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Vox Populi: Did you do anything interesting for Spring Break?

Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Nicaragua License PlateA group of 14 faculty and staff traveled to Nicaragua over spring break for an immersion experience led by Joe Orlando, assistant vice president for mission and ministry. In the past decade-plus, more than 130 faculty and staff and 32 students have taken part in the mission-deepening trip. This year’s group included:

Joyce Allen (registrar), Michael Andrews (dean of Matteo Ricci College), Connie Anthony (chair of political science), Azita Emami (dean of Nursing), Leticia Guardiola-Saenz (assistant professor of School of Theology and Ministry), Paul Holland (associate dean of Law), Jerry Huffman (assistant vice president for human resources), Michael Kerns (associate vice president of Facilities), Joe Orlando (assistant vice president for mission and ministry), Joe Phillips (dean of Albers School of Business and Economics), Carol Schneider (director of Student Academic Services), Debra Stauffer (assistant dean of Nursing), Jen Tilghman-Havens (associate director of Jesuit Mission & Identity) and Lindsay Whitlow (assistant professor of biology).

Joyce Allen has created a slideshow of the trip that you can view at Nicaragua 2010. For more information about the Nicaragua immersion trip, visit Nicaragua

Lee Peterson, assistant director, choral music, writes:

“With travel funds and a car not part of my current reality, I made do with trips to outlying regions of my inner landscape. I taught myself to crochet so that I could finally get a grasp of hyperbolic geometry. I read about 40 books. I rode the bus a lot.”

Sue Hogan, School of Theology and Ministry, writes:San Xavier Mission

"Sue and Jim Hogan spent a wonderful week in Tucson, Arizona. The weather was warm and sunny; the evenings still cool.  Highlights included quality time with family, a wild flower tour and lunch at Tohono Chul Park, a beautiful botanical garden, and a trip to San Xavier Del Bac Mission (right). The Mission was founded in 1692. Franciscan missionary Fr. Juan Bautista Velderrain began construction on the present structure in 1782.  It is the oldest intact European structure in Arizona."

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Following Ignatius

Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ignatius Statue Blog

From March 19 to 30, a group of about 30 pilgrims led by Pat O’Leary, S.J., are retracing the spiritual journey St. Ignatius took from his home in Loyola toward Jerusalem. The group includes SU's Kathy Collins, Jan Hartley, Marianne LaBarre, Natch Ohno, S.J., Jeanette Rodriguez, George Simmons and Arrupe’s Pat Twohy, S.J. Among other destinations, they will visit the statue, left, that depicts Ignatius’s spiritual awakening while recovering after being wounded in battle.

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Redhawks host four home games this weekend

Posted on Friday, March 19, 2010

 Baseball Pitcher Rearing Back Blog

Why pay all that money to fly to Arizona to watch a Mariners game that doesn't count when you can stay local and watch a regular season game (or four) for nothing? This weekend, March 19-21, the Seattle University baseball team welcomes Cal State Northridge to Bannerwood Park in Bellevue for a four-game series. Arlo Evasick, top, and his teammates are coming off a victory over Pac-10 school Oregon and are showing improvement in all phases of the game. The series begins with a Friday evening contest beginning at 6 p.m., followed by a Saturday doubleheader that starts at 1 p.m. and the series finale on Sunday starting at 11 a.m. Seattle University faculty and staff receive free admission to all home baseball games. Go Redhawks!

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Posted on Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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Ever wonder how the NCAA Tournament's field of 64 teams (a.k.a. institutions of higher learning) would fare if they were to face off academically? Well, Inside Higher Ed has done the work, and many of the outcomes may surprise you. Click here to see which schools would advance if performance in the classroom was counted rather than dunks on the court.



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St. Patrick's Day Vox Populi

Posted on Wednesday, March 17, 2010


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Candace Bohonik, administrative assistant in the Learning Center, writes:

“The faeries and the leprechauns, to be sure. And Guinness.”



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Redhawks dunk ducks on diamond

Posted on Monday, March 15, 2010

Riley Tompkins Blog

A two-run homer by Riley Tompkins helped lead the Redhawks to a 6-4 victory over Oregon on Sunday, March 14. Click here for more details on the great win for SU.

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Dollars on Evening Magazine

Posted on Monday, March 15, 2010

Cameron and Donald Blog

Did you catch the recent profile King 5’s “Evening Magazine” did on head men’s basketball coach Cameron Dollar and his father—and assistant coach—Donald? If not, you can watch the clip online.

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