This Week at Seattle University, 6/10-6/15

Written by Ryan Fallgren
June 10, 2013

Check out the different events and offerings taking place this week at Seattle University.?

First Class from Middle College High School to Graduate at SU
Thursday, June 13, 7 p.m.
Pigott Auditorium

The College of Education invites you to celebrate the first graduating class of Middle College High School at Seattle University. Middle College High School (MCHS) moved to Loyola Hall this fall. Through the partnership, both MCHS, and faculty and staff from the College of Education and other colleges at Seattle University worked with extraordinary students this past year, preparing them for college, career and life. President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., will deliver the commencement address for this ceremony. For more information, contact Charisse Cowan-Pitre at

Commencement Brunch
Saturday, June 15, 9:30 a.m.
Connolly North Court

Please join us for the President?s Commencement Brunch as we celebrate the academic achievement of the class of 2013 and welcome them into the Seattle University Alumni Association. We would like Faculty and Staff to join us there, or to share their time as a volunteer. It is you who helps shape the SU experience for our students, and you should be there to help them celebrate. Please encourage students to attend. It is truly a memorable and special event for all involved. For more information, visit Commencement Brunch or contact Mary Ellen Engman in Alumni Relations at

"American Winter" -- Free Screening with Director
June 18, 2013
6:30 p.m.
SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave. N.

You are invited to a special free screening of the new HBO documentary AMERICAN WINTER. Directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Joe and Harry Gantz (Taxicab Confessions, The Defenders), AMERICAN WINTER follows the personal stories of eight families struggling in the wake of the economic downturn. Shot over the winter of 2011-12 in Portland, Ore., this powerful film reveals the human impact of budget cuts to social services, rising poverty and economic inequality, and the fracturing of the American Dream. Co-director Joe Gantz is the special guest. Following the film, local experts will talk about how these themes are relevant to our community. Get tickets at: The event is presented by SU's Project on Family Homelessness and Faith & Family Homelessness Project, with the Washington State Budget & Policy Center and Working Washington, in partnership with about a dozen non-profit organizations.