Dean's Monthly Memo, May 2015

NEWS

University Establishes Lectureship in East Asian Culture and Civilization

Dean David Powers announced the establishment of the Peter L. Lee Endowed Lectureship in East Asian Culture and Civilization in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dean Powers and Associate Dean Kan Liang met with Dr. Lee, class of 1964, in Hong Kong in March. More here.

U.S. Representatives Smith and Reichert Discuss Pressing Issues on May 11

The MPA program brings to campus U.S. Representatives Adam Smith and Dave Reichert on May 11. Professor and MPA Director Larry Hubbell and multi-media journalist and lecturer Joni Balter will interview the congressmen on such issues as economics and income inequality, immigration, and public service. The congressmen will take questions from the audience following the interview, and networking for students, alumni, and community members takes place prior to the interview at 6 p.m. Details here.

Imagining the World Photo Competition and Exhibit

The 7th annual Imagining the World Photo Competition and Exhibit celebrates our students and acknowledges our college’s commitment to global education. This year’s award winners are senior Political Science major Kirsti Ruud, first place in the Study Abroad category;  Economics senior Luka Karaula, first place in the International Student category; junior Nicole Schlaeppi, Photography major, second place in the Study Abroad category, and senior Joy Durkin, Public Affairs major, third place in the Study Abroad category. Join Dean Powers, our professional judges, and all award winners and honorable mention photographers at a reception on May 7. The exhibit runs through the end of May.

Go Green at Your Next Meeting

Use the Seattle University Green Meeting and Event Checklist here to reduce food, paper and plastic waste, choose sustainable food options and help your attendees get to campus in person or virtually while creating less carbon emissions.

Trying 4 Troops Try-Athlon

The students of the Masters in Sports Administration and Leadership program are hosting a “try-athlon” on May 25. The indoor event at the Connelly Center consists of a 10-minute timed pool swim, 10-minute timed spin bike, and 10-minute timed treadmill run to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Designed to be less strenuous than traditional triathlons, Trying 4 Troops focuses on participants “try-ing” a triathlon instead of completing each interval in an intense, competitive environment. Details here.

APPLAUSE

The MFA Arts Leadership program was well represented at the Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) annual conference, held this year in Portland, OR, in April. Professor Claudia Bach presented at the Grantmakers in the Arts Plenary session entitled "Research on Support for Individual Artists." Professor Woong Jo Chang shared his Pecha Kucha presentation entitled "Arts Leadership Style Using Automotive Analogy." Alum Melody Kadlub-Barr (MFA '14) shared her Pecha Kucha presentation entitled "Capturing Greater Seattle’s Cultural Footprint." Program Director Kevin Maifeld serves on the board of AAAE.

Faculty

In the News: Criminal Justice Professor Peter Collins and School of Law Professor from Practice Robert Boruchowitz were the authors of in-depth study on the costs related to pursuing the death penalty, noted in the Palm Beach News and in the Lakeland, FL, Ledger. Justice Professor Matt Hickman and Law School Adjunct Professor Mark Larranaga were co-investigators on the report.

Philosophy Professor Wai-Shun Hung re-examined Sartre's famous distinction between prose and poetry in his latest article. More here.

Professor Christina Roberts presented "Moving Beyond the Master Narrative: Indigeneity, Ecofeminism, and the Stories that Shape Us" as the Naef Scholars "Last Lecture" on April 8. More here

In the News: Retired History Professor Bob Harmon returns to Weimar, Germany, 70 years after he participated in the surrender of the city, in the Seattle Times here.

Philosophy Chair Burt Hopkins was a visiting professor at Le Centre Alexandre-Koyré in Paris earlier this spring. He was the “first ever” A & S faculty to hold a Visiting Professor appointment in a French University. He received this appointment in recognition of his scholarship on the philosopher of mathematics Jacob Klein.

English Professor Charles Tung published “Modernism, Time Machines, and the Defamiliarization of Time,” in latest issue of Configurations, the official publication of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. More here. Tung also presented “Bad Forms of Second Modernity” at the American Comparative Literature Association conference, hosted by the University of Washington in March and “Second Modernism and the Clock of the Long Now,” at the Paleofuturism Symposium, hosted by Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society at the University of Louisville in April.

Theology and Religious Studies Professor Cynthia Moe-Lobeda presented “Climate Justice: Love as Ecological & Economic Vocation” at Canadian Memorial United Church and Centre for Peace in  Vancouver, BC, and “Climate Justice: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation” at Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, BC, in April.

In the News: Theology and Religious Studies Professor Wesley Howard-Brook was interviewed about his book, Come Out, My People: God’s Call out of Empire in the Bible and Beyond, on “Love in a Dangerous Time,” an online podcast series focusing on issues related to faith communities. The radio program podcast on April  15, 2015 here.

In the News: Criminal Justice Professor Stephen Rice and Criminal Justice Advisory Board Member Sue Rahr are the authors of “From Warriors to Guardians: Recommitting American Police Culture to Democratic Ideals," a new report released by Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Session on Policing and Public Safety (2008-2014). The case is made for addressing both the internal and external culture of police agencies in order to create a culture that supports a guardian mindset. More here.

Theatre Professor Harmony Arnold received an award for Best Costume Design for her work on the web series "Capitol Hill" at the Indie Series Awards ceremony on April 1.More here.

Anthropology Professor Harriet Phinney co-hosted the 3rd Cascadia Seminar, “Ethnographic Adventures in Medical Anthropology,” in April.

English Professor Sean McDowell, director of the University Honors Program, has been confirmed as the new editor of the prestigious peer-reviewed John Donne Journal: Studies in the Age of Donne. In addition, he was appointed a member of the advisory board of the Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne, organized two international conferences, and had his poems printed in several journals. More here.

Philosophy Professor Arun Iyer presented "Freedom, Destiny and the History of Be-ing: Heidegger's Account of Historical Transformation in the 1930s" at California State University, Stanislaus in April.

Students

Junior Olivia Smith, Political Science and Spanish double major and student athlete, was awarded a Truman Scholarship. She is the only Washington college student to receive the award in 2015. More here:

PERSONNEL

Alumna Natalie Cisneros ’05 returns to campus as the newest member of the Philosophy department. More here.

CALENDAR

Details are on the Campus Calendar.

May 1 -May 13:  Digital Design Exhibition 2015
May 1 -May 28: International Photography Competition exhibit.
May 1 -9: After Seattle (The psychogeographic Cascadia)
May 6 – 17: Theatre Presentation of Picnic by William Inge, directed by Ki Gottberg, Lee Center for the Arts.
May 6: Francophone Film Series, Karmen Gei
May 7-8: Registration for Summer term\
May 7: Imagining the World Photo Competition Awards Ceremony and reception, featuring student award and honorable mention photographers and the competition's professional judges
May 7: MAP Lecture Series: Psychotherapy for the Other: Levinas and the Face-to-Face Relationship, presented by Kevin Krycka. 
May 11-15: Registration for Fall term
May 11: Congressional Voices: A Conversation with Washington State Representatives Adam Smith and Dave Reichert, Pigott Auditorium. RSVP requested here: mpa@seattleu.edu .
May 12: Launch of the 2015 edition of SU’s literary magazine Fragments.
May 13:  Undergraduate Philosophy Club Conference
May 13: Old Books and New Media: The Printed Word in a Digital Age
May 13-June 30: Kristin Cammermeyer, Hedreen Gallery.
May 17: Kristin Cammermeyer Opening Reception
May 18: Choir Talent Show
May 21: “Art, Advocacy, Activism: Perspectives on South Africa and Seattle University,” featuring Professors  Pamela Taylor (Center for the Study of Justice in Society), Molly Clark Hillard (English), and Susan Meyers (Director, Creative Writing Program).
May 25: Trying 4 Troops Indoor Try-athlon
May 28: Africa Day, Charles Mudede keynote speaker

Save the Date
June 3: Social Work Pinning and PI Appreciation Luncheon
June 4 – 18: Honors Showcase, Kinsey Gallery.
June 4: Spring Chamber Concert
June 5: All College Day, 3:30 p.m., Casey Atrium
June 7: Viola Recital for SU Students
June 12: A&S Awards Ceremony,4 – 6 p.m., Pigott Auditorium
June 12: Fine Arts Honors Showcase Opening Reception, Performances and Presentations
June 13: MFA Arts Leadership Summary Project Presentations

The next Dean’s Monthly Memo will publish in June. Send items for the next issue to Laura Paskin by May 20.


NEWS

University Establishes Lectureship in East Asian Culture and Civilization

Dean David Powers announced the establishment of the Peter L. Lee Endowed Lectureship in East Asian Culture and Civilization in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dean Powers and Associate Dean Kan Liang met with Dr. Lee, class of 1964, in Hong Kong in March. More here.

U.S. Representatives Smith and Reichert Discuss Pressing Issues on May 11

The MPA program brings to campus U.S. Representatives Adam Smith and Dave Reichert on May 11. Professor and MPA Director Larry Hubbell and multi-media journalist and lecturer Joni Balter will interview the congressmen on such issues as economics and income inequality, immigration, and public service. The congressmen will take questions from the audience following the interview, and networking for students, alumni, and community members takes place prior to the interview at 6 p.m. Details here.

Imagining the World Photo Competition and Exhibit

The 7th annual Imagining the World Photo Competition and Exhibit celebrates our students and acknowledges our college’s commitment to global education. This year’s award winners are senior Political Science major Kirsti Ruud, first place in the Study Abroad category;  Economics senior Luka Karaula, first place in the International Student category; junior Nicole Schlaeppi, Photography major, second place in the Study Abroad category, and senior Joy Durkin, Public Affairs major, third place in the Study Abroad category. Join Dean Powers, our professional judges, and all award winners and honorable mention photographers at a reception on May 7. The exhibit runs through the end of May.

Go Green at Your Next Meeting

Use the Seattle University Green Meeting and Event Checklist here to reduce food, paper and plastic waste, choose sustainable food options and help your attendees get to campus in person or virtually while creating less carbon emissions.

Trying 4 Troops Try-Athlon

The students of the Masters in Sports Administration and Leadership program are hosting a “try-athlon” on May 25. The indoor event at the Connelly Center consists of a 10-minute timed pool swim, 10-minute timed spin bike, and 10-minute timed treadmill run to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Designed to be less strenuous than traditional triathlons, Trying 4 Troops focuses on participants “try-ing” a triathlon instead of completing each interval in an intense, competitive environment. Details here.

APPLAUSE

The MFA Arts Leadership program was well represented at the Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) annual conference, held this year in Portland, OR, in April. Professor Claudia Bach presented at the Grantmakers in the Arts Plenary session entitled "Research on Support for Individual Artists." Professor Woong Jo Chang shared his Pecha Kucha presentation entitled "Arts Leadership Style Using Automotive Analogy." Alum Melody Kadlub-Barr (MFA '14) shared her Pecha Kucha presentation entitled "Capturing Greater Seattle’s Cultural Footprint." Program Director Kevin Maifeld serves on the board of AAAE.

Faculty

In the News: Criminal Justice Professor Peter Collins and School of Law Professor from Practice Robert Boruchowitz were the authors of in-depth study on the costs related to pursuing the death penalty, noted in the Palm Beach News and in the Lakeland, FL, Ledger. Justice Professor Matt Hickman and Law School Adjunct Professor Mark Larranaga were co-investigators on the report.

Philosophy Professor Wai-Shun Hung re-examined Sartre's famous distinction between prose and poetry in his latest article. More here.

Professor Christina Roberts presented "Moving Beyond the Master Narrative: Indigeneity, Ecofeminism, and the Stories that Shape Us" as the Naef Scholars "Last Lecture" on April 8. More here

In the News: Retired History Professor Bob Harmon returns to Weimar, Germany, 70 years after he participated in the surrender of the city, in the Seattle Times here.

Philosophy Chair Burt Hopkins was a visiting professor at Le Centre Alexandre-Koyré in Paris earlier this spring. He was the “first ever” A & S faculty to hold a Visiting Professor appointment in a French University. He received this appointment in recognition of his scholarship on the philosopher of mathematics Jacob Klein.

English Professor Charles Tung published “Modernism, Time Machines, and the Defamiliarization of Time,” in latest issue of Configurations, the official publication of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. More here. Tung also presented “Bad Forms of Second Modernity” at the American Comparative Literature Association conference, hosted by the University of Washington in March and “Second Modernism and the Clock of the Long Now,” at the Paleofuturism Symposium, hosted by Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society at the University of Louisville in April.

Theology and Religious Studies Professor Cynthia Moe-Lobeda presented “Climate Justice: Love as Ecological & Economic Vocation” at Canadian Memorial United Church and Centre for Peace in  Vancouver, BC, and “Climate Justice: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation” at Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, BC, in April.

In the News: Theology and Religious Studies Professor Wesley Howard-Brook was interviewed about his book, Come Out, My People: God’s Call out of Empire in the Bible and Beyond, on “Love in a Dangerous Time,” an online podcast series focusing on issues related to faith communities. The radio program podcast on April  15, 2015 here.

In the News: Criminal Justice Professor Stephen Rice and Criminal Justice Advisory Board Member Sue Rahr are the authors of “From Warriors to Guardians: Recommitting American Police Culture to Democratic Ideals," a new report released by Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Session on Policing and Public Safety (2008-2014). The case is made for addressing both the internal and external culture of police agencies in order to create a culture that supports a guardian mindset. More here.

Theatre Professor Harmony Arnold received an award for Best Costume Design for her work on the web series "Capitol Hill" at the Indie Series Awards ceremony on April 1.More here.

Anthropology Professor Harriet Phinney co-hosted the 3rd Cascadia Seminar, “Ethnographic Adventures in Medical Anthropology,” in April.

English Professor Sean McDowell, director of the University Honors Program, has been confirmed as the new editor of the prestigious peer-reviewed John Donne Journal: Studies in the Age of Donne. In addition, he was appointed a member of the advisory board of the Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne, organized two international conferences, and had his poems printed in several journals. More here.

Philosophy Professor Arun Iyer presented "Freedom, Destiny and the History of Be-ing: Heidegger's Account of Historical Transformation in the 1930s" at California State University, Stanislaus in April.

Students

Junior Olivia Smith, Political Science and Spanish double major and student athlete, was awarded a Truman Scholarship. She is the only Washington college student to receive the award in 2015. More here:

PERSONNEL

Alumna Natalie Cisneros ’05 returns to campus as the newest member of the Philosophy department. More here.

CALENDAR

Details are on the Campus Calendar.

May 1 -May 13:  Digital Design Exhibition 2015
May 1 -May 28: International Photography Competition exhibit.
May 1 -9: After Seattle (The psychogeographic Cascadia)
May 6 – 17: Theatre Presentation of Picnic by William Inge, directed by Ki Gottberg, Lee Center for the Arts.
May 6: Francophone Film Series, Karmen Gei
May 7-8: Registration for Summer term\
May 7: Imagining the World Photo Competition Awards Ceremony and reception, featuring student award and honorable mention photographers and the competition's professional judges
May 7: MAP Lecture Series: Psychotherapy for the Other: Levinas and the Face-to-Face Relationship, presented by Kevin Krycka. 
May 11-15: Registration for Fall term
May 11: Congressional Voices: A Conversation with Washington State Representatives Adam Smith and Dave Reichert, Pigott Auditorium. RSVP requested here: mpa@seattleu.edu .
May 12: Launch of the 2015 edition of SU’s literary magazine Fragments.
May 13:  Undergraduate Philosophy Club Conference
May 13: Old Books and New Media: The Printed Word in a Digital Age
May 13-June 30: Kristin Cammermeyer, Hedreen Gallery.
May 17: Kristin Cammermeyer Opening Reception
May 18: Choir Talent Show
May 21: “Art, Advocacy, Activism: Perspectives on South Africa and Seattle University,” featuring Professors  Pamela Taylor (Center for the Study of Justice in Society), Molly Clark Hillard (English), and Susan Meyers (Director, Creative Writing Program).
May 25: Trying 4 Troops Indoor Try-athlon
May 28: Africa Day, Charles Mudede keynote speaker

Save the Date
June 3: Social Work Pinning and PI Appreciation Luncheon
June 4 – 18: Honors Showcase, Kinsey Gallery.
June 4: Spring Chamber Concert
June 5: All College Day, 3:30 p.m., Casey Atrium
June 7: Viola Recital for SU Students
June 12: A&S Awards Ceremony,4 – 6 p.m., Pigott Auditorium
June 12: Fine Arts Honors Showcase Opening Reception, Performances and Presentations
June 13: MFA Arts Leadership Summary Project Presentations

The next Dean’s Monthly Memo will publish in June. Send items for the next issue to Laura Paskin by May 20.


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