Dear Alumni –
The advent season is upon
us, and I wanted to begin with warm wishes of hope to you and yours!
This is a time when we
reflect on our blessings of the past year, and look with anticipation toward
the year ahead. As president of a Jesuit Catholic university, I find myself experiencing
gratefulness and pride in our students, staff and especially our alumni, who
after leaving this institution, model our core values on a daily basis.
This Christmas season, I
want to thank you for supporting the growth of our students in mind, body and
spirit so that when they graduate, they too may carry on the legacy and mission
of this institution.
A big part of our mission
is to encourage our students to find their true callings. I hope you know that
this encouragement does not end with graduation, and we pray and encourage always
that you, our alumni, continue to discern what it is that brings you the most fulfillment.
As the weather turns colder and we move
into the holiday season, I believe we are all invited to reflect on what
matters most in our lives and to take our hopes, dreams and aspirations and
give them to God, so that they may be reached and fulfilled through Jesus
May you know the comfort
and inspiration of God’s love this season and all through the year. From all of
us at Seattle University we wish you and yours a very Blessed Advent Season and
a Merry Christmas!
Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
PDF Signature Form
Many of you have seen U-Dub plates, Wazzu plates, and Zag
plates. Well, in the next year, you should be able to see Seattle
University license plates on the streets and roads of Washington State!
Part of getting these license plates approved requires us to collect 3,500
signatures of people who support this. You don't have to be a Seattle
University student or alum to help, just someone who supports Seattle U and the student scholarship
program. A portion of plate renewal plate fees goes towards student
All Washington State Residents over the age of 18 can show
their support by signing our petitions, and your signature doesn't commit to
you purchasing a plate, it just shows your support for student scholarships and
adding one more way for our school to show its Redhawk pride.
are asking each one of you to download our signature form and fill out one
signature form (13 signatures) by asking your friends and family to support
this drive! If you can do more, that would be great! You can
download that form here. Then, mail the form
with original signatures to: The Deadline is February 15th - so get those signature forms to our office!
University Alumni RelationsATTN:
SU License Plates901
we can get about 270 alums to return these forms, we are one step closer to
having Seattle U Alumni License plates!
Magis at Seattle
University is excited to offer its annual Justice Education Forum!
This year we are moving to a half-day teach-in focusing on Economic
Consider it a good opportunity to use as professional
development, ministerial formation, and/or community engagement alongside
The teach-in is free and open to the public, so we encourage you
to invite others in your community and networks who will find it of interest.
You can visit us on Facebookfor more information.
Tidwell, Seattle University 2011,
credits her participation in Magis programs like National Jesuit Alumni Day
of Service, Young Alumni Retreat, and the Young Alumni Small Group
for keeping her spark to make a difference and seek social justice alive.
“No matter what venue, Magis programs offer something special to me in my
formation that I have not been able to find in other outlets.” Check out
Jocelyn’s story as well as other Alumni Living the Mission storieshere.
Upcoming Magis Programs:
Justice Education Forum: A
Teach-In on Economic Justice – Saturday,
December 1, 2012, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. featuring keynote speaker Mark
Mexico Mission Trek for
Alumni – April 14 to April 20, 2013,
Tijuana, Mexico. Applications will be available soon!
Magis Mixers – Join us at the Elysian Brewery every first Thursday of
the month for happy hour! Meet other Jesuit-educated alums and enjoy free
appetizers from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For details on these and more
events, visit Magis online.
After the success of our first annual Alumni and Family
Weekend, traditions continue to flourish on the SU campus. We would like to remind all of our alumni, that
as members of the Seattle University community they play an important part in
these traditions and are invited to attend and share them with their families.
Three years ago, the Office of Student Engagement began the
annual Tree Lighting Ceremony – a beautiful event that brings together
alumni, their families, students and the community to share in the holiday
The tree lighting will take place on campus on November 29th
at 6:30 p.m. Please visit the website for more details.
In the spirit of calling home recent alumni to be present and
engaged with their alma mater, we are happy to announce a pre-Tree Lighting
social for all recent alumni. It will be held in the ADAL community room (Admission and Alumni Building) at 5:30 p.m., and will include a holiday
performance by the MadGrads. Hot chocolate and dessert will also be served.
Afterwards, the young alumni will join the
campus community for the annual tree lighting outside the Lemieux Library.