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  • A Message from Magis for February 2013

    Posted by Caitlin Joyce on 2/7/2013 12:24:50 PM

      Feb Magis

     This month’s featured Alumni Living the Mission, Brendan Busse, S.J., first graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and says, “I made a good decision and a bad discernment… I consulted my head while absolutely ignoring and perhaps even silencing my heart.”  As a now Jesuit and current professor of Ignatian Spirituality at Seattle U, he reflects on how sometimes our doing less enables our being more.  Read Brendan’s reflection here.


    Upcoming Magis Programs:

    Alumni Day of Prayer with Pat O’Leary, S.J. and Cissy McLane – Saturday, March 16, 2013

    Spirituality on Tap Featuring Brendan Busse, S.J. – Wednesday, March 20, 2013

    National Jesuit Alumni Day of Service – Saturday, April 27, 2013


    For details on these and more events, visit Magis online.



    A Message from Career Services for February 2013

    Posted by Caitlin Joyce on 2/7/2013 12:21:33 PM

     Exploring what is next for you – 4 career tools to consider  
     Career Services Build

    With the New Year upon us, many of us are reflecting on the ways we hope to grow over the coming year. Given the amount of waking hours many of us spend working, taking time to pause and reflect on the ways you wish to grow professionally can have a powerful impact on your life and wellbeing.

    In this article we will offer four approaches or tools for you to consider as you reflect on what is next for you – whether you are hoping to achieve greater mindfulness in your present role, make a job or career change, or identify ways to get involved in your community or with other hobbies or interests.  

    Informational Interviews

    Informational interviews are short, 30-60 minute meetings where you have the opportunity to sit down with someone who is working in an industry, position, or organization that is of interest to you. It is your chance to ask questions and learn about this person’s experiences so that you can incorporate those insights into your own process.  Ideally these conversations will help you gain greater clarity about where your interests are leading you, and what steps may be required to get there.


    Career Advising – in-person in Seattle or virtually to anywhere

    Did you know that we serve alumni? Schedule an appointment to meet with a career advisor in person, in our office on campus, or remotely via email or Skype for alumni who may be living or working elsewhere. Experienced alumni are eligible to receive three appointments per year. To schedule an appointment you may give us a call or complete the online appointment request form, available here:



    If you are looking for additional insights into your personality, interests, or strengths as they relate to your work life, you may consider taking one of the assessments offered through Career Services. These include the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI), the Strong Interest Inventory, and StrengthsQuest. Career Services advisors will help to interpret your results together with you, and can help you integrate the information from the assessments into your own career development process. Each assessment is available to alumni for $30 – contact Career Services to learn more and get help selecting the right assessment for you.


    Redhawk Network – SU’s online job and internship site

    If you are looking for a new position, consider searching via the Redhawk Network, the SU online job and internship search site. Here you will find both experienced and entry-level positions posted from a range of employers, in Seattle and beyond. To get started, visit:

    About Career Services

    Career Services offers support to our alumni who may be seeking a change. Whether a change of perspective, position, employer or career path, we are here to assist you. Below you will find a list of career services we offer to alumni:

    • 3 one-on-one advising appointments per year
    • Access to the Redhawk Network, a database of employers and job postings
    • Involvement in career fairs and other professional networking events

    Visit Career Services to get more details and register for relevant events today!

    Alumni Events: February 2013

    Posted by Caitlin Joyce on 2/7/2013 11:38:08 AM

    Basketball Games and Rallies

    Thursday February 14th, 2013 | 7:00 PM | Men vs.  Louisiana Tech 

    Saturday February 16th, 2013 | 7:00 PM | Men vs. Texas at Arlington
    Join us for the last pregame rally of the season!
    5:30 PM|Club Live 

    Alumni Board of Governor’s Men’s Basketball Viewing Party
    Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant |908 12th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

    Saturday February 7th, 2013 | 5:00 PM | vs. U of Denver

    Meet the Alumni Board of Governors at the Chieftain for door prizes, $5 appetizers, and Happy Hour specials while you watch the Redhawks take on the University of Denver.

    Buried Child
    By Sam Shepard | Directed By Professor Rosa Joshi

    Lee Center for the Arts

    $6 Students | $8 Faculty & Staff | $10 General Admission

    Preview February 20th, 2013| 7:30 PM
    February 21-23, 2013 | 7:30

    February 24 & March 3, 2013 | 2:00 PM

    Winner of the 1979 Pulitzer Prize, Buried Child sealed Sam Shepard’s reputation as an iconic post-modern playwright. A sinister secret buried deep in the recesses of the past threatens to resurface and destroy an already deeply damaged family. When Vince brings home his girlfriend to meet his family, things don’t go quite as he envisioned. Why doesn’t anyone know him? This darkly comic masterpiece reminds us that there really is no place like home.

    Instrumental Concerto Competition
    Pigott Auditorium
    Friday February 22nd, 2013 | 7:00 PM

    $5 Students | $8 Faculty & Staff | $12 General Admission

    Watch music students compete for the opportunity to win in a music scholarship and serve as a guest soloist with Orchestra Seattle for the 2013-2014 concert season.  

    Save the Date for these Upcoming Events:

    11th Annual Alumni Crab Feed
    Hosted by the Albers School of Business
    Campion Residence Hall |Saturday March 2nd, 2013 | 5:30-11:00 PM

    Enjoy a fun evening organized by the Albers Alumni Board in order to bring members of the community together and support student scholarships at Albers. There will be a lively silent auction and reception before dinner, and after our feast of crab and chicken, jazz and cocktails will follow in the jazz lounge. Table sponsorships are available for groups of all sizes.Contact Rob Bourke at to register or call (206) 296-2277 for more information

    SEARCH for Meaning Bookfest
    March 9th, 2013| Seattle University Campus
    Annual festival and nationwide network surrounding the human search for meaning.
    Tickets, Purchase tickets through Brown Paper Tickets.The School of Theology and Ministry presents a day of over 300+ authors,
    including Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon, internationally acclaimed scholar Reza Azlan and Sherman Alexie.


    Western Athletic Conference Tournament & Alumni Happy Hour
    Tournament |Tuesday March 12- Saturday March 16, 2013

    Alumni Happy Hour |Tuesday March 12, 2013 | 4:00-6:00 PM

    Come and cheer on Seattle University in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament in Las Vegas at the Orleans Arena! Tickets for the entire conference can be bought online.

    Meet your Alumni Relations staff  in Las Vegas for an Alumni Happy Hour event on March 12th from 4-6pm. We hope to see all Seattle U Alumni there. Stay tuned for more details.

    28th Anniversary Alumni Awards Celebration
    Seattle University Campion Ballroom | Tuesday April 16th, 2013 

    Join us as President Sundborg, the Seattle University Alumni Board of Governors and the Office of Alumni Relations announce the Alumni Award winners for 2013. More information, including registration details to come.


    SU Athletics Red Tie Celebration
    Saturday, May 18, 2013| Grand Hyatt Downtown Seattle| 5:00 pm

    We are excited to announce Jim Whittaker as our honoree for this year’s event. Jim was the first American to summit Mt. Everest in the spring of 1963 and we are honored to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his accomplishment. The evening will feature an exciting auction, elegant dining and fabulous program highlighting the achievements of both Jim Whittaker and the highlights from the 2012-2013 SU athletic season. Contact for more details.



    A 2013 Homecoming Reflection

    Posted by Caitlin Joyce on 2/6/2013 05:16:03 PM

    After a 40 year hiatus, the tradition of Homecoming returned to Seattle University with a full day of events on February 2nd.

    We kicked off the day with the Hall of Fame Luncheon which hosted more than 300 people to honor outstanding SU athletes.  You can read more about our honorees here.

    The Alumni Relations team welcomed alumni back to campus and to our pre-game rally at KeyArena. We had a great turn out, with many new faces and lots of spirited alumni – just what we like to see!

    During half-time at our Men’s basketball game, our Hall of Fame inductees were introduced and we brought back the tradition of a Homecoming Court. Students enthusiastically nominated their favorites for Homecoming Court, and at half time our 2013 Royals, Carmen Cueto & Alexander Fisher, were crowned. They weren’t dressed in traditional Homecoming formal attire, but they were decked out in SU pride.  

      Homecoming Court

    We started off small this year, but we lit a spark that we hope ignites the flame of Homecoming and a new tradition that you’ll share with your family, and that we will share with the future generations of SU students.

    We intend for Homecoming to evolve into a weekend of events that welcome our alumni back to campus to celebrate their SU experience.

    We want your feedback! What would you like to see at future Homecoming events?  What would get you to come back to Seattle U?  Please comment on this post or email us at to share your feedback.