Connolly Center has long been a bastion for high-performing athletes and recreationalists. Now, with a number of recent improvements to its mechanical HVAC systems, the building itself is more fit than ever. Facilities staff, pictured here, partnered with McKinstry over the summer on a number of upgrades to the 45-year-old building's aging, failing and inefficient HVAC infrastructure. The result is a facility with a new lease on life-and a substantially shrunken carbon footprint. SU has cut its carbon emissions by nearly 1.8 million pounds. Read more about "Carbon Diet".
“Research is formalized curiosity,” a quote by writer Zora Neale Hurston, is tacked to the door outside the office of Gareth Green of the Albers School of Business and Economics. When asked about the quote, Gareth says, “research is learning and learning is fueled by curiosity, which I think is a critical trait to nurture in students.” Makes sense, since Associate Professor Green happens to chair the economics department that oversees a program with national acclaim. Read more about "#1 Macroeconomics Program".
umping from theory and intellectual exercise to how one actually lives in the world can be a challenge. Yet thinking of themselves as part of a living landscape is what lures many students to Emily Lieb’s Core course, The Livable City. “It’s really a very Jesuit notion to think about how you’re experiencing your own learning,” says Assistant Professor Lieb.She retooled what was originally a Matteo Ricci urban policy course into a Core offering that gives students a better opportunity to follow their passions. Read more about "Walking and Talking About City Life".
Ben Curtis wants to do away with some pervasive myths and misconceptions about poverty—namely that those who are impoverished are lazy, unmotivated individuals who aren’t trying to improve their lot in life. The reality, offers Curtis, is largely the opposite: people who are impoverished may often be cut off from or unaware of the very resources that could help them immensely. Read more about "Faculty Spotlight: Ben Curtis".
From the moment he appeared on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, Francis has been breaking precedents. He wore only the simple white cassock, not the traditional velvet cape trimmed in ermine. He asked the crowd to bless him before he blessed them. He declined the offer of a papal limousine, returning instead by van with the other cardinals to the place they had been staying, where he paid his own bill. Read more about "Stirring Hope".
Women's basketball is coming off a successful season—and post-season—as the team prepares for another great season ahead, under the direction of Coach Joan Bonvicini. Read more about "Building Champions".
You realize there’s impressive learning going on in Seattle University’s Digital Design program when you consider that major Seattle-area companies such as Boeing, Costco, Microsoft and Starbucks and New York City’s Marvel Comics and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) have all had student interns from this program. What’s more, these respected employers frequently hire those SU design interns once they graduate. That’s just one aspect that makes the new bachelor’s degree in Digital Design a big draw. It’s an intensive balance of design and artistic exploration combined with social responsibility in a rich, liberal arts environment. Read more about "Digital Age of Design".
n the fall of 2007, Seattle University decided to increase the amount of sports offered by the school as a way to improve the athletic program’s profile when it completed the NCAA Division I reclassification process. Five sports were added: men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf and baseball. The tennis and golf programs were slated to begin competition in the fall of 2008. As for baseball, more time was needed to reestablish a program that had been a significant part of the Seattle University Athletics Department before being dropped as a varsity sport in 1986. The baseball program needed to start from scratch. Read more about "A Home Run".
Seattle University recently launched an innovative, alternative high school on campus aimed at students who seek a small setting to complete their high school graduation requirements and prepare for success in college, careers and life. Located at the north end of Loyola Hall, Middle College High School at Seattle University is administered by the Seattle Public School District and intended for students ages 16 to 20. It’s a dynamic collaboration between the College of Education and Seattle Public Schools that has been many years in the making. Read more about "Bridging the Gap".
Professor Jeanette Rodriguez, PhD, of Theology and Religious Studies, is the 2013 recipient of the McGoldrick Fellowship. Named for Father James McGoldrick, a legendary Jesuit who was known for his genuine care for students, the fellowship is awarded to faculty members who exemplify the values of Jesuit education and the spirit of Father McGoldrick. Read more about "The New McGoldrick Scholar".
Professors Christopher Stipe (College of Science and Engineering), John C. Bean (College of Arts and Sciences) and Madhu Rao (Albers School of Business and Economics) share these essays speaking to why they teach at SU and what inspires them to continue doing what they love. Read more about "Why I Teach".
The promotion of academic and scholarly excellence is one of Seattle University's key strategic priorities and Provost Isiaah Crawford is guiding its advancement. Crawford, who joined the university in 2008, leads the Division of Academic Affairs. Read more about "Chiefly Academic".
There’s renewed vigor in the pursuit of excellence at Seattle University. And it starts at the very foundation of an SU education with an overhaul of the Core curriculum. Come next fall, the Core will have a markedly different look and feel, the first time major changes have been made to the curriculum in 25 years. Read more about "Getting to the Core".
Maybe you think video games are for introverted teenage boys who aren’t old enough to drive and spend countless hours perched in front of the TV or computer playing their favorite virtual game. Thanks to Assistant Professor Chris Paul, you can bust that stereotype wide open. Read more about "Game Time".
Dan Jørgensen, a member of the European Parliament since 2004, is teaching “Power and Persuasion in Environmental Policy” during the summer quarter at Seattle University. Jørgensen, vice-chairman of the Committee of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, will provide insight into the environmental policy and politics in Denmark and the European Union (EU) as well as globally. Read more about "Parliament Member at SU".
The Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons was given a “New Landmark Library” award by Library Journal, the most widely read periodical in the profession. Library Journal recognized our library for its blend of architecture, design and services. The SU library is one of just five in the nation to receive the honor. Read more about "Award-winning Library".
When you think of Seattle University's distinguishing characteristics, interfaith dialogue and community service are right up there near the top of the list with academic excellence. So when President Barack Obama launched the President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge in 2011, SU seemed a logical participant. Read more about "Up for a Challenge".
Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics undergraduate program ranks highly in the recently released Specialty Rankings published by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Read more about "Satisfying Experience".
Master of Public Administration (MPA) students Frank Dammann and Stephen Yim were named Presidential Management Fellows. The federal program is one of the most competitive and prestigious domestic fellowship programs in the field of public administration and public policy. More than 9,100 individuals applied for the program. Read more about "MPA Presidential Fellows".
A fashion Q&A with Sonora Jha, PhD, who is chair of the communication department and associate professor of journalism and mass communication. Read more about "In Style".
Seattle University has received the 2012 Presidential Award for community service, the highest recognition by the federal government to a college or university for civic engagement, service learning and volunteerism.
Read more about "Presidential Approval".
Graduates came from as far as Texas and Hawaii to pay tribute to Seattle University School of Law’s life-changing Academic Resource Center on its 25th anniversary. The anniversary celebration recognized the law school’s uninterrupted commitment to access and diversity in the legal profession through the ARC Access Admissions Program. Read more about "An ARC to Success".
Paul Milan, associate professor in Modern Languages and Cultures, has been named the 2012-2013 McGoldrick Fellow. The most prestigious honor Seattle University confers on its faculty, the fellowship recognizes faculty for their concern for students and commitment to Jesuit education. Read more about "Excellence in Teaching".
A familiar face is returning to Seattle University’s soccer program. The university has hired Pete Fewing as the head coach of men’s soccer. The announcement was made on Jan. 10 at a press conference on the campus. Read more about "Coach Fewing Returns".
Walking into Seattle University’s new William F. Eisiminger Fitness Center, you get the feeling this is anything but your typical gymnasium or dimly lit weight room. The high ceilings, wall of windows that flood the space with natural light, the views looking westward to Championship Field and beyond, and the impressive array of the latest and greatest workout machines signal a 21st century fitness facility. Read more about "Feeling Good".
Chemistry Professor Vicky Minderhout is the 2011 Professor of the Year for Washington State—and the first from Seattle University—to receive this prestigious award for her innovative style of teaching. Read more about "Head of the Class".
As a sign of the College of Science and Engineering’s growing strength, faculty there have received more than $750,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation in recent weeks. Read more about "In the Classroom".
For the 11th consecutive year, Seattle University is ranked in the top 10 regional universities in the West, according to U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges” guide for 2012. Read more about "High Ranking".
The mellifluous musical sounds emanating from the Chapel of St. Ignatius during a concert or Mass are now enhanced with the addition of a new instrument in the music arsenal—an Opus 5 organ. Read more about "Soaring Sounds".
When celebrity gardener Ciscoe Morris returned to Seattle University recently, a gaggle of gardening enthusiasts followed him around campus to soak up his unabashed joy for trees and plants, snails and bugs and—oh, la, la!—hummingbirds. Read more about "Gardening Guru Returns to SU".
Four Seattle University Jesuits are celebrating very significant milestones this year. Pat O’Leary, S.J., is marking the 50th anniversary of his ordination; President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., and Pat Howell, S.J., are both celebrating 50 years as Jesuits; and Dave Anderson, S.J., is marking his 25th anniversary as a Jesuit. Read more about "Jubilant Time".
Katie Wieliczkiewicz, the new president of the Associated Students of Seattle University (ASSU), aims to stir up the way the campus community thinks and operates. Read more about "Leader of the Pack".
First-year student Andre Springman was among a collective of Seattle University students who made the trek east from Seattle to Wapato, Wash., as participants in the Dignity, Justice and Work program sponsored by the Center for Service and Community Engagement. Read more about "Mission Driven".