This Week at Seattle University, 3/2-3/9

Written by Kristina Alvarado
March 11, 2015

Seattle University Choirs Present ?Come to the Water: A Lenten Prayer?
Saturday, March 7, 8-9:30 p.m.
The Chapel of St. Ignatius

Join Seattle University Choirs for this year?s Lenten Prayer concert in The Chapel of St. Ignatius, where music, silence and contemplative reflection combine and are embraced by one of Seattle?s most evocative sacred spaces. The concert, presented without applause, features works from Gregorian chant to the present and a variety of musical styles. Free admission; sponsored by the Department of Performing Arts and Arts Leadership, Music Division. For more information, contact Lee Peterson, assistant director of choral music, at or contact the Choir Concerts Information Line at 296-5372.

Academic Service-Learning Faculty Fellows 2015-2016
Academic Service-Learning Fellows learn the theory and practice of academic service-learning and how to integrate this methodology into their courses. Fellows receive a $1,250 stipend and curriculum resources focused on the use of service-learning as a pedagogy. Fellows meet regularly throughout the year to support each other in the process of revising a syllabus to include service-learning, teach the revised course, and conduct an action research project in which they collect data to answer a research question related to the student learning or community impacts aspects of their new course. Faculty new to service-learning as well as experienced practitioners are welcome. All faculty, tenure track and non-tenure track, are welcome to apply. Applications are due to Jeffrey Anderson, professor in the College of Education and director of the Academic Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program, in Loyola 402, by Friday, April 24. Sponsored by the Center for Service and Community Engagement and Office of the Provost.

Library Performance Series
Wednesday, March 4, 7 p.m.
Lemieux Library (2nd floor lobby)

This next event in the Library Performance Series features students in the Chamber Music Program under the direction of Quinton Morris. The performance will include pieces by Sperger, Piston, Bach and Dohnanyi. The series is sponsored by the Lemieux Library and the Chamber Music program. For more information, contact Melissa Chamberlain at

Cesar Chavez Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry Drive
Latin American and Caribbean Awareness Student Alliance (LA CASA) and Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlan (MEChA) is sponsoring the National Cesar Chavez Blood Drive and the Be The Match Bone Marrow Registry Drive on Wednesday, March 4, and Thursday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The blood drive is taking place at the Bellarmine Turnaround and the bone marrow registry drive will be in the Bellarmine Lobby. Join in celebrating Cesar Chavez?s legacy, having fun and saving lives. Donors will receive light snacks. To reserve a time to donate blood, visit PSBC. For more information, visit Rosemary Frausto at

Barrio Fiesta XXI JR: My Father's Legacy
Saturday, March 7, 5:30 p.m.
Campion Ballroom

The United Filipino Club of Seattle University Presents Barrio Fiesta XXI JR: My Father?s Legacy. Join in the celebration of 21 years of Barrio Fiesta on the Seattle University campus through our showcase of delicious cuisine, traditional dance, song and more. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; the show begins at 5:30 p.m. The theme is ?Ang taong 'di lumingon sa pinanggalingan ay ?di makakarating sa paroroonan??He who does not look back where he came from will not reach his destination. Following his father?s sudden death, a Filipino-American son, JR, pays tribute to his traditional and unsupportive father as he realizes that his identity is reminiscent to that of his father?s experience. Guided by a series of letters from his late father, JR embarks on a journey to discover his father?s past while combating the daily hardships of a college student. Join JR as he retraces his father?s steps and uncovers a story that was left untold. Tickets can be purchased online. If you?d like to make a donation, write ?United Filipino Club- Barrio Fiesta? in the comments section here. Questions? Contact Barrio co-chairs Dana Canaria at or Germe Ambion,

SEAC Films: Dear White People
Monday, March 9, 7:45-10 p.m.
Wyckoff Auditorium (EGNR 200)

In collaboration with Moral Mondays, the Student Events and Activities Council (SEAC) will be showing ?Dear White People,? The film follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular ?African American?-themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film will explore racial identity in ?post-racial? America while weaving a universal story of forging one's unique path in the world.? For more information, contact Leela Sabaratnam at

Run for Hope Information Meeting
Wednesday, March 4, 6 p.m.
Engineering 311

Get involved with local efforts to combat sex trafficking. Come learn about Run for Hope, an event that raises awareness and money to benefit women recently emerging from sex trafficking. Join Seattle University Public Health Brigades Club in a team run in the Run for Hope during Spring Quarter. All levels of runners are welcome. For more information, contact Selyna Villareal at

The Vagina Monologues
Friday, March 13, 7 p.m.; Sunday, March 15, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Pigott Auditorium

This award-winning play is based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler?s interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace, the piece celebrates women?s sexuality and strength. Through the play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. For more than a decade, ?The Vagina Monologues? has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public and brought a deeper consciousness to the conversation around ending violence against women and girls. Tickets are available for purchase at the Campus Assistance Center: $5 for students, staff and faculty; $8 for the general public. At the door: $8 for students, staff and faculty; $10 for the general public. Will Call tickets are available by contacting Sponsored by the Society of Feminists.

Discounted Climbing Gym Access
Enjoy affiliations with two local climbing gyms, Vertical World (VW) and Seattle Bouldering Project (SBP), which offer you discounted access. A 20-minute drive north of campus, VW offers epic lead and top rope climbing, plus some bouldering problems. Only $25 per quarter flat fee to utilize the ?memberships? designated for SU students/faculty/staff (includes free rental shoes and harness). Vans are also offered so you can make friends and have a belay partner. Five minutes south of campus, SBP offers rad bouldering opportunities. Current SU students/faculty/staff can purchase individual five, ten or monthly punch cards subsidized through Outdoor Adventure Recreation (OAR). Meet up with this informal group weekly also. Must purchase in-person from the OAR office during Monday-Thursday posted hours. Get more information here.

Redhawk Leadership Summit 2015
Saturday, March 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Pigott Building ? Redhawk Leadership Summit is a free half-day leadership conference open to all students at SU interested in building personal leadership skills. It?s a chance for students to get to know other leaders on campus as well as develop their own skills. Click here for more information and a link to register.

Lutheran Volunteer Corps Information Session
March 5, 4-5 p.m., Pavilion for Leadership Living Room ? Lutheran Volunteer Corps is hiring seniors for full-time positions in community-based service organizations. Students can apply at LVC. For more information, contact Sarah Thomson in Career Services at 296-6088.

Naef Scholarship Application Period
March 5-April 9

Advisors, faculty and staff should be aware that the application period for the Naef Scholarship opens on March 5 and continues through April 9. Student applicants must have earned 90 credits at SU by fall 2015, must have a 3.4 SU GPA, commit to full-time study and participation in the scholars program. Further details and questions can be directed to David Madsen, moderator, at 296-6938 or

Steven Holl?s Architectonic Departures from Art of Seeing
Monday, March 9, 6 p.m.
Bannan 501

This lecture, fully titled ?Steven Holl?s Architectonic Departures from Art of Seeing: Sensory, Perceptual and Emotional Perspectives on Museums,? will be delivered by Professor Friedhelm Mennekes, S.J., of the Art History Institute of the Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelm Universitaet in Bonn, Germany. Father Mennekes presented a lively and engaging lecture at SU in spring 2014 on the religious space of our own St. Ignatius Chapel. This year, he will focus on a series of art museums, beginning with the famous Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art right in the center of the capital of Finland, Helsinki. At Kiasma, as in St. Ignatius Chapel, the meditative quality of light and space that characterizes Holl?s work goes beyond architectural expression to embody a physical impetus to philosophical and phenomenological reflection. Mennekes? appearance is made possible by the Pigott Family Endowment for the Arts. Presented by ARTS at SeattleU. For more information, visit Holl lecture or call 296-5360.

What is Good Catholic Sex? A Panel Discussion of Pope Francis? Synod on the Family and Catholic Teachings
Wednesday, March 11, 6 p.m.
Casey Commons

Join this enlivening conversation of Catholic sexual ethics. Panelists will lead a discussion on Catholic teachings on marriage and sexuality; developments from the Synod on the Family; and interpretive possibilities for future generations. Sponsored by the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture. For more information, visit ICTC.

Advanced Studio Opening Reception
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 12, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Exhibition: March 13- April 10, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Vachon Gallery in Fine Arts Building

Visual Art students present a collection of their most recent work created within the Advanced Studio Course. Students collectively curate the exhibition under the mentorship of Associate Professor Francisco Guerrero. Presented by ARTS at Seattle U. For more information, call 296-5360 or visit Advanced Studio.

Winter Student Chamber Concert 2015 with Spectrum Dance
Thursday, March 12, 7:30 p.m.
Pigott Auditorium
Quinton Morris, director of chamber and instrumental music, and students welcome renowned choreographer Donald Bryd of Spectrum Dance Theater for a special collaboration between chamber music and dance. Tickets?$5 for students, $8 for faculty/staff and $10 for general public?are available here or at the event. Presented by ARTS at Seattle U. For more information, visit Winter Student Chamber Concert or contact Miles Schlagel at

Tough Talk Caf?s - An Academic Perspective
Wednesday, March 11, 7-8:30 p.m.
Le Roux Conference Room (STCN 160)
The second session of this series featured a world-class boxer, an SU alumna and a current graduate student in the psychology program?all in one person! The speaker shared how her life path took an unexpected detour through illness and a confrontation with her own mortality. Her courage is an inspiration to those who heard her incredible story.

This third session of the series will take a turn toward academia, featuring two members of the SU faculty who will present perspectives from the fields of nursing and psychology. Michael Huggins, associate professor in the College of Nursing, and Kathleen Pape, adjunct professor in the Existential-Phenomenological Humanistic Therapeutic Psychology program in the College of Arts and Sciences, will present their thoughts on this difficult and complex subject.

Two more sessions on end-of-life topics are scheduled?Wednesday, April 22, and Wednesday, May 27?stay tuned for more details. For more information contact Ona Fisher at Sponsored by the Graduate Student Council and Antioch University.

SU Veterans Committee Seeking 2015-16 Advisor
The Seattle University Veterans Community (SUVC) is a student organization that seeks to ease the transition from military service back into civilian life including the transition into the college environment. The SUVC provides a social connection with fellow veterans including community service projects, employment assistance and access to resources on campus, in the community and from local, state and federal service providers. The SUVC serves about 200 students who have served in the armed forces and welcomes any student who supports veterans as a member.

The committee is seeking a faculty or staff member to serve as advisor for the SUVC for the 2015-2016 academic year. You need not have served in the armed forces; you only need to have a desire to help student veterans. The SUVC is a recognized student club and for the past several years we have been supported by Audrey Hudgins as our advisor. ?

The SUVC includes faculty and staff and alumni who serve as mentors and supporters. The SUVC is also supported by the veteran navigator, an AmeriCorps volunteer who is part of the Washington Vet Corps. Vet Corps is a network of volunteers on about 45 campuses across the state who are on campuses to support student veterans. This network of volunteers provides access to best practices, training, and mutual support.

If you are interested in becoming the SUVC advisor, please contact the Seattle University Veteran Navigator Jaime Yslas at or (360) 348-1684.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Brown Bag Lunch
Tuesday, March 17, noon-1 p.m.
Center for Service and Community Engagement (Douglas Building)

The Center for Service and Community Engagement (CSCE) will be hosting a brown bag lunch information session so that interested people can learn more about this wonderful partner organization. The lunch will be held in the CSCE office in the Douglas in the large conference room. BBBS has wonderful opportunities to mentor local youth of all ages. If this is something you are interested in, RSVP to Genevieve Venable at

Women?s Basketball vs. Grand Canyon
Saturday, March 7, 4 p.m.
Connolly Center North Court

The Seattle University women?s basketball team closes out the 2014-15 regular season against the Grand Canyon Antelopes. Before the game, seniors Makenna Clark and Renee Dillard-Brown will be honored in Senior Day ceremonies. The Redhawks are looking to carry positive momentum into next week?s WAC Basketball Tournament, where they have reached the title game in each of the past two seasons. As always, students can receive two free general admission tickets to Saturday?s game, so bring a friend, come to the Connolly Center, support our seniors and cheer on the Redhawks!

Baseball vs. UC Davis This Weekend
The Seattle University baseball team welcomes the UC Davis Aggies to the Pacific Northwest for a three-game series this weekend at Bannerwood Park. The series begins Friday, March 6, at 5 p.m., followed by games Saturday, March 7, at 2 p.m., and Sunday, March 8, at noon. Behind solid starting pitching and an improved offensive attack, the Redhawks swept the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights last weekend, and they are working to keep the winning streak going as the team gets ready for conference play. Parking is free at Bannerwood Park, and students receive free general admission to all home baseball games, so make the quick trip to Bellevue and support the Redhawks!

Women?s Tennis vs. Portland
Friday, March 6, 11 a.m.
Amy Yee Tennis Center (2000 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S.)

The Seattle University women?s tennis team is back for another home match, this time facing the Portland Pilots at the Amy Yee Tennis Center, just a short drive from campus. The Redhawks are coming off a victory over Northern Colorado and look to continue their winning ways against the regional rival. Admission is free to watch the matches at the Amy Yee Tennis Center. For the most up-to-date information on Seattle University Athletics, including any changes to match times or sites, visit

Softball at Husky Spring Classic
After four straight weekends away from home, the Seattle University softball team finally plays some games close to campus, as the Redhawks will participate in the Husky Spring Classic at the University of Washington this weekend. On Friday, March 6, Seattle U faces Miami (Ohio) at 2:45 p.m., followed by a game against the host Huskies at 5 p.m. The Redhawks once again take on Miami (Ohio) Saturday, March 7, at 10:15 a.m., followed by a game against Cal State Northridge at 12:30 p.m. On Sunday, March 8, it will be one more battle of Redhawks, as Seattle U takes on Miami (Ohio) at 9 a.m. There will be an admission charge to watch the games at Husky Softball Stadium, but this is Seattle U?s first opportunity to play regular season games within the city of Seattle, so head on over to Montlake and cheer on Seattle U!

Men?s Tennis vs. Idaho
Monday, March 9, 4 p.m.
Amy Yee Tennis Center (2000 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S.)

After last weekend?s trip to Colorado that included a victory over Northern Colorado, the Seattle University men?s tennis team kicks off a week of matches close to home with a contest against regional rival Idaho. Admission is free to watch the matches at the Amy Yee Tennis Center. For the most up-to-date information regarding Seattle University Athletics, including any changes to match times or sites, visit

Questioning for Purpose: A Workshop on Career and Life Stage Discernment
Wednesday, March 11, 6-7:30 p.m.
Hunthausen Hall, Room 110

Wondering what to do next with your life, passions, gifts, skills or career? Come join the School of Theology and Ministry in this free interactive workshop for those seeking to deeply consider their career and potential life changes. The workshop includes opportunities for self-reflection, journaling, pair-share and guided discussion. For more information, visit School of Theology and Ministry or contact Colette Casavant at or 296-5333.

MFA in Arts Leadership Info Session
Monday, March 9, 6:30-8 p.m.
Jefferson Building, Suite 401 (1401 E Jefferson St.)

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

SEAC Entertainment: Ace of Illusions Magic Show
Monday, March 9, 6-8 p.m.
Student Center 160

Join us as Nate Jester, the Ace of Illusions, performs an incredible show of magic and illusions. Featured on ?America?s Got Talent? and ?Oprah? for his talents, the Ace of Illusions will be an event you don?t want to miss! Sponsored by Student Events and Activities Council (SEAC). For more information, contact Desi Casswell at