This Week at Seattle University, 11/19-11/23

Written by Ryan Fallgren
November 15, 2012

Check out the different events and offerings taking place this week at Seattle University.

Wear Your Leadership Shirt Day
Monday, November 19th
PAVL 150

Do you have a group that you belong to, a place where you?ve volunteered or a cause that you?re passionate about? If so, wear a shirt that represents it or any leadership program in which you?ve participated. Use it as a conversation starter to tell others what?s important to you and why. Stop by the Leadership Development office (PAVL 150) during business hours, tell us about your experience with that organization, and be entered into a drawing for some awesome prizes, including an REI gift card! The winners will be selected at 4:30pm that day.

If a Tree Falls: Documentary Screening
November 19th
Wycoff Auditorium

Come watch this riveting documentary about the Earth Liberation Front (ELF): the famed and radical environmental group of the Northwest once known as America's "number one domestic terrorism threat."

Personal Strengths Drop-In Workshop
Tuesday, November 20
PAVL 150

Are your natural personal strengths more of a Blue, a Green, an Orange or a Gold? What about a Lion, an Otter, a Golden Retriever, or a Bluebird? Ever wanted to take a personal strengths test and just haven't had the time or opportunity? Well, now's your chance! Drop by the Leadership Development office (PAVL 150) any time during business hours and receive some one-on-one guidance and personal leadership advice. There are a variety of personal strengths and personality/leadership styles evaluations available for you to choose from!

A Festival of Christmas
Friday, Nov. 30, and Sunday Dec. 2
8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday
St. Joseph Church (18th E and E Aloha)

The Seattle University Choirs invite you to their annual candlelit Festival of Christmas concerts. This year?s concerts feature beautiful, inspiring music covering a span of 500 years. Lee Peterson, assistant director of choral music, will be featured in a complete performance of her ?Missa Animae,? its first complete rendering since the world premiere in December 2006. Tickets are $35 for reserved seating, $20 for general admission and $7 for students. Seattle University faculty and staff may purchase their tickets at a discount. E-mail Lee Peterson at for more information or visit

Justice Education Forum: A Teach-In on Economic Justice
Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
LeRoux Conference Room (STCN 160)

Justice Education Forum gathers Jesuit-educated alumni and the larger Seattle community for a teach-in to discuss the role of faith and justice and the current economy. Using a combination of stories, history and political/economic analysis, keynote speaker Mark McDermott, MPA will distinguish between charity and justice in these hard times through an interactive presentation on the root causes and historic shifts that have led to economic injustice in the U.S. McDermott has served as senior labor policy advisor for Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, director of the Division of Income Assistance for the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services and regional representative for U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. Workshops will be presented by SU?s Career Services, Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center, and JustFaith Ministries. Visit Justice Education Forum for more information. This event is free and open to the public; lunch is included. Registration is required. RSVP to