Truman Scholar!

Junior Olivia Smith is a 2015 Truman Scholar. The prestigious academic award, from the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, is given to undergraduates who are preparing for careers in public service. Read more about why Smith is such a deserving recipient of the scholarship, her reaction when President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., delivered the news of her selection and her plans for the future.



My Fluorescent God

SU alumnus Joe Guppy's book chronicles his struggle with mental illness.

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Joined in Mission

This year's Mission Day focused on SU's relationship with UCA. 

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SU Strummers

Guitar instructor Susan Palmer sees SU’s education striking a chord with her student.

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Answer Me This

What discounts are available to faculty and staff for Verizon?

Answer Me This is a forum for addressing questions about working at Seattle University and campus life.

All Things Jesuit

Alpha Sigma Nu celebrates a century

Seattle University's newest Alpha Sigma Nu inductees were announced by President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., last week. Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. You can click on the video below for a nice history

SU Snapshot


Have you seen the Seattle U wraps on the South Lake Union streetcar lately? If not, SU photographer Chris Kalinko has put together this gallery  for your viewing pleasure.

Do you have any pictures of spring at SU? Send them to The Commons.


Click here for more SU scenes.

The Watercooler


You are invited to the 11th annual Spirit of Community Celebration, which takes place 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14, in Campion Ballroom. Each year, the Center for Service and Community Engagement honors those who have shown thoughtful leadership, integrity and humility, and who serve with compassion and soul. Join the center for refreshments, entertainment and celebration of SU's community engagement efforts and partnership with tremendous community organizations. Learn more and RSVP here.


Law student selected for prestigious internshipLaw student Elisabeth Guard will spend her summer in Washington, D.C., interning at the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the office of Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn. She is one of just 12 students in the country to be selected for the Native American Congressional Internship Program. Read more »
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What did you think of this year's Mission Day?