Dean's Monthly Memo March 2017

NEWS

APPLAUSE

Faculty

Carol Wolfe Clay is designing scenery for Into the West at Seattle Children’s Theatre.  The play opened February 24th and runs through March 19th. http://sct.org/Shows/2016-2017-Season/Into-the-West

Political Science professor Yitan Li published an article entitled: “Generation Matters: Taiwan’s Perceptions of Mainland China and Attitudes Towards Cross-Strait Trade Talks” with Frank C.-S. Liu in the Journal of Contemporary China. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10670564.2016.1223107

Charles M. Tung, associate professor of English, received a contract for his monograph Modernism and Time Machines.  The book will be part of the Critical Studies in Modernist Culture series, Edinburgh University Press.
He was invited to present the keynote at the 19th annual conference of The Space Between: Literature and Culture, 1914 – 1945, at the University of Mississippi in May.

Rose Ernst, Associate Professor, Political Science, presented her paper, "Colonial Moods", at the Whose Welfare? Workshop at Leiden University in the Netherlands on January 20th, 2017.

William Parkin, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, just published an article titled “Threats of violent Islamist and far-right extremism: What does the research say?” in the The Conversation. Read it here: http://bit.ly/2lpXIvW
Read his bio there, also: https://theconversation.com/profiles/william-parkin-275289
Also picked up on Salon here: http://www.salon.com/2017/02/22/whats-more-dangerous-islamic-extremism-or-christian-extremism_partner/

Peter Collins, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice gave testimony on economic costs of the death penalty before the committee on HB 1935 advocating a repeal on the death penalty in Washington. Start at minute 12:55 of this video: http://www.tvw.org/watch/?eventID=2017021251

Curator Amanda Donnan is featured in March edition of Seattle Magazine in a column titled What New Arts Leaders Want To See.

Rachel Luft, Associate Professor of Sociology, is teaching a class this quarter at the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor. She is collecting books to donate to their library. If you have any books you’re ready to part with and would like to offer them, please bring them to the kitchenette in the Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work by Friday, March 10, at 5 pm (Casey, West wing, 3rd floor - enter the dept., turn left, and walk all the way back to the kitchenette). There will be some boxes set up there. Please don’t bring stacks of journals unless you think they’re particularly relevant or interesting. 

Yancy Dominick, Senior Instructor of Philosophy, recently had a paper accepted to a conference, and another accepted for publication in a journal.
“The Image of the Noble Sophist,” Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy (forthcoming; accepted February 2017) This is a paper about the discussion of the nature of images in Plato's book Sophist.
“Among the Boys and Young Men: Philosophy and Masculinity in Plato’s Lysis, ” Ancient Philosophy Society, Baylor University, April 2017 (This one seems more self-explanatory.) The conference program is online.
Annoucement: http://www.ancientphilosophysociety.org/aps-2017-program-posted/
PDF of program: http://www.ancientphilosophysociety.org/website/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/APSConferenceSchedule-2017.pdf

Jeanette Rodriguez, Professor, Theology and Religious Studies, has just announced a new upcoming book entitled "A Clan Mother's Call, Reconstructing Haudenosaunee Cultural Memory" from SUNY press and the cover art has just been made public. It is a beautiful piece by a member of the Haudenosaunee community. The book will be available in September. Tell your librarian to pre-order this book.
http://www.sunypress.edu/p-6427-a-clan-mothers-call.aspx

Students

Please congratulate the following Arts and Sciences transfer students who were inducted into the Tau Sigma National Transfer Student Honor Society on February 22, 2017.

James Alexander
Emma Anson
Allan Atienzo
McKenna Bates
Isabeau Belisle Dempsey
Kazia Berman
Wayne Carlson
Aaron Crosett
Annamarie DeGennaro
Connor Desing
Adam Dinius
Madison Fee
Madison Hammond
Bradford Howe
Victoria Ivanova
Rohan Jolly
Emily Keithahn
Paulina Larrain
Jacquelyn Latousek
Briana Martinez
Dian Meakin
David Morales Rosales
Olga Musinina
Gabriel Narvaez
Alesya Pidashev
Elizabeth Rice
Christina Sargent
Shanna Sexton
Ray Sieber
Braden Sigua
Cale Smart
Kyile Smith
Stacy Stenslie
Ka Ching Priscilla Tang
Cade Taylor
Bailey Titus
Tessa Wollum
Chloe Wright

Advancement

SU Endowment – This year the endowment provided over $8 million in operating support for scholarships, faculty, and academic programs. University Advancement is sending out a comprehensive endowment report and updates on individual endowment funds to donors in March. Find a digital version of the SU endowment report on ISSUU here

PERSONNEL

Please welcome Lisa Ferrin, recently from Nazareth College in Rochester, New York, is the new Academic Program Manager in the College of Arts & Sciences. Lisa was Assistant to the Registrar at Nazareth, a position which she held for over 10 years. She brings in strong experience in course scheduling, college catalog oversight and office management. She just started on March 1.

ADVISING

Attention faculty advisors:  The Arts and Sciences Advising Center (ASAC) requests your feedback!  Please take five minutes to complete our online survey. The survey can be located at: CollegeArtSciFacultyAdvisingSurvey. The department/program with the highest percentage of surveys submitted by Friday, March 10 will receive Mighty O donuts from the ASAC either during finals week or the first week of Spring quarter (your choice).

Promoting campus events

Please remember to put all of your events on the campus calendar and to submit information about your event to Mike Thee for campus-wide distribution. Here’s a link to the marcom form for internal announcements: https://www.seattleu.edu/marcom/internal/request-a-campus-announcement/#form.

If your event is open to the public, Bruce Decker and the college’s marketing director can help promote. Please provide them with the details and a few sentences about the event at least 3 weeks prior to your event.

CALENDAR

March 7: Disability Awareness Event, 10:15 a.m. to 12;20 p.m., Casey Atrium

March 7: Faculty-Staff Senate Plenary, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Pigott 102

March 7 & 8: SeattleU Gives – All are invited to visit www.seattleugives.com for 1891 minutes of generosity starting March 7 at 9:29 am. SU Gives is the first comprehensive online giving day for the university. Thanks to a generous $15,000 in matching funds the the first 300 gifts of at least $10 will be matched at $50 – meaning $10 equals $60 to the SU college or fund of your choice.  The College of Arts and Sciences is one of 12 initiatives at and yes, should you, alumni or friends wish to give to a fund in CAS other than the Dean’s Fund, select other – and write in the fund of your choice to designate your gift. Follow the effort on social media tomorrow #SeattleUGives

March 9: Advanced Studio Exhibition Reception – Visual Arts students most current work on display. 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., Vachon Gallery

March 9: Winter Student Chamber Music Recital with Johnaye Kendrick. 7:30 _ 9:30 p.m., Pigott Auditorium

March 11: SAM Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas Winter Saturday University Series*: "Living with Paintings: Spiritual Notes from a Muslim Artist in Indonesia," 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Pigott Auditorium. Free with SU ID.

March 13: Last day of class for WQ17. Finals week follows Through March 18.

March 15: Graduate Programs in Nonprofit Leadership: Online Information Session, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Online, RSVP: (https://www.seattleu.edu/artsci/nonprofit-graduate/mnpl/apply/learn-more/)

March 18: SAM Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas Winter Saturday University Series*: "Canvassing the Book," 10 - 11:30 a.m., Pigott Auditorium. Free with SU ID.

March 19: Spring Break begins

March 25: SAM Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas Winter Saturday University Series*: "Master of Calligraphers Sultan ‘Ali Mashhadi: The Art and Culture of Herat Afghanistan in the Late 15th Century," 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., Pigott Auditorium. Free with SU ID.

March 27: Spring Quarter begins

April 1: SAM Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas Winter Saturday University Series*: Artist Naiza Khan in dialogue with Religious Studies Professor Ali Mian," 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., Pigott Auditorium. Free with SU ID.

*Details about the SAM series here.

SAVE THE DATE

April 6: Mission Day

April 14 - 17, Easter break, offices closed

April 20: Celebrate SUccess: Seattle U Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon, An opportunity to connect scholarship donors and recipients for all university donor-supported scholarships; faculty/staff donors and department representatives welcome to represent their programs, register here. April 20, 2017, 11:45 .m. - 1:15 p.m., Campion Ballroom.

May 5 -7: Grand Reunion Weekend for all alumni

June 2: All College Day

April 20: Celebrate SUccess: Seattle U Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon, An opportunity to connect scholarship donors and recipients for all university donor-supported scholarships; faculty/staff donors and department representatives welcome to represent their programs, register here. April 20, 2017, 11:45 .m. - 1:15 p.m., Campion Ballroom.

 

Grad Program Info sessions

March 15: Graduate Programs in Nonprofit Leadership, 12 noon (video session)

April 4:  All SU Grad Programs Open House, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Student Center

Apr. 5: MFA in Arts Leadership, 5 p.m. PST (online)

Apr. 19: Graduate Programs in Nonprofit Leadership, 5:30 p.m., Casey 517

 


The next Dean’s Monthly Memo comes out in April. Send items for the next issue to Bruce Decker by March 17.