Matteo Ricci College

News and Events

  • Graduates of the First BAHL Class

     BAHL 1st Graduates 

    This June, the first class of BAHL students will be graduating. These students have pioneered the BAHL program and set high standards for the following classes. We wish them luck as they leave Seattle University and move forward on the path to success. 

  • Art That Empowers  

    See the feature article in The Commons about Matteo Ricci College's course here

  • Matteo Ricci College Students Win Scholarships

    Posted by Paul DeWater on 3/20/2014 11:46:54 AM

    Morgan Burdick (BAH, '15) and Ian Carrick (BAHL, '15) have received 2014 Critical Language Scholarships (CLS). The CLS is funded by the State Department for American Students to learn "critical languages." This summer, Ian will study Indonesian in Malang, Java, Indonesia and return to Parapat, Sumatra this fall for his BAHL international internship with the Study Group for People's Initiative Development, an organization that empowers and educates rural farmers. Morgan will spend the summer in Luknow, India studying Urdu and plans to stay in India to become fluent in Urdu.

    For more information on the Critical Language Scholarship Program, click here.

    Matteo Ricci College Supports Dance Marathon

    Posted by Paul DeWater on 3/12/2014 09:11:30 AM
    On February 22nd, a team of Matteo Ricci College students participated in Seattle University's Annual Dance Marathon. The team raised over $1,400 for the Uncompensated Care Fund at Seattle Children's Hospital.
    • Christina De Senouillet (BAHT, '16)
    • Zoe Henderson (BAHT, '17)
    • Audrey Krajewski (BAHT, '16)
    • Kelly Jenkins (BAHL,'16)
    • Madeline Olson (BAHL, '16)
    • Charlotte Pearman (BAHT, '16)
    • Anna Pickett (BAHL, '16)
    MacKenzie Gaddy (BAHL, '17) and Liza White (BAHL, '16) also served on the Steering Committee, and Kelly Jenkins lead the Matteo Ricci College team as a Morale Captain.

    College Professors Win Two Grants to Carryout Research in Bosnia

    Posted by Paul DeWater on 3/10/2014 09:16:18 AM

     “War is not over when it’s over” is a common refrain that keeps coming up for Matteo Ricci College professors Ben Curtis and Serena Cosgrove in their research about how war contributes to poverty.  Compelled by the initial results of research about violence in post-conflict societies in Central America, Curtis and Cosgrove decided to expand their research to Eastern Europe.  With a grant from Seattle University’s Endowed Mission Fund, the two professors travelled to Bosnia and Herzegovina in the fall of 2013 to interview peace makers, human rights activists, and youth leaders about how the country is doing since the war ended in 1995.  Bosnia still confronts many challenges with integration and collaboration across ethnic lines.  This is particularly relevant for K-12 students who are separated by ethnicity at school, seldom enjoying the opportunity to interact with students from the other ethnicities.  Moved by the long-term peace and reconciliation challenges the country continues to face, Curtis and Cosgrove applied for a grant from Seattle University’s Global Grants Program to take an SU student delegation to Bosnia in June 2014.  With the recent news they had won the grant, Curtis and Cosgrove are now preparing to return to Bosnia.  In addition to carrying out research on the ongoing peace and reconciliation process, Curtis, Cosgrove and their students will attend an international youth conference as the US delegation commemorating 100 years since the start of World War I.

    MRC Students Help Organize Leadership Blitz

    Posted by Paul DeWater on 3/10/2014 12:18:00 AM

    Humanities for Leadership students Chelsea Schiller and Robert Gavino worked with the Office of Leadership Development to organize the 11th annual Leadership Blitz on March 1st. 

    Chelsea and Robert were involved in everything from event planning to implementation.

    "The most exciting part of the Leadership Blitz was seeing students engage in a fun, challenging, educational experience together while developing a stronger community of leaders on campus," said Chelsea.

    The Leadership Blitz is a free half-day leadership conference open to all students at Seattle University interested in building personal leadership skills. Each year, students from across campus attend the Leadership Blitz to grow and learn together. This year's theme was Connections: Relationships in the Age of Technology. During the conference students explored how technology enhances and limits their ability to work together for change.  For more information, read here.

    Professors at Search for Meaning Book Festival

    Posted by Paul DeWater on 3/10/2014 12:03:47 AM

    Peterson Book Festival Father O'Malley Book Festival

    As part of Seattle University's annual Search for Meaning Book Festival, Rev. Daniel Peterson PhD and Fr. William O'Malley S.J. were asked to give presentations. 

    Rev. Peterson gave a presentation titled, "Rediscovering Paul Tillich: How America's 'Most Dangerous Theologian' of the Twentieth Century Can Help Us Today." Making the case for Tillich’s broader relevance again Rev. Dr. Peterson discussed the extremes of fundamentalist religion and empty skepticism to a deeper kind of faith open to doubt and questioning. 

    Fr. O'Malley's presentation was titled "The 2700 Priests of Dachau." In it, he discusses 2,700 priests that were interned in the Dachau concentration camp during World War II.

    Professor Audrey Hudgins Awarded Grant

    Posted by Paul DeWater on 3/9/2014 11:51:49 PM
    Seattle University has awarded a global grant to Audrey Hudgins, BAHL faculty member, and John Bean, English faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences to participate in a partnership project with Charles Lwanga College of Education (CLCE) to enrich the education of students at both institutions. CLCE is located at the Chikuni Jesuit Mission in Monze, Zambia. The grant will support CLCE's efforts to increase its visibility and reputation as it moves from a three-year to a four-year institution while providing a progressive, innovative, and distinctly Jesuit option for teacher training in Zambia. The goal of the grant is to help CLCE lecturers promote their students' critical thinking, writing, and general literacy skills by incorporating short problem-based writing assignments into their courses and to provide further support for students through the possible establishment of a writing center. Such an approach provides a progressive contrast to the British colonial educational system that stresses lecture and memorization over critical and creative thinking. Moreover, it aligns with the historical roots of Jesuit education grounded in Ignatius's Ratio Studiorum that valued rhetorical training, disputation, and debate aimed at developing the "whole person." Stressing writing and critical thinking through emphasis on reasoned argument, recognition of multiple perspectives, and use of evidence has its roots in St. Ignatius's original pedagogical vision. The grant supports the delivery of a writing workshop to CLCE faculty and student internships both in Seattle and at CLCE to coordinate its development in collaboration with CLCE faculty. The grant also provides student scholarships for internships to teach writing at CLCE for Spring, Summer, and Fall quarters. The grant was developed in collaboration with former Chikuni intern Kimberly Whalen, BAHT Class of 2012, former CLCE intern Katy Lapinski, BAHT Class of 2014, and the Seattle University Writing Center.