This Week at Seattle University, 5/13-5/19

Written by Kristina Alvarado
June 1, 2015
The President?s Commencement Brunch Volunteer Opportunity
Saturday, June 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Seattle Sheraton Hotel

Celebrate the Class of 2015 at the President?s Commencement Brunch. The SU Alumni Association needs your help to make this a great event for our graduates. They are looking for staff and faculty who are interested in volunteering at the registration table, as greeters and ushers, or to sit with students during the festivities. Volunteers will enjoy free brunch, the opportunity to hear Fr. Steve as you don?t often hear him and most importantly, a fun last chance to congratulate your favorite graduates. Free parking is provided at Seattle U with shuttles running continuously to and from the hotel. To volunteer, visit Commencement Brunch, select ?Volunteer Ticket? and use code: CBVolunteer. For more information, contact Mary Ellen Engman at

Art, Advocacy, Activism: Perspectives on South Africa and Seattle University
Thursday, May 21, noon-2 p.m.
LeRoux Conference Room (STCN 160)

The panel ?Art, Advocacy, Activism: Perspectives on South Africa and Seattle University? will feature overviews of recent arts and advocacy work conducted in South Africa by Pamela Taylor, director, Center for the Study of Justice in Society; Molly Clark Hillard assistant professor, English; and Susan Meyers, director, Creative Writing program. ?The gathering will begin with a reception and photography and arts exhibit from noon to 12:30 and will be followed by a panel and discussion from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Department of English. For more information, contact Stephanie Lewis at

BFA Photography Exhibition 2015
May 21-June 14, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Opening Reception May 21, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Vachon Gallery

Curated by Claire Garoutte, assistant professor and director of photography, the BFA Photography Exhibition presents portfolios completed by senior students. The exhibition features results from a yearlong effort in the development of a cohesive body of work, inclusive of three consecutive quarters of classes dedicated to their projects. This program requirement ensures that graduating photography students are prepared for their careers in the arts and professional endeavors. Free of charge and open to the public. Presented by ARTS at Seattle U. For more information, contact Miles Schlagel at 296-5360

CEJS Social with Agnieszka Miguel and Trileigh Tucker
Tuesday, May 26, 5-6:30 p.m.
LeRoux Conference Room (STCN 160)

Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability (CEJS) faculty fellows Agnieszka Miguel, associate professor and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Trileigh Tucker, associate professor of Environmental Studies, will talk about their research. Miguel?s expertise in algorithms designed to process digital images is being used to assist conservation biologists studying snow leopards. Tucker recently completed an exciting project focused on the teaching of environmental justice. Click here for more information or contact Mike Schut at

Women?s Leadership through Activism and Scholarship in the Americas
Thursday, May 21, 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
ENGR 311

Julie Shayne, senior lecturer at UW Bothell, will discuss her new book Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas (SUNY Press 2014). Sponsored by Matteo Ricci College and the Patricia Wismer Professor of Gender and Diversity Studies. For more information, contact Serena Cosgrove at

EcoSangha Zen Lecture: ?Two Icebergs? by Zen Teacher David Loy
Thursday, May 21, 7 p.m.
Wyckoff Auditorium (ENGR 200)

The EcoSangha Zen community presents David Loy, one of the leading Buddhist leaders, philosophers and social critics, lectures and writes widely. His books include Nonduality: A Study in Comparative Philosophy; Lack and Transcendence: The Problem of Death and Life in Psychotherapy, Existentialism and Buddhism; A Buddhist History of the West: Studies in Lack; The Great Awakening: A Buddhist Social Theory; Money, Sex, War, Karma: Notes for a Buddhist Revolution; Awareness Bound and Unbound: Buddhist Essays; and The World Is Made of Stories. He is co-editor of A Buddhist Response to the Climate Emergency (2009). His latest work is A New Buddhist Path (Wisdom 2015). Sponsored by the SU EcoSangha Zen community. For more information, contact Eddie Salazar at or 296-6133.

Haru Matsuri: Japanese Spring Festival
Friday, May 22, 5:30- 8 p.m.
Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons (Boeing Room)

Haru Matsuri is a spring festival featuring games and cultural booths, food and performances to celebrate Japanese cultural heritage. Planned and run completely by students, the festival showcases student and community performances. Its purpose is to highlight cultural diversity and exchange through an interactive experience, enjoying great food and playing traditional games. Haru Matsuri is the Seattle University Japanese Student Association?s signature annual event, kick-started by a group of ambitious students with a vision of engaging students in Japanese culture through community outreach and highlighting the unique Japanese culture on SU campus. Come enjoy a new kind of experience of Japanese culture. The cost of the festival is $10 for members of the SUJSA and $12 for non-members. Tickets are available at the Campus Assistance Center from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, contact Emma Fried at

Coffee, Conversation and Seattle University Campus Tour
Thursday May 21, 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