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February 23, 2017

“How Do People of Faith Respond to Executive Orders on Immigration?”
Friday, March 3, 12:30-2 p.m.
Casey Commons 

You are invited to this lunch and conversation about the intersections between faith, law and action on behalf of justice for immigrants and refugees. Speakers include: 

  • Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos, director, Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture (ICTC)
  • Jason Wirth, professor of philosophy 
  • John McKay, professor of law and former U.S. Attorney 

A simple lunch will be served. RSVP to: For more information, please contact Jen Tilghman-Havens: Co-sponsored by the Center for Jesuit Education, Campus Ministry, and ICTC. 

Albers Executive Speaker Series Featuring Doyle Simons, President and CEO of Weyerhaeuser
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Pigott Auditorium

Doyle Simons, president and CEO of Weyerhaeuser, will be the featured speaker at this Albers Executive Speaker Series event. He will speak on “Weyerhaeuser: Creating a Winning Company Vision and Culture.” A graduate of Baylor University, Simons has extensive experience in managing forest products companies and capital intensive industries. His expertise is in finance, real estate development, executive compensation, and strategic planning. You are invited to this free event, which is also open to the public. RSVP is not required. For more information, visit Albers Executive Speaker Series or contact Barb Hauke in the Albers School of Business and Economics at

“Women’s Role in Terrorist Movements”
Friday March 3, 2-4 p.m.
Wyckoff Auditorium (ENGR 200)

In the Latin, Asian, Middle Eastern and European regions, revolutionary political movements have accepted and deployed women in various and important roles: cadre; mid-level organizers; intelligence agents; couriers’ combatants of many sorts; and suicide bombers. In unusual cases, women have also held senior leadership posts in undergrounds; a few have run their own terror organizations. After notable reluctance, even some Shia and Sunni ideologues have given approval to female recruits. What are the reasons for incorporating females into underground fighting organizations, and what are the effects? What are the lessons learned for intelligence analysts, military personnel and students of the social sciences focused on culture and war? Paula Holmes-Eber and Christopher Harmon have together lectured and published on these matters. Holmes-Eber is on the faculty of the Jackson School of the University of Washington where her teaching includes a course on women and children and the war in Syria. Harmon is the author or editor of four books on terrorism, including Terrorism Today; its year 2000 edition was among the first social science texts to detail and address the extensive roles females have in modern terrorism and insurgency. Sponsored by the Department of Military Science. For more information, contact Rose Zbiegien at

ICTC Fellows: Presentations by Sharon Suh and Michael Jaycox
Wednesday, March 1, 12:15-1:20 p.m.
Student Center 210

Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture Fellows Sharon Suh and Michael Jaycox will present their research. Suh is professor of theology and religious studies and Pigott McCone Chair. Her presentation, “Occupy this Body: Meditation as Political and Recuperative Strategy,” is also the title of a book she is working on to examine mindfulness and meditation as social justice praxis and reparative political strategies for survival in the face of multiple intersecting forms of disempowerment. Jaycox is assistant professor of theology and religious studies. His presentation, “Sustaining the Movement for Black Lives: Intersectional Narratives of Resistance,” will examine how critical perspectives on class, race, gender and sexuality might offer a basis for reconstructing the natural law methodologies that characterize the Catholic moral tradition. Brown bag lunch; all are welcome. Click here for this and other events sponsored by ICTC.

Pigott McCone Meditation and Movement Retreat
Friday, March 3, 7-9 p.m., Casey Commons
Saturday, March 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Boeing Room, Library

Meditation and Movement Retreat: Creating Space in Your Body and Your Life, featuring Mushim Ikeda and Master Ellis, is designed to enable you to live a more balanced and harmonious life. The focus of the retreat is to help people carry the benefits of awareness, in stillness and in movement, into their daily lives. RSVP: For this and other events sponsored by the Theiline Pigott McCone Chair in Humanities, click here

Psychology Department Presents O’Donaghue Lunchtime Lecture Series
Thursday, March 2, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Student Center 210

Roy Barsness, Ph.D. (private practice and faculty at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology), will focus on the therapy relationship and his ways of understanding it theoretically and from the perspective of a psychotherapist. Food will be served. For more information, contact Claire LeBeau 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.  

  • Rubrics in Canvas –Monday, Feb. 27, 9:30-10:30 a.m., CDLI Lab, PAVL 050 – With the Canvas Rubric feature you can include rubrics in assignments, discussions and peer-review. This makes your expectations clear and allows you to efficiently give students meaningful feedback. This workshop will show you how to combine the different rubric options available in Canvas with the feedback tools in Speedgrader to streamline your grading process and enrich your feedback. Note: This workshop requires a basic understanding of Speedgrader. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

  • Making the Most of the Canvas Gradebook – Thursday, March 2, 1:30-2:30 p.m. (CDLI Lab, PAVL 050) – Distribute scores and feedback to each student in your course from one screen - the Canvas Gradebook. There’s many time-saving features here. For example, two clicks inside the Gradebook allow you to message all students who haven’t yet submitted their work to a particular assignment. Click herefor more information and to RSVP.
  • Adobe Spark –Friday, March 3, 11 a.m.- noon (CDLI Lab, PAVL 050) – Adobe Spark is a cloud-based application, free for anyone, that is used to create presentations (with or without narration), videos and web pages. The application is extremely simple to use and has a variety of beautiful templates to choose from. Your creations can be seamlessly embedded in a Canvas page and students can send links to their Sparks as assignment submissions. You will come away from the workshop having created your first Spark! Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Madison Sidewalk Closure

The City of Seattle has scheduled sidewalk repairs on the south side of Madison from 10th Ave (upper mall) to Broadway, Saturday, Feb. 25-Sunday, Feb. 26. Pedestrian traffic will be re-routed around the work zone and the bus stop will be closed. Work could be postponed due to inclement weather. For more information, contact Kavik Frol at


February 21, 2017

Seattle University Choirs: “Upheld by Love” - A Lenten Prayer
Saturday, March 4, 8 p.m.
The Chapel of St. Ignatius

The Seattle University Choirs’ annual Lenten Prayer concert enfolds listeners in the peaceful beauty of contemplative choral music sung in the Chapel of St. Ignatius, one of Seattle’s most powerful, evocative sacred spaces. Featured composers include Javier Busto, Carl Heinrich Graun, Francis Poulenc, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Willian Grant Still, Lee Peterson and John Rutter along with the heartwarming beauty of well-known and beloved spirituals and hymns. The choirs will be assisted by string students from the B.M. program in string and chamber music and local artists John Carrington (harp) and Daniel Dunn (alto saxophone). Admission is free: offerings will benefit the Daughters of Mary (Uganda). Sponsored by the Department of Performing Arts and Arts Leadership. For more information, contact Lee Peterson at

Living into the Mission: An Examen - TONIGHT
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 5 p.m.
Campion Ballroom

Guided by leaders on and off campus, students, staff and faculty will reflect on the successes and challenges of living our mission today. All are welcome; dinner will be served. Featuring a panel discussion with: 

  • Bernie Liang, director, Center for Student Involvement
  • Holly Slay Ferraro, associate professor of management and program director, Professional MBA
  • Rebecca Saldaña, ’99, Washington State Senate, 37th District
  • Pat Kelly, S.J., associate professor of theology and religious studies
  • Rose Lassalle-Klein, ’17, cell and molecular biology and chemistry

 Presented by the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture and the Center for Jesuit Education. 

“Do Not Resist” Documentary
Wednesday, March 8, 6:30 p.m.
Pigott Auditorium

Starting on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., as the community grapples with the death of Michael Brown, “Do Not Resist,” the directorial debut of Detropia cinematographer Craig Atkinson, offers a stunning look at the current state of policing in America and a glimpse into the future. The Tribeca Film Festival winner for Best Documentary puts viewers in the center of the action—from a ride-along with a South Carolina SWAT team and inside a police training seminar that teaches the importance of “righteous violence” to the floor of a congressional hearing on the proliferation of military equipment in small-town police departments—before exploring where controversial new technologies, including predictive policing algorithms, could lead the field next. There will be a question and answer period following the film with people from criminal justice agencies. Sponsored by the Criminal Justice Department. For more information, contact Kate Reynolds at

Men’s Basketball Banquet and Courtside Club
Sunday, March 5
Seattle Pioneer Square Marriott | 612 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA 

Join the 2016-17 men’s basketball team in celebrating the regular-season. The evening will include dinner, a regular-season recap, team awards and special honoring of the Redhawks’ senior class, including Emmanuel Chibuogwu, William Powell and Brendan Westendorf. Tickets are $55 each. Register today! 

Women’s Basketball Is Back in Connolly! 

Our women’s basketball is rolling! The team is 9-2 in WAC play, good for second place in the league standings. On Thursday, the Redhawks host UT Rio Grande Valley at 7 p.m. On Saturday, they battle league-leading New Mexico State at 4 p.m. As always, faculty and staff gain FREE admission for themselves, plus one guest, by showing a valid SU ID card. 

Women Wired to Invest
Thursday, Feb. 23, 5-6:30 p.m.
Admin 305A

It’s no secret that women have entered the C-Suites. From CEO to COO, women are moving into significant roles in our nation’s largest corporations. But what about running the finances and investments in their own households? Women in Business presents a free, interactive workshop featuring Jaylene Howard, investment consultant at Canterbury Consulting. She will share how women’s financial needs are different and why it matters; natural behavioral tendencies that impact investment decision-making; and action women can take now to help build a more secure financial future. Sponsored by Women in Business. For more information, contact Kristin Noblin at