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Seattle U’s Homecoming Gets a New Addition!

Posted by Seattle University Alumni Association on November 2, 2017 at 10:11 AM PDT

Homecoming Weekend may not be until January 31- February 4, 2018, but it’s never too early to mark your calendars and make plans to return to Seattle U.

As part of Homecoming, Seattle University will host the inaugural Crosscut Festival February 2-3. The festival, a signature event for SU Homecoming 2018, serves as a multi-faceted marquee event designed for students, alumni, faculty, staff and our community-at-large. Join some of the most influential and provocative thinkers in politics and business, as well as cultural luminaries and academics, interviewed live on stage by the region’s best journalists.  You can learn more at www.crosscut.com/festival.

We will still have your favorite Homecoming traditions including the Red Umbrella Parade, Homecoming Day of Service, Battle of the Bands, the Homecoming mega rally, basketball game and more.

So mark your calendars now! Homecoming Weekend 2018 is one you won’t want to miss. Keep an eye on the Homecoming webpage to get all of the latest details.

Updated Cross Cut Festival Flyer

Recipes to Sweeten Up Your Holiday Spread

Posted by Lucy Damkoehler, Bon Appetit Management Company on November 1, 2017 at 4:11 PM PDT

3 apple fritters on a plate

Apple Fritters
Lucy Damkoehler, Bon Appetit Management Company

Sick of boring old apple pie for the holidays? Change up your tradition by frying up these apple packed fried goodness! Start your holiday morning off right with a plate full of these with your favorite cup o’joe or finish your meal, pairing these with a chilled glass of Beaumes De Venise wine.

 

Makes 32 fritters
1 ½ cup bread flour, plus 3 cups to flour work surface
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
2 ¼ teaspoons or 1 packet active dry yeast
4 whole eggs
8 oz or 2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
2 large apples
½ cup granulated sugar
1 ¼ teaspoons ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
8 cups vegetable oil for frying

Directions:

  • Mix together in a medium-size bowl with a wooden spoon 1 ½ cups bread flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 ½ teaspoons salt, yeast and eggs until all the flour is mixed in.
  • Flour your work surface using the extra 3 cups of flour, ½ cup at a time.
  • Pour the dough on to the floured surface, dust the top with another ½ cup flour and begin to knead.
  • The dough is going to be very sticky. Knead it until all the flour on the surface is gone, then add another ½ cup, until you have used 2 cups. Your dough will still be sticky, but workable.
  • Now take the diced butter and put it into the middle of the dough, and begin kneading again. Continue to add flour as you need it, kneading until all the pieces of butter are gone.
  • Form into a ball. Put the dough into a clean bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours and up to 3 days.
  • Mix together ½ cup sugar, 1 ¼ teaspoon cinnamon and ¼ teaspoon salt in a bowl and set aside.
  • Peel and core 2 large apples, and cut into ¼ inch pieces, then into thirds.
  • Take your dough that has rested out of the refrigerator, place on a well-floured surface and roll out to ½ inch thickness.
  • Place the slices of apples in the center of the dough and fold the sides of the dough over the apples.
  • Take a dough cutter and start to chop up the dough into many pieces, folding it over on its self and chopping more.
  • Chop the dough until it forms back into a ball.
  • Pat the dough into a ½ inch thick square. Cut into 32 pieces, and place on a baking sheet.
  • Store the baking sheet in a warm area and let the fritters rise for 20 minutes.
  • Pre-heat the oil in a Dutch oven or a deep wok to 325 degrees F.
  • Carefully drop 6 to 8 fritters at a time into the hot oil.
  • Fry until each side is golden brown, about 3 minutes.
  • Take the fritters out of the oil and place on a paper towel, then toss in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve warm or room temperature.

Enjoy!

Baked apple tart with edges folded over.
This picture is the same recipe, just made in a free form pie (galette)

Toffee Apple Pie
Lucy Damkoehler, Bon Appetit Management Company

Spike your traditional apple pie with some sweet sticky bourbon toffee sauce, to help keep the FUN at the adult table!

 

 

Makes one 9 inch double crust pie
Ingredients for the pie crust:
2 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
2 teaspoons kosher salt
10 oz or 2 ½ sticks cold butter, unsalted, diced
3-4 oz ice water

Ingredients for the filling:
3 lb baking apples, peeled and ¼ inch thick slices
4 oz or 1 stick butter, unsalted
1 cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons vanilla paste
2 oz bourbon
¼ cup flour
1 egg, for egg wash
Sugar for topping the pie

Directions for the pie crust:
In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle, mix together the flour, sugar, salt and butter until the butter is pea size. Add the water, starting with 3 oz. Add more as needed. Mix just until the dough forms a ball. Divide the dough into 2 balls. Wrap each ball in plastic wrap and let rest at room temperature for 30 minutes up to 24 hours. Roll each ball into a 10-inch circle, place one in the bottom of a pie dish and brush the edges with egg wash. Set the other circle aside to top with.

Directions for the pie filling:
Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.
Using a stainless steel pot, add the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, vanilla and bourbon together. Stirring often, cook it until it begins to get thick- about 3-5 minutes. Place the peeled and sliced apples into a casserole dish. Pour the toffee over the apples, add the flour and mix. Place into the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the apples have begun to get soft. Let cool. Once the filling is cool, pour into the prepared pie shell. Top the pie and brush with egg wash. Sprinkle with sugar and bake for 40-50 minutes- until crust is golden brown and the fruit begins to bubble.


Enjoy!

 

Celebrating 20 Years

Posted by Seattle University Alumni Association on October 5, 2017 at 3:10 PM PDT

On September 26th, 2017, President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., celebrated 20 years leading Seattle University. More than 41,000 alumni have diplomas with his name on them. To say he has had quite the impact on the Seattle U community is an understatement. In speeches and the most recent Seattle University Magazine, Fr. Steve has taken a forward-looking approach as he reflects on his presidency, envisioning the university over the next five years. We are taking a look back at just a few of Fr. Steve’s many accomplishments and new additions that have influenced our alumni of the last 20 years during their time on campus and since.   

Chapel of St. Ignatius
In 1997, Fr. Steve inaugurated the award-winning Chapel of St. Ignatius, designed by architect Steven Holl to focus on the spiritual needs of students.

Seattle University Mission
Fr. Steve says that the writing and acceptance of the university mission statement in 2003 is the defining moment of his presidency. The Seattle University mission remains alive and well in the education and actions of students, alumni, staff and faculty.

McGoldrick Learning Commons
In 2010, the McGoldrick Learning Commons was opened, as a new addition to the historic Lemieux Library, providing enhanced learning opportunities for the Seattle U community.  

Seattle University Youth Initiative
Launched in February 2011, the Seattle University Youth Initiative (SUYI) has quickly become the largest community engagement project in the institution’s history and a signature element of the university. In 2012, the White House honored Seattle University with one of only five Presidential Awards for community service.

Return to Division I Athletics 
As of 2012, Seattle University completed the five-year process of returning to Division I athletics, creating more visibility for the university and more opportunities for our talented and committed student athletes to compete on the national level.

William F. Eisiminger Fitness Center
In order to educate the whole person, mind and body, Seattle University has invested in the Connolly Complex, first with the addition of the William F. Eisiminger Fitness Center in 2012, and again in 2015 with a complete renovation of the Connolly Complex to ensure gender equity and Title IX compliance.

Core Curriculum
Alumni tell Fr. Steve that the most important thing at Seattle U is the Core Curriculum which was completely revised in 2013 to make the curriculum more relevant for students as they engage in learning about themselves, their communities, and the world. 

A Visit with Pope Francis
Arguably the highlight of his career, Fr. Steve and a small group of Seattle U community members traveled to Rome to meet with Pope Francis for 45 minutes in 2014, an experience that has impacted his leadership ever since.

School of New and Continuing Studies
Established in 2015, The School of New and Continuing Studies (NCS) became Seattle University’s 9th distinct school or college.  NCS programs are specifically designed for adult students. 

Endowment for Jesuit Teaching and Ministry 

Throughout his tenure as president, Father Sundborg’s goal has been to push further Seattle U’s Jesuit mission and the unique set of values we hold as a university. The Endowment for Jesuit Teaching and Ministry, in his name, will secure Fr. Sundborg’s vision in perpetuity.

You can learn more about the Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., Endowment for Jesuit Teaching & Ministry by contacting Saoirse Jones.


For a more in-depth look at Fr. Steve’s tenure at Seattle University, don’t miss the story in the most recent issue of the Seattle University Magazine.

Living the SU Mission in Your Career

Posted by Matteo Busalacchi, '19 on October 5, 2017 at 10:10 AM PDT

“Seattle University strengthened my passion to serve our community and reminds me that my place in this world was not to live a singular life, but to support and help others.” – Ann Yoo, ‘98, Board of Governors President.

As Ann puts it, a Seattle University education isn’t just about learning how to be successful in your career once you graduate. It’s more than that; it’s also about what kind of person you want to be in your personal and professional lives.

It may not always be obvious how to extend your Seattle U education and its mission into your career, but that's exactly what we will tackle at our next SU Advantage Networking Night. So join us Wednesday, November 1 for “Living the Seattle U Mission in Your Career”.

The event promises valuable discussion and interaction with five alumni panelists who currently sit on the Board of Governors. Ann Yoo, ’98, Nicole Hardie, ’98, Mikel Sagoian, ’12, Matt Iseri, ’05, and Chris Sample, ’11, will share with you their experience of how they have successfully extended Seattle U’s long-standing mission and values into the workplace.

“The values of treating the whole person and… serv[ing] each other in community have guided me in my daily work,” Nicole Hardie, a flight nurse for Airlift Northwest, says. Her commitment to her work not only as an exemplary nurse, but also as an emotional caregiver during times of crisis, shows how the lasting effect of her Seattle U education challenged her to go beyond what is required and do what is right. “It is those values that I hold closest to me as I meet people in their tragedies.” 

“To me it means treating others how you would want to be treated,” Chris Sample, PACCAR Area Operations Manager for the PacLease Division, says about his ideal working environment. “The key to any successful business or social movement is to open lines of communication where everyone is heard and no one fears sharing ideas.”

On November 1, our panelists will share valuable insights into their path in a variety of fields and explore lessons learned along the way. Following their discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to network with each other and the panelists.

In addition to the main event, there will be an optional networking lesson with event moderator, Elizabeth Atcheson, Founder of Blue Bridge Career Coaching, at 5:30 p.m.

Register now to claim your spot at this the highly anticipated SU Advantage Networking Night.

 

SU Advantage | Networking Night
“Living the Seattle U Mission in Your Career”

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
5:30-6 p.m. - Optional "How to Maximize Your Networking Night" Session
6-8 p.m. - Networking and panel discussion
Seattle University |LeRoux Room | Student Center

Register now!

Eula Biss Literary Event

Posted by Seattle University Alumni Association on October 5, 2017 at 10:10 AM PDT

As many alumni may recall, each summer incoming undergraduates are assigned a book known as the Common Text. The selected book is read by students, faculty and staff and provides an opportunity for dialogue and reflection. This year, the Common Text was Notes from No Man’s Land by Eula Biss.  On October 10th, Seattle University students and alumni have the exciting opportunity to hear from Eula Biss as she visits Seattle University for a literary reading and Q & A session about her book.

Notes from No Man’s Land is a collection of essays that highlights many important and challenging conversations about race in the U.S., including issues of “passing,” eugenics, segregation, public education, state violence, fear, neocolonialism, intersectionality, class, media representation and more.  A sample essay from the book is available on reserve through SU’s library so that all members of the SU community may access it. We hope you’ll join us for this exciting opportunity.

Eula Biss Literary Event
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Pigott Auditorium 
Free alumni tickets available here.

 

Our Seattle U Legacy Family: Jill and Robin Lustig

Posted by Caitlin Joyce, '11, '18 on October 4, 2017 at 9:10 AM PDT

Mother and Daughter in SU gear

It’s no secret that Seattle University has a long tradition of academic excellence and a community of students and alumni passionate about Jesuit values. A key element of that vibrant community are those legacy families that have had more than one family member attend Seattle U.  One such family is the Lustigs. Jill Lustig, ’06 and her daughter Robin, a current senior and Student Alumni Ambassador, are both passionate about Seattle University and the individualized approach to education it offers. Unlike most mother-daughter legacies, Jill and Robin attended Seattle University less than 10-years apart.

Jill’s relationship with Seattle University began as a graduate student studying for her Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. From the moment she began the application process, Jill was pleasantly surprised by the personal attention she received, which lasted until she completed her program. “I felt like someone was there to hold my hand the whole way.” Jill’s professor, Dr. Jian Yang encouraged her to intern throughout the program – an experience she says really prepared her for her new role teaching in the immigrant and refugee program at Bellevue College.

For Robin, who was in elementary school when Jill attended SU, she knew of Seattle University only as the place her mom went on evenings and that she and her siblings stayed up late and played video games with their dad. “I remember when my mom would come home from class and instead of being tired, she was filled with life. It was an education that put life into her.”

Robin’s relationship with the university changed when she was began looking at colleges and a family friend suggested that the Humanities for Leadership program at Seattle University would be the perfect fit for her. Jill gave Robin a tour of campus and Seattle U quickly became her first choice.

“Right when I stepped foot on campus, it was clear that learning doesn’t stop when you leave the classroom. I soon learned how you could take those lessons and apply them to the other aspects of your life. I’ve come to see that you can learn something from everyone and from every situation,” Robin said of her education at Seattle University.

“Seattle University is the place that taught her how to learn and there is no better place for her,” Jill added.

As someone who has been active in the alumni community for the last three years as a Student Alumni Ambassador, Seattle University’s Legacy Family Pinning Ceremony is something Robin has always wanted to participate in, but has never been able to, until now.  Not only will Robin be attending the pinning ceremony for the first time, but she will have the opportunity to speak about what her family legacy means to her. “Having a special connection of a Seattle University legacy is grounding and it makes you feel more connected to Seattle U. It’s a part of your family history and I am so proud to have this opportunity,” Robin said.

If you are a part of a legacy family, we invite you to join us during Family Weekend to celebrate the ties that bind your family to ours.

Legacy Family Pinning Ceremony
Saturday, October 21, 2017
1–3 p.m.
Campion Ballroom, Seattle University

Students – Free
Alumni & guests - $15
Reserve your spot today.

A Recap of the Eclipse on Campus

Posted by Chris Varney on September 7, 2017 at 12:09 PM PDT

On August 21st, people all across the country stood outside with pinhole projectors and the coveted eclipse glasses to catch a glimpse of the historic solar eclipse. Seattle University’s campus drew quite a crowd, but while faculty, staff and students gathered on the green, members of Seattle University’s College of Science and Engineering packed the roof of the engineering building for their own event to celebrate the momentous occasion. We asked Chris Varney, lab manager for the physics department and event co-host, to share his experience of the eclipse.

People wearing eclipse glasses and looking at the sky.
Dr. Joanne Hughes, a professor of physics, and I hosted an event for all Science and Engineering faculty, staff and students to watch the eclipse on the roof of the engineering building. The event was born out of a learning opportunity for Joanne's summer session astronomy class, which meets on mornings and happened to coincide with the eclipse. At least 50 people spent their morning with us, bringing their significant others and children to make a family event out of it.

People brought their own viewing devices, such as pinhole cameras and eclipse glasses.

For our part, we put an appropriate filter on the end of the telescope, aimed it at the sun and projected the image out of the eyepiece onto a screen. Projecting the image was necessary due to the intensity of the light. Even with the filter in place, it was much too bright to look through the telescope with your own eye. We demonstrated this by placing one lens of a pair of eclipse glasses at the eyepiece of the viewfinder and the light instantly melted through. It was akin to burning ants with a magnifying glass only faster. Hence, the projection. The projected image was a couple feet across so that everyone could see it clearly from anywhere in the observatory dome. We even got to see a few sunspots (before the moon covered them).

A projection of the eclipse on a screen.

It was great having such an educated and inquisitive crowd to spend the event with. Joanne and I fielded questions that ranged from the optimistic, “Will we be able to see the corona?” to the inquisitive, “What exactly are sunspots?” to the we-can-make-up-numbers-right-here-on-the-spot-and-you-would-probably-never-know, “How fast is the moon moving?” The real answer, provided by Dr. Hughes, was over 2000 mph in orbit around the earth, and what was causing the moon's shadow to move quickly across the earth was our rotation on our axis of 1000 mph. There was a lot of passion for science on that rooftop, which made it all that much more enjoyable.

Child looking up at the sky with eclipse glasses

It was an exciting experience watching the sun slowly turn into a crescent and back again. Usually that's something only the moon gets to do. It seems appropriate, then, that the moon was there to help the sun achieve these goals. The temperature dipped slightly and the area dimmed to a weird not-quite-dusk sort of light that I'm not sure my brain ever fully figured out how to process. I am pleased to have experienced this very rare occurrence in this way.

 

Nathan Watkins, ’17: Painting the Town, Literally

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on September 7, 2017 at 12:09 PM PDT

Most recent graduates’ portfolios contain samples of class projects and freelance work. For Nathan Watkins, a 2017 Digital Design grad, the pillars of the I-5 James street corridor stand as an example of his creativity and skill.

 

 

Nathan has had a passion for art and design for as long as he can remember. “When teachers would ask me, ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’ I would answer with, ‘be an artist!’” Nathan chose Digital Design as his major because it took art and applied a clear goal and logical process to achieve an outcome.


But how did Nathan go from a student studying design to the creative lead on a high profile project like the I-5 pillars? Nathan worked with the First Hill Improvement Association (FHIA) to redesign First Hill’s signal boxes. It was important to Nathan that those designs depicted life on First Hill today, incorporating the community’s history and landmarks. The organization loved his work and how it communicated the essence of the neighborhood, so the director made sure to let him know they were holding an open call for artists to design the I-5 pillars. After submitting his design, Nathan was selected as a finalist along with a few other local artists. Nathan soon found himself with just under two weeks to complete a final concept and submit it to FHIA and the organization that would actually execute the design.


“I was working day and night sketching out concepts.” Nathan finalized his concept with only six days to go. “I was in overdrive trying to get everything together and still meet the impending deadline. I got very little sleep that week, but thankfully it was 100% worth it.”

 

 

Painted Pillars on I5If you’ve driven on James Street recently, you’ve seen Nathan’s art slowly come to life on the pillars under I-5. While not officially completed, the response to his work has already been positive.


“People are absolutely glowing about them,” Nathan said. “It's so gratifying to see. One building on First Hill even wants to put the design on one of their support columns and is asking for licensing to use the design on donor gifts. Every time I drive under the I-5, I see people staring at the pillars from inside their cars, craning their necks to get a better view, sometimes even pointing and talking to other passengers about them. I'm so happy my work has been received so well and it's such an honor to be the mind behind it all.”


As for how this project has impacted Nathan’s career path, he says, “I never really expected to be doing public art, but having had the opportunity to do so really opened my eyes to new directions and possibilities for my career. With the way things are going, continuing to grow Nathan Watkins Design doesn't seem like such a bad idea, and with the influx of attention I may even need to start expanding, which is an exciting prospect. The work I've done around the city has been extremely rewarding, and I'm hopeful that these projects will lead to even more of that kind of work.”


Nathan’s designs are colorful and eye catching, making morning commutes that much more interesting. Don’t just take our word for it—the next time you find yourself stopped at a light under I-5, take a look out your window and experience Nathan’s work for yourself.

Special thanks to Gabby Lopez and Afina Walton for their help with this article. 

Redhawk Trivia Facts

Posted by Seattle University Alumni Association on September 7, 2017 at 12:09 PM PDT

As we kick off the school year we can’t help but be excited about what Seattle U Athletics has in store for us. With new leadership and new coaches at the helm, we know you won’t want to miss a minute of the heart-pounding action from the soccer field to the basketball court. To help get you pumped up for the season ahead, we are providing you with the insider trivia all Redhawk fans need to know!

REDHAWK RUNDOWN

  • Women’s soccer has won four straight regular-season WAC title and three WAC Tournament titles since 2013.
  • Women’s swimmer Blaise Wittenauer-Lee won three WAC titles and became the first Redhawk swimmer to qualify for the NCAA Division I Championships
  • Men’s soccer teams boasted the nation’s longest home winning streak (19) entering 2017
  • Men’s golf was the 2017 WAC champions and qualified for the NCAA Tournament, a first since 1965
  • Baseball had two players selected in the 2017 MLB draft – Jansen Junk to the New York Yankees and Tarik Skubal to the Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Softball’s Alyssa Reuble threw the first perfect game in Division I in 2017
  • The Redhawks had four WAC Freshman of the Year in 2016-17 (Katarina Marinkovic, volleyball; Kamira Sanders, women’s basketball; Matej Kavas, men’s basketball; Zack Overstreet, men’s golf)

MODERN DIVISION I ERA
Since returning to Division 1 in 2008-09, Seattle University student-athletes and teams have experienced much success.

NCAA POSTSEASON

  • In 2015, Seattle U men’s soccer reached the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16
  • Seattle U teams had six NCAA Tournament berths from 2013-17
  • The Redhawks had three NCAA Tournament wins from 2013-16

Western Athletic Conference (WAC)

  • Seattle U won 22 individual champions in the WAC from 2012-17
  • The Redhawks had 10 regular season WAC champions from 2013-17
  • Seattle U had five WAC Tournament champions from 2013-16

ADDITIONAL POSTSEASON SUCCESS

  • In addition to the six NCAA appearances from 2013-17, men’s basketball had two College Basketball Invitational appearances, collecting three wins, and women’s basketball has twice competed in the WNIT.

ACADEMICS BY THE NUMBERS

Not only do our student-athletes excel on the field, they excel in the classroom.

  • 32 cumulative GPA for all student-athletes 2016-17
  • 47% of students earned Deans List honors per quarter
  • Top 10% Four sports including men’s basketball earned a top 10% Academic Progress Rate (APR) national ranking
  • 95% student-athletes’ graduation rate.

Visit GoSeattleU for athletic information and schedules for the upcoming year. We hope to see you this season to cheer on our student-athletes.  Don’t forget to wear red and cheer on the Redhawks!

What Makes Summer in Seattle Great?

Posted by Caitlin Joyce, '11, '18 on August 3, 2017 at 3:08 PM PDT

Though Seattleites try to keep it quiet, it’s no secret that summer in Seattle is spectacular. The days are long, the rain takes a holiday, the air is cool and the sun is warm. Unlike other cities, Seattle tends to avoid humid overtly hot summers, making it the perfect time to get out and explore. While not all alumni stay in the Pacific Northwest after graduation, 61% of our alumni are in the Puget Sound area, so we put together the Redhawk Summer Fun List with recommendations from alumni and some of our own. We hope it will give you some new ideas for summer fun.

 

Mary Ann Dancing in the Street
Photo credit: Alabastro Photography

“July is my absolute favorite month in Seattle! There is nowhere else. I'd rather be.  Every July I look forward to the annual Bon Odori festivals. This is a Japanese Buddhist festival that honors loved ones who have passed on. This is done through dance, taiko drumming, and great food. Women and men are in colorful yukata (a summer kimono) and hapi coats. I do the whole obon circuit: Seattle, White River, Tacoma, Olympia! One summer I will try to work in Vancouver and Portland, and even maybe even San Jose!” – Mary Ann Goto, '79

 

 Arman and Wife

“My favorite thing about summer in Seattle is... spending more time outdoors!! I love to escape the city and get out in nature, for something like a "mental reset." I also like to come home from work and take a quick nap in my hammock in my backyard! It's a great way to relax before starting on dinner and evening chores!” – Arman Birang, ‘11

 

Dog at the beach 

 

 

“My favorite thing to do in the summer is going to the beach (preferably the Oregon Coast) with my family and what I really mean is with our dogs.” – Susan Vosper, AVP of the Seattle University Alumni Association.

 

Afina and Friend

 

 

“My favorite thing to do in the summer is being outside - whether I'm going to the beach or visiting small towns like Snohomish or Port Townsend. Ideally with friends!” Afina Walton, ‘17

 

John and family hiking

 

 

 

“City hikes at Discovery Park.” - John Boyle, ‘02

 

 Kaily Hiking with Dog

 

 

“Seattle has the best hiking trails! My favorite thing about summer is taking my dog on hikes and seeing the great outdoors.” – Kaily Serralta, ‘12

 Sunset over water

 

 

 

“I go to the Beach Drive in West Seattle to watch the sun set behind the Olympic Mountains.  It’s breathtaking.” – Peter Graziani, ‘12

 

 

 

 

"During the summer in Seattle, I enjoy walking around Seward Park, hitting the town with my DSLR camera while taking in the ever changing city, spending time with friends, and visiting the local Capitol Hill Farmers Market on Sundays." – Duron Jones, ’14, President of the African American Alumni Chapter

 

Redhawk Summer Fun List

August 3-6

Wooden O presents Shakespeare in the Park

Seafair Weekend

Umoja Fest African Heritage Festival

August 7-13

Out to Lunch concert series
Alumna Hollis Wong-Wear, ’08, and her band the Flavr Blue performed as part of this series.

Concerts at the Mural Amphitheatre

Nights at the Neptune

Outdoor Movie Nights with Peddler Brewing Company
The brewery is alumni owned and operated.  

A Taste of Edmonds

August 14-20

Sunset Supper at the Market

ZooTunes concert series

Tumwater Artesian Brewfest

August 21-27

Evergreen State Fair

Seattle U Day at the Sounders

Choochokam Makers + Music Festival

August 28-September 3
Bumbershoot