17 co-authored a piece about the role of education in raising awareness of gender issues in sport, and the importance of inclusive leadership mindsets to create positive sport experiences for women in collegiate athletics. Both also work for pro soccer teams in Seattle, one is with the Sounders and the other with the Reign.
Riley McCormack and Maylon, along with Riley's partner, gave two presentations to high school students on transgender athletes the first week in May. They presented issues and experiences transgender athletes face in sport participation as well as answered questions about how to create inclusive sport spaces both with policies and 'things we can do' as individuals to be allies for transgender specifically, but all genders generally to help create sport as a positive experience.
Caitlin Ring Carlson, PhD, and graduating Communication and Media senior Hayley Rouselle, submitted a paper to the Law and Policy division of AEJMC and it has been named top paper. They will present the paper,"Report and repeat: Investigating Facebook's hate speech removal policy," in D.C. in August and will submit it to the journal Communications Law & Policy in the coming weeks.
Please share any questions, comments or recommendations for this section with Katie Chapman, Director of Development for the College of Arts and Sciences, Indigenous Peoples Institute and Fostering Scholars, 206.398.4401. Thank you, faculty and staff, for your thoughtful partnership with our fundraising efforts!
CAS Fundraising Update:
View the SU Scholarship Booklet.
Donor-Funded Gift Accounts Reminder
We know resources are tight across the university. Are you aware of how much you have received from donors to help with your department? Please be sure you are monitoring and spending from your donor-funded restricted gift accounts regularly. Should you have questions about an account or need gift information, contact Development Contacts to help you research donor intent and help you with contact information. Contact Katie Chapman in the College or Christa Callanan in University Advancement’s Stewardship and Donor Relations at 206.296.6965.
College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Leadership Council
We are now accepting nominations for new members – alumni and non-alumni are welcome.
Help us further diversify the council with an alumni or industry representative involved with your program. Additional information is included below.
Leadership Council Mission
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Leadership Council (LC) is a strategic advisory group of alumni, community and corporate leaders who assist the Dean of CAS in planning and providing for the future of the College per membership activities listed below.
Current Membership Roster
SU reps –
*Seattle University Trustee
Know of an alumni restaurant, winery, nonprofit organization or other business?
Please help us encourage SU pride and prosperity for our alumni entrepreneurs. For example have you heard of The Shambles, co-owned by Matthew Brady, 2010 English alumnus and former Spectator photographer. Check out their press.
Sonora Jha, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Community and Professor, Department of Communication recently announced the College of Arts and Sciences has awarded promotion and research fellowships to ten faculty members.
Dean's Summer Research Fellowship
Summer Research Fellowships
She recognized the judging panel, Dr. Angelique Davis, Dr. Naomi Hume, Dr. Molly Welsh, and Dr. Tanya Hayes and acknowledged Kate Reynolds for her administrative support.
Dr. Mary-Antoinette Smith, Associate Professor in the English Department, is the Gaffney Endowed Chair 2018-19 and 2019-20 for her proposal entitled Tender Mercies: Moving from a Kaírós of Mercy to Creating the Beloved Community for a Just and Humane World. Dr. Smith notes her proposal “is inspired by the complementary global visions of Pope Francis and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in which the former inaugurated the Jubilee Year of Mercy (December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016) while the latter began promoting his ideal of creating an all-inclusive Beloved Community in 1958.”
Dr. Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs, Professor of Women and Gender Studies, was selected as the Pigott-McCone Endowed Chair in the Humanities 2018-19 and 2019-20 for her proposal entitled Unimagined Entities: The Geometric Geographies of Subjectivities. Dr. Gutierrez y Muhs’s ongoing research and creative works explore “intersectionality, and literary criticism, as well as creative writing in the areas of Latin American and US Latin@ literature with a focus on subjectivity and intersectionality.” Along with taking time to move forward on her scholarly and creative projects in these areas, she plans to organize several workshops with on campus that focus on Latin@ life and culture, diversity and intersectionality.
Kirsten Moana Thompson, PhD, recently delivered four conference papers.
She has also been appointed a Pacific Studies Performance Based Research External Reviewer for Pacific Studies Research in the 2018 National evaluations of all New Zealand university Research Outputs (every seven years all research outputs for NZ universities are evaluated by external commissioners).
Dominic CodyKramers, MFA, created the sound design for an enhanced reading of the new play Visible Grace by Lewis John Carlino. It was directed by Victor Pappas at the Erickson Theatre and presented by ShadowCatcher Entertainment.
Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD is the co-author of A Qualitative Approach to Understanding Guardian Models of Policing by Helfgott, Strah, Pollock, Atherley, and Vinson.
She is also quoted in the article, 5 Things to Know about Fighting Crime with Classical Music, on PoliceOne.com.
Caitlin Ring Carlson, PhD, was featured on 88.5 FM on May 21, talking about a project on how online harassment impacts press freedom among women journalists in the U.S. She is presenting the results of that study at the International Association of Media and Communication Research Conference in Eugene, OR in May.
Marc McLeod, PhD, will deliver a presentation entitled “Moving Images of Empire: The War Of 1898 in Motion Pictures” at the 36th International Conference of the Latin American Studies Association in Barcelona, Spain, May 23 through 26.
Amelia Seraphia Derr, PhD, recently completed the second annual Immigrant Family Institute (IFI), an eight-week program designed to build relationships and trust between immigrant and refugee families and Seattle City service providers. Dr. Derr co-developed and co-leads this program through the City of Seattle Office for Immigrant and Refugee Affairs. The IFI was covered by local news venues:
Dr. Derr’s article "Examining Heterogeniety of Social Support among Asian and Latino Immigrants in the United States: A Latent Class Analysis” will be published in the June edition of the International Journal of Health, Wellness, & Society.
Hye-Kyung Kang, PhD, Associate Professor and MSW Program Director, presented her paper, Community-based participatory research to promote community capacity development: Principles, practices, and challenges, at the European Conference for Social Work Research (Edinburgh, UK), in April.
Julie Homchick Crowe, PhD, published an Op-Ed in the Seattle Times, The Art of Distraction in Trump’s New Truth Era.
French Colonial Historical Society’s 44th Annual Meeting took place at the Hotel Sorrento from May 31 to June 2, and Seattle University was a sponsor. About 150 people participated. Hazel Hahn, PhD, served as the chair of the Program Committee. She also chaired a panel and moderated a book-prize session. Ten Seattle University undergraduates worked at the conference as interns and volunteers.
Julie Homchick Crow, PhD, co-authored. “Paleomythologies: The Spiritual Persuasion of Evolution.” POROI 4(1) (available here) with Gregory Schneider-Bateman. She gave a talk on this piece in May to the Paleontology Department at UW. She also published. “The article that shook the public: Understanding “The Really Big One” and news coverage of non-imminent disasters.” In “The Really Big One”: Risk, Health and Environmental Communication. Eds. Jeanette Lovejoy and Vail Fletcher. Lexington Press, 2018.
Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies Patrick Kelly, S.J., PhD, was significantly involved with the Catholic Church’s first major document on sports, which was released this month. Having contributed to the revision of “Giving the best of yourself: A document about the Christian perspective on sport and the human person,” Father Kelly was one of four speakers participating in a press conference announcing its release at the Vatican on June 1. Read more.
Aerica Shimizu Banks, who graduated in 2010 with a degree in Environmental Studies and a minor in Public Affairs, is featured on the main SU news site.
Ben McCarthy, MFA ’14, has been named Executive Director at Three Dollar Bill Cinema.
Ariana Chriest, BA, Interdisciplinary Arts Leadership and Theatre, is now at the Village Theatre.
Scott Brothers, BCJ, Criminology & Criminal Justice 2007, is a principal in Sospes Process and Safety Software, a mobile-based application that allows employers to submit real-time reports for such things as workplace injuries, close calls, security threats and substandard conditions. Their work was recently featured in Tulsa Word.
Two recent Arts and Science SU alums won Fulbright awards to begin in Fall 2018. Emily Kawahigashi, International Studies, ’16, won a fellowship to research on indigenous cultures and higher education in Nicaragua. Olivia Mejia, International Studies with Departmental honors and minors in Political Science and French, ’17, won a fellowship to teach English in Colombia. Read more here.
Anthropology student Julia Grief wrote Building Common Ground & Discovering Strong Hearts, a reflection on her experience with Seattle University Global Exchange Program in Tiuana, Mexico. The blog post was written as part of her internship with One Equal Heart Foundation.
Caroline Daniel, (BFA Photography, 2019) published her first article in Consequence of Sound, Sasquatch! 2018 Photo Gallery: Explosions in the Sky, David Byrne, Slowdive, Anderson .Paak.
Now through June 20, Vachon Gallery
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.
Now through Aug. 12, Hedreen Gallery
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.
Now through August 31, ADAL, Kinsey Gallery
June 7, Building 1103, noon to 2 p.m.
Communication Department Research and Project Fair
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.
June 8, 3:30-6 p.m., Casey Atrium & Patio
A&S All College Day. Join us for our annual faculty and staff end-of-year celebration and presentation of Outstanding Faculty and Staff Awards.
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 15, 4-6 p.m., Pigott Auditorium and Atrium
College of Arts & Sciences Awards Ceremony and Reception.
June 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., PIGT 102 and 103
MFA Arts Leadership Summary Project Presentations.
Save the Date: A&S and SU Beginning of the Year Events