This Week at Seattle University, 11/11-11/15

Written by Hannah Crivello
November 12, 2013

Understanding the Complexities of Public Education Reform: A Panel Discussion
Tuesday, Nov. 12
7 p.m.
Bannan Auditorium

Come listen to speakers Michael DeArmond, senior research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, Christopher Eide, co-founder and executive director of Teacher?s United, and Deanna Sands, dean of SU?s College of Education. They will discuss the obstacles and issues surrounding public education reform to help analyze the complexities, define the problems within our education system and present possible solutions to bring about justice to our students. Sponsored by the Justice in a Diverse Society Learning Community. For more information, contact Akaila Ballard at

Where Are the Youth in Women?s Health?
Wednesday, Nov. 13
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Pigott Auditorium

Young people are a largely untapped resource in women?s health movements?and they are interested in making a difference! Three global health leaders and one youth participant describe how their organizations have engaged youth of all ages in women?s health movements. Come hear them share the compelling results of empowering young people to improve the health of their mothers, aunts, sisters and grandmothers. Speakers include Heidi Breeze-Harris, co-founder and CEO of One By One; Mary Amanda Graham, assistant professor in Counseling and School Psychology in the College of Education; Therese Caouette, executive director of Partners Asia; and youth participants from these organizations. Audience and panel discussion follows speaker remarks. No RSVP required. Sponsored by the College of Nursing. For more information, contact Jennifer Fricas at

The Apartheid Archive Project - International Research Project
Friday, Nov. 15
3:30 p.m.
Wyckoff Auditorium (ENGR 200)

The Seattle University Masters of Arts in Psychology Program (MAP) welcomes Leswin Laubscher, chair of the Duquesne University Psychology Department, to discuss his work as one of the principle researchers for the Apartheid Archive Project. The project is an international research initiative that aims to examine the nature of the experiences of racism of (particularly ?ordinary?) South Africans under the old apartheid order and their continuing effects on individual and group functioning in contemporary South Africa. Sponsored by the Master of Arts in Psychology program. For more information contact Claire LeBeau or George Kunz at

Seattle University Service in Action Seminar "Evaluation for Learning and Leadership"
Friday, Nov. 15
8 a.m.
Student Center 130

Maureen Emerson Feit, acting director of the Master of Nonprofit Leadership program, will present on how program evaluation can serve as a powerful tool for learning and leadership in mission-driven organizations. This is an opportunity to explore how you can infuse your organization with an enthusiasm for evaluation, build your organization's evaluation capacity and harness input from key stakeholders to enhance your work. The workshop is useful to program staff, executives and board members interested in designing or improving current evaluation processes in their organizations. Workshop objectives: gain a greater understanding of evaluation as a tool for learning and improvement; learn practical approaches to mapping programmatic goals and outcomes, identifying key measures and developing a more realistic evaluation plan; and develop skills for asking strong evaluative questions, utilizing what you learn and communicating results.
Cost is $50 for SU students/alumni/employees (per seminar). For more information, visit Service in Action or contact Danielle Potter at Sponsored by Master of Public Administration and Master of Nonprofit Leadership programs.