Fernando Cardenal, S.J., was faced with an agonizing choice. For years he had been a champion for the downtrodden and oppressed in his native country Nicaragua. It was this commitment to the poor, particularly its children, which led him into politics.
A study published by three SU faculty has won the prestigious 2010 McGraw-Hill and Magna Publications Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning Award.
Some members of the SU community are celebrating Earth Day in the most literal of senses: by digging their hands into the soil and harnessing the planet’s life-giving powers.
Two leaders in expanding access to higher education will be celebrated at this SU’s commencement ceremonies on June 13.
The last time we all met like this, we were figuratively transported to a variety of far-flung parts of the globe. This time around, we will be closer to home.
At the President’s Forum on April 15, Stephen Sundborg, S.J., provided about as much information as is humanly possible in one hour on the current state of the university.
SU President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., gave a homily at Holy Thursday Mass.
Jeanette Rodríguez will receive the Distinguished Teaching Award at the 25th Anniversary Alumni Awards Celebration on April 15. The professor and chair of theology and religious studies will be honored alongside four other awardees, including Alumnus of the Year General Peter Chiarelli,’72.
Jeremiah Grams was a pretty typical student who was progressing through his college years in pretty typical fashion. It was spring quarter of 2003 and he was finishing his sophomore year as a humanities major in Matteo Ricci College and preparing to study in Italy over the summer. “I was all signed up and ready to study Renaissance philosophy, drink wine and eat good food,” he says.
Last week, 181 days before the renovated Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons is scheduled to be completed, a dozen library staff got a glimpse of what their future workspace will look like.
Rather quietly and without much fanfare, a group of Fine Arts students raised $1,400 for the Haitian relief effort last month.
Rob Deltete, professor of philosophy, offers a thoughtful review of Robert Wright's book, The Evolution of God.
Seattle University has appointed a new associate provost for global engagement who will lead the implementation of our strategic academic initiative to extend the international reach of the university and advance the global education of our students.
Shannon Britton took the reins as SU’s grounds manager last spring, bringing with her decades of experience in gardening, landscaping and management. A few months into her SU experience, Britton talked about why she came here, what she’d like to accomplish and what she does in her spare time.
For Executive Leadership Program student Ed Hiar the exploitation of senior citizens unfortunately hits close to home. When his in-laws recently downsized their home, they were misled about the amount they could afford and were eventually taken for $10,000 in earnest money. The experience awakened Hiar to the all too common deception and unethical behavior targeted towards the elderly.
The 2010 BusinessWeek undergraduate program ranking lists the Albers School of Business and Economics as number 46 in the nation. It’s the highest undergraduate ranking the school has ever had.
Oscar Night is about marketing Hollywood. It’s a seamless blending of several hundred Hollywood-inspired commercials with other film clips, celebrity bits, and Vegas-style performances—basically three hours of product placement.
“WRITER 1272” opens this week as the debut production of greenSquat, a new, eco-friendly way of doing theater.
On Feb. 22, The New York Times reported that the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is allowing “highly motivated students” to graduate in three years. Sound familiar?
Campus Ministry invites you to deepen your Lenten experience by fasting, abstaining from eating meat on Fridays and taking steps to nourish your prayer life such as attending weekday Mass and more faithfully going to Sunday Mass.
Seattle University has received a $68,000 grant from the Better Way Foundation to launch a community-based research project with Neighborhood House Head Start. A team of six SU faculty are now working with Neighborhood House staff to identify research questions that address both the assets and needs of early childhood development programs at the childhood center, which is located at Yesler Terrace.
At 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, the men’s baseball team will do something that hasn’t been done for three decades. They will take the field as the home team for a Division I game. Not since 1986 when the university last fielded an NAIA team has intercollegiate baseball at any level been played at SU.
Roshanak Roshandel, assistant professor of computer science and software engineering, has received a $90,466 grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant, her first federal award, is for a project that could potentially help software developers design better products at lower costs.
Ash Wednesday Masses will be held at 7 a.m., noon and 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 17 in the Chapel of St. Ignatius. G DeCastro, assistant director of campus ministry for liturgy, takes a few moments to talk about the Mass, its significance and historical roots.
There are a lot of things about homelessness that go unreported. A new program at SU is trying to change that and raise awareness about the effects of homelessness on families and children.
On February 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. hundreds of SU students will fill up Campion Ballroom, staying on their feet for 16 hours in support of Seattle Children’s Hospital. I will be joining them for the third time as advisor for Seattle University’s Dance Marathon, an organization I am committed to because of the wonderful care I myself received from a Children’s Hospital years ago.
Last year’s debut of the Search For Meaning: Pacific Northwest Spirituality Book Festival, with keynoter Sherman Alexie and other award-winning authors, is a tough act to follow. But the School of Theology and Ministry seems intent on doing just that with its second annual festival on Saturday, Feb. 13.
Here’s what we know so far about the First Hill Streetcar: It’s fully funded, ground is scheduled to be broken in 2011 and the line is expected to be completed in 2013. We also know that the streetcar is coming to SU’s neighborhood. Just how close remains to be seen.
Harriet Phinney, anthropology lecturer, is part of a team of medical anthropologists that received $47,408 planning grant from the National Institutes of Health. The funding allows them to continue to examine gendered inequalities among HIV patients when it comes to receiving treatment.
President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., has proclaimed “A New Era for Seattle University” in his 2009-2010 President’s Report.
James Reichmann, S.J., professor emeritus of philosophy, will receive the Loyola Medal at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2, in Pigott Auditorium.
In this essay, Wes Lauer, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, describes the project he is working on in Haiti. He was in the country for the Jan. 12 earthquake, and returned to Seattle on Jan. 22, a week later than planned.
Karen Feldt, associate professor in the College of Nursing, is the inaugural holder of the Premera Endowed Professorship in Cancer Nursing.
Andrea Winninghoff is venturing where few brave souls dare to tread—into the lives of teenagers. “Society consistently sends the message to teenagers that they’re to be tolerated,” says Winninghoff.
Seattle University is knee-deep in International Week. Opportunities abound to enjoy poetry and dance, learn about Islamic law, pray for peace and more. The weeklong program culminates with the 33rd Annual International Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 30. Here’s the full lineup of events and activities for the rest of the week.
Wes Lauer, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, was in Haiti when the earthquake struck.