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CSI Groundbreaking

Join the Seattle University community as President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., and the CSI Task Force break ground on the new Center for Science and Innovation (CSI) on Thursday, May 30. The program and groundbreaking begins at 11:30 a.m. A community lunch follows in Sullivan Hall at 12:15 p.m. Join others for music, food a photo booth and use a VR headset to walk through the new building! Please RSVP to attend. Questions? Contact Celine Dorion at (206) 296-2580 or dorionb@seattleu.edu.

Muslim Student Association Community Iftar Dinner
Wednesday, May 22, 8:30-10 p.m.
Boeing Room, Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Commons


The Muslim Student Association and Campus Ministry invite you to a community Iftar* dinner. All are welcome to come as we break fast with students from MSA. RSVP on ConnectSU *What Is Iftar? Iftar is the main meal of the fasting day, which occurs at sunset every day of Ramadan. The initial breaking of the fast isn’t a huge meal; it is typically just a date and a glass of water or some other type of drink such as fruit juice or milk. Once the initial fast is broken, worshipers will break for prayer, which lasts anywhere from five to 15 minutes, and then return to eat a larger, more substantial dinner type of meal.

Interfaith Fair
Thursday, May 23, noon-2 p.m.
Library Plaza


Want to meet like-minded people or explore a new religious or spiritual tradition? You’ve got questions? Here’s your opportunity to get answers! The first annual Interfaith Fair features free lunch and giveaways, and multiple religious/spiritual student organizations, worldviews and religious traditions including Campus Ministry, Eco Sangha Zen Buddhist, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Jewish Student Union, KIN Catholic Community, Latter Day Saints Student Association, Muslim Student Association, Queer People of Faith, Young Life College and folks from Hinduism, the Sikh tradition and Atheist worldview. Everyone is invited to join us and find out more information about different spiritual, religious and worldviews at Seattle U. RSVP on ConnectSU. Sponsored by Campus Ministry.

Strategic Plan Listening Sessions
Faculty and staff of color – Friday, May 24, 9-10 a.m.
LGBTQI faculty and staff – Friday, May 24, 10-11 a.m.
Casey 530


The Strategic Plan Steering Committee is holding two targeted listening sessions: one for people of color and the other for LGBTQI faculty and staff. The steering committee will share draft materials for people to review and respond to. As with all listening sessions, people are free to share from their individual perspective, on behalf of their department or as a member of a group, and names are not recorded. Targeted listening sessions provide space and time to highlight the voices of a particular community. (There is obviously overlap between these two communities, and participants are welcome to attend both sessions.) Visit the strategic planning website for more information.

Naef Scholars Last Lecture
Wednesday, May 29, 7:30 p.m.
Bannan Auditorium (BANN 102)


The Naef Scholars present this year’s last lecture in which the speaker, who this year will be Rachel Luft, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work. Lecturers are asked to speak to those issues/beliefs that are so central to her personal and intellectual life that they would spend their Last Lecture talking about them. Professor Luft will speak to the question of “How shall we live instead?” She explains: “A social justice education helps us to develop a critical lens through which to see how power works in our society. Things are a mess! But no social justice project—whether curriculum or activism—is complete if we haven’t contributed in some way to how we want to live instead. In this talk we identify how call out and cancel culture function to demobilize our movement building and smash our ability to imagine doing things differently. Together we turn instead to the practice of collective dreaming for just alternatives.”

The lecture will be followed, if history serves, by a spirited Q&A. For more information, contact David Madsen at dmadsen@seattleu.edu.

Lucas Sharma, S.J., Farewell Celebration
Wednesday, June 5, 4-5:30 p.m.
Popko Faculty Lounge, Library 6th floor


Please join in thanking Lucas Sharma, S.J., for his dedicated service at SU before he moves to the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in August to continue priestly formation in theology studies, working toward a Master of Divinity. Lucas is a faculty member in Sociology, a Research Fellow for the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture, and has served as a mentor, advisor and committee member across campus, most recently working with the Strategic Planning Steering Committee. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture. For more information, contact Jessica Palmer at palmerj@seattleu.edu.

U.S. Bank ATM

The U.S. Bank ATM formerly located in the University Services Building is now located in the Pigott Atrium and is fully operational.

CDLI Workshops

The Center for Digital Learning and Innovation offers the following workshops for any interested faculty. Contact Mafil Fabroquez at cdli@seattleu.edu with any questions.

  • Camtasia – Tuesday, May 28, 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Learn the basics of Camtasia for Mac or PC. Camtasia is a premium screen recorder with sophisticated video editing. CDLI has a limited number of instructor licenses available if you decide this is the tool for you. RSVP and see workshop information.

  • Page and Graphic Design – Friday, May 31, 1-4 p.m. | Learn how to design clean, crisp, and logical pages in Canvas. Set up as two parts, CDLI will first look at various issues and solutions for designing pages in Canvas. Afterward, there will be an open lab session for time to work on your Canvas pages and ask questions specific to your course needs. RSVP and see workshop information.

All workshops are located in the CDLI Lab – PAVL 050. If you are unable to make it into the lab for a particular workshop or you need advice about something specific to your course, consider signing up for an individual consultation.

Spring Quarter Family Food Drive
May 27-June 7


Do you have extra dining money left over? Funds from dining plans do not roll over to the next academic year and summer is approaching. The Center for Community Engagement and local schools are asking for your help to restock food pantries at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School and Washington Middle School. Donation boxes are located at The Cave and various Residence Halls such as Campion, Bellarmine and Xavier. For more information, contact Nicole Freitas at freitasn@seattleu.edu.

* Accepting donations of nonperishable food items and hygiene products!

Mailing Services and SUperCopy

Due to the early release this Friday May 24 (2 p.m.), there will be no UPS or FedEx pick up that day. The only outgoing mail will be for the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Open Staff Positions

Your help is invited to find candidates for staff positions that are currently open. Please take a look at the full list of postings or check out this week’s highlighted opportunities:

Network Administrator – ITS
Copyright and Supercopy Coordinator – Reprographics
Associate Registrar – Enrollment Services

 

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