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February 16, 2017

World Anthropology Day Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Thursday, Feb. 16, 7-9 p.m.
Casey Commons

In honor of World Anthropology Day, please join the SU Anthropology Club for a film screening of “Don’t Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie)” by Mikaela Shwer. Following the film there will be a discussion to address the current immigration crisis and political climate around undocumented youth and families. The audience will be able to share their thoughts about the film and ask panel members questions. This is an SGSU-sponsored event in collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series. For more information about the event, contact Nicole Harvey at To learn more about the film, visit For more information, contact Jason Miller at

Making and Unmaking Order Under ISIS Rule: The Importance of Banal Regulations
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m.
Wyckoff Auditorium (ENGR 200)

You are invited to this timely discussion about the roots of ISIS and its mode of statecraft. Michael Degerald, an expert on the Islamic State (IS/ISIS/daesh), will give a talk, “Making and Unmaking Order Under ISIS Rule: The Importance of Banal Regulations.” Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by International Studies, Political Science and the College of Arts and Sciences Events Fund. For more information, contact Nova Robinson at

International Dinner Cookbooks for Sale

This year, as part of the International Dinner’s 40th anniversary celebration, the International Student Center compiled a special cookbook of old and new favorites served at the event. Visit The Commons to learn more about how it all came together and, most importantly, how you can get a copy. Among other items on the site, you’ll also find a gallery of photos Natch Ohno, S.J., took during SU’s recent snow day.

E.A.C.H: Managing Student Distress and Disruption
Monday, March 6, 1-2:30 p.m.
Student Center 130

SU faculty, staff and student leaders are invited to be part of a unique professional development opportunity. R.E.A.C.H: Managing Student Distress and Disruption is a 90-minute Gatekeeper Training specifically tailored to provide the tools and resources needed to appropriately identify and refer students in crisis. The training will be facilitated by Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) staff psychologists, Hillary Locke, Psy.D., and Aimee Coonerty-Femiano, Ph.D. The R.E.A.C.H. acronym and concepts will be demonstrated via didactic, live presentation, video, role-play and Q&A. Resources and handouts will be provided. You can review information about the training on the CAPS website at R.E.A.C.H. Resources. For accommodation requests and to RSVP, e-mail Stephanie Toppin at If you are unable to attend but are interested in a R.E.A.C.H. training for your department or group, please click here and send a request form for alternative arrangements.

Redhawks’ Baseball Season-Opening Series!

The preseason pick to win the 2017 WAC Championship, Seattle U baseball opens its season this weekend. Your Redhawks host SIUE (Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville) in a four-game series at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue, beginning Friday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. The series continues Saturday with a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m., and concludes Sunday with a single game at 11 a.m. As always, faculty and staff gain FREE admission for themselves, plus one guest, by showing a valid SU ID card.

Public Safety Employee of the Month January 2017: Chun Choi

Public Safety staff member Chun Choi was nominated by his peers and selected as the department’s employee of the month for January 2017. Choi joined Seattle University Public Safety as a communications dispatcher in February 2016. A valued member of the team, Choi is a Fulbright Scholar and holds a Master’s Degree in Journalism. He brings with him several years of dispatching and customer service experience with AAA and has completed certifications in professional level dispatching courses. Choi is especially recognized this month for his team work and his training and development work in Public Safety dispatch operations with our officer teams. For more information, contact Craig Birklid 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. 

  • Creative Commons - Integrating Free Content into Your Class – Thursday, Feb. 23, 1:30-2:30 p.m., CDLI Lab, PAVL 050: Looking for alternatives to expensive textbooks? Sick of restrictive copyright rules? Want to find free learning content to integrate into Canvas? This course will introduce you to the open educational resources (OER) movement by exploring powerful tools and concepts that will allow you to acquire great content for free. By looking at Creative Commons, OER and other resources you’ll walk away with access to free images, videos, textbooks, and other great resources. Click herefor more information and to RSVP.
  • Grading Student Work using SpeedGrader –Friday, Feb. 24, 11 a.m.-noon, CDLI Lab, PAVL 050 – The Canvas SpeedGrader tool allows you to view and annotate papers, evaluate student work and attach audio/video feedback, all on one screen with automatic notification to students. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
  • Technology in your f2f (face-to-face) classroom –Tuesday, Feb. 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m., CDLI Lab, PAVL 050: Have you ever wished you could get real-time, meaningful feedback from your brick and mortar students? Are you looking for ways to increase engagement and interactivity in your classroom? Then you might want to check out a few of CDLI’s faculty favorite tools in one of our newest workshops. We will discuss a variety of technical and pedagogical approaches to using free and device-agnostic tools like clicker substitutes, real-time surveys and informal chatting. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

February 14, 2017 

Teach-In: Resistance and Justice, Understanding our Current Political Climate
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 12:30-8:30 p.m.
Pigott Auditorium

The Center for the Study of Justice in Society (CSJS) presents this interdisciplinary Teach-In, focusing on the current political and cultural U.S. climate. More than 25 professors and staff from across the university will speak. Attendees are welcome to come and go as their schedules allow. Reception to follow. Cosponsored by the Gaffney Chair, the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture, Matteo Ricci College, Pigott McCone Chair, Political Science, Sociology, Wismer Center, and Women and Gender Studies. Click here for more information, or contact Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs at or 296-6353.

Anatomy of a False Confession: How Social Science Can Prevent Conviction of the Innocent
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 4:30 p.m.
Sullivan Hall C-5

Why would anyone confess to a serious crime that they didn’t commit? In this lecture, Professor Janet Ainsworth, John D. Eshelman Professor of Law, takes on this conundrum by discussing a case in which several young men falsely confessed to a murder, and despite the implausibility of the details of their confessions were convicted of the crime. What lessons can law students and lawyers learn from this case about our role in preventing and redressing such miscarriages of justice? Professor Ainsworth will be joined by discussants Lorna Fadden (Simon Fraser University) and Jennifer Glougie (British Columbia Labour Relations Board).

Candidates for Director, Disabilities Services-Operations

Disabilities Services invites you to participate in the two upcoming open forums with the finalists for the Director, Disabilities Services-Operations position. The times and locations for the forums are as follows: 

  • Eric Trekell – Thursday, Feb. 16, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Bannan 401
  • Aimee Elber – Friday, Feb. 17, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Bannan 402

Please share this with other faculty, staff and students who might be interested in this opportunity to meet our candidates. Feedback forms will be provided prior to the forum.

Faculty Online Teaching Showcase – Julie Homchick, Department of Communication
Thursday, Feb. 16, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
CDLI Lab (PAVL 050)

The Center for Digital Learning and Innovation invites you to join them at this event featuring Julie Homchick, instructor in the Department of Communication. Homchick will discuss her experience developing and teaching two fully online courses in Media Persuasion and Visual Communication. These exceptional courses meet the high-touch, deeply experiential learning standards for teaching online at Seattle University. If you're interested in teaching online this will be a great opportunity to ask questions and learn about the challenges and successes of teaching online. Light snacks will be provided. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Reading and Listening to the Poem “Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings”
Friday, Feb. 24, 12:30-1:45 p.m.
Chardin Hall, Room 143

“By listening we will understand who we are in this holy realm of words. Do not parade, pleased with yourself. You must speak in the language of justice.”
– Joy Harjo

Some modern approaches to conflict resolution seem strong and assured. But voices from many cultures teach us to connect and to think about our connections, and to learn, if we can listen. Many of these voices speak to deep conflicts. Renowned poet Joy Harjo is one of these voices. How do we listen? Can we listen differently? Can we hear other voices? And what do we mean by conflict? Please join us for a reflective reading and listening of “Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings.” In this safe space a brown bag workshop will be gently facilitated (A copy of this beautiful book will be placed on reserve at the library.) RSVP to McKenna Lang at 296-5898. Sponsored by the Faculty Ombudsperson.

Standing with Refugees: An Informational Panel
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6-7:30 p.m.
Student Center 160

Hear stories of Seattle area refugees. Learn what the needs are. Talk about how we at Seattle University can help. Join Alpha Sigma Nu for an evening of discussion through an informational panel of speakers. Dinner will be included. Speakers will include Ali Mian of Seattle University and representatives from the Iraqi Community Center of Washington and the Syrian American Coordination Committee of Washington. If you have questions for these speakers beforehand, please contact Emma Creegan at Please also e-mail Creegan with any accessibility needs or general questions. Information on this event is also available here.

SU Advantage | Networking Night
Entrepreneurship The Seattle U Way
Thursday, Feb. 23, 6-8 p.m.
Hotel Sorrento - Top of the Town Room
Register at:

Seattle University alumni are known for the impact they make. You are invited to a panel discussion exploring how to put passion into action, pay it forward and create a lasting impact as an entrepreneur. The panel will be moderated by Sue Oliver, executive director of the Entrepreneurship Center in the Albers School of Business and Economics, and include Matt Iseri, MBA, ’05, founder, Tokusaki Consulting; Valerie Trask, MBA, ’11, founder, Masters of Moxie: Coaching + Consulting for Founders, Leaders, and Game Changers, co-founder and chief operating officer, Sansaire, and co-founder/CEO, Punchkeeper; Tiffany Ash, ’02, vice president, operations at Tableau Software; and Michael “Mick” McHugh, ’66, co-founder and proprietor of F.X. McRory's Bar and Restaurant. Following the panel discussion, attendees will engage in rounds of structured networking.

This event is open to faculty, staff, alumni and grad students. Spread the word and invite your grad students to attend this valuable networking event! Guests will enjoy complimentary appetizers and one free drink. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Questions? E-mail with questions about this event.

New Course: Developing the Must-Haves of Marketing and Communications

Developing the Must-Haves of Marketing and Communications is a new asynchronous online course being offered beginning spring quarter 2017 by the School of Theology and Ministry for leaders of churches, faith-based organizations and not-for-profits. This course will provide an overview on marketing and communications opportunities, including how to create a communications plan for gatherings, programs and community life. Please share with students who might be interested in taking this course for either professional development or graduate credit. For more information about this course and how to register, see the link below. For more information, contact Thuong ChuChe at

SU Night at the Seattle Symphony and Wine Tasting
Bach and Handel
Saturday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m.
Benaroya Hall

Revisit a time when high male voices were worshiped like rock stars and the chorus was the foundation of devotional life. Works from the church, the theater and the Royal court celebrate the incomparable gifts of Bach and Handel. You are invited to be part of Seattle U Night at the Seattle Symphony. Not only will you enjoy a beautiful night of music, but there will be a wine tasting, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Lobby. Just $10 for four pours. Seattle U community members enjoy a 15 percent discount with promo code: SUALUMNI125. Purchase tickets here by selecting your seats, selecting the 15 percent discount price and then going to cart. Questions? E-mail

In Memoriam

Donald Hoba, a committed Seattle U alumnus, passed away on Feb. 3. Graduating with a degree in chemistry in 1951, Hoba maintained a lifelong connection with his alma mater. He established the Hoba Endowment in memory of his father, mother and brother to support the College of Science and Engineering and the Lemieux Library. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Price-Helton Funeral Home in Auburn. Read more here.

For Students

Please share the following opportunities with students who might be interested. 

  • Washington State Opportunity Scholars Q&A – Thursday, Feb. 16, 12:30-1:20 p.m., ENGR 305 | Washington State Opportunity Scholarships (WSOS) are available for freshman and sophomore Washington State residents majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or health care. Klondy Canales, program officer for WSOS, will be available to discuss the scholarship and answer any questions you might have. All students, faculty, and staff who are interested in learning more about the scholarships are welcome to attend. Deadline for applications is Feb. 28. For more information, contact Carol Mabbott in Corporate and Foundation Relations at
  • Learning Strategy Workshop: Presentations 101 – Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2-3 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 16, 12:30-1:20 p.m., Lemieux 369 | Learning Assistance Programs offers weekly Learning Strategy Workshops for students and other interested members of the SU community. This week’s workshop features Dan Scheid and Erin Karner of Athletics. Click here for more information or contact Callie Moothart at