This Week at Seattle University, 9/29-10/3

Written by SA-Worker1 student
October 2, 2014

Steven Pinker Lecture, Q&A and Signing
Monday, Oct. 6, 7-8:45 p.m.
Wyckoff Auditorium

All students, faculty, staff and community members interested in learning more about language and how to improve their writing process should attend this lecture. Author of The Sense of Style, Steven Pinker focuses strongly on the writing process. He will lecture for 50 minutes followed by a Q&A and signing. Pinker is the Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, chair of the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary, and one of the world?s foremost writers on language, mind and human nature. His research has won prizes from the National Academy of Sciences, the Royal Institution, the American Psychological Association and the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. He has also received several teaching awards and many prizes for his books The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, The Blank Slate and The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined. Sponsored by the Department of English. For more information, visit Arts and Sciences or contact Stephanie Lewis at?

Truman Scholarship Information Session
Friday, Oct. 3, 3 p.m.
Hunthausen 100
The Truman Scholarship provides $30,000 for graduate studies in public service fields. While the Truman Foundation defines public service broadly, competition for this award is intense. Viable candidates have an impressive leadership and service record, a solid academic record, a clear vision and the potential to effect change. Internal candidates will be selected during fall quarter. While the application process takes place during a student?s junior year, inquiries from freshmen and sophomores are also welcome. Interested students are encouraged to contact Luke Green ( or Bridget Hiedemann ( in the Office of Fellowships.

Seattle Latino Film Festival?s Outreach Program to Visit SU
As part of the Seattle Latino Film Festival, six films will be shown at Wyckoff Auditorium (EGNR 200), Oct. 7-9: ?Homebound? (feature film); ?Impuissant? (short film); ?Ma for?t? (short film); ?L?Odyss?e Polaire? (documentary); ?Los invencibles/Invincible?; and ?Otra Isla.? CLICK HERE for the schedule of films at the Wyckoff. There you?ll also find a link to the full schedule for the film festival. Sponsored by Modern Languages and Cultures. For more information, contact Diana Luna at

Socializing Your Content Marketing Strategy
Thursday, Oct. 2, 5 p.m.
Wyckoff Auditorium
In an increasingly noisy digital world, brands struggle to reach their consumers. They compete for mindshare with grandma on Facebook, Timberlake on Twitter and Red Bull on YouTube. Learn how leading brands are cutting through the clutter to connect with their constituents through compelling content and conversations. Kent Lewis, president and founder of Anvil Media, Inc., will outline effective strategies, tactics and tools for building a meaningful brand in social media. He will include real-world examples, best practices and tools that can apply to your personal brand as much as they do a large global corporation. Sponsored by the Master of Sport Administration and Leadership program. For more information, visit MSAL or contact Rose Kaser at

Workshop: Asking for Accommodations in the Workplace
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 3-4:30 p.m.
Boeing Room in the Library
John Evans, from the Department of Health and Human Services, will give a presentation on how to ask for accommodations in the workplace. The workshop will cover employee rights, disclosure of a disability, the responsibilities of employers and what you should know as a job seeker. The presentation is not just for individuals with disabilities who are job seekers, but it is also especially helpful for anyone who supervises student workers or manages internship programs within the university. You many also want to consider coming if you simply want to be an ally for your friends and co-workers in the workplace who have a disability. There will be an ASL interpreter and a transcriber at this event. RSVP to Kiana Parker, in Disabilities Services, at if you would like to attend.

Volleyball vs. Texas-Pan American
Thursday, Oct. 2, 6 p.m.
Connolly Center
For the first time in three weeks, the Seattle University volleyball team will play a home match at the Connolly Center, welcoming the Texas-Pan American Broncs to the Pacific Northwest. The Redhawks will be looking for their first conference win of the season, while the Broncs hope to continue their improvement by earning a road conference victory. Admission to all home volleyball matches is free for Seattle U faculty and staff, so come out to the Connolly Center and join in the RedOut!?

Culinary Society of Seattle University Presents Two Events
Delicious Presentation - Thursday, Oct. 2, 7:45-8:15 p.m., Pigott 107: Come join CSSU for a delectable presentation on what they do. All faculty, staff and students are invited to join?no experience is required. Treats provided.

First Club Cookout - Friday, Oct. 3, 6 p.m., Chardin 144: This is the first member-only, French-themed cookout.
You can check out the club?s page on Facebook or contact Alex Koruga with any questions at

Don?t Wait. Vaccinate! Get a Flu Shot!?
Do you have time to get sick? A flu shot is your best bet for avoiding influenza. Come by the Student Health Center during business hours (7 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday). The flu shot is $20. If you are staff or faculty, HR offers a $5 employee discount. For more information, visit or contact 296-6300.

7 v. 7 Flag Football Intramural League
Registration deadline is noon, Oct. 6. Games begin Oct. 15 and run through Nov. 13. For more information and for a link to register, visit Flag Football. Spots are limited, so don?t get left out! Any questions?please contact Blake Simpfenderfer at

Game Night Video?
Check out this short video, put together from footage of the 6th Annual Game Night at Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, held Sept. 23. Or visit the library?s Facebook page and see the video there (and if you haven?t ?liked? the library on Facebook yet, now?s your chance!). If you want to learn to make videos like this yourself, contact the Media Production Center.?

Involvement Fair
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Quad (Campion Ballroom if raining)?
Attend the Involvement Fair to learn about clubs or involvement opportunities on campus. For more information, contact Nikki Robison in Student Activities at

Employer Information Sessions?
Career Services is hosting information sessions with the following next week: Peace Corps, Washington State Legislative Intern Program, WashPIRG and Hitachi. Please encourage your students to attend. If you are interested in partnering with these employers on research opportunities or learning about positions that apply to your students, please attend. For all the details, including dates and times, visit Career Services. Contact Sarah Thomson in Career Services with questions at

Fall 2014 Seattle University Veteran Community Meeting Schedule
Veterans are invited to plan community service events and networking opportunities while enjoying camaraderie. All meetings will be held in Student Center 390, the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) lounge. The same material will be presented at the Tuesday and Thursday meetings. Upcoming dates: Tuesday, Sept. 30, 6 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 2, 2 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 14, 6 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 16, 2 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 28, 6 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 30, 2 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 13, 2 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 27, 2 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 9, 6 p.m. For more information contact the SUVC co-presidents Jerome Wald ( or Justin Peel (, or Veteran Navigator Jaime Yslas (

Join the Public Health Brigades Club
The Public Health Brigades Club is now recruiting faculty, staff and students for their next trip to Panama in June 2015. You can learn more and sign up at the Involvement Fair (Wednesday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Quad or Campion Ballroom, depending on weather). Other information sessions will be held Oct. 6, 5 p.m., Library (location TBD); and Oct. 21, 6 p.m., Library (location TBD). For more information contact Pareesa Goshtasebi at


Literary Reading by Paul J. Willis
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 4:30-6 p.m.
Casey Commons

An early evening of literary environmentalism, this event features a reading by author Paul J. Willis, who serves on the faculty in the English Department at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. Willis has published both poetry and creative nonfiction and this fall is serving as an artist-in-residence in the North Cascades National Park. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of English. For more information, contact Stephanie Lewis at

Racial Justice Film: ?Mama Africa?
Thursday, Nov. 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Pigott Auditorium
The first black African musician to win international stardom, Miriam Makeba?s music was always anchored in her traditional South African roots. Makeba was forced into exile in 1959. She sang for President John F. Kennedy and performed with Harry Belafonte and Nina Simone. She was married to Hugh Masekela and Stokely Carmichael. Her life was tumultuous, yet she always stood for truth and justice. Reserve your tickets for ?Mama Africa.?

Other Racial Justice Film Series presentations include:
Oct. 7 ? ? ? ? ? ? ??Miracle Rising: South Africa?
Oct. 23 ? ? ? ? ? ??Winnie Mandela
Dec. 5 ? ? ? ? ? ? ??Mandela: The Last Lion of Africa?

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Justice in Society with the Global African Studies Program, Center for Global Justice at the School of Law, Residential Education Division, and Women and Gender Studies Program. For more information, contact Pamela Taylor at or 206-296-2678.

Women in Mission
Women in Mission is a group of Seattle University faculty and staff who come together regularly for reflection, community and service. Funded generously by an Endowed Mission Fund grant, Women in Mission is a diverse community of women who desire to deepen their knowledge of the Jesuit Catholic mission in the diverse ways that serve the SU community. Women in Mission welcomes women of all faiths, is rooted in the tradition of Ignatian Spirituality and Jesuit values, and offers the following programs: monthly reflection lunches, an annual retreat, volunteering together, and opportunities for spiritual formation and exploration. For more information, please contact Jen Tilghman-Havens at Sponsored by the Office of Jesuit Mission and Identity.

Blood Drive?
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Closed noon-1 p.m.)
Bus at the Bellarmine Turnaround

Nine hundred units of blood are needed every day to ensure our community has enough. The Puget Sound Blood Center asks you to spare an hour to save up to three lives. Visit PSBC to schedule your appointment. Contact Michelle Mattox in the College of Nursing with questions at 206-296-2252.

Reader or Eucharistic Minister Training
Trainings for Eucharistic ministers or lectors (readers) at the university masses are scheduled as follows:

Sunday, Oct. 5, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 6, 2-3 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 6-7 p.m.

Trainings will take place in the Chapel of St. Ignatius. If you have previously served in these roles, please consider attending another training. For more information, visit Campus Ministry or contact Rachel Doll O?Mahoney at

Doctor of Ministry Info Session
Tuesday, Oct. 7, noon-1:20 p.m.
Hunthausen 110

Come learn more about the Doctor of Ministry degree offered through the School of Theology and Ministry. For more information, contact Colette Casavant at or 206-296-5333.

S.M.A.R.T.S: Goal-setting Tips for a Successful Fall Quarter
Learning Assistance Programs is offering Learning Strategies Workshop Series, beginning with the first two sessions next week (Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2-3 p.m.; and Thursday, Oct. 9, 12:30-1:20 p.m. in Lemieux 369). Learn more and see the full schedule for fall workshops?or contact Lee Doran at