This Week at Seattle University, 2/23-3/1

Written by Kristina Alvarado
February 25, 2015

Take the Facilities Campus Condition Survey
Facilities Services is soliciting your feedback regarding the condition of the campus, the department?s work order process and performance, and your general satisfaction with their work as a part of their ongoing efforts to improve services to the campus. Please take the survey by CLICKING HERE?it takes nine minutes to complete (based on those who have already taken it). All responses are confidential. The survey is administered by Sightlines, SU?s facilities consultant.

Listening?to the Spirit Within: A Three-part Series Exploring Practices for Discernment
SU Women in Mission and the Office of Campus Ministry are providing a shared-space (faculty, staff and students) opportunity for reflection and practices for discernment. This is an invitation for those of us who would like to deepen our personal and shared experience of the Jesuit mission; and our own spiritual practices in the context of the Seattle University community. To RSVP or learn more, e-mail Marilyn Nash at or Jen Tilghman Havens at

Listening?to the Voice Within
Writing as a Spiritual Practice in Discernment
Wednesday, March 4, 4:15-5:45 p.m., Chardin 142 ? with Jen Tilghman Havens

Listening?to the Body
Breath and Movement as a Spiritual Practice
Wednesday, March 11, 4:15-5:45 p.m., Chardin 142 ? with Beth Kreitl
Listening?to the Imagination. ?

Art as a Practice in Dreaming
Wednesday, March 18, 4:15-5:45 p.m., Chardin 142 ? with Marilyn Nash

Feel free to come to one, two or all sessions. All sessions are open to faculty, staff and students.

Sudan Lost Boys- ?The Good Lie?
Thursday, March 5, 6:30 p.m.
Pigott Auditorium

Come learn about the plight of South Sudanese children and the historical experience of the Lost Boys, who are depicted coming to America in the film ?The Good Lie? starring Reese Witherspoon. You will be able to learn about thousands of South Sudanese children, as young as four years old that were forced to leave their families because of their ethnicity or religious beliefs. Learn how they got the name ?Lost Boys? and the new things the Lost Boys experience on the journey to refugees/displacement camps.

Admission is free for all. Sponsored by the Department of Public Safety and the Liliir Education Project, a non-profit founded by Jok Nhial, a ?Lost Boy? of South Sudan and current graduate student at Seattle University. For more information, contact Haley McCann in Public Safety at

Policing Policy and Culture: A Panel Discussion with Professionals
Wednesday, March 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Pigott 109

This is an opportunity to create a dialogue with individuals who actively participate with local law enforcement. Important issues will be discussed such as the Department of Justice?s influence on the Seattle Police Department (SPD), Ferguson?s impact on Seattle, responses to the slayings of NYPD officers, effects of the change of leadership in the SPD with a recently appointed police chief, and the subsequent policy changes in response to terrorist threats and the current anti-police climate that is felt nationally. Panelists are as follows.
?Captain John F. Hayes, Jr., is a 32-year veteran with the SPD and is a captain of the South Precinct. Captain Hayes was an SPD representative on the City of Seattle Racial Profiling Task Force and the Inter Departmental Team evaluating all juvenile outreach programs offered by the City of Seattle.
?Tag Gleason, J.D., is an adjunct professor with SU and assistant chief of SPD.
?Trisha King-Stargel, Ph.D., is an adjunct professor with SU and also works with King County Sheriff?s Department on training, as well as with the Department of Justice as part of the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program.
?Virginia Gleason, J.D., is an adjunct professor with SU who also works with SPD as the chief strategic advisor.

Sponsored by the Criminal Justice Club. For more information, visit panel discussion or contact Sarah Robinson at

Panel on Nuclear Weapons
Monday, March 2, 6 p.m.
Bannan Auditorium (102)

Nuclear weapons pose not only a physical threat, but an existential one as well. The nuclear disarmament movement for peace looks to bring this threat to an end. The movement is an international, multigenerational, campaign for peace that emerged out of the 1950s and persists to this day. Join Campus Ministry and the Ground Zero community for an interdisciplinary panel on nuclear weapons and how to be agents for nonviolence. For more information, contact James McCarty at

Picturing and Packaging Protest: News Media Coverage of Political Conflict
Thursday, Feb. 26, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Bannan 501
Iconic news photographs, particularly those taken during national crises, provide visual synopses of important historical events; events about which stories of triumph and tragedy are superimposed. In this presentation Rima Wilkes, associate professor of sociology at the University of British Columbia, traces the appearances and discussions of one of Canada?s most iconic images, given the moniker Face to Face. Wilkes? research is on Indigenous resistance to Canadian state and settler-colonialism focuses on how resistance events are represented by the media. Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work, the Anthropology and Sociology Club, Center for the Study of Justice in Society, Multicultural Programming Fund and Reignite the Mission. For more information, contact Elena Kazanjian at

Lunches with Leaders
Friday, March 6, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Hunthausen 100

Each Lunches with Leaders event features a campus or community leader who is making a positive change in our community, and includes an opportunity for questions and discussion. This month?s speaker is Caitlin Terashima, an alumna working for iLEAP, an international nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire social leaders and global citizens through integrated leadership programs that ignite hope and transformation in the world. Free lunch is provided on a first come, first serve basis, and the talk will begin at 12:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Office of Leadership Development. For more information, contact Kelsey Haynes at

Pope Francis: The Reform Pope - Can It Last?
Thursday, March 5, 3-4:30 p.m.
Wyckoff Auditorium (EGNR 200)
A lecture delivered by Patrick Howell, S.J., Distinguished Professor in Residence in the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture, this event will examine the future of the papacy in light of Pope Francis? expressed attitudes toward the Catholic hierarchy. He says the Church has been too narcissistic, too self-referential and concerned about itself. He has set about a comprehensive reform of the Church. Can it happen? Will it last? Sponsored by the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture. Visit ICTC for more information on this and other upcoming events.

13th Annual Crab Feed
Saturday, March 14, 5:30-11 p.m.
Campion Ballroom

Join up with friends, family, alumni and faculty at the 13th Annual Crab Feed! The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a welcome reception and silent auction to support student scholarship at Albers. At 6:45 p.m. enjoy the all you can eat buffet of fresh, locally sourced and sustainably caught crab (chicken and veg alternatives available). The evening of socializing and networking continues with live jazz at 8 p.m. Open to all SU alumni, faculty and staff. Tickets are $60 per person. You can register at Crab Feed. Sponsored by Albers Alumni Board. For more information, contact Rob Bourke in the Albers School of Business and Economics at

LGBT Family and Parenting Research and the Public Square
Thursday, March 5, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Sullivan Hall Room 109

The featured speaker is Gary Gates, an expert on the geography and demography of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) population. His presentation will summarize demographic characteristics of LGBT families in the U.S. and in Washington and show how empirical evidence often contradicts popular perceptions about this population. The presentation will also consider some of the challenges associated with conducting social science research designed to inform public policy debates and discourse involving LGBT-related marriage and family policies.

Gates serves as the Blachford-Cooper Distinguished Scholar and Research Director at the Charles R. Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy. He co-authored The Gay and Lesbian Atlas and is a recognized expert on the geography and demography of the LGBT population. He publishes extensively on the demographic and economic characteristics of the LGBT population. Many national and international media outlets regularly feature his work. Gates provided expert witness testimony in DeBoer v. Snyder, a lawsuit challenging Michigan?s ban on marriage for same-sex couples that is now before the U.S. Supreme Court. He also authored amicus briefs cited in several court rulings in similar marriage cases. Gates holds a Ph.D. from the Heinz College, School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University, a Master of Divinity degree from St. Vincent Seminary and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches. Sponsored by the Robert D. O?Brien Chair in the Albers School of Business and Economics. For more information, contact Bridget Hiedemann, O?Brien Chair, at

Coffee Talk with Journalists Tina Kelley and Rosette Royale
Saturday, Feb. 28, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Pigott 204

Students, faculty and staff are invited to a special free add-on session at the Search for Meaning Book Festival this weekend, featuring two award-winning journalists. Tina Kelley, formerly of The New York Times and several other major daily newspapers, and Rosette Royale, interim editor of Real Change, will talk about the challenges of reporting on homelessness and poverty.

Come ask your questions and interact with these esteemed journalists in an intimate conversation. The first 20 attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Kelley?s book, Almost Home, which profiles six teens experiencing homelessness as they try to reach stability. Free coffee will be available. Kelley and Royale are also featured speakers during the festival and will speak at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, respectively.

Sponsored by the Center for Strategic Communications, the Department of Communication and the School of Theology and Ministry. For more information, visit Project on Family Homelessness or contact Catherine Hinrichsen at or 398-4457.

Men?s Basketball vs. Bakersfield
Saturday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.
KeyArena at Seattle Center

The Seattle University men?s basketball team looks to close out its home schedule on a positive note when it takes on the Bakersfield Roadrunners. Tip-off is scheduled for just after 7:30 p.m., but fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 7:10 p.m., as Senior Night ceremonies honoring Shore Adenekan, Jarell Flora, Emerson Murray and Isiah Umipig will take place before the start of the game. The Redhawks and Roadrunners played an overtime thriller in Bakersfield last month, and this game has become extremely important for seeding purposes in the upcoming WAC Tournament. As always, faculty and staff can receive up to two free tickets, subject to availability, by showing their valid Seattle U ID at one of the Will Call windows on the east side of KeyArena. The east doors will open at 6 p.m., as the Alumni Office will be holding a special pre-game rally in Club Live. This is the final chance to see the Redhawks in person in Seattle, so come out this Saturday night and cheer the Redhawks onto victory!

Nine Days of Grace: Novena 2015
?Surprised by Mercy? | A Lenten Retreat in the Midst of Daily Life
March 4-12
12:30 p.m. at Chapel of St. Ignatius, Seattle University; or 7 p.m., at St. Joseph Church (1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday)

Enter more deeply into Lent with presenters Tom Lucas, S.J., Carla Orlando and Steve Wodzanowski, who will reflect on the daily scriptures and a Pope Francis-inspired theme, ?Surprised by Mercy,? from an Ignatian perspective and within the context of the Eucharist. Come pray with St. Francis Xavier for graces and for healing in the world, in others and in yourself. Join for one, some or all of the Masses. Choose the most convenient location each day and/or make the retreat online. Free will offering. Seating is first-come, first-served. For more information, visit Novena. If you have any questions, contact Andrea Fontana at or (206) 329-4824. Sponsored by Ignatian Spirituality Center.

Trayvon Martin Remembrance Walk
Thursday, Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m.

The Black Student Union invites you to gather at the SU flagpole near the law school to join in a memorial walk to mark the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin?s death. Organizers will be wearing hoodies throughout the day in Martin?s honor and welcome others to join them in doing so. For more information, visit Remembrance Walk or contact Latanya Jenkins at

Master of Nonprofit Leadership Information Session
Tuesday, March 3, 5:30-7 p.m.
Casey 517

The Master of Nonprofit Leadership program prepares students to lead so they can change the world. In collaboration with faculty and 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. E-mail to meet with a program representative or to learn more about the curriculum and application process. An RSVP for the information session is recommended but not required.

Finals Workshop
Students are encouraged to attend a workshop ?Preparing for finals,? which takes place Wednesday, March 4, 2-3 p.m., and Thursday, March 5, 12:30-1:20 p.m., in Lemieux 369. For more information visit Learning Assistance Programs.