Thank you for your interest in the Arrupe Seminar!
The Arrupe Seminar on the Foundations and Vision of Jesuit Education is a great opportunity, within a lively, interesting discussion with your peers, to deepen your understanding of the Jesuit foundations of Seattle University.
You can get a sense of the topics and dates of the seminar from the current year’s syllabus and schedule (below).
This opportunity is open to all faculty and staff.
The Seminar takes place over 15 sessions throughout the academic year, roughly every two weeks currently on
Tuesdays from 8:15-10:00 am.
To inquire about the 2022-23 cohort, contact us.
The 2021-22 schedule and syllabus can be viewed here:
Arrupe Seminar 21-22 Schedule
Arrupe Seminar 21-22 Syllabus
Seminar Goals and History
(1) understanding of the Jesuit educational tradition and of the Jesuits,
(2) engagement with the knowledge and values of the tradition,
(3) application of what one learns to one’s role at the University, and
(4) commitment to carrying forward the Jesuit mission in one’s own distinct way.
…this seminar has encouraged me to explore research topics related to Jesuit education. I am attending the Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education conference this summer to interact with other Jesuit educators who share similar interests. I am developing a research project to test the impact of Jesuit education on ethics in business. The Arrupe Seminar has changed my view of students; I am committed to forming a relationship with any students who are open to dialogue. I believe a personal relationship between faculty and students helps complete the educational process. I also hope to pass on the concepts of Ignatian spirituality to my students. The beauty of Ignatian spirituality is the inclusiveness and non-judgmental aspects of the philosophy.
I have learned to appreciate the methods by which the Society works. It seems that things don’t happen by chance but rather through a process of discernment, but always looking back to the grand design of Ignatius. I have come to really appreciate the early Jesuits, such as Ricci and di Nobili. They were very courageous and had an amazing ability to work within a culture while acknowledgingMarilyn Price College of Nursing
Even after receiving a degree in Biblical Studies at Catholic University of America and being taught by Jesuits there, I still did not have the language to capture my experience at Bellarmine with a spiritual language. Now, after experiencing the Arrupe Seminar, I feel like I have a language to capture my experience and relate it to my area of research, the New Testament.Matthew Whitlock Theology & Religious Studies