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Coach Cameron Dollar on the Redhawks and a New Season

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on October 30, 2012 at 4:10 PM PDT

As we move into a new era of Seattle University basketball, I first want to thank everyone who has supported us over the past three years. Without your support, whether it’s coming to KeyArena for a game, or attending a viewing party while we were on the road, Seattle U basketball would not be as ready for the Western Athletic Conference.

For the first time in 33 years, we have the opportunity to win our way into the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. The guys have been working hard ever since the 2011-12 season ended, knowing that they have to be better to compete at this level. We ended last season on a great note, winning eight straight KeyArena games and nine of our last 12 contests overall. We welcome back eight players who saw significant playing time last year, welcome two men to the active roster who practiced with us all year long, and hope that the addition of four players at key positions will be the final ingredient to a great season.

As you may have heard, we went to China in late August, an experience that no one will soon forget. We played in front of standing room-only crowds of 5,000-6,000 people and improved as the trip went along. We met Gary Locke, the former governor of Washington who is now the U.S. Ambassador to China, and we saw the Great Wall of China. The guys used the trip as a bonding experience, and we are closer as a team than we ever have been at this point in the year.

Starting with the Elgin Baylor Classic Sunday, Nov. 11, against Montana State, we will play 16 regular season home games at KeyArena, plus we return to the ShoWare Center in Kent in March. Nine of the games will hold special significance for us, as they will be against our WAC foes and will go a long way in determining how we stand entering the WAC Tournament in Las Vegas. Oh, and there is also that Dec. 13 game against the Washington Huskies, one that I always look forward to.

I hope you will join us as we strive towards our goal of national postseason competition this year. Season tickets are on sale by contacting the Seattle U Athletics Ticket Office at (206) 398-GOSU (4678). Single-game tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster or at the KeyArena Box Office. I look forward to seeing you at the Key!


SU Women's Basketball Team to Take On UW at KeyArena

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on October 23, 2012 at 5:10 PM PDT


 Grab your Seattle University gear, gather your family and friends

 and join SU alumni, students, faculty and staff at the SU Women’s basketball game on November 14!

Join the SU Alumni Association for a Pregame Rally
beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Club Live!
Rally admission is free with a ticket to the game!

Enjoy great complimentary food! Beer, wine and soda available at cash bar.

Join us in Celebrating Coach Joan Bonvicini's 1,000th game!

Pregame Rally
6:00 to 7 p.m.
Club Live inside KeyArena
More rally details & map. 

November 14th vs University of Washington
Tip off at 7:00 p.m. in the KeyArena at Seattle Center

View the full Redhawks Women's Basketball schedule online.

The Downtown Breakfast. SU and UW Meet to Preview the Big Game

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on October 22, 2012 at 4:10 PM PDT

Join us for a networking breakfast the day of the big game! The 2012 Alumni Downtown Breakfast at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel on Thursday, Dec. 13, will feature Cameron Dollar and Lorenzo Romar, the head men's basketball coaches at Seattle University and the University of Washington, just hours before their two teams meet on the basketball court at KeyArena at Seattle Center.

Get Your Tickets Here!

Steve Raible, voice of the Seahawks, will host this event for college basketball fans as Dollar and Romar preview the annual match-up between the teams. The breakfast and panel discussion will be moderated by Steve Raible, co-anchor of KIRO 7 Eyewitness News and play-by-play voice of the Seattle Seahawks on 710 ESPN Seattle, also the home of Seattle U men's basketball broadcasts. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of King County.

The relationship between Dollar and Romar goes back to the mid-1990s, when Romar, then an assistant coach, recruited Dollar to UCLA, where they helped the Bruins win the 1995 NCAA Championship at The Kingdome in Seattle. Romar added Dollar to his staff when he became the head coach at Saint Louis University in 1999, and the two coaches came to the University of Washington in 2002, where Dollar was a top assistant under Romar before becoming Seattle U's head coach in April 2009. The Seattle University men's basketball team will head across town to face the Washington Huskies Thursday, Dec. 13, at KeyArena.

Breakfast will run from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the Metropolitan Room and Reception Area at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, located at 1400 6th Avenue. Doors  open at 6:30 a.m.

Seattle Graduate Fair at Seattle University

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on October 19, 2012 at 2:10 PM PDT

Attend The Seattle Graduate Fair at Seattle University on October 23rd!

The Seattle Graduate Fair connects prospective students with graduate schools in fields such as public administration, nonprofit leadership, international affairs, education, public policy, public interest law, social work, nonprofit management, global and public health, theology, environmental science, and socially responsible business.


Anyone who's considering graduate degree programs that look to solve social problems is welcome to attend. Graduate Fairs can offer something beneficial to all!It's free to the public.


The Fair will be Tuesday, October 23, 5 to 8pm Seattle University, Campion Tower Residence Hall 914 E Jefferson Street, Seattle, WA 98122

See the list of registered schools and  RSVP online!


More information can be found on the website



San Francisco Bay Area Chapter for Seattle University Alumni

Posted by Amanda Kelly on October 18, 2012 at 3:10 PM PDT


 I am happy to announce that we have recently launched the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter for Seattle University Alumni! Our goal is to connect alumni in the San Francisco Bay Area with upcoming events such as happy hours, networking events, and local Redhawks games.

We are a grassroots community working to grow our presence and currently looking for volunteers to help organize events. If you are interested, please contact Annie Katrina Lee at

Here are some upcoming events to keep in mind:

  • 11/28/12 at 5:30 pm -- Pre-game rally before Men’s Basketball game at 7:00 (SCOTT"S Seafood, Palo Alto)
  • 11/28/12 at 7:00 pm -- Seattle University's Redhawks vs. The Stanford Cardinal at Maples Pavillion in Stanford, CA
  • Please join our community on Facebook or help spread the word to your classmates in the Bay Area.

    We look forward to seeing you in NorCal!
  • Annie Katrina Lee, ‘05 


Bay Area SU Alumni are invited to Hope Uncorked

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on October 15, 2012 at 4:10 PM PDT

The Seattle University Bay Area alumni community is invited to attend:

Hope Uncorked

Catholic Charities CYO hosts a special evening of wine, music and celebration that goes to benefit Bay Area kids in need.

Join us for:

  • Jazz music from Grupo Falso Baiano & Lorca Hart Trio featuring Kenny Washington
  • Japanese cuisine and wine tastings from dozens of local vineyards
  • And a silent auction, that includes the chance to bid on travel packages

Advanced ticket purchase is recommended, though tickets will be available at the door.

Click here  for more information or to purchase tickets online, or call 415.972.1246


The Courtside Club

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on October 15, 2012 at 3:10 PM PDT

The Courtside Club is a group of Chieftains & Redhawks that create awareness in the community of the incredible history of Seattle University Athletics and its return to prominence while supporting the student athlete. Every Alumni is a member!

The first lunchof the Courtside Club is November 8th at the Sorrento Hotel and we have confirmed NBA legend, coach of our former Seattle Super Sonics Lenny Wilkens as a guest speaker, along with our awesome coach Cameron Dollar, to speak on the upcoming season as we our now members of the Western Athletic Conference and tournament eligible.  

Spread the word, clear your calendars and invite friends. This will be exciting to sports fans of all ages!

Registration information is on the website

It’s going to be a great event. Don’t miss out!


Children of Peace Foundation Auction Dinner

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on October 11, 2012 at 5:10 PM PDT

Dear Friends, 

You are cordially invited to the 5th Annual Children of Peace Foundation Auction Dinner   (It's About the Child) to be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 5:00PM in the Seattle University Campion Ballroom. The event will include a Live & Silent auction, complimentary wine and Mediterranean food, traditional Arabic music by “House of Tarab,” and and updates about the foundation.

Tickets for the event are $100 per attendee and all funds will go towards supporting traumatized children in Bethlehem. The Children of Peace Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

Please RSVP by October 12, 2011 by emailing 

We are looking forward to seeing you and greatly appreciate your support in helping to build Peace Through Healing!      

Find our event on Facebook 

or visit the website for more details


Developing Global Leaders to Lead Global Markets

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on October 10, 2012 at 4:10 PM PDT

Seattle University and The Executive Development Institute are partnering to bring you a panel exploring the theme of “Developing Global Leaders to Lead Global Markets”. The panel will be held on Seattle University’s campus in the Casey CommonsFriday, November 2nd from 7:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.  

The panelists in attendance will include:


The panel will be moderated by Victoria Jones, Assistant Provost, Global Engagement, and Seattle University


Susan's Thoughts for the Fall

Posted by Amanda Kelly on October 10, 2012 at 2:10 PM PDT

Dear Alumni-

It’s fall here at S
eattle U and classes are in full swing. As we enjoy the extended beautiful fall weather here in the Northwest, it is exhilarating to watch a talented new class arriving  and settling in for what promises to be a  successful academic year.  The campus is buzzing again with excitement to see what’s in store for this year. We in the Office of Alumni Relations share in this sense of excitement along with our students, faculty and staff.  This new year ushered in new members to our Alumni Board of Governors. We are fortunate to have an effective group of dedicated alumni on our board that will help us to achieve our goals.  

Our Alumnni Relations Status Report - 2011-12 (2)2231 is evidence that we are making progress and working to build a world class Office of Alumni Relations and remain on target with our strategic plan. To that end, we are making strides to help you to better connect with Seattle U, your fellow alumni and the next generation.  It’s my pleasure to announce the following developments:

  • Our office is partnering with Career Services to ensure that every graduate has the opportunity to hire quality candidates, become a valued employee and network with outstanding individuals.
  • Seattle U is celebrating a new era in sports with its first full season of Division I play for the Redhawks. I hope you will join me and Coach Cameron Dollar at our pre-game rallies at Key Arena at Seattle Center.
  • On February 2 we will launch a pilot program to bring Homecoming back to the university. This is your chance to see some of the beautiful changes we’ve made to your campus, as well as share your own experiences at SU with alumni and current students. Stay tuned for more information. 
  • And on April 16 we are hosting the 28th Annual Alumni Awards celebration at Campion Ballroom. I hope to see you there for an evening to illuminate the achievements of our alumni in the community, work place and university.   We are accepting nominations. 

Alumni often ask, “How can I help? How can I become involved with my alma mater?”  Let me offer some ways we share with alumni and friends:

-          Serve as an enthusiastic ambassador for Seattle U

           - think SU first! 

-          Promote Alumni and Family Weekend to your fellow alumni.

-          Encourage alumni to network and keep in touch via

            the Alumni Online Directory.

-          Bring a prospective student for a campus visit

            or to a university event

-          Visit us on campus at the Admissions and Alumni Building and give us your feedback at

I look forward to working with each and every one of you to achieve the goals we’ve set for the Office of Alumni Relations and hope you’ll join us on campus in October and throughout the year.  I welcome your input and look forward to your continued participation in our efforts to build on our legacy of supporting our alma mater.



Susan Vosper, '90, '10