This Week at Seattle University, 10/20-10/25

Written by SA-Worker1 student
October 20, 2014

The Church and World Religions, Vatican II Event 2014
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 7-9 p.m.
Campion Hall
Whether you lived through the period of Vatican II and witnessed its impact directly or were born after it and consider it history (or even ancient history), people of many faiths are affected by the groundbreaking Second Vatican Council. The council made historic changes to Catholic Church policies and theology. Among them was Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions of the Second Vatican Council, better known as Nostra Aetate. Latin for ?In Our Time,? Nostra Aetate is now best known as the document that revolutionized the Catholic Church?s approach to Jews and Judaism after nearly 2,000 years of hostility, but it also acknowledged for the first time ?what is true and holy? in Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam and called for dialogue with their practitioners.

Presenters from six faiths?Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Judaism, as well as Catholic and Lutheran Christianity?will speak Nostra Aetate?s impact on their communities and on the current state of interfaith relations from their perspectives. Instead of the usual panel format, the audience will rotate among six stations, enabling everyone to hear each speaker before gathering to reflect and discuss in a concluding plenary session. For more information, visit The Church and World Religions or contact Rabbi Anson Laytner at Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry.

Lost at Home: The Communication Conundrum of Reentry after Study Abroad
Thursday, Oct. 23, 6-8 p.m.
Casey Commons (5th floor)
Thousands of students study in foreign countries each year, going through culture shock and adjusting to new cultures. Those experiences abroad change students in multiple ways, and because of those changes most students are surprised to find that when they get back they can feel lost at home. This lecture reports a study about Seattle University students? experiences when they get home and go through intercultural reentry. Why does home not feel the same? What and how should students tell friends, family and professors about their international experiences? How can students market their new skills to employers? This lecture will shed light on these and other questions that can help Seattle University students as they meet the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities intercultural reentry offers. Refreshments will be served. This is a Sharon James Lecture sponsored by the Communication Department. For more information, contact Verna McKinnon-Hipps at or 296-2034.

Career Services Student Art Gallery Open House:?
?A Student Perspective on the Influence of Culture?
Thursday, Oct. 23, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Pavilion for Leadership Room 110
Career Services is hosting this open house to commemorate the beginning of ?A Student Perspective on the Influence of Culture,? a collection of artwork from current students and alumni, and to welcome the campus back to another academic year. Light refreshments will be served. Career Services staff will be on hand to provide information about its work and answer any questions. For more information, contact Dan Kelley-Petersen at 296-6080.

Guest Piano Recital: Anton Nel
Saturday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m.?
Pigott Auditorium
Celebrated pianist Anton Nel, professor of piano at the University of Texas at Austin, performs a solo recital featuring composers by Bartok, Chopin, Debussy, Mozart and Schubert. This appearance made possible by the Pigott Family Endowment for the Arts. Tickets are available through or at the event ($5 for students; $8, faculty/staff; $10, general public). Sponsored by the Department of Performing Arts and Arts Leadership. For more information, contact Miles Schlagel at 296-5360.

Dreams of Pythagoras: Michael Schultheis
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 5 p.m.
Wyckoff Auditorium (EGNR 200)
Likening his canvas to a chalkboard, Michael Schultheis creates paintings consisting of layers of mathematical notations and drawings that describe the form and motion of three-dimensional geometric shapes. Schultheis will give a presentation on his art as the intersection of artistic, mathematical, historical and philosophical ideas. A wine and cheese reception will follow. This event is co-sponsored by the Mathematics Department, the Department of Art and Art History, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Across the Academy and Creative Arts Learning Communities. For more information, visit Arts at SU or contact Miles Schlagel at 206-296-5360.

Evening on Authentic Ignatian Leadership
(For those working in Jesuit education or ministries)
Monday, Oct. 27, 7-9 p.m.
St. Joseph Parish Center (732 18th Ave. E.)
Join the Ignatian Spirituality Center and facilitators Brooke Rufo Hill from Magis and Matt Barmore from Seattle Prep for an exciting evening of colleagueship and meaningful conversation around authentic leadership and what it means to ground one?s leadership in Jesuit values and practices. The Jesuit approach to leadership, which flows against the tide of most contemporary and dominant leadership models in the U.S., is grounded in what author Chris Lowney calls the four pillars of self-awareness, ingenuity, love and heroism, and lifts up leadership in a very different light. Come explore, share and hear from colleagues throughout the Puget Sound. Free will offering suggested. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Andrea Fontana, program coordinator at the center, at or (206) 329-4824. Sponsored by Magis: Alumni Living the Mission.?

Personal Values for Success and Creating Relationship Capital
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 5 p.m.
Student Center 160?
David Meltzer is chief executive officer at Sports 1 Marketing, a Warren Moon Enterprise. Meltzer markets more than 100 charitable events at the Super Bowl, Pro-Bowl, BCS championship, ESPYs, and many more. He will be on campus for a talk on ?Personal Values for Success and Creating Relationship Capital? and how in the pursuit of success, there are steps you can take to be successful and to develop relationships that expand your network. This event is open to the Seattle University community. Sponsored by the Master of Sport Administration and Leadership program. For more information, visit MSAL or contact Rose Kaser at

Coffee Conversation & Seattle University Campus Tour
Thursday Oct. 23, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Meet in Hunthausen Hall, second floor lobby

Come have coffee, meet a current student, learn more about the School of Theology and Ministry?s graduate programs and explore the SU campus.The school offers graduate programs in Transformational Leadership, Couples & 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.

Public Health Brigades Club Information Session?
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6-7 p.m.?
Lemieux Library, Room 272
Public Health Brigades is now recruiting for their next brigade to Panama for the summer of June 2015. In particular, the club is seeking participants with clinical experience for this opportunity to be immersed in diverse cultures and communities. For more information, visit or contact Pareesa Goshtasebi at

Albers Executive Speaker Series to Feature Holland America CEO
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Pigott Auditorium
You are invited to the first Albers Executive Speaker Series event of fall quarter. Stein Kruse, CEO of The Holland America Group, will give a talk titled ?Cruising to Success.? For more information, visit Albers Speaker Series or contact Barb Hauke at

Roots of South Sudan
Monday, Oct. 20
Presentations and Sales, 4-8 p.m. | Lecture, 5-6 p.m.
Hedreen Gallery, Lee Center for the Arts
Special guest Jok Madut Jok, PhD, professor of history at Loyola University Marymount, will present ?Women of South Sudan: Past, Present and Future.? The ROOTS Project is a non-profit organization committed to the economic empowerment of South Sudanese women through the preservation of arts and crafts. By expanding the network of international outlets, the ROOTS Project ensures that the creative work produced by its 60 members, representing nineteen distinct tribes, will continue to be preserved, as well as promoted globally. The women work under one roof providing each other valuable social and emotional support, while exchanging ideas and techniques. In recognition of the challenges facing women in South Sudan, the project provides all materials for the crafts and markets the finished products locally and abroad as well as offering literacy and math classes, childcare, healthy workday meals for the women and their children, transport, legal support and healthcare when needed. Donations and sales of ROOTS jewelry will support the operations of the ROOTS Project in Juba, South Sudan. Sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History. For more information, contact 296-5360.

The Art of Peace: A Study of Peacebuilding Efforts in Bosnia-Herzegovina
Now through Dec. 10; Opening Reception: Thursday, Oct. 16, 4:30 p.m.
Kinsey Gallery (Alumni and Admissions Building)
?The Art of Peace: A Study of Peacebuilding Efforts in Bosnia-Herzegovina? is an exposition of recent photos and research carried out by Seattle University professors and students with support from Seattle University?s Global Grants. The exhibition is curated by Assistant Professors Claire Garoutte (Photography), and Serena Cosgrove and Ben Curtis (Matteo Ricci College). Most photographs were taken by recent Seattle University graduate Morgan Marler. This research trip was supported both by Seattle University?s Global Grants and by the Endowed Mission Fund. All Department of Art and Art History events are free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Poverty Education Center, Matteo Ricci College and the College of Arts and Sciences. For more information, contact Miles Schlagel at 296-5360.

Free Dessert from Bon App?tit for Your Birthday
Sign up to receive a coupon for one (1) free non-packaged homemade dessert at the Hawk?s Nest Bistro! The coupon is valid for the month of your birthday. One per person; you must present a valid Seattle U ID. CLICK HERE to receive your coupon. For more information, contact Bianca De Vita at or 296-6317.

?The Feminist Case Against Abortion,? with Serrin Foster, President of Feminists for Life
Thursday, Oct. 23, 7-8:30 p.m.
Student Center 210
What resources should campuses have for pregnant and parenting students? FFL President Serrin Foster will be delivering a modified version of her landmark speech, ?The Feminist Case Against Abortion,? with an informal discussion of resources on college campuses. You can learn more about the organization at FFL. For more information about the event, which is sponsored by Students for Life, click here or contact John Dogero at

Disabilities Services and Office of Fellowships Closure
Disabilities Services and the Office of Fellowships will be closed 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, for a Student Academic Services department meeting and lunch. For more information, contact Candace Bohonik at