This Week at Seattle University, 11/26-11/30

Written by Ryan Fallgren
November 26, 2012

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

HIV/AIDS Testing and Awareness Next Week ?

The Student Health Center is offering?FREE HIV tests?to students all week, Nov. 26-30, in Bellarmine 170. Schedule an appointment early with the Health Center by calling 296-6300. Getting tested regularly is one of the most effective ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV.??

The Office of Wellness and Health Promotion is presenting?Bah Humbug Bingo, a holiday-themed game night promoting HIV/AIDS awareness 7:45-10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, in Campion Ballroom. Win amazing prizes (like an iPad Mini) and enjoy the entertainment of a drag queen. Donations are being requested?$3 per seat or $24 per table?with all contributions go to Lifelong AIDS Alliance. You can buy tickets at the Campus Assistance Center or at the door. Contact Brendon Soltis more information.?

Philosophy Quarterly Lecture
Friday, Nov. 30, 4 p.m.
Wyckoff Auditorium (ENGR 200)?

Therese Cory, assistant professor of philosophy, will give this presentation. Here?s the abstract: One of the most striking features of medieval cognition theories is that they posit an ?intellectual light? that makes thinking possible, analogous to the physical light that makes vision possible. To contemporary readers, this ?light of the mind? has often seemed to be the black box of medieval cognition theories, a convenient metaphor filling in theoretical gaps. But this misconception arises from a widespread lack of familiarity with the concepts that form the basis for the analogy, i.e., medieval concepts of what physical light is and what role it plays in vision. This paper examines two models of physical light from Avicenna and Averroes?two Islamic philosophers who had special influence on the development of Latin medieval cognition theory?and show how these models provide insight into the role of intellectual light in each thinker. It then discusses how these models can ?shed light? on the thought of Aquinas. For more information, contact Kate Reynolds at?

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? more information or

Justice Education Forum: A Teach-In on Economic Justice
Saturday, December 1st?from 9-2PM in LeRoux Conference Room,
Student Center 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. Mark has served as former 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 Seattle University Career Services, Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center, and JustFaith Ministries. Visit online for workshop schedule. Event is free and open to the public. Lunch is included; registration is required.?