This Week at Seattle University, 6/15-6/21

Written by Kristina Alvarado
June 29, 2015
Portraits of Homelessness: Multimedia Exhibition and Networking Event
Wednesday, June 24, 7-9 p.m.
Pigott Auditorium

The SU community and the public are invited to network with street paper innovators and experience a powerful multimedia exhibition about homelessness in Washington state on the opening night of an international gathering. More than 150 street paper journalists, entrepreneurs and activists from around the world will be at SU the week of June 22 for the Global Street Paper Summit. The evening will feature photojournalist and community activist Rex Hohlbein, founder of the Facebook phenomenon ?Homeless in Seattle.? His talk will be followed by a reception, where guests can network and experience the art exhibition, including work from the Real Change Portrait Project, Kyle Kesterson and Seattle University Journalism Fellow on Family Homelessness Dan Lamont.
Guests can also visit screening/listening rooms featuring two interactive exhibits from the SU Project on Family Homelessness: ?the ?Finding Our Way? StoryCorps project, with Puget Sound stories about family homelessness, and the four animated short films, ?American Refugees.? All the exhibits are in Pigott Atrium, with the exception of the Real Change Portrait Project, which will be displayed in Vachon Gallery the week of June 22-26. The Lamont and Kesterson photos will also be on display all week in Pigott.
The summit is run by INSP, a nonprofit that support 115 street newspapers all over the world, including Seattle?s Real Change. This is the first time the Summit is being held in North America. Register at Portraits of Homelessness. Sponsored by the Center for Strategic Communications/Communication Department and the School of Theology and Ministry, with INSP and Real Change. For more information, contact Catherine Hinrichsen at or 398-4457.

Ignatian Leadership Conference
Friday, July 31, 2015, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Campion Ballroom

Explore the concept of Ignatian leadership and how to apply and integrate Jesuit values and Ignatian practices into your personal and professional life. Join leaders from various professional walks of life for this one-day conference to dialogue and learn tools to become a more effective, authentic Ignatian leader. There will be opportunities to learn about the role of self-awareness and personal discernment in leadership, healthy group decision-making and communal discernment, how to work for social justice and the common good as leaders, as well as a chance to discuss the role of love in leading. Scott Santarosa, S.J., provincial of the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus, will serve as keynote speaker. There will also be an optional Mass to celebrate the feast day of St. Ignatius co-presided by Tom Lucas, S.J. (rector of Seattle University Jesuit Community), and Father Santarosa. Click here for more information and to register. Sponsored by Magis: Alumni Living the Mission. For more information, contact Maria Ochoa at

Faculty/Staff Clothing Swap
Thursday, June 18, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
LEML 122- Boeing Room

A clothing swap involves participants exchanging clothing they no longer wear for clothing they will use. It?s a fun way to de-clutter your closet, pick up a few new-to-you pieces and feed into a virtuous reduce-reuse-recycle. If you have professional clothing or accessories that you are looking to exchange, bring it and yourself to the swap. Clothing that remains after the swap will be donated to charity. For more information, contact Tatiana Saroca in Finance and Business Affairs at

Fr. Steve?s Reading List
A feeling of d?j? vu may have come over you as you scanned Father Steve?s reading list in last week?s edition of The Commons. Yes, the Q&A initially linked to our president?s reading list from 2013-2014. Here?s the correct link to the books he?s read during 2014-2015.

Free State Conference about Sexual Assault Prevention and Substance Abuse Prevention
Friday, June 26, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Evergreen State College

This day-long conference brings together the topics of substance abuse prevention and sexual assault prevention, with a spotlight on research surrounding alcohol-related sexual assaults, associations between alcohol, sexual behavior and students? emotional reactions, and implications for prevention on college campuses. Internationally recognized and respected researchers and presenters Antonia Abbey and Melissa Lewis will be the featured speakers. Please register here by Friday, June 19, and forward this to colleagues within Washington. This conference is free to attend thanks to the UW Division of Behavioral Health & Recovery. Ryan Hamachek, director of Wellness and Health Promotion, is coordinating carpooling efforts; please contact him at once you have registered if you are interested in carpooling.

Coffee, Conversation and Seattle University Campus Tour
Tuesday June 23, 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