SU Snapshot

Our campus, in all its blooming glory

Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Thanks to John Foster, S.J., of Matteo Ricci College for sharing these great pictures of spring at SU!

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Lending a leg for landmine awareness

Posted on Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Lend_a_Leg_SnapshotInnerMore than 150 students, faculty and staff gathered in the PACCAR Atrium to support the "Lend a Leg" campaign on April 4.

Participants, including Albers Dean Joe Phillips, pictured in the foreground, rolled up a pant leg in solidarity to honor landmine survivors, call attention to the issue of landmines and their devastating effects throughout the world and urge decision-makers to take action.

Since the International Land Mine Treaty was initiated 14 years ago, 165 nations have signed on; 36 countries, including the United States, have yet to sign the treaty.

The cause is near and dear to SU. Tun Channareth, a leading voice in the campaign against landmines, received an honorary doctoral degree at Seattle University's graduate commencement ceremony in 2011.

SU's participation in the "Lend a Leg" effort was coordinated by Albers student groups.

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Soccer meets service

Posted on Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Women'sSoccerBelize_SnapshotSeattle University women's soccer head coach Julie Woodward and two of her student-athletes, Stephanie Verdoia and Renae Russell, traveled to Belize over spring break for a service trip sponsored by Seattle University's Professionals Without Borders (PWOB). The group volunteered at Liberty Children's Home, an orphanage for children who were abandoned, abused or afflicted with HIV. 

This was the third consecutive year PWOB journeyed to work with Liberty Children's Home, building upon and repairing water filtration systems they had previously constructed during past trips. The filtration systems have allowed residents to repurpose laundry water for use in the garden and to clean pig pens, which helps provide food for the children. The team also helped add security improvements to the home. 

"Our (trip) was an amazing, humbling and beautiful experience," said Woodward. "Being able to share it with Steph and Renae was extremely special and continued to remind me what a great place Seattle U is, not just for student athletes, but our campus community as a whole. We were able to help others, meet some wonderful people and experience another country's culture. It is something I will never forget." 

You can read more about the trip here.

- Mollie Hanke

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Springtacularly SU

Posted on Tuesday, April 09, 2013

AmyLaneSpring2013_SnapshotThis one's from Amy Lane of Advancement Services, who writes, "I was coming on campus on the sidewalk behind the Garrand building when I saw these two amazing cherry blossom trees."
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