September 2020

Message from the Dean

Dear A&S Faculty and Staff Community,

Welcome to the start of the Fall Quarter and the 2020-21 Academic Year. We face many challenges in living out our academic mission and supporting our students and each other. We can succeed through everything because of who we are individually and who we are when we come together.  Along with facing the immediate challenges around us, we continue to move forward with our Strategic Plan and support for our endeavors.

In this memo you will see we have developed a new section about research funding on our “Faculty and Staff Resources” web page; you’ll read about recruitment and retention efforts that are already planned for the coming year (let Karen Bystrom know as others come together); and of course,  you’ll read about the great ongoing scholarly and creative accomplishments of our faculty as, in partnership with our great staff, they continue forward in the face of all the challenges of 2020.

I can imagine no other group I would rather be part of as we face the challenges of these times together.

Shared Governance

David V. Powers, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Seattle University


AmeriCorps Alumni Scholarship

If you have alumni who have gone on to Americorps following graduation, let them know about this program. Applicants to Seattle University’s Master of Public Administration, Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Master of Social Work programs are eligible to apply for the AmeriCorps Alumni Scholarship. Recipients of the scholarship receive a total award of $3,000 toward tuition, which is distributed over the first two years of the student's academic program. Eligible applicants must have successfully completed (or will have completed) an AmeriCorps term of service by the time of enrollment in their graduate program. Six new scholarships are awarded annually. Information here.

October 1 Deadline: Faculty-led Study Abroad Spring/Summer 2021

Although this may change due to the pandemic, we do hope that we will be able to offer these courses. Through Summer Study Abroad courses, we offer global education for students who may not be able to go abroad during their regular school year. Students register for the courses in Spring Quarter, and finish in the Summer when the travel take place. The faculty members who teach the course receive a summer course salary, which currently is $7,014. Submit proposals need to be submitted to Lisa Ferrin, Academic Program Manager by email no later than October 1, 2020. Lisa will forward the application to the CAS Curriculum Committee. The A&S policies on faculty-led programs, proposal forms for both new and recently run faculty-led programs, and the checklist for all things to be submitted were sent by email on September 11. Proposals for both new courses and established courses are welcome. If you have questions, you may contact Dario Ogaz, Education Abroad Specialist, or María Bullón-Fernández, Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities, and they will be happy to meet with you at any point during the process.

2021 Summer Faculty Fellowship

The Office of Sponsored Projects and the Summer Faculty Fellowship Committee are pleased to announce that proposals will now be accepted for the 2021 Summer Faculty Fellowship. The Summer Faculty Fellowship (SFF) is for full-time tenure-track, tenured faculty and full-time librarians who are involved in an active program of scholarship. The fellowship amount is $7,100 total, paid in the summer 2021 pay periods. New this year: in support of SU's strategic priorities, two fellowships will be designated to support environmental justice and sustainability scholarship. Information here.

Summer Institute to Welcome 18 Scholars From Around the World

Beatrice Lawrence, associate professor of Theology and Religious Studies, and Charles M. Tung, associate professor of English, applied for and received State Department funding to host the Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) for Scholars on Religious Freedom and Pluralism at Seattle University (SU).  The award is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the Institute for Training and Development (ITD).  ITD provides $360,000 per year for two years to run the six-week summer Institute for 18 scholars from various countries around the world. Learn more here.

Redhawk Squawk: Exercise for Life

The Kinesiology Department launched a new podcast series and you can listen to the first episode with Dr. Terry Anne Scott, talking about the culture and history of Seattle sports. Check it out here.

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Recruitment and Retention

2020-2021 Undergraduate Admissions Event Dates

Fall Preview Day: November 7, 2020-In-Person Event Cancelled.

Note: We plan to engage faculty, staff and offices that have been involved in Fall Preview Day through a combination of pre-recorded and live virtual events that will take place on or around November 7. We will be in touch in mid-to-late September as we finalize plans. Should you have any questions, event proposals or feedback, please email Adrian Hodes.

This event is for prospective First Time in College (FTIC) and Transfer applicants (and their families) to learn more about Seattle U, before they submit their applications to Seattle U.

Sullivan Leaders’ Day: January 23, 2021  

This event is for admitted Early Action students (and their families) who have applied for the Sullivan Leadership Award to move forward in the selection process.

Admitted Students of Color Reception: Saturday April 10, 2021

This event is for admitted FTIC students of color (and their families) to connect with our campus community.

Admitted Student Days (formerly Admitted Student Open Houses): Sunday April 11 and Saturday, April 17, 2021

These events are for admitted FTIC students (and their families) to connect with our campus community and get all of their questions answered prior to making their final college choice.

Admitted Transfer Student Evening Receptions

These events are for admitted transfer students (and their families) to learn more about their college, and connect with advisors, faculty, and current students within their college.

  • College of Arts and Sciences: Tuesday, June 2, 2021


  • College of Nursing: Monday, April 26, 2021
  • College of Science and Engineering: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
  • Albers School of Business: Thursday, May 27, 2021

Summer Preview Day: August 18, 2021

This event is for rising high school juniors and seniors, and prospective transfer students to learn more about Seattle U as they launch their college search and prepare to apply.

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Funding Opportunities

We have a new section in Faculty and Staff Resources listing external funding opportunities provided by Sarah Bricknell, Office of Sponsored Projects. We will highlight some of the opportunities here each month, but faculty are encouraged to check the page regularly.

Faculty can also submit funding opportunities to OSP, using the form at the bottom of the page. Sarah Bricknell receives the submissions directly. Email her directly with any questions.

Opportunities with set deadlines are listed first, followed by those with rolling deadlines.

Upcoming Set Deadlines

American Council of Learned Societies – September 30, 2020

The American Council of Learned Societies has just updated the announcement for their Fellowships program. The fellowships are intended to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing. For the next cycle, only untenured scholars who received their PhDs within the past eight years will be eligible. They've also added a writing sample to the requirements and have modified one of their criteria in a really interesting way ("The scholarly record and career trajectory of the applicant, taking into account relative advantages and constraints on resources for the proposed project and over the course of the applicant's career.").  The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant, which can take the form of a monograph, articles, digital publication(s), critical edition, or other scholarly resources. The ACLS Fellowship program does not fund works of fiction (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.

American Philosophical Association – September 30, 2020

Berry Fund grants, for public philosophy, whose goal is to find and create opportunities to demonstrate the personal value and social usefulness of philosophy. APA members only.

American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grants – October 1, 2020

The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.  Franklin grants are made for noncommercial research. They are not intended to meet the expenses of attending conferences or the costs of publication. The Society does not pay overhead or indirect costs to any institution, and grant funds are not to be used to pay income tax on the award. Grants will not be made to replace salary during a leave of absence or earnings from summer teaching; pay living expenses while working at home; cover the costs of consultants or research assistants; or purchase permanent equipment such as computers, cameras, tape recorders, or laboratory apparatus. October 1st deadline for a January 2021 decision for work in February 2021 through January 2022

Louisville Institute – October 1, 2020

The Project Grant for Researchers (PGR) supports research, reflection, and writing by academics and pastors concerning Christian faith and life, the practice of ministry, and/or religious institutions. Grants of up to $30,000 support a diverse range of projects that may involve independent study, consultations, or collaboration between pastors and academics. Preference given to projects that show potential to generate reliable new data through empirical methods of inquiry and discovery. Grant Timeframe: January 1, 2021 thru December 31, 2022

Find more opportunities here.

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Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Social Work Hye-Kyung Kang, MSW, PhD and Assistant Professors Aakanksha Sinha, PhD, and Anne Farina, PhD, were recently awarded a three-year grant from the Council on Social Work Education’s Kendall Institute for International Social Work Education. Their project, “Development of an Open Access Platform of Case Studies for Global Social Work Educators,” will develop a sharable international social work education open access platform of case studies, designed to bring the global context into the U.S. social work classroom and support instructors teaching international social work courses.

The Spanish section of the Modern Languages and Cultures Department successfully launched the SU Spanish Online Proctored Challenge Exam this summer.  Professors Inés Miranda and Sonia Barrios Tinoco teamed up with Instructional Designer extraordinaire Jayme Jacobson from CDLI and worked for a year to make it possible to offer our own online assessment tool. Since July, more than seventy new and continuing students have taken the exam. 

The forthcoming article, “Evaluation of CIT components in guardian law enforcement training,” in the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, was co-authored by Jaqueline Helfgott, PhD, Criminal Justice and alums Beck Strah (MACJ ‘2010), Loren Atherley (MACJ ‘2010), who is a Senior Analyst with the Seattle Police Department, and Elizabeth Neidhart (MACJ ‘2008) who is a forensic assessment consultant. Beck Strah just completed his PhD at Northeastern University in Criminology & Criminal Justice and is beginning this fall in his new position as an Assistant Professor in the School of Justice Studies at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.

Another article, “Misdemeanor arrests and community perceptions of fear of crime in Seattle,” for Journal of Criminal Justice, is co-authored by Seattle U's Dr. Helfgott and Dr. Will Parkin and SPD Chief Adrian Diaz and SPD Strategic Advisor Christopher Fisher, both of whom are on the Seattle University Department of Criminal Justice advisory committee and reflects collaborative work with SPD and other CJ agencies (Seattle City Attorney’s Office, Seattle Municipal Courts, King County Jail).

Serena Cosgrove, PhD, Assistant Professor, International Studies, and Dr. Irina Carlota Silber from the City College of New York, received funding from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for a virtual writing workshop in January 2021 for a multi-author volume entitled “University under Fire: Higher Education, Repression, and the Neoliberal Era in Nicaragua.” Contributors also include administrators, professors, and students from the Universidad Centroamericana (Managua) as well as one Seattle University International Studies graduate, Andrew Gorvetzian.

Audrey Hudgins, EdD, Matteo Ricci Institute, and the students in UCOR 1600, Global Poverty and Migration collaborated with Fundación Esperanza de Mexico (FEM) on a Community-based Participatory Action Research (CBPR) project in 2020 Winter Quarter. Published this summer, the report, titled “Fundación Esperanza de México: Empowering People through Housing” contributes to the work being done in support of those seeking housing stability in Tijuana, Mexico.

Claire LeBeau, PhD, Associate Professor, Psychology, and her research partner, Elaine J. Webster, Private Practice, Seattle, Washington, following four years of qualitative phenomenological longitudinal research, published their article “The Embodied Experience of Vulnerability of First-Time Parents: An Existential-Phenomenological Study of the Shared Experiences Between First-Time Parent Couples “ in the Humanistic Psychologist. 

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Of Gifts and Gratitude

Seattle U Gives returns, February 25, 2021 – Registration Needed

Departments/Programs that want to have a presence with SU’s 24 hours of online giving, our largest means of inviting alumni participation in giving, please have your chair, Director or faculty/staff program contact complete this brief CAS SU Gives 2021 Survey by September 24.

We look forward to working with programs to offer a way to feature your program and receive funding, while also helping to unlock a College-wide challenge grant.

For more information or questions about donations and fundraising in the College of Arts and Sciences, please reach out to Kathleen Jones or Katie Chapman

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Onur Bakiner, PhD, Associate Professor, Political Science, recently published a chapter in an edited volume, “Truth, Justice, and Commemoration Initiatives in Turkey,” in The Oxford Handbook of Turkish Politics, Güneş Murat Tezcür (ed.) (Oxford Handbooks Online, 2020) Available here. He also published “Why refusing to forget is a powerful political force” in Crosscut. Read it here.

Jodi Balter, Professional in Residence, Institute of Public Service, participated in a KUOW panel, New school year amid pandemic: Is Washington state ready to start?

Caitlin Carlson, PhD, Associate Professor, Communication, was featured in a Seattle Times column by Naomi Ishisaka about online abuse. Read the column here. Her study, “Report and repeat: Investigating Facebook’s hate speech removal process” was published in “First Monday;” read it here. She published the paper, “Exploring legal responses to hate speech in the United States,” Journal of Media Law & Ethics, 8(1), 32-54. She published a conference paper, “Do what works: Journalism ethics as a framework for social media content moderation,” Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) National Conference (Virtual.) She participated on two conference panels, “Race, racism and media law and ethics scholarship, “ Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) National Conference (Virtual,) and “Inclusivity and teaching sensitive topics,” Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) National Conference, Law & Policy Division Preconference (Virtual.) Her research was cited by:

Serena Chopra, PhD, Assistant Professor, English, published the poem, “Seduction, After Fruit & Mercy,” in the collection, “Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19.”

Serena Cosgrove, PhD, Associate Professor, International Studies, was awarded a Fulbright to carry out research in Guatemala. Her project is titled “Indigenous Women’s Leadership to End Gender-Based Violence in Guatemala” and she hopes to travel to Guatemala in the 2020-2021 school year to teach and carry out research.

Elizabeth Dale, PhD, Nonprofit Leadership, published “5 takeaways from MacKenzie Scott’s $1.7 billion in support for social justice causes” with The Conversation. Read the article here.

Angelique Davis, JD, Associate Professor, Political Science, was quoted in the BBC article, “Racial gaslighting made me feel like a foreigner in my own home.” Read the article here. She is also quoted in the Mashable article, “How to recognize if you're being racially gaslighted,” and you can read that here.

Victor D. Evans, PhD, Assistant Professor, Communication, was interviewed by KING 5 News for a story about a video created by the Seattle Police Officer’s Guild following a recent protest. Watch the interview here.

Carlyn Ferrari, PhD, Assistant Professor, English, wrote “You Need to Leave Now, Ma’am,” about her experience with racism while interviewing for an academic position, for the Chronicle of Higher Education. Read the article here.

Brooke Gialopsos, PhD, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, co-authored a new study analyzing the psychological impact of discussion-based active assailant response training on students. Read about it here.

Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, PhD, Professor, Modern Languages and Cultures and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, contributed a short reflection for the story “How the Humanities Help Us Through Crises” in the new issue of Spark, the magazine of Humanities Washington. Read the article here.

Matthew Hickman, PhD, Chair and Professor, Criminal Justice, was quoted in several articles in the past months:

Julie Homchick Crowe, PhD, Assistant Professor, Communication, had a manuscript accepted to present at the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine Symposium, September 10 and 11, entitled, “Contagion, Quarantine and Constitutive Rhetoric: Interpellation and the Potential Victim of Infectious Disease.” She has become an assessor for the International Fact Checking Network, a unit of the Poynter Institute, which functions as a sort of accrediting body that promotes best practices in the field. She also accepted an invitation to serve on the editorial board of a journal called Frontiers in Communication (health communication section).

Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD, Professor, Criminal Justice, and Director, Crime and Justice Research Center, co-authored two articles: Helfgott, J.B., Parkin, W.S., Fisher, C., & Diaz, A. (2020). Misdemeanor arrests and community perceptions of fear of crime in Seattle. Journal of Criminal Justice, 69, 1-19 and Helfgott, J.B., Strah, B.M., Atherley, L.T., & Neidhart, E. (Forthcoming). Evaluation of CIT components in guardian law enforcement training. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology. She also published two op-eds in the Seattle Times this summer: The movement to defund the police is wrong, and here’s why and The Seattle City Council owes Police Chief Best an apology. She also participated in the following media interviews:

Wes Howard-Brook, JD, MDiv, Senior Instructor, Theology and Religious Studies, hosted a two-part podcast on his recent books for a group connected to the Presbyterian Church of Wales and the Council for World Mission. He also gave an online talk on anti-Judaism with Human Rights Media, a nonprofit organized by young, BIPOC activists. Watch the talk here.

Sonora Jha, PhD, Professor, Department of Communication, and Associate Dean for Academic Community, College of Arts and Sciences, published an essay, “Alone and Awash in Desire,” in the collection, “Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19.” Read the Seattle Times review of the book here.

Michael P. Jaycox, PhD, Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies, published the article, “Nussbaum, Anger, and Racial Justice: On the Epistemological and Eschatological Limitations of White Liberalism,” Political Theology 21, no. 5 (2020): 415-433.

Paul Kidder, PhD, Professor, Philosophy, was interviewed for the Museum of History and Industry’s Rainy Day Podcast, Episode Ten: “Serenity, Surprise, and Delight.” The podcast episode-- produced, scripted, and hosted by local youth—is about the architecture of Minoru Yamasaki and its role in Seattle history.  Listen to it here.

Fr. Kizito Kiyimba, SJ, the 2019-20 William F. LeRoux, S.J. Endowed Chair, was been appointed Provincial of the East Africa Province.

Marco Lowe, MPA, Adjunct Faculty, Institute of Public Service, was quoted in the Seattle Times article, Debates over Seattle spending, policing spotlight tension between mayor and City Council. He also talked about the upcoming elections on KING 5 News. Watch the interview here. He discussed “The impact of SCOTUS rulings on birth control and President Trump's tax records” on New Day NW; watch the interview here.

Molly Mac, MFA, Galleries Curator and Instructor, Art, Art History, and Design, talked about the Hedreen Gallery in College Museums Are in a "Moment of Reinvention" in The Stranger.

Jasmine Mahmoud, PhD, Assistant Professor, Performing Arts & Arts Leadership, was appointed  a Washington State Arts Commissioner by  Governor Jay Inslee. She is also serving on the 2020-2021 4Culture COVID-19 Relief Taskforce. In reference to both positions, she welcomes any outreach about relief for the arts sector., Howlround published an interview Jasmine conducted with performance artist Autumn Knight about Knight's joint virtual performance produced by Seattle-based Wa Na Wari and On the Boards; read the interview here. She also published a book review of Worldmaking: Race, Performance, and the Work of Creativity by Dorinne Kondo in the Fall 2020 issue of TDR: The Drama Review; read the review here.

Kira Mauseth, PhD, Senior Instructor, Psychology, talked about her work with the Washington State Behavioral Health Strike Team in Mental health care providers brace for what could be a ‘pretty difficult’ fall for the Spokesman-Review.

Quinton Morris, DMA, Director, Chamber and Instrumental Music; Associate Professor, Performing Arts and Arts Leadership; Associate Appointment, African and African American Studies, is the first Artist-Scholar in Residence for Classical KING FM. Read about the appointment here. He was interviewed for Word on the Street and you can watch that here (starts at 10:00). Under his leadership, with his co-chair Priya Frank, the Seattle Arts Commission announced changes in the Mayor’s Arts Awards, reallocating resources to lift up the local Black arts community. Read about the changes here.

Jodi O’Brien, PhD, Professor, Sociology, commented in the Seattle PI story, “6 months in, who is getting COVID-19 in King County?” Read the article here.

William Parkin, PhD, Associate Professor, Criminal Justice, co-authored 19 years after 9/11, Americans continue to fear foreign extremists and underplay the dangers of domestic terrorism, about research he has conducted with three other colleagues.

Christopher Paul, PhD, Professor, Communication, was interview by Le Monde for  “J’ai arrêté de jouer pendant deux mois, car j’étais au bout de moi » : les joueuses en ligne restent confrontées au sexisme.” Read it here.

Gary Kinte Perry, PhD, Associate Professor, Anthropology and Sociology; Associate Appointment, African and African American Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, spoke at the inaugural rally and march held by the newly formed Climate Justice for Black Lives collective. Read about it here.

Carmen Rivera, MS, Adjunct Faculty, Criminal Justice, published an op-ed with South Seattle Emerald, “To Protect And Serve, Defund Police.” Read the op-ed here.

Jeannette Rodriguez, PhD, Professor, Theology and Religious Studies and Interim Director, Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture, published a chapter, “Mary, Mother of Jesus: Consolatrice of the Americas” in the book, “Oxford Handbook of Latin American Christianity.”

Christina Roberts, PhD, Director, Indigenous Peoples Institute; Associate Director, Matteo Ricci Institute; and Associate Professor, English and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, has been accepted to Legacy of Leadership Cohort for 2020-2021. The Legacy of Leadership Cohort is designed for emerging professionals to nurture the next generation of community leaders and advocates that serve the Native population of King County, Washington. This unique Native leadership program brings together a group of Native women to complete a 10-month leadership journey addressing issues and topics relevant to the urban Native population.

Aakanksha Sinha, PhD, Assistant Professor, Social Work, published the article, “Creating Collaborative Solutions With Communities Using ‘Gifts Explosion’ and ‘See It My Way’” in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Read the article here. She also published a chapter, “Domestic Children of Color in Child Welfare” in the book, “In Introduction to Child Welfare: Building a Culturally Responsive, Multisystemic, Evidence-based Approach.” Her restaurant, Spice Waala, co-owned with her husband, continued to get attention this summer. Read this review.

Benedict Stork, PhD, Instructor, Film Studies, was a guest on the panel, “The Anti-Racist University? Race Class & Contingency in Higher Ed.” Watch it here.

Jennifer Tilghman-Havens, MBA, Director, Center for Jesuit Education, published an article entitled “The Ignatian Leader as Global Citizen” in Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal.” Read the article here. She also wrote a chapter entitled “Disrupting Dominance: Privilege, Positionality and Possibilities for Shared Power” in an upcoming book called Transformative Leadership in Action, published by Emerald to be released this fall.

Ruchika Tulshyan, MS, Distinguished Professional-in-Residence, Communication, published “On Making Sense of Anti-Blackness In America as an Immigrant Person of Colour,” in South Seattle Emerald. Read it here.

Kevin Ward, PhD, Director, Public Affairs Program, and Associate Professor, Institute of Public Service, published an article: Ward, Kevin D. & Katrina Miller-Stevens. “Public Service Motivation Among Nonprofit Board Members and the Influence of Primary Sector of Employment.” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. August 2020. Available here.

Matthew Whitlock, PhD, Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies, published an essay in the most recent issue of the philosophy journal Deleuze and Guattari Studies, celebrating the fortieth anniversary of Deleuze and Guattari’s book A Thousand Plateaus. Whitlock argues that Deleuze and Guattari develop many of their key concepts from their critiques of Christian anthropocentrism. He shows how their concepts in turn provide new and holistic lenses for interpreting the New Testament.

Jason Wirth, PhD, Professor, Philosophy, published a review of “Being with the Dead: Burial, Ancestral Politics, and the Roots of Historical Consciousness,” by Hans Ruin in the LA Review of Books. Read “So Close and Yet So Far” here.

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Aerica Shimizu Banks,  Environment Studies with minor in Public Affairs ‘10 and 2020 Outstanding Recent Alumna, was interviewed by Authority Magazine in The Medium for “Aerica Shimizu Banks of Shiso LLC: Five Steps That Each of Us Can Take to Proactively Help Heal Our Country.” Read the interview here.

Gina Blanchard-Reed, MNPL ’17, is a candidate for the Washington Legislative District 2 Senate Seat.

Jessica Boling, Social Work ’07, was named one of Wisconsin’s 48 Most Influential Asian American Leaders.

Jen Cruz, Psychology ‘16, was named a Cancer Prevention Predoctoral Fellow at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Michelle DeLappe, English ’98, joined Fox Rothschild LLP as partners in the Taxation & Wealth Planning Department in Seattle.

Sam Garrard, Public Affairs ’16, published “Innovating in Palliative Care: An Entrepreneur's Take” for Cambia Grove. Read the article here.

Chris Guaty, Spanish ‘01, stepped into the newly created position of Vice President of Corporate Franchising with Nuzuna Zone Fitness.

Jennifer Hara, Modern Languages and International Studies ’95 was hired as Program Director by P3C Media.

Katie Jay, English/Creative Writing ‘09, was recently hired as Development Assistant with the Idaho Conservation League.

Hallie MacPherson, Photography and Spanish '20, shared what it was like to graduate and enter the workforce amid a pandemic, in words and images, in the SU Newsroom. View her thoughts here.

Kalei’okalani Matsui, English/Creative Writing '14, and Huraiti Mana, the dance community she created, are featured in Real Change News. Read the story here.

Frederick Olsen, Jr., Humanities '84 and Foreign Languages '86, was named the Executive Director of the Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission last May, and is also now running for the Sitka Assembly. 

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Jelwyn Agbayani and Jamie Vo, graduate students in Social Work, were chosen for the Council on Social Work Education Minority Fellowship Program, a prestigious program designed to enhance the training of full-time, master’s-level, direct practice-focused social work students in their final year of study at a CSWE-accredited institution.

Sarah Baker, graduate student in Public Administration, is the VP of Public Affairs for the national board of the Japanese American Citizens League. She participated in a webinar for the organization on September 16, "JACL Women in Leadership."

Desiree Lindsay, Communication, wrote “Viewpoints: Fostering success in young adults” for the Everett Herald. Read it here.

Tyler Mansfield, a member of the first cohort in the new graduate program in Kinesiology, co-authored “Gender Differences in Shoulder Strength, Range of Motion, and Functional Movement across a Division III Collegiate Swim Season,” an exploration of how the Ohio Wesleyan swim team’s 2018-2019 season affected the shoulder strength of both its male and female members. The article, appears in the July 17 edition of The Sport Journal, published by the United States Sports Academy. Read about it here.

Joseph Newmann, Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies, co-authored an op-ed, Youth power: Age-friendly city needs to hear from people of all ages, in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Read it here.

Alina Taylor, History, was featured in the Crosscut story, “Will King County public transit survive COVID-19?” Read it here

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  • September 22, noon, online: Redhawk Squawk: Stress, Exercise, and the Undergraduate Student, Kinesiology Podcast. Information here.
  • October 1, 12:30 – 1:20 p.m., Online: Behavioral Health Forecast for WA State: Workplace Burnout and Resilience Factors, presented by Dr. Kira Mauseth
  • October 5, 5 p.m., online: Novel Nights: Use the Power You Have by Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, with Dr. Sonora Jha. Tickets and information here.
  • October 7, 7 p.m., online: Nature Underfoot by Dr. John Hainze, with Dr. Heidi Liere. More information and RSVP available here.
  • October 8, 2 p.m., online: Redhawk Squawk: Breast Health and Biomechanics-What makes a good sports bra?, Kinesiology podcast.
  • October 9, 4 - 6:30 p.m., online, Phenomenology of Healing with Psychedelics, the Master of Arts in Psychology (MAP) Program, in partnership with The Psychotherapy Cooperative, welcomes a clinical conversation focusing on psychedelic healing practices. Information and registration here.
  • October 17, 7 p.m., online: Seattle Reads: Tommy Orange in Conversation with Dr. Christina Roberts. Registration is required and information is available here. This event will also be streamed live to The Seattle Public Library Facebook page.
  • October 22, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Shadow Girl: Identity and Authorship with Liana Liu. Co-sponsored by the Theiline Pigott McCone Chair in Humanities, Nalini Iyer, PhD, and the SU English Creative Writing Program.
  • October 22, 4 p.m., online, Passing Over: A Eucharistic Theology of Migration, Patrick Howell, SJ Catholic Heritage Series Fall Lecture with Rev. Daniel G. Groody, CSC, University of Notre Dame, Vice President and Associate Provost, Associate Professor of Theology and Global Affairs . RSVP by email.
  • October 27, noon, online: Redhawk Squawk: Just in Time to ‘Fall Back’- Circadian Rhythm and Good Sleep Habits, Kinesiology podcast. 
  • October 29, 30, 31 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov 1 at 2 p.m., Virtual Seattle U Theatre Production: Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov. Tickets and information available here.

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College and Academic Calendar

  • Sep. 22 (Tue) Roster Checks for Fall Quarter Due
  • Oct. 1 (Thu) Last Day to Apply for Graduation: Winter 2021
  • Oct. 12 - Oct. 30 Advising Period: Winter 2021
  • Oct. 26 (Mon) Last Day to Remove “I” Grade: Spring and Summer 2020
  • Oct. 27 (Tue) Last Day to Withdraw From Classes
  • Nov. 1 (Sun) Last Day to Apply for Graduation: Spring 2021
  • Nov. 2 (Mon) Registration Begins: Winter 2021
  • Nov. 11 (Wed) Veteran's Day: No Classes
  • Nov. 15 (Sun) Last Day to Remove “N” Grade: Fall 2019
  • Nov. 18 (Wed) Last Class Day
  • Nov. 19-24 (Thu-Tue) Final Exam Week
  • Nov. 26-29 (Thu-Sun) Thanksgiving Holiday Staff & Faculty
  • Dec. 4 (Fri) Grades Due by Noon, Grades Posted on SU Online by 6pm
  • Dec. 14 (Mon) Non-matric Registration: Winter 2021
  • Dec. 24-Jan 3 (Thur- Sun) Administrative Offices Closed

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Graduate Program Information Sessions and Open Houses

The next deadline is September 28 for distribution the week of October 12.

The Dean’s Monthly Memo is published the second full week of the month, September through December and February through June. Send your updates to Karen Bystrom.