Eduardo Peñalver on stage, wearing academic regalia, at Benaroya Hall.

The Inauguration of Seattle U’s 22nd President

Confidently moving into our future and leading the way in shaping an ever-shifting world.

September 24, 2021

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A Mother's Mission Lives On

Alumni honor the legacy of their mother through a memorial scholarship endowment.

October 25, 2021

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Ellen Whitlock Baker Appointed Assistant Vice President for Alumni Engagement

Seattle University welcomes Ellen Whitlock Baker, the new assistant vice president for Alumni Engagement. In this Q&A, Whitlock Baker discusses her new role, her goals for the Alumni Association and ways to reconnect with the campus community during Homecoming 2021.

October 25, 2021

Eric Artz

An Evening with Eric Artz, CEO of REI

The Albers Executive Speaker Series returned in-person for the first time since February 2020 with a discussion featuring Eric Artz, CEO of REI. Artz emphasized career and work with a purpose, saying his work is "very much a calling."

October 15, 2021

Professor Serena Cosgrove and

Connecting to the World Virtually

Central America Initiative continues its global engagement work despite pandemic.

October 5, 2021

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Rankings Round-Up: Wall Street Journal Ranks Seattle U Among Top 16 Percent Nationally

University Earns High Marks for Academics, Teaching and Sustainability

September 29, 2021

Costco scholars posing with Jim Sinegal, Co-Founder, Costco Wholesale and Retired Member, Board of Trustees, Seattle University; Craig Jelinek, President and CEO, Costco Wholesale; and Ana Mari Cauce, University of Washington President.

More than $3 Million (and Counting) Raised for Costco Scholars

Pandemic doesn’t deter generosity at virtual Costco Scholarship Fund Breakfast.

September 29, 2021

Photo of alumna Desi Caswell standing behind a window at a downtown Seattle store, Corre.

Fashion Forward (thinking)

Apparel company brings an environmentally friendly and ethical approach to couture.

September 28, 2021

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A Good Sport

Standout basketball alum Talisa Rhea, '12, is the new GM of Seattle Storm.

September 28, 2021

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Taking the Pulse of the New Heart of SU

Students and faculty usher in fall quarter inside the new Sinegal Center.

September 22, 2021

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The New Heart of Seattle U

Jim and Janet Sinegal Center for Science and Innovation a hub for STEM and a gateway to campus.

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Seattle U a Top 'Cool School'

Recognition affirms our commitment to being a leading university for environmental sustainability.  

September 14, 2021

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Engineering Professor Receives NSF Grant for Off-Grid Solar Electricity

Collaborative research led by Henry Louie, PhD, focuses on improving access to electricity on Native American reservations.

September 13, 2021

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Jim and Janet Sinegal Center for Science and Innovation Dedication

Celebrating the Sinegal Center—the new heart of Seattle University—with a ribbon cutting and guided tours.

September 9, 2021

Will Swenson

Seattle U Alumnus and Medal of Honor Recipient Reflects on End of Afghanistan War

In the aftermath of the war in Afghanistan, Army officers including Seattle University alumnus Will Swenson, ’01, grapple with what the effects of 20 years of conflict mean to them and their military colleagues-in-arms.

September 8, 2021

Image of fall foliage on campus.

Return to Campus Means Return to Events

As Seattle University students get set to start fall quarter largely in-person, the month of September is filled with a variety of special events as we welcome the community back to campus.

September 7, 2021

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The Students Have Spoken: Seattle U Earns a Spot in The Princeton Review’s The Best 387 Colleges

For the 19th year running, The Princeton Review recognized Seattle University as one of the best colleges in the nation for undergraduate education, according to its new The Best 387 Colleges 2022 guide. Inclusion in the annual guide is based on what students say about their schools when surveyed by the organization. The Princeton Review features only about 14 percent of America’s four-year colleges.

September 1, 2021

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Keeping Students at the Heart of Health & Safety Efforts

Faculty and staff treat students’ overall well-being as a top priority during fall return to campus.

August 31, 2021

Gayatri Agnew

Alum is a "40 Under 40" Pick

Arkansas-based publication Talk Business & Politics named Walmart executive Gayatri Agnew, ’03, ’12 MBA, to its “40 Under 40” list.  

August 16, 2021

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Seattle U Alum Featured Among ‘40 Under 40’ List

Puget Sound Business Journal recognizes a Seattle University alum in its recent list of creative, innovative industry leaders under age 40.

August 11, 2021

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SU Awarded Grant to Bolster BIPOC Businesses & Vendors

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center and campus partners will work to expand diversity of suppliers.

August 3, 2021

Student Shefali Menezes is pictured in a lab on campus as part of a research fellowship

Summertime in Seattle

Campus and city glisten with progress and possibility

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New Book About the Architect of the World Trade Center Seeks Deeper Understanding of its Creator

As the nation approaches the 20-year remembrance of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the destruction of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers, Seattle University philosophy Professor Paul Kidder, PhD, has written a new book on the Trade Center’s architect, Minoru Yamasaki.

July 28, 2021

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Seattle Earns a Spot in Time Magazine’s “The World’s Greatest Places of 2021”

If you needed a reason to visit Seattle or to explore the city you live in, “Seattle: Vision of the Future” – the city’s listing in the new guide – might spur you on.

July 27, 2021

Q&A with Eduardo Peñalver

Our new president, who began his tenure July 1, shares some thoughts as he settles into his role leading Seattle University into the future.   

July 14, 2021

Cover of students' PDF presentation that reads "Nudge Bud. Stay Focused. Be Present. Follow your passions. Team: Pink Chaos.  and Carrie Schaden and Carolina De Souza Mendes." In the center is an illustration of a figure on a swing.

Computer Science Team Wins First Place Student IT Architecture Competition

Seattle University computer science students Ana Carolina De Souza Mendes,’21, and Carrie Schaden,’21, won first place for their Nudge Bud app at the 2021 IASA Global (An Association for All IT Architects) Student IT Architecture Competition (SITAC).

July 6, 2021

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MBA Graduates Develop Free Guide to Help Small Business Lower its Carbon Footprint

Small businesses that want to measure their greenhouse gas emissions with an eye toward lowering them can access a free guide developed by a group of Seattle University MBA students and their advisors.

July 1, 2021

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$302 Million Raised in Seattle University’s The Campaign for the Uncommon Good

Sinegal Center for Science & Innovation, 211 new scholarships, 173 new endowments and 10,000 alumni meet engagement challenge, all made possible through the campaign.

June 29, 2021

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Seattle U Civil Engineering Students Continue Their Winning Ways

A student project to use leftover cross laminated timber to build houses for the homeless earned one of eight $10,000 awards from the 2021 NCEES Engineering Awards in June.

June 24, 2021

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Seattle University Joins College COVID Vaccine Challenge

Seattle U has joined colleges and universities across the nation which have signed up for the COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge sponsored by the White House and the U.S. Department of Education.

June 24, 2021

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Projects Day Goes Virtual

Another successful year of senior capstone projects and Projects Day is on the books, made even more notable for being completed almost entirely remotely due to COVID-19.

June 23, 2021


Basketball Players Earn Preseason Awards

Even before hitting the court for the new season ahead, Redhawks basketball players are already winning. Members of the team recently received pre-season All-WAC (Western Athletic Conference) awards. 

Seattle University Promise Program Expands Opportunities for Students

Initiative includes  full tuition  for  those in  College Bound  program     

A Unique Leadership Opportunity

An invitation from the 1-94 Field Artillery Regiment of the 17th Field Artillery Brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord provided Seattle U Men’s Basketball Head Coach Jim Hayford a unique platform to speak on the topic of leadership.

Redhawks Swim Across America

Redhawk swimmers participated in the 13th annual Swim Across America September 11–12, helping raise nearly $2,000 to benefit cancer research and clinical trials.

Updated Event Health & Safety Policies for Athletic Events

Effective Thursday, Sept. 16, Seattle University Athletics has updated policies for ticketed athletic events and will require all spectators over age 12 to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result.

Works by Two Faculty Included in State Book Award Winner

An essay and a poem by Seattle University faculty appear in the book Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19, which was a winner in the 2021 Washington State Book Awards.

Soccer Has a Stellar Holiday Weekend

The men beat #24-ranked Duke University in overtime on the rival’s home turf on Labor Day, while the women bested Portland on Sept. 5 at home to stretch their unbeaten streak to five games.

Seattle U Faculty and Students Had Major Role in New State Toolbox for K-12 Teachers

The new Washington State Department of Health “Back-to-the-Classroom THINK Toolbox,” aimed at K-12 teachers and parents as the new school year is about to begin amid the COVID-19 pandemic, represents a year-and-a-half’s work by Seattle U’s Kira Mauseth, PhD, and several students.

High Honors for Honor Society Chapter

For the fifth time since 2011, the Seattle University chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), an honor organization for financial information students and professionals, was recognized as a 2021 Gold Challenge Competition winner. 

SU Repeats as WAC Academic Excellence Winner

Seattle University Athletics has won the 2020-21 Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Academic Excellence Award.

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