New Dean for New School

Rick Fehrenbacher has been named the first dean of SU's School for New and Continuing Studies, which will welcome its first students in the 2015-2016 academic year. Click here to read the president's announcement of Fehrenbacher's appointment.


Catching up with Ryan Sawyer

SU's second Rhodes Scholar talks about his time at the university and life since graduating.

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Parting Words

A retiring Albers professor looks back on an illustrious career that spanned 47 years and shares what she'll take away from her SU experience.

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Just Sustainability

A key milestone is marked in the life of the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability as it hosts its inaugural conference.

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Answer Me This

What's the latest on the School of Law's plan to open a satellite campus in Alaska?

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

All Things Jesuit

Celebrating our shared mission

The Commons asked Pat O'Leary, S.J., chaplain for faculty and staff, to reflect on the Feast of St. Ignatius and what it means for our university and shared educational mission.

SU Snapshot

Click on this photo to enjoy a gallery of pictures taken by Monica Lloyd (’16, BFA, photography) of SU’s Summer in Seattle orientation sessions. 

Summer! As you get out and about this summer, please be sure to send your shots to The Commons.

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The Watercooler

CriminalJustice_fingerprint_267The Department of Criminal Justice is offering an online-only, 25-credit crime analysis certificate beginning fall 2014. The program is designed for individuals who have a baccalaureate degree and are seeking professional training for a career in the criminal justice system. For more information, visit Arts and Sciences.



ServiceDay_125Faculty & Staff Service Day is Aug. 14. Participants will gather at 9 a.m. in the Quad and then fan out to the various service sites to work from 9:30 to noon. Lunch will be served for all faculty and staff from noon to 1 p.m., again in the Quad. All staff will have an early release at 1 p.m. Sign up at 2014 Faculty & Staff Service Day Survey. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Human Resources at hr@seattleu.edu or 296-5870.


Bill O'Connell presents at national conferenceBill O'Connell, associate professor in the College of Education’s Counseling and School Psychology programs, presented a peer-reviewed session titled “Communities of Concern: Breaking the Cycle of Intergenerational Poverty” at the American Mental Health Counselors Association Conference. The conference was held in Seattle. The session highlighted a community-based research proposal with Seattle University Youth Initiative partner Village Spirit Center.
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