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     Seattle University 2014 International Education Week (I-Week) 

    Sponsored by The International Student Center & The Global Engagement Office

    January 13 - 31, 2014

    Ann O'Hara Graff Lecture: Agnes Brazal

    Monday, January 13, 2014

    7:00pm – 9:00pm

    Pigott Building (Pigott Auditorium), Seattle University

    The Ann O'Hara Graff Lecture Series is a memorial series named in honor of a professor in the Theology and Religious Studies Department. O'Hara Graff was one of the founders of the Women's Seminar for Constructive Theology in the Catholic Theological Society of America. This Seminar presents an annual award in her honor. Agnes Brazal, the guest speaker, is a Filipina lay theologian, organizer and "bridge-builder."Currently director of the Office for Research and Publications and coordinator of the Graduate program (PhD/MA) at the St. Vincent School of Theology, Philippines, she is also past president and founding member of the DaKaTeo (Catholic Theological Society of the Philippines) and one of the first coordinators of the Ecclesia of Women in Asia (association of Catholic women theologians in Asia). She has been a planning committee member of the Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church since 2007 and editorial board member of the journals Asian Christian Review and Budhi. She obtained her STL/MA and STD/PhD in Theology at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

    Contact: Cynthia Moe-Lobeda:   

    Sponsor: Theology and Religious Studies Department of the College of Arts and Sciences


    Book Art in Siena

    Friday, January 17, 2014

    8:30am – 4:30pm

    Fine Arts Building, Seattle University

    *Exhibition Open from Thursday, January 9, 2014 – Monday, April 14, 2014

    An exhibition of student book arts created during the four-week study abroad seminar and workshop based in Siena, in the central Italian region of Tuscany. Students learned diverse book binding techniques and Italian artists demonstrated special techniques such as illuminating and decorating manuscripts. Book Art in Siena was directed and curated by resident faculty Naomi Kasumi, a book artist and an associate professor of digital design at Seattle University.

    Contact: Em Olson:, (206) 296-5360

    Sponsor: Department of Fine Arts


    Hawks Around the World Photography Exhibit

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014 – Friday, January 25, 2014

    Student Center Third Floor (Outside the Bistro), Seattle University

    During Summer 2013, Redzone challenged its members to take the hawk with them wherever their adventures led them. The documentations of these hawk moments were shared and the hawk made it all around the world, from Seattle to Dublin to Thailand and beyond. Check out the display outside the Bistro. Thank you for all who participated! Keep sharing your HAWK moments with us on Facebook (!  Make sure to use #Redzone and #RocktheRed hashtags when you post.

    Contact: Bernie Liang:

    Sponsor: Redzone


    Roots of Nutrition: Eat Healthy at C-Street

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014 – Friday, January 24, 2014

    STCN 380 to pick up menus, C-Street for food!

    Stop by the Office for Wellness and Health Promotion (STCN 380) during this week to pick up a nutritional and delicious menu of C-Street options. Learn about nutrition roots in our culture and easy ways you can eat healthy on campus!

    The Health and Wellness Crew (HAWC) is made up of student volunteers who are trained as certified peer health educators out of the Office for Wellness and Health Promotion.

    Contact: Marissa Romeri:, (206) 220-8450

    Sponsor: Health and Wellness Crew & The Office for Wellness and Health Promotion


    TESOL Open House

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

    5:30pm – 7:00pm

    Chardin Hall, Room 142, Seattle University

    Learn how you can impact the lives of people with limited English proficiency living around the world. SU's TESOL graduate program is a six-quarter program that prepares students to teach English and foreign languages to adults in the United States and adults and youth overseas. Graduates of the program work in ESL/Adult Education Programs and intensive English programs in Community Colleges, in private English Language Programs, and non-profit organizations. Light refreshments will be served.

    Contact: Jian Yang:

    Sponsor: Seattle University TESOL


    A Highlight of the International Transportations

    January 21, 22, & 24, 2014

    (The Whole Day on All Three Days)

    Student Center Hearth, Seattle University

    We will provide a poster board display at the Hearth of the Student Center depicting transporting vehicles used by the international commuter and transfer students at SU in their home countries.

    Contact Person: Nindyo Sasongko:

    Sponsor: Commuter and Transfer Student Life


    The Culture of Clothing: Asian, Hispanic, French & Francophone Traditions

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014

    10:00am – 12:00pm

    Student Center Room 160 (LeRoux Conference Center), Seattle University

    Come learn about the traditions and symbolism of clothing from around the world. Demonstrations and discussions include the rituals of the Japanese Kimono, the art of the Flamenco Dress and other clothing from Hispanic & Francophone traditions.

    Contact: Georgia Gurrieri:, (206) 296-6369

    Sponsor: Department of Modern Languages & Cultures


    Engineering a Solution Coffee Wastewater Pollution in Nicaragua: A Collaborative Project between Seattle University and the University of Central America – Managua

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014

    12:30pm – 1:20pm

    Wykoff Auditorium (Room 200) – Engineering Building, Seattle University

    A team of Seattle University civil engineering students and faculty is working with a team of students and faculty from the University of Central America – Managua to analyze, design, and build a coffee wastewater treatment system for a small farm in San Antonio, Nicaragua. Speakers will present the project overview, data and designs for the treatment system, and discuss impacts on stakeholders.

    Contact: Ernie Lou:, (206) 296-2822; Mike Marsolek:, (206) 296-5527

    Sponsors: Department of Civil Engineering & The Engineering Project Center


    The Job Search Processes for International Students Striving for Optional Practical Training

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014

    12:30pm – 1:30pm

    PAVL160, International Student Center Lounge, Seattle University

    This program explores and demystifies the job search process for international students looking to secure Optional Practical Training upon graduation. Come here from a panel of current SU alumni about their experiences interviewing and searching for OPT employment in the greater Washington area. This workshop is specifically for SU international students and you MUST RSVP in order to reserve a seat at this private event.

    Contact: Ryan M. Greene:, (206) 296-6260

    Sponsors: International Student Center & Career Services Office


    Tour the Bullitt Center: The "World's Greenest Commercial Building"

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 12:30pm; Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 2:00pm

    (Other dates/times can be arranged)

    Bullitt Center, 1501 East Madison Street (a 10-minute walk from campus)

    Climate disruption is the unifying global challenge and opportunity of the 21st century, requiring different ways of thinking and acting. Buildings account for 46% of total carbon dioxide emissions – come tour a building whose performance goals include net zero energy and water use, as well as different ways of thinking about the built environment. Be sure to RSVP to Mike Schut if you are planning on attending one of the tours.

    Contact: Mike Schut:, (206) 220-8461

    Sponsor: The Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability (a campus-wide "Center for Excellence")


    Seattle University 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: “Imagine a World”

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014

    6:30pm – 9:00pm (Doors Open: 6:00pm)

    Pigott Auditorium, Seattle University

    RSVP at or (206) 296-6070. When you imagine a world, what do you see first?  Celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with performances from our very own Seattle University community who are imagining a world.  With special performances from the Liberation United Church of Christ Choir and Hip Hop artist Gabriel Teodros.

    Contact: Jazz Espiritu:, (206) 296-6419

    Sponsors: Office of Multicultural Affairs, Office of Student Activities, International Student Center, Center for Service and Community Engagement, and the SU Black Student Union.


    How Can Education Abroad Help the Poor? Advancing Social Justice Through International Experiences

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014

    10:30am – 12:00pm

    PIGT 100, Seattle University

    International study experiences can be more than just personal enrichment. Serena Cosgrove, Ben Curtis, and Audrey Hudgins--three faculty members with long experience leading students abroad--discuss ways to make your international education contribute to social justice.

    Contact: Ben Curtis:, (206) 296-6107

    Sponsors: The Poverty Education Center & Matteo Ricci College


    International Spring Break & Summer Opportunities Fair

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014

    10:00am – 12:00pm

    Xavier Hall Lobby, Seattle University

    Explore international opportunities to study abroad!  Meet program leaders & returned students who can answer your questions.

    Contact: Education Abroad Office:, (206) 296-2226

    Sponsor: Education Abroad Office


    Lunches with Leaders: Examining Ugandan Leadership

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014

    12:30pm – 1:30pm

    Student Center 130, Seattle University

    Join us for free lunch and conversation on to hear fellow SU student, Tesi Uwibambe & John Santos, the Chairman Uganda Victims Foundation, and the Founding Director for Gideon Foundation Against Child Sacrifice to inform us about the current state of child sacrifice in Uganda.

    Contact: Brianna Henderson:, (206)296-5323

    Sponsors: The Leadership Development Office and the International Student Center


    Movie: Light Up Nippon

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014

    2:00pm – 4:00pm

    Wyckoff Auditorium (Bannan Engineering Building), Seattle University

    This is a documentary about one man’s dream to continue the annual summer fireworks show in the devastated parts of Tohoku in Japan after the 2011 Earthquake & Tsunami.

    Contact: Dale Watanabe:

    Sponsors: Department of Modern Languages and Cultures & The International Student Center


    From Harm to Home: Refugee Speakers Share their Stories

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014

    4:00pm – 5:30pm

    Pigott 105, Albers School of Business & Economics, Seattle University

    Come listen to the stories of refugees as they speak about leaving their homes, life as a displaced person, and their experiences coming to the United States.  Through their personal stories, audiences will be able to better understand the international refugee crisis. The International Rescue Committee has a large volunteer basis, allowing students from SU the chance to participate in a local organization with an international focus.  Mara Silvers, a sophomore Humanities for Leadership Studies student, has been interning with the Speakers Bureau since October.

    Contact: Mara Silvers:, (206) 623-2105

    Sponsors: Matteo Ricci College, The Poverty Education Center, International Student Center, and The International Rescue Committee”s Speakers Bureau


    Intramural Table Tennis Tournament

    Thursday, January 23, 2014

    7:00pm – 10:00pm 

    Connolly Center South Court, Seattle University

    Registration Deadline: January 21, 2014

    This is a free tournament. Register at to participate in this year’s Table Tennis Tournament.  Come battle it out against friend or foe (okay no one is really foe’s here). We are limited to the first 30 participants that register.

    Contact: Blake Simpfenderfer:

    Sponsor: University Recreation


    Fireside Dialogue: Lessons from Abroad

    Thursday, January 23, 2014

    12:30pm – 1:30pm

    Xavier Global House Lobby, Seattle University

    Thinking about studying abroad?  Come and hear from SU students who have recently returned from their international experiences.  This is a great opportunity to learn from your peers and have get answers to your questions. Lunch will be served.

    Contact: Mary Beth Falkner:, (206) 296-2532

    Sponsors: SU Education Abroad Office and the Department of Modern Languages


    Peace Corps Info Session and Panel of Returned Volunteers

    Thursday, January 23, 2014

    12:30pm – 1:30pm

    Pigott Classroom 108, Albers School of Business & Economics, Seattle University

    Come and hear a panel of Seattle U alumni who are Peace Corps Returned Volunteers reflect on the impact of their international experiences. The Peace Corps recruiter will be on hand to answer questions..

    Contact: Sarah Thomson: Associate Director, Career Services,, (206) 296-6088

    Sponsors: Career Services, The Office of Alumni Relations


    Where Have They Been?…Where Will You Go?

    Thursday, January 23, 2014

    3:30pm – 4:30pm

    Xavier Global House, Seattle University

    This exhibit offers both a retrospective of past prizewinners and honorable mentions in the College of Arts and Sciences Study Abroad Student Photography Competition and perspectives on where your educational journey might lead you. The exhibit seeks to recognize those students who have accepted the challenge to study and travel abroad and have chosen, as Kathleen La Voy has stated, to “engage with the diverse cultures around the world.” It is our hope that this exhibit will be a spark that inspires you to ask, “Where will I go? Where will my passion take me?”

    Contact: Paul Milan:

    Sponsors: Department of Modern Languages & Xavier Global House


    Dining Etiquette around the World

    Thursday, January 23, 2014

    7:00pm – 8:30pm

    Boeing Room

    We will showcase dining etiquette in 3-4 countries/regions from around the world, including Japan, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America. We will provide food and/or beverages from these regions and explain how the particular practices showcased are based in the cultural roots of each particular area.

    Contact: Nicole Golliher:, (505) 980-2516

    Sponsor: Sigma Iota Rho, the Honor Society for International Studies at Seattle University


    International Education Week 2014 Open Mic

    Friday, January 24, 2014

    12:00pm – 1:30pm

    Center for Service and Community Engagement, Conference Room A

    What is your story and how does it relate to my story? When we share our personal narratives, we celebrate our cultural roots & discover that we have more in common than we realize. Join us to share your personal narrative & to hear others.

    Contact: Christie Jones:

    Sponsor: Center for Service & Community Engagement


    Faculty Teach-In: "Nelson Mandela and the Pedagogy of Social Justice"

    Friday, January 24, 2014

    2:30pm – 4:30pm

    Room C 6, Seattle University Law School (Sullivan Hall) 

    This teach-in will examine the life, legacy, and impact of South African president Nelson Mandela through the eyes of several professorial panelists: Prof. Saheed Adejumobi, College of Arts and Sciences; Prof. Connie Anthony, College of Arts and Sciences; Prof. Rachel Luft, College of Arts and Sciences; Prof. Rick Malleus, College of Arts and Sciences; Prof. Tayyab Mahmud Law School; Prof. Rick Malleus, College of Arts and Sciences; & Prof. Malick El-Hadj Ndiaye, College of Arts and Sciences.

    Contact: Professor Saheed Adejumobi:

    Sponsor: Global African Studies Program, Women and Gender Studies Program, African Students Association, Center for Global Justice, Office of Global Engagement, and The International Student Center


    International Dinner: “Exploring our Cultural Roots”

    Saturday, January 25, 2014

    6:00pm – 9:00pm

    Campion Ballroom, Seattle University

    Tickets: $10 for Students, $20 for Staff/Faculty/Community

    The International Dinner is an excellent opportunity to celebrate different cultures, cuisines, and global music with friends and family. Enjoy performances and food from around the world! Great prizes are raffled off throughout the evening – last year an I-Pad was raffled off and the year before two plane tickets were the grand raffle prize!

    Contact: Luisa Lora:, (206) 296-6260

    Sponsor: International Student Center


    Holocaust/Genocide Lecture and Remembrance         

    Monday, January 27, 2014

    7:00pm – 8:00pm

    Student Center Room 160, Seattle University

    Join us for the unique opportunity to here a firsthand account from a Holocaust Survivor (including some Q & A) followed by a short vigil and time of remembrance to raise awareness and lift our voices against past, present, and future acts of genocide. This event is in conjunction with the International Holocaust and Genocide Remembrance Week.

    Contact: Tad Monroe:, (206) 296-6049

    Sponsors: Campus Ministry & The School of Theology and Ministry


    Residence Hall Association’s Tenth Annual Casino Night – “Lunar New Year”!
    Friday, January 31, 2014

    8:00pm – 11:00pm

    Campion Ballroom, Seattle University

    The Residence Hall Association (RHA) presents Casino Night “Lunar New Year” 2014! This is our 10th Annual Casino Night and this year should be better than ever! There will be game tables, food, photo-booth, and student performances! We will be accepting food donations in order to support Northwest Harvest, or cash donations to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities. So come out and have a night you will never forget while supporting the local community charities.
    Contact: Valerie Fisher: RHA Programming Chair,, (206) 296-6407

    Sponsors: Residence Hall Association, International Student Center, Housing & Residence Life


    For more information about I-Week please contact the International Student Center at (206)296-6260 or at Information regarding campus sponsors is below.


    2014 Sponsors & Contributors of International Education Week

    The International Student Center

    The Division of Student Development

    Office of Global Engagement

    Office of the Provost

    African Students Association

    Bon Appétit

    Campus Ministry

    Career Services

    Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability

    Center for Global Justice

    Center for Service & Community Engagement

    College of Arts & Sciences

    Commuter and Transfer Student Life

    Department of Fine Arts

    Department of Civil Engineering and The Engineering Project Center

    Department of Modern Languages & Cultures

    Education Abroad Office

    Global African Studies Academic Program

    Health & Wellness Crew (HAWC)

    Housing & Residence Life

    International Rescue Committee Speakers Bureau

    Matteo Ricci College

    Office of Alumni Relations

    Office of Leadership Development

    Office of Multicultural Affairs

    Office of Student Activities

    Office for Wellness and Health Promotion

    Poverty Education Center


    Residence Hall Association

    School of Theology and Ministry

    Sigma Iota Rho, the Honor Society for International Studies at Seattle University

    SU Black Student Union


    Theology and Religious Studies Department

    University Recreation

    Women and Gender Studies Program

    Xavier Global House

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    James C. Pigott Pavilion for Leadership, PAVL P160 
    901 12th Avenue
    Seattle WA, 98122

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