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Commencement 2015

Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Congratulations to the Class of 2015! Check out this video from Commencement.  

Thanks are in order to Dave Madsen, associate professor of history (a.k.a. the Master of the Mace), for taking us up on the offer and relaying some words of wisdom for our soon-to-be graduates. Dave shared these lyrics from the song "Dark Road" by Sarah Jarosz:

The darkness covers you sometimes.
And t
he road is long but it always unwinds.
And I find if you take your time,
You will make it fine.

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Lots of ink

Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

SteenHalling_90Seattle University faculty have been contributing a lot of ink to The Seattle Times. First, Steen Halling, professor emeritus of psychology, wrote a piece, "Forgiveness can open doors to healing and love." 

A few days later the paper ran an op-ed by Mark Markuly, dean of the School of Theology and Ministry, "Seattle can solve the homeless puzzle by learning from other cities." 

Speaking of which, National Catholic Reporter features School of Theology and Ministry students and faculty, including Qasim Hatem, a student who formerly had aspirations to play in the NFL and is now studying in the Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership program. 

For more recent news coverage, visit SU in the News

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Vote for Verdoia!

Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

StephanieVerdoia_100 Women's soccer player Stephanie Verdoia is up for a major national award, as it was recently announced she's a top 10 finalist for the Senior CLASS Award. You can help Verdoia win this prestigious award by voting for her once a day between now and Nov. 24.
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Who's new?

Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2014

As the new academic year begins, we welcome new faculty and staff--or in some cases, familiar faces to new roles. Click here for the full list.
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New mag is out!

Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2014

LivingtheDream_267The fall edition of Seattle University Magazine is out and chock-full of stories featuring alumni who have followed their passions and found success and faculty and students who are making a difference in the academic world and in the community. Read all about it HERE.
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Celebrating SU's urban agriculture project

Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2014

CitySoilCitySoil Farm (formerly known as the Seattle University Sustainable Urban Agriculture Project) is holding a potluck and community celebration 3-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, at the 1.5-acre farm, located in Renton. Click here for more information on the celebration and to RSVP. Learn more about the project at Environmental Studies.

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Faculty and staff give generously to campaign

Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

SealonLowerMall_ThumbnailForty-two percent of SU's employees contributed to this year's Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign, which ended June 30. Just under 500 faculty and staff contributed nearly $290,000 to the effort.

The gifts "signal a major commitment to our students and demonstrate that collectively as faculty and staff we believe in their potential and the future of SU," said Keisa Liu, senior administrative assistant in Annual Giving. "A special thank you to John Dougherty, who graciously chaired the campaign this year and provided much-needed enthusiasm and passion for the cause. Additionally, thank you to all the campaign committee members. Without their hard work and dedication, we would not have had the level of success we had this year." 

If you are interested in being a committee member next year, please contact Sara Young, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, at

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