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Arts and Sciences Faculty and Staff Convocation Wednesday, September 18Convocation takes place from 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. (lunch included) at the Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave N., Seattle, WA 98109.
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Jeffry Mitchell Joins Fine Arts as Visual Artist in Residence: Jeffry Mitchell has exhibited at galleries and museums throughout the United States and Asia. His appointment runs through December. More here.
End-of-the Year Awards
Presented at All College Day, College of Arts and Sciences awards recognize outstanding contributions of faculty and staff during the 2012-13 academic year.
All College Day Awards were presented to outstanding members of our college who were nominated by faculty and staff. Nominations were reviewed and recipients chosen by a committee of previous winners. Congratulations to our award winners:
Outstanding Advisor: Gordon Miller, Environmental StudiesOutstanding Contract Faculty: Cordula Brown, Modern Languages and CulturesOutstanding Staff: Rose Zbiegien, Anthropology, Sociology and Social WorkOutstanding Service: Mary Antoinette Smith, Women StudiesOutstanding Scholarship: Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, Theology & Religious StudiesOutstanding Teaching: Edwin Weihe, English Department
The faculty or staff recipient of the Dean’s Award is chosen by the dean in recognition of exceptional service. This year’s award for exception service went to Heather Reis Fike, Dean’s Office.
Students in the College nominate faculty and staff for awards at the end of academic year. Nominations are reviewed and recipients chosen by members of Student Executive Council. These awards were presented at the A&S Undergraduate Awards Ceremony.
Advisor-of-the-Year: Sharon Cumberland, EnglishStaff-of-the-Year: Cat Aurelio, Dean’s OfficeTeacher-of-the-Year: Eric Olsen, Political Science
Prof. Sonora Jha weighs in on the future of journalism. More here.
Can you make a living making music? Prof. Quinton Morris on KUOW radio. More here.
What Immigrants Bring to America, by Prof. Olúfémi Táíwò in the Chronicle of Higher Education Academe Today. More here.
Prof. Marie Wong discusses her research on Japanese American baseball in the Northwest, in NW Asian Weekly. More here.
The Seattle Police Department is turning to Criminal Justice Prof. Matthew Hickman to determine whether minority police officers are treated unfairly, on KOMO news. More here.
Prof. Marie Wong addresses the significance of single-room occupancy hotels dating from the 1920s in Seattle's International District, in the Seattle Times. More here.
Catherine Hinrichsen, Family Homelessness Project Coordinator, responds to the Seattle Times question: Who will help the homeless? More here.
Journalism fellows in the Center for Strategic Communications publish "The State of Family Homelessness in Pierce County," articles and video in South Sound magazine. The fellows, part of the university's Project on Family Homelessness, focus on increasing public awareness and understanding of family homelessness the state. More here.
Alum Ruan Pethiyagoda, Communication major '12, in Wired. More here.
David Wilbrecht, MPA class of 1989, appointed new City Manager for Blaine, WA, by the City Council, in the Northern Light. More here.
Prof. Karen Porterfield comments on campaign fundraising in the Seattle mayoral race, on KPLU. More here.
We welcome incoming student Emma Scott, who competed in the national Distinguished Young Women Scholarship competition. More here.
Graham Pruss, Research Fellow for the Vehicle Residency Research Program, Center for Strategic Communications, on people living in cars, in Real Change. More here.
Jackie Helfgott on the No Gun Zone proposal, on KING TV, here.
Just out: The latest issue of the American Journal of Arts Management features articles on degree programs in arts management and mission-focused arts management education. Kevin Maifeld is an editor and founder of the free online journal. More here:
Criminal Justice faculty, students, and alumni and Seattle Police Department personnel were featured presenters at the 33rd International Congress of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tom Taylor and International Studies senior Gabrielle Porter published their article on Thomas Stevens who traveled around the world on a bicycle in the late 19th century. Published in World History Connect. More here.
Ki Gottberg was named the new artistic director of The Merc Playhouse. Gottberg will continue to teach in the theatre program while working with the Merc. More here.
Cynthia Moe-Lobeda -LOBEDA joined a distinguished group of theologians in Geneva, Switzerland, to explore theological tools and insights to make the present economic order more just. More here.
Chris Paul presented a paper about how the constitutive rhetoric of games creates a category of 'real games' and 'real gamers' that impacts what games are made and how we think about them at the Foundations of Digital Games conference in Crete (http://www.fdg2013.org/) . More here. He also presented on gaming and Burke and spoke to the digital games research group at the Rhetoric as Equipment for Living conference in Ghent, Belgium which will be the first Kenneth Burke conference in Europe.
Jodi O’Brien was the first recipient of the Award for Advancing Inclusion in Academic Life. The award recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated a commitment to inclusion of LGBTQ perspectives in the classroom through teaching, curriculum development, expansion of degree programs, or advocacy on campus. The award is made through the. Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Peter Collins enlists pop culture in his new book on crime and justice in the city. More here.
In late spring James Risser gave one of the keynote talks at a conference on the phenomenology of sociality at the University College Dublin. The conference took place in the famed University’s Newman House which was at one time the residence of the Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins and where James Joyce was a student. Risser also gave an invited lecture to the Philosophy Department at CSU Stanislaus. His new book was chosen for one of the current research sessions at the national SPEP meeting this October.
Burt Hopkins has been invited by the Philosophy Department of the Nanjing University to deliver 20 hours of lectures on "Phenomenology and the Historicity of Meaning in Exact and
Phenomenological Science" during the first week in September. The topics were presented in his recent books, The Origin of the Logic of Symbolic Mathematics: Edmund Husserl and Jacob Klein and The Philosophy of Husserl.
Film Studies alumni Megan Leonard, Peter Edlund, and Rachel Klein and junior Lael Rogers received the prize for Best Emerging Filmmakers for their "History is Subject to Interpretation." The video was submitted for the "History is" competition sponsored by the Museum of History and Industry.
Graduating senior Olivia Gibbons received the President’s Award in recognition of her outstanding academic achievement. She completed the University Honors program and majored in Spanish and International Studies with minors in English, Latin American Studies, and Philosophy. More here.
Sport Administration and Leadership grad students raised more than $3200 for Street Soccer Seattle at the Cap Hill Soccer Jam on May 25. They designed, planned, marketed, and managed the weekend event which drew more than 200 participants from the greater Seattle area. More here.
Andrew Battaglia, '13, dual major in Philosophy and English, received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship for 2013-14. Battaglia, who will work in Nuremberg, Germany, had received a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service for full-time study at the Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany, in 2011.
Digital Design student McKenna Haley received "poster of the week" from The Stranger. McKenna, a project assistant in the Center for Strategic Communications, also creates posters for KSUB, SU's radio station.
Sarah Thibaudeau, a double alum, rappels down a 40 story building in downtown Seattle, on video here.
Full-year: Angelique Davis Tanya Hayes Marc McLeodTom MurphyMary Lou SenaSharon SuhEdwin Weihe
Fall Quarter:Gary AtkinsMatt HickmanBeatrice LawrenceHarriett PhinneyMatt RellihanMichael Spinetta
Fine Arts events
Sept. 1–Dec. 12, 2013Jeffry Mitchell, Seattle University Artist in Residence Open Studio: Sept. 1 - Oct. 9Opening Reception: Oct. 10, 4:30-7:30 pmClosing Reception: Dec. 12, 2013 4:30-7:30 pmVachon Gallery
¡ Seguir Adelante ! Sept. 16 -29, 2013Opening Reception: Sept. 26, 5:00-7:00 pmKinsey Gallery
Seattle University Visual Art Faculty ShowOct. 10 - Dec. 27 Opening Reception: Oct. 10, 4:30-7:30 pmKinsey Gallery
“Puppet Fest"Oct. 3 - 6, Lee Center for the Arts
Music Division ConvocationSept. 26, 2013 7:00 pmFeaturing Instrumental Music Concerto Competition winners and voice students in a “Welcome Back” recital with a special keynote address by Dr. Andrew Dell’Antonio, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Professor of Musicology at the University of Texas at Austin.Pigott Auditorium
Faculty Viola RecitalOct, 14, 7:30 pmAmber Archibald, ViolaKevin Kaukl, PianoViola works by Hindemith, Primrose, Vieuxtempsm and Quincy PorterPigott Auditorium
College events, details are on the campus calendar.
SAVE THE DATE
Oct. 8, 2013: Coffee in the Atrium, sponsored by the dean, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Casey Nov. 1 - 3, 2013: Alumni and Family Weekend, a time to meet former students. Details here.Jan. 14, 2014: Coffee in the Atrium, sponsored by the dean, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m, Casey Feb. 25, 2014: Lunch in Casey Commons, sponsored by the dean, 12 – 1:45 p.m.April 22, 2014: Coffee in the Atrium, sponsored by the dean, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m, Casey
The next Dean’s Monthly Memo will publish in October. Send items for the next issue to Laura Paskin by September 20.