Scripture Reflections

Each week we feature reflections on the Sunday readings from voices in the Seattle University community. 

Contact JoAnn Lopez ( if you would like to write a reflection for an upcoming Sunday!

Each Scripture reflection below includes a link to the daily Scripture readings from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' website. Audio recordings of the readings are available within the linked pages for the respective day's readings.

Check out additional links on the sidebar to help you enter into prayer and reflection during these days, including submitting your prayer request to be remembered by our community. 

At the bottom of this page you'll find the link to older scripture reflections for each week, including from previous quarters, where we featured daily scripture reflections and video preaching. 

Elena Donio -- New CEO at Axiom

Published November 3, 2016 at 3:11 PM PDT

Elena Donio, recently appointed CEO of Axiom and prior to that serving as President of Concur, joined the Albers Executive Speaker Series on November 2nd, right at the time her new role was being announced. The title of her presentation was “Creating a Culture that Encourages Employees to be who they really are.” From her energy, authenticity, and passion, you could tell it was a topic she can speak to from the perspective of either Concur President or Axiom CEO!

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Kurt Dammeier and Sugar Mountain

Published October 21, 2016 at 11:10 AM PDT

Kurt Dammeier is the founder of Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, which has become the Seattle cheese icon. Dammeier spoke at the Albers Executive Speaker Series on October 18th, under the theme of artisan brand marketing. Dammeier focused on his passion for good and wholesome food, which includes Beecher’s cheese, but also other enterprises such as Pasta & Co., Maximus/Minimus, and Liam’s.

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Maasai Mara

Published July 24, 2016 at 9:07 AM PDT

July 21 and 22 many participants in the 2016 International Association of Jesuit Business School World Forum took a safari to Maasai Mara in Southwest Kenya along the border with Tanzania. We left early in the morning to test the Kenyan road system. After a few minutes on a new four lane highway, we quickly slowed down as we followed the narrow two lane road down into the Rift Valley, built by Italian POWs during WWII. Once we reached the valley, road conditions and traffic improved until we hit the town of Narok.

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2016 IAJBS World Forum

Published July 24, 2016 at 9:07 AM PDT

I attended the 22nd Annual International Association of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS) World Forum in Nairobi, Kenya July 17-20. IAJBS represents Jesuit business schools from around the world, including Europe, Latin America, Asia, India, and the US. Some 120 were in attendance from 34 Jesuit business schools from around the world.

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Sarah Bee Earns BAP Faculty Advisor Award

Published June 22, 2016 at 4:06 PM PDT

Sarah Bee has been named the 2016 Beta Alpha Psi Outstanding Faculty Advisor. She will receive the award at the BAP annual meeting in Baltimore, MD in August. The award is presented each year at the Beta Alpha Psi annual meeting to five faculty advisors who go above and beyond the requirements of a faculty advisor.

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Tax Prep Program Returns Nearly $1 million to Under-served Households

Published June 14, 2016 at 2:06 PM PDT

Students, faculty, and alumni in our Low Income Tax Preparation Program (formerly known as VITA) served 751 clients in the 2016 federal income tax season, facilitating tax refunds of $738,216 and Earned Income Tax Credits of $238,776, returning nearly $1 million to underserved families!

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Graduation 2016

Published June 14, 2016 at 9:06 AM PDT

Seattle University’s 2016 Commencement Ceremony took place on June 12th, with 350 Albers undergraduate and 255 Albers graduate students receiving diplomas at their respective ceremonies in Key Arena. Kristen Stoffel received the Paul A. Volpe Award for the highest academic performance among business undergraduate students and Zachary Gose received the Jerry A. Viscione Award for the highest academic performance among business graduate students. Economics major Eric Kennedy was the student speaker in the undergraduate ceremony.

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Undergraduate Leadership Program Projects

Published June 6, 2016 at 5:06 PM PDT

Each year, students in the Albers Undergraduate Leadership Program choose something on campus that is not working and take it on as a project. Under the guidance of Professor Sharon Lobel, these projects have been quite impressive and compelling.

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44th Annual Accounting Awards Banquet

Published June 6, 2016 at 5:06 PM PDT

On June 3rd the Department of Accounting hosted its 44th annual Accounting Awards Banquet. Twenty-three scholarships and awards were distributed to accounting students. Michiru Tsuji received the Outstanding Senior Award and Wang Chen received the Outstanding Master of Professional Accounting student award.

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Peter Raven -- "Mr. Yes"

Published May 22, 2016 at 4:05 PM PDT

Professor Peter Raven is retiring from Seattle University next month, completing a 25-year career in higher education. Peter started as a faculty member at Eastern Washington University, after a 20-year career in the food processing industry and completing his doctoral studies at Washington State. He joined the Albers full time faculty in 1998 and moved to a tenure track position in 2001. In 2009, he was promoted to Professor of Marketing, and now leaves the university as Professor Emeritus.

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