This Week at Seattle University, 2/2-2/9

Written by Kristina Alvarado
February 4, 2015
?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

Homecoming 2015, Feb. 5-8
Join the entire Seattle University community to reignite tradition and celebrate Homecoming with four days of events fun for the whole family. From a campus parade, to the announcement of the Homecoming Court, to Battle of the Bands to a pre-game rally and basketball game to the Hall of Fame Luncheon and more, there?s lots you won?t want to miss. Visit Homecoming for a complete schedule of Homecoming activities. Homecoming is sponsored by Student Development, the Seattle University Alumni Association and Athletics.

A Conversation with Federal Appellate Court Judge Todd M. Hughes
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 4:30 p.m.
Sullivan Hall, C-6

Judge Hughes was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by the Senate in 2013. He is the first openly gay person to be appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals. Professor Robert Chang, executive director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, will talk with Judge Hughes about life, law and judging. Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu will provide an introduction. The event is open to all, but RSVPs are requested at Influential Voices. For more information, contact Katherine Hedland Hansen in the School of Law at

Anne Carragher Wellness Challenge: Week 4 - Spiritual Wellness
It?s week four, which means the Wellness Challenge is halfway through. Don?t forget to check out this week?s newsletter for events you can attend to rack up some points. For more information, visit Wellness Challenge.

College of Education Open House
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 6-7 p.m.
Loyola Hall 302

Attend the College of Education?s Open House to learn more about their graduate programs, including Master in Teaching ?(MIT), School Psychology, School Counseling, Educational Administration and Special Education in the college?s K-12 department, and Community (Clinical) Counseling, Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL), Adult Education and Training in the Leadership and Professional Studies department. For more information, visit College of Education or contact Elizabeth Steeves at or 296-5760.

DEEP #BlackLivesMatter Open Mic
Monday, Feb. 9, 6-8 p.m.
Student Center Hearth

Please join the Diversity and Equity Education Program (DEEP) social justice peer educators for an open mic in the SU Student Center in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Bring your art to share and speak to the issues of liberation, racial justice, police brutality, protest, art and social change, and other related topics. For more information or to sign up in advance to perform, please e-mail This event is open to all. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. For more information, contact Sabina Neem at

Blood Drive
Feb. 4 and 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed noon-1 p.m.)
Chardin 142 (Wednesday) and Bus at Bellarmine Turnaround (Thursday)

Every day Puget Sound Blood Center needs to collect 900 units to ensure all the patients in our community receive blood. There is a one in four chance that you will need blood at some point in your life and it comes from donors like you. To schedule a time to donate, visit PSBC.

2015 Seattle Asian American Film Festival: Feb 12-15
Seattle University?s Film Studies program is a co-sponsor of the Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF). SAAFF showcases works by Northwest Asian American filmmakers, as well as films from across the country dealing with Asian American people, issues and themes that are absent from other local festivals. For more information, visit SAAFF or contact Ernie Lou 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

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