Forty Five Minutes with Francis

Just hours after returning to campus from Rome, President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., was only beginning to process the unusual chain of events that placed him in the company of the leader of the Catholic Church. Click here to read how this came to be, what the visit was like and what Fr. Sundborg took away from the experience of meeting Pope Francis.


Unwavering Supporters

University's highest honor is bestowed on dedicated alumni, community advocates.

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Full Plate

New general manager of Bon Appétit brings decades of experience.

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Energy and Society

New Core course examines complex issues related to global warming.

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Answer Me This

Why were the restrooms in the Casey Building converted to single-user?

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

All Things Jesuit

Remembering the martyrs

Nov. 16 marks the 25th anniversary of the murder of six Jesuits and two laypersons in El Salvador. SU is commemorating the anniversary in a number of ways.

SU Snapshot

Alumnus Scott Grimm recently found a way to show that his SU pride runs deep. Click here for the full story.

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The Watercooler

ScottKaiser_100Directed by critically acclaimed Scott Kaiser, "Love's Labor's Won" makes its world premiere at the Lee Center for the Arts. With performances running through Nov. 23, Kaiser's smart and funny sequel to Shakespeare's witty play "Love's Labor's Lost" imagines the reunion of the parted lovers against the lavish backdrop of 1918 Versailles. Visit Department of Performing Arts and Arts Leadership for more information.


Annual Faculty and Staff Thanksgiving Lunch: Seattle University will once again sponsor the annual Faculty and Staff Thanksgiving lunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25, in Campion Ballroom. The price per person is $6.25. For more information, contact Sara Young, assistant director of Annual Giving, at


Got Gratitude? Last call to share what you're grateful for-SU-related or not-for inclusion in next week's edition of The Commons . Please send your responses by the end of Monday, Nov. 24, to . Oh, and thank you, of course!


Charles Tung presents and prepares to publish

Charles Tung, associate professor of English, has been busy organizing a panel, presenting at a national conference and writing for a journal and book manuscript. Click here to learn more.

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