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Summertime in Seattle

Campus and city glisten with progress and possibility

July 30, 2021

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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

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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

Year in Review

Redhawks Soar Across the Finish Line

"A unique and challenging year for Seattle U Athletics was filled with success and momentum," says Director of Athletics Shaney Fink.

June 23, 2021

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Celebrating the Class of 2021

A virtual commencement ceremony and events organized by various departments across campus celebrated the accomplishments of this year’s graduating class.

June 17, 2021

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Legacy of Leadership: A Presidency in Pictures

Reflecting on highlights of Father Steve’s tenure at Seattle U

Artist rendering of lab in the new Sinegal Center.

Boost for Undergraduate Research

Junior Shefali Menezes is first recipient of new Peter L. and Patricia A. Lee Fellowship for Excellence in Student Research.

June 15, 2021

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Nationally Recognized and Replicated Center for Community Engagement to Be Named in Honor of Fr. Sundborg

President Sundborg’s vision and deep commitment to the Seattle community shaped the launch of CCE.

June 11, 2021

Father Steve speaking at Pigott Auditorium.

Jesuit Legacy and Leadership: In His Own Words

Over the course of his 24 years as President of Seattle University, Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., has thoughtfully penned a vast assortment of writing.

June 1, 2021

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Talking to Redhawks: How to Shift Your Job & Internship Search in a Pandemic

The Career Engagement Office offers suggestions on how to navigate a job search in these uncertain times.

May 27, 2021

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A Legacy of Leadership

Father Steve steps out of the role of Seattle U’s president and into a new phase of his life this June.  

May 18, 2021

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Office of Diversity & Inclusion Set to Host University’s First Racial Equity Summit

This LIFT SU initiative will gather together the Seattle University community to reflect on and deepen our understanding of systemic racism and build a collective capacity toward becoming a more diverse, equitable and inclusive university.

May 14, 2021

Katjarina (Katja) Hurt, ’13 MAPS in the outdoors.

A Compassionate Hand

Alumna combines faith with healing as a chaplain for first responders.  

May 12, 2021

Melore Nielsen, photographed on the staircase in the library.

Mapping a Changing Higher Ed Landscape

As the new Vice President for Enrollment Management, Melore Nielsen is leading efforts on a comprehensive enrollment plan that aligns with Seattle U's mission and strategic directions.

May 12, 2021

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First2College & Seattle U AI4ALL

Each AI4ALL chapter – like the one at Seattle U – is centered around a two-week course that teaches how to use AI to solve problems.

May 7, 2021

A portrait of Fr. Steve, who leaves the university in June, after serving as its longest president.

Legacy of Leadership

Father Steve, Seattle U's longest-serving president, helped guide many of the university’s greatest transformations.

May 3, 2021

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Curating the Intersection of Art and Science

The Jim and Janet Sinegal Center for Science and Innovation will feature works by renowned local and national artists.

April 29, 2021

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“Unmute The Voices,” led by Dr. Quinton Morris

This June, Seattle’s Classical KING FM and Dr. Quinton Morris, their inaugural Artist-Scholar in Residence, launch Unmute The Voices, a new audio and video project celebrating the music and performances of BIPOC composers and performers with dedicated space for BIPOC artistry.

April 19, 2021

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ICTC Welcomes New Faculty Fellows

The Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture (ICTC) at Seattle University recently announced its 2021-22 Faculty Fellows representing a variety of disciplines.

April 15, 2021

Image of uprooted trees being lowered into the new location of Kubota Legacy Garden, located on the northwest side of the Sinegal Center.

Fujitarō Kubota’s Legacy Lives On

Kubota Legacy Garden returns to its new home near Sinegal CSI.

April 14, 2021

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Leading Theologian, Dr. Jeanette Rodriguez, Appointed Director, Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture

Guiding the vision behind ICTC through a global Catholic lens.

April 14, 2021

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Haleema Bharoocha, ’18, is among Ms. Magazine’s ‘25 Under 25: Women of Color to Watch’

Showcasing women and girls of color who are ‘changing the cultural and political landscape’.

April 8, 2021

SU alum Alan Yu, ’17, sitting outside Microsoft offices

Career Builders

With leading industries in our backyard, Seattle U is a destination for professional aspirations.

April 8, 2021

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Business and Law Programs Among Top 25 Nationally in Latest U.S. News Rankings

Several Seattle University graduate programs in business and law are ranked in the Top 25 nationally in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools 2022.”

March 31, 2021


Seattle U in the News: The Most Socially Equitable Cities in the U.S.

What is a socially equitable city? Seattle U's Rashmi Chordiya, PhD, says, "Socially conscious cities and communities are adept and agile in progressing towards disrupting and dismantling oppressive systems while re-designing, rebuilding, and re-aligning systems to be firmly rooted in anti-racist, socially just, liberatory practices that lift-up and center the most vulnerable communities."

Seattle U Earns Five NACMA "Best Of" Awards

Seattle University was recognized at the 2021 National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) "Best Of" Awards, earning five awards including two gold, two silver and a bronze.

Seattle U in the News: How to deal with mask dilemmas, social anxiety as Washington reopens

Senior instructor of Psychology Kira Mauseth, PhD, was among those interviewed for a Seattle Times story about how we might cope with societal reopening in light of lingering concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Critters in the City

Seattle is a top spot for mammal sightings, including opossums, tree squirrels and coyotes, according to a recent national study and research paper co-authored by a Seattle U biology professor.

School of Law Welcomes New Faculty, Including Our New President

Beginning this summer, three outstanding professors will join the faculty of the Seattle University School of Law, including president-elect Eduardo Peñalver, his spouse, Sital Kalantry, and Carwina Weng. Each bring deep expertise and an impressive record of scholarship.

Seattle U in the News: Five ways MacKenzie Scott’s $8.5 billion commitment to social and economic justice is a model for other donors

In an essay for The Conversation, Seattle U Associate Professor of Nonprofit Leadership Elizabeth Dale, PhD, says philanthropist MacKenzie Scott is modeling five best practices for social change giving with her latest $2.7 billion in charitable giving.

Grounds Department and Students Team Up to Study Campus Native Bee Habitat

A program to monitor native bees with the hope of creating a better pollinator environment on campus is underway with the help of students and championed by Grounds Manager Shannon Britton.

Faculty Receive Provost’s Awards

Professors Mathew Isaac in Albers, Brooke Coleman in Law and Serena Cosgrove in Arts and Sciences received this year’s Provost’s Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Endeavors for Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty. The awards were presented by Provost Shane P. Martin on June 7.

Redhawks Celebrate Year with Awards Show

Seattle U hosted its annual Athletics Awards Show, a virtual event, on June 3. In what was truly a unique year for Athletics, it was a celebration of its senior class along with an awards ceremony covering the past year of achievements.

Executive Leadership Program Alumna in Service to Others

Albers Executive Leadership grad Beverly Graham is helping fight hunger, one lunch at a time.

Film Studies Professor Explores the Intersection of Humanities and Science

Recognizing the potential for students to explore entirely new ways of working in his Film Studies classes, Assistant Professor Benjamin Schultz-Figueroa, PhD, creates opportunities to develop interdisciplinary work between the arts and science. 

Imagining the World: A Retrospective

In its 12 year history, Imagining the World highlighted the College of Arts and Sciences' participation in the global community. Through this photography contest, students, faculty, and staff captured more than a moment in their experiences – they shared a very personal window into the world they explore.

Projects Day Preview

Now in its 34th year, Seattle U’s Projects Day will be unlike years past as the venerable day-long show-and-tell of senior capstone engineering projects will reflect a year-long design process done almost entirely virtually.

$38 million set of gifts from Ballmer Group to address behavioral health crisis aims to bolster workforce, resources across Washington

Seattle University is one of a number of colleges and universities in the state participating in this effort through graduate student financial assistance provided by the Ballmer Group gifts. The grants will support students in multiple accredited graduate programs in mental health counseling and social work.

Summer Course Students to Benefit from Partnership with Seattle Sports Organizations

When Seattle U’s new MBA in Sport and Entertainment Management program debuts this summer, second-year graduate students who take the Women in Sport Leadership course will be the first to experience a redesigned curriculum and format that takes advantage of a recent sport industry partnership.

Sweet Repeat

Seattle University softball won its second straight Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Tournament Championship with a 7-5 win over New Mexico State and will open the 2021 NCAA tournament with a game against Big Ten champion Michigan this Friday.

SU Earns STARS Gold Rating for Sustainability, Improves Score

Seattle University has earned a STARS Gold rating for its commitment to sustainability. This marks the third time SU has received a Gold rating.

Redhawks Fall in WAC Final

Seattle University women's soccer fell, 1-0, to Utah Valley in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Tournament Championship.

Make it Eight

Seattle University women's soccer advanced to its NCAA-leading eighth straight Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Tournament Championship with a 3-2 win at Grand Canyon Thursday night.

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