This Week at Seattle University, 11/18-11/22

Written by Hannah Crivello
November 18, 2013

Poverty Immersion Workshop
Tuesday, Nov. 19
5-8 p.m.
Campion Ballroom

Could you survive a month in poverty? Find out by participating in the Poverty Immersion Workshop, a powerful experiential learning activity that forces you to consider difficult choices when you have little time and little money to spare. Participants will role-play a month in the lives of low-income individuals and their families. It is a unique opportunity to explore the impact of poverty on our community, and increase collaboration and action. A light meal will be served. Spaces are still available for the workshop, but please register at Poverty Immersion. Sponsored by the Poverty Education Center in Matteo Ricci College, Mission and Ministry, the School of Theology and Ministry, and the Project on Family Homelessness. For more information, contact Lisa Gustaveson at or 296-2657.

?De-Stress With Dogs
November 18, 2013
2-4 pm
STCN 160 (LeRoux Room)

Come take a break from your hectic schedule and play with some adorable dogs! In addition to relaxtion time with the pups, tips and information will be provided on how to maintain positive mental health and manage stress. This event will be occurring on Monday, November 18th from 2 pm - 4 pm in STCN 160 (LeRoux Room).

Who Stole the American Dream?
November 18, 2013
Pigott Auditorium

Increasing economic inequality and the fading of the American Dream are in the headlines. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith will be on campus November 18 to discuss his recent book on inequality: Who Stole the American Dream.? His book investigates the policies and politics that have led to the economic stagnation of the middle class over the past forty years.?? It also offers ideas for mobilizing average Americans to restore jobs and fairness to the economy.? Books will be available for purchase and signing at the talk.

Our Earth - A Vigil
November 18, 2013
The Chapel of St. Ignatius

Please Join Sustainable Student Action in mourning our broke relationships with our ecology. We will take a long pause in our day for solidarity with those, including ourselves, whose lives are and will be dramatically affected by climate crisis. It has become so easy to be overwhelmed, burnt out, and apathetic in the face disaster after disaster, but allowing ourselves to feel this grief is important. We will stand together in the midst of grief to seek hope in coming together and in acting for change together. Please contact us with any questions. All are welcome, and please come dressed warmly as we intend to be outside!

Noah's Ark
November 18, 2013
Lee Center

Seattle University Department of Fine Arts/Theatre, History Department, Campus Ministry and the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture present a reading of NOAH'S ARK, a new play by Ginny Cunningham, inspired by the controversial book, JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters by James W. Douglass.

Noah's Ark centers on Colonel Elliott Benson, a CIA & military advisor to the President, who is tortured by the thought that he may have been complicit in the assassination. Wrestling with his conscience and unpacking his past, Benson explores much of Kennedy's presidency ? the Bay of Pigs, the summit with Khrushchev, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the prelude to Vietnam.

Soup with Substance on Homelessness
Nov. 19
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Le Roux Room (STCN 160)

Campus Ministry invites you to the next Soup with Substance. With a simple lunch consisting of soup and bread, and a room set up to promote roundtable discussion, students, faculty and staff will engage with local voices of authority about the topic of homelessness, particularly the barriers, causes and systems that keep individuals homeless. For more information, contact Colleen Newell at

Summer Quarter 2014 Begins Now with Wine and Cheese
Wednesday, Nov. 20
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Hunthausen 110

It?s never too early to plan for your summer, so start now with wine and cheese! Join Seattle University Summer Programs and local marketing firm, Golden Lasso, for an informational discussion on why marketing matters and how it can help you succeed with your summer course. Learn how Summer Programs supports you and your course?s success and leave with marketing tips you can use. For more information, visit or contact Kevin Krycka at or 296-2487.