This Week at Seattle University, 12/16-12/20

Written by Hannah Crivello
December 16, 2013

Volunteer at the Search for Meaning Book Festival

Student Development is helping with Seattle University?s Search for Meaning Book Festival and looking for volunteers for the event, which takes place Feb. 15, 2014. About 200 volunteers are needed on the day of the festival to help make this signature SU event a success. Launched in 2009, the festival features a veritable who?s who of the literary and scholarly worlds, with best-selling authors of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and more descending on campus for a day of readings, keynote addresses and book signings. This year, more than 40 authors will be on hand to share their latest works with festival-goers. Why volunteer? In addition to being a part of one of the most distinguished Seattle University events and top collaborative searches for human meaning in the world, you will gain valuable personal, professional and volunteer experience, give back to the community, receive a variety of keepsakes and prizes, and have an opportunity to meet some of the 40 distinguished authors attending the event. Sign up to volunteer today by visiting Search for Meaning. Non-SU affiliates are welcome to volunteer as well, so bring a friend!

CEJS Invites Papers for Inaugural Conference

Seattle University?s Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability invites papers and proposals for presentations, workshops, panel discussions and artistic performances for its inaugural conference ?Just Sustainability: Hope for the Commons? to be held Aug. 7-9, 2014. The deadline for submitting abstracts is Jan. 27, 2014. Please visit CEJS for more information. CEJS invites papers related to environmental justice and sustainability from all fields of discourse, including but not limited to environmental studies, theology, business, philosophy, engineering, education, law, the arts, international development, anthropology, religious studies, geography and the natural sciences.

Men's Basketball vs. Norfolk State
Thursday, December 19
ShoWare Center in Kent

On Thursday, Dec. 19, the Seattle University men?s basketball makes its third annual trek south to the ShoWare Center in Kent for the ShoWare College Classic. This year, the Redhawks take on the Norfolk State Spartans, the defending regular season Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) champions. The Spartans have started the 2013-14 season with seven wins in 10 games, including winning their first two conference games of the year. Seattle U has played two exciting contests at the ShoWare Center in the past, including a thrilling overtime contest against Bakersfield last year. The organizers of the ShoWare College Classic have agreed to let Seattle U students in for free, just bring your student ID with you to the ShoWare Center and show it at the entrance. Parking is free at the ShoWare Center, and nearby Kent Station offers numerous dining and shopping options for those looking to take care of some holiday shopping before the game. Come support the Redhawks in this important non-conference contest!