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Written by Mike Thee
February 9, 2017

The Jesuit Brand: Perspectives on the Marketing of Jesuit Universities
Friday, Feb. 17, 12-1:30 p.m.
Casey Commons 

You are invited to a panel discussion on the Jesuit brand. The discussion will feature Director of University Marketing at SU Francesca Lukjanowicz and marketing professors Nicky Santos, S.J. (Marquette University) and Mathew Isaac (Albers School of Business and Economics). 

Panelists will explore: 

  • Various approaches that Jesuit universities take in marketing and branding themselves
  • How a Jesuit university can remain true to its identity when marketing itself without alienating non-Catholics
  • Potential strategies for a Jesuit university to authentically and appropriately communicate different aspects of its identity when interacting with disparate audiences (e.g., alumni, students, staff, donors, faculty, community partners, employers, parents) 

Cosponsored by Albers Arrupe Alumni, the Center for Jesuit Education, Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture, and Marketing Communications. Lunch will be served. RSVP by Feb. 14 to 

CFO Chat Available Online, Next One Scheduled, Your Input Needed 

Did you miss the CFO Chat last month? Are you wondering what’s happening with SU’s finances and the FY18 budget? Faculty and staff can click here to see Connie Kanter’s presentation at the Jan. 26 open forum. And please plan to attend the next CFO Chat on Tuesday, March 14, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., in Wyckoff Auditorium (ENGR 200). Share Your Feedback: If you have suggestions for the FY18 budget or would like to provide feedback, please share your ideas through the online suggestion portal. Anonymous responses are permitted. 

Day of Remembrance Taiko Fundraiser for Minidoka Pilgrimage
Sunday, Feb. 19, noon to 4 p.m.
Pigott: PACCAR Atirum and Auditorium

The annual Day of Remembrance on Feb. 19 marks the day that President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, allowing the forced incarceration of 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast and placing them into American concentration camps. This year marks the 75th anniversary since the signing of that order. The 2017 Day of Remembrance program at Seattle University is in cooperation with the Minidoka Pilgrimage Planning Committee which organizes the annual pilgrimage to the Minidoka National Historic Site in Idaho where residents of Washington, Oregon and Alaska were held. This fundraiser will benefit the scholarship program of the pilgrimage and will feature six taiko groups (including our own Seattle University Taiko) and speakers focusing on the impacts of this experience in today’s climate. The program will begin at 1 p.m. and the exhibit “Kodomo no Tame Ni-For the Sake of the Children” detailing the experience of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American community will open at noon in the PACCAR Atrium. Tickets are $20 general and $10 for students and are available at the International Student Center, PAVL 160, or online at For more information, contact Dale Watanabe at or visit Sponsored by the International Student Center, Division of Student Development and Minidoka Pilgrimage Planning Committee.

Women’s Lives and Leadership: The Difference of a Jesuit Education  ̶  Alumnae Panel Lunch
Thursday, Feb. 16, noon-1:30 p.m.
Casey Commons

Featuring alumnae panelists: Andrea Drea, ’13, D. Solutions; Mildred Ollee, Ed.D., ’88, interim executive director, Northwest African American Heritage Museum; Jacqueline Shrader, ’13, program director of the Seattle Institute; Rosa Singer, ’02, senior director of strategic partnerships at CARE; Laurie Warshal Cohen, Ed.D., ’88, special projects, Holocaust Center for Humanity. Sponsored by the Gaffney Chair in the College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Alumni Engagement and Center for Jesuit Education. Light lunch included. RSVP to Sponsored by the Gaffney Chair, Office of Alumni Engagement and Center for Jesuit Education. 

New and Continuing Studies Information Session
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 5:30-7 p.m.
Law Annex 240

Come talk with staff and learn more about the School of New and Continuing Studies’ B.A. completion and certificate programs. RSVP here if you are interested in attending. For more information, contact Tyler Fox at

CDLI Workshops 

The Center for Digital Learning and Innovation (CDLI) is a place where faculty can explore strategies for incorporating technology into online, hybrid and web-facilitated courses. Come learn, experiment and share ideas with a supportive community of practice. For ideas about how you might work with the CDLI, check out Lab Activities, the Teaching Online pages and the Calendar. Contact Luke Ware at with any questions.  

  • Learning with Visual Mapping Tools –Monday, Feb. 13, 9:30-10:30 a.m., CDLI Lab, PAVL 050: There are a number of free online concept and mind mapping tools that can be used to scaffold meaningful learning experiences for your students. These easy-to-use tools are useful for visualizing relationships, clarifying complex or abstract concepts, organizing thoughts for final essays or creating visual explanations that can be shared as presentations. Many of these tools can be used for individual as well as collaborative projects. Join us to explore the different ways to use visual mapping tools in your course. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

  • Student Learning Assessment using Quizzes –Thursday, Feb. 16, 1:30-2:30 p.m., CDLI Lab, PAVL 050: Canvas offers several assessment tools that can be used to track and improve student learning including quizzes. This workshop will explore detailed set-up for quizzes and some instructional scenarios where quizzes can be used in face-to-face, hybrid and online instruction. Click here for more information and to RSVP. 
  • Padlet + Thinglink - An Easy Way for Students to Share Multimedia –Friday, Feb. 17, 11:00-Noon, CDLI Lab, PAVL 050 – It turns out that two of our favorite tools play really well together. When students create multimedia projects in Thinglink, they can share those projects easily using Padlet. Padlet preserves all of the interactivity of media created in Thinglink. Join us to see how easy it is for students to share multimedia. CDLI will have some ideas for projects and brainstorm a few more while you’re here. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

February 7, 2017

Catholics Called to Accompaniment: An Immigration Summit
Saturday, Feb. 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
LeRoux Conference Center (STCN 160)

Catholics Called to Accompaniment: An Immigration Summit is an opportunity for parishioners, service providers, community leaders and interested volunteers to gather, discuss the current state of refugee/immigrant/migrant affairs locally and nationally, and explore the ways in which our shared faith inspires leadership and community engagement. The day will include panel discussions, breakout sessions and opportunities for networking, closing with a mass with Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo in the Chapel of St. Ignatius. Speakers and panelists include: 

  • MC  ̶  Patty Repikoff, pastoral advocate for mission, Catholic Community Services
  • Keynote  ̶ Amelia Derr, assistant professor of social work and consultant for the City of Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs and Office for Civil Rights
  • Morning panelists  ̶  Greg Schuler, St. Madeline Sophie Refugee Committee; Jose Ortiz, Skagit Valley migrant farmworkers support via St. Charles and Tri-Parish Food Bank; Mirya Roach, St. Vincent de Paul; and Jennifer Ibach, Our Lady of Guadalupe and JustFaith Immigration Module
  • Afternoon speaker  ̶  Patty Bowman, executive director, Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center

Sponsored by the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture, the Archdiocese of Seattle and St. James Immigrant Assistance. For more information, visit ICTC or contact Emily Holt at

LeRoux Lecture with Martin Moleski, S.J.
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m.
Casey Commons (5th floor)
(Reception to immediately follow the lecture)

Martin Moleski, S.J., professor of religious studies and Catholic theology at Canisius College, is the College of Arts and Sciences William F. Le Roux, S.J., Endowed Chair, housed in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, for winter quarter 2017. His free public lecture is titled “The Tao of Dogma.”

Background: Lao Tzu wrote, “The Tao that can be put into words is not the real Tao.” Language is weak. At times, our efforts to say what we see and feel may cast stumbling blocks before our listeners. Michael Polanyi used the difficulties associated with defining terms as an index of greatness: the greater the reality, the harder it is to put it into words; therefore, we can see more than we can say, and our words always mean more than we can tell.

The God that can be put into words is not the real God; the Jesus who can be put into words is not the real Jesus; the me who can be defined is not the real me. The purpose of thinking about thinking and speaking about the limits of speech is not to annihilate these mysteries but to show how they are soul food. We know enough to know how little we know. We can tell the glory of God for all eternity and still find that there is more still to be said.

Interfaith Prayer for Peace
Thursday, Feb. 9, 12:30 p.m.
Chapel of St. Ignatius

Please join the annual Interfaith Prayer for Peace. Clergy members, scholars and students from a variety of spiritual and religious backgrounds will offer reflections on what their traditions say about bias and hate crimes and what it means to practice peace. Sponsored by Campus Ministry. For more information, contact Victoria Carr at 

Let’s Hear From Her: Breaking Biased Habits in Meetings and Class Participation
Thursday, Feb. 9, 6-7:30 p.m.
Pigott 106

Why is it more common for men to speak up in groups than women? How many women need to be in the room before they typically participate on par with men? The “men speak, women listen” dynamic can emerge among the most well-intentioned and well-educated groups. Women in Business presents a free, interactive workshop, led by Therese Huston, Ph.D., aimed at developing strategies for curbing gender bias in group work and meetings, regardless of the gender ratio. Approaches for bringing everyone’s best ideas to the table will be shared. For more information, contact or Kristin Noblin at

Course Pack Deadlines Approaching

Spring deadlines are upon us! To submit a course pack, please read and complete the Course Pack Request Form here. (You may need to click view and then edit document.) Save the completed form to your hard drive and submit as an attachment to Chuck Van Wey at If you are unable to meet the deadlines below, your course pack will not be ready by the start of the quarter; please plan accordingly. 

  • 6 – All “NEW” material (Please complete request form with all of the information requested.)
  • 20 – Repeat course pack “WITH” changes (Please provide the quarter when repeat items were used.)
  • March 6 – Repeat course pack “WITHOUT” changes (Please provide the quarter from which you want the new pack extracted.) 

Submitting larger, more complicated requests as early as possible is recommended. For more information, visit Copyright Compliance. 

Professionals Without Borders Benefit Auction
Saturday, Feb. 11, 5-9 p.m.
Campion Ballroom

Professionals Without Borders (PWOB) is an on-campus organization that leads international service projects, focusing predominantly on sustainable infrastructure in children’s homes and hospitals. The organization travels to Nicaragua, Belize and Zambia annually to continually support these communities and maintain its projects. In order to fund these efforts, a benefit auction and dinner is held every year. The SU community is invited to support PWOB by purchasing tickets or a table. Individual tickets are $65 and tickets for a table of eight are $500. For more information, contact Cal Ihler or Dawn Madore at

Weight Watchers Informational Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 14, noon
Pigott 105 

Seattle University offers Weight Watchers at Work.  If you are looking for a supportive environment while working to eat healthier, move more, live happier and lose weight, this is the group for you. Reach your goals with a trained leader, group support and access to digital tools. SU will subsidize half of the $44.95 monthly fee for employees who can commit to attending Tuesday lunchtime, on-campus meetings regularly, or join without the subsidy. Contact Denise Burns for more information at or (206) 220-8081. 

RevSU: February Newsletter, Blog

The RevSU team invites you to read its February newsletter which features articles on the EngageSU Careers recruiting and onboarding system; the course section management system, CLSS; and ProcureSU for shopping approvals. Please also see the blog post on the HR/Payroll go-live celebration. For questions and comments related to the RevSU project, e-mail 

Nonprofit Leadership Happy Hour Info Session
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Casey Atrium

Enjoy drinks and snacks and explore your interest in Nonprofit Leadership Programs at Seattle University. Faculty will be on hand to answer your questions about both the Master in Nonprofit Leadership and Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Leadership, and how you can apply these programs to the work you are doing (or want to be doing) every day. RSVP here. For more information, contact Sarah Curtis-Tilton at

For Students | Identifying Your Learning Style
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2-3 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 9, 12:30-1:20 p.m.
Lemieux 369

Learning Assistance Programs offers weekly Learning Strategy Workshops to help students access resources and develop skills for academic success. This week’s workshop will be facilitated by Eli Heller, an academic advisor in the Albers School. Participants will learn about the Kolb Learning Style Inventory and how they can use their results to find success in and out of the classroom. Please encourage students to attend these great learning opportunities! Click here for more information or contact Callie Moothart at