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  • This Week at Seattle University, 3/31 - 4/4

    Fourth Annual Catholic Heritage Lectures: Catholicism in a Religiously Plural World
    Thursday, April 10, 7 p.m.
    Pigott Auditorium

    The Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture welcomes Catherine Cornille, Ph.D., a comparative theologian from Boston College. Cornille will deliver a talk titled “Challenges to Interreligious Dialogue in the Church Today” as the final installment of the 2013-2014 Catholic Heritage Lectures. Her focus will be on breaking down specific barriers for Christians to be committed to openness and open to commitments to truth outside their own faith tradition. For more information, visit ICTC. Sponsored by the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture. For more information, contact Calvin Garrett at
    Catalog 2014-15 Course Numbering
    Summer 2014 will bring a change in Seattle University course numbering, as a switch is made from three to four digits. This transition is meant to aid departments in creating more logical numbering sequences, as remaining numbering options are limited. This will also allow all university course numbers to align with the new UCOR four digits courses, creating better consistency for students. For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar and Operations at
    Women’s Retreat for SU Faculty and Staff
    Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18 (Saturday day only or overnight option)
    Islandwood on Bainbridge Island
    To request a registration form, please e-mail

    This retreat is offered for women by women, in the spirit of SU’s Jesuit mission. It will be a chance to gather with other SU women faculty and staff in a beautiful setting on Bainbridge Island to re-focus, reflect and relax. The retreat will include delicious, healthy meals; time for personal reflection; guided contemplation; shared conversation; and walks on the lovely property. Retreat options:
    ·        Saturday will include continental breakfast, coffee and tea, lunch and a closing wine reception ($30).
    ·        You are welcome to stay overnight in one of Islandwood’s lodges and continue the retreat into Sunday morning ($65).
    Funded generously by an Endowed Mission Fund grant, the retreat is a gift offered to you by Women in Jesuit Mission, a group of women faculty and staff committed to our Jesuit mission, tradition and values. Please e-mail Jen Tilghman-Havens in the Office of Jesuit Mission and Identity at for more information or with questions.
    Baseball vs. Portland
    The Seattle University baseball team is riding a five-game winning streak after sweeping Texas-Pan American in a WAC series last weekend. The Redhawks return to Bannerwood Park in Bellevue to face the University of Portland in a non-conference contest starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 2. Seattle U has won two straight over Portland over the past few weeks, including a come-from-behind 7-3 victory in Portland last week. The Redhawks will be looking to maintain its positive momentum heading into a key weekend series at WAC leader Sacramento State. Admission is free with a valid Seattle U ID for all students, faculty, and staff, so enjoy the nice weather that has finally come to the region and cheer on the Redhawks!
    Softball vs. Utah Valley
    The Seattle University softball team continues its first homestand of the 2014 season with a three-game conference series against the Utah Valley Wolverines. The series is scheduled to begin with a doubleheader at Logan Field at Seattle University Park Friday, April 4, at 4 p.m., followed by a single game Saturday, April 5, at 2 p.m. Utah Valley is tied for first place in the current WAC standings after sweeping Bakersfield last weekend, while Seattle U will be looking for its first conference win of the season. The Redhawks will be looking to move up in the league standings, as positioning will be key heading into the WAC Tournament in May at Logan Field. Admission will be free for everyone during the weekend, so head on over to Logan Field and support the Redhawks! As always, stay up-to-date on any schedule changes due to weather by visiting or following Seattle U Athletics on Facebook (Seattle U Athletics) or Twitter (@su_athletics).
    Rowing at Husky Open
    The Seattle U women’s rowing team heads the short distance to Montlake for the Husky Open this Saturday, April 5, starting at 8 a.m. The team has gotten off to a strong start this spring and looks to maintain that momentum heading into the final month of the 2013-14 season. If you are an early riser and want to support the rowing team, set the alarm Saturday morning and head to UW to cheer on the Redhawks!
    Men’s Golf Hosts Redhawk Invitational
    For the first time since the golf program returned to varsity status in 2007, the Seattle University men’s golf team will be hosting a collegiate tournament, as 17 squads join the Redhawks for the Redhawk Invitational next Monday and Tuesday, April 7-8. The tournament is taking place at Chambers Bay Golf Club in University Place, Wash., the home of the 2015 U.S. Open and considered one of the best new courses in the country. The tournament field is highlighted by top-20 programs UCLA and Washington, along with fellow Pac-12 schools Arizona, Arizona State, and Oregon State; West Coast Conference members Pepperdine and San Diego; and regional rivals Boise State, Nevada, Denver, Cal State Northridge, and Long Beach State. The players will play 36 holes Monday starting at 8 a.m. and 18 holes Tuesday, also beginning at 8 a.m. Admission is free for all spectators, so come on down to a great golf course and support the Redhawks!
    Transformational Leadership Conversation and Hors D'oeuvres
    Friday, April 11, 7-9 p.m.
    Seattle University Eastside Campus Conifer Building
    (Room 130 - 1450 114th Ave. SE, Bellevue)

    How can organizations thrive on every level? What style of leadership can help make that a reality? Join fellow professionals from Seattle’s eastside for a conversation over wine and hors d’oeuvres on the topic of transformational leadership in technology, small business, healthcare and environmental sectors. It’s also an opportunity to learn about Seattle University’s Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership (MATL) as well as the Juris Doctor/MATL, and how you might receive further training for leadership effectiveness. RSVP to For more information, visit School of Theology and Ministry or contact Hannah Crivello at or (206) 220-8591.
    Commencement Speaker Applications
    Do you know of a student who is a great speaker? Suggest that they apply to be a 2014 Commencement Speaker! Applications are due on by 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, and are available at For more information, contact Nani Vishwanath in Leadership Development at
    Spring Quarter Intramurals
    Spring is here and University Recreation Intramurals are about to start. Sign up at  to play in the sport you love. Nine different leagues/tournaments are being offered this quarter so there is something for everyone—and best of all they are FREE. Information and registration deadlines are as follows.
    ·        Kickball Tournament (co-ed: five females/five males per team), Saturday, April 12: Deadline- April 4, noon
    ·        7 vs. 7 Outdoor Soccer League (men’s, women’s and co-ed), Sundays-Tuesdays, April 13-May12: Deadline- April 7, noon
    ·        4 vs. 4 Flag Football Tournament (men’s and women’s), Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26: Deadline- April 18, noon
    ·        Outdoor Volleyball Tournament (co-ed, three females/three males per team), Saturday, May 3: Deadline- April 25, noon
    To register, visit and either create an account using your e-mail address or with your current account simply register your team. Spots are limited, so don’t get left out! Any questions, please contact Blake Simpfenderfer at

    From Boston to Mars: Turning Passion into a Career Lecture
    Tuesday, April 8, 12:30-1:20 p.m.
    Wyckoff Auditorium (EGNR 200)

    As part of the annual “Distinguished Women in STEM” seminar series, the Clare Boothe Luce Scholars will be hosting Nina Lanza, a planetary geologist working on the Curiosity Mars rover project. Lanza’s interest/obsession with space began when she saw Halley’s Comet through a telescope at age seven, and since then, it has been her life goal to work on a planetary mission. Her path, however, to achieving that goal has been far from direct. During this talk, Lanza will describe her journey from awestruck seven-year-old to awestruck rover team member. She will also discuss her current research on rock coatings, as well as the element manganese, which is a far more interesting subject than one might suspect, and discuss the latest results from the rover mission. All lecture attendees are invited to an opening reception prior to the lecture from noon to 12:30 p.m. in the Engineering building lobby. Lanza’s talk will be followed by a panel discussion from 1:30-2 p.m. For more information, contact Arielle Fissmer at
    Staff Service Walkabout
    Tuesday, April 8, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
    Center for Service and Community Engagement (The Douglas, Suite E)

    You are invited to the next “staff walkabout” to visit local nonprofits, learn about what they do and learn how you can help by volunteering. This is an excellent opportunity to get out and see some of the great work being done in our community. Staff will meet in the Center for Service and Community Engagement and then be driven to different nearby locations to meet with a handful of nonprofit organizations. RSVP to reserve your spot by Friday, April 4, by e-mailing Genevieve Venable at
    “What Good is a Song? Consider an African Worldview”
    With Ysaye Barnwell from Sweet Honey in the Rock
    Tuesday, April 8, 7 p.m.
    Pigott Auditorium

    Former vocalist with Sweet Honey in the Rock Ysaye Barnwell will present a short lecture as well as a musical performance. Inspired by the songs and dancing at the celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life in South Africa, Barnwell will share elements of the African worldview and how it has impacted the use and evolution of African American music, from spirituals to the music of the civil rights movement. Free tickets are required at Ysaye Barnwell. For more information, contact Hannah Crivello in the School of Theology and Ministry at or 220-8591.
    6th Annual Cesar Chavez Celebration: “Imaginate Un Mundo...”
    Tuesday April 8, noon-1:20 p.m.
    LeRoux Conference Room STCN 160

    Join Seattle University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs at the 6th Annual César Chávez Celebration: “Imaginate Un Mundo...” This year’s celebration features the young Migrant Leaders of Mount Vernon, authors of DreamFields: A Peek into the World of Migrant Youth, a collection of first-person essays and poems of their lives. OMA invites you to a hosted lunch where you will hear from these young leaders and celebrate the life and legacy of César Chávez. RSVP here. There’s limited seating; lunch will be provided to the first 100 to RSVP. DreamFields: A Peek into the World of Migrant Youth will be sold at the event for $23, with proceeds going to the Migrant Leaders Club and Migrant Student Scholarships. Click here for more information or contact Jazz Espiritu at Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, LA CASA, Leadership Development and MEChA.
    Juris Doctor/MA in Transformational Leadership - Information Session
    Friday, April 4, 1:30 p.m.
    Sullivan Hall, Room 109

    Come and find out how Seattle University’s Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership can help you advance in holistic leadership within your existing field or in new roles, including in government, law and public policy, consulting, nonprofit leadership, holistic health services, entrepreneurship, marketing and more. RSVP to Colette Casavant if you’re able to join at or 296-5333. For more information, visit School of Theology and Ministry.
    An Evening with Dean Markuly
    Wednesday, April 2, 6-7:30 p.m.
    Admissions & Alumni Building

    Are you interested in meeting Dean Mark Markuly and hearing about the School of Theology and Ministry’s vision for the future? Join us for an evening with Dean Markuly to gather, ask questions and ponder your future with the school. RSVP to or call 296-5333


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