This Week at Seattle University, 3/9-3/16

Written by Kristina Alvarado
March 11, 2015
The Harvard Din and Tonics Come to Seattle University!
Saturday, March 14, 7 p.m.
Pigott Auditorium

The Harvard Din and Tonics are an all-male jazz a cappella group known around the world for their rich tradition of musical and performance excellence. With a repertoire centered on American jazz standards of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, these Harvard gentlemen?who perform in white tie, tails and lime green socks?have an enviable reputation for impeccable musicality, snappy choreography and hilarious antics. Saturday?s concert is free and open to the public. The concert also features performances by the Seattle University Choirs and Seattle University a capella groups Drop the Bass and Unauthorized to Harmonize. The Harvard Din and Tonics??A capella with a Twist since 1979.? Sponsored by the Office of Jesuit Mission and Identity. For more information, contact Joe Orlando at or 296-5917.

Seattle University EcoChallenge
April 7-May 3

Team up with two of your friends for the fun, four-week EcoChallenge. 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. Registration is open through Tuesday, April 7. Build a three-person team with any combination of students, faculty and staff. For more information and to register your team, visit EcoChallenge. Sponsored by the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability.

Call for Session Proposals: iLead Conference
All students, staff, faculty members and alumni are invited to develop and present workshops at iLead, a conference for students selected for leadership positions next academic year. iLead takes place Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11, on campus.
For details on iLead, such as attendees, educational themes and how to submit a session, please visit the website. Session proposals are due Wednesday, March 25. Click here to submit a proposal. For more information, contact Michelle Etchart in Leadership Development at

What Could ?Diversity? Mean in Interdisciplinarity? A Consortium of Interdisciplinary Scholars Roundtable
Tuesday, March 17, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Casey 516

This panel and audience roundtable is a brown bag lunch discussion on diversity and interdisciplinarity. Come to participate; come to listen. Bring lunch if you like. Coffee, tea and water will be provided. Discussion leaders are Holly Ferraro, associate professor of management, Albers; Rick Malleus, assistant professor of communication, Arts and Sciences; Susan Matt, associate professor, Nursing; and moderator Pamela Taylor, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, Education. You do not have to be a member to attend a Consortium event. Membership in the 120-member Consortium is free and open to SU teachers. Simply contact Sven Arvidson at to become a member. Sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies Program.

Francophone Film Series: ?Tasuma The Fighter?
Wednesday, March 11, 6 p.m.
Pigott 101

In ?Tasuma The Fighter,? directed by Kollo Daniel Sanou (Burkina Faso), a village elder veteran expecting his pension buys a mill on credit for the community, but the repeated requests are ignored by the government and bring back his fighting spirit. The film will be followed by a conversation with Paul Milan, associate professor of Modern Languages and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences. Sponsored by Global African Studies. For more information, contact Kate Reynolds at or 296-5470.

?Pink Ribbons Inc.?: Movie Screening and Dialogue
Thursday, March 12, 6 p.m.
Pigott 103

In honor of International Women?s Day, the Department of Communication invites you to this documentary, ?Pink Ribbons Inc.,? and discussion on the harms of pink-washing. Click here for more information. Or contact AnneMarie Ladlad at

Expanded Study Space in the Library and Learning Commons During Finals Week
(March 14-21)

The library is continuing its practice of expanding study space for finals. Rooms 122 (Boeing Room), 366 and 369 will be made available for open study during selected hours of finals week (March 14-March 21). Each room will have signage posted that designates the specific times the room is available for open study. In addition, the library will expand the 24/7 space to include the entire second floor for the busiest part of finals week, beginning Sunday night, March 15, and ending on Thursday morning, March 19. This space includes study cubicles, computers, group study rooms and tables. Use your campus card to enter at the doors on the first and second floors. More details on the library?s hours can be found here. Or contact Melissa Chamberlain at

Racial Justice Lecture and Workshop
The Center for the Study of Justice in Society invites you to the following two events with Chris Crass.
? ? ? Anti-Racist Vision for Our Collective Liberation: Why #BlackLivesMatter Should Matter to Everyone
? ? ?Thursday, May 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
? ? ?Pigott 103

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? ? ?Developing Social Justice Leadership for Anti-Racist Organizing
? ? ?Friday, May 8, 1-4 p.m.
? ? ?Chardin 142

Chris Crass writes and speaks widely on anti-racist organizing, feminism for men, strategies to build visionary movements, and creating healthy culture and leadership for progressive activism. His book Towards Collective Liberation: anti-racist organizing, feminist praxis, and movement building strategy draws lessons from his organizing over the past 25 years, with groups such as Catalyst Project, Food Not Bombs, Colours of Resistance and the Against Patriarchy Men?s Group, as well as lessons from case studies of historic and contemporary anti-racist organizing.

In the past year alone, Crass has given more than 75 talks and workshops on anti-racism in white communities, feminism and men, social justice leadership, and creating healthy culture for powerful movements, with more than 3,000 people attending across the U.S. and Canada. Drawing out lessons from over 25 years of activist experience and speaking on themes from his book, he uses storytelling, cases studies of successful organizing, movement history and participatory education to create a dynamic learning environment.

For more information, contact Pamela Taylor at or 296-2678.

Racial Justice Lecture ? Showing What We Tell: Building Cross-Racial Relationships?
Friday, May 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Pigott Auditorium

This lecture will be delivered by an interracial team on how to build and sustain cross-racial friendships and relationships. They will draw upon their years of experience from working and teaching together.
About the speakers:
Darlene Flynn has more than 10 years of experience providing racial equity training to build capacity for creating racial justice in Seattle. She has worked extensively with cross-racial teams seeking to bring about institutional and structural change to create racial equity in the city?s communities of color.
An SU alumna, Robin DiAngelo is associate professor of multicultural education at Westfield State University in Massachusetts. Her scholarship is in Whiteness Studies. Her research is concerned with the challenges of an increasingly white teaching force and an increasingly diverse student population. She has twice been honored with the Student's Choice Award for Educator of the Year. In addition to her academic work, DiAngelo has extensive experience as a workplace consultant in issues of race relations and racial justice.

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Justice in Society. For more information and to register, visit Showing What We Tell or contact Pamela Taylor at or 296-2678.

Web Development Certificate Information Session
Wednesday, March 18, 6-7:30 p.m.
Pigott Pavilion for Leadership Room 050

Anyone interested in learning about the Web Development Certificate is invited to attend this information session. Please come to meet the faculty, ask questions, hear more about the program and enjoy refreshments. The Web Development Certificate is a one-year (eight courses) program designed to teach part-time adults how to build websites in order to prepare them for a role as front-end web developer on a web production team. Learn more about the program at: If you're interested in attending, RSVP here. For more information, contact Shawn Rider at or 220-8288.

Spring Break Fitness Center Hours
The Eisiminger Fitness Center will be open as follows during Spring Break:
Friday, March 20 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, March 21 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, March 22 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? noon-8 p.m.
March 23-27 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, March 28 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, March 29 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? noon-8 p.m.
For more information, visit University Recreation or contact Kristen Carstens at or 296-6441.

Coffee, Conversation and SU Campus Tour
Tuesday, March 17, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Meet in Hunthausen Hall, 2nd floor lobby

Come learn more about the School of Theology and Ministry?s graduate programs. Enjoy some coffee, meet a current student and explore the SU campus. The school offers graduate programs in Transformational Leadership, Couples and Family Therapy, Divinity, Chaplaincy, Spiritual Direction and more. For more information, visit School of Theology and Ministry or contact Colette Casavant at or 296-5333.