This Week at Seattle University, 2/04-2/08

Written by Ryan Fallgren
February 1, 2013

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

Public Sector Reform and Workers? Rights in El Salvador
Monday, Feb. 4, 6:15-7:45 p.m.
Student Center 160
Salvadoran union leader Alex Rodriguez will speak at Seattle University about public-private partnerships in El Salvador and the difficulties Salvadoran workers confront in the face of privatization. He will also draw parallels to similar processes and problems in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
In El Salvador, labor unions currently struggle against a Public Private Partnership (PPP) law that threatens to give corporations more control through the privatization of public sectors such as higher education, sea and air ports, water and electricity. Salvadorans have a history of success in defeating privatization. In 2002, a nine-month strike fended off privatization of healthcare in El Salvador. But when privatization laws have won, the effects have been devastating. In 2001, privatization at the Acajutla port led to nearly 1,000 worker layoffs, dissolution of the labor union and a 90 percent cut in longshoremen?s daily wages. This event is sponsored by the Program in Latin American Studies, College of Arts and Sciences. For more information, contact Robert Andolina at

Seattle University Blood Drive
February 5th & 6th
10:00am to 4:00pm
Bellarmine Turnaround

Calling all healthy people who are eligible to donate blood! You are needed. We all know someone who isn?t feeling well or has had the flu this year- it?s really been going around! So much so that it?s really impacted our local blood supply. Remember- patients who need blood transfusions are already in life-compromising circumstances. Cancer patients especially have suppressed immune systems. What they need is healthy blood- with the ability to reproduce more healthy blood cells. And with so many of our regular donors feeling under the weather, the willingness to donate is there but the ability to give what our patients truly need is not. If you are healthy, please donate blood. Your community will thank you. Next Tuesday & Wednesday, February 5th & 6th from 10:00 to 4:00 in Bellarmine Turnaround.

Movies with Meaning: ?Invisible War?
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m.
Wyckoff Auditorium
The currently Oscar-nominated documentary ?Invisible War? is this quarter?s film in Campus Ministry?s Movies with Meaning Series. This powerful film, which has important implications for justice, explores the unacceptable reality of sexual assault within the U.S. Armed forces. The program will feature break-out discussion groups following the movie and ways to get involved. Co-sponsoring with Campus Ministry are Women and Gender Studies, Counseling and Psychological Services, School of Theology and Ministry, Diversity Citizenship & Social Justice, and Vet Corps and SU Veterans Club. For more information, contact Ray Kaffer at

February Lunches with Leaders Features Dan Hagedorn of Museum of Flight
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Student Center 210
Enjoy a free lunch and listen to Dan Hagedorn, senior curator and director of collections for the Museum of Flight. Hagedorn previously was research team leader and adjunct curator for Latin American Aviation at the Smithsonian Institution?s National Air and Space Museum. He served for 27 years in the United States Armed Forces and graduated from the University of New York, the United States Army Command and General Staff College as well as the Modern Archives Institute, National Archives. Hagedorn is also co-chair of the Programs Committee for the Smithsonian?s annual Mutual Concerns of Air and Space Museums conference. At SU, he will discuss how his vocational passion evolved. RSVP by Feb. 2 to The first 20 to respond will receive a free lunch. For more information, visit Leadership Development or contact AnneMarie Ladlad at

Magis Open House
Thursday, Feb. 7
3:30-6:30 p.m.
Pigott Pavilion 126
Celebrate Magis? new office location in the Pigott Pavilion for Leadership. Magis is hosting the open house in lieu of its monthly Magis Mixer. The event will include appetizers, drinks and sweets to share. Bring a friend, enter the raffle and check out their new space! E-mail to RSVP. If you are not familiar with Magis, come learn about how they engage Jesuit-educated alumni in the Seattle area through faith, justice and leadership formation programs. For more information, contact Liz Coz, at

TEDXSeattleU: Unconventional Leadership
February 10, 2013
Pigott Auditorium

TEDxSeattleU is an event hosted by Leadership Development and Student Activities showcasing short lectures that explore the diverse ways in which we can make an impact on our world through ?Unconventional Leadership,? this year?s theme. The event will be held at Pigott Auditorium from 1:00-5:00p.m. on February 10, 2013. Registration opens January 22 from 12:30-2:00p.m. to students and 2:00p.m. to the general public and registration is required to attend. Seating is limited.