This Week at Seattle University, 4/28-5/4

Written by Kristina Alvarado
May 4, 2015

A Conversation with U.S. Representatives Adam Smith and Dave Reichert
Monday, May 11, 6-7:45 p.m.
Pigott Auditorium

Come hear two members of Washington?s Congressional delegation, Representatives Dave Reichert and Adam Smith, discuss economics and income inequality issues, immigration and public service. The interview will be led by Master of Public Administration Director, Larry Hubbell and multimedia journalist Joni Balter. Following the interview, attendees will have time to ask questions. A networking reception will take place in the lobby of the PACCAR Atrium from 6 to 6:30 p.m. The interview will start at 6:30 p.m. RSVP here. Sponsored by the Master of Public Administration and undergraduate public affairs programs. For more information, contact Lindsay Ohab at

4th Annual Spring Recycling Collection Event
Wednesday, April 29, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
SU flagpole near Bellarmine Turnaround
Spring clean your home and office and bring recyclables for FREE to the SU Recycling Event. Items accepted include: appliances, batteries, books, confidential paper, compact fluorescent light bulbs, electronics and accessories, clothing, machinery, office supplies, plastic grocery bags, Styrofoam blocks and packaging material and toner cartridges. Do not bring chemicals, mattresses or furniture. Staff will help unload heavy items. Hard drives and other storage devices will be wiped through a secure data destruction program. ?For a detailed list of what recyclables to bring, visit CEJS. For information contact Matthew Benedict, recycling coordinator at or 296-6459. ?

Distinguished Women in STEM Seminar Series: Finding the Hidden Female Advantage in a Technical and Traditional Field
Tuesday, May 5, 12:30-1:20 p.m.
(Refreshments available at 12:10 p.m. in Engineering lobby)
Wyckoff Auditorium (ENGR 200)

Presenter Bridget Brewer is president and CEO of NIC Global, a custom, tier-1, sheet metal and configuration management company headquartered in Woodinville. Brewer earned her mechanical engineering degree at Seattle University and has an MBA from Ellis University. She grew up in a family of engineers with her father and three siblings working in the field. Brewer previously worked as a design engineer for Kenworth Truck Company (following the success of her Kenworth-sponsored senior design project at Seattle University.) Her path led her through various roles and increasing responsibilities within PACCAR, and then to becoming a manager for a supplier to PACCAR. You can learn more about Brewer here.
In her talk, Brewer will discuss the unique perspective women bring to the work place and how this can be an advantage for their careers. She will also speak on success in the workplace and how a technical degree is a key advantage in many jobs. Sponsored by the College of Science and Engineering. For more information, contact Jenna Isakson at or 296-5504.

Our Global Problem: Human Trafficking from a Philippine Perspective
Monday, May 18, 6 p.m.
Campion Ballroom

A public forum event featuring a talk from notable Filipina feminist activist Sr. Mary John Mananzan, OSB, this gathering will also include representatives and activists from Seattle-based community organizations with space for discussion of Seattle University?s place in the issue of human trafficking. All are welcome?this event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit Our Global Problem. Sponsored by the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture.

May 6-17
Preview: May 6, 7:30 p.m.
Opening: May 7, 7:30 p.m.
Performances: May 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, at 7:30 p.m. and May 10 and 17 at 2 p.m.
Lee Center for the Arts

The classic American playwright William Inge (?Bus Stop,? ?Splendor in the Grass?) wrote this award-winning, realistic play capturing 1950s small-town U.S.A., spiked with the social mores and pressures that were shaping the country at the time and sparking the beginning of the sexual revolution of the 1960s. When a former football hero shows up on the freight train that passes through the center of town, everyone feels the hot breath of time in a new way. Directed by Ki Gottberg, professor of Fine Arts, ?Picnic? features the work of student designers and will tour to the Merc Playhouse.
Tickets: $6 for students, $8 for faculty/staff, $10 for the general public. *Preview tickets are $5. Tickets can be purchased in-person or though Brown Paper Tickets. Presented by ARTS at Seattle U.

Adrian Raine: ?The Biological Roots of Crime, Violence and Psychopathy?
Friday, May 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Casey Commons

The Seattle University Department of Criminal Justice?s Center for the Study of Crime and Justice is hosting this all-day continuing education opportunity (eight hours of credit with registration fee of $250). Featured speaker Adrian Raine of the University of Pennsylvania is president of the Academy of Experimental Criminology. His research focuses on etiology and prevention of antisocial, criminal and psychopathic behavior.
The department is also co-hosting an event featuring Raine at 7:30 p.m. that same evening at Town Hall. Tickets are $5 at the door. Click here for more information. Raine will signing his books, which will be available for purchase from the SU Campus Store at the event.

Apple Computer Clearance in the SU Campus Store
The SU Campus Store is clearancing its Apple demos! They have one each of Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, and an iMac for sale at 25 percent off list price. Complete with box and documentation; sold as is. Act now before these three computers are gone! Stop by the campus store to take one for a text drive, or contact the electronics department manager Sione Pauu at for pricing and computer spec details.

We Love Tomatoes
Thursday, April 30, noon-1 p.m.
Grounds/Biology Greenhouse

Learn about growing the ?hot crops? in our region. Warm season veggies need some special care to be successful here. The Grounds Department crew will share some of their growing tips with you. The greenhouse is located on 13th Ave. between E. Columbia St. and E. Cherry St. For more information, contact Janice Murphy at

College of Education Open House
Friday, May 8, 6-7:30 p.m.
Loyola Hall (rooms 301 and 302)

Interested in learning more about the College of Education and the programs it offers? Representatives from the Master in Teaching, Student Development Administration, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Educational Administration and Adult Education and Training programs will be available to provide information as well as answer any questions you might have. Visit information session to learn more or contact Elizabeth Steeves at

The Redhawk Dental Drive
The Pre-health Club will be collecting toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss April 27-May 21. These donations will be given to three charities that serve the homeless in Seattle, St. James, Mary?s Place and the Catholic Worker Movement. Donation boxes will be located all around campus such as the Cave, Campus Ministry, Student Government, the CAC, Reprographics, SuperCopy and Engineering 300. Donations can also be dropped off at tabling events in Pigott, the Cave and C-street. For more information, e-mail Rebecca Quintero at

GiveBIG TODAY to Support Our Students!
Today is The Seattle Foundation?s GiveBIG, a 24-hour giving event to inspire philanthropy in our region. Make your annual gift to Seattle University from midnight - midnight today (Tuesday, May 5) and it will be stretched by additional funds from The Seattle Foundation.
Give today to support our students! The gift you make, regardless of size, will:?

?Count toward your participation in the Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign?

?Earn you a free ticket to Bon App?tit?s legendarily delicious Thanksgiving Lunch

?Be matched by additional funds from The Seattle Foundation
Gifts can be designated to the area of your choice, just list the fund in the comments section of the giving page. Click here to make your gift today. For more information, contact Sara Young in Annual Giving at or 296-2332.

Affirmative Action: Its Critics, Its Future and What Works to Make a Diverse Campus
Monday, May 18, 7 p.m.
Wyckoff Auditorium (ENGR 200)

College is one of the best motors for social mobility, yet access to higher education has been severely restricted along racial and ethnic lines. As a tool to combat such social inequality, few policies are more controversial than affirmative action. This discussion will examine the debates about this policy, as well as other means of promoting more equitable access to the benefits of a college degree.

Panelists from three different universities will consider questions such as: What is the present status of affirmative action policies across the country? What has research shown about the effects of affirmative action? What are alternative strategies to create a diverse student body?

Panelists include Deirdre Bowen, associate professor of law at SU; Melannie Cunningham, director of multicultural recruitment at Pacific Lutheran University; Charles Hirschman, professor of sociology and public affairs at the University of Washington; and Erica Yamamura, associate professor of education at SU.

Sponsored by the Poverty Education Center. For more information, visit the event page or contact Ben Curtis at

17th Annual Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition Finals event and Awards Celebration
Wednesday, May 13, 4-7:30 p.m.
Campion Ballroom

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center is pleased to announced the finalists for the 2015 17th Annual Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition (listed in alphabetical order):
?CaseBooker - Miguel Willis (SU law student), Allan Yueng (UW student) and Joshua Frailey ?(UW Student): CaseBooker is a free mobile app that allows law students to buy and sell their casebooks and other supplementary materials to other law students on their campus.
?Eldergrow - Orla Concannon (SU Health Leadership Executive MBA student): Eldergrow is a start-up company that connects nature to elders so that they can continue to flourish in their later years of life.
?Nocturnal Brewing - Roman Ryan (SU MBA student), Kerrie Doerr (SU MBA student), Chris Thompson (MBA student) and Ammon Ford (JD/MBA student): Nocturnal Brewing will provide brewers with the resources and facilities they require to grow their businesses.
?Nutpods - Madeline Haydon (MBA alumna), Jim Scollins, Joe Martin Tara Foster and Michele Silbey: ?Nutpods is a clean label, liquid dairy-free coffee creamer made from almonds and coconuts.

These four finalist teams will present their 10-minute pitches. Judges, coaches, friends, families, staff, faculty, board members, donors and other SU supporters are all invited, at no charge. Please be sure to RSVP here. For more information, contact Nettasha Reese at or 296-5715.

Support Gatzert Teacher Mr. Black?s Classroom
Enrique Black, a fifth-grade teacher at Bailey Gatzert Elementary, is running a Donors Choose campaign to support his students in writing and literacy. In helping his students flourish in literacy and in their own creative expression, he is looking to launch a creative writing campaign that would allow his students to write their own plays, fantasy books, children?s stories, etc. The pieces will be distributed to the entire school through e-books, printed books and PDFs. Please consider contributing to the fund and spreading the word about this great opportunity to support local youth. ?For more information, please visit Mr. Black?s Donors Choose page. Or contact Sally Haber in the Center for Service and Community Engagement at

Contemplative Leaders in Action: Ignatian Leadership Program for Alumni
Are you a striving to integrate faith into your professional life? If you are an alum of a Jesuit university/college between the ages of 25-39, and are interested in engaging and forming your leadership and faith within a community, Magis has the perfect opportunity for you! Magis is currently recruiting for its Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA) Ignatian Leadership Program, a meaningful two-year cohort experience that integrates secular leadership training and faith/spiritual development. Cohort members meet monthly with a focus on growth in self-awareness, faith, leadership and professional skills, all while being a part of a supportive community. The cohort will consist of approximately 24 members from diverse professional, cultural/ethnic, and faith backgrounds. Applications for the 2015-2017 CLA cohort are currently available online. Applicants will be required to attend one of two available Information/Group Interview Nights being held on May 28 and June 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Seattle University. Applications are due Friday, May 29. For more information, contact Maria Ochoa at