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  • This Week at Seattle University, 5/12-5/16

    Red Night Out
    Thursday, May 22, 7-9 p.m.
    Campion Ballroom

    Enjoy a night of entertainment and join in this annual campus-wide celebration of Seattle University! This exciting event will include hors d’oeuvres (and the famous chocolate fountain), performances, campus-wide award presentations, a photo booth and more. All are welcome. Come celebrate our incredible SU students, clubs and organizations, and the end of a fantastic academic year. For more information, visit Red Night Out or contact Leadership Development at
    May 17-22

    University Recreation invites you to participate in a number of free events all week starting with a bounce house on the Union Green at Quadstock this Saturday. Other events include outdoor yoga at SU Park from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 18; complimentary small coffee and tea from C- Street between 7:30 and 11 a.m. on Monday, May 19; a climbing wall on from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20, on the Union Green; a cook-out from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, on the library lawn (food for the first 75 people, hot dogs, hamburgers and vegetarian options); and the annual students vs. faculty and staff kickball game at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 22, at SU Park. For more information, visit University Recreation or contact Samantha Godfrey at
    Looking for Dogs for “De-stress with Dogs”
    The Health and Wellness Crew (HAWC) is looking for dogs to participate in this year’s final De-stress with Dogs, which will take place 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, May 29 in the LeRoux Conference Room (STCN 160). If you would like to bring your furry friend to the event, please contact Katherine Fukumoto at as soon as possible.
    Library Performance Series
    Tuesday, May 20, 6:30 p.m.
    Second floor lobby, Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons

    Join us for the next event in the Library Performance Series, which will feature students in the Chamber Music Program under the direction of Quinton Morris. The performance will include Tchaikovsky Souvenir d’Florence, Dohnanyi Serenade in C major and Schubert Quartet no. 13 in A major. The featured student musicians are Antonio Dowling, Grant Hanner and Mariya Ksondzyk (violins); Chris Baltazar, Milena Marlier, Chyna Mapel and Emily O’Leary (violas); Dahae Cheong, Aaron Hauser and Cealice Kennison (celli). For more information, visit Library Performance Series or contact Melissa Chamberlain at
    “Scratch”: Spring Quarter
    Wednesday, May 21, 7:30 p.m.
    Lee Center for the Arts

    Curated, produced and performed by students, “Scratch,” now in its fifth season, presents original works, music, song, poetry, dance and more. Admission is free. For more information, visit Fine Arts or contact Em Olson at
    Bachelor of Fine Arts Photography Showcase
    Exhibition: May 22-June 14
    Opening Reception: May 22, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
    Vachon Gallery, Fine Arts Building

    The Department of Fine Arts presents the annual Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Photography Exhibition. Participating students, each with unique personal style, represent the graduating class from Seattle University’s BFA degree program in photography. Curated by Associate Professor of Photography Claire Garoutte. For more information, visit Fine Arts or contact Em Olson at
    Baseball vs. Bakersfield
    The Seattle University baseball team wraps up its second regular season in the Western Athletic Conference with a three-game series against the Bakersfield Roadrunners over the weekend at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. The series begins Thursday, May 15, at 6 p.m. Seattle U students, faculty and staff always receive free admission to Redhawk home baseball games, but Thursday is a good day for anyone else you know outside the university community to come watch collegiate baseball, as it is Thrifty Thursday at the park, with ALL tickets costing just $1 each. The series continues Friday, May 16, with a 6 p.m. first pitch. Before the series finale Saturday, May 17, seniors Mac Acker, Chase Fields, Cullen Hendrickson, Andrew Olson and Ryan Somers will be honored for their contributions to the Redhawk baseball program. First pitch on Saturday is scheduled for noon, so plan for an early start to the Senior Day ceremony. The Redhawks and Roadrunners have both clinched their spots in the WAC Baseball Tournament, but the weekend series is still key for seeding purposes. Take advantage of the expected good weather on Thursday and Friday, and come celebrate Senior Day on Saturday!
    Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society and School Psychology Book Drive
    Bailey Gatzert Elementary School is holding a Reading Olympics to excite students about reading. Students will win medals and prizes including books from their favorite reading series. Chi Sigma Iota International Counseling Honors Society and School Psychology Graduate Students need your help in purchasing books for these dedicated readers! Please bring new (or gently used) books from the following series: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Goosebumps, Pete the Cat, Bad Kitty, Cam Jansen, and The Magic Treehouse, to Loyola 500 by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 19. For more information, contact William O’Connell at
    Relay For Life
    Saturday, May 24, 4 p.m.-Sunday, May 25, 10 a.m.
    Seattle U Logan Field

    Join us for SU’s third annual Relay For Life, an American Cancer Society-sponsored event to increase cancer education and advocacy while fundraising for cancer research and patient services. The overnight event is an opportunity for the SU community to come together to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those lost to cancer and fight back against the disease. Teams walk around the track for 16-24 hours, with the goal of having at least one team member walking on the track for the entire time. To learn more and sign up to participate, visit Relay for Life is sponsored by the Colleges Against Cancer club. Have you been diagnosed with cancer in the past? Colleges Against Cancer would like to celebrate you and your fight against cancer at the Relay For Life. E-mail Lara Thomas at to learn more.
    Book Drive
    The Harry Potter Alliance is holding a book drive through Friday, May 16. Books can be dropped in collection boxes in the lobbies of Campion, Bellarmine and Xavier. They will be donated to the Brightmoor Community Center. Any and all books are welcome! Also be on the lookout for a Harry Potter bake sale this Friday. For more information, visit or contact Alex Pierce at
    Artivism: Social Justice Open Mic
    Thursday, May 29, 7 p.m.
    Wyckoff Auditorium (EGNR 200)

    Come join us for a night of expression. All forms of art (spoken word, performance art, visual media, painting, etc.) are welcome. The theme of the night is mass incarceration, but any social justice-minded piece is welcomed. Each performer will have up to five minutes to share their art with our community. Please sign up to perform or direct questions to Kayla Blau at For more information, visit Social Justice Open Mic. Sponsored by the Social Work Club.

    The 2014 Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition “A Shark Tank Experience”
    Tuesday, May 20, 4-7:30 p.m.
    Campion Ballroom

    The top teams will present their final pitches to an elite judging team for the chance to win a $10,000 grand prize. The event will be followed by a reception and ceremony. Students, families, friends and the general public of all ages are welcome, at no charge. Come vote for your favorite team and enjoy complimentary appetizers (while they last), networking opportunities and lots of fun. Register here. For more information, visit or contact Nettasha Reese in the Albers Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at
    Film Screening and Lecture—Wang Renmei: The Wildcat of Shanghai
    Wednesday, May 14, 4-6 p.m.
    Bannan Auditorium

    Richard Meyer, film studies faculty member, will talk about his latest book Wang Renmei: The Wildcat of Shanghai (Hong Kong University Press, 2013) and show one of Wang’s most famous films “Wild Rose” that he helped to restore. Meyer specializes in the cinema of China. In addition to teaching and writing about film, he worked in public television for many years as a producer, writer and editor of films. He came to Seattle in 1972 as general manager of KCTS, Channel 9, from New York where he was vice president for WNET-TV. He is currently a member of the Seattle International Film Festival Board of Directors and president emeritus of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival. He will teach a four-week summer session on the “History of Chinese Film.” Sponsored by Asian Studies and Film Studies. For more information, contact Enyu Zhang at
    Saturday, May 17, 1-10 p.m.
    Seattle University Union Green/Quad

    SEAC’s 25th annual Quadstock Music Festival at Seattle University will be one to remember! From 1 to 4 p.m., Quadstock at The Green will be open with KSUB Radio at Seattle University providing live, local bands. There will be a bouncy house, free Redzone hats and tons of other fun being put on by local clubs and organizations. The bouncy house and most of the activities will be free, but bring some cash for some extra fun activities and club fundraising activities. At 5 p.m., the Quad will open for a west coast lineup that is sure to be killer, including COHO, Shelton Harris, Sea Wolf and Best Coast. There will be free food while supplies last and more food that you can buy after the free food runs out. Tickets are $20 at the CAC and $25 at the door. They will sell out fast. There will be no bags allowed and no re-entry after 9 p.m. For more information, visit Quadstock or contact Please note: The Upper Mall will be closed periodically throughout the day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 16 for load-in and setup. The mall will also be closed all day Saturday, May 17 for the music festival and periodically from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, May 18, for load-out and tear down. For more information, contact Meech Pelletier at
    SU Campus Store Sidewalk Sale
    May 14-15, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Seattle University Campus Store

    The Seattle University Campus Store is having a sidewalk sale in the hallway right outside the store’s main entrance. There will be loads of SU and Redhawks gifts and apparel for up to 50 percent off. Many of these designs, once sold, will never be back again, so if there’s that special hoodie you’ve been wanting, this might be your last chance. Sale is limited to only what is displayed on sale tables and does not include items inside the store. Limited to stock on hand; no additional discounts. For more information, visit Campus Store or contact Kathy Straughan at 296-5820.
    Third Annual Seattle University Choirs Talent Show
    Monday, May 19, 8 p.m.
    Pigott Auditorium

    The Seattle University Choirs present their third annual Talent Show, a benefit for the Daughters of Mary. Tickets are $5; you can buy them from any member of the Choirs or at the door. SUCCULENT (Seattle University Choir Crafters’ Unique, Luxurious, Elegant, Nifty Treasures) members will offer a variety of unique handmade items for sale at this event. All proceeds from the show and the craft sales will go to the Daughters of Mary in support of their work with the marginalized women and children of Uganda. For more information, visit Music or contact Lee Peterson at
    Nursing’s Lunchtime Scholar Series with GG Salvatierra and Benjamin Miller
    Thursday, May 15, 12:20-1:45 p.m.
    Admin 307

    Two nursing faculty will present on their recent research:
    ·        Assistant Professor GG Salvatierra’s research focuses on “Rapid Response Team Implementation and In-Hospital Mortality.” Her findings on the topic were recently published in the journal Critical Care Medicine. Salvatierra is also interested in transforming nursing education through the implementation of educational pedagogies and methodologies in the classroom.
    ·        Assistant Professor Benjamin Miller will discuss “Gender Disparities between Health and Wealth in Rural Tanzania.” Miller conducted his original research in rural Tanzania in 2012, describing the prevalence of diabetes in rural Tanzania along with an association between the development of non-communicable diseases and the effects of globalization. This presentation is a secondary analysis of the original data collected in 2012.
    You are welcome to bring your lunch to this presentation. For more information, visit or contact Beth Branchaw at
    Intramural Upcoming Registration Deadlines
    Spring is here and UREC Intramurals are about to start. Sign up at  to play in the sport you love at no cost.
    ·        Muggle Quidditch Tournament (co-ed: 4 males/3 females or 3 males/4 females); deadline—May 20, noon; dates of play—May 27, 28 and 29, 6-11 p.m.
    ·        Ultimate Frisbee Tournament (co-ed: 4 males/3 females or 3 males/4 females); deadline—May 21, noon; date of play—Friday, May 30, 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, May 31, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    ·        Outdoor Tennis Singles Tournament (men’s and women’s divisions); deadline—May 21, noon; date of play—June 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    For more information, contact Blake Simpfenderfer in University Recreation at
    Women’s Leadership and Networking Group Lunch Meeting
    Wednesday, May 14, 12:05 p.m.
    Casey 500

    Faculty and staff are invited to participate in this opportunity for networking, empowerment and educational sessions for women professionals. Bring your lunch. Attendees will discuss the book How Remarkable Women Lead by Joanna Barsh. Meetings take place the second Wednesday of each month. For more information, contact Kristen Carstens in University Recreation at
    Life In My Body Performance
    Thursday, May 15, 7 p.m.
    Bannan Auditorium (Bannan 102)

    Come hear spoken word exploring diversity and the many ways in which our bodies shape our life experiences! Enjoy an evening of powerful poetry and prose and support your fellow SU community members as they share their stories of race, gender, sexuality and life in their bodies. Free desserts and coffee. Sponsored by the Society of Feminists and the Multicultural Programming Fund. For more information, click here or contact Emma DeFontes at
    MentesdelAlma (Mind of Soul)
    Friday, May 16
    4:30-5 p.m., pre-funk; 5-6:30 p.m. event
    Student Center 322

    You are invited to join others in a space that is dedicated to sharing experiences and realities but most importantly dedicated to having soulful fun. This is an opportunity to perform whatever form of art you prefer. There will be a sign-up sheet at the event but you can contact or ahead of time to request anything you might need to prepare for your performance. Sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Student Alliance (LA CASA).


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