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  • This Week at Seattle University, 5/26-30

    AMA Speaker Series: Jerry Stritzke, CEO of REI
    Thursday, May 29, 6-7 p.m.
    Bannan 102

    The Seattle University American Marketing  Association (AMA) is honored to host Stritzke the final speaker of its 2013-2014 Speaker Series. Stritze will speak on leadership in business and will offer his advice to graduating seniors as they seek new opportunities after college. His impressive career includes serving as the president and COO of Coach and co-leader and COO of Victoria’s Secret. Since being at REI, Striztke has brought great success to retail operations, customer engagement and brand building. He is an alumnus of the University of Oklahoma, from which he received his Juris Doctor. If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Parsay at or Josh Bell at
    The President’s Commencement Brunch: Volunteers Wanted
    Saturday, June 14, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Seattle Sheraton Hotel

    Help celebrate the Class of 2014 at The President’s Commencement Brunch! This event requires more than 90 volunteers and the Alumni Relations office is seeking faculty and staff to volunteer and help celebrate with the class of 2014. As members of the university community who have been present for their student experience, attending Commencement Brunch will make the event all the more meaningful to them. Faculty and staff are being are being asked to serve in either of the following capacities.
    ·        Table volunteers: sit with families, enjoy brunch and share your experiences.
    ·        General event volunteers: work registration, welcome guests, usher guests to tables or help at the shuttle bus stations.
    Volunteer online at Commencement Brunch
    Why volunteer? You’ll get a free brunch at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, hear Father Steve like you’ve rarely heard him before, celebrate with our graduating students, have a chance to see yourself in the September edition of Seattle Met, which will have a photo booth at the event  and free transportation from the SU Seal to and from the Sheraton (parking on the Seattle University Campus will be free).
    For more information, contact Mary Ellen Engman in Alumni Relations at
    Just Sustainability: Hope for the Commons
    The Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability is hosting its inaugural conference at SU ( Aug. 7-9. All faculty and staff are invited; CEJS is offering a special, early bird, price of only $125. Earth Day co-founder Denis Hayes will speak; Bill McKibben will present via a live video feed. The conference will focus on the intimate connections between environmental justice and sustainability. Attendees will have a unique opportunity to connect with researchers, businesses and communities that are bringing these issues to the fore of public discourse. Register at: Just Sustainability. For more information, contact Mike Schut at
    Appreciation Celebration Is Tomorrow
    SU’s annual Appreciation Celebration for Seattle University faculty and staff takes place noon-3 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, May 30, in the Connolly Center, North Court. All faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to attend! Members of the university community who are retiring, receiving special awards and emeritus/a status, or who have completed 40, 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, 10 and 5 years of service during calendar year 2014 will be recognized. All offices are authorized to close at noon to allow employees to attend the party. As an additional expression of thanks, staff employees can begin their weekends at the close of the event. Staff employees who choose not to attend the Appreciation Event are expected to work until 3 p.m.
    Questioning for Purpose: A Workshop on Career and Life Stage Discernment
    Wednesday, June 4, 10-11:30 a.m.
    Hunthausen 100

    Wondering what to do next with your life, passions, gifts, skills or career? This is a free interactive workshop for those seeking to deeply consider their career and potential life changes. The workshop includes opportunities for self-reflection, journaling, pair-share and guided discussion. RSVP to Colette Casavant at or 296-5333. For more information, visit
    Projects Day 2014
    Friday, June 6, 12:30-7 p.m.
    Sullivan Hall

    Come see real-world projects at the 27th Annual Projects Day. Thirty-four design project teams will give their final presentations in the following areas: Civil and Environmental Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Computer Science and Software Engineering; and Masters of Software Engineering. In addition, Masters of Business Administration (MBA) project teams from the Albers School of Business and Economics will present projects in the areas of new ventures, international business and consulting.
    Sponsoring companies include: Microsoft, Boeing, PACCAR, Costco, Philips Medical, Honeywell, PEMCO, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Seattle City Light, King County and many others. After the presentation sessions, each team will present their design materials, prototypes and final products at a poster board session. The day will conclude with a reception.
    To register for the event and to download the program, visit Projects Day. For more information, contact Ernie Lou at
    American Refugees: Four Animated Short Films about Real Families, Homelessness and Resilience
    Monday, June 2, 4 p.m.
    Pigott Auditorium

    “American Refugees” was produced as part of Seattle University’s Film and Family Homelessness Project, which is managed by Lindy Boustedt and funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: a child recounts her family’s hard times; a couple ponders buying a foreclosed home; families describe shelter living; and a Marysville teen raps about homelessness. Come see these films on the big screen and learn how you can get involved in the fight to end family homelessness. There will be an interactive Q&A after the screening. Click here for an inside peek of the films. For more information, contact Lindy Boustedt at or 354-5032.
    International Internships in Nicaragua
    Thursday, May 29, 12:30 p.m.
    Pigott 107

    Two Matteo Ricci College students will share their experiences in Nicaragua. Morgan Marler (’14, BAHT) will reflect on her work designing and implementing an evaluation system for a youth organization. Eric Sype (’15, BAHT) will talk about his experience as a program coordinator intern with Casa Verde. Sponsored by the Matteo Ricci College Poverty Education Center. For more information, contact Audrey Hudgins at
    Student Leaders Wanted
    Do you know of students who have leadership potential and want to make an impact in their community?  It’s not too late for them to apply to be leaders in the Center for Service and Community Engagement. Please encourage them to join a community of change-makers by applying for a CSCE leadership position today. Applications will be accepted for the few remaining open positions on a rolling basis. Students can apply at CSCE. The deadline is Friday, May 30. Spots will fill up fast, so don’t wait. Please contact Kelly Benkert for more information at
    Simple Service Fair
    Thursday, May 29, 12:30-2 p.m.
    Student Center Hearth

    Stop by the Hearth on the first floor of the Student Center and give a little time for a lot of change. This fun event will feature games and other easy ways to make a positive impact on the community without spending too much time or money. As a thank you for coming to the event and completing some tasks, you will receive a free Top Pot doughnut. For more information, visit Simple Service Fair or contact Jayna Funakoshi at Sponsored by the Albers Undergraduate Leadership Development Program.
    Mal Blum and DIY Buttons
    Wednesday, May 28, 6:30 p.m.
    STCN Hearth

    Come by the Hearth to make your own buttons. You can make them small or large and bring your own pictures, newspaper clippings or drawings. Folk-punk (mostly folk) artist Mal Blum will be performing. For more information, visit SEAC or contact Marcus Shriver at


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