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SU students in business, nursing and law programs

SU Graduate Programs Earn High Rankings Nationally

Top 25 national rankings for some business, nursing and law graduate programs in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools 2021"

April 3, 2020

Naomi Diggs, MD

Care on the Frontlines: An Alumna's Expertise with COVID-19

Naomi Diggs, MD, ’04, '20 is a physician and leader at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle where she is part of the coordinated COVID-19 response team.

April 3, 2020

Screen shot from virtual orientation

SU Admissions Receptions Virtually Welcome Class of 2024

Through Admitted Students Virtual Receptions, the class of ’24 has the opportunity to celebrate their admission, connect and ask questions. More than 530 students participated during the inaugural live-streaming event.

April 3, 2020

Seattle U is doing its part to fight food insecurity.

Food Pantry Offers Spring Break Hours

OMA pantry satiates and destigmatizes food insecurity.

March 24, 2020


SU Receives First-gen Forward Designation

Seattle University's Outreach Center is recognized nationally for its service to first-generation students.

March 5, 2020

Brianna Ballard, pictured inside one of Chartwell's dining spaces, is advocating for the link between what we eat and how we create a better world for all.

Healthy Eating, Healthy Being

Chartwell’s Wellness & Sustainability Manager Brianna Ballard is helping students and the campus community make smart eating choices that fit with the university's overall commitment to sustainability.

February 27, 2020

AI4All comes to Seattle University campus

Seattle University Is The Only University In The Northwest Selected to Partner with AI4ALL to Offer Summer Program in AI to High School Students

Seattle University has partnered with the national nonprofit organization AI4ALL to offer a summer residential program for high school students in grades 9-11 who want to learn about artificial intelligence through the lens of criminal justice and ethics.

February 21, 2020

Seattle U 2020 Alumni Award winners.

2020 Alumni Awards: 5 Leaders Impacting our World

The 2020 Alumni Award recipients span generations but share a commonality as trailblazers and groundbreakers in the fields of politics, entrepreneurism, social work, sports and community engagement.

February 7, 2020

Carnegie seal

Carnegie Foundation Selects Seattle University for 2020 Community Engagement Classification

Seattle University has been awarded renewal of its Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, a recognition of the university’s national model for community-engaged learning.

January 31, 2020

SU softball team

Seattle U Softball Named WAC Preseason Favorite

The Seattle University softball team is the preseason favorite in the 2020 Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Coaches' Poll, released on Wednesday morning

January 29, 2020

Black bears

Zoo and Seattle University invite the community to assist with wildlife research

Are you interested in becoming an armchair scientist to help save wildlife from the comfort of your home or anywhere? Would you like to identify wildlife in photos? Then join Seattle University and Woodland Park Zoo in important wildlife research on wolverines and other local carnivores!

January 28, 2020

Seattle University - Future Look

Shaping the Future of Seattle U

Seattle University officially embarked on a new era when the campus community recently assembled to launch the Seattle University Strategic Directions 2025. 

January 21, 2020

A women's co-op in Cuernavaca

A Journey to Mexico, A Ministry to the University

For almost 25 years, Professor Jeanette Rodriguez, PhD, has organized an annual winter trip to Cuernavaca, Mexico, for faculty, staff, alumni and community members to participate in the Guadalupe Faith and Hospitality Experience. It's become her ministry to Seattle U.

January 16, 2020

CPL lab technician checks the vitals of one of the baby simulators.

Putting the Care into Health Care

Nursing students get new real-world teaching aid in high-tech, life-like package.

January 16, 2020

Roshanak Roshandel

A Year as an Amazon Scholar

Computer Science Department Chair and Associate Professor Roshanak Roshandel, PhD, spent a year-long sabbatical as an Amazon Scholar. The benefits of her experience— both professionally and for her students—are many.

January 6, 2020

photo collage of 50 years of OMA

Office of Multicultural Affairs Turns 50

Looking ahead with a nod to the past.

January 3, 2020

holiday reindeer at the Seattle U Christmas Tree Lighting

A Festive Time of Year

Check out scenes from this season's Christmas events, plus a special holiday story with Rudy the Redhawk!

December 18, 2019

Fall hits campus

Sustainability at Seattle U

Co-chairs of the President's Committee for Sustainability share their insights on SU's progress toward becoming an even greener university.

December 5, 2019

SU Ethics Bowl Team

Ethics Bowl team wins Northwest Regional Intercollegiate competition

The victory earned the team a bid to the national competition for the third year in a row.

November 27, 2019


Is College Worth it? New Georgetown Study Says Yes and Seattle U Ranks High

Data from a report by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce called “The First Try at ROI” shows that a Seattle University education does pay off.

November 21, 2019

An illustration of mental health awareness.

Mind, Body, Wellness

Endowment will ensure greater support for campus mental health services

November 18, 2019

Serena Oduro

Seattle U senior Serena Oduro is a finalist for prestigious Rhodes and Marshall scholarships

Highly accomplished student is university's first Rhodes finalist since 2005.

November 18, 2019

Men's soccer wins WAC Tournament title

Men's soccer wins WAC title and heads to first-round NCAA Tournament

The Redhawks beat Utah Valley 2-1 in a double overtime game decided on penalty kicks

November 18, 2019

Alvin Sturdivant

"I Am Enough"

Alvin Sturdivant kicks off Red Talks for 2019-2020 by sharing his story, discussing black men and higher education.

November 13, 2019

Women's soccer won the WAC title on Sunday

Women's soccer wins WAC title

Redhawks nearly knock off UW in NCAA Tournament first round

November 10, 2019

Seattle U alum Alfonso Baes and his widow and grandson at medal ceremony.

Posthumous Honor for SU Alum Alfonso Baes

Alfonso Baes, ’53, who passed away in 1989, received a posthumous Congressional Gold Medal for Filipino World War II veterans on Nov. 10 in Washington, D.C.

November 8, 2019

Men's soccer clinched the WAC regular season title

Title in Texas!

Men’s soccer won at Incarnate Word Friday afternoon, clinching the 2019 Western Athletic Conference (WAC) regular-season title. 

November 4, 2019

Women's soccer team won the WAC regular season title

Women's soccer wins WAC regular season title

The Redhawks won their fifth WAC regular-season title since 2013 and earned the number one seed going into the WAC Tournament next week.

November 4, 2019

Campaign for the Uncommon Good

Going Public

Seattle University launches The Campaign for the Uncommon Good.

November 1, 2019

Michael Ninen is becoming a fully formed citizen of the world.

Global Impact

Through travel and study abroad, Michael Ninen, ’20, is learning by immersing himself in the world at large. The senior, who has set his sights on a possible career in foreign service or with the State Department, is the picture of perseverance, overcoming adversity to realize his dream of attending college and making his mark in the world.

October 25, 2019

ADNW pups pose with a letterman blanket belonging to Maureen’s father Paul Dempsey who, along with Maureen’s mother Beverly Beswick, graduated from SU in 1958.

That's a Good Dog

Alumna-owned organization bettering lives of many, thanks to some four-legged assistance.

October 15, 2019

Melissa Arias is president and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington.

Making Wishes Come True

Melissa Arias, '01 JD, is the new president and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington.

October 14, 2019

College of Nursing faculty member Jen Fricas.

Advocating for a Healthy Health Care System

College of Nursing's Jennifer Fricas focuses on improving community and public health.

October 14, 2019

Women's soccer team celebrates Coach Julie Woodward's 300th win.

Women's Soccer Coach Julie Woodward Earns Her 300th Win

The historic win Thursday night over CSU Bakersfield marked Coach Julie Woodward’s 300th victory in her 23rd season coaching the Redhawks.

October 11, 2019

Julia Gorman working on energy kiosk in Zambia

My Journey to Zambia with Seattle University's KiloWatts for Humanity

SU women’s swimmer Julia Gorman, '20, was one of two students selected to accompany a team of professional electrical engineers to Cheeba, Zambia to install a microgrid that powers energy kiosks with solar panels. The senior from Bend, Oregon wrote a summary of her experience and work in Africa.

October 9, 2019

Father Arturo Araujo

A Priest for His Brother Priests

Father Arturo Araujo returns to his alma mater to become rector of the Arrupe Jesuit Community.

October 4, 2019

Hundreds of students and family members gathered in the Quad as part of Family Farewell following move-in day.

Welcome Class of 2023

Seattle U welcomed freshman students in late September as they moved into residence halls, bade farewell to parents and began classes. Watch a video and view a photo gallery highlighting some of the Welcome Week events.

October 2, 2019

Campaign graphic

Seattle University Launches Largest-Ever Comprehensive Campaign

The $275 million Campaign for the Uncommon Good will fund scholarships, student programs and the new Center for Science and Innovation

October 2, 2019

Director of Athletics Shaney Fink with Men's Basketball Coach Jim Hayford.

Leading for the Future

Director of Athletics Shaney Fink, pictured with Men's Basketball Coach Jim Hayford, illuminates the potent impact of Division I sports in higher education and how Seattle U's athletic programs align with the mission.

September 23, 2019

Teresa Wippel is making news in the small town of Edmonds by keeping local news alive.

News Maker

If you met Teresa Wippel, she wouldn’t tell you about how difficult it is thrive in media today. Instead, she might regale you with a story about her early days at The Spectator, Seattle University’s student newspaper, where she wrote moral pronouncements by typewriter, or how she met Walter Cronkite in the spring of her freshman year.

September 23, 2019

Seal Lower Mall

New Colleagues

Let's welcome the following new faculty and staff who are joining us or taking on new roles for the 2019-2020 academic year.

September 20, 2019

Recapping Summer at Seattle U

As we look forward to welcoming students back to campus next week, we take a glimpse back at what happened over the summer.

September 13, 2019


Three Takeaways for Our Students and University in the CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into law last Friday, provides several billion dollars in economic and financial relief to students and universities. Here are three takeaways of the relief it provides Seattle U students and the university.

Seattle U in the News: Restaurants are hurting due to the coronavirus-related shutdown. Yet many continue to help others in need.

Osbaldo Hernandez (Public Affairs, '12), co-owner of Frelard Tamales, and his family have been packing free sack lunches for children who are out of school.

Seattle U in the News: Kathleen McChesney, law enforcement trailblazer and victim advocate, to receive 2020 Laetare Medal

Kathleen McChesney, '76, will receive the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics.

Seattle U in the News: Elgin Baylor Will Forever Remain the Most Magnificent Loser in NBA History

A look back at the incredible story of one of the greatest players in NBA history and Seattle U alumnus, Elgin Baylor, '58.  

Seattle U in the News: Where Is God in a Pandemic?

James Martin, S.J., honorary doctorate recipient and speaker at SU's 2019 undergraduate commencement ceremony, writes about the mystery of suffering.

Seattle U in the News: Homeless feel the effect of social distancing

Law Professor Sara Rankin on the effects of social distancing on the most vulnerable.

Seattle U in the News: Should colleges pay their athletes? What Catholic social teaching has to say.

Pat Kelly, S.J., associate professor of theology and religious studies, shares a perspective on sport and spirituality.

Seattle U in the News: Why Foreign-Trained Lawyers Should Consider a Two-Year J.D.

Josie Mitchell, associate director of the School of Law's Center for Professional Development, has some advice for international students interested in earning a two-year J.D. in the U.S.

Seattle U in the News: Should your company tell you when coronavirus hits the workforce?

A case involving an Amazon contractor's sick spouse raises questions that many companies are asking right now. Albers Professor Jeffery Smith weighs in.

Seattle U in the News: Dr. Glenn Lux recognized as Outstanding Medical Group Executive

Dr. Glenn Lux, ‘06, president and chief executive officer of Allegro Pediatrics, is honored with a Leaders in Healthcare Award.

Seattle U in the News: Why this tech investor thinks a recession might actually help the Seattle region

Vladimir Dashkeev, an economics professor at Seattle University, said he’s skeptical of any statements regarding positive, short-term effects of a recession.

Seattle U in the News: D.C-based political activist Angela Rye challenges, inspires in Black History Month address

Angela Rye, Law ’05, was the keynote speaker for Middle Tennessee State University’s Black History Month celebration.

Seattle U in the News: Sounders FC Announces Complete Regional Broadcast Lineup for 2020 Season

Men's soccer coach Pete Fewing will be part of the broadcast.

Seattle U in the News: No. 18 Mizzou softball upset by Seattle University

Seattle U’s softball team upsets Mizzou, ranked 18th in the country, during the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic Tournament.

Seattle U in the News: Senate candidate’s platform is anything but typical

Ted Fortier, an anthropologist and professor at Seattle University, worked with the Coeur d’Alene Tribe to publish an article in The Indigenous People and the Environment journal in 2012, which is cited in a story on Paulette Jordan, a U.S. Senate candidate in Idaho.

Seattle U in the News: Tarik Skubal, ’18, named one of the most interesting non-roster players for all 30 MLB teams

Former Redhawk pitcher Tarik Skubal has a chance of making the Detroit Tiger’s major league roster by season’s end.

Seattle U in the News: Terrell Brown scores 25 as Seattle U men down Bakersfield

Terrell Brown scored 25 points as SU defeated Cal State Bakersfield 69-54 on Saturday night at Redhawk Center. 

Seattle U In The News: Creighton joins Seattle U in divestment from fossil fuels

In response to sustained pressure from student climate activists and faculty members, Creighton University, a Jesuit institution in Omaha, Neb., announced on Feb. 18 in an email to the student body that it would reduce its “investment exposure to fossil fuel companies."

Former SU Pitcher Tarik Skubal's,’18, dominance raises a big question: When will he join the Tigers?

Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire had seen enough. As former SU pitcher Tarik Skubal, ‘18 — one of the Tigers' top prospects — totally dominated on Friday afternoon while pounding the strike zone, Gardenhire looked over at Tigers general manager Al Avila, who was sitting behind home plate.

Seattle U in the News: SU to offer high school students summer opportunity to learn about artificial intelligence

This summer, Seattle U will be host to 9th, 10th and 11th graders who want to learn firsthand the role of artificial intelligence in the fields of criminal justice and ethics.

Seattle U in the News: Seattle Sounders re-signs SU soccer alumnus

SU soccer alumnus Alex Roldan, ’18, will continue his winning ways with the Seattle Sounders. 

Seattle U in the News: Faculty member Dr. Quinton Morris new co-chair of Seattle Arts Commission

Dr. Morris is a concert violinist, educator, entrepreneur and filmmaker.

Seattle U in the News: SU among U.S. Catholic universities taking part in Fossil Fuels Divestment Day

Seattle University was the first Jesuit Catholic University in the U.S. to divest.

Seattle U in the news: Launch of free online course in ethics and AI receives prominent coverage in The Seattle Times

The course for businesses is the first step in a Microsoft-funded initiative to merge ethics and technology education at Seattle U  

Cross Country Teams Named All-Academic

Seattle U's men's and women's cross country teams have been named to the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's All-Academic Teams list.

ESPN pegs Seattle U's Terrell Brown to be named top player in the WAC

ESPN handicapped the Player of the Year races in all 32 Division I conferences.

Seattle U in the News: Marketing Professor Analyses the Superbowl Ads

Television ads during the Superbowl give companies a massive audience for their products. Did they succeed?

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