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  • SU Joins Liberal Arts Consortium Seattle University joined the Washington Consortium for the Liberal Arts, an association that promotes the value of a liberal arts education. Dean David Powers has represented the university since the early planning stages.

    Theatre Program Welcomes Shawn JohnsonShawn Ketchum Johnson joins the Theatre program faculty. His recent credits include Chicago productions of Pride and Prejudice and Machinale.

    Lindsey Walker Takes Top Prize at Northwest Undergraduate Conference on LiteratureSenior Lindsey Walker received the Best Essay prize at the Northwest Undergraduate Conference on Literature for "Castoffs." The annual competition attracted students from more than 25 colleges and universities.

    MA Psych Grads Fill Void in SkywayJames Norris, Master of Arts in Psychology '09, enlisted the aid of fellow alumni to establish the Matumaini Counseling and Community Center to meet the growing need for services in south Seattle.

    Bakiner Joins Political Science DepartmentThe Political Science Department welcomes Onur Bakiner, whose scholarship includes work on transitional justice, judicial behavior, Latin American politics, and complex emergencies and humanitarian intervention.

    Creative Writing Students Meet Top Authors at International ConferenceCreative Writing Professor Susan Meyers connected students with writers involved in all genres of fiction and nonfiction as well as film, poetry, and theater.

    Koszulinski Receives Best Documentary AwardFilm Studies Professor Georg Koszulinski was awarded the Best Documentary prize for "Last Stop, Flamingo," the final part of his Florida trilogy.

    Naef Scholars Select Heath Spencer for Last LectureHistory Professor Heath Spencer presents "A Tale of Two Theologians (in the Third Reich): Some Reflections on the Nature of Good and Evil" as the Naef Scholars "Last Lecture"on May 1.

    Three Take Top Prizes in Photography ContestJunior Erica Snyder-Drummond received the first-place award in the Imagining the World: Study Abroad and International Photography Competition for her photo "In the Mosque."

    Jesuits Address Interreligious Dialogue in IndiaVincent Sekhar, S.J., presents "Neighborliness: Seeds Challenges and the Practice of Interreligious Dialogue in India" on April 22, with Michael Amaladoss, S.J.

    MFA Alum Tyrone Brown Directs The Negro Passion Play"The Negro Passion Play," a dramatic depiction of the Passion of Jesus Christ within the context of the American Civil Rights Movement, is set for April. The play is the brainchild of Tyrone Brown, '10, MFA in Arts Leadership.

    IPS Welcomes Jonathan PierceJonathan Pierce joins the Institute of Public Service as an assistant professor. His scholarship centers on policy design, comparative policy analysis, political advocacy, and natural resource policy and development.

    Brian McCullough Joins MSAL Program Brian McCullough joins the faculty in the Master of Sport Administration and Leadership program. His research focuses on environmental management of sport organizations and spectator environmental behaviors.

    Adame Publishes in Qualitative Research JournalPsychology Professor Alexandra L. Adame published "Fostering Dialogue in Psychology:The Costs of Dogma and Theoretical Preciousness" in the Qualitative Research in Psychology.

    Theology and Religious Studies Welcomes Michael P. JaycoxMichael P. Jaycox joins the faculty in the Theology and Religious Studies Department as assistant professor. His scholarship focuses on theological ethics in the Catholic tradition.

    Derr Publishes on Social Services and ImmigrantsSocial Work Professor Amelia Seraphia Derr explored how social services providers understand the importance of incorporating new immigrants into their communities in "How Do Social Service Providers View Recent Immigrants."

    Moe-Lobeda's Book Inaugurates National Book ClubThe Network of Spiritual Progressives has chosen Cynthia Moe-Lobeda's book "Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological and Economic Vocation" for its initial book club offering. The group provides an online opportunity for individuals to read, comment, and discuss the same book.

    Ring to Discuss Pink WashingCommunication Professor Caitlin Ring will present "Pink Washing: The Direct Business of Selling Breast Cancer" on April 16 as this year's Sharon James lecture.

    Zeff Featured in Social Work ManualSocial Work Professor Riva Zeff wrote about field placements for students in a new guide on best practices for designing, implementing, and maintaining an effective field education program.

    Forensic Psychologist J. Reid Meloy to Conduct Threat Assessment Continuing Education EventThe Criminal Justice Department offers a workshop with Dr. J. Reid Meloy, an expert on violent crime, psychopathy, stalking, sexual homicide, serial and mass murder, and threat assessment.

    LeRoux Scholar Focuses on Interreligous DialogueJesuit educator Heru Prakosa, SJ, presents "To Be Religious Is to Be Interreligious: An Experience In Challenging Oneself to Go Beyond Comfort Zone" on Feb.19, announced Prof. Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos, director of the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture.

    Hillard Publishes on Fairy Tales and the VictoriansEnglish Professor Molly Clark Hillard published "Spellbound: The Fairy Tale and the Victorians," which explores the Victorian era's fascination with fairy tales.

    Helfgott Receives Top Rating for 4-Volume Criminal Psychology SetCriminal Justice Chair Jacqueline Helfgott received the 2013 Outstanding Academic Title award from "Choice" for her 4-volume, 1600-page reference set, "Criminology Psychology."

    Cory Publishes Book on AquinasPhilosophy Prof. Therese S. Cory published "Aquinas on Self-Knowledge," noting medieval thinkers were curious about the mind long before Descartes.

    Liberal Studies Recognized by International Honor SocietyLiberal Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences has become the first and only bachelor's degree program on the West Coast to qualify for a chapter of the Alpha Iota Sigma honor society for interdisciplinary studies.

    Derr Publishes on New Technologies for ResearchSocial Work Professor Amelia Seraphia Derr describes how emerging technologies can be used in research in her latest article.

    Eight Receive Summer Research FellowshipsAssociate Provost for Research and Graduate Education William J. Ehmann announced that eight Summer Faculty Fellowships were awarded to College of Arts and Sciences faculty. The highly competitive fellowships will support faculty research.

    Hahn Publishes on History and Architecture in AsiaHistory Prof. Hazel Hahn co-edited and wrote a chapter in the book "Architecturalized Asia: Mapping a Continent through History," which bridges the disciplines of history and architecture.

    Fortier Receives Award for Evaluation of Census ProcessAnthropology Professor Ted Fortier was part of a research team that received a 2013 Praxis Award for an ethnographic evaluation of the 2010 U.S. census process relating to hard-to-reach populations.

    Governor Appoints Dean Powers to Humanities WashingtonWashington Governor Jay Inslee appointed Dean David Powers to the Board of Trustees of Humanities Washington. The organization works with community groups in every county in the state.

    Fellowship Quartet Takes First Place in Seattle CompetitionThe Fellowship Quartet of music students took first place at the Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle competition. The quartet, with Antonio Dowling on violin, has a full schedule of upcoming concerts.

    Visiting Scholar Mel Piehl Discusses American Catholic HistoryDr. Mel Piehl presents "Themes in American Catholic History with an Eye Toward Global Perspectives" on Jan. 23. A scholar on American Catholicism, he is spending the year at the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture.

    Students Receive Scholarships for Work and Study in AfricaProfessor Saheed Adejumobi, director of Global African Studies, announced travel grants for students Joyce Keeley and Logan Peppin. Keeley is headed to northern Kenya, and Peppin is going to South Africa.