This time of year, at the beginning of Finals Week and just days away from Commencement, we are all immersed in a bubbling gumbo of completing tasks and celebrating accomplishments. As busy as we all are, this is when we see years of growth, learning and engagement come to fruition for our students and for us.
All College Day once again gave us the opportunity to come together and honor some of the many, amazing people in our faculty and staff community, while the upcoming A&S Awards Ceremony will highlight some of the most outstanding work of our graduating seniors. As tired as we all can find ourselves this time of year, I find the joy of what we have helped our students accomplish truly energizing, powering me through the 400-plus handshakes at graduate and undergraduate commencement.
I want to thank all of you for the contributions you have made through the year to this amazing academic community, to the growth of knowledge and creativity and to the extension of both to our students and the broader world.
Thank you and have a great summer.
David V. Powers, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Seattle University
*Returning Naef Scholar
Celebrate our students' achievements at the College of Arts and Sciences Graduating Student Reception and Award Ceremony on Friday, June 14, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Pigott Auditorium.
Departmental awards are also recognized at the event:
The Anthropology Award: Caleigh O'Donnell and Tessa Scoble
This award recognizes the graduating student with the highest GPA in the major.
Fr. Joseph-Francois Lafitau, S.J. Society: Leah Siff
This undergraduate honor society recognizes achievement in anthropology by students in Jesuit institutions of higher learning. Ranked among the founders of the discipline, Fr, Lafitau was an early practitioner of the comparative method known for sensitive ethnological fieldwork and language acquisition. Members of the Lafitau Society shall exemplify both scholarship and service in their anthropological work in the context of a liberal arts tradition of Jesuit education.
Fr. Eugene Buechel, S.J. Award: Mikayla Medbery
This award recognizes an undergraduate Anthropology student in a Jesuit institution of higher learning who has achieved the highest standards in both scholastic achievement and service to others. Father Buechel represents lifelong dedication to both scholarship and service. The award bearing his name is given to the individual who exemplifies outstanding and persistent scientific curiosity along with willingness to engage and serve others.
Peronteau Award: Connor Crinion and Vic Vong
The Sociology major’s Peronteau Award is named in honor of Fr. Howard Peronteau, S.J., Seattle University pioneer and founder of the sociology major. This award is presented to the graduating student with the highest GPA in the major.
Segundo Montes Mozo, S.J. (1933 - 1989) Service Award: Jasmine Waland
As director of the Human Rights Institute, Segundo Mozo traveled abroad where he presented the results of his study of Salvadoran refugees and human rights. One of six Jesuit martyrs in El Salvador, he is described as compassionate and a true reconciler, devoting his life to others. The Mozo Service Award recognizes the graduating student in Sociology who has demonstrated outstanding service.
Art History: Flora Fattahi
Digital Design: Ghazaleh Vakili and Maya Wormwood
Interdisciplinary Art: Bailee Hiatt
Photography: Aunna Moriarty
Visual Art: Emily Wert
The Art and Art History Department's Buhr Award is named in honor of Mr. Anthony Buhr, who died serving his country in World War II. This award is presented to the graduating student with the highest GPA in the department.
Al Mann Award: Jamie Ding
The Asian Studies Program’s Al Mann Award is named in honor of the late professor Albert Mann, an Asian Historian. This award is presented to the graduating student with the highest GPA in the major.
Talevich Award: Kendly Puhan, Andrew Reid, and Haley Witt
The Communication Department’s Talevich Award is named in honor of Dr. John Talevich, long-time distinguished professor of journalism. This award is presented to the graduating students with the highest GPA in their major.
Kelliher Award: Nicollette Rindero, Courney Baker, Emily Stefhon, and Emily Levin
The Criminal Justice Department’s Kelliher Award is named in honor of Department founder Fr. Michael Kelliher, S.J. This award is presented to the graduating student(s) with the highest GPA in the major.
Eugene Corr Criminal Justice Service and Ethics Award: Sophie Jensen
The Eugene Corr Criminal Justice Service and Ethics Award honors a graduating senior in the Criminal Justice Department who has made significant service and ethics contributions to the criminal justice system. The award recipients are graduating seniors who have engaged in extraordinary service activities (e.g., volunteer work, research assistance, guest presentations, etc) that help improve the criminal justice system in ways that increase the potential for ethical conduct in the criminal justice profession.
English: Amanda Fawcett, Andy Havens, and Margaret Roberts
Film Studies: Brandon Bassler, Amy Williams, and Barbara Hoffman
The English Department’s McDonald Award is named in honor of former chair and distinguished professor Fr. Alex McDonald, S.J. This award is presented to the graduating student with the highest GPA in the major.
Hazel Wolf Award: Kennedy Dresh
The Environmental Studies Department’s Hazel Wolf Award is named in honor of ecologist Hazel Wolf. This award is presented to the graduating student with the highest GPA in the major.
Donovan Award: Christopher Potter
The History Department’s Donovan Award is named in honor of the late Fr. Joseph Donovan, S.J., long-time distinguished professor of history. This award is presented to the graduating student with the highest GPA in the major.
Newman Award: Elizabeth Larimer and Kayla Sager-Riley
The Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies Major’s Newman Award is named in honor of John Henry Cardinal Newman, whose vision of university education championed the interdisciplinary nature of this major. This award is presented to the graduating student with the highest GPA in the major.
Noel Brown Award: Tiffany Carpenter
The International Studies Department’s Noel Brown Award is named in honor of Noel J. Brown, graduate of Seattle University and Yale University and retired director of the United Nations Environment Program. This award is presented to the graduating student with the highest GPA in the major.
Speck Award: Nicole Pulse
The Sport & Exercise Science Major's Speck Award is named in honor of Sarah M. Speck, M.D., who hosts the exercise science lab in her medical practice. This award is presented to the graduating student with the highest GPA in the major.
Award for Excellence in Humanities: Harrison Feain
The Matteo Ricci Institute's Award for Excellence in Humanities is awarded to the graduating student with the highest GPA in the major.
Service and Leadership Award: Emi Wheeless
The Matteo Ricci Institute's Service and Leadership Award recognizes a graduating student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities in service to the institute.
Brady Award: Sierra Lowe
The Military Science Department's Brady Award is named in honor of Major General Patrick H. Brady, a 1959 graduate of the Army ROTC program, Medal of Honor recipient, and emeritus member of the Seattle University Board of Regents. The award recipient is a graduating senior who has earned the highest GPA in the military science program.
Spanish: Tira McGavin and Corbin Puhan
French: Michael Clymer, Austin Nelson, and Alexis Torres
The Foreign Language Department’s Michels award is named in honor of the Michels Family, supportive friends and benefactors of the Department. This award is presented to the graduating student with the highest GPA in the major.
Arts Leadership: Margaret Thompson
Interdisciplinary Art with an emphasis in Music: Josie McDonell
Theater: Brennan Bunn and David Cumpston
The Art and Art History Department's Buhr Award is named in honor of Mr. Anthony Buhr, who died serving his country in World War II. This award is presented to the graduating student with the highest GPA in the department.
Reichmann Award: Margaret Roberts
The Philosophy Department’s Reichmann Award is named in honor of Fr. James Reichmann, S.J., distinguished emeritus professor of Philosophy. This award is presented to the graduating student with the highest GPA in the major.
Dr. Jewel Prestage Award: Caroline Guess and Harneet Kaur
The Political Science Department’s award is named in honor of Dr. Jewel Prestage. This award is presented to the graduating student(s) with the highest GPA in the major.
Gaffney Award: Courtney Baker, Isabella McFarland Flores, and Nicollette Rindero
The Psychology Department’s Gaffney Award is named in honor of the late Fr. Louis Gaffney, S.J., distinguished professor of psychology and former president of Seattle University. This award is presented to the graduating student with the highest GPA in the major.
Dr. Thomas Cunningham Award: Kali McCollister and Jane Rohr
Wilson Award: Connor Crinion and Kathleen Hannick
The Public Affairs Major’s Wilson Award is named in honor of Woodrow Wilson, university scholar, administrator, and U.S. president. This award is presented to the graduating student with the highest GPA in the major.
Dr. Madeline Lovell Academic Excellence Award:;Dani Rae Bohbot and Erica Stewart
The Dr. Madeline Lovell Academic Excellence Award is bestowed on the graduating senior with the highest cumulative GPA. Dr. Lovell Associate Professor, Emeritus was truly inspirational as a scholar-educator. She was a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work for 21 years (1992-2013) and founder of the BSW Program.
Taylene Watson, MSW Social Justice Award: Sebastian Sanchez
The Taylene Watson, MSW Social Justice Award is bestowed on the graduating senior who demonstrates a steadfast commitment to advancing social justice through leadership while at Seattle University. Ms. Watson, MSW has been recognized locally and nationally for her leadership in advancing the social work profession and issues of social justice while in her role as Director of Social Work at VA Puget Sound Healthcare System and as Executive Director of National Association of Social Work- Washington Chapter. She has been a founding member BSW’s Community Advisory Committee and long supporter of the program.
LaCugna Award: Claire Lucas and Sr. Paskazia Nakitende
The Theology and Religious Studies Department’s Lacugna Award is named in honor of the late Dr. Catherine LaCugna, noted theologian and Seattle University alumna. This award is presented to the graduating student with the highest GPA in the major.
Susan L. Secker Award: Hannah Lang and Tessa Scoble
The Women and Gender Studies Program's Susan L. Secker Award is named in honor of Dr. Susan Secker, distinguished professor, former chair of Theology and Religious Studies, former Associate Dean, and the first woman to be named Provost of Seattle University. This award is presented to the graduating student with the highest GPA in the major.
Majoring with departmental honors offers an opportunity for motivated and capable students to engage in extensive interaction with faculty and complete challenging directed study projects and research in their major.
Departmental Honors in Art and Art History: Laura Affolter, Madeleine Currer, Mariah Ribeiro, and Emily Wert
Departmental Honors in Creative Writing/English: Sena Crow, Tara de Bortnowsky, Kennedy Dresh, Amanda Fawcett, Amy Gulley, and Tira McGavin
Departmental Honors in History: Jessica Cable
Departmental Honors in Interdisciplinary Arts with Music Specialization: Twila Joselyn McDonell
Departmental Honors in International Studies: Kasha Bradford-Adams, Shayan Chishti, Tiffany Carpenter, Melissa Cuevas, Michaela Hodgson, Emi Montenegro, Austin Nelson, Nora Ridgeway, Hillary Sturgeon, Sophie Taylor, and Ruth Yohannes
Departmental Honors in Philosophy: Margaret Roberts
Departmental Honors in Political Science: Caroline Guess, Wendall Tseng, Patrick McGarry Jr., and Adrienne Hohensee
Departmental Honors in Sociology: Evelyn Chow, Connor Crinion, Taylor Jenkins, Molly Mattingly, Tessa Scoble, and Jasmine Waland
Departmental Honors in Theatre: Brennan Bunn, David Cumpston, and Nicholas Parsons
Departmental Honors in Theology and Religious Studies: Claire Lucas
Departmental Honors in Women and Gender Studies: Hannah Lang, Ames Zocchi
Student Executive Council (SEC) is a group of students representing each of the College of Arts and Sciences majors who act as an advisory board to the Dean. These students work together act as the students’ voices in regards to making policy and implementing change within the college.
Mary Jane Perdiguerra
As an organization of student representatives in the College of Arts & Sciences, Student Executive Council is committed to the pursuit of academic excellence and freedom in an educational environment that values the unique contribution of each student. The purpose of the Scholastic Competition is to provide undergraduate students an opportunity to showcase their work, develop their writing and voice, and receive acknowledgement for their original, quality scholarship. Winners of the Scholastic competition are chosen by a panel of three professors and two students.
Humanities: Isabeau J Belisle Dempsey
Social Sciences: Claire Gunther and Anni Christensen
Visual Arts: Danny Tayara
Student success is largely dependent upon the resources available to students, the lessons taught inside and outside the classroom, and the guidance provided by faculty, advisors, and staff members. Recognizing this, the Student Executive Council invites their peers to nominate a Teacher, Advisor, and Staff member who goes above and beyond their job description to serve students. Students were able to nominate a Teacher, Advisor, or Staff member who made a significant impact on their journey at Seattle University.
Teacher of the Year: Nova Robinson
Advisor of the Year: John Nettles
Staff of the Year: Lilly Newell
Congratulations to all of our faculty and staff who celebrated milestones this year, including our new Faculty Emeriti and Honored Retirees
Congratulations to all of our colleagues recognized on Friday, June 7, at our All College Day celebration.
Also, thanks to this year’s Awards Committee: Amelia Derr, Kayla Huddleston, Hannah Tracy, Onur Bakiner, Kimberly Gawlik, Roxy Hornbeck, Molly Clark Hillard, Sonora Jha.
Take a look at the exciting season planned and contact Rosa Joshi and Ki Gottberg to talk about how to incorporate these compelling plays into your syllabus.
Tickets will go on sale later this year.
The Misanthrope by Moliere, translated by Richard Wilbur, directed by Ki Gottberg
November 13 -17 and 20-21
The Misanthrope or The Snarky Lover: Do you know anyone who thinks they know what is truly right and wrong about everything? In Moliere's comic masterpiece we meet the outspoken, opinionated Alceste, whose only comic flaw is that he thinks his wit, artistry and reasoning are flawless. Of course, he's in love with Celemine, a mistress/master at manipulating a posse o’ many lovers all at once…and all their pals/lovers/frenemies, who live to recite poetry, flirt, be loved and looked at...reminding you of anyone? In verse by the late Poet Laureate of our fair and furious land, Richard Wilbur, your time with The Misanthrope will spent in a whirl of heightened language, intrigue, high-fashion and laughs.
45 plays for 45 Presidents by Andy Bayiates, Sean Benjamin, Genevra Gallo-Bayiates, Chloe Johnston, and Karen Weinberg, directed by Jane Nichols
February 19-23 and February 26-March 1
Brush up on your presidential knowledge and get prepped for the 2020 elections by journeying through this fast paced, irreverently comical portrayal of every US president. This hilarious and incisive collage of American political history as revealed through the lives of our presidents, was first created in 2004 by the Neo-Futurists as 43 Plays for 43 Presidents and has been updated to remain current for each new election cycle. Throughout the evening you’ll experience the Neo -Futurists’ particular brand of irreverent experimental theatre through their insightful, musical, tragic, bizarre and painfully funny takes on leadership in our country – just in time for election season!
Marisol by Jose Rivera, directed by Rosa Joshi
May 7-10 and 13-17
No one has seen the moon for months. All the food has turned to salt. God is frail and dying and the angels have gone to war. This is the landscape in which we encounter Marisol, a young professional living in the Bronx, who is just trying to survive. How will she survive a disintegrating world that has been thrown off its physical, ethical and spiritual moorings? Initially written in 1992, Jose Rivera’s apocalyptic fantasia, -- part absurdist, part magical realism -- remains fiercely relevant as an exploration of homelessness and mental illness in a society facing ecological peril and deep civil discord.
LinkUp: Annual Alumni and Student Mentoring Event
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Questions? Contact Tonja Brown, Internship and Mentorship Coordinator.
Our thanks to everyone who has participated in all of our information gathering activities.
We recently added these articles to the College of Arts and Sciences Strategic Planning website.
Faculty and staff from Seattle University joined colleagues from Seattle Pacific University and University of Washington to host the first-ever "Higher Ed on Homelessness: Collaborating for Change" conference May 10 at El Centro de la Raza. About 100 faculty, staff and student leaders from 10 area universities, colleges and campuses came together to talk about the power of collaboration and to share best practices in research, education, service, advocacy and community service. From CAS, Catherine Hinrichsen of the Project on Family Homelessness was one of the lead organizers; David Moser, MPA, adjunct faculty in Social Work, moderated a session on creatively teaching about homelessness; and students Connor Crinion (Public Affairs and Sociology) and Anneke Karreman (Public Affairs and Sociology)of the Project on Family Homelessness shared their experiences in a workshop on how students can lead homelessness initiatives on campuses.
English majors from Dr. Allison Machlis Meyer’s Fall 2018 “Early Modern Drama on the Modern Stage” class have a collaborative performance review forthcoming in the scholarly journal Early Modern Culture. Ivy Jong, Emily Boynton, Caroline Craighead, Mary Lawrence, Mina Gibbs, Sydney Haas, and Emily Brown wrote “The Making of a Tyrant” about upstart crow collective’s production of Richard III, directed by Seattle University Performing Arts professor Rosa Joshi. The review will appear this summer in Early Modern Culture’s 2019 annual volume 14, published by Clemson University Press. Another group of students from Dr. Meyer’s class, which studied all-femme productions of Shakespeare in Seattle, are revising their collaborative review on The Fern Shakespeare Company’s Much Ado About Nothing for future publication in 2020.
Senior Haley Witt and Dr. Caitlin Carlson have been awarded Top Paper for the Commission on the Status of Women division of the Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). They will present their paper, "Online harassment of U.S. women journalists and its impact on press freedom," this August in Toronto. Dr. Carlson will also be presenting a paper there titled, "Exploring legal solutions to address the problem of hate speech in the United States."
Student journalists from The Spectator turned an event into “one of the best, most thought provoking events I have ever attended at Elliott Bay Book Company,” according to Dr. Sonora Jha. Journalism majors Frances Divinagracia (managing editor) and Alec Downing (incoming Spectator editor-in-chief) and Creative Writing major Michelle Newblom (current editor-in-chief) interviewed Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Ken Armstrong on his new book “False Report: A Rape in America,” about rape survivors being forced to say they lied about their assault. He in turn interviewed them about The Spectator’s coverage of difficult stories. The audience was packed with our students who came out in great numbers to support their peers.
MNPL ’19 student Suzanne Walker and Nonprofit Leadership’s Elizabeth Dale, PhD, presented “Leaving a Legacy: Mixed-methods research on planned giving donors” as part of a national planned giving research study at the West Coast Nonprofit Data Conference at Arizona State University on April 26-27.
Charles Tung, PhD and Ken Allan, PhD, are preparing to host the third Study of the US Institute on Contemporary American Literature at Seattle University. This Fulbright-related program funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs invites 18 professors from 18 different countries to a four-week academic residency in Seattle and a two-week study tour of Los Angeles, Berkeley/SF, and Washington, DC. This year’s scholars and educators hail from Mexico, Brazil, Togo, Cameroon, Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Turkey, Portugal, France, Belarus, Finland, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, India, Nepal, Mongolia, and China. The SUSI aims to provide participants with new materials for their teaching and research on twentieth- and twenty-first-century US literature, art, and culture; more complex and diverse conceptions of the contemporary U.S.; and new ideas about theoretical approaches, pedagogical methods, and curricular structures best suited to the study of American literature and culture. You can find more information, as well as photos from the 2017 and 2018 Institutes, at the website.
Ted Fortier, PhD and Christina Roberts, PhD, Indigenous Peoples Institute, hosted representatives from the Blood Nation Reserve (Canada) to discuss collaboration with their social service agency.
Fundraising in the College of Arts and Sciences remains strong, and we are close to reaching the $1 million a year goal for the end of the university’s fiscal year June 30. Please remember to get in any last donations to Advancement Services (Admin 305b) or to Katie Chapman in Rianna 104A as soon as you can. This can include donations of tickets to performances, equipment, as well as checks –thank you for helping us to make sure every gift is recognized and every donor is acknowledged!
“Tigweetsee” (Thank you) - Go Deep with IPI Success: On Tuesday, June 4, the Indigenous Peoples Institute (IPI) held its first fundraising event. We are so pleased that than 300 people registered for the event to be a part of this special celebration. The program was centered around Native voices including Michael Vendiola, Darrell Hillaire, Colleen Echohawk-Hayashi, and Christina Roberts, and also honored Fr. Pat Twohy’s long-time service in community with Native peoples in our region. To date, we are pleased to share we’ve raised nearly $200,000 to be added to the Indigenous Peoples Institute Pat Twohy SJ Endowment to sustain IPI in perpetuity.
Ken D. Allan, PhD, Associate Professor of Art History (Art, Art History + Design) published an essay on the painter Jonas Wood in a museum catalog distributed by Yale University Press for a Dallas Museum of Art exhibition running until July 14, 2019. The show and catalog was included in the winter preview issue of Artforum International (January 2019). In his essay, “Jonas Wood’s Modernism,” Allan addresses the role of formal play, the decorative and technologies of reproduction in Wood’s painting as it relates to the artist’s interest in major modern European figures such as Matisse, Braque and Vuillard.
He also recently had his work translated into Portuguese for an online publication by Instituto MESA that came out of his 2017 invited lecture for an international symposium in São Paolo, Brazil on Pop art and the 1960s in Brazil and the US. Allan’s essay “Rude Objects in Public Space: Ed Kienholz & 1960s Los Angeles” was included in the publication “Flipping Pop” sponsored by the Terra Foundation for American Art and the Museum of Modern Art--São Paolo. Dr. Allan discussed his exchange with this group of international scholars in São Paolo in a recent web story for the College of Arts & Sciences.
Hazel Hahn, PhD, published “Tagore as a Celebrity Tourist?: Urban Planning, Tourism, and Architecture in Colonial Saigon,” in Southeast Asia's Modern Architecture: Questions in Translation, Epistemology and Power, ed. Imran bin Tajudeen and Jiat Hwee. National University of Singapore Press (distributed in N. America by the University of Chicago Press), 2019
Alfred G. Pérez, PhD, will providing the opening plenary talk in Washington, DC to commemorate the 20 years of the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999. The event is sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative. Read the story illustrating his involvement in the original legislation.
Rosa Joshi, MFA, discussed her experience in making the theater world more inclusive as the featured speaker of Red Talks on May 14. Read the story in the SU Newsroom.
Gráinne Perkins, PhD, Criminal Justice adjunct faculty member, received the Richard Block Award from the Homicide Research Working Group.
Marco Lowe, MPA, appeared on KIRO 7 News about Governor Inslee’s climate plan.
Elizabeth J. Dale, PhD, Nonprofit Leadership had a piece published in The Conversation about MacKenzie Bezos’s commitment to give away half of her wealth; read the article here. She spoke at APRA-NW annual conference in Seattle, WA as part of a panel on “Philanthropy and Diversity” on May 17.
Completing his assignment to Military Science, Lieutenant Colonel Marty Lepak will attend the Army War College at Carlisle, PA. Joining Military Science on June 19, is Lieutenant Colonel Nakia Reddin.
Catherine Hinrichsen, MA, project director of the Project on Family Homelessness in the Institute of Public Service, presented at two national conferences and a statewide conference in May. With community partners, she again presented the popular workshop "Lessons from the Frontiers of Data Storytelling" for the statewide Washington School Public Relations Association Conference in Leavenworth on May 2, and at the national conference of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations in Seattle on May 29.
Catherine and her partners from Building Changes, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Columbia Legal Services, the Communications Hub at Fuse Washington and Washington Low Income Housing Alliance have now presented the Data Storytelling workshop nine times for local, state and national gatherings. Catherine also presented a session on "Poverty and Philanthropy" for the National University Extension Conference May 22 in Seattle.
Alexandra Peck, Anthropology, 2015, and PhD candidate at Brown, co-curated číčməhán (Chetzemoka): Then & Now, an exhibit of Northwest Indigenous art at Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend. The exhibit runs through June 30. She will also speak at the Northwest Maritime Center there on July 5.
Teresa Wippel, BA, Journalism, minor in Political Science, 1979, was named the 2019 Citizen of the Year in Edmonds, Washington. Read the article here.
Major William Swenson, BA, Political Science, 2001, is featured in the Crosscut article, As Afghanistan peace talks progress, WA continues to suffer losses in America’s longest war.
Kiyon Gaines Ross, BA, Arts Leadership, 2015, will become Director of Company Operations at Pacific Northwest Ballet in August.
Leigh Ann Gilmer, MFA 2012, is now the Executive Director of the Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds. Read more here.
Jamie Moses, MFA 2015, was named Assistant Development Director at The New York Pops.
The 2019 Film cohort and the Film Studies and Production award winners will celebrate the end of the year on June 13, 6 to 9 p.m. in Wyckoff Auditorium with pizza, popcorn, wwards and "Best of" Screenings.
Mickey Rowe, 2020 cohort in Seattle University Arts Leadership's MFA program, and Talleri A. McRae his co-executive director of the National Disability Theatre, will serve as Artists-in-Residence at La Jolla Playhouse. The Ford Foundation grant supporting that work also allows National Disability Theatre to work with MFA adjunct faculty member Annette de Soto and her consulting practice, Beyond the Divide
The Ethics Bowl team is featured in an article in the new Seattle U Newsroom. Read it here.
Anna Iwasaki, BM, String Performance, 2020, completed a weeklong curatorial program at Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH), an encyclopedic museum. Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 15 undergraduate students were selected from around the nation. Students met different professional curators, learnt the function of an encyclopedic museum and concluded the program by giving a 30-minute exhibition proposal using MFAH’s permanent artwork collections in front of museum staffs. This program will continue to select two students to work with curators at one of the six major museums in the U.S. for two years after graduating from college.
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