This Month at Seattle University

Written by Kristina Alvarado
December 16, 2014
International Education Week (I-Week) Program Submission
Due date ? Tuesday, Dec. 23, 4:30 p.m.

Earlier this academic quarter the International Student Center and the Office of Global Engagement released an I-Week ?Call for Programs? encouraging faculty, staff and students to submit I-Week program proposals to participate in SU?s 2015 International Education Week which takes place Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2015. This is a reminder that to be considered for the calendar, submissions need to be e-mailed to Ryan Greene at no later than 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 23.

A full proposal submission must include: (1) the title of the program; (2) a contact person and contact information for the event (phone and SU e-mail will be included in the public calendar for PR purposes); (3) a date and time of the program; (4) the location of the event (if you do not already have a reserved location contact Conference and Events Services at; (5) a brief description not to exceed two sentences; and (6) SU organizations/offices/centers coordinating and sponsoring the event so it can they can be include on the calendar. All programs submitted should examine or address an international theme or issue. This year?s I-Week theme is ?Around the World: No Visa Required.?
For more information, please visit

Holiday Wreath-Making with the Grounds Department
Tuesday, Dec. 16, noon-1 p.m.
Grounds/Biology Greenhouse
Join the Grounds Department for their annual wreath-making event. Grounds staff will provide instruction, tools and materials for you to make a beautiful wreath to grace your door this season. Or bring your own contribution of greens if you have them. The greenhouse is located on the east side of 13th Ave., between E. Columbia St. and E. Cherry St. Hot cider and lots of laughter and good cheer will be served. For more information, contact Janice Murphy at

Men?s Basketball vs. Northwest University
Monday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m.
Connolly Center North Court
For the first time in six seasons, the Seattle University men?s basketball team plays a home game on campus at the Connolly Center, as the Redhawks take on the Northwest University Eagles. This will be the second of four games Seattle U plays over the span of nine nights before Christmas, and the Redhawks are looking to create positive momentum heading into the holiday break. This game is NOT part of the season ticket packages for those who have season tickets to Seattle U men?s basketball games at KeyArena. However, ALL Seattle U faculty and staff are entitled to two free tickets, subject to availability, for every Redhawk home game. Just show your ID to the ticket people in the Connolly Center lobby on Monday and you will receive your free ticket(s). Doors open at 6 p.m., so come to the Connolly Center and cheer on the Redhawks!

Women?s Basketball vs. San Francisco and Montana
The Seattle University women?s basketball team continues its seven-game homestand, first with a matin?e against fellow Jesuit school San Francisco this Sunday, Dec. 14, starting at 2 p.m. After defeating Loyola Marymount last Saturday, the Redhawks will be looking for another victory against a peer institution. On Wednesday, Dec. 17, Seattle U plays another afternoon game, this time against the Montana Grizzlies starting at 2 p.m. The Redhawks are continuing to prepare for the upcoming conference schedule, making these games important in that process. Subject to availability, all Seattle U faculty and staff can receive up to two free tickets to all home basketball games at the Connolly Center, so join the crowd in supporting the Redhawks!

Lemieux Library Winter Break Hours
Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons will be open limited hours Dec. 15-23: Monday-Wednesday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.; and closed on Saturday and Sunday, December 20 and 21. The library will be closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1. The library reopens with limited hours on Friday, Jan. 2, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., will be closed Saturday, Jan. 3, and has limited hours on Sunday, Jan. 4, 1-9 p.m. Research Services and the Media Production Center will offer limited services during hours of operation. All other services including the Learning Assistance Programs, Math Lab, and the Writing Center will resume in January. Library hours are also available here. For more information, contact Melissa Chamberlain at

Coffee, Conversation and Seattle University Campus Tour
Thursday Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Meet in Hunthausen Hall, second floor lobby

Come learn more about the School of Theology and Ministry?s graduate programs. Join us for coffee, meet a current student, and explore the SU campus. The school offers graduate programs in Transformational Leadership, Couples and Family Therapy, Divinity, Chaplaincy, Spiritual Direction and more. For more information, visit School of Theology and Ministry or contact Colette Casavant at or 296-5333.

Gratitude Book Group
Jan. 8, Feb. 5 and March 5, 12:30-1:20 p.m.
Wismer Center (4th floor, Loyola)
You are invited to join the Gratitude Book Group for winter quarter. Participants will receive a free copy of Gratefulness, The heart of Prayer: An Approach to Life in Fullness. The group will meet the first Thursday of each month, January-March. To sign up, RSVP to Thorne Clayton-Falls at by Dec. 12. Sponsored by the Gaffney Chair.

Women?s Basketball vs. San Diego
Friday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m.
Connolly Center

The Seattle University women?s basketball team got back on the winning track this past Saturday with a hard-fought victory over Loyola Marymount. After taking finals this week, the Redhawks resume their seven-game homestand with a contest against the San Diego Toreros. This is the second of three straight games against West Coast Conference schools for SU, and the Redhawks want to prove that they can compete with the teams from the WCC. Admission is free for all Seattle U faculty and staff, so start the weekend by coming to the Connolly Center and supporting the Redhawks!

Racial Justice Lecture and Panel: ?Fortune?s Bones: The Manumission Requiem?
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Casey Commons (Casey 500)

This Racial Justice Lecture by Stephen Newby is part of the Seattle Fortune?s Bones Project Community Events. Newby is associate professor of music, director of composition and director of the Center for Worship at Seattle Pacific University. He will explore particular theological implications and their workings as found in Ysaye Barnwell?s ?Fortune?s Bones.? Newby will discuss how the music and text instantiates notions of how we deal with freedom, the afterlife, the pursuit of cultural heritage and race relations. The panel will relate this lecture to historical and contemporary times.

This project is inspired by a book authored by Marilyn Nelson titled Fortune?s Bones: The Manumission Requiem, which has inspired a Seattle community-wide exploration of the story of Fortune. An enslaved African American who lived in Waterbury, Conn., in the late 1700s, Fortune was married and the father of four children. When he died in 1798, his legal owner preserved his skeleton to further the study of anatomy. Fortune was properly buried on Sept. 12, 2013 in Waterbury after laying in state in the Capitol rotunda in Hartford. You can read more here.

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets can be reserved at Brown Paper Tickets. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Justice in Society. For more information, contact Pamela Taylor at or 296-2678.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center Holiday/Business Plan Competition Mixer
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 6-8 p.m.
Admission & Alumni Building
Come mingle and connect with ?entrepreneurial-minded students, alums and Seattle area business leaders where you?ll be warmed by networking, conversation and a brief presentation regarding the upcoming 2015, 17th Annual Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition. Appetizers and drinks will be provided (while they last). Admission is FREE. For more information, please contact Nettasha Reese at or 296-5715. For more information, visit Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center.

Directing Scenes 2014
Dec. 10 & 11, 7:30 p.m.
Lee Center for the Arts
You are invited to this smorgasbord of short plays and scenes directed by junior and senior students from the THTR 420 Directing class. Free admission: donations accepted for student-run productions. Presented by ARTS at Seattle U. For more information contact 296-2244 or Sam Asher at

Big Brothers Big Sisters Brown Bag Lunch
Tuesday, Dec. 16, noon-1 p.m.
Center for Service and Community Engagement
The Center for Service and Community Engagement will be hosting a brown bag lunch information session so that interested people can learn more about this wonderful partner organization. The lunch will be held in the CSCE office in the Douglas in the large conference room. BBBS is launching a mentoring program at Bailey Gatzert Elementary and will be talking about different ways to get involved with their organization. If this is something you are interested in, RSVP to Genevieve Venable at

Help Collect 100 Pounds of Books
The Best Friend Library in Mae Sot, Thailand, which serves Burmese refugees is in need of books. Morgan Frost of the Writing Center, who worked with the library?s founder Ashin Issariya in 2011, will be reconnecting with him over the holiday break. Issariya has expressed that the library?s greatest need is more books?children?s books, young adult fiction/non-fiction and adult fiction/non-fiction. The goal is to fill two carry-on bags (50 lbs. each) with books to bring The Best Friend Library. Bring your books to LEML 262 or contact Frost at to arrange a pick-up or drop-off. The collection will continue through Monday, Dec. 15. For more information, visit

Faculty/Staff Clothing Swap
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Boeing Room (LEML 122)

Looking to decrease clutter in your closet and freshen up your wardrobe? Bring in professional clothing, accessories, bags and shoes that are clean and in good condition. Items that remain after the swap will be donated to benefit Kristy?s Cape Academy. For more information, please contact Denise Burns at or Tatiana Saroca at

Fitness Center Winter Break Hours
The following are operational hours for the Eisiminger Fitness Center during winter break:
Dec. 12: ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Dec. 13: ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Dec. 14: ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?Noon-8 p.m.
Dec. 15-19: ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Dec. 20: ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Dec. 21-Jan. 4: ? ? ? ? ? Closed
For more information, visit University Recreation or contact Kristen Carstens at

Reprographic, SUperCopy and Mailing Services Winter Break Hours
Reprographic, SUperCopy and Mailing Services hours of operations for Dec. 15-23 will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Reprographic will be closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1. Mailing Services will have limited morning hours during the holiday break to sort incoming mail and will process limited outgoing USPS mail. Other courier services (UPS, Federal Express and DHL) will not be available. Regular hours of operation will resume on Jan. 2. For more information, contact Susan Zaley Oistad at or 296-2658.

2015 Anne Carragher Wellness Challenge (Jan. 12-Feb. 20)
Registration open now through Jan. 9
2015 is just around the corner and with it will come the Anne Carragher Wellness Challenge?a six-week, campus-wide team challenge toward holistic wellness. Join up with three other faculty, staff or students?all you need is a team name and some excitement about making small changes to live a healthier life. For more information and to register, visit Carragher Wellness Challenge. Contact Jazz Espiritu at with any questions.

Host an Event: The Anne Carragher Wellness Challenge is looking for events to incorporate into the program. It?s easy?you host an event and the challenge helps promote your event and offers points for attendance. Please contact Kira Glynn (, if you have an event you would like to be included and promoted through the Wellness Challenge. Organizers are looking for balance in the five dimensions of wellness, as follows.
Week 1 (Jan. 12): Goal Setting
Week 2 (Jan. 19): Physical Wellness
Week 3 (Jan. 26): Emotional Wellness
Week 4 (Feb. 2): Spiritual Wellness
Week 5 (Feb. 9): Intellectual Wellness
Week 6 (Feb. 16): Social Wellness

1914 Christmas Truce 100th Anniversary Commemoration
Thursday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m.
University Temple United Methodist Church (1415 NE 43rd St., Seattle)
Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the incredible 1914 Christmas Truce of World War I, when soldiers from both sides laid down weapons to celebrate a day of Christmas peace. Hear stories and songs from the era, featuring music by John McCutcheon and the Seattle Labor Chorus. This is an interfaith and non-sectarian event. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event. For more information, visit Christmas Truce. Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry, Church Council of Greater Seattle, Community of Christ, University Temple UMC. For more information, contact Anson Laytner at or 296-6958.

Moral Mondays at SU: Amnesty International Report on Ferguson
Monday, Dec. 8, 5:30 p.m.
Casey Atrium (first floor)

Sara Schmidt, senior organizer for Amnesty International USA, will share findings of the recent report on Ferguson. Please note this Moral Monday at SU event is happening two days before Human Rights Day. You can RSVP for this free event by e-mailing

OMA Speaks on Ferguson
Following is a message from the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA):
The actions taken by our state-based systems in Ferguson, MO is the continuation of a long history of the United States devaluing Black lives. The deadly combination of racism, police profiling, excessive use of lethal force and a general disregard for the lives of black and brown people is our greatest enemy.

We collectively mourn for Michael Brown and every victim of state-based violence. We are in solidarity with our colleagues in the broader civil rights community in condemning the grand jury decision, and send our strength and support to the family and friends of Michael Brown and the entire Ferguson community as they continue to grieve and struggle for justice.

At OMA, we understand that state-based violence is an issue that affects us all and we must continue to work as a collective campus community for justice. Our primary work at OMA is to provide space for all students to gather, to educate and be educated, to heal from their own experiences of institutionalized racism, to address structural racism in our everyday lives, and to be in solidarity across our differences of identity and experience.

Please join OMA on Dec. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Student Center Hearth for a community dialogue centering Ferguson and a broader conversation on why race still matters.

In closing, the powerful words of James Baldwin still ring true: ?It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.?

In solidarity,
Office of Multicultural Affairs Staff
For more information, contact Tiffany Gray in the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 296-6078.

Seattle U License Plate Auction Now Live
Seattle U license plates are finally here! Twenty three of the first 25 plates will be auctioned off Dec. 2-12. You can own a part of SU history by bidding on one of the first Seattle U plates. Why not bid on your lucky number? One hundred percent of the proceeds from this auction will go to support Seattle University student scholarships. Drive with pride and bid on your plate today at

Not interested in bidding on a plate but still want to show your support? License plates will be available for purchase from the Department of Licensing on Jan. 2, 2015. Visit SU plates for the details. For more information, contact the Seattle University Alumni Association at

How about a Service Trip to Belize in March 2015?
Applications due by Dec. 19
Interested in a rewarding international service trip? Join the Professionals Without Borders (PWOB) team and fellow students, faculty and staff on a trip to Belize. Participants will assist Liberty Children?s Home in Ladyville, near Belize City, with the refurbishing of the dining and kitchen facilities. Liberty provides a natural environment, love, nurturing and a high standard of education for abused, neglected or abandoned children. PWOB, in cooperation with their donors, have sponsored critical improvements to assist in creating a safe and sustainable environment for these children. There will be two tourism days devoted to sightseeing, including Mayan temples and Caye Caulker. For more information and an application, please visit PWOB. Further questions can be directed to Dawn Madore at or 296-2348.

Library Performance Series
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 4 p.m.
Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, 2nd Floor Lobby
This collaborative project between the Library and the Instrumental Music Program, under the direction of Quinton Morris, begins its third year with chamber music performances by the following SU students: Emily Draayer, Antonio Dowling, Grant Hanner, and Mariya Ksondzyk, violins; Chris Baltazar, Chyna Mapel, and Milena Marlier, violas; and Dahae Cheong, Aaron Hauser and Cealice Kennison, celli. Pieces to be performed include Schubert?s C major Cello Quintet; Schubert?s String Trio in B-flat major; and Passacaglia in G Minor for Violin and Viola by Johan Halvorsen based on a theme by Georg Friedrich Handel. Students, faculty and staff are invited to take advantage of this earlier, more convenient start time to hear and to support SU?s student musicians. (Originally scheduled for Nov. 12; now re-scheduled.) For more information, contact John Popko at

Women?s Basketball vs. Washington
Thursday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m.
KeyArena at Seattle Center

The Seattle University women?s basketball team plays its annual game at KeyArena, taking on the Washington Huskies. The Redhawks look to get back on the winning track, while the Huskies hope to continue their five-game winning streak. At halftime, there will be a special ceremony honoring Women in Leadership, featuring Michele Murray, vice president for Student Development; F? Lopez, graduate of the School of Law; Karen Bryant, former president and CEO of the Seattle Storm; Kathleen O?Toole, current chief of police in the city of Seattle; and Anne Farrell, trustee emeritus of Seattle University. Subject to availability, SU faculty and staff can receive two free tickets by going to the Will Call window on the East side of KeyArena. Come help Seattle U Athletics honor Women in Leadership and cheer on the Redhawks!

Men?s Basketball vs. Eastern Washington (including halftime concert)
Saturday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m.
KeyArena at Seattle Center

The Seattle University men?s basketball team faces in-state rival Eastern Washington. The Redhawks will be playing their fourth game in eight nights and look to bring positive momentum into this contest. Meanwhile, the Eagles just defeated the Indiana Hoosiers at historic Assembly Hall and bring confidence from that win into this contest. Thanks to a partnership between Seattle U Athletics and the Foundation, Saturday?s game has been named Hoops for Haiyan and will feature a special performance by, one of the founding members of The Black Eyed Peas, and local favorite Massive Monkees. Because of the anticipated crowd interested in both the game and the halftime performance, the availability of faculty and staff tickets may be more limited than usual, so faculty and staff members interested in attending the game should get their two free tickets early from the Will Call window on the east side of KeyArena before they run out. Come to KeyArena this Saturday, support a good cause and cheer on the Redhawks!

Women?s Basketball vs. Loyola Marymount
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2 p.m.
Connolly Center

The Seattle University women?s basketball team continues its seven-game homestand. This will be the first of three straight contests against West Coast Conference opponents, and the Redhawks would like to perform well against schools from that league. As always, admission to Seattle U women?s basketball home games at the Connolly Center is free for Seattle U faculty and staff, subject to ticket availability. Come spend part of the weekend supporting the Redhawks!

Swimming at Husky Invitational
The Seattle University swim team wraps up its fall season by participating in the Husky Invitational, located at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. The meet will take place Friday through Sunday, Dec. 5-7, with preliminary sessions starting at 9:30 a.m. each day, and finals beginning at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Head on down to one of the best swim facilities in the country and support the Redhawks!

Racial Justice Film ? ?Mandela: The Last Lion of Africa?
Friday, Dec. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Pigott Auditorium

Dec. 5 is the one-year anniversary of the passing of Nelson Mandela. This documentary film is a tribute to Mandela, South Africa?s first black president. Featured are interviews with his wife Winnie Mandela, footage from his life, and President Obama?s tribute to him at his 2013 memorial. Ponder and reflect on how you remember and are influenced by the legacy of Nelson Mandela. What should be done to further uplift his legacy? Please stay after for a short discussion. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Justice in Society. For more information, visit Mandela or contact Pamela Taylor at or 296-2678.

Thankful to Be Redhawks
Seattle University students Isobel Press and Nicole Harvey have created this BuzzFeed list of ?28 Reasons We?re Thankful to Be SeattleU Redhawks.? Enjoy?and Happy Thanksgiving!

Men?s Basketball vs. Cal State Northridge
Saturday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m.
KeyArena at Seattle Center

The Seattle University men?s basketball team returns to KeyArena to take on Cal State Northridge. The Redhawks have played close games so far this season and will be looking for fan support to help them break through and pick up positive momentum heading into the month of December. Senior guard Isiah Umipig is second in the country in three-pointers made (18) and fourth in Division I in three-pointers made per game (4.5). Faculty and staff are eligible for two free tickets, subject to availability, for every Redhawk home game at KeyArena by going to the Will Call window on the east side of the arena. Carve out some time during the Thanksgiving holiday to cheer on the Redhawks at the Key!

Women?s Basketball vs. Idaho
Saturday, Nov. 29, 1 p.m.
Connolly Center

After playing three of its first four games of the season on the road, the Seattle University women?s basketball team begins a seven-game homestand against former conference rival Idaho. The Redhawks will be looking for some payback, as the Vandals were the team to defeat Seattle U in each of the past two WAC Tournament title games. Idaho has moved on to the Big Sky Conference, but the regional rivalry remains. Subject to availability, Seattle U faculty and staff receive two free tickets to all home basketball games at the Connolly Center. Spend some of the Thanksgiving weekend rooting on the Redhawks!

Redhawk Spirit Clinic
Sunday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Connolly Center
Come join the men and women of the Seattle University Cheer and Dance Team for a fun-filled day of cheering, dancing, stunting and much more. Kick off the day with the Redhawk Spirit Clinic where participants will learn material and techniques from the current Seattle U cheerleaders, dancers and coaching staff. Included with registration is a Redhawk Spirit Clinic t-shirt, snacks and beverages throughout the day, admittance into the Redhawk women?s basketball game on Dec. 12 at the Connolly Center and an invitation to perform with the SU Cheer and Dance Team during halftime of this same game. Additional game tickets for friends and family can be purchased at a discounted rate. This event is for guys and girls in grades K-12. The cost is $35 per participant, or $30 per participant if registering four or more campers, with group discounts available for team registrations. For more information, contact head cheerleading coach Travis Millspaugh at (206) 384-6159 or

Blood Drive
Wednesday, Nov. 26
9 a.m.-3 p.m. (closed for lunch, 11-11:45 a.m.)
Chardin 142
Puget Sound Blood Center is holding a Thanksgiving Blood Drive at SU and your help is needed. The holidays tend to be slower for blood donations. For more information and to schedule an appointment, visit PSBC. Questions can be directed to Michelle Mattox at

Seattle University Veterans Committee Meeting and Holiday Muster
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 6 p.m.
STCN 390

Come hear the results of the Fall Veteran Survey. The committee is also looking to celebrate the end of the quarter, completion of Seattle Stand Down and the holiday season. Complete a brief survey on where you?d like to gather at 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12. The chosen location will be announced on Facebook on Wednesday, Dec. 10. For more information, contact Jaime at

Outdoor Adventure Recreation?s 3rd Annual Gear Swap
Friday, Jan. 23, 5-7 p.m.
Boeing Room

Do you have outdoor gear that you want, or want to trade up? Now is your chance! Over the break, be sure to gather up any items you?d like to sell at a price you?ve determined. Once back on campus, bring the items to the OAR office to be included in the Gear Swap Inventory. You do not have to be present at the event, OAR will consignment sell the gear for you. Make money, get paid! Nothing to sell, stop by the event and buy new-to-you equipment at good prices. OAR will have a plethora of stuff including backpacks, bikes, skis, shoes, clothing, and more. OAR will also have raffle drawings for great prizes (including lift tickets, climbing passes, free OAR trips, ski films and more.). Outdoorsy movies playing on the big screen. Music with the oohntz oohntz to jam to. Cookies and hot cocoa mania. For more information, contact

Racial Justice Book Group : ?Racial Justice and the Catholic Church? by Bryan Massingale
Friday, Jan. 16, Jan. 30 and Feb. 13, 2015, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Casey 517

The Center for the Study of Justice in Society invites you to a bring-your-lunch group to discuss, in three parts, the award-winning book Racial Justice and the Catholic Church. Confronting racism is difficult but essential to healing the brokenness in our society. According to Bryan Massingale, ?We all are wounded by the sin of racism... How can we struggle together against an evil that harms us all?? The book examines the presence of racism in America from its early history through the Civil Rights Movement and the election of Barack Obama. It also explores how Catholic social teaching has been used?and not used?to promote reconciliation and justice. Massingale writes from an abiding conviction that the Catholic faith and the black experience make essential contributions in the continuing struggle against racial injustice that is the work of all people. To participate, please respond to by Dec. 8 and indicate if you will need a copy of the book. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Justice in Society. Questions can be directed to Pamela Taylor at 296-2678.

Thanksgiving Holiday Fitness Center Hours
The following are operational hours of the Eisiminger Fitness Center during the Thanksgiving Holiday:
Nov. 26, 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Nov. 27-28, closed
Nov. 29-30, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; lap swim noon-2 p.m.
For more information, visit University Recreation or contact Kristen Carstens at

Seattle University Student Nurses Association Holiday Toy Drive
Support Seattle University Student Nurses Association?s annual toy drive by donating a new or very gently used toy now through Dec. 12. The fundraiser benefits local foster kids through the non-profit organization Treehouse for Kids. Specific wish list items can be found here, and toys can be dropped off in the Garrand lobby or Clinical Performance Laboratory front desk. For more information, contact Lizzie Jester at

Doctor of Ministry Information Session
Wednesday, Dec. 3, noon-1:20 p.m.
Hunthausen 100

The School of Theology and Ministry?s Doctor of Ministry degree is designed to challenge ministers and pastoral leaders to go deeper into their calling. Come see if this degree is right for you. For more information, visit School of Theology and Ministry or contact Colette Casavant at

Notice of Facilities Work ? Hunthausen Exterior
Facilities will have Western Waterproofing and Petrochem Scaffolding on campus to install scaffolding around the entire exterior of Hunthausen the week of Dec. 1-5. The scaffolding, which will be up until the end of January, is being used to repair, pressure wash, and seal the exterior of the Hunthausen building. No work can be done during finals week, so the scaffolding must go up the first week of December to maximize the amount of loud work that can be done over winter break. For more information, contact Kavik Frol in Facilities at

Nicaragua Fair Trade Event for Lunch (and Free Fair Trade Coffee)
Monday, Nov. 24, noon-1:30 p.m.
Casey Commons

Come join in welcoming colleagues from Nicaragua, Professor Carlos Vallejos of UCA Managua and Anier Saenz, president of the CECOSEMAC cooperative in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Vallejos and Saenz will make a presentation on their experiences with Fair Trade Coffee. Exciting news will also be shared about SU?s campaign to join the Fair Trade Universities under the sponsorship of the Global Business Club of SU. RSVP to Sue Jackels at Attendees will enjoy free lunch and complimentary bags of Fair Trade coffee from Nicaragua! This event is funded through a grant from Fair Trade Universities USA. Sponsored by the SU Global Business Club, Fair Trade Universities USA, Seattle University and University of Central America Managua.

Men?s Basketball vs. Washington
Friday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m.
KeyArena at Seattle Center
Coming off a convincing victory over Nebraska Omaha Wednesday night, the Seattle U men?s basketball team welcomes the Washington Huskies to KeyArena for the annual crosstown showdown. Both teams bring experience into this year?s matchup, and neither squad will back down against its intracity rival. A big crowd is expected to watch purple clash with red. Seattle U faculty and staff can receive two free tickets, subject to availability, to every Redhawk regular home basketball game at KeyArena, including this one, by going to the Will Call on the East side of the arena. There will be a pregame rally starting at 6 p.m. in Club Live to get everyone ready for the big game. It will be Red Friday, so wear red and cheer on the Redhawks!

Christmas Tree Lighting
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 6:30-8 p.m. (Lighting will take place around 7:15 p.m.)
Student Center/Library and Learning Commons Plaza

Don?t miss Seattle University?s Annual Christmas tree lighting. Join the Seattle University community as we gather to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season. A cookie and hot cocoa reception will be held in the Student Center Hearth at 6:30 p.m. The Student Center will also feature crafts, music, games and an appearance from Santa Claus. Outside there will be a short program, caroling and the lighting of the tree in the Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons Plaza around 7:15 p.m. After the tree is lit, the festivities move to Pigott Auditorium where the film ?Frozen? will be shown. For more information, visit Christmas Tree Lighting or contact Nayland Olsen in Student Development at

The Seattle University Choirs ? ?A Festival of Christmas?
Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m.
St. Joseph Church (18th E. and E Aloha)

Join the SU Choirs for their annual Festival of Christmas concerts at historic St. Joseph Church on Capitol Hill. This year?s candlelit concert will feature works of Sergei Rachmaninoff, Arvo Part, Morten Lauridsen, Craig Courtney, Benjamin Britten, Marjorie Hess, Chrysogonus Waddell O.C.S.O., and local composers Joseph Tancioco and Lee Peterson. The SU Choirs will be joined by a harpist, African drummers and a string ensemble of students from Seattle University?s B.M. string performance/chamber music program.
Tickets are $35 reserved, $20 general admission and $7 students. You may purchase tickets at the Fine Arts office, from any choir member, or at the door. Questions: Call the Choir Concerts Information Line at 296-5372 or e-mail Lee Peterson (Assistant Director, Choral Music) at

Marv Harshman Classic
Washington vs. Pacific and Seattle U vs. Montana
Sunday, Nov. 23, 5 and 7:30 p.m.
KeyArena at Seattle Center

The Seattle University athletics department has joined with Basketball Travelers to establish the inaugural Marv Harshman Classic, honoring the longtime collegiate coach who saw nothing but success in the Pacific Northwest. The college basketball doubleheader takes place this Sunday, Nov. 23, beginning at 5 p.m. with the Washington Huskies facing the Pacific Tigers. At 7:30 p.m., the Redhawks play their third game in five nights, this time taking on the Montana Grizzlies. Because this is a special event not included among Seattle U?s normal home games, the normal ticket procedure does not apply on Sunday. However, the first 100 faculty/staff tickets will be given away for free at the Will Call window of KeyArena for those who show a current Seattle U ID. After you have had your fill of football or shopping or any other activity, come to KeyArena and support the Redhawks!

Seattle U Calendar: Soft Launch
You asked for a simple, refined way to post and learn about Seattle U events. Coming Jan. 2, 2015, is the new Seattle U campus calendar. The new calendar provides an accessible platform on which to post, promote, search for events and so much more. Beta testing is continuing with key users over the next few weeks so when the calendar makes it official debut, it will be ready to go. Be on the lookout for updates and a FAQ about the new calendar. For more information, contact Kit Morse in Conference and Events at 296-5569.

Mailing Services, Reprographic and SUperCopy Early Closure Notice
Mailing Services, Reprographic and SUperCopy will close at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26, to allow staff members to participate in the early university closure. Mailing Services staff will depart at noon to deliver outgoing U.S. mail to the post office. There will be no UPS or FedEx pick-ups on that day. Drop-off locations can be found at:
UPS Harvard Market
1425 Broadway
(206) 324-5600
8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Latest drop-off times Monday-Friday: Ground-5:30 p.m.; Air-5 p.m.

FedEX Office Print & Ship Center
700 Broadway E.
(206) 329-7445
7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Latest drop-off times Monday-Friday: Ground-6 p.m.; Express-4:45 p.m.

Regular operations for Mailing Services, Reprographic and SUperCopy will resume on Monday, Dec. 1. For more information, contact Susan Zaley Oistad at

Got Gratitude?
Last call to share what you?re grateful for?SU-related or not?for inclusion in next week?s edition of The Commons. Please send your responses by the end of Monday, Nov. 24, to Oh, and thank you!