This Week at Seattle University, 1/7-1/11

Written by Ryan Fallgren
January 7, 2013

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

Give Blood Next Week
Jan. 8 and 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Bellarmine Turnaround
Puget Sound Blood Center typically experiences a 50 percent decrease in blood collections over the holiday break. And if it snows in January as it did last year, donations can very quickly drop to emergency levels. Please help keep our region?s blood supply stable by making a donation. Get a head start on your New Year?s resolutions?commit to a simple act of community service and burn 650 calories in the process! To reserve an appointment, visit PSBC. Contact Krista Fink at for more information.

Activism. Homophobia. The Catholic Church.
Thursday, Jan. 10, 7-9 p.m.
LeRoux Conference Room (STCN 160)
During the 2012 election season many faithful Catholics advocated for marriage equality despite the Catholic Church leadership?s opposition to Referendum 74. Through a panel sharing and discussion we will explore the experience of Catholics, the realities of homophobia, and the challenges of activism in the Church. Some discussion will follow and some light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Rachel Doll O?Mahoney in Campus Ministry at 296-5585.

Graduate Student Welcome Orientation
Thursday, Jan. 3, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Pigott (First Floor)
The new year begins with a welcome event for new graduate students starting their studies Winter Quarter. Students across disciplines have an opportunity to meet their peers, learn of academic and support services, pick up their campus card and navigate campus. If you have new graduate students starting this quarter, please encourage them to attend this orientation. They can RSVP online or by calling 296-5998.

Winter Quarter Fitness
Sign up now for Group Fitness classes, which begin Jan. 14 and run through finals week ending March 22. Patrons must reserve their spot using the ?Class Registration? tab at University Recreation, or wait-list themselves for full classes the day of at the front desk. Instructors will pull names off of the list in the event an opening occurs for a full class. E-mail questions to