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  • This Week at Seattle University, 2/25-3/01

    Check out the different events and offerings taking place this week at Seattle University.

    Chris Lowney, Author of Heroic Leadership, Visits Seattle University
    Monday, Feb. 25, 6-7 p.m. with a Reception to Follow
    Pigott Auditorium
    Join us as Chris Lowney speaks about his book, Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450-Year-Old Company that Changed the World. He will discuss the application of Ignatian principles in the 21st century. Formerly a Jesuit seminarian, Lowney later served as a managing director of J.P. Morgan & Co in New York, Tokyo, Singapore and London until leaving the firm in 2001. He currently serves as chair-elect of the board of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the 10 largest healthcare systems in the United States, comprising more than 70 hospitals in 19 states. The Albers School of Business, the Institute of Public Service, MFA in Arts Leadership and the Endowed Mission Fund for Advancing the Jesuit and Catholic Mission have all contributed to bring Chris Lowney to Seattle University for this evening. Don’t miss it! For more information, visit MFA or contact Jon Greer at

    “The Meaning of Life” Film Screening
    Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6 p.m.
    Sullivan Hall, C5
    “The Meaning of Life” is a documentary by Hugh Brody concerning “Kwikwexwelhp,” a collaboration between the Chehalis First Nation and the Canadian Correctional Service. More than half of the inmates at Kwikwexwelhp have received life sentences. At Kwikwexwelhp, aboriginal spirituality is a central part of the rehabilitation process. The film takes us within Kwikwexwelhp through often difficult interviews with aboriginal and non-aboriginal inmates and gives us the opportunity to consider whether social justice and personal redemption can be achieved through an embrace of aboriginal spirituality. This film screening is sponsored by Law & Culture. For more information, contact Michael Mirande, adjunct professor of law, at

    Winona La Duke
    Thursday, Feb. 28, 7-8:30 p.m.
    Pigott Auditorium
    Internationally known American Indian activist Winona La Duke will speak on “The Economics of Change: building sustainable communities.” LaDuke is an Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe) enrolled member of the Mississippi Band Anishinaabeg who lives and works on the White Earth Reservations. As executive director of Honor the Earth, she works on a national level to advocate, raise public support and create funding for frontline native environmental groups.
    In 1994, she was nominated by Time magazine as one of America’s 50 most promising leaders under 40 years of age. She has been awarded the Thomas Merton Award in 1996, the BIHA Community Service Award in 1997, the Ann Bancroft Award for Women’s Leadership Fellowship and the Reebok Human Rights Award, with which she began the White Earth Land Recovery Project. In 1998, Ms. Magazine named her Woman of the Year for her work with Honor the Earth. A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities, La Duke has written extensively on Native American and environmental issues, including six books. She is a former board member of Greenpeace USA and serves as co-chair of the Indigenous Women’s Network, a North American and Pacific indigenous women’s organization. A number of university offices are sponsoring La Duke’s visit to campus. For more information, contact Ted Fortier at 296-5385.

    Search for Meaning Book Festival
    March 9th
    Pigott and Sullivan
    The fifth annual Search for Meaning Book Festival will take place Saturday, March 9. Hosted by the School of Theology and Ministry, the festival features more than 40 authors surrounding the human search for meaning on issues of spirituality, faith, social justice—a life lived with and for others. This year’s keynote speakers are Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon, who will be interviewed live on stage by National Book Award winner Sherman Alexie, and internationally renowned writer and scholar Reza Aslan. General session authors include Egyptian poet Maged Zaher, social change writer Leticia Nieto and sustainable food writer Becky Selengut. Free tickets are required, and are available now at Search for Meaning. Live artists and musicians expressing their search for meaning and interactive art areas will also be featured. All authors are available for book signings. Elliott Bay Book Company and Seattle University Bookstore will provide books for purchase. For more information, contact Hannah Crivello at
    Interested involunteering at the Search for Meaning Book Festival? It takes a large team to welcome more than 2,000 guests to campus for the day, and we need your help! Please consider volunteering at this year’s festival. Shifts are flexible throughout the day and we have some great volunteer positions and perks for all who participate! Please click here to register! Contact Candice Cameron with any questions at or (206) 220-8248.



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