This Week at Seattle University, 4/6-4/13

Written by Kristina Alvarado
April 15, 2015

Naef Scholars Last Lecture
Wednesday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.
Bannan Auditorium (room 102)

The Naef Scholars annually invite a respected faculty member to deliver the Last Lecture, which asks the speakers to address those subjects that they would speak to if it were their last time behind the podium. This year?s speaker will be Christina Roberts, associate professor of English and director of the Women and Gender Studies program. Her topic is ?Moving beyond the Master Narrative: Indigeneity, Ecofeminism, and the Stories that Shape Us.? All are invited to hear her lecture and participate in a Q&A afterwards. For more information, contact David Madsen at or 296-6938.

How Can I Keep From Singing? Seattle University Choirs Spring Concert 2015
Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18 (8 p.m. both nights)
St. Joseph Church (18th E. and E. Aloha)

This year?s spring choir concert features a stunning variety of repertoire from the Renaissance to contemporary gospel and show tunes, all featuring the themes of music and singing. There?s something for everyone. Tickets: students, $7; general admission, $18; reserved, $25 (cash or a check made payable to the Seattle University Choirs). Purchase tickets at the Performing Arts and Arts Leadership office (Fine Arts Building, room 202), from any member of the SU Choirs, or at the door on concert night. For more information, visit Arts at Seattle U or contact Lee Peterson at

Violence Against Women Act Panel Discussion
Friday, April 24
Panel, 5-7 p.m.; reception, 7-9 p.m.
Sullivan Hall, C6

Join the American Indian Law Journal, Center for Indian Law and Policy, SU Women?s Law Caucus, SU NALSA and UW NALSA to discuss the Violence Against Women Act with the following panelists: Chief Judge William D. Johnson, Umatilla Tribal Court; Sharon Jones Hayden, Tulalip Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault prosecutor; Alfred Urbina, attorney general for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe; Molly Cohan, co-director of the Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic at the University of Washington School of Law; and Ye-Ting Woo, AUSA Western District. RSVP by April 20 to

The Interoceanic Mega-Canal Project in Nicaragua: Experts Alarmed about Cultural and Biological Impacts
Wednesday, April 15, 3:30-5 p.m.
Stuart T. Rolfe Room in Admissions and Alumni Building (ADAL)

Considered the largest infrastructure project in the history of Latin America, an interoceanic canal project through Nicaragua sets this impoverished nation in conflict between quick economic development versus potentially significant environmental and cultural impact. Will the canal irreparably damage Lake Cocibolca, the largest freshwater tropical lake of the Americas? What impact will it have on the rich terrestrial and marine biodiversity of the region? What about the rights of the indigenous and minority populations through whose land the canal would pass? The workshop will underline opportunities for collaborations in environmental research and conservation. Speaker Jorge Huete is founding president of the Nicaraguan Academy of Sciences and the senior vice president of the University of Central America. Sponsored by the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability. For more events, visit CEJS. Contact Mike Schut at for more information.

Disabilities Services Employer Forum
Monday, April 13, 6-8 p.m.
Casey Commons (Casey 500)

Please join Disabilities Services and Career Services for a discussion on disabilities in the workplace with hiring managers from Nordstrom, Goodwill, Disabled Veterans of the U.S. Army and the Northwest ADA Center. The employers will discuss how their companies work with individuals with varying ability levels as well as share their ideas around inclusion in the workplace. This free event is open to the campus community. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to if you plan to attend.

Put the Wings on the Dreams of Student Entrepreneurs:
2015 Seattle U Business Plan Competition Trade Show
Wednesday April 15, noon-2 p.m.
Campion Ballroom

You are invited to the 17th Annual Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition Tradeshow/Semi-Finals. The event is an excellent opportunity to share your valuable input and expertise with student entrepreneurs who have big ideas and dreams for their lives and the world and to network with regional business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, and Seattle U?s faculty. The Elevator Pitch will take place from 11 a.m. to noon and the Trade Show will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Learn more and RSVP here or by e-mailing, There is no charge for the event. Sponsored by the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center in the Albers School of Business and Economics. For more information, contact Nettasha Reese at or 296-5715.

Run For Hope Runner?s Meeting
Monday, April 13, 5-6pm
Lemieux 272

Run For Hope is an 8K attached to Beat the Bridge run that raises awareness and funds for the Hope House. The Hope House sponsors women who are coming out of sex trafficking in Seattle. Come to this meeting to learn how to get involved with Seattle U Public Health Brigade Club and a local organization to support women exiting sex trafficking in Seattle. All runner levels are welcomed. For more information, contact Pareesa Goshtasebi at

An Evening with the Dean of the School of Theology & Ministry
Thursday, April 23, 6-7:30 p.m.
Student Center 210

Are you interested in meeting the dean of the School of Theology and Ministry and hearing about the school?s vision for the future? Join the school for an evening with Mark Markuly, students and staff. For more information, click here or contact Colette Casavant at or 296-5333

Basic Kayak Rescue Course
Sunday, April 12, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Connolly Pool

In partnership with instructors from the NorthWest Outdoor Center (NWOC), Outdoor Adventure Recreation (OAR) is hosting this hands-on course. Essential for the sea kayaker, the course will help you boost not only your confidence in the water but your knowledge of potential water-based hazards. Participants attending will understand and demonstrate re-entry techniques, bracing, self-rescue, assisted rescue and more. It?s a really fun time to kayak in the pool! Cost: $40 (discounted SU rate, regularly $60). Limited to 10 participants; register by midnight Wednesday, April 8, by visiting?Kayak Rescue Course.

Personal Finance Workshop
Thursday, April 9 12:30-1:30 p.m., Student Center 160?

Tony Capeloto, SU Bridge president and financial planner, will present an informational workshop covering a range of topics relating to personal finance including budgeting, saving, loans and retirement planning. Designed to be an open forum for attendees to bring their questions, the workshop is a fantastic opportunity for students to get a head start on managing finances as they embark on their careers. Free pizza to first 10 students who arrive. For more information visit Personal Finance Workshop or contact PJ Graziani at

Dress for Success with J. Crew
Tuesday, April 14, 6:30-8 p.m.
Student Center 130

Learn how to look like a million bucks and dress for the future you want! Stylists from J. Crew will be on campus to show you how to look fashionable and professional with the latest in fashion trends. Learn more at Dress for Success or contact Caitlin Hoover at

Student Awards Nominations Due April 17
Seattle University recognizes student contributions and accomplishments at Red Night Out, which this year takes place 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, in Campion Ballroom. Nominations of students are needed from faculty and staff. Submit an online nomination for undergraduate, graduate and law students no later than 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 17. Please direct questions to any Leadership Development team member at ?or 296-5323. Please note that while Leadership Development wishes deadlines could be flexible, nominations are quickly forwarded on for deliberation and they will not be able to accept late nominations. Please plan to submit materials early. The awards process has been streamlined so you can use a simpler ?one stop? nomination form for all the individual awards.

Albers Executive Speaker Series
Thursday, April 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Pigott Auditorium

Adrian Hanauer, owner and former GM of the Seattle Sounders, will be the featured speaker at an Albers Executive Speaker Series event. The title of his talk is ?The Story Behind Seattle Sounders FC.? This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit Albers Executive Speaker Series or contact Barb Hauke at or 296-5732.

McGee Lecture: Day of Remembrance - Women and Slavery
Wednesday, April 15, 6-8:30 p.m.
Casey Atrium

For more than 400 years, over 15 million black men, women and children were the victims of the transatlantic slave trade, one of the most inhumane chapters in human history. Every year on March 25, the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade honors and remembers those who suffered, resisted and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system while raising awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice today. This year?s theme, ?Women and Slavery,? pays tribute to the many enslaved women who endured unbearable hardships, including sexual exploitation, as well as those who fought for freedom from slavery and advocated for its abolition. The theme also celebrates the strength of enslaved women, many who succeeded in transmitting their African culture to their descendants despite the many abuses that they had to endure.

SU?s Global African Studies Program is observing this Day of Remembrance on April 15 by showing a brief documentary followed by presentations by three faculty members on their research and how it is informed by the continuing legacy of slavery. For more information, contact Kate Reynolds at or 296-5470.


Parents? Caravan43: Parents, Students and Advocates Speaking for the Killed and Missing Ayotzinapa College Students
Friday, April 17, 10 a.m.-noon
Sullivan Hall 105 (John Dore Courtroom)

What happened to the Ayotzinapa students? On September 26, 2014 a group of students were attacked by the police and others in the city of Iguala, Mexico leaving six dead, 25 or more wounded and 43 disappeared. While there have been several official and other unofficial investigations as of this date there is no clear idea of what happened to the students. Caravana43 is a project developed with the purpose of bringing to the United States a group of 16 Ayotzinapa Parents of the 43 Normalista students disappeared. There are three Caravanas covering more than 40 cities from the U.S./Mexico border along the Pacific, central and Atlantic region states. The purpose of the Caravanas into the States is to give an international forum to the parents who have lost their children to the systemic violence and impunity committed by the Mexican government and its police.
This event is a collaboration between the Center for the Study of Justice in Society and Center for Global Justice at Seattle University and LELO (Legacy of Equality, Leadership and Organizing). Please register here. For more information, contact Pamela Taylor at or 296-2678.

?Children?s Rights Perspective in Health Care? with Maja S?derb?ck
Monday, April 20, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Hunthausen 110

The College of Nursing welcomes international guest speaker Maja S?derb?ck, for this brown bag presentation. An associate professor at M?lardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, S?derb?ck received her Ph.D. in health care sciences from Gothenburg University. Her work in children?s rights in health care is groundbreaking, focusing on child-centered care in outpatient settings and empowerment of parents and children across health care systems. S?derb?ck was a post-doctoral student and guest lecturer at the Instituto de Sciencias de Saude in Maputo, Mozambique from 1999 to 2002 where she examined family involvement in care of hospitalized children. She has continued to perform international research with Somali families in Sweden. She has published more than 25 manuscripts and several book chapters. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit Lunchtime Scholar Series.

Baseball vs. New Mexico State

After another conference sweep, this time against preseason favorite Sacramento State, the Seattle University baseball team is in first place in the Western Athletic Conference with an 8-1 league record. The Redhawks welcome New Mexico State for a three-game conference series starting Friday, April 10, at 5 p.m., continuing Saturday, April 11, at 2 p.m., and concluding Sunday, April 12, at noon. Admission to all home baseball games is free for Seattle U faculty and staff, so come over to Bannerwood Park in Bellevue and cheer on the Redhawks as they continue their pursuit of the WAC title.

Men?s Basketball Banquet
Tuesday, April 14, 5:30 p.m.
The Space Needle

Join the Seattle University men?s basketball team in celebrating its successful 2014-15 season. The Redhawks finished with an 18-16 record, advancing to the finals of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament and to the semifinals of the College Basketball Invitational. The Seattle U men?s basketball team will gather to honor the seniors as well as its award winners. A short reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the dinner program to follow. The cost to attend is $60 per person, or $450 for a table of eight. To register online, visit

Boycott in Skagit Valley: A Panel on Farmworker's Rights
Monday, April 20, 7-9 p.m.
Wyckoff Auditorium (ENGR 200)

In response to conditions at the Sakuma Brothers Berry farm, Familias Unidas por La Justicia (United Families for Justice) have organized actions around labor disputes since 2004. Familias Unidas is currently organizing a boycott of Sakuma berries and their main purchasers, including Driscoll?s, H?agen-Dazs Ice Cream, and Yoplait Yogurt. To raise awareness and show support for the farmworkers? struggle, members of the Familias Unidas union and Community to Community organizers have been invited to present a panel discussion of their work and experiences. The panel is being hosted by Sustainable Student Action and Movimiento Estudiantil de Chicanos de Aztl?n (MEChA) and cosponsored by Moral Mondays, the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability (CEJS), Student Government of Seattle University (SGSU), Latin American and Caribbean Awareness Student Alliance (La Casa), and Reignite the Mission. Click here for more information or contact Nicolas Cruz at

Poverty Workshop at St. James Cathedral
Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
St. James Cathedral Hall, 804 9th Ave.

Free and open to students, staff, faculty and members of the community ages 12 and over, this three-hour workshop is an opportunity to role-play a month in the lives of low-income families; meet others who care about the issue; and explore the impact of poverty on our community. Pre-registration by visiting Poverty Workshop is highly encouraged; walk-in participants will be accommodated as space allows. Co-sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry Faith and Family Homelessness Project. For more information, contact Hannah Hunthausen at or 296-6954.