This Week at Seattle University, 3/16-3/23

Written by Kristina Alvarado
March 23, 2015

Men?s Basketball vs. Pepperdine
Wednesday, March 18, 7 p.m.
Connolly Center North Court

After a thrilling run to the Western Athletic Conference Tournament title game, Seattle University has accepted an invitation to participate in the College Basketball Invitational, the men?s basketball team?s first appearance in a Division I national postseason tournament in 46 years! The Redhawks host Pepperdine University this Wednesday, March 18, starting at 7 p.m. Because KeyArena is hosting the NCAA Tournament this week, we are bringing this game back to campus at the Connolly Center, but seating is limited. Because this is a postseason competition, every ticket has a price. The Athletics Department has purchased 200 tickets to hand out to Seattle University students, faculty and staff for free. Those tickets are available at the Campus Assistance Center (CAC) within the Student Center. Once those tickets are gone, students, faculty, and staff still receive a 50% discount at $5 per ticket. Student, take a study break. Faculty, take a break from grading those finals. Staff members, join us as well as Seattle U men?s basketball makes history and looks to move on in postseason competition. GO SEATTLE U!

Swishes for Wishes Now Recruiting Faculty/Staff Ballers
Faculty and staff are invited to apply to play in Swishes for Wishes, SU?s annual student vs. faculty/staff basketball game, which raises money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This year?s game takes place 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, at the Connolly Center North Court. Any interested players can apply for a roster spot by visiting Swishes. Learn more about the game here or contact Meghan Arigo with any questions at Swishes for Wishes is sponsored by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

A Month in the Life at Seattle University Journaling Project
The SU as a Workplace Subcommittee of the University Taskforce on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence is seeking faculty and staff volunteers from historically marginalized groups to participate in ?A Month in the Life at Seattle University Journaling Project.? ?Participants will provide a short, weekly journal entry beginning March 20 and ending April 17. The goal of the project is to provide insight into the campus climate as experienced by faculty and staff who are members of historically marginalized groups in a way that cannot be captured by a singular survey instrument. ?

For purposes of the project, the subcommittee is defining historically marginalized groups using the City of Seattle?s categories of protected classes: age; ancestry; breastfeeding in a public place; color; creed; disability; gender identity; marital status; national origin; political ideology; race; religion; sex; sexual orientation; use of a service animal; and military status or veteran.

If you are interested in participating in the project or have questions, please contact Angelique Davis, associate professor of political science, at

Women in Mission: A Retreat for SU Faculty and Staff
Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3
(Saturday day-only or overnight option available)
Vashon Island

Women in Mission is providing this opportunity in the spirit of SU?s Jesuit mission?a chance to gather with other faculty and staff in a beautiful setting on Vashon Island to re-focus, reflect and relax. Elements of the retreat include time for personal reflection by the water, home-style meals, guided contemplation, walks in the woods and enlivening shared conversation. Women in Mission wishes to honor family commitments and busy schedules and welcomes participants to come for the day only, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or to stay overnight at the retreat lodging and continue to retreat to Sunday morning.
Please e-mail to request a registration form. Funded generously by an Endowed Mission Fund grant, this retreat is a gift offered by Women in Mission, a group of faculty and staff who seek to deepen their connection to the Jesuit mission and spirituality. Please e-mail Jen Tilghman-Havens in the Office of Jesuit Mission and Identity at for more information or with questions.

Racial Justice Workshop
Friday, May 22, 1-5 p.m.
Student Center 130
Workshop fee: $49
Free for SU faculty/staff/students
Register at:

This workshop, ?New Racism: A Cross-Racial Perspective,? will be facilitated by an interracial team: Darlene Flynn and Robin DiAngelo. Through lecture, discussion and exercises, participants will explore a framework for understanding racism, how racism has adapted over time, what makes modern forms of racism so hard for many to see, normalized white racial patterns and the perspectives and skills needed for challenging new racism. Topics to be covered include (1) basic anti-racism theory, (2) the dynamics of internalized racial oppression and internalized racial dominance, (3) what makes racism so difficult for whites to see and (4) how to engage constructively across race.

Drag Show
Tickets are now available for the Seattle University Drag Show 2015, which takes place Friday, April 10, in Campion Ballroom (doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m.). Tickets can be purchased for $3 at the Campus Assistance Center on the first floor of the Student Center. The show will feature both professional and student performers. Sponsored by the Triangle Club (with sponsorship from Student Government of Seattle University, Office of Multicultural Affairs Multicultural Programming Fund and Integrity Board). For more information, contact Akaila Ballard at

Men?s Basketball vs. Colorado
Monday, March 23, 7 p.m.
Connolly Center North Court

The Seattle University men?s basketball team posted a thrilling 62-45 victory over Pepperdine Wednesday night to advance into the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational. The Redhawks now host the Colorado Buffaloes. Last night?s atmosphere was outstanding, and the team needs your support once again. Because this is a postseason competition, every ticket has a price. The Department of Athletics has again purchased 100 tickets to hand out to Seattle University faculty and staff for free. Those tickets are available at the Campus Assistance Center (CAC) within the Student Center both Thursday and Friday. Once those tickets are gone, faculty and staff still receive a 50 percent discount at $5 per ticket. Extend the first weekend of spring as Seattle U men?s basketball continues to make history and looks to move on in postseason competition. GO SEATTLE U!

Preparing Students for Cross-Cultural Encounters in Service-Learning
Wednesday, April 8, noon-1 p.m.
Center for Service and Community Engagement (corner of 13th and Cherry, in the Douglas Building)

Join Christina Roberts, associate professor of English and director of Women and Gender Studies, and the Center for Service and Community Engagement for an informal conversation on preparing students for community experiences, using Sherman Alexie?s short story ?Gentrification? (no need to read it in advance). Bring your lunch; coffee, tea and cookies provided. RSVP to For more information, contact Elizabeth O?Brien at

A Call to the Peacemaking Circle Process: Expanding Racial Justice Leadership Practices to Foster Healing and Rejuvenation
May 15-17
Friday: 1-6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday: Hunthausen 110; Saturday-Sunday: LEML 122 (Boeing Room)

The peacemaking circle process draws from both ancient practices and modern processes to create trust, intimacy, goodwill, belonging, generosity and reciprocity. It is a powerful approach to building strong relationships, holding authentic dialogues and bringing about what Dr. Martin Luther King called the beloved community. This circle is for people who want to heal from the malaise of racism and rejuvenate their social justice spirit. The process will create deep and meaningful relationships necessary for social change work. More important, this is an opportunity to do your own deep inner work to become a better leader. The circle keeper is Keiko Ozeki, director of Peacemaking and Healing Initiatives at the Center for Ethical Leadership. Advance registration and commitment to all three days is required. Click here for more information and to register. Registration is $259; $59 for SU faculty/staff/students. Inquire at about partial fee scholarships. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Justice in Society.

Women of SU Connection Cafe: Serving Youth and Communities
Thursday, March 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
LeRoux Conference Room (STCN 160)

Staff, faculty and alumni are invited to join us for a night of learning and connection. Hear from spotlight alumnae leaders in non-profit and government organizations about their work, including Brandi Manuel, ?13, president of the Northwest Girls Coalition, and Sarah Mariani, ?98, who oversees statewide initiatives for Washington State DSHS. Come mix and mingle with fellow alumnae and friends as you participate in thought-provoking table discussions. Opportunities will be presented to become involved and engaged with community initiatives serving girls and young women. If you would like to contribute materials or add to the conversation, please contact Harmony Frederick at with your ideas. Attendees will enjoy complimentary appetizers and refreshments. Register here. Sponsored by the Seattle University Alumni Association.

Reunion Weekend 2015
Did you know that Reunion Weekend is May 1-3? SU is welcoming back the classes of 2005 and 1965 to celebrate their class reunions and to rediscover Seattle University with a weekend of fun events. If you are a graduate of the class of 2005 or 1965 register for Reunion Weekend now! Are you in contact with alumni from the classes of 2005 or 1965? Make sure they know their reunion is this May. Sponsored by the Seattle University Alumni Association. For more information, contact Peter Graziani at

Easter Holiday Fitness Center Hours
The Eisiminger Fitness Center will operate under the following hours in observance of the Easter Holiday: Closed April 3-5; open April 6, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. For more information, visit University Recreation.