Events Happening Before the Break

The most stressful time of the quarter is upon us, so instead of eating leftover pumpkin pie and binge watching Jane the Virgin participate in some of the fantastic events available for students, faculty and staff before the year ends. We recommend them, your mind will thank you, and honestly, your project can wait.

Destress with Dogs – Dec. 2 | 2 p.m.

Whoever said time heals all ills didn’t have a dog. Let all that finals stress melt away in corgi kisses at Health and Wellness Crew’s Fall Quarter De-Stress with Dogs on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. On top of the most adorable dogs you will probably ever see, there will be coloring, puzzles, free pizza and helpful tips on how to manage stress. Put that essay on hold, stop by STCN 160, and allow the unconditional love of dogs remind you that ultimately, everything will be okay.

Christmas Tree Lighting – Dec. 3 | 6:30 p.m.

It is a time honored tradition, an opportunity for community to gather together and a whimsical way to end the last week of classes. Though only five years old, the Seattle University Christmas tree lighting is one of the most anticipated highlights of the winter season. A crowd of students, faculty and staff gather outside the McGoldrick Learning Commons, sing festive songs, listen to the voices of key university figures and then watch as the tree is lit. This sparkling spectacle, whether you’re watching from the crowd, or from C-Street while wolfing down a bowl of pasta, is not an occasion to miss. The tree is lit at 6:30 p.m. sharp, but make sure to arrive early to get the perfect spot.

HanuChaos – Dec. 3 | 8:00 p.m.

Students of all backgrounds are invited to join in the festivities of Hanukkah with Seattle U Campus Ministry this Thursday. With advertised “free food, free games, and free fun,” the event itself brings together the university community to celebrate Hanukkah as well as the Festival of Lights. Drop on by STCN 120 directly following the Christmas Tree Lighting, for spin the dreidel and more than a couple free latkes.

Migrations in Absentia by Rahul Krishna Gairola – Dec. 4 | 3:30 p.m.

The illusion of happiness is deployed throughout the cybersphere as a means for capturing new Asian markets by presenting Partition—an event that galvanized the death of more than 1.2 million South Asians—as a historical folly,” explains Gairola in the event description. In a presentation of an essay this Friday, he will elaborate on the necessity to understand the appropriation of the South Asian partition of 1946 for profit by major marketing campaigns. In what will be a riveting presentation Gairola will present the ethical dilemma of marketing in the digital and globalized age.

How D1 Improv Stole the Holidays – Dec. 4 | 7 p.m.

Jingle bells, jingle bells, D1 all the way. If you haven’t seen the amazing ensemble of Redhawk comedians extraordinaire, then this is your last chance of the quarter. A Seattle U quarter isn’t complete until you’ve joined in the community based, hysterical phenomenon that is D1. They say laughter is the best medicine, so why not stop by Pigott Auditorium at 7 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 4, to cure those finals blues. The event is free, so stop by D1 Improv’s “The Abridged Christmas Carol,” and save your wallet.

Jason may be reached at news@su-spectator.com

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