This Week at Seattle University, 2/9-2/15

Written by Kristina Alvarado
February 18, 2015

Catholic Heritage Lecture?
Thursday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m.
Pigott Auditorium
Join the conversation. Attend the 2014-2015 Catholic Heritage Lectures, ?The Church Pope Francis Invites Us to Build.? The winter segment, ?Field Hospital on the Border(s): A Church in Kinship with Migrants,? will feature keynote speaker Kristin Heyer, Ph.D. of Santa Clara University, as well as a panel discussion with Mark Potter, Ph.D. of the California Province of the Society of Jesus, and Patty Repikoff, D. Min., Catholic Community Services. Heyer and the panelists will explore how national and local organizations serve as ?field hospitals? for migrants suffering from exploitation, violence and family separation. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture or contact Calvin Garrett at

Day of Remembrance Taiko Fundraiser for Minidoka Pilgrimage
Sunday, Feb. 15?
February 19 marks the 73rd anniversary of the signing of EO 9066 which forced the removal of innocent Americans of Japanese ancestry from the west coast of the United States. Washington and Oregon residents were forced to a camp in Idaho called ?Minidoka.??
This year the Day of Remembrance program on campus will feature a free exhibit titled ?Nisei Veteran: Common Story, Common Bond,? sponsored by the Nisei Veterans Committee/Nisei Veterans Foundation and The Wing. The exhibit will open at 1 p.m. in the PACCAR Atrium. The concert, at 2 p.m. in Pigott Auditorium, will feature five taiko groups and include presentations from the pilgrimage committee, National Park Service and Seattle University. Tickets, $20 general and $10 for students, are available at the International Student Center, PAVL 160 or online at Day of Remembrance.
Proceeds will benefit the scholarship program for the Minidoka Pilgrimage. For more information contact Dale Watanabe at, or visit or Sponsored by the International Student Center and Minidoka Pilgrimage Committee.

Global Humanitarian Emergencies and their Effects on Women
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 4-5:30 p.m.
Pigott 101
Caroline Brennan, emergency field correspondent for Catholic Relief Services, will report on her experiences from the front lines of emergency and development work across the world, including recently in northern Iraq and the Philippines. She will share her perspective, stories and insights from two of the most pressing humanitarian issues today: the Syrian refugee crisis and the emergency in the Central African Republic. Sponsored by the Poverty Education Center, Campus Ministry, Catholic Relief Services, and the Missions Office of the Seattle Archdiocese. For more information, contact Ben Curtis at

Women?s Basketball vs. New Mexico State and UT Pan American
Connolly Center
The Seattle University women?s basketball team is currently in fourth place in the league standings with just six games remaining in the regular season. This weekend, the Redhawks host the top two teams in the league as they look to remain in the top half of the conference standings. Thursday night, Seattle U hosts current WAC leader New Mexico State starting at 7 p.m. The Redhawks will look to hand the Aggies their first league loss of the season. Saturday is a special day not just because of Valentine?s Day, but it is the annual Play4Kay game at Seattle U. Saturday?s game is the annual game that raises the awareness of breast cancer research and the need for donations towards that cause. The Redhawks will face second-place Texas-Pan American that afternoon starting at 4 p.m. Fans are encouraged to wear pink Saturday, and donations can be made ahead of time by clicking here. Faculty and staff are entitled to two free tickets, subject to availability, for all home basketball games at the Connolly Center, so come out, support a great cause Saturday and root on the Redhawks all weekend long!

Advocacy Days
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Olympia, Wash.?
Join Campus Ministry, Seattle University Project on Family Homelessness and the Faith and Family Homelessness Project for Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day. The group will travel together to speak with legislators and lobby for more just housing and homelessness policies. There will be a meeting at noon on Thursday, Feb. 12, to discuss the legislative agenda for the day.
Thursday, Feb. 19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Olympia, Wash.
Campus Ministry and Faith Action Network are leading a group to lobby legislators regarding matters of justice relevant to people of all faiths on Interfaith Advocacy Day. The theme for the day will be Act on the Dream: Invest in the Common Good.?
For details to register for one of these days, please contact Jimmy McCarty, campus minister for social justice, at

Great Backyard Bird Count
Thursday, Feb. 12, noon-1 p.m.
On the deck overlooking the Union Green, at 10th and Spring
Please join the Grounds Department for SU?s annual participation in this national event. Participants will count birds, have some treats and socialize a bit. Bring binoculars and bird reference books if you have them. It?s rain or shine?they?ll put up a tent. For more information, contact Janice Murphy at

Presidents Day Hours for Library and Learning Commons, Fitness Center?
Please take note of the following hours for Monday, Feb. 16:
Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Library staff will offer limited services during these hours. The Media Production Center will be open from noon to 10 p.m. Research Services, The Writing Center, Learning Assistance Programs and The Math Lab will be closed, with regular service hours resuming Tuesday, Feb. 17. The secure 24/7 study spaces on the 1st and 2nd floors will be open as usual. For more information, contact Lynn Deeken at

The Fitness Center will be open from 7a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit University Recreation or contact 296-6441 or

Crank Up Your Career with Tips from Startups
Friday, Feb. 13, noon-1:15 p.m.
Pigott Hall 103
Learn how to get and apply entrepreneurial skills to any career. When you know how to find and pitch great ideas, get funding and make them happen, you become unstoppable in your career. Come hear tips and tricks from successful alums, graduating students and local entrepreneurs who are following this path to success. Bring your lunch, questions and ideas. Sponsored by the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center in Albers. For more information, contact Nettasha Reese at or 296-5715.

Valentine?s Offer from Catering
If you would like to order a treat for that special someone, please do so by contacting the catering office at no later than Feb. 11. ?Available for express pick-up or delivery. Choose ?from the following options:
? ?Valentine?s Day Sweetheart Cookies | $10 for 1?2 dozen
? ?Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Skewers | 18 for 1?2 dozen
? ?Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies | 12 for 1?2 dozen

Roses for Kids
Friday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Student Center first floor
The Vietnamese Student Association (SU VSA) is hosting its annual Valentine?s Day fundraiser. They will be selling roses in bundles of singles, a half dozen and a dozen. Buy for yourself or that special someone with cash or credit card. Proceeds go to Blue Dragon Children?s Foundation, a charity in Vietnam that supports homeless and impoverished children through education programs and home services. For more information, contact Sarah Penalosa at

International Week
That great SU tradition of I-Week, which kicked off with the International Dinner last Saturday, continues and culminates with the following events for faculty, staff and students.

Nursing Reflections from Abroad
Thursday, Feb. 5, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Hunthausen Building, Room 100

Come hear SU Nursing students talk about their time across the globe working and studying as student nurses. Engage in thoughtful dialogue about our perceptions, shortfalls and successes in global health. Sponsored by the College of Nursing Global Nursing Committee.
The Danger in Good Intentions: Student Perspectives on Voluntourism in the Global South
Thursday, Feb. 5, 1-2 p.m., Pigott 103

When can our efforts to do good have a harmful effect? In this panel, students share international volunteer and internship experiences and weigh the positive and negative impacts of these trips on developing countries. Sponsored by the Poverty Education Center and Matteo Ricci College.
Visiting North Korea Up Close and Personal: A Peek Behind the Curtain
Friday, Feb. 6, 10-11 a.m., Sullivan Hall 110

North Korea has been called the Axis of Evil, but is it really? Professor Margit McGuire of the College of Education, was the recipient of the 2009-2010 McGoldrick Fellowship, presented annually by the Seattle University President, and this afforded her a one quarter sabbatical that allowed her to travel to North Korea this past spring. Come hear her perspectives. Sponsored by the College of Education.
Native Olympic Peninsula Overnight Trip
Saturday, Feb. (7 a.m.)-Sunday, Feb. 8 (4 p.m.), Neah Bay, Wash.

Explore the natural wonders of Neah Bay through a scenic coastal hike, possible marine-life sightings and learning opportunities to deepen your connection with Native Washington. You won?t want to miss the folklore, history and preservation of the Makah Indian Tribe. Sign up through Outdoor Adventure Recreation at or 398-4588.

Poetry reading with Visiting Writers Kathleen Flenniken and Maged Zaher
Thursday, Feb. 12, 6-7 p.m.
Wyckoff Auditorium (EGNR 200)

The English Department's Visiting Writers Kathleen Flenniken (Winter Term) and Maged Zaher (Spring Term) team up to offer an evening of poetry devoted to considerations of the power of the written word in the world. Flenniken, who is teaching Lyric Poetry this winter, is the author of two poetry collections, Famous (University of Nebraska Press, 2006) and Plume (University of Washington Press, 2012), and served as the 2012-2014 Washington State Poet Laureate. Zaher, who will be teaching Global Poetry this spring, is the author of four poetry collections and his translations of contemporary Egyptian poetry have appeared widely. Maged is the recipient of the 2013 Genius Award in Literature from the Seattle weekly The Stranger. For more information, contact Stephanie Lewis at

Gaffney Dialogue on Gratitude
Thursday, Feb. 19, noon
LeRoux Room (STCN 160)

Following up on the fantastic January conversation with Fr. Steve Sundborg, this next informal dialogue on the topic of gratitude will be facilitated by Professor Gabriella Guti?rrez y Muhs. The topic is ?The Present: A Life in Relation to Gratitude.? Gaffney Chair Le Xuan Hy, invites all SU faculty and staff to join the dialogue. The doors will open at noon and the event is scheduled to end at 1:30 p.m. You are encouraged to attend whatever portion of the event you are able. A free lunch will be provided. RSVP to Thorne Clayton-Falls at
Gabriella Guti?rrez y Muhs, is currently co-director of the Patricia Wismer Center for Gender, Justice, & Diversity at Seattle University and a professor in both the Department of Modern Languages and the Women and Gender Studies Program. She is also a commissioner on the Washington State Arts Commission.

Questioning for Purpose: A Workshop on Career and Life Stage Development
Saturday, Feb. 28, 1-2 p.m.
Pigott 101

As part of the Search for Meaning Book Festival, Questioning for Purpose is an interactive discernment workshop for people searching for direction. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their passions and sources of energy in their life. Attendees will utilize journaling and paired discussions to draw out deep longings and inner wisdom. For more information, visit Search for Meaning or contact Colette Casavant in the School of Theology and Ministry at or 296-5333.

Campus Safety Night Walk
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m.
Meet at the University Services Building Lobby

The annual Department of Public Safety and Facilities Campus Night-Walk program is designed SU community members to provide their perspectives by walking the campus grounds and perimeter at night. Your feedback and comments will be utilized in further developing and enhancing the safety features utilized throughout the university property. The program focuses on campus lighting, landscaping, parking areas, bus stops and building entry ways. For more information, contact Craig Birklid in Public Safety at

Men?s Basketball vs. Grand Canyon and Utah Valley
The Seattle University men?s basketball team returns to KeyArena for two key Western Athletic Conference games this weekend. Tonight (Thursday, Feb. 5) ?the Redhawks close out the first half of the conference schedule by welcoming the Grand Canyon Antelopes to the Pacific Northwest for a 7 p.m. tip. The Antelopes are coached by former NBA player ?Thunder? Dan Majerle and have been a tough team to overcome so far this year. Saturday night, Feb. 7, Seattle U celebrates Homecoming by facing the Utah Valley Wolverines. Seattle U is looking to avenge a loss to Utah Valley last month and establish momentum heading into the final stretch of the season. Faculty and staff are entitled to two free tickets to every home game, subject to availability, by going to the Will Call window on the East side of KeyArena. There is also a pre-game rally Saturday night starting at 6 p.m. in the Coke Corner of the concourse featuring DJ DIO as well as appearances by the Homecoming Court, Seattle U President Steve Sundborg, S.J., and Head Coach Cameron Dollar. Plenty of fun activities are planned for both games, so come on down to the Key and cheer on the Redhawks!

Women?s Tennis vs. Idaho
Saturday, Feb. 7, 2:30 p.m.
Tennis Center at Sand Point (7135 Sportsfield Drive NE)

After playing their first eight matches on the road, the Seattle University women?s tennis team plays its first home contest of the season, welcoming regional rival Idaho to the Tennis Center at Sand Point for a dual match. The Redhawks recently defeated Montana State and Eastern Washington and will look to take down another Big Sky opponent, this time on its home court. Admission is free to watch the matches, which begin with three doubles sets followed by six singles matches. Spend part of Homecoming weekend cheering on the Seattle U women?s tennis team!

Courtside Club Luncheon
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 11:45 a.m.
FX McRory?s (419 Occidental Ave S in Pioneer Square)

The third and final Courtside Club Luncheon will feature SU head men?s basketball coach Cameron Dollar and special guest speaker Steve Kelley, longtime columnist for The Seattle Times. Coach Dollar will talk about the final stretch of the regular season, which begins the next night as the Redhawks start a three-game homestand against UMKC. The cost to attend the luncheon is just $25, and registration is available by visiting

Percentage Night at Barrio to Benefit the SU Dance Marathon
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 11:30 a.m.-midnight
Barrio Mexican Kitchen & Bar (1420 12th Ave.)

When you stop by Barrio for lunch, happy hour or dinner on Tuesday and mention SU Dance Marathon, 10 percent of your purchase will be donated to this year?s total effort. Seattle University Dance Marathon is a student organization that raises money for Seattle Children's Hospital Uncompensated Care Fund. The fund enables the hospital to never turn away a sick kid due to their family?s inability to afford care. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised by SUDM go to the care of local kids battling pediatric illness and injury. Part of a national network of over 250 collegiate DMs, SU is the largest in the west and aims to raise $73,000 for the kids this year. You can help and fill up on delicious chips and guacamole at the same time. For more information, contact Nayland Olsen at

Self-Defense Seminar
Sunday, Feb. 15, 10:30 a.m.-noon
The MAT Room in Connolly Center

Do you want to learn some basic self-defense techniques from a professional? If so, this is an opportunity for you! The seminar is a Wellness Challenge event, so don?t miss out on the opportunity to have some fun and get points for it! If you would like to attend, or have any questions, concerns, or need accommodations, please e-mail Selyna and Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot as soon as possible. Sponsored by Campion Hall Health and the Wellness Learning Community. ?

MFA in Arts Leadership Info Session
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 6:30- 8 p.m.
1401 E. Jefferson St., Suite 401 (just south of the Connolly Center)

Come learn about Seattle U?s MFA in Arts Leadership Program. You will hear where many of the program?s graduates have gone on to work after earning their degrees, as well as what you?ll be studying in your two years in the program, particularly regarding the graduate management practicum experience. You?ll also have an opportunity to ask questions of the program director. For more information, visit MFA Arts Leadership or contact Jennifer Smoose at or 220-8244.

Non-Violent Direct Action Training
Saturday, Feb. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Casey Commons

Sustainable Student Action is providing an introductory workshop on non-violent direct action tactics facilitated by activists from the community. For more information, visit Sustainable Student Action or contact Ames Fowler at

Decoding your assignment prompts
2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11
Lemieux Library 369

For more information, visit Learning Assistance Workshops or contact Morgan Frost at

Baseball vs. Saint Mary?s: Four-game Season-opening Series
The Seattle University baseball team opens the 2015 season with a four-game series against the Saint Mary?s College Gaels this weekend. The series is scheduled to begin Friday, Feb. 13, at 5 p.m., with a doubleheader set for Saturday, Feb. 14, beginning at 1 p.m., and the final game of the series scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 15, at noon. The Redhawks are coming off their best season since returning to varsity competition in 2010 and are hoping to repeat their success this year. All Seattle U home baseball games are scheduled to take place at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue (1790 Richards Rd.), just a short drive from campus. Students enjoy free admission to all home baseball games. So catch spring action in the middle of February and cheer on the Redhawks! Stay tuned to for up-to-date information regarding the weekend series.

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)

You?ll be surprised by what happens when you? hear inspiring presenters?bring your deepest desires?experience the power of prayer?gather with a faith-filled community? join us for Nine Days of Grace.
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. Those who have attended in years past are invited to return again, this time inviting a friend, co-worker or family member to experience the abundant graces of this meaningful retreat. If you?ve never experienced the Nine Days of Grace/Novena before, try it out. You are never too old or too young to be surprised...come and see what your surprise of mercy may be!
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 If you have any questions, contact Andrea Fontana at or (206) 329-4824. Sponsored by Ignatian Spirituality Center.

?365 Days/365 Plays,? by Susan Lori-Parks
Directed by Michael Notestine (?15), Kylie Spillman (?15) and Matthew Weingarten (?15)
Preview ? Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.; opening ? Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Performances: Feb. 20, 21, 25,26,27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m.; and Feb. 22 and March 1 at 2 p.m.
Lee Center for the Arts

Continuing the mission of supporting and celebrating student creative achievement, student directors will take on the main stage to present selections from Suzan Lori-Parks? remarkable marathon work ?365 Days/365 Plays.? For a year Lori-Parks wrote a play a day (some as short as a few lines) resulting in a kaleidoscopic cycle of plays that tackle issues of history, family, war, politics and art ranging from the massive to the mundane. Funny and poignant, audacious and ambitious, this is an evening that promises to delight and provoke.

An Evening of Art and Conversation with Novelist Marianne Apostolides
Monday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m.
Wyckoff Auditorium (EGNR 200)

Five-time author and Chalmers Arts Fellow Marianne Apostolides reads from her explosive novel Sophrosyne. Described as ?fearless? and ?vast,? the novel explores desire and restraint in a digital age. Using idiosyncratic language?intermingling the sensual and the intellectual?Apostolides creates a sense of urgency and seduction. The reading will be followed by a Q&A, led by Jason Wirth, associate professor of philosophy. Sponsored by the Pigott-McCone Chair. For more information, contact Thorne Clayton-Falls at

Moral Mondays at SU: #BlackLivesMatters Pilgrimage
Monday, Feb. 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m
Moral Mondays invites you to join this pilgrimage to sites where Black and Brown lives have been lost to racialized violence. At each site a brief ceremony and/ memorial will be held:

? 9 a.m. ? Seattle University (gather to carpool at the visitor parking lot on 12th and Marion)

? 10 a.m. ? Edwin Pratt (1969), Shoreline

? 11:30 a.m. ? John T. Williams (2010), downtown Seattle ?Read more ?

? 1 p.m. ? Kenneth Boyd (1999), Tacoma

? 3 p.m. - Aaron Roberts (2001), Central District ?
Times listed are subject change and directions to each site are pending. Contact Tyrone Brown at for more information. Sponsored by Student Development.

Women?s Tennis vs. Portland State
Friday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m.
Tennis Center at Sand Point (7135 Sportsfield Drive NE)

After playing their first eight matches on the road, the Seattle University women?s tennis team plays its second home contest of the season, welcoming regional rival Portland State to the Tennis Center at Sand Point for a dual match. The Redhawks recently defeated Montana State and Eastern Washington and will look to take down another Big Sky opponent, this time on their home court. Admission is free to watch the matches, which begin with three doubles sets followed by six singles matches. Spend part of the weekend cheering on the Seattle U women?s tennis team!

Men?s Tennis vs. Montana State
Saturday, Feb. 14, 5 p.m.
Tennis Center at Sand Point (7135 Sportsfield Dr. NE)

After a two-week break from competition, the Seattle University men?s tennis team welcomes Montana State to a dual match. This is the only home match in February for the Redhawk men, so take this opportunity to support them Saturday evening. Admission is free to watch the matches.

Track & Field at Husky Classic
The Seattle University track and field team returns to action this weekend at the Husky Classic, held this Friday evening (4-8:30 p.m.) and all day Saturday (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) at the University of Washington?s Dempsey Indoor Facility. Two school records have been set so far this indoor season, and similar performances could be turned in as the Redhawks continue their preparation for the WAC Indoor Track and Field Championships in just two weeks. Admission is free to attend the Husky Classic, so take some time to head over to Montlake and support the Redhawks!

Seattle U Concrete Canoe Team Chipotle Fundraiser
Friday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Chipotle (1415 Broadway)

Show your team spirit and support Seattle University?s first Concrete Canoe Team! The team of civil engineering students is working hard to design, build and race SU?s first concrete canoe in the American Society of Civil Engineers PNW Regional Conference, which will be held at Idaho State University in April. They are looking to raise $4,000 to pay for building materials, transportation and conference fees. All you need to do is eat at Chipotle (1415 Broadway) on Feb. 20 anytime from opening to closing and tell the cashier you?re supporting the cause to make sure that 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to SU's concrete canoe team. If you can?t make it, you can still show your support by donating to the team?s GoFundMe account. For more information, contact Jessy Hardy at