This Week at Seattle University, 5/5-5/12

Written by Kristina Alvarado
June 1, 2015

Synod on the Family: Global Perspective
Thursday, May 14, 6 p.m.
Hunthausen 110

This discussion will feature panelists from the Department of Theology and Religious Studies: Jeanette Rodriguez, professor; Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos, associate professor; and Michael Jaycox, assistant professor. A light dinner will be served. Sponsored by the Sponsored by the Robert D. O'Brien Chair, Patricia Wismer Professor, the Albers School of Business and Economics and the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture. For more information, contact Bridget Hiedemann at

Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature Coming to SU
The English Department of Seattle University is hosting the annual Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature on May 22 and 23, in the Pigott Building. Sixty teachers and scholars will give presentations on the theme of ?Religion in Literature and Film in an Interdisciplinary Age.? The keynote speaker will be Gregory Wolfe, editor of the journal Image, and director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University. He will give his keynote at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 22, in the Pigott Auditorium. ?Faculty and students are welcome to attend the keynote. Papers will be presented at the conference by SU faculty members Peter Ely, S.J.; Gabriella Gutierrez; June Johnson Bube; David Leigh, S.J.; and Shizuko Suenaga. For more information, contact Father Leigh at

Jeff Wilke of Is Next Albers Executive Speaker
Tuesday, May 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Pigott Auditorium

Jeff Wilke, senior vice president of consumer business for, will be the featured speaker at the last Albers Executive Speaker Series event of the year. Learn about leadership from someone who has been leading teams for more than 20 years, as he talks about ? Our Peculiar Leadership Principles.? While much of Wilke?s experience has been at, he has also held leadership positions at Allied Signal and other companies in the chemical, polymer and electronics industries. This event is free and open to the public. (This is a Chardin Scholars event.) For more information, contact Barb Hauke at

DeStress with Dogs: Pawparazzi
Do you have a dog? Is your dog up-to-date on shots? Is your dog friendly? We are looking for you! This quarter?s DeStress with Dogs will take place Tuesday, June 2, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the LeRoux Conference Room. If you and your dog are available and willing to participate, please complete this form. Sponsored by the Health and Wellness Crew of Wellness and Health Promotion. For more information, contact Adeline Guina at

SU Advantage | Networking Night??Facilitating Possibilities: Lessons Learned From Engaging Women in STEM?
Thursday, May 14, 6-8:30 p.m.
Sorrento Hotel - Top of the Town Room (900 Madison St.)

Jennifer Sorensen, director of general science and assistant professor in the College of Science and Engineering, will address strategies for facilitating possibilities and reaching underserved target audiences using examples from her experience engaging girls and women in STEM. This event is a great opportunity to build professional networks and connect with alumni from a variety of fields and industries. Faculty and staff are encouraged to invite graduate students and to attend the event themselves. Entry price includes one free drink ticket, free appetizers and participation in the three rounds of structured networking. Visit SU Advantage to register. Sponsored by the Seattle University Alumni Association. For more information, contact Mary Ellen Engman at

Women of SU Connection Caf? - Creating a Path to Personal Success and Financial Well-being
Wednesday, May 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
LeRoux Conference Room (STCN 160)

Meet and mingle with SU alumnae and engage in thought-provoking table discussions at this quarterly Connection Caf? series event. Hear from alumnae Aimee Huff, ?97, a six-time recipient of the FIVE Star Wealth Manager Award, who will share the keys to financial success; and Shon Crewe, ?97, an ESPN radio host and journalist, who will share her successful methods for achieving your goals and the positive impact that can have on your financial well-being. Register here. Sponsored by the Seattle University Alumni Association, the Women of SU and Verity Credit Union. For more information, contact Harmony Frederick at

Race: A Students-of-Color Led Conversation
Monday, May 11, 7 p.m.
Chardin 145

What is it like being a student of color at Seattle University? Does racism still exist on our liberal and diverse campus? What is diversity, anyway? What can SU students do to get involved in racial justice work? Seattle University?s Black Student Union (BSU) invites you to join your peers for an interactive ?fish bowl? conversation discussing these questions and many more. Audience members will be invited to observe the panelists in the beginning of the conversation and then ?tag in? to replace a panelist when they have something to add to keep the discussion alive and flowing. Bring your questions, ideas and emotions, and be open to others? perspectives.
This event is open to all SU students regardless of race, ethnicity or cultural backgrounds. Free snacks will be provided. Sponsored by Moral Mondays at SU. For more information, contact Tyrone Brown at

Kristin Cammermeyer
Curated By: Amanda Manitach
May 13-June 30
Wednesday-Saturday: 1:30-6:00 PM
Opening Reception: May 17, 6-8 p.m.
Closing Reception: June 24, 6-8 p.m.
Hedreen Gallery

This is a six-week, site-specific installation, stop motion animation and participatory event by Los Angeles-based artist Kristin Cammermeyer, whose professional accomplishments are detailed here. Free of charge and open to the public. Presented by ARTS at Seattle U.

Fragments Launch Party
Tuesday, May 12, 6 p.m.

Boeing Room, Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons
Celebrate the launch of the 2015 edition of SU?s literary magazine Fragments, featuring original writing and artwork by Seattle University students. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program. For more information, contact Stephanie Lewis at

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

Representatives Dave Reichert and Adam Smith will discuss a variety of issues in an interview 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

LeRoux Lecture: ?Constantinople and DC: The Virgin Mary in Battle.?
Wednesday, May 20, 5-6 p.m.
Pigott Auditorium

This lecture will be delivered by Dorian Llywelyn, S.J., the holder of the Rev. William F. LeRoux Endowed Chair in Arts and Sciences. From the third century, Christians have looked to the mother of Jesus seeking protection and invoked her not only as a maternal figure of peace but also as a warrior and defender in religious, cultural and military conflicts. Underneath our contemporary evocations of Mary lie surprising ancient roots. A reception following the lecture will be held in Pigott Atrium beginning 6 p.m.

Father Llywelyn holds degrees in English and theology from universities in the United Kingdom, Spain and the United States. He has lived and taught in eight different countries in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Wales and has taught both there and at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, where he is director of the Catholic Studies program and associate professor of theology. For more information, contact Laura Paskin at

Nepal Earthquake Relief Fundraiser- Chicken and Veggie Curry for a Cause
Thursday, May 14, 4:30-6 p.m.
ISC Lounge - PAVL 160

A devastating earthquake of 7.8 magnitude hit Nepal on April 25. More than 7,000 lost their lives and thousands were injured. Numerous buildings collapsed, villages disappeared and people are living on the fields. Nepal is crying for love, care and support right now. Please help in whatever way possible. The International Student Center is asking people to donate $5 for a bowl of chicken or veggie curry and rice. RSVP to Ryan Greene at if you are planning to attend.

Red Tie Online Auction
Now through Wednesday, May 20

The Seattle University Red Tie Celebration is fast approaching, but supporters of Seattle U Athletics have an opportunity to get an early start on helping the department. From now until Wednesday, May 20, 27 items are available to bid on during the Red Tie Online Auction. The items include: a round of golf for a foursome at Sand Point Country Club, a chance to learn how to row with the Seattle U women?s rowing team, a one-night getaway to Whidbey Island, a private lunch with 2015 Red Tie honoree Johnny O?Brien, and a tour of the Seattle University gardens with celebrity gardener Ciscoe Morris. Go to this website to check out the items up for bid: Support Seattle U Athletics by bidding on one or more of these unique items!

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

Upper Mall Closures for Quadstock
The Upper Mall will be closed periodically throughout the day from 8 a.m. ?to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 15, for Quadstock load-in and setup. The Upper Mall will be closed all day Saturday, May 16, for Quadstock and then it will be periodically closed again from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, for tear down and load-out. Please use alternate routes and allow more time to get to your destination during these times. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Meech Pelletier at ext. 5620.

Wilderness First Aid
June 13-14, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each day

Brought to you by the Outdoor Adventure Recreation (OAR) program, this 16-hour Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will provide basic skills in remote care: any occasion when you are isolated and transport to a definitive care facility will take more than one hour. The focus is on making sound decisions regarding patient evacuation and outdoor skills for extended care. This course is extremely hands-on and experiential, providing you with the skills and confidence for making effective medical care decisions. WFA is ideal for outdoor recreation enthusiasts, youth camp staff, remote site workers and travelers who either work or play away from definitive medical facilities and support. Cost is $185 (registration and materials included). Get the $25 discount by using use the coupon code ?SeattleU-1.? Register at: WFA. For more information, contact or 296-6418.

PRSSA?s Annual Networking Event
Tuesday, May 19, 7 p.m.
Casey Atrium

Faculty and staff are encouraged to let students know about this opportunity to explore summer internships or jobs after graduation. SU?s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America is hosting this networking event at which the following companies will be represented: 206 Inc., Allison + Partners, Communiqu? PR, Edelman, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Portent Inc., Porter Novelli, Visit Seattle, Weber Shandwick and more. Faculty and staff are also invited to attend. Questions? Contact AnneMarie Ladlad at