This Week at Seattle University, 1/27-2/2

Written by Kristina Alvarado
January 28, 2015

Search for Meaning Book Festival - Get Your Tickets Now!
Saturday, Feb. 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
You are invited to the seventh annual Search for Meaning Book Festival.

Launched in 2009, the festival has evolved into a signature SU event. Featuring a veritable who?s who of the literary and scholarly worlds, this year?s festival includes more than 55 best-selling authors of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and more. The annual one-day festival offers general sessions, keynote presentations, book signings and interactive experiences. Individuals from all walks of life spend a day with some of the world?s most influential authors and scholars while reflecting on their own ability to contribute to a more just and humane world.
Since it began six years ago, the Search for Meaning Book Festival has been a great success thanks to the support of our neighbors, community members and generous donors and volunteers who have given their time and financial resources to make this a one-of-a-kind event. Yet with increasing costs associated with the festival, a $10 fee must be charged for entrance this year for each attendee ($5 for students). Visit Search for Meaning to purchase your tickets and learn more.
A special thanks to this year?s title sponsors, Robert and Laura Ellen Muglia, whose tremendous generosity allows the university to continue offering the event with only a modest admittance fee. The university also continues to devote significant financial and personnel resources to the festival to further minimize the cost for attendees.
Volunteer for the Search for Meaning Book Festival! This is a great opportunity to engage with students, alumni, community partners and distinguished authors from the surrounding areas. By volunteering, you will receive a voucher for lunch and fun swag and you will also be able to attend one of the keynote speakers for free! Sign up here. Contact Jane Billbe with any questions about volunteering at or 296-6066.

If Our Religions Teach Love, Why Do We Hate?
Thursday, Feb. 5, 6:30-9 p.m.
Student Center 160

We all recognize that our own faiths teach us to love one another. However, most of us harbor some doubts about the intentions of people of some other faiths. What do these faiths say about loving one?s fellow human beings? Is love meant just for those who think or believe like us or is it intended for everyone? As a further challenge, most of recognize that at some point in the past?and maybe even to this day?many ?of our faiths have advocated the use of violence in the name of God, thus we also need to own up to our religions? dark sides. Even the most perfect of religions is only as good as its adherents? behavior is and people have all sorts of motives that can be disguised in religious garb.
Joining us for this challenging topic will be Hy Le Xuan, associate professor of psychology, who will offer a psychological perspective on why people hate. He will be followed by a panel comprised of Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist speakers, who will endeavor to confront this topic honestly and openly. Facilitated discussions at each table?usually the highlight of the evening?will conclude the evening.
Heavy hors d?oeuvres will be served. The cost per person is $5 for students, and $10 for community members. To reserve a place at this event, please visit Brown Paper Tickets. For more information, contact Anson Laytner at Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry.

Happy Hour with CEJS Fellows: Rad Research from Costa Rica to Seattle
Feb. 11, 5-6:30 p.m.
Student Center 160

Seattle University?s Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability (CEJS) presents a happy hour conversation with CEJS Faculty Fellows Serena Cosgrove (Matteo Ricci), Ben Curtis (Matteo Ricci) and Patrick Murphy (Nursing). Join SU faculty and students and members of the Seattle area?s environmental justice and sustainability community to learn and explore opportunities for collaboration. RSVP by Feb. 4 to For more information, visit CEJS Fellows.

Albers Executive Speaker Series
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Pigott Auditorium

Bill Ruckelshaus, president and CEO of Blucora, will be the featured speaker at the next Albers Executive Speaker Series. He will speak about ?Value Creation and the Internet Economy,? using this broad headline to focus on how digital companies build value by delivering solutions to consumers that help them solve everyday problems?cheaper, faster, easier. The talk will be followed by questions from a selected panel and the audience. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit Albers or contact Barb Hauke at 296-5732 or

Make It Happen: Faculty Roundtable on Study Abroad Course Development
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2-3 p.m.
Admin 325

Have you considered designing a study abroad program? This discussion will focus on considerations for basic program development. Previous program directors will share experiences and assist in exploring ways to develop Core courses into study abroad opportunities that will be of interest to SU students. For more information, contact Gina Lopardo at or 296-6460. Sponsored by Education Abroad, Arts & Sciences and the University Core.

TiE Seattle: Investment Outlook 2015
Thursday, Jan. 29, 5:30 p.m.
Wyckoff Auditorium (EGNR 200)

TiE Seattle is proud to organize a panel comprising of a broad cross-section of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Panelists include some of the most prominent and influential members of the local Seattle startup community, including Julie Sandler, principal at Madrona Venture Group; Chris DeVore, founder and managing partner at Founders? Co-op and Managing Director of Techstars Seattle; Geoff Entress, active angel investor and venture partner with Voyager Capital; and Sandy Sharma, managing director of 9Mile Partners. The panel will be moderated by Craig Sherman, partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he focuses on corporate and securities laws, representing companies, venture capital firms, and investments banks in private placements and public offerings.
This is an excellent opportunity for technology entrepreneurs or anyone interested in entrepreneurship to learn firsthand from the experts in Seattle?s investment community about what they are thinking, observing, forecasting and feeling excited or nervous about. For more information, visit TiE Seattle or contact Meena Rishi, Howard J. Bosanko Chair in the Albers School of Business & Economics, at

Moral Mondays at SU
Moral Mondays at SU takes place throughout winter and spring quarters. The full schedule can be found at Moral Mondays. For more information, contact Tyrone Brown at Sponsored by Student Development.

Lunches with Leaders
Friday, Jan. 30, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Student Center 210

Each Lunches with Leaders features a campus or community leader who is making a positive change in the community with time at the end for questions and discussion. This month?s speaker is Francisco Bujanda, a campus minister who will speak about values-based leadership and the role of discernment in leadership. The event is open to all Seattle University community members, but free lunch is provided on a first come, first serve basis to the first twenty people who RSVP to Lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m., and the talk will begin at 12:30 p.m. For more information, visit or contact Kelsey Haynes in the Office of Leadership Development at

Super Bowl Party
Sunday, Feb. 1, from 2 p.m. until...victory
Hawk?s Nest Bistro

Come for big screen live streaming, raffle prizes, mocktails, coffee, smoothies, themed food and dessert, build your own pizza and more. Sponsored by Bon App?tit. For more information, contact Shannon Null at

25th Anniversary Rowing Banquet
Friday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m.
Student Center 160
Join alumni, family members and friends in celebrating the past and present men and women of SU Crew through fellowship, food and the dedication of a new Pocock Hypercarbon K4+. Tickets are available at SU Rowing. For more information contact Morgan Frost at

Youthcare Clothing Drive
Support Youthcare, an organization that engages, stabilizes and prepares homeless youth for successful futures, by donating warm coats/hoodies/jackets, gloves, hats, sleeping bags, new socks and shoes, blankets, backpacks and long underwear. A bin will be located at the Campus Assistance Center (Student Center) for donation drop-offs through Feb. 27. Sponsored by Wellness and Health Promotion. For more information, contact Emily Kelley at (650) 745-6946.

Doctor of Ministry Information Session
Wednesday, Feb. 4, Noon-1:20 p.m.
Hunthausen Hall, Room 110

Come learn more about the Doctor of Ministry degree offered through the School of Theology and Ministry. Visit for more information or contact Colette Casavant at or 296-5333.

Holocaust and Genocide Presentation and Remembrance
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m.
LeRoux Conference Room (STCN 160)

All are welcome to this event with Holocaust survivor Bob Herschkowitz, who will talk about ?The Children of the Holocaust 1938-1945: what happened to the 1.5 million murdered children and the few survivors?? Click here for more information or contact Feeza Mohammad at Sponsored by Campus Ministry.

Women?s Basketball vs. Chicago State and UMKC
The Seattle University women?s basketball team returns to the Connolly Center for two key Western Athletic Conference contests this weekend. This Thursday, Jan. 22, the Redhawks face the Chicago State Cougars starting at 7 p.m. At halftime, the Redhawk women?s soccer team that won its second straight WAC title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament will be honored. Also, the organizers of the annual Dance Marathon will be performing a special routine that is always a crowd-pleaser. This Saturday, Jan. 24, Seattle U returns to competition, taking on Missouri-Kansas City starting at 4 p.m. Seattle U students, faculty and staff are entitled to two free tickets, subject to availability, to all home women?s basketball games at the Connolly Center. Come out and support the Redhawks as they continue their battle within the WAC standings!

Men?s Tennis vs. Portland and Wisconsin
Coming off an historic victory over Eastern Washington two weeks ago, the Seattle University men?s tennis team returns to action this Saturday, Jan. 24, at the University of Washington?s tennis facilities (Nordstrom Tennis Center or Quillian Tennis Stadium). At 10 a.m., the Redhawks face regional rival Portland. Later in the day at 5 p.m., Seattle U takes on Big Ten member Wisconsin. Admission is free to watch the matches at UW, so head on over to Montlake and cheer on the Redhawks!

Graduate Programs Open House
Saturday, Jan. 24, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Student Center

The Office of Graduate Admissions will be hosting its winter Graduate Programs Open House. The event provides prospective students with the opportunity to speak with representatives of all the graduate programs offered at Seattle U, tour the campus, sit in on a breakout session and speak with members of the Graduate Admission or Student Financial Services staff. You are encouraged to invite family members and friends who might be interested in pursuing a graduate education. An RSVP is encouraged but not required. For more information, visit Open House or contact Carol Lwali at

Gear Swap 2015
Friday, Jan. 23, 5-7 p.m.
Boeing Room, Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons

It?s not too late to bring in your sellable outdoorsy items if you want them included in this year?s Gear Swap. You do not have to be present at the event?Outdoor Adventure Recreation (OAR) will consignment sell the gear for you. Make money; get paid! Drop off items at Fitness 174: Tuesday 1-6 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; or Thursday, 1-6 p.m.
Nothing to sell? Stop by the event and BUY new-to-you equipment at good prices! There will be backpacks, bikes, skis, shoes, clothing and more. Deal highlight: a pair of snow pants for just $5! All attendees will be entered into a raffle drawing for great prizes (including lift tickets, climbing passes, free OAR trips, ski films and more). For more information, contact

Internship Fair
More than 40 organizations will be represented at the SU Internship Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5, in Campion Ballroom. Students of all majors are invited. For more information, visit Internship Fair or contact Alissa Strong at Sponsored by Career Services and the Albers Placement Center.

Learning Strategy Workshops
Learning Assistance Programs is presenting ?Bouncing back for success? from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, and 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22, in Lemieux 366. For more information, visit Learning Strategy Workshops.

Calling All 12s: Group Picture Tomorrow
With Super Bowl just days away, all faculty, staff and students are invited to get decked out in their Seahawks gear and show up outside the Student Center at noon tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 30, for a group picture. Come on out and show your Seahawks spirit, SU style! For more information, contact Nicole Harvey at

?How to Have A Meaningful Post Ferguson Conversation On Race? Workshop
Monday, Feb. 2, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Casey Commons (5th Floor of Casey Building)
This free workshop is open to the campus community and will be facilitated by Chad Goller-Sojourner, writer, storyteller and solo-performer. Please register for the workshop here. Sponsored by SU?s Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA). For more information, contact Sabina Neem in the Office of Multicultural Affairs at

Free Film Screening and Discussion of ?Teach?
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 5:30-8 p.m.
Campion Ballroom
In his third documentary to look at education in America, filmmaker Davis Guggenheim asks the question: what does it take to be a teacher? Join alumni and friends of the College of Education for a lively discussion moderated by Ruth Walsh McIntyre, ?99 EDLR, educational consultant and broadcast journalist, and panelists Stephan Blanford, Seattle School Board director; Bill Dunbar, ?95 MIT, Shorewood High School principal; Ann Foster, co-executive director of National Network for Educational Renewal; and Cassandra Rodriguez Perez, ?13 MIT, algebra teacher at TAF Academy. Light refreshments will be served from 5:30-6 p.m. For more information, visit College of Education or contact Karen Smaalders at or 296-5760.

Women?s Basketball vs. Bakersfield
Saturday, Jan. 31, 4 p.m.
Connolly Center
After sweeping its conference games last weekend, the Seattle University women?s basketball team looks to extend its winning streak when it welcomes Bakersfield to the Connolly Center. Bakersfield is currently tied with Seattle U for third place in the WAC standings, so the winner of Saturday?s game will be able to stay close to the top of the league. Last Saturday saw a great supportive crowd at the Connolly Center, so make sure that is repeated this Saturday by coming early and cheering on the Redhawks!

Moral Mondays at SU: #BlackLivesMatter Initiative
Emmett Till, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Oscar Grant, John T. Williams, Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Renisha McBride, Eric Garner, Ezell Ford, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice?because their Black lives mattered and #BlackLivesMatter. Moral Mondays at SU takes place throughout winter and spring quarters. The full schedule can be found at Moral Mondays. For more information, contact Tyrone Brown at Sponsored by Student Development.

Track and Field at UW Invitational
Friday, Jan. 30 (4:30-8 p.m.) and Saturday, Jan. 31 (9:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m.)
Dempsey Indoor Facility at University of Washington
The Seattle University track and field team returns to action this weekend at the UW Invitational, held Friday evening and all day Saturday at the University of Washington?s Dempsey Indoor Facility. Two weeks ago, two school records were set, and similar performances could happen as the Redhawks continue their preparation for the WAC Indoor Track and Field Championships in just one month. Admission is free to attend the UW Invitational, so take some time to head over to Montlake and support the Redhawks!

Black Student Union General meeting
Monday, Feb. 2, 6:30 p.m.
OMA Lounge (STCN 322)
Come join BSU and engage in conversation about the Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria. For more information, contact Latanya Jenkins at

Pedro Arrupe Day of Silence
Thursday, Feb. 5
On Feb. 5, the 24th anniversary of the death of Pedro Arrupe, former superior general of the Society of Jesus, Sustainable Student Action is taking a day-long vow of silence to consider the negative impacts of oil-based energy production on populations and draw attention to SU?s investments. The day of silence will conclude with a brief vigil at 6:30 p.m. in front of the library. Click here for more information.

College of Education Open House
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 6-7 p.m.
Loyola Hall 302
Learn more about the College of Education?s graduate programs, including Master in Teaching, Adult Education and Training, Teaching English to Students of Other Languages, School Psychology, School Counseling, Community Counseling, Special Education and Educational Administration. For more information, visit COE or contact Elizabeth Steeves at

Master of Nonprofit Leadership Information Session
Thursday Feb. 5, 5-7 p.m.
Stuart T. Rolfe Community Room (Admissions and Alumni Building)
The Master of Nonprofit Leadership program teaches students how to lead so they can change the world. In collaboration with faculty and a cohort of peers, students learn to think critically, act on their 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 schedule a meeting with a program representative or to learn more about the curriculum, application process, and more.

Winter 2015 Redhawk Spirit Clinic
Sunday, Feb. 15, 9 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (K-6) or 3 p.m. (Grades 7-12)
Connolly Center
All boys and girls in grades K-12 are welcome to join the Seattle University Cheer and Dance Teams for a fun-filled day of cheering, dancing, stunting and much more. Kick off the day at the Connolly Center with the Redhawk Spirit Clinic where participants will learn material and techniques from the current Seattle U cheerleaders, dancers and coaching staff. Included with registration is a Redhawk Spirit Clinic t-shirt, snacks and beverages throughout the day, admittance into the Redhawk men?s basketball game on Feb. 21 at KeyArena and an invitation to perform with the SU Cheer and Dance Team during halftime of that game. The cost is $35 for kids in grades K-12 and $45 for children in grades 7-12, with a $5 discount per participant for those registering four or more campers. The registration deadline is Monday, Feb. 9. For more information, contact Travis Millspaugh at (206) 384-6159 or

Student Resource Opportunities:
Employer Info Session with Peace Corps
- Tuesday, Feb. 3, 12:30-1:20 p.m., EGNR 305: All majors are welcome. RSVP at Redhawk Network. For more information, contact Sarah Thomson in Career Services at 296-6088.

Effective Learning Techniques- Feb. 4 and 5, 12:30-1:20 p.m., Lemieux 369: For more information visit Learning Assistance Programs or contact Morgan Frost at