SU Voice Alumni Blog

SU Voice Alumni Blog

  • A Christmas Message From Fr. Steve

    Posted by Caitlin Joyce on 11/30/2012 04:53:28 PM

    Dear Alumni –   President

    The advent season is upon us, and I wanted to begin with warm wishes of hope to you and yours! 

    This is a time when we reflect on our blessings of the past year, and look with anticipation toward the year ahead. As president of a Jesuit Catholic university, I find myself experiencing gratefulness and pride in our students, staff and especially our alumni, who after leaving this institution, model our core values on a daily basis.

    This Christmas season, I want to thank you for supporting the growth of our students in mind, body and spirit so that when they graduate, they too may carry on the legacy and mission of this institution.

    A big part of our mission is to encourage our students to find their true callings. I hope you know that this encouragement does not end with graduation, and we pray and encourage always that you, our alumni, continue to discern what it is that brings you the most fulfillment.  As the weather turns colder and we move into the holiday season, I believe we are all invited to reflect on what matters most in our lives and to take our hopes, dreams and aspirations and give them to God, so that they may be reached and fulfilled through Jesus Christ.

    May you know the comfort and inspiration of God’s love this season and all through the year. From all of us at Seattle University we wish you and yours a very Blessed Advent Season and a Merry Christmas!

    Fr. Stephen  V. Sundborg, S.J.

    President, Seattle University



    Help Us Get SU License Plates on the Road!

    Posted by Caitlin Joyce on 11/14/2012 04:01:47 PM

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     PDF Signature Form   

     Many of you have seen U-Dub plates, Wazzu plates, and Zag plates.  Well, in the next year, you should be able to see Seattle University license plates on the streets and roads of Washington State!  Part of getting these license plates approved requires us to collect 3,500 signatures of people who support this.  You don't have to be a Seattle University student or alum to help, just someone who supports Seattle U and the student scholarship program. A portion of plate renewal plate fees goes towards student scholarships! 

     All Washington State Residents over the age of 18 can show their support by signing our petitions, and your signature doesn't commit to you purchasing a plate, it just shows your support for student scholarships and adding one more way for our school to show its Redhawk pride.

    We are asking each one of you to download our signature form and fill out one signature form (13 signatures) by asking your friends and family to support this drive!  If you can do more, that would be great!  You can download that form here. Then, mail the form with original signatures to:  
    The Deadline is February 15th - so get those signature forms to our office!

    Seattle University Alumni Relations
    ATTN: SU License Plates

    901 12th Avenue

    Seattle, WA 98122


    If we can get about 270 alums to return these forms, we are one step closer to having Seattle U Alumni License plates! 


    Magis Presents: The Annual Justice Education Forum

    Posted by Caitlin Joyce on 11/8/2012 05:08:01 PM



    Magis at Seattle University is excited to offer its annual Justice Education Forum!

    This year we are moving to a half-day teach-in focusing on Economic Justice.

    Consider it a good opportunity to use as professional development, ministerial formation, and/or community engagement alongside Jesuit-educated alumni.

    The teach-in is free and open to the public, so we encourage you to invite others in your community and networks who will find it of interest.

    You can visit us on Facebookfor more information.




    A Message from Magis of November

    Posted by Caitlin Joyce on 11/1/2012 12:40:05 PM

    Magislogo20121Jocelyn Tidwell, Seattle University 2011, credits her participation in Magis programs like National Jesuit Alumni Day of Service, Young Alumni Retreat, and the Young Alumni Small Group for keeping her spark to make a difference and seek social justice alive.  “No matter what venue, Magis programs offer something special to me in my formation that I have not been able to find in other outlets.”  Check out Jocelyn’s story as well as other Alumni Living the Mission storieshere.

    Upcoming Magis Programs:

    Justice Education Forum: A Teach-In on Economic Justice – Saturday, December 1, 2012, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. featuring keynote speaker Mark McDermott, M.P.A.

    Mexico Mission Trek for Alumni – April 14 to April 20, 2013, Tijuana, Mexico.  Applications will be available soon!

    Magis Mixers – Join us at the Elysian Brewery every first Thursday of the month for happy hour!  Meet other Jesuit-educated alums and enjoy free appetizers from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    For details on these and more events, visit Magis online.



    Alumni - Join us for Illuminating the Holidays

    Posted by Caitlin Joyce on 11/1/2012 12:27:18 PM


     A Tree LightingAfter the success of our first annual Alumni and Family Weekend, traditions continue to flourish on the SU campus.  We would like to remind all of our alumni, that as members of the Seattle University community they play an important part in these traditions and are invited to attend and share them with their families.


    Three years ago, the Office of Student Engagement began the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony – a beautiful event that brings together alumni, their families, students and the community to share in the holiday season.


    The tree lighting will take place on campus on November 29th at 6:30 p.m. Please visit the website for more details.


    In the spirit of calling home recent alumni to be present and engaged with their alma mater, we are happy to announce a pre-Tree Lighting social for all recent alumni. It will be held in the ADAL community room  (Admission and Alumni Building) at 5:30 p.m., and will include a holiday performance by the MadGrads. Hot chocolate and dessert will also be served.


     Afterwards, the young alumni will join the campus community for the annual tree lighting outside the Lemieux Library.