This Week at Seattle University, 11/17-11/21

Written by SA-Worker1 student
November 24, 2014

Buy a Gift for the Annual Giving Tree
Now through Dec. 5

It?s the season of giving! Come by the Giving Tree in the University Services Building and pick up a tag that corresponds to an item on one of our neighbor?s wish lists. This year SU is partnering with Treehouse, Full Life Care and the King County Juvenile Detention Center to ensure the holiday spirit reaches all corners of our community. Bring your unwrapped gift back to the Office of the Registrar and it will be delivered to our partner organizations. Sponsored by the Center for Service and Community Engagement. For more information, contact Grace Gehman at or 296-2569.

What Are You Thankful For?
Next week?s edition of The Commons will feature responses from faculty and staff on what they are thankful for. Your response is encouraged. It can be on something SU-related or not. Please send your thoughts to

?Sustainable Investing? Through the SU Retirement Plan
Monday, Dec. 8, noon-1 p.m.
Casey Commons

Do you know your options for socially conscious and sustainable funds through your personal SU 403b retirement plan? Following up from Mission Day 2014 (?The Call to Environmental Justice and Sustainability at a Jesuit University?), the Office of Jesuit Mission and Identity and Human Resources invite all SU faculty and staff to this lunchtime presentation on retirement investment options that consider both financial returns and social good. Erik Daley from the Multnomah Group, an investment advisory firm that advises Seattle University?s retirement plan investment committee, will be presenting on the four socially responsible funds available to SU faculty/staff. The session will explore the many aspects of socially responsible investing inside a personal retirement plan. A light lunch will be served. RSVP to For more information, contact Eddie Salazar in the Office of Jesuit Mission and Identity at

The Fight Against Sexual Violence in the Congo
Monday, Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m.
Bannan Auditorium

Marie Amisi and Giresse Obed are at the forefront of local efforts to promote women?s rights, end sexual violence and create a new paradigm for their society. They are in the U.S. to meet with agencies and public officials who work to prevent sexual violence in our communities. Their visit to Seattle gives us a rare opportunity to hear a first-hand account of despair and hope in the Congo today. United Nations officials have called the eastern Congo the ?rape capital of the world? and ?the most dangerous place on earth to be a woman.? Amisi and Obed are leaders of Fizi Women in Solidarity for Family Well-Being based in South Kivu province, DR Congo. Sponsored by the Global African Studies Program. For more information, contact Eddie Salazar at

Libraries Announce Launch of New Primo Discovery Service
Seattle University?s Lemieux and law libraries announce the imminent arrival of Primo, their new online search system, which will be launched Monday, Dec. 15. When you search Primo, you?ll be able to retrieve results that reflect the holdings of both Law and Lemieux Libraries, as well as the holdings of the 36 other institutions that constitute the Summit resource-sharing service. ?You can search for books, articles and more in a single search box and use Primo?s filtering tools to customize your results.
The release of Primo to the SU campus is the latest development in the cooperative programs of the Orbis Cascade Alliance to strengthen the teaching, learning and research efforts of students and faculty at the 37 member institutions. In Primo, the holdings of all member libraries are consolidated in a single, shared, next-generation integrated system. ?In response to an online request, print and media items will continue to be delivered to campus via Summit and a courier service. This move will enable collaborative collection development and more efficient, cooperative workflows between and among member libraries. Because Primo is managed ?in the cloud,? libraries will no longer need to maintain servers and manage separate systems, thus offering opportunities for improved services and possible resource reallocation in the future.
Be sure to check both libraries? homepages for updates and announcements concerning the transition to Primo. ?Your comments and feedback are welcome. For more information, contact John Popko, university librarian, at, or Kara Philips, law library director, at Additional information can also be found at and

An Evening of Poetry with Richard Wakefield
Thursday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m.
Casey Commons (fifth floor)
Called one of America?s foremost formal poets, award-winning wordsmith Richard Wakefield will read selections from his work and discuss the ?Spirituality of Poetry.? Drawing on vivid memories of his past and a deep connection to the natural world, Wakefield has often been likened to a modern-day Robert Frost. His poems explore themes related to ?childhood, seasonal changes, mountain climbing, religion and its questions and doubts, life and death, [and] human origins.? Wakefield?s reading will be followed by a Q&A. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served and Wakefield will bring books to sell and to sign. Sponsored by Campus Ministry. For more information, contact Tad Monroe at

Men?s Basketball vs. Nebraska Omaha
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m.
KeyArena at Seattle Center

The Seattle University men?s basketball team got off to a strong start last Friday night in its home opener, but will need to play that way for a full 40 minutes in order to come away with a victory this Wednesday against the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks. The Mavericks are coming off a victory in their season opener, but Seattle U will look to its experience to defeat UNO this time around. Faculty and staff are entitled to two free tickets, subject to availability, just by going to the Will Call window on the East side of KeyArena with a valid SU ID. Head on over to the Key and cheer on the Redhawks!

Lunches with Leaders
Monday, Nov. 24 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Student Center 130

The next Lunches with Leaders event features Arsalan Bukhari, an alumnus who is the executive director of CAIR-WA, an organization that works against the negative stigma towards American Muslims after 9/11. ?Each lunch features a campus or community leader who is making a positive change in our community, and there is time at the end for questions and discussion. The event is open to all Seattle University community members, but free lunch is provided on a first come, first serve basis to the first 20 people who RSVP to Lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m., and the talk will begin at 12:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Office of Leadership Development. For more information, contact Kelsey Haynes at

Transgender Awareness Week Table and Memorial Space
During Transgender Awareness Week (Nov. 17-21) Campus Ministry will have a table set up outside of their doors (STCN 120) with materials for reflecting on the hundreds of people who have died in 2014 ?because of violence against transgender people. Campus Ministry will also provide some resources on the needs of the transgender community, ways to be in solidarity with transgender persons and some materials to bring greater awareness of the needs of transgender people. Please also join Campus Ministry in the reading the names and lighting candles for the hundreds of people who have died because of the violence against transgender people at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20, at the reflection pool. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Campus Ministry. For more information, contact Rachel Doll O?Mahoney at

School of Theology and Ministry Coffee Conversation and Campus Tour
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 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 the school for coffee, meet a current student, and explore the 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 296-5333. Upcoming dates: Nov. 25, Dec. 18, Jan. 20, Feb. 26, March 17, April 21, May 21, June 23, July 23 and Aug. 18.

Spikeball Tournament
Monday, Nov. 24, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
SU Park

To register for Spikeball, visit and either create an account using your e-mail address or with your current account simply register your team. For more information, contact Nick Deitering at Registrations must be received one hour before the event.

SU Dance Alliance Session 7: Hip Hop!
Friday, Nov. 21, 7-8:30 p.m.
Group Exercise Room, Fitness Center

Hey, Redhawks! Looking for a fun way to start off the weekend? Join SU Dance Alliance on Friday for some moving and shaking. This week the alliance?s VP Chloe Schiffman will teach a hip hop routine. Bring your friends and some energy and get moving. For more information, visit SUDA or contact Shraddha Shirude at Sponsored by SEAC.

Celebration of Hope - 25th Anniversary of Jesuit Martyrs in El Salvador
Thursday, Nov. 13, 12:30 p.m.
Chapel of St. Ignatius

Today, Campus Ministry will host a special liturgy commemorating the lives and deaths of the six Jesuits and two women who were assassinated in El Salvador in 1989. The martyrs will be honored with a special die-in ritual at the mass. All students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds are welcome. Peter Ely, S.J., vice president for Mission and Ministry will be presiding. Please contact Jimmy McCarty with any questions.

?Love?s Labor?s Won?
The Department of Performing Arts and Arts Leadership presents ?Love?s Labor?s Won,? directed by Scott Kaiser, at the Lee Center for the Arts. The performances are Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 14, 15, 19-22, 7:30 p.m.; and Nov. 16 and 23, 2 p.m. The theatre program is honored to welcome Kaiser, director of Company Development at Oregon Shakespeare Festival as a Pigott Family Endowment for the Arts artist-in residence. Kaiser directs the world premiere of his new play, ?Love?s Labor?s Won,? a sequel to Shakespeare?s witty play ?Love?s Labor?s Lost.? Kaiser?s smart and funny play imagines the reunion of the parted lovers against the lavish backdrop of 1918 Versailles. Even if you don?t know Shakespeare?s original, this new play will captivate you with its intriguing story and all the vagaries of lost, and then found love. Tickets are $6 for students; $8 for faculty/staff; and $10 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the Lee Center Box Office; call 296-2244. For more information, visit Love's Labor's Won.

Explaining U.S. Immigration Policy
Thursday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m. (Registration 6:30 p.m.)
Pigott Auditorium

In the last year, more than 60,000 unaccompanied immigrant children have reached the southern United States border. The vast majority of them are from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. A number of these Central American children have arrived in Washington state.
You are invited to hear from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sonia Nazario?s account of one of these children?s perilous journey from Honduras to the United States. In ?Enrique?s Journey,? Nazario details a Honduran boy?s quest for his mother, 11 years after she was forced to leave her starving family to find work in the U.S. This story represents the desperate state of children in Central America who are fleeing poverty, gang inscription, violence and sexual trafficking and are faced with these same risks during their journey north.
As part of the event, Nazario will be joined by the following for a panel discussion: Jorge L. Bar?n, executive director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project; Larkin VanDerhoef, Northwest Regional board member, NPH (Nuestros Peque?os Hermanos) USA; Marc McLeod (moderator), director of the Latin American Studies program at SU. The panel will frame elements of Enrique?s Journey in the context of modern U.S. immigration policy to discuss the legal and political debate surrounding unaccompanied immigrant children, analyze the ?push? and ?pull? factors of immigration from Central America, and offer solutions to resolve these circumstances.
Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for general public. For more information, contact

Advent Mass and Reception
Saturday, Dec. 6, 4 p.m.
Chapel of St. Ignatius

Join Father Steve, the SU Alumni Association and Magis: Alumni Living the Mission for this favorite holiday tradition. The Mass takes place at 4 p.m., followed by a reception at 5 p.m. in the PACCAR Atrium in Pigott. Mingle with SU community members while you enjoy holiday treats and pose for pictures in the photo booth. Make a day of it! All Advent Mass and Reception attendees who RSVP here will receive FREE tickets to both the women?s basketball game vs. Loyola Marymount University at 1 p.m. at the Connolly Center, and the Holiday Hoopla men?s game vs. Eastern Washington at 7 p.m. at KeyArena.

Seattle University Campus Store Storewide Sale
Nov. 18-20, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Seattle University Campus Store

The Seattle University Campus Store is having a storewide 25 percent off sale. Everything in the store will be on sale: apparel, gifts, electronics, trade books, school supplies, office supplies, candy, snacks and drinks. ?Even Verizon phones (provided you sign up for a two-year contract). Been waiting to get that SU hoodie you?ve been eyeing? This is the week! Or get ready for winter with our new SU winter wear and browse our shelves for the perfect fireside novel. Some fine print: the sale excludes textbooks, computers, tablets and software. Limited to stock on hand; no additional discounts. For more information, visit Campus Store or contact William Cannon at

Five African Creative Giants
Thursday, Nov. 20, 1:30 p.m.
Casey Atrium

Pamela McClusky, curator of Art of Africa and Oceania at the Seattle Art Museum will review the contributions and accomplishments of five contemporary geniuses from Africa. Three are artists, one is an architect and one is a visionary. Each draws from core African values to convert ideas, talents and concepts into reality. This presentation is a refreshing view of African achievements that are often hidden in plain sight. Sponsored by the Global African Studies Program. For more information, contact Kate Reynolds at or 296-5470.

Theology on Tap! Fr. Bryan Dolejsi Discusses the Saints
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
The Chieftain Irish Restaurant and Pub

(Please, 21+ only!) Join the Seattle Catholic young adult community for the next round of Theology on Tap at The Chieftain as we discuss the saints and saintliness! Fr. Bryan Dolejsi, will give a talk entitled ?St. Francis and St. Dominic: Models of the New Evangelization.? Fr. Dolejsi was born and raised Catholic in Seattle. Ordained in 2006, he currently serves as the director of vocations for the Archdiocese of Seattle. He regularly offers retreats and lectures throughout the Archdiocese, most recently on the new evangelization.
Join beforehand for a special young adult Mass (under 21 ok!) at the Chapel of St. Ignatius. The chapel will be open for music rehearsal and silent meditation and prayer at 5pm. Confessions will be heard starting at 6 p.m. and the Mass begins at 6:30 p.m. Fr. Dolejsi, will preside.
This series is hosted by the young adult community at St. James Cathedral. Can?t make it to this round? Click here for future events. Sponsored by Campus Ministry. For more information, contact John Dogero at

Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar on 2014 SR 530 Landslide: River Response and Flood Risk
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 12:30P-1:20 p.m.
Wyckoff Auditorium (EGNR 200)

On March 22, 2014, an eight million cubic meter landslide moved across the floodplain of the North Fork Stillaguamish River in Snohomish County, causing 43 fatalities. Following the landslide, a multiagency team of engineers and scientists worked to assess multiple risks and support the search, rescue and recovery effort. This presentation will summarize the scientific assessment that has occurred in the six months since the slide occurred and will describe future scientific data collection and hazard monitoring plans. The scientific team?s knowledge may be needed again as an impoundment lake formed by the mass movement will likely return with higher flows in the coming flood season, potentially affecting residents upstream from the landslide. Downstream aggradation may also increase flood risk for the upcoming flood season. For more information, contact Joy Crevier at

Conversation with King County Metro on Changes to Seattle Bus Service
Monday, Nov. 17, noon-1 p.m.
Student Center 160

Bring your lunch and share how you use bus service in Northeast Seattle, the University District and Capitol Hill. Share your thoughts on what works well and what you would like to see change. Your input will help shape the future of transit in these areas. Please note: this is NOT an open house! RSVP by sending your name to with ?Lunchtime Conversation RSVP? in the subject line. Sponsored by Transportation and Parking Services. For more information, contact Nephtalin Drummer at

Dance Marathon Promo Video Release Party
Thursday, Nov. 20, 6:30-8 p.m.
Student Center 210

Come join Dance Marathon for the release of their brand new promotional video! Get to know some members of the Dance Marathon community, enjoy tasty treats and meet a few of the Miracle Kids that the initiative?s fundraising efforts benefit. If you?re a longtime dancer who loves the Dance Marathon or a first-time supporter who is interested in hearing more about what they do, please come hear what it?s all about. For more information, contact Maggie Chvilicek at

SEC Campus-Wide Holiday Food Drive
The Student Executive Council in the College of Arts and Sciences invites you to donate non-perishable foods to the ACRS food bank, located in the International District. Beginning Nov. 17, bins will be placed across campus to be delivered to the nonprofit before the holidays. For more information, click here or contact Robin Curry at

Pet Food Drive- Nov. 17-21
The Phi Sigma Pi Zeta Omega Chapter is holding a pet food drive next week for the Seattle Humane Society. Come support the shelter by donating any of the following: cat dry food, dog dry food, cat canned food (5.5 oz. or 3 oz. cans of any brand) and dog canned wet food (13 oz. or 12 oz. of any brand). Donations will be accepted in the collection boxes located in every residence hall lobby. For more information, contact Renata Dinoto at or Lloyd Lopez at

Employer Information Session: Associated Recreation Council
Nov. 18, 12:30-1:20 p.m.
Pigott Pavilion Living Room
Associated Recreation Council is hiring part-time school-age childcare counselors and substitute counselors for before school and after school at various community centers around the Seattle area. All positions are part-time, with the opportunity to gain extra hours on school breaks, summer camps etc. For more information, contact Sarah Thomson at

Auditions for ?Vagina Monologues?
Thursday, Nov. 20, 6-9:30 p.m.
Admin 326
Are you interested in issues facing women across the globe? Do you like fundraising for Pacific Northwest non-profit organizations? Does the idea of hanging out with a group of rad women sound like fun? Do you want to perform in a low-stress environment? Then audition to be in ?The Vagina Monologues.? Performances will take place the weekend of March 13. Sponsored by the Society of Feminists. For more information, contact Akaila Ballard at

Preparing for Finals Workshops
Tutors, subject specialists, and study group facilitators from Learning Assistance Programs will be discussing helpful ways to study for finals through workshops next week. Click here for more information or contact