This Week at Seattle University, 9/21-9/27

Written by Kristina Alvarado
October 6, 2015
Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin, Is Coming to SU
Monday, Oct. 5, 2 p.m.
Pigott Auditorium

Moral Mondays at SU, the #BlackLivesMatter Initiative at Seattle University, proudly presents ?We Are All Trayvon: An Evening With Sybrina Fulton.? This is a free event for students, faculty, staff and alumni. RSVP to
Sybrina Fulton is dedicating her life to transforming family tragedy into social change. Since the death of her 17-year-old son Trayvon Martin during the violent confrontation in 2012, Fulton has become an inspiring spokesperson for parents and concerned citizens across the country. Her message not only appeals to people?s hearts as it relates to children, but is also one of hope and change, exemplified by her personal experiences and endeavors. As a mother, she inspires audiences to continuously educate their children about civil rights and to help them feel accepted as part of an ever changing society. An honest and relatable speaker, Fulton always looks forward sharing her powerful message with everyone from colleges and legal professionals to community and family organizations, and all other proponents of social justice.
This Moral Mondays at SU event is co-sponsored by SGSU, Social Justice Campus Ministry, Office of the Dean of Students, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Black Student Union, Global African Studies and the Division of Student Development. For more information, visit or contact Tyrone Brown at

Apply for the Guadalupe Faith/Hospitality Immersion Experience in Mexico (Dec. 4-13)
All faculty and staff are invited to apply
The growing problems of immigration, displacement and poverty in our country and throughout the world accentuate the relevance and importance of the Faith/Hospitality experience offered by the Mexican Benedictine Sisters at the Guadalupe Center in Cuernavaca. This immersion experience addresses the urgent need to build bridges of understanding between the rich and the poor, the north and the south, and differing cultures and religions. A faculty and staff delegation from Seattle University has traveled to Mexico since 2006 to engage with these perspectives. Their cumulative experiences were rich, diverse and resulted in a number of unexpected directions in creative work and professional development.
The program cost, $800, is covered by the Endowed Mission Fund; participants are responsible for the cost of airfare, which is estimated at $500. Application deadline: Oct. 15. Please contact Professor Jeanette Rodriguez for an application, or if you have any questions, by e-mail at Limited space is available.

Alumni Seminar for Fall Quarter
Start date: Oct. 6 (meets on six Tuesdays during quarter)
6-8:30 p.m.
ADMN 206

When Pope Francis?s letter Laudato S? came out in June 2015, it caused a stir in newspapers and media around the world. It raised questions about the ecology and the economy in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. What does this have to do with faith? With Catholic social teaching? With our responsibility to creation and to human ecology? Join the Alumni Seminar in reading and discussing this long and eloquent document about the future of our planet. The seminar will both engage the proposals of Pope Francis and participate in the worldwide debate they have caused.?Alumni Seminars are open to Seattle University alumni and other college graduates in the Seattle area who seek a high-quality learning experience, stimulating discussions of life?s deeper questions and the companionship of other active minds. The cost of the six-session seminar, which includes all materials, parking, and refreshments is $200. Participants may sign up by e-mail at Please include your mailing address, phone number and be sure to specify whether or not you will require on-campus parking for the seminar. Sponsored by the Dean?s Office in the College of Arts and Sciences. For more information, contact Lauren St. Pierre at

Men?s Soccer vs. Washington
Thursday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m.
Championship Field

The Seattle University men?s soccer extended its winning streak to three over the past weekend with victories over Harvard and Dartmouth. In seven matches, the Redhawks have allowed just three goals. Thursday night, Seattle U faces its toughest challenge of the season, as the nationally-ranked Washington Huskies make the short trip from Montlake to Capitol Hill to face the Redhawks. The Huskies have allowed just two goals in six matches as they bring a 4-0-2 record into the contest after a comeback win over Dartmouth and a scoreless draw with Harvard last weekend. Seattle U will be looking for its first regular season victory over Washington since 1996. Admission is free for all Seattle U faculty and staff, but everyone is encouraged to arrive early, as a standing-room only crowd is expected for this Emerald City collegiate soccer matchup. Come support the Redhawks!

Pope Francis Visits U.S: Two Campus Events
The SU community is invited to the following two events coinciding with Pope Francis? visit to the United States.
Pope Francis Speaks to the United States: A Viewing and Dialogue on the Historic Address to the Joint Session of Congress, Thursday, Sept. 24, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Pigott 103 ? All students, faculty and staff are invited to join in a mid-day opportunity to view Pope Francis? address to Congress and to share in a brief dialogue as time allows. The pope has become a powerful voice on the global stage for those on the margins of society, and his address promises to touch upon many themes that go to the core mission of our university. A complimentary lunch is being offered ? RSVP to
Committing to Our Common Home: An Interfaith Response to Pope Francis? Encyclical on the Environment, Thursday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m., Chapel of St. Ignatius ? Join faculty, staff and students as they gather with Earth Ministry/WAIPL and other friends from the community for an evening of ritual, word and song to commit to join with Pope Francis in caring for our common home. This event marks the launch of a year-long engagement with Laudato Si? at Seattle University and Earth Ministry/WAIPL?s annual Celebration of St. Francis. For more information about this and other upcoming Laudato Si? related events visit the ICTC website at

Zen Meditation for Daily Living
Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Multifaith Prayer Room in Campion Hall

Have you ever considered meditation? The Office of Jesuit Mission & Identity invites faculty and staff to explore the practice of meditation (inspired by the Zen tradition) and how it can enhance your daily life. We will meet four Tuesdays in October at noon for an hour. The sessions will be led by Eddie Daichi Salazar and Jason Tetsuzen Wirth and will be followed by an optional lunch from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Feel free to come with your curiosity, questions and ?beginner?s mind.? All are welcome, and no experience with any kind of meditation is required, however, attendance at the first session on Oct. 6 is required. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Eddie Salazar ( or 296-6133).

Serve Seattle Saturday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Meeting in Pigott Atrium

Come be a part of SU?s 16th annual day of service, a Welcome Week tradition! Work with fellow SU students, faculty and staff at one of two locations: Cheasty Greenspace or Yesler Community Center. Please register at Serve Seattle. For more information, contact Alex Thomas in the Center for Community Engagement at

Nicaragua?s Caf? Ambiental
From the highest mountain of Matagalpa comes to you an exceptional fair trade and organic coffee that is full bodied, fruity and chocolaty, creamy and sweet, with an exquisite scent of flowers and spices. Caf? Ambiental is a product of CECOSEMAC, a central cooperative of 368 small holder coffee producers. The Global Business Club in the Albers School of Business Economics is sponsoring a coffee sale in the Campus Store. ?This is a joint educational project between Seattle University and Universidad Centroamericana-Managua to support CECOSEMAC Fair Trade and Organic coffee farmers in Nicaragua. For more information, contact Braden Wild at

Study Abroad Africa: Ethiopia and Tanzania
Monday, Sept. 28, 5:30 p.m.
LeRoux Conference Room (STCN 160)
Ever want to explore the reality of Africa beyond the familiar tropes? This presentation will explore firsthand the complex layers of life in Africa as ancient indigenous life ways and religions cohabitate and sometimes mix with Christianity and Islam. Centering on Ethiopia, with the second oldest continuous tradition of Christianity in the world, the presentation will begin at Bahir Dar University, on the southern shore of the immense Lake Tana, with its many islands hosting ancient churches. Also visited will be the African Union in Addis Ababa and historic sites like Lalibela, the ancient and contemporary epicenter of Ethiopian Christianity before traveling to the island of Zanzibar, the great crossroads of African Swahili culture, India, Europe and the Islamic Middle East. Come and expand your horizons as you explore profound cultures with deep historical roots and contemporary cosmopolitan sensibilities. Sponsored by Global African Studies. For more information, contact Kate Reynolds at

Y?en a Marre
Monday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m.
LeRoux Conference Room (STCN 160)

Thiat and Denise Sow, members and co-founders of Y?en a Marre, will give a presentation on the grassroots movement in Senegal. Sponsored by Global African Studies. For more information, contact Kate Reynolds at