This Week at Seattle University, 1/19-1/26

Written by Kristina Alvarado
January 20, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration #BlackLivesMatter
Tuesday, Jan. 20
6-7:30 p.m. with reception to follow
Pigott Auditorium

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) invites you its Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. This year OMA is centering the program on #BlackLivesMatter and will create a living room conversation involving local black scholars, activists, artists and students: Professor Bryan Adamson, SU School of Law; Chad Goller-Sojourner, writer, storyteller and solo-performer; C. Davida Ingram, writer and artist-curator; and Tesi Uwibambe, writer, SU student and president of African Student Association. Tiffany Gray, director of OMA, will facilitate. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are highly recommended and can be reserved here. Please contact Sabina Neem at with any questions.

Marijuana Legalization: Highs and Lows
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 6:15-8:15 p.m.
Student Center, Room 160

Now that marijuana is legal in Washington state, how is implementation working? What are the challenges? Come hear Washington State Attorney Bob Ferguson and Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, discuss some of the legal conflicts, public safety and public health issues. The interview will be led by multimedia journalist, Joni Balter, and Director and Professor of Seattle University?s Institute of Public Service Larry Hubbell. Attendees will hear further remarks from individuals directly involved in enacting the new law and will have plenty of time to ask questions. A reception will take place in the lobby of the Seattle University Student Center from 6:15 to 7 p.m. RSVP here. For more information on this series, visit MPA.

Biochar Production and Stove Design
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 12:30-2 p.m.
Boeing Room, Lemieux Library & McGoldrick Learning Commons

Art Donnelly from will discuss biochar production and stove design from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. and then he will demonstrate biochar production in the parking lot across from the library?s west entrance from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Shown to increase crop production, remove toxins from water and reduce soil emissions of greenhouse gases, biochar is charcoal produced by heating organic material, such as compostable or agricultural wastes, at a high temperature in a specially constructed stove. For more information contact Professor Phil Thompson, director of the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability, at

Meditation in Daily Living
Have you ever considered meditation? The Office of Jesuit Mission and Identity invites faculty and staff to explore the practice of meditation (inspired by the Zen tradition) and how it can enhance your daily life. Meetings will take place over four Tuesdays at noon (Feb 3, 10, 17, 24) for an hour in the Interfaith Prayer Room of Campion Hall (first floor). The sessions will be led by Eddie Daichi Salazar and Jason Tetsuzen Wirth, and will be followed by optional lunch from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Feel free to come with your curiosity, questions and ?beginner?s mind.? All are welcome, and no experience with any kind of meditation is required, however, attendance at the first session on Feb. 3 is required. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Eddie Salazar at or 296-6133.

Men?s Basketball vs. Texas-Pan American & New Mexico State
The Seattle University men?s basketball team returns to KeyArena this weekend for its first two home conference games of the season. This Thursday, Jan. 15, the Redhawks host Texas-Pan American beginning at 7 p.m. Seattle U swept UTPA last season and will look for its first WAC victory this season against the Broncs. On Saturday, Jan. 17, Seattle U takes on preseason conference favorite New Mexico State in the annual Catholic Basketball Classic. Tip time is set for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, as the game will be broadcast on the American Sports Network, which is carried by KOMO2 in the Seattle area. Seattle U faculty and staff are entitled to two free tickets, subject to availability, by going to the east side of KeyArena starting 90 minutes before tipoff and showing your Seattle U ID at one of the Will Call windows. Come to KeyArena this weekend and support the Redhawks as they look to make an impact within the Western Athletic Conference!

Track & Field at UW Indoor Preview
Saturday, Jan. 17, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Dempsey Indoor Facility at the University of Washington

The Seattle University track and field team opens its 2015 season with the UW Indoor Preview. Seattle U student-athletes will compete throughout the day, as the meet is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. and conclude at 6 p.m. The sprinters, throwers and jumpers have been practicing since September, getting ready to compete against top competition from the region. Meanwhile, the distance runners are coming off a successful cross country season and look to continue that momentum on the track. Admission is free to attend the meet, so take some time Saturday to head over to UW?s Dempsey facility and support the Redhawks!

CEJS Faculty Stipend or Course Release
Each year, the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability supports faculty research through its Fellowship Program. The 2015-16 application forms are due Friday, March 6. Visit fellowships to download an application. CEJS also supports student research. If you know of a student or group of students that might be interested, please share this opportunity with them (same application and deadline).

Public Health Brigade Seeking Volunteers for Panama Trip
The Public Health Brigade Club, a chapter of Global Brigades, will be traveling to Panama June 20-27. Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate, both on the trip and pre-departure. For more details, please contact Pareesa Goshtasebi at You can also visit Global Brigades for more information.

Master of Nonprofit Leadership Information Session
Thursday Jan. 15, 5:30-7 p.m.
Stuart T. Rolfe Community Room, Admissions and Alumni Building

The Master of Nonprofit Leadership program teaches you how to lead so that you can change the world. In collaboration with faculty and your cohort of peers, you will learn to think critically, act on your values and apply classroom theory to real-world problems. The program is designed for working professionals; classes are offered in the evenings and on Saturdays. Please e-mail to learn more and to schedule a meeting with a program representative.

Facilities Work: 12th Ave. between Columbia and Marion
Facilities will have Kodo Construction replace the sidewalk along 12th Avenue behind the University Services building. The demo will take place on Monday, Jan. 19, and Tuesday, Jan. 20. The re-pouring of the concrete will occur on Wednesday Jan. 21 (weather pending). The re-pouring of the sidewalk cannot occur during inclement weather. For more information, contact Kavik Frol at

International Dinner 2015
Saturday, Jan. 31, 6-9 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.)
Campion Ballroom
Seattle University International Student Center presents the 38th Annual International Dinner- ?Around the World: No Visa Required.? Come enjoy this Seattle University Redhawk Experience Bucket List event with cultural performances from different community groups, fine dining prepared by SU students and local chefs, and raffle prizes brought to you by local businesses! It?s festival seating except for entire table purchases. Tickets?$10 for SU students and $20 for staff/community members?can be purchased here. Tickets are also available at the International Student Center front desk or the Campus Assistance Center (CAC) in the Student Center. For more information, contact Marie Johnston at

Susan Meyers Double Book Launch Celebration- Thursday, Jan. 22
Please join the Seattle University Department of English for professor and alumna (?99) Susan Meyers? double book launch on Thursday, Jan. 22.
The afternoon will begin at 3:45 p.m. in Casey 517 with a presentation of Meyers? researched book, Del Otro Lado: Literacy and Migration Across the U.S.-Mexico Border. The festivities will continue after a short walk to Elliott Bay Books (1521 10th Ave.) with a 5 p.m. literary reading from her new novel, Failing the Trapeze.
In an age of vacillating immigration reforms, Del Otro Lado: Literacy and Migration across the U.S.-Mexico Border, tells the story of migrant children from rural Mexico. This year-long ethnographic study describes these children?s educational backgrounds in Mexico and their experiences migrating to schools in the United States. The book?s findings have implications for how the future of our country and its membership are shaped, as well as the range of life choices available to those who live here.
Failing the Trapeze is a fictionalized account of Meyers? family and the circus that they operated during the first half of the 20th century. Coming of age during the tail end of the circus heyday, Meyers? grandmother Maxine spent the 1930s performing high-wire acts and learning the value of glamour and deception. Decades later, her own children navigated a legacy of clouded memories of circus billings and backwoods shootouts as they worked collectively to understand the potentials and limits of love across generations. For more information, visit the Department of English or contact Stephanie Lewis at

Portland?s Black Exiles
Tuesday, Jan. 20, noon-1 p.m.
Sullivan Hall Room 110

School of Law Professor Hank McGee will speak on ?Portland?s Black Exiles? the day after MLK Day. His presentation will address neighborhood segregation, and the subsequent economic exile from and gentrification of North Portland, which follows a pattern seen in other cities such as Seattle. All are invited. For more information, contact Katherine Hedland Hansen at

Author Presentation-The First Sculptor of Seattle: The Life and Art of James A. Wehn
Thursday, Jan. 22, 5 p.m.
Wyckoff Auditorium (EGNR 200)

The campus community and general public are invited to this special presentation by Fred F. Poyner IV on his recently-published book, The First Sculptor of Seattle: The Life and Art of James A. Wehn. The presentation will be followed by an author reception from 6 to 6:30 p.m. in the first floor lobby of the Engineering Building. For more information, visit Lemieux Library, or contact John Popko, university librarian, at This event is jointly sponsored by Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons and SU?s Department of Art and Art History as part of its Artist Talks series.

Tough Talk Caf?s - Beginning the Conversation
Feb. 16, March 11, April 22 and May 27
7-9 p.m.
LeRoux Conference Room (STCN 160)

The Graduate Student Council of Seattle University is pleased to present a series of moderated interdisciplinary panel discussions about ethics around end-of-life. The discussions are designed to encourage interdisciplinary exchanges and discourse among colleges, schools and departments and will consist of a moderated 30-minute panel discussion, student reflections and moderated table talks based on the speakers? remarks. For more information, contact Ona Fisher at or the Graduate Student Council at You can also visit This event is cosponsored by the Philosophy Club.

Women of SU Connection Caf?: Common Threads
Thursday, Jan. 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
LeRoux Conference Room (STCN 160)

Meet and mingle with Seattle University alumnae and friends while engaging in thought-provoking table discussions at the quarterly Connection Caf? series. Hear from alumna Sue Ursino, ?74, about her work in discovering qualities that successful people possess in her presentation, ?Common Threads.? For more information and to register, click here. Sponsored by the Seattle University Alumni Association and the Women of SU Alumni Chapter. Contact Harmony Frederick with questions at

African American Alumni Chapter Basketball Pre-game Rally
Saturday, Jan. 17
Rally begins 5 p.m.; game is at 7 p.m.
Buckley?s 232 1st Ave. W.

Join the Seattle University African American Alumni Chapter to watch the Redhawks face off against New Mexico State at Key Arena. All African American alumni, faculty, staff, students, famil y and friends are invited to the pre-game rally at Buckley?s before tip-off. Complimentary appetizers will be provided, and all those who RSVP will receive free tickets to the game. Sponsored by the Seattle University Alumni Association. For more information, contact Harmony Frederick at

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture - (Un)sustainable Development in Post-Conflict Bosnia-Herzegovina: Experimentation or Evidence-Based?
Thursday, Jan. 22, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Admin 206

Bosnia-Herzegovina is endowed with stunning natural beauty and other significant environmental resources. However, since the war in the country in the 1990s, many of its mountain areas have seen depopulation, destruction and environmental exploitation. Tim Clancy will discuss sustainable development projects in Bosnia, as well as the lessons this country provides for protecting the environment while promoting economic growth, democracy and post-conflict reconstruction. Clancy?s current project is a region-wide trail called the Via Dinarica that extends from northern Albania into southern Slovenia. Partly inspired by the Appalachian Trail, he is bringing best practices from around the world to work with local communities in creating a sustainable natural and cultural heritage that encompasses the Dinaric Alps mountain region.
Clancy is an expert on sustainable development in the western Balkans, having worked in the region since the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. In 2000 he started his own social business?the first of its kind in Bosnia?focusing on eco-tourism in vulnerable mountain communities. He has worked as a development consultant with the United Nations Environmental Program, the World Wildlife Fund, USAID, and the European Union. He is also the author of nine travel books for the Balkans region.
Sponsored by the Poverty Education Center. For more information, contact Ben Curtis at

Socio-psychological Processes of Inter-group Reconciliation
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 4-5:30 p.m.
Wyckoff Auditorium (EGNR 200)

This lecture by Sabina Cehajic-Clancy (Associate Professor, Sarajevo School of Science and Technology) will consider questions such as: How can post-conflict societies deal with collective guilt and shame? What are the effects of apologies and reparation offers on reconciliation? What socio-psychological processes facilitate inter-group forgiveness?
Cehajic-Clancy is the leading social psychologist in Bosnia. Her path-breaking research has shown how hostile attitudes can actually be more intense in younger post-conflict generations than in older generations that survived the conflict. She has also produced important work demonstrating how societies that have suffered collective violence and massive human rights violations can overcome negative stereotyping between formerly hostile groups and promote moral agreement and understanding. She has worked as a consultant for UNICEF, UNDP, USAID and Save the Children UK, and directed the Balkan Institute for Conflict Resolution, Responsibility and Reconciliation.
Sponsored by the Poverty Education Center. For more information, contact Ben Curtis at

?The Moth? Seeks Seattle Storytellers for Family Homelessness Workshops in February
Deadline to apply: Feb. 6, 5 p.m.

Learn from the experts and hone your story about family homelessness into a compelling five-minute narrative. The acclaimed non-profit ?The Moth,? in partnership with Seattle University Project on Family Homelessness, is seeking applications now through Feb. 6 for ?Home: Lost and Found,? a series of storytelling workshops in February and March in Seattle.
People with a personal story about family homelessness are encouraged to apply, especially those who work or volunteer for family homelessness service providers and advocacy organizations. Sixteen people will be chosen to attend. Participants will be coached on how to craft their narrative into a five-minute story, and they will share those stories at the end of the workshop. ?Graduates? will also be considered for a public Moth event in April.
For more information and to apply, click here. Or contact Sarah at The Moth,, or Catherine Hinrichsen at SU,

Blood Drive
Monday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Bus at the Bellarmine Turnaround

Please come donate blood on Monday! Every day our community needs 900 units of blood for patients and that comes from donors like YOU. Come donate blood, save three lives and get cookies! Please sign up at here. Contact Casey Murphy at for more information.

Library Open, Fitness Center Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons will be open on Martin Luther King Jr.Day, Monday, Jan. 19, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Library staff will offer limited services during these hours. The Media Production Center will be open from noon to 10 p.m. Research Services, The Writing Center, Learning Assistance Programs and The Math Lab will be closed, with regular service hours resuming Tuesday, Jan. 20. The secure 24/7 study spaces on the 1st and 2nd floors will be open as usual. For more information, visit library hours or contact Melissa Chamberlain at
In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the Fitness Center will be closed on Monday, Jan. 19. For more information, visit fitness center hours.

Coffee, Conversation and Campus Tour
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Meet in Hunthausen Hall, 2nd floor lobby
Come learn more about the School of Theology and Ministry?s graduate programs. Enjoy some coffee, meet a current student and explore the SU campus. The school offers graduate programs in Transformational Leadership, Couples and Family Therapy, Divinity, Chaplaincy, Spiritual Direction and more. For more information, visit School of Theology and Ministry or contact Colette Casavant at or 296-5333.

Facilities Work Postponed
The sidewalk work behind the University Services Building, which as previously announced was to take place Jan. 19-21, has been postponed. The work has yet to be rescheduled. For more information, contact Kavik Frol at

Nordstrom Dress for Success Information Session
Know any students interested in learning about Nordstrom?s Retail Management Internship? Encourage them to attend this information session from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22, in the Admissions and Alumni Community Room. Graduating seniors and juniors of all majors are eligible to apply here. Nordstrom is also hiring students of all years and all majors for part-time sales positions in downtown Seattle. For more information, contact Sarah Thompson in Career Services at 296-6080.