Just Outstanding

Eunice MacGill (left), administrative assistant in the College of Education, will receive the Lee Thurber Outstanding Staff Award and Laura Hauck-Vixie, academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences, will be honored with the Excellence in Leadership Staff Award at this year’s Faculty and Staff Appreciation Event. Read more »


President's Update

Father Steve reflects and looks forward in his spring message to SU community.

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Saving a Life

Fitness Center staff and patrons responded quickly-and successfully-to a life-threatening emergency.

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Student Research

SU's commitment to student research was on full display Friday, May 8.

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Answer Me This

What can I expect to find at this year's Projects Day?

Answer Me This is a forum for addressing questions about working at Seattle University and campus life.

All Things Jesuit

Big meeting in Melbourne

This July Stephen Sundborg, S.J., will join the presidents of Jesuit higher education institutions and the directors of other Jesuit institutions from around the world.

SU Snapshot


It's starting to feel a whole lot like summer out there, but before we fully embrace the next season, let's enjoy some shots of spring contributed by University Photographer Chris Kalinko. Click here for the full gallery. 


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The Watercooler

This year's commencement speakers are Mark Shriver (left), president of Save the Children Action Network, and Killian Noe, founding director of Recovery Café. Shriver will speak at the undergraduate commencement ceremony, and Noe will speak at the graduate ceremony. Both will receive honorary doctorates. You can learn more about the speakers at Mark Shriver and Killian Noe. All commencement details can be found here.

Much appreciated: The Faculty and Staff Appreciation Event will take place 10:30 a.m.-noon, Friday, May 29, in Campion Ballroom. The program will be followed by a luncheon buffet in the Student Center. Be there to help honor some special colleagues!



SU a Catholic College of DistinctionSeattle University has again been named a Catholic College of Distinction. Click here for the full list of the schools included and to learn what qualifies an institution to be recognized as such.

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Inspired by the informal poll at the latest President's Forum, which do you prefer for academic terms?