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Escape from Alcatraz

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Guila_MuirGuila Muir, adjunct in the College of Education, recently celebrated her 55th birthday (thus the two fives she's holding up) in unusual fashion—she swam 1.5 miles from Alcatraz Island to the San Francisco.

“I figured that since I never quite made my goal in the pool of ‘50 in 50 by 50’ (50 laps—2,500 yards—in 50 minutes by the time I was 50,) this is almost as good: my 5th swim from Alcatraz at age 55, in (about) 55 minutes.”

Of the swim itself, she reports: “The water was choppy with swells…It was a much more fun swim than the quickie one last year simply because there was more to do—the current wasn’t helping much this time.”

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World Cup mania hits SU

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010

 

World_Cup_SnapshotOblivious to a light drizzle, a throng of soccer fans—members of the SU community undoubtedly among them—spilled out onto the sidewalk to watch the World Cup through the window of Café Presse. Thanks go to Casey Corr, who is quickly establishing himself as the unofficial Commons staff photographer, for this shot.

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Human Development Series visits temple

Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010

 

HumanDevInnerSU students and faculty recently visited Co Lam Temple to meet with Manikanto Bhikkhu, who talked about practicing and experiencing Buddhist wisdom for a peaceful heart and mind. The visit was part of this year’s Human Development Series, which is coordinated by Le Xuan Hy, associate professor of psychology. The series is co-sponsored by Academic Salons; Center for Service and Community Engagement; Center for the Study of Justice in Society, Provost Office; Department of Psychology and Institute for Human Development in the College of Arts and Sciences; First Nations Group at Seattle University; Psi Chi—Psychology Honors; Office of Multicultural Affairs; School of Theology and Ministry; and the Vice President’s Office for Mission and Ministry.

(This photo, submitted to SU Snapshot by Le Xuan Hy, was taken by Thada Somphone of the Seattle Meditation Center.)

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Next time it's for real

Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010

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Two SU grads-to-be got a head start on commencement by taking their caps and gowns for a test drive in the Quad last week. Commencement is June 13. Visit Commencement Weekend for the full schedule.

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Albers faculty and students walk for water

Posted on Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Walk-For-Water-InnerAlbers faculty and students participated in the Women’s Enterprises International’s Walk for Water in Seward Park last month to raise funds for 20 new water catchment systems for families in Kenya in desperate need for clean water.This event is organized by students in memory of Chris Weber, a beloved professor of economics, who lost his battle with cancer this year.

Pictured from left to right are students Kristina Linova, Paola Castegnaro, Meghan Koep and Aljic, Ajla. This photo was submitted by Quan Le, assistant professor of economics.

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In the presence of greatness

Posted on Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Yunus Main FeatureMatteo Ricci lecturer Serena Cosgrove, left, and Majd Bani-Odeh, a student in her Global Poverty class met and spoke with Muhammad Yunus at an event in Seattle on Sunday. Yunus, founder and managing director of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for his microcredit work. Cosgrove teaches Grameen's microcredit model in her class.

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