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Celebrate the Season at the Christmas Tree Lighting

The annual tradition is back and in person.

November 22, 2021

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Puget Sound Energy President & CEO is Next Albers Exec Speaker Series Guest on Nov. 18

The Albers Executive Speaker Series' next event is on Nov. 18, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., with guest Puget Sound Energy President and CEO, Mary E. Kipp.

November 17, 2021

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President Peñalver and Alumni Among 100 Influential Business People in Washington

Puget Sound Business Journal recognizes Seattle University President Eduardo Peñalver and SU alumni in its annual list of influential Washington state leaders.

November 15, 2021

SU Men's Soccer Team WAC Champions

Kasim's Save Wins WAC Title

Seattle University men's soccer won the 2021 Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Tournament, advancing past Grand Canyon, 4-3 in penalty kicks, on Sunday afternoon. Akili Kasim made the game deciding penalty kick save that won the match for Seattle U at GCU Stadium.

November 14, 2021

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Let’s Get Back to Our Future!

Homecoming returns to Seattle University.

November 8, 2021

Catching up with Eduardo: Some Thoughts on the Academic Year so Far

President Peñalver reflects on the first weeks of Seattle University’s fall term, his conversations with students, a very special personal highlight and what he missed during his time away from the Seattle area.

October 27, 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

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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

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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

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

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

September 29, 2021

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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All plants, all the time

Well, plant-based food anyway. The Convergence Zone café in the Jim and Janet Sinegal Center for Science and Innovation is the only all-plant-based eatery on campus.

Green Purchasing Practices Earn Seattle University a Top 10 Ranking

Seattle University’s greening of its purchasing practices earned it a top spot in the latest Sustainable Campus Index (SCI) report sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Redhawks Earn First Round Bye

Seattle University men’s soccer clinched a first round bye in the upcoming Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Tournament after a 2-1 victory over San Jose State on senior night Nov. 6.   

Redhawks Launch Radio Partnership with KXSU

Seattle University men's basketball games will find a new home on the radio for the 2021-22 season, beginning a partnership with the university’s radio station, KXSU 102.1 FM.

Hall of Famer Orrin Vincent Passes Away

Orrin Vincent, ’67, Seattle University Hall of Famer and founder of OB Sports Golf Management, passed away at his home in La Quinta, Calif., on Oct. 25. He was 76.

Redhawks Clinch WAC Tournament Berth

Seattle University men’s soccer (11-7-0) clinched a Western Athletic Conference (WAC) tournament berth with a 4-1 win over Chicago State on Halloween. 

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. 

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