SU Snapshot

SU hits SLU

Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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.


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Spring shots

Posted on Tuesday, April 07, 2015

When The Commons invited readers to send in shots of spring break or spring, our telecommuting colleague Doug Duncan (Office of University Counsel) reminded us, as pictured below, that spring has not necessarily visited his town of Madison, Wis.


Meanwhile, back on the mother ship, Annemarie Riese (Project Lead the Way in the College of Science and Engineering) snapped this shot from her office. (Hang in there, Doug--your day will come!)


Lest we get too carried away, Pat Howell, S.J., of the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture brings us back down to earth with this picture that depicts the other (rainy) side of spring at SU.



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Expanding horizons

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

SEYH_360Five hundred middle school girls converged on SU's campus for Seattle Expanding Your Horizons (SEYH) on March 14.

The one-day, hands-on conference encourages girls to explore the world of math, science and technology. Women biologists, botanists, engineers, veterinarians and many other local professional women enthusiastically volunteer their time to host workshops that introduce girls to exciting careers involving math, science and computer technology.

If you missed it, be sure to check out KING 5's coverage of SEYH.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"The arboretum is the place to be this week," Pat Howell, S.J., of the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture, wrote on March 22. "It's exploding with color."
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Dependable deskmates

Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A few colleagues sent in photos of notable/unusual items they keep on or near their desks.

KeisaLiu_Desk_300"Bears, Beets and Battlestar Gallactica...Nuff said!" writes Keisa Liu (Annual Fund). An office just isn't an office without this guy, now is it?











TiffanyAnderson_DeskHere's one all you Minecraft enthusiasts will recognize, sent in by Tiffany Anderson (Office of the Registrar). 










"Here are two things I have on my desk," writes, Alissa Strong (Career Services). "One is a sheet where you can spin to figure out how to go about making a decision. Another is 'angel cards' - people like to pick one when they're having a hard day or facing a challenge. A simple one word reflection can help put things into a new perspective."

"Whenever I need a happy, pick-me-up, I just hit 'play,' and my little Groot starts dancing to the Jackson 5's 'I Want You Back,'" writes Andrea McDowell (Arts and Sciences faculty and IRB administrator). "Hopefully, my next-door office neighbor, Dr. Di Di Galligar, doesn't mind too much." 









FrancescaDesk_300This critter "makes me smile in moments of vulnerability," writes Francesca Lukjanowicz (Marketing Communications).

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Solar Pope

Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015

OK, this one has to be in video form to be fully appreciated. This solar-powered statuette of Pope Francis can be found in the work space of Annie Beckmann of Marcom. Do you have anything unusual on or around your desk? Please send photos or videos to The Commons.
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Redhawks help test new lights at Safeco

Posted on Monday, February 09, 2015


The Redhawks baseball team was a part of history when they held a practice game at Safeco Field on Feb. 4. It was the first big test of the new LED lights that were installed at the Mariners' home park this off-season. 

The lights are 60 percent more efficient than the bulbs they replaced and create a more pleasing viewing experience for fans. 

The Redhawks open their season at home this Friday, Feb. 13, against St. Mary's. Click here for the full schedule for their 2015 campaign. And be sure to check out head coach Donny Harrel's preview of the season.

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