This Week at Seattle University, 3/31-4/6

Written by Kristina Alvarado
April 8, 2015

Alumni Day of Service? Saturday, April 25
National Jesuit Alumni Day of Service brings together Jesuit-educated alumni from across the nation, along with their family and friends, to participate in volunteer service projects. This year we are taking Day of Service off of Seattle University?s campus to service sites in the greater Seattle area selected and hosted by a variety of Seattle U?s alumni chapters and local alumni chapters of other Jesuit universities. Visit the registration page for a complete list of this year?s service sites and descriptions. Grab your family and friends and register now for the fourth annual Day of Service. Sponsored by Seattle University Alumni Association and Magis: Alumni Living the Mission. For more information, contact Harmony Frederick at

Wanted: Faculty and Staff Photos from International Immersions, Service Trips or Study Abroad
This year?s Mission Day will highlight the variety of ways our SU students, faculty and staff engage with the global community. Organizers are seeking photos of faculty, staff and students engaged in service, immersions and learning across the world. Do you have a photo or two to share? Please e-mail your image with a brief description to Jen Tilghman-Havens at by April 9.

How Could We? Lessons on Law and Regret from U.S. History
Wednesday, April 8, 4 p.m.
Pigott Auditorium

Professor of Law and Associate Dean Steven Bender presents a compelling lecture based on his latest acclaimed book from NYU Press, Mea Culpa: Lessons on Law and Regret from U.S. History. In Mea Culpa, a book The Seattle Times said, ?challenges readers to ask if we are as enlightened as we think we are,? Bender examines how the United States? collective shame about its past has shaped the evolution of law and behavior. Analyzing the United States? historical response to its own atrocities, Bender identifies and develops a definitive moral compass that guides us away from the policies and practices that lead to societal regret. For more information, visit Steven Bender Lecture or contact Gabriella Guti?rrez y Muhs at Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Law.

Fatal Assistance: Considering the Complexities of Foreign Aid
Thursday, April 9, 6-7:30 p.m.
Pigott 103

The College of Nursing invites you to attend ?Fatal Assistance: Considering the Complexities of Foreign Aid.? The evening will include viewing a portion of the documentary ?Fatal Assistance? by Raoul Peck, followed by a discussion. Questions to be explored include:

?What has your experience taught you and what is your understanding of effective foreign aid? Is there such a thing?

?How does foreign aid disempower communities? Empower communities?

?Where can we improve? How can we work towards sustainable and culturally relevant global partnerships?
SU nursing faculty member Lindsay Leeder will serve as panel moderator. Panelists include J. Wesley Lauer, associate professor, civil and environmental engineering; Benjamin Curtis, assistant professor, Matteo Ricci College; and Caroline Williams, SU nursing student. For more information, visit nursing panel or contact Lindsay Leeder at Sponsored by the College of Nursing?s Global Nursing Committee.

Disabilities Services Forum
Wednesday, April 8, 4-6 p.m.
Student Center 160
Please join the Disabilities Services Office for a panel discussion on disabilities. Student panelists will answer a diverse range of questions that address their academic, personal, and professional lives. This is an opportunity to have an open and intentional dialogue about disabilities and their impact on each of us. If you have questions that you would like the panelists to address, please e-mail them to Kiana Parker at as soon as possible.

Lunchtime Scholars Series? Equity of Justice: Medical-Legal Partnerships in Primary Health Care
Friday, April 10, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Sullivan Hall, C-1
The College of Nursing and School of Law welcome special guest speaker Dr. Julian Perez for this brown bag talk. Perez is a family doctor, who was schooled through WWAMI program at the UW, did his residency at Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine and spent seven years working at Sea Mar Community Health Clinic in Burien. He has cared for immigrant and migrant worker patients for more than 10 years. He comes from a family of Mexican migrant workers. He is currently doing a non-operative musculoskeletal Sports Medicine Fellowship at Cherry Hill to increase access to this type of care for their patients. In August 2015, Perez will open the Musculoskeletal/Sports Medicine Center for Sea Mar in White Center. For more information, visit Lunchtime Scholars or contact

Meditation for Daily Living
April 14, 21, May 5, 12
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Campion Multifaith Prayer Room

Have you ever considered meditation? The Office of Jesuit Mission and Identity invites faculty and staff to explore the practice of meditation (inspired by the Zen tradition) and how it can enhance your daily life. The group will meet four Fridays in April and May at noon for an hour. The sessions will be led by Eddie Daichi Salazar and Jason Tetsuzen Wirth and will be followed by optional lunch from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Feel free to come with your curiosity, questions and ?beginner?s mind.? All are welcome, and no experience with any kind of meditation is required, however, attendance at the first session on April 14 is required. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Eddie Salazar at or 296-6133.

Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl Lunch
Thursday, April 2, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Chardin 124

Kelly Hickman will join us to discuss the work of Catholic Relief Services and the communities that receive funding from the money raised by their Lenten Rice Bowl program. Sponsored by Campus Ministry. For more information, contact Jimmy McCarty at

IDIP Information Session
Wednesday, April 8, 7 p.m.
Pigott 105

Seattle University?s International Development Internship Program (IDIP) introduces students from all majors to the field of international development through a three-phase program, including an internship at an NGO in a developing nation. The 2014-2015 IDIP cohort recently returned from their internships and will be sharing their stories. Come meet the students, hear about their experiences and learn more about the program. IDIP is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 cohort. Please visit IDIP to view the application and requirements. For more information, contact Meenakshi Rishi, professor of economics and director of IDIP, at

Trying 4 Troops
Monday, May 25, 9 a.m.
Connolly Center

The students of the Masters in Sports Administration and Leadership Program at Seattle University are hosting an indoor ?try-athlon? consisting of a 10-minute timed pool swim, 10-minute timed spin bike, and 10-minute timed treadmill run on Memorial Day on the SU campus to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Designed to be less strenuous than traditional triathlons, Trying 4 Troops focuses on participants ?try-ing? a triathlon instead of completing each interval in an intense, competitive environment. All ages and abilities are welcome, provided participants are 18 years or older. Click here for more information or contact

Spirit of Community Awards: Nominations Now Being Accepted

The Center for Service and Community Engagement will present the Spirit of Community Awards on May 14. You are encouraged to submit nominations in the following categories:?

?Innovative projects that respond to local, community-identified needs (new category this year!)

?Undergraduate and graduate students who serve with thoughtful leadership, dedication, integrity, humility, compassion and soul

?Staff members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to developing, coordinating or sustaining projects that make a positive difference in the community

?Faculty members who exemplify excellent use of academic service-learning or other modes of community-engaged teaching and scholarship

?Community partners who excel in all aspects of service-learning partnership

Please follow this link to the nomination forms. Nominations for all awards are due by midnight on Sunday, April 19. Also, mark your calendar for the May 14 Spirit of Community Celebration, which will take 4 p.m. in Campion Ballroom.

A Celebration of Fair Trade Coffee
Wednesday, April 8, 4:30-6 p.m.
Campion Ballroom

Join us for an evening reception as we celebrate our work together?coffee farmers, students, faculty and leaders in the specialty coffee and fair trade movement. The celebration will feature Seattle University coffee initiatives in Nicaragua, and a presentation by coffee farmers and partners with Catholic Relief Services and Fair Trade USA, as well as other organizations. Beverages and hors d?oeuvres will be provided. Sponsored by the Office of Jesuit Mission and Identity. Please contact Eddie Salazar for more information at or 296-6133.

CEJS EcoChallenge
Have fun, help the planet and win great prizes. SU?s Annual Eco-Challenge takes place April 7-May 3. (Registration is open until April 7.) Team up with two of your friends for the fun, four-week EcoChallenge. (Build a three-person team with any combination of students, faculty and staff.) Gift cards to local businesses will be awarded to players each week?just for participating! You?ll learn something new related to each week?s theme: Personal Care and Cleaning Products; Food; Waste; Energy and Water. You and your team will be challenged to make simple lifestyle changes, complete weekly challenge activities and advocate for the issues that matter to you. For more information and to register your team, visit EcoChallenge. Sponsored by the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability. For more information, contact Mike Schut at

?After Seattle? (The Psychogeographic Cascadia)
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 9, 6-8 p.m.
Exhibition: April 8-May 9, Wednesday-Saturday, 1:30-6 p.m.
Hedreen Gallery

?After Seattle? is a look at local, contemporary psychogeography and conversations surrounding the utopic/dystopic as they pertain to an ever-evolving urban landscape right on our doorstep. Co-curated with Amanda Manitach and Charles Mudede, a Seattle writer filmmaker and critic, the exhibition looks to the intersection of design, urban planning, aesthetics, science and poetics to examine gentrification, community, and attitudes toward change. Free of charge and open to the public. Presented by ARTS at Seattle U. For more information, contact 296-2244.

Baseball vs. Sacramento State
After sweeping a weekend series at Texas-Pan American, the Seattle University baseball team returns home for a key three-game series against the Sacramento State Hornets at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. The Hornets currently lead the Western Athletic Conference with a 6-0 league record, but the Redhawks are right behind them at 5-1 and can pull into a tie with the preseason favorite by winning the series. The series begins Thursday, April 2, at 5 p.m., followed by games Friday, April 3, at 5 p.m., and Saturday, April 4, at noon. Faculty and staff receive free admission to all home baseball games at Bannerwood Park, so head on over to Bellevue and cheer on the Redhawks during these important WAC contests!

Softball vs. New Mexico State
The Seattle University softball team plays its first home conference games of the 2015 season, welcoming New Mexico State for the first time during the regular season. The Redhawks will face the Aggies in a doubleheader Friday, April 3, with the first game scheduled to begin at 4 p.m., followed by the final game of the weekend set for Saturday, April 4, at 2 p.m. Admission is free, so swing by Logan Field and support the Redhawks!

Women?s Rowing at Husky Open
Saturday, April 4, 8 a.m.
Montlake Cut at University of Washington

The Seattle University women?s rowing team is coming off an impressive performance last weekend at the Daffodil Sprints, and now the Redhawks will compete closer to home this Saturday, April 4, at the Husky Open. The competition is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m., with races throughout the morning. Admission is free to watch the event, so take a trip across town to scenic Montlake and root on the Redhawks!

Pronto Cycle Share Membership Discount
As a Pronto corporate member, Seattle University students, faculty and staff are eligible for a discounted annual membership that provides access to hundreds of bikes at stations across Downtown, South Lake Union, Capitol Hill and the U District. The closest station to campus is located at 12th Ave. and Columbia St. Registration information can be found at Pronto.

?Food Chains? Free Film Screening
Tuesday, April 7, 6:30 p.m.
Bannan Auditorium (Room 102)

?Food Chains? tells the story of a group of tomato pickers in Florida, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), which created the groundbreaking Fair Food Program partnership between farmworkers, growers and corporate supermarkets. Come watch the film, learn about the modern farmworkers movement and get involved. For more information, visit Food Chains or e-mail Asha DuMonthier at Sponsored by Shinnyo-en Fellows for Community Engagement and La Casa.

Moral Mondays at SU: Symbolic Confederate Flag Burning
Monday, April 13, 7 p.m.
11th Avenue Pedestrian Mall in front of the American Flag Pole

Moral Mondays at SU, the #BlackLivesMatter initiative on campus, invites members of the campus community to join in a ?symbolic burning of a confederate flag.? Why and what is a symbolic burning of a confederate flag? This year the United States will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War, April 12, 1861-May 9, 1865 (by declaration). This symbolic burning (no real flag will be used) is a recognition of this monumental event in our nation?s history, an honoring of the millions of Black Americans who suffered under the American institution of slavery, and a historical reminder of the Civil War?s connection to the American Civil Rights and current #BlackLivesMatter movements. Please note:

?There will be no actual confederate flag burned; it will be 100 percent white cotton cloth panels representing the southern states that made up the Confederacy of the United States.
?The ceremony will include a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation, prayers and words honoring those American citizens who suffered under the American institution of slavery, and a ceremonial burning of the symbolic flag in a fire ring used for controlled burns.
?A Public Safety staff member will be on hand, and a fire extinguisher will be on the scene.
For more information on Moral Mondays at SU: #BlackLivesMatter Initiative visit or contact Tyrone Brown at

Latino and Filipino Poets Explore Cultural Experiences
Friday, April 10, 7 p.m.
Wyckoff Auditorium

Three Latino/a and three Filipino/a poets will look at the influence of Latino and Filipino mythology on poetry. Through readings of original works, and an open Q&A session with the audience, the artists will compare and explore cultural mythological influences of both indigenous and shared colonial origins on the works of contemporary Latino/a and Filipino/a poets. Click here for more information or contact Suzy Martinez at

Call for Survivors: Join Seattle University Relay For Life
May 9-10, Survivor Lap and Dinner (May 9, 4 p.m., Logan Field)

Have you ever heard the words ?You have cancer?? Then you are a cancer survivor. Whether you?re in remission or were recently diagnosed, Seattle University Relay For Life fights for YOU. Join them for a victory lap and a complimentary dinner on May 9, and become inspired to fight on. Register now at For more information, contact Jen Ertl at

United Way of King County ? Emerging Leaders at Seattle University
Are you in your 20s or 30s and looking for a way to connect with other SU employees while also giving back to the community? If so, consider joining the Emerging Leaders program and join other SU faculty and staff in networking, professional development, and community service events throughout the year. The first opportunity is the United Way of KingCounty?s Community Resource Exchange Awareness Tour on Thursday, April 23 at Century Link Field. In one place and on one day, the event brings together not only all of the services needed most by men, women, youth and families facing homelessness in our community, but also the human kindness all of us need at points in our lives. The Awareness Tour highlights the scope of services provided to guests and tour attendees will learn more about the steps United Way is taking to solve the complex issue of homelessness. Check out this video to see what the Community Resource Exchange is all about!
To attend the tour with other current Emerging Leaders at Seattle U, please send an email to and indicate which of the following two sessions you are interested in attending. Space is limited.

Thursday, April 23
Awareness Tour 1 ? 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Awareness Tour 2 - noon-1 p.m.
Meet at the East Hall, Century Link Field
800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle

The group will also be planning other service and social events in the coming months. If you have questions about the Emerging Leader program, please feel free to e-mail one of the Emerging Leader Promoters for SU: Tatiana Saroca,; Jenna Isakson,; Jane Billbe,; Lauren Rochholz,; and Amanda Pruden,

Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons Easter Break
Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons will be closed April 3-6, Friday through Monday, in observance of Easter break. The Media Production Center, Writing Center, Learning Assistance Programs, and the Math Lab will be closed, with regular services resuming Tuesday, April 7. Research Services will also be closed over the holiday. The secure 24/7 study spaces on the first and second floors will be open as usual. For more information, visit library hours.

Tutoring Needs Assessment Blitz
Faculty and staff are encouraged to let any interested students know about this opportunity to beat the rush and avoid the usual one-three week waiting period to complete the Tutor Needs Assessment (TNA) with a Learning Assistance Programs staff person. The blitz takes place 5-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, in Lemieux Library (second floor) Space is limited; only the first 60 students are guaranteed a walk-up appointment. For more information, contact Morgan Frost in Learning Assistance Programs at?